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Our Obituaries

Jo Ladell Robinson

August 7, 1936 - March 26, 2015

Jo Ladell Robinson, 78 of Rossville departed this life Thursday, March 26, 2015. She was born in Chattanooga to the late Marcus & Myrtle Crye. She worked in retail for Miller Bro., Hess's Department Store, and retired from Dollar Tree after 14 years of service. Jo was a member of Greens Lake Road Church of Christ in East Ridge. She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. ...
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Dr. Paul A. Nassour, MD

February 28, 1942 - March 26, 2015

Dr. Paul A. Nassour, MD ("Dr. Nasty") long-time area Emergency Medicine physician, passed away Thursday- March 26, 2015 at his residence. Dr. Nasty was very well thought of and highly respected in the medical field in the Chattanooga and Northwest Georgia area. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00-8:00 pm (location to be determined) and a memoriam service will be held Thursday Morning at...
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Iva McDaniel Herron

July 6, 1935 - March 24, 2015

Iva McDaniel Herron, 79, of Chickamauga, GA, departed this life Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Born in Rome, GA to the late Sam and Clementine Elliot, she had lived in Chickamauga for most of her life and was a member of the Rossville Seventh-Day Adventist church. She loved gardening as well as spending time with her beloved family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in...
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Elizabeth M. Silvers

June 6, 1935 - March 22, 2015

Elizabeth Mary Silvers, 79, of Chickamauga, Ga, passed away on March 22, 2015. A resident of North Georgia for more than 35 years, she was of the Catholic faith and a member of Saint Gerard's Catholic Church in Fort Oglethorpe, GA. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who will be missed by all who knew her. She is preceded in death by her parents; Joseph and Mary ...
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Donna Johnson

March 22, 2015

Donna Sue Johnson, 52 of Chickamauga departed this life Sunday, March 22, 2015. Donna was preceded in death by her father, Clyde White and was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include her husband of 11 years, Steve Johnson of Chickamauga, mother, Judy White of Cleveland, children, J.D. (Kimberly) Chase of Chattanooga, Jessica (Michael) Grover of Harrison, Melanie Johnson of Michigan, Stevie...
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Ronald Hayes Raby

November 19, 1954 - March 22, 2015

Ronald Hayes Raby, 60, of Rossville, GA, passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2015. He was born in Jacksonville, FL on November 19, 1954 to Lawrence and Betty (Posey) Raby. Ronald was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga TN. He is preceded in death by his Father and two brothers; Rocky Underwood and Michael "Hip" Kelly. Survivors include his mother; Betty (Posey) Turner, son; Michael (Courtney)...
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Frances Maureen Phelps Norman Bratcher

October 24, 1935 - March 19, 2015

Frances Maureen Phelps Norman Bratcher, 79, of Old Fort, Tennessee went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 19, 2015. She had lived in the Flintstone and Lookout Mountain areas for most of her life and was a member of Freedom Fellowship in Cleveland, TN. She was previously employed with the State of Tennessee as a Pre-School Teacher for more than 21 years before retiring in...
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Billy Joe Harrison

June 4, 1949 - March 19, 2015

Billy Joe Harrison, 65, of Chickamauga, Georgia, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on March 19, 2015. He had lived in the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas for most of his life and was a member of Battlefield Baptist Church. Billy had worked in the Restaurant Industry for many years in local area Shoney's and retired from Crystal Springs Smokehouse after more than 9 years as a chef. He...
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Larry Edward Orr

March 17, 2015

Larry Edward Orr, 58, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia passed away Tuesday March 17, 2015 at his residence. A lifelong resident of the Catoosa County area, he attended New Bethel Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, James Edward Orr Sr. and Katherine Louise Milford Orr and brother, James' Buddy" Orr Jr. He is survived by uncle and aunt, William "Bill" and Bobbie Milford of Tunnel Hill,...
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Johnnie Ruth Correll

March 16, 2015

Johnnie Ruth Correll, 86, went home to be with her Lord, Monday, March 16, 2015. She was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, William Ernest and Minnie Lee Quarles Correll; sisters, Dorothy Faye Stoker, Carolyn Joyce Correll, Barbara Jean Correll, and brother, Donald Ray Correll. Ruth is survived by her...
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James Willie Smith

February 27, 1933 - March 16, 2015

James Willie Smith, 82, of Flintstone, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 16, 2015. He was surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was a member of the Chattanooga Valley Baptist Church and was a veteran of the United States Army, and served in the Korean War. He retired from Chattem, Inc. in 1996 after more than 39 years of service as a truck driver. He was...
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Leonard Ray Cooper

August 2, 1943 - March 15, 2015

Leonard Ray Cooper, age 71, of Rossville, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was of the Baptist Faith. Leonard was a loving father, grandfather and brother who will be missed greatly. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Diane Cooper and parents, Albert and Edith Cooper. Leonard is survived by his children, David Cooper of...
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Margaret Perry Pursley

