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Local Obits for Fri. May 02, 2014


Christie Rose Anderson, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family and friends on Saturday, April 26, 2014, following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 29, 1937, She is originally from

Zonnia Barnes

Dunnellon,
Fla. Zonnia Lorina "Nanny" Brooks Barnes, known to most as Nanny, passed away Friday, Arpil 30, 2014, after 93 years in the comfort of her own home surrounded by loving family. Originally from Georgia,

Glenda Batts

Cleveland
Glenda Faye Batts, 72, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Survivors: husband, George Batts; children, Gena (James) Patterson and Greg (Tracy) Batts; three grandchildren; sisters, Helen Ellis and Mary Harrison. Funeral is 1 p.m. Saturday

Michael Bradley

Tunnel hill
Michael Wayne Bradley, 29, passed away Thursday April 24, 2014, at his residence. A resident of the Tunnel Hill area for the past two years, he was formerly of Kennesaw, Ga. He was a former
Michael Eugene Brown, 59, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at his home. A graveside service will be 2 p.m. today in Chattanooga National Cemetery with Chaplin Connie "CC" Veasey officiating and with

James Cantrell Jr.

Murfreesboro
James M. Cantrell Jr., a former engineer with DuPont in Chattanooga, died Friday, April 30, 2014. Survived by wife, Judy Crane Cantrell; stepchildren, Jenny (Bobby) O'Brien and Dana (Patti) Tindell. Services 11 a.m. Saturday at
Geraldine Jennings Capers, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014 in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Grace Jennings; daughter, Mikiba Capers; brother, James Arthur Jennings;

Eugene Carr

Winchester
Eugene "WooWoo" Eric Carr, 72, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Funeral 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens. Visitation 5 to

Charlotte Carson

Valley head
Charlotte Jo Carson, 83, died Friday, April 30, 2014, at Gadsden Regional Medical Center. Funeral at 2 p.m today in the Burt chapel, Valley Head. Burial in Bankhead Cemetery with theRev. Ron Reynolds officiating. www.burtfuneralhomes.com.
Hilda Ruth Conley, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014, in local healthcare facility. Funeral at 1 p.m. today at Olivet Baptist Church with Pastor Kevin Adams Sr. as the eulogist. Burial:
Barbara Jean Swanson Cordle, 72, died Friday, April 30, 2013. Survivors, husband, Tommy Fay Cordle; children, Cliff Cordle, Steven Cordle, Tina Howard; brother, Teddy Swanson; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday,
Wiley Ernest Daffron, 68, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga. He worked his entire adult life in the trucking
Dorris Thatcher Dodge, 82, of Chatsworth, Calif., died on Sunday, April 27, 2014. She was born in Chattanooga, the daughter of the late Lewis P. Thatcher and Cynthia Taylor Thatcher, and grew up on Signal
Nila Dupree Nila June Dupree, 74, of Hixson, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. She was a member at East Chattanooga Church of God for the past 32 years where
Mart "Eoochie" Eustice, 71, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with his heavenly Father on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, after his courageous battle with cancer. He was a lifelong resident of Soddy-Daisy and a member

Louise Hamby

Athens
Ann Louise Shaefer Hamby, 101, formerly of Etowah, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday at Smith Funeral Home. Burial to follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation noon to 1:30 p.m. prior
Brenda Joyce Harrison, 65, of Chattanooga, departed this life Wednesday, April 30, 2014. She was born in Albertville, Ala., to the late Beamon and Margaret Ashley. Brenda retired from Olan Mills after 25 years of

Gregory Hatfield

Pikeville
Gregory Wayne Hatfield, 42, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Carrolle Edward Stoner; and paternal grandparents, Virgil and Nannie Hatfield. Survivors include his parents, Timmy and
Annamarie Teresa Hilton, 46, of Hixson, reunited with her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, April 27, 2014. Annamarie was an assistant manager at the Hixson Wal-Mart. She was a member of Abbas House in Hixson.
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
Shirlene Jabbar, 52, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2014, in the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro, Tenn. She was a veteran of the United States Army. She was formerly
Harold Jackson, 78, passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Donna James

