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Local Obits for Tue. Jun 03, 2014


James Patrick "Pat" Bales Sr., 68, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, June 1, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, he was a graduate of Brainerd High
Thomas Garrick Burley, 65, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014. At Mr. Burley's request he is being cremated. A memorial service is planned for a later date with arrangements by Coffman Funeral Home.

James Cooper

Cleveland
James W. Cooper, 58, formerly of Tallahassee, Fla., passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2014, in a local hospital. James was born on Sept. 13, 1955. He was an honorable discharge veteran of un
Gregory "Blue"Cothran, 59, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral &Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie, Ave., 423-265-4414.
Bobby Espy, 64, died Friday, May 30, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the chapel with Dr. Korbet Swope officiating. Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery. Arrangements are
Robert "Bobby" Lee Gordy Jr., 66, of Ringgold, passed away Sunday June 1, 2014. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, he was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he served during

Buddy Greene

Jasper
Earl Edward "Buddy" Greene, 72, passed away, Monday, June 2, 2014. He retired from the Chattanooga Electric Power Board after 29 years of service and was the owner of Greene's Tree Trimming Company. He was

John Gregory

Rainsville
John D. Gregory, 78, passed away at his residence on Sunday, June 1, 2014. Funeral is set for 2 p.m. CDT today, June 3, 2014, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Family accepted friends on
Mary Kay Roush Hayes, 74, of Battle Creek, Mich., and Chattanooga, died unexpectedly at home on Saturday, May 31, 2014. She was born June 13, 1939, in Creole Springs, Ill., to Jay and Christina (Anderson)
Melanie Hunter, 40, passed away on Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Vanderbilt Hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 423-622-9995.
Imogene Snodgrass CHICKAMAUGA Doris Imogene Snodgrass, 79, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, June 2, 2014. She was born in Athens, Tenn. to the late Marion Gill and Edith Vaughn.

David Janish

Fort oglethorpe
David Janish, 32, passed away Sunday June 1, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge Rossville. Condolences
Horace Lamar "Pa-pa"Johnson, 63, passed away May 27, 2014, at a local hospital. He was of the Baptist faith. He owned many businesses in the Chattanooga area and enjoyed fishing and working on cars. He
Henretta Jones, 100, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday June 1, 2014, in a local health care facility. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Mary Etta Workman Leming, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014, at her home after a lengthy illness. She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga. Mary retired from Shoney's Restaurant
Charlcie "Dean" Lockhart, 76, of Signal Mountain, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014, at her home. She was an employee for the Hamilton County School food service department for over 34 years before her retirement.

Everett Martin

Summerville
Everett Lee Martin, 27, died June 2, 2014. Survivors, father, John Wesley Martin Sr.; mother and step-father, Janice Chisolm and James Gregory Conner; brothers, John Wesley Martin, Jr., Chuck Norton; sister, Brittani Conner; grandparents, Buddy
Harry M. McKenzie, 92, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014, at the Life Care Center of Rhea County. Harry was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He attended Faith Baptist Church in Dayton
Franklin "Frank" Delano Miller, 81, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. Frank worked at Little Debbie for 26 years and he was a
Moses Payne III, 79, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 31, 2014, following a brief stay in the hospital. He was born in Huntsville, Ala., being delivered by and at the home of his uncle,
Margaret Mae Henry Phillips, 91, passed away Monday, June 2, 2014, in a Chattanooga hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Anderson Phillips; sons, William, Charles Lee, and Jim Phillips; parents, Marion

June Pitman

Spring city
Ira June Pitman, 86, died Friday, May 30, 2014, at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Born in Cookeville, Tenn., June was the daughter of the late Ira James and Maggie Williams Williamson.

Velma Randolph

Cleveland
Velma Irene Randolph, 99, died Sunday, June 1, 2014. Survivors include children, Angela (Charlie) Rapier, Rita (Edd) Randolph and Earl (Lisa) Randolph; four grandchildren; great-grandson; and brother, Lawrence Jenkins. Funeral is 2 p.m. Wednesday

Hedi Sartain

Chickamauga
Hedwig "Hedi"Marianne Holzshuh Sartain, 84, passed away May 4, 2014 in Lawton, Oklahoma. She was born in Guwzenhausen, Germany to the late Anton Xavier and Christine Anna Rosenbauer Holzshuh. She had resided in the Chickamauga
Betty Spurlock Stroud, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014. Betty was born in West Monroe, La., on Feb. 2, 1935, to the late Thomas and Arlie Spurlock. She graduated from West
Helen Trippe, 82, of Middle Valley, passed away early Saturday morning peacefully in her home. She was predeceased by her husband, Howard F. Trippe; parents, Mary and Charles Winesburgh; three brothers, one sister, one son
Jimmie Waters, 73, of Birchwood, went to be with the Lord, Monday, June 2, 2014. He was born February 22, 1941 to the late Fred and Maggie Waters. He was preceded in death by sister,
Jerry C. Webb, 44, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday May 31, 2014. Celebration of life services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at the Turner Funeral Home Chapel. Family will receive friends

Willie Webb

Rossville
Willie Henry "Peewee" Webb, 81, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 2, 2014. He lived in the Chattanooga area most of his life and was a member of Community Baptist
Joyce O. Wendolkowski, 88, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many passed gently from her earthly life to enter eternal life with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 31, 2014. Joyce was preceded
Kyleigh Gayle Faith Wright, infant daughter of Jeremy Wright and Wendy Youngblood, passed away on Sunday, June 1, 2014. She is also survived by two brothers, Johnathan Wright and Jaxon Youngblood; a sister, Hannah Wright;
Kenneth Wright Sr., 96, of East Ridge, passed away Sunday June 1, 2014. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, located
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