Our Obituaries

Alden David Smith

December 24, 1931 - October 18, 2017

Alden David Smith of Georgetown, TN., age 85 was born December 24, 1931 passed away Oct. 18, 2017, at home after battling cancer for several months. Mr. Smith was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and very loyal to his many friends. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Birchwood Baptist Church. He was a paratrooper in the Korean War, a brick mason in the Chattanooga area...
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Dorothy L. Carr

July 16, 1929 - October 16, 2017

Dorothy "Dot" Louise Carr, 88, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017, in a local healthcare facility. She was born and raised in Chilton, Texas. Dot graduated from Chilton High School and later from cosmetology school in Marlin, Texas. She was a manicurist for many years in Chattanooga at the McClellan Building Barber Shop and at the Read House Barber Shop. She was a member of Harrison United...
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Jack N. Smith

January 31, 1935 - October 14, 2017

Jack N. Smith, Jr. died Saturday October 14, 2017. He was born January 31, 1935 in Chattanooga son of the late Jack Smith Sr. and Edna Burton Smith. He was preceded in death by a son, Jeffery P Smith.Mr. Smith was a US Army Veteran serving in the Korean War. He was retired from Ivey Mechanical Company after 25 years of service.Survivors include a daughter, Kim; sons, James (Denise), Brent...
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Philip Gordon Armstrong

October 16, 1937 - October 13, 2017

P. Gordon Armstrong, age 79, of Collegedale, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017 in a local hospital.He was born October 16, 1937 in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada to the late John E. & Regina Horseman Armstrong.Mr. Armstrong was a member of McDonald Road Seventh-day Adventist Church and assisted with the audio visual online streaming for Southern Deaf Fellowship. He was also a member of...
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Mary Nelle Moore

June 5, 1925 - October 12, 2017

Mary Nelle Moore, age 92, of Ooltewah went home to be with the Lord Thursday, October 12, 2017 at her home. She was born in Decatur, Alabama to the late Mattie LaMay & William Murphree.Mrs. Moore was retired from Chattanooga City Schools after many years of service. She was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church Her husband, John Alex Moore; son, Jim Moore; and several siblings preceded her...
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Winnie Triplett Mills

February 17, 1924 - October 7, 2017

Winnie Triplett Mills, 93, of Chattanooga, TN, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2017. She was born in Cleveland, TN, the sixth daughter of James and Eleanora Fitzsimmons, and she graduated from Chattanooga Central High School, the Chattanooga School of Business, and the Tennessee Beauty School.Winnie worked for over 35 years in the business office of the Ernest Holmes Company in Chattanooga, and...
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John Thomas REESE

March 28, 1933 - October 6, 2017

.John Thomas Reese, 84, of Ooltewah, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017.He was born in Edwina, Cocke County, Tennessee, He attended Bruners Grove, Liberty Hill and Fall Branch, Tennessee Elementary Schools; thereafter Paris, Kentucky, Rising Sun, Indiana and Patriot, Indiana High Schools. He graduated from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 1955 with a Bachelor of Science degree in...
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James Copenhaver

August 31, 1944 - September 16, 2017

James "Jim" Henry Copenhaver Jr., 73, of Ooltewah, TN, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017.He was a graduate of Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, TN. In his earlier years, he was an active member of the Jaycees.Jim was a joy to be around with his great sense of humor and all the stories he would tell. He never met a stranger, and he loved talking and meeting new people. He was a...
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Harry Eugene Rogers

January 18, 1945 - September 9, 2017

Harry Eugene Rogers, 72, of Ooltewah, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with leukemia.Mr. Rogers was born and raised in Chattanooga and graduated from Ooltewah High School. He was a charter member of Bayside Baptist Church and attended there for many years. He later joined Silvedale Baptist Church where he served as an usher. He was a member of the...
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Wilfredo Daan

February 24, 1961 - August 31, 2017

Wilfredo Baguio Daan, 56, from Harrison, Tennessee passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017. He was born on February 24, 1961 in Cebu, Philippines. He worked as a machinist for Alstom for 13 years and then later worked at Hasko Incorporated. His passion in life was photography.Wilfredo was preceded in death by his father, Nemesio Daan.Survivors include his loving wife, Charity Daan of Harrison,...
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Irene Makemson

May 26, 1927 - August 30, 2017

Irene C. Makemson, 90, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017.Mrs. Makemson was born on May 26, 1927, in Danville, Illinois to the late Arthur F. and Eileen Kramp. Irene was retired from Sears, following retirement she became the proprietor of the gift shop at the Reid House. She was also an active member for many years in the League of Women Voters.She was preceded...
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Joyce Cutchins

November 11, 1927 - August 28, 2017

Joyce H. Cutchins - 89, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017.Joyce was born on November 11, 1927, in Atlanta, Georgia to the late J. C. and Annie Mae Human. She graduated from Girls High School in Atlanta and later attended Mercer University where she met her husband. In her early years she worked as a telephone operator with Southern Bell. Joyce also worked with her...
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Coy Ray Gill

