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Local Obits for Mon. Jul 21, 2014


Edna J. Battle, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014, at her residence. She was a 1970 graduate of Stevenson High School. Edna retired from DuPont in 2006.
Joseph L. Bean, 81, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 19, 2014, surrounded by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Ersie Bean, and two

Shirley Biggs

Summerville
Shirley Ann Biggs, 74, died Friday, July 18, 2014. Survivors: sons, Lloyd Wayne Cooper, Charles Milton Biggs (Tina); siblings, James Allen Plunkett, George William Plunkett, Bonnie Sue Woodfin, Margaret Dwayne DeAngelo, Deborah
Charlotte Blackburn, 98, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Juanita B. Brock, 91, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014. Born in Heavener, Okla., Nita grew up in Gallup, N.M, where she graduated from high school and attended New Mexico A&M. While
Juanita Colbaugh, 91, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Life Care of Rhea County. Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home chapel, Rev. Clyde Fitzgerald officiating. Interment: Rhea Memory Gardens. Visitation

W.A. Collier

Pikeville
Walter "W.A." Agnew Collier, 77, of Pikeville and Ringgold, Ga., died at his home in Ringgold Friday evening, July 18, 2014. He was born in Dayton on November 2, 1936, the son of
James "Wimpy" Henry, 90, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
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
Annie Kincaid, 84, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Paul Leon Lackey, 67, of Georgetown, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, July 21, in the Highway 58 chapel of Turner Funeral Home

Cleta Main

Dunlap
Cleta Marie Main, 70, died peacefully Friday, July 18, 2014, surrounded by her family following a lengthly illness. She was a native of Buffalo, N.Y., and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Frances
Michael Minton, 51, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Rhea Medical Center. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home chapel, Pastor Tim Smith officiating. Visitation is noon-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Tola Ott

Ider
Tola Boydston Ott, 101, died Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Cumberland Health Care. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jean J. Ott; son, Tim M. Ott; brothers, Hershel and Willard Boydston;

Viola Parham

Flintstone
Viola T. Parham, 96, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Newnan, Ga. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary

Linda Pegg

Lafayette
Linda Sue Rice Pegg, 73, died Saturday, July 19, 2014. Survived by husband, Richard Vernon Pegg; daughters, Lynn
Lamar Ray Lamar "Bud" Ray, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014, in an area hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wann Funeral Home & Cremation Center,

Tommy Reel

Dayton
Charles "Tommy" Thomas Reel, 55, died at his home Saturday, July 19, 2014. Funeral services for Tommy will be held this morning at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. He
Helen Welch Robinson, 90, of Hixson, passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Arrangements will be announced later by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.
Lydia Porter Rothberger, 90, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Venice, Fla. She is preceded in death by husband, Fred Rothberger Jr.; parents, Augustus P. and Mabel V. Porter; and brother, A. Putnam Porter.
Jim Watkins, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
William Joseph "Joe" Winslett, 59, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today, July 21, in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be private

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

In MemoryKimberly Boykin

July 3, 1969 - July 21, 2013 A silent thought, a secret tear, keeps your memory ever dear. God took you home, it was His will, in our heart you live still. Love Mom, Antwone,

In MemoryShirley Williams

Shirley Gilbert Williams October 22, 1945- July 21, 2013 If you could see me now, you wouldnt shed a tear Though you may not understand why Im no longer here Remember my spirit, thats
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