Our Obituaries

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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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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John Hamner Cole

April 29, 1932 - September 14, 2017

John Hamner Cole, 85, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017. He was the son of the late William Wesley Cole Sr. and Mary Clark Hamner Cole. He was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.He was the brother of Eloise Hatfield and Clara Findley, both deceased. He leaves to enjoy his memory his wife, Virginia Louise White Cole, his son, Jonathan Pelham Cole, his daughter, Mary Rebecca Cole...
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David Sherwin Anderson

July 14, 1936 - September 13, 2017

David Sherwin Anderson, Sr., 81 of Signal Mountain went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Sherwin was a member and Deacon at Ridgedale Baptist Church, director of the Covenant Sunday School Class for 20 years and a founding member of the Cornerstone Sunday School Class. He was a graduate of Central High School class of 1954 where he played football under coach Red Etter...
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Sylvia Jo Ford

October 9, 1932 - September 13, 2017

Sylvia Jo Ford, 84, of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.A private graveside service will be held on Friday at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. There will be no visitation.Please share your memories of Sylvia with the family at www.chattanoogaeastchapel.comArrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, East Chapel, 404 S. Moore Rd.,...
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David Franklin Windle

April 2, 1938 - September 8, 2017

David Franklin Windle, 79, of Signal Mountain, passed peacefully at home surrounded by his beloved family, on Friday, September 8. David graduated from Baylor School. He earned a degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee and worked for decades in executive positions in the carpet industry with such companies as Collins & Aikman, Pacific Mills and Montcrest Mills. He volunteered as...
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James Otis Westbrooks

September 21, 1930 - September 7, 2017

James (Jim) Westbrooks died peacefully on September 7, 2017. He was born in Horton, Alabama; he lived and worked in the Atlanta area in his early adult life. In 1970, he founded Prestige Sales Co. Inc. in Chattanooga, a storage distribution facility which still exists. He remained President and CEO until his retirement.Jim loved spending time with his family, his many friends and the...
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Randall Ralston Carruth

December 1, 1954 - September 6, 2017

Randall Ralston Carruth, age 62, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, September 06, 2017 at the Health Center at Standifer Place. Mr. Carruth was born December 1, 1954 in Chattanooga to the late John & Arabula Carruth. He was a member of Lookout Valley Presbyterian Church.His sister Michon Eileen Burgay preceded him in death.Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, J. Michael &...
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Mildred Neal

February 25, 1926 - September 5, 2017

Mildred Ginn Neal, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017. She was born in Chattanooga on February 25, 1926 to the late Charles and Nettie Ginn and was a member of the McFarland United Methodist Church.She was the wife of the late William L. Neal. Survivors include her daughters, Carolyn (Marty) Fischer, Mary Jo (Mike) McAfee and Judy Eidson; six grandchildren, Chance McAfee...
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Robert Parris Hellerstedt

January 1, 1931 - September 5, 2017

Robert "Bob" Parris Hellerstedt, Sr. passed on to be with his Lord and Savior on September 5, 2017 at the age of 86. He was a member of the Lookout Mountain Methodist Church.Bob was known as Daddy Bob by his grandchildren and Pops to those that looked up to him. He never met a stranger and treated everyone with respect even if he didn't agree with them. He was one of the few who could not name...
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Bettye St. Clair

October 19, 1929 - September 4, 2017

Bettye Raye Holdam St Clair, born October 19, 1929, died September 4, 2017. She was born in Chattanooga to the late Anna Belle Wright Holdam and Gordon Lee Holdam. She was a resident of Chattanooga and North Georgia her entire life and was a member of Duncan Park Baptist Church.Survivors include husband of 67 years, Dan Shirley St Clair, son Daniel G St Clair, daughter Nancy S (Steve) Dragoo of...
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Aline Fuselier Summerlin

July 11, 1941 - September 4, 2017

Aline Fuselier Summerlin, 76, died of Parkinson's Disease Monday, September 4, 2017.Aline spent over 40 years in ministry of various kinds, 37 of those years in hospital chaplaincy work. She was a chaplain with Hospice of Chattanooga for nearly twenty years prior to her retirement at the end of 2013. For the last several of those years she was Director of Pastoral Services. An ordained minister...
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Dorothy Duckett Kennedy

September 22, 1922 - September 4, 2017

Dorothy May Duckett Kennedy, 94, of Chattanooga passed away Monday, September 4, 2017.She was a member of Edgewood Baptist Church and was retired from Buster Brown. She fought a good fight to the end.Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Q. Kennedy; parents, Willis and Eula Bell Franklin Duckett; brothers Willis Duckett, Jr. and Ed Duckett; two sons, Albert C. Kennedy and Robert...
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Scottie Lee Hamrick

