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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 20, 2014



Pete Adams

Lynchburg
Franklin Delano "Pete" Adams, 81, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014. He proudly served two tours of duty in the Korean War, two tours in Vietnam and in Desert Storm. Services are 1
Connie Jonopulos Atchley, 82, of Hixson, went peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Connie was born on July 13, 1932 in Chattanooga to the late Ezna Elizabeth and George Jonopulos who owned

Bill Avans

Trenton
John Franklin "Bill" Avans, 72, passed away, Friday, July 18, 2014. He worked 28 years at Wheland Foundry, Chattanooga,and eight years at KENCO. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Bill was a

John Bammer

Ringgold
John Stephen Bammer 75, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at his residence. He was a native of Allentown, Pa., and has lived in the North Georgia area for the past 21 years. Mr
Steven Douglas Bell, 66, departed this life on Saturday, July 5, 2014. A two-tour Vietnam veteran, he was born March 15, 1948. Steven was survived by his only daughter, Stephanie D. Bell-Anderson; four grandchildren;
Bethany Jill Carver Blackburn, 45, of Chattanooga, died Monday, July 14, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Stan Combs officiating. Inurnment
Joseph Bogard, 70, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014. He was a member of the Daisy Church of Christ. He was self-employed, working in construction. Joseph
Verina Bolden, 96, of Ooltewah, died Monday, July 14, 2014. She was predeceased by her parents, Lee and Mable Hale. Survivors include her brother, Rev. Glendon (Joyce) Hale of Ooltewah; and sister, Treva Cobb of
Juanita Brock, of Harrison, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014. Funeral services: noon Wednesday, July 23, at Pilgrim Congregational Church. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home
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
Anne Rhea Browning, of Chattanooga, her soul left this Earth on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. She was 66 years old. Anne was born in Clarksville, Tenn. She graduated from Red Bank High School in 1965,
James Thomas "Sonny" Capley Jr., 85, of Lookout Valley, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at his residence. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, Sonny was a longtime member of Sts. Peter &
Ronald Cartwright, 57, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Betty Cates

Trenton
Betty Wheeler Cates, 73, passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014. She was a graduate of Dade County High School, Class of '60, and retired from Chattanooga Armature Works. Mrs. Cates was
Shannon Cheatham, 15, went home to be with the Lord Thursday afternoon, July 17, 2014, surrounded by her family. The Lord lifted her soul up on wings of eagles to a home where she

Lola Collins

Rossville
Lola Collins, 85, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 21, in the South Crest Chapel with Brother David E. Jones and Brother Micah Meisburg

Diane Dean

Lafayette
Diane "Lady Di" Dean, 53, died Thursday, July 17, 2014. Diane was a loving, kind, giving person,
Vicky DeVine, 53 of Chattanooga, died Thursday, July 16, 2014, at her residence. She was of the Church of God faith and was preceded in death by her sister and brother, Darlene and
Jerry Lee Eledge, 65, of Georgetown, Tenn., formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014. A native and longtime resident of the Chattanooga area, Mr. Eledge was a co-owner of Eledge Wood Flooring
James A. "Shorty" Hampton, 73, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, in Crestwood Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CDT today, July 20, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Rev.

James Haney

Cleveland
James Calvin Haney, 80, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at his home. He was a founding member of Ooltewah Seventh-Day Adventist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, James L. and Carmen
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

