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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 02, 2013


SarahLynchDALTON Sarah Lorraine Watters Lynch, 85, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013.The funeral service will be at noon Saturday in the chapel of Willis Funeral Home with Bishop Dr. Bennie Tibbs officiating.Interment in Hopewell

Phillip Adkins

Hamilton county
Phillip Ervin Adkins, 80, of Harrison, formerly of Scott County, passed away on Monday, July 29, 2013 in Hixson.Born in Winfield, Tenn., on Feb. 4, 1933, he was the son of the late Francis

Bennie Bonner

Hamilton county
Bennie John Bonner, 80, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Glenda Bowman

Hamilton county
Glenda C. Bowman, 44, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ed Rogers and Bobbie Montgomery.Survivors include her mother, Magalene Bailey; father, Donnie Wise; son, Christopher

Anthony Brackett

NIOTA Anthony "Tony" Curtis Brackett, 58, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Athens Regional Medical Center.Memorial services will be 2 p.m. today in the chapel of the funeral home.Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens, is

Jewell Burnette

Hamilton county
Jewell Frances Morgan Burnette, 88, of East Ridge, died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 31, 2013, in a local hospital.A devoted Christian, she was a member of Lakeview Wesleyan Church. She was retired from Hutcheson Medical Center.

Leon Camp

ROSSVILLE Leon Edward Camp, 93, formerly of Rossville, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Condolences may be sent to services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the South Crest Chapel

James Campbell

HIAWASSEE James Ronald "Ron" Campbell, 71, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013.Ron attended High School in Rossville, received his B.A. from Carson-Newman Collage and masters from the University of Tennessee. He retired from Quaker

April Chambers

Hamilton county
April Caroline Chambers, 19, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2013, in Virginia.April was born March 30, 1994 in Chattanooga, to Kelvin and Nancy Chambers. April had a smile that could light up a room.

Ursula Cornish

CLOUDLAND Ursula Helga Bartlett Cornish, 69, past into transition recently with her loved ones at her side.Mrs. Cornish was born in Nuremberg, Germany and received a psychology degree from UTC. She retired from

Kermit Darr

WINCHESTER Kermit Richard Darr, 89, departed this life on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at St. Thomas Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tenn.He was born on March 31, 1924 in New Bedford, Ohio to the late Floyd

Hazel Dickert

KNOXVILLEHazel Geraldine Johnson Dickert, 88, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.Attended Concord United Methodist Church.Preceded in death by parents, Clarence W. and Theodora H. Johnson, of Chesterton, Ind.; and her husband,

Betty Draganac

Hamilton county
Betty Jean Draganac, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2013. She was 89 years old.Ms. D was born and raised in Chattanooga and was a 1942 graduate of Chattanooga High School. She

Randy Duckett

Hamilton county
Randy "Duck" Duckett, 49, a resident of Hamilton County, passed away Monday, July 29, 2013 at his residence.He attended Greenwood Baptist Church. Mr. Duckett was a graduate of Ooltewah High School class of 1982. He

Janice Duggan

RICEVILLE Janice Ann Crowe Duggan, 50, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Athens Regional Medical Center.Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Walnut Grove Cemetery.Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens is in charge of

Rosena Elliott

SPRING CITY Rosena Katherine Thomas Elliott, 80, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at the Spring City Care Center.Born in Dayton, Tenn., Rosena was the daughter of the late Gilford and Julia McNeal Thomas.

Jean Fasano

Hamilton county
Jean Louise Webster Fasano, 76, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2013.Born in Kalamazoo, Mich., she moved from Long Island to Hixson in 1975 with her late husband James and family. She was

Edward Forbes

Hamilton county
Edward James Forbes, 90, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Soddy-Daisy Health Care Center.Edward was born in Chicago, Ill., and after completing High School he joined The United States Army and served in World

Ina Ford

SPRING CITY Ina Elrod Ford, 95, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at her home.A lifetime resident of Spring City, Ina was the daughter of the late Herbert E. and Alice Gilliam Elrod. She was

Jewell Garner

Hamilton county
Jewell Taylor Garner, of Red Bank, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. She was 93 years old.Jewell was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area. She was a graduate of Central High

Rob Gilmartin

Hamilton county
Peter Robert "Rob" Gilmartin, 68, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, July 27, 2013.He was born July 8, 1945 in Douglaston, Long Island, N.Y., to the late Peter James Gilmartin and Mary Ryan Gilmartin.He was preceded in

