Our Obituaries

Charles Eugene Winter

June 14, 1925 - January 28, 2018

Charles WinterCharles Eugene Winter, age 92, long time resident of Chattanooga, and, more recently, of north Georgia passed away Saturday, January 28, 2018. Charles was born in Dundee, Mississippi. He was the 11th of the 11 children of Jim Tom, and Mary Christian Gable Winter. He proudly served in the Infantry division of the U.S. Army during World War II. Charles later retired as a sheet...
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Louis Joseph Montreuil

November 4, 1933 - January 28, 2018

A private memorial service will be held in Washington State at a later date.Arrangements are under the care of Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist East Chapel, 404 South Moore Rd. East Ridge, TN 37412. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com
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Fred Carr Williamson

October 21, 1928 - January 23, 2018

Frederick (Fred) C. Williamson Jr. passed away Tuesday January 23, 2018 following a brief illness. Survivors include wife Joyce, daughter Leslie Ann Williamson of Antioch, step son Chris Hannah, daughter-in-law Stephanie Hannah, Granddaughters Kelda Lynn Sturgis of College Grove, Savanna Hannah of Chattanooga and Grandson Garrick Hannah.He is preceded in death by wife Gail M. Williamson, son...
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Garry Allen Grimes

August 18, 1954 - January 23, 2018

Garry Allen Grimes, age 63, born August 18, 1954 to Edward and Betty Sue Grimes, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 23 surrounded by family. Garry attended The Crossing church where he was a member for 24 years and served on the council for many years. He worked at the Chattanooga Times Free Press first as a News in Education Coordinator, then as a district manager. His passions included...
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Susan Beth Jolley

May 8, 1957 - January 23, 2018

Susan Beth Jolley, 60 of East Ridge passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2017 in a local hospital. Susan was a member of Crosspath Church (formerly East Ridge Baptist Church) and had worked for Creek's Cabinet Shop for 20 years. She was a graduate of Tennessee Temple High School and attended UTC for 2 ½ years.Susan was preceded in death by her father, Cordell Jolley.Survivors include her mother,...
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Hazel Corina Doremus

August 28, 1918 - January 22, 2018

Hazel Corina Doremus, 99 was born August 28, 1918 in Nashville, Tennessee. She was a longtime member of the Ridgeview Baptist Church since 1954. She taught Sunday School at her church for many years, and worked with the church youth serving as Youth Director and Assistant Training Union Director. She was also a member of the Volunteer Sunday School Class from 1954 to 1991 and served in multiple...
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Betty Claire Greer

July 19, 1938 - January 20, 2018

Betty Claire Winn Greer died peacefully at a local hospital on Saturday, January 20, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was 79.Born July 19, 1938, and raised in Memphis, Betty was the daughter of the late John Patterson Winn and Ruth Jenkins Winn. She is a graduate of Miss Hutchison's School in Memphis. A pupil of piano since age five, Betty received her high school certificate in piano from...
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Richard Alan Young

August 17, 1944 - January 20, 2018

Richard Alan Young, 73, passed away unexpectedly January 20, 2018. He was born in Rochester, NY, August 17, 1944. Richard is a U.S. Navy veteran and served during the Vietnam era. He has a PhD from Baylor University in Theology. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Emory University with a Master of Theological Studies. He also has a PhD from Bob Jones University in New Testament. He taught at...
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Mary Ann Hampton

November 13, 1934 - January 20, 2018

Mary Ann "Bitsy" Hampton, 83, of Chattanooga passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018 in a local hospital. Born in Georgetown, TN, Bitsy was a member of Morris Hill Baptist Church and was retired from Tennessee American Water Company.She was preceded in death by her parents, Clay and Anna Ruth Burdette CoferSurvivors include her husband, Carter Hampton; brother, Robert Max Cofer; two sisters,...
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Anna Catherine Delaney Mahoney

August 11, 1926 - January 19, 2018


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David Paul Williams

April 26, 1951 - January 18, 2018


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JoAnn C. Johnson

June 15, 1934 - January 17, 2018

JoAnn C. Johnson, age 83, died peacefully at home on January 17, 2018, surrounded by her beloved husband and family. She was born June 1934 in Chattanooga, TN to the late James R. and Catherine Chamberlain. She attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help School and Notre Dame High School. She graduated from Sienna College in Memphis, TN. She was an active member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic...
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Dorothy Irene Williams

September 1, 1951 - January 16, 2018

Dorothy Irene Williams, 66, of Athens formally of Ringgold passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at her home.A memorial service may be at a later date.Please share your memories of Dorothy with the family at www.chattanoogaeastchapel.comArrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, East Chapel, 404 S. Moore Rd., East Ridge, TN. 37312
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Frances Jeanette Casey

