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Local Obits for Mon. Mar 31, 2014

Dennis Branch

Estill springs
Dennis Ray Branch, age 51, died Wednesday, March 26 at Southern Tennessee Medical Center. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Estill Springs Cemetery. Visitation
Demarcus Dewayne Bryant, 23 months infant, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014, at a family residence. Funeral 10 a.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor David L. Hill as
Mary "Lucille" Camp, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, March 28, 2014. Lucille was born in Nebraska where she met her husband. She lived in Dunlap, Tenn. for 10 years and then Signal Mountain for

Joyce Crowe

Joyce Ann Crowe, 69, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014, at The Health Center at Standifer. Joyce was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and a member of the Friendship Full Gospel Church. Coulter-Garrison
Mary Page Garner, 96, of Chattanooga, passed away March 25, 2014 at a local nursing home. She was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and
Claxton Green Sr., 76, passed away Friday, March 28, 2014, in Toledo, Ohio. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors; 1724 MCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Barry Grooms

Tracy city
Barry Levoy Grooms, 39, died March 30, 2014 at Emerald Hodgson Hospital in Sewanee, Tenn. Visitation: today, 5-9 p.m. CDT at Rudder Funeral Home in Bridgeport, Ala. Service: 1 p.m. CDT Tuesday, April 1, at
Jared Michael Hawkins, 16, of Chattanooga, passed away suddenly at his residence with his family at his side on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Funeral at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home.
Karen Faye James Holland, 53, departed this life unexpectedly on Sunday, March 23, 2014, to be in the presence of the Lord. Survivors include her husband, Eric Holland; devoted friend, Ronald King; daughter, Janie (Jason

Harold Hughes Sr.

Harold Boyd Hughes Sr., 91, died March 29, 2014 at Highlands Medical Center in Scottsboro, Ala. Harold was the son of the late Leon Herbert and Carrie Shaw Hughes, born December 26, 1922 in Bridgeport,
Virginia McElroy , 85, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Marshall McEwen, 83, of Ooltewah, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014 in Manchester, Tenn. Arrangements will be announced by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist.
Mildred E. Powell, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga passed away Monday, March 24, 2014, in local hospital. She was a beautiful lady, full of life and love for her husband, Noel R. Powell. She
Dave Ragland, 67, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave. 622-9995.

Timothy Runyan

Timothy Edward Lee Runyan, 8 months old, passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014. Survivors include his parents, Amber and Shane Runyan; sisters, Elizabeth and Shayna Runyan; grandparents, Tim and Teresa Wallace and

Verna Sells

Mrs. Verna Louise Barnes Sells, 62, passed away Friday, March 28, 2014. Funeral: 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel. Elder Franklin Hill officiating. Burial: Gage Lime Plant Cemetery in Sherwood. On line condolences
Virginia White Smallen, 87, departed from this earth on Saturday, March 29, 2014 and now resides in heaven. She was employed with the U. S. Government Federal Telecommunications Agency before her retirement in 1979.
Delores Smith, 73, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

John Sparks

John W. "Papaw" Sparks, 88, departed this life Saturday, March 29, 2014 at his home. He was born in DeKalb County, Ala. to the late Rev. R.R. Sparks and Laura Kay Meeks. John retired

Roger Stroup

Roger F. Stroup, 71, died peacefully on March 29, 2014. He lived in the East Ridge and Ringgold area his entire life. He retired from BASF in 2004 where he was employed for many years.

Carolyn Stutsman

Paducah, ky
Carolyn Ann Stutsman, 85, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away at 1 a.m. on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Lourdes Hospital. Carolyn was a retired manager for Rexall Drug Store, a member of New City Fellowship
Ralph Tatum, 62, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014 in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave. 622-9995.
Mark Edward Tripp, 56, of Soddy-Daisy passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at his home. Mr. Tripp was preceded in death by his father, Henry A. Tripp; and brother, Kevin Lanius. Survivors include

Charles Walker

Charles Walker, 49, died Saturday, March 29, 2014. Service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. CDT at the Mooneyham Church of God with burial in Myers Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at,

Daniel Wilson

Tunnel hill
Daniel Britton Wilson, 79, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014. He was born to the late James H. and Stella Grace Myers Wilson on August 21, 1934 in Ravan, Va. He was a member of


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In loving memory of MISS LULA A. PARKER January 29, 1952- March 31, 2013 Sadly missed by your loved ones everyday, Forever in our hearts . Love always, Veronica, Bria, Jay, Smitty, Fred, Gloria


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