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Local Obits for Tue. Mar 11, 2014

Norma Johnson Barker, 81, a lifelong resident of Signal Mountain, passed away quietly in the arms of her loving husband the morning of March 8, 2014 following a battle with dementia. She was a devoted
Wayne M. Berry, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014. He was 73 years old. Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.
Dolly Darlene Slayback Boydston, 52, died Sunday, March 9, 2104, at Erlanger Medical Center. Survivors include husband, Eddie Boydston; daughter, Jennifer Gass; mother, Donna Davide; brothers, Donnie Slayback (Nancy), Danny Slayback (Fran Bethune); grandchildren, Gage,
Hardie Tharpe Brock, 86, died Friday, March 7, 2014, at her daughters home. She was born April 11, 1927 to Clarence William Tharpe and Mary Campbell Tharpe. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Hardie was
William Brown, 61, of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, March 8, 2014, in a local hospital. He attended Ridgedale Baptist Church and the Servants Sunday School Class. Survived by two sons, Chase Brown,
Amelia Burzynski, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Monday, March 17, 2014, at the Basilica of St. Peters and Paul Catholic Church. Arrangements are by Lane
Mary Ruth Clemons, of Signal Mountain, passed away in heavenly peace on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at the age of 84. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Clemons to whom she was

Sarah Daniels

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Sarah Inis Bottoms Daniels, 94, went home to be with Jesus Sunday, March 9, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Meigs County, Tenn. on Dec. 25, 1919, a daughter of

Raymond Davis

James "Raymond" Davis, 62, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Hospice of Chattanooga. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rose Poelman and son-in-law, Justin Boyd. Survivors include his high school sweetheart and

Tunney Dunn

Tunney Dunn, 86, died Sunday, March 9, 2014. Online condolences can be made at A memorial service of his life will be planned at a later date. Arrangements by Putnam-ReedFuneral Home, 127 South, Pikeville,
Berious "Sister" Edwards, 88, of Chattanooga, departed this life on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Funeral: today at noon at Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Carlos Williams as the eulogist. Burial: Chattanooga National

Gladys Farrow

Gladys Phillips Farrow, 87, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014. Mrs. Farrow was born Dec. 10, 1926, in Anniston, Ala. She was preceded in death by her husband, John B. Farrow. She

Lois Frasier

Lois Ogle Fraiser, 91, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Erlanger. Funeral services at 2 p.m. today, March 11, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harold Mitchell officiating. Burial in Mount Moriah
Wanda Lea Gossett, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014, in an area hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wann Funeral Home & Cremation Center, St. Elmo 423-821-7551

Lillie Hamm

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Lillie Mae Holland Hamm, 87, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 9, 2014, and her family was with her at her passing. She was born in Milan, Ga., to

Harold Hill

Harold Richard Hill, 76, died on Sunday, March 9, 2014, in his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Anderson, Ind., on Dec. 19. 1937. Harold graduated from Toccoa Falls Institute, Toccoa
Jon Roger Hudson, 52, of Ooltewah, died Saturday, March 8, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,
Mary Frances Thraikill Jones, 91, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at the Life Care of Hixson, after many years of failing health. She was born on July 25, 1922. Mary was preceded in

Naomi Keen

Naomi Deane "Dixie" Keen, 92, died Thursday, March 6, 2014. Funeral at 10 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Lakeland, Fla. Interment in Oak Hill Burial Park, Bartow, Fla. Visitation

Jessie Little

LaFAYETTE Jessie Lee Turnipseed Little, 84, of Phenix City, Ala., departed this life at her residence on Friday, March 7, 2014. Jessie was born Sept. 6, 1929, in Rock Spring, Ga., to the late
Betty J. Lynn, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014, at her home. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, located at the end of
George M. Marshall, 84, of East Ridge, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014. Mr. Marshall was born in Gamaliel, Ky., to James and Lexie Mae Marshall. He was a member of East Ridge Church
Charles "Charlie" Braddock Patterson, 48, of Red Bank passed away Friday March 7, 2014. Charlie was preceded in death by his beloved mother and dad, Olivia and Ben Patterson; and his beloved grandparents, Lou and
Michael Lamar Payne, loving father, 62, died recently in a local hospital. He was a disabled, former architectural draftsman and Navy Veteran. Preceded in death by his father, Clarence Wallace Payne. Survived by his mother

Johnny Rape

LaFAYETTE Johnny Rape, 71, died Saturday, March 8, 2014. Survived by loving wife of 53 years, Mary Ruth Rape; sons, Operational Specialist Senior Chief Jonell and wife, Tawnette Rape, of Chesapeake, Va.,
Ronald Robinson, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Retonga Smith, 71, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Thelma Taylor

Thelma Ruth Whited Taylor, 81, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014. She was a homemaker and loved sewing, quilting and gardening. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Pearley Love Whited; sister,
Charlene (Letner) Branham, 76, of Ten Mile, TN, died on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at her residence.. Funeral services will be at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in
Tammy Bennett Terrell, 41, of Junction City, Kan., passed away on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Her untimely death will be difficult on her entire family. Tammy will be missed by all of those who loved
Ethel Juanita Thrower, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014. She was preceded in death by two sons, Arville and Steve Thrower. Juanita is survived by her son, John Thrower, of Alabama; two

Robert Wilder

Robert G. Wilder, 78, died Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Gadsden Regional Medical Center. Funeral services at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Green's Chapel Cemetery,

Mike Woodward

Mike "Papaw" Woodard, 57, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014, at his residence. He loved all and enjoyed life. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Nina Woodard; one brother, Tony Woodard;

Nellie Wooten

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Nellie E. Wooten, 91, died Monday, March 10, 2014 at Collinsville Health & Rehab. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Town Creek Cemetery. Visitation

Maria Worley

Maria Jacqueline Worley, 61, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014. Maria was a loving and caring sister and friend. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Oscar and Oma Lee Smith Worley. Left

In MemoryShirley Campbell

April 26, 1941 - March 11, 2009 We love and miss you so much. Kathy, Curnice, Leon and family.
We love you and miss you every day. Miss your laugh and the love you had for all of your family. Loving wife, Betty; children, Sharon, Pam, Ron, Wendy, Wanda; grandchildren,

In MemoryWesteena Knight

"In loving memory of Tena" March 11, 1963- March 22, 2013 God looked into His garden And saw an empty space, He then looked down From Heaven An saw your loving face. He

In MemoryMorris Smith

Morris "Oogie" Smith March 13, 2013 My life, my love, I have endured unbearable pain since your death. It seems like it was yesterday. In losing you, I lost a part of me that I

In MemoryLee Varner

Lee M. Varner March 11, 1941 March 11, 2013 Not a day goes by that you are not in our thoughts. We love and miss you more than you could


March 11, 1948- March 11, 2013 Happy Birthday Mom From David (Vanessa) Madison, Elishia (Tony) Dunson, and grandchildren.
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