September 3, 1923 - March 14, 2015

Margaret R. "Granny" Perry, age 91 of Rossville, passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2015. She was born to the late Eugene and Hattie Mae Smith Gilley in Cedartown and has lived in the Rossville Area for the past 62 yrs. Margaret was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, retired from E. Con Carpet Mills in 1988 after 39 yrs., and was a loving mother, grandmother, and sister who will be greatly...
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Fred Williams

March 9, 2015

Fred Williams, 84 of Flintstone, Georgia departed this life Monday, March 09, 2015. He was born in Tallapoosa, Georgia to the late Fred & Kate Williams. He served in the United States Air Force and later retired from Amerisource after 17 years of service there, and he was a long time member at Flintstone Baptist Church. Fred was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Louise...
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Dorothy Mae Houser

September 26, 1939 - March 7, 2015

Dorothy Mae (Carlisle) Houser, 75, of Ringgold left this world on Saturday, March 7, 2015. She had lived in the North Georgia area for over 50 years and was of the Baptist faith. Dorothy enjoyed quilting and was a loving and devoted wife and mother. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Eva Carlisle, and several siblings. Survivors include her loving husband of more than...
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Michael L. Ashook

November 11, 1942 - March 7, 2015

Michael Lynn Ashook, 72, of Ringgold, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015. He had lived in the North Georgia area for over 25 years and was a member of Battlefield Parkway Church of the Nazarene. Michael served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Seawolf and was a builder in the construction industry for more than 20 years. Michael was an avid outdoorsman, who loved traveling, fishing and...
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Kenneth Killingsworth

September 18, 1941 - March 5, 2015

Kenneth Lebron Killingsworth, age 73 of Lookout Valley, passed away on Thursday March 5, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga Area and was of the Baptist Faith. Kenneth retired in 2004 as an appliance repairman, after more than 30 yrs. He served his country in the U.S. Army, was an avid Cubs Fan and enjoyed fishing & traveling to Florida and Chicago. Kenneth was a loving father...
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Joyce J. Klein

March 5, 2015

Joyce Johnson Klein, 76 of Rossville departed this life Thursday, March 05, 2015. She was born in Columbia, Tennessee to the late Wm. & Blanche Johnson. Joyce retired from Memorial Hospital after 33 years of service there and was a member of First Bible Methodist Church in Chattanooga. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Ann Murphy, Mary Cooper, Lovania Ward and brother, Claude...
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Doyle Lee Hogan

July 27, 1964 - March 2, 2015

Doyle Lee Hogan, 50 of East Ridge, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was of the Baptist faith. He retired from Dixie Industries in 2012 after more than 28 years of service and loved racing at Boyd Speedway where he was known as "Sweet Lee Hogan". He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed by all...
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J.W. Mayne

September 7, 1937 - March 2, 2015

J. W. Mayne, 77 of Rossville left this world on Monday, March 2, 2015. He had lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life and was of the Christian faith. He retired from Yates Bleachery in 2010 after more than 51 years of service and enjoyed traveling, going to the Smokey Mountains and had a passion for caring and taking in animals. Survivors include his loving wife of more...
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Walter "Buddy" Young

November 4, 1943 - March 2, 2015

Walter "Buddy" Young, 71, of Chattanooga went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, March 2, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was of the Baptist faith. "Wild Man Buddy Marlo" was a professional wrestler for several years and retired from the City of Chattanooga in 2012 after more than 35 years of service. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and...
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James "Jamie" Gass

February 28, 2015

James "Jamie" Gass, 50 of Chattanooga departed this life Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Maggie Ashley, and his daughter, Jennifer Allison Gass. Survivors include his daughters, Amanda (Adam) Dillinger of Ringgold, Melissa Gass of Red Bank, father, James Gass of Trenton, mother, Ruth Ann Johnson of Dunlap, siblings, Mark (Karen) Gass of Rising Fawn,...
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Wendell "Tiney" Jordan

April 28, 1946 - February 27, 2015

Wendell Sue "Tiney" Gilbert Jordan, age 68 of Rossville, passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015. She was born to the late Joseph and Mary Marie Gilbert in Chattanooga and was of the Baptist Faith. Tiney was a loving mother and grandmother, who will be greatly missed. She was also precede in death by her husband, Raymond Riley Jordan; grandson, Christopher Richard Jordan; and sister, Billie...
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Ruth Chambers

February 27, 2015

Ruth Stover Chambers, 77 of Rossville departed this life Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Ruth worked for SH Kress for many years and was the organist/vocalist at Calvary Church of God and more recently at New Covenant Holiness Church in Chattanooga. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Denton Petitt Black. Survivors include her loving husband of 22 years, Charles Chambers of Rossville,...
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James Christian

August 5, 1930 - February 27, 2015

James Robert Christian, age 84 of Rossville, passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was of the Baptist Faith. James retired from Wendy's International in 1994 after more than 20yrs and was a loving father, uncle and friend, who will be missed. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Pansy Mae Christian; sons, Terry Christian and Steve...
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Mary Susie Lawson Doyle

