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Local Obits for Sun. May 18, 2014


Jeffery Earl Benjamin, 51, of Chattanooga died Friday, May 16, 2014 at his home. He was born June 30, 1962 in Landstuhl, Germany. He was preceded in death by his father, Clayton Benjamin. He
Robert Everett Bostrom 71, went to meet his Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 11, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, was an evangelist

Virginia Bradford

Rossville
Virginia Carter Bradford, 79, passed away Friday, May 16, 2014 at a local healthcare facility. She was of the United Methodist faith and was a former employee of Hills Department Store and WalMart. She was
Dillis Charles Brooks, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away at his home on Sunday, May 11, 2014, reuniting with the love of his life, Charlene B. Brooks. His presence will be missed and his memory will

Roy Burns

Rainsville
Mr. Roy Cecil "R.C." Burns, 73, passed away Friday, May 16, 2014 in Highlands Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 19, 2014 from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with

Bob Campbell

Tracy city
Bob Alton Campbell, 60, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014. Funeral: 3 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mike Rigsby officiating. Burial: Caoalmont Cemetery. Online condolences: www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net. Foster & Lay Funeral
Virginia Ruth Close, 90, lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, May 16, 2014. She was a member of Kingspoint Baptist Church. She retired from J.C. Penney after more than 20 years. She was
Chelsea Paige Cramer the infant daughter of Travis and Roxie Cramer passed away on Friday, May 16, 2014 in a local hospital, Heaven received another angel. Chelsea had such a short life on earth, but
Lucille Helen Davis, 64, of Hixson, passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014. She was a member of the St. Jude Catholic Church. Lucille retired from Bi-Lo after 25 years of service. She was preceded
Thomas Phillip Davis, 70, of East Ridge, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014, in a local hospital. He was a graduate of Central High School class of 1963 and retired from Dupont as a Polymer

Betsy DiPrima

Ringgold
Bessie Mae "Betsy" DiPrima, 72, died May 16, 2014 at her residence with her family at her side. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga, North Georgia area and member of Redemption Point Church.
Shirley Ann Stanford Dodd, 67, of Hixson, Tenn., passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014. She was of the Baptist Faith. Shirley was a cook at Redbank High School for the Hamilton County School System
Randall W. Ellis passed away in his home on Signal Mountain, Tenn. on Friday, May 16, 2014. Randall is predeceased by his parents, Leon Ellis and Robert and Mildred Williams. Randall is survived by his
Shirley June Tucker Fryar died peacefully at home on Friday, May 16, surrounded by her family. She was a lifelong member of Lookout Valley Presbyterian Church. The widow of Clyde F. Fryar, she was preceded

Sandra Green

Rossville
Sandra Green, 65, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014 at her residence. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and
Clara Frances Howard, 94, of Hixson, a faithful, long-time member of Stuart Heights Baptist Church went to be with the Lord Thursday, May 15, 2014. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. today at Lane Funeral
Louise Johnson, 96, of Libby, Mont., formerly of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014. She was born Nov. 18, 1917, in Birchwood, Tenn., to the late Dr. D.T. Friddell and Mista Coppinger Friddell.
Richard "Dick" Delano Landis, 88, passed from this world on Sunday, April 27, 2014, surrounded by the love of his family and many friends. He was the son of the late Frederick and Ethel Landis.
Joe Howard Lanham, 86, of Chattanooga, now in the presence of the Lord, passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014. He was born on November 30, 1927 in Nashville, Tenn. to the late Levi and
Rex Eric Lewis, 71, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was of the Baptist faith. He was an Army Veteran and
Jackie Locke Jackie Lynne Locke, 47, died Thursday, May 15, 2014. She will be greatly missed by her family and all those who knew her. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m.
Betty L. Mather, 88, formerly of Murfreesboro died Friday morning at The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Hixson, Tenn. She was a native of Mountain Vernon, Mo. and a daughter of the late Wilburn and
Shelia Ann Melton, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014 in a Knoxville health care facility. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Ben E. "Eddie" Nelson passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014. Ben has been released from his pain and suffering. Ben was retired from the Navy after 20 years of service and then worked through

Conley Newby Jr.

Ringgold
Conley P. Newby Jr., 74, died Thursday, May 15, 2014, at a local hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Dale Carnes officiating. Interment will be in
Patrick Niles Norrell, 39, of East Ridge, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014. He was the Firefighter of the Year in East Ridge in 1993. Patrick was a talented mechanic and was interested
MaryNell Peck, 93, of Signal Mountain, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014. She was born May 28, 1920 in Chattanooga to the late Carl C. and Nell Martin Ling. Mrs. Peck was a longtime
Anna Mae Rice, 92, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014, at a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cornell J. Toney and Julia Slaughter; and brother, Lawrence Tramble. Survivors
Dayton Betty Jean Rice, 69, died Friday afternoon, May 16, 2014 at her home. Funeral: Buttram Cemetery Monday at 12 p.m. Please share your memories of Betty on her on-line guest register
Marlon Ricks, 45, from Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014 in a California Health Care facility. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Carl Roberts

Pisgah
Mr. Carl Joe Roberts, 76, passed away on Friday, May 16, 2014 at his residence. Funeral: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 2 p.m. CST from Kerby Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery.

Judy Roberts

Pisgah
Mrs. Judy Lane Roberts, 70, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. today, May 18, 2014 from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Green Haven Memorial
Kenneth R. Rogers, 69, died peacefully on Monday, May 12, 2014. He is survived by his three children, Arlene Thompson, Sharon M. Milling, and Collin Rogers; his grandchildren, Ashton L. McMullan, Amelia Milling, Elka Thompson,
Jacqueline Ross, 76, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014. She was born June 16, 1937 in Chattanooga a daughter of the late Floyd Clayton and Eva Reed. She was preceded in death by six
Hubert (Buddy) Miles Stuckey Jr., 68, of Georgetown, passed away Friday, May 16, 2014, in a local hospital. He was born June 26, 1945, in Knox County, Tenn. He was a hard worker, retiring from
Charles Crawford "Charlie" Teague, 68, died Thursday, May 15, 2014. Survivors, wife, Martha Jo Teague; children, Chuck Teague, Cheri Proels, Carla Smith; brother, Boughton Teague; sisters, Martha Owens, Betty Young; five grandchildren. Funeral, 2

Edna Thrash

Ringgold
Mary Edna Thrash, 98, entered Heaven's glory Saturday May 17, 2014. Edna has been a devoted and active member of the Burning Bush Baptist Church for 64 years. She was a member of the
Sandra Kay Wall died on Friday, May 16, 2014 at Dorchester General Hospital in Cambridge, Md. surrounded by her loving family. Formerly of East Ridge, Sandra was born in Chattanooga at Erlanger Hospital

Dorothy Wierth

Trenton
Dorothy Wierth, 96, died at her residence Thursday morning, May 15, 2014. Mrs. Wierth was a homemaker. She was a member of the Saint Katherine Drexel Catholic Church and a member of The Ladies of
Glenn Allison Wolff, age 84, passed away on Saturday, May 17, 2014, surrounded by his family. Glenn retired as an Industrial Engineer with Wheland Foundary after 33 years of service. He was active as a

Tony Young

Lafayette
Jason "Tony" Anthony Young, 56, died Friday, May 16, 2014. Preceded in death by wife, Tammie McNeese Young; father, Jason L. Young; sister, Deborah Jones,
Jeanette Featherstone Hughley JULY 22, 1937 - MAY 19, 2012 Mom, it's been two years ago today on this day God called you home. You are forever in our hearts, our love

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