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Local Obits for Tue. Mar 18, 2014


Marion B. "Buck" Banther, 93, of Harrison, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014. A lifelong resident of Harrison, he was the son of the late Jack and Jessie Lee Banther and was also preceded in

Mildred Bishop

Huntland
Mildred Kathleen Bishop, 82, passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014. Graveside services will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. today, March 18,
Lois Lucille Blakemore, 91, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014, at a local assisted living facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
James L. "Hootie" Burns, 57, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was of the Baptist faith. A funeral service will be held at 2
Mary Coulter, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014. She was a longtime member of New Salem Baptist Church. Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Henry L.
Peggy Anne Culver, 67, of Hixson passed away Friday, March 14, 2014. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at Chattanooga National Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to www.lanefh.com. Arrangements by Lane

Tony Danylko

Trenton
Anthony "Tony" Danylko, 43, died Sunday, March 16, 2014. Tony is survived by his life partner, Dennis McDonald; daughter, Desiree Danylko; brother, John Danylko; parents, Anthony Danylko Sr., Diane Davis; host of friends. Memorial

William Davis

Buena vista,
Colo. William G. "Bill" Davis, 73, passed from this life on March 11, 2014. He was loved by many and lived a life of service to his family, friends and community. He was
Marcia J. Frazier, 64, of Ringgold, went home to be with her Lord, Sunday, March 16, 2014. She was born Nov. 6, 1949 in Ringgold to the late Clarence Edward and Alma Ruth Benton. Marcia
Revonda K. Crowder Gifford, 61, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.

Denise Gladson

Cleveland
Denise Robin Gladson, 56, died Saturday, March 15, 2014. Survivors: children, Shannon Powers, Christopher Keith, Amanda Gladson and Cara Gladson; and brothers, Greg Beaton, Dennis Beaton and Darrel Beaton. Memorial service at 4
Nancy L. Guedron, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014. Mrs. Guedron was born in Atlanta, Ga., and raised in Savannah. She was a graduate of Chattanooga High School and the University

Jack Hutsell

Athens
Jack T. Hutsell, 87, died Monday morning, March 17, 2014. Funeral service 8 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home. Visitation 5:30-7:30 p.m. today prior to the service. Burial at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McMinn
Teresa "Terri" Jean Johnson, 50, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014. She was a loving mother, faithful friend, a joy to everyone who knew her, and a hilarious shenaniganizer. She was employed at Southern
Gloria B. Jones, 70, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014, at a hospital in Knoxville. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Frank Buckley Jr., 63, passed away on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Roy Kilgore

Tracy city
Roy "Moe" Kilgore, 82, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Ben Curtis officiating. Burial: Plainview Cemetery. The family will receive friends 4-9 p.m. today

Susan Kirk

Cleveland
Susan Ann Kirk, 61, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie R. and Pauline Witt McCarver; brother, Johnny Ray McCarver; and sister, Patty Kay Price. Susan is
Clarence Kyle, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014, in a Scottsboro, Ala., health care facility. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Willie Lawrence, 73, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Mildred Massengale

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Mildred Faye Massengale, 83, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014. All services will be private. Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, South Crest Chapel, Rossville.
Harvey Edwin McCoy, 65, of East Ridge, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014, on his birthday. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was the son of the late Harvey Wallace and Gladys McCoy

Kindra McNish

Rossville
Kindra Lynnette McNish, 24, went to heaven Monday morning March 17, 2014 where she walked and talked for the first time in her life. Kindra had never walked, talked, ran or sang on this earth
Pearl Alberta Stephens Minnis, 88, of Harrison, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 15, 2014. She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, L.V.

Jeff Moore

Winchester
Jeff Moore, 72, passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester. He was born Jan. 29, 1942 in Sherwood, Tenn. He served his country in the US
Michael Moore, 56, departed this life Saturday, March 15, 2014. In the loving presence of God, he was born Dec. 24, 1957, in Chattanooga to Cortez Greer and Wilma Jean Moore. He was educated in
Dalton "Welch" Noblit, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014 Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home-North Chapel, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343. Please share your
Lloyd Nunley Sr. TRACY CITY Lloyd Allen Nunley Sr., 66, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014. Funeral at 10 a.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Minister Mack Hampton officiating. Burial in Clouse

Joyce Parrish

Chickamauga
Joyce Lee Parrish, 81, departed this life Sunday, March 16, 2014. She was born in Walker County, Ga., to the late Tommy and Myrtle Parrish and was a member of Fullers Chapel United Methodist Church

Charlie Perry

Jasper
Charles "Charlie" Perry, passed away, Monday, March 17, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andy and Elizabeth Brewer Perry. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Perry; sons, Ray (Bobbie) Perry and

Delores Powers

Decherd
Delores Irene Powers, 87, passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014. Funeral at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester, Tenn. Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday,

Ruth Ragan

Bridgeport
Ruth Geneva Elkins Ragan, 9, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014, at her home. Visitation 2-9 p.m. CDT today at Rudder Funeral Home. Funeral at 11 a.m. CDTWednesday, March 19, in the funeral home chapel.
Lois Ann Rauen, 79, of Ooltewah, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014. A native of Kankakee, Ill., she has been a resident of Ooltewah for the past 31 years and was a member of the

Elbert Roberts

Ringgold
Elbert Ray Roberts, 79, went home to be with the Lord Sunday March 16, 2014, with his loving family by his side. He was born in Stevenson, Ala., on March 25, 1934 a son of

Frank Scoggins

Ringgold
James Franklin "Frank" Scoggins, 76, went home to be with the Lord Sunday March 16, 2014. He was a native and lifelong resident of Catoosa County a son of the late John D. and
Thomas Dean Thomas, 57, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014. A private graveside service will be held at Chattanooga National Cemetery. Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family. Arrangements are
Willie James Thompson, 84, formerly of Atlanta, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014, in a local health care facility. He was a retired truck driver from Mason-Dixon. He was preceded in death by

Janice Williams

Rossville
Janice Yankey Williams, 94, passed away peacefully at an Atlanta nursing home on Friday, March 14, 2014. She was born Jan. 25, 1920 in Kentucky, and lived most of her life in Rossville, with her

In MemoryROBERT BASS

March 17, 1936-Dec. 3, 2013 We love and miss you every day. We miss your laugh and the love you had for all of your family. Your loving wife Loretta, children Janet, Ron, and
December 30, 1955- March 18, 2008 Five years ago you slipped away and we love and miss you still everyday. Forever loved and missed by Pauline Robinson, Ariel and Jonathan Robinson, Alice Thomas,
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