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Local Obits for Sun. Jun 29, 2014


Dorothy "Dot" Adams, 80, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014, at a local hospital. She was the loving wife of former Hamilton County Commissioner Curtis D. Adams and was a cherished and admired mother to

Ruth Adams

Chickamauga
Ruth LaVerne Day Compton Adams, 79, went home to enjoy her eternal rest on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Born September 28, 1934, in Dillon, Mo., Ruth lived a life of love. From the farm
Margaret Albright Margaret Smith Albright, 81, of Ooltewah, died on Friday, June 27, 2014. There will be no services or visitation at the funeral home. A memorial service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church
Wilroy Moss Anderson, 86, died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at his home following a brief illness. The son of the late Willard Roy and Mary Louise Moss Anderson, he was a lifelong farmer and a
Gretta Baldwin, 58, passed away in Nashville, Tenn. Arrangements forthcoming by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Mary Blevins

New hope
Mary Ruth Pennington Blevins, 83, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, peacefully and unexpectedly at her home. She was an employee of Western Sizzlin Steak House for 28 years. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and

Gail Brock

Lafayette
Gail S. Brock, 58, passed Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Warren Scott officiating, burial to follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Jack Burnett

Rosville
Jack Burnett, 70, passed into heaven on Friday, June 27, 2014, at his residence with his family by his side. Jack has been reunited with his loving mother, Pauline Burnett as well as

Jimmy Ray Burt

Fort payne
Jimmy Ray Burt, 79, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, at DeKalb Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CDT today, June 29, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral chapel with John Keef

Mary Clark

Rossville
Mary Agnes "Granny" Clark, 92, went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday morning, June 27, 2014, surrounded by her family. Granny was born July 5, 1921, in Tullahoma, Tenn., a daughter of the
Robert Daniels Jr., 67, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at his residence. He was self-employed in masonary. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Daniels Sr. Survivors

Katherine Dugan

Fort oglethorpe
Katherine Moore Dugan, 94, passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014, at Southern Heritage Assisted Living, where she had resided for the last four and a half years. She was born and raised in Dade
Pamela Lynn Ferguson, 47, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014, at her residence. Born in Miami, Florida on March 2, 1967, she has been a resident of Chattanooga since 1977 when

Robert Garrett

Rossville
Robert Don Garrett, 86, a retired police officer with the Chattanooga Police Department, died Saturday, June 28, 2014. He was at home with his loving wife Barbara and son Robb. Services are planned for

Christian Hall

Ringgold
Christian Fain Hall, 17, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he was a member of Westside Missionary Baptist Church. He is survived by his mother, Missy
Linda D. Harris, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral &Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.
Anita Louise Harris, 60, passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014, at her home Anita was a member of Lifegate Baptist Church. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and sister. Anita is survived by her
Jerry Hayes, 49, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014, at his residence. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral
Barbara S. Henley, of Ludlow, Ky., passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood, Ky. She retired from the shipping department of Carl Zeiss Optical in Hebron, Ky.

Marvin Howard Jr.

Riceville
Marvin "Bug" Howard Jr., 73, diedFriday, June 27, 2014. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Ziegler Funeral Home, with a memorial service to follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn.,
Al Franklin Hutcheson, 84, a lifelong resident of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014, in an area healthcare facility. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the funeral home

Earl Keesling

Rossville
Robert Earl "Pearl" Keesling, 79, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014 at a local hospital. He was a native of Knoxville, Tenn., and had lived over 45 years in the Rossville area. He retired
Ginger Kenyon Eleanor "Ginger" Larcom Kenyon, 85, of Ooltewah, passed away in her home, surrounded by loving family and friends on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. She was a member of Collegedale SDA Church. Ginger
Wallace "Brony" Lee, 68, of Harrison died Friday, June 27, 2014. He was predeceased by his grandson, Christopher Smith; parents, Gladys Ramsey and Dewey Lee; and brother, James Lee. He leaves to cherish his memory,
Abraham "Abe" Levine, 96, was reunited with his beloved wife, Willie Jo Levine, on Monday, June 23, 2014, when Abe peacefully and suddenly passed away. Winnie Jo Levine passed in her sleep on

Betty Jo Little

Pikeville
Betty Jo Little, 86, passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014. She was a dedicated homemaker and caregiver. Her favorite pastime was spent enjoying the company of her family. She also enjoyed collecting antiques. Betty

Martha McCosar

Lafayette
Martha McCosar, 73, died Friday, June 27, 2014. Survived by husband, Bunnie McCosar, son and wife, Bruce (Hannah Hamilton) McCosar. Funeral at Walnut
Milton W. McDonald, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014. McDonald was born in St. Elmo in 1924 to the late James S. and Nettie H. McDonald. He received his Bachelor's

John Painter Sr.

Lookout mtn.
John Patrick Painter Sr., 75, a current resident of Cleveland, Tenn., and formally of Lookout Mtn., Ga., passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Memorial Hospital. John was born on January 11, 1939, in
Minnie Lou Petty, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014, at her residence. She owned A&M Grocery Store and was a member of Washington Park Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by
Edna Pope GROVE OAK Edna Earl Pope, 79, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, at Shepherds Cove Hospice. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. CDT Monday, June 30, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral
Ricky Reed RINGGOLD Ricky Granville Dale Reed, 50, died on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 P.M. Saturday, July 5, in the funeral home chapel with Minister Dewey
Earlene Graves Roberts, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, one week shy of her 92nd birthday. She was born July 4, 1922, to Almena Cheever Graves and Earl Elsworth Graves
Patricia Ann Rushing, 79, and known affectionately by all as Patsy, took her leave of our world at ten o'clock on Thursday morning, June 26, 2014, two weeks after celebrating her 79th birthday and nearly

James Scott

Winchester
James Marvin Scott, 94, passed from this life Friday, June 27, 2014. He was born January 8, 1920, in Winchester, the son of the late John Scott and Mattie Partin Scott. Surviving are son, Carl
Clara Thompson Ward, of Chattanooga, passed from this life on Monday, June 23, 2014. Mrs. Ward and her husband, Clifton, and their friends, Charles and Jean Campbell, came to Chattanooga from West Virginia in 1953
Lawrence Marcus Watts, 67, of Hixson, passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Madres Watts. Survivors
Jennie W. Wright, 97, of Lupton City, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 30, at Chattanooga National Cemetery. Visitation will be

In Memoryjimmie luster

In Loving Memory of MRS. JIMMIE ELASTER LUSTER Who departed this life June 29, 2006. From her children, family and friends.

In MemoryMary Matthews

Mary Elizabeth Matthews Mar. 9, 1932-June 29, 2000 We will always love you, and still miss you very much! From your loving family: Husband, William; daughter, Venitia; and grandchildren, DeMitress and

In MemoryCARL L. TAYLOR

Who departed this life five years ago today, June 29, 2009. Even though you may be gone from our physical presence, you are always in our hearts. Love always, From: John R. Taylor, Sr.
April 15, 1926 - June 29, 2009 Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal. You have been gone five years, but I miss you like

In MemoryAlvin Williams

We love you, Pops
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