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Local Obits for Wed. Feb 26, 2014

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 with the trucking industry for over 35 years.

Helen Barron

Fla. Helen Guess Barron, 76, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Visitation at noon Sunday at Rudder Funeral Home, Stevenson, Ala. Graveside service at 2 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Bridgeport, Ala. In lieu
Viola McAlister Bentz, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. She was born to the late Grover and Willie May McAlister, on April 16, 1922. Viola was a devoted wife and
Gustava "Gussie" Bonner, 96, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Funeral at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Brother John R.
Joyce Arledge Brown passed away peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. She was a good Mother, grandparent and great grandparent and will be missed by all of those who loved her. She was preceded in

Robert Brown

Robert Bruce Brown, 47, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Survived by mother, Ann Powell Andrews; father, Jeff Brown; sister and brother-in-law, Susan and
Mary Miller Brown, 91, of Hillsboro, Tenn., formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Feb. 17, 2014, after a brief illness at Bailey Manor Assisted Living in Manchester. She was born July 18, 1922 in Chattanooga.

William Buckner

Buckner, William "WT" Thomas, 96, lifelong resident of Decherd, died on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at his home with his loving family by his side. Mr. Buckner was a member of the First Baptist Church
Chad Marshall Card, 29, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. He is survived by his two sons, Landon and Carson Card; his mother, Renee' Clift Lorek; his father, Jamie Card; his grandparents that
Gustave Phillip Castendyk, 76, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Survivors are 10 children; 18 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers. Funeral is 11 a.m Thursday, Feb. 27, at Swilley Funeral Home in Florida.
Louis S. Coffelt Sr., 79, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at his home. Louis worked for 42 years with Volunteer Life Insurance Co., then changing to Monumental Life and then to Chubb
Teresa Jane Cox, 51, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. Survivors include her children, Tommy Shelby and Pamela Gasaway; brothers, Paul, Oscar, Jackie and Bill Shelby; sister, Jean Flynn; grandchildren, Isaiah Carter
Fla. Gladys Christine Longley Creighton died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, just shy of her 93rd birthday. She was born March 2, 1921, in Chattanooga to Edna Turner Longley and Lester Clifford Longley Sr. After graduating

David Cross

David Vincent Cross, 45, departed this life Feb. 19, 2014. David was employed at NuFoam as a Dock Supervisor and was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church in Flintstone, Ga. He was preceded in
Fannie Kahn Effron, 95, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Feb. 16, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. Survivors include daughters, Sheryl (Robert) Rose and Rosann Effron; and four grandchildren. Graveside services were held on Wednesday,

Thomas Farley

Thomas Jay Farley Sr., 70, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Survivors are his wife, Helen Farley; children, Thomas Farley, JR, Harmon Farley, Yolanda Ciezobka, and Lisa Farley; sisters, Katherine Johnson and Connie Farley; and
Raymond Bryan Griffin, 82, of Harrison, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. He was the son of the late Sparrow and Mildred Griffin and was preceded in death by a sister, Gerry Mowery; and a
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 Harrell, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. She was born in Gadsden, Ala., on Aug. 19 of 1933. Elsie was an unselfish, loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and
Corinne N. "Tommy" Huggins, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Mrs. Huggins was born and raised in Chattanooga, was a graduate of City High School and a member of Christ United

Gene Kolwyck

Melvin Eugene "Gene" Kolwyck, 82, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga and North Georgia, Gene was a longtime girls and boys softball, baseball
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

Joe Lane

Joe Lane, 81, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Survivors: children, Tim (Katy) Lane and Cheryl Lane Chavis; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Hilcrest Memorial Gardens

Krissy Layne

Krissy Rene Layne, 31, passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Cleveland, Ohio. She was born Aug. 19, 1982 in Fort Oglethope. She was an avid softball player and loved to work with crafts. As

Mildred Locke

Mildred Locke, 80, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Survivors brother, Bud Locke and wife, Dot Locke; niece, Dr. Leslie Newman Brown; nephews, Robert Jr. and Randy Locke Services at 8 p.m. today at

Clarence Lynn

Rock spring
Clarence "C.W." Lynn, 79, passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was of the Baptist Faith. C.W. retired from welding in 1992 after 30 years working

Aubrey McKinley

Aubrey Vinter McKinley, 22, assed away Sunday Feb. 23, 2013. A lifelong resident of the Chickamauga area, he was of the Baptist faith a former student of Gordon Lee and a graduate of Ridgeland

Bobbie Moore

Fort oglethorpe
Bobbie Tippens Moore, 85, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Bobbie was raised near Oostanaula and Sugar Valley, Ga. She graduated from Rome Girls High School. In her later years, she
Franklin Earl Leon Nelson, 50, a lifelong residence of Birchwood, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. He was an avid Nascar fan. He is survived by his father, Richard Nelson;
Minnie Siskin Pearlman passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Fletcher, N.C. Minnie loved to entertain, dance and play mojan. Leadership played a big role in her life, she was president of

Judy Pope

Judy Carol McCord Pope, 53, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in Highlands Medical Center. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 26, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial in Oak Lawn Memorial
Thaddeus Savage, 27, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 in Dayton. Graveside services for Thaddeus will be held at noon Friday at Rhea Memory Gardens. Please share you memories of Thaddeus on his online guest

Olaf Tammark

Spring city
Olaf Tammark, 92, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. Memorials to the Tammark Scholarship Fund, Southeast Bank, P.O. Box 1074, Spring City, TN
Margaret Lou Smith Thomas went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, after 94 years with her family. She was born Oct. 7, 1919 in Marshall County, Ala., but lived
Donald Wayne Turner, 83 of Chattanooga, died on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at his residence. He was the son of the late Mark and Lydia Allison Turner. Donald served in the U.S. Army from 1951

Rylan Webster

Rylan Krause Webster, age 4 months infant son of Rocky James Land and Tech Alberti Krause Webster, born Oct. 29, 2013, passed away, Sunday Feb. 23, 2014. He is survived by his parents, Rocky "Donny

James Whitt

Lookout mountain
James "Hoss" Burnum Whitt, 65, assed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Lookout Mountain, Ga., and was of the Baptist faith. James served his country in the U.S. Army
James B. "Jimmy" Wood Jr., 71, of Lookout Valley, passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in a local hospital. He retired from TVA Sheet metal department. He loved to hunt and fish and was
Dennis A. Woodmore, 70, retired from the state of Tennessee, passed away at the Hospice Care Center of Chattanooga on Monday Feb. 24, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Woodmore;
Chris Zahnd Jr. Chris Emil Zahnd Jr., 73, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Park Ridge Medical Center from a prolonged illness. He was born in St. Elmo,

In MemoryFelix Lovelace

As time goes on without you and the days turn into years, they hold a lot of memories and a lot of silent tears. Your memory is our keepsake with which well never part.

In MemoryBob Scruggs

July 7, 1929 - Feb. 26, 2007 It's been six years now. We think of you often. Missed and remembered by family and friends
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