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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 14, 2014


Willie Commons Mrs. Willie Evesta Commons, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014, at her residence. She retired from ABC Dry Cleaners after many years of service. She was preceded in death by

Jennie Adams

Dunlap
Jennie Mae Coleman Adams, 95, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Ferdonia Coleman; son, Danny Douglas; and son-in-law, Bill Kerrigan. Survivors
Suzan Marie Bookhardt, 59, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014. She is survived by her daughter, Laura Severino; son, Patrick McKinney; sisters, Virginia Ball and Julie Bookhardt; brother, David Bookhardt; and five grandchildren, as well
Christell A. Brown, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014. She was born in Chattanooga on Aug. 5, 1918, was a graduate of Chattanooga High School Class of 1936 and attended Friendship Community

Yvonne Browning

Rossville
Yvonne Browning, 78, passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic
Amelia "Amy" Burzynski died on Monday March 10, 2014 in Chattanooga. She was born on Feb. 13, 1921 in Detroit, Mich. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; her parents, Anna
Judith Helen Parrott Butler, of Cartersville, Ga., passed away on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Helen was born in Chattanooga and was a 1965 graduate of Red Bank High School. She received her nursing degree from

Jesse Cranmore

Evensville
Jesse Koma Cranmore, 52, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014. He was a loving husband and father, and was a handyman and enjoyed fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Ivanell

Donna Downey

Ringgold
Donna Yvonne Batey Downey, 54, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014. She was born in Stevenson, Ala., on May 14, 1959, was of the Baptist faith and she enjoyed the outdoors, especially, flower gardening.
Mary Ruth Sholtz Fann, 89, passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. She was born on Feb. 21, 1925, to the late William Sam and Lena Dugan Sholtz. Ruth was a lifelong resident of the
Larry Goins, 59, of Ooltewah, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Survivors include his wife, Betty Goins; sons, Larry (Katie) Goins Jr., of Ooltewah; Michael (Sarah) Goins, of Apison; granddaughter, Nikki Goins, of Ooltewah; brothers,

Brandon Hayes

Decatur
Brandon Lee Hayes, 22, died Monday, March 10, 2014, at U.T. Medical Center in Knoxville. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel. Burial in Lower Spring Creek Cemetery. Visitation 5-8 p.m. today

Ralph Henry

Hawyood valley
Ralph Eugene Henry, 88, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Survivors, children, James Dial, Steve Henry, Brenda Kinsey, Jane Hawkins, Fay Henry, Nancy Hester, Molly Zablan; brothers, Edward and Ray Henry; 14 grandchildren; 22
Ruby Lee Porter Scott Lee Howard, of Rome, Ga., passed away on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. She was 97 years old. Ruby was born Nov. 25, 1916, in Ooltewah. A former longtime resident of Chattanooga,
LaFAYETTE Roderick Michael "Ricky" Jackson Sr., 30, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014. He was a graduate of LaFayette High School, a member of Highland Presbyterian Church of LaFayette, and worked formerly at Blue
Abbie Jones, 83, of East Ridge passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with Dr. Ronnie Mitchell and
Milton Kelly, 49, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Beaumont, Texas. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at National Cemetery. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Marvin

Lafayette
Cameron LaFAYETTE Hughie Marvin Cameron 73, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Survived by his wife, Mary Lee Love Cameron, of LaFayette; daughters and sons-in-law, Pam and Ricky Reynolds, of LaFayette,
Lorene Moore, formerly of Chattanooga and the brother of John Lee Moore, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 in Tacoma, Wash. Memorial Service will be at noon Saturday at New Philadelphia Missionary Baptist
Vernia Dean Ray, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
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

Nancy Roberts

Jasper
Nancy W. Massengale Roberts, 77, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. She was a member of Baptist Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and
Mary Shafer Mary Ann Shafer, 84, of Greeneville, Tenn., entered her final rest Tuesday, March 11, 2014, after battling dementia for years and is now finally free. She was a long-standing member of Maryville, Tenn.,
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
Retonga "Tommie" Smith, 71, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014 in Chattanooga. Graduate of Riverside High and also received her certification in food service at Chattanooga State. She was a member of Pierce Avenue
Gordon Parkhurst Street Jr., 75, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, March 13, 2014, at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home 7454 East Brainerd Road.

Juanita Tanner

Fayetteville, w.v.
Juanita E. Tanner, 94, graduated from this life on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, W.Va. She was born Feb. 27, 1920, the youngest child of John and Rosa Simmons
Gerald Taylor Jr., 36, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Nashville. He was an avid preacher of the Gospel and was employed as a psychotherapist with Centerstone in the Nashville area. Gerald Taylor Jr.
Lena P. Kitchens Wise, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Ida Wilson; husband, MC Wise; daughter, Mary
Opal Jean Woods, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014. She was preceded in death by her mother, Lucile Woods; and her father, Ernest Woods. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday
Larry Eugene Woods, 58, a longtime resident of Chattanooga, passed in his home Thursday, March 13, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 4, 1955, predeceased by his father, Oscar Franklin

Maria Worley

Dunlap
Maria Jacqueline Worley, 61, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014. Maria was a loving and caring sister and friend. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Oscar and Oma Lee Smith Worley.

In MemorySHARON GARDNER

In memory of my beautiful daughter and mother of her sons. March 14th, 2013. Its been a year ago today baby, but it seems like hours ago since you left us. You are

In MemoryFRANCES LINDSEY

May 28, 1922 - March 14, 2008 Six years ago today, our mother, mother-in-law, sister, family member, extended family member and friend, Frances "Frank/Frankie Lorraine Hunter Lindsey slipped into the arms of our Heavenly

In MemoryFelecia Petty

Felecia R. Petty March 14, 1967-Dec. 13, 2012 We remember you on your birthday. You are sadly missed by your parents, children, siblings, and friends. We love you The Petty Family

In MemoryANGELIA REEL

live today as if you were still here. Wish I could hear your voice and see your beautiful face. Love and Miss you, Your one and only son, Anthony J. Grimes

In MemoryMARK STOCKBURGER

Dec. 10, 1919- March 14, 2013 Loved and missed by Juanita and family
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