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Local Obits for Wed. May 28, 2014


ROSSVILLEJames P. "Blondie" Alford Jr., 84, passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014, at a local hospital. He was retired from Combustion Engineering with 38 years of service. He was on the board of directors
Cathy Joyce Allen, 50, a resident of Apison, passed away at her home on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Cathy was born in Nashville, on Oct. 2, 1963 a daughter of the late Glen Thomas
Lola Johnson Wyant Buckingham, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014. She was born Jan. 11, 1920 in Wellsville, Mo. She received a bachelors degree from Illinois State University and masters in
Johanna Wewers Corvin passed from this life Sunday, May 25, 2014, at her home in Dayton. Johanna was born Oct. 6, 1922 to the late Henry and Mary Deurling Wewers in Scranton, Ark. She spent
Desmond "Des" Cox, 94, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday May 25, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. today in the chapel of Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, with

Homer Crow

Mentone
Homer Lee Crow, 91, died Monday, May 26, 2014, at Parkridge Medicai Center. Memorial Service at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, at Burt Chapel. Visitation from 2-3 p.m. Saturday at Burt Chapel, Valley Head

Stanley Dykes

Tracy city
Stanley Franklin Dykes, 82, of Parmley Hollow, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Orange Hill Cemetery. Foster & Lay
Bobby Frank Bobby "Shorty" Frank, 49, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014. He was a big Tennessee football fan, and he loved his family even more, especially his Momma. He was preceded in death by

Bill Galyon

Chickamauga j.w.
"Bill" Galyon, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired educator. The family will hold private services will be held. Arrangements by Heritage Fuenral Home, Battlefield Parkway.
Linda Gordon, 64, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Barbara Ann Hazelray, 70, passed Friday, May 23, 2014. She was preceded in death by two sons, Dewanya Hazelray and Michael Oillison Sr.; brothers, Thaddeus, Robert and Edward Hamilton. She retired from CSX Railroad Transporter

Raymond Henderson

Social circle
Raymond "Ray" Henderson passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014, at the age of 86. He was born in Memphis, Tenn., to the late Col. Raymond Henderson Sr., MD and the late Ida Ryckman
Jimmy George Hickman, 58, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014, at his home. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home &

Ella Hogan

Georgetown
Ella Mae "Duck" Hogan, 68, of Georgetown, formerly of Harrison, departed us on Saturday, May 24, 2014. She was passionate about witnessing for her Lord. Duck was born to Ward and Annie Hendricks on Sept.

Deborah Houston

Decatur
Deborah Christine Kyle Houston, 60, died Saturday, May 24, 2014, at her residence. Funeral at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, in the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home. Interment at 11 a.m. Thursday in
Sharon Stapp Irish, 68, of Chattanooga, died Monday, May 26, 2014. She was born May 1946 in Chattanooga to the late James Loyd and Euleen Young Stapp. She was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church
Horace Lamar Johnson, 63, passed away on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

William Templeton Jr

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William Jasper Templeton Jr. passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014, at the age of 87. Services will be held at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 28, with visitation at 2 p.m. and
William Kines William M. Kines, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014. Mr. Kines grew up in St. Elmo and was graduated from Kirkman Technical High School. He was retired from DuPont as
William "Bill" Alfred Martin Jr., 90, a native and resident of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of First Baptist Church, Golden Gateway.
Kathleen Ann Nolan, 64, died Monday, May 26, 2014, peacefully in her sleep at the Life Care Center of Red Bank, where she will be missed by many. She was preceded in death by her
Charles H. Schievelhud Jr. passed away Monday, May 26, 2014. He was born in 1926 in Chattanooga, Charles had been a resident of Dalton for 38 years. He was a veteran of WWII. He was

J.C. Smith

Crossville j.c.
Smith, 90, passed away Monday, May 26, 2014, at his residence. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 29, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Palmer Cemetery. Family will have visitation from
George Daniel Stieg, 78, of East Ridge, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014. He served in the U.S. Navy, was an ordained minister in the Church of God and president of the Scenic City

J.R. Tallant

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Tallant, 94, of Ooltewah, passed away Monday, May 26, 2014, at a local health care facility. He was the son of the late Jesse R. and Alice C. Tallant and was preceded in death by

Doris Tatum

Rossville
Doris Annis North Tatum, 86, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, May 26, 2014. She was raised in the Chattanooga Valley area for most of her life and was a
Nadeane Thrap Faye Nadean Thrap, of Signal Mountain, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014. Nadean was born to parents, Arthur Earl Weir and Edna May Hull Weir in Decatur County, Kan., and attended high school
John Douglas Tinkler, Ph.D., 80, of Chattanooga died on Saturday, May 24, 2014. Dr. Tinkler was born in Atoka, Tenn., and first came to Chattanooga as a boarder at the McCallie School, where he graduated
Clyde Lee Underwood, 58, of East Ridge, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014, in a local hospital. He was born March 13, 1956 in Cleveland, Tenn. Mr. Underwood attended Hamilton Community Seventh-day Adventist Church.
John Wesley "J.W." Williams, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014 in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

In MemoryPeggie Bullard

Happy Birthday, Mother While you celebrate in Heaven, we are celebrating you here and missing you so much. Love you forever, Your Children.

In MemoryROBERT JONES

To a wonderful father, brother, and granddad. Happy Birthday! We miss you and love you. -Fat Cat, Lillie, & Family
Today we celebrate your birthday. Its not the same for us since youve gone away. When you left that morning to make Heaven your Home, there has never been a time when I felt

In MemoryJOHN MCKEE

Died MAY 28TH 2011 I'M FREE Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free, I'm following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard his call, I turned my

In MemoryLizzie Smith

love you Mama!!

In MemoryCARL SWAFFORD

Remembering you on your birthday, today and always. -Family and Friends
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