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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 20, 2018


Mary Ellen Birt, 55, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
DAYTON — Jo Alice Brackney passed away on Aug. 17, 2018, at Life Care of Rhea County. Jo was a longtime resident of Rhea County, a member of the Dayton First Baptist Church, where she was
Arlie Delashmitt, 92, of Hixson, Tenn., passed away Aug. 19, 2018. She was an active member of Middle Valley Church of God. Her husband of fifty one years, Charles “Ceburn” Delashmitt; a daughter, Eva Jo Smith; great-grandchildren,
EVERGREEN, Co. — Joe C. Falco, age 52, passed away Aug. 14, 2018. Joe was a man loved by many and who loved deeply. A family man first, he gave all he had to his wife
Lois J Lattimore,76, passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.
Emmett Brenton Manley was born June 23, 1941, in Madison, Ala., to Emmette and Beulah Manley. He graduated with an accounting degree from Florence State (UNA), where he also met and married his wife, Judith English.
Frances McGee, 73, passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.
Jewell Elizabeth Sparks, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in a local hospital. Visitation is today at 11 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home. The funeral will follow at 12 noon in the chapel with
Barbara Jean Lively Tullis, 77, of East Ridge passed away at a local hospital on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. Mrs. Tullis was a member of South Seminole Baptist Church and sang in the choir. She was a 1959
Frank “Woody” Woods Sr., 77, of Ooltewah, passed away Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in a local hospital. He was a graduate of Howard High School Class of 1959, Southern Technical Institute and the University of Tennessee at
LAFAYETTE — George Alfred York, 86, of LaFayette passed away Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was a retired butcher from Union City, Calif., and a member of
Karen Paula Allen, 47, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, August 16, 2018. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Harold Austin, 83, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Harold was born on June 27, 1935, to the late Edgar and Josephine Austin in Sparta, Tenn. He worked for Tennessee Department of
James (Jim) Book, 75, a resident of Chattanooga, Tenn., went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. Jim was born in Caruthersville, MO on Aug. 27, 1942, to Kitty and Cecil Book. Jim was
DAYTON — Jo Alice Brackney passed away on Aug. 17, 2018, at Life Care of Rhea County. Jo was a longtime resident of Rhea County, a member of the Dayton First Baptist Church, where she was
Lea Marcelle Cagle, lifelong resident of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, at a local hospital after a long bout of illness. She loved dogs, friends, and family. She was precededed in death by her father,
Thomas Arthur "Thom" Coombes, 62, passed away at his home on Aug. 10, 2018. Born in Aiken, S.C., he lived most of his life in Red Bank. Thom graduated from Hixson High School and Middle Tennessee
Jean Case Demos of Chattanooga passed away Aug. 16, 2018, at 90 years of age. Born March 3rd, 1928, in Bardwell, Kentucky, she graduated from Bardwell High School and moved to Chattanooga at 18 years
Richard E. Denton, 88, of Chattanooga, Tenn. passed away Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. He was retired from Dupont and proudly served his country in the United States Army following WWII. His favorite hobbies included reading, rock
Herman Samuel Flerl of Soddy Daisy went peacefully home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. He was a loving husband, father, papaw, brother, and friend. He had a great sense of humor
Alma Lee Gann, 88, of Sale Creek passed away on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Mrs. Gann was a member of Soddy United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and was a member of the
Merilyn Shimel Hall, 97 of Lookout Mountain, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Thursday, August 16, 2018. Mrs. Hall was born in Carrington, North Dakota on December 12,
FALLING WATER — Bobby Joe Henson, 60, of Falling Water passed away Thursday, Aug. 16. He was predeceased by his parents, Fleenor Joe and Billie Jean Moore Henson and step-father Marvin Allen Moore. He
BAKEWELL — Robert James, 49, of Bakewell, died Aug. 17, with family and friends by his side. He’s now in the loving arms of God. Robert leaves behind his wife of twenty eight years, Donna
William Curtis Johnson Jr., 81 of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and attended Wallaceville Church of God.