October 18, 1966 - February 25, 2015

Mary "Susie" Lawson Doyle, 48, of Rossville went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. She was raised in the Flintstone area and had lived in the North Georgia for most of her life. She was of the Christian faith and was previously employed with Erlanger Medical Center as a CNA for more than 29 years. She was a loving and devoted sister, wife and mother who will...
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Joel Levi Pemberton

February 24, 2014 - February 24, 2015

Little Joel Levi Pemberton entered heaven Tuesday โ€“ February 24, 2015. He was welcomed by his brother: Dakota Pemberton. Joel is the infant son of David Hicks and Amber Nichole Pemberton and is also survived by his sister: Jasmine Alaina Suggs, brother: Austin Hicks, grandparents: Joel Pemberton, Brian and LaShell Clayton, Earl and Sheila Clayton, great-grandparents: Donnie Pemberton and...
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Kathleen Ingle Ellis

February 24, 2015

Kathleen Ingle Ellis, 84 of Ringgold departed this life Tuesday, February 24, 2015. She was born in Bessemer, Alabama to the late Claude & Stella Ingle and was of the Christian Faith. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Bernie, Bill, Leon, Bobby Ingle, husband, Clarence Ellis, sons, Ronnie and Robert "Billy" Ellis, and granddaughter, Shannon Ellis. Survivors include her...
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Edith Bell Bass

February 24, 2015

Edith Louise Bell Bass, 96 of Chickamauga departed this life Tuesday, February 24, 2015. She was born in Walker County, Georgia to the late Warren & Lillian Bell. She was a member of Mission Ridge Baptist Church and a Gray Lady at Hutcheson Medical Center. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Edward Bass, Sr. and son, Ernest Bass. Survivors include her children, Edward Bass, Jr...
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Neida Mae Scudgins

July 10, 1954 - February 22, 2015

Neida Mae Scudgins, 60 of Soddy Daisy went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, February 22, 2015. She was born in East Ridge, Tennessee to the late, Buster & Kathryn Irwin and had lived in the Chattanooga & Soddy Daisy areas for most of her life. She was of the Baptist faith and was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be greatly missed by...
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David Hall

July 9, 1957 - February 22, 2015

David Allen Hall "The American Dream," 57, of Chattanooga, TN passed away February 22, 2015. He was born in Crossville, TN to the late Fain & Mary Hall. Survivors include his daughters, LaTissa Miller, and Allison (Lesther Muniz) Hall of Chattanooga TN, his sister, Pam (Danny) Cox, and brothers, Tim (Wendy) Hall, and James (Kim) Hall, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will...
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John E. Harris

February 21, 2015

John E. Harris, 69 of Flintstone, GA departed this life February 21, 2015. He was born in Chickamauga, GA to the late James & Ruth Harris. Survivors include his children, Mark Harris of Flintstone, Michelle Harris of Rossville, Melisa (Thomas) Cameron of Rossville, grandchildren, Nathan, Tammy, Johnathon, Bryan, Devan, great grandchildren, Jordan, Hope, Kalyb, Brooklyn, and several nieces...
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Mary Louise Gamblin Anderson

February 21, 2015

Mary Louise Gamblin Anderson, 84, of Chickamauga, Georgia passed away Saturday February 21, 2015 in a local nursing home facility. A lifelong resident of the Chickamauga area, she was a former employee of the Walker County Senior Center and was a member of Old Bethel Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband LeBron Anderson; parents, George Thomas and Mary Blanche Matthews...
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Sharon Yvonne Dean

June 5, 1957 - February 20, 2015

Sharon Yvonne Dean, 57, of Rock Spring, Georgia passed away Friday February 20, 2015 at her residence. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was of the Baptist faith. Sharon was a 1975 graduate of Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School and spent most of her school years at Rossville. She is preceded in death by her parents, Varlis Owen and Ida Mae Poe Dean. She is survived...
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Patricia Patton Tapp

December 5, 1952 - February 18, 2015

Patricia Patton Tapp, 62 of Chickamauga departed this life Wednesday, February 18, 2015. She was born in Gastonia, N.C. to the late Henry Harold Patton, Jr. & Barbara Harley. Survivors include her loving husband of 35 years, Larry Tapp of Chickamauga, children, Barry Tapp of Nashville, Shane (Melissa) Tapp of Chickamauga, Jennifer (Patrick) Cook of LaFayette, sisters, Kim Shah of Wilmington,...
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Clyde Lewis Freeman

September 9, 1936 - February 17, 2015

Clyde Lewis Freeman, 78, of Rossville passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2015. He had lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life and was of the Christian faith. He was a United States Army Veteran and was a Truck Driver for most of his life and retired from Roadway after more than 30 years of service. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly...
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Norma E. Hixon

