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Local Obits for Sun. Jun 22, 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
Eva Hickman Ballew, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, June 20, 2014, in Dunlap, Tenn. Eva was in the grocery business for over 37 years. She first began as a clerk in a

Reita Barger

Graysville
Reita Ruth Barger, 85, passed away Friday, June 20, 2014, at her home. Services will be Monday at 4 p.m. at CorvinRoad Baptist Church,Dayton. Visitation will take place from 5-9 p.m. Sunday at the
William Charles "Boolum" Burch, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014, in a local hospital. He was of the Baptist faith and served in the United States Navy. He was preceded
Betty J. Cannon, 79, a resident of the East Ridge area, passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at her home. Betty was retired from the City of Chattanooga. She is survived by her
Michael Cantley, 62, of Soddy-Daisy, died Friday, June 20, 2014. Born in Logan, W.Va., Sept. 4, 1951, Mike is the grandson of Robert and Mary Craddock. He was preceded in death by his mother Lucille.

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
Austin "Leonard" Dodson, 81, passed away on Friday, June 20, 2014, at a local hospital. He was a minister for 50 years, a selfless servant to the Lord and his family. He never knew

Alene Dowdy

Cleveland
Alene Dowdy, 80, passed away Friday, June 20, 2014. Survivors include Joyce Clark of Chattanooga, Terry Dowdy of Cleveland, and Kathy Timmerman of Charleston. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Sunset Memorial

Betty Esslinger

Hermitage
Betty A. Esslinger, 85, passed away Friday, June 20, 2014. Preceded in death by Husband, Col. Albert Esslinger; daughter, Lynda Dolbi. Survivors include son, John (Jane) Esslinger; grandchildren, Jessica (Tullio) Iacono, Abby (Chad) Flatt,
Edna Lorraine Fick, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Arrangements are pending and will be announced later by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.
Neal Finch Jr., 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Funeral Home, 3417 Wilcox Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37411.
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;
Ruth Thomas Hale, 94, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Signature HealthCare in Cleveland. Mrs. Hale was born July 25, 1919 to Bunyan and Eula Thomas in South Georgia. She was
Robert Franklin Hancock, 65, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Chattanooga. Services will be 2 p.m. today at the chapel of Coulter Garrison Funeral Home, 1670 Market St., Dayton, TN 37321. Arrangements by Coulter
Anna "Doll" Reynolds Hunter, 67, a native of Chattanooga, died on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Life Care Center of Red Bank. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack Davison Reynolds and Anna
James W. "Jimmy" Elgin Jr., 60, of Harrison, passed away Friday, June 20, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 404 S. Moore Rd.

Thomas Anderson Jr

. winchester
Thomas Marsden Anderson Jr., 60, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014, at his residence. Visitation is 3-5:30 p.m. CDT Tuesday, June 24, with services at 5:30 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Arrangements
Archie Lee Kennebrew, 79, died on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. He was born July 15, 1934, in Wheeling, W.Va., to William Elbert Kennebrew Sr. and Maggie Moore Kennebrew. He attended Howard High School, graduating in
Wanda Sue Thompson Ledford, 57, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. Wanda was very passionate for Jesus Christ, playing Bingo, and Elvis. Wanda was predeceased by her
Jeritza "Jerri" Lowrance, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, June 20, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, she was a longtime member of the First Church of the Nazarene. She was preceded

Maryellen Lowe

Belvidere
Maryellen Snyder Lowe, 94, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014, at her home. Services will be held 11 a.m. CDT Monday, June 23, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Visitation Monday from
James "Jimmy" Lybrand, 66, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014, in Fayetteville, Ga.. Jimmy was born and raised in Chattanooga and was a graduate of Kirkman High School, Class of 1966.

Barbara Massey

Chickamauga
Barbara Lavern Parham Massey, 75, passed away Friday, June 20, 2014. Survivers include daughters, Donna Lopez-Nunez, Sandra Ward; sons, Terry Massey, Tim Massey; sisters, Peggy Baker, Linda Alsup, Nancy Mobley, Dot Wages; brother, Benny
Billy Joe McDaniel ROCK SPRING Billy Joe (B.J.) McDaniel, 83, died Friday, June 20, 2014, at his residence. An avid gardner, and Veteran of the U.S. Army, he was secretary of Sunday School,

Jeanetta Mercer

Rossville
Jeanetta Mercer, 94, passed away on Friday, June 20, 2014, in a local health care facility. She was a resident of north Georgia and a member of First Centenary United Methodist Church. Mrs. Mercer was
Pauline Miller, 85, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 23, 2014, at Chattanooga National Cemetery with interment to follow.
Jesse C. Minton, 92, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, June 20, 2014. He was a loyal member of the Freedom Worship Center. He was preceded in death
Earlita Richardson Gertrude Earlita Richardson, 78, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014, of pancreatic cancer. Earlita was born on November 14, 1935, to Earl and Gertie Sanders in Wayne County, Ill. She graduated

Glenna Rickman

Decatur
Glenna Dean Rickman, 76, died Friday, June 20, 2014. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, in the Bowers Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, June
Judith A. Schorr, 66, of Chattanooga, passed away suddenly on June 20, 2014, at her home. Some things Judith would want everyone to know: She was born into the family of God on February
Lester Smith , 88, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014, at a local hospital. He lived in the Chattanooga area for the last 28 years, was an Army Veteran of the Korean War
Mark Treadway, 52, of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, June 19, 2014, in Knoxville, Tenn., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident, surrounded by his family and best friend Geraldine. Mark was formerly an OR tech
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
Brad West, 25, of Hixson, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014. A native of Baltimore, Md., he has been a resident of the Chattanooga area for the past 15 years. He was a graduate
Johnny Ezell Whiteside, 68, departed this life on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. He was a faithful member of New Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by parents, Ollie and Julia
Joanne Jacqueline Dugger Williamson, 85, of Chattanooga, died Friday, June 20, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Willodean Westbrook Wright, 85, died Friday, June 20, 2014, at Crowne Health Care. Funeral services will be held today, June 22, at 2 p.m. CDT from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Sunday from

In MemoryJAMES SHERRELL

We love and miss you alot. It has been three years and your little brother and sister talk about you all the time. Happy Birthday. Wish you were here. This has been a bad
In loving memories of our brother, father and son who left this life five years ago today June 22, 2009. Gone but never forgotten. Love always, The Ricks Family

In MemoryMarilyn Stevens

June 24, 1927 - July 7, 2008
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