December 26, 1924 - January 15, 2018


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Bobby Lee Branam

March 30, 1930 - January 13, 2018

Bobby Lee Branam, 87 of East Ridge passed away on January 13th 2018. Services will be on Friday January 19th 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chattanooga National Cemetery with Dr. Bill Owens officiating.Arrangements are under the care of Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist East Chapel, 404 South Moore Rd. East Ridge, TN 37412. Please share your thoughts and memories at www...
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Delia Smithson-Deck

July 8, 1927 - January 13, 2018

Delia Beatrice (Bea) Smithson Deck, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday January 13, 2018. She was a member of the Ridgedale Baptist Church. Bea worked with Combustion Engineering and retired after 37 years.She was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Deck, Jr., parents, David and Gertrude Dean; an infant daughter, Davette Smithson; 2 brothers, Homer Stanton Dean and J.C. Dean; and one...
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Anna Laura Silvers

January 8, 1937 - January 11, 2018

Anna Laura Silvers, 81, died peacefully at her residence on Thursday January 11, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was a lifelong resident of East Ridge. Anna retired from Candlewick Yarns.She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 49 years, Leon Silvers; her parents, Earl Sr., and Viola Suggs; five sisters, Ruth Stoker, Doris Porch, Dorothy Headrick, Patricia Shaw, and Carolyn...
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Jill Annette Yarbrough

August 18, 1966 - January 9, 2018

Jill Annette Yarbrough, 51, of Lookout Valley, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at her home.Jill loved Our Lord, her family and her friends. She loved the Tennessee River her entire life and was happiest when boating with family and friends. Her constant companion every minute she was home was her black cat, Angel.Jill was preceded in death by her father, Ernest Porter Yarbrough, Jr.Left to...
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Albert Stanley Bentley

August 20, 1923 - January 5, 2018

Stan BentleyAlbert Stanley Bentley Jr., 94, of Chattanooga passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018. He was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church.He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Peggy Tittsworth Bentley, sons; Albert (Chris) Bentley III of Hammond, LA and David (Laura) Bentley of Key West, FL, sister-in-law; Judy (Roy) Dodd.Graveside services will be 12:30 pm Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at...
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Betty Jean Stansifer

April 1, 1929 - January 5, 2018

Betty Jean Stansifer, 88, of Flintstone, GA passed away Friday, January 5, 2018 at her home. She was a member of Flintstone Baptist Church where she served as church pianist for over 20 years. Betty taught piano lessons in her home for 25 years. She had also worked for the Hamilton County Board of Education for about 15 years. She was a graduate of Tyner High School and a member of the Order...
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Elizabeth Gail Griffith

December 27, 1923 - January 4, 2018

Elizabeth Gail Griffith, 94, of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 4, 2018. She was the daughter of the late John and Nicie Patterson Giles. She was a former member of Chamberlain Memorial Baptist Church and most recently Maple Grove Baptist Church.She was also preceded in death by her husband Robert Griffith, brothers Charles, Harve, Earl, Jim and a sister Mary. ...
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Billy Joe Nesbitt

March 21, 1938 - January 4, 2018

Billy J. Nesbitt, 79, known as "Big Orange" passed away in a local hospital on Thursday January 4, 2018. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was a member of Concord Baptist Church.Billy worked as a truck driver over 35 years, with Carolina Transportation until his retirement.He was an avid Tennessee Volunteer fan. He was also a long time bowler. He served as a director on the...
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Charles Robert Chandler

January 6, 1948 - January 3, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-East Chapel, East Ridge, TN.
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Charles Robert Chandler

January 6, 1948 - January 3, 2018

Charles Robert "Jack" Chandler, III, 69 of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 in a local hospital. Jack was a veteran of the National Guard and had worked at numerous Building Supply Companies.He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Robert Chandler, Jr. and Virginia Plaster and one brother, L. Kent Chandler.Survivors include his brother, James F. Chandler; sister,...
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Lundy William Lovelace

September 27, 1935 - January 3, 2018

Lundy William Lovelace, 82, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday January 3, 2018 at his home. He was a member of First Centenary United Methodist Church, Past President of the Chancil Choir, a member of the Morgan Sunday School Class and had been very active with mission trips. Lundy attended the University of Chattanooga where he was a cheerleader and was a graduate of Tennessee Weslyan...
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John Paul Madzin

March 19, 1970 - December 29, 2017

John P. Madzin, 47 of Chattanooga passed away on December 29, 2017.A Funeral Mass will be held at The Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on Saturday January 6th, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Mt. Olivet cemeteryIn lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorial contributions be made in John's memory to the Emory ALS Center. A link for the site can be found at www.Madzin.com...
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Phyllis Schoenfield

January 8, 1921 - December 28, 2017

Phyllis Ann Strong Schoenfield, 96, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. She was born on Jan. 8, 1921 in Clinton, Iowa to Logan Jay Strong and Elizabeth Morris Strong, and lived in Martins Ferry, Ohio until marrying Leonard Schoenfield of New York City in 1956. They moved to Chattanooga in 1963 and lived in the Chattanooga area until his death in early 2004; Phyllis continued to...
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Mary Ruth Land