November 29, 1964 - September 3, 2017

Scottie Lee Hamrick, 52, of Chattanooga passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at his home.He was a member of Riverside Baptist Church, was an avid baseball fan and loved fast cars. A graduate of Lookout Valley High School, he and his late father ran General Sign Service.He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Hamrick.Survivors include two daughters, Alexus Hamrick and...
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Virginia Helen Hines

November 2, 1934 - September 3, 2017

Virginia Helen Hines, 82, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 3, 2017. She was retired from TVA.Helen is survived by her husband, Clarence Hines of Chattanooga; step-son William T. (Ashley) Hines of Richmond, VA; two sisters, Nancy E. Sylar and Mary Jo Hughes, both of Chattanooga and several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmore and Willie Mae...
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Margaret McGill Mason

January 29, 1935 - August 31, 2017

Margaret McGill Mason went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 31, 2017. She was a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the J. Fred Johnson, Jr. Bible Class.She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Mason, Sr.; parents, Jess and Grace McGill; two brothers, Jess E. McGill and William A, McGill.She is survived by her son, Robert E. Mason, Jr. of Chattanooga; one sister,...
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Helen Norris Kellogg Sewell

February 4, 1921 - August 31, 2017

Helen Norris Kellogg Sewell, 96, of East Ridge, TN passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017. She was a member of East Ridge Baptist Church.Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Sewell; parents, Harry Clay Kellogg, Sr. and Nettie Wheler Norris Kellogg; three brothers, Billy James Kellogg, Harvey Ellsworth Kellogg and Harry Clay Kellogg, Jr.Survivors include her sons, Larry Edward (Jane)...
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Thomas Andrew Boyd

October 4, 1987 - August 30, 2017

Thomas Andrew Boyd, 29, of East Ridge passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017. He was employed by Palladin Powerful Attachment Tools in Ooltewah. Thomas was an avid fisherman and loved the Tennessee Vols. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Sharon Byrd, grandmother Ruby Boyd.Thomas is survived by his son Damien Boyd, parents Jim and Margaret Boyd, sister Sarah Boyd, grandmother Kathleen...
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Jack Donald Trim

October 21, 1931 - August 27, 2017

Jack Donald Trim, 85 of Chattanooga Tennessee passed away August 27, 2017. He was a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force. He was a beloved husband and father.Jack was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.Left behind to cherish his memory are his wife, Jean Trim and daughter, Sheryl Trim.A Celebration of Jack's Life will be held graveside on Thursday August 31, 2017 at 1:00 p.m....
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Joe Thomas Enos

May 28, 1928 - August 24, 2017

Joseph Thomas Enos, Jr., 89, of East Ridge, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, August 24, 2017. Joe was born in Taunton, Massachusetts and lived his adult life in Chattanooga as a devout Catholic. He was a great parent and an adored Pa-Paw. He was kind and generous to everyone and he did it his way. He loved life and was always surrounded by family and friends. He will be sadly missed by...
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William Bertram Cordes

October 2, 1921 - August 23, 2017

Reverend William B. Cordes, 95, of Chattanooga TN went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 23rd. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Esther and by his daughter, Rebekah Vasterling.He will be dearly missed by his beloved wife of 50 years, Pauline Beil Cordes, his children (and their spouses) Winifred and (Steve) Bikle, Lois and (Ken) Wolf, Jonathan and (Mary) Cordes, (Pat...
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William Taylor Goodwin

February 6, 1922 - August 23, 2017

William T. Goodwin Sr. of Chattanooga, passed away on August 23,2017 in East Ridge, TN.William T. Goodwin Sr. was born in Cookeville, TN to Erastus & Minnie Goodwin on February 6, 1922. He was married to Ester Ruth Bain 5/30/1942 in Ringgold Georgia. He worked as a painter at Baylor School, he was a WWII Army Veteran CO E 594th Engineer & Boat Shore Regiment. Serving in campaigns Bismarch...
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Annie Laura Gauntt

November 21, 1920 - August 22, 2017

Ann Dupre Gauntt (96) passed away on August 22, 2017. Born November 21, 1920 in Walhalla, South Carolina, she was married James D. Gauntt ("Jim"), a career Army officer who died in 2004. Ann is survived by five children, Katherine Gauntt, Sarah Gauntt, John Gauntt, James Gauntt and Marianne Justin; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Being a military wife who moved 21 times, Ann...
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Frances Inez Grizzle

