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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 02, 2014


Marion F. Akins, of Harrison, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. She was a member of Brittsville Baptist Church and enjoyed crafts and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her
Nelson D. "Pedro" Anderson Jr., 56, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia where he retired from McDowell Paving Co./ Dalton Paving

PJ Atwell

New hope pj
Atwell, 34, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. A former student of South Pittsburg High School, he was a member of Riverside Baptist Church and had worked as a welder/fitter for the last 8 years, most
Helen Chappin Bartley, 88, a former resident of North Georgia and the Chattanooga area, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. She has been living for several years in Cape

Will Benson

Pikeville
Will A. Benson, 62, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Services will be noon CST Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Winnie Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com. The family will receive

Josue Bravo

Valley head
Josue Mejia Bravo, 11, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 at Louisiana. Funeral services will be held at noon CST today, Jan. 2, from Valley Head School Gymnasium. Burial will follow in Rainsville Memorial Park

Rommy Bravo

Valley head
Rommy Manuel Mejia Bravo, 10, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 at Louisiana. Funeral services will be at noon today, Jan. 2, from Valley Head School Gymnasium. Burial will follow in Rainsville Memorial Park with

Ethleen Burt

Trenton
Ethleen Debter Burt, 88, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 1, 2014, in a Chattanooga hospital. She was a graduate of Fort Payne High School and a member of Trenton Church of God. Mrs. Burt was preceded

Jesse Case

Rossville
Jesse E. Case, 85, formerly of Rossville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in Zephyrhills, Fla., following a long battle with Mesothelioma. He was preceded in death by parents, William Jesse and Lucy Stokes Case;
Robert Harry Clark, 75, of Hixson, passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. Robert lived most of his life in Hamilton County. Robert retired from BOC Gases as a plant operator. Robert was a member of

Marie Cooper

Chickamauga
Stella Marie Cooper 41, passed away on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Morgan; siblings, Bobbie Jean Allen, Anthony and Steve Roden. Survivors
Robert "Bob" Michael Cross, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. He was 64 years old. He was born in Chattanooga, and was raised in Dade County.

Howard Currie

Rossville
Howard Clinton Currie, 65, formerly of Pisgah, Ala., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Funeral will be 2 p.m. CST Friday, Jan. 3, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial in Friendship (Blow gourd) Cemetery. Visitation

Babington Deakins

Lookout mountain
Babington Lampton Hall Deakins died at her home on Lookout Mountain on the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. She was born to Robert L. and Babington Lampton Hall in Magnolia, Miss. Babington

Charles DeBord

Pikeville
Charles "Junior" DeBord 58, died Tuesday Dec. 31, 2013. Services will be noon CST Friday in the funeral home chapel.Burial in DeBord Cemetery. Online condolence at www.reedfamilyfh.com. Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Pikeville. Visitation
s Marianne Westall Douglas, 83, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at Rivermont Presbyterian Church with Rev. Carol Howard

Rev. Marvin Dover

Peeks corner
Rev. Marvin Dover, 71, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m CSTFriday, Jan. 3, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Welcome Grove Cemetery

Raymond Duke

Rossville
Raymond Kenneth Duke, 88, of the Lakeview Community passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at his residence. He had lived most of his life in the North Georgia area and he was a United States

Doris Elliott

Lookout mountain
Doris Harrison Elliott, 96, died on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. She was predeceased by her parents, LeRoy and Blanche Harrison, of Baltimore, Md., and her husband, Pastor Edwards E. Elliott in 1979. She graduated
Jackson Fahl, 92, of Chattanooga, died Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2013. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. EST Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Cumberland View Cemetery, Kimball, Tenn. In lieu of flowers, memorial

Kenneth Fults

Palmer
Kenneth Dale Fults, 62, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday Dec. 31, 2013. He was a carpenter and mechanic and was a member of the Palmer Baptist Church. He was preceded in
Betty Ruth King Garner, 81 years old, left this life on earth to begin her new life in Heaven on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, her 58th wedding anniversary. She was born April 9, 1932 in
Bobbie Kirk Green, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. She was the daughter of the late George and Pauline Grider Kirk. Bobbie was a member of Fairview United
Kenneth "Rickey" Henderson, 62, formerly of Geradline, Ala. area, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Funeral will be 1 p.m. CST Saturday, Jan. 4, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, Rainsville, Ala. Burial in Pilgrims Rest
Nancy Moore Herring, 60, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. She was born in Huntsville, Ala., on March 19, 1953. She was a loving, faithful, devoted servant of Jesus Christ, wife, mother,
Doris S. Howell, 90, of Collegedale, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at a nursing care facility. Doris was born June 10, 1923, in Knox County, Tenn., to George D. and Hallie R. Sproule. Doris
Ronald "Hap" Inman, 71, of Chattanooga and formerly of Johnson City, Tenn., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. Mr. Inman was a veteran of the United States Air Force and retired from T&T Produce.

