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Local Obits for Thu. May 01, 2014

Claude Anderson

Claude Leon Anderson, 69, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014. He was born in Sewanee, Tenn., on Jan. 16, 1945 to George Washington and Ella Mae Rust Anderson who preceded him in death along with
Darlene Brown Boatfield, 56, of Hixson, passed on Monday, April 28, 2014, at her residence. Darlene retired from TVA and Provident and attended Straightway Holiness Church. Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis
Michael Eugene Brown, 59, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at his home. He was a Vietnam Veteran with the U.S. Marine Corp and was a member of Chapter 203 Viet Nam Veterans.

John Burris

John Thomas Burris, 73, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Standifer Place in Chattanooga. Graveside services 10 a.m. Friday in Meadowfork Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Ziegler Funeral

Ricky Canada

Ricky Glenn Canada, 58, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Survivors, wife, Trish Canada, daughter, Heather Smith; mother, Maggie Canada; sisters, Diane Reynolds, Nancy Burkhead; brothers, Gary Canada, Timothy Canada, Jerry Canada; three grandchildren. Graveside service

William Carbine

William "Bill" Carbine, 68, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, at his residence. He is the son of the late Roy G. Carbine and Nina Rainbolt Carbine. He leaves behind to cherish his
Hilda Ruth Conley, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014, in local healthcare facility. She was formerly employed by Parkridge Medical Center for many years. She was a member of Olivet Baptist

Sarah Gordy

Sarah Virgie Gordy, 58, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and was of the Christian faith. Sarah was joy and
Annamarie Hilton, 46, passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2014. Visitation from 2-8 p.m. Saturday at North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home and 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday at Abba's House with funeral service to follow. Memorial
Aileen Myatt Hope, 91, of Chattanooga passed away early Wednesday morning April 30, 2014 in the care of Hospice of Chattanooga. Born in Nashville, she lived most of her life in Chattanooga. She graduated
Harley Jordan, 76 of Soddy-Daisy, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at his residence. He was a member of New Salem Baptist Church, a United States Air Force Veteran, and retired from Southern Railway after 30

Charles King

Charles Edward King, 69, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at a local hospital. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and he retired form Dixie Yarns in 1998 as a truck
April Marie Mooney Kitchen, 39, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and North Georgia where she was a 1993 Honor Graduate of Ringgold High school. April

Lillian Lewis

Lillian Lewis passed away in Chattanooga in her home at assisted living on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. She was born May 21, 1916 in Jasper, Tenn., to John Mitchell and Ida Mae Hickman Lewis,
Allen "Al" Ladon Minor, 71, passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Memorial Hospital Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, North Chapel, 5401

Rachel Newman

Rachel McBrayer Newman, 90, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at her home. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, she was a member of Ringgold United Methodist Church. Rachel was a member of

Jeanette Pearson

Jeanette Hill Pearson, 73, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Southern TN Medical Center in Winchester. Funeral 1 p.m. Saturday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Moore Memorial Cemetery, Huntland. Visitation 5
Evelyn Presley Peterson, 92, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, April 28, 2014, in a local hospital. Evelyn was a member of the greatest generation by working at Oak Ridge National Lab during World
Mattie Ruth Pickett, 95, Signal Mountain, joined her family on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Pickett; parents, Willis Warner and Mary Gertrue Vandergriff; brothers, Morris, Jesse and
Martha Beverly Pope, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2014. Born in Knoxville, she graduated from Chattanooga Central High School where she was Salutatorian and Miss Central. She attended Vanderbilt University where
Sharon Sue Patton Quarles, 77 of Ooltewah, died on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.

Kimberly Ryon

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Kimberly Lofty Ryon, 39,passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory located at the end of Historic Missionary
Phillip Wayne Sivley, 78, of Ooltewah, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at his home. He was the son of the late Leroy and Lydia Sivley and was preceded in death by his two sons,
Harold Charles Slayton, 66, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Survivors, wife, Callie Slayton; mother, Audrey Haggard; children, Tommy Slayton, Tammy Shafer; brothers, Ray Haggard, Mickey Haggard; sisters, Darley Rieger, Lynn Nelson, Amy Whitlock; eight grandchildren;
Walter James Smith, 84, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, with his wife and children by his side. Walter was born in Stevenson, Ala., on March 26, 1930, the eldest son of the
Orlando Fitzgerald Smith, 39, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Pikeville. Funeral at noon today at Orchard Knob Baptist Church with Pastor George Turney as the eulogist. Burial: Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.

Christeen Stone

Christeen Stone, 71, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Huntsville Hospital. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Friday, May 2, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in New Canaan Cemetery Visitation will be

Joseph Totherow

Joseph Daniel Totherow, 27, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, April 25 2014. Danny was the son of Paul and Cheryle Crowe of Chattanooga and brother of William Rogers and Michael Schmitt. The

Sherry Watson

Sherry Broome Watson, 45, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2014. Service will be at noon Friday in the chapel with the Rev. Jerry L. Burse officiating. Interment in West Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Willis Funeral
Diane Lenora Wilson-Cole, 71, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at St. Barnabas, Chattanooga. She was born to the union of Beverly Wilson and the late Earl Wilson Sr. on July 5,

Steve Youngblood

Steve Youngblood, 69, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at a local hospital. He had lived most of his life in North Georgia and he retired from DuPont with over 40 years of service.
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