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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 09, 2013

Stephanie Auburn

Hamilton county
Stephanie Fay Auburn, 29, of Hixson, since 1996, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. She was a member of North Red Bank Baptist Church.Survivors include her three daughters, Grace, Kristin and Payton; one son,

Anna Belle

Hamilton county
Anna Belle Nichols, 84, of Ooltewah, passed away Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at a local health care facility.She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Dollie Lee and was preceded in death by her

Willie Bradford

Willie Kate BradfordKINGