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Local Obits for Wed. May 21, 2014


Sammie Joe Alldredge, 70, passed from this life suddenly on Monday, May 19, 2014. Funeral 10 a.m. Thursday, May 22, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Oneonta, Ala. Visitaton
Evelyn Annette Barker, 47, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014, at her home. Funeral services will be held at noon today, May 21, in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral
Hugh Curtis Blair IV, known as Curt to many, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 after an extended battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Nancy

Ruth Carden

Rossville
Ruth Farris Carden, 73, passed away Monday, May 19, 2014. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Carden; and several siblings. Survivors include her children, Marty Farris, Robin Graf; sister,
Bobby Ray Carlisle, 59, of Jasper, Tenn., passed away Monday, May 19, 2014. Arrangements to be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Oscar Conner, 74, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, May 19, 2014, in an area hospital. He was a loving father and grandfather who loved his family with all of his heart. Mr. Conner retired

Ann Derryberry

Ringgold
Delorise "Ann" Derryberry, 60, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. She was a former member of the Fairview Church of the Nazarene and had worked at the LaFayette,

Carolyn Floyd

Lookout mountain
Carolyn Montez Floyd, 73, passed away on Monday, May 19, 2014. She was a life-long resident of Lookout Mountain and member of Scenicland Holiness Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Winston
Robert Scott Henderson, 54, of Sweetwater, Tenn., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 18, 2014. He was a graduate of Chilhowee Baptist Academy in Seymour, Tenn., and has been a resident of Sweetwater,

Sue Howard

Decatur
Sue C. Howard, 74, passed away Monday evening, May 19, 2014, at Parkwest Hospital in Knoxville. A native of Athens and longtime resident of Decatur, she was a daughter of the late Hessie and Ruth
Louise Johnson, 96, of Libby, Mont., formerly of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014. She was born Nov. 18, 1917, in Birchwood, Tenn., to the late Dr. L.L. Friddell and Mista Coppinger Friddell.

Telina Lowrance

Wildwood
Telina Ann Lowrance, 38, passed away Monday, May 19, 2014. She loved cooking and spending time with her family, loved her dogs, Daisy, Oreo, Lady and Rocky. She was manager of S & L
Robert E. Massengale, 51, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Imogene

Mildred Mull

Cohutta
Mildred Lucille Mull, 82, passed away Monday, May 19, 2014, at Hamilton Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn C. Mull; parents, Roy and Eunice Edgeman;

Juanita Painter

Rossville
Juanita Davis Painter, 95, widow of Judge Paul W. Painter, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.

Stephanie Potts

Cartersville
Stephanie Brooke Blansit Potts, 32, formerly of Dalton, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her mother, Jenny Bolin Blansit. Brooke loved and was dedicated to her

Donald Strong

Fort oglethorpe
Donald Edward Strong, 71, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.
Sandra Kay Wall died on Friday, May 16, 2014, at Dorchester General Hospital in Cambridge, Md., surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, May 21,

James Watson

Whitwell
James "Don" Watson, 84, passed away Monday, May 19, 2014. Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Dolores M. Watson; five daughters; three sons; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Family will have a

Zell Woods

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Zell Gore Woods, 89, died Monday, May 19, 2014. Mrs. Woods was born March 21, 1925, to the late Edward and Jewel Shirah Gore. She was also preceded in

In MemoryJEREMY HENDERSON

You can shed tears that he is gone or you can smile because he has lived. You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back or you can open your eyes and

In MemoryLUCY MAE PARIS

In Loving Memory of Our Mother, Lucy Mae Paris on her Birthday! If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. You're gone yet not forgotten, although we are apart, your spirit

In MemoryJohnny L. Smith

May 21, 1950-Nov. 22, 1999 Happy Birthday, Johnny! We love and miss you! Your wife Connie, daughters Polly and Laura, Mother Marian, sister Peggy, brother Dennis, and Granchildren.

In MemoryBeatrice Swift

Missing you everyday. Love Always, your family

In Memory TELLYJACKSON

Telly S. Petty-Jackson May 21, 1975 - July 2, 2001 Happy Birthday!!

In MemoryDAVID WALKER

We love you, Susan, Mom, Dad, Julie, Kevin, Phillip, Tanner, & Ryan
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