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Local Obits for Fri. Jun 20, 2014



Teena Blevins

Fort oglethorpe
Teena Blevins, 56, passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014, in a local hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident, surrounded by her loved ones. Teena was a member of Parkway Baptist Temple and

James Boles

Dayton
James W. Boles, 77, died Thursday, June 19, 2014. Service at 5 p.m. CDTSaturday in the funeral home chapel with burial in Brayton Cemetery. Visitation 1-9 p.m. CDT today. Online condolences can be made at
Cleotis "Cle" Brown, 67, passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Hospice Care Center of Chattanooga. He was preceded in death by his father, Charlie Brown Sr.; mother, Nellie Brown; brothers, Eugene

Mamie Brown

Spring city
Mamie Elizabeth Brown, 85, died Sunday,June 15, 2014, at Spring City Care and Rehabilitation Center. A graveside service will be at 4 p.m. today, June 20, at Ewing Cemetery in Spring City. Arrangements by Vaughn

Jennifer Butler

Huntsville
Jennifer Leigh Butler passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014. Funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday in the Valley Funeral Home Chapel, Scottsboro. Visitation 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday as well. Interment will be in Cedar Hill
Dorothy "Dot" Clonts Colby, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away at her residence with her family at her side, on Thursday, June 19, 2014. She was the daughter of the late John M. and Mrytle Clonts.

James Crane

Rossville
James Durwood Crane, 79, passed Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Services will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.
William "Kelly" Cunningham, 55, passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Erlanger Medical Center. Kelly was born in Chicago, Ill., and lived there most of his life before moving to Tennessee. Kelly was preceded
Neal Finch, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday June 18, 2014, at Parkridge Medical Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home.

Pete Foshee

Jasper
Pete Foshee, 62, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 20014. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kimberly Diane Foshee; parents, John William "Nub" and Gladys Oliver Foshee; sister, Carolyn Turner; and brothers, Ricky
Terrie JoAnne Edwards Frederick, 82, who was born on July 3, 1931, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Glen Frederick;
Gilford H. Gibbs went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. He retired in 1982 after 40 years of service as office manager for the Chattanooga News Free Press. He was assistant

Carolyn Graham

Trenton
Carolyn Joyce Graham, 64, formerly of Trenton, died Thursday, June 19, 2014, at her home in Lawrenceville, Ga. She was a member of New Home Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents,
Martha Brown Jean Hall, 64, of Hixson, died in a local hospital on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. She was the daughter of the late H.E. and Ruby Jones Brown. Martha was a member of Calvary
Bill Hendrix CHICKAMAUGA Billy "Bill" Milan Hendrix Sr., 81, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014. Bill was a resident of Chickamauga for 66 years and a member of the Chickamauga First Baptist Church.
Arlene Cochran Dunn Hester, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014, sometime around 2:30 p.m. Arlene Cochran Dunn Hester drove her last Lincoln up to heavens gate. After a long, loving look at

Freda Higdon

Trenton
Freda Gertrude Higdon, 62, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Ms. Higdon was preceded in death by her father, Harry Lee Chappelear; brothers, Gary and Byron
Wilbert Hines, 82, passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Linda Holcomb

Whitwell
Linda Ann Holcomb, 62, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kristi Norris Alder; parents, Chester and Eliza Norris; sister, Velma Shrum, Mary Long; brother, Bill Norris, Carl

Lisa Hyder

Dunlap
Lisa Marie Poore Hyder, 36, died Sunday, June 8, 2014. She was of the Christian faith. She was preceded in death by her mother, Debra Grimes; grandparents, Lee and Esther Poore. She is survived by
Jessie Lee Kilgore, 95, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2914, at Highlands Medical Center. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today, June 20, at Kerby Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Floyd Lee Kilgore, John
Valerie Lynne Knuettel, 57, of Hixson, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014. She was a native of New Albany, Ind., had lived in Kentucky and had been a resident of the Chattanooga area since 1987.

Bunny McCallie

Chickamauga
Bunny Angela McCallie, 81, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014. She was born in Walker County, Ga., to the late Ernest and Velma McCallie but had lived in the Jacksonville, Fla. for more than
Irene Drew Lees, 94, on June 21, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Mrs. Lees was born in Whiteside, Tenn., to Thomas and Gertrude Drew. She was a member of
Thomas Lee Miller, 74 of Red Bank, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014. Arrangements to be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Tressa Millraney, 55, of Lookout Valley, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014. She was a member of The Church of God of the Gospel Assembly. She was the daughter of the late Johnny and Lois Huckabee
Rev. Lamar S. Moore, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014. Visionary leader, pastor to churches large and small, friend to an untold number of people, servant of God. No single label
George Orville Moss, 88, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Orville was a member of North Terrace Church of Christ. He was a retired CARTA driver where he was employed for many years. Orville

Darrell Owens

Fort oglethorpe
Darrell Owens, 47, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Mr. Owens was an elder in the Chattanooga American Sign Language Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. He is survived by his wife, Donna; daughter, Emily; son Drew;

Charity Pickett

Whitwell
Charity Renee Pickett, 37, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her mother, Venease Curtis; grandfather, Bennie Smith; grandparents, Varlin and Mary Ruth Brock.

Roy Roberts Jr.

Centerville
Roy Lee Roberts, Jr., 54, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Lee Roberts Sr.; and brother, Aaron Dale Roberts. He is survived by his mother, Betty
Porter Jay Roberts Jr., 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014, at his residence. Funeral at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Glenn B. Taylor as the
Rogers Jr., 87, of Hixson, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Erlanger Medical Center. He was born May 2, 1927 in Jasper, Tenn., to Christian Joseph Rogers and Mary Riddle Rogers. C.J. was a U.S.

Alvin Rooks

Dutton
Alvin Rooks 88, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday. June 21, from the W.T, Wilson Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in
Peggy Coleman Shoemaker, 83, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Maxwell Shoemaker III; her parents, Arthur Arnold and Lucia Coleman; and

James Temples

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE James K. Temples passed into paradise on Monday, June 16, 2014, thanks to his acceptance of Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. He
Richard Leland Thompson, 64, of Apison, passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014 at his home. He was born on Dec. 17, 1949 to the late R.L Thompson and Doris Swanson. Richard was a
Michael Dwayne Walker, 49, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014. The family will gather with friends from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. CDT Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the funeral home. Interment will

Benny Wallace

Athens
Benny Joe Wallace, 64, passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2014, in a local hospital. Benny was born on March 2, 1950 a son of the late John and Bessie Wallace. Benny was an

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January 27, 1949 - June 20, 2009 Our lovely Sister and friend, We will see you in the Ressurection(Jah Willing) www.jw.org With love from all of us.
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