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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 01, 2014


Rev. Ted F. Baker passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014. He served in the Ministry for the United Methodist Church for 43 years touching hearts and lives too many to count. Rev. Baker also served

Sara Clark

Trion
Sara Kathryn Clark, 90, died Saturday, March 29, 2014. Survivors, sons, Billy (Kay) Clark, Joseph Clark; brother, Bill (Mary) Wright; sisters, Grace Briskey, Josephine (John) Lee; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral
Edwin Lamar "Benny" Conner, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014, at a local hospital. He was a devoted husband, son, and avid sports fan. He retired from DuPont after 40 years of
Rose Arnold DAYTON Rose Velma Arnold, 86, died Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Dayton. She was born July 5, 1927 in Dayton to the late Noah and LaVada (Towery) Cain. She was

Rhonnie Duncan

Bradenton,
Fla. Rhonnie Andrew "Andy" Duncan died Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Bradenton. The funeral service will be held at All Saints Chapel in Sewanee, Ten. at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 1,
Una Ann Elam Elkins, 92, of Red Bank, went to be with the Lord Monday, March 31, 2014, following a short illness. Una Ann was a member of Red Bank Baptist Church. She

Jim Evans

Hiram
Jim Evans, 73, of passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2014. He was born on Feb. 21, 1941, to the late, Newton and Edna Evans, in Sweetwater, Tenn. Mr. Evans was a veteran of
Cyrus Louin Harris, 90, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, March 30, 2014. He was born Sept. 3, 1923, in Georgetown, Tenn., a son of Hugh A. and Annie Davis Harris. He was preceded in death by
Karry Rynn Hulgan, 54, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014. She was predeceased by her parents, Gordon and Winona Hulgan; and brother, Bud Hulgan Jr. Survivors include her sisters, Grace Murphy, Kim Jordan and
James Neighbors Johnson Jr., 71, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014, at his home in Omaha, Neb. He was preceded in death by his parents, James N. Johnson and Mildred Johnson, both of Chattanooga. He
Angela Jones a lifetime resident of St. Elmo, passed away on Saturday, March 29th, 2014. She was 50. She is survived by her mother, Sue Jones; sister, Linda Jones Phillips; a brother, Chris Jones; three
Margaret Gail Kelley, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, James L. Kelley. By her side were
Elmer Clyde Lawson 83, passed away on Monday March 31, 2014 in a local hospital. He was born on Dec. 24, 1930 to the late Fred Lee Lawson and Sara Jane Hicks Lawson, was retired
Pauline Lillian LeMay, 73, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2014. She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Lemay; one brother; and three sisters. Survivors include her husband of 53 years,

Jerry Lunsford

Crandall
Jerry Winford Lunsford, 64, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014, at his home. A native of Ringgold, Ga., he has lived in the Crandall area for the past 36 years and was a self-employed master
Mary Ruth McClendon, 95, died Monday, March 31, 2014, at her residence. Mary was a member of Garrison Baptist Church. She was a retired from Robinson Manufacturing. She was preceded in death by her parents,
Lydia Mielke ROSSVILLE Lydia D. Mielke, 67, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. She was of the Catholic faith. She was preceded in death by her son, Donald I.

Letha Mullis

Rock spring
Letha Beatrice Scoggins Mullis, 93, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, March 30, 2014. She was born in Rutherford County, N.C., to the late Grover and Lillian Henson Scoggins. She was a longtime

Zennra Neusom

Rossville
Zennra "Tootsie" Neusom, 86, passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014. She was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area and attended Gospel Way Baptist Church. Mrs. Neusom was preceded in
Alfonzo Pollard, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 S. Moore Road.

Kathleen Powell

Trenton
Kathleen White Powell, 87, died Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Woodhaven Assisted Living. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Rose Powell; grandchildren, Sarah, Rachel and Gordon Powell; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs.
Michael J. Prendergast, 77, of Chattanooga, entered into rest on Monday, March 31, 2014. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at St. Jude Catholic Church with Father Charles
Timothy John Rapson, 63, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014, in a Chattanooga hospital. He was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Survivors include his wife, Cheryll Hutchins Rapson; daughters, Lori (Ron) Rapson

Quay Roberts

Jasper
Quay Roberts passed away Monday, March 31, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Tate Funeral Home.
Phyllis Roland, 73, passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Randall Smith

Summerville
Randall Thomas Smith, 62, died Monday, March 31, 2014. Survivors, wife, Jeanne Smith; daughters, Kimberly (Jason) Meadows, Kerri (Waylon) Bartlett; sisters, Pat Ledbetter, Judy Roan, Shelia Ellis; brothers, Michael Smith, Donnie Smith, Ricky Smith; four

Haden Smith

Chickamauga
Haden Jerald Smith, 18, died Sunday, March 30, 2014. Haden was a member of the Center Grove Baptist Church.He attended the LaFayette High School where he

John Sparks

Ringgold
John W. "Papaw" Sparks, 88, departed this life Saturday, March 29, 2014 at his home. He was born in DeKalb County, Ala., to the late Rev. R.R. Sparks and Laura Kay Meeks. John retired

Roger Stroup

Ringgold
Roger F. Stroup, 71, died peacefully on March 29, 2014. He lived in the East Ridge and Ringgold area his entire life. He retired from BASF in 2004 where he was employed for many years.
Camille E. Stubbs, an active member of Bethlehem Wiley Church, a choir member, Sunday School teacher, and active in many other church and community organizations departed this earthly life, March 27, 2014. Visitation: 6-8

Betty Swaney

Rossville
Bettye Jo Wooten Swaney, 78, passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Rossville and a member of James Street Church of God. Bettye was a devoted mother, grandmother and
Jimmy Lee Talley, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Seminole, Fla. He was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church and a 50-year member of the Harrison Masonic
Ralph Tatum, 52, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014 in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave. 622-9995.
Helen S. Thaxton, 89, passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014, in Signal Mountain. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announce by Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist, North Chapel, 5401 Highway 153,
Mark Tripp, 56, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at his home. He was preceded in death by his father, Henry A. Tripp; and brother, Kevin Lanius. Survivors include his

Richard Verrill

Winchester
Richard Carroll Verrill, 79, passed from this life on Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Veterans Hospital in Nashville. Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Kingdom Hall
Bert Vincent Wilson, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away in Chattanooga on Sunday, March 30, 2014. He was born in Harlan, Ky., on Jan. 19, 1934. Preceded in death by father, Clyde T Wilson; mother, Ethel

In MemoryPatricia Carter

thousand times we needed you A thousand times we cried If love alone could have saved you You never would have died A heart of gold stopped beating Two twinkling eyes closed

In MemoryJohnny Hammonds

In memory of our Brother & Sister Remembering our sadness during those 6 days twenty years ago when God called on both of you into eternal rest. Your entire family will forever love and
April 1, 1932 - November 14, 1999 Remembering Our Mother Happy Birthday, we all love you! Hilly and Wilma, Sparkle, Ronald and Helena, Renee, Grandchildren and Family

In MemoryLESSIE WARE

Happy Birthday! We miss you very much and love you still. From the Family.
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