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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 06, 2013

Gary Alverson

RINGGOLD Gary Lamar Alverson, 73, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, with his family around him.Gary was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga/North Georgia area. He was a graduate of Lakeview High School,

Carol Ann

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

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 of

Dorothy Bouton

COOKEVILLE Dorothy "Dot" Lillian Bouton, 89, formerly of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, in the Chapel of Dyer Funeral Home in Cookeville.The family will

James Brown

LaFAYETTE James Russell Brown, 74, departed this life Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.He was born to the late Russell and Mae Brown on Feb. 25, 1939 in Trion. He was of the Baptist faith, retired

Shirley Carter

Hamilton county
Shirley Ann CarterShirley Ann Clark Carter, 72, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at Memorial North Park.Shirley was a member of the Hixson First Baptist Church for over 40 years

Loretta Clines

FORT PAYNE Loretta Cordell Clines, 56, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Huntsville hospital.Funeral will be 2 p.m. CDT today, Aug. 6, in the Burt Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Payne with Rev. Lance

Henry Collins

Hamilton county
Henry Clay Collins Jr., 88, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013.He was born Aug. 6, 1924 in Bradley County, Tenn., to the late Henry Clay Collins Sr. and Daisy Marie Selvidge Collins.Mr. Collins was

Frances Connell

Hamilton county
Frances P. Connell, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.Formerly from Cairo, Ga. She was preceded in death by her husband H.B. Connell.She is survived by sons, Buell (Leila) Connell, Chattanooga, Charles

Mary Cook

Hamilton county
Mary Graham Cook, 101, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, in Bristol, Va.She was born on Sept. 10, 1911. Mrs. Cook lived a rich and full life, she knew how to

Robert Cover

DAYTON Robert Lee Cover, 52, formerly of Gatlinburg died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, in a Chattanooga hospital.Funeral services with military honors at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Graveside services 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Chattanooga National

John Cox

Hamilton county
John Cox, 27, of Georgetown, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, from injuries sustained from an accident.Arrangements have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan Smith Funeral Directors 1724 McCallie Ave. 423-265-4414.

Jehu Crowe

PENNVILLE Jehu Britton Crowe, 98, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. Survivors include his daughter, Betty St. Clair; granddaughter, Kimberly (Mark) Lane; brother, James Crowe; two great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildrenFuneral is 4 p.m. today, Aug.

Don Dixon

SUMMERVILLE Don Dixon, 87, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.Survivors: children, Ronnie Dixon, Donna Jones, Debra Harris; sister, Nancy Edwards; brothers, Jack Cox, Bill Dixon, Jim Dixon; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.Private services will be Tuesday,

Terri Elder

LaFAYETTE Terri Lynn Elder, 48, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013.Funeral from the Wallis Memorial Chapel at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Service conducted by Rev. Bud Martenn.Interment: LaFayette Cemetery.Family will receive friends

Cheryl Fowler

FORT OGLETHORPE Cheryl "Sherry" Fowler, 69, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. She was born in Louisville, Ky., to the late, William and Mary Smith Jr.,

Red Fuller

JASPER James E. "Red" Fuller, 84, passed away Sunday Aug. 4, 2013, after a short illness.He was retired from TVA. He had served his county in the US Army and the Tennessee National

Michael Gipson

ROSSVILLE Michael Wayne Gipson, 57, a resident of Rossville, passed away on Saturday night, Aug. 3, 2013.Michael was born in Chattanooga on Nov. 29, 1955 a son of the late David J. and Peggy

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 a Navy

Anna Hester

Hamilton county
Anna Ruth Hester, 88, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at her residence.She was born in Evensville, Tenn., to the late Walter and Nora Smith.Anna was a member of Middle Cross Baptist

Joe Holcomb

JASPER Joe R. Holcomb, 74, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2013, at his home.The son of the late Timothy M. and Clara Ann Colley Holcomb, he retired from Combustion Engineering having worked as an

Virginia Kelly

WINCHESTER Virginia Elaine Kelly, 58, passed away Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at her residence.Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment at Marble Plains

Lula Lane

Hamilton county
Lula Lane, 77, of Red Bank, passed away on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at her home.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home, North Chapel, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN

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 World

Justin McElyea

SCOTTSBORO Justin Brett McElyea, 23, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at his residence.Funeral is set at 4 p.m. today, Aug. 6, 2013, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, Rainsville, Ala.Burial will follow

James Mulroony

Hamilton county
James Joseph Mulroony, 82, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., passed away Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wann Funeral Home & Cremation Center, located at the foot of historic Lookout

Edith Peak

Hamilton county
Edith E. Peak, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Hardwick& Sons Funeral Home.

Joseph Perkins

MOUNT JULIET Joseph Kenneth Perkins, 71, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2013.Survivors include wife, Nellie Perkins; sister, Janet Turnage; foster father, Paul Shinksky; brother-in-law, Bob Walters; foster brother; foster sisters.Memorial service will be 2 p.m.

Rhena Peterson

Hamilton county
Elfreda PetersonRhena Elfreda Peterson, 96, passed away on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Stephanie Poss

LaFAYETTE Stephanie Elaine West Poss, 34, departed this life Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013.She was born Sept. 23, 1978 in Chattanooga. She was of the Christian faith, a longtime employee of Wal-Mart in LaFayette, and
BRYANT Clayton T. Rightmire, 81, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013.He was a United States Air Force Veteran; was a truck driver for TVA; and was a member of Teamster Local #515.He was preceded

Vanessa Russell

Hamilton county
Vanessa Ann Russell, 55, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
LaFAYETTE Margaret Thornton Southerland, 79, passed away Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013.She was a member of Naomi Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Edna Thornton; sister, Barbara
CARTERSVILLE Darlene Angie Thuresson, 61, passed away Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013.A native of Ringgold, she has lived in the Cartersville area for the past 20 years and was of the Baptist faith.She was preceded

Stephen Tingle

Hamilton county
R. Stephen Tingle, prominent commercial real estate developer, 67, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, he was a graduate of Central High School and Middle Tennessee State

Teresa Whittenburg

PIKEVILLE Teresa Christian Whittenburg, 48, passedaway Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. Services 1 p.m. CDT Wednesday 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.Burial in Hitchcox Cemetery.Onlinecondolences can be made at is 9 a.m.-9

Lillie Wooten

SUMMERVILLE Lillie Willoughby Wooten, 98, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013.Funeral was 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, from the chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.Burial in Summerville Cemetery.


In memory
INMEMORYSept. 13, 1958 - Aug. 3, 2007In loving memory, Forever in our hearts.Missed by all.Love, Ashley, Logan, Taylor and Wayne

In MemoryMildred Cooke

In memory
INMEMORYIn loving memory of our mother Mildred Warner CookeJuly 3, 1937 - Aug. 6, 2012Sadly missed by children Larry, Kenneth, Belinda, Gregory, family and friends


In memory
, SR.Jan. 28, 1926 - Aug. 6, 2009Love and miss you.Your wife, Joann, children and grandkids


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Aug. 6, 1917 - Dec. 22, 2000Happy 96th birthday Mama! We think of you every day and miss your loving, warm and kind way. You will always hold a special place in our hearts. Your
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