May 10, 1925 - August 21, 2017

Frances Inez Grizzle, 92 of East Ridge, Tennessee passed away on August 21, 2017.She loved to spend time with her family. Frances planned all the family outings. She loved to play bingo, loved to bowl, and enjoyed eating out. Her most enjoyable time was spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Frances also enjoyed her time spent at the beauty shop with all her friends, especially...
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Mary B. Knight

March 12, 1922 - August 16, 2017

Mary B. Night, 95, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017. She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. She was a graduate of Notre Dame High School, the University of Chattanooga and was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority. Mary had been a physical education teacher at Rossville High School. She was a member of Walker County Retired Teachers Association and...
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Doris Martin Starnes

July 27, 1927 - August 15, 2017

Doris Martin Starnes, 90, was called home by her Lord on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 surrounded by her family in the home of her daughter.Doris was born July 27, 1927 near Trion, Georgia. She was the second of three children born to Enos Elijah and Sadie Lucille Martin. Doris grew up on the farm and assumed much responsibility for running the household at an early age. She graduated from Menlo...
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Kenneth Stephen Ownby

August 13, 1945 - August 13, 2017

Kenneth Stephen Ownby passed on to a better life Monday August 14, 2017, one day after his 72nd birthday.He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and "Bill" Ownby.Ken was an avid fisherman, a lifelong martial arts student, and a lover of all things Japanese. He also loved Mexican food. His granddaughters called him "Oji". Ken was a lifelong University of Tennessee fan. In honor of his...
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Arthur Clarence Ellis

October 26, 1958 - August 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-East Chapel, East Ridge, TN.
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Mary Woods Bates

May 17, 1946 - August 10, 2017

Mary Woods Bates, age 71, of Chattanooga entered into eternal rest Thursday, August 10, 2017.She is preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Paul Bates; her parents and five siblings.Mary was a member of East Ridge United Methodist Church and worked as a Sales Associate with JC Penney for 25 years. She loved spending time with her family and church family.Those left to cherish her memories...
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Harbin Robert Carr

November 27, 1922 - August 10, 2017

Harbin R. Carr, age 94, of East Ridge passed way Thursday, August 10, 2017. He was born in Rome, Georgia to the late Mamie and Grady Carr.Harbin was a US Navy Signalman serving onboard the USS Kendrick DD-612 during WWII. After returning from the war he started Stride Rite Bootery in East Ridge. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.Harbin is preceded in death by his...
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Oretha Katherine Conner

September 23, 1926 - August 9, 2017

Oretha Katherine Oliver Conner, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Mrs. Conner was born and raised in Scottsville, Kentucky. She retired from American National Bank and was a member of Morris Hill Baptist Church. She enjoyed shopping for antiques, sewing and traveling.She was preceded in death by her husband, Odean Conner; parents, Burnice and Lillie Oliver; and step...
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Elizabeth Ann Hampton Love

August 21, 1929 - August 9, 2017

Elizabeth LoveElizabeth Hampton Love, 87, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at Life Care Center of Red Bank. She was born in Chattanooga, on Aug. 21, 1929, to the late Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Hampton. She attended Girls Preperatory School and graduated from the University of Chattanooga with a bachelor's degree in Art. She was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. She was a life...
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Lee H. Kellett

December 26, 1931 - August 7, 2017

Lee Harris Kellett of Rossville, GA passed away Monday August 7, 2017 at her home. She was a member of Brainerd United Methodist Church. Mrs. Kellett retired as an accountant from Pro Group and Erlanger Hospital.She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Andrew and Anna Laura Harris; husband, Dr. Gordon T. Kellett; daughter, Donna Hawk; two sisters, Margaret Buckner and Teet Rich; one...
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James Lee Johnson

June 3, 1962 - August 7, 2017

James Lee Johnson, 55, of Cordele, GA passed away in his sleep and woke up in the arms of the Lord on Monday, August 7, 2017.James was preceded in death by his mother, father and step-father.Survivors include his son, Jeremy (Olivia) Johnson, daughter, Santana Johnson of Alabama; sisters, Brenda (Bobby) Everett and Sheila White all of Chattanooga, TN, Donna (Bruce) Schielack of Lagrange, TX;...
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Connie Sue MAXWELL

October 3, 1955 - August 5, 2017

Connie Sue Maxwell, born October 3, 1955 in Chattanooga, TN joined her loved ones in Heaven on Saturday, August 5, 2017.She was a registered nurse graduating from Baroness Erlanger School of Nursing in 1976. She became a Certified Massage Therapist in 1991 and was especially honored to become a team masseuse for the University of Tennessee Champion Lady Vols basketball program in 1995. She...
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Betty Wilda Tate

