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Local Obits for Sat. May 31, 2014

Alvena "Boo" Young Allen, 77, of Chattanooga, formerly of Whitwell, Tenn., passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014 at her home. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Whitwell. She was preceded in death

Nancy Brannon

Nancy B. Brannon, 69, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at her residence. Funeral services will be held Monday at 6 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel
Margaret G. "Peg" Butler, 104, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was a member of Brainerd United Methodist Church and was an avid bridge player. She was preceded in death by her

Rev. Robert Copeland

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Va. Rev. Robert M. "Bob" Copeland Jr., 81, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2014 at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital in Kingsport. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lynne Copeland; three daughters, Brenda Byrd,

Linda Davis

Linda Gail Davis, 73, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, May 29, 2014. She was a member of Concord United Methodist Church. Linda was preceded in death by her parents C.C. and Edna
Edith Lorraine Ealy died on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was born Feb. 15, 1925 in Chattanooga to the late Clay Evans and Alminta Nelms Ealy. Edith was preceded in death by eight brothers
Clark Grant, 44, of Chattanooga, died Friday,May 30, 2014. Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.

Gerald Grimes

Gerald J. "Gerry" Grimes went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 29 at his residence. Mr. Grimes is survived by his wife, Martha Haggard Grimes; children, Danny Pardue
Jimmy George Hickman Jr., 58, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014. Jimmy was a 1973 graduate of Central High School. He was a member of Abbas House (Central Baptist) and a very committed
William "Bill" Alfred Martin Jr., 90, a native and former resident of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014, at his home in Huntsville, Ala. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today in the
Linda Hill Mason, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, May 30, 2014. Linda graduated from Norview High School in Norfolk, Va., Edmondson Business College in Chattanooga and attended the University of Chattanooga.
Lillie B. McIntosh passed away Friday, May 30, 2014, at her home. Funeral arrangements are by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home.
Mary J. Paffe died Saturday, May 24, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Doug Paffe; her four children, Robert Paffe, Daniel Paffe, Janiece Paffe Bolles and Gayland Paffe; seven grandchildren; and her sister, Margared
Charles Edward Pierce, 53, of the Short Creek Community near Athens, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014, at his home Funeral 11 a.m. Sunday at Short Creek Baptist Church. Burial Short Creek Cemetery. Visitation 4-7
DeSean Montre Pierce, 22, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Funeral at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Raymond Moore officiating and Pastor Ternae Jordan Sr.
Harold L. Privette, 70, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014. He was a real estate agent and a member of the Bellevue United Methodist Church in Nashville. He was an officer in the Tennessee
Lewis Frank "Rabbit" Williams, Jr., 80, died at his residence Friday morning May 30, 2014. He was retired from Quaker Oats Co. of Chattanooga after 35 years of service and was a member of Teamsters
Ellen Rawlston, 91, of Hixson, passed away on Friday, May 30, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home,North Chapel, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343. Please share your

Mary-Ella Saylors

Mary-Ella Joy Saylors, 7-week-old infant, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Survivors include mother, Kelly Jeanett Saylors Mason; brother, Lee Mason; sister, Andrea Mason; grandmother, Lisa Saylors. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m.
Geraldine Martin Starnes, 91, of Sale Creek, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014. The funeral service will be 2 p.m. today at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, with Rev. Phil Evaul officiating. Burial will
Christopher Watt Christopher Watts, 57, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.
Gary Louis Wellington, 60, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2014 at his residence in Newark, N.J. Visitation at 11 a.m. today at Stanley United Methodist Church with the funeral to follow
John Wesley "J.W." Williams, Sr., 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014 in a local hospital. He was a 1959 graduate of Howard High School. He was a faithful member of the

Willie Mae Wolf

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Willie Mae Wolf, 93, died Friday, May 30, 2014, at Collinsville Health Care. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 2, at 11 a.m. CDT from Rainsville Funeral Home. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery. Visitation will
Ines Jean Worley, 78, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014. She was a member of Calvary Independent Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Pearl Worley; and a
Glenda Sue Zinna, 65, of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, May 29, 2014. She was born on Oct. 30, 1948 to the late Joe Garner Gray and Romie Wood Gray. Glenda was a loving wife, mother,


Clara Pinkard Plummer "Mae" May 31, 1921 Happy Birthday Those precious memories will be with us forever. Your family.
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