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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 23, 2013



Sally Adams

Hamilton county
Sally Ann Adams, 76, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 21, 2013.Sally was born Aug. 13, 1936 and grew up in Turtletown, Tenn. She and her late husband Bill, were

Mildred Ammons

Hamilton county
Mildred Elizabeth Ewton Ammons passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at her home in Conyers, Ga. She was 86. Mildred was born in Sequatchie Valley, Tenn., near the town of Dunlap, the daughter of

Samuel Beard

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Samuel Doss Beard, 51, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013.He was born in Catoosa County, Ga., to the late Ernest and Goldie Beard.Survivors include his one son, one stepson, and two brothers.Arrangements are

Eunice Cathy

Hamilton county
Eunice Buckner Cathy, 88, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013.She was born in Shady Dale, Ga. in 1924 to the late Edgar Harrison and Emma Ethel Linch Buckner.After her parents died when she was a

Judy Childers

Hamilton county
Judy Kathryn Childers, 63, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013, at a local hospital.She was of the Baptist faith and she loved her grandchildren dearly.She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar

Sybil Cleveland

Georgia
TRION Sybil F. Cleveland, died Saturday, April 20, 2013.Survivors: grandsons, Jason Beck and Adam Beck.Funeral service is 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Mason Funeral Home, Summerville.Visitation is 6 until 8 p.m.

Brandy Davis

Hamilton county
Carolyn Rollins Davis, 62, of Chattanooga, the daughter of Thomas Gaston Rollins Jr. and Margaret Louise Crabtree Rollins, of Durham, N.C., passed away peacefully at her home in Chattanooga during the early morning hours of

Betty Davis

Hamilton county
Betty Davis, 71, of Chattanooga passed Wednesday April 17, 2013, in a local hospital.She was preceded in death by parents, Estella and Elijah Word; sister, Stella Williams; brothers, John, Clifford, James, Joe and Albert Word;

William Day

Hamilton county
William Isaac Day, 71, of Ooltewah, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013.He was born in Henderson, Ky., to the late Aubrey and Bonnie Day. He was a Vietnam veteran for the Air Force. He was

Lebron Derrick

Hamilton county
Lebron Derrick, 63, passed away Friday, April 19, 2013.Lebron was a graduate of Howard High School Class of 1966. He retired from TVA and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.He was preceded in death

Nell Dillard

Hamilton county
Nell Dillard, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, April 22, 2013 at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Blanch England

Tennessee
TEN MILE Blanch England, 66, died Saturday, April 20, 2013.Funeral today at 2 p.m. April 23, at Bowers Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur.Interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.www.bowersfh.com.Arrangements by Bowers Funeral Home and Cremation Services,

Fred Finchum

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Fred Maurice Finchum, 71, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 21, 2013.He was born in Newport, Tenn., to the late, Hugh and Rilda Finchum, but had lived

Esther Gadd

Alabama
BRYANT Esther Myrtle Gadd, 83, passed away at her home Saturday, April 20, 2013.Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Bryant Chapel of Moore Funeral Home.Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery

LeBron Gass

Georgia
ROSSVILLE T. LeBron Gass 78, went home to be with the Lord Sunday April 21, 2013.He was a native of Trenton Ga., a son of the late Lawrence Milton and Bessie Dawkins Gass.Mr. Gass

Manion Higdon

Alabama
HENAGAR Manion Lafayette Higdon, 96, died Monday, April 22, 2013, at Cherokee County Health & Rehab.Funeral services at 2 p.m. today, April 23, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in Green Haven Memorial

John Holloway

Georgia
LaFAYETTE John Bunion Holloway, 78, passed away Sunday April 21, 2013.He was preceded in death by his sons, Richard Holloway and Charles Brown; granddaughter, Charley McNair; grandson, William Dillard; brothers, Claude, Jerry and Tommy