February 26, 1923 - December 28, 2017

Mary Ruth Mills Land, 94 of Chattanooga passed away on December 28, 2017. She attended The River of Life Church. She loved flowers and gardening. Ruth was a Sunday school teacher and when able was very active in her church. Ruth was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother, and great-grandmother.She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert N. Land; her parents, Leo (Matilda) Mills, Sr.; 3...
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Mary Beverley Furlow-Cleary

October 14, 1933 - December 24, 2017

Mary Beverley Furlow-Cleary, aged 84, died on December 24, 2017 at her home. She was born October 14, 1933 in Shreveport Louisiana where she enjoyed a happy childhood. She was preceded in death by her parents Prentiss Edward Furlow and Mary Thelma Findley Hasty. She was a beloved member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.   Beverley was a very remarkable and highly gifted person. Her many lifelong...
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Emily Luten McDonald

November 24, 1940 - December 24, 2017

Emily Luten Crump McDonald, 77, died December 24, 2017 at a local healthcare facility. Mrs. McDonald was a reporter in Chattanooga for more than 30 years, first for the Chattanooga Times and then for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. She previously worked at the Methodist Publishing House and the Associated Press, both in Nashville, and the Houston Chronicle in Texas.A member of St. Francis of...
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Margaret Mary Fraley

June 21, 1934 - December 22, 2017

Mary FraleyMargaret Mary Fraley (nee Mullen), aged 83, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2107 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was born June 21, 1934 in Hastings, Nebraska to the late Mary Agnes and Myron Mullen. Mary worked as a radiology technician at the Norman Regional hospital in Norman, Oklahoma. It was there she met and married her husband of 60 years, Robert (Bob) Fraley. In addition to...
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Emma Lois Schwartz

December 27, 1919 - December 21, 2017

Emma Lois Schwartz, 97, of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at her home. She was the daughter of the late Claude and Emma Ingram Gary. Emma was born in Caneyville, KY. And attended an all-girls school in Louisville, KY. She was a member of the American Legion and the Red Hats Society in Knoxville. She moved to Chattanooga in 2005, where she enjoyed her...
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Karla Gail Gothard

July 7, 1954 - December 20, 2017

Karla G. Gothard, 63, of Chattanooga, died December 20 in a local hospital. She lost her battle against a rare lung condition caused by rheumatoid arthritis, which she had fought for 35 years. A product of Chattanooga's public school system, Middle Tennessee State University, and Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Karla was a ground breaking female criminal defense attorney in this...
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Conrad Gary Bumgarner

December 19, 1939 - December 18, 2017

Conrad Gary Bumgarner died on December 18th, 2017, one day before his 78th birthday. He was shopping for Christmas presents and groceries for the five children, five sons and daughters-in-law, sixteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren who were soon to fill his house, as they have for more than 55 years, on Christmas Day. His wife, Billie Charlene Bumgarner, was with him. They were...
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Joyce Ann Baliles

June 13, 1942 - December 18, 2017

Joyce Ann Whitt Baliles, 75, of Chattanooga went home to be with Lord on December 18, 2017. She was born on June 13, 1942, She was a faithful member of Highland Park /Hickory Valley Christian Church. She married the love of her life Bobby Baliles on June 8,1967. They were married 48 years. Bobby passed away February 15, 2016. She is survived by her daughter and son - n -law, Dwight and Karen...
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Nancy Ann Marcellis

October 16, 1934 - December 17, 2017

Nancy Ann Wofford Marcellis, 83 of Chattanooga, awesome daughter, aunt, wife, mother and friend passed away on December 17, 2017.Nancy was born on October 16, 1934 in Graysville, TN., to the late Edward B. Gordon and Rose Ethel Lynch Wofford and was one of seven children. Nancy was a member of the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church. She was a graduate of East High School in...
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Eric Cress WALKER

August 18, 1958 - December 15, 2017

Eric Cress Walker, 59, of Reliance, Tennessee, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on December 15, 2017. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Cleveland First Baptist Church. Eric was a gifted and talented musician, proficient with a number of instruments. He also enjoyed deep-sea fishing, boating, and time spent with loved ones on the Gulf Coast. Eric was a member of the Chattanooga Symphony...
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David Harvey Jenkins

April 30, 1962 - December 15, 2017

David "Harvey" Jenkins, 55 of East Ridge, Tennessee passed away on December 15th 2017. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was a hard worker and he loved his family. He loved his yard and kept it well groomed.Harvey was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Pauline Jenkins; and a brother, Tommy Jenkins.Left behind to cherish Harvey's memory are his sisters, Lee Etta (Spike...
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Mark Steven Visage

September 25, 1956 - December 13, 2017

Mark Steven Visage, 61 of East Ridge, Tennessee went to his heavenly home on Wednesday December 13, 2017. He was of the Baptist faith. Mark attended college at MTSU. He worked for the City of East Ridge as a traffic engineer for 34 years prior to his retirement. Mark was an avid outdoorsman; he loved to hunt and fish and cherished his family.He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Visage...
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Jason Decker Helton

