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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 26, 2014


Jimmie Ray Allen, 61, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace. Interment will follow in Chattanooga

Dale Anderson

Cleveland
Dale Anthony Anderson, 52, died Thursday, July 24, 2014. Survivors: mother, Donna Beaty; children, Eric Bradwell, Ashleigh Anderson, Dustin Anderson and Jessica Bradwell; 11 grandchildren; and brother, Steve Anderson. Funeral is 2 p.m. Sunday
Jean Kincaid, 84, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014 in Chattanooga. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tommy James McDonald and Mary Jane Scott; husband, William McKinley Kincaid; sister, Virginia
Samuel "Sammy" Burnette Jr., 58, died Thursday, July 24, 2014. Survivors: wife, Patricia Burnette; children, Jessica Burnette, Bryan Hafley, Stephanie Clayton and Dustin Hafley; and five grandchildren. Funeral is 5 p.m. Sunday at
Charles Custer, 56, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014, in a local hospital. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Napoleon Custer
Thomas James Davidson, born June 4, 1943 in Pittsburgh, Pa ascended to heaven, Thursday July 24, 2014, to join his mother and father, Ruth and Harold Davidson; and his sister, Linda Davidson. He was a

Charles Dunn

Rossville
Charles Raymond Dunn, 86, died Friday July 25, 2014 at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.
Barbara "Aunt Bobbie" Eddings, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. She was a native of Aliceville, Ala. She retired from Northpark Hospital after many years of service. She
Cynthia Theresia Fairchild, 59, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Erlanger Medical Center. Cynthia worked as a floral designer for Winn Dixie for many years. Cynthia was preceded in

Steve Flegal

Ringgold
Stephen Earl Flegal, 65, died in his home peacefully on Friday, July 25, 2014, surrounded by his loving wife and family. A lifetime resident of Ringgold, he owned and operated Affordable Computers in Chattanooga
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.
Charles W. "Buddy" Hatfield, 72, passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Laura Hatfield; sisters, Betty Smartt, Barbara Bowers, and Peggy Smith. Survivors
Timothy "Tim" John Holaday, 57, of Chattanooga, formerly of Covington, Ky., passed away at his home Thursday, July 24, 2014. He was a loving husband of 33 years to his wife, Deborah Mueller Holaday; also
Peggy J. Thomas Jackson, 78, of Chattanooga, died in a local hospital on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman Thomas and Roberta Johnson Jackson; husband, Gary Jackson; and
Tommy Jackson Tommy Hugh Jackson, 69, of Chattanooga, moved from his earthly life to his eternal life on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. He grew up in Red Bank, graduated from Red Bank High School in

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." Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, July 26,
Myrlan Edwin Johnson, 84, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, surrounded by family. Myrlan was born to J. Orie and Anna Curtis Johnson on June 13, 1930. He was
Rev. Dan Kirkpatrick, 80, formerly of Flat Rock, passed away at his residence on Thursday, July 24, 2014. He is survived by son, Rickey Kirkpatrick and wife, Shirley; brother, Jasper "Pete" Kirkpatrick and wife, Wanda,

Tommy Ledford

Trenton
Tommy Merlin Ledford, 53, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Vicksburg, Miss. Born July 24, 1960 in Albany, Ga., Mr. Ledford was an over the road truck driver. He was a member of Piney

Marcy Lewis

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Anna Marcia "Marcy" Ellis Lewis, 50, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014. She was born in Fort Oglethorpe to the late Edward A. and Doris Pauline Akins Ellis. She was a lifelong
Joseph Hartwell Milner Sr., 86, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Southern Tennessee Health Services at Sewanee. He was born in Flintville, Tenn., a son of the late Oscar Allen and Ethel Blake Milner
Jeanna Davenport Patterson born May 16, 1966, Richmond, Va. She went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 24, 2014. A resident of Chattaooga for over 40 years. She worked as an internal
Von Claude Sanders, who would have celebrated his 97th birthday on July 29, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 24, 2014. He was surrounded by his loving family at his home.

Ben Scott

Villanow
Ben Scott, 75, died Thursday, July 24, 2014. Preceded in death by parents William and Pearl Scott; brother, Billy Scott;

Kathy Shipp

Rock spring
Kathy Denise Westmoreland Shipp, 55, passed away Thursday July 24, 2014, at a LaFayette Nursing Home. A native of East Ridge she has lived in the Rock Spring area for the past 22 years. Kathy
Sarah Jo Walker DUNLAP Sarah Jo Walker, 82, went "Home" to be with the Lord Thursday, July 24, 2014. Sarah Jo was born, raised, and lived her whole life in Dunlap, and was a
Jim Watkins Jr., 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, July 19, 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 follow

Earl White

Winchester
Earl Parker White, 81, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at his residence. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment at Franklin Memorial Gardens. Visitation is 5-8
Gregory Ray Whitlock, 52, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, in a Knoxville hospital. Funeral 7 p.m. Sunday at Keith Church's The Gathering. Visitation 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the church prior to service. Burial 11 a.m. Monday
Jerry Don "Buck" Williams, 71 passed away, Friday, July 25, 2014 at his home. He was a logger and construction worker, also enjoyed four wheeling and had a special love for his dogs. He was
Belinda Ann Wooten, 44, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in the Sweetwater hospital, Sweetwater, Tenn. She was the daughter of the late Charlotte Clemons and Levi George Jr. She leaves to cherish her
William T. Wright Jr., passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

In MemoryKenneth Adair

July 26, 1957-April 8, 2010 HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Sadly Missed! Love, Mom, Brothers, and family.
May 18, 1958 July 26, 2011 We love and miss you very much. Your devoted mother Rosa Baker, daughter, sisters, family and friends

In MemoryWILLIAM HOUSLEY

William "Bucky" Housley July 26, 1954 to February 21, 1997 HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our baby brother We miss you everyday! Love,Your family
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