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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 17, 2017


Mary Mikesell Benton died Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in her home after a period of declining health. She was born in South Bend, Ind., on June 4, 1920, to her parents Raymond and Laura Mikesell. Mary met her
Gregory Brigham, 50, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Charles Emert “Charlie” Brown, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away in a local healthcare facility on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was the son of the late Marion E. and
DAYTON — Charlsie “Jane” Burton, 78, passed away Oct. 15, 2017. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Chattanooga Funeral Home, North Chapel. Funeral service will be
Harry G. Carpenter Jr., 88, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. He was a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the J. Fred Johnson, Jr. Sunday School Class. Mr. Carpenter
BOZEMAN, MONTANA — Juanita Fay Smith Cooper, 79, passed away Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. She was born to James and Mary Pearl Smith on Aug. 29, 1938, in Chattanooga. In 1954, Juanita was
CLEVELAND — Ellen Jane Feldheim, 72, born in Cleveland, Ohio and currently of Cleveland, Tenn., passed away on Saturday, Oct. 14 2017, while recovering from an illness. She is survived by her husband, Leonard; and children, Jodi
Sharon Denise Hargis, 35, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at her residence. Sharon was born in Chattanooga Feb. 21, 1982 and has resided in the East Lake Community for several years. She attended
Barbara Smith Laymon, 78, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Flavis and Edith Smith and two brothers, Raymond Smith and Bill Smith. She is survived by her husband
Jack Washington Matthews Jr., 89, a native of Bridgeport, Ala. and longtime Hixson resident went to be with the Lord Oct. 15, 2017. He retired from DuPont after 35 years of service. He was
Ralph “Shad” Phillips Jr., 75, died in Jacksonville, Fla. Sunday, Oct. 15. He was born April 25, 1942 in Chattanooga. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Geneva (Reno) Phillips. He is survived by daughter, Cheryl;
Frances Elizabeth Cunningham Turley, 87 of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, Oct. 16, 2017. She had lived in the Chattanooga area for most of her life and was a member
FLINTSTONE — Mary Varnell, 91, of Flintstone went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 surrounded by her loving family at her home. She was born in Houston, Texas,
Emmitt N. “Don” Welch Jr., passed away peacefully at his Hixson home, surrounded by family, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. He was born March 10, 1942, in Dayton, Tennessee, the son of the late Emmitt, Sr. and
James Henry Adams Jr., 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at his residence. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was employed by DuPont for 25 years and then became the proprietor
P. Gordon Armstrong, 79, of Collegedale, passed away Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in a local hospital. Please view full obituary at www.ChattanoogaValleyViewChapel.com. No further arrangements will be announced.
JASPER — Richard Barnes Sr., 64, passed away at his home on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. Richard was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jasper. He also was a Past Master at the Marion
Melvia Burns Edens, 94, of Chattanooga, died on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. Melvia was a member of Concord Baptist Church for over 51 years and the Dorcas Sunday School Class. She was a graduate of Chattanooga High
FORT PAYNE — Donald Lee Hairston, 63, passed away Oct. 15, 2017. Burt Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements, www.burtfuneralhomes.com.
Mrs. Evelyn Fay Gordon Hamby, 89, of Harrison, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. Evelyn was born in Charleston, Tenn., to the late Lee and Bertha (Nicholson) Gordon. She was a member of the Harrison Ruritan
FLAT ROCK — George Ernest Jenkins Jr., 84, born Jan. 15, 1933, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at Dade Health and Rehab. He worked as a local mechanic for 40 plus years. He was a veteran of
Virginia Ellen Dill McCamish, 87, passed away on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. The funeral service will be Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, at 11 a.m. in the Highway 58 Chapel of Turner Funeral Home with Rev. George
SCOTTSBORO — Guanetta Paradise, 70, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. Valley Funeral Home, Stevenson, in charge of arrangements.
Benny “Sonny” Smith, 79, of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., passed away Oct. 14, 2017. He was a member of the Daisy Church of God. Sonny was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired carpenter and a 50-year member
Melba Jean Pack Smith, 79, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was of
Jack N. Smith Jr., died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. He was born Jan. 31, 1935, in Chattanooga son of the late Jack Smith Sr. and Edna Burton Smith. He was preceded in death by a son,
Rebecca Higgins Spiegelhalter, 54, passed away on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. A funeral ceremony to commemorate her life will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, at the Red Bank Church of Christ
Rosa Mae Suggs, 95, passed away Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.
IDER — Myrle Blevins Weldon, 98, passed away Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. Funeral services are Monday at 4 p.m. CT at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with Bro. Johnny Ellison officiating. Burial will follow in Fuller cemetery. Family
James Henry Adams Jr., 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at his residence. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was employed by DuPont for 25 years and then became the proprietor
PIKEVILLE — Frances "Podie" Angel, 81, died Oct. 13, 2017. Online condolences at www.reedfamilyfh.com. Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Pikeville, TN.
Mary Mikesell Benton died Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in her home after a period of declining health. She was born in South Bend, Ind., on June 4, 1920, to her parents Raymond and Laura Mikesell. Mary met her
Corey Antonio Boykin Jr. passed away Oct. 8, 2017. He entered this life on Nov. 7, 1992. His birth brought joy to his parents, Corey and Lori, and to his grandparents who eagerly awaited his birth.
CHICKAMAUGA — Marion Jefferson "Jeff" Brown, 83, passed away Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a long time farmer in the Cedar Grove Community. Jeff was preceded in death by his son,
RINGGOLD — David Edgar Cate, 58, died on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in a local hospital. David was born in Hamilton County on Sept. 27, 1959, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Jackson Webb Cate. He retired from the
Lois Kathleen Crowe passed away peacefully on Sept. 14, 2017. She was born on July 26, 1923, in Pittsburg, Ga., to Edith Cox Massey and Joseph William Massey. She moved to Chattanooga as a child and
RAINSVILLE — Derrick Cruce, funeral services will be today, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.
Melvia Burns Edens, 94, of Chattanooga, died on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. Melvia was a member of Concord Baptist Church for over 51 years and the Dorcas Sunday School Class. She was a graduate of Chattanooga High
HIGDON — Hermon Lester Ferguson, 70, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at Erlanger Medical Center. Funeral services are Monday at 1 p.m. CT at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with Bro. Butch Beavers and Bro. Doyle Chamblee
FORT OGLETHORPE — Sandra Jane Finney, 58, went home to be with the lord on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in a local hospital following a short illness. She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia
Visitation for Mrs. Evelyn Fay Hamby, 89, of Harrison, Tenn., will be on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Chattanooga Funeral Home North Chapel. The funeral service will be Wednesday at 11
Bettye June Held, 88, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, died Oct. 14, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Marie Correll Held. She was preceded in death by her brother, George A Held. She is
Jessie Catherine Henley, 89, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. She was born in Mentone, Ala., and moved to Chattanooga where she met her loving husband of 32 years.
DUNLAP — Etta Mae Hudson, 76, passed away Friday night, Oct. 13, 2017, at a health care facility in Chattanooga, Tenn. She was a longstanding pillar of the community and cared for the elderly in her
RINGGOLD — Martha McClure Irwin Rhodes, 81, of Phenix City, Ala., passed away Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. A native of Ringgold, Ga., she has lived in Phenix City for the past six years. She was preceded in death
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