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Local Obits for Wed. Feb 19, 2014


Martha E. Alverson, 92, of East Ridge died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. She was born June 5, 1921 in Sugar Valley, Ga., a daughter of the late Ben and Dixie Alverson. She was preceded in

Nina Andrews

Chatsworth
Nina Kate Andrews, 79, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Funeral at 2 p.m. Thursday from the chapel of Peeples Funeral Home. Interment in West Hill Cemetery. Visitation 6 until 9 p.m. today at

Evelyn Blevins

Rossville
Evelyn Martin Blevins, 77, passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. She was born in East Ridge to the late Frank Jackson Martin and Alice Hester Tuell Martin. She was a resident of Rossville, for

Janie Brock

Lake wales,
Fla. Janie E. Brock 71, formerly of Fort Payne, Ala., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 in Florida. Funeral services will be noon on Saturday from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial
Juanita R. Brown, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. She was a member of Lupton Drive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Brown; son, David E.

Barbara Cone

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Barbara Jean Walters Cone, 65, passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. She was born to the late Millard and Virginia Terrell Walters on Dec. 14, 1948 in Middletown, Ohio. She retired from

Mabel Daniel

Rock spring
Mabel Frances Daniel, 73, passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil Luther Rogers, Faye Rogers and Lucille Ford Rogers. Survivors include one son, DeWayne Finley, of
Kenneth A. Davis, 82, of Harrison, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Matt and Maude Davis; and brothers, Obie,
David Epstein, 80, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in a local hospital. David was a plumber by trade and loved by all who knew him, he was a member of Beth Shalom Synagogue.

George Escue

Sylvania
George Robert "Bob" Escue, 62, passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 in DeKalb Regional Hospital. Funeral is for 3 p.m. Friday at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial to Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation is set from

Grace Farley

Flintstone
Grace L. Farley, 89, passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at her home. She was a member of Elizabeth Terrace Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene B. Farley; her parents;
Imogene Farmer, 84, of Harrison, passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson 531-3975.
Al Fincannon Al George Fincannon, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. He was one of eight children born to the late Samuel L. and Bobbie M. Fincannon, Sept. 29, 1924, in

Ed Hardy

Gallatin
Ed Hardy, 87, formerly of Jasper, Tenn., passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. Mr. Hardy had been an engineer for 25 years for the state of Tennessee Corrections and Mental Health Departments. The son of

Claude Howard

Rossville
Claude Howard, 91, passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 in a local hospital. Graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Chattanooga National Cemetery with Minister Chris Tate officiating.
Patricia Ann Humm, of Red Bank passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace. 423-877-3524
Senor Jesus Izaguirre, 48, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Mass will be at 3 p.m. today at St. Josephs Catholic Church with Father Duvan Gonzalez officiating. Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home, Dalton.

Jim Jackson

Poland,
Ohio Jim A. Jackson, 88, who passed away Friday afternoon, Feb. 14, 2014, at home surrounded by family and loved ones from complications of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Jim was born Aug. 15, 1925, in
Leon Jeffries, 59, of Hampton, Va., passed Feb. 5, 2014, after a courageous battle with lung disease. He is survived by wife, Denise Jeffries; two sons, Keon Cooper (Tenesha), of Charleston, S.C. and Alex Jeffries,

Jerry Keck

Henagar
Jerry Ray Keck, 87, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at his residence. Funeral at 2 p.m. Thursday from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial in Unity Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. today
Patrick White Kelly died peacefully at his home on Signal Mountain on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in the arms of his loving wife Kathleen at the age of 78. He was born on Jan. 4,
Flora Lawrence RINGGOLD Flora Annett Gracy Lawrence, known as Mama Flo to those whose lives she touched, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, Feb. 17, 2014. She was 88. Mama Flo grew

Marjorie Leamon

Cleveland
Marjorie Louise Duncan Leamon, 92, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Betty Massey

Tullahoma
Betty Jean Massey, 84, passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 at Life Care Center. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Feb. 19, at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow at Franklin Memorial Gardens.

Bobby McCarter

Bridgeport
Bobby Joe McCarter, 77, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at the Bridge Assisting living facility in South Pittsburg. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. CST Friday at Sequatchie Memorial Gardens in Kimball, Tenn.

Michael Mesaric

Ringgold
Michael Peter Mesaric, 63, passed away on Friday, Feb 7, 2014, at his home in Ringgold. Michael was born to the late George and Edith Mesaric on Oct. 21, 1950, in Bridgeport, Conn. He was

Zachary Osborne

Rossville
Zachary Edward Osborne, 30, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was employed as a Machinist with
Grace Lydia Owens, 98 of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at the Hospice Center of Chattanooga. She attended Concord Baptist Church. Grace was born in Chicago and lived a colorful

Lisa Pelfrey

Dayton
Lisa Rae Pelfrey, 48, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Funeral services for Lisa at noon Friday the funeral home chapel. www.vanderwallfh.com. The family is being served by Vanderwall Funeral Home where they will be receiving

Carolyn Smothers

Geraldine
Carolyn Smothers, 76, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in marshall Medical Center South. Funeral is set for 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation from
Napoleon Boneparte Rutledge Sr., of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at his residence. Visitation is today at 11 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home with the funeral to follow at noon in the

Pedro Triana

Dalton
Senor Pedro Triana, 84, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Mass will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at St. Josephs Catholic Church with Father Duvan Gonzalez officiating. Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home, Dalton.
Stephen W. Tucker, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at the age of 52. Stephen was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and was employed with Mountain City Club. He

Roy West

Higdon
Roy Mac "Tman" West, 70, died Friday morning, Feb. 14, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date. Visit www.RyanFuneralHome.net to share memories and condolences. Ryan Funeral Home Trenton, Ga.

Edmund Woods

Rossville
Edmund D. Woods Jr., 83, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at his residence. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral
Feb. 19, 1955-June 10, 2007 Happy Birthday We all miss you! Family and Friends

In MemoryGEORGE BALL

George William Ball Sr. Oct. 13, 1939-Feb, 19 2013 Its been a year since you left us, but it seems like a century without you, loving you forever in our hearts, deep in our

In MemoryALFRED PIERRE

Reverend Alfred E. Pierre Dec 28, 1919-Feb. 19, 2013 In memory of you. Love, the family.

In MemoryTHOMAS RUFFIN

Thomas Melvin Ruffin III Feb. 19, 2002-Sept. 23, 2013 Happy 12th Birthday! Love, Your Family
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