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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 15, 2014

Evelyn Baggett

Evelyn Nell Baggett, 97, died Sunday, April 13, 2014. Survivors, son-in-law, Danny (Lynne) McGraw; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral is 6:30 p.m. today, April 15, 2014, at Oakhill United Methodist Church. Visitation is 4:30

Paul Betty

Paul Wayne Betty, 79, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014. He was born to the late John William and Flossie Mae Haley Betty in Rockwood, Tenn. Paul was a lifelong resident of North Georgia
Floyd Blackwell, 66, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at home. Survivors include wife, Gayle Blackwell; and father, Fred Franklin. Services 8 p.m. today, April 15, 2014 at Higgins Funeral Home. Visitation 4-8
Kenny Lee Clemons, 74, of Sale Creek, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at his residence. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lydia Rebecca Clemons. Survivors include his daughters, Kathy Rosca, of Long Beach,

Debra Crowell

Debra Ann Ledford Crowell, 51, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014. She loved to quilt, read her Bible and research her genealogy. She also loved spending time with her animals. She loved her music

Lisa Davis

Lisa Faye Davis, 48, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 in Erlanger. Funeral at 1 p.m. CDT Wednesday, April 16, 2014, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, burial will follow at Rainsville Memorial Park. Visitation
Harcie Lee Dodson, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and a member of Welcome Hill Baptist Church. Harcie was a welder at
Rebecca Ann "Becky" Ervin, 61, McDonald, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord Sunday, April 13, 2014. Becky was a 1972 graduate of Ooltewah High School. She was a member of Savannah Bay

Mary Frye

Mary Alma Frye, 85, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday April 13, 2014. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, she was a member of the Battlefield Parkway Church of

Lora Garner

Lora Geneva Gilbert Garner, 87, passed away Saturday April 12, 2014, at Cloverdale Manor. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today, April 15, from Kerby Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Alan Crawford and
Robert John Georgitso, 78, of Hixson, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 in a local hospital. Bob was a member of St Jude's Catholic Church and a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Diann
Johnny Steve Ghormley, 29, died Friday, April 11, 2014, at Starr Regional Medical Center, Athens. Funeral at 3 p.m. today at Ziegler Funeral Home. Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation 1 to 3 p.m. today
Yolanda Golson, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Carroll E. Holland, 97, of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, April 12, 2014. He was the son of the late John D .Holland, Sr. and Media Caldonia Willes Holland. Carroll served in the U.S. Army

Jessie Hoskins

Jessie 'Mama Jean' Hoskins, 83, died Saturday, April 12, 2014. Survivors: children, Patti (William) Morrison; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic
Aussie L. Humphrey, 72, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Joyce Johnson

Tunnel hill
Joyce Ann Nunley Johnson, 64, formerly of Whitwell, Tenn., passed away Sunday morning, April 13, 2014, in the Hamilton Medical Center. She was of the Methodist faith. She was preceded in death by her

Barbara Jones

Barbara Jeanette Jones, 81, passed away Sunday April 13, 2014 at her residence. Funeral services will be on at 11 a.m. today April 15, from Kerby Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Steve Lea and
Tamara Jones Tamara Ashley Jones, 16, would have been 17 on Thursday, April 17, 2014, died unexpectedly Saturday, April 12, 1014. She was a former student and cheerleader at Sequatchie County High School. She was

John Kinsey

LaFAYETTE John "Joe" Kinsey, 89, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Joe was born on Sand Mountain, Ga., and lived most of his life in Ringgold. He was a member of Clearview
James A. Lacy, 96, of Chattanooga, formerly of Gallatin, died Sunday, April 13, 2014. Graveside service 1 p.m. today at Crestview Memory Gardens Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, make donations to East Brainerd Church of
John Paul Langston, 47, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014 at his residence. Funeral is 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with burial to follow at Fischer Cemetery. Visitation 5-8
Bobby Clay Lemley, 54, of Sale Creek, passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014. He was a welder for TAG Manufacturing and a member of Coulterville Baptist Church. He is survived by his parents, Delbert
Patricia Ann Hudson Lowry, 63, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014. She was a member of Meadowview Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oran L. Lowry; father and mother, William E.
Raymond F. Lusk, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014 in Illinois. Complete obituary information will be announced soon by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
William "Bill" F. Maclin Jr., 77, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Mr. Maclin was born in Chattanooga to the late Mary and William Maclin Sr. He was a graduate of Knox
Jessie McClain, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Howells D. "Bud" Miller Jr., 88, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, April 12, 2014. Bud was a graduate of the University of Chattanooga. He is a retired city of Chattanooga employee. Bud
Lonnie Clayton Peacock, 74, passed away Sunday, April, 13, 2014. He was a retired railroad employee and member of Baptist Hill Church. His parents, John Leonard and Rosie Parker Peacock preceded him death. Lonnie is
Beulah Reed Powell, 87, of Signal Mountain, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, April 13, 2014. God called a special angel home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Reed and

Marilyn Reed

Marilyn "Patches" Joyce Head Reed, 73, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at at her home. Survivor include her husband, Ed T. Reed, of Athens. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Private burial in

Martha Sabados

Tracy city
Martha Jane Sabados, 73, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Burns Cemetery. Visitation 6-9 p.m. today. Online condolences may be made at Foster

Peggy Shell

Peggy Leatrice Shell, 74, departed this life Sunday, April 13, 2014. She was born in Chattanooga to the late Edward Richmond Sr. and Minnie Newman and was of the Baptist faith. She was
MSgt John Shirley RINGGOLD Retired Master Sgt. John Franklin Shirley, 81, died Sunday April 13, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Albertville, Ala., Jan. 20, 1933,
Hattie L. Smith, formerly of Chattanoga, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 in Atlanta. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Terry Whitley

Terry Lee Whitley, 73, died Friday, April 11, 2014, at Kindred Hospital Rome. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. today, April 15, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stan Buckhalter officiating.

John Williams

John Leonard Williams, 84, died Friday, April 11, 2014, at his home. Funeral was 7 p.m. Monday at Ziegler Funeral Home. Burial was at 11 a.m. today at McMinn Memory Gardens. Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens,


You were called to Heaven way to soon. Your family left missing you. We know you are in a better place, but we are still missing your smiling face. You raised us all to be
James Washington, Jr. Aug. 12, 1929 - April 15, 2009 Hard to believe its been 5 years since the Lord touched you and took you home! Always in our hearts,


Not a moment goes by that I dont miss you. It still seems like yesterday you were here. I pray that you are watching over me and smiling at your grandson, little Grady.
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