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Local Obits for Tue. May 13, 2014


Christine Baker, 73, passed away Monday, May 12, 2014. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Brett Meeks officiating with burial to follow in the Fall Creek Cemetery.
Robert Everett Bostrom 71, passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.
Lynne Baldwin Bowling passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 10, 2014; surrounded by family and friends after a long battle with Parkinsons disease. She was the beautiful owner of the bluest eyes and widest smile

JB Bradley

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE JB Bradley, 69, died Sunday, May 11, 2014. Survivors: wife, JoAnn Bradley; daughter, Tammy Hall; son, Brandon Bradley; sister, Lorene Bradley; brothers, Everett, Lonnie Bradley; granddaughters, Lexi

Eva Brown

Rainsville
Eva Nell Talley Brown, 95, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. today, May 13, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial in Mountain View Memory Gardens.
Sallie Mae Cawley, 88, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2014. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Soddy-Daisy and the Dorcas Sunday School Class. Sallie was
Deacon Maurice Chappell, 69, entered into rest on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Viewing 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday with the family receiving friends at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Thomas
Tean Dalrymple, 85, of Hixson, died from complications of COPD on Sunday, May 11, 2014. Tean was born in Geraldine, Ala., on May 27, 1928 and graduated Geraldine High School. He moved to Chattanooga in

Eddie Fox

Higdon
Eddie Louise Fox, 68, passed away, Wednesday, May 7, 2014, from injuries sustained from an automobile accident. She was employed at WalMart, Kimball, Tenn. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. She was preceded
Norma Lois Meyer Fuller, 87, of Collegedale, passed away Monday, May 12, 2014. She was born March 29, 1927 in Pewee Valley, Ky. A devoted wife, mother, bookkeeper, and volunteer, she was known for her

Carl Games

Chickamauga
Carl Eugene Games, 83, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014, in a local hospital. He was born in Pittsburgh, Ga., to the late Fred C. and Mattie Emma Pryor Games. He had lived most of

Herbert Geren

Cleveland
Herbert "Herb" Geren, 72, died Monday, May 12, 2014. Survivors: wife, Pat Geren; children, Edward (Kandy) Geren and Pamela (David) Ledford; mother-in-law, Ruth Fox; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral is 3
Lela Holmes, 79, passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Gordon Russell "Shorty" Kinser, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014, at his home with his family by his side. He was a member of Morris Hill Baptist Church and was retired from
William Aaron Lawrence, 89, passed away at Saturday, May 10, 2014, at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Randall Loyd

Pikeville
Randall J. Loyd, 77, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014, at his home with his loving family around him. He was born May 17, 1936 and was a lifelong resident of the Nine Mile Community.
Johnnie Joyce Poe, 86, passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Life Care Center of Red Bank. Johnnie was of the Baptist faith. She retired from Home Folks Restaurant in Soddy-Daisy as a cook.
Louellen Reynolds departed this life Thursday, May 8, 2014. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel with Rev. Mia Tripman Head officiating. Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery. Visitation is 2-8
Anna Rice, 92, passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Frances Loraine Shelton Shipley, 95, of East Brainerd Community, passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Frances retired from Bellsouth as a telephone operator after 35 years of service, and

Rose Sparkman

Athens
Rose Nunnally Sparkman, 77, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014, at Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens. Graveside service 3 p.m. Thursday in WardCemetery. The family will receive friends 1-2:30 p.m. at Pope Avenue Baptist

Lola Swafford

Athens
Lola Virginia Cardin Swafford, 78, died Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Tennova Healthcare in Knoxville. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral
Juanita Thomas, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday,May 11, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.
Faye White SEQUATCHIE Catherine Faye Powell White, 71, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014, at the Red Bank Life Care Center, from injuries she received in a fall 6 months ago.
Elbert C. Whitt, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014. A native of Pulaski, Va., he has been a resident of the Chattanooga area for the past 50 years. After graduation from Pulaski
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