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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 08, 2014


The Rev. Dr. J. Larry Amos, 76, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2013. The Rev. Dr. Amos was born on Feb. 3, 1938 in Spartanburg, S.C. to Cedric DeFoix Amos Sr. and Canzada Jane
Dorothy Mae Anderson, 86, of East Ridge, has gone home to be with her Lord on Thursday, March 6, 2014. She was a member of New Haven Baptist Church and she enjoyed playing the piano.

Wayne Babb

Ringgold
Wayne Michael Babb, 62, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Bruce Sloan officiating. Interment will
Paula J. Badger, 74, passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at home. She was a member of Bartlebaugh Baptist Church, and she retired from Hamilton County Nursing Home where she served as assistant head
Etta Ruth Berry, 105, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014 in a local health care facility. She was a faithful member of Greater Friendship Primitive Baptist Church where she had served

Ella Boss

Chickamauga
Ella V. Boss, 81, passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at her residence. She was a native of Fyffe, Ala., but had lived the greater part of her life in the north Georgia area.

Beatrice Chandler

Rock spring
Beatrice E. Chandler, 93, passed away on Friday, March 7, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic
Jean Cox, 73, of Chattanooga, passed away March 6, 2014. She graduated from Kirkman High School and had previously worked at Rossville Yarn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Cox; and
Barbara Jean Craft, 79, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Lane Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Lane Funeral Home, 601
Russell Earl Dotson, 76, passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. today. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today, located in the chapel of Coulter Garrison

Ruth Dowdy

Crossville
Ruth L. Dowdy, 81, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Macedonia
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. Funeral: at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Todd Lansden as the
Belinda Faye Caldwell-Johnson, 50, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at her residence. Funeral at 9:30 a.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Nathaniel Carter as the eulogist. Burial:

Marie Knee

Winchester
Maria Francis Knee, 91, passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Golden Living Center Mountainview in Winchester. Memorial services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014 in the Moore-Cortner Chapel

Pamela Lane

Flintstone
Pamela Lee Lane, 58, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 6, 2014. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel

Lonnie Layne

Tracy city
Mr. Lonnie Layne, 85, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014. Funeral: 1 p.m. today in the funnel home with Ministers Mike Rigsby and Claude Hoback officiating. Burial: Summerfield Cemetery. Online condolences may be
Jack Leon Martin, 84, Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Standifer Place. Jack worked as a mechanic with DuPont until his retirement in 1985. He played basketball and football. Jack was a

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. Visit
Warren T. Ransom, 33, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Ransom Sr.; and grandmother, Margaret Downs. Survivors include mother, Edith Ransom; sons, Warren T.
Helen Smalley Reddish, widow of Lloyd E. Reddish, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, and her soul went to heaven to be with the Lord. She was a member of Brainerd Baptist Church and the Love

Joe Sanfratel

Jasper
Joseph Wayne Sanfratel, 76, passed away, Thursday, March 6, 2014. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp who proudly served his county during the Vietnam War and a former 911 dispatcher for

Brylee Teal

Tunnel hill
Brylee Shae Teal, 4, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Brylee is the daughter of Steven Heath Teal and Jessica Shae Ammons of Tunnel Hill. She was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandparents, Wayne

Edith Underwood

Pikeville
Edith S. Underwood, 74, died Friday, March 7, 2014. Funeral Sunday at 2 p.m. CST in the chapel. Burial in Walling Cemetery. Visitation today 5 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. until funeral time.
Lonnie F. Kirkendoll June 12, 1928 - March 8, 2011 We love you and miss you every day. Miss your laugh and the love you had for all of your family.

In MemoryJoseph Nastasi

Oct. 26, 1950-Mar. 8, 2011 Although we are apart, your spirit lives within me. Gone yet not forgotten. Forever in my heart. Loving you forever, your wife Nancy.
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