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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 19, 2019


CLEVELAND — Elsie LeGarde Arrants, devoted mother, loving grandmother and consummate teacher is now with our Lord at 99 years young. Born August 13, 1920, she was a resident of Bradley County and Cleveland
James Frank Davidson, 71, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2019 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995
Rae Jean Egan, 83, of Hixson died on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at a local hospital. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson
DUNLAP — Eugene Hayden “Junior” Grant, Jr., 72, of Dunlap, passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.
FT. OGLETHORPE — Mark Haynes, 47 of Fort Oglethorpe passed away on September 16, 2019. He lived in the North Georgia area his whole life, attended New Haven Fellowship of Chickamauga, and was an avid
CROSSVILLE — Joy Newby Hickman,71, passed away at her home in Crossville, Sept. 1, 2019. Originally from Spring City, she is survived by husband Tim; Children, Bo (Blair) Hickman and Jennifer (Michael) McDaniel; Grandchildren, Zach, Katelyn,
Ruth B. Kidd, 91, passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2019 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995
Wayne Darwin Landreth, age 68, went to be with our heavenly father on Friday September 13, 2019. Knowing him, he is up there dancing with his mom to Elvis Presley, or swimming in the ocean.
TRENTON — Gerald M. Ledford, 65, Trenton, died Tuesday, September 17, 2019. He was self employed. Mr. Ledford was very creative. His hobbies included painting and wood working. He loved
Carole Yvonne Maffett, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2019 in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
ATLANTA — Arnelia “Baba” McKenzie-Herring, 61, of Atlanta, succumbed to illness Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Harbor Grace Hospice Care Center in Atlanta, Ga. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at
DUNLAP — William "Kirk" Rogers, age 65 of Dunlap, TN passed away his residence on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. He was owner and operator of Rogers Furniture and Appliance Store for many
Gene L. Rogers, age 87, passed away surrounded by his family on September 16, 2019. He was born on January 16, 1932 in Chase, Kansas to Leo and Ianth Rogers. He grew up on a
TRION — Kenneth Rushing aged 88 of Trion, GA passed away on Monday, September 16th, 2019 in Chattanooga, TN at Erlanger Hospital. Born and raised in Union, Mississippi, Kenneth went on to proudly serve his
Judy Ann Strange, 78, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. She attended Middle Valley Baptist Church. Judy enjoyed riding motorcycles. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Katrina
Carolyn Tatum, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at her residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Nathaniel Walker, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, September 9, 2019 at his residence. He was a 1974 graduate of Kirkman High School and a member of Antioch Primitive Baptist Church. He was
Larry Randolph White, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019. He was an avid angler and enjoyed taking his mother fishing with him. He was also a big “Vols” fan and
John Lowell Witt, 79, of Chattanooga, TN passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019, at his home. He was a member of Grace Works Church on Lee Hwy., a retired truck driver for TVA and was a
JoAnn Cuzzort Wooten, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2019. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was of the Christian faith. She truly enjoyed going to church
ROSSVILLE — Brian Logan York, age 24 of Rossville, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 16, 2019. Logan was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga Area and was a member
Larry Michael Brackett, 70, of Hixson, Tennessee passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2019. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343 (423-531-3975).
SUMMERVILLE — Gary Carroll, 60, Summerville, GA, died September 16, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, September 19, 2019, at Mason Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. until the service hour.
London Collier, 24, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, September 13, 2019. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
FRANKLIN — James L. “Jim” Curtis, age 72, of Franklin, TN passed away September 13, 2019. Born in Soddy-Daisy, TN to the late Harold and Betty Curtis. He was a graduate of the Nashville
David G. Dall, II passed away September 15, 2019 with family members present. David was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Mr. & Mrs. David G. Dall, maternal grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Edward J.
Cindi Dobbs, 62, passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019. Survivors are her husband, Richard Dobbs; sons, Christopher Neal Holt, Robert Matthew Dobbs, and Joshua Nathaniel Dobbs; daughters, Heather Michele Julian, Jaclyn Danielle Hunt, and Leah
Elvira Foster, 65, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2019 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995
ROSSVILLE — Diane Lynn Hess, age 67, of Rossville, passed away Monday, September 16, 2019. She was a lifelong resident of the Rossville area. She enjoyed many hobbies and spending time with her grandchildren.
Dorothy Sir Kaset died peacefully beside her family on September 13, 2019. Dorothy was born in 1925 in Chattanooga and lived there all her life but for her final two years, when she moved to
RAY CITY — “Christy” Dawn Kinch – 43, of Ray City, GA passed away on Friday September 13, 2019 at Langdale Hospice House, surrounded by loving family members. She was born on October 12, 1975
Jewell Elizabeth Manning, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019 in a local healthcare facility. She will lie-in-state today at 9 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at
RINGGOLD — Roy Edward Partin, 57, of Ringgold went home to be with the Lord Monday, September 16, 2019. Funeral services will be at 1 PM, Friday at Parkway Baptist Church with Dr. David Sampson
Omega Peterson, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away September 16, 2019 in a local health care facility. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and also sang in the Sweet Adeline’s. Mrs. Peterson
SPRING CITY — Jo Ann Powell, 80, died Sunday, September 15, 2019. Arrangements are by Vaughn Funeral Home, Spring City, Tennessee 423-365-5221 www.vaughn-funeral-home.com.
Sarah Ellen Ramsey – 99, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. She was born in Rome, Georgia on September 24, 1919 to the late Morgan and Eula
Sarah Ellen Ramsey – 99, of Chattanooga, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. She was born in Rome, Ga., on Sept. 24, 1919, to the late Morgan and Eula
Roy Lee Roach, Jr. was received into the glorious presence of the Lord Jesus Christ Monday, September 16, 2019. Born March 26, 1937 in Greenville, GA, to Roy, Sr. and Elizabeth Roach, Roy moved to Chattanooga
LAFAYETTE — Andrea Walker Sherman, 67, of Lafayette, passed away, Tuesday, September 3, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ross & Jean Walker. Survivors include her husband, Dave Sherman; sons & daughters-in-law,
Bobbie Simerly (Mary Louise Knight), 95 formerly of Knoxville, TN passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. She had been at Life Care of Red Bank in Hospice Care for Parkinson's Disease. Born July 10,
Raymond Leon Smartt, age 83, of Ooltewah, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 15, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born in McMinnville, Tennessee to the late Paul and Emma Queen Smartt. Leon was
Mrs. Jacquelyn Stone Smith (Jackie), 94, went home to be with her lord on September 15, 2019. Jackie loved the word of God. Her favorite verse in the Bible was Proverbs 3:5-6. Jackie was born on
Dr. Bill R. Stafford, Jr., well-known Evangelist and Servant of God went home to be with His Lord on September 15, 2019 at the age of 86. Dr. Stafford was a longtime resident of Chattanooga and
Sam Townsend, 79, passed away Monday, September 16, 2019 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995
Randy Vale Wiggins,65, of Hixson, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019 surrounded by his family at a local hospital. A Celebration of Life will be held at Hamilton Funeral Home in Hixson on Thursday, September