February 2, 1917 - August 27, 2017

Coy Ray Gill, 100, of Ooltewah, passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017.Mr. Gill was born and raised in Dayton, TN. He retired from Combustion Engineering as a crane operator and worked at Oak Ridge during WWII. He was most recently a member of Honestville Baptist Church.He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Eva Gill; second wife, Earlene Brooks Gill; and several brothers.Surviving are his...
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Gerald A. Cutchins

October 10, 1928 - August 16, 2017

Gerald "Jerry" A. Cutchins - 88, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.Jerry was born on October 10, 1928, in Attapulgus, Georgia. As a young man he worked with his father-in-law in the dry cleaning business. He was a WWII veteran of the US Navy and had served on the USS Toledo. He attended Mercer University and then earned his Bachelor's degree, in Philosophy, from...
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Joyce Bloom

May 8, 1942 - August 16, 2017

Joyce Faye Bloom, 75, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017, in a local health care facility.She was born in Polk County, Tennessee on May 8, 1942 to the late John and Grace Wright.Joyce worked many years in retail management throughout Chattanooga and later worked as a caregiver doing private sitting.She attended Calvary Memorial Baptist Church.She was preceded in...
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Mary Frances Wilson

February 9, 1951 - August 11, 2017

Mary Frances Wilson, 66, of Ooltewah, TN, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, she was a member of St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church where she was active in the Women's Ministry and served on the Mother's Board and was retired from the Hospitality Committee. In her spare time, Mary loved bowling and was on the Bowling league at Holiday Bowl for...
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Kasie Nguyen

June 15, 2007 - August 5, 2017

Kasie Nguyen, age 10, of Hixson, Tennessee passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017.She was born June 15, 2007, in San Gabriel, California and was a student at De Anza Elementary.Survivors include her loving parents, Kiet and Cam Nguyen, sister, Kristina Nguyen, and two brothers, Kayden Nguyen and Kristian Nguyen.Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 9th in the Valley View...
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Barbara Hawkins

June 26, 1935 - July 30, 2017

Barbara Hawkins, 82, of Ooltewah, passed away Sunday morning, July 30, 2017. She was a lifelong resident of East Ridge before moving to Ooltewah, and was a member of the Ooltewah Order of the Eastern Star #365, Ooltewah Chapter. Barbara was retired from Continental Films and was of the Baptist faith. She was the daughter of the late William "Dub" and Mary Frances Davenport and was the wife of...
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Charles M. Pendergraph

October 23, 1947 - July 29, 2017

Charles M. Pendergraph, 69, of Apison, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017.Charles was born and raised in Chattanooga and graduated from Central High School Class of 1965. He was a Master Barber and retired as owner of American Barber Salon in the Suntrust Bank Building. He was a US Army veteran serving in the Vietnam War and recipient of the Purple Heart. Charles was a member of the...
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Dennis Ray Franklin

January 11, 1953 - July 25, 2017

Dennis Ray Franklin Sr., 64, of Ringgold, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.Mr. Franklin was born and raised in Ringgold, Georgia. He was formerly employed as a Lab Tech at Shaw Industries. Dennis will always be remembered as a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather.He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Martha Franklin; and his brother, David Franklin...
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Evans Matthew Shelby

October 29, 1928 - July 23, 2017

Evans Matthew Shelby, 88, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017, in a local hospital.He was the son of the late Arthur and Merle Shelby and was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Susan Renee Shelby, and three siblings, Helen Wilson, Rhomas Shelby and Nan Glazier.Evans was a veteran of the U S Army having served his country as a combat engineer in the Korean Conflict. He...
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Bill R. Lollar

February 23, 1932 - July 21, 2017

Bill Reed Lollar - 85, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Friday, July, 21, 2017.He was born in Sparta, Tennessee in 1932. He owned and operated Bill's Barber Shop in Chattanooga for 45 years before retiring for health reasons.He was an active member of Concord Baptist Church.Bill was a member of Dalewood - Lakeside Lion's Club where he received the Melvin Jones Award. He served...
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Joyce Furcron

October 8, 1940 - July 18, 2017

Joyce Furcron, 76, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at her residence.She was born on October 8, 1940 to the late Reno "Doc" and Hilda Fleming. Joyce was a retired Office Manager with Westaff Temporary Services. She was a beloved wife, mother, Memom and biggest cheerleader for her family. Joyce along with her...
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Virginia Ruth Sisk

August 5, 1935 - July 8, 2017

Virginia Ruth Carlton Sisk, 81, of Chattanooga, TN, passed away on July 8, 2017. Her life was characterized by her faith in Jesus Christ, missionary service and her devotion to her husband and family. Virginia was born on August 5, 1935 to Charlie and Pearlie Carlton in Nortonville, KY. She was married to Donald R. Sisk on June 7, 1952, in Nortonville, KY. She and her husband served as...
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Sarah E. Smith

