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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 13, 2014


Linda Sue Slagle Allen, 61, of Lookout Mountain, was gathered by the Lord on Monday, March 10, 2014, at 12:15 p.m. We lost our dear friend, who has been part of our lives for
Dorothy Willett Barnett, 89, of Chattanooga and formerly of Atlanta, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Mrs. Barnett graduated from Commercial High School in Atlanta and attended Georgia State University. She worked for the
Charlie Bell, 63, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in a local hospital. He was the assistant minister and musician for Mt. Zion Baptist Church and a mason with Lillie White Lodge
Wayne M. Berry, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014. He was 73 years old. Wayne was born in Youngstown, Ohio, to the late John Joseph and Verna Helen Martin Berry. He
Edward Louis Blankenship, 49, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at his residence. The son of the late Lloyd Wendell and Dorothy Faye Yearwood, he was also preceded in death by his brother, James Matthew Yearwood.
Willie E. Commons, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Freda Edwards

Fort payne
Freda Mae Campbell Edwards, 61, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at St. Vincents hospital. Funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Burt Chapel, Fort Payne with Rev. Richard Ellis officiating. Visitation 2-8 p.m. Friday
Patricia Mowery Gaither, 77, of Hixson, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, March 10, 2014. She was born to the late Robert and Katherine Royal Mowery. Pat was a devoted wife and
Glenna Maxine Gribble, 82, of Chattanooga, departed this life Monday, March 10, 2014. She was born in Dalton, Ga., to the late Ben and Agnes Smith, and was a member of Calvary Church of God

Annie Grogan

Trion
Annie Ruth Romine Grogan, 83, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Survivors, husband, J.C. Grogan; children, Sheila Beason, Drusilla Norton, Amy Huskey, Tiffany Romine, David Romine, Shannon Romine; sister, Marjorie Kennedy; brother, Buddy Cameron. Funeral, 1
Hettie Gilliam Hardison, 98, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at the home of her granddaughter, Melissa (Robert) Pettway in Chattanooga. She is survived by her son, Joel (Linda) Hardison; daughter, Shirley (Isaac) Corder, Gallatin,
Steven "Bebo" Marcel Hilton, 64, of Chattanooga, died Monday, March 10, 2014. He was born to the late Mack and Allene Hilton, July 5, 1949, in Chattanooga. Bebo was a crane operator for 45 years

Mary Holleman

Valley head
Mary Louise Ellis Holleman passed away at her home in Valley Head on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Valley Head and a lifelong member of the Valley Head United Methodist
Ruby Scott Lee Porter Howard, of Rome, Ga., passed away on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. He was 97 years old. Ruby was born Nov. 25, 1916, in Ooltewah. A former longtime resident of Chattanooga, she
Jon Roger Hudson, 52, of Ooltewah, was called to the Lord on Saturday, March 8, 2014. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Ellen and two children, Joshua (17) and Sarah (15) of Ooltewah.

Ruby Jenkins

Etowah
Ruby Lee Herron Jenkins, 98, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at McMinn Memorial Nursing Home. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Cena Herron. Ruby was a member of Delano Baptist Church
Judy Ann Johnson, 61, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 10, 2014. She was born on Jan. 31, 1953 in Chattanooga. She was a member of Flattop Independent
Juanita King Johnson, 89, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014. She was a school teacher at Lewis Chapel and a Sequatchie County Trustee for four years. She was preceded in death by parents, Lewis Clyde
Abbie Jones, 83, of East Ridge passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in a local hospital. She was a lifelong resident of the Rossville and East Ridge area. She was a member of the East
Mary Rose Newton Marraccini, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Born in Paterson, N.J., Mary moved to Chattanooga, in 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Edward
Cynthia Diane Miller, 61 of Chattanooga departed this earthly life on Saturday, March 1, 2014. She is a graduate of Chattanooga Public Schools. She was a former employee with Moccasin Bend Hospital for over

Mike Phillips

Pisgah
John Michael "Mike" Phillips, 71, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Huntsville Hospital. Survivors include wife, Wanda Phillips; son, Brian (Dana) Phillips; mother, Morene Phillips; sisters, Patricia Phillips, Mary (Randy) Dillon; brothers, Barry (Martha)
Mildred Louise Price, 81, a resident of Hixson, passed away on Monday March 10, 2014. She was born on Dec. 12, 1932, to the late Oscar and Katherine Baker. She had been a resident of

Nancy Roberts

Jasper
Nancy W. Roberts, 77, passed away, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Tate Funeral Home, LLC, Jasper.
George R. Robinson, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. He was born in Bath, N.Y. on Nov. 26, 1943. George graduated from Franklin Academy and Prattsburgh Central in 1961. He went
Ronald C. Robinson Sr., 66, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014, at his residence. He was a 1965 graduate of Howard High School, a member of Greater St. John Missionary Baptist Church, and
Mildred Shannon, 74, passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Sandra Ann Sims, 63, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in a local hospital. Sandra was born in Lake Charles, La., but had lived in Chattanooga most of her life and was manager of

Billy Stewart

Stewartville,
Minn. Billy Stewart, 88, died on Sunday, March 9, 2014, of natural causes at St. Marys Campus, Mayo Clinic Hospitals in Rochester, Minn., where he had been a patient this past week. Billy was
Gerald Taylor Jr., 36, passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Nashville. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Walter Templeton

Union grove
Walter "Walt" Jesse Templeton, 53, passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. He was born in Chattanooga to the late Kenneth and Majel Silvey Templeton and was of the Christian Faith. He was a
Mary Alice Wilson, 93, a longtime resident of East Brainerd, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, March 10, 2014. Mary Alice was educated in the Chattanooga School System and graduated
Lena Wise, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in a healthcare facility. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

In MemoryHAROLD FREEMAN

March 13, 1985- November 28, 2005 HappyBirthday Daddy! We love and miss you. From all your kids, LaDerron, LaDerrius, Syria, Shaniah and Jarek.

In MemoryJoe Garner

Feb 28, 1927 - Mar 13, 2008 For you, O Lord, have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before the Lord in

In MemoryJACKIE HILL

June 6, 1935- March 13, 2012 It has been 2 years since we lost you so unexpectedly. Not a day goes by that we dont think of you. We love and miss you so much

In MemoryWILBUR TIGNER

May 13, 1930 - March 13, 2013 Words cannot express just how much our dear Father has been missed. Even though we still feel your presence, it's just not the same here
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NAME: William Henry Keeler.
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