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Local Obits for Tue. May 06, 2014

Larry Junior Belcher passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Belcher; mother, Willie Lee Belcher; sisters, Kathy and Annie Belcher; brother,

Virginia Boatfield

Virginia "Gency" Boatfield, 80, went to be with the Lord on Sunday May 4, 2014, in a local hospital. She was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church and a lifelong resident of Rossville.
Jacqueline Brown, 47, passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2014, at a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her father, James Taylor, III; and grandson, Nyjion. Survivors include her husband, Cecil Brown; mother,

Nina Bryan

Nina Ruth Bryan, 48, died Friday, May 2, 2014. Graveside service is 2 p.m. today, May 6, 2014 at Johnson Cemetery. Visitation is noon until 1:30 p. m. today at Mason Funeral Home, Summerville.

Dorothy Carter

Dorothy Marie Cope Carter, 86, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014, at her residence. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at First Baptist Church of Decherd. Graveside services will follow at
Louise "Mimi" Crawford, 93, of Hixson, passed away Monday, May 5, 2014. Visit to share condolences. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Linda Joan Denton, 69, passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2014. She was a resident of Chattanooga for many years and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard
Barnard Robertson Jr. Barnard Perdue Robertson Jr., 94, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014. He was born Aug. 22, 1919 and raised in Woodstock, Ga., to the late Barnard Perdue Robertson Sr.

Richard Ervin

Inmemory richard d. ervin (rat) sept. 11, 1978- may 6, 2009
"My Son" Today, marks the fifth year of you been called home to be with the Lord, I still cherish the memories that we created together. You will always have a special place in my

Viola Evans

Viola Evans, 99, passed from this life on Monday, May 5, 2014. Funeral 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, in Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester. Visitation 5 to 8
Nelda Ruth Freeman, of Chattanooga, and Alpharetta, Ga., passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014, from complications of the lung cancer she had been battling for the past year. She was married to Thomas D. Freeman,

Grover Greene

Grover "Sonny" Greene, 70, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014, at his home. He was the owner of Greene Construction Co., a member of Lakeview Baptist Church and a member of the Masonic Lodge
Freddie Lee "Jr" Grimes, 87, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Avolene Grimes; brother, Richard Grimes; sisters, Kathy Smitch, Maydell Saynes. Mr. Grimes was
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. The funeral service will be 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7,
Doris Keith Howard, 84, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, at her home in Los Angeles, Calif., with her faithful children at her side. She was the daughter of the late Lillian
Harold Jackson Sr. Harold Jackson Sr., 74, passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014. He was born on Oct. 17, 1935 in Chattanooga to John Henry Jackson and Mary Eller Butler Gordon. Harold Jackson, Sr.,
Joseph Burton Johnson Jr., 92, died peacefully Sunday morning May 4, 2014. Born April 11, 1922 in Sewanee, Tenn., he moved to Chattanooga at the age of ten, served as an altar boy at Christ
Benjamin Lee Kittle, 88, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Born on Feb. 1, 1926 in Elkins, W.Va., he was a son of the late Benjamin and Hazel Kearney Kittle. He was a
Norma Narramore Wilson Knier, 70, of Signal Mountain, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Visitation will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. today, May 6 and again on Wednesday, May 7, from 11
Vasiliy Karpovich Krulikovskiy, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014, at his residence. He was born Dec. 28, 1926 in Chernivsty, Ukraine, and was a member of the Ukraine Gospel Church. Survivors include
Grady McDowell, TUNNEL HILL Grady Lebron McDowell, 73, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014. He was born in Chattanooga to the late Vernon and Lillie Mae McDowell and was a lifelong resident of

James Lewis

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James E. Lewis, 71, died Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Gadsden RegionalMedical Center. The family will announce a memorial service at a later date. Burt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Leonard Moore, 48, of Chattanooga, passed away recently in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was a former member of Orchard Knob Missionary Church and a graduate of Brainerd High School and served in the U.S. Navy. He
Ulysses Mysinger, 82, of Hixson, passed away Monday, May 5, 2014, at his residence. He retired from Card Monroe Corporation where he had made many friends through the years. Ulysses was also known to many

Henry Ott

Henry Levoy Ott, 94 passed away, Sunday, May 4, 2014. He retired from Concrete Forms, Chattanooga and later worked as plant operator for Dade County Water Authority. He was of the Baptist faith. He
Kenneth Rainey SUMMERVILLE Kenneth Wayne Rainey, 66, died Saturday, May 3, 2014. Survivors, wife, Susan Rainey; children; Sharon Rainey, Clint Rainey, Steve Rainey; brother, Richard White; sister, Lisa Burgess; eight grandchildren.
Luevina Rollins, 92, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the Sheltering Arms Home in Palmer. She was born in Coalmont on Aug. 7, 1921, to Theo and Liza Meeks Sanders who preceded her in

Lola Rowland

Lola Tucker Rowland, 89, a native of Rossville, Ga., and long-time resident of Murfreesboro, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014. A service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, in the Moore-Cortner
Joann Shipley, 58, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014, in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her father, Floyd Manson Sr.; and mother, Mary Benedetti. Survivors include her husband, Fernando

David Simmons

LaFAYETTE David Timothy Simmons, 54, passed away Monday, May 5, 2014. He was born Oct. 14, 1959 in LaFayette, Ga., to the late Orville Simmons and Idella Simmons-Ramey. He was of the Baptist

Donnie Smith

Donald "Donnie" "Papsy" Smith Jr., 55, passed away recently and is finally at peace. He loved life and his family. He took up furniture making last year and made some beautiful pieces without any plans

Sylvia Smith

Sylvia Jean Smith died Saturday, May 3, 2014. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. CDT today, May 6, 2014. Burial will be in Coffey Cemetery. Valley Head Funeral Home, Stevenson, Ala.
Kenneth Devon Stephens, 60, of Signal Mountain, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014. He dedicated his life to serving his country through military service and his community through law enforcement with the Signal Mountain Police

Naomi Tice

Naomi Katherine Tice, 87, died Sunday evening, May 4, 2014, at her home. Graveside services with military honors at 6 p.m. today in Summer City Cemetery on Dayton Mountain with Rev. Clyde Fitzgerald officiating.
Thomas O. Trotter III, 82, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, May 3, 2014. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas O. Trotter Jr. and Clyde Manson Trotter Tinkess; uncle, Tim Manson; and aunt, Ellen

Sally Tucker

Sally Ann Tucker, 88, died Thursday, May 1, 2014. A memorial service to honor the life of Mrs. Sally Tucker will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Eastern Star Cemetery with the
Through our tears and laughter, we love and miss you dearly. From your family and friends

In MemoryBobby Hayes Jr.

Happy Birthday, Bobby! We miss your great smile, quiet laughter, and warm spirit. We know you are celebrating with the Lord. We love you always. The Hayes, Davis, McCoy, Millsaps, Hubbard, Green, and other family
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