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Local Obits for Sat. May 10, 2014


Minnie Keen Locklear Allmond, 84, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at her residence, following an extended illness. Mrs. Allmond, a lifetime resident of Chattooga County, was born in the Teloga Community on May 1,

Liz Baldassaro

Spring city
Liz Baldassaro 55, died Thursday, May 8, 2014 at her home. Born in Winter Park, Fla., Liz was the daughter of the late Frank and Derothea Runner Romino. She was the owner of Blooming Crazy
Valerie Anne Emily Bowden, born on January 29, 1933, was the youngest of seven children born to Herbert and Eva Luxford of Weybridge, Surrey, England. She married Malcolm Bowden in 1954, bore two daughters:
Sandra Brown, 53, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga passed away Thursday May 8, 2014, surrounded by loved ones. She was preceded in death by parents, Margaret Ann and James Isaac Christian, Sr.; beloves sister, Janice
Ruth Brown, 82 of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at home in Maryville. She was a member of Tyner United Methodist Church and played piano for several Baptist churches in the Chattanooga area.

John Bunton

Ringgold
John F. Bunton, 71, passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Ringgold. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Stephen Milton Goldstein died on Tuesday May 6, 2014, after a brief hospitalization. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arno and Maxine Goldstein, who operated "The Gentry" a downtown clothing store for many
Jesse C. Hines, 93, of Chattanooga, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at a local health care facility. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired from Mueller Co. and a member of
Gwenelle "Gwen" Freeman Johnson, 83, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at a local hospital. Born in Martin, Ga., she had lived and worked in Nashville before moving to Hixson, and then spending the

Geneva Jordan

Dayton
Geneva R. Jordan, 62, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Erlanger. Geneva formerly taught Sunday School at Friendship Baptist Church and taught baton lessons; was a Godmother to her nephew, niece, great-nephews and nieces and
Billy Neal "Ken" Kennedy Jr., 51, of Hixson, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at the University of Alabama Hospital. A lifelong resident of Hixson, Ken was a 1981 graduate of Hixson High School and attended
Lynn Arms Forward King, 65, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, May 5, 2014 in Greer, S.C. She lived life to fullest with her free spirit and was strong in her Christian faith.
Geraldine C. Laster, 83, passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at her residence. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Rose of Sharon Baptist Church with Pastor Charles Moore officiating and

John Layne

Tracy city
John Dave Layne, 84, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at his residence. Service at 3 p.m. today, May 10, in the funeral home chapel with Elder Franklin Hill and Rev. Michael Hill officiating. Burial in
Clara Dean Lewis, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014, at her residence. A memorial service is at 4 p.m. today at the Lookout Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses with Brother Rick

Odell Minter

Jasper
Christine Odell Minter, 93 departed this life Thursday, May 8, 2014. Mrs. Minter was the widow of the late Frank Minter. Mrs. Minter was preceded in death by a son, William Gary Minter; father, Willie
Tyrus Wayne Murphy, 91, of Apison, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 9, 2014. He was born Dec. 17, 1922 to the late Edgar and Ollie Rhinehart Murphy and was a

Wanda Pike

Ider
Wanda Pike, 59, died Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Erlanger. Survivors: one son, Jonathan Pike, of Signal Mountain; one daughter, Heather Venable and husband, Brad, of Scottsboro, Ala.; boyfriend, Miles McCuiston, of Sale Creek, Tenn.;
Wanda Richie, 79, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, May 9, 2014, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center. 843-2525.

Joseph Smith

Dunlap
Joseph Demoise Smith, 77, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014. Survivors include daughters, Lorraine Shelley, Annie Major, Mary Jo Taylor, Carolynn Smith, Rachel Smith-LaDue and Nancy Colvin; sisters, Betty Noyes and Marlene Ertel; 11 grandchildren;
Gregory Bernard Smith Sr., 51, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, May 5, 2014, in a local hospital Funeral at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Brother Dennis Gamble II as

Bobby Swann

Rossville
Bobby Joe Swann, 54, passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014. Bobby has been a resident of Flintstone since 1975 and was of the Christian faith. He served his country in the
Fred Duncan Swindoll, 89, of Chattanooga departed this life Tuesday, May 6, 2014. He was born in Mississippi to the late George and Lola Swindoll. Fred served in the United States Army Air Corps and

Marie Tanner

Jasper
Marie Angel Tanner fell asleep, in the Lord, on Monday, May 5, 2014. Born on April 11, 1920 in Ravenscroft, Tenn., to a coal miners family, Marie was the youngest of seven children. Marie

Paul Tipton Sr.

Ringgold
Paul Stephen Tipton Sr., 53, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, he was an employee of Shaw Industries for 34 years and was a member of Post
Harold F. "Hal" Torok, 92, former Vice President of Ross Meehan Foundries, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at his home. He was a graduate of Drexel Institute of Technology and a veteran of both War
Shirley Bischoff Waters, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, she was a member of Brainerd United Methodist Church. A graduate of Brenau University, she was
Steffie "Sam" M. Wheeler, of Hixson, passed away on Friday, May 9, 2014. He was 89 years old. Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

In MemoryAMY MADDEN

Jesus took you on Mothers Day MAY 10, 2009 Its been five years ago. Sadly missed by Alice, Earl Foster, Mary Frances, Charles Branson, daughters and son in laws, Bertha Smith, Howard, Betty Palmer,
In Loving Memory of Vallie Jean McKenzie

In MemoryANNETTE MIKES

Four years today. Love, Fred, Derrick and D.J.

In MemoryJAMES REEL

"For God so loved the world He gave his only begotten Son, that who so ever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life." Honey, God took you home to give you everlasting
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