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Local Obits for Sat. May 03, 2014

Robert Burnett

Ten mile
Robert Burnett, 63, formerly of Fort Payne, Ala., died Thursday, May 1, 2014. Visitation noon- 1 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel. Funeral will be 1 p.m. Sunday in the Burt Funeral Home Chapel,
Geraldine Jennings Capers, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014 in a local hospital. Funeral at noon today at Hamlett Chapel C.M.E. Church with Pastor DeWayne Moore as the eulogist. Burial: Lakewood Memory
Jane Colbert, 75, of Hixson, passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2013, at her home. Mrs. Colbert owned and operated her own bead shop in Hixson for many years and was a member of

Wanda Desmarais

Tracy city
Wanda Burrows Desmarais, 59, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Erlanger in Chattanooga. Service at 11 a.m. today in the funeral home chapel with ministers Ray Winton and Mike Rigsby officiating. Arrangements by Foster &
Nila Dupree Nila June Dupree, 74, of Hixson, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Services will be held at 11 a.m. today, May 3, in the funeral home chapel with
Mart "Eoochie" Eustice, 71, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with his heavenly Father on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, after his courageous battle with cancer. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May
George Burnett Gordy, 89, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014. He attended First Bible Methodist Church. Survivors are two brothers, Billy F. (Hazel) Gordy, of Chattanooga and Joe B. (Phyllis) Gordy, of Bainbridge, Ohio; a

Gregory Hatfield

Gregory Wayne Hatfield, 42, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. CDT Sunday, May 4, 2014, in the Ewton Funeral Home chapel with Mr. Darius Hobbs officiating.
Annamarie Teresa Hilton, 46, of Hixson, reunited with her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, April 27, 2014. Annamarie was an assistant manager at the Hixson Wal-Mart. She was a member of Abbas House in Hixson.

Aaron Holland

Aaron James Holland, 35, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Harry McKee Sr. His survivors include his mother, Catherine Huckabee, Dunlap; daughter Marie Lynn Holland, Soddy-Daisy; brother,

Myrtle Hutcheson

Myrtle Lee Hutcheson, 88, originally of Pikeville, passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014. She had been employed as a floor supervisor with Robinson Manufacturing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Hutcheson;

Jayson Jones

James Jayson Jones, 36, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was a graduate of Lakeview High School Class of 96. He was a very

Hildred Levi

Hildred Hicks Levi, passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014, at Rosewood Assisted Living in Fort Oglethorpe. Visitation will be 11-1 p.m. Monday at Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway, with Graveside Services at 1:30 p.m.
Clara Dean Lewis, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Ruby Jones Lucas, 88 of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, after a brief hospital stay. She was a lifelong member of the SDA Church. Ruby worked at TVA and the Chattanooga School
Allen "Al" L. Minor, 71, flew into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. He accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior in 1973. Al was born in Augusta, Ga., to the late

James Phifer

James Milton Phifer passed away at his home in Knoxville, on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the age of 67. Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Lula Arnold Phifer; his father, Ozean Phifer;

Johnny Scharber

Johnny B. Scharber, 70, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at his home. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. today, May 3, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in
Joseph "Joe or Joey" Gordon Scott, 62, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014, at his home. He was born Aug. 17, 1951 in Loudon, Tenn., to Late James E. Scott and Frances Faye Smallen
Paul Nelson Smith, 79, of Red Bank, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014. He was a well-known sales representative for several industrial supply companies. Paul was a member of White Oak Baptist Church

Jeffrie Stiles

Jeffrie Lynn Stiles, 63, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014. He was born June 11, 1950 to the late Raymond Stiles Jr. and Virginia Gillis Stiles in McMinnville, Tenn. He was a Real Estate Appraiser

Larry Westmoreland

Larry Wayne Westmoreland, 60, died Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Visitation will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. CDTSunday, May 4, at Rudder Funeral Home in Bridgeport, Ala. The funeral will begin

Cecil Wigley

Cecil Wigley, 70, died Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in New

Edna Woodside

Edna Payne Woodside, 70, died Friday, May 2, 2014, at her residence. Funeral at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 4, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Town C.ek Visitation will be from

In MemoryGeorge Calfee

Its been 28 years since we lost you. You are loved and missed everyday. Bernice, Tracie & George Sondra & Caleigh
The Lord called you home a year ago today. Missed ever so much by her husband Eddie, daughter Cindy, sister Bobbie Jean, and the rest of the family.

In MemoryDorothy Roelse

May 3, 1930-July 22,2013 In God there is no end God called you to come home almost a year ago. You are in our hearts always. We were happy and blessed to have you in


May 3, 1930-July 22,2013 We miss you so much!

In Memory STACY

It has been six years and we still cry the tears. Our hearts are still broken but we know God has spoken you are dancing in Heaven. No sorrow or pain. You will forever
Our Mother Our Angel MARY LLOYD TIGNER May 12, 1932- May 3, 2013 Once upon a time an angle held our hand She wipe away our tears and help us understand You loved us
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