March 10, 1933 - August 4, 2017

Betty Wilda Tate, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, August 4, 2017. She was born on March 10, 1933 to the late Albert and Lucille Gossett. She was preceded in death by her son, Ralph Gregory Tate and sister, Marie Pauline Long. Betty was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church. She loved her family and they were her greatest joy in life. Betty was an avid music lover. She was an organist and...
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Charles E. Broyles

August 20, 1935 - August 4, 2017

Charles E. "Chuck" Broyles, 81, of East Ridge passed away Friday, August 4, 2017 in a local hospital. He was a member of Jones Memorial United Methodist Church and the Pioneer Sunday School Class and was a trustee. Chuck was a graduate of the Indiana Institute of Technology and had been an electrical engineer with Combustion Engineering and Electric Motor Sales and was the owner of Electrical...
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Bill Frank Choate

February 10, 1932 - August 2, 2017

Bill "B.F" Choate, 85, died at home on Wednesday, August 2, 2017.Bill was born in Chattanooga, TN to the late Newton Jasper and Mattie Rollins Choate. He graduated Central High School in 1949. He attended University of Chattanooga for one year prior to enlisting in the Army and completed OCS as a 2nd Lieutenant at Fort Bliss, TX. He was married to Mary Helen Harris on June 20, 1952. He served in...
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Pauline M. Hallett

April 23, 1919 - August 1, 2017

Pauline M. Hallett, 98, of Chattanooga passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017 in a local healthcare facility. She was a founding member of Brainerd Hills Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jacob and Ozell Bell McCormick; husband, Wilburn S. Hallett; a son, Paul Hallett; several brothers and sisters and a great-grandchild.Survivors include her daughter, Diana Hallett; son,...
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Raymond Coe Albright

February 28, 1934 - July 31, 2017

Former Tennessee State Senator Ray C. Albright, whose work was integral in rejuvenating the city of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017. A native of Paint Rock, AL and son of the late Raymond Albright and Mabel Ramsay, he graduated from Central High School and Vanderbilt School of Banking. He retired from Union Planters Bank, where he served as vice president. He shaped legislation...
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Bobbie Jean Shields

November 2, 1932 - July 31, 2017

Bobbie Jean Shields passed away Monday, July 31, 2017.Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-East Chapel, East Ridge, TN.
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Margaret Lucille Custer

January 25, 1930 - July 29, 2017

Margaret "Nanny" Custer, 87, of Chattanooga passed peacefully Saturday July 29, 2017.She was born on January 25, 1930 to the late Nell Wilcoxon Nix in Copperhill, Tennessee.She was a devoted mother and nanny who will be remembered for her spunky personality, endless energy, amazing cookies and candy, and most of all her loving heart.She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years,...
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Thelma Belle Keown Quinton

February 15, 1925 - July 29, 2017

Thelma Belle Keown Quinton, age 92, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017 in a local hospital. She was born February 15, 1925 in Chickamauga, Georgia to the late Leonard Leander & Dema Eugenia Bridges Keown.She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, Golden Gateway and the Challengers Sunday School Class.Mrs. Quinton was retired form Baptist Book Store following many...
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Bernice Rush Robertson

March 19, 1925 - July 28, 2017

Bernice Rush Robertson, 92 of Chattanooga passed away at an area hospital on Friday July 28, 2017. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.She attended Graceworks Church. Bernice retired after 30 plus years of service from Cutters Lab.She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings.Left behind to cherish Bernice's memory are her husband of 71 years, Harry D....
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Robert Edward Meador

October 10, 1924 - July 24, 2017

Robert Edward "Bob" Meador, 92 of East Ridge, Tennessee passed away at a local nursing home. Bob was a veteran of WWII having served his country in the United States Navy. He was of the Methodist faith and was a member of the Brainerd United Methodist Church and the Friendship Sunday School Class. Bob retired from the United Postal Service where he was a letter carrier for a many years. He was a...
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Bonnie Catharine Ray

July 8, 1929 - July 22, 2017

Bonnie Catharine Ray, better known as "Nanny Ray", passed away at her home surrounded by her family Saturday, July 22, 2017. She was 96 years old.She was born in Neshoba County, Mississippi on July 18, 1921. She was a member of Christ Methodist Church in Mayfield, Kentucky until her family moved to Chattanooga and became members of Tyner United Methodist Church in 1959. She worked in the...
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Greta J. Davis

