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Local Obits for Tue. Feb 11, 2014


Avelina Alvarez, 94, of Signal Mountain, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, Max M. Alvarez in 2011. Surviving relatives: sons, Robert "Bob" (Charlene) Alvarez,
George William Arp, 91 of Chattanooga, died on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.
James "Jim" Russell Lowell Arthur, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. He was 86 years old. Jim served our country during World War II in the U.S. Army. He retired from

Brenda Brown

Bridgeport
Brenda Fay Brown, 69, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at her home. Visitation 4-8 p.m. today, Feb. 11, at the Valley Funeral Home. Funeral at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the
Stanley Ray "Stan" Cyrus, 56, of Hixson, passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, and went home to be with his Heavenly Father. Stan was born in West Virginia. The family then moved to Michigan where

Frances Edge

Greenville, s.c.
Frances Eileen Keller Edge, 84, of Greenville, S.C., widow of Horace Lee Edge Jr., died on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at Peachtree Centre in Gaffney, S.C., after a battle with ovarian cancer. A worship service

Angela Ellis

Crossville
Angela Ellis, 27, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Feb. 11, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral chapel with the Dekalb County Cowboy

Rosemary Forsythe

Winchester
Rosemary Frances Forsythe, 76, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at her residence. Survivors include husband of 33 years, Michael Forsythe; two children; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services will be held at a

James Gibson

Chickamauga
James David Gibson, Sr. 77, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Feb. 9, 2014. His heavenly mansion has now been completed. A native of Soddy-Daisy, he
Jewelletta Guffey, 58, Soddy-Daisy, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. in the chapel with Rev. Russell Irvin officiating. Interment will follow in East Soddy Cemetery. The

Wayne Hall

Dayton
Wayne Parks Hall, 54, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 in Dayton. He was born Feb. 18, 1959 to Burwell Freeman and Eunice Margaret Lackey Hall. Survivors include wife, Michele Hall; and son, Nathaniel Hall, both

Erica Hart

Flat rock
Erica Dawn Hart, 37, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at her residence. Ms. Hart was a graduate of North Sand Mountain High School and was preceded in death by her father, Jimmy Hart; grandparents,
David L. Hooker, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at New City Fellowship Church with Pastor Jim Pickett and Pastor Randy Neighbors officiating. Visit www.lanefh.com

Hartfred Hulgin

Rossville
Hartfred Hulgin, 93, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. He was a native of Valley Head, Ala., and had lived the past 15 years in the North Georgia area where he was a member of
Charles Jones Jr., 23, of Chattanooga departed this life on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. He was a student of Howard High School. He was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church. He was preceded in
Julius Kindervater Julius "Jake" Kindervater, 93, passed away Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at his home after a short illness. Born on July 4 in Roanoke, Va., Jake was a true firecracker. Stationed in England and
Brenda Lackey, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike Hixson, TN 37343. 423-531-3975.
Amy Mildram, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Claude Eugene Patterson Sr., 88, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at his home. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and a member of Second Presbyterian Church.

Edna Pickett

Whitwell
Edna R. Pickett, 87, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. She was a retired school teacher with 37 years of service for the Marion County School System. She graduated with a masters degree

Chris Quinn

Spring city
Christpher B. "Chris" Quinn, 18, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Funeral service at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. Interment in Dunn Cemetery. Visitation two hours Thursday prior to the service.
Nilza de Mattos Reynolds, 77, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at home. She was the widow of Jasper A. Reynolds Jr. A native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, she was the oldest surviving of nine children

Mary Scott

Fort payne
Mary Blalock Scott, 70, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at Erlanger. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, from Union Hill Baptist Church. Burial in adjoining cemetery. Visitation from 5-8 p.m. today at

Mary Ruth Sisson

Rossville
Mary Ruth Palmer Sisson "Aunt Ruthie", 74, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in a local hospital. She was a former employee of Rossville Yarn and was of the Baptist faith. Her passions in life
Eric Dewayne Smartt, 30, of East Ridge, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. He was a loving son, brother and uncle and was a sweet, kind hearted soul. He greatly enjoyed football, and
Barbara Stockdale, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Billy Dean Swafford, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Margaret Swafford; and son, Allen Ray Swafford. Survivors include his daughters, Diane (Gary) Mahaffey,

Juanita Turner

Scottsboro
Juanita Sue Turner, 53, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. Family will receive friends from noon-9 p.m. today at the Valley Funeral Home. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Valley Funeral Home Chapel with

Louise Wallace

Cleveland
Louise Wallace, 89, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. Survivors include her husband, Claude Wallace; sister, June Johnson; and several nephews and a niece. The funeral is 11 a.m. Thursday at Fike Funeral Home with
Lily Hamill Wells, 89, of Chattanooga, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.
Gerry Brown Young, 73, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully with family at home on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. She leaves behind husband of 49 years, Bruce Young, of Chattanooga; sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and John

In MemoryCHARLES DAVIDSON

Charles Freck Davidson Feb. 11, 1933-Nov. 11, 2012 Happy Birthday! We Love You! Wanda, Tobin and Tina

In MemoryINEZ LOWREY

Inez Boone Lowrey In Loving Memory of our Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Great grandmother Its been three long years and you will always be missed and loved forever. Your children, Barbara, Janice, William, Roslyn, Regina and

In MemorySally Thomas

Happy Birthday Mother Love, your children and family
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