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Local Obits for Tue. Jul 15, 2014

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, she met and

Brian Ball

Brian David Ball, 39, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Chattanooga, on July 26, 1974, former resident of Franklin, Tenn., and had been a resident of Knoxville,

Bennie Barham

Bennie Helton Barham, 70, died Sunday, July 13, 2014. Survivors: daughters, Julie Hodgins and Susan Hardy; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sister, Luena Russell. The funeral is 7 p.m. today at Fike Funeral Home
Thomas D. Bowne, 80, of East Ridge passed away Monday, July 14, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. Arrangements will be announced in the full obituary on Thursday. Please share your thoughts and
Susan S. Brooks, 73, of Brayton, Tenn. passed away Monday, July 14, 2014. She was a member of Thankful Episcopal Memorial Church. She is survived by two sons, David A. Cindy Brooks, of Brayton and
William J. "Bill" Brown, 79, a resident of East Brainerd, passed away Saturday July 12, 2014. Bill was born Dec. 26, 1934 in Chattanooga, to the late Silas and Nora Brown. He was founder and

Lena Clark

Lena Rose Clark, 90, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at Erlanger Health System. She was a lifelong resident of Rhea County, she worked many years at Kayser-Roth and was a member of Cove Chapel Church
Willie Christina Fuget Cobb, of Chattanooga, departed peacefully from this life on Friday, July 11, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was born in Jasper, Tenn., and lived in Chattanooga. She worked at Sewing and

Nancy Creason

Nancy Garner Creson, 94, died Sunday, July 13, 2014. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 16 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Winchester. Burial 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mountain View Cemetery in Sherwood. Visitation

James Gamble

LaFAYETTE James "Ronnie" Gamble Sr., 74, died Monday, July 14, 2014. Graveside service from LaFayette Cemetery at 4 p.m. Wednesday with Pastor Jim Powell officiating. Family will receive

Beverly Garrison

Spring city
Beverly Jones Garrison, 62, died Monday, July 14, 2014, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Vaughn Funeral Home.
James Harvey, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, July 13, 2014 in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Don L. Howard, 82, of Harrison, passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2014, from advanced melanoma. He served in the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War and, upon returning home, worked in the
Clarence "Chuck" Owen Langston Jr., 53, of Murfreesboro, died Saturday, July 12, 2014. Condolences may be sent to Graveside service approximately 12:30 p.m. CST today at Ami Cemetery in Menlo, Ga. Arrangements are

Virginia Ledford

Tunnel hill
Virginia A. Ledford, 74, died Monday, July 14, 2014. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday from the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Tunnel Hill. The family will receive friends from 6 until 9
Marie Meyer Murphy, 91, of Apison, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 14, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, 423-531-3975.
Jack LeRoy Norman, 90 2/3, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, July 11, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Molly Cornelia Wells Norman; his parents,

Arthur Pflug

Arthur "Art" Pflug, 86, a resident of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday morning, July 13, 2014. Services are at 4 p.m. planned for Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at the First Presbyterian Church in Cleveland, with

Jasper Pike

Collbran community
Jasper Perry Pike, 86, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Gadsden Regional Medical Center. Funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at the fuenral home. Burial in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Visitation 4-8 p.m. today
James Hedges III RISING FAWN James R. "Jimmy" Hedges III died on Sunday, July 13, 2014, at his farm in Rising Fawn, in a drowning accident. Jimmy leaves behind his mother, Mary Katherine Fred
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, a daughter

Bernice Rendleman

Fort oglethorpe
Bernice W. Rendleman, 94, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014, surrounded by her family. Condolences may be sent to Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, July 15, at the Chattanooga
Carolyn Roach, 66, of Signal Mountain, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Mary Sue Sherfey, 89, of Lakesite, Tenn., passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014. She was born Nov. 26, 1924, in Toone, Tenn., to the late Archie and Bertha Keller. Mary Sue met

Mary Ann Sisk

, south pittsburg
Mary Ann Sisk, 82, passed away, Sunday, July 13, 2014, surrounded by family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Levi Sisk; children, Charles Lee Sisk Sr. and Linda Shavers; parents,

Joanna Sitz

Tracy city
Joanna Lee Sitz, 33, died Sunday, July 13, 2014. Funeral 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel. Burial Meeks Family Cemtery, Tracy City. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Wednesday. Online condolences: Foster & Lay
Grace Louise Cunningham Smith, 95, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014. She was born Oct. 9, 1918, in Chattanooga to the late David M. Cunningham and Nancy Ann Cunningham. She was preceded in death
Louise Denton Smith, 89, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014. She was a member of Oak Street Baptist Church. She previously worked at the Newberry-Denton Store in Soddy. Louise was
PIKEVILLEShelby Songer, 71, died on Wednesday, July, 13, 2014. Services will be at 2 p.m. CDT Wednesday at Brockdell Church of God. Burial in Rainey-Dill Cemetery. Visitation all day today and until the funeral
Thena Stewart, 62, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 12, 2014. Thena was born in Chattanooga and was a graduate of Red Bank High School in 1970 where she

William Tinker

William Newell Tinker, 89, passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2014. Bill was born June 9, 1925 in Dekalb County, Ala., to the late John Jack and Mattie Alma Tinker. He was a veteran of
Ronnie Lee Ulrey, 80, of Harrison, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today, July 15, 2014, in the Highway 58 chapel of Turner Funeral

Rosa Upton

Rosa D. Manis Upton, 73, passed away Monday July 14, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 17, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Painter Cemetery. Visitation
Richard Charles Wilbert Jr. born Aug. 13, 1963, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014, at his home in Rossville after a long battle with cancer. Survived by his loving partner, Walter Byron Meador, of 10


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