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Local Obits for Tue. Mar 26, 2019


Grady Brown, 85,of Chattanooga, passed away March 23, 2019. Arrangements are by Cremation Center of Chattanooga, 1345 Hickory Valley Road, Chattanooga.
Mary Ellen Cole of Massey, MD died Thursday, March 21, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. She was 89. Mary E. Cole was born July 8, 1929 in Chattanooga, TN the daughter of the
Darron Elder, 54, passed away March 24, 2019 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.
Edith Elliott, 86, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2019. Survivors include 5 children, Steve Elliott, Beverly Gray, Diane Garland, Connie Kendall and Richard Elliott; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. There is no visitation Services will
Anthony Ervin, 60, passed away March 24, 2019 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.
Jo Ann Jernigan, 87, of Red Bank, died on March 25, 2019. Arrangements: Lane Funeral Home ~ 601 Ashland Terrace. Chattanooga, Tn. Lanefh.com (423) 877-3524
Debbie Lynn King, 60, passed away at home on Sunday, March 24, 2019. She is preceded in death by her father, Charles R. King and mother, Madge Jarrett. She is survived by two brothers, Charles F.
Gary Laymon, 74, of Dayton, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019. He was of the Baptist faith and lived most his life in the Soddy-Daisy and Dayton area. Gary worked for TVA for many years.
Eileen Smith Marchese, age 84,of Ooltewah peacefully passed away March 24, 2019 due to medical complications. She worked for Ooltewah High School, Ridgedale Baptist Church, Sawrie Orthodontics and retired from the EKG department of Memorial Hospital. Survived
Charlotte Case Marshall, 69, of Jasper, Tennessee, died Sunday, March 24, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. A member of Calvary Baptist Church in South Pittsburg, Tennessee, and worked for 20 years in the
Margaret Ann McClendon, 75, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2019 Margaret was born to Forest Hughes and Bessie Mae Marshall in June 23, 1943. Margaret was a high school graduate of Booker T. Washington in 1961.
James R Nash, Jr. age 90 of Chattanooga, went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 24, 2019. James was a true Christian Gentleman who loved and cherished his family. James retired from DuPont
Mary Ann Reese, 87, of Red Bank, passed away on March 23, 2019. She was born on December 4, 1931 in Chattanooga, TN. She was a resident of Red Bank for over 60 years. She
Carol Jeanette Meeks Rooks departed this world on Saturday, March 23, 2019. She was a resident of Bridgeport, Alabama. Her visitation will be on Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 at Tate Funeral Home in Jasper, Tennessee
Jim Ryan, 75, of Chattanooga, TN, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, March 22, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born October 21, 1943, in Belington, WV. Mr. Ryan was a member
Barbara Ann Johnson Ware, 83, of Ringgold went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 24, 2019. She was a life-long resident of North Georgia and a member of the Ringgold Church of
Steve West, Pikeville, TN, died March 22, 2019.Online condolences reedfamilyfh.com. Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, 1171 Main Street, Pikeville, TN.
Nina Joann Blanchard, 78, a resident of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 21, 2019 surrounded by her family. A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 in
Dr. Edward Cahill, 88, of Chattanooga, died March 23, 2019. Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace Chattanooga, Tennessee 37415. (423) 877-3524 Lanefh.com
Peggy JoAnn Carnes, 82 of Dayton, TN passed away Saturday March 23rd, 2019 in her home. Peggy was born in Chattanooga and graduated from Central High School in 1955. She loved to read, play piano, and most
Avery Duff, author, screenwriter, lawyer and all-around great guy, died Jan. 21, 2019, in the Los Angeles area, where he had made his home for the last 36 years. The cause was an unusually virulent
Margaret Eloise Dunn age 88, of Ringgold, Georgia went home to be with The Lord Saturday - March 23, 2019. She was born in Ringgold, Georgia to the late Judson Clemons and Gladys Susan Davis Dunn.