April 27, 1930 - December 13, 2017

Jason D. "Gene" Helton, Jr. peacefully passed away on December 13, 2017 at the age of 87 in a local hospital surrounded by his loving family. Gene was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church and was the unofficial "mayor" of Willow Trace subdivision. He retired from J. D. Helton Roofing Company, was a sergeant in the National Guard 181st Field Artillery Battalion, and a charter stockholder and...
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Dorothy Haley-Harrill

November 2, 1930 - December 12, 2017

Dorothy Swindell Haley- Harrill, 87 of Suwanee, GA., formerly of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord on December 12, 2017.She was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Brainerd Baptist Church. She was very active in politics and even worked on the campaign of Congressman Marilyn Lloyd. Dorothy served on the CARTA board for many years. She also worked at the very first Krystal on Cherry...
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Warren Anderson HUNT

July 14, 2017 - December 10, 2017

Our favorite little guy, Warren Anderson Hunt, went to be with The Lord on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Warren was born on July 14, 2017. Warren is the beloved son of William and Logan Hunt. Warren smiled and laughed throughout his 4 months and 26 days; bringing joy and happiness to everyone he met. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his paternal grandparents, Melvin and Sandra Hunt and...
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Richard Leon Boyd

July 29, 1933 - December 10, 2017

Richard L. Boyd, 84, of East Ridge passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017. He was a member of Jones Memorial United Methodist Church where he loved to sing in the choir. He was also a member of 55 and Alive seniors group and was very dedicated to the Jones Memorial United Methodist Men's Club Barbeque. Richard retired from Combustion Engineering as a welder after 51 years of service. In...
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Dorothy E. Haynes

August 31, 1929 - December 9, 2017

Dorothy Elizabeth Haynes, 88 of East Ridge, Tennessee passed away on December 9, 2017.She was a member of the East Ridge Baptist Church. She was very active in her church and enjoyed singing in the church choir. She was employed as a sales associate with J.C. Penney.Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Emma Haynes; sister, Doris Reagan; brother, Elwood Haynes; and a nephew,...
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Billy Randolph Huskey

November 26, 1933 - December 9, 2017

Billy Randolph Huskey, 84, of East Ridge died Saturday, December 9, 2017 surrounded by loved ones at the Rosewood in Fort Oglethorpe. Billy was born November 26, 1933 in Dalton, Georgia to the late Isaac Bennie Huskey and Nora Mae Huskey. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Lois Dean Huskey; brothers Lawrence, Earl, Raymond, and William (Dub); sisters Lura, Iva, Cora Mae,...
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Sara Joan Guffee

October 21, 1933 - December 7, 2017

Sara Joan Hurt Guffee, 84, of East Ridge went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at her home. She was the daughter of the late Ward Mayes and Verby Sims Hurt. Sara was a devoted mother and wife who always thought of others before herself. She was a graduate of Central High School and worked as a Child Care Teacher at Hutchinson Medical Center. She was a member of Jones...
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Dorothea Mae Owens

December 6, 1923 - December 7, 2017

Dorothea Mae Owens, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away quietly on December 7, 2017. She was born December 6, 1923 in Chattanooga to the late Luther and Bessie Mae Owens. A native of Chattanooga, Dorothea was a proud graduate of Chattanooga Central High School class of 1941. She was a member of East Ridge Baptist Church, now known as Crosspath, and a former member of East Lake Baptist Church. She was...
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Timothy James McGhee

July 30, 1964 - December 6, 2017

Timothy James McGhee, 53, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Tim was born in Chattanooga, TN on July 30, 1964 to Jim and Sue McGhee. He attended Tyner High School class of 1982 where he met and later married Toni Manning McGhee. He graduated from the University of Maryland, the University of Louisville with High Honors and in 2007 the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga...
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Patricia Ann Slatton

May 14, 1944 - December 3, 2017

Patricia Ann Mincher Slatton, 73, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 3, 2017.Patricia was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She was a member of White Oak Church of Christ and a graduate of Red Bank High School.She was employed with Handle With Care Packaging Store in Pacifica, California for many years, also Catering With The Stars, Security Company...
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Estelle Wright

August 24, 1933 - December 3, 2017

Estelle Wright of East Ridge, TN passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at her home. She was of the Baptist Faith.Estelle was preceded in death by her husband, Arby Eugene Wright, Sr.; brother, William Franklin; two sisters, Vera Worley and Dorothy Crowder, son-in-law, Ronald McKnight; daughter-in-law, Marie Wright.Survivors include her children, Arby Wright, Jr. (Ellen) of Rossville, GA, Vera...
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Harold Eugene Muegge

July 29, 1936 - November 29, 2017

Harold "Pete" Eugene Muegge, Sr., 81, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at his home. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. A veteran of the U. S. Army, Harold was a self-employed Truck Driver. He was a member of Senior Neighbors in East Ridge and at Eastgate Mall.He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Dorothy Hess Muegge; two brothers,...
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Don Moore

