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Local Obits for Mon. Jul 14, 2014


Willie R. Adair, 71, passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Giselle Sirhan Ankar, 55, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014, in Chattanooga. She was born in Taybeh, Palestine, and was raised in Dearborn, Mich., until the age of 18. At that time,
Jamie Shawn Cook, 30, of East Ridge, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was of the Baptist faith.

Lloyd Cross

Fairview
Lloyd Cross, 91, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Cross was a member of the Chickamauga and Cleveland Classic Car Club and was also an active member of the
Earl Daniel, 74, passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sally Marie Daniel; parents, Earl Whitlock and Matilda Daniel; brothers, Joe Lee Daniel and Ernest and
Nancy Ann Fillers, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014, at her home. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, July 14, in
Thelma Alene Fine, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014, at her residence. She was born in Whitley City, Ky., and was the oldest member of the Tiftonia Church of God.

Stan Gillespie

Atlanta
Stan Gillespie, longtime teacher at McCallie School, passed away in Atlanta on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, from a brief illness. He was 73 years old. Stan was a graduate of the University of Georgia with

Paul Green

Riceville
Paul Edward Green, 73, died Saturday, July 12, 2014. Visitation from 4-7 p.m. today, July 14, at Servants Heart Fellowship Church. Service: 7 p.m. at the church. Burial: 11 a.m. Tuesday in Sweetwater Memorial
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. today, July 14, in the chapel with Brother Gladden Coe officiating. Burial

Mabel Janow

Spring city
Mabel D. "Mammy" Godsey Janow, 71, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at Erlanger Medical Center. A lifelong resident of this area, Mabel was the daughter of the late Rev. Allen and Ethel Robinson Godsey.
John H. Keith, 84, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Will Keith and Katie Porter Keith; sister, Gloria Keith Collier; and longtime companion, Ceola Drake. Survivors
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
Clarence "Chuck" Owen Langston Jr., 53, of Murfreesboro, died Saturday, July 12, 2014. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Graveside service approximately 1:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday at Ami Cemetery in Menlo, Ga. The family
Christine C. Lawing, 97, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, July 13, 2014. Complete arrangements will be announced later by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, East Chapel.

Shirley Lewis

Rainsville
Shirley Lewis, 67, passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Kindred Hospital. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, July 15, fromKerby Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother James Hutcherson officiating. Burial

Allen Loggins

Lafayette
William "Allen"Loggins, 68, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014. He was born in LaFayette to the late Jessie L. and Velma L. Roberson Loggins. He was a lifelong resident of LaFayette and was a retired
William Clifton "Bill" Moore III, 81, of East Ridge, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the
Gladys Shamblin Oliver, 74, of East Brainerd, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 11, 2014, surrounded by her family. A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. today,

Patty Price

Chickamauga
Patty Coppinger Price, 46, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014. She had lived in the Chickamauga area for most of her life and was of the Baptist faith. She graduated from

Herman Prince

Jasper
Walter Herman Prince, 72, passed away, Saturday, July 12, 2014. He was a member of Roofers Local 122 and worked as a foreman for TVA. Herman was preceded in death by his parents, Helen
e Jacquelyn Reid-Steele, of Chattanooga, departed this life on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at her residence. She was a member of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death
Olene Reilly FORT OGLETHORPE Olene Lee Reilly, 97, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at her home. She was a longtime resident of North Georgia and a native of Council Bluffs, Iowa,

Bernice Rendleman

Fort oglethorpe
Bernice W. Rendleman, 94, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014, surrounded by her family. Bernice was a member of the Lakeview First Baptist Church where she was a member of the Son
Lola B. Rogers, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

Flossie Shadrick

Bridgeport
Flossie D. Westmoreland Shadrick, 74, passed away on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Huntsville Hospital. Visitation will be today, July 14, from 5-9 p.m. CDT at Valley Funeral Home in Stevenson. Graveside service will
Gladys R. Smith, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Funeral at 12:30 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home. with her niece, Rev.
Helen Louise Barton Solomon, 91, passed away Monday, July 7, 2014. Services will be at Unitarian Universalist Church, 3 p.m. Sunday, July 20, with a reception following. Additional visitation has been scheduled from

Billy Tapp

Ringgold
Billy Don Tapp, 58, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014. Visitation Tuesday from 4-9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the funeral home

Vivian Travis

Pisgah
Vivan Ruth Casey Travis, 80, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2014 at her residence Funeral services begin at 1 p.m. CDT Tuesday, July 15, from Kerby Funeral Home Chapel. Interment follows
Willie Treadway, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

James Vice Sr.

Trenton
James Christopher Vice Sr. also known as Jim, Big Jim, Uncle Jim, Granddad and Papa died on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at the age of 80 from an accident on his farm,

Alax Warren

Winchester
Alax Randall Warren, 45, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014. Funeral services will be held 7 p.m. CDT today, July 14, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5-7
Mrs. Betty Greer Settles July 14, 1889 Happy Birthday to a Dear One. We miss you and love you. May God continue to keep you. Your devoted family and friends.
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