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Local Obits for Fri. May 16, 2014



Charles Ashley

Rossville
Charles Ashley, 85, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014, at his home. He was an Elder of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses in Ringgold, Ga., and retired from J.D. Helton Roofing Co. He was
Lillie Faw ROSSVILLE Lillie M. Faw, 93, passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Arrangement will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, Rossville.
Curtis A. "Spike" Barnes Jr., 61, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, comforted by his faithful wife and daughter. Mr. Barnes was born in Fort Bragg, N.C.,
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.

Jimmy Byers

Monteagle
Jimmy Ray Byers, 78, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at the Bridge in Monteagle. Service 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Minister Paul Tittle officiating. Arrangements by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, 931-924-2381.
Emma Lou Hughley Corbin, 75, went home to Glory on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at her residence. She was employed for many years at Central Soya and Seaboard Farms. She was preceded in death
Tean Dalrymple, 85, of Hixson, died from complications of COPD on Sunday, May 11, 2014. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today, May 16, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with Pastor
Juanita Dunigan, 51, of Chattanooga, died Friday, May 9, 2014. She was preceded in death by mother, Annie M. Taylor; father, Ulyssese Knight; sister, Wanda Dunigan. She is survived by children, Australia, Terry, Chezaray and

Mary Feagans

Dunlap
Mary Angela Boston Feagans, 36, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at her home. She was of the Baptist faith. She donated her time to help support those who were battling cancer. She was preceded

Joe Holder

South pittsburg
Raymond Joe Holder, 79, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in a Chattanooga hospital. The son of the late William "Mack" and Ellen Raulston Holder, he was a proud U.S. Army Veteran having served as a
Clara Frances Howard, 94, of Hixson, a faithful, long-time member of Stuart Heights Baptist Church went to be with the Lord Thursday, May 15, 2014. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and dear friend
Brenda Fay Padgett, 64, of Harrison, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. A celebration of her life will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, 2014, in

Roselyn Runyons

Cleveland
Roselyn Renae Runyons departed this life Monday, May 12, 2014. She was born Jan. 16, 1981. She graduated from Cleveland High School in 1999 and received her certificate in nursing. At an early age (under

Lucille Sartin

Whitwell
Lucille "Granny" Sartin, 94, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2014. She was a member of Victory Basptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest F. Sartin Sr.; parents, John Willis and

Demple Sewell

Winchester
Demple Lenora Judkins Sewell, 81, passed from this life on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. today, May 16, 2014, in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in
Juanita Thomas, 69, of Chattanooga, passed Sunday May 11, 2014. She retired from Erlanger Hospital. She is survived by son, Donthee Thomas; sisters, Justine (Bobby) Johnson, Betty Bledsow; brother, John Lewis, of Indiana; six grandchildren;

Charles Toomey

Cleveland
Charles Kenneth Toomey, 84, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Survivors: wife, Virgie Mantooth Toomey; children, Trish Yates and Susan Toomey; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister. The funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday at

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Passing Time Another year has come and gone, So hard for us to move along. We know youre in a better place. Gazing at our makers face. We still miss you everyday.The empty feeling never

In MemoryWalter Tate

Walter W.C. Tate Twenty years later Still loving, remembering and missing you. Love always, the Tate Family
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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Fran Fisher, who broadcast Penn State football games on the radio for many years, has died. He was 91.
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