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Local Obits for Wed. Jun 18, 2014

Douglas Anderson

Tracy city
Douglas Elisha Anderson, 55, died Sunday, June 15, 2014. Funeral at 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel. Burial: Coalmont Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at Foster & Lay Funeral Home of
Dennis Bailey, 56, passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014, at Shepherds Cove. Funeral at 3 p.m. today from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial to follow at Kirk Memorial Garden. Visitation from 1-3 p.m. today
Ronald Bishop RINGGOLD Ronald "Ron" Bishop, 68, passed away Monday, June 16, 2014, at a local hospital. Ron was a member of the Ringgold community for 39 years and member of Peavine Baptist Church.
Jeffrey Lamar Bugg, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday June 9, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral service will be at noon today in the chapel with Pastor Gerald O'Guinn as the eulogist. Burial: Lakewood
William Charles Burch, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, June 15, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Howard Frizzell, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Shelia Gains

LaFAYETTE Shelia Imogene Reece Gains, 67, of LaFayette, formerly of Summerville, died Monday, June 16, 2014. Preceded in death by her husband, George William Gaines Sr.;
Gilford H. Gibbs, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. He was 94 years old. He retired after 40 years of service as office manager for the Chattanooga
Barbara J. Gregory, 67, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, June 16, 2014. She was a member of Dixons Creek Baptist Church in Dixon Springs, Tenn. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law
Margaret Ola Griffey, 88 of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, June 14, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Benson Reed Vandergriff and Mamie Cantrell Vandergriff. Margaret retired from Cutter Laboratories, was a member of
Archie Kennebrew, 80, passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at a local hospice facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Sandra I. Kosky, 76, of Chattanooga passed away Monday, June 16, 2014 in a local hospital. She attended Saints Peter and Paul Basilica and was retired from Kroger as an administrative assistant. She was preceded

William Loudermilk

William J. "Bill" Loudermilk, 86, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014, at his home. A celebration of life service will be at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at Gettysvue Polo, Golf and Country Club. Serving
Rev. Lamar S. Moore, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 20, 2014, at the funeral home. A Celebration of Life
Olivia Grace Phillips, infant, died Monday, June 16, 2014. Survivors: parents, Autumn Rape and Steven Phillips; brothers, Bryson Rape, Gunner Phillips; grandparents, Connie and Daniel Robinson, Vickie Edwards, Terry Phillips, Todd Rape. Graveside service 4
Jo Ann Hart Pugh transitioned to her healthy heavenly home on Friday, June 13, 2014. She was born May 5, 1939 in Chattanooga. She loved growing flowers, gardening canning fresh vegetables and cooking. Jo Ann

Esther Raper

Esther Mae Raper, 77, died Tuesday morning, June 17, 2014, at her home. Funeral 7 p.m. Thursday at Zion Hill Baptist Church. Burial at 11 a.m. Friday inMcMinn Memory Gardens. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Thursday at
Peggy Coleman Shoemaker, 83, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Maxwell Shoemaker III; her parents, Arthur Arnold and Lucia Coleman; and

Emma Shull

Emma Jean Shull, 81, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014, in a local hospital. She enjoyed thrift stores, yard sales and spending time with family and friends. She was blessed with a wonderful sense of

Earl Smith

Earl Jerome Smith, 92, passed away Monday, June 16, 2014. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. today, June 18, 2014, at Coffman Funeral Home-Petitt Chapel. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014, from the

Annette Sprayberry

Annette Marie Sprayberry, 69, died Monday, June 16, 2014. Survivors are sons, Kerry McRae, Steve McRae, Reece McRae and Blake McRae; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a

Veronica Tudor

LaFAYETTE Veronica Lynn Tudor, 51, passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. She was born Jan. 26, 1963, was a member of Naomi Baptist Church and she enjoyed shopping, yard sales, but most
Margaret A. Jay Warren, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, June 16, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today, June 18, 2014, at the OLPH
Mildred Lane Wilkerson, 95, died Monday, June 16, 2014. Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Doris and Paul Purcell, of Trion; Mary and Jerry Fuller, of Rome; brother and wife, Clarence and Ozene Lane, of Henagar,


Carleen Blancett Oldaker February 16, 1948 - June 18, 1997 It has been seventeen years since God took your hand. We think about you every day and cherish our memories. Mom, Judy, Jerry, Kristie,

In MemoryJustine Priest

Love and miss you. Your kids, family and friends.

In MemoryJames Spratling

"BeBe" SPRATLING JUNE 2, 1930 - JUNE 18, 1983 Our loving Father, Brother, Uncle, Cousin HAPPY HEAVENLY BIRTHDAY!!!! From your loving family


Rebecca "Brooke" Winslett March 28, 1981 - June 18, 2011 Its been three years since you were here on earth. But you strength and courage still lives in us all. We love and
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