Juanita Knight

Cleveland
Juanita E. Knight, 78, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, in a McMinn County nursing facility. She was a member of East Side Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred
Kevin Thomas Kyle, beloved father, stepfather, brother and husband, passed away peacefully in his home in the presence of his family on June 28, 2014, of melanoma. Bring a dish and join us for his
Cleta Main DUNLAP Cleta Marie Main, 70, died peacefully, after a lengthy illness, on Thursday, July 18, 2014, surrounded by her family. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.
Virginia Irene Mainord Maynor, 79, of Hixson passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. She was born March 20, 1935 in Gruetli, Tenn., to the late Stephen Hampton and Maude Mainord. After graduating from Grundy
Marie Meyer Murphy, 91, of Apison, died on Monday, July 14, 2014. She was born Jan. 2, 1923 to the late Cecil and Winnie Fisher Meyer and was a longtime resident of Apison. Marie was
NettieLowery FYFFE Nettie Lou Lowery, 86, died Friday, July 18, 2014. Funeral services will be noon CDTMonday, July 21, from Fyffe First Baptist Church. Burial: in Corinth Cemetery. Visitation will be at
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

Mickey ONeal

Portage lakes,
Ohio Jay M. "Mickey" ONeal, 62, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014. Born in Canton, Ohio, he lived in the Akron, Ohio area and Chattanooga, most of his life and was owner of Pro
Grace Margaret Pfitzer, lifelong resident of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at the age of 88 at a nursing home near Atlanta, Ga. She was a member of First Lutheran Church and a retiree
Lillian Gaye Stephenson Proctor, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 4:15 a.m. Funeral services will be held today, July 20, at 2 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel.

Debra Rector

: south pittsburg
Debra Lynn Rector, 56, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014. She was a member of the Living by Faith Church and was a lay Minister. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wade Franklin
Carolyn Young Roach, 66, of Signal Mountain, was called home on Monday, July 14, 2014. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Douglas Roach; children, Michael (Renae), Christopher and Donna; grandchildren,
Homer L. Scates, 67, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Soddy-Daisy and of the Christian faith. Homer served his country in the U.S.
Jerry Snyder Jerry Franklin Snyder, 73, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014, in a local health care facility. He was the son of the late Rankin Snyder and Nellie Holt Snyder.
Arvel Eugene Stafford, 93, of East Ridge, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014. He had lived most of his life in the East Ridge area and was active in the Alhambra Shrine, East
Willie Felton Treadway, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014, at his residence. He was a WWII veteran of the United States Army. He retired from Proctor & Gamble after many years of

Joe Tucker

Winchester
Joe Douglas Tucker, 84, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. CDT today, July 20, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Arrangements by Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave. NW, Winchester, TN

Joey Waddle

Trion
Joey Trent Waddle, 52, departed this life Saturday, July 19, 2014. He was born in Fort Oglethorpe to the late George and Inez Waddle and was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church in

Jimmy Williams

Summerville
Jimmy Williams, 62, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2014. A celebration of life will be today, July 20, at 3 p.m. at North Summerville Baptist Church with Bishop Jackie Wilson officiating. Interment follows at Ami
William Joseph "Joe" Winslett, 59, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. He was born on October 6, 1954, in Bessemer/Hueytown, Ala. Joe was dedicated to his wife, children and friends
Gertrude Woodward, of Soddy-Daisy passed away Friday, July 18, 2014. Gertrude had lived in the Soddy-Daisy area for over 60 years and had attended Mile Straight Baptist Church and Calvary Bible Church. Survivors: daughter,

Charles Wooten Sr.

Rock spring
Charles Franklin Wooten Sr., 93, of passed away Friday, July 18, 2014. He was a member of the Hickory Valley Church of God of Prophecy, and was a veteran of the United States Army

Glen Young

Anniston
Glen David Young, 65, will be announced by Chapel Hill Funeral Home. Mr. Young passed Friday at his home.

In MemoryTerry Bailey

July 18, 2010 "Where ever a beautiful soul has been there is a trail of beautiful memories." Missing you Mom, Gary, Sherry, Kerry, and Family

In MemoryHENRY FORD

Sunrise: May 28, 1947 Sunset: July 15, 2011 Love, The Family
Forever in our hearts, Love, your family and friends

In MemoryWILLIAM WINKLER

William (Bill) Winkler He went Home to be with His Lord and Savior on July 20, 2011. So many times we have needed you. So many times we cried. If love alone could
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