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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 16, 2014


Cartress Alexander, of Chattanooga, passed away Dec. 28, 2013, in Mesa, Ariz. He was formerly employed by Erlanger. Cartress was born Jan. 21, 1952. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Ollie Riley;
Richard Ball, 83, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Adam Brock

Cleveland
Adam Wilson Brock, 33, passed away on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, after a short illness at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. On the moment of his death a rainbow appeared over Cleveland when he joined
Dennis R. Brown, 89, of Chattanooga, went to be home with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Dennis was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church. Dennis was the first draftee of the
Betty H. Coffman, 78, of Lorton, Va., and formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, in Uniontown, Pa. She was predeceased by her parents, Ralph and Mary Johnson Hartman; her husband, Nelson
Charles T. Cooper Jr., 91 of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. Charles was a register nurse at Hillsborough County Hospital. He was a member of the East Bay Church of God in Gibsonton,
"Lonnie" Davidson, 73, of Apison, passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at his residence. He was a member of Ooltewah Baptist Church and had retired from Combustion Engineering. He was preceded in death by his

Bridget DeRorre

Winchester
Bridget Ann DeRorre, 53, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Southern TN Medical Center in Winchester. Memorial services will be held 7 p.m. today, Jan. 16, 2014 in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.
Thelma Berneice Wade Everett, 89, of Hixson, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in a local hospital. She was born July 15, 1924 in Rhea County, Tenn., to the late George Washington and Cordia Neal
Elizabeth Williams Freeman, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away recently at St. Barnabas Nursing Home. She was the widow of Robert L. Freeman. She was born in Chattanooga on March 20, 1925 to parents, John and
Robert Dawson Goza, 87, of Chattanooga, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. He was a member of Hickory Valley Community Church. He was preceded in death by his

Laura Guinn

Cleveland
Laura Marie Aslinger Guinn, 102 died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. Survivors: children, Mary Alice Roe, Naomi Leamon, Donald Guinn and Thomas Guinn. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at East Cleveland Baptist Church. Visitation is

Betty Henry

Graysville
Betty Henry, 86, passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, in Dayton. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Pleasant View Cemetery with the Rev. George Morgan officiating. Please visit www.coultergarrisonfuneralhome.com to share
Phyllis Elizabeth Holder, 94, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. She was the longest living member of Chamberlain Baptist Church, having been a member for 83 years. She played the

Alma Holloway

Spring city
Alma Ann Holloway, 71, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Erlanger. A lifetime resident of Spring City, Alma was the daughter of the late Arthur and Annie Keylon Cagle and was a graduate of Spring

Marvin Hughes

Lyerly
Marvin Arzo Hughes, 79, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. Survivors, wife, Judy Hughes; children, William Hughes, M. D. Hughes, Jimmy Hughes, Margaret Turner; sister Betty Hughes; 16 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral is 1 p.m. Friday,
Linda Craft Jenkins, 64, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at her home. A celebration of her life will be held at 6 p.m. today, Jan. 16, 2014, in the funeral home

Armon Jones

Fort payne
Armon Ray Jones, 75, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at his residence. Funeral service is set for 1 p.m today graveside at Mount Herman Cemetery. Rev. Billy Wallace will be officiating. Family request no
Jean Pace "Mama Jean" Layne, 86, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, surrounded by her family. She had been the last living of the founding members of Mile Straight Baptist Church.

Wanda Leidig

Jonesborough
Wanda Annette Edens Leidig, 92, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Mountain States Medical Center, Johnson City, after a brief illness. A "Service of Worship and Remembrance" will be held Sunday, Jan. 19, at
Molisa Nan Locklin, 47, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in a local hospital. She was a member of Church of The First Born. She was preceded in death by her mother, Eddie
Catherine H. Maney, 72, a resident of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday morning, Jan. 15, 2014, in a Chattanooga hospital. The family is planning a private memorial service. You are encouraged to share a

Amos McCann

Bradley county
Amos McCann, 93, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. Survivors: wife, Deedy McCann; daughter, Patsy McCann DeVivo and husband, Dr. Paul DeVivo; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Ralph Buckner Funeral
Beverly McNamara, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Lisa Boydston Mitchell, 50, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at her home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, with the
Glenda Marlene Gentry Phillips, 64, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and was of the Church of God faith. She was preceded

