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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 05, 2014



Roy Allison Sr.

Bridgeport
Roy Lee Allison Sr., 75, died Monday, June 2, 2014. The wake will be Friday from 5-7 p.m. CDT and the funeral will be 1 p.m. CDT Saturday, June 7, at Valley Funeral
Lynda Anderson, 60, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, in Cleveland, Tenn. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Evelyn Meeks Barrett, 80, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend, died at Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Dordrecht, South Holland, Netherlands, on the morning of Friday, May 23, 2014. She will be missed by

John Beavers

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE John Robert Beavers, 86, a lifetime resident of LaFayette, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014. He was a member of LaFayette Presbyterian Church, a 47-year resident of Shepherd Hills Nursing Home, and
Dorsey R. Blankenship, 77, of Hixson, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Dorsey was born in Hartselle, Ala., and was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area. He served
William Bailey Cates, 83, of Harrison, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at his home. He was born in Paducah, Ky., and was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area. William served

Jean Cole

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Jean Dennis Cole, 86, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Mrs. Cole is a member of LaFayette First Baptist Church. She was preceded in
Lisa Jane Sitton Cornett, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Born in Chattanooga, on St. Patricks Day, March 17, 1961. Grew up on Signal Mountain and graduated from Red Bank High
Kathy Davis, 89 of Hixson passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 in an area healthcare facility. Kathy was born on Nov. 6, 1924 to the late, Fletcher and Ollie Mae Coffelt. She owned and
Lelia Davis, 92 of Soddy-Daisy, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014. She was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ira Davis. Survivors include her children, Bob
Durrell Disbrow DECHERD Durrell Edwin Disbrow, 96, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center. Mr. Disbrow was a Church of Christ minister, a supervisor at DuPont and loved to build

Clara Edwards

Dunlap
Clara McKinney Edwards, 91, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Survivors include her nephew, James (Carolyn) Willson, of Dunlap; and several other nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be

Johnny Farmer

Ringgold
Johnny L. Farmer, 65, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014, at his home. He loved fishing, coin collecting, cooking and country music. He was a big-hearted man that loved his family. He was preceded in
Bettye Rose Fields, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Bettye was employed by American General for many years and served as a Red Cross Volunteer at North Park Memorial Hospital.

Thomas Fulmer

Fort oglethorpe
Thomas Edward Fulmer, 88 died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at his residence. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran and was retired from DuPont. He was a lifelong resident of Fort Oglethorpe,
Johnny H. "Papaw" Harris, 72, of Harrison, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. He was a member of Gamble Road Baptist Church. In his early years he was a truck
Bob Hicks RINGGOLD Robert "Bob" Hicks, 76, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area. Bob was a
Ella Mae "Duck" Hogan, 68, died Tuesday, May 24, 2014 Memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Freedom Church of God, 9844 Highway 58, Ooltewah, TN 37363.

David Janisch

Fort oglethorpe
David W. Janisch, 32, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014. He was the manager of Mexi Ville Restaurant and attended Fairview Baptist Church. He was formerly of Cucamonga, Calif., and was a huge Florida Gator
Henretta Lile Jones, 100, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014, in a local health care facility. She retired from Moccasin Bend as the Head Chef and was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist
Carrie M. Crutcher King, 86, of Lafayette, passed away at home on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 12:41 p.m. Born Oct. 30, 1927 in Chattanooga, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Searcy Crutcher
Arnold Lowe, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at One Accord Community Church with Pastor Ray Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Lakewood East Cemetery.
Li llie McIntosh Lillie Beatrice McIntosh, 89, was born on Aug. 22, 1924, and so sweetly took Gods hand on Friday, May 30, 2014. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Mr.
Richard R. "Dick" Miles, 92, of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, May 30, 2014. "Where Ill go, only God knows," Dick instructed his wife to put this in his obituary. Horrified, she said she wouldnt

Vada Nelson

Winchester
Vada Ann George Nelson, 71, passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Friday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Burial at George
Josephine Hill "Jo" Oliver, 102, died peacefully Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Alexian Village. She will be remembered as a loving wife and companion, selfless mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and tireless contributor to the community.
Cleveland Odell Peters, 87, of Georgia, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014, in a local health care facility. Graveside service is at 2 p.m. today in Chattanooga National Cemetery. Arrangements are by Taylor Funeral
William Harold Pettyjohn, 93, of The Heritage, Raleigh (formerly of Chattanooga) passed away on Monday, June 2, 2014, after a short illness. Harold was born to James and Cordella Pettyjohn on Jan. 11, 1921 and
Tommy Roberts, 57, of Soddy-Daisy, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at his residence. He was a longtime self-employed painter. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Roberts; children, Jeremy (Laura) Roberts, Amber (Andrew) Cunningham, Rose (Jerry) Brock;
Johnny Rubin Scroggins, 64, of Chattanooga went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was of the Church of
George Slaughter, 89, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Monday June 2, 2014, at his residence in Detroit, Mich. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Byron "Barney" Speicher, 81, of Hixson, met his Savior on Sunday, June 1, 2014, after an extended illness. Barney was born in Goshen, Ind., and was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area. He was
Thank you to all my clients, fellow attorneys, and Honorable Judges, for your patience, kindness and understanding during my illness. Many of you had been like family to me and I especially thank

Joel Tinker

Pisgah
Joel Delane Tinker, 73, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at his residence. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. CDT Friday, June 6, at Kerby Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Pisgah Cemetery. Visitation will be 10:30
Ezra Ezekiel Washington Sr., 76, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014. Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Corinth Christian Church. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until

David West

Stevenson
David West, 59, died Tuesday June 3, 2014. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. CDTtoday; from 10-9 p.m. Friday and the funeral will be 11 a.m. CDT Saturday June 7, at Valley Funeral
Jackie Williams Jackie L. Williams, 75, of East Ridge passed away Monday, June 2, 2014, at a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with Pastor
Kenneth Herbert Wright Sr., 96, of Chattanooga, died on Sunday, June 1, 2014. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. today, June 5, at Lane Funeral Home, South Crest Chapel in Rossville.
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