February 17, 2015

Norma Ellen Hixon, 94, a lifelong resident of Chickamauga, Ga passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Chickamauga to the late Orin Dennis and Mary Ellen Sheilds Baldock. Her mother passed when Norma was a toddler leaving her to be raised by her maternal grandparents Daniel D. and Laura Glenn Sheilds. Norma was a 1938 graduate of Gordon Lee Memorial High School....
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Alfred "Buddy" Dempsey

February 24, 1928 - February 17, 2015

Alfred "Buddy" Dempsey, 86, of Chattanooga passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas and was of the Christian faith. He was an Army Veteran having served during W.W. II and was the Owner & Operator of Buddy's Mobile Home Service for more than 60 years. He was a loving and devoted father and grandfather who dedicated his life to...
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Pearl McNeely Stephens

February 3, 1936 - February 16, 2015

Pearl McNeely Stephens, 79, of Ringgold, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, February 16, 2015. She had lived in the North Georgia area for most of her life and was a member of Jones Memorial Baptist Church. She was previously employed with Needem Brothers as a Seamstress for more than 10 years and enjoyed spending time with her family & friends and tending to her flowers. She...
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Ronald "Ronnie" Lee Bowman

June 17, 1953 - February 16, 2015

Colonel Ronald Lee Bowman age 61, of Rock Spring, GA passed away after a lengthy illness Monday โ€“ February 16, 2015 at his residence with his devoted wife Betty by his side. Colonel Bowman, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert & Katherine (Kitty) Ballew Bowman, was born June 17, 1953 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was a 1970 graduate of Lakeview High School in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. He...
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Mary Ann McBurnett

January 16, 1940 - February 15, 2015

Mary Ann McBurnett, 75, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015. She had lived in the North Georgia area for most of her life and was of the Pentecostal faith. She retired from Lakeview Christian Daycare in 2000 as the Daycare Manager after more than 15 years of service and was also previously the President of the Rome Housing Authority. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother...
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John Jones

February 11, 1955 - February 14, 2015

John Jones age 60, of Chickamauga, Georgia - On Valentine's Day 1997, John Jones married his soul mate, Montana Fisher Jones. On the same date eighteen years later, they shared the greatest victory of John's life as he journeyed home to be with Jesus. John was born February 11, 1955 in the Woodstation Community of Catoosa County, Georgia to Josie Exa Creswell Jones and William Ralph "Bud"...
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Vickie L. Blakemore

August 30, 1967 - February 14, 2015

Vickie Lee Blakemore, age 47 of Rossville, passed away on Saturday, February 14, 2015. She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was a member of Trinity Fellowship Church, Rock Spring. Vickie was employed at the Waffle House for over 12 yrs. and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, who will be missed greatly. She was preceded in death by her mother, Frances Krouts. ...
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Wanda June Carroll

July 7, 1931 - February 5, 2015

Wanda "June" Carroll, 83, of Rossville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, February 5, 2015. She was born in Menlo, Georgia to the late, Cecil & Tressie Hurley, but has lived in the North Georgia area for most of her life and was of the Christian faith. She loved animals and enjoyed being outdoors. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be...
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Juanita Britt Powell

March 8, 1929 - February 4, 2015

Juanita Fay Britt Powell, 85, of Rising Fawn, passed away Wednesday, February 4, 2015. She had lived in the North Georgia area for most of her life and had worked in the Retail Clothing Industry for many years. She loved animals, especially her puppies and enjoyed traveling. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She...
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Paul Eugene Hicks

February 15, 1928 - February 4, 2015

Paul Eugene "Gene" Hicks, 86, of Flintstone, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was a member of Flintstone Baptist Church. He was a Navy Veteran having served during W.W. II aboard the USS Missouri and was the Owner & Operator of P.E. Hicks Herbs in Flintstone for more than 40 years. He was a...
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Robert George Pierce

February 3, 2015

Robert George Pierce, 92, of Rossville, Georgia passed away Tuesday February 3, 2015 at his residence. A lifelong resident of the Rossville area, he was a Veteran of the U.S. Army where he served during W.W.II. Robert was also a retired employee of Combustion Engineering where he worked for 35 years, was a member of the Boiler Makers Union, a member of the Knights of Pythias and a member of...
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Jane Irene Ford

January 30, 2015

Jane Irene Ford, 77 of Fort Oglethorpe departed this life Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. She was born in Newton, Kansas to the late Marvin & Bertha Shrag. She was a missionary to the deaf in the Caribbean Islands for many years. Survivors include her loving husband, Keith Ford, siblings, Delila Wedel, Judy Regier, Diana Desmond, Dale Schrag, and Donnie Schrag, three God-children, and several...
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Edna Durham

January 30, 2015

Edna Henderson Durham, 82 of Rossville departed this life Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. She was born in Rising Fawn, Georgia to the late Perry & Leila Henderson and was a member of Chattanooga Valley Baptist Church where she was also a member of the Seekers Sunday School Class. Edna retired from Erlanger Medical Center after 30 years of service as a Supervisor in the Dietary Department. She was also...
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Freddie Clowers

