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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 17, 2014



Sarah Bennett

Englewood
Sarah Ruth Crain Bennett, 80, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Brookewood Nursing Center in Decatur. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel. Burial in Sweetwater Memorial Park. Visitation 4-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral
Bethany Jill Carver Blackburn 45, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home and Cremation Services. 4506 Hixson Pike, 423-531-3975.
Alvin Berlin Blevins, 78, lifelong resident of Red Bank, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014. His race is over and he is once again with his wife who he has missed terribly. He was of
Thomas Bowne Thomas D. Bowne, 80, of East Ridge passed away Monday, July 14, 2014, at his home Surrounded by his family. He was born in New Castle, Ind., to the late Lowell and Helen

Robert Chambers

Ringgold
Robert Leon 'Bob' Chambers, 78, died Tuesday July 15, 2014, at his home. Bob was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga/North Georgia area and a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church where he served in
Joseph H. Clark, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at his home. He was an active member of Brainerd United Methodist Church, serving in many leadership positions and the Chancel Choir. Mr.
Melvin Orlando Crayton, 18, of Chattanooga passed Sunday, July 6,2014. He attended Brainerd High School. He was preceded in death by brother, Trimone Crayton; sister, Kiwonna Crayton; grandmother, Tyresa Coleman; grandfather, James Melvin Cosey Sr.
Robert Wayne "Bobby or Bob" Gann, 56, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in a local health care facility. Bob was a graduate of Notre Dame High School and a graduate of Rose-
Phyllis Lane Golden, 63, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, July 12, 2014. Phyllis grew up in Jacksonville, Fla., and was a member of Springfield Church of God from a young
Menville Hall, 71, of Chattanooga died on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. There will be no services. Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremations Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson 423-531-3975.

Myra Headrick

Ringgold
Myra Annette Headrick, 58 years old, entered eternal peace on July 16, 2014 at her home in Ringgold. Annette was the daughter of the late Johnny and Betty Plott. She was born on March 22,
Mary Ruth Hickman, 69, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Chattanooga. Visitation 11 a.m to 1 p.m. Friday at Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home. Fuenral 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Tim Smith officiating.
John B. "JB" Hickman Jr., 88, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 18, in Decatur Cemetery. Visitation 5-8 p.m. today, July 17, at Bowers Funeral
Tempie Louise Hill, 63, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, at her residence. She retired from UPS after many years of service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alean and Obadiah

Ray Horton

Hull
Jessie Ray Horton, 73, went to be with The Lord on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Ray was born in Augusta, Ga., resided in Ringgold, Ga., for most of his life, and moved to Hull,
Mildred Risley Hundt, 94, of East Ridge, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014. She was born Dec. 31, 1919 in Chattanooga, daughter of the late Edward Risley and Mabyan Parker Talley. She was preceded in
Christopher Lee Kilby, 30, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Hixson. He was born on Feb. 23, 1984 in N. Wilkesboro, N.C. Christopher was a hard working employee of the Chattanooga Zoo. His hard
Glenn "Steven" Kines, 55, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Steve was retired from McKee Bakery as a truck driver. He loved his family more than anything,
Christine Conley Lawing, of Chattanooga, went to be with her Lord on her 97th birthday, July 13, 2014. She was born in Calhoun, Ga., and lived most of her life in Chattanooga. She was a

Aarron Little

Henagar
Aarron "Buddy" Little, 76, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Huntsville Hospital. Funeral service will be at noon today, July 17, 2014, from W.T. Wilson Chapel. Burial in Unity Cemetery. Brother Thurston Garrett officiating.

William Meadows

Coalmont
Mr. William "Bill" Henry Meadows, 78, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at his home with his family at his side. He was retired from the Carrier Corporation and was a member of the Sheet

Billy Miles

Flintstone
Billy P. Miles, 76, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.
Timothy Motley Timothy C. Motley, 47, of Chattanooga, Atlanta, and Lafayette, La., died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in a Lafayette, La. hospital. A native of Chattanooga, he was the fourth child and youngest son of
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,
Dorothy Lee Parmes, 72, passed away on Thursday, July 10, 2014 in Chattanooga. She was a graduate of the class of 1959 of Howard High School. She also worked at Pioneer Catering Services for over

Otsie Pitman

Flintstone
Otsie O. Pitman, 95, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic
Eugene Palmer "Gene" Presley Jr., 84, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014. Survivors: three sisters, Beatrice Cranford, Eleanor (Bernest) Harris, Ossie Gober all of Chattanooga. Visitation will be Friday; Funeral service will

Alice Price

Dunlap
Alice Harris Price, 91, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emil Ernest Price; parents, James Harris and Estella Genevia Lawson Harris Bell; brothers, Clifford Edward Harris,

William Ransom

High point community
William "W.D." "Dub" Ransom, 86, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the High Point Community where he was a former member of Lookout
Nancy Mayberry Reynolds, 63, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. She was formerly a resident of Red Bank and of the Baptist faith. Nancy was employed over 33 years with K-Mart at

Chris Ross

Rossville
Norman Christopher "Chris" Ross, 48, passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014. Chris was a graduate of the 1984 class of Rossville High School and was employed as a mechanic for many years. In

Elsie Smith

Cleveland
Elsie Mae Smith, 93, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Monday evening, July 14, 2014, in a local health care facility. She was the daughter of the late, Mary Liza Webb and William Isaac Wilburn.

Frances Smith

Chickamauga
Frances Lena Bonine Smith, 82, passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Chickamauga and attended of Cooper Heights Church of God. She was born to the late John
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
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

Hollis Watkins

Rainsville
Hollis C. Watkins, 95, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 18, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial to follow in Beulah Cemetery. The family

James Welch

Dayton
James Andrew Welch, 51, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Chattanooga. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Friday at Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home. Please visit www.coultergarrisonfuneralhome.com to share condolences.
Dominic LaVon Wright, 22, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014. Funeral at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Clarence Scruggs as the eulogist. Burial:

In MemoryRegina Davis

Mar. 4, 1949-July 17, 2008 Your life was a blessing Your memory a treasure You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.

In Memory IN MEMORY

Sept. 2, 1953 - July 17, 2011 Dearly missed by Mother Armpernellia (Net), children, brother, sisters, friend and family

In MemoryMarion Watkins

Who passed away eight years ago today. I dream of you, dear loved one. And see your smiling face. And know that you are happy in your Fathers chosen place. Husband Curtis, children
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