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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 04, 2014


James "Buddy" Fred Baugh, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, departed this life on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at his home. Buddy was the owner of Baugh Trucking, Inc. He was a graduate of Scottsboro High

Dorothy Bellomy

Scottsboro
Dorothy Venable Bellomy, 87, passed away at her home on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. CDT at Valley Funeral Home in Scottsboro with a graveside service at 2

Doris Brock

Riceville
Doris Jane Womac Brock, 80, passed away Tuesday evening, Sept. 2, 2014, at Life Care Center of Athens. Funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday at Eastanalle Baptist Church. Burial in Eastanallee Cemetery. Visitation noon-2 p.m. Saturday

Patti Childers

Ringgold
Patti Childers, 58, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at her residence. Patti was a 1974 graduate of Tyner High School, was currently working as a Hostess at the Marriot in Dalton, and she was

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

Della Downs

Rossville
Della D. Downs "Maw-Maw", 54, passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. She was a native of Ohio, had lived most of her life in the North Georgia area, and was a United States Army
Robert Mitchell Gordon, 58, of Pensicola, Fla., formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Born in Pensacola, he served his country in the Navy before becoming an accomplished chef. He was a great

Bertha Hampton

Decatur
Bertha Mae "Granny" Duggan Hampton, 79, died Tuesday evening, Sept. 2, 2014, at the home of her granddaughter in Dayton. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday chapel. Burial in Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Visitation 4-7 p.m. Friday

James Hill

Ducktown
James Allen Hill, 75, of Ducktown, formerly of Rhea County, Tenn. died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Survivors are sisters, Helen (James) Proffitt, of Harrison, and Anna (Buddy) Wright, of Hilton Head, S.C.; special friends,
Edward Nelson Houston, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at his residence. Funeral service will be at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Brother John
Terry Rena Hunter, 55, passed away on Sept. 2, 2014 at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
r. CARNESVILLE Rev. Robert Franklin Pierce Jr., 59, passed away peacefully at Athens Regional Medical Center on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. He was born in Fort Oglethorpe, the son of Frank and Margaret
Ralph Bryan Jackson, 83, of Hixson, died on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in a local hospital. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Sept. 4, at Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military
e Rev. William Carl Lawrence, 89, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. Rev Carl retired from Red Food/ Bi-Lo as a manager. He was preceded in
Joseph Light, of Hermitage, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home,601 Ashland Terrace, 423-877-3524.

Hettey Maness

Section
Hettey Ann Maness, 88, passed away Tuesday, Sept 2, 2014 at Highlands Rehab in Scottsboro. Funeral will be at 5 p.m. CDT today at Davistown Cemetery in Section. Memorial contributions to Section Fire Dept

Hiroko Mathis

Evensville
Hiroko Toshimi Mathis died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at her home in Evensville. A native of Japan and a United States citizen, Hiroko was the daughter of the late Takashi and Tai Komatsu Toshimi. She

Walter McClain

Rossville
Walter "Whitt" McClain, 67, passed away Saturday morning, Aug. 30, 2014. Walter worked at Astec Industrial and Ben Barker Fabricator until his retirement. He was preceded in death by his father, Hayford McClain Sr.; mother,
Yolanda Denise Parmes Montgomery, 58, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in a local hospital. She was a 1975 Howard High School graduate and a member of Mt. Canaan Baptist Church. She was
Franklin D. Moore, 75, of McDonald and lifelong resident of East Ridge, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, Sept 1, 2014. Mr. Moore was a local business owner of Stanrich Studio Inc. for
Vestle Leonard Newcomb, 84, former resident of Chattanooga, went to be with our Lord Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Survived by his wife, Eula Newcomb; daughter, Patty Clark; sons, Allen (Kay) Newcomb, Greg Newcomb and
Imogene Ransford, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at her home. She was born on March 4, 1927 to the late Rev. Bill and Gladys Reddout. Imogene was formerly of Crescent,
Dr. Michael Richards, Professer Emiritus, passed away on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 with his wife, Julie, by his side. He was born in N.Y., N.Y. on Jan 22, 1931 to the
Lorayne U. Riggle, 87, of Hixson, went to be with her precious Lord, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in a local hospital. Mrs. Riggle was a native of Rural Retreat, Va., and lived in Chattanooga since
Leonard "Newkey" Riley, 60, of Louisville, Ky., passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at G.C. Williams Funeral Home, Louisville, Ky., with visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday. Burial in Louisville Cemetery.

Jean Sipe

Ringgold
Willie "Jean" Winters Sipe, 72, went to be with her Lord Wednesday, Sept 3, 2014. Willie was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and of the Baptist faith. She was a wonderful, loving wife and
Alberta H. Sterrett, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. She was born on March 8, 1925 in Princeton, Ky.,and was the daughter of the late Albert Hagan and Ilene Mitchell Hagan. She

Joe Thomas

Rossville
Joseph Andrew Thomas, 64, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in a local hospital. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Sept. 4, in the South Crest
Jean Thomas Vess, 89, of Chattanooga, died on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at a nursing home. She was born in Nashville, to the late Robert Scott Thomas and the late Jo Laughlin Thomas. At
John Floyd Ward, 81, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. He passed away peacefully at his home in Hixson. John served in the military private first class form 1953

Leon York

Whiteside
Leon York, 86, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at his home. He attended The Church of God. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mose and Rosie York; daughter, Joyce Ann York;

In MemoryDonald L. Harris

Dec. 14, 1946-Sept. 4, 2012 Gods golden gates stood open wide two years ago today. We loved you, but God loved you best and took you home for a much needed rest. Our

In MemoryTommy Lay

Tommy L. Lay Sept. 4, 1957 - Nov. 1, 2009 We Love You Tawanna (Toot) Lay (daughter), Tommy T.J. Lay (Son), relatives and many friends.

In MemoryLinda J. Simmons

Jan. 13, 1948-Sept. 4, 1994 Its been 20 years since you left us. You are away, yet ever near. Your presence fill each day. Your voice, your smile are everywhere.
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