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Local Obits for Fri. May 30, 2014



Coty Allen

Fort oglethorpe
Coty C. Allen, 19, Our hero, died Sunday, May 25, 2014, as a result of a lifelong battle with Dents Disease (a rare kidney disease). He was born March 23, 1995, in Augusta, Ga., the
Leslie Wayne "Boogie" Baliles, 42, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, May 24, 2014. He was a guitar player and loved music. He is survived by his son, Cameron Baliles. A memorial service will be

Martha Blalock

Summerville
Martha Clara Massey Blalock, 92, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at her residence. Funeral at 2 p.m. CDT today, May 30, at Hammondville Church of God 7th Day. Burial at Bankhead Cemetery. Visitation 11:30 a.m.-1:30
Tony Bolton, 50, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014, in Brockton, Mass. Survivors include two sons; one daughter; mother and stepfather, Gloria Bolton (Johnny) Watkins, of Brockton, Mass,; father, Jimmy Bush Sr.,
Donna Lynn Brown, 54, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Her love of family and warm smile will be missed by all. Donna had a deep passion and love of animals,
Brenda Faye Kennedy Bryan, 69, went home to be with her Lord Wednesday May 28, 2014. The family will receive friends at Companion Funeral Home 5-8 p.m. today, May 30. Her service will
Margaret G. "Peg" Butler, 104, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was a member of Brainerd United Methodist Church and was an avid bridge player. She was preceded in death by her

Clara Cottrell

Pikeville
Clara Jean Cottrell, 82, passed away Tuesday May 27, 2014. A Celebration of Clara Jean's life will be at Mt. Crest UMC at 1 p.m. today, May 30. Please share your thoughts and condolences
Edith Lorraine Ealy died on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was born Feb. 15, 1925 in Chattanooga to the late Clay Evans and Alminta Nelms Ealy. Edith was preceded in death by eight brothers
Alton D. Ford Sr., 38, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at a local hospital. He was born on Feb. 6, 1976. He became a member of Southside Church of Christ on May
Virginia R. Gilbert, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014, in Marathon, Fla., as a result of an automobile accident. Virginia was born and raised in Chattanooga. She was a devoted and faithful
Barbara Ann Hazelray, 70, passed Friday, May 23, 2014. She was preceded in death by two sons, Dewanya Hazelray and Michael Oillison Sr.; brothers, Thaddeus, Robert and Edward Hamilton. She retired from CSX Railroad Transporter

Margaret Headrick

Bridgeport
Margaret Ellen Headrick, 73, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Visitation will be 10-9 p.m. today and the funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday May 31, from the Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Stevenson. Burial

Frances Henderson

Rossville
Frances Ann Henderson, 83, departed this life Thursday, May 29, 2014. She was born in Rossville, to the late Rev. William and Lottie Stafford. Frances retired from J.C. Penny after 32 years of service
Jimmy George Hickman Jr., 58, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014. Jimmy was a 1973 graduate of Central High School. He was a member of Abbas House (Central Baptist) and a very committed
Elder Willie C. Johnson, 87, passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Chattanooga. He served as assistant pastor at New Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna
Conrad Jones, 95, of Chattanooga, formerly of Rainsville, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Mr. Jones was a Veteran, He served in the United States Army. Survivors include son, Gary (Rosemary) Jones; grandchildren, Nathan Jones;

Loretta Louallen

Graysville
Loretta Sue Louallen, 72, died Thursday, May, 29, 2014, at home. Loretta was a lifelong resident of Rhea County, attended the Solomons Porch Church in Dayton. She was preceded in death by her parents, John
William "Bill" Alfred Martin Jr., 90, a native and former resident of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014, at his home in Huntsville, Ala. Bill graduated from Chattanooga High School and Georgia Tech

Laura Montgomery

Tunnel hill
Laura E. Montgomery, 87, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, May 31, from the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Tunnel Hill. The family will receive friends from 2
Mary J. Paffe died Saturday, May 24, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Doug Paffe; her four children, Robert Paffe, Daniel Paffe, Janiece Paffe Bolles and Gayland Paffe; seven grandchildren; and her sister, Margared
DeSean Montre Pierce, 22, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Pierce Jr.; great-grandmothers, Clara R. Malone, Christine M. Morris, Beverly Ann Hughley and Lillie

Marjorie Rowell

Crossville
Marjorie Rowell, 74, passed away Wednesday May 28, 2014 at Huntsville Hospital. Funeral is set for 1 p.m. today, May 30, 2014, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, Rainsville, Ala.

Albert Rush

Birmingham
Albert Wilson Rush, 95, died on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. today, May 30, 2014 in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester, Tenn.
Rev. James Wheeler Shannon, 86, of Salisbury, N.C., died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in Salisbury. He was a longtime resident of Hixson and Dayton, Tenn., before moving to Salisbury. He was a pastor for over
Geraldine Martin Starnes, 91, of Sale Creek, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was a member of Sale Creek Presbyterian Church, the Order of the Eastern Star and the Sale Creek Senior Citizens. She
The family of James R. Fredrick would like to express thanks to everyone during the death of our loved one. Thanks for the prayers, cards, food and just being with us. May God
Scarlette Tipton, 73, of Ooltewah, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her family. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Deacon Dan
Wendell Oliver Walker, 81, of Soddy-Daisy, met his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Memorial Hospital. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, May 30, 2014, in the funeral home
Gary Louis Wellington, 60, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2014 at his residence in Newark, N.J. He was a 1972 graduate of Riverside High School where he played basketball, football, and

Stanley White

Ringgold
Stanley Delayne White, 60, a native of Ringgold, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014. He was a member of New Friendship Baptist Church and a 29 year employee of Covenant Transport. Stanley enjoyed golf
Jo John Williams Jr., 88, died May 28, 2014 in Huntsville Hospital. Visitation noon-2 p.m. today at Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson. The funeral service will follow immediately at 2 p.m. Interment will be in

Glenn Wilson Jr.

Ringgold j.
Glenn Wilson Jr., 45, passed away on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. He has been a resident of the Chattanooga area since 2005 and attended Brainerd United Methodist Church. Glenn was a 1987 graduate of Bridgeport

Sis Woody

Spring city
Florence "Sis" Woody, 85, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Add Smith Cemetery. Visitation from 6-8 p.m. today at
Glenda Zinna Glenda Sue Zinna, 65 of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, May 29, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 2, in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Lakewood

In MemoryALMA WOOD

Mrs. Alma "Big Mama" Wood Nov. 20, 1917- May 30, 2009 It has been five years since our Lord has called you home, but your loving memories will always linger on.
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