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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 07, 2014

Ashley Beaunka Allen, 19, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Ternae Jordan, Jr. as the
Lt. Col. James Ayers Jr. Lt. Col James L. Ayers Jr., died Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. today, March 7, in the funeral home chapel with Pastor

Wayne Babb

Wayne Michael Babb, 62, went home to be with the Lord Wed., March 5, 2014 surrounded and lovingly supported by family, caregivers and friends. Wayne's life verse would be Psalm 139:14 ESV " I
Etta Ruth Berry, 105, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, in a local health care facility. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Edward Brown Jr. Edward Emerson Brown Jr., 95, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Visitation will be today, March 7 in the Parish Hall

Charlie Cole

Mr. Charlie Cole, 63, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in Huntsville Hospital. Funeral is set for today, March 7, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.
Wilma "Joyce" Craft, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Standifer Place. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Elwood "E.H." and Mary Ruth Sullivan. She is survived by
Barbara Dobson, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Dobson; and son, Eddie "Hoss" Gray. Survivors include her sons, Joe (Andria) Dobson,
Judith Ann Ellis, 77, of Sale Creek, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014. She was of the Baptist Faith. Judith was born Oct. 26, 1936 in Essex, England and has lived in the
s Blair Rashad Fields, 22, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 in a local hospital. Survivors include his daughter, Ta'Rajae Fields (Denisha McKibben); mother, Bridgette Caldwell (Patrick) Thomas; father, Lelwin (Serena) Fields;
Isaac Fine DUNLAP Isaac Newton "Radio" Fine, 81, passed away from a long time illness Thursday, March 6, 2014. He was a farmer and avid lover of horses who loved to go on

Tina Goodwin

Tina Renee Goodwin, 45, died Monday, March 3, 2014. Survivors: parents, William and Nora Croy; children, Gabriel, Taylor, and Gabrielle Sipes; and two grandchildren. Funeral is 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Mason Funeral

Stella Hale

Stella Chastain Hale, 82, departed this life Tuesday, March 4, 2014. She was born in Chattanooga to the late Hosea and Molly Chastain. She later retired from LaDean Shop in Rossville, and was a member
Robert "Bob" E. Hunley, 82, died on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 after a lengthy illness. He was surrounded by his loving family. Bob was a member of Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church. Bob was born
Clara Belle M. Jenson, 81, of Ooltewah died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Memorial Services will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 8 at Apison Seventh-day Adventist Church. She was preceded in death by
Belinda Faye Caldwell-Johnson, 50, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, William and Glenora Caldwell, Sr.; father, Ernest Stevenson; father and mother-in-law,
Vaughn ROSSVILLE Tatiana Hope and Kayliana Faith Vaughn infants went to be with Jesus Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Girls we love you and we will miss you so, and we know that you

Ruth King

South pittsburg
Ruth Thomas King, 65, died Tuesday, March 5, 2014. Funeral: at 3:30 p.m. CST Saturday, March 8, at Rogers Funeral Home, South Pittsburg. Interment in Cumberland View Cemetery. Visitation: 2-8 p.m. today and from
Mary Louise Kitchens, 63, passed Sunday, March 2, 2014. She was preceded in death by her father, Willie David Kitchens Sr. She is survived by mother, Lena Pearl Wise; sisters, Bonnie (Gerald) McKissic, Mamie Redmond,

Pamela Lane

Pamela Lee Lane, 58, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 6, 2014. She was a 1974 graduate of Chattanooga Valley High School and went on to graduate from Chattanooga State Technical
Earl Alfred Love, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014 in a local hospital. Funeral: at noon today at Mt. Paran Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Alfred Johnson as the eulogist.

Pauline Mosteller

Avondale estate
Pauline Denney Mosteller, 95, passed away on Friday Feb. 28, 2014. Pauline is survived by her daughter, Rosemary and was preceded in death by her husband, William Jackson Mosteller. She was the last surviving child

Cecil Norton

Cecil Norton, 70, passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in Chattanooga. He was the father of Diane and Ronnie Burkhart. A gathering of friends will be Saturday from 2-6 p.m. at Jeffers
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
Margaret Graham Parmley, 84, passed away March 6, 2014. Preceding her in death include her husband, Carl Parmley; parents, George W. and Minnie Graham; two brothers, Ralph and Carl James Graham; and her sister

Lorene Payne

Lorene Dempsey Payne, 83, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Robert Payne; parents, Rev. Allen Dempsey, Leona Dempsey; brothers, Bobby Ray Dempsey, Donnie Allen Dempsey, Edley

Clay Payne

Clayton "Clay" Thomas Payne, 57, passed away, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Clay was a graduate of Central High School Chattanooga. He was raised in Lookout Valley and enjoyed playing sports in his youth. He was
Debra Phillips CARTWRIGHT Debra Ann Griffith Phillips, 52, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, March 5, 2014. She was employed at the Dunlap Restaurant. Debbie was preceded in death by her son, Bert Edward Phillips; father,

Rev. Troy Plemmons

Fort payne
Rev. Troy Plemmons, 88, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at noon today, March 7, 2014, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Walker's

John Pratt Jr.

John Edward Pratt Jr., 82, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Moore Funeral Home. Visitation 4-8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday
Jimmy "Red" Robinson Sr., 71, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014. He owned and operated Robinson Used Cars, along with many other businesses and property ventures. He loved his animals, especially his Cat "Granny

Joyce Rollins

Joyce Powell Rollins, 69, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014. Joyce retired from Marion County Sheriff Department and South Pittsburg High School. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry "Fuzz"
Hal Schwartz Jr. Harold A. "Hal" Schwartz Jr., 71, a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, departed this life Wednesday, March 5, 2014. He was a graduate of Baylor and received his undergraduate degree

Willie Shafer

Fort payne
Willie Ruth Burt Shafer, 91, died on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Collinsville Healthcare. Funeral: Saturday, March 8 at 11 a.m. CST at Burt Chapel, Fort Payne. Visitation: today at 5-8 p.m. at Burt Chapel-Fort

Ray Taylor

Ray Anthony "Buster" Taylor, 56, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014. Survivors are his mother, Mary Lee Taylor; sisters, Mary Ida (Michael) Worthy. Beverly Ann Taylor, Causie L. Taylor, Priscilla D. Henderson, Pamela R. Taylor;
Nov. 4, 1930-March 7, 2013 We Have You In Our Heart We thought of you today, but that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. We think of


Karen Ratchford Grant Jan. 27, 1954- March 7, 2012 Many precious memories. We miss your warm smile and sweet spirit. Love always and forever, Dad.


July 7, 1921-March 7, 2009 You are near, even if I don't see you You are with me, even if you are far away You are in my heart, in my thoughts, in


March 7, 1933 Happy Birthday! You are in the hands of Christ Jesus. From Your Family.

In MemoryCash Toney

Mr. Cash Toney Jr. March 7, 1933 You are deeply, forever missed each and every day of all our lives. Your Wife, kids, and family.
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