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Local Obits for Sun. May 04, 2014


Jean Florence Borgstrom Afton, 92, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, April 27, 2014. She was born in Chicago, Ill., July 14, 1921 to Guy and Leola Borgstrom. Jean married Robert "Bob" Afton Sr. on
Eula Mae Banks passed away Friday, May 2, 2014, in Marietta, Ga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue. 622-9995.
Aubrey Brown, infant daughter of Alyssa Brown, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in a local hospital. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Lakewood Memory Gardens, South. Arrangements are by Hamilton

Brenda Calhoun

Crossville
Brenda Sue Presley Calhoun, 65, died Friday, May 2, 2014, at her residence. Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, May 7, from Christ Fellowship Church, 555 Chaucer Lane, Carrollton, GA
Sylvester Caslin Jr. passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014. God released him from pain and suffering to share in his glorious kingdom. Sylvester was born on Aug. 12, 1940 in Barnesville, Ga. He professed his

Brandy Earl

Scottsboro
Brandy Earl, 37, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014, at her residence. Fuenral will be at 3 p.m. CDT Monday, May 5, from Pine Island Baptist Church. Burial in Prospect Cemetery with W.T. Wilson Funeral

Glenn Eldridge

Spring city
Glenn A. Eldridge, 65, died Friday, May 2, 2014, at Parkridge Medical Center in Chattanooga. Born in Chattanooga, he was the son of the late Ike and Sarah Godbehere Eldridge Sr. After 22 years of
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. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today, May 4,
Martha Loretta Gentry, 78, passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. She was retired from Crates Leather Co., and was of the Baptist faith. Martha was preceded in death by
Monroe Hudson, 86, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Edward Jones

Dalton
Edward Lamar Jones, 65, passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014. Service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at New Hope Baptist Church with Pastor Kenneth Scaife officiating. Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home, Dalton.
Nathaniel "Nate" Jones departed this life on Monday, April 28, 2014, at Hospice of Chattanooga. Nate was born June 11, 1960 in Detroit, Mich. to the late James W. Jones Sr. and Virginia Jones.

Mary Keith

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Mary Keith, 84, died Friday, May 2, 2014. Survivors, husband, Boyce Keith; children, Boyce Keith, Jr, Donna Rhudy, Sherry Lawrence; sister, Catheryn Pope, Pearl Wilbanks, Brenda Knight, Annie Ruth Bryant; six grandchildren;

Grace Lee

Dunlap
Carolyn Grace Louallen Lee, 35, died unexpectedly at Parkridge West Hospital in Jasper Friday, May 2, 2014. Grace was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Robert and

Hildred Levi

Ringgold
Hildred Hicks Levi, passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014, at Rosewood Assisted Living in Fort Oglethorpe. A native of Chattanooga, Mrs. Levi was a resident of Ringgold, a graduate of the University of Chattanooga,
Hsiang Lung "Harry" Liao, 80, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014, at Erlanger Health System, Chattanooga. Harry Liao was born on Jan. 6, 1934, in Foochow, China, a son of the late
Samuel Frank Logan Jr., 72, passed to his rest awaiting the return of our Lord and Savior. He was born on Aug. 4, 1941 in Chattanooga, to the late Samuel Frank Logan Sr. and
Charles "Charlie" Preston Lovinggood, 90, of Red Bank, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 3, 2014, at his home. He was a son of the late Jefferson Preston and Roxie Hightower Lovinggood. Charlie
Ruby Jones Lucas, 88 of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, after a brief hospital stay. She was a lifelong member of the SDA Church. Ruby worked at TVA and the Chattanooga School
Charles "Pete" Henry Martin, 84, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Avis Ann Narramore Martin; parents, Oscar Den and Versie Brock Martin; brothers, Kenneth, Don, Leonard, John,
Harry Lee McElroy, 81, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Dekalb Regional Medical Center. Funeral: Graveside service at 2 p.m. CDT today, May 4, at Corinth Cemetery, Fyffe, with the Rev. Wally Armstrong. Visitation:
Betsy Chambliss McLean, 71, of Wenatchee, Wash., died peacefully at home on Thursday, April 24, 2014, in the presence of her three children. Betsy was born in Chattanooga, on March 13, 1943, the daughter of

