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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 30, 2014


Rev. Dr. Samson Oluremi Awotula, Sr. passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 in a local hospital. He was preceded in death by his daughter Christiana Titilayo Awotula. Survivors include his wife of 34 years

Linda Baldwin

Nashville
Linda F. (Smith) Baldwin, 62, died Friday Jan. 24, 2014. Survived by children, Harold Smith, Eric Gibson, Sonya Holmes, and Tonya Jackson; and a host of other family and friends. Viewing Friday, Jan. 31, from
Margie Beavers, 77, of Hixson died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at her residence. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Margie attended Middle Valley Church of Christ. Her and her late

Charles Brown

Valleyhead
Charles Edwin Brown, 69, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday Feb. 1, at Wilson Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Saturday from 11 a.m. until
Lois Von Canon, 74, of Signal Mountain passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. Share your memories, stories and photos at wannfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wann Funeral Home & Cremation
Eugene Clark, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Mandy Geraldine Colbaugh, 86, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. She was predeceased by her children, Patricia Ann, Charles, George and Ralph; father, Ed Wooten and mother, Olio Ward. Survivors include her children, Tommy
Patricia Ann Coots, 56, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. She attended and was a friend to the Red Bank Presbyterian Church. Patricia was a homemaker and loved animals, especially cats and
Irene G. Dave, 87, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Louis Stanley Garner, 77, of East Ridge, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. Mr. Garner was born and raised in Tracy City, Tenn. He was a US Marine, a member of

Ruby Gauger

Spencer
Ruby Smith Gauger, 70, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. She attended the Lonewood Baptist Church of Christ. Ruby was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved to

Danny Gouger

Whiteside
Daniel "Danny" Raymond Gouger, 58, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Danny was the son of the late George Harvey and Kathleen Elizabeth Gouger. He was a truck driver for many years. Survivors include

Buell Guinn

Bridgeport
Buell Calvin Guinn, 84, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Visitation: Friday, Jan. 31, 2-8 p.m. CT at Rudder Funeral Home, Stevenson, AL. Service: Saturday, Feb. 1, at 11 a.m. CT at the funeral
Earnest l. Ingram, 61, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Betty Johnson

Rossville
Betty Jane McCormack Johnson, 88, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 at a local health care facility. Funeral services will be held Saturday Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel
Jimmy Killian ROSSVILLE James William "Jimmy" Killian, 57, died on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at Memorial Hospital. Jimmy was a member of Elizabeth Terrace Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Central High

Harold Knox Sr.

Spring city
Harold R. Knox Sr., 91, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 at Rhea Medical Center. Born in Robertston County, Tenn., Harold was the son of the late Odell and Mae Denney Knox. He was a

Hanes Lancaster, Jr.

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Hanes Lancaster, Jr., 89, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a Chattanooga native and the son of the late Walter Hanes Lancaster, Sr. and Evelyn Hurt Lovelace

Willie Lay, Jr.

Kensington
Willie Virgil Lay, Jr., passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at his residence. He was born May 28, 1950 to the late Willie V. and Margaret V. Lay, Sr. and was a member of Friendship

Jerry Lewis

Ringgold
Jerry Lewis, passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, following a brief illness. Celebration of life will be conducted on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. in the Fort Oglethorpe Church of Christ. Graveside
Ethleen Sitz McNabb, 97, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at her home. Funeral services will be conducted from Kimball Church of Christ at 3 p.m. CST today, Jan. 30, with Billy Watkins officiating.
Marie Miller, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. She was a member of Red Bank Baptist Church and Adult Four Swingle Class. Marie went to work for 3M Sept. 1,
Dorothy (Dot) Hicks Morrison, 90, left her earthly shell behind and entered the eternal Kingdom of Heaven on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. A celebration of Mrs. Morrisons life will be held today at 2 p.m.

Jeri Norris

Rossville
Jeri Lou McGriff Norris, 71, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. in the South Crest Chapel. The
Marcus Payne, Sr., of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Maina Pellam

Whitwell
Maina Darden Pellam, 80, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Survivors, Barbara Carson, Gary (Jane) Pellam and Joseph C. Pellam, Jr.; brother, Herman (Betty) Peoples; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and special friends,
Timothy Edward Phillips, 49, died Wednesday Jan. 29, 2014. He was born in Palmer, Tenn., on March 10, 1964 to Billy Ed and Mildred McDaniel Phillips who preceded him in death along with his sister,

Kim Rollins

Trenton
Kim Lisa Rollins, 49, died Tuesday morning Jan. 28, 2014. She was a member of New Home Baptist Church and attended Davis High School. Mrs. Rollins is preceded in death by her grandparents, Mack and

Donna Roper

Winchester
Donna Jean Roper, 68, passed away on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow in Winchester Memorial Park, Winchester, TN. Visitation:

Roger Rowland

Decatur
Roger "Mug" Rowland, 60, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at the funeral home. Funeral will be 7 p.m. Interment will be in the Shiloh Cemetery, Noon, Saturday. www.bowersfh.com

Arthur Ryder

Fort payne
Arthur W. Ryder, 85, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. Services were Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at 4 p.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery in Bradford, Mass. with Rainsville Funeral
Lewis Pirl Scoggins, Sr., 57, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Wilma Shadrick

Section
Wilma Lee Shadrick, 68, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. Services will be 3 p.m. today from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Robertsons Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Jeff Jones and Bro. Johnny

Dorothy Stone

Fort oglethorpe
Dorothy Eleanor Brogdon Stone, 80, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Funeral Services will be 3 p.m. today at Fort Oglethorpe First Baptist Church with Rev. Jason Thomas officiating. Interment will be

Howard Sutherland

Pikeville
Howard Sutherland, 80, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. Funeral service is Saturday, Feb. 1, at 1 p.m. in the chapel. Burial: Swafford Chapel Cemetery. www.reedfamilyfh.com Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Hwy 127 South, Pikeville, TN.

Alice Travis

Dayton
Alice Ann Travis, 66, passed away on Friday night, Jan. 24, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Alice was born in Dayton, Tenn., on Dec. 27, 1947 a daughter of the
Daisy Wadley, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 in a local hospital. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, L.J.
Elizabeth L. Welch, 69, a long time resident of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 in a Murfreesboro, Tenn., healthcare facility. She has three surviving daughters, Connie Nelson, of Soddy Daisy,
Jaelynn Nicole White, infant daughter of Nikki and Andrew White of Soddy Daisy passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. Other survivors include her grandparents, David and Tracy Lee, Johnny and Carolyn White, and Darla Wallace;
Leon Williams, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 in Athens, Ala. Visitation is today from 10-11 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home with burial to follow at 11:30 a.m. in Chattanooga National
Bernice Lorene Wright, 82, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

In MemoryAaron Burton

Aaron Trammell Burton Jan. 30, 1072-April 9, 2011 It's your birthday! I miss you deeply and love you very much! God's got your back now! Mother Theresa A. Bell Trammell, and family.

In MemoryMel Carboni

Jan. 30, 1927-Oct. 1, 2003 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Much love from all. Your Wife Sons and Grandchildren

In MemoryCharles Tate

Charles H. Tate Jan. 30, 1923-Sept. 1, 2006 Happy Birthday to My "Daddy" I love you and I miss you. I will never forget you. Iknow you are in Heaven. Imiss those special

In MemoryJames Williams

James "J Money" Williams Jan. 30, 1988- July 28, 2011 To everyone who helped me and my family in our time of sorrow, Thank you To Lance Pope and Cameron Williams
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