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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 27, 2014

Jimmie Ray Allen, 61, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, in a local hospital. He will be dearly missed by friends and family at Prolex Medical Services, Comcare and Community Network Services. Survivors

Albert Ashbrener

Fort payne
Albert B. Ashbrener, 89, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. The family will announce a memorial service at a later time. Burt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Bill Blevins

William "Bill"Blevins, 77, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, at his residence. Bill was a lifelong resident of Rhea County. He enjoyed farming and camping, loved bird hunting. He was a member of

Barbara Bowers

Barbara Talley Bowers, 79, died Friday, July 25, 2014. She was church organist for more than 50 years, 25 of those at First Baptist Church, LaFayette. She had the privilege of teaching private piano lessons

Joseph Careathers

Joseph Dennis Careathers, 69, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014. A graduate of Hill High School, he was a U.S.Army veteran. He attended Cove Road Church of God. Preceded in death by his parents, James
Ronald Cartwright, 57, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, in a local hospital. He was employed by NHC of Chattanooga and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Marvella Cartwright, of
Charles Custer, 56, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014, in a local hospital. Graveside service at 2 p.m. today in Forest Hills Cemetery with Pastor Ronald Woods as the eulogist. Arrangements are

Rev. Raymond Dunn

Rev. Charles Raymond Dunn, 86, left this life at his home suddenly on Friday, July 25, 2014, for his eternal destination. Raymond graduated from Lakeview High School and attended UC, Shorter, and Mercer. He
Barbara "Aunt Bobbie" Eddings, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Funeral at 1 p.m. today at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor James E. Calhoun as the
Charles M. Endsley, 61, of Hixson, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014. Arrangements to be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace. 877-3524.

Billie Epps

Mrs. Billie Epps, of the Lock Seven Community, was pronounced dead at 4:45 p.m. Friday afternoon, July 24, 2014, at the age of 81 at the Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage. Born Billie

Steve Flegal

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 Boles Folliett, 75, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, surrounded by family and friends. She was a native of Dayton, Tenn., and lived in Hixson at the time of her death. She was
Susan Fox, 64, of Utica, Ill., died July 17, 2014, at 5:45 p.m. at Swedish-American Hospital in Rockford, Ill., with her husband of 31 years, James, by her side. Susan was born on June
Kenneth Gary "Ken" Galloway, 70, of Hixson, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 26, 2014. A native of Sunbright, Tenn., he was the son of the late Kenneth and Thelma Galloway. Mr. Galloway was
Timothy John "Tim" Holaday, 57, of Chattanooga, formerly of Covington, Ky., passed away at his home Thursday, July 24, 2014. A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. today, July 27, in
Billy J. Holt, 76, of Chattanooga, died Friday, July 25, 2014 at his home. He was a son of the late, Fred M. and Irene Murray Holt, and was also preceded in death by a
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

Glenna Jackson

Glenna Jo Jackson, 53, died Thursday, July 24, 2014. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles A. Jackson; stepfather,

Martha Jenkins

Martha Ashmore Jenkins, 70, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, July 25, 2014. She had lived most of her life in the Ringgold and Boynton areas and was a
Kevin Thomas Kyle, beloved father, stepfather, brother and husband, passed away peacefully in his home in the presence of his family on Saturday, June 28, 2014, of melanoma. Kevin was born April 28, 1958, to
Virginia "Ginny" Underwood Layne, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014. Ginny was born June 7, 1923, in Hopkinsville, Ky., to the late Lermond Orlando Underwood and Kathleen Johnson

Kathy Levie

Kathy Hughes Levie, 57. Our beloved wife, mother and friend passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Walter Hill "Chip" Levie Jr.; her sons, Walter Hill "Trey" Levie

Christine Lewis

Oliver springs
Christine Marie Lewis, born Oct. 13, 1968, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. She was the loving mother of Anthony, Brianna and Tyler Lewis; the daughter of James

Joseph Mangano Sr.

Joseph Nicholas Mangano Sr., 91 , entered into eternal rest Friday, July 18, 2014, at McKendree Village, Hermitage, Tenn., after a brief illness. Joe was born April 14, 1923, in Syracuse, N.Y. He was a

Wanda McCuiston

Wanda Thomason McCuiston, 80, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes, Fort Oglethorpe,Ga.

Dorothy McKinney

Fort payne
Dorothy Nell Hunt McKinney, 76, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014. Services will be 3 p.m. CDTMonday, July 28, at Burt Chapel. Burial follows at Walkers Chapel Cemetery. Visitation from noon-9 p.m. today at the
Florence Marie Murphy, 81, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at her residence in Rockmart, Ga. Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, Rev. Clark H. and Doris M. Williams; nieces, nephews and cousins. Services
Aurelia Myers, 96, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014, at her home in Chattanooga, from natural causes. She was born in 1917 in Cleveland, Ohio, where she resided for 40 years. She was
Born May 16, 1966, Jeanna Davenport Pattersone went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 24, 2014. She fought a very courageous battle with cancer and FAP for 24 years with dignity
Vera Thompson Prestwood, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014. She was born April 19, 1923, in Flintstone, Ga., to the late Mattie and Clifford Harris. She was raised in
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.

Donny Ray Smith

Donny Ray Smith, 49, died Friday, July 25, 2014. Preceded in death by stepfather, Wilburn Ellison. Survived by mother,

Lillian Turner

Rock spring
Lillian Louise Turner, 98, went home to be with the Lord Friday, July 25, 2014. She was a member of First Bible Methodist Church. Mrs. Turner raised support for 35 orphans in

Rufus White

Rufus W. White, 90, died Friday, July 25, 2014. Preceded by his wife, Doris White; son, LTC Randy White; grandson Stan White, sisters, Lucille Pollard, Dorothy Rutledge; brothers, Brantner White and Ben

In MemoryGary Kelly

Loving and missing you so much on your birthday and everyday. Your family.


April 2, 1924 - July 27, 1988 We miss you as much today as we did when you went to be with the Lord 26 years ago. We wish you were here today but
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