September 29, 1932 - July 19, 2017

Greta J. Davis, 84, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. She was born on September 29, 1932 in Lester, Kentucky to the late James L. and Garnett Lucas Frederick. Greta was a graduate of Whitesburg High School in Whitesburg, KY. In 1953 she marries U.S. Army Sgt. Jack D. Priest, of Memphis, TN with whom she had two children. While the family...
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Peggy Ann Sheehan

November 9, 1920 - July 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-East Chapel, East Ridge, TN.
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Raymond Carl Johnson

August 22, 1928 - July 19, 2017

Raymond Carl Johnson, 88, of Chattanooga passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. He was the son of the late Malcolm App and Edna Collins Johnson. Carl was a 20 year member of Brainerd Baptist Church. He retired as postmaster in Montgomery, Alabama. He has lived in Chattanooga for the last 20 years and was an avid golfer and loved gardening. He was also preceded in death by his wives Getha...
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David Mason Painter

December 23, 1916 - July 17, 2017

David Mason Painter passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017 at the age of 100. He was born on December 23, 1916 in Kensington, Ga. Mason was preceded in death by his wife Betty Epps Painter and daughter Daphne Marjorie Painter. He was a Navy veteran of WWII serving in the Pacific and returned to Chattanooga to begin a long career as a masonry contractor. He was the founder of Painter and Varnell...
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E. Clarine Clevenger

October 1, 1925 - July 15, 2017

Clarine Clevenger, 92, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017 in a local healthcare facility. She was a member of Brainerd Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband Asa Ralph Clevenger, two sisters Gay Sharpe and Jacqueline Stafford. Survivors include her son Tom Clevenger of Nashville Tennessee; two granddaughters Eve (Ben) English and Emily Clevenger; one great...
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James Darling

August 30, 1937 - July 14, 2017

DARLING, JAMES PATRICK COLONEL (ret) U.S. ARMY NATIONAL GUARD James Patrick Darling, age 79, died July 14, 2017 in Chattanooga, TN. He was born on August 30, 1937 in Beaumont Texas and grew up in Knoxville, TN. He graduated from Central High School in Knoxville and attended Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, TN where he received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering....
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Thomas Clayton Ware

April 7, 1929 - July 14, 2017

Dr. Thomas Clayton WareThomas Clayton Ware, 88, a 50 year resident of Lookout Mountain, died Friday morning at Hospice of Chattanooga. He taught English at the University of Cincinnati for five years before coming to University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1967 where he taught primarily Irish and British Literature for 40 years, 20 of those as the Head of the English Department. He served four...
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Katherine Elizabeth Coulter

December 18, 1922 - July 14, 2017

Katherine Elizabeth Coulter, known as "Betty" and "Nana," passed away peacefully on July 14, 2017, at the age of 94. Betty was born on December 18, 1922, in Chattanooga, the daughter of Emil Shepherd and Katherine Steiner Davis. Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Glenn W. Coulter. She was one of five children. Betty's three brothers Edward F. Davis, James A. Davis and William...
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William Alex Watt

December 12, 1918 - July 13, 2017

William Alex Watt, Jr., 98 of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord on July 13, 2017. He was a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, and Great-Great Grandfather.He was a member and Elder of the East Ridge Church of Christ. Alex was a former member of the Chattanooga Board of Realtors and of the Brainerd Masonic Lodge F & AM. He served on the East Ridge City Commission...
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Dale Lanier Carter

February 3, 1929 - July 13, 2017

Dr. Dale Lanier Carter, former Superintendent of Hamilton County Schools, died on July 13, 2017 at 88.A Chattanooga native and graduate of Central High School, Dale received his undergraduate degree at Tennessee Temple, and later, his doctorate in education at the University of Tennessee. As a child, Dale's favorite hobby was aviation and he became a pilot as a young man. His passion led him to...
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Helgard Gertrude Wirfel

February 2, 1931 - July 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-East Chapel, East Ridge, TN.
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Barbara Allen Scott

December 27, 1935 - July 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-East Chapel, East Ridge, TN.
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Eleonora Mae McKnight

November 25, 1927 - July 2, 2017

Eleonora "Nonie" McKnight, 89 of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord on July 2, 2017.She was a loving wife and mother. She was a member of the Jones Memorial United Methodist Church."Nonie" as she was affectionately known as was the last surviving child of the late Charles and Leeonna Golden. She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings,and one child, Susan.Left behind to cherish her...
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Mark Robert Anderson

November 29, 1961 - July 2, 2017

Mark Robert Anderson, 55, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 2, 2017.Mark was born in Wilmington, DE and raised on Signal Mountain. Mark enjoyed his family, his church, and his Orange Grove family. Surviving are his parents, Robert and Shirley Anderson; brother, Chris Anderson; sister, Betsy (Tom) Sheets; his nephews, Hunter Anderson and Tommy Sheets; and his nieces,...
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Mary Jo Williamson