Randal Pinion

Rossville
Randal Freeman Pinion, 74, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Rossville and was a member of Victory Baptist Church. Randal was the

Nancy Plemons

Tunnel hill
Nancy Eugenia Plemons, 71, departed this life Monday morning, Jan. 13, 2014, at her residence. The family received friends at Ponders Melrose Chapel from 5 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Arrangements by
Toni Ester Russell, 53, of Birmingham, Ala., died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Chattanooga. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, in the Chapel with Rev. Alfonza January
Stephen Richard Santos, 49, of Chattanooga, formerly of Corbin, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonel and Maureen Santos. He is survived by sister,

James Sharpe

Dayton
James M. Sharpe, 89, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at Erlanger. James was a lifelong resident of Rhea County, was active in the McDonald and Bimbos singing, was retired from TVA as a boiltermaker. A
Vera Belle Austin Shelton, 85 of East Ridge, formerly of St. Elmo, went to heaven to get her new body on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. Vera was born Aug. 20, 1928 in Dunlap, Tenn.

Keith Sherman

Bryant
Keith Edward Sherman, 65, joined the band in heaven to play for his Heavenly Father on Jan. 14, 2014, after so bravely fighting cancer. Born on May 9, 1948 in Hamilton, Ohio to
Sandra Kay Sherrell, 66, of Lookout Valley, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the

Kyle Shirley Sr.

Rossville
Kyle Shirley Sr., 75, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at his residence. A native and lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and north Georgia areas, he was a retired machinist with T.V.A. with more

Rev. Marshall Sloan

campbellsville,
Ky. Rev. Marshall Sloan Sr., 60, formerly of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. Survived by his wife, Leta Harris Sloan; two sons, Eric and Marshall Sloan Jr.; one sister,
Betty Jean Smith, 55, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. Survivors include her husband of 33 years, James M. Smith; daughters, Brandi Smith and Brittany Smith; son,
Douglas Bruce "Doug" Suddeth, Sr., 71, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. He was born in Chattanooga and moved to Soddy-Daisy in 1973. Doug served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Ronny Suttle

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Ronny Lee Suttle, 66, passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and was preceded in death by his parents, James Garfield Suttles and
Mary Margaret Swafford, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away at the Life Care Center of Red Bank on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 Mary was a beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She

Sharon Taylor

Rossville
Sharon Ellen Taylor 53, passed away at home on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. Preceded in death by her father, Bill Taylor Sr.; sisters, Barbara McCary and Crystal Taylor; brothers, Wayne Taylor, Bobby Taylor Sr., Billy
Eunice Kenney Taylor, 96, of Chattanooga, widow of the late Robert A. Taylor, died peacefully on Dec. 27, 2013, in Houston, Texas. She belonged to the Central Church of Christ in Chattanooga until 1990 and
William H. Usher, 81, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at a local health care facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Fred D. Whitmire, 84, of Signal Mountain, passed away Tuesday afternoon Jan. 14, 2014, at his home. He was a Church of God Preacher for several years and owned and operated FW Landscaping. He
Lady Louise Williams, 98, of Ooltewah, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Flournoy and Annie Gardner and was preceded in death by her husband, Edward

Marian Wills

Rossville
Marian Ella Forrest Wills, 79, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was a

Flossie Wooten

Summerville
Flossie Mae Wooten, 88, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Survivors, children, Joe Wooten, Tammy McAlister, Debbie Gribble, Diane Chambers; brother, Frank Ledford; sister, Winnie Chandler; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral is 3 p.m. today at

In MemoryDEREK ALLMON

Oct. 30, 1986-Jan. 16, 2003 Another year has passed with memories of you fluttering through our thoughts each day. The smiles you shared with us and the courage you showed us will always keep

In MemoryBOBBIE FREEMAN

Jan. 13, 1960-May 8, 2009 JEAN SWAFFORD Jan. 16, 1941-Feb. 15, 2007 A page in our book of memories is gently turned today. The Swafford Family
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