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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 03, 2015

John Akers

John Crockett Akers, 73, formerly of Lookout Mountain, Ga., died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at Pruitt Health Center. Survivors include three daughters, Gina Murphy, of Lookout Mountain, Ga., Tracey Akers, of Greenville, S.C., Brianna Fuller,
Tyna Moree Blaylock, 96, passed away Tuesday, Sept., 1, 2015. She was born on March 10, 1919 in Jackson County, Ala., to the late E.A. and Tula Walls. She lived most of her life in
Judy Elizabeth Borders, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at her residence. Funeral today at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor J.R. Bridgeman as the eulogist.

Terry Brown

Terry Brown, 66, passed away Tuesday. Sept. 1, 2015, in a local health care facility. The son of the late Beecher and Katherine Virginia Rigsby Brown, Terry was a native of Knoxville, and had spent

Howard Counts

Howard David Counts, 88, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System. Visitation from noon-1:45 p.m. on Friday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Graveside Services will follow at 2

Joyce Crisp

Joyce Loretta Rutledge Crisp, 74, a resident of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 1, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family. Joyce was born in Knoxville, on Oct. 13, 1940. She

Rev. Benjamin Dawn

Rev. Benjamin B. Dawn Jr. 84, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in a local healthcare facility. He was the Pastor of Calvary Memorial Baptist Church in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., for 31 years.
Harold Lloyd Douglas, 80, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Skilled Care. No formal services are planned at this time. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First

Brenda Dunn

Brenda J. Dunn, 69, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in a local hospital. Graveside services will be held today, Sept. 3, 2015 at 2 p.m. in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South with Rev. Jim Bennett
Robert E. Hansel, 48, of Chattanooga, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Robert was a native of Chattanooga, born on May 25, 1967. He graduated with a degree in musical performance
Marie Hines Harbour, 70, passed away Sept. 1, 2015 at her residence in Newnan, Ga. Marie was a graduate of UT Knoxville and received her Masters of Education degree from The College of William and
Arnold Hickman Jr. Arnold Lee Hickman Jr., 76, of Ooltewah died Tuesday morning, Sept. 1, 2015, at his home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, Sept. 4, at 11:30 a.m. at Woodland
Jimmy Lebrone Hood II, 33, departed this earthly life on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. He was born Sept. 9, 1981 (square root baby), in Chattanooga. He was a valued employed of Volkswagen, Chattanooga.
Lewis William Lee, 61, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at his residence. The son of the late Tsi Fong and Bonnie Ruth Lee, he was a native and lifelong resident of Hamilton
Mrs. Martha Lou McCahill (Kelley) was called Home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ onMonday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Chattanooga, at the age of 76. A funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m.
John Edward Orr, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in a local hospital. He will lie-in-state today at 10 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home with graveside service to follow at 2:30 p.m.
Woodrow Charles "Chuck" Parks, 69, passed away Aug. 29, 2015, at a local hospital. He was a graduate of Council Training High School and attended J. F. Drake Technical College, Huntsville, Ala. He was of
Maggie J. Sheffield Smartt, 102, passed away at the Hospice of Chattanooga on Aug. 28, 2015. She received her Bachelor of Science in Home Economics from Tennessee State and later earned a Masters Degree from

Jimmy Smothers

Jimmy Smothers, 82, passed away Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Gadsden. Visitation from 1-2 p.m. with the funeral at 2 p.m. today, Sept. 3, from Fyffe Church of God, burial in Glenwood Cemetery. Arrangements
Ann Barry Talbott, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Ann was a native of Louisville, Ky., and a graduate of Nazareth College now Spalding University in Louisville. She was a member