May 21, 1925 - July 6, 2017

Sarah Elizabeth "Lib" Smith, 92, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed awayThursday, July 6, 2017, at a local hospital after a long battle with health issues.She was the daughter of the late Charles and Grace Miller and was preceded indeath by her husband, Vernon Alexander Smith, infant son, Charles Smith andsister, Virginia Morgan.Lib was of the Methodist faith. She was a member of the...
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Richard E. Humphreys

August 18, 1936 - July 3, 2017

Richard E. "Peanut" Humphreys, Sr. - age 80, of Apison, Tennessee, passed away July 3, 2017, at home.He retired from McKee Foods and served in the U. S. Army Reserves. He was a member Silverdale Baptist Church and was loved by all.Survivors include his wife, Thelma Humphreys; children, Richard Humphreys, Jr., Marlene Combs, Vicki Rosen and Tony Spradley. He was "Pop" to nine grandchildren and...
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Bobby Wright

February 1, 1963 - July 1, 2017

Bobby Wright, 54, of Ringgold, GA, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and Ringgold area, he was employed with Stanley Security and was a member of IBEW Local #175 and the Peavine Baptist Church. Bobby loved playing horseshoes and horseback riding. He also enjoyed fishing and most of all cooking out with his family.Survivors include his wife, Vickie...
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Bob Dasal

September 5, 1946 - June 25, 2017

Pastor Bob Dasal, 70, of Ooltewah, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 25, 2017. Brother Bob was born in Charleston, South Carolina to the late Domingo and Eloise Dasal, earned his undergraduate degree from Southwest Baptist College and attended Southwest Theological Seminary. He was a member of Ooltewah Baptist Church and had pastored many churches during his 50 years of ministry...
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Ronald W. Harvey

March 7, 1944 - June 24, 2017

Ronald "Ron" W. Harvey, Jr., 73, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away, Saturday, June 24, 2017, at his residence.He was the son of the late Ronald and Evelyn Harvey and was preceded in death by his brother, Larry Harvey.Ron was a veteran of the U S Air Force having served in Vietnam. He worked many years in auto sales prior to retiring from DHL.He was of the Methodist faith.Survivors include...
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JoLeen M. Flack

November 10, 1925 - June 21, 2017

JoLeen Flack, 91, of Chattanooga, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017.She was born on November 10, 1925 in Liberty, Missouri to the late Nelson and Thelma Coffin Flack. She is preceded in death by her sister, Barbara Flack and cousin, Carla Wearner whom she loved dearly and took her family in as her own.JoLeen graduated from high school in Shawnee, Oklahoma in 1942. Due to her father...
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Sylvia McGhee

July 27, 1941 - June 21, 2017

Sylvia Sidney McGhee, 75, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at her residence.She was the daughter of the late Sidney and Elizabeth Sewell and was preceded in death by her husband, Walter "Ralph" McGhee, two sisters, Jenny Sewell, Patricia Sewell and a brother, Sidney Sewell, Jr.Sylvia was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on July 27, 1941. She retired from TVA where...
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Tim Ball

April 7, 1955 - June 20, 2017

John Timothy "Tim" Ball, 62, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away, Tuesday, June 20, 2017.Tim worked as a paralegal at a law firm. Some of his passions in life included Genealogy and his beloved dog, Annie.He was of the Methodist faith.He was preceded in death by his sister Belinda Ball Lusk.Survivors include his parents, John and Billie Ball of Chattanooga, TN, sister, Lisa Sutton and nephew,...
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Terri Lynn Wiley

October 15, 1951 - June 18, 2017

Terri Lynn Wiley, 65, of Ooltewah, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 18, 2017.Terri was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. She moved to Chattanooga in 1979 and retired from the Hamilton County Department of Education as a Paraeducator having worked at Hunter Middle School. She was also a very dedicated member of Silverdale Baptist Church.Surviving are her son, Jonathan ...
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Thomas Shope

November 9, 1956 - June 11, 2017

Thomas "Tom" Earl Shope, 60, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017, at his residence.He was born on November 9, 1956, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Tom was the owner/operator of XMT Enterprises in Chattanooga, leased to SWIFT, agent of US XPRESS.He was of the Episcopal faith.Survivors include his wife, Marilynne Hakes Shope, daughter, Christina Dawn Shope, both of Ooltewah, TN,...
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Martha Sue Minor

March 24, 1942 - June 7, 2017

Martha Sue Minor, age 75, of Ooltewah, passed away at her home on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.She was born March 24, 1942 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to the late R. B. and Winifred Lee Dodd. She was preceded in death by her husband R. B. Minor, Jr.Martha was a longtime employee, as office manager, of Hills Department Store and a homemaker.She was of the Baptist faith.Survivors include her five children...
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Mitchell L. Brogdon

