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Local Obits for Fri. May 09, 2014


Adrianna Appleberry Adrianna Ann Moore Appleberry, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday May 6, 2014. Local survivors: husband, Micheal Appleberry; father, Alexander Moore Sr.; mother, Twanna M. Ware; grandparents, Roselyn S. Miller, Fredrick (Elnora) Moore
Adrianna Appleberry Adrianna Ann Moore Appleberry, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday May 6, 2014. Local survivors: husband, Micheal Appleberry; father, Alexander Moore Sr.; mother, Twanna M. Ware; grandparents, Roselyn S. Miller, Fredrick (Elnora) Moore
Eula Mae Banks, departed this life on Friday, May 2, 2014, surround by family and friends at Wellstar Tranquility Hospice in Marietta, Ga. She was born Feb. 7, 1947 to Annie D. Hall and the
Eula Mae Banks, departed this life on Friday, May 2, 2014, surround by family and friends at Wellstar Tranquility Hospice in Marietta, Ga. She was born Feb. 7, 1947 to Annie D. Hall and the

Eunice Barnett

Ringgold
Eunice Barnett, 83, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at her home. Born March 4, 1931, a native of Kentucky, came to live in North Georgia in 1956. She is the daughter of the late Foster

Eunice Barnett

Ringgold
Eunice Barnett, 83, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at her home. Born March 4, 1931, a native of Kentucky, came to live in North Georgia in 1956. She is the daughter of the late Foster

Hasel Berry

Albertville
Hasel Berry, 68, formerly of Grove Oak, Ala., passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Marshall Medical Center South. Funeral will be 2 p.m. today, May 9, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial to follow

Hasel Berry

Albertville
Hasel Berry, 68, formerly of Grove Oak, Ala., passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Marshall Medical Center South. Funeral will be 2 p.m. today, May 9, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial to follow
Valerie Anne Emily Bowden, born on January 29, 1933, was the youngest of seven children born to Herbert and Eva Luxford of Weybridge, Surrey, England. She married Malcolm Bowden in 1954, bore two daughters:
Valerie Anne Emily Bowden, born on January 29, 1933, was the youngest of seven children born to Herbert and Eva Luxford of Weybridge, Surrey, England. She married Malcolm Bowden in 1954, bore two daughters:
Ruth Brown, 82 of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at home in Maryville. She was a member of Tyner United Methodist Church and played piano for several Baptist churches in the Chattanooga area.
Ruth Brown, 82 of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at home in Maryville. She was a member of Tyner United Methodist Church and played piano for several Baptist churches in the Chattanooga area.
Sandra Brown, 53, of Chattanooga, died at a local hospital on Thursday, May 8, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.
Sandra Brown, 53, of Chattanooga, died at a local hospital on Thursday, May 8, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.
James Franklin Catrett Jr., 84, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at his residence. Funeral at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Fairview Cemeterywww.rainsvillefuneralhome.com. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today,
James Franklin Catrett Jr., 84, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at his residence. Funeral at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Fairview Cemeterywww.rainsvillefuneralhome.com. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today,

Glenda Conner

Flintstone
Glenda Ann Conner, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014. She was born in Miami, Fla., to the late, George and Myrtle Chandler but had lived in the North Georgia area for most of her life

Glenda Conner

Flintstone
Glenda Ann Conner, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014. She was born in Miami, Fla., to the late, George and Myrtle Chandler but had lived in the North Georgia area for most of her life

Jennifer Cooper

Knoxville
Jennifer Lynn Cooper, 37, passed away on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Jennifer loved crime novels, authors Stephen King, Ann Rice, Dean Kootz and watching courtroom dramas. She enjoyed traveling, exploring new places, and time in

Jennifer Cooper

Knoxville
Jennifer Lynn Cooper, 37, passed away on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Jennifer loved crime novels, authors Stephen King, Ann Rice, Dean Kootz and watching courtroom dramas. She enjoyed traveling, exploring new places, and time in
Emma Corbin, 75, passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Emma Corbin, 75, passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Linda Curtis

Tracy city
Linda Faye Curtis, 47, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at her home. A private memorial service has been held by the family. Online condolences may be made at www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net. Arrangements are by Foster &

Linda Curtis

Tracy city
Linda Faye Curtis, 47, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at her home. A private memorial service has been held by the family. Online condolences may be made at www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net. Arrangements are by Foster &