Chad Thompson,

Chad Thompson, 44, died Aug. 31, 2015. Survivors include children, Tyler Thompson, Caitlin Thompson; mother, Dorothy Thompson; brother, Chuck Thompson. Funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at Mason Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation is
Mariya Tkhorik, 42, of McDonald, Tenn., lost her life on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in a tragic accident. She worked as a CNA at Consulate Health Care. She was a member of Omega Center International,
Marion "Jim" Trotter, 77, of East Ridge, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2015. He was born Nov. 19, 1937 in Chattanooga. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Trotter and Edna Trotter Kinser. Mr.
Tami Michelle (Miller) West was born on March 5, 1968, to Bill and Brenda Miller of Chattanooga. She was a spunky, affectionate girl who never lacked for friends, most of whom remained her friends into
Mildred Williams, 69, a resident of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. She was preceded in death by Estelle Hicks; husband J.W. Williams Jr. She is survived by one aunt, Jean, of Summerville,
Ronnie Myrl Wright Jr., 56, of Chattanooga passed away Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. He was a born again Christian, a loving son and brother and a proud father and grandfather. He was preceded in death

In MemoryJabari Jennings

Sept. 3, 1986 - March 17, 2012 Happy Birthday! We love and miss you so much. Mom, Neka, Jabariyae, Jabari, Jauntay, Family and Friends


Happy Birthday, Honey Still Loving and missing you forever. Sadly Missed by, Barbara The King, Jones, and Watson Families.

In Memorylarry mccullough

McCULLOUGH Departed life 2 years ago today, September 3, 2013. Only those who have lost a loved one knows the heartache or grief we feel for one we love so dear. If


KyLei Page A little star that brightly shines held gently in Gods loving arms. Happy 6th Birthday KyLei Love Your Family
October 15, 1932- January 17, 2015 Charles, we would have been married 60 years on Sept. 3, 2015, but God called you home Jan. 17, 2015. We love you and miss you very much.
May 21, 1974-Sept. 3, 2010 Remembering you is easy, we do it every day. Missing you is the heartache that never goes away. Love, Your Family
Thelma Albert, 67, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully at her home, Aug. 25, 2015, with family at her side. She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga. She graduate from Howard High School in 1966.

Susan Baine

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Susan Lynelle Baine passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. Funeral is Thursday, Sept. 3, at 1 p.m. in Dalton Funeral Home chapel. Interment at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation from 5-9 p.m. today at Dalton

Bruce Barnes

Bruce Lee Barnes, 77, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. He had lived in the Lakeview, Ga., area for most of his life and was a member

John Beavers

John Lamar Beavers passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Visitation noon-2 p.m. Saturday at Dalton Funeral Home. Funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, in Dalton Funeral Home chapel, 706-529-5371.
Chester May Bookout, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully Aug. 31, 2015, at a local assisted living facility. Chester was born on June 2, 1932 in Chattanooga. He became a member of Concord Baptist Church
Judy Elizabeth Borders, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at her residence. She was a faithful member of Thompkin Chapel AME Zion Church. She was a client with Orange Grove Center for
Mr. Arthur H. Brown, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Chattanooga. Born in Old Forge, Pa. on Aug. 6, 1929, he was preceded in death by his father,

Linda Cox

Linda Frances Sullivan Cox, 65, passed away Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. A native of Knoxville she has lived in the Ringgold area for the past seven years. She was a former employee of Levi-Strauss Co.

Brenda Dunn

Brenda J. Dunn, 69, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Graveside services will be Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at 2 p.m. in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 11

Jon Evans

Jon H. Evans passed away June 16, 2015, at Hamilton Medical Center. He was the son of the late Bertha Vera Thomason Evans and Mark Hugh Evans and was also preceded in death by his

Frank Godfrey

Frank David Godfrey, 68, passed away Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Funeral is Friday, Sept. 4, at 6 p.m. at Dalton Funeral Home chapel. Visitation from 4-6 p.m. Friday at Dalton Funeral Home, 706-529-5371.

Ruth Hampton

Ruth Carolyn Tench Hampton, 82, went home to be with The Lord Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. She was born in Greenville, S.C., to the late John William and Elvie Lee Nelson Tench. She

Danny Harris

Danny Thomas Harris, 67, passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. A native of Tulsa, Okla., he has lived in the North Georgia area for the past 34 years and was formerly of Nebraska.
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