September 22, 1954 - June 4, 2017

Mitchell Brogdon, 62, of Ooltewah, TN, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017. A lifelong resident of the Ooltewah area, he was of the Church of God faith and was preceded in death by his parents Mark Brogdon and Susie Oliver Brogdon Gray and a brother, Marlon "P nut" Brogdon.Survivors include his daughter, Misty Dawn Catchings; his siblings, Doris (Leroy) Adams, Sharon (Damon) Wiley, Charlene (Pete)...
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Lorene A. McKinney

February 5, 1935 - May 31, 2017

Lorene Anna McKinney - age 82, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.She was the daughter of the late Harry and Sallie Day and was preceded in death by her infant sister, Lola Loretta Day and brother, Harry Day, Jr.Lorene retired from DuPont after 38 years and was a member of Ooltewah Baptist Church. She loved to plant flowers, work out in her yard and talk...
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Austin David Labor

October 3, 1991 - May 30, 2017

Austin David Labor, age 25, passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Native of the Chattanooga area, Austin was born on October 3, 1991. Austin was an avid outdoor enthusiast, gifted artist, traveler, involved member of his family, trusted friend, and proud owner to his faithful dog, Buckle. Austin is survived by his parents, Jim and Carol Labor, sister Mel Ramirez, brothers Jason and Ryan Labor,...
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Sam Scholtz

October 23, 1931 - May 28, 2017

Sam Scholtz, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017.Mr. Scholtz was born and raised in Chattanooga. He retired from Northside Upholstery, was of the Baptist faith, and was a US Army veteran serving in the Korean War.Surviving are his daughters, Jimmie Hansard, Jerrie Rogers and Jackie Scholtz; 6 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.Visitation will be on Thursday from 11 AM...
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Walter Nereus Brzezienski

May 12, 1927 - May 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist Valley View Chapel, Chattanooga, TN.
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Jewel Elizabeth Farrar

July 17, 1915 - May 27, 2017

Jewel Elizabeth Watson Farrar - age 101, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 27, 2017.Jewel was preceded in death by her husband, John Lewis Farrar, her parents, Galia Stewart Watson and William Lafayette Watson, and her siblings who were all from Camden, Tennessee, four sisters, Magaldine Smith, Mina Butler, Pearl Floyd and Linda Cagle, and three brothers, Rev....
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Marilyn Forrester

February 20, 1952 - May 26, 2017

Marilyn "Rita" Forrester, 65, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017, in a local hospital.She was a native of Chattanooga and was of the Church of God faith.Rita was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Phyllis Hicks, four brothers and three sisters.Survivors include her three children, Donnie Ray (Tracy) Forrester, of Ooltewah, TN, Randall "Cotton" Lee (Crystal)...
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Sandy Bradley

September 3, 1969 - May 24, 2017

Sandy Stott Bradley of Harrison, Tennessee, passed away in the comfort of her home with her family on May 24, 2017, following a brief illness.She is survived by her husband Timothy; her children Laurel and Thomas; her mother, LaVerne Thomas Stott; her sister, Debbie Stott (James) Sutton; nieces, Alison Kirby and Samantha Pierce; In-Laws, Martin(Stella) Bradley; her sister-in-law, Tereana Kerr;...
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Jerilyn Faulkner

March 17, 1977 - May 13, 2017

Jerilyn Kielle Faulkner (nee Sharpe) passed away May 13, 2017 at the Parkridge Medical Center, Chattanooga, TN.Jerilyn was born March 17, 1977 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to Ed and Treva Sharpe.She was homeschooled and at completion enrolled in a lifestyle educator course in Norway, where she learned Swedish massage and hydrotherapy, along with other healing skills. In 1996 she moved with her...
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Dorothy M. Duff

September 9, 1932 - May 12, 2017

Dorothy Marie Duff - 84, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017.She was born in Englewood, Tennessee on September 9, 1932, to the late Robert and Estelle Raper. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ruel Duff, Jr., three brothers, Kenneth, Carl and Otis Raper, five sisters, Louise Duff, Mary Sue Stiles, Ruth Blackwell, Wanda Barnette, Lucille Durrick and grandson,...
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Lloyd Lloyd Roberts

May 12, 1950 - May 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist Valley View Chapel, Chattanooga, TN.
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Charles David Wright

August 27, 1946 - May 9, 2017

Charles David Wright - 70, of Ringgold, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017.He was the son of the late Ray and Alta Wright and was preceded in death by his wife, Nadine Wright and three siblings, Larry, Louise and Jerry Wright.Charles was a veteran of the U. S. Navy. He had a great love for the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a master brick mason and had worked on the brick...
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Maryann Malon