January 29, 2015

Fredrick "Freddie" Wayne Clowers, 74 of Rossville departed this life Thursday Jan. 29, 2015. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Joseph & Catherine Clowers. He retired from Brock Candy Company after 30+ years and was of the Baptist Faith. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, David, Edmond, Jimmy Clowers, Joan Pyles, and Hilda Fowler. He is survived by his sister, Julia ...
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Mary E. Walker

January 27, 2015

Mary Elizabeth Hambly Walker, 85 of Fort Oglethorpe departed this life Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. She was born in Tennessee, Illinois to the late Walter & Elizabeth Hambly. Mary was the Manager of Dr. Walker Veterinary Clinic in Fort Oglethorpe. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Rosalie Smith, William and Robert Hambly. Survivors include her loving husband of 63 years, Dr. Aubry...
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Glenda Collins

January 26, 2015

Glenda Sue Collins, 73 of Rossville departed this life Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. She was born in Chattanooga to the late Gordon & Thelma Ballard and was of the Baptist Faith. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Gene Scarbrough and Gene Collins. Survivors include her children, Ray (Regina) Scarbrough of Illinois, Michael (Kristy) Scarbrough of Rossville, siblings, Doris Assmann of...
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Patricia Diana Payne

June 13, 1959 - January 26, 2015

Patricia D. Payne, 55 of Hixson, TN passed away Monday- January 26, 2015 at a Knoxville hospital. She was a loving mother and sister and will be missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents; Aubrey Sr. and Elizabeth Espy Wood. Left to cherish her memory are her 2 sons; David Fairchild, of Hixson, TN and Troy Fairchild of Rossville, GA, sister; Maria Hart, brothers;...
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Suzanne F. Iserman

January 22, 1927 - January 25, 2015

Suzanne Fitzwater Iserman, age 88 of Rossville, passed away on Sunday, January 25, 2015. She was born to the late Joseph Kaylor and Beulah Mae Fitzwater. She has been a resident of Rossville for the past 7 yrs. and was of the Presbyterian Faith. Suzanne taught elementary science for over 30 yrs. before retiring from Harverford Township in 1998. She was also preceded in death by her husband...
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Houston Lee Bradley

August 6, 1956 - January 24, 2015

Houston Lee Bradley, 58, of Rossville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 24, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was of the Baptist faith. He retired from Dixie Industries in 2010 after more than 36 years of service as a Production Leader and enjoyed hunting, fishing and just being outdoors. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and...
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Chester "Buddy" Vinson

January 23, 2015

Chester "Buddy" Vinson 89, of Rossville, GA passed away Friday- January 23, 2015. A life-long resident of the North Georgia, he was a member of Lakeview First Baptist Church. He was retired from Miller Bros. Industries and was an avid bicyclist. He is preceded in death by his parents Chester and Inez Carroll Vinson, 1 brother and 1 sister. Left to cherish his memory is his brother; Ray...
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Jerry Paul Simmons

January 23, 2015

Jerry Paul Simmons age 55, of Rossville, GA passed away on Friday, January 23, 2015. He was born in Rossville, GA to the late Calvin Woodrow & Doris Evelyn West Simmons. He was a lifelong resident of Rossville and was self-employed in construction work. He was a member of Duncan Park Baptist Church in East Ridge, TN. He enjoyed woodworking, riding motorcycles, camping and just being outdoors...
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Clyde Rick Gilley

December 29, 1952 - January 23, 2015

Clyde "Rick" Gilley, 62, of Chickamauga, passed away Friday, January 23, 2015. He had lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life and was of the Christian faith. He was the previous Owner & Operator of High Point Golf Course in Chickamauga for more than 20 years and truly enjoyed, playing, singing and listening to Honky Tonk music. He was a loving and devoted father, brother and...
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Johnnie "John" Dotson, Jr.

October 12, 1943 - January 23, 2015

Johnnie "John" Dotson, Jr., 71, of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, January 23, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was of the Christian faith. He was a United States Army Veteran and was previously employed with the City of Chattanooga for more than 15 years as a Truck Driver. He was a member of AA for more than 30 years and enjoyed...
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Curtis Kendall Dickey

December 10, 1962 - January 23, 2015

Curtis Kendall Dickey, 52, of Ringgold, passed away Friday, January 23, 2015. He had lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life and was of the Baptist faith. He was employed with ADC Telecommunications for more than 22 years as an Installer before retiring in 2010. He loved the outdoors, whether it was deer hunting, fishing or bow tournaments, he was at peace being outside with...
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Geneva "Queenie" Chadwick Mills

January 19, 2015

Geneva "Queenie" Ivens Chadwick Mills, 95, born atop Lookout Mountain in Mentone, Alabama passed away Monday January 19, 2015. A former resident of the Rossville area, she has lived in Merritt Island, Florida for the past 10 years and was of the Christian faith. Queenie was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles #945 where she held numerous offices which include State President and...
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Troy Lewis Cope

