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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 08, 2014



Sherman Adair

ringgold
Sherman Farris Adair Sr., 83, passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, a veteran of the U.S. Army where he
Minister Fletcher Armour Jr., 75, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. He was an Army veteran and formerly employed by Olan Mills. He was a member of St.
Ralph F. Baker passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at 92 years of age. He was preceded in death by his parents, Minnie and Tunis Baker; and his sister, Jimmie I. Pugh. He
Lizzie Beatrice Bibbs, 84, passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Sylvia Bohanon

Carrolton
Sylvia Simonton Bohanon, formerly of Chickamauga, Ga., passed away at her home in Carrollton, on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, following an extended illness. She was born Sylvia Malone Simonton in Chattanooga, on Oct. 2, 1933.

James Bolds

Summerville
James "Jimmy" Bolds, 68, passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at West Fifth Street Church of Christ with the Rev. JohnLewis as the eulogist. Interment in Ami Cemetery.

Tina Brown

Pisgah
Tina Joann Brown, 49, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2013. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial to follow in Keener Cemetery. Visitation from 3-8 p.m. today,
Charles E. Brown, 27, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Mary Bunch

Bridgeport
Mary Bunch, 58, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. The family will have visitation from 10 a.m.-6 p.m CST Thursday. There will be no formal services. Arrangements by Valley Funeral Home, Stevenson.
Pauline Cain DUNLAP Pauline Stewart Cain, 95, passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. She was a member of Ewtonville Baptist Church. Ms. Cain was preceded in death by her husband, C.D. Cain; brothers, Cecil
Geraldine "Geri" Abernathy Cole passed away on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in a local health care facility. She was born on Jan. 9, 1926, in Delano, Tenn., to Mary Edith McKeehan and Clyde H.
Rev. James Haywood Cosby, 86, of Chattanooga, "absent from his body on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, and instantly present with the Lord." Rev. Cosby pastored several churches throughout the Southeast for 50 years and taught
Charmaine Crittenden, 50, of East Ridge, passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at her home. Arrangements will be announced by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 S. Moore Road.
Mary Ellen Dent, 80, of Hixson, was welcomed home by her heavenly father on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, with her loving family by her side. Mary was a member of the New Vision Worship Center.
Spencer James Gay Sr., 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral noon today at Resurrected Baptist Church with Elder Eddie D. Jacks as the eulogist. Burial: Forest
Marlin Ellis "Rudy" Gibson, 62, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at a local hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Jan. 8, 2014, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home,
Jewell Graves, 94, of Duluth, Ga., and formerly of Soddy-Daisy, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. She was a member of Soddy Church of Christ and Duluth Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by

Glen Grider

Dutton
Alby Glen Grider, 65, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Gadsden Regional Medical Center. The funeral service will be 1 p.m. CST today, Jan. 8, at Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson, Ala.
Richard Hansen, 57, of Ooltewah, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at a local healthcare facility. Survivors include wife, Julie Radke Hansen; and brother, Danny Hansen. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Ronnie Hughley, 51, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at his residence. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include one son, Darrell Holiday; brothers, Tracy Hughley, Maurice Hughley and

Antionette Jones

Knoxville
Antionette Jones 51, passed away peacefully, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in a local hospital. www.clickfh.com Funeral arrangements by Click Funeral Home and Cremations, Middlebrook Chapel, 9020 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37923

Myra Kellett

Summerville
Myra G. Fletcher Kellett, 81, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at home. She was born Feb. 12, 1932, in Summerville, to Elbert Emmett and Ollie Cornelia Roberts Fletcher. Rev. John F. Kellett Sr., her husband
Johnny Kirk, 72, passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2013 at his residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Evelyn Christine "Chris" Landress, 85, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. The daughter of the late Thomas and Carrie Oliver. She was a

Wilma McDowell

Whitwell
Wilma Juanita Kilgore McDowell, 71, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. She was preceded in death by her former husband, Malcolm Kilgore; and grandson, Kyle Kilgore; her parents, Harold
Mary Norris Purkey, 81, of Ooltewah, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Leon Norris (42 years) and Bill Purkey (18
Mildred Shaver Raines, 89, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. A native of Dayton, Tenn., she was born to Dima Sparks and John Hudson Shaver, July 25, 1924 in Dayton, Tenn.. She was preceded
Judy Carol Ritchie, 60, a resident Ooltewah, passed away on Monday morning, Jan. 6, 2014, in a Chattanooga hospital. Judy was born in Philadelphia, Tenn., on April 18, 1953 a daughter of the late Sanford

Nicki Simpson

Boston
Nicki Sanders Simpson, formerly of Chattanooga, died Dec. 17, 2013, at Camellia Gardens of Life Care in Thomasville. Born Jan. 1, 1945 in Greenville, Miss., she was a daughter of James Sanders and Elizabeth Phillips

Diane Soos

Ocoee
Diane Marie Good Soos, 56, passed away Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at a hospice residence in LaFayette, Ga. Survivors include husband Randy Soos; children, Jared Soos, Erin Soos, Ashley Thompson and Joshua Soos. A memorial
Mark Anthony Taylor, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

William Thomas

Bridgeport
William Mack Thomas passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. Funeral will be 11 a.m. CST Thursday, Jan. 9, from Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Stevenson. Burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Visitatin 4-9 p.m. CST today
Randall Doyle Thomas, 63, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. Survivors, son, Doyle (Lori) Thomas; brother, James Thomas; sister, Barbria Watkins; and three grandchildren. Graveside service 11 a. m. today, Jan. 8, at Ami Cemetery. Visitation
Wally West James Wallace "Wally" West Jr., 53, passed away at his home in Hixson on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. A 1978 graduate of City High School, he achieved an associates degree in biology

Carol Whiteside

Sylvania
Carol Whiteside, 64, passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. CST Thursday, Jan. 9, at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Family requests in lieu of flowers, make donations to Marshall Cancer

Edward Wilkie

Trenton
Edward Franklin Wilkie, 86, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday morning, Jan. 4, 2014. He was retired from the Bank of Dade where he served as president from 1958 until 1983,
Joseph Adam "Joe" Young, 35, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. He was a 1995 graduate of Soddy-Daisy High School. Joe was employed by Comcast Cable Co. He was of the Church

In MemoryDaisy Allen

Daisy Elna Allen April 11, 1925 - Jan. 7, 2013 Happy first heavenly birthday with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. John 11:25, Jesus said unto her, "I am the Resurrection, and

In MemoryClifford Farris

Clifford Edwin Farris May 9, 1950-Jan 8, 2011 Its been three years since God called you from labor to reward. Each day we think of you we know that "ALL IS WELL".

In MemoryTHOMAS NEWBERRY

Thomas Warren Newberry, Jr. January 8, 2013 Time changes many things but not the Memory this day brings.
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