Mary Katherine

Hamilton county
yMary Katherine Worley, 78, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2013, in a Chattanooga hospital.Born in Chattanooga, Ms. Worley was a daughter of the late Loyce Thomas Kennedy Sr. and Kate Byers Kennedy.She

Gladys Langley

Georgia
FLINTSTONE Gladys Walker Langley, 84, was called home to Heaven Monday, April 22, 2013.She retired from Chattem Inc. after 44 years of service.Gladys always had a smile on her face and always delighted to

Shawn Long

Hamilton county
Shawn Danvis Long, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013.Arrangements will be by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Bill McCarver

Tennessee
Bill McCarver, 66, lifelong resident of the Cagle Mountain Community, passed away early Friday morning, April 19, 2013.He was a member of Cagle-Mt. Pleasant Congregational Methodist Church. He was theowner of Bill McCarver Nursery and

Larry McClure

Alabama
SCOTTSBORO Larry D. McClure, 67, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Highland Medical Center.He is survived by his wife, Brenda Fugate McClure, of Scottsboro; son, Jason (Margaret) McClure, of Fort Payne; parents,

Arthur Moody

Hamilton county
W. Arthur Moody, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013. He was 94 years old.Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Yong Nash

Hamilton county
Yong Hu Nash, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, April 15, 2013 in a Nashville hospital. Funeral service is today at Noon in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Lee and Minister Larry

Grace Powell

Tennessee
ATHENS Grace F. Powell, 92, died Friday, April 19, 2013.A funeral service will be 1 p.m. today, April 23, 2013, at Westview Baptist Church in Athens.The family will receive friends at noon today, April

Jimmie Redmond

Hamilton county
Jimmie Lee Redmond, 69, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013, at a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
ROSSVILLE Monday Michelle Schreiber DeBord, 35, lost her life Friday, April 19, 2013 in an automobile accident in Dixon Tenn. She was a passenger in a vehicle which left the road

Johnny Shetter

Hamilton county
Johnny Carl Shetter, 48, of Falling Water, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2013.Johnny loved his wife, children and grandchildren deeply. He was a member of Falling Water Baptist Church. He was a 1983 graduate

Veda Simmons

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Veda Nell Simmons, 68, died April 21, 2013.Survivors include husband, John Simmons; sons, James Simmons, Jerrell Simmons; step-mother, Opal Broyles; sisters, Brenda Lands, Willeen Bryant, Diane Pace; three grandchildren.Funeral is 1 p.m. today,

Kathy Summers

Hamilton county
Kathy Jean Summers, 57, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2013, in a local hospital.She was employed with Top Flight for over 25 years.She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Ruby Summers;

Marcelle Summers

Tennessee
WHITWELL Marcelle Stephenson Summers, 91, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013.She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Summers; parents, Robert and Hazel Stephenson; brothers, Jim Stephenson, Dizzy Stephenson. Mrs. Summers was a

Joanne Touchstone

Other areas
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. Joanne Kay Touchstone, 68, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 21, 2013, surrounded by her two daughters and sons-in-law.Joanne was born on Feb. 22, 1945 in Belleville,

Stonnie Townsel

Alabama
FYFFE Stonnie Townsel, 71, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013, at his residence.Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in Liberty (Painter) Cemetery with W.T. Wilson

Nancy Turney

Hamilton county
Nancy Perry Turney, 69, of Ooltewah, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 21, 2013, surround by her loving family following a six year battle with cancer.Nancy was a member of the Brainerd Baptist Church, and

In MemoryMARY GRIER

In memory
INMEMORYMary Frances GrierJuly 7, 1942 - April 23, 2012Its been one year today when the Lord called you home. We love and miss you.The Grier Family

In MemoryFRANKLIN PATTEN

In memory
INMEMORYFranklin L. (Frank) PattenNov. 1, 1942 - April 23, 2008Five years ago we lost a husband, a dad and our best friend. You are forever in our hearts. We will always be thankful for the
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