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Local Obits for Mon. Jan 20, 2014

James Edward Anderson III, 34, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. He grew up in the Soddy-Daisy area. He was a graduate of Boyd Buchanan School and received his bachelors degree from Bryan
Henry Lee Baker, Jr., 50, formerly of Brunswick, Ga., passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Service: Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m., Chapel of Willis Funeral Home with Dr. Jerry D. Jones Sr., officiating. Interment:
Angela Brown, 55, passed away December 14, 2013. Survivors include her son, Eric Brown; mother, Rosa Hyter; sisters, Jeanette Mack, Annette Brown, and Sharon Hyter; brothers, Ronald Brown and Timothy Hyter, and a host of
Pamela Sue Carver, 62, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. Family requests all donations be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Society of America, in lieu of floral donations. Arrangements by Advantage Funeral Cremation

Charles Clark

Charles Thomas Clark, 89, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. Visitation: 5-8 p.m. today, Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Garner Cemetery.
Jacqueline Penney Davis, 73, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 at the Hospice of Chattanooga Care Center after a struggle with COPD. Jackie was of the Church of God faith and loved

Bill Ellis

William Elbert Ellis, 85, died Saturday Jan. 18, 2014. Services for Bill will be held Tuesday at Noon in the funeral home chapel. Burial: Buttram Cemetery, Dayton. The family is being served by
Windfield Hall, 96, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Misty M.Haney, 38, passed away Saturday Jan. 18, 2014. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her parents Benjamin and Cynthia Moore, of Ooltewah; her husband, Joseph Haney; four children Brandon and Eric Burgess,
Ruth Hubbs ROSSVILLE Ruth Bolt Hubbs, 91, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and a 1941 graduate of Rossville
Joel David Huddleston, 36, of Red Bank went to be with the Lord Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. Joel was a very loving son, husband, father and brother. He was a fun loving person who
William "Bill" Hudson, 73, of the Hendon Community, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. He was a loving Christian man of the Baptist faith who loved the Lord,
Bettye M. Johnson, of Hixson, departed her earthly home and entered her heavenly home on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. She was 84 years old. Bettye was born and raised in Chattanooga and was a
Florence G. (Simpson) Kenner, 77, of Hixson, entered into eternal rest on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Williamson & Sons
Sarah E. Kitchens, 80, of Chattanooga passed on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at a local Health Care Facility. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors.

Arnold Lawson

Arnold Edward Lawson, 80, died Saturday Jan. 18, 2014. Service: Tuesday, 1 p.m. CST, funeral home chapel. Burial: Blackburn Cemetery. Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Hwy 127 South, Pikeville TN. Visitation: 9 a.m. to
Guadalupe Ritchie-Martinex Guadalupe Ritchie-Martinex, 1 year old, passed away in Panama City, Fla., on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Mary Swafford. Survivors include his parents, Felipe Martinez and
Steve Wayne Martin, 52, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors 1724

Georgia Matthews

Georgia Mae Matthews, 93, died Thursday Jan. 16, 2014. Visitation: Tuesday, 1-2 p.m. and the funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Valley Funeral Home Chapel, Stevenson.
Martha Alyce McConkey passed away on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 in a local hospital. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 at Forest Hills Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral
James Kenneth McKamey Jr., 71, of Harrison passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. James served our country in the U.S. Navy. James was a fiercely loyal and independent man. James was preceded in death by

Gwendolyn Myers

LaFAYETTE Gwendolyn Love Myers, 93, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., surrounded by her family. She was born in Chattooga County, Ga., to the late
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
Gordon George Simpson, 79, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Odell Broadway officiating.

Eugene Simpson

Eugene Simpson, 85, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. Survivors, sons, Larry Simpson, Quinn Simpson, Victor Simpson; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral is 7 p.m. today at Mason Funeral Home Chapel, interment 11 a.m. Tuesday at

James Talley

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James Merrill Talley, 85, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at the Spring City Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Vaughn Funeral Home.
Michael C. Tedesco, 65, of Signal Mountain passed away Sunday Jan. 19, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
William H. Usher, 81, passed Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. He attended Howard High School and is a veteran of the US Army. He worked over 30 years at G.A. F. Chemical Company. He
Annie White, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at her residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Maynard V. Whittemore, a sweet and gentle soul departed this world Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 and was joyfully united with his Creator and Savior. He was born Nov. 7, 1957 and had lived in Ringgold
Robert Williams, 76, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at a hospital in Sewanee, TN. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Wendell Wyrick

Wendell Curtis Wyrick, 71, went to be with His Lord Saturday Morning, Jan. 18, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Rossville area and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, VFW Post


Carlyle James Ghiden "Bubba" January 20, 1949 Happy 65th Birthday Your twin sister Camille

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March 14, 1941- January 20, 2013 One year has passed since you departed this life on earth and joined our Lord and Savior. We were truly blessed to have had you in our lives.
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