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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 04, 2014

Clarence Slaytha Bailey Jr. 92, of Hixson, died Thursday, April 3, 2014. Local arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,
Donald "Donnie" Wayne Barnes, 65, a longtime resident of Red Bank, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014. He was a graduate of Red Bank High School. Donnie served in and was honorable discharged

Evelyn Barnes

Evelyn Marie Barnes, 62, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Survivors include children, Angela Hile and James Barnes; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. The funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at Fike Funeral
William Chalmers Blunk, 90, of Chattanooga, died in a Chattanooga hospital Wednesday, April 2, 2014, Mr. Blunk was a Veteran of WW II serving in the U.S. Navy. He was preceded by his wife,

Joseph Carlton

Joseph "Freddy" Carlton, 69, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in a Chattanooga hospital. He was a maintenance supervisor with Shaw Industries for over 20 years. He was a veteran of the United States

Elwyn Driscoll

Elwyn M. Driscoll, 98, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Mrs. Driscoll was born in Ringgold, where she lived most of her life. She was a Christian, an avid reader, she loved flowers,
Jack Walton Dunlap Jr., 74, of Hixson, died Sunday, March 30, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Philips Dunlap; daughters, Mrs. Heidi Thomas and husband, Gray, of Mooresville, N.C., and Ms. Victoria Dunlap,
Virginia Jewell Elliott, 48, Chattanooga, died Friday, March 25, 2014. Survivors, husband, James Elliott, children, Lisa Elliott, James Peoples; brother, Daryl Denny; sisters. Louise McGowan, Sherry Jeffery. Memorial service is 1 p.m. Saturday,

Sharon Ellis

Sharon Lee Ellis, 42, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014, at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. She was preceded in death by parents, Charles and Marilyn Holcomb; and half brother, William Allen Holcomb. Survivors include: husband, Brad
Claxton Green Sr., passed away in Toledo, Ohio on Friday March 28, 2014. He was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by daughters, Debra (Waymon) Keith and Ella Barron; sons, David Green, Don and

Johnny Hale

Johnny F. Hale, 71, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Service at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Hale Cemetery. Visitation 5-7 p.m. today and noon-2 p.m. Saturday. Online condolences can be
Katherine Estes Hixon, 84, Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park. Visit to share words of comfort with the family

Zackary Johnson

Zackary Clay Johnson, infant son of Crystal Leann Alder and Mark Johnson, passed away, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Terry and Carolyn Alder and Freida Johnson. He

Minnie Lockhart

Minnie Lee Lockhart, 99, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Mike Rigsby and Claude Hoback officiating. Burial: Bonny Oak Cemetery. Online condolences may be

Wanda Martin

Wanda Woods Martin, 83, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, April 4, 2014, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Kirk Memorial Gardens.

J.D. Mayes

Mayes, 95, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Cleveland, Ohio. Local survivors: daughter, LouEllen (Eugene) Remson; son, Jerry Mayes, of Cleveland, Ohio; devoted cousin, Hilda R. Harris-(Adam) Hardaway; cousins, Javan (Alester)

Richard McKinney

Va. Richard Donald McKinney, 79, formerly of Fort Payne, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Brother Vernon McKinney officiating.
Vernia Z. Miles, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.

Bob Nunley

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Bob G. Nunley, 67, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, Emerald-Hodgson Hospital, Sewanee, Tenn. Services 3 p.m. Saturday, April 5,2014 at Myers Hill Church, Rev. Dennis Rollins and Rev. Ralph Shrum officiating. Burial Pryor Ridge cemetery.
Ruby Lee Patillo, 85, of Chattanooga, departed this life on Friday, March 28, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. She was a member of New Mount Carmel Baptist Church and retired from U.S. Stove Company. She was

Estell Peoples

Helen Estell Hookey Peoples, 83, went home to be with the Lord, on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Mrs. Peoples was a member of Kimball Baptist Church and retired employee of South Pittsburg Knitting Mill. She
Melba Sue Craig Smith, 80, passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. She was a wonderful Christian lady who was a member of the Soddy Church of Christ. Her life was a testimony of

Jimmy Smith

LaFAYETTE Jimmy "Jim" Smith, 70, died Monday, March 31, 2014. Jim is the son of the late James Wesley and Allie
Delores Jean "Lois" Smith died on Tuesday, March 29, 2014, at a local hospital. She was born June 10, 1940. She was preceded in death by her mother, Willie Mae Powell; father, Homer France;
Kelsey Pettigrew Sr. ROSSVILLE Kelsey W. Pettigrew Sr., 77, passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014, while on vacation in Florida. Mr. Pettigrew was a native of Texas, was raised in Arizona and had
Dave Ragland Sr. Dave Ragland Sr., 64, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2014, God reached out and chose one of choice plants for His heavenly garden. Dave loved to travel with family and
Phillip Thomas Stowe, 19, of Alexandria, Ala., was called home Sunday, March 30, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, Phillip Travis Stowe and by his grandmuller, Judith Ann Keys Hardy. Memorial service

Gary Talley

Gary Wayne Talley, 64, died Thursday, April 3, 2014. Survivors, wife, Shelby Jean Talley; children, April (Tracy) Trammell, Brandy (Steven) Merritt, Kevin Battles; sister, Pasty (Pat) Benson, Jeff (Jennifer) Talley; eight grandchildren. Funeral service will

Mildred Townsend

LaFAYETTE Mildred Townesend, 74, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Survived by daughter, Teresa King, of LaFayette; grandchildren, James Townsend, Brandy Prince, Jason
Barbara Imogene Tubbs, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, April 4, 2014, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, with Minister Gary Massey officiating. Interment will

Claude Wallace

Claude T. "Red" Wallace, 87, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Survivors include several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Fike Funeral Home with visitation from 1-2
Norman "Tom" Watson Sr., 92, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at his residence. He was a WWII Army veteran. He was a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church and was a
Janet Teresa White, 60, East Ridge, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at a local hospital. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Bill Proctor officiating. Interment will
Alvin Gayle Yount, 80, of Chattanooga died Wednesday, April 2, 2014. He was born March 31, 1934 in Shelby County, Ky., a son of Curtis and Anna Marie Yount. Mr. Yount was retired from
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