January 20, 1925 - July 1, 2017

Mary Jo Williamson, 92, of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Hickory Valley Christian Church with Pastor Gary Armes officiating. Family will receive friends from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm Wednesday at the church.Interment will be 11:00 am Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.Please...
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Wanda Lea Cavitt

August 3, 1930 - June 30, 2017

Wanda Lea Cavitt, 86, of Chattanooga died Friday, June 30, 2017. She was born August 3, 1930 to the late Clarence and Rosanna Scoggins. Wanda was a loving wife and mother. She was a lifelong, self-employed hairdresser. Wanda also devoted 20 years of her time volunteering at Memorial Hospital. She was a former member of East Chattanooga Church of God and a former member of East Ridge Church of God...
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Irby Harold Dawson

April 8, 1945 - June 28, 2017

Irby "Bud" Dawson, 72 of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord on June 28, 2017.He was a member and attended Ridgedale Baptist Church. He was employed with Combustion Engineering for 41 years.He was preceded in death by his parents, Cloyd and Grace Dawson, and a sister, Ellowyne Shaw.Left behind to cherish Bud's memory are his wife of 50 years, Brenda Dawson, and 1 niece, Lori (Steve)...
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Nancy Lee Wamack

February 5, 1923 - June 27, 2017

Nancy Lee Wamack, 94 of East Ridge went home to be with the Lord on June 27th, 2017. She was a dedicated wife and mother. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of East Ridge Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil O. Wamack, parents, Jesse and Ova Truex, brother, William L. Truex, and a son-in-law, Chester Shuman.Left behind to cherish her memory are her children,...
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Laverne Laverne Phillips

March 31, 1939 - June 25, 2017

LaVerne "Bunny" Phillips, age 78 of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away on June 25, 2017. She worked at and attended Highland Park Baptist Church and she was an active member at Brainerd Hills Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Rev. Cecil Eaker and Dr. Preson Phillips, Jr., father, Edward Bishop; and mother, Pearl (Nolan) Dunn, a brother; Charles Dunn, and one...
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Steve Alan Prince

September 26, 1955 - June 24, 2017

Steve Alan Prince, 61, of Chattanooga passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 24, 2017. He was born on September 26th 1955. Steve graduated from Kirkman High School. Over the years, he worked in various manufacturing jobs and resided in Chattanooga all of his life. Steve was a Tennessee Vols fan just like his father.Steve enjoyed times with his friends usually with good southern meals. He...
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Virginia Isabell Payne

July 25, 1924 - June 20, 2017

On June 20, 2017 God reached out his hand and took Virginia homeand her family would like to share the joy of her home-going. Although all who loved her will miss her, it is comforting for her family to know that God, in his mercy, blessed her with a peaceful passing.Virginia was born on July 25, 1924 and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was a graduate of Central High School. Virginia was...
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Mary Cecile Major

May 15, 1937 - June 19, 2017

Mary Cecile Major, 80, of Dayton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 19, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Ferdinand Humbert and Dorothy Elizabeth Major. A devout Catholic, Mary lived most of her life in Chattanooga while attending Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Orange Grove School and lived at the Rhea of Sunshine group home in Dayton.Mary was blessed with a...
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Lucian Murl Jackson

December 2, 1934 - June 19, 2017

Lucian Murl Jackson, 82 Chattanooga, TN, passed away suddenly on June 19, 2017. He was born on December 2, 1934 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late William Findley and Nettie Richardson Jackson. He was a graduate of Franklin High School, a United States Army Veteran, and earned degrees in chemistry and mathematics from Middle Tennessee State University before enjoying a lengthy career as an...
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Carmel P. Wallace

November 8, 1920 - June 15, 2017

Carmel Wallace, 96, of Chattanooga, TN went to be with the Lord on June 15, 2017. She was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist and attended Calvary Baptist in Red Bank.She was preceded in death by her parents, J.W. and Marie Poorman; sisters, Florence Bryan, Edith Poorman, Dorothy Morgan; and nephews, William P. Morgan, James David Morgan, and a niece, Martha Morgan.Left behind to cherish...
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Jeannine McClure Sansing

October 28, 1932 - June 15, 2017

Jeannine McClure Sansing, 84, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on June 15, 2017. Jeannine died surrounded by family in her daughter's home. Jeannine attended City High School and worked at Farmers Chemical until her retirement. Jeannine loved to travel and frequently spoke of her travels to Israel and Egypt. For years, Jeannine taught Sunday School and stayed very active in her...
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Joe Grady Musick

