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Local Obits for Wed. Mar 05, 2014


James "Jim" W. Allison, 69, of Chattanooga, passed Monday, March 3, 2014, at Hospice of Chattanooga Care Center. A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in the chapel with Pastor James

Luke Barnett

Ringgold
Luke Norman Barnett, 51, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. He was raised in Bell County, Ky., but has lived in the North Georgia area for

Frona Blakenship

Ringgold
Frona "Bobbye" Marie Baxter Blankenship, 72 passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and was of the Christian faith. Bobbye was a graduate of Ringgold High School class
Edward Emerson Brown Jr., 95, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Born on Sept. 22, 1918, in Chattanooga, Ed had five brothers and two sisters
Mary Frances Butler, 91, of Nashville, formerly of East Ridge, died Sunday, March 1, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband George Butler. Mrs. Butler was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual
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
Dr. Gloria Barley Cooke, 64, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in a Memphis hospital. Survivors include her son, Prince Michael Dudley Thomas; grandson, Princeton Thomas, of Memphis; siblings, Juliet (Eugene) Williams, Chattanooga; Wendal Carol Barley-Gray,

Lloyd Daniel

Decherd
Lloyd Daniel, 89, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at his home. Funeral 11 a.m. today, March 5, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment with military honors will follow in Franklin Memorial Gardens,
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

Mary Feagans

Dalton
Mary Elizabeth Stonecypher Feagans, 56, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014. A native of Atlanta, Ga., she has lived in the Dalton area for the past 30 years, a former employee of Shaw Industries and
Edward F. Fowler, 86, died Feb 11, 2014, in Indiana from complications of a recent illness. He was born in Chattanoog Aug. 29, 1927. Ed was the beloved uncle of Dorris (Dana) H. Ledford
Charles Eugene Haggard, 58, passed away on Monday, March 3, 2014, in a local hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles Maurice Haggard and Elsie Lee Sherlin Haggard. Survivors include his son
Alonzo Shackelford Hood, Sr., 63, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at his home. Alonzo was born in Lawrence County, Ala., on Sept. 1, 1950. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp. Alonzo was
Milton Kelly, 49, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Beaumont, Texas. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave. 622-9995.
Mary Lou Kitchens, 63, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Diane Beene Laymon, 61, of Sale Creek, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at her residence. Services will be held at 1 p.m. today, March 5, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with
Marshall Layne, 85, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, March 3, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Hixson and a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church. Marshall retired from Standard Coosa Thatcher. He was

Roger McKenzie

Kennesaw
Roger G. McKenzie, 65, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014. A Navy veteran, Mr. McKenzie attended Kennesaw First Baptist Church and was the owner of McKenzie Insulation until his retirement in 2011.

Mary Mitchell

Lafayette
Mary Jo Mitchell LaFAYETTE Mary Jo Mitchell, 63, died Monday, March 3, 2014. Mary Jo worked in the Deli Department at Cochrans Travel Center in
James "Bud" Edward Mulkey Sr., passed away on Sunday, March, 2, 2014. Bud was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grand-father. He worked as an auto mechanic for Chevron until his retirement. Bud was an
Marian Tulloss Officer, a retired educator from Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, departed this life Saturday, March 1, 2014, after a lengthy illness in Chattanooga. She was preceded in death by her husband, William "W.J."Officer. She

Rob Parham

Atlanta
Robert Newsome Parham, 44, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Rob was diagnosed with cancer in 2013 and was treated at the Emory Winship Cancer Institute. Mr.
Sandra Belk Pickett, 46, passed away March 3, 2014. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. CST Thursday, March 6, 2014, with funeral services to follow. To send online condolences visit
Warren Ransom, of Chattanooa, died Saturday, March 1, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors.

Sallie Ransom

Rossville
Mother Sallie Nancy Ransom, 89, of Lehigh Acres, Fla., formerly of Rossville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in Lehigh Acres. She was a retired school teacher of the Walker County School System, a member
Rebecca Saffell, 84, passed away Saturday morning, March 1, 2014, at Wellington Place Assisted Living in Athens. Daughter of the late Sameul H. and Virginia Hope Saffell and preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas

Linda Sisk

Winchester
Linda Ann Sisk, 68, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday, March 6, at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester. Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. today
Gary Lewis Smith Sr., 65, passed away on Monday, March 3, 2014, at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave.

Wilma Terrell

Rainsville
Wilma Smith Terrell, 84, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014, at her residence. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. CDT today in the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Brother Mike Adams officiating. Burial will

J.T. Thacker

Whitwell j.t.
Thacker, 74, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Carol Ann Wallain; parents, Edward and Bonnie Mae Thacker; brother, Bill Thacker; sister. Vera Mae Rollins. Those left to
Eddie Lee Timmons, 65, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. He leaves to cherish his memory his sister, Gertie (Pete) Stone; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. No public

Carol Welch

Dayton
Carol Woodlee Welch, 85, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 1, 2014, at home. She was born in McMinnville, Tenn., and moved to Dayton during her high school years. She owned and operated My Lady Beauty
Jackie "Papaw" Williams, 62 passed away on Saturday March 1, 2014. He was a Vietnam Veteran having served in the Marine Corps. Mr. Williams was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved the outdoors. He

Danny Wyman

Dunlap
Danny Edgar Wyman Jr., 37, died at his home, Sunday, March 2, 2014. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Edgar (Geraldine) Wyman and James (Josephine) Stewart. He is survived by his parents,

In MemoryJAMES BICE

James "Jimmy" Bice March 5, 1937-Feb. 7, 2012 Although you are gone, in our hearts you go on. Although your birthdays here were treasured, your birthdays with God are unmeasured. You were a husband, father

In MemoryWILLIE BOLDEN

Mr. Willie Edward Bolden August 22, 1953- March 5, 2000 In God, there is no end. God is good all the time. God called you home fourteen years ago. You are forever in our hearts.

In MemoryMrs. Geanie Cash

Mrs. Geanie "Maud" Cash Solomon On Friday you were all smiles and so full of hope, and the very next day, Saturday, March 5, 1994, you were gone. In our hearts you are not gone
Katherine Hattie Parrish Collins Aug. 24, 1929- March 5, 2013 "GODS GARDEN" God looked around His garden and He found an empty place, He looked down upon the earth and saw your tired face. He

In MemoryJ.B. Covey

Covey April 10, 1940 - March 4, 2012 Loving Husband, Father, Papaw JB and Friend to anyone who knew him. We miss you Dad. You were taken from us two years ago. We look

In MemoryJAMES PAGLENO

James A. Pagleno, Sr. Nov. 28, 1935 - March 5, 2008 Always in our thoughts and in our hearts. Forever loved by Marty and Family
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