Jack Goff

Hamilton county
Jack Douglas Goff, 76, of Hixson died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,

Randall Greeson

ROSSVILLE Randall Lee Greeson, 69, departed this life Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at his home.He was born in Henagar, Ala. to the late Odell and Ella Greeson. Randall was owner/operator of Greeson Appliance in

Stephen Holt

Hamilton county
Stephen Clifford Holt, 52, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, in an accident.Survivors include son, Stephen Christopher Holt; grandchildren, Waylon Jones and Braden Broom; brothers, Tommy Smith and Ed Smith; aunt, Sandra June Roberts;

David Mabe

Hamilton county
Dr. Dr. David W. Mabe, 61, lost his brave and lengthy battle with melanoma on Wednesday, July 31, 2013.He is survived by his wife, Lea; father, Bob Mabe; sister, Cassandra (Larry) Godbold; and several nieces

Billy Mitchell

Billy MitchellRINGGOLD William "Billy""Gonga" Eugene Mitchell, 86, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist

Alexa Parris

LaFAYETTE Alexa Price Parris, 97, died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at her sons home in Boiling Springs.Born Nov. 2, 1915, in Trans, Ga., she was the daughter of the late W. Frank and Callie

Benny Patton

Jr.TRENTON Benny F. Patton Jr., 61, passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.He was retired from Wheland Foundry and was currently employed by Dade Co. Commission at the transfer station. Mr. Patton was a

Maxine Schrimsher

Hamilton county
Cora Maxine Schrimsher, 85, of Signal Mountain, passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.She lived in the Chattanooga area for over 50 years.Survivors are her sister, Mary (Maisie) Mizell and several nieces and nephews.Private graveside services

Shirley Smithey

DECHERD Shirley Geraldine Smithey, 70, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at Erlanger in Chattanooga.Funeral services 3 p.m. CDT Sunday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester.Visitation 5 to

Thurman Stansell

Hamilton county
CHICKAMAUGA Thurman Eugene Stansell, 80, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, in Gainesville, Fla.Mr. Stansell was born March 10, 1933 in Villanow, Ga., and worked as a fit-up mechanic for ABB

David Van

DUTTON David L. Van Pevenage, 80, passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2013.Funeral is at 2 p.m. CDT Saturday, Aug 3, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.Visitation

Jim Walker

Hamilton county
James Atchiles "Abe" Walker, 81, of Chattanooga, died peacefully Tuesday evening July 30, 2013, at The Cumberland in Nashville, Tenn.Mr. Walker was born in a small farmhouse in Ravenscroft, Tenn., on Nov. 2,

Paul Walker

Hamilton county
Sr.Paul Thomas Walker Sr., a native of Chattanooga, and resident of Baltimore, Md. entered into rest on Sunday, July 25, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with sarcoidosis.He was a highly respected

Natalie Wharton

Hamilton county
Natalie Bedoit Wharton, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013.A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Natalie Wrightson Bedoit and was also preceded in

Rev Young

Hamilton county
Rev. Young H. Smith Sr., 76, of Chattanooga, departed this life for his Heavenly home on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, after a long, courageous battle with dementia.Services for Rev. Smith and his son, Tony who


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INMEMORYIn Loving Memory OfVallie Jean McKenzieBy Husband, Family and Friends. Gone but not forgotten.Love Always.

In MemoryDeborah

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INMEMORYDeborah "Debbie" Uren Hixson1956 - 1993Debbie, it has been twenty years since we said good-bye to you after Sunday night church service. There was a glow around your head and a smile on

In MemoryVirgil Coppinger

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INMEMORYVirgil "Ed" CoppingerAug. 2, 1944 - Feb. 4, 2013Happy Birthday, EddieWhat a celebration you must be having in Heaven. We love and miss you more than words can say. Sharon, Debra, Chuck, Michael, grandchildren


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INMEMORYMay 21, 1977 - Aug. 2, 1998For Fifteen years weve missed his hugs, his smile and those dimples.Dad, Mom, Tim, Jennifer, Mia, Jessica and Jeremy

In MemoryLemon Thomas

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INMEMORYLEMON THOMAS JR.August 2, 2012It has been one year since God called you to rest. We all still miss you a lot. Your wife, children, grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
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