April 26, 1935 - May 4, 2017

Maryann "Tari" Malon, 82 of Ooltewah, Tennessee passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving husband and family on Thursday, May 4th, 2017. She was born in Stroudsburg, PA on April 26, 1935, daughter of the late James and Lillian Schultz. She graduated from Stroudsburg High School and Churchman Business College. One of her memorable High School experiences was playing the leading role as...
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Lisa A. Downey

October 19, 1972 - April 28, 2017

Lisa Ann Downey, 44, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017, at her residence.She was born on October 19, 1972 in Martin, Tennessee. Lisa was a social worker for the Hamilton County School System. She received her BA degree from the University of Tennessee, Martin and her MA degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She had a variety of hobbies and interests and had...
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Donald Turney

May 14, 1937 - April 28, 2017

Donald Turney, 79, of Ooltewah passed away Friday, April 28, 2017 at his home. He was the son of the late Fred and Alberta Turney. He was of the Protestant Faith and was a U.S. Navy Submarine Veteran. Donald loved the outdoors, working with computer's, and most of all loved his grandchildren.Donald was also preceded in death by his brother Jack Alexander Turney.He is survived by his loving...
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William Jesse

November 12, 1969 - April 27, 2017

William Jessie Taylor - 47, of Birchwood, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017.Will was born at the Naval Base in Groton, Connecticut on November 12, 1969. He was born with spina bifida and spent a lot of time at various hospitals. He received a Certificate of Education from Central High School in 1989 and was honorary Purple Pounder football team member. Will attended the Signal...
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Patricia Ann Hinshaw

November 16, 1949 - April 24, 2017

Patricia "Pat" Ann Hinshaw, 67, of Ooltewah, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017.Patricia was born and raised in Ringgold, GA to the late Faber and Betty Womack. She was a graduate of McKenzie Business School and retired as a mail carrier with the US Postal Service after 30 years. Patricia attended Crossroads Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, attending her...
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Alice Randolph

August 30, 1934 - April 23, 2017

Alice Randolph, 82, of Ooltewah, TN, passed away, Sunday, April 23, 2017. A resident of the Chattanooga area for the past 44 years, she was a member of the Ooltewah Baptist Church and was retired from McKee Foods Corporation. She was also a member and past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star.Survivors include her husband, Guy Randolph; daughter, Pam Randolph (Gina Hyatt), Canton, GA,...
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Beverly Vaughn Bruton

December 2, 1936 - April 20, 2017

Beverly Vaughn Bruton, 80, formerly of Placentia, CA, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017.Beverly was retired from Los Angeles County Health Department as a microbiologist.All services will be private.
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Thomas Steele

August 28, 1959 - April 11, 2017

Tom HaydenThomas "Tom" Steele Hayden, 57, of Apison, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at his home after battling pancreatic cancer. He is preceded in death by his parents Charles and Rubye Hayden and stepson Clint Scoggins.Tom was a loving husband to his wife Melanie Buckner Hayden and devoted father to their daughter Cloee and his two sons Matt and Mitch. Tom is also survived by...
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L. Reeves

October 5, 1930 - April 10, 2017

Robert ReevesRobert "Bob" L. Reeves, 86, passed away peacefully April 10, 2017 at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga. In 1952, Bob married his sweetheart Norma June Riggs. Bob served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He later worked as a welder and iron worker as a member of the Iron Workers Local 704.As a founding member of Bayside Baptist Church in...
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Sherry Denise Crowther

October 22, 1962 - April 7, 2017

Sherry Denise Crowther, 54, of Ooltewah, passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017.Sherry was born and raised in Asheville, NC. She was a member of Silverdale Baptist Church, loved spending time with her family and at the farm, and horseback riding.She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Doug Crowther; daughter, Laycica (Bret) Harjes; son, River Crowther; grandsons, Ethan and Evan Harjes; father,...
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Brooke Nicole Robinson

October 24, 1981 - March 29, 2017

Brooke Nicole Robinson - 35, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017.She was preceded in death by her mother, Lesa Sutton, maternal grandparents, Robert and Louise Sutton and cousin, Kevin Rapier.Brooke was a former employee with Life Care Center of Ooltewah and Martin Boyd Christian Home.Survivors include her father and step mother, Phillip and Gail Robinson, step brother,...
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Nova M. Prueitt

November 4, 1935 - March 29, 2017

Nova M. Prueitt, age 81, of Harrison, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.She was the daughter of the late Louis and Karma Ratcliff and was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence C. Prueitt, son, Timothy C. Prueitt, two sisters, Mary Lou, Wanda and brother, Stacey.She was a member of Cedar Ridge Seventh-day Adventist Church and was a retired nurse in Hamilton County.Survivors...
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Ted S. Steed

November 13, 1933 - March 23, 2017

Theo "Ted" Scroggin Steed, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017.Ted was born on November 13, 1933 in Rome, Georgia and grew up in Centre, Alabama. After graduation from Centre High School and attended Jacksonville State College graduating with a degree in Biology and Chemistry. After a stint in the US Army serving in Germany, he returned stateside and moved to Marietta,...
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Robert V. Mayer

