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Local Obits for Tue. Feb 25, 2014


Ernest Arnold Adams, 96, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at his home. He was a member of St. Elmo Avenue Baptist Church for 60 years where he was a deacon and choir
Shirley Lee Kincaid Altenberg, 70, Chattanooga, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at home. She was born Oct. 25, 1943, in Beloit, Wis., the daughter of Willard and Florence Kincaid. She graduated from Hononegah High

Emily Anderson

Winchester
Emily F. Anderson, 51, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. Funeral services was held 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 in the Moore-Cortner Chapel with Rev. John Westerfield officiating. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First
Jack Carl Baker Sr. passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. He was born March 14, 1923 and was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga. He was affiliated in the trucking industry for over 35 years.Mr. Baker
Gustava "Gussie" Bonner, 96, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. She was a 1936 graduate of Howard High School and was a lifelong, faithful member of

Flora Burrage

Summerville
Flora Gartrelle Elliott Burrage, 85, passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today, Feb. 25, at Coffman Funeral Home. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014,
Hazel Caldwell, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Marion Castle

Bridgeport
Marion Harrison Castle passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at the grand age of 87. He was surrounded by family at Creekside Assisted Living, Murfreesboro, Tenn., where he and his wife have lived for the
Judy Kay Coffelt, of East Ridge, beloved wife and mother, went to be with our Lord, on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. She was born March 17, 1955. Judy was preceded in death by her

Mary Coffman

Fort oglethorpe
Mary Ruth Coffman, 90, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. She was a member of Anchor of Hope Baptist Church. Mrs. Coffman served as

Dr. Jeffery Curtis

Peachtree city
Dr. Jeffery V. Curtis, 53, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. He was a very well-known and respected physician, currently the Medical Director for The Doctors Office-Emory, practicing medicine in Peachtree City since 1992.
Thomas Cary Erwin, 41, of Chattanooga, departed this life Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at his home. He worked for Collegedale Case works until his health started declining and was a member of East Brainerd Baptist
Ola Louise Varner Francisco, 92, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today, Feb. 25, 2014, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home,

Rebekka Grubbs

Spokane,
Wash. Rebekka OGrady Sprouse Grubbs, 32, died at home Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. The cause of her death was cholangiocarcinoma, a rare form of bile duct cancer. Born Sept. 24, 1981, in Richmond, Va., to
James O. Hacker Jr. 79, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at his home. Mr. Hacker was born in Athens, Tenn., and has lived in Chattanooga for the past 43 years. He was retired
Elsie Pitts Harrell, 80, of Chattanooga passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson. 531-3975.

AL Houser

Flat rock
Claude Allen "Al" Houser, 83 of Ormond Beach, Fla., (formerly of Flat Rock), died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Ormond Beach. Mr. Houser was a Korean War veteran serving in the U.S. Army and was
Frederick "Radio" Jones, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in a health care facility in South Pittsburg. The body will lie in state after 11:30 a.m. today with family visitation
Mary Frances Thraikill Jones, 91, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2013, at the Life Care of Hixson, after many years of failing health. She was born on July 25, 1922. Mary was preceded in
Robert E. "Gene" Lail, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb 23, 2014. He was a native of Wallaceville, Ga., and was a 1948 graduate of Rossville High School. Gene was an Air

Bobbie Moore

Fort oglethorpe
Bobbie Tippens Moore, 85, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 24, 2014. The family will receive friends from 4 unti 8 p.m. today, Feb. 25, 2014 at Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.

Jewel Murphy

Cleveland
Jewel S. Murphy, born in Cleveland, on June 27, 1928, parted from her loved ones on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Her family and friends can rest in the knowledge that her absence from this world

Floyd Myers

Scottsboro
Floyd E. Myers passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Highlands Medical Center. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. today, Feb. 25, 2014, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial in Bluff Cemetery, Section. Brother Heath
Sharon Owens, 46, passed away on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Margaret Petty Margaret Elizabeth Petty, 92, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the East Brainerd Community and a member of Morris Hill Baptist

Mildred Price

Decatur
Mildred Jean "Peanut" Price, 81, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. Funeral at 7 p.m. today, Feb. 25, in the Bowers Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Decatur Cemetery. Visitation 5-7 p.m. today, Feb. 25, at the
Socrates Sabater, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. A native of Baymo, Cuba, he was an expatriate who migrated to America in 1960 at the onset of the Cuban Revolution. Mr.
Ssgt. JaWon LeShay Smith 27, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. Preceded in death by his grandfather, Rev. Balus Smith Sr. Survivors include wife, Jennifer; son, Camron; parents, John and Sharon Smith; brother, Dometic; a host
Vonnie Truss, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 34704.
Donald Wayne Turner, 83 of Chattanooga, died on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at his residence. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at Chattanooga National Cemetery. Visit www.heritagefh.com to share

Frances turner

Lafayette
Frances Turner LaFAYETTE Frances Marie Hargis Turner, 90, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Mrs. Turner was born Aug. 30, 1923, to the late William Henry and Lucy Missouri Wells Hargis. She was

Willie Waggoner

Spring city
Willie Waggoner, 83 died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Spring City Care Center. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. Interment followed in Buttram
Clifford W. Washington Jr., 54, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in a Nashville hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Laura "Jeannie" White, 64, of Chattanooga went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. She was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her father, Karl Ruescher. She is survived by

John Wilbanks Sr.

Sharpsburg
John Edward "Hambone" Wilbanks Sr., passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 47 years, Phyllis Kay; his parents, Daisy and John Wilbanks, of Dayton, Tenn.; and

Sheila Wooten

Summerville
Sheila Dianne Wooten 60, died Feb. 23, 2014. Survivors, daughters, Kim (Steve) McRae, Holly (John) Kidd; brothers, Rodney (Cindy) Barksdale, Jim Clark; and three grandchildren. Funeral is 2 p.m Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at

In MemoryTroy Howard

July 11, 1963 - Feb. 25, 2013 There isnt a day that goes by that you are not on my mind. You will be forever loved and never forgotten by me. Your wife, Starlyn Family
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