November 27, 1928 - November 28, 2017

CHATTANOOGA - Judge Don Moore died peacefully on 11/28/2017 at age 89. He was a 1946 graduate of Chattanooga High School, attended Emory University, and obtained his law degree from the University of Tennessee. He graduated from the National Judicial College, University of Nevada at Reno in 1979. He served his country twice in the U.S. Army, first during World War II, as a military policeman with...
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Marjorie B. White

October 29, 1922 - November 22, 2017

Marjorie Burger White, 95, died peacefully on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 22, 2017. She was the widow of Daniel Ballard White, and was also preceded in death by her brother and sister, Fred Burger and Frances Hull, and one grandchild. Surviving are her children, Barbara Arthur, Daniel White, and Betsy Dahlstrom, seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. She was a member of Signal Crest...
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Ruth Hall Moore

April 14, 1915 - November 22, 2017

RUTH MOORERuth Hall Moore, 102, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at a local health care facility. She was the widow of Hugh J. Moore, to whom she was married for 72 years.A native of Knoxville and a 1933 graduate of Knoxville High School, she had resided in Chattanooga since the mid-1930s when her husband was transferred from Norris Dam to Chickamauga Dam with the TVA....
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Donald Ware Hixon

June 2, 1959 - November 21, 2017

Donald Ware "Chip" Hixon, Jr., 58, of Chattanooga passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at his home.He was a graduate of East Ridge High School and owned Chip Hixon Finishing.He was preceded in death by his wife, Gaye Hixon; parents, Donald Ware Hixon, Sr. and Barbara Dietzen Hancock and a sister, Tracy Hixon.Survivors include two daughters, Lindsay Hixon and Lauren Hixon (Steven) Chann; one son...
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Richard Joseph Muckenthaler

June 23, 1953 - November 20, 2017

Richard Joseph "Rick" Muckenthaler, 64, of Chattanooga passed away Monday, November 20, 2017. A native of Oak Ridge, TN he attended St. Mary's Catholic Church and was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Chattanooga. An avid sports fan, Rick played basketball at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Carson Newman College. He went on to play professional baseball and basketball and...
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Charles Wayne Kemp

April 4, 1943 - November 20, 2017

Charles Wayne Kemp, 74, of Wildwood, GA passed away Monday, November 20, 2017 in a local hospital. He was an avid golfer and loved to ride motorcycles, travel and camp. He was retired from CSX Railroad after over 30 years of service.He was preceded in death by his parents, James C. and Nettie A. Murray Kemp; two sisters, Charlotte Chenault and Sharon Revell and a brother, James Kemp.Survivors...
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Cynthia Teresa Woods Ford-Clark

August 12, 1934 - November 19, 2017

Cynthia W. Clark, 83, of Chattanooga passed away on November 19, 2017 after a lengthy illness. Cynthia was last employed by the Chattanooga Police Department. She was well known and loved by many in her community as a result of her tireless social and political efforts to raise awareness and bring positive change to her community.Cynthia was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde Woods and...
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Shawna Lynne Howard

October 10, 1968 - November 19, 2017

Lynne Correll, 49, passed away peacefully on November 19, 2017 at Life Care Center of East Ridge. She was born October 10, 1968 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.She was preceded in death by her mother, Pearlie Sue Ware McAdams.She left behind her wife Melissa Correll; her pride and joy her son, Amandre Howard; her daughter, Brianna Ware; her best friend Susie Alvarez; and many friends who she...
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Dolly Knighton Jolly

March 12, 1924 - November 19, 2017

Dolly K. Jolly, 93, passed away on November 19, 2017 with her children at her bedside.She was born and raised in St. Elmo and was the daughter of Bertha and Matt Knighton. She was a member of the Brainerd Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband, Belmont Jolly, sister, Lillian Dell Scott and her parents.She is survived by her daughter, Michelle Jolly, Chattanooga, TN., son, Monty...
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Emilia Lee Genter

November 28, 1934 - November 19, 2017

Emilia "Mickye" Atkins Genter, 82 of East Ridge passed away on November 19th 2017. She retired from the United States Postal Service and was a member of the East Ridge Ruritan Club. She was a graduate of Chattanooga City High School. She had no children of her own, but she loved all her nieces and nephews as if they were hers. She enjoyed spending time with family and was a big University of...
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Marvegine Novella Watt

October 14, 1930 - November 17, 2017

Marvegine Novella Watt, 87 of East Ridge, went home to be with the Lord on November 17th 2017.She was a member of the East Ridge Church of Christ. Her family and church family were the most important things to her. She worked for over 40 years at Novacare O & P, where she assisted both in clerical duties as well as fitting of orthotics and prosthetics. She was preceded in death by the love of her...
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Ross Frederick Rogers