October 2, 1923 - March 13, 2017

On March 13, 2017, Lieutenant Commander Robert V. Mayer was relieved of his final command at his home in Whitwell, Tennessee.Robert, a native of Yardville, New Jersey, proudly served his country for 30 years in the United States Navy. There, he met his bride to be Telegrapher's Mate Marietta Faulkner Bramble of Nashville, Tennessee. Robert and Marietta were married for 72 years.The Commander...
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Emily Taylor Parker

March 27, 1995 - March 11, 2017

Emily Taylor Parker, 21, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Emily was born in Memphis, TN on March 27, 1995. She was a graduate of Ooltewah High School and received her cosmetology degree at Chattanooga State. As a believer in Christ, her strong faith was evident through her compassion for people. Emily is survived by her parents, Jamie and Dana Parker; brother, Jerron Parker ; paternal...
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Skyler Davis Craver

July 3, 1991 - March 9, 2017

Skyler Davis Craver, 25, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017.Skyler was born in Chattanooga and graduated from Meigs County High School. He was currently employed at Amazon.He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Kenneth Craver, Sr; and maternal great-grandparents, Roy and Roberta Davis, and Harold and Mina Pryor.Surviving are his mother, Emilee Davis Wooten;...
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Robert L. Reno

November 20, 1943 - March 9, 2017

Robert "Bob" Reno, 73, of Ooltewah, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was of the Baptist faith and was retired from UA 43 Plumbers & Steamfitters with 30 years of service.Bob was a member of the Chattanooga Masonic Lodge #199 F&AM; Alhambra Shrine and the Scottish Rite and was an avid motorcycle rider. He was also a Vietnam Veteran...
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Michael L. Nation

May 10, 1967 - March 8, 2017

Michael L. Nation, 49, of McDonald, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.Michael was born in Chattanooga and raised in McDonald. He loved puzzles, coloring, watching tv, eating and especially Reece's Cups. He always loved Mickey Mouse and Kermit the Frog. He loved opening Christmas gifts. He was very loved and cared for by his mom and dad. Michael was a very special person, always causing...
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David Lee Gildon

February 15, 1968 - March 7, 2017

David Lee Gildon, 49, of Chattanooga, passed unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.David was born and in Dothan, Alabama on February 15th 1968, to Emmitt and Barbara Gildon. David was raised in Oklahoma. As a young adult, he returned to live in Alabama. David had an amazing personality and ability to relate to all people. He loved and was much loved by his family and many friends. Nature,...
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Thelma Elizabeth Stafford Boring

May 17, 1922 - March 5, 2017

Thelma Elizabeth Stafford Boring, 94, of Ooltewah, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017, at a local nursing home.She was a member of John's Memorial Baptist Church.Thelma enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.She had previously worked as a cafeteria worker at Ooltewah Elementary School and was an employee of Chastain Egg Company.She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and...
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Willard Farmer

July 10, 1923 - March 2, 2017

Willard Farmer, 93 of Birchwood, TN passed comfortably at his home on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Mr. Farmer was a Marine Veteran that served at Guadalcanal during World War II.He is preceded in death by his son, Gary Thomas Farmer. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Kathleen Farmer. Three children: Ronald W. Farmer, Sandra (Charles) Poole and JoAnn Lynch along with grandchildren, Sara ...
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Emily Simmons

August 14, 1929 - February 22, 2017

Emily Rice Dixon Simmons, 87, of Chattanooga, TN, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, February 22, 2017. A native of Carlisle, Kentucky, she was born on August 14, 1929 to the late Floyd H. and Alma W. Dixon. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Dixon.She has been a resident of the Chattanooga area for the past 60 years and was a member of the Hickory Valley Christian...
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George H. Akers

June 18, 1926 - February 4, 2017

George Hillry Akers, 90, of Collegedale, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017.He was the son of the late Hillry B. and Kitty H. Akers and was preceded in death by his son, Douglas Allen Akers, and sister, Miriam Dalecki.Dr. George Akers , who earned his PH.D from University of Southern California in 1966, was a lifelong educator and administrator for the Seventh-day Adventist...
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Dennis Lee Bailey

December 21, 1949 - February 2, 2017

Dennis Lee "Killer" Bailey - 67, of Harrison, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2017.He was born December 21, 1949 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to the late Hub and Josephine Bailey.Dennis was a retired brick mason and an avid dirt track race car driver where he received his nickname "Killer". He also had a great love and passion for antique cars.Survivors include his loving wife, Eva...
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John Firman Miles

January 8, 1947 - February 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist Valley View Chapel, Chattanooga, TN.
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Clyde Melvin Reeves

