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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 18, 2014


Edna Battle, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014 at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Bethany Jill Carver Blackburn, 45, of Chattanooga, died Monday, July 14, 2014. Bethany was born in Knoxville, but had lived in Chattanooga most of her life. She was a graduate of Hixson High School, UTC
Alvin Berlin Blevins, 78, lifelong resident of Red Bank, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with Minister Charles Cochran and the

Bessie Bradford

Trenton
Bessie Aline Bradford, 75, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014. She was a homemaker and member of Rising Fawn Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Demeree "Dee" Bradford; daughter and granddaughter,

Mark Brewer

Gruetli-laager
Mark Dwain Brewer, 61, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014. He was employed by the Grundy County Highway Department for 31 years as foreman. He was a member of the Sewanee Lodge #405 F&AM at
Betty Jean Wheeler Brooks, 87, a lifelong resident of Ooltewah, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. She was born Feb. 8, 1927 in Ooltewah to the late Harley and Cora

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

Clyde Davis

Decatur
Clyde Herman Davis, 86, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, with Rev. Mike Rymer officiating. Burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery where friends and family
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
Annie Pearl Ratchford Hardin, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014, in a local health care facility. She was formerly employed by Brock Candy Co. She was a faithful member of Bethel A.M.E. Church

Rev. Jack Harvey

Flintstone
Rev. Jack Lynn Harvey, 65, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Golden Living Center in Winchester, Tenn. Rev. Harvey was born Sept. 3, 1948, in Lenoir City, Tenn., the son of the late Kannah Harvey

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,
Tempie Louise Hill, 63, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, at her residence. Funeral service at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Brother Jimmie Ingram as the eulogist.

Roger Johnson

Kennesaw
Roger Jackson Johnson, 70, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Kennestone Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at the funeral chapel. Visitation from 5-8 p.m. today, July 18, at W.T.
Glenn "Steven" Kines, 55 of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Steve was retired from McKee Bakery as a truck driver. He loved his family more than anything,
Thomas Gerald Klaehn, infant son of Andrew and Tirza Klaehn, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Other survivors include two brothers, Nicholas and Benjamin Klaehn; maternal grandmother, Keila Lopez; paternal grandparents, Gerald and
Nancy Jean Sliger MacNaughton was born May 27, 1956, in Chattanooga, to John Woodrow Sliger and Kathryn Virginia Carlton Sliger. She entered into Gods larger Kingdom on Thursday, July 10, 2014, after a lengthy illness.
Rondell McElvain, 66, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Milwaukee, Wis. Funeral services at King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church, located at 2375 N. Fourth St., Milwaukee, Wis., at 11 a.m.

Billy Miles

Flintstone
Billy Paulsen Miles, 76, died Wednesday, July 16th, 2014. Billy was a native of Metter, Ga., a graduate of ABAC and UGA, a serviceman in the Air Force National Guard Reserves, and a
Timothy Motley Timothy C. Motley, 47, of Chattanooga, Atlanta, and Lafayette, La., died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in a Lafayette, La. hospital. Graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday at at Chattanooga
Richard L. "Nick" Nicholson, 89, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Mr. Nicholson was born in 1925 to the late Berry and Mamie Nicholson. He retired from American National Bank after 21
Harold D. Payne, 78, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at home. He was retired from TVA, and a U.S. Marine veteran having served in the Korean War. He loved God, his country, and

Otsie Pitman

Flintstone
Otsie Odel Pitman, 95, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014. She was a member of Lookout Baptist Church and loved flowers, hummingbird and spending time with her precious family. She was preceded in death by

Annie Pledger

Summerville
Annie Laura Pledger, 81, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Survivors, children, Jerry Wilson, Buster Wilson, James Pledger Jr., Trudy Scoggins, Gwen Hatcher; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral 11 a.m. today, July 18, at
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 is today; Funeral service will be
Lillian Gaye Stephenson Proctor, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 4:15 a.m. She was a gifted organist and pianist who was very active in her local church. She also sang
Nancy Mayberry Reynolds, 63, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with Chaplain Dick Fisher

Ferris Robinson

Ringgold
Ferris Albert Robinson, 75, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, July 17, 2014 at his home. He was born April 12, 1939 in Crab Orchard, Tenn. to the late Robert L.
Lola B. Rogers, 92, of Chattanooga passed away at her home Sunday, July 13, 2014, after a long illness. Mrs. Rogers was a native of Dublin, Ga. and was a member of Brainerd Baptist
Helen 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. Visitation is scheduled from 1:30-2:45 p.m. Sunday
Evelyn Dunlap Sparkman, of Chattanooga, went to sleep in the Lord on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Evelyn was born in Warren County, Tenn., to the late Euclid and Lillie Sherrell Dunlap. She was a longtime
Ronald Dean Underwood, 58, known lovingly as "Dean" was called to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Dean was born on July 1, 1956 in Sheffield, Ala., and was
DeWayne F. Warren, 66, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014, at his residence. He retired from Alstom (Combustion) as a boilermaker. He was a member of Bethlehem-Wiley United Methodist Church. He was preceded

Lois Wilborn

Fort payne
Lois Wilborn, 89, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Crowne Health Care. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel Burial in Harmony Cemetery. www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com. Visitation will be

Bert Winston Jr.

Bridgeport
Bert Eugene Winston Jr., 48, died Saturday, July 12, 2014. Funeral service will be noon today, July 18, 2014, at First Missionary Baptist Church of Bridgeport. Valley Funeral Home of Stevenson.
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