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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 19, 2014

Carl Alexander Albright, 86 of Ooltewah, died on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. There will be no services or visitation at the funeral home. A memorial service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Salisbury,
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;
Barnetta "Barney" Rosenberg Allen, 92, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Barney was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, the daughter of the late Gussie and Michael Rosenberg, wife of Otis "Oastie" W. Allen for

Chastity Anderson

LaFAYETTE Chastity Anderson, 37, died Thursday Jan. 16, 2014. Survived, husband Chris Anderson, parents Marlin and Wylena Hancock; sons Jacob Anderson, Austin Anderson, Garrett Collins; step-daughters Jocelyn
Minister Richard Walter "Buddy" Ball, 83, died on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 after an extended illness. He was born, lived and died in Chattanooga. He was preceded in death by many relatives and friends

Eric Blevins

Eric Duane Blevins, 40, of Suck Creek Mountain passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Elizabeth Blevins. Those left to cherish his memories are his

Carlos Brock

Carlos Lee Brock, 69, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. He was born in Pikeville, Tenn., to the late Lester C. and Opal Jeanette Higgenbottom Brock. Carlos has
Linda Faye Ball Brown, 60, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at Erlanger Hospital. She was born July 12, 1953 to Seymour Ball, Sr. and Benn Jean Allen Ball. She was a member of

Bobby Buchanan

Bobby Buchanan, 75, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Bobby worked at Simco Leather Company for over forty years. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Norville Buchanan; and parents, Lloyd and

Timothy Canonico

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Timothy Edward Canonico, 39, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. Local arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,

Forrest Davis

Forrest Davis, 82, passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. He was a veteran of the US Army and a retired employee of the South Pittsburg Knitting Mill. His parents, Huling R. and Stella Mae Duke
Jerry Wayne Edwards, 60, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Survivors, wife, Melody Edwards; mother, Azilee Edwards; daughters, Jerri Turner, Hope Calaway; 5 Grandchildren; brothers, Ricky, Steven, Andy, Tim, Michael, and James Edwards; sister, Elizabeth Hughes.

Ralph Fisher

William "Ralph" Fisher, 79, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at a local hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Joseph Hardin officiating. Interment will be in Burning
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 (Bobby) Goodrich, 75 , died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Survivors: Sisters, Sue Tucker, Vera Alexander, several nieces and nephews. Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at Mason Funeral Home Chapel. Interment in the
Ruby Blevins Goodwin, 78, East Ridge went to be with her Lord in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. She was a member of the former Boulevard
Betty S. Gough, of Ooltewah, entered into the arms of Jesus on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. She was 85 years old. Betty was born and raised in Knoxville, Tenn., and graduated from Rule High School.
Laine Green, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. Mrs. Green was born and raised in Chattanooga and was a very dedicated and active member of Central Church of Christ where she
Timothy Lebron Guinn, of Hixson, is now walking with Jesus after his passing on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. He was 55 years old. He was born in Chattanooga and Tim served our country

Barbara Hilliard

Barbara Gene Hilliard, 80, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. Survivor: cousin, Wayne L. Mathis, several other cousins. Memorial service: Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, 1 p.m., St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Visitation: 11 a.m. - 1
Joel David Huddleston, 36, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. Arrangements to be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Frank Bernard Hundley, Sr., died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at his residence. Bernard was a lifetime resident of Chattanooga. He was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Irene Lawson Hundley and

Barbara Jones

Barbara A. Jones, 74, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at Erlanger Medical Center. A lifetime resident of Rhea County, Barbara was the daughter of the late Willard and Tennie Harris Nixon. She
Florence G. (Simpson) Kenner, 77, of Hixson, entered into eternal rest on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. She was born on Feb. 12, 1936. She was an Avon lady for over 25 years, an avid garage

Paul Kilgore

Paul Edward Kilgore, 80, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Survivors: wife, Joan Kilgore; and children, Dixie Lee Lysinger, Reggie Paul Kilgore, and Penny Kennedy. Service is Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at 4 p.m. at Bowman

Debbie Latta

Debbie L. Latta, 95, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. Surviving: children, Charles (Doris) Latta, Peggy Latta Mitchell; 5 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren. Services, Monday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. Coffman Funeral
Hester Jane Fletcher Lipps, 92, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. Born to Edgar and Danie Fletcher in Buford, Arkansas, Hester lived most of her adult life in Topeka, Kansas.
Beverly Jean "Boots" McNamara, 85, of Red Bank, died at her home Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Visitation will be held at Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 4-7 p.m. today. Graveside services will be 1
Kay Frances Morgan, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Born in Chattanooga, she moved to Fall Branch, Tenn., in 1995. Mrs. Morgan attended Eastlake Elementary, Eastlake Jr. High School and Central
Dorothy Moyer, 85, born in Reading, PA, passed away at the home of her daughter on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. Throughout her life she was gifted in cooking and creating crafts, sharing both
Ph.D. Patricia Ann Niemczyk Ph.D. in Education, 77, of Hixson, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. She was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on Feb. 5, 1936 to Leo and Virginia Paulus. Both preceded her in
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
Olivia Branum Patterson, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 after lengthy illnesses. Born on June 23, 1946, the daughter of Marvin and Lou Branum, she was a member of Ashland Terrace Christian

Billie Phillips

Billie Mae Phillips, 68, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. She was born May 11, 1945 in Chattanooga to the late Claude and Marion Bennett Randolph. She was an
Jean Carson Price, 81, of Ringgold, Ga., passed away on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. Mrs. Price was born and raised in Rossville, was a member of Cloud Springs Baptist Church and a graduate of
Sandra Kay Sherrell, 66, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. Ms. Sherrell was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Sherrell. Survivors include her son, Paul Sherrell; and daughter, Kay Sherrell, both of

Bobby Shoemaker

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"Bobby" Shoemaker, 72, passed away early Monday morning Jan. 13, 2014 at a local hospital. Bobby was preceded in death by his mother and father Vernon and Dema Dodd Shoemaker. Bobby retired from Sothern
Gordon George Simpson, 79, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born July 7, 1934, left this world and entered into his eternal home to be with
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

Hellon Thompson

LaFAYETTE Hellon Ponder Thompson, 81, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. She was born June 8, 1932 and is preceded in death by her husband, Eugene (Ump) Thompson; parents, R.
Maynard Whittemore, 56, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at Hospice of Chattanooga. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, Rossville.
Rosetta Whittenburg Rosetta "Rose" Masingale Whittenburg, 79, of Chattanooga, loving wife, mother and grandmother went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m.

In MemoryDiane Moore

Diane H. Moore June 15, 1946-Jan. 18, 2013 Missing you daily! Your girls, Mundy and Laurel
May 19, 1950 - Jan. 19, 2006 In loving and unforgettable memory of a dear wife, mother and grandmother. We do not need a special day to bring you to mind.
Katharyn Cason Sparkman In sad, but loving memory of our beloved Mother and Grandmother, who departed this life to be with the Lord on January 19, 2013. Precious Memories, how they linger.

In MemoryWesley Stone

Jan. 19, 1952 - Nov. 13, 2008 HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Love you, Wesley We miss you so much. The Stone family and many friends


Jan. 19, 1967-Dec. 23, 2009 We love you and miss you. Until we meet again. Mom, Matt, Rachel, Brody, Steve, Val, Karen, Bo, The girls and Hayze.
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