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Local Obits for Fri. Jun 13, 2014


Clifton Lee Allen, 60, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, June 2, 2014, at his home. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Brenda and other family. A
Charles R. "Charlie" Anderson, 54, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Monday, June 16, at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment

Shirley Boring

Cleveland
Shirley W. Boring, 63, passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2014. Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at North Cleveland Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Antioch Cemetery. Online condolences can be

Jimmie Brown

Cleveland
Jimmie Max Brown, 77, passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Funeral service at at 7:30 p.m. today at Cleveland First Baptist Church. Visitation two hours prior to the service. Interment 11 a.m. Saturday at
Inez Nicole Dixie Burney, 21, of Chattanooga, passed Saturday, June 7, 2014, in a local hospital. She graduated from Tower High School in 2011, in Decatur, Ga. Inez was a member of Olivet Baptist Church.
Harvey "Buster" L. Carmichael, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away the morning of Thursday, June 12, 2014. A memorial will be held at a later date. Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences. Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home,
Rolisha Chantel Davis, 24, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at a local hospital to be in the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was born on March 13,

Lois DeBerry

Trion
Lois DeBerry, 84, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Survivors, husband, Rev. Sanford DeBerry; children, Larry DeBerry, Sandi McCollum, Renita Chambers, Tracie Grosjean; sister, Mae Morgan; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday

Lois DeBerry

Trion
Lois Elvenia DeBerry, 84, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at her residence. Funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday, from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel Interment in Mill Creek Cemetery.
Jessie Lee Dobbins, 92, formerly of Fort Payne, Ala., died Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Bowling Green Nursing Home in Macon. Funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday at Burt Chapel, Fort Payne Visitation from 10-11

Bonnie Dodson

Ten mile
Bonnie Sue Strickland Dodson, 67, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in Sweetwater Hospital. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14. Burial in Edgemond Cemetery. Visitation from 6-8 p.m. today at the
Earl Hutson Harris, 94, of Ooltewah, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. He was the son of the late Jasper Young Harris and Daisy Lee Gray Harris and was
Frederick Jennings, 53 passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2014, at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Kenniqua Yvonne Johnson, 26, of Chattanooga, passed Wednesday, June 4, 2014. She was a member of Rock Island Baptist Church and attended Brainerd High School. Survivors include one son, KiMarion Johnson and a host of
Neda Ann Hollingsworth Lyons, 75, of Chattanooga, died peacefully on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at St. Barnabas Nursing Home. Neda was born Dec. 11, 1938 in Boaz, Ala., the daughter of the late Curt T.
Fred Leland Morrison Sr., 85, was born in Whitwell, Tenn., Nov. 26, 1928 and joined our Lord, on Oct. 31, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. Fred loved being a truck driver and business owner in
Charles David Pendergrass, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2014. Mr. Pendergrass was a graduate of Kirkman High School and retired from Floor Coverings after 40 years of service. He was preceded
Billye Ragsdale, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014. Arrangements to be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace.
Pamela Ann Chanslor Rhodes, 64, passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2014, with her loving husband of 41 years and her family by her side. Born in Lubbock, Texas, on May 30, 1950 to Blake
Bertha Gass Robbs, 102, of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at a Franklin, Tennessee care facility. She was born in Dade County, Ga., to the late William
Eleanor "Ellie" Robinson, 76, of Hixson, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at home with her family by her side. She was the daughter of the late Charlie Jockisch, Lamar
Jathan L. Robinson Jr., 66, passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodd Ave., 622-9995.

Patsy Sample

Cleveland
Pat Sample, 81, formerly of Cleveland, died Monday, June 9, 2014. Survivors: children, Robert Sample, Karen Walters, Mark Sample and Kim Kalhor; and five grandchildren. Funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday at Fike Funeral Home

Shanna Thomas

Shelbyville
Shanna Ruth Thomas, 28, of Arlington, Texas, and a former resident of Shelbyville, died unexpectedly at her home on Monday, June 9, 2014. Shanna was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Bobby Rogers; and
William "Bill" Harrison Thompson, 51, of Chattanooga, adored husband, father, brother and friend, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014. He was preceded in death by his mother, Glenda Thompson; and mentor/godparents, Dr. Yeu Quang

Lisa Tipps

Winchester
Lisa Matney Tipps, 54, passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2014. A Celebration of Life will be held 5 p.m. today, June 13, at Estill Springs Church of Christ, 606 S. Main St., Estill Springs,

Barnell Tipton

South pittsburg
Barnell Lovelady Tipton, 92, died Saturday, June 7, 2014. Funeral: at 2 p.m. CDT today at Mount Bethlehem Baptist Church in South Pittsburg. Visitation: 1 p.m. until service time at the church today. Interment:
Betsy Dee Tudor, 72 of Chattanooga, died Thursday, June 12, 2014. She was loved much as a mom, grandma, sister, wife and friend to those who knew her. Her Creator and Savior Jesus took back

Ella Mae Vice

Trenton
Ella Mae Vice, 78, passed away at her home on Thursday, June 12, 2014. Ella Mae attended Kirkman High School and retired from Olan Mills after 39 years of service. She is a member of

Elna Williams

Fort payne
Elna Alicia Killian Williams, 59, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at her residence. Funeral: 6:30 p.m. Saturday June 14, at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with ministers Rev. J.T. Williams, Rev. Wayne Killian Burial: New
Mary Alice Wooten, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away April 4, 2014, at her sons home. She was a member of the Tyner Kingdom Hall. She was predeceased by her mother, Annie Powell; father, Morgan Lankford;

Dorothy Wright

Decatur
Dorothy "Dot" Wright, 77, died Thursday, June 12, 2014. Funeral services are 7 pm Saturday in the chapel at Bowers Funeral Home.
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