March 29, 1940 - January 30, 2017

Clyde Melvin Reeves - 76, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away Monday, January 30, 2017.He was the son of the late James Albert Reeves and Mary Rebecca Stewart Reeves and was preceded in death by his first wife, Gwendolyn Wilson Reeves, sister, Betty Cook, two brothers, Lloyd and Ray Reeves and step-son, Jeff Stone.Clyde was a veteran of the US Air Force and retired from the Navy Reserves as a...
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Ellen H. Heath

November 11, 1930 - January 28, 2017

Ellen H. Heath, 86, of Chattanooga, TN, passed away Saturday, January 28, 2017. She was a lifelong resident of Selma, Alabama before moving to Chattanooga in 2007 and was a member of the Church of Christ. She loved crafts and playing cards, and was the Rook Champion at Martin-Boyd Christian Home. She was also active in church work and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great...
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Kenneth Gibbs

February 28, 1937 - January 27, 2017

Kenneth Gibbs, 79, of Ooltewah, TN, went home to be with his Lord on January 27, 2016, surrounded by his family. He retired as a Bridge Inspector from the Tennessee Department of Transportation after 43 years of service. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend to many, many people, and he will be greatly missed. He was a member and Deacon Emeritus of Bayside Baptist Church...
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Jeanice Griffin

December 17, 1920 - January 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist Valley View Chapel, Chattanooga, TN.
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John Raulston

February 21, 1930 - January 23, 2017

John Patton Raulston, 86, of Jasper, TN, passed away Monday, January 23, 2017 at his Chattanooga Residence. He was the son of the late William Patton and Helen Deakins Raulston and was preceded in death by his wife Jacquelyn Raulston.John was a mechanical and electrical engineer. He served as an electrician mate PO2 on the USS Benjamin White Norris DDE 859 during the Korean War. He was a member...
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Claire Roessel

January 14, 1927 - January 22, 2017

Claire Emery Roessel, 90, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, formerly of Pennsylvania passed away Sunday, January 22, 2017.She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 14, 1927. She was the daughter of the late William F. and Clara V. Emery and was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Roessel and daughter, Joyce Lynn Roessel.Claire was a member of Silverdale Baptist Church.Survivors...
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Jo Jo Collins

July 24, 1921 - January 20, 2017

Mrs. Jo Collins, 95, of Chattanooga, Tennessee passed away Friday, January 20, 2017.Mrs. Collins was born in Chattanooga on July 24, 1921. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd R. Collins and brother, Earl Carter.She was a member of Highland Park Baptist Church.Survivors include her son Lloyd Ray Collins, his wife, Sandra D. Collins, of Snellville, GA., granddaughter, Laura Michele...
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Parkie J. Stephenson

November 23, 1925 - January 19, 2017

Parkie J. Stephenson, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2017.She was born November 23, 1925 in McMinn County, Tennessee and was a graduate of Calhoun High School.Parkie retired from the Hamilton County Nursing Home where she worked as an assistant in the pharmacy.She was a member of Silverdale Baptist Church for 47 years.She was preceded in death by her parents, Garry and Etta...
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Jan Kromhout

April 8, 1930 - January 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist Valley View Chapel, Chattanooga, TN.
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Kelly Hughes

August 9, 1955 - January 15, 2017

Arthur Kelly Hughes, 61, of Chattanooga, TN, passed away Sunday morning, January 15, 2017. He is preceded in death by his son Kyle, and parents Arthur and Dorothy Hughes. He is survived by his wife Karen, daughter Apryl, son Andrew, grandson Jackson, granddaughter Navilie, and sisters: Ellen Jackson, Donna Strickland and Margaret Lane.Kelly grew up in South Florida, graduated from South...
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Rickey Smartt

January 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist Valley View Chapel, Chattanooga, TN.
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Rickey Smartt

January 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist Valley View Chapel, Chattanooga, TN.
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Weston William Kenneth

November 20, 1936 - December 26, 2016

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Etta Faye Hayworth

January 14, 1951 - December 24, 2016

Etta Faye McCarver Hayworth, 65, of Cleveland, Tennessee went to be with her Lord and Savior December 24, 2016, surrounded by loving family and friends. A native of Dunlap and Cagle Mountain, she attended Ringgold High School, graduating in 1969. Etta worked in the family business handling the administrative affairs of Joseph Levi and Sons Nursery in Chattanooga.Etta is preceded in death by her...
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Carole Smith

April 25, 1922 - December 24, 2016

Carole F. Smith, "Mutti", passed away Christmas Eve, December 24th, 2016 surrounded by her family. She was ninety-four years old. Carole was born April 25, 1922 in Greenville, SC to the late Harriet and Edward Fluker. She was a graduate of St. Petersburg Florida High School, class of 1938, and she attended St. Pete Business College.Carole met her husband, Lyman B. Smith, who was stationed in St....
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Nick D. Kennedy

October 11, 1935 - December 22, 2016

Nick Kennedy, Sr.Nicholas Davis Kennedy, Sr., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 22, 2016, after a sudden illness. He was 81.Nick served his country as a United States Marine from 1953-56, his city as an officer of the Chattanooga Police Department, his family as a business owner, and his Savior as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He was very involved with CBMC International...
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David Rance Lane