September 25, 1940 - June 14, 2017

Joe Musick, 76, of Soddy Daisy, TN, passed away on June 14, 2017. He died peacefully surrounded by the love of his family. Joe grew up in Bristol, Virginia. He attended college at Mercer University, School of Pharmacy, where he met his future wife of 53 years, Brenda Parker Musick of East Ridge, TN. After graduating , Joe joined the U.S. Army as a medic and then the U.S. Reserves in Chattanooga...
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Mary Lee Davis

November 1, 1922 - June 12, 2017

Mary Lee Davis, 94, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 12, at a local healthcare facility. She was born November 1, 1922 in Chattanooga Tennessee to the late Merritt and Lois Loner. She graduated from Tyner High School in 1941 as valedictorian of her class. She married the love of her life, Clarence F. Davis, Jr. on July 31, 1948 who preceded her in death along with her son, David F. Davis....
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Ellene Lamay Crownover

May 4, 1932 - June 12, 2017

Ellene O. Crownover, 85 of East Ridge, Tennessee passed away on June 12, 2017 in a local healthcare facility.Ellene was born May 4, 1932 to Walter and Mamie Ohnemus in Ziebach County, South Dakota. She was a veteran of the United States Army.Ellene was preceded in death by her son, Neil J. Crownover.Left behind to cherish Ellene's memory are her husband, David A. Crownover; daughter, Terry ...
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Sue Barnette Sullivan

April 12, 1925 - June 11, 2017

Sue Barnette Sullivan, 92, of East Ridge went home to be with the Lord on June 11, 2017. A Graveside Service celebrating Sue's life will be held on Friday June 16, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. at Lakewood Memory Garden South. The family will receive friends at the East Chapel from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Please share your thoughts and memories at: www. chattanoogaeastchapel.com Arrangements are under the care of...
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Dorothy Virginia Schrader

January 2, 1922 - June 11, 2017

Dorothy Virginia Schrader, 95, of East Ridge, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 11, 2017. She died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. She was a woman who loved her family and work. These two things are what kept her thriving for 95 years. She began working with her dad in the family roofing business (J.D. Helton Roofing Company) in 1937 at the age of 15. For the next 80...
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Sudie Joetta Culpepper

August 23, 1940 - June 8, 2017

Sudie Joetta Hartman Culpepper passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017, in a local nursing home. Mrs. Culpepper was born in Rossville, GA and grew up in the Chattanooga area and had lived in Ringgold over forty years. She attended East Side Junior High School and graduated from Central High School in 1958, where she was President of the Vagabonds Social Club. She graduated from Baroness of Erlanger...
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Ellsworth R. Mines

June 24, 1940 - June 6, 2017

Ellsworth Mines age 76 passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in Clarksville, Tennessee. Mr. Mines was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga before moving to Clarksville to be closer to his beloved grandchildren.Ellsworth was born June 24, 1940 in Winchester, Tennessee. He joined the United States Navy in 1957 then married Martha Sue Mines in 1960.He owned his own catering service; Bronc's Catering and...
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Lillie Sutton West

September 16, 1921 - June 5, 2017

Lillie Mae West, 95 of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord on June 5th 2017.She was a member of the Grace Works Church. Lillie retired from Adams Lithographing Co.She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Chester W. West; parents, Thomas and Nellie Sutton; brothers, William, Ralph, and Jesse Sutton.Left behind to cherish her memory are her daughter, Linda W. (Roy) Plaster; two...
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Kathey Jeanne Morris

April 29, 1960 - June 4, 2017

Kathey Jeanne Mackey Morris, 57 of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord on June 4, 2017.She was formerly employed with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office. She was greatly loved by all those that knew her.She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmett and Opal Mackey.Left behind to cherish her memory are her fiancée, Dale Allen; sons, Damien and Douglas Morris; brother, Michael ...
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Angela Renee Meyer

August 7, 1956 - June 2, 2017

Angela Kilgore Meyer She was a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and a perpetually inspiring member of her community, who was ushered to Heaven by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 2nd, 2017. Her parents Bill and Shirley Kilgore welcomed her into the world in 1956, followed by her sister Rhonda and brother Bill, Jr. She married Ernie Meyer on December 15th, 1979 and the...
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Frances Dabbs Estes

July 5, 1950 - May 31, 2017

Frances Janet Estes age 66, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Education from TTU. She dedicated her life to teaching and caring for others. She was an avid traveler and lover of family.She is preceded in death by her husband, Earl Estes; parents, Rufus and Kathleen Ruth Price Dabbs.Left behind to cherish her memory are her daughter, Katie ...
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Robert Edmond Allison