Thelma Davis

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Thelma Ruth Studdard Davis, 71, died Thursday, May 8, 2014. She was a member of the Fairview South Baptist Church. Preceded in death by

Thelma Davis

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Thelma Ruth Studdard Davis, 71, died Thursday, May 8, 2014. She was a member of the Fairview South Baptist Church. Preceded in death by

Opal Edwards

Chickamauga
Opal Irene Harris Edwards, 83, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014. She was born to the late Lynns and Grace Shepard Harris in LaFayette on July 22, 1930. Opal was of the Baptist faith and

Opal Edwards

Chickamauga
Opal Irene Harris Edwards, 83, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014. She was born to the late Lynns and Grace Shepard Harris in LaFayette on July 22, 1930. Opal was of the Baptist faith and

Bryan Hanson

Ringgold
Bryan Eugene Hanson, 87, departed this life Thursday, May 8, 2014. He was born in Omaha, Neb., to the late Bryan and Alberta Hanson. Bryan was raised in Montana and graduated from the University of

Bryan Hanson

Ringgold
Bryan Eugene Hanson, 87, departed this life Thursday, May 8, 2014. He was born in Omaha, Neb., to the late Bryan and Alberta Hanson. Bryan was raised in Montana and graduated from the University of

Clifford Hobbs

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Clifford Lee Hobbs, 61, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014. He was born on June 4, 1952, in Chickamauga, Ga., to the late Harvey Clarence and Nettie Mae Millican

Clifford Hobbs

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Clifford Lee Hobbs, 61, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014. He was born on June 4, 1952, in Chickamauga, Ga., to the late Harvey Clarence and Nettie Mae Millican
Monroe Fred Hudson Jr., 86, passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2014 in Chattanooga. He was a graduate of the 1946 class of Howard High School, where he was also appointed captain of
Monroe Fred Hudson Jr., 86, passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2014 in Chattanooga. He was a graduate of the 1946 class of Howard High School, where he was also appointed captain of

Geneva Jordan

Dayton
Geneva R. Jordan, 62, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Erlanger. Geneva formerly taught Sunday School at Friendship Baptist Church and taught baton lessons; was a Godmother to her nephew, niece, great-nephews and nieces and

Geneva Jordan

Dayton
Geneva R. Jordan, 62, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Erlanger. Geneva formerly taught Sunday School at Friendship Baptist Church and taught baton lessons; was a Godmother to her nephew, niece, great-nephews and nieces and
Norman Joshen, 75, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Norman Joshen, 75, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Billy Neal "Ken" Kennedy Jr., 51, of Hixson, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at the University of Alabama Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road where the family will
Billy Neal "Ken" Kennedy Jr., 51, of Hixson, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at the University of Alabama Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road where the family will
Lynn Arms Forward King, 65, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, May 5, 2014 in Greer, S.C. She lived life to fullest with her free spirit and was strong in her Christian faith.
Lynn Arms Forward King, 65, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, May 5, 2014 in Greer, S.C. She lived life to fullest with her free spirit and was strong in her Christian faith.

John Lane III

Whitwell
John Franklin Lane III, 53, won his race Wednesday, May 7, 2014. He was a member of Powells Crossroads Church of God and was preceded in death by his parents, Clemit "Bud" and Shirley Lane.

John Lane III

Whitwell
John Franklin Lane III, 53, won his race Wednesday, May 7, 2014. He was a member of Powells Crossroads Church of God and was preceded in death by his parents, Clemit "Bud" and Shirley Lane.
Geraldine C. Laster, 83, passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at her residence. She was a member of Rose of Sharon Baptist Church and loved music and singing for the Lord. She was employed
Geraldine C. Laster, 83, passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at her residence. She was a member of Rose of Sharon Baptist Church and loved music and singing for the Lord. She was employed
Clara Dean Lewis, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014, at her residence. She was a member of Lookout Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul
Clara Dean Lewis, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014, at her residence. She was a member of Lookout Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul
Robert Rex McBride, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014. He was 87 years old. Rex was a native of Rossville, and has been a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area. He
Robert Rex McBride, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014. He was 87 years old. Rex was a native of Rossville, and has been a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area. He
Della Sue Myers, 74 of Birchwood, died Wedneday, May 7, 2014. Survivors: husband, George Myers; children, Wallace Myers, Carolyn Shannon, David Myers. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home. The family
Della Sue Myers, 74 of Birchwood, died Wedneday, May 7, 2014. Survivors: husband, George Myers; children, Wallace Myers, Carolyn Shannon, David Myers. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home. The family
Katherine Prater, 54, passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Katherine Prater, 54, passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

