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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 12, 2014


Ruby R. Aultman, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014. She had worked as a cashier for K-Mart and was a member of Evangel Temple in Ellenwood, Ga. She was preceded in death
Clarence T. Brooks, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in the Hospice Care Center. He was formerly employed by Kraft Foods. He was a member of Lion of The Tribe of Judah
Patricia Janet Bomar Brown, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014, at her residence. Funeral at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Gerald Spence Sr. as the eulogist. Burial:

Jan Buckner

Cleveland
Jan Edgemon Buckner, 57, a longtime resident of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday morning, July 9, 2014, at her home following a year long illness. Jan was born in Sweetwater, Tenn., Dec. 13, 1956
Evelyn Virginia Brown Cissna, 94, passed away peacefully on her 71st wedding anniversary, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in her home. She was born Dec. 21, 1919, here in Chattanooga. She was preceded in death by

James Coffelt

Gruetli-laager
James H. "Cork" Coffelt, 56, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014. He was born in Whitwell on April 27, 1958 to Amos Henry and Violet Lucille Smith Coffelt who preceded him in death along with

Peggy Dill

Rossville
Peggy Arlene Dill, 76, died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Parkridge Medical Center. Survivors include, daughter, Michelle Shavers (Jim Curtin/fiance'); sons, Dennis F. Shavers Jr., Steve Shavers (Sheri); grandchildren, Gabriel Shavers, Kelli Black, Amanda Shavers,

Deloris Dray

Rainsville
Deloris Dray, 70, and Scottsboro, Ala., died Thursday, July 10, 2014 at her residence. Family will receive friends today, July 12, from 5-8 p.m. at Rainsville Funeral Home, Inc. www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.
Nancy Ann Fillers, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014, at her home. She was a native of Athens, Tenn., where she was a 1957 graduate of McMinn County High School, and

Herbert Freeman

Flat rock
Herbert T. Freeman, 83, died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Dade Health & Rehab. Survivors include daughter, Angie Price (John); sons, Verlon Freeman(Donna), Jeff Freeman (Crystal); son-in-law, Danny Forshee (Vicky); grandchildren, Carrie Forshee, Steven Forshee,
Frances W. Hale, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, in a local hospital. Betty was born in 1932 and spent her entire life in Chattanooga. She was a faithful member of the
Fred Alan Harris, 51, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Monday in the chapel with visitation 4-8 p.m. today and Sunday at Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland

Timothy Knight

Gruetli-laager
Timothy Randall Knight, 56, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014. He was a surveyor and retired from the state of Tennessee and of the Church of Christ faith. He was born in Chattanooga on
Evelyn Davis Lancaster, 85, of Red Bank, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in a local health care facility. She was of the Baptist faith. Born on Jan. 11, 1929, in Chattanooga, Evelyn was
Deborah Miree, 58, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Carolyn Miree, Quintin Miree; brother, Carl Miree. She leaves to
Gloria Johnson Montgomery, 77, of Signal Mountain, went to be with Jesus Christ on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, surrounded by her family and friends. She was a longtime resident of Signal Mountain. Gloria was born
Gene C. Patterson, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Bertha Carpenter; son, Scottie Patterson; grandson, Levi Patterson; and brothers, Junior Thomas, Carl Carpenter

WL Pope

Rossville wl
"Dub" Pope, 92, passed away on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at a local health care facility. He was a native of Dutton, Ala., and had lived most of his life in the North Georgia area.
James Edison Pruett, 55, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today in the funeral home chapel. The family will receive friends from 10

Donald Sharpe

Cleveland
Donald Sharpe, 88, died Thursday, July 10, 2014. Survivors: special friend, Betty Baumgardner; daughters, Linda Shoemaker, Judy Hilton, Donna Dorsey; stepson, Tommy Wilhoit. Services are 2 p.m. today at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home. Visitation
Ronnie Lee Ulrey, 80, of Harrison, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Ronnie was a minister for the Church of Christ for over 55 years. He was a member of Ware Branch Church
Ivan W. Vernon, 93, passed on to Glory on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Ivan was a World War II veteran and a member of Falling Water
Dominic Wright, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday July 10, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

In MemoryJerry Dixon

Jerry (Jimmie) Edward Dixon Nov. 17, 1946 -July 12, 2012 Gone but not forgotten. Sadly missed by: the Dixon, Beverly, Clay, Allen, and Watkins Families

In MemoryJohn David McKee

John David McKee on his birthday July 12th 1969 "Happy Birthday in Heaven" We wish you were here today, even for just a little while, so we could say Happy Birthday "Son" and see
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