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Local Obits for Fri. Jun 27, 2014


Mildred "Millie" Goodin Boughan, 86, of Chattanooga, peacefully passed away from her earthly body and entered into the gates of Heaven on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Memorial Hospital. Millie was a member of Brainerd
Dorris Lee Bray, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014. He was the son of the late Freely and Idell Bray and was preceded by his wife, Janice Maureen Wilburn Bray. Dorris was
James Alphonse Burkart, 94, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the Alexian Village on Signal Mountain. He was the husband of Naomi Graham Burkart and the son of the late Alphonse Charles and Alma
Shirley Ann Cooper, 64, of Ooltewah, passed away on Wednesday, 25, 2014, at Vanderbilt Hospital. Shirley was always willing to help others, when she should have been at rest. She was the kindness and

Robert Coulter

spring city
Robert B. "R.B." Coulter Jr., 72, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014. Graveside memorial service with military honors will be held today, June 27, at 11 a.m. EDT at the Spring City Cemetery. Arrangements are

John Crawford Sr.

Lafayette
John Milton Crawford Sr., 69, of died on , Wednesday, June 25, 2014, surrounded and embraced by his beloved family. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Nathaniel Macon and Antoinette Crawford, Robert
Ruth Ellis Edwards, 95, of Chattanooga, died Monday June 23, 2014, in a local hospital. Graveside services will be held 2:30 p.m. today at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with Rev. David Harr officiating. Arrangements are
Luretha Inez Finney Elder, 92, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014. She was born in Rhea County and had lived in Red Bank for the past 60 years. She was a housewife and

Alexis Evans

Trion
Alexis DiAnn Evans, 4, died Monday, June 23, 2014. Survivors, parents, Joshua and Lacie Evans; brother, Tyson Evans; grandparents, Linda Dale and Billy Johnson, Becky Annette Wilson, Stanley Evans; great-grandmother, Sara Johnson. Funeral, 1 p.m.
Pamela Lynn Ferguson, 47, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Otis Ray Frederick, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Otis was a lifelong resident of Soddy-Daisy and was retired from DuPont.
Evelyn Joy Frizzell, this world was blessed with her on Sept. 5, 1948. Joy left to reunite with her Mom and Daddy on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. She was a Joy to everyone she met.
Robert Lester Harris Jr., 86, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at his residence. He was a member of Mt. Peria Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lester and

Tonie Hutchins

Trenton
Tonie Graham Hutchins, 38, died Tuesday morning, June 24, 2014. She was of the Baptist faith. Surviving include her mother, Linda Wooten, of Trenton; father, Joe Graham, of Richard City, Tenn.; Brother, Joe Graham Jr.,
Ruth Jackson CHICKAMAUGA Bernice Ruth Brooks Jackson 89, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014. She was born in DeKalb County, Ala., to the late James "Jim" and Molly Ethel Hinton Brooks. She lived

Louise Kellett

Summerville
Louise Tucker Kellett, 98, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Funeral services Saturday, June 28, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home. Interment in Greenhills Memory Garden. Visitation Saturday 1-3 p.m. at

Ellis Knight

Ringgold
Charles Ellis Knight, 62, departed this life June 23, 2014. He was born in Ringgold to the late David and Gustava Knight and was of the Baptist faith. He was also preceded in death by
ews ADAIRSVILLE Bishop Charles H. Matthews Sr., 84, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. As an ordained minister with the Church of God (Cleveland, Tenn.), he served as
Clifford Wesley "Tip" McCollum, 88, passed away Wednesday morning, June 25, 2014, in a Rome hospital. A native of Chattooga County, Georgia, he was born to the late John Wesley and Sarah Ovelle Barron McCollum

Nancy McCrary

Stevenson
Nancy Bo Rudder McCrary, 84, died Thursday, June 26, 2014 at her home. Visitation Saturday, 5-8 p.m. CDT at Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson. Funeral service will be Sunday, June 29, at 2
Loretta M. Melton, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014, in a local hospital. She was a member of Brainerd Hills Baptist Church and the Lighthouse Sunday School Class. She had worked
Ila Lee Miller, 82, of Boston, Mass., and Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 22, 2014, in Roslindale, Mass. Ila Lee was born in Tennessee and moved to Boston to

Mary Moore

Dalton
Mary Ruth Moore, 86, passed way Saturday, June 21, 2014. Homegoing celebration will be Saturday, June 28, at 1 p.m. at Mountain Ridge Baptist Church with Dr. Jerry D. Jones Sr. officiating. Arrangements by Willis
Dennis Odom, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral Home and Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Mary Jo Pickett

Bridgeport
Mary Jo Pickett, 70, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. CDT, Saturday, June 28, 2014. The family will receive friends from noon
Jennifer Michelle Rains, 37, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in a local hospital after a 3 1/2 year battle with Inflammatory Breast Cancer. She was born Sept. 8, 1976 in Chattanooga. Jennifer

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