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Local Obits for Sun. May 11, 2014


Shirley Faye Allen, 71, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 1, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was of the Baptist faith and loved to sing along with

Shirley Allison

South pittsburg
Shirley J. Allison, 75, passed away, Friday, May 9, 2014. She was of the Church of God faith and a former employee Galaxy Carpet Mills She was preceded in death by parents, Cecil and Mable
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:
John W. Grider, CFA, died on Friday, May 9, 2014. Brother John was an Alexian Brother for almost 75 years. Born in Springfield, Ky. December 13, 1919, son of Otho Blane Grider and Martha

Ray Cantrell

Fort payne
Mr. Ray Cantrell, 59, passed away at his residence on Friday, May 09, 2014. Funeral: today, May 11, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Burt Chapel-Fort Payne. www.burtfuneralhomes.com. Burt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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
Scherrie A. Dawn, formerly from Chattanooga, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014, in an Oklahoma City hospital, after an extended illness. She was 52. She was preceded in death by her mother, Trudy Hershey Dawn.
James "Bill" Russell Fredrick, 54, passed away on Monday, May 5, 2014. James was a graduate of Brainerd High School class of 1977. He served in the Marine Corps. James was a loving father, son,
Saundra Knipe Gee, 73, of East Ridge, passed away on Friday, May 9, 2014. Mrs. Gee was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to William and Lois Knipe and was raised in Montgomery, Ala. She loved the

Mary Hicks

Rainsville
Mrs. Mary Bell Kennamer Hicks, 91, died Friday, May 9, 2014 at her residence. Funeral services will be today, May 11, 2014 at 2 p.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Pilgrim's
Billy Neal "Ken" Kennedy Jr., 51, of Hixson, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at the University of Alabama Hospital. A lifelong resident of Hixson, Ken was a 1981 graduate of Hixson High School and attended
Estella Kinser, of Chattanooga, Tenn. passed away on Thursday, May 08, 2014 at her home. She was 94 years old. Estella was born and raised in Smithville, Tenn. and has been a longtime resident of
Rodrick Henry Leib IV, of Signal Mountain, infant son of Rodrick Henry Leib III (Ricky) and Reagan McCrary (Leib) passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014. Other survivors include grandparents; great-grandparents; great-great-grandparent; aunts; uncles; great-aunts and

Ronald Payton

Sumerville
Ronald Andrew Payton, 80, passed away Saturday May 10, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Payton was born January 22, 1934, in Menlo, GA., the son of Robert and Ethel Mustoe Payton. He and his

Floyd Pitner

Rossville
Floyd Harold Dean Pitner, infant son of John and Kathy Pitner, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 8, 2014. He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Ozella and James Harold Pitner
Jennie Lee Sherrill Rankin, 96, of Signal Mountain, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014. She was born on May 13, 1917 to the late William M. Sherrill and Kitty Godsey Sherrill. Jennie graduated from Chattanooga High
Louellen Reynolds departed this life Thursday, May 8, 2014. She will be remembered by her loyalty and good nature to her family. Her laughter will be cherished by her children and grandchildren. She
Wanda Neeley Richie, 79, of Soddy-Daisy passed away on Friday, May 9, 2014 at her home. Wanda retired from Kmart in Hixson as an office manager after many years of service. She was a member

Mary Rochester

Fort payne
Ms. Mary Loren Rochester, 85, passed away on Friday, May 09, 2014 at Collinsville Health Care. Funeral: today, May 11, 2014 at 4 p.m. Burt Chapel- Fort Payne. Burial: Glenwood Cemetery. www.burtfuneralhomes.com. Burt Funeral Home
Lizzie Ann Sanderfur, 82, passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at a local hospital. She was born in Chattanooga, Tenn. on September 18, 1931 in the Turkey Foot Community. She attended the Chattanooga
Pat Scasbrick, 69, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Friday, May 9, 2014. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace. In lieu of flowers donations may be
Fred Duncan Swindoll, 89, of Chattanooga, departed this life on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. He was born in Mississippi to the late George and Lola Swindoll. Fred served in the United States Army Air Corps

Sylvia Talley

Henagar
Sylvia Lee "McCoy" Talley, 74, passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 12, 2014 from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will followin New Canaan cemetery.
Steffie "Sam" M. Wheeler, of Hixson, passed away on Friday, May 09, 2014 he died at home with family and friends. He was 89 years old. He was born April 27, 1925 in Spencer, N.C.

William Wooten

Rossville
William C. "Bill" Wooten, 71, went to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, May 10, 2014. He was born in Chattanooga to the late Cecil and Lenell Wooten. He was a member of Rossville

In MemoryCallie Bryson

November 29, 1930 - June 11, 2006 Happy Mothers Day, Mom. Truly loved and missed. Love you, George, Thomas, Scott, grandkids and great-grandkids.

In MemoryEVELYN COOPER

May 29, 1926 - November 14, 2008 Gone but not forgotten. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY! Gregory and Deborah

In MemoryDarius Hinton

Even though its been a whole month, on this day youre truly missed by Mom &Dad, kids, sisters, and other friends and relatives. Love you, Day Day

In MemoryRUTH PENN LEETH

Happy Mothers Day. Its been 9 Mothers Days without you. We miss and love you dearly. The Penn Family

In Memoryethel pear page

Granny, its been almost ten years since we saw your smiling face. Thats why its a must we honor you on this day! you are still a big part of our lives as we think

In MemoryRALPH D. PENNEY

Happy Birthday. We miss and love you. From Doyle Penney, Shirley Jenkins and Wanda Wilson

In MemoryAllen Phillips

Those who truly knew you, knew you were of a gentle nature and kind and loving heart. The empty place you left here can never be filled. The only peace we have is knowing that

In MemoryDOROTHY PRESTON

Of our Mother on Mothers Day, Dorothy Preston. From her children and grand-children.

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,

In MemoryMargaret Sanders

Happy Mothers Day, We love and miss you. Your son Thomas (Gwen) Earvin, Grandchildren Nina and Ann Earvin and Ronald, Great Grandchildren, and Great Great Grandchildren. A host of nieces, nephews,

In MemoryLISA SHIELDS

One year ago today you closed you eyes in sleep and passed over to the arms of God. Your loving and caring life left such a huge hole in your family that we will never
In Memory of our Mother And Sister Elizabeth Silvels and Shirley Silvels Happy Mother's Day Love from the Silvels Family.

In MemorySandra Wadley

Sandra Houston Wadley 1948-2012 If roses grow in heaven Lord then pick a bunch for us, place them in our Mother's arms and tell her they're from us. Tell her that we love and

In MemoryVIOLA H. WALKER

love and miss you very much. Forever in my heart Mary (Candy) Hester
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Elvis Presley's close personal friend and professional aide Joe Esposito has died. He was 78.
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Mentor Williams, the songwriter behind the 1970s pop hit "Drift Away," has died in Taos, New Mexico, at age 70.
HOUSTON (AP) - Dr. Denton Cooley, a Texas surgeon who performed some of the earliest heart transplants and implanted the world's first artificial heart, has died.
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