August 27, 1944 - November 16, 2017

Dr. Ross Frederick "Rick" Rogers of Signal Mountain passed away November 16, 2017 peacefully at Alexian Village with family by his side. Dr. Rogers was born August 27, 1944 at Barksdale Field (A.F.B.) in Louisiana. He lived all over the world while his father served in the Air Force and ended up graduating from Redlands High School in California in 1962.Dr. Rogers graduated in 1966 from the U.S....
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Joseph Richard LYONS

October 25, 1950 - November 16, 2017

J.R. "Skip" Lyons, 67 went home to be with the Lord on Thursday November 16, 2017.He was born October 25, 1950 in Chattanooga, TN. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and MTSU earning a BS degree. Skip went on to serve in the United States Marine Corps Reserve for 6 years.Skip was a very creative person. He taught painting classes for several years. He loved music and was an exceptional...
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John Manning SULLIVAN

November 18, 1939 - November 14, 2017

John Manning Sullivan Jr, Navy veteran and University of Tennessee alumnus, passed away at his Ooltewah residence on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. He was 77.John was a Chattanooga native, born Nov. 18, 1939, to John and Bina Sullivan. He attended Chattanooga High School before traveling north to Rocky Top. While at Tennessee, he joined the Lambda chapter of Kappa Sigma where he met his lifelong...
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James Albert WYCOFF

December 24, 1935 - November 9, 2017

James Albert Wycoff, 81, of Rossville, GA passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 at his home. A native of Farmington, WV he played football for Farmington High School. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Farmington, WV. Mr. Wycoff was a veteran of the US Air Force and a life member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local #440 where he recently received his 50 year pin.He was preceded...
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Teresa Mitchell Myers

May 10, 1929 - November 8, 2017

Mrs. Teresa (Terry) Rose Mitchell Myers, 88, of Chattanooga, TN passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Robert Donald Myers, Sr.Born in Memphis, TN and raised in Chattanooga, Terry was a long-standing parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. She was a 25-year retiree of Sears and then worked as a volunteer at Hospice of...
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Joanne Mitchell BOLT

July 23, 1934 - November 7, 2017

Joanne Mitchell Bolt, age 83, passed away at home, surrounded by loved ones on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.The most important thing to Joanne was learning something new every day. She enjoyed birds, music, flowers, reading and watching current events. Joanne loved her family and always enjoyed spending time with them.Joanne was preceded in death by her parents, Bert and Lessie Mitchell, her...
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Elizabeth Zarzour Morrison

November 29, 1922 - November 4, 2017

Elizabeth Anne (Zarzour) Morrison, 94, passed away peacefully on November 4, 2017 with family at her side. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, James Roy Morrison; her parents, Louise and Richard Zarzour; Sisters Gebe Bruce, Beatrice Wilson, Zakie Salem, Margaret Adams; Brothers: Ed Zarzour, Mike Zarzour and Louis Zarzour. She is also preceded in death by several nieces and...
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Virginia Ruth Borden

October 9, 1931 - October 31, 2017

Virginia Ruth (Harden) Borden, 86 of Chattanooga passed away on October 31, 2017. She was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the New Liberty Baptist Church in Ringgold, GA.Virginia was a homemaker and enjoyed planting flowers and playing the piano.She was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Doyle Harden and her 2nd husband, Gene Borden, her parents, Benjamin and Elizabeth Richardson, and...
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Charles David McGee

March 21, 1935 - October 25, 2017

Charles David McGee, 82 of Chattanooga went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 after several years of declining health. Charles was a member of Brainerd Baptist Church and the Friendship Sunday School Class as well as an usher. Charles was preceded in death by his grandparents, Virgil and Dora McGee and Jess and Maggie Charles; his parents, L.D. and Venus McGee and his...
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Richard Arnold Sneed

August 9, 1950 - October 22, 2017

Richard Arnold Sneed, 67 of Lookout Mountain, TN. went home to be with Jesus on Sunday October 22, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Anne, son, Adam and his daughter, Heather, his brother, Wilson, Memphis, TN., his extended family and many dear friends.Rick was born in Memphis, TN., and attended Memphis University School where he was a staff photographer and a member of the track and...
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Annette Thomas Slutz

October 25, 1925 - October 19, 2017

Annette Thomas Slutz, 91 of East Ridge passed away on October 19, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Daniel B. Thomas and Blanche Sylar Thomas and a descendant of the Sylar and Tallant families who were early settlers of Ooltewah. She was a lifelong member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church and was a graduate of Central High School.Mrs. Slutz was preceded in death by her husband, Merton H...
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Barbara Denise Oldham

November 20, 1963 - October 18, 2017

Barbara Denise Oldham, age 53 of Chattanooga passed away on October 18, 2017. She was of the Baptist faith, loved attending church and teaching Sunday school classes.Denise was an avid poetry writer. She had her own blog, and even had some of her work published in greeting cards.Denise loved to sing, loved children, but most of all she loved life.She was preceded in death by her mother, Opal...
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Robert Davis

