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Local Obits for Tue. Mar 04, 2014


James "Jim" W. Allison, 69, of Chattanooga, passed Monday, March 3, 2014, at Hospice of Chattanooga Care Center. A retired printer, he was a member of Local 165 and a member of Spring Creek Road

Johnny Baumgarner

Summerville
Johnny Mack Baumgarner, 66, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in Chattanooga National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at Earle

Tonya Bibbs

Stevenson
Tonya Earls Bibbs departed this life on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Funeral will be 1 p.m Friday at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church with visitation 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the church. Please send memorial donations

Edna Castle

Grove oak
Edna Castle, formerly of Bridgeport, Ala., died Sunday, March 2, 2014. Visitation will be 10 a.m.-9 p.m. CST today and the funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, from Valley Funeral Home chapel in
Chester Ray Cecil Sr., 85, loving father and grandfather, gained his Heavenly reward on Monday, March 3, 2014, at Parkridge Hospital. Born in Englewood, Tenn., he was a longtime resident of East Ridge. He
Richard Alan Davidson, 58, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014. Richard was born in Alabama, but lived in Chattanooga, all his life. He graduated from Central High School in 1973, and became a

Bessie Dunn

Athens
Bessie Bates Taylor Dunn, 86, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Brookewood Nursing Center in Decatur. Graveside services 2:30 p.m. today at Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation 1-2 p.m. today at funeral home. Ziegler Funeral

John Dupree

Fort payne
John Harold Dupree, 69, died Sunday, March 2, 2014, at his residence. Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in the sanctuary with Rev. Ricky Smith officiating, Burt Funeral

Mike Fitz-Gerald Jr.

South pittsburg
Michael Fitz-Gerald Jr., 61, died suddenly on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted from the South Pittsburg Chapel of Rogers Funeral Home at 1 p.m. CST today. Interment will follow at

Bernadine Fugate

Fairbury,
Ill. Bernadine McEvoy Gardner Fugate, 96, died at 10:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at Advocate BroMenn, Normal. Mrs. Fugate was born Nov. 13, 1917 in Bloomington, Ill., daughter of Bernard and Elva Fern Shepard

Nellie Gilbreath

Aberdeen,
Miss. Nellie Hairell Gilbreath, 88, formerly of Fort Payne, Ala. died Saturday, March 1, 2014. Survivors: son, Denny Oliver; daughter, Linda Brown; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Funeral will be 2 p.m. today, March 4, at Burt

Maxine Jones

Dayton
Maxine Glenice Jones, 70, died Sunday, March 2, 2014 in Dayton. Funeral at 5 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel. Burial Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in Chattanooga National Cemetery. www.vanderwallfh.com. Visitation one hour
Mildred June Kirkwood, 92, of Harrison, passed away Friday Feb. 28, 2014, at home surrounded by those she loved. "June" lived a long, fulfilling and happy life. She was a loving, caring nurse her whole
Diane Beene Laymon, 61, of Sale Creek, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of the Soddy-Daisy and Sale Creek area. Diane attended school in Soddy-Daisy
Harold Clifton Ledford Jr., 51, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in a local hospital. Survivors wife, Juanita Ledford; daughters, Jennifer Ledford and Michelle Ledford. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday at Higgins Funeral Home. Interment will follow

Ellen McBee

Lookout mountain
Ellen Powell McBee, 46, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at her home. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her mother, Brenda Veal Powell. Survivors include her
James" Bud" Edward Mulkey Sr., passed away on Sunday, March, 2, 2014. Bud was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He worked as an auto mechanic for Chevron until his retirement. Bud was

Richard Pyles

Summerville
Richard Lee Pyles, 66, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2014. Surviving: wife, Toni Lynn Pyles; daughter, Christina Pyles; grandchildren, Nicholas Pyles, Savannah Pyles, Shawn Pyles; Special friend and her daughter, Gail and Lisa Shaw.
Lumas "Bud" Rampley, 92, died Saturday, March 1, 2014. Survivors: wife, Pauline Carrol Rampley, son-in-law, William Don Gober; two grandchildren, Nathan Eugene Gober, Melissa Carol Gober; nephew, John Dawson. Services,

Donnie Scott

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Donnie "Frog" Scott, 65, died Sunday, March 2, 2014. Preceded in death by wife, Mary "Glenda" Scott; brother, Bo Scott; sister, Billie
Doyle Marion Smith, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga. Doyle served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was

Mattie Webb

Cleveland
Mattie JoAnn Webb, 75, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014. She and her late husband operated the "Burger Pantry" in the Village Bowling Lanes in the 1960s and 1970s. Mattie retired from Maytag after 30

Billie West

Trenton
Billie Jeanette West, 78, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening and fishing. She was preceded in death by her parents, William McKinley Wheeler and Clara Opal Wheeler; four sisters, Clara Mae

In MemoryLELA BALLOU

Lela M. Ballou March 3, 1912- Dec. 26, 2002 Happy Birthday Nanny! In the mansion God prepared for you. John 14:2 We love you. Laverta and all your family
March 4, 1927- July 4, 2012 Happy 87th Birthday From your son Darnell, and daughters, Alma, Jannie and Lorene.

In MemoryRandy Middleton

Jan. 3, 1966 - March 4, 2013 As I sit in heaven and watch you everyday, I try to let you know with signs I never went away. I hear you when youre laughing

In MemoryNORMAN WILLIAMS

Happy Birthday Remembering you today and always. Wife, family and friends
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