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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 04, 2015


Herbert Anderson, 86, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at Crowne Health Care. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 5, at 2 p.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Warren's Graveyard www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.

Jarrod Ball

Whitwell
Jarrod Clay Ball, 28, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Clarence Henry and James Eugene Ball; cousin, Todd Weaver; best friend, Todd Layne. He was of
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
Mathis Junior "Bay-Boy" Branham Jr., 65, passed away on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at Hamilton Medical Center. Funeral at 1 p.m. Saturday, in the Chapel. Visitation today from 6 until 7
Johnny Carey went to be with his heavenly father on, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, after a courageous fight with cancer. He had an avid love for the Lord Jesus Christ and HIS WORD.

Joseph Carter

Bridgeport
Joseph Carter, 76, died Sept. 2, 2015, at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. Visitation 4-9 p.m. CDT today at Rudder Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Funeral at 2 p.m. CDT Saturday, Sept. 5, at
Dr. Joseph Paul Caruso 59, of Boca Raton, Fla., formerly of Fyffe, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 at Broward Health North Hospital. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.
Bettye Huskins Cotter, 87, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at her home surrounded by family. She was born to Betty Cates and John Huskins on July 8, 1928. Bettye graduated from Chattanooga High School in

Sandra Cross

Ringgold
Sandra Jean Cross, 62, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary

Coy Crow

Mentone
Coy Arnold Crow, 65, passed away on Aug. 30, 2015, in Mentone. Coy was born on July 17, 1950, to Homer and Bernise Crow in Mentone. He attended school in Chattanooga graduating from City High

Jon Evans

Dalton
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
Robert E. Hansel, 48, of Chattanooga, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Roberts family will receive friends 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, at 2nd Presbyterian Church, with memorial services to
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
Larry Vernon Harwood, 67, of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon Harwood and Ruby Jones; brother, Gary

Howard Heath

Spring city
Howard Heath, 93, died Sept. 3, 2015. Survived by wife Evelyn Heath of Spring City; seven children; two stepchildren; two sisters; one brother; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at a later
Amy L. Morrison, 90, of Signal Mountain, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Mrs. Morrison was a native of Chattanooga, born on March 23, 1925 to parents, Sparks
Pat King CHATSWORTH Seward "Pat" King, 77, passed away Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at his residence. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Bessie King; former wife, Edwina King; sister, Mae

Danny Poe

Jasper
Danny Jay Poe, 59, went to be with his Lord, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, at the funeral home with Gail Harris officiating. Share
Pauline Elizabeth Pope, 79, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Mrs. Wilma Loy Ritchie, 94, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord Jesus on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Mrs. Ritchie was born in Campbell County, Tenn., but lived most of her adult life
Eddie Lee Sanders, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at his residence He retired from REA Express. He was a member of Mt. Joy Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a
Rosie Lorine Shackelford, 81, of Chattanooga, transitioned Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at Siskin West Hospital. She worked countless years as a LPN and was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in
Joan B. Smith, 86, of Chattanooga, formerly of Spring City, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at the Hospice of Chattanooga Care Center. A longtime resident of Spring City, Joan was the daughter of the late
Ada Edwards Smith, 86, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her heavenly father on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. Ada was born in Madison, Ala., on Feb. 16, 1929 to the late Wiley and
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
John C. Thatcher III, 80, of Hixson, passed away of cancer at his home on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson,
Michael Thurmond, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Steve Vinson

Jasper
John Stephen "Steve" Vinson, 65, passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. He had worked as a coal miner and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, John

Alan Wooten

Flintstone
Alan Lamar Wooten, 59, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. He graduated from Lakeview High School and was a lifelong resident of North Georgia. He had worked for BlueCross BlueShield for 37 years before

In MemoryDonald L. Harris

Dec. 14, 1946-Sept. 4, 2012 It broke our hearts to lose you but you did not go alone, for part of us went with you when God called you Home. Sadly missed by

In MemoryEddie King

March 4, 1954- September 4, 2008 Gone but not forgotten. Miss you so much. Love, Mother; Barbara King, Father; Sam King, Sister; Jackie Moore (Rita), Daughter; Taymea King, Sons; Byron and Pierre

John Akers

Henagar
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

Dayton
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

Winchester
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

Cleveland
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

flintstone
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

Rossville
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
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