John Oliver Jones passed away Aug. 16, 2018. Born in Harriman, Tenn., on Dec. 5, 1949, to Hal and Margaret Jones. John received a B.S. degree in finance from ETSU and a MBA from UTC.
JASPER — Calvin Cross Kilgore, 69, passed away Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth “Beth” Kilgore; second wife, Rennie Kilgore; parents, R.G. and Bethel Kilgore; grandparents and great-grandparents; sisters
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Peggy Kovacevich passed away on Saturday evening, July 28, 2018, in St. Louis, Mo. The wife of the late John Dewey Kovacevich and mother of the late Major John Dewey Kovacevich Jr.
ROSSVILLE — Lola Nell Law Legg, 75, of the Lakeview community in Rossville, Ga., went home to be with her Lord & Savior Saturday morning – Aug. 18, 2018. She was born in Scottsboro, Ala.
Vickie Lee Clem Linticum, 72, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in a local hospital. Arrangements are being handled by Serenity of Cleveland Funeral Home.
Avalon Little, 95, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. Avalon was a graduate of Central High School, former member and Sunday school teacher at East Ridge Church of Christ, and a long-time member
Katherine Philips Long, beloved wife of former pastor Dr. George Long (1921- 2016) and spiritual mother and grandmother to so many men and women at Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church, “finished her earthly race” and entered the
Emmett Brenton Manley was born June 23, 1941, in Madison, Ala., to Emmette and Beulah Manley. He graduated with an accounting degree from Florence State (UNA), where he also met and married his wife, Judith English.
LAFAYETTE — Wendell Garnett McMurrain, 75, of LaFayette passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and worked in sales most of his life. Wendell enjoyed writing and had written a
Ann E. Moon, 86, passed away Aug. 8, 2018. She was a long-time member of Second Missionary Baptist Church. She leaves to cherish her memories her children, Charles (Barbara) Moon and Darnita Moon; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren,
Thelma Mathis Moore, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in a local hospital. Funeral: today at 2 p.m. at Olivet Baptist Church with Pastor Ron L. King as the eulogist. Burial in Hamilton
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN — Stanley Ross Payne, M.D., passed away peacefully at home, family by his side, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Stanley was born on Feb. 27, 1933, in Dallas, Texas. He was raised in San Antonio,
LaFAYETTE — Jerry (Little Jerry) Penson, 52, passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. He attended Life Gate Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Priscilla Oliver Penson; parents, James Edward Penson and Sherrol Townson Penson; sisters,
Chancellor Howell N. Peoples passed away on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Vero Beach, Fla., after a brief illness. He was born in Knoxville, Tenn., and grew up in Clinton, Tenn. Chancellor Peoples played the trumpet in
DECATUR — Edward Oliver Pomeroy Jr., 89, passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2018, at Dekalb Medical Hillandale. A memorial service with military honors will be held in Chattanooga National Cemetery on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, at 2:30
Martha Jean Sanders, 92, of Hixson, Tenn., passed away on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. She was a member of Central Baptist Church. Jean taught kindergarten for many years at Ganns Middle Valley Elementary School. She loved
Marty Scoggins, 55 of Ooltewah, passed away Aug. 15, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife, April Scoggins; daughter, Amber (Mike) Skates; and mother, Elsie Scoggins. Graveside services will
James "J.O." Smith, 81, of Mowbray Mountain, passed away on Friday, Aug. 17. 2018. Mr. Smith retired from Combustion Engineering after 30 years of service and was much-loved for the five years he was an associate at
Jewell Elizabeth Sparks, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in a local hospital. She retired from the Chattanooga Public School System. She was a member of E. Third Street Church of Christ where she
Maria St. Goar passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at her home. She was born in Matsue, Japan in 1928 a daughter of Dr. Fritz and Emmela Karsch, who were German citizens. The family lived in