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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 03, 2013



Tommy Beaty

Hamilton county
Tommy G. Tucci Beaty, of Harrison, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. He was 77 years old.Tommy was born on March 12, 1936 in Brooklyn, N.Y., was raised in Crossville, Tenn., and was a

Henry Bible

Tennessee
GUILD Henry Lee Bible passed away at his home on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.A lifelong resident of Marion County, Mr. Bible was a much beloved husband, father, grand father and great-grandfather. He was an

Frances Blaylock

Tennessee
SPENCER Frances Blaylock, 63, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.Service 2 p.m. CDT Sunday at Mooneyham Church of God.Burial in Blaylock Cemetery.Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com.Visitation after 11 a.m today at Mooneyham Church

Johnny Broyles

Tennessee
COWAN Johnny Ray Broyles, 55, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013.Survivors: wife, Pat; father, Walter; children; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; siblings; and other relatives.The funeral service was at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, from Valley Funeral Home

Leon Camp

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Leon Edward Camp, 93, formerly of Rossville, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the South Crest Chapel

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.

Wanda Clouse

Hamilton county
Wanda Jean Longshore Clouse, 72, of Lookout Valley, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.Arrangements are pending and will be announced by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist.

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

Alfonzo Garcia

Hamilton county
Alfonzo Garcia, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, in a Hamilton county healthcare facility.Professional services have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Services, LLC of Cleveland.

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

Betty Greene

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Betty J. Greene, 69, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, in a local hospital. She was of the Baptist faith.Mrs. Greene was the daughter of the late Charles Clinton

Daniel Haines

Hamilton county
Daniel Haines, 97, died on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013.He was the son of the late Raymond and Rosa Haines. Following high school he worked for Good Year Tire in Gadsden, Ala. In 1939 he moved

John Henderson

Hamilton county
Ralph John Henderson, 68, of Hixson, passed away on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 at his home.Family will receive friends 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at the funeral home.Arrangements will be announced

Claudia Lomnick

Hamilton county
Claudia Ann Lomnick, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, July 29, 2013, in a local hospital.She was a 1965 graduate of Howard High School. She retired from Parkridge Valley Healthcare after 37 years of service.She was

Mona McElroy

Hamilton county
Mona McElroy, 93, of Hixson, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at her home.Mona was a retired school teacher with Hamilton County School System. She was a faithful

Jewel McFarland

Hamilton county
Jewel Allen McFarland, 70, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.She was born in Port Arthur, Texas on Sept. 17, 1942, to the late Walter

Bryan Moody

Hamilton county
Bryan D. Moody Sr., 80, born and raised in Falling Water, passed away July 29. 2013.Graveside service is 12:30 p.m. Monday at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Joyce Phillips

Georgia
CHATSWORTH Joyce Norma Phillips, 80, departed this life Wednesday evening, July 31, 2013, at Hospice of Chattanooga in Chattanooga.Joyce was born Aug. 26, 1932 in Bradley County, Tenn., a daughter of the late James

Don Rogers

Tennessee
JASPER Don "Pooh Bear" Rogers, 42, passed away at his home, after a battle with cancer, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.He was a one-of-a-kind husband to his wife, B.J. and father to his daughters, Morgan,

Luther Skates

Georgia
Sr.LaFAYETTE Luther Skates Sr., 81, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.Survivors: sons, Luther Skates Jr., Michael Skates; sisters, Evelyn Jackson, Avenell Gamble, Janice Hartline; brother, Harold Skates.Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday at Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home.Interment
CHICKAMAUGA Thurman Eugene Stansell, 80, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, in Gainesville, Fla.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Gospel Tabernacle Assembly of God, 1661 Highway 27,

In MemoryINMEMORY

In memory
INMEMORYForrest W. "Jack" FryarJune 23, 1921-August 3, 1983Gone but not forgottenBob and Lisa Fryar, Chris, Chastity, Chandler, and Chase Fryar, Ron and Becky Fryar, with Cole, Sarah, Tess, and Eden Fryar

In MemoryMinnie McDerment

In memory
INMEMORYMinnie B. McDerment July 15, 1928 - Aug. 3, 2012Gone, but never forgottenLove always, your family
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