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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 05, 2013



Stephen

Hamilton county
Stephen TingleStephen Tingle, 67, of Signal Mountain, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday Aug. 7, in the funeral home chapel with burial to follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.Arrangements

James

Georgia
James FarrowRINGGOLD James E. Farrow, 50, died at his home on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.Mr. Farrow was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia S. Farrow, in 2005. He worked at Mohawk Industries.

Gary Alverson

Georgia
RINGGOLD Gary Lamar Alverson, 73, died on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.

Carol Ann

Hamilton county
Carol Ann Sharp, 68, of Hixson, Tenn., and Dodge City, KS, passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. Carol was born into the Catholic faith by Mr. and Mrs. Ray T. Patterson, of Dodge City, KS.

Arnold Barker

Hamilton county
, Jr.Arnold Barker, Jr., 89, of Harrison, passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. A lifelong resident of Harrison, he was of the Baptist faith and was retired from the U.S. Navy and was a Veteran

Robert Cecil

Tennessee
SPRINGCITY Robert Cecil 91, died Saturday Aug. 3, 2013.Funeral services will be Tuesday Aug. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Texas Grove Baptist Church.The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today

Wanda Clouse

Hamilton county
Wanda Jean Longshore Clouse, 72, of Lookout Valley, passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.She was preceded in death by her parents W.C. and Virginia Longshore; brother, Jim Longshore; and sister-in-law, Gynn Longshore. She attended Wauhatchie

Kenneth Cochran

Hamilton county
Kenneth Russell Cochran, 83, of Apison, passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 at his residence. A native of Cleveland, Oh., he has been a resident of the Apison area for the past 61 years.

Jimmy Eddy

Georgia
MENLO Jimmy Wayne Eddy, 55, died Monday, July 29, 2013. Survivors: his mother, Gladys Eddy; daughter, Brittany Eddy; brothers, Donnie Eddy, Tom Eddy; sisters, Monty Mackey, Elaine Cole. Visitation, 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6,

James Frazier

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE James Tullon Frazier, 76, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. Survivors include: his wife, Libby Frazier; son, Sammy (Kaye) Frazier; brother, Jimmy Frazier; grandchildren, Kayla Frazier, Guthrie Frazier.Funeral Services, Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 1

Michael Gipson

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Michael W. Gipson, 57, passed away on Saturday night, Aug. 3, 2013.Services are planned for Tuesday Aug. 6, at 3 p.m. at the Corinth Baptist Church in Lafayette, Ga. The family will receive

Carl Griffith

Hamilton county
Carl Edward Griffith, "Candyman", 77, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 in a local hospital. He was born Jan. 1, 1936 in Portersville, Ala., to the late Willis and Ruby Griffith. Mr. Griffith

Robert Heckman

Tennessee
DECATUR Robert John Heckman, 67, passed away on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013.Robert was a Veteran of the United States Army, and was employed with Fillauer, LLC. For twenty two years.Survivors include his wife Mitzi

Vesta Hester

Hamilton county
Vesta Redmon Hester left her Earthly home on Sunday Aug. 4, 2013 for her new home in Heaven in the presence of her family.Vesta was born July 4, l922, in Oakdale, Tenn. She has

Fred Ledford

Hamilton county
, Jr.Fred Ledford, Jr., 89, of Red Bank, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. He was of the Baptist faith. Fred served his country in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of

John Lindsey

Hamilton county
, SrJohn David Lindsey, Sr, 65, went home to be with God, our Heavenly Father on Tuesday July 30, 2013. He was a Christian Man and was a member of Allen Temple A.M.E. Church.He was

Billy McArthur

Hamilton county
Billy L. McArthur, 76, of Harrison, died on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today, in the chapel with Harold McClure officiating. Interment will

Miracle McDowell

Hamilton county
Miracle Michelle McDowell, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Ted Morgan

Tennessee
HENDON Theodore "Ted" Morgan, Jr., 70, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mark Harwood and Dr.

John Parrott

Tennessee
, Jr.CLEVELAND John Parrott, Jr., 64, passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.A celebration of John's life will be held today at Living Word Church.www.serenityfunerals.comProfessional services have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation

Hattie Payne

Hamilton county
Hattie Payne, 75, passed away Friday Aug. 2, 2013 in a local hospital.Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Service Franklin-Strickland- Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Bernice Phillips

Hamilton county
Bernice Simpson Phillips, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday Aug. 6, in the East Chapel with the Rev. Ken Sauer officiating. Interment will be

Thelma Sexton

Hamilton county
Thelma Lee Sexton, 73, passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Louise Sims

Tennessee
DUNLAP Louise Land Sims, 91, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 at her home. She was a member of Dunlap Church of God.Louise was preceded in death by her husband

Iunice Thompson

Hamilton county
Iunice A. Thompson, 57, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday Aug. 4, 2013 in a local hospital. She was a member of Shepherd Voice Church.Arrangements will be announced later by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Service Franklin-Strickland-

Peggy Wilson

Hamilton county
Peggy Joyce Wilson, 80, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Laura Woods

Hamilton county
Laura Woods, 71, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday Aug. 3, 2013 at her residence. She was a member of New Jerusalem Baptist Church. She retired after 11 years as a Lt. School Patrol Mother with

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