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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 30, 2014

Quatavious Dale Anderson, infant, died Saturday, July 26, 2014. He was preceded in death by grandmother, Genetta Josey; great-grandmother, Clarence and Callie Davenport; J. T. Anderson; cousin, Sara Anderson; uncles, Eugene Josey and Dale
Ella Mae Arnold, 90, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2014, at The Bridge at Monteagle. Ella was a lifetime resident of Dayton, and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her

Lamar Canada

Lamar Canada, 66, died Monday, July 28, 2014. Survivors include wife, Jane Hegwood Canada; children, Kevin Canada, Justin Canada, Patrick Canada, Amy Ferguson; brothers, Larry Canada, Greg Canada; five grandchildren. Funeral is 4:30 p.m. today,

Fred Cook Jr.

Fred Glenn Cook Jr. 83, went home to be with the Lord Monday, July 28, 2014. He was a native and lifelong resident of Walker County, a son of the late Fred
Carolyn Daughtrey Carolyn Mae Everett Daughtrey, 66, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the family residence. She was of the Christian faith. She was the president

Edna Dout

Edna Carroll Harvey Dout, 79, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, while vacationing in Grand Lake Stream, Maine. Born in LaFayette, her family later moved to Lenoir City, Tenn. She graduated from Lenoir City

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

Elizabeth Edgeman

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Elizabeth Irene Edgeman, 75, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014. Services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, from the Jones Funeral Home chapel. Online condolences may be offered at: Jones Funeral

Douglas Fitch

Douglas Fitch, 72, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at a Sewanee, Tenn., hospital. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was born in Altamont on May 31, 1942, to Floyd and Ollie
Matthew William Flowers, 34, of Chattanooga, formerly of Cary, Ill., husband, father, son and brother, was taken too soon after a short illness on Monday, July 28, 2014. His gentle soul and kind nature will

Jerry Gatlin

Jerry D. Gatlin, 64, died Sunday, July 27, 2014. Survivors: wife, Norma Gatlin; children, Renee' Harris, Tony Gatlin, Chris Gatlin, Angie Rogers and Melissa Gatlin; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Service: 4 p.m. Wednesday,

Kent Green

Kent Ray Green, 56, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at his residence. Kent was an employee of Lowes Home Improvement in Dayton. He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Green Jr.; stepfather, Wendell
Roderick Manuel "Roddy" Guice, 54, a resident of Riverside Calif., passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Corona, Calif. He was the son of the late Johnnie Lee Guice Sr.

Peggy Henson

Peggy Joyce Smith Henson, 78, departed this life Monday, July 28, 2014. She was born in Ringgold to the late Emmitt and Mary Smith. She retired from the United States Postal Service after
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
Mary Frances Bell Jackson, 85, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, at home in Illinois, surrounded by family and loved ones after a recent stroke. Mary was born Nov. 20, 1928, in Chattanooga, to Rose
James Powell Jenkins, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away quietly and unexpectedly in his sleep the morning of Monday, July 28, 2014. He is survived by his son (and light of his life) Ronald W.

Alvin Johnson

Alvin Houston Johnson, 85, passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014. He attended Sampson Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife; Anas Lee (Watson) Johnson; parents, Orie and Anna (Curtis)

Jackie Jones

Jackie Paul Jones, 64, passed away on Friday, July 26, 2014, at Erlanger Medical Center. He was born April 8, 1950, in Dalton, Ga. The family is planning a memorial service that will be announced
Jennings Bryan "Buck" Rudisill Jr, 86, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family, Sunday night, July 27, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, J. Bryan Rudisill Sr., and his mother, Sarah,

Wesley Kennedy

Wesley Dewayne Kennedy, 25, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. He was employed at M & M Plastics, Tiftonia, Tenn. Preceded in death, by his late brother, Henry "Junior" Kennedy. Survivors are
Alissa Kay Kerns, 61, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014. She was born Feb. 7, 1953, to the late William and Ruth Kerns in Clarksburg, W.Va. She is survived
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. Bring a dish and join us for
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 retired from
Rayford John McLaurin, 91, passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Mr. McLaurin was a retired professor of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. A native of Mississippi he was the son of the late
Tommy Carl McNabb Jr., 52, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2014, at his home. He grew up in the Suck Creek area and was a longtime employee of Dixie Yarns. He was
Julia Cleo Mitchell, 94, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, in an area hospital in Atlanta, Ga. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home, Rossville.

Bob Montie

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Robert G. "Bob" Montie, 79, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014. No services are planned. Memorials may be made to the Multi-County Cancer Support Network, P.O. Box 1355, Tullahoma,

David Mullins

David Mullins, 71, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014. Memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 31, in the chapel of Moore Funeral Home. No visitation is scheduled. Arrangements by Moore

Charles Pope Sr.

South pittsburg
Charles Rhelfort Pope Sr., 71, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, in a Chattanooga hospital. Services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. CDT on Saturday, Aug. 2. The family will
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

Philip Slaughter

Philip Slaughter, 92, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. CDTtoday, July 29, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Services will be 1:30 p.m. CDT Wednesday, July 30,
Eunice R. Switow passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. Eunice moved to Louisville and became an active member in the community when she married Arnold Switow. She loved traveling, playing
Alice Louise Martin Townsend, 95, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Alice was born in Elyria, Ohio. She graduated from White Plains (N.Y.) High School and attended Douglas College. Alice loved music
Thomas Vincent Wang died peacefully on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Hospice of Chattanooga in the presence of his wife and son. During the last years of life, his energy and wit

In MemoryNicholas Clayton

Nicholas Scott Clayton July 30, 1990-June 4, 2011 Happy 24th Birthday, our loving son, Today the angels are singing Happy Birthday to you, while our hearts our filled with your love and wonderful

In MemoryValencia Mosley

Valencia (Lencie) Mosley July 30, 1959-Sept. 29, 2011 Thinking of you today with love. April, Cedric, Kai, CJ, Family and Friends.
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