William Reed

Huntland
William Granville Reed, 73, passed from this life on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Huntland. Visitation 5 to 8

William Reed

Huntland
William Granville Reed, 73, passed from this life on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Huntland. Visitation 5 to 8
Lou Ellen Reynolds, of Hixson, died Thursday, May 8, 2014, in a local health care facility. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524. Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.
Lou Ellen Reynolds, of Hixson, died Thursday, May 8, 2014, in a local health care facility. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524. Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.
Lizzie Ann Sanderfur, 82, passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Lizzie Ann Sanderfur, 82, passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Genevive Adams Sanders, 86, mother of Dr. Calvin Sanders of Fyffe, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Funeral at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10, from Black Creek Baptist Church with burial to follow in adjoining
Genevive Adams Sanders, 86, mother of Dr. Calvin Sanders of Fyffe, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Funeral at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10, from Black Creek Baptist Church with burial to follow in adjoining
Jeanette E. Sayre, 89, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Consultant Health Care. Jeanette retired from Erlanger Hospital after working there for 20 years. She loved her work and the people she worked with. Jeanette
Jeanette E. Sayre, 89, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Consultant Health Care. Jeanette retired from Erlanger Hospital after working there for 20 years. She loved her work and the people she worked with. Jeanette

Dewey Sheppard

Spring city
Dewey Sheppard, 87, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Roane Medical Center in Harriman, Tenn. A longtime resident of Spring City, Dewey was the son of the late James and Carrie Carter Sheppard. He

Dewey Sheppard

Spring city
Dewey Sheppard, 87, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Roane Medical Center in Harriman, Tenn. A longtime resident of Spring City, Dewey was the son of the late James and Carrie Carter Sheppard. He
Charles Shropshire, 83, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangement by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Charles Shropshire, 83, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangement by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Eugene Smith

Valley head
Eugene Douglas Smith, 87, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at his son Davids home. Funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at Burt chapel, Valley Head with the Rev. Darrell Haney officiating. Burial in Valley

Eugene Smith

Valley head
Eugene Douglas Smith, 87, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at his son Davids home. Funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at Burt chapel, Valley Head with the Rev. Darrell Haney officiating. Burial in Valley
Gregory Bernard Smith Sr., 51, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, May 5, 2014 in a local hospital. He was formerly employed by Koch Foods. Survivors include his wife, Demetria Smith; son, Gregory Bernard (Jonita) Smith
Gregory Bernard Smith Sr., 51, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, May 5, 2014 in a local hospital. He was formerly employed by Koch Foods. Survivors include his wife, Demetria Smith; son, Gregory Bernard (Jonita) Smith
Anthony Strickland, 58, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral at noon Friday in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with the Rev. J.C. Bonner as the eulogist. Burial:
Anthony Strickland, 58, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral at noon Friday in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with the Rev. J.C. Bonner as the eulogist. Burial:

Robert Swiger

Cleveland
Robert "Bob" Roy Swiger, 86, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. He was a member of Cleveland Christian Church where he was an elder. He

Robert Swiger

Cleveland
Robert "Bob" Roy Swiger, 86, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. He was a member of Cleveland Christian Church where he was an elder. He

Gary Tate

Whitwell
Gary "Cal" Tate, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, William "Butch" Tate; grandparents, Danny Long, Billy and Joyce Tate; great-grandparents, Jim and Gladys McClendon, Benton and Carrie

Gary Tate

Whitwell
Gary "Cal" Tate, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, William "Butch" Tate; grandparents, Danny Long, Billy and Joyce Tate; great-grandparents, Jim and Gladys McClendon, Benton and Carrie
Harold F. "Hal" Torok, 92, former Vice President of Ross Meehan Foundries, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at his home. He was a graduate of Drexel Institute of Technology and a veteran of both War
Harold F. "Hal" Torok, 92, former Vice President of Ross Meehan Foundries, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at his home. He was a graduate of Drexel Institute of Technology and a veteran of both War
Shirley Bischoff Waters, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, she was a member of Brainerd United Methodist Church. A graduate of Brenau University, she was
Shirley Bischoff Waters, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, she was a member of Brainerd United Methodist Church. A graduate of Brenau University, she was
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