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Local Obits for Mon. Sep 01, 2014


Irvin Barber, of Collegedale, passed away Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 423-877-3524.

Shirley Black

Rock spring
Shirley Elizabeth Black passed away at her residence on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. She was born on Oct. 13, 1944, in Louisville, Ky., to Estill Lamar Chism and Anita Leverne (Penick) Chism.

Virgie Brown

Ringgold
Virgie Lee Webb Brown, 92, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. She was born to the late John Henry Webb and Sarah Magnola "Nola" Goins Webb and was a member of
Craig Alton Caldwell, 42, passed away in a boating accident Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. He was employed by Tri-County Stone and a Member of Westside Baptist Church. He was born in

George Cole

Collinsville
George Russell Cole, 78, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Services are 5 p.m. CDT Tuesday, Sept. 2, at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, Rainsville, Rev. Larry Perkins and Rev. Ricky Perkins officiating. Burial in Walkers

Phillip Freeman

Trenton
Phillip Terry Freeman, 66, died Sunday Aug. 24, while doing what he loved, fishing. He worked many years as a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of Trenton United Methodist Church.

Craig Hampton

Jasper
Mortimer Craig Hampton passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at his home surrounded by family and loved ones. He was a retired member of the U.S. Army and National Guard, and had also served in
Elmer Helton Jr., formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Donalsonville, Ga. He was formerly employed by CK Supply. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer

Kathy Henderson

Lafayette
Kathy Henderson, 56, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Hutcheson Medical Center. Survivors include husband, Lonnie Henderson; sons, Lonnie Henderson II, Christopher Henderson; mother, Barbara Webb; sister, Darlene Floyd; brothers, Steve Webb, Jeremy Webb;
Willie Jackson passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 633-9995.
Peggy Watkins Landers, 79, of Chattanooga, died peacefully at her home surrounded by loved ones on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Jean Watkins; and her husband
Betty Lawson, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 423-877-3524.

Bobby Locklear

Rainsville
Mr. Bobby Ray Locklear, 78, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Services at 2 p.m. CDT Tuesday, Sept. 2, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Trinity Cemetery.
"Buddy" Lorimer, III, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. He was 72 years old. Arrangements will be announced later by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral
Frances Shreeve Murray, of Hixson, passed away on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. She was 79. Frances was born in Goodlettsville, Tenn., on Sept. 1, 1934, to the late Wilbur "Dick" and Ruby Huffine Shreeve.
Ella Patterson, 79, passed away Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1102 Dodds Ave., 623-9995.
Lisa Kelley Rauch, 49, of Apison, passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in a local hospital. She was born July 25, 1965, in Knoxville, Tenn. Lisa was a member of Community Baptist Church

Bobbie Ritchie

Fort oglethorpe
Barbara Ann "Bobbie" Ritchie, 71, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the South Crest Chapel Funeral with Rev. Tim Ashley officiating.

Harry Shaw

Rainsville
Harry Shaw, 73, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. Services are Thursday, Sept. 4, at 1 p.m. CDT from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Warren's
Grace Simmons, 73, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Joyce Katherine Staten, 82, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord and John W. Staten, the love of her life, on Sunday, August 31, 2014. Mrs. Staten was born in Pleasantville, N.J., to Lewis
Dorothy Elizabeth Janette Maiden Palmer Stoe, 89, of Chattanooga, died on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, in Greenwood Cemetery with Rev. David King officiating. In
Margie Swanson GRAYSVILLE Margie Headrick Swanson, 87, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. She grew up in the Graysville community where she was an active member
John Mack Teague, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at his residence. He was a member of Soddy United Methodist Church and served his country in the Tennessee Army
Hettie Delores Watts, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 at her home. She was a member of the Red Hill Community Church and a member of the Eastern Star. She also

Tammy Whitted

Decatur
Tammy Renee England Whitted, 41, died Friday, August 29, 2014. Visitataion from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Bowers Funeral Home, Decatur Chapel. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3, in
Wayne Curtis Williams, 75, died Aug. 30, 2014. He owned Waynes Batteries in Athens for 35 years. Services will be 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ziegler Funeral Home. Burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday in South Liberty

Lester Womack

Langston
Lester Verdale Womack, 60, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Services are set for 11 a.m. CDT today, Sept. 1, graveside at Greens Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Robbie Hollis officiating. Visitation from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. CDT

In MemoryDORIS AUCOTT

March 3, 2003 Gone but not forgotten, although 14 years ago Jesus called your name and you answered, your spirit lives on. You have left this world of sorrow and are free from pain and

In MemoryMinnie Cox

April 3, 1922 September 1, 2013 Mother, Grandmother & Friend It has been one year since God removed you from your earthly body and gave
May 24, 1953 - Sept. 1, 2011 In loving memory of our wife, sister and friend. You are greatly missed and loved by all. Ricky, Anita, Mary and Family

In MemoryEarl Rose, Jr.

In loving memory of my beloved son EARL ROSE, JR. who left this world 22 years ago, today Sept. 1, Always in our hearts and forever on our mind. Mom, Jennifer, and Ranee
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