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Local Obits for Wed. Mar 19, 2014



Ruby Blevins

Henagar
Ruby Jewell Boatner Blevins, 86, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at her residence. Ms. Blevins was a member of Life and Praise Church. She was preceded in death by her children, Shelby Dale Blevins,

Billy Boyd

Dunlap
Billy Wayne "Bill" Boyd, 76, died at Hospice of Chattanooga on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Bill worked at Spartan Industries in Dunlap and retired from Norton Industries in Soddy-Daisy and was a Christian by faith.
Billy "Bill" R. Brimer, 57, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Albuquerque, N.M. Bill was a member of the East Ridge Masonic Lodge. He was a veteran of the United States

Linda Chapa

Trenton
Linda Ray Chapa, 71 passed away, Monday, March 17, 2014. She was a member of United Church of God. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey and Gennie Mae Baker; sister, Willie Causey
Dolores Austin Cobb, 84, of Chattanooga, died Monday, March 17, 2014. She was born Feb. 14, 1930 in Chattanooga, daughter of the late Roy and Flora Carlton. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Mary Coulter, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014. Services will be at noon today, March 19, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ted Painter officiating. Burial will follow at
Katherine Elizabeth Hughes Evans "Kathy" passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 8, 2014, surrounded by her family and dearest friends in Chattanooga. Born Sept. 23, 1950, in Greenville, Pa. She attended Cuyahoga Falls High
William "Heavy-D" Jerome Eveans, 55, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 16, 2014. Jerome is a member of the LaFayette Church of God, where he
Danny Dejuan Faires, 52, of East Ridge passed away March 16, 2014. He is survived by sons, Joshua and Matthew; brothers, Dana and Donnie; grandchildren, Abigail, Matthew and Joshua. A service will be held at

Roy Gearrin

Trenton
Roy Lee Gearrin, of New England, Ga., passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at the age of 94. He was a decorated World War II veteran of the United States Air Force and retired
Revonda K. Crowder Gifford, 61, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, she was of the Baptist faith and was the daughter of the late Esley and

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 6
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
Sharon Annette "Pug" Harriod, 53, of Lookout Valley, died Saturday, March 15, 2014. Services will be 11 a.m. CDTFriday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Layne Chapel Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at
Lena P. Hicks, 73, passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Dorothy Howell, 87, of Louisville, Ky., died Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Chattanooga. Survivors include children, James P. (Henrietta) Howell Jr. and Karen Elizabeth (Lawton) Haygood. Funeral noon Friday at Fern Creek Funeral
James Michael "Mike" Huberty, 59, born in Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014. He was united in marriage to Li-Mei Chen, June 22, 2002. He was preceded in death by his mother, Frieda H.
William Eugene "Gene" Ivey, 88, died Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Dade Health & Rehab. Survivors include several nieces and nephews and a second family of music students. Mr. Ivey was born Feb. 25,

Timothy Lewis

Winchester
Timothy Dan Lewis, 54, passed away on Monday, March 17, 2014. Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 20, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester. Visitation 6 to 8

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.

Alma Moates

Ringgold
Alma Adams Moates, 89, resident of Morningside Assisted Living, wife of C.L. "Charlie" Moates Sr., died Monday, March 10, 2014, at Hospice House in Greenwood, S.C. Born in Rossville, Aug. 6, 1924, she was a
Welch Noblit Dalton Welch Noblit, 92, passed away on Sunday night, March 16, 2014, at his assisted living residence in Chattanooga. Born July 28, 1921, in West Point, Tenn., he was the son of the
Vernia Dean Ray, 52, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014, in a local hospital. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Nathaniel

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. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today in the funeral home chapel with
Joanne Drennen Rodgers, 79, passed away on Tuesday March 18, 2014, at her home. She was a resident of Chattanooga, but also enjoyed traveling to her cabin at Nantahala Lake in North Carolina. Born in

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

Paul Silva

Gadsden
Paul Wayne Cash Silva, 53, died Sunday, March 16, 2014. Survivors: mother, Shelvy Cash Silva; brother, Saul Carlos Silva; sister, Margaret Silva Graham; niece, Vanessa Rodriguez; nephews, Dennis, Ricardo and Enrique Rodriguez. There will be
Judy Kay Helton Sliger, 67, of Chattanooga, died on Monday, March 17, 2014. Preceded in death by her parents, William Fred and Ruby McDowell Helton. Survived by her husband, John "Woody" Sliger II; daughter, Rachel

Lillian Smith

Belvidere
Lillian Marshall Smith, 95, departed this life on Monday, March 17, 2014. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, March 20, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Maxwell Cemetery, Belvidere. Visitation 5 to 8
Phyllis Wilson, 63, of Ooltewah, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014. A resident of the Ooltewah area for the past 42 years, she was a member of the Cross Roads Baptist Church and was retired
Jacqueline Denise Wilson, 40, of Fayette, Ala., passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014. Survivors include sons, OBrien Wilson, Martin Wilson and Michael Wilson; mother, Sharon (David) Amos; and sister, Malinda McConnell. Memorial services will be

Peggy Wright

Winchester
Peggy Sue Wright, 49, passed away on Monday, March 17, 2014. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, March 20, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Maplewood Cemetery, Tullahoma, Tenn. Visitation from 9
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