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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 07, 2014

Donnie Angel, 43, of Sale Creek, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014. He was preceded in death his wife, Myssi Angel; maternal grandparents, Clifford and Bertie Brady; and paternal grandparents, Homer and Ida Angel. Survivors
Barbara Jean Smith Baker, 80, of Ringgold, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, and was reunited with her late husband, Chester B. "Jack" Baker. Barbara was born in Soddy

Linda Dickson

Linda Faye Dickson, 69, departed this life Friday, June 6, 2014. She was born in Graysville, Ga., to the late John and Lucille Dickson and was a member of Ringgold First Baptist Church. She was
Lou Ellen Freeman Lou Ellen Freeman, 83, of Cleveland died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in a local health care center. Services will be held today at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jeff Vess officiating. Burial
Candace M. Garrett, 31, passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
John Hambrick, 45, passed away on June 5, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Kenniqua Johnson, 26, passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in Georgia. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
John Mitchell Jones Jr., 85, passed from this life on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Southern Tennessee Skilled Care in Winchester. Funeral 4 p.m. Saturday, June 7, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow in

Felix Montgomery Jr

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Felix Bowden Montgomery Jr., husband of Josita Montgomery, passed away on Friday, June 5, 2014. Mr. Montgomery was a proud South Carolinian. He was born on July 16, 1930, in Greenville, S.C., and was
Terry Lee Keener, 46, of Signal Mountain, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014, with his best friend "Brother" by his side. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Mary Tee Keener; sister,
Avis Y. King, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at her residence in Milledgeville, Ga. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Bruce King

Clarence Bruce King, 53, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014. He was an employee of Royal Remanufacturing, LLC. He was preceded in death by his son, Steven Alexander King; father, Walter "Buddy" King; and grandmother,
Peggy Jo Mashburn, 82, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at her residence. Funeral 7 p.m. today in the chapel. Burial 10 a.m. Saturday in Decatur Cemetery. Visitation 4-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Ziegler
Zdenko Matich ROCK SPING Zdenko "Zorro" Matich, 72, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at a local hospital. Mr. Matich was a native of Croatia and a resident of North Georgia for more than 33
Dr. Motilal Maurya at 74, took his last breath on Thursday, June 5, 2014. Dr. Maurya is survived by his loving, supportive wife Shashi; dedicated children, Daisy Maurya-Smith, Rami and Chris McShane, Jyoti and Steve
Leonard "Toots" Mincey, 81, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

Anita Parker

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Anita Lorene Parker, 55, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014, at her residence. Funeral is set for 2 p.m. CDT Sunday, June 8, 2014, at W.T. Wilson. Funeral Chapel. Family will have visitation from 5-8
Wayne Puckett Wayne Daley Puckett, 60, of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, June 5, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 9, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Richard Mason
Gina Raymond Reed, 38, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 6, 2014, surrounded by her family. Gina was a member of Hixson United Methodist Church. Gina was preceded in death

Kelly Rogers

Lewis Kelly Rogers, 75, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Rogers was preceded in death by his son, James R. Rogers; parents, Walter L. and
Regina Taylor, 45, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Cherokee Health & Rehab. Survivors: husband, Wayne Taylor; brother, Joe Dollar, of Fort Payne, Ala.; sister: Janet Dollar-James, of Fort Payne. A private memorial service will
Rodriquez Lafun Thomas, 50, passed away on May 26, 2014. He was a graduate of Riverside High School. He was proceeded in death by his grandmother, Geraldine Thomas; grandfather, Arthur Thomas; grandmother and grandfather, Mr.

Thelma Traylor

Thelma Lee Traylor, 83, went home to be with her Lord, Thursday, June 5, 2014. She was born to the late Lloyd C. and Lula M. Traylor in Dutton, Ala., and has lived most of

Lucille Turman

Lucille Trammel Turman, 87, died Thursday, June 5, 2014. She was a member of Naomi Baptist Church for 65
Bunch and Johnathan Bunch Jr. PIKEVILLE Aiden Lee Bunch, William Earl Bunch and Johnathan Earl Bunch Jr., the infant sons of Mary and Johnathan Earl Bunch Sr. passed away recently. Other survivors are grandparents,
Bessie Mae Cochran Woods, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014, at her residence. Funeral at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Brother Phillip Henderson as the eulogist. Burial:
Luther York Jr. Luther York Jr., 58, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, June 6, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral &Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie, Ave., 423-265-4414.
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Dennis Byrd, the former NFL defensive lineman whose career was ended by neck injury, was killed Saturday in a car accident. He was 51.
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