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Local Obits for Mon. Jun 16, 2014


Irene Butler Barnes passed away early Friday, June 13, 2014. She has reunited with her parents, Berry and Bertha Butler; her husband, Floyd and her beloved son, Thomas; her brother, Robert, her sister, Maude; and

Theona Bright

Ringgold
Theona Bright, 97, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, June 15, 2014 at her home. She was born October 23, 1916, in Decherd, Tenn., to the late Frank and Dovie May Williams.
Winford Paul "Wink" Cantrell, 74, passed away at his home on Friday, June 13, 2014, surrounded by his family. Son of the late James Jackson Cantrell and Jennie Cantrell, he was born on July 22,
Leon Cavitt, 86, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, June 14, 2014. He was born July 1, 1927, to the late Andrew J. and Ola Mae Cavitt. Mr. Cavitt was a graduate of Kirkman High School.
Ben H. Cohen, born and raised in Denver, Colo., passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Memorial Hospital. Mr. Cohen was a veteran of military service and graduated from the University of Colorado

Robin Coleman

Rossville
Robin Coleman passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville. To share expressions

Leslyn Davis

Scottsboro
Mrs. Leslyn L. Davis, 91, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 17, 11:30 a.m. CDT from the Scottsboro First Baptist Church. Interment will follow in

Brenda Davis

Pisgah
Mrs. Brenda Gail Davis, 49, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014. Funeral services will be today, June 16, at 2:00 p.m. CDT from Kerby Funeral Home chapel. Burial follows in Fuller Cemetery. The family

Rose Lynn Elliott

Flat rock
Rose Lynn Russell Elliott, 55, died Saturday, June 14. Survivors include husband, Robert Elliott; daughters, Rose Anne Elliott, Jami Traylor (Shawn); grandchildren, Crimson, Landon, MaKinley and Bryant Traylor; grandmother, Jewell Bridges Harrison; aunt, Sarlyn Weldon;

Betty Evans

Flat rock
Betty Ann Evans, 76, died Sunday, June 15, 2014, at her residence. Survivors include brother, Bobby Ray Brownfield (Dee); sisters, Sylvia Hawkins, Mary Mabrook (Saad), Faye Williams, Shirley Fountain (Tony); several nieces and nephews.

Marion Floberg

Riceville
Marion Stankiewicz Floberg, 65, died Saturday, June 14, 2014. Visitation is noon-2 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at Ziegler Funeral Home. Graveside services to follow at 2:30 p.m. in McMinn Memory Gardens. Ziegler Funeral Home,
Jean Carolyn Fugh, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in the Hospice Care Center. She was a 1963 graduate of Howard High School. She retired from the Hamilton County Department of
Emma Louise Hamby, 79, of Ooltewah, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 14, 2014. She was a member of New Heights Baptist Church and was formerly employed with Olan Mills and Hall's
Lula Mae "Rickie" Hefren, 86, died peacefully Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Hospice of Chattanooga. She is survived by her husband, James E. Hefren of Hixson; two daughters, Phyllis Patterson James of Signal Mtn., Ginger

Hobert Ivey

Henegar
James Hobert Ivey, 77, died Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Gadsden Regional. Survivors include wife, Sylvia McCurdy Ivey; son, Tony Ivey (Sandy); daughter, Lorrie Wootten (Marty); grandchildren, Rachel Hunt (Joe); Scott Ivey, Jared, Hayden
Edna C. Little of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014, at her home. She was a member of Lookout Valley Baptist Church and was retired as a secretary from American National Bank. She was

Mark Miller

Rossville
Mark Andrew Miller passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2014. Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville. To share
BrianMorgan DAYTON Brian Allen Morgan, 28, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014, at Rhea Medical Center. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home chapel. Visitation today from 4-8 p.m. Arrangements
Dwight Payne Hubert "Dwight" Payne, 62, East Ridge, died Friday, June 13, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga-North Georgia area and worked as a vice president for Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union
Jo Ann Hart Pugh transitioned to her healthy heavenly home on Friday, June 13, 2014. She was born May 5, 1939 in Chattanooga. She loved growing flowers, gardening canning fresh vegetables and cooking. Jo
Ruby Lee Naylor Rice, 84, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Ruby was a sweet and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend who loved every one and whose
Porter Roberts, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away at his home on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Arrangements will be announced later from Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Jathan "Big Jake" Robinson Jr., 66, passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2014, at a local hospital. He was born on September 22, 1947, to Jathan and Hattie Mae Roberson Sr., in Chattanooga. He

Marie Scott

Rainbow city
Mrs. Marie Scott, 45, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. CDT today, June 16, from Tabor Church of God with Rev. George Langford and

Michael Sharp

Woodville
Michael Dewayne Sharp, 24, died Saturday, June 14, 2014. Funeral will be today, June 16, at 2 p.m. CDT from the Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Scottsboro. Burial will be in the Skyline Cemetery.

Frances Smith

Summerville
Frances Jeanette Smith died Saturday, June 14, 2014. Funeral will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Mason Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today, June 16, at Mason Funeral Home. Mason Funeral
Frances Quintella Denise Smith, 40, departed from this earth on Sunday, June 8, 2014, in Chattanooga. Known as "Prin Prin" by those who had the pleasure of knowing her, she was held in the
Harlan "Sam" Smith, 66, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014. He was a bar owner for several years. He was veteran of the United States Army and member of Straightway Baptist Church. He

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