Winnie Workman Emerling, 98, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2019. A native of Henegar, Alabama she lived in the North Georgia, Chattanooga and Soddy-Daisy areas. Winnie was of the Baptist faith and
Sarah McGoogan Carpenter Feely, of Lookout Mountain, Georgia, died on March 17, 2019 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Services will be held on Saturday, April 20 at 2 p.m. at First-Centenary UMC. Memorials can be made
Sue Barnett Frick, age 86, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 22, 2019. She was born in Lexington, Kentucky to the late Mary Stella and Robert “Bob” Barnett, Sr.
Ronald Edward Green, age 75, of LaFayette passed away Friday, March 22, 2019. He was a passionate sports fan who loved the Georgia Bulldogs, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Braves, and the Boston Celtics. He was preceded in death by
Norma Henley Spurlin 79 died Saturday, March 23, 2019 in Spring City. Arrangements by Vaughn Funeral Home, Spring City www.vaughn-funeral-home.com 423-365-5221
Our loving dad, Orville “Nub” Holland of Ringgold, passed away March 23, 2019. He was born in Dekalb County, AL on July 4 th , 1928. He was retired from Holsum Bakery and Astec Industries. He
Essie Dotson Jones, age 86 of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2019. Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home- J. Avery Bryan Chapel.
Janet Vandergriff Lanter, 61, of Hixson, Tennessee is walking the streets of gold and meeting her Savior! What precious promises and peace we have in the midst of heart break. The song that gave
James Nash,90, of CHattanooga, died March 24,2019. Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace Chattanooga, TN 37415. (423)877-3524 Lanefh.com
Mary Ann Reese,88, of Chattanooga ,died March 23,2019. Lane Funeral Home,601 Ashland Terrace Chattanooga ,Tennessee 37415.(423) 877-3524 Lanefh.com
Bill Ridge, born 1950, rest in the presence of the Lord on March 24,2019. Resides in Knoxville, TN. A graduate of Central High 1968. Survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Cheryl Reed Ridge,
Jim Ryan, 75, of Chattanooga, TN, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, March 22, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born October 21, 1943, in Belington, WV. Mr. Ryan was a member
Anna Ruth Smith Skiles born November 17, 1941, went home to the Lord on March 22, 2019. She was from Hendon, Tennessee. She had many friends and was loved by all that knew her. She was preceded
Jackie Wynn Starnes, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jere Starnes; son, Jere Ronald Starnes; brother, Arvey Wynn; granddaughter, Jessie Anna Starnes. Jackie is survived
Tony Wheeler, 62, of Cedar Bluff, AL, died March 23, 2019. Survivors include children, Chance Wheeler, Kayla Steele, step-father, Bud Wooten; step-siblings, Marvin Wooten, Tina Hayes; 3 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. (EST)
Martha Ann Wheeler passed away on March 13, 2019, at the age of 91. Born in Chattanooga to the late Carl Sr., and Alice Groner. She was an honor student at Central High School,
George Kermit Wheelous, Jr., age 75, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, March 24, 2019 in a local hospital. He was born June 15, 1943 in Durham, North Carolina to the late Juanita & George Wheelous, Sr.
Cornelius Whitehead, 91 passed away March 19, 2019. Viewing will begin at 11:00 a.m. at Thankful Baptist Church Tuesday, March 26, 2019, immediately followed by a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Interment: Lakewood Memory
FORT OGLETHORPE — Sarah Ann Ables Acuff, 84, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2019. There will no services to announce, Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 1724 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN, 37404, 423-265-4414. Please visit
Ted Arey, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019 in Gulf Breeze, Fla. He was a 1963 graduate of East Ridge High School. Ted attended Tennessee Temple University and served in the U.S. Air
Jeanette Love Armstrong, age 100 of Chattanooga, Tenn. passed away on Thursday morning, March 21, 2019, at Hickory Valley Retirement Center where she had enjoyed living for 12 years. She was born on November 13, 1918,
Mrs. Betty Grace “B.G.” Baker age 72, of Hendersonville, TN,formerly of Chattanooga, TN, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Mrs. Baker was born in Beaufort, SC, on August 8, 1946, She was the daughter
Harlan Ray Ball, 93, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away March 17, 2019. He was a lifelong resident of Soddy Daisy. Ray served in the U.S. Navy and was a long time employee of Dupont. Ray took an early