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Iris Evelyn Doss, 86, passed away August 18, 2019 in Huntersville, NC.  She was born on April 16, 1933 in Chattanooga, TN. She moved to Buffalo, NY at the age of 5 and lived there until age 35.  She relocated to  Chattanooga before residing with her daughter in Atlanta in later years.  She worked as a LPN at Parkwood Healthcare and Memorial Hospital.  She was a member of the Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her mother, Janie Craddock Bonner, Buffalo, NY, father, Earl Bates, Summit, TN; brother, William Ray Bonner, Buffalo, NY. Survivors include her daughters, Dawn (Oliver) Ballou-Anderson, Lithonia, GA, Thomasa Ballou, Chattanooga, TN; son, Kevin Ballou, Lithonia, GA; sisters, Jeannette L. (Teddy) Davis, Lithonia, GA, Shirley Bonner (Harold) Cooper; brother, Walter Lee Bonner, Pawtucket, RI; granddaughters, Letreivia (Kevin) Hardnett, Hixson, TN, Shani Janneh Hooper, Stone Mountain, GA, Shamari (Ronald) Devoe, Atlanta, GA, Brandi Ballou, Chattanooga, TN; grandsons, Raymond Kenneth Fears, Lithonia, GA, Donnie Garner, Jr., San Diego, California; 6 grand grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 14 great-great grandchildren; uncle, Titus L. Bates, Ooltewah, TN; a very special niece, Lauren Thomas (Toney) Hall, Charlotte, NC; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family visitation will be from 12 noon – 1 pm Saturday, August 31, 2019 at the funeral home. The funeral service will follow at 1:00 pm in the chapel.  Interment:  Ooltewah Cemetery Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

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  • Monday, August 19, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ John P. Franklin Funeral Home
  • Sunday, September 1, 2019
    So sorry for your loss. Iris and I worked together at the Alton Park Health Center in the 70's. She was a wonderful friend. RIH until we see each other again.
    ~ Deborah Kelly   Chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, September 5, 2019
    I love you Nana. I will miss you everyday.
    ~ Letreivia Hardnett   Hixson, TN
  • Thursday, September 5, 2019
    I love you Nana. I will miss you everyday.
    ~ Letreivia Hardnett   Hixson, TN