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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 08, 2014


Robert Allen, 20, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Lona Boothe

Cleveland
Lona M. Boothe died Sunday, April 6, 2014. Survivors include children, Jackie Boothe and Mary Alice Hall; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Graveside service is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation noon-1:30 p.m.

Wendell Brown

Dayton
Wendell Brown, 88, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Life Care Center of Rhea County. Wendell was past presdient of Dayton Rotary Club, 25-year member of the Dayton City Council, past mayor 1999-2005/president vice mayor
Linda Brown, 64, of Soddy-Daisy, passed Monday, April 7, 2014, at her residence. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, in the funeral home chapel. The family will receive friends
Helen Louise Burch, 87, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014, in Atlanta. She was a graduate of Central High School and had been a bookkeeper with Provident Insurance Co. and for her brother, Dr. C.F.
Jerry Bill Cantrell, 76, of Birchwood, died Saturday, April 5, 2014. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Nelson Cantrell; daughter, Kimberly Power; son, Chris Cantrell; brother, Jimmy Cantrell; sisters, Helen Brewer and Juanita Green; stepchildren, Diana

Alfred Croy

Summerville
Alfred Earl Croy, 79, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today, April 8, 2014, at Coffman Funeral Home. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at

Olin Ford Jr.

Summerville
Olin Emory Ford Jr., 56, died Friday, April 4, 2014. Funeral service is noon, today, April 8, 2014, at Mason Funeral Home. Visitation is from 11 a.m. today, April 8, 2014, until the service hour.

Martha Griffin

Rossville
Martha Elizabeth Griffin 91, died Sunday April 6, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was a member of the South Rossville Baptist Church for the past 50 years. Mrs. Griffin was

Edna Hass

Chickamauga
Edna Mae Hass, 85, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, April 7, 2014. She had lived in the Chickamauga area for most of her life and was of the Baptist

Merton Jones

Dayton
Merton Lonnie "Joe" Jones, 82, died Friday, April 4, 2014 in Dayton. Funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 10, in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Chattanooga National Cemetery Thursday at 1:30 p.m. www.vanderwallfh.com.

Madge Lockhart

Cleveland
Madge Clements Lockhart, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Madge was an educational organization executive. She was born is Soddy, Tenn., to the late Arlie and Ollie Clements. Madge was co-founder and president of
Gilbert "Uncle Gil" Morris Jr., 92, of Lookout Valley died Saturday, April 5, 2014. The son of the late Gilbert Sr. and Annie Morris he was also preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Morris;
Sharon Denise Dodds Murray, 58, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014. She was a graduate of Chattanooga High School, class of 1973, and received an associates degree in business from McKenzie College. She was a
Sara Nicole Pemberton, 31, passed away, April 5, 2014. She was a wonderful mother and homemaker and member of Floral Crest Seventh-Day Adventist Church. She is survived by her husband, Sonny Pemberton III; daughters, Abbie
Sara L. Pettus, 77, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, in a local health care facility. She was a member of New Monumental Baptist Church. Survivors includes: two daughters, Wendelyn "Gwen" Troupe and Brinita

Troy Ragan

Crossville
Troy "TJ" Franklin Ragan, 29, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Anniston. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. today, April 8, from Belechers Chapel Church with the Rev. Deon Black officiating. Burail in Belechers
Opal L. Rogers, 88, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014 in Hixson. She was born July 12, 1925 in Palmer, Tenn., she was the daughter of late John and Martha Grimes Green.

Jimmy Smith

Pelham
Jimmy Ray Smith, 78, of the Providence Community passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Burial: Providence Cemetery. Online condolences www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net. Arrangements are by Cumberland Funeral Home,
Joyce Balinger Tatum, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014. A lifelong teacher and student, she delighted in helping people learn new things. She inspired and mentored hundreds of people with a rare

Kay White

Rossville
Kay Lynn White, 56, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014 in a local hospital. She was born Oct. 8, 1957 to the late Herman and Ruby Hise Hollis. She was of the Baptist faith

Betty Wimpee

Fort oglethorpe
Betty Thelma Wimpee, 69, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014. She worked at Coco Cola Co. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Wimpee; mother, Hattie Mae Wooten; and brother, Marty Wooten. Survivors

Dixie Yates

Dayton
Dixie Cornelia Yates, 67, died early Monday morning, April 7, 2014, at her home. Funeral services at 2 p.m. held Friday at Liberty Baptist Church in Raleigh, Miss. Burial in Liberty Baptist Church cemetery. www.vanderwallfh.com

In MemoryKENNETH ADAIR

July 26, 1957-April 8, 2010 Sadly missed by Mother, brothers, friends Chris and Beth.

In MemoryBELINDA RUFFIN

No sorrows to depress you, only the Lord Jesus to bless you. Happy Birthday to the greatest Mom ever. Love your team.
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