Verdie James

Fort payne
Verdie Mae Burns James, 83, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Mrs. James was a member of Minvalle Baptist Church and the Widows Mite Club. She was retired from 3M Corporation. She was preceded in
Stanley F. Kirkpatrick, 95, passed away on Oct. 28, 2013. A memorial service planned for Jan. 4, 2014, at Red Bank Baptist Church has been canceled. The family wants to thank all those who offered

James Lamb Jr.

Rossville
James "Jimmy" Lamb Jr., 55, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Military Honors.
Theodore "Teddy" Lancaster, 53, passed away in Chattanooga on Dec. 8, 2013. He was a graduate of Howard High School. His hobbies included cooking and fishing. He was preceded in death by his mother, Odell
Pledger Longwith Jr., 79 of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was of the Baptist faith. He was retired from Combustion Engineering after 40
Frederick William Lupton II, 81, died on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at Memorial Hospital. Mr. Lupton was a native of Chattanooga, the son of Thomas Allen Lupton and Louise Carolyn Bass Lupton, who preceded

Jerry Manning

Henagar
Jerry W. Manning, 65, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services will be noon Friday, Jan. 3, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Biddle Cemetery. www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com. Visitation from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Gerald Matthews, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Memorial hospital. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rubye Matthews; sisters, Anita Matthews and Harriette Jenkins. Gerald was called Jerry by
Mildred Manis McDonald, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away Wenesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.

Roxana Mejia

Valley head
Roxana Jasmine Bravo Mejia, 12, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at Louisiana. Funeral services will be held at noon today, Jan. 2, 2014, from Valley Head School Gymnasium. Burial will follow in Rainsville Memorial
Mildred Miller, 67, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Dora L. Montgomery, 79 of Chattanooga passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Martha Alice" Sis" Morgan, 66, born in Murfreesboro, Tenn., passed away at her home on Signal Mountain on Tuesday, Dec.31, 2013. Sis was surrounded by her husband, son, mother, family and friends. Sis is preceded
James Daniel "Danny" Murray, 66, of Kingsport, Tenn., joined the rest of his family in Heaven on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Wexford House in Kingsport. Danny was born in Kingsport, Tenn., on March

Sherry Nance

Rock spring
Sherry Faye McNeese Nance, 57, went home to be with Jesus and meet her loved ones on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2013, after a lingering illness. She was a friend to all who knew her.
Rosemary Peters, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. She was a childrens textbook editor. Survivors include her sister, Cynthia Barbee, of Chattanooga; niece, Lisa Layne; and nephew, David Barbee, and their
Minnie Pilgrim Minnie Ruth Pilgrim, 90, passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. She was a lifelong member of the Lookout Valley community and the North Georgia area. She was a member of the Tiftonia Church

Lois Pitzer

Whitwell
Lois Barth Pitzer, 85, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ashby Mathews Pitzer; parents, Thomas Andrew and Olive Barth; brother, Thomas Andrew Barth Jr. Mrs. Pitzer

Rick Pursley

Fort oglethorpe
Rick "Poppa" Pursley, 65 died on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Rick was born in Ringgold, Ga.; he was the son of the late LeBron Pursley and the late Edith Richardson Pursley Mitchell. He was an

Anna Roberts

Kingston
Anna Frances "Sissy" Roberts, 95, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at 9 a.m. in her home. Preceded in death by her husband, former Roane County Trustee, James E. "Bill" Roberts. Survivors include daughter and
Tammy Lynn Bunch Wilson Smith, 42, of Birchwood, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in Dayton. She worked at Dayton Coffee Shop. Funeral 6 p.m. Friday with Pastor Jimmy Gravley officiating with visitation noon-6 p.m. at

Charles Wade

Rock spring
Charles Edward Wade, 85, (formerly of Ider, Ala.), died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at his residence. Mr. Wade was a Korean war veteran serving in the U.S. Army and was retired from Dupont Corp. He

In MemoryLloyd A. Johnson

Dec. 14, 1929-Jan. 2, 2010 Your memory stays, the pain and hurt leaves. We love you always. Wife, Ruth, Don, Manzell, and Steven, grandchildren, Mia, Sissy, Reggie, Ivy, and Quinton, and four great-grands.

In MemoryJEFF MANN

Aug. 1, 1970-Jan. 2, 2004 Ten years ago God took you home, but we know youre not alone. You were gone so fast. In the blink of an eye. No time for tears. No time
Tangelia Lonzell Woodruff Aug. 15, 1962-Jan. 2, 2013 Your family MISS and LOVE you so much. You are and will always be the BEST WIFE, MOTHER , GRANDMOTHER and WOMAN. Love, Woodruff Family
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