Fort payne
Donna Virginia Killen James, 61, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at DeKalb Regional medical Center. Funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Visitation from 4-7 p.m. today at Burt Funeral Home chapel,
Jayson Jones ROSSVILLE James Jayson Jones, 36, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was a graduate of Lakeview High School Class of 96.
Harley Jordan, 76, of Soddy-Daisy, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at his residence. Services will be at 10 a.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Alan Rogers and Dr. Fred Steelman officiating.
Dorothy Jean King, 80, of Signal Mountain, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. King. Survivors include her daughters, Brenda (Gary) Everett, of Signal Mountain, Karen

George Knebel Jr.

Columbia, s.c.
George Moses Knebel Jr., 83, died Monday, April 28, 2014. Born in Venezuela, he was a son of the late George Moses Knebel Sr. and Carolyn G. Knebel. He spent the 1st 10 years of
Allen "Al" L. Minor, 71, flew into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. He accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior in 1973. Al was born in Augusta, Ga., to the late
Thomas Patrick Padgett, 75, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at his home. Memorial graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at National Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by
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 War
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
Wanda Lynn Purple, 30, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014. She was the youngest daughter of Ellen and James Purple Sr. Pastor Brian Burgess and Dr. Tom Goss will conduct the memorial service
Sharon "Sue" Quarles, 77, died at home on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Ms. Quarles was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church. Sue was preceded in death by her
Douglas Edward Riddle, 66, passed away on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Doug was a Vietnam Veteran. He was a loving husband and father. Doug enjoyed being around people. Doug was preceded in death by

Kimberly Ryon

Tunnel hill
Kimberly Lofty Ryon, 39, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in a local hospital. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church, a former CNA with Memorial Hospital and a former girls softball coach. She

Julian Shadix

Trenton
Julian Pulaski Shadix, 78, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church.
Joretha A. Smith, 74, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Chattanooga. She graduated from Howard High School and attended Chattanooga State Community College. She was formerly employed at Alton Park Health Center and retired
Paul Nelson Smith, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace. Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Visitation is

Kenneth Conway Sr

. trenton
Kenneth Ray Conway Sr., passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014. After spending several years in Hot Springs, Ark., he returned home and later retired from Debtor Masonry and enjoyed riding is motorcycle, and conversations with
Edith Standefer, 102, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at her home. She was a charter Member of Kingspoint Baptist Church (a mission of Oakwood Baptist Church) and had been employed as a
Edith Standefer, 102, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at her home. She was a charter Member of Kingspoint Baptist Church (a mission of Oakwood Baptist Church) and had been employed as a
Martha S. Strawter, 63, passed away on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at her residence. Martha attended Tennessee-Wesleyan College in Athens and was employed as an office manager in the medical field. She loved the
Rev. James Wesley "Bo" Williams Sr., 71, of Chattanooga, passed Friday, April 25, 2014, at his residence. He was a member of New Enon Baptist Church and a retiree from the Chattanooga Public Works Department.

In MemoryJAMES CITIZEN

We are remembering you today, sweet James Citizen. You can know that we will always love you and will hold you in our hearts forever. With love, Marion and John

In MemoryEVELYN MITCHELL

June 27, 1929 - May 2, 2009 Gone but not forgotten. Sadly Missed By Hight, Mitchell, Lee, Bass, North, and Sewell, and Flemings Families.

In MemoryBARBARA ROGERS

Happy Birthday in Heaven, up there with your parents and lots of your friends, where there is no pain or sorrow. Know that your missed here by me, Terry, Vickie, Todd, Wayne and Shannon.

In MemoryAlexis Taylor

Nov. 17, 1995 - May 2, 1996 From William, Linetra, Quinnertra, Taynesha. Missing you.

In MemoryCarolyn Taylor

Carolyn Faye Taylor May 1, 1951 - Nov. 15, 2012 From Floyd, William, Daquiri, Cardiss, Linetra, Taynesha, and Dalen. Happy birthday, Mom.
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