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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 26, 2013

Janie Adkins

Hamilton county
Janie Brown Adkins, 46, formerly of Cleveland, Tenn., passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in Chattanooga.Janie was born in Morristown, Tenn., and raised in Cleveland, where she graduated from Cleveland High School. She

Mark Ake

STEVENSON Marke Ake, 39, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at his home after an extended illness.He is survived by his parents,Jerry and Betty Ake; sister, Sherry Ake, all of Stevenson; brother, Jerry (Christine) Ake;

Lena Bailey

Hamilton county
Lena M. "Bootsie" Bailey, 65, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at her residence.She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Washington Hills and sang in the choir.She was preceded in death

Harold Berry

Hamilton county
Harold D. Berry, 74, of Chattanooga, went to see Jesus on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.Harold retired from Norfolk Southern Railway with over 35 years of service. He was known by all as "the hugger" and

Julia Berry

Hamilton county
Julia Berry, 67, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Carolyn Bledsoe

RISING FAWN Carolyn Williams Bledsoe, 79, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013.Mrs. Bledsoe was born May 22, 1933 to the late Clifford and Battie Lee Williams. She was a member of the United Daughters

Vertice Bolds

Vertice boldsSUMMERVILLE passed away Friday, April 19, 2013. She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She was a retired teacher from Chattooga County Schools for 15 years, taught in the

Claude Christian

Hamilton county
Sr.CHICKAMAUGA Claude Woodrow Christian Sr., 82, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013.Claude was a devoted member of the Rossville Church of Christ. He served in the U. S. Navy Air Corps during the

Carolyn Culpper

Carolyn CulpepperDELANO Carolyn Joyce Choat Culpepper, 73, passed away Tuesday evening, April 23, 2013, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Max Culpepper, of Delano; three daughters and sons-in-law,

Elizabeth Denman

Hamilton county
Elizabeth Reed Denman died Thursday, April 25, 2013.She was born Sept. 3, 1919, in Prospect, Giles County, Tenn., to Cleveland W. Denman and George Ethyl Reed Denman. Betsy spent her childhood in Fairfield, Ala.,

James Devine

Hamilton county
Jr.James Howard Devine Jr., 58, of Hixson, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013.He was a U.S. Navy veteran and worked at Life Care Center of Hixson as an LPN.He was preceded in death by

Nell Dillard

Hamilton county
Nell Holland Dillard, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, April 22, 2013, at her residence.Funeral service at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Ronald Woods as the eulogist.Burial: Chattanooga National

Mike Dunn

KENNESAW Robert "Mike" Dunn, 58, of Kennesaw and Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, April 19, 2013.He served in the U.S. Army several years retiring as a lieutenant colonel. Mr. Dunn
LaFAYETTE Lillian Melvine Stoker Gilbreath, 91, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at her residence. She was born Aug. 19, 1921 to the late Wyley and Mary Stoker in Teloga, Ga. She was of

John Gray

Hamilton county
John K. "Jack" Gray, 70, of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord Thursday, April 25, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Andrew Groth

Hamilton county
Andrew Groth passed Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. of brain cancer, having been originally diagnosed in October 2009. A second brain tumor was found 14 days prior to his passing. He was 55

Charles Howell

Hamilton county
Jr.Charles Wilburn Howell Jr., 68, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.Charles was a graduate of Soddy-Daisy HS Class of 1963. He played freshman football and then turned to boxing. He was a member

Robert Irwin

Rev. KNOXVILLE Rev. Robert Lynn Irwin passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center, St. Marys, following a long illness.Rev. Irwin retired from ministry in the United Methodist Church after

Haleya Jacks

Hamilton county
Haleya N. Jacks, infant, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013.She is survived by her parents, Xavier Turner and Renita Jacks; sister, Hevean Dunn; grandparents, Pastor Randy Jacks Sr., Franqui Rita Jones and Tracey Melvin; special

Guy Keith

Hamilton county
Guy Edwin "PaPa" Keith, 90, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.He was a U.S. Army veteran and a bronze medal winner. He was a retired supervisor of the Hamilton County Maintenance

Charles Kelley

Hamilton county
Sr.Charles "Bubba" Lewis Kelley Sr., 75, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013 in a local hospital.He was a member of the 1957 Howard High School and was employed at Mueller Co. as

Betty Knight

DAYTON Betty Puera Lee Riddle Knight was called home Thursday, April 25, 2013, to be with her Lord.She was born Aug. 15, 1920.Betty was a longtime member of New Union Baptist Church and served as

Delpha Lopez

Hamilton county
Delpha Weir Lopez, 81, of Collegedale, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013. A native of Loma Linda, Calif., she has been a resident of the Collegedale area for the past three years and was a

MaryAnn Mancuso

Hamilton county
MaryAnn Mancuso, of Hixson, daughter of Harry and Helen Kramer, passed away at a local hospital, surrounded by family and loved ones, on Tuesday, April 23, 2013.Born Feb. 27, 1937 in Pittsburgh, Pa., MaryAnn was

Candy Medula

Hamilton county
Candy Elaine Medula, 45, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2013.She graduated from Sequoyah High School Class of 1986. Candy was preceded in death by her grandmother, Odiabell Hunter; and her sister,

Jeanette Miller

Hamilton county
Jeanette Daughtrey Miller, 82, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.Services will be held on at 1 p.m. today, April 26, 2013, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Lee Griggs and Rev.

Dorothy Nunley

WHITWELL Dorothy Evelyn Nunley, 89, of Trenton, Ga., formerly of Whitwell, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013.She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Nunley; son, Roger Nunley; sisters, Virgie Griffith, Lorene Belew,

Steven Orr

Hamilton county
Steve OrrSteven "Yank" Orr, 48, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at his residence.He was born to James Orr and Ethel Graham Orr Linam on Dec. 25, 1964. He was employed at

Jimmie Redmond

Hamilton county
Sr.Jimmie Lee Redmond Sr., 69, passed Monday, April 22, 2013, in a local health care facility.He retired from Town & Country Restaurant after 35 years of service.Proceeding him in death are his parents, Otis

Sara Reeve

Hamilton county
Sara Nell Cooley Reeve, 91, passed into the heavenly presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, April 15, 2013, in Chattanooga.A memorial service for Sara will be held at White Oak Baptist

Charles Stevens

Hamilton county
Charles Eugene Stevens, 73, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013.Member of Northside Presbyterian Church, he graduated from City High School and was active in ROTC and served six years in Tennessee Air

Carolyn Vaughn

Hamilton county
Carolyn Marie Raines Vaughn, 59, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.She was of the Baptist faith. Carolyn was the assistant supervisor for Environment Services at Wells Springs Retirement Home.She was preceded in

Cynthia Williams

Hamilton county
Cynthia Burton Williams, 51, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at a local healthcare facility.She was a 1979 graduate of Howard High School and 1983 graduate of University of TennesseeShe was preceded in death

Bocephus Wood

DAYTON Bocephus "Bo" Wood, 30, passed away Monday, April 22, 2013.He was preceded in death by son, Evan.Bo was the beloved husband soulmate of Andrea Wood; father of Austin, Kael, Savannah, Sierra and Raegen;


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