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Local Obits for Mon. May 05, 2014


Frances Boatfield, 80, passed away today, Sunday, May 4, 2014, at a local hospital. Funeral services will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, located at
Mary Frances Cimino, passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Frances was an active member of Grace Communion International Church and had lived in the Chattanooga area most of her life. She was preceded
Loyd Joseph Cofer Sr., 96, of Georgetown, died Friday, May 2, 2014. Survivors: children, Lavonne Cofer Whitaker, Lloyd Cofer Jr. and Kenneth Ross Cofer; eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. The funeral is 2 p.m. Tuesday

Thomas Cupp

Chickamauga
Thomas Marion Cupp, 68, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 4, 2014. He was born in Dekalb County, Ala. to the late, William Thomas and Jessie Viola Cupp but

Brandy Earl

Scottsboro
Mrs. Brandy Dawn Earl, 37, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014 in her residence. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today, May 5, 2014 from Pine Island Baptist Church with the Rev. Vann
Alisia Sue Eilders, 62, passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was of the Catholic faith. She had a career as a corrections officer serving with the
Martha Loretta Gentry, 78, passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Lakewood Memory Gardens, East, with Dr. John Carter

Catherine Gray

Albertville
Mrs. Catherine I. "Cathy" Gray, 44, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014, in Crossville Health Care. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today, May 5, 2014 from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with burial
George Clifford Hensley, 64, of Soddy-Daisy, passed way Sunday, May 4, 2014. Clifford was a United States Army Veteran, serving in the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and

June Hoback

Fort oglethorpe
June Malstrom Hoback, 76, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 3, 2014. She was born in Chattanooga, Tenn. to the late Ed and Lucille Malstrom and was a

Sanford Keener

Chatsworth
Sanford Junior Keener, 63, died Sunday, May 4th in Hamilton Medical Center. Funeral services: 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 6th from the Chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Chatsworth. Family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m.
Rodrick Leib Rodrick Henry Leib, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.
Charles "Charlie" Preston Lovinggood, 90, of Red Bank, went to be with the Lord Saturday, May 3, 2014, at his home. He was a son of the late Jefferson Preston and Roxie Hightower Lovinggood. Charlie
Mr. Ernest McKeehan Jr., 82, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Hamilton Medical Center. He was the son of the late Ernest McKeehan Sr. and Josephine McKeehan and was preceded in death by his
Leonard Moore, 48, of Chattanooga, passed away in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was a former member of Orchard Knob Missionary Church and a graduate of Brainerd High School and served in the US Navy. He was

Helen Morgan

Cleveland
Helen L. Morgan, 89, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014. She is survived by a stepson; stepdaughter; and granddaughter. Graveside services will be Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Athens, Tenn. Visitation
Thomas Patrick Padgett, beloved father and friend left us Wednesday morning, April 30, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family as he wished. He was 75. He proudly served his country in the Air

Johnny Pittman

Sequatchie
Johnny Lavern Pittman, 49, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Dora Holland, Virgil and Marilda Pittman. Those left to cherish his memories
James L. "Jim" Roberts, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014. The funeral service will be 2 p.m. today, May 5, 2014, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, with Dr. Seton Tomyn

Susan Rogers

Cleveland
Dr. Susan Rogers, 49, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 4, 2014. She was surrounded by her loving family. Susan was a Professor of British Literature for 20 years
Ervin George Rucker, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014, at his residence. Graveside service will be at 12:30 p.m. today in Chattanooga National Cemetery with Pastor Charles Moore as the eulogist. Arrangements
Anthony Strickland, 58, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014 in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.,
Spring City Stanley S. Thurman, 46, died Saturday May 3, 2014 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Stanley was a lifelong resident of Spring City. He had been employed by United Parcel Service for

Sally Tucker

Sewanee
Mrs. Sally Ann Tucker, 88, died Thursday, May 1, 2014. A memorial service to honor the life of Mrs. Sally Tucker will be Wednesday, May, 7, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Eastern Star Cemetery with
Edith West died Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Silver Springs, Fla. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home. Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences. Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

In MemoryNORMAN RICKS

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name, (Norman) In life we loved you dearly; in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did
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