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Local Obits for Wed. Mar 26, 2014


Rev. Anthony Algood, 56, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014. Homegoing service at 1 p.m. Thursday from the chapel of Willis Funeral Home. His remains will lie in state at the funeral home after 11
Myrna P. Ayers, 80, of Chattanooga, died Sunday March 23, 2014. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 27, in Chattanooga National Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Cleveland,

Holly Brewton

Ringgold
Holly Brewton, 50, departed this life Saturday, March 22, 2014. She was preceded death by her father, John Vertrees; and her brother, Tim Vertrees. Survivors include her children, Tony Hillard, of East Ridge, Tyler
Barbara Sewell Christison went to be with the Lord Sunday, March 23, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Milbern and Lillian Sewell; and her brother, John Sewell. Barbara is survived by her
Mary Elizabeth Claiborne, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014, in a local nursing home. Complete arrangements will be announced by Tate Funeral Home, LLC, Jasper, Tenn., 423-942-9500
Betty Jean Curtis, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014. She was born and raised in Pikeville, Tenn. and had lived the past 50 years in Chattanooga where she raised and cheered for

Margaret Darwin

Cleveland
Margaret Wilson Smitherman "Betty" Darwin, 71,passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Betty was born in Montgomery, Ala., on Sept. 22, 1942 a daughter of the late Thurman and Francis Wilson. She was a
Jethro Hammond Jr., 59, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014, at a local hospital. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral &Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724
Karen Faye Holland passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014, at her home. Funeral arrangements are by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home.
John Henry Hundley, 64, of Harrison, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, he was of the Baptist faith. John was a U.S. Army Veteran and
James Fitzsimmons Jr., 64, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014, surrounded by his loving family and friends. Survived by his mother, Florence; five brothers; and two sisters; his wife, Evelyn; two sons and their wives,

Susie McNish

Ringgold
Susie Wynett McNish, 87, departed this life Monday, March 24, 2014. She was born in Whitfield County, Ga., to the late Albert and Mary Fisher. Susie retired as a beautician and worked for Loiss Beauty

Beverly Miller

Ringgold
Beverly Miller, 79, passed away Monday, March 24, 2014, at her home. She was of the Catholic faith and loved the outdoors, gardening, animals, artwork and an avid reader. She was preceded in death
Doris June Nelson, 86, of Lookout Valley, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014. She was a housewife for many years and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and

Tommy Owens

Chickamauga
Tommy Owens, 73, passed away Monday, March 24, 2014, at his residence. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today in the South Crest Chapel. Interment will follow
Mildred Powell, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday March 24, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory located at the end of

Ronald Ritz

Summerville
Ronald Louis Ritz, 70, died Friday, March 21, 2014. Survivors: daughter, Rhonda Baggett; sister, Janet Irby; grandchildren, Justin Greene, Hanna Greene, Jackson Baggett, Bentley Baggett, Alexa Dennis. Funeral is 4 p.m. today, March 26,
Ruby Warren Smith, of Hixson, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014. Survivors include daughters, Margaret (David) McGill, Hixson; Martha (Bobby) Hinton, Mississippi and Tina (Norman) Henegar, Hixson; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation is

Psyleeta Stallings

Rossville
Psyleeta Stallings, 70, died on Monday, March 24, 2014. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, in the chapel of Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway. The visitation will be from noon Saturday

Dorothy Thomas

Whitwell
Dorothy Jean Thomas, 86, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Dorothy retired from Cumberland Corporation. she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Thomas Jr.; parents, Hugh and Edith Easterly; sister, Martha Dempsey;
Doris Carroll Tuck, 88, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Polly Carroll; and daughter, Judy Wade Lohmann. Survivors are her children Jane (Jim) Vach, Oviedo,

Luther Wallace Jr.

Lewisville,
Texas Luther Calvin Wallace Jr., 78, passed away Wednesday March 19, 2014, in Lewisville. He married his loving wife, Glenda Moore, on April 25, 1958, in Dallas Texas. Luther served in the U.S.

Richard Weathers

Chickamauga
Richard "R.J." Weathers, 82, died Monday, March 24, 2014. R.J. was born Dec. 10, 1931, to the late Joseph and Elizabeth Weathers. Also preceded in death by his brother, James Weathers.
Retha McNabb Wilcox, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today, March 26, 2014, at

In MemoryALBERTA HUGHES

Asking loved ones and friends to remember "MU" and her sweet, loving kindness to all as we approach her one year home going anniversary. The Family
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