November 2, 1931 - January 18, 2015

Troy Lewis Cope, 83, of Chattanooga went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 18, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was the Worship Minister at Trinity Fellowship in Rock Spring for more than 10 years. He was a Corporal in the United States Army having served during the Korean War and was employed with Rossville Mills for more than 25 years. He...
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Albert Don Brown

December 12, 1957 - January 17, 2015

Albert Don Brown, age 57 of Rossville, passed away on Saturday, January 17, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga Area and was of the Baptist Faith. Donny was an electrician/maintenance man for the past 40 yrs., retiring from ConAgra in 2012. He was preceded in death by his father, Albert D. Stephens and step-father, Carlos Potter. Donny is survived by his loving wife, of...
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James "Curly" Wilson

January 17, 2015

James William "Curly" Wilson, 88 of Fort Oglethorpe departed this life Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. He was born in South Pittsburg, Tennessee to the late Polk & Lillie Wilson. He retired from Singer Cobble after 20 years of service and was of the Baptist Faith. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Eugene Wilson and Alberta Rhodes. Survivors include his loving wife of 63 years, Peggy...
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R.B. Bethune

January 17, 2015

Mr. R.B. Bethune, 82, of Ringgold departed this life Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. He was born in Jackson County, Alabama to the late W.L. & Bessie Bethune and was a member of Gospel Way Baptist Church in Ringgold. R.B. retired from Coors Ceramics and served the Lord as an evangelist and often sang with his wife during their time of ministry at different churches in the area. He was also...
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Hilma Ruth Spurlock

December 18, 1943 - January 17, 2015

Hilma Ruth Spurlock, 71, of Ft. Oglethorpe, GA went home to be with the lord Saturday- January 17, 2015. She was a loving wife, mother grandmother and was a member of DelRay Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by an infant son; Chuck Jones, 1 sister, and 1 brother. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 35 years, Troy Spurlock, Son; Steve Jones, Grandchildren; Crystal and...
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Doris Gisela Trotman

August 29, 1944 - January 14, 2015

Doris G. Trotman, 70, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015. She had lived in the Chattanooga area for most of her life and was the Owner & Operator of Hales Downtown Florist for more than 10 years. She was a very courageous and determined lady, who always put her family's need first and lived to provide for them in any way possible. She was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Richard Lee Armstrong

April 21, 1956 - January 13, 2015

Richard Lee Armstrong, 58 of Rossville departed this life Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. He was born in Sweetwater, Tennessee to the late Junior & Ressie Simmons and was a member of Bible Way Baptist Church in Rossville. Survivors include his wife, Robbie Armstrong of Rossville, daughters, Chelly (Zachary) Adams of Rossville, Kerri (Daniel) Hodge of Ringgold, sisters, Dorothy Higdon of East Ridge,...
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James Thad Rogers

August 27, 1943 - January 12, 2015

James Thad Rogers, age 71 of Ringgold, passed away on Monday, January 12, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife of 29 yrs., Gloria Rogers; 2 children; 1 brother; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery. ...
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Aliene Trower Tallent

January 11, 2015

Aliene Trower Tallent, 98, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Sunday January 11, 2015. A native of McDonald, Tennessee, she has lived in the North Georgia area for the past 42 years and was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bowman Walter Tallent; parents, William Edward and Minnie Sanland Trower; son, James E. Tallent; daughter, Johnnie Jernigan; two brothers,...
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Ruby Margaret Virginia Garner

June 18, 1930 - January 9, 2015

Ruby Margaret Virginia Garner, 84, of Rossville, Georgia passed away Friday January 9, 2015. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, she was a former employee of East Ridge High School where she worked in the cafeteria for 6 years and was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in East Ridge, Tennessee. Ruby is preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Charles L. Garner; parents, Charles Edward...
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Frances Juanita Ballew

January 4, 1929 - January 9, 2015

Frances Juanita Ballew, 86, of Rossville, Georgia passed away Friday January 9, 2015. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area she was a member of Kingwood Baptist Church in East Ridge, Tennessee. She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Gussie Hise Ballew. She is survived by her cousin and his wife, Weldon and Beverly Hise of Ringgold, GA. Graveside services will be held...
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Ruby Delores Turner Young

January 9, 2015

Ruby Delores Turner Young, 89, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Friday January 9, 2015. A native of Tampa, Florida, she was a resident of the North Georgia area for 88 years and was a member of Community Baptist Church in Rock Spring, Georgia. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Franklin Young; parents, Luther and Evelyn Sanders Turner; daughter, Teresa Dianne Young; grandson, Shane...
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Thelma Montez Cook

September 22, 1924 - January 9, 2015

Thelma Montez Cook, 90, of Rossville went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, January 9, 2015. She had lived in the North Georgia area for most of her life and was of the Christian faith. She enjoyed fishing and loved cooking for her family & friends. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was...
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Frances Goodman

January 8, 2015

Frances Elizabeth Goodman, 89, of Rossville went home to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, January 8, 2015. She was born in Chattanooga to the late Albert & Callie Fletcher. Frances retired from Standard-Coosa Thatcher/Dixie Yarns after 34 years of service and she was a member of Salem Road Baptist Church for 50 years in Rossville. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jesse...
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Larry Edward Duff, Jr.

