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Local Obits for Tue. Sep 02, 2014


Stephanie Patricia Barnwell of Chattanooga passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard B. Barnwell Sr. Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Barnwell

Coarl Buckels

Valley head
Coarl Edwin Buckels, 82, died peacefully at home Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Survivors include wife, Jane Buckels; daughters, Nita (Gary) Leffew, Caryl Black, Brooke Buckels and Leslie (Dal) Moody; Sons, Corky Buckels
Betty Jean Drecoll, 84, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. She was a longtime resident of Hixson and of the Baptist faith. Betty had worked at DuPont, Fox Photo

Margie Foster

Winchester
Margie Foster, 81, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at Southern Tenn. Regional Health System. Visitation will begin 1 p.m. CDT Thursday, Sept. 11, with memorial services to follow at 3 p.m. Arrangements

Rick Headrick

Chickamauga
Richard L. Headrick, 63, passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at his home. Funeral services will be held at noon today, Sept. 2, in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home with
Elmer Helton Jr., formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Donalsonville, Ga. The body will lie in state today, Sept. 2, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Taylor
Ralph Bryan Jackson, 83, of Hixson, died on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in a local hospital. A native of Chattanooga, he was the son of the late Arthur and Jennie V. Jackson. Mr. Jackson was
Phillip R. Johnson Sr., 80, of Signal Mountain, joined his wife, Allison, in Heaven, Friday, August 29, 2014. A native of Nashville, he resided on Signal Mountain for most of his life. Retired
Ruby Bell Caldwell Jones, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at her residence. She was a member of Greater Faith Temple Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, William

Betty Jones

Dayton
Betty Anne Jones, 64, passed away Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at Dayton Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today, Sept. 2, in the Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home chapel, Rev. Bill Ewing officiating. Burial
Maggie Jordan, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Robin Huron Keef, 54, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2014, at her home, with her loving husband and mother-in-law by her side. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Robin graduated from Red
Betty Jean Quarles Lawson, 73, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. She was born in Chattanooga, the daughter of the late Ed Quarles and her birth mother, the late Laura Weldon.

Glen Limbaugh

Belvidere
Earl "Glen" Limbaugh, 77, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. CDT today, Sept. 2, at Moore-Cortner Chapel, Winchester, with Rev. Mike Robinson
"Buddy" Lorimer, III B. F. "Buddy" Lorimer, III, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. He was 72. Buddy was a native of Rockwood, Tenn., worked at Booth
Rev. Thomas Dale McManus, 83, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Tom served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Services with Military Honors will be 5 p.m. today in the Vanderwall Funeral Home
Mary Anne Ochsenbein, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. She was born Nov. 5, 1932, in New Orleans, La., to the late John Harry and

Dale Peckham Jr.

Stevenson
Dale Gene Peckham Jr., 61, died Aug. 30, 2014. Visitation will be noon-2 p.m. CDT today, Sept. 2, at Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson, Ala. The funeral service will immediately follow

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. today, Sept. 2, in the South Crest Chapel Funeral with Rev. Tim Ashley

Dennis Sanders

Gruetli-laager
Dennis Ray Sanders, 53, passed away Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at Hospice of Chattanooga. He was born in Whitwell on Nov. 9, 1960. He was preceded in death by his wife,
Mildred Jeanette Payne Skelton, 87, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in a local hospital. She was born Nov. 14, 1926, in Soddy-Daisy to the late Hab L. and Queen E.

Tommy Smith

Whitwell
John "Tommy" Smith, 67, passed away Sunday, Aug 31, 2014, surrounded by his family. Tommy graduated from Marion County High School in 1965. He received a football scholarship to attend Austin Peay State
Joyce Katherine Staten, 82, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord and John W. Staten, the love of her life, on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today, Sept. 2,
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

Joan Thomas

Whitwell
Joan Fine Thomas, 82, passed away Saturday, Aug 30, 2014. Joan was a member of Morganville Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Fine; parents, Albert and Ruth Rogers;

Joe Thomas

Rossville
Joseph Andrew Thomas, 64, of Rossville, GA passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in a local hospital. He was a former employee of Yates Bleachery and enjoyed fishing, NASCAR and spending time with his family
Hettie Delores Watts, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 at her home. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today, Sept. 2, in the South

Betty Wright

Roanoke
Betty Smith Wright, 75, formerly of this area, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Services will be today, Sept. 2, at 11 a.m. CDT from Kerby Funeral Homes chapel, Henegar. Burial follows at Green Haven

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