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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 24, 2014


Myra Jeanette "Blondie" Armstrong, 60, of Chattanooga died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. She was born Sept. 12, 1953 in Chattanooga a daughter of the late Oliver and Idella Harrison. She was preceded in death by

James Barton

Riceville
James Cecil Barton, 83, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at his residence. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel. Burial Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Elmwood Cemetery in Hammond, Ind. Visitation 1-2 p.m. Saturday
Anne Card Barrow Bell passed away at home in Gainesville, Fla., on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, three days before her 99th birthday. She was born in Soddy-Daisy, the daughter of the late Warren Card and
Beersheba Springs Tammy Lee Brown, 39, passed away at her home Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. She was born in Buffalo, N.Y.on Aug. 6, 1974. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

Jesse Buffington

Trenton "j.b."
Jesse Dewayne Buffington, 69, passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 surrounded by his wife and daughters. Jesse was a devoted family man who loved spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and friends. He
Pearline Bulls of Chattanooga, died peacefully at Kindred Hospital on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, after a long and debilitating illness, which she suffered with her characteristic restraint, dignity and indomitable spirit, while being comforted by
Dewayne Cochran, 58, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, in Toledo, Ohio. He was born on Nov. 23, 1955 to the late Acie Truss and the late
Charmaine Jean Crittenden, 50, of East Ridge, lost her on-going battle with cancer Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at home with her family around her. Miss. Crittenden was preceded in death by her mother, Loretta

Bill Crowder

Spring city
William F. "Bill" Crowder, 82, originally of Marietta, Ga., died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Born in Marietta, he was the son of the late William N. and Annie Mae Dunn Crowder. Bill was a veteran
Betty Edmondson CHICKAMAUGA Betty Sue Edmondson, 83, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in a local health care facility. She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was a member of
Dorothy Prichard "Meme" Gann, 88, of Chattanooga, died on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. She was born in Chattanooga, and was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga. She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church and the
Alpheus C. Grist Jr., 76, of Signal Mountain, passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. Al was born in Chattanooga where he graduated from The McCallie School and was a 1961 graduate of the
Windfield Hall, 96, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He retired from Lee Smith Co. after over 49 years.

Jerry Hixon

Rossville
Keith "Jerry" Jerome Hixon, 57, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. He was of the Baptist faith, was a former shop foreman at Wabash Trailer Sales and he enjoyed metal detecting, hunting and riding motorcycles.

James Hodges

Sylvania
James Earl "Big E." Hodges, 62, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 24, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Mountain

Johnny Holcomb

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Johnny Holcomb, 69, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Survived by wife, Betty Holcomb; daughters, Traci Wright, of Chatsworth, Teresa Holcomb, of LaFayette, and Teresa Songer, of Chattanooga; sons,
Sarah Louise Kitchens, 81 of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Mitchell, Ga. She attended church at First Baptist of Bozentown in Chattanooga.
Dr. Ed Strickland Jr. Dr. J. Ed Strickland Jr., died on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at St. Thomas-Rutherford Hospital at age 91, leaving behind daughters Elaine Montague and husband, Theodore, of Dallas, Texas, and Susan
Robin Sue Lemley, 46, of Ooltewah, passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 22, 2014. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. Robin was a graduate of Central High School and was employed as
Marilyn R. Madden, 64, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at a local nursing facility. She was born Nov. 7, 1949 to Margaret and Greeley Madden Sr.

Mark Manion

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Mark Manion, 56, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. Preceded in death by sister, Amy Carpenter. Survived by parents, Robert and Bonnie Manion, of Michigan; sisters, Jennifer Carpenter and Beth Carpenter, both
Ben L. Mason Sr., 89, of Red Bank, died Thursday evening, Jan. 23, 2014, in a local nursing facility. He served under General George Patton as a combat engineer during World War II. He was

Nancy McDowell

Summerville
Nancy Adnia McDowell, 90, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Survivors, children, Sally and Alex Hosmer, Jim and Lynn McDowell; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Graveside service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at
Elijah Gilbert Moffitt, 88, went to be with the Lord, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. He was surrounded by his family, whom he deeply loved. He was born in Taylor, Texas to Haskill and Janie Moffitt.

Evelyn Morgan

Rossville
Evelyn B Morgan, 91, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jason Thomas officiating. Interment in Chattanooga National Cemetery. Visit

Freda Nicholson

Cleveland
Freda Mae Nicholson, 82, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. Local arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Melanie Manley Richardson, 61, of Lakesite, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at home. She graduated from the University of Georgia with an A.B. degree in journalism. She was a member of St. Albans
Kathryn Rigsby Kathryn Alice Rigsby, 89, formerly of Red Bank, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Charlotte, N.C. Born in Dayton, Tenn., Kathryn lived with her husband in Red Bank and Clearwater Beach,
"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
Richard Skiles, 61, of Sale Creek, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Chattanooga. Funeral services for Richard will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Hendon Cemetery. www.vanderwallfh.com. Visitation
Michael John Soteriou, 54, formerly of Rayland, Ohio died on Oct. 8, 2013, at his home in Harrison. Michael was born on June 25, 1959 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, to the late Nicholas P. Soteriou
Harris Eugene "Gene" Toney, 61, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Robert Williams, 77, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in a Sewanee, Tenn., hospital. Survivors are wife, Henrietta Williams; sons, James (Kimberly) Williams, Henry Patterson; daughters, Christine Garner, Shirley Smith, Molcy (Eddie) Gore;

Juanita Wilson

Anderson, s.c.
Martha Juanita Cooper Wilson, 89, of Anderson and a former resident of Oak Ridge, Tenn., widow of George Robert Wilson, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at her residence. Born May 3, 1924, in Winter Garden,
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