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Local Obits for Mon. Jun 23, 2014


Barbara Gilbert Bailey, 75, of Red Bank, passed on Friday, June 20, 2014, at her home following a lengthy battle with Alzheimers. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today at the church, with Dr.
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
Anna Bratten, 81, of East Ridge, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at her residence. No formal services are scheduled. Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at
Lamar Bristol Sr., 68, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014, in a local health care facility. He was a graduate of Howard High School. He was a veteran of the United

William Brock

Dayton
William Thomas Brock, 67, died Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Erlanger Medical Center after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Brock was the son of William Ira Brock and Louiza Barber Brock. He
William Charles "Boolum" Burch, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral today at noon in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Richard Jones as
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
James W. "Jimmy" Elgin, Jr., 60, of Harrison, passed away Friday, June 20, 2014. A native of Martinsville, Va., he has been a resident of the Chattanooga for the past 17 years. He was
Edna Lorraine Fick, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, June 21, 2014. Born October 14, 1924, at Farmers Creek, Mich., her mother, Mary Meier, gave birth to her in their farm home.
Neal Finch Jr., 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in a local hospital. He was formerly employed by Eureka Foundry and was a member of New Zion Missionary Baptist Church. He was
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;
Jason Lamar Galloway, 19, died Saturday, June 21, 2014. Funeral is at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2014, from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. today at the chapel. Arrangements by
Willie Hall Jr. Willie Lee Hall Jr., 55, passed away on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Jaquise Dejuan Heard, 20, passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Mary House Mary Forgey House, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014. She was retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield and a member of New Liberty Baptist Church where she was an active
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

Jeanetta Mercer

Rossville
Jeanetta Mercer, 94, passed away on Friday, June 20, 2014 in a local health care facility. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with Dr. David Harr officiating.
Richard Paul Phillips, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Memorial Hospital. He is the son of the late Herbert and Helen Phillips. Richard began his career by teaching math and science

Terry Potter

Rainsville
Terry Potter, 66, died Saturday, June 21, 2014, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. Graveside services today, June 23, at 4 p.m. CDT from Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery after visitation from 2-3:30 p.m. CDT.
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

Rebecca Slatton

Whitwell
Rebecca Layne Slatton, 41, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014. Rebecca was a great friend and always fun to be around. She was preceded in death by her father, Don Layne; brother, Jimmy Don "
Corine Waters Smith, 95, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014, at her Signal Mountain home. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343. 423-531-3975.
Lester "Leck" 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 World War
Franklin "Ike" Smith, 91, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, June 22, 2014. Funeral service will be held at noon Wednesday, June 25, in the East Chattanooga Church of God with
Donald Sparks, 75, of Hixson, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014. Arrangements to be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace. 877-3524.
Hillard Vester "Junior" Wall Jr., 57, of Signal Mountain, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014, in an auto accident. He owned and operated Gateway Auto Sales in Rossville, Ga., and was of
Kenneth Earl Watts, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Harvey Leake (Lee) Wiley, 78, of Harrison, went home to be with his Heavenly Father, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, June 21, 2014. He was a faithful member of the First Cumberland

In MemoryMegan Kerr

of our little angel, Megan Nicole Kerr, who would have been 25, June 24th- Greatly missed and still loved.

In MemoryRudy Massengill

Aug. 30, 1927- June 23, 2008 Its been six years since you left us. We miss you and we love you. Marie, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

In MemoryIN MEMORY

Ulysess Neville Aug. 2, 1923 - June 23, 2007 Not a day goes by that we don't think of you. You are always in our hearts. We loved you very much but God loved
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