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Local Obits for Wed. Jun 04, 2014



Raymond Avans

Henegar
Raymond Wilburn Avans, 70, died Sunday, June 1, 2014, at his residence. Survivors include wife, Susan Rountree Avans; daughter, Susan Page (Tim); sons, Ray Avans (Beth) and Olan Avans; grandchildren, Ryan, Katie, Rhaegan, Coulton and
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
Amari Bowman A'mari Na'tasha Bowman, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, May 5, 2014, in a local hospital. Survivors include her parents, Na'Quita Rutledge and Kamarie Bowman; grandparents, Beverly Adams, Niki Rutledge, Kenyamo Wofford, all of

Tommy Britt

Nashville
Tommy Britt, 73, died Monday, June 2, 2014, in a Nashville health care center. The son of the late Robert Edward and Doris May OConnor Britt, he was a U.S. Navy Veteran and was the
William Bailey Cates, 83, of Harrison, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at his home. He was born in Paducah, Ky., and was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area. William served
George Glen Chapman, 63, died Monday, June 2, 2014, at Memorial Hospital. Survivors include wife, Maxine Burson Chapman; special sister, Rachel Farmer; sisters, Dovie Lofty and Jessie Littlejohn; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Chapman was
Bobby Ray Curtin-Gothard, 55, of Soddy-Daisy, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Buttram Cemetery in Dayton, Tenn. Share your memories of Bobby on his online guest
Vickie Lyn Helms Daugherty, 58, died Monday, June 2, 2014, at Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens. Funeral noon Friday at Union McMinn Baptist Church. Burial in Union McMinn Cemetery. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Thursday

Durrell Disbrow

Decherd
Durrell Edwin Disbrow, 96, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center. Visitation is 1-2 p.m. CDT today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. CDT today,

Marvin Dyer

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Marvin Dyer, 76, died Monday, May 2, 2014. Preceded in death by his wife, Lana June "Neak" Wallin Dyer. Survived
Bobby Espy, 64, died Friday, May 30, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today at the chapel with Dr. Korbet Swope officiating. Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery. Arrangements are by

Thomas Fulmer

Fort oglethorpe
Thomas Edward Fulmer, 88 died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at his residence. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran and was retired from DuPont. He was a lifelong resident of Fort Oglethorpe,
Janice Pennington Gray, born September 9, 1928, passed peacefully at her home in Chattanooga, Sunday, May 25, 2014. Janice had been a long-time resident of Chattanooga after moving from Little Rock, Ark.. Living the last

Jesse Hammontree

Sandy springs
Jesse Franklin "Frank" Hammontree, 78, passed away Monday, June 2, 2014. He was born in Chickamauga, Ga., to the late Jesse Mathis and Ruth Holcombe Hammontree. He had lived his childhood in Chickamauga where
Bobbie Freeman Harris, 75, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, June 5, 2014, from Highway Church of God with burial to follow in the adjoining cemetery. Visitation
Bob Hicks RINGGOLD Robert "Bob" Hicks, 76, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area. Bob was a
Elaine B. Jackson, 72, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Horace Lamar "Pa-pa" Johnson, 63, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2014, at a local hospital. Survivors include his significant other, Linda Robinson; daughter, Wanda Brown; stepsons, Anthony and Kenneth Cummings, Willie Brown Jr. and
Jeffrey Scott Kunkle, 46, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Mary Etta (Workman) Leming, 76, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014, at her home after a lengthy illness. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. today, June 4, 2014, at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace,
Charlcie "Dean" Lockhart, 76, of Signal Mountain, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014, at her home. The family would like to recognize Hearth Hospice for the support and outstanding love they have shown our Mom
David A. Magoon, 94, passed away Monday, June 2, 2014. A World War II veteran, he moved to Collegedale in 1965, where he was a member of the Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church and served as

Bobby Massengale

Fort oglethorpe
Bobby Massengale, 71, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at his home. Bobby was born on June 22, 1942, a son of the late Katherine Ridge Massengale. He was of the Baptist faith and
Richard R. "Dick" Miles, 92, of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, May 30, 2014. "Where Ill go, only God knows," Dick instructed his wife to put this in his obituary. Horrified, she said she wouldnt
Josephine Hill "Jo" Oliver, 102, died peacefully Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Alexian Village. She will be remembered as a loving wife and companion, selfless mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and tireless contributor to the community.
Eugenia M. Parker, 86, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, May 12, 2014, in Franklin, Tenn. Mrs. Parker was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Parker. Survivors include her sister, Christine Martin, of Chattanooga; her daughter,
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,
Cleveland Odell Peters, 87, of Georgia, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014, in a local health care facility. He was a WWII Navy veteran. Survivors include his sons, Ray Peters of Orlando, Fla., Johnathan (Ashley)
Quinn RINGGOLD S.T. Quinn, 88, passed from this life on Friday, May 30, 2014. He was the son of the late Allen and Alice Quinn. He was preceded in death by his first wife,
Hampton Roberts, 90, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Byron "Barney" Speicher, 81, of Hixson, met his Savior on Sunday, June 1, 2014, after an extended illness. Barney was born in Goshen, Ind., and was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area. He

Joseph Thomas

Rainsville
Joseph Thomas, 32, died Monday, June 2, 2014, at Huntsville Hospital. Services will be held Thursday, at 3p.m. CDT from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Mountain View Memory Gardens www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.
Juanita Harvey Watson, 72, of Hixson, passed away Monday, June 2, 2014. She was a member of the Falling Water Church of God, and she retired from Redford Five & Dime. She was preceded in
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
Jackie Williams Jackie L. Williams, 75, of East Ridge passed away Monday, June 2, 2014, at a local hospital. He was a lifelong resident of the East Lake and East Ridge area and was a
Kenneth Herbert Wright Sr., 96, of Chattanooga, died on Sunday, June 1, 2014. He was born in Bradley County, Tenn., to the late Oliver R. and Elsie M. Wright. Also preceding him in

In MemoryNicholas Clayton

Nicholas Scott Clayton July 30, 1990-June 4, 2011 Its been three years since you were sent home to be with the Lord. Even though time has passed, it still seem like yesterday

In MemoryBERNICE PEARSON

Its been twenty-five years today since God called you from labor to rest. Sadly missed by Emily and Carlos, and family
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