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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 20, 2014


Katherine Marie Bonds, 67, passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. Service at 1 p.m. Saturday at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Chris Bonds officiating. Family will receive from 6-8 p.m. Friday. Interment in
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.

Agnes Campbell

Graysville
Agnes Lavonia Campbell, 82, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. She had lived in the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas for most of her life and was

Lee Childress

Rossville j.
Lee Childress, 89, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday Feb. 18, 2014. She was born and raised in Walker County, Ga., the seventh child of the late John Henry and Ethel Ophelia Adams

Martha Craze

Henagar
Martha Ann Overby Craze, 77, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Survivors include, sons, Danny (Jan) Craze, Patrick Craze; daughter, Phyllis (Guy) Rice; grandchildren, Danielle Crain, Amanda Hutcheson, Ashley Craze, April Parnell and Amber Rice;

Rev. Gary Dover

Sand rock
Rev. Gary Michael Dover, 60, passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at his residence. Funeral will be 7 p.m. today from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial at 11 a.m. Friday in Mount Vernon Cemetery. Visitation
Ella Vera Earvin passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at her residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Imogene Farmer died on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. She was 84. Mrs. Farmer was born and raised in Chattanooga. Survivors include her daughters, Belinda King, Patricia Webb and Catherine Luttman; son, William Farmer; sister, Betty

Harold Geren Jr.

Cleveland
Harold "Bucky" Geren Jr., 66, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Survivors include sister, Tana Cope; nephews, Jason and Ryan Cope; and two great-nieces, Kaley and Cameron Cope. Graveside service at 2:30 p.m. Friday at at

Donald Gifford

Wildwood
Donald Ray "Duck" Gifford, 70, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. EST Saturday in the Trenton Chapel of Moore Funeral Home. Burial in Head Spring Cemetery, Valley Head.
Ralph H. Grissom, 83, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. He was a member of the Soddy Church of Christ. Ralph served his country in the U.S. Navy and

George Haun

Cleveland
George "Dickie" Haun, 75, of Birmingham, Ala., formerly of Cleveland, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. Survivors include children, George (Elaine) Haun and Grayson (Edwin) Parks; and two grandchildren. Funeral is noon Saturday at Fike Funeral
Patricia Ann Roed Humm, 71, of Red Bank, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church. Interment will follow in
Evadene L. Bolton Jones, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in a Memphis hospital. Local survivors include her sisters, Imogene (Willie) Hammonds, Connie (Willie) Ewing, Gloria (Johnny) Watkins, and Lisa Bolton; other
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,
Janie Allen-Kenyon Janie Allen Kenyon, 83, formerly of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Loveland, Colo., after a long illness. Mrs. Kenyon was the daughter of the late Everett Allen, senior vice president of
Flora Lawrence RINGGOLD Flora Annett Gracy Lawrence, known as Mama Flo to those whose lives she touched, passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. She was 88. Mama Flo grew
Marion Guess Leslie, 94, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Senora Angelina Espitita De Lopez, 73, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Mass will be at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Josephs Catholic Church with Father Duvan Gonzalez officiating. Interment in West Hill Cemetery. Arrangements
Daniel Martin McDonald, a longtime resident of East Ridge, passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. He was 37 years old. Daniel attended East Ridge High School. He was a master welder and former employee
Dannie McMillion, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Luvinia Carpenter Means, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister; and her husband, Ozie Means Sr. Survivors include two sons,
Grace Lydia Owens, 98 of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at the Hospice Center of Chattanooga. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Concord Baptist Church,
Frances Ann Hartwell Robertson, 71, of Collegedale, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

JB Selby

Fyffe jb
Selby, 89, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Brother David Chandler officiating. Burial in Highway Church of God Cemetery. The

Eddie Simpson Sr.

Fort oglethorpe
Eddie Lamar Simpson Sr., 58, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was of the Church of God faith. He had worked as
Raymond Lee Sims, 82, of Ooltewah, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. A native of Harrison, he has been a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area. He was a member

Kenneth Skelf

Rossville
Kenneth Ellis Skelf, 79, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, 531-3975.
Charles Richard Taylor, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. He was born Nov. 2, 1921 in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Son of missionary parents, George and Gladys Taylor, Charles spent his childhood
Kevin Thomas, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, February 15, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Wilma Thomas

Jasper
Wilma Sue Thomas, 67, passed away, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Wilma was a lifelong residence of Marion County. She worked at Ravoli Mills and retired from
Michael Ross Vickery, 54, of Hixson, died suddenly of a heart attack Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Michael was born in Gadsden, Ala., but lived most of his life in Hixson. Michael was a 1978 graduate

Earl Walcott

Dayton
Robert "Earl" Walcot Sr., 81, died Tuesday night, Feb. 18, 2014 in Dayton. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Smyrna Cemetery with military
Howard Lewis Whited, 67, of Hixson, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. He was a member of the Middle Valley Church of Christ. Howard was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann Whited. He

Anthony Wilbanks

Sand rock
Anthony Troy Wilbanks, 44, passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. CST today, Feb. 20, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Rev. Bennie Berry will be officiating.

In MemoryAnnie Belcher

February 20, 1955 HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAMA! Its another year without seeing your face and seeing that smile. We love and miss you very much. Your sons, Allen, Dimitri, Torrey and Walter; grandkids,

In MemoryPatricia Jackson

Patricia Ann Jackson Aug. 4, 1950-Feb. 20, 2011 In loving memory of Pat Jackson, a truely remarkable woman who is still loved and missed and always will be. We will always treasure you... From

In MemoryDavid Tyous

July 7, 1945 - Feb. 20, 2007 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Psalms 116:15 In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God
"Chucky - Breed" Jan. 20, 1977 - Feb. 6, 2009 It has been four years since you left us. Theres not a day that goes by that we dont miss seeing your face. We
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