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Local Obits for Sat. May 17, 2014


Eileen Margaret Anderson, 95, died Thursday, May 15, 2014, at her home. Funeral at 4 p.m. Sunday at in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Spence Cemetery. www.vanderwallfh.com. Visitation at Vanderwall Funeral Home in
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. Memorial services will be held at 3:30 p.m.
Robert Everett Bostrom 71, went to meet his Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 11, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, was an evangelist

Charles Bowman

Whitwell
Charles Bowman, 74, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014. Charles was a United States Army Veteran, retired from Tennessee Forestry Division and a member of Hales Community Church of God. He was preceded in death
Virginia Bradford, 79, passed away Friday, May 16, 2014. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory located at the end of

Martha Campbell

Roswell
Martha Ruth Campbell, 85, passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Born in Chattanooga, Mrs. Campbell was a manufacturers representative for Harden Manufacturing. Preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Ben Campbell and
Lucille Helen Davis, 64, of Hixson, passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014. She was a member of the St. Jude Catholic Church. Lucille retired from Bi-Lo after 25 years of service. She was preceded
George Eakin LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN George Wayne Eakin, 85, was called home by the Lord on Thursday, May 16, 2014, after a long illness. He was of the Holiness faith. He was preceded in death

Jim Edwards

Evensville
James A. "Jim" Edwards, 67, died Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Rhea Medical Center. A longtime resident of Rhea County, he was the son of the late Major Thomas and Vada Perry Edwards. Jim owned

Lillie Faw

Rossville
Lillie May "Linda" Faw, 93, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014, at a local health care facility. She was a native of Boaz, Ala., and had lived most of her life in the Rossville area.

Renea Hairston

Allegre,
Ky. Renea "Sissy" Hairston, 55, died Thursday, May 15, 2014, at her residence. Survivors: son, Davy Hairston; brothers, Billy Boozer, Bobby Boozer and Larry Boozer. Graveside services at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 18, 2014,

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

B. G. Howell

White bluff b.g.
Howell, 84, died Thursday, May 15, 2014, at his home. He was a lifelong resident of White Bluff. Mr. Howell owned and operated B.G. Howell Seed and Sod Company and was a partner in CHW

Harold Johnson

Bridgeport
Harold Dean Johnson, 74, died Thursday, May 15, 2014. Visitation will be 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today and the funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday from the Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the

Alan Johnson

Mentone
Alan P. Johnson, 64, died Thursday, May 15, 2014, at DeKalb RegionalMedical Center. Funeral will be 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Burt Chapel, Valley Head with the Rev. Darrell Haney and the Rev.
Richard "Dick" Delano Landis, 88, passed from this world on Sunday, April 27, 2014, surrounded by the love of his family and many friends. He was the son of the late Frederick and Ethel Landis.
Joe Howard Lanham, 86, of Chattanooga, now in the presence of the Lord, passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014. A graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 19, at the Chattanooga

Helen Lofty

Whitwell
Helen Louise Slatton Lofty, 53, passed away Friday, May 16, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Aley Slatton; sisters, Sandy Slatton, Brenda Young; brothers, Glen and Steve Slatton. Those left
Robert B. McCorkle, 79, of Hixson, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014, surrounded by his family. Mr. McCorkle had lived in the Chattanooga area most of his life and was a member of Sherman

Lillie Morgan

Tullahoma
Lillie Mae Morgan, 71, passed from this life on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Funeral services will be held 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Highland Ridge Cemetery, Winchester. Visitation from 5 to

Conley Newby Jr.

Ringgold
Conley P. Newby Jr., 74, died Thursday, May 15, 2014, at a local hospital. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga, North Georgia area. Conley retired from Chattanooga Glass Co. after 20 years.
Patrick Niles Norrell, 39, of East Ridge, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014. He was the Firefighter of the Year in East Ridge in 1993. Patrick was a talented mechanic and was interested
MaryNell Peck, 93, of Signal Mountain, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014. She was born May 28, 1920 in Chattanooga to the late Carl C. and Nell Martin Ling. Mrs. Peck was a longtime

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 Georgia

Peggy Stephenson

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Peggy Ann Varnes Stephenson, 60, died Thursday, May 15, 2014. She is a member of the Victory Tabernacle of Praise. Preceded by parents,

Carter Stewart

Winchester
Carter Samuel Stewart, 72, passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Funeral at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Cowan Montgomery Cemetery, Cowan, Tenn. Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. today, May

Edna Swafford

Athens
Edna Goforth Swafford of the Idlewild Community near Athens, died Friday, May 16, 2014. Funeral service 7 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home. Visitation from 4-7p.m. today prior to the service. Interment: 1:30 p.m.

Sandra Wall

Chester,
Sandra Wall, 70, passed away Friday May 16, 2014, in a Maryland hospital. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and

Dorothy Wierth

Trenton
Dorothy Wierth, 96, died at her residence Thursday morning, May 15, 2014. Mrs. Wierth was a homemaker. She was a member of the Saint Katherine Drexel Catholic Church and a member of The Ladies of
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