March 7, 1939 - December 21, 2016

David Lane - 77, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016.He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy and a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church.Funeral services will be held 12:30 p.m., Friday, December 23rd in the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., Thursday,...
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Esta Reno

March 2, 1917 - December 18, 2016

Esta Simmons Reno, age 99, of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord Sunday, December 18, 2016.She was born March 2, 1917 to the late E.L. and Mamie Simmons. She is preceded in death by her husband, Willis Reno, daughter, Neva Jo Casey, two brothers and two sisters. Esta was strong in her faith and loved her family deeply. She was an active member of the Church Of God and loved to sing and...
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Mary Jo Vaughn

November 13, 1932 - December 17, 2016

Mary Jo Vaughn, age 84, of Chattanooga went home to be with her Lord Saturday, December 17, 2016. She was born November 13, 1932 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Thomas Nathan and Rosaline Rucker Patterson.Mary Jo attended Belmont College in Nashville. She was a longtime member of Ridgedale Baptist Church and had taught the Abundant Life Sunday School Class for over 25 years. Mary Jo was...
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Michele Stidham

September 10, 1954 - December 14, 2016

Michele "Micky" Stidham, 62, of Ooltewah, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016. A native of Richmond, Indiana, she has been a resident of the Chattanooga area for the past 47 years and was of the Catholic faith. She was a retired Travel Agent who loved to travel and loved life in general as a full time wife, Mother and, friend who brought joy and love to all around her. She was the daughter...
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Gladys K. Samuelson

April 6, 1921 - December 9, 2016

Gladys K. Samuelson- 95, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away Friday, December 9, 2016, in a Cleveland health care facility.She was the daughter of the late Hoyal and Loma Mae Jackson and was preceded in death by her first husband, Ernest Lewis Wilson, second husband, Vernon Samuelson and grandson, Shane Wilson.She was born in Meigs County, Tennessee and was of the Baptist faith. Gladys was...
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Richard L. Marshall

April 7, 1954 - December 7, 2016

Richard L. Marshall, 62, of Cleveland, TN, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016. He was born April 7, 1954 in Seymour, Indiana to Gerald Marshall Jr. and Marjorie Louise Sallee Marshall. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jeff Marshall.Rick was the beloved husband of Debi Marshall and cherished father to his daughters Danielle and Laura Marshall and Dee Bauer. He is also...
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David Randal Thomas

December 9, 1968 - December 5, 2016

David Randal Thomas - 47, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away Monday, December 5, 2016, at his residence.Graveside services will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 10, 2016, at Wesleyann Cemetery in Apison, Tennessee with Pastor Jeni Lee officiating.Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Valley View Chapel.
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Peter Read

July 15, 1934 - November 30, 2016

Pastor Peter Read, 82, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away, Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at his residence.He was born July 15, 1934 to the late Kate and Ernest Charles Read in Watford, England.Peter attended Newbold College graduating with his ministerial diploma in 1954 and later graduated with a BA in Religion from Southern Missionary College in 1955.He was a pastor for the Seventh-day...
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Susie Geree Gray

February 22, 1934 - November 29, 2016

Susie "Geree" Brogdon Gray, age 82 of Ooltewah, passed away Tuesday evening, November 29, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was born February 22, 1934 to the late Ben & Ella Oliver.Her favorite thing to do was to spend time with family and friends and to witness for the Lord. She was of the Church of...
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E. G. Peach

December 10, 1936 - November 27, 2016

Emerson Gorman "E. G." Peach - 79, of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016.E. G. was born December 10, 1936 in Princess Anne Co., Virginia. He was the owner of Economy Moving and Storage and was a member of Gamble Road Baptist Church.He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Thomas and Ethel A. Peach, four brothers, Lewis Peach, H. T. Peach Jr., William Peach, Paul...
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David Michael Haley

July 28, 1956 - November 26, 2016

David Michael Haley, 60, of Georgetown, Tennessee, passed away, Saturday, November 26, 2016, in a Chattanooga area hospital.He was born on July 28th, 1956, to the late Dwight and Sara Jo Haley, in Manchester, Tennessee.David graduated from Central High School in Chattanooga and was a Vietnam Veteran having served his country in the U S Army. He retired as a truck driver with Solomon Corporation...
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Mary EASTERDAY

August 23, 1949 - November 23, 2016

Mary Griffith Easterday, 67, of Knoxville Tennessee returned home to her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Surviving are her sons - Jeremy Easterday of Knoxville and Jeff (Nicole) Easterday of Chattanooga; Grandchildren - Courtney, Connor, and Trevor Easterday of Orlando, Florida and Sophie and Anabelle Easterday of Chattanooga, TN; Brother - Mark (Barbara) Griffith of Nashville,...
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