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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 13, 2014



Frederick Ashby

Norfolk,
Mass. Frederick Merrill Ashby, 77, died in his Norfolk home on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Born in Chattanooga on Oct. 26, 1936, he was the son of the late Wilson D. and Alice L.

Richard Baker

Tullahoma
Mr. Richard Wayne Baker, 54, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2014, at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. A native of Fayetteville, Tenn., he was the son of Billy Wayne and Charlotte Ann Hinkle

Delores Bennett

Cleveland
Delores Lucille Bennett, 75, died Saturday, April 12, 2014. Survivors include her husband, James Bennett; sons, Steve and Perry Bennett; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one expectant granddaughter. Graveside service: Tuesday, 2 p.m. at Macedonia
Melvin Dennis Butts was born June 1947 and God carried him home on Monday, April 7, 2014. He was baptized at Greater New Home Baptist Church, and later became a member of Olivet Baptist Church.
Michael Stafford Byington, 71, of Signal Mountain, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Marylin E. Carpenter, 92, of Harrison, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory &

Jerry Cook

Englewood
Jerry "Pap" Duane Cook, 70, died Friday, April 11, 2014. Graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Monday in Sunrise Cemetery in Englewood with the Rev. Scott Cardin officiating. The family will receive

Robert Dickerson

Altamont -
Robert Allen Dickerson, 68, went home to be with his Lord Friday, April 11, 2014. He was a US Army veteran, a 30 year member of Iron Workers Local # 704 and he attended Gruetli-Laager
John Davis "JD" Edwards, 77, formerly of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord and his beloved wife Gloria, of 56 years, on Monday, April 7, 2014, in Simpsonville, S.C. He was preceded in death
Robert J. "Bob" Georgitso, 78, of Hixson, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 in a local hospital. Arrangements to be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace 877-3524.
Elder Grifton Glenn Jr., 86, blessed earthly life came to a peaceful end at home with family on Friday, April 11, 2014. Elder was born Feb. 12, 1928 in Chickamauga, Ga., the son of
Saundra Leslie Green, through discomfort and pain, still kept her warm smile and God said "come home my child, come home". Her brave year and a half battle with cancer ended Friday, April 11, 2014.
Mrs. Elizabeth "Liz" Ann Pope Hagan, 76, departed this life for her home with her Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday, March 31, 2014. She was born on June 9, 1937 to the late Samuel and
April 10, 2014, at the close of a glorious Spring day and surrounded by those he loved, the earthly life of Collins "Cotton" Haigler ended. In his last words, he offered his own benediction. Twice,

Geneva Harris

Etowah
Geneva B. Harris, 89, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014 at NHC Healthcare of Athens. She was a native of McMinn County, and daughter of the late John and Ida Blanton. Geneva was a member
Daruis E. Hinton, 25, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors.

Ruth Holloway

Montgomery
Mrs. Ruth M. Halloway, 71, passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Survivors: husband, Joe Holloway, Montgromery; daughter, Debbie Perkins, Charleston, S.C.; sister, Janie Corbin, Chattanooga, Tenn.; and grandchildren, Ashley Perkins and Taylor Perkins. Funeral
Virginia Hulett , of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
John Francis Lang, 53 of Chattanooga departed this life Wednesday, April 9, 2014. He was born in Japan to the late William and Alta Lang and was employed with BASF in Chattanooga for several years.
Bobby Clay Lemley, 54, of Sale Creek passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center,
Carolyn Smith-Massengill, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday evening April 9, 2014 in a Chattanooga health care facility. S he was a member of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Chattanooga. She attended public school in
Ruth Ernestine McDaniel, 78, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Chattanooga. The body will lie in state beginning at 4 p.m. today, April 13, 2014, at Stoney Point Baptist Church. The Funeral
Howard Edward Morrison, 82, of Hixson, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014. He was a member of North Hamilton Church of Christ. Funeral services are incomplete at this time.
Betty Ruth Hall Nixon, 84, of Hixson, passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014. She was a longtime resident of Hixson and also lived on Signal Mountain for 20 years. Betty was a member of

Ben Osborne

Cookeville
Ben Thomas Osborne, 43, died Saturday, April 12, 2014. Arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Wanda Lynn Purple, 30, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
John William Reker, 46, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014. He is survived by his fiancee, Darlene Sarrell; daughter, Madison Reker; three sisters; and two bothers. The funeral Mass will be held

Gayle Robertson

Ringgold
Lillian Gayle Robertson, 64, died on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. She was the daughter of Barnard P. and the late L. Cleo Capley Robertson. There will be no services or visitation
Rachel Robson, 71, of Hixson, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014, in a Chattanooga Healthcare Facility. She was retired from the US Postal Service and was of the Bah' Faith. She is preceded in
William Alan "Oop" Smith passed away Friday, April 11, 2014, in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Erlanger Hospital. Born on Christmas day 1948 he did indeed amount to a wonderful Christmas present for his
Faye Holloway Spicer, 71, of Riverside, Calif., went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, April 5, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rocky; parents, Nancy and Oscar Holloway; sisters, Alice Smith,
Betty Tarpley, resident of Red Bank, and formerly of Oklahoma City, Okla., passed away peacefully early Friday morning, April 11, 2014. She was a graduate of Putnam City High school in Oklahoma City and later

David Turner

Ringgold
David Eugene Turner, 64, died at his home on Thursday, April 10, 2014, after a courageous three year battle with brain cancer. David was a 20 year veteran of the Chattanooga Fire Department. He was

Virginia Underwood

Harmony community
Virginia Lee Underwood, 85, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 at Golden Living Center Mountainview. Visitation: today at 1-3 p.m. Funeral: today at 3 p.m., at Moore-Cortner Chapel Burial will be at Franklin Memorial Gardens.

Mary Wallin

Rossville
Mary Pangle Wallin died Friday, April 11, 2014. Mary was of the Baptist Faith. Prior to her ill health, she was a truck driver. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles

Myrtle Woodall

Bridgeport
Myrtle Evans Woodall, 91, died April 11, 2014 at Cumberland Health and Rehabilitation. The funeral service will be today, April 13, at 2 p.m. CDT at the funeral home chapel officiated by the Rev. Donald

Alfreda Yearby

Athens, ga
Alfreda Hitchcock Yearby, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, April 12, 2014, at her residence in Athens, Ga. Arrangements are by Jackson Funeral Home, Athens, Georgia and will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home

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