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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 17, 2014

Barnetta "Barney" Rosenberg Allen, 92, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in local hospital. Arrangements by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Service, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404. 423-265-4414.
Georgia Bankston, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in a local Hospicecare facility. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Mary A. Baptist, 85, of Hixson, passed away Jan. 15, 2014. She was preceded in death husband, Rodney J. Baptist. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are
Darlene Blackwell, 56, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. Survivors: son, Phillip (Tauddy Laney) Blackwell; siblings, Erskin Clark, Charlene Bates and Melissa Edwards; and six grandchildren. Funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday at Higgins Funeral Home with
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
Cora Campbell, 94, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Funeral will be 1 p.m. CSTSunday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Beulah Cemetery. Family will accept friends from 5-8 p.m. CST Saturday at

Louise Chadburn

LaFAYETTE Louise Helene Caroline Behrmann Chadburn, 97, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. Mrs. Chadburn was born Sept. 25, 1916, to the late John H.M. and Anna Maria Nager Behrmann. She was a 1935
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,

Wyhonia-Lynn Durham

South pittsburg
Wyhonia-Lynn Durham, 44, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at the Hospice of Chattanooga care center. She was a member of Christ Church Episcopal in South Pittsburg where she served on the vestry. Lynn enjoyed

Ralph Fisher

William "Ralph" Fisher, 79, died Thursday, Jan.9, 2014, at a local hospital. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga, North Georgia area and attended Oakwood Baptist Church. Ralph was a veteran of the
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
Frances Frye passed on Saturday, Jan 11, 2014, at her home in Soddy-Daisy. She was surrounded by her family, friends, prayers and love. Her renewed faith in the Grace of God brought her much comfort
Ruby Blevins Goodwin, 78, of East Ridge, passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.
Timothy Lebron Guinn, of Hixson, is now walking with Jesus after his passing on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. He was 55 years old. Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga
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. Receiving of the
Frank Bernard Hundley, 86 of Chattanooga died at his residence Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
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. She

Wanda Leidig

Wanda Annette Edens Leidig, 92, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Mountain States Medical Center, Johnson City. Born in Keokee, Va., she was the daughter of the late Beulah McClellan Edens and Elbert Edens Sr.

Linda Lingerfelt

Fort payne
Linda Lingerfelt, 71, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. Funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 18, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Mountain View Memory Gardens,

Maggie Little

Maggie Marie Powell Little, 97, departed this life Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. She was born in Hinkle, Ga., to the late Samuel and Missouri Powell and was of the Baptist faith. Maggie was an enrolled
Molisa Nan Locklin, 47, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. today in the Taylor Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Alfred Johnson as

Charles Magill

Charles Larry Magill, 65, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Survivors include his daughter, Lesia Barton and her family; son, Tim Magill and his family. The family will hold a small memorial service at
James Lee Moore Jr., 67, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in a local hospital. He retired from Brenntag MidSouth Inc. and was a member of Olivet Baptist Church. He was preceded in
Maynard Morris passed away on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in local hospital. Arrangements by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Service, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404. 423-265-4414.
Jackie Raymond "Jack" Neal Jr., 52, of Ringgold, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. He grew up and worked in the East Brainerd area all his life. Jack was employed with Jolley Construction
Juanita Reed Nies, 92, passed away peacefully to be with our Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at morning Point Assisted Living in Hixson. Juanita was born Oct. 1, 1921 in Scottsboro Ala., where she
Charles Roberts, 99, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. He was born Aug. 20, 1914, in Westfield, N.J., to the late Adolfh and Pauline Kropaczek. He was

Elizabeth Schmoller

Elizabeth Ann Caperton Schmoller, 68, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at her residence. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. CST today, Jan. 17, at Rudder Funeral Home Chapel, Scottsboro, with Terry Broome and Rick

Kyle Shirley Sr.

Kyle Shirley Sr., 75, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at in the South Crest Chapel with burial to follow in
Ardys Caroline Baird Soules, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Soules, the second of the three daughters of Earl and Merle Baird,
Robert "Bobby" Stewart Jr., 72, formerly of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 in Semona, N.C. He retired from Mueller Co. The body will lie-in-state from noon-7 p.m. today at Plenty Funeral Home. Funeral:
Jimmy Lee Stinnett, 82, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga. Funeral at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Burial next to his first wife Bertha in Rhea Memory
Mary Stutz, 98, of East Ridge, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Mary was retired from 40 years of service at Memorial
Douglas Bruce "Doug" Suddeth Sr., 71, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. today, Jan. 17, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Calvin Nunley,
Emily Marie Tate, 32, passed away unexpectedly, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at her residence with her faithful English Bulldog, Lulu by her side. She grew up on Signal Mountain and graduated from Red Bank High
Rosetta Whittenburg Rosetta "Rose" Masingale, 79, of Chattanooga, loving wife, mother and grandmother went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church,
Oct 2, 1935 - Jan. 17, 2011 Sweetheart we love you and miss you so much Husband; Ed, children; Michael Diane, Cheryl, Laurie, Daniel and Lisa


Berlene Ribbins Spears Oct. 27, 1957-Jan. 17, 1998 God is Great, He is Greater than we can understand. Job 36-26 Your Mother, Father, sister and brother-in-law

In MemoryAndrea Stewart

Jan. 17, 1964-Jan. 20, 2010 Happy Birthday Mother. Love family and friends.
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