February 24, 1940 - October 18, 2017

Robert Joseph "Bob" Davis, 77, of East Ridge passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in a local hospital. He was of the Baptist faith.Bob was a native Chattanoogan and a graduate of Central High School class of 1953. He worked with the Hamilton County Police Department before retiring from East Ridge Police Department. He was a member of the East Ridge Optimist club and was an avid Tennessee...
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William Dean Baker

November 2, 1928 - October 17, 2017

William Dean Baker, 88, of Ooltewah, TN passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017. He was a native of Menlo, Georgia and a graduate of Central High School in Chattanooga. Mr. Baker was a veteran of the US army serving two years during the Korean War. He was a graduate of the University of Chattanooga with a degree in electrical engineering. He was retired from TVA after 30 years of service as an...
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Douglas Reece Sizemore

November 2, 1947 - October 17, 2017

Douglas Reece Sizemore, 69, of Lookout Mountain, GA went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. He was born on November 2, 1947 to the late Charles and Rilda Schoneman Sizemore. Douglas was a member of the Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, Professor Emeritus with Covenant College where he taught for 35 years, and was employed with Advance...
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Laura Lee Wells

September 20, 1941 - October 17, 2017

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Richard Wood Spencer

April 14, 1933 - October 15, 2017

In Memory ofRichard W. (Dick) Spencer April 14, 1933 - October 15, 2017Following a characteristically tenacious battle with cancer, Dick Spencer, 84, passed away on the evening of Sunday, October 15, 2017 at his home on Elder Mountain overlooking the Tennessee River Gorge. Dick is predeceased by his parents, Aubrey DeForest and Margaret Wood Spencer of Chattanooga. He leaves behind his wife,...
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Harry G. Carpenter

January 16, 1929 - October 15, 2017

Harry G. Carpenter, Jr., 88, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017. He was a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the J. Fred Johnson, Jr. Sunday School Class. Mr. Carpenter owned Harry G. Carpenter, CPA.He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry G. Carpenter, Sr. and Glenda Adams Carpenter; a brother, David G. Carpenter; a grandson, Joshua Lee Carpenter and a...
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Morenita Bella Bautista

May 15, 1939 - October 15, 2017

Morenita (Morie) Bella Bautista, 78, of Chattanooga, Tn., passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017 peacefully at her home.She was born in Imus Cavite, Philippines on May 15, 1939 to the late Francisco and Aurelia Bella. Morie graduated from Del Pilar Academy in Imus Cavite. She has been a resident of Chattanooga for over 50 years. She was proud of being an American citizen after immigrating in...
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Bettye June Held

May 1, 1929 - October 14, 2017

Bettye June Held age 88 a lifelong resident of Chattanooga died October 14,2017.She was the daughter of the late Charles and Marie Correll Held.She was preceded in death by her brotherGeorge A Held.She is survived by her twin sister Peggy J Held. Honorary familyMark, Stephanie Harrison and Kirstie RogersBettye was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church for over 80 yearsShe was retired from the...
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Jessie Catherine Henley

November 29, 1927 - October 14, 2017

Catherine HenleyJessie Catherine Henley, 89, of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 14, 2017. She was born in Mentone, AL and moved to Chattanooga where she met her loving husband of 32 years. She enjoyed gardening and also the traditional Friday family nights with her family. She was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be greatly...
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Constance Sloan LEE

May 15, 1950 - October 12, 2017

Constance Sloan Lee of Chattanooga, TN, died on October 12, 2017. Connie was an accomplished teacher whose achievements were recognized repeatedly, eventually leading to an invitation to the White House. She was an innovative leader who was instrumental in founding the Chattanooga Center for the Creative Arts and served as the guidance director there. At the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church,...
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Samie B. Nation

December 8, 1925 - October 11, 2017

Samie B. Nation, 91, of Chattanooga died Wednesday, October 11, 2017. She was a member of East Ridge United Methodist Church. She was a life member of United Methodist Women and was selected woman of the year by Church Women United.She graduated from Tift College in 1971 and received her Masters Degree from Mercer University in 1973. Samie was retired from the Catoosa County School System as a...
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Jack Ronald Stevens

January 10, 1932 - October 10, 2017

Jack Ronald Stevens, 85, of East Ridge passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at his home.Graveside services will be held at 12:30 pm Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with Ted Gobble officiating. Family will receive friends from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm Friday at the funeral home.Please share your memories of Jack with the family at www.chattanoogaeastchapel...
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Dona Marie Payne

August 2, 1933 - October 8, 2017

Dona Marie Haggard Payne, 84, of Signal Mountain passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017. Mrs. Payne was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, most recently in the Lone Oak Community of Signal Mountain. She was a graduate of Chattanooga High School, Class of 1950 and was retired from Metropolitan Life Insurance. After retirement she and her husband enjoyed participating with the Lone Oak...
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Grace Ruby Kellogg