March 3, 1979 - January 7, 2015

Larry E. Duff, Jr., 35 of East Ridge, Tennessee passed away Monday January 5, 2015 unexpectedly. Larry was a friend to everyone and loved to help anyone he could. He has left behind many broken hearts, as he was clearly loved by everyone that knew him. Hearts that will never heal are his family; father, Larry E. Duff, SR.; mother, Deena Duff; brother, Carl R. Duff; sister, Jennifer McEwin;...
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Johnnie Leon Hayes

January 7, 2015

Johnnie Leon Hayes, 71, of Georgetown, Tennessee passed away Wednesday January 7, 2015. A resident of Georgetown for 10 years, he was formerly of Collegedale, Tennessee. He was a former employee of Honors Golf Course where he worked for 10 years and was of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie Lawrence and Minnie Susan Houston Hayes; sister, Shirley Morgan and two...
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Joyce Ophelia Phillips

April 1, 1940 - January 6, 2015

Joyce Ophelia Phillips, 74, of Chickamauga went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. She had lived in the North Georgia area for most of her life and was of the Baptist faith. She was a wonderful seamstress and loved making ceramics. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was...
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James Edward Guffey

July 22, 1944 - January 5, 2015

James Edward Guffey, age 70 of Rossville, passed away on Monday, January 5, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga Area and was of the Baptist Faith. He retired from Chattanooga Glass Co. and Grant Auto Glass in 2000 after more than 30 yrs. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who will be missed greatly. James was preceded in death by his parents, Homer J....
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Ollie McKenzie Trundle

December 26, 1923 - January 5, 2015

Ms. Ollie McKenzie Trundle, 91, of Chickamauga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, January 5, 2015. She had lived in the North Georgia area for most of her life and was a member of Chattanooga Valley Baptist Church. She was employed many years with U.S. Pipe Credit Union as a Loan Officer before retiring in 1986. She enjoyed cooking, taking care of her family and of course...
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Elzina Dinah Hendricks

April 12, 1928 - January 4, 2015

Elzina "Dinah" Hendricks, 86, of Fort Oglethorpe went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 4, 2015. She had lived in the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas for most of her life and was of the Baptist faith. She was previously employed with World Sales for more than 15 years and was a loving and devoted, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother who will...
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Opal C. Taylor

September 8, 1928 - January 4, 2015

Opal Christine Taylor, age 86 of Chickamauga, passed away on Sunday, January 04, 2015. She was a lifelong resident of Chickamauga and a member of New Holiness Covenant Church, Chattanooga. Opal was a loving mother, grandmother, and sister, who will be missed greatly. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Orval Taylor; parents, Charles D. and Essie Gladson Evans; brother,...
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Benjamin C. Gray

January 3, 2015

Benjamin Curtis Gray, 37, of Trenton departed this life Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of Rossville and graduated from Ridgeland High School and was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan. Ben attended Fresh Word Ministry in East Lake. He was preceded in death by his father, John "Johnny" Robert Gray. Survivors include his wife, April K. Gray of Trenton, parents, Maggie (Jim)...
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Mary Catherine Smith

June 24, 1935 - January 2, 2015

Mary Catherine Smith, 79, of Chickamauga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, January 2, 2015. She was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee to the late, Tom & Sarah Jackson, but had lived in the Chickamauga area for the last 46 years and was a member of New Beginning Baptist Church. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed by all who knew...
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Lewis Myers

January 2, 2015

Lewis Myers, 91, of LaFayette, GA departed this life Friday, January 2, 2015. He was born in Jasper, Tennessee to the late Oscar & Pearl Myers. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII, and later retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad as a Supervisor. Lewis was also member of the Masonic Lodge and was of the Christian Faith. Lewis was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth...
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June Liner Cripps

June 19, 1922 - December 31, 2014

June Liner Cripps age 92, of Chickamauga, Georgia passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014. She was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee to the late Henry Grady & Josie Pitts Liner. She had worked at "Lonnie's Grill" in Chickamauga, GA. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Chickamauga where she attended the T.E.L. Sunday School Class. She was a member of the Order of The...
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Matthew William Wooten

February 12, 1960 - December 31, 2014

Matthew Wooten, 54, of Lookout Mountain, GA passed from mortality on December 31, 2014. Matthew was a special needs person who is a joy and teacher to his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Willard & Aleene Wooten, who lovingly cared for him through-out their life. He is survived by his siblings and their spouses, Carolyn (Richard) Harshberger, James W....
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Sheila Chastain Henley

February 15, 1963 - December 31, 2014

Sheila Chastain-Henley age 51, of Menlo, GA passed Wednesday-December 31, 2014. She was born February 15, 1963 in Ft. Oglethorpe, GA to William and the late Lyda West Tinker. She was employed by Echols Furniture with more than 11 years of service prior to her illness. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved her. Sheila is...
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Terry "Budda" Wilson

