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Local Obits for Wed. May 07, 2014

Carole Anchondo

Linda Carole Anchondo, 70, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, May 5, 2014. She was born in Roseboro, N.C. to the late Omer Averette and Melba H. Sutton Spivey. Carole moved to

Leonard Bice

Leonard Bice, 69, died Monday, May 5, 2014. Graveside service is 11 a.m. today, May 7, 2014, at Subligna Cemetery with Rev. Ben Hayes officiating. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
Dorothy Hollis Brown passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014. She was born April 20, 1921 to James Sydney Hollis and Neva Thrasher Hollis. She grew up in Attalla County, Miss., where her family originally settled
Widney Brown DAYTON Widney Taylor Brown, 92, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Rhea Medical Center. He was born in Evensville Tenn. The son of John and Mary Elizabeth Wilkey. He was

Jimmy Butler

Valley head
Jimmy Ronald Butler, 64, passed away on Monday, May 5, 2014, at his residence. The family received friends 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6 at Kerby Funeral Home. There will be no funeral service.
Stephen Lewis Crawford, 58, formerly of Cleveland, Tenn., died Saturday, May 3, 2014 in a local Chattanooga health care facility. He was a graduate of Cleveland High School the Class of 1975, where he was

Richard Davis

Fort oglethorpe
Richard Earl Davis, 83, died Sunday, May 4, 2014. He was predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Dorothy Davis; and sisters, Joanna and Phyllis. Survivors include his wife, Penny Gray-Davis; children, Rebecca (George) Alder, Phillip
Lindell Dean Delius, 69, a resident of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2014, in a Chattanooga hospital. Lindell was born in Oakdale, Tenn., on Nov. 16, 1944. He was an honorable

Joyce Forgey-Crane

Joyce Ann Forgey-Crane, 84, went home to be with her Lord, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 9, 2014, with Rev. Butch Hullender officiating in the
Lee Herbert Heusinger, 67, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, May 5, 2014, at Memorial North Park Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory, & Florist, North Chapel, 5401

Catherine Holder

South pittsburg
Catherine Mayfield Holder, 85, died Monday, May 5, 2014, in a local hospital. The daughter of the late Robert Jeff and Ada Mason Mayfield, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Chester Holder;
Kelly Ann Howard, 53, of Soddy-Daisy, died Monday, May 5, 2014, in Chattanooga. She was born July 22, 1960 in Chattanooga to the late Kenneth and Triva Burns Wood. She was also preceded

Wilburn Hutchins

Wilburn Allen Hutchins, 90, died Monday, May 5, 2014. Survivors include children, Mike Hutchins, Ann Hutchins, Mary Firsdon; brother, Gene Hutchins; sister, Barbara Alford; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Private graveside service is

James Ingram

James W. Ingram, 82, passed away Monday, May 5, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. CDT Friday from Kerby Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Henagar Cemetery. The family will receive
Joseph Burton Johnson Jr., 92, died peacefully Sunday morning May 4, 2014. Born April 11, 1922 in Sewanee, Tenn., he moved to Chattanooga at the age of ten, served as an altar boy at Christ
Barbara Jolley, 82, passed away on Monday, May 5, 2014. Funeral is at Highway Church of God at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 8. Visitation 11 a.m. 8 p.m. today and from 10
Janice Irwin Holt Kennedy, 63, of Chattanooga, died on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, after an almost two year battle with Bile Duct Cancer. Janice was the first daughter of George E. Irwin and Bobbie Lovelady
Angelique Michelle Lattimore, 43, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in a local hospital. She was employed by Health Center @ Standifer Place. She was preceded in death by her father,

Mary Marks

Mary Thornhill Marks passed away Monday, May 5, 2014, at her home. Ms. Marks was born July 29, 1917 in Bridgeton, N.J. She married her husband of 68 years, James Harry Marks of Summerville, in
Gladys Ruth Bell Marler, 97, of Chattanooga, and Glendora, Calif., died Thursday, May 1, 2014. She began her career as a seamstress at Pickett's in downtown Chattanooga and became a successful dressmaker. She was the

Leroy McCarver

Leroy McCarver, 68, passed away Friday May 2, 2014. A native of Dunlap, Tenn., he has lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life. Leroy was a member of Westside Baptist
Vickie L. Mercer, 62, of Chattanooga, passed Saturday, May 3, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.
Ulysses Mysinger, 82, of Hixson, passed away Monday, May 5, 2014, at his residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. today, May 7, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Aaron Simmons officiating. Interment
Virginia Wells Newsom, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in a local hospital in Orlando, Fla. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

David Oldham

David R. Oldham, 83, formerly of Dayton, Tenn., died Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Sewanee Hospital. Funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home. Burial in Cove Cemetery. Visitation 4

Norman Parson

Fort payne
Norman O. Parson Jr. died Monday, May 5, 2014, at his residence. Funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at the funeral home. Visitation from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. CDT today at Burt Chapel, Fort Payne.
Mary Etta York Smith, 94, went home to be with the Lord Friday, May 2, 2014. She was born to the late Robert York and Leola York Williams in Thomaston, Ga. She was a dedicated
Gregory B. Smith, 51, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, May 5, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Kenneth Stephens Kenneth Devon Stephens, 60, of Signal Mountain, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014. He dedicated his life to serving his country through military service and his community through law enforcement with the Signal
Johnny Morris Stokes, 56, passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Robert Wade Jr.

Robert F. "Curly" Wade Jr., 88, died Monday, May 5, 2014 at his residence. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today, May 7, 2014, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in

William Ward

William Wayne Ward, 80, died Monday, May 5, 2014, at his residence. Funeral service noon Saturday in the chapel of the funeral home. Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the funeral
Edith Arnold West, 89, formerly of Red Bank, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the home of her daughter in Silver Springs, Fla. After 34 years of service, she retired from DuPont. She was

Gabriela Zavala

Gabriela Zavala, age 1 day, died Monday, May 5, 2014, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. Funeral at 2 p.m. today, May 7, from Rainsville Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Rainsville Memorial Park

In MemoryStacey Barrow

Stacey Nicole Barrow May 7, 2010 "We Thought of You, Baby Girl" We thought of you With love today, But that is nothing new. We thought about you Yesterday. And

In MemoryJames Parton

Happy Birthday! Loved and missed by wife, Janie, and Mary, Zach, Anthony, Nathaniel, Donald, Cheryl, Amber, Jackie, Addison, Mother, siblings, family, and friends.

In MemoryCharles Watkins

You left us one year ago today. I thought I would die too, but that wasnt Gods plan. We still cry at times then we look at the suffering you had and then we thank
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