August 2, 1931 - October 8, 2017

Grace was born August 2, 1931, in Englewood (Denver), CO, and passed away October 8, 2017, during a rehab stay at Life Care of Ooltewah, TN.She was a loving Pastor's wife, a friend to many, and was most recently a memberof People's Baptist Church in Rossville.She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Donald Kellogg, one daughter, Becky, two sons, David and Jim Kellogg, her...
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Paul Robert Faust

September 1, 1932 - October 5, 2017

Paul Faust, 85 passed away October 5th, 2017.A graveside service will be held Oct 20, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at Chattanooga National.Arrangements are under the care of Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist East Chapel, 404 South Moore Rd. East Ridge, TN 37412.
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Linda Ann Davis LAYMAN

April 5, 1944 - October 4, 2017

Linda Ann Davis Layman, 73, of East Ridge passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017. She was an active member of the former Clifton Hills Baptist Church where she played piano and organ and where her father was the pastor. Linda worked for Dr. Robert Thompson as a receptionist for over 15 years and retired from Liberty Mutual Insurance Company as a Customer Service Representative withover 25 years...
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James Russell Mizell

June 28, 1945 - October 1, 2017

James Russell Mizell, 72, of Chattanooga passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at his home. He was a member and Deacon at Tiftonia Church of Christ. Mr. Mizell was a graduate of Central High School class of 1963. Following his graduation he served in the US Navy aboard the USS Sacramento as a radio operator during the Vietnam War. He had owned Mizell's Clothing and sold insurance for Life and...
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James Wallace Woods

March 18, 1936 - September 29, 2017

James Wallace "Jim" Woods Sr., 81, went to be with his Lord on September 29, 2017. Jim was born on March 18, 1936, in Rutledge, Tenn., to the late Herman Howard and Mary Vick Woods. He was a 1955 graduate from Chattanooga's Central High School, earning an athletic scholarship to college. After playing football for the Georgia Institute of Technology; he was stationed with the United States Marine...
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Christopher Sean SULLIVAN

February 24, 1969 - September 25, 2017

Christopher Sean Sullivan, 48, of Ooltewah passed away suddenly on Monday, September 25, 2017 after a brief illness. He attended Ooltewah United Methodist Church. Chris was a graduate of Tyner High School class of 1987 and Chattanooga State College with a degree in Advertising Arts. He was employed with McKee Foods for 29 years and for 15 years was the Corporate Fleet Safety Coordinator. ...
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Richard Francis Schults

September 21, 1925 - September 24, 2017

Richard Francis Schults, age 92 of Ringgold Ga., passed away September 24, 2017.He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, and Knights of Columbus Council No. 6099. He was born September 21, 1925 in Brooklyn , NY to William Christen and Estelle Aubrey Schults.He graduated from St. Augustine High School in 1943, and attended Brooklyn College before being called to duty in the U...
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Dorothy S. Guinn

August 10, 1921 - September 18, 2017

Dorothy S. Guinn, 96, of East Ridge, TN passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 at her home. She was a charter member of First Church of the Nazarene. Mrs. Guinn was retired from East Ridge High School where she worked in the cafeteria for 21 years. A member of the Herb Society, she was an avid gardener and authority on horticulture. She was also a member of the American Bell Association. A...
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Jack Earl Neighbors

July 12, 1930 - September 17, 2017

Jack Earl Neighbors 87 of Ringgold, GA went home to be with the Lord on Sunday,September 17, 2017. Jack was an active member of Peavine Baptist Church in Rock Spring, GA., Jack was originally from Sylacauga, AL., and was a graduate of Rockford High School Class of 1948 where he was an outstanding basketball player. He was a Veteran of the United States Army and served during the Korean War. He...
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Alvin Hobart Smith

April 15, 1933 - September 16, 2017

Alvin Hobart Smith, 84, of Nashville passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017. He was born in Bryant, Alabama on April 15, 1933 to the late Alton and Frances Mason Smith. He was a member of the Wauhatchie United Methodist Church. Alvin was retired from South Central Bell and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.He was preceded in death by his wife Saranell...
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Johnnie Lawrence Fredericks

March 22, 1929 - September 14, 2017

Johnnie Lawrence Fredericks, of Denver, Colorado, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Born March 22, 1929 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Johnnie Fredericks grew up in the Highland Park neighborhood, attended Chattanooga High School and Sullins College in Bristol, Virginia before finishing at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she was a member of Chi Omega...
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Rita Gracellen Bryant

October 4, 1942 - September 14, 2017

Rita Gracellen Bryant, 74, of East Ridge passed away on September 14, 2017 and is now in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ. She was a beloved mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She loved the Lord and was the bond that held the entire family together. She was known as "Grace" by many of her family members and that name is precisely who she was. She was preceded in...
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Claude Leon Timmons

July 1, 1925 - September 14, 2017

Claude Leon Timmons, 92, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017. After graduating from Central High School he was drafted into the US Navy. They sent him to the University of Illinois to study Diesel Engineering. After his schooling he went overseas as a Diesel Engineer where he spent 20 months in the South Pacific. Claude returned to Chattanooga where he went to work as a...
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