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Local Obits for Wed. Sep 03, 2014



Glenn Adams

Henagar
Glenn Robert Adams, 66, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Survivors include wife, Jane Moore Adams; daughters, Andi (Drew) Freeman, Amy (Brandon) Rolling; brother, Rex (Mary) Adams. Mr. Adams owned and operated Adam's

Dwight Bearden

Flat rock
Dwight Bearden, 84, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Survivors include daughter, Loretta (William) Mullins; son, Stanley (Sandra) Bearden; grandchildren, Shane (Amy) Mullins, Robbie (Crystal) Bearden, Rodney (Nicloe) Bearden; great-grandchildren, Mason Bearden and
Mary Elizabeth "Libby" Blancett, 56, of Soddy-Daisy, went to be with our Lord and Savior on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Orville and Mary

Mary Buckley

Fort payne
Mary Willodean Bukley, 91, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Survivors: sons, William Charles (Ruby) Bukley, Robert Lee Bukley, Carl Alan Bukley; sister-in-law Sang (David) Bukley Preceded in death by husband, Philip George Bukley; son,

Shirley Dancy

South pittsburg
Shirley Lynch Dancy, 77, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, following a brief illness. The daughter of the late William Henry and Edith Marie Overturf Lynch, she was a

Michael Denton

Rossville
Michael Douglas Denton, 54, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Funeral at noon today from the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Tunnel Hill. Visitation 10 a.m. until noon today. Online condolences may be offered at:

Lillie Douglas

Rossville
Lillie Belle Teague Douglas, 90, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. She was born in DeKalb County, Ala., to the late Frank and Laura Ogle Teague. She was a housewife and a member
Helen Joann Bethune Ellis, 67, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. She was a member of Fairview Church of God and had worked at Shaw Industries. Survivors include husband, Wayne Ellis; stepsons, Jason Ellis, Greg

Charlene Evans

Summerville
Charlene Evans, 88, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Survivors are daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Raymond Ware; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral service is 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at Mason Funeral Home Chapel.
Pauline Godwin Fouraker, 88, died after a short illness on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Polly worked for Southern Bell for over 41 years. She was a member of Zonta Club, the Southside Women's Club
Robert Lee Gardner, 83, a resident of Chattanooga, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Survivor: niece, Joyce Dowdy Clark, of Chattanooga. A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at Chattanooga National
Daisy Mae Gaunt departed this life after 94 years on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at Health Center at Standifer Place. Daisy Gaunt was born on June 30, 1920 in Warrington, Ga. She was employed by
John W. Gibson Jr., 55, of Soddy-Daisy, left this earthly home to be with his Savior, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at his home. He was of the Baptist faith and had recently committed his life

Donald Harden

Athens
Donald "Donnie" Lee Harden, 65, passed away Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at his home. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. A private burial will be held at a later
Edward Nelson Houston, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at his residence. He was a veteran of the United States Army and also served three years in the United States
Rosa L. Howard, 83, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
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, Aug, 29, 2014. Memorial services are 2:30 p.m. today at Signal Crest United Methodist Church with Rev. Dale Wyrick and
Ruby Bell Caldwell Jones, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at her residence. Funeral at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Nathaniel Carter Sr. as the eulogist. Burial:
Betty Jean Quarles Lawson, 73, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Her family wishes to thank her friends and the gracious staff at the Summit View Retirement community. Visitation is from
"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 Funeral Home while in high school

Roy Mason

Niota
Roy J. "RJ" Mason, 87, of Mt. Harmony community near Niota, died Tuesday, Sept.2, 2014. Funeral 7 p.m. today at Mt. Harmony Baptist Church with visitation 4-7 p.m. Interment 11 a.m. Thursday Mt. Harmony Cemetery

Larry McCullough

Inloving memory
Larry "Pee Wee" McCullough July 22, 1952-Sept. 3, 2013 Departed life one year ago today. Recall precious memories of our loved one gone to rest, a precious one from us is gone,
DaytonMaxima E. Palad, 94, of Dayton Mountain, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 2, 2014 at her home. Graveside service at 11 a.m. Wednesday morning at Ogden Cemetery on Dayton Mountain. www.vanderwallfh.com. Visitation one hour before the

Daniel Parkyn

Dayton
Daniel L. Parkyn, 75, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his sons, Daniel (Paula) Parkyn, of Dayton and David Parkyn, of Arcadia, Fla.; one brother; and three sisters. There
Lorayne U. Riggle, 87, of Hixson, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funereal Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike.
TyiVyon JaiKi Sanders-Cox, 8 months old, passed Thursday, Aug. 25, 2014. Survived by mother, Tiffany (Theodore) Sanders; father, Fedel Cox; seven siblings; grandparents, Cheryl and Johnny Mathis, Tonya and Fedel Cox Sr., Michael and Latina

Richard Simmons

Albertville
Richard Robert Simmons, 54, passed away Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Marshall Medical Center South. Funeral services will at 2 p.m. today from W.T. Wilson Funeral Home. Burial to followin Asbury Cemetery.
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. Payne. Mrs.
Wilma S. Skiles, 82, of Sale Creek, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Chattanooga. She was a member of Hendon Baptist church. Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Odes Skiles. Survivors include
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

William Sweeton

Estill springs
William Grady Sweeton, 69, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at his residence. Visitation is noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. at Bonnie Oaks
John Mack Teague, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 at his residence. Services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Sept. 3, in the funeral home chapel, Rev. Todd

Frances Traylor

Fort payne
Frances Blackwell Traylor, 82, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at her residence Funeral at 4 p.m. CDT today, Sept. 3, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Mountain View Memory Gardens. www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com. Visitation

Clarence Walker

Rossville
Clarence Walker, 66, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in a local health care facility. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

In MemoryMisty Bennett

September 2, 1985 - April 10, 1989 Happy Birthday Sweetheart Hope you had such a wonderful day. I know Jesus has made that happen. As everyday goes by, that beautiful stairway

In MemoryYakisha Cotton

Yakisha Upshaw Cotton Sunrise August 15, 1973- Sunset September 3, 2012 Gone but not forgotten, Although we are apart, Your spirit lives within us, Forever in our hearts. Loving you forever, Your

In MemoryJABARI JENNINGS

Sept. 3, 1986 - March 17, 2002 We Love And Miss You So Much! Mom, Neka, Jabariyae, Jabari, Jauntay, Family and Friends.
May 21, 1974-Sept. 3, 2010 Remembering you is easy, we do it every day. Missing you is the heartache that never goes away. Love Always, Your Family
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