Charles Miller

Johnson city
Charles Jeffrey Miller, 52, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 in Johnson City. Graveside services were 6 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Cowan Montgomery Cemetery. Arrangements by Moore-Cortner Funeral
William Noseworthy William Thomas Pike Noseworthy, 90, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, May 1, 2014, at his home. He was born Oct. 11, 1923, in Harbor Grace, Newfoundland. His family moved to New York shortly

Sandra Osborne

Rossville
Sandra Kay Osborne, 62, formerly of Jacksboro, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord Friday, May 2, 2014. Preceded in death by father, Thomas William Osborne Jr.; brother, Thomas William "Tommy" Osborne III, and
Roberts, 85, of Chattanooga, died Friday, May 2, 2014. He was born May 3, 1928 in Chattanooga a son of the late Charles L. Roberts Sr. and Lucinda Teague Roberts. He was preceded in death
James L. "Jim" Roberts, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014. He was born February 10, 1937 to the late Roy T. and Beatrice Holmes Roberts. He was also preceded in death by
Joseph Patrick Robinson, a true Southern Gentleman, died on April 12, 2014, in Bountiful, Utah. He was born on June 24, 1931 in Chattanooga, the only child of Cornelius John Robinson and Lula Love Dillard.
Ervin George Rucker, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014, at his residence. He was a WWII Army veteran. He retired from Wheland Foundry and was a member of Thankful Baptist Church. He

Kimberly Ryon

Tunnel hill
Kimberly Lofty Ryon, 39, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in a local hospital. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, May 4, 2014, in the South

Linda Samples

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Linda Lou Sweat Samples, 65, died Friday, May 2, 2014. Preceded in death by her husband, Fred Samples; parents, John and

Roberta Scott

Trenton
Roberta Lang Scott, 79, died Friday evening May 2, 2014. She was a homemaker and seamstress. Mrs. Scott was a member of Trenton Holiness Church. Mrs. Scott was preceded in death by her husband Collis

Louise Shirley

Ringgold
Louise Glover Shirley, 94, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014, at her residence. A native of Chattanooga, she has lived in the Ringgold area for the past 76 years. Louise was a member of Boynton
Paul Nelson Smith, 79, of Red Bank, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014. He was a well-known sales representative for several industrial supply companies. Paul was a member of White Oak Baptist Church
Mary Smith, 94, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Myrna Standridge

Albertville
Myrna Gertrude Standridge, 79, passed Friday, May 2, 2014, in her residence. Funeral will be 2 p.m. CDT Sunday, May 4, from New Harmony Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Windsor officiating. Burial in New Harmony

Jeffrie Stiles

Chickamauga
Jeffrie Lynn Stiles, 63, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014. He was born June 11, 1950 to the late Raymond Stiles Jr. and Virginia Gillis Stiles in McMinnville, Tenn. He was a Real Estate Appraiser
Thomas O. Trotter, 82 of Chattanooga died Saturday, May 3, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Wann Funeral Home.

William Wells

Ringgold
William "Bill" Wells, 67, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014 at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of Ringgold where he worked for the Georgia Department of Transportation. He served in the United

In MemoryFELTON CLARK

Happy Birthday Dad and Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad from your children and your grandchildren.

In MemoryULAYLA JACKSON

We miss and love you always Momma. Your Daughters Pearl Robinson Nellie Knight

In MemoryJACK RECTOR

Your sweet love, care, and presence will be forever missed, but our thoughts and memories of you will embrace us forever. We so miss you Doey! Your loving family, Wife Debbie, children,
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