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Local Obits for Sun. Mar 16, 2014


Linda Sue Slagle Allen, 61, of Lookout Mountain, was gathered by the Lord on Monday, March 10, 2014, at 12:15 p.m. We lost our dear friend, who has been part of our lives for
Dela Elizabeth Sparks Anderson, 96, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Willie and Demerest Sparks. She was a member of the Wauhatchie United
Robert Taylor Bayless, 79, of Chattanooga, went to heaven on Thursday, March 13, 2014. He was born in Pikeville, Tenn., to the late Charles and Edna Bayless on July 9, 1934. In January, Taylor celebrated

Gayla Beavers

Georgetown
Gayla Sue Beavers, 47, a lifelong resident of this area passed away on Monday, March 11, 2014, at her home in Georgetown, Tenn. Gayla was born in Cleveland on June 21, 1966 a daughter of
Pamela Ann Boughton, 67, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014. Funeral 2 p.m. CDT today, March 16, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel Interment will follow in Cowan Montgomery Cemetery, Cowan. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300

John Brock

Fort oglethorpe
John Earl Brock, 70, passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2014. He was born to the late Homer C. and Mary Kelly Brock in Washington D.C. and moved to the North Georgia Area in 1968.

Yvonne Browning

Rossville
Yvonne Browning, 78, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014 in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held today, March 16, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Chattanooga First Church of the Nazarene with
James L. Burns, 57, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist.
Amelia "Amy" Burzynski died on Monday March 10, 2014 in Chattanooga. She was born on Feb. 13, 1921 in Detroit, Mich. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; her parents, Anna
Myrtle Harrelson Cochran, 79, of Ooltewah, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014 , in a local hospital following a brief illness. She was born August 15, 1934, in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Emmitt Coleman

Clara Colston

North augusta
Mrs. Clara Ruth Colston, 87, entered into rest Friday, March 14, 2014. Mrs. Colston was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga. She was a member of the Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church and retired as a
Mrs. Geneva Cooper went home to be with God and walk the streets of gold with the promise of eternal life on Thursday, March 13, 2014. She was of the Baptist faith. She
Thomas Hampton Crawford, 74, died on Friday, March 14, 2014. The son of the late James Hampton and Kathryn Chalkley Crawford, he was born in Chattanooga and grew up on Lookout Mountain where he was
Peggy Anne Culver, 67, of Hixson passed away Friday, March 14, 2014. Peggy was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Culver; and parents, Ralph and Ovella Barnes. She was a dedicated nurse at Health
Lillian Marie Dodd, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014. She was a member of Berean Bible Church. Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, James W. "Gubb" Dodd;

Robert Eakin

Collinsville
Mr. Robert A. Eakin, 47, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2014. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the WT. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Family will receive friends on
Harold Fuller, 82, of Sale Creek, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014, at home. He was of the Baptist faith, and he was a lifelong resident of Sale Creek. He was preceded in death by
James Randall "Randy" Garrison, 57, passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014. He was a loving father and grandfather. He loved playing golf, hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Dayton
Milton "Mickey" Harris, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014. He was born in Ashland City, Tenn., but had lived in the Chattanooga area for most of his life and was of the

Tommy Head

Rossville
Charles Thomas "Tommy" Head, 69, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014. He was a proud Vietnam Veteran. Tommy was preceded by his parents, John and Martha Head; sister, Mildred Head, Clara Sue Head and
Katherine Faye Holder, 91, joined her Lord and Savior Thursday, March 13, 2014. Born July 29, 1922 in Chattanooga, she was a resident of the wonderful and compassionate Shenandoah Nursing Home in Fishersville, Va., since
Mary Denise Hurley 68, passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. She was preceded in death by her parents Barum F. "Bud" and Anna R. Hammsett. Survivors include a
Mary Elois Stephens Jackson, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014, at her residence in Falling Water. She was 109 years old. "Miss Lois" was born on the family farm near Manchester,
Teresa "Terri" Jean Johnson, 50, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014. She was a loving mother, faithful friend, a joy to everyone who knew her, and a hilarious shenaniganizer. She was employed
Laquita Ann Joseph, 51, passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Chattanooga. She was owner and President of Thomas, Lloyd & Shedrick, and a Community Service Leader at The Baylor School. She earned a
William Luther Kitchens, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014. A native of Cochran, Ga., he has been a resident of the Chattanooga area for the past 15 years. He was retired from
Margaret Ann Knox, 68, of Chattanooga went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 9, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was a member of Brainerd
Norma McAfee passed away on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Norma was a member of Pure Holiness Church of God. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at Pure Holiness, 420 N Holly Street,
Harvey Edwin McCoy, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist.
James Franklin Miller, 78, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, March 15, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Patricia Murray

Decatur
Patricia "Patsy" Mae Boggess Murray, 58, died Friday, March 14, 2014, at her home. Funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the funeral home. Burial in Clearwater Cemetery. Visitation 5-8 p.m. today at the
Virgil Walter Oldham Jr., 67, went home to be with his Lord, Thursday March 13, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga North Georgia area. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, was a
Betty LaCrystal Thomas Parham, 72, of Chattanooga, died March 15, 2014, at Parkridge East Hospital. Betty was the daughter of the late William Elmer and Ola Mae Case Thomas born April 29, 1941 in
Lois Ann Rauen, 79, of Ooltewah, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014. A native of Kankakee, IL, she has been a resident of Ooltewah for the past 31 years and was a member of the
Albert "Buster" F. Sells Jr., of Red Bank, went home to be with Lord on Friday, March 14, 2014. He was 86 years old. "Buster" was born in Chattanooga and served our country in
Mildred W. Shannon, 73, passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Chattanooga. She was preceded in death by her son, Terry Shannon. Survivors include her husband, Henry C. Shannon; daughters, LaJune S. Ray, of
Mountain Crest Community Donald Eldridge Smith, 81, of Pikeville, died Saturday morning, March 15, 2014. He was a member of Lonewood The Baptist Church. He was a member of the Bricklayers, Masons, and Plasterers International

Ruby Sutton

Chickamauga
Ruby Jones Sutton, 91, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014. She was born to the late Gethro and Mary Ella Townsend Jones on June 13, 1922 in Fort Payne, Ala. Mrs. Sutton was of

In MemoryOLLIE BOUIE

Its been 2 years since youve been gone and Heaven gained an angel. We miss and love you. Tony, Tiara, & Tobara Bouie, and the rest of the Bouie Family.

In MemoryLEBRON RAKESTRAW

May 25, 1948- March 16, 2011 Three years ago today you left us. Sadly missed by wife Gwenda Rakestraw, sons LeBron Jr. Haven, De De, Airiel Rakestraw, grandchildren, family and friends.
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