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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 24, 2014


Charlotte Blackburn, 98, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 20, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. The body will lie-in-state after 9:30 a.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home with the funeral to
Richard Campbell, 74, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014, in a local facility. He retired from Eureka Foundry. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Ida Mae Campbell; brothers, Joe
Reginald Van Cox was born June 11, 1968 and passed Sunday, July 20, 2014. He leaves behind his wife, Caprice Cox; and his children, Ashley V. Cox and Reginald Van Cox Jr. Viewing will be

Helen Davis

Cleveland
Helen Davis, 85, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Survivors: husband, James Paul Davis; children, Debbie (Tom) Reese and Eddie (Lisa) Davis. Services are 7:30 p.m. today at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home. Visitation is 5-7 p.m.

Robert Dunn

Rossville
Robert "Corky" Dunn, 53, passed away on Sunday, June 20, 2014, from injuries sustained in an accident. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with interment to follow
Kay Kyle Folliett, 75, of Hixson, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson 423-531-3975.

Nellie Grider

Trenton
Nellie Grider, 81, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Grider; two sisters, Bobbie Johnston and Daisy Tritschler; parents, Robert and Ruby Lee. Survivors include her
Shacoa Horton, 22, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Survivors include parents, Lavonda Walker and Bradford Johnson; daughters, Colleen and ZaKiah Horton; siblings, Jada Walker, Brooklin Johnson, Brandon, Emmanuel and Dequon Johnson; devoted cousin,
Julius Billy Huffstutler, 81, of Chattanooga, died on Monday, July 21, 2014. Born in Trafford, Ala., on Nov. 19, 1932, to the late Benjamin H. Huffstutler and LaBerta Garrison Huffstutler, Bill was a graduate of

Sumi Jackson

Tullahoma
Sumi Muramatsu Jackson, 86, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Lynchburg Nursing Center. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Friday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Moore-Cortner Funeral
Peggy Jean Jackson, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors.

Ron James

Lafayette
Ron James LaFAYETTE William Ronald James passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Ron was a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend and "teammate." Ron was born and raised in Rossville, graduating in 1960 from Rossville
Andy Magers, 35, formerly of Collegedale died Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Shasta County, Calif. Andy graduated from Collegedale Academy. He is survived by his parents, Dwight and Sherry Magers, Collegedale; sisters, Caryn Nobbs,

Sharon Magin

Rossville
Sharon Magin, 69, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. today in the South Crest Chapel. Interment will follow in Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park. Arrangements

Richard McGinness

Rock spring
Richard R. McGinness, 71, formerly of Rock Spring, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 in Conroe, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Sylvia McGinness. Survivors include his sister and brother-in-law,
Curtis Lee Morris, 71, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at VA Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Carolyn Elizabeth Moses, 68, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. today, July 24, 2014, at Hamilton Memorial Gardens with Rev. Mike Combs officiating. Visitation

Delia Parham

Flintstone
Delia Viola Tate Parham, 96, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014. She was born on Nov. 6, 1917 in Marion County, Tenn., to the late Marvin and Nelvia Campbell Tate. She had lived most
Christine "Chris" Morgan Queen, 52, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister. Survivors include her husband, Charlie Queen; daughters, Crystal Queen and Cianna Queen;
James Bright "Jim" Robinson, 84, native of Chattanooga, died peacefully in his home Thursday, July 17, 2014, after a long fight with declining health. Born Aug. 5, 1929, to the late Alethea Couch and Harry
Sue Raye Rounsaville, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at a local health care facility. She was preceded in death by her son, Randy H. Rounsaville. Sue retired as a customer service
Cornell Rucker, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Mary Short

Trenton
Mary J. Short, 49, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014. She was a homemaker and member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her mother, Darla Diane Mann Jones. Survivors include

Hazel Simmons

Pikeville
Hazel Elizabeth Simmons, 85, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Service at noon Friday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Simmons Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com. Visitation 5-9 p.m. CDT today. Arrangements

Cynthia Smith

Fort oglethorpe
Cynthia Darlene Smith, 57, departed this life Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Bishop; father, Charles Lee; and grandmother, Mattie Richmond. Survivors include

Jason Steiner

Ringgold
Jason Steiner, 31, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014. His passions in life were his children, riding motorcycles and being of help to others. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by
Lula Earl "Lou" Stinson, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014. She was born April 20, 1919 in Lebanon Junction, Ky. to the late Leslie and Selina Routon Basham. She was preceded in
NASHVILLEClifford Wendall Whitaker, 57, died Thursday, July 17, 2014. Survived by wife, Sarah Elizabeth Whitaker; daughters, Melanie Whitaker and Karen (Thomas) Carney, all of Nashville; mother, Rosa Harris, Chattanooga; sisters, Jean H. Pulliam, Salisbury, N.C.,

Jack Willey

Rising fawn
Clarence Baker "Jack" Willey, 89, of Rising Fawn, formerly of Port St. John, Fla., died Tuesday, July 22, 2014. He was born Nov. 6, 1924 in Paragould, Ark., to the late Jeff Willey and Eva
Departed this life thirteen years today, July 24, 2001. "God saw he was getting weary so He did what He thought was best; He came and stood beside him and whispered, come and rest. He

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