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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 21, 2014


Barbara Gilbert Bailey, 75, of Red Bank, passed on Friday, June 20, 2014, at her home following a lengthy battle with Alzheimers. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, John T. "Ding-Ding" and Christine
Lamar Bristol, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014, in a local health care facility. Funeral arrangement will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home.
Ralph Cain LYERLY Ralph Moreland Cain, 88, died Thursday, June 19, 2014. Survivors include caregiver, Iris Gail Dotson; very special friend and former case manager, Linda Garrett; two nieces. Funeral, 2 p.m.
Otis Richard Cantrell, 71, of Signal Mountain, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday afternoon, June 19, 2014. Otis was a devoted and loving husband and father. He was born in Cedartown,

Ricky Carrington

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Gary "Ricky" Carrington, 46, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014. He was born in LaFayette on March 5, 1968. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witness in LaFayette and
Mae Rosa Chestnutt, 62, died Friday, June 20, 2014, at a local hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors.
Dorothy "Dot" Clonts Colby, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away at her residence at Creekside Retirement Community with her family at her side, on Thursday, June 19, 2014. She was the daughter of the late
Charlotte Delores Williams Callahan Cosby passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014. She was born to the union of Leroy Williams Sr. and Bernice Henderson Williams. She was the third of seven children born to this

James Crane

Rossville
James D. Crane, 79, was a life-long resident of Rossville. He passed away peacefully Wednesday night, June 18, 2014, after a valiant struggle with a sudden illness. He was a faithful member of the Rossville
Emmett Garner, 81, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014 in Chattanooga. He was born on Nov. 22, 1932. He graduated from Howard High School in 1949. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1953. He

Norman Graham

Ringgold
Norman Thomas Graham, 82, passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014. He was born in Chavies, Ala., to the late James Melvin and Willie Brooks Graham and was of the Baptist faith. Norman served his

Ruth Grimes

Trion
Ruth Hazel Grimes, 71, died Friday, June 20, 2014. Survivors husband, John Carl Grimes Jr.; daughter, Kathy Carlene Grimes; brothers, William Bowman, Duke Williams, Gary Young; sisters, Kathy Newsome, Roxie Davis. Funeral: 2
James Marshall Hawkins Sr., 75, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014. Service 4 p.m. Sunday at the University Shooting Range, 1390 Jumpoff Road, Sewanee. Online condolences may be made at www.cumberland funeralhome.net. Cumberland Funeral Home,
Arlene Cochran Dunn Hester, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014. I was born Nov. 18, 1924 in Atlanta, to Horace Daniel and Janie Dell Malone Cochran. Then came Ann Cochran Hall, June

Dorothy Laughton

Spring city
Dorothy E. "Dottie" Laughton, 73, died Thursday, June 19, 2014. Funeral service at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral
Mildred 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
Jeritza "Jerri" Lowrance, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, June 20, 2914. Please share your memories at: ChattanoogaEastBrainerdChapel.com. Arrangements will be announced by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 8214

Jeanetta Mercer

Rossville
Jeanetta Mercer, 94, passed away on Friday, June 20, 2104, in a local health care facility. The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 24, from noon until 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside services
Thomas Lee Miller, 74, of Red Bank, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014. A native of Sweetwater, he was the son of the late Charlie and Agnes Presley Miller. He had lived in Chattanooga most
Rev. Lamar S. Moore, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. today, June 21, 2014, at Lookout Valley Baptist Church (23 Lilac
Charles Lee Petty Sr., 72, of East Ridge, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 19, 2014. He had lived most of his life in the Chattanooga area and was
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.

Carolyn Torbett

Cleveland
Carolyn Sue Torbett, 74, died Friday, June 20, 2014. Survivors: children, Chris Torbett, Mark Torbett, Venus Peels, Alice Swafford; several grandchildren. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and

Edna Turner

Altamont
Edna Jean Turner, 87, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014, at her home with her family at her side. She was born in Altamont, Tenn. on Oct. 7, 1927, to J.B. and Dora Ann Nunley
illiam G. Cooper Jr., of Chattanooga, a decorated World War II veteran, passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014. He retired from Dixie Yarns after 19 years of service and was a former employee
Fred Wells, resident of Elmcroft of Shallowford in Chattanooga, passed away Monday June 16, 2014. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the Assembly of God Church in O'Neill,
Frances N. Wheeler, 92, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014. She was the only child of the late Nickie Harris and George Nelson. Frances worked as a substitute teacher by day and

Rita Wilson

Scottsboro
Rita Fay Wilson, 55, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Cloverdale Manor. Family will receive friends from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, June 23, at the funeral home chapel. Funeral will be held the same

In MemoryCHARLES GORDY

January 29, 1936 - June 20, 2013 Dad, we miss and love you very much. Wish you were here. But know that you have a new body and well all see you
of our Mothers: Annie (Hannah) Tramble June 21, 1961 Margie L. Tramble July 21, 1999 Our lives are gifts from our Heavenly Father, each day a package of blessings to be shared with
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