January 31, 1959 - December 31, 2014

Terry "Budda" Wilson, 55, of Tunnel Hill, passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. He had lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life and was of the Christian faith. He had previously coached Chattanooga Valley Little League Football for several years and loved riding motorcycles. He was the President of the North Georgia Warriors, a very loyal...
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Elizabeth "Susie" Yeager

December 29, 2014

Elizabeth "Susie" McAfee Yeager age 70, of Rossville, Georgia went home to be with The Lord Monday โ€“ December 29, 2014. She was born in Rome, Georgia to the late Donald & Elizabeth McAfee. She is preceded in death by her children: John Ogle, Cindy McAfee, siblings: Donnie McAfee and Joetta Haney. She worked with Shoney's Restaurants and in the healthcare field. Susie enjoyed being...
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Lee Brewer

May 5, 1941 - December 29, 2014

Lee Roy Brewer, age 73 of Ft. Oglethorpe, passed away on Monday, December 29, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga Area and was a member of Crosspath Baptist Church, formerly East Ridge Baptist. Lee retired from Mueller Company in 1995 after 8 years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, who will be greatly missed. Lee was preceded in death by his parents...
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Robert "Lee" Clarkson

December 28, 2014

Robert Lee Lewis Clarkson, age 35 of Rossville, passed away on Sunday, December 28, 2014. He was a lifetime resident of the Rossville/Ft. Oglethorpe area and was of the Christian Faith. Lee was a loving husband, father, and son who will be missed by all that knew him. Lee was preceded in death by his grandmother, Ann Bratten and uncle Randall Hall. He is survived by his loving wife, of...
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Barbara Ann Morris

May 10, 1953 - December 27, 2014

Barbara Ann Morris, 61, of Chattanooga went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 27, 2014. She had lived in the Chattanooga area for most of her life and was a member of Calvary Memorial Baptist Church in Ringgold. She worked in retail sales and service for most of her life and was a Photo Lab Tech for Wal-Mart for several years. She enjoyed knitting, going to Church and...
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Doris Hyde

December 26, 2014

Doris Massingill Hyde, 81, of Rossville departed this life Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. She was born in Chattanooga to the late Cliff & Willie Bell Massingill. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Baker Reece Hyde, Sr., and her sister, Elizabeth Sylar, and brothers, Gil Massingill, and Bunt Massingill. Survivors include her son, Baker (Rebecca) Hyde, daughter, Kay (Michael) Bradford...
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Stephen Eugene Christian

August 31, 1953 - December 25, 2014

Stephen Eugene Christian, 61, of Rossville passed away Thursday, December 25, 2014. He was born in Rossville, Georgia, but had lived in the Atlanta area for more than 30 years before moving back to North Georgia in 1995. He was of the Baptist faith and was the Owner & Operator of American Air for more than 30 years. He was preceded in death by his mother, Pansy Mae Christian and brother,...
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Dale Walter Harrison

December 24, 2014

Dale Walter Harrison, 75, of Rossville, Georgia passed away peacefully at home, Wednesday, December 24, 2014. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, he has resided in the Rossville, Georgia area since 2000, and was formerly of Michigan. Dale earned his Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education degree and Master of Science in Education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois....
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Dale Walter Harrison

December 24, 2014

Dale Walter Harrison, 75, of Rossville, Georgia passed away peacefully at home, Wednesday, December 24, 2014. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, he has resided in the Rossville, Georgia area since 2000, and was formerly of Michigan. Dale earned his Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education degree and Master of Science in Education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois...
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Linda Reed Bentley

April 15, 1951 - December 24, 2014

Linda Jane Reed Bentley, 63, of Chickamauga, GA went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, December 24, 2014. She had lived most of her life in the Clarksdale, Mississippi area before moving to North Georgia in 1992. She was a member of Garrett's Chapel Baptist Church and retired from Roper in 2014 after more than 15 years of service. She enjoyed traveling, going to Dollywood,...
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Charles "Bobo" Hicks

March 8, 1961 - December 23, 2014

Charles Malcolm "Bobo" Hicks, Jr., age 53 of Rock Spring, GA passed away, Tuesday, December 23, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Rock Spring and attended Ebenezer Baptist Church, Ringgold. He was the owner/operator of Charles Hicks Sprinkler Co. for 25 yrs. and has been working for the Pipefitters & Steamfitters Union Local #43 for the past 5 yrs. He was a loving husband, father,...
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James "Jim" Hartley, Jr.

October 15, 1979 - December 22, 2014

James "Jim" Hartley Jr. 35, of Chattanooga passed away December 22, 2014. Jim was a Sheetrock finisher by trade. He is survived by his mother and father, 5 children, and a host of other loving family members and friends. Graveside services will be held at 11 am Friday- January 2, at Lakewood South Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the funeral home to...
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