January 6, 1927 - May 28, 2017

Robert E. Allison, 90, of Chattanooga, died on May 28 following a brief illness. Bob was a graduate of The University of Chattanooga with a degree in geology, He worked for several years in oil industry in Louisiana before moving to Chattanooga. He was a veteran of World War II and Korea, retiring as a Bird Colonel after 39 years of service in the U.S. Army, National Guard and Reserves. He had a...
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James Delon Denton

February 5, 1959 - May 27, 2017

James Delon Denton Jr., 58 of East Ridge passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at a local hospital. He was a member of the Spring Creek Church of God and worked for 17 years with Bi-Lo and 5 years with Marriott Hotel. He was an avid Tennessee Vols fan and a volunteer firefighter with the East Ridge Fire Department and the Hwy. 58 Fire Department. He is survived by his sons Jamie Denton III and...
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Thelma Evelyn Collins

August 27, 1919 - May 26, 2017

Thelma E. Collins, age 97 of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away on May 26, 2017. She was a devoted and loving daughter, sister, aunt and great aunt. Daughter of the late Luther Young and Grace Harwood Collins of Chattanooga, TN, Miss Collins was preceded in death by her brother Robert L. Collins and his wife Janice D. of Jacksonville, FL; and her great-nephew, Tyler Collins Rampey of Fort...
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Wilma Pauline Guinn

June 23, 1937 - May 26, 2017

Wilma Pauline Guinn, 79, of Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia passed away Friday, May 26, 2017. She was a member of the Mountain City Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Highway 58 Ruritan Club and the Garden City Club. Mrs. Guinn had been a member of Marinatha Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Lewis N. Guinn, Sr. (Jack), son, Lewis Norton Guinn, Jr., daughter Susan Noreen...
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Mary Frances SINOR

August 2, 1928 - May 25, 2017

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Sandra Bradley

September 3, 1969 - May 24, 2017

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Gary Lynn Bradford

April 18, 1949 - May 23, 2017

Gary L. Bradford, age 68, lost his battle with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. An avid Big Orange Fan and crappie fisherman, Gary worked for TVA for 30 years, the majority of the time at Widows Creek. He was also a Vietnam Veteran. He was preceded in death by his father Leo Bradford. Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Sue Bradford; children, Gary (Jennifer)...
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Mary Jane Wise

December 29, 1937 - May 23, 2017

Mary Jane Wise, age 79, of East Ridge, died Tuesday, May 23, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born December 29, 1937 to the late Edwin and Mildred Ross of Laager, TN. Her greatest joy and accomplishment in life was her three sons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin "Doug" Wise, with whom she co-owned D&M Tours; son, Barry Wise; three sisters, Joann Brownlee of Florida,...
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Dorothy Campbell Elrod

September 29, 1922 - May 23, 2017

Dorothy I. Swanson Campbell Elrod passed away at her East Ridge home early Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the age of 94. Dot, born on September 22, 1922 in Young Harris, Georgia, was the youngest of nine children born to Judson and Carrie Parker Swanson. After spending many years caring for her mother, Dot moved to Chattanooga shortly after World War II, where she worked to put herself through...
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Vernon Lee Renninger

July 4, 1919 - May 20, 2017

Vernon L. Renninger died May 20, 2017 at his home on Signal Mountain. He was born in Canal Fulton, Ohio July 4, 1919 and has been a resident of Signal Mountain since 1986 and was a member and communicant of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church. He was a graduate of Ohio State University and in World War II was a Naval aviator in Air Group 87 aboard the carrier USS Ticonderoga. As a CPA, he was a...
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Diane Joan Whittington

August 19, 1948 - May 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-East Chapel, East Ridge, TN.
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Evelyn Elizabeth Rowland

May 5, 1922 - May 17, 2017

Evelyn Elizabeth Rowland, 95 of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday May 17, 2017. She was born and raised in Chattanooga and at the age of 18 she went to work with the Tennessee American Water Company where she retired after more than 40 years of service. She started the credit union for the water company shortly after she began working there. Following her retirement she was...
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John Barnard Ragsdale

July 11, 1917 - May 17, 2017

Ragsdale, John Sr., John B. Ragsdale, Sr., "JB" age 99 of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at a local hospice facility. Mr. Ragsdale was of the Methodist faith and retired from TVA after 38 years as a Civil Engineer. Mr. Ragsdale is a Veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict where he served as a Captain in the US Army. He is preceded in death by his wife, Martha Olive Ragsdale;...
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