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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 21, 2014


Viola C. Baxter, 87, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and Ooltewah, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Viola was born on July 23, 1926, to Archie and Sulia Chandler.
Lois Lucille Robinson Blakemore, 91, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 17, 2014. She was born in Chattanooga on Aug. 2, 1922 and was the twin to Camille "Bim" Robinson
Royce David Cash, 75, of Nashville and formerly of Rossville passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at his home. Mr. Cash was retired from Georgia Pacific and a Veteran of the United States Marine

James Chandler

Rossville
James Coleman Chandler, 86, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Pat Martin Chandler; children, grandchildren and numerous other family members. A graveside service will be held at 2
John Edward Clark, 78, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. He owned and operated Clarks Cabinet Shop since 1960. He was of the Church of God faith. He was preceded in death
Joseph "Joey" Copeland, 21, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014. He was born Feb. 5, 1993 in Chattanooga, son of James Copeland and Lisa Dewey. Joey had one child, daughter Kaylynn Copeland. He was cherished
Lawrence "Jet" Cross, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in a local health care facility. Survivors and complete funeral arrangements will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Valley View Chapel, 7414

Mary Dean

Deltona,
Fla. Mary Frances Mitchell Dean, 78, formerly of Estill Springs, died Thursday, March 13, 2014. Visitation 1-2 p.m. Sunday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow 2 p.m. at
Christine Kaye Kocher Dyer, 50, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, after a two year battle with cancer. Chris was born Sept. 20, 1963 in Rockford, Ill. Her family moved to
Susan Hensley Edmondson, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Susan was born in Chattanooga and was in the first graduating class of Lakeview

Howard German

Rossville
Howard Edward German, 78, passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at a local hospital surrounded by his family. He was born May 9, 1935, in Copperhill, Tenn., to the late Harold and Ilene German

Tyler Gibson

Cleveland
Tyler Andrew Gibson, 25, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2014, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He attended North Cleveland Church of God. He graduated from Middle College at
Ella Mae "Mom Mae" Gilbert, 89, of Pikeville, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, March 21, 2014, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, with Rev. Kelly Selby
Micaela Marie Gilbert, 28, passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at a local hospital. She was a graduate of Howard High School. She was preceded in death by her daughter, JaRodiyah Latrace Gilbert. Survivors
Rev. Franklin David Good, 77, of Sale Creek, went home to be with his Lord Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Chattanooga. Funeral at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel. Burial in
Rev. Joseph Hodges Rev. Joseph C. Hodges, 84, of Hixson, passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at his home. He was a well-known retired minister in the Church of God where he was an
Dorothy Howell, 87, of Louisville, Ky., died Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Chattanooga. Survivors include children, James P. (Henrietta) Howell Jr. and Karen Elizabeth (Lawton) Haygood. Funeral noon today at Fern Creek Funeral
Mildred Thomas Jordan, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Will and Viola Thomas. She was a faithful member of New Hope Baptist

Rodger Kilgore

Whitwell
Rodger L. Kilgore, 74, passed away, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. He was a former residence of Stockbridge Ga, and had lived in Whitwell for the past 10 years. Mr. Kilgore retired from Sherman Williams
Willie F. Lawrence, 73, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014, in a local hospital. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in the Korean War. He was formerly
Peggy Lawson RINGGOLD Peggy Lawson, 89, died on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at NHC of Rossville. Peggy was born in Chattanooga; she was the daughter of the late William and Letha Green Haggard. She

Thomas McElhaney

Fort oglethorpe
Thomas Franklin McElhaney, 80, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was previously employed with CNC Oxygen. He was a Navy Veteran

Ella Moss

Winchester
Ella Mae Moss, 91, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Visitation noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, The funeral will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel Interment will
Sonida Wesley Nichols, 59, formerly of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Birmingham, Ala., at a hospital. Sonida was a 1974 graduate of Riverside High School, where she loved play the clarinet
Catherine Brasco Nobile passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Deerfield Beach, Fla. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Nobile and a daughter, Jane Doris Ashenbramer. She is survived by her son,

Curtis Phillips

Rossville
Curtis Harold Phillips, 69, died Thursday, March 20, 2014. Local arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Ruth Pickett

Valley head
Ruth Elizabeth Pickett, 90, went to be with her Lord and Savior and her loving husband, Bert Pickett, on Tuesday, March 18. 2014. Survivors. son, Joseph Bert (Ramona) Pickett; daughter, Patricia Ann Spencer; grandchildren, Joey
Evelyn Marie Frizzell Privett, 80, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday Morning, March 20, 2014, while holding her husband's hand at their home. She was a member of the Daisy

Darleen Reed

Sequatchie
Kitty Darleen Reed, passed away, Thursday, March 20, 2014, at her home. She was preceded in death by her children, John Edward Reed and Janet Marie Reed; parents, Wilson and Francise Green; her stepmother, Margaret
Joyce Thompson Reed passed on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, peacefully at home. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend who did her best to leave you with a smile. She was born in Lynchburg,

Curtis Roberts

Stevenson
Curtis Roberts, 83, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Funeral will be noon Saturday, at the residence. Visitation will be 1 p.m. today, March 21, at the residence. Burial will be in Stacy Cemetery in Flat

Bonnie Smith

Stevenson
Bonnie Sue Goforth Smith, 82, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Survivors include sons James Luther "Jimmy" Smith, Bobby Gene Smith, Tommy Smith; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brother Mark Goforth and other relatives. Services will be held
Robert William Tucker, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Bob proudly served his country during WWII and worked in the Insurance industry for over 35 years. Bob was born on July 3,

Benny Tucker

Tunnel hill
James Benny Tucker, 73, passed away Wednesday March 19, 2014. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, he was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, a self-employed painter for over 40 years and was

Judy Walls

Decherd
Judy Carol Walls, 70, of Oak Grove Community passed from this life on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Funeral services 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Mt. Garner Cemetery, Decherd. Visitation 5 to
Mary Jo Yearwood, 91, of Sale Creek, died early Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Life Care of Rhea County. Burial in Pleasantview Cemetery. www.vanderwallfh. com. The family is being served by Vanderwall Funeral Home in

In MemoryGENEVIEVE BUSH

Ms Be-Be March 21, 1934- Feb. 24, 2010 I never walk alone, Christ walks beside me; He is the dearest friend Ive ever known; with such a friend to comfort and to guide me,

In MemoryEddie Jenkins

In Memory of Eddie F Jenkins. Feb. 29, 1948 - March 21, 2004. We cried when you passed away; we still cry today. Although we loved you dearly, we couldnt make you

In MemoryTHOMAS RAGLAND

January 2, 1924- March 21, 2007 Guided by your loving hands, comforted by your gentle spirit, blessed by your kind heart. We cherish every memory of our time together. Grateful that you
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