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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 08, 2013

Albert Adams

Hamilton county
Albert "Al" Adams passed away peacefully with his wife and soul mate, Janice, by his side, after a long and brave battle with cancer on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.Before retiring to Hixson in 1997, He

John Ann

SPARTA John Ann Simmons, 88, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at Life Care in Sparta, Tenn.She was born Feb. 11, 1925 in McMinnville, Tenn. Her parents were Delter Melton and Eliza Blair Melton.She

Douglas Brady

Hamilton county
Douglas Page Brady, 81, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013.He was born on March 27, 1932 in Kochi, Japan., where his parents, Rev. J. Harper Brady and Willie Robertson

Mike Crye

OCOEE Mike Crye, 64, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.Survivors: wife, Kay Crye; brother, Tim Crye; aunt, Mary Anna Smith; and several special nieces, nephews and cousins.Funeral services at 6:30 p.m. today at Higgins Funeral

Edward Dills

TUNNEL HILL Edward Gerald Dills, 66, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013.Arrangements for his visitation and funeral will be provided at a later time.Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home-Wallis Stewart Chapel.

Theresa Ebert

Hamilton county
Theresa Marie Ebert, 80, of Chattanooga and formerly of Pottsville, Pa., passed away on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, in a local hospital.The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. today, Aug. 8, at the Highway

Michael Gilbert

DUTTON Michael V. Gilbert, 62, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at his residence.Funeral is at 2 p.m. CDT Friday, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery (Grove Oak).Family will

Beverly Glaze

Hamilton county
Beverly Lauper Glaze, 96, after a wonderful life filled with joy and chocolate quietly left our world to be welcomed home by God on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.She was born Sept. 12, 1916, in Nashville,

Margaret Glover

Hamilton county
Margaret L. Glover, 96, of East Ridge passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2013.She was affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church.Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Glover; parents, Walter D. and Maude Lambdin;

Peggy Hankins

WINCHESTER Peggy C. Hankins, 84, formerly of Sewanee, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.Funeral 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel. Minister Michael Clark officiating.Burial: Eastern Star Cemetery in Sewanee.Online condolences at

Carlean Holt

Hamilton county
Dorothy Carlean Holt, 92, of Chattanooga, went to her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013.She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and homemaker.Born on June 25, 1921, Dorothy Carlean Adams was a

Anthony Keller

SCOTTSBORO Anthony Keller, 38, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at his residence.Funeral services will be held today, Aug, 8, 2013 at 4 p.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in Lees Chapel Cemetery,

Lula Lane

Hamilton county
Lula Katherine Lane joined the Lord in Heaven on Monday Aug. 5, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.A lifelong Chattanooga resident, Lula was preceded in death by Robert J. Lane, her husband of 57

Lawrence Lewis

WHITWELL Lawrence T. Lewis, 79, passed away, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013.He was preceded in death by his wife, Eugenia "Genie" B. Lewis.He is survived by his cousins, Dennis and Kim Lewis, Ruby Roberts and

Dorothy Mayo

IDER Dorothy Maude Boydston Mayo, 80, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at her residence.Survivors include husband of 63 years, Tonnie Mayo, daughters and sons-in-law. Betty Mayo Johnson (Allon), Martha Mayo Durham (Frankie), Janet Mayo

Clifford McBee

SEWANEE Clifford McBee died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. He was retired from CSX Railroad.Memorial service 2 p.m. CDT Friday in the funeral home chapel.Visitation noon-2 p.m. condolences may be made at Funeral

Ruben Miller

Hamilton county
Ruben Bethel Miller, 97, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013.He was born Sept. 6, 1915 in Daylight, Tenn., a son of the late Ernest Miller and Aggie Bell Bost Miller. He was a member

James Mulroony

Hamilton county
James Joseph Mulroony III, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., passed away on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013.Mr. Mulroony was born on Sept. 23, 1930, in West Paterson, N.J. He was a resident of the Chattanooga area for

Hardin Murdock

Hamilton county
Harry Hardin Murdock, 64, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013.He was born in Chattanooga on June 8, 1949, oldest son of the late Harry B. Murdock and Mary Helen Hardin "Suzy" Murdock.Hardin was

Edith Peak

Hamilton county
Edith Elizabeth Hardwick Peak, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at a local hospital.She was the seventh of eight siblings born in Cleveland, Tenn. Sept. 23, 1921 to the late Estella and Mose Henry

James Ratchford

Hamilton county
James Warren Ratchford, 88, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.Born and raised in Chattanooga, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bettie Scoggins Ratchford; parents,
RINGGOLD Hope Lynn Reinsma-Lathrop, 40, passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at a Chattanooga Hospital.Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at Ringgold Seventh-day Adventist Church with Cliff Vickery officiating.Professional services have been

Thelma Sexton

Hamilton county
Thelma Sexton, 73, passed away on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013.She was a graduate from Howard High School in 1957. Employed at Erlanger Medical Center for 40+ years.She was preceded in death by parents, John

Larry Smith

DUNLAP Larry D. Smith, 72, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Dunlap, passed away Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013.He was a member of Dunlap First Baptist Church.He was preceded in death by son, W. Lynn Smith;

Matilda Swanson

CHICKAMAUGA Matilda Osburn Swanson, 86, died on Thursday, August 1, 2013, at Parkside Nursing Home in Fort Oglethorpe following a brave and lengthy battle with Parkinsons Disease.She was born May 24, 1927 to

Iunice Thompson

Hamilton county
Iunice Hardeman Thompson, 57, transitioned from her earthly tabernacle on to meet her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ of whom she testified about often on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013.Mrs. Thompson was born Oct. 16,

Dorothy Wall

TRENTON Dorothy "Dot" Wall, 86, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.She owned and operated Dots Fabric Shop in Trenton for several years. Mrs. Wall was of the Baptist faith.She was preceded in death by her

Ralston Wells

Hamilton county
James Ralston Wells Jr., 88, son of the late Dr. James Ralston Wells and Mildred White Wells, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.Ralston was born in Merion, Pa., on Sept. 20, 1924

Laura Woods

Hamilton county
Laura Stiggers Woods passed peacefully in her sleep Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, surrounded by her family.She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Grady Woods Jr.; parents, the Rev. George and Catherine Stiggers; son-in-law,

Lila Wright

Hamilton county
Lila Wright, 96, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.Arrangements have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors 1724 McCallie Ave. 423-265-4414.

Harley York

TRENTON Harley L. York, 83, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.He was a member of Floral Crest Seventh-day Adventist Church. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed playing music.He was preceded in death by

In MemoryJean Cooley

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In memory of our MomShirley Ann HillWe miss you so much.Your daughters, grandchildren, great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

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INMEMORYLois D. ParksAug. 8, 1937 - July 31, 2012Moma its been one year ago since we all said good bye.Our hearts are sad but filled with love and the memories that you left behind. We
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