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Local Obits for Tue. Jul 29, 2014

James Blackburn Jr. CLEVELAND SGM(ret.) James W. Blackburn Jr., 83, died Sunday, July 27, 2014. Survivors: wife, Joyce Blackburn; children, Ken Blackburn, Becky Griffin, Joe Blackburn and Alan Blackburn. Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday,

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

Alice Brock

Winston-salem, n.c.
Alice Jones Brock, formerly of Coral Gables, Fla., and presently of Winston-Salem, N.C., died peacefully on Sunday, July 27, 2014. She was 96 years old . She was an accomplished artist for over 75
Sandra Kelly Blanton Burnette, 56, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, at her home. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ziegler Funeral Home chapel. Burial follows in McMinn Victory Gardens. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at

Patricia Chandler

Patricia Ann Chandler, 74, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 27, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Chandler. She is survived by her children, James (Valerie) Allmond,

Paul Clark

Paul Delbert Clark, 83, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014. Services scheduled 2 p.m. CDT Wednesday, July 30, at Liberty Baptist Church. Interment follows in Owens Chapel Cemetery. Visitation from

Opal Dowlen

Opal Stansbury Dowlen, 94, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014. She was born Jan. 27, 1920 to the late James and Hessie Stansbury. She lived most of her life in Chattanooga, but resided
Charles Milton "Charly" Endsley, 61, of Hixson, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014. Visitation is 4-6 p.m. today, July 29, at Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, followed by a remembrance service.

Frederick Evans

Frederick L. Evans Sr., 73, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at a local health care facility. Mr. Evans was of the Baptist faith. He was the son of the late Monroe and
Matthew Flowers, 34, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, July, 27, 2014. Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, 423-531-3975.

Virginia French

Virginia Gail French, 67, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014. She was a member of Whitwell Church of God. Gail was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Bertie Robertson Holland; sisters, Joy
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
Melvin Gene "Mel" Holbrook Sr., 84, of Loudon, formerly of Chattanooga, and Tampa, Fla., passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014. He was born in Roanoke, Va. Mel graduated from Lakeview High School in

Dub Holder

Charles William "Dub" Holder, 79, died Monday, July 28, 2014. Visitation today, July 29, from noon-2 p.m. CDT at Rudder Funeral Home. The service will follow at 2 p.m. CDT in the
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
Arthur "Sonny" Hughes, 71, of North Las Vegas, Nev., passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014, at his home. Preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Nadine, he is survived by his son, Scotty
Jeffery C. Jackson, 23, of Chattanooga, passed Sunday, July 27, 2014. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland -Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors.

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
Jennings Bryan "Buck" Rudisill Jr., 86, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., died peacefully at home surrounded by family, Sunday night, July 27, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, J. Bryan Rudisill Sr., and
Neysa Kilgore, of Hixson, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, following an extended illness. Prior to her illness, Neysa was an accomplished golfer and avid duplicate bridge player. Neysa is survived by her husband,
Jason Alder King, 40, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral: 10 a.m. today, July 29, in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home, Rev. C.L. Douglas
John David "Red" Ledford, 84, of Chattanooga, went to be home with Lord on Monday, July 28, 2014. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was retired

Ralph LeRoy

Ralph Chester LeRoy, 92, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at his home. He was a U. S. Navy WWII veteran. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. CDT today, July 29, and Wednesday at
Joy McGee Mavity passed away peacefully Sunday, July 27, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family following a lengthy illness. She was a native of Chattanooga before moving to Gainesville, Ga. She was a

Wanda McCuiston

Wanda Mae Thomason McCuiston, 80, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 26, 2014, one day before her 81st birthday. She had lived in the Chattanooga area for
Tommy "T. C." McNabb Jr., 52, of Soddy-Daisy, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at his residence. T.C. was born and raised in the Suck Creek Community. He worked for many years at
Ralph Eugene Morgan, 80, of Red Bank, passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. A native of Chattanooga, he was the son of the late Forrest Henry and Mary Ruth
Penny S. Painter, daughter of the Rev. James Ted Painter, passed away at her home on Sunday, July 27, 2014. A memorial service will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson

Edna Pender

Edna Sheridan Pender, 91, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014. She was owner/operator of Pender's Market. Funeral services were 4 p.m. CDT Sunday at Moore-Cortner Chapel with interment at Cowan Montgomery
Cornell Rucker Sr., 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at his residence. Funeral: 1 p.m. today, July 29, in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home. Burial: Chattanooga
William Oscar "Bill" Scoggins died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Hutcheson Medical Center. He was born Feb., 24, 1960, and was preceded in death by his father, William Scoggins, and sister, Wanda Hart. Bill

G. B. Warren

Barnesville g. b.
Warren, 94, passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Warren was born in Dalton, Ga., on March 9, 1920, to the late R. J. Warren and the late Lucille DeHart Warren.
Thelma Lee Flood White, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, July 26, 2014, to be reconciled to our Lord and Savior. Thelma was born in Mountain View, Mo., on Aug.

In MemoryDouglas Lemons

Douglas A. Lemons "Drew" July 29, 1990-June 8, 2014 Andrew our memories of you will never fade. We all miss you and love you so much. Many tears were shed for you,


Our beloved ALICE I. LAWRENCE July 4, 1933-July 29, 2004 "The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with


In Loving Memory Gerald E. Raulston Oct. 24, 1937-July 29, 2012 Well hold you close in our hearts until we see you again. Love always, Tabitha, Melanie, family and friends

In MemoryJamal M. Rashed

In Loving Memory of our son Jamal M. Rashed Today you have been with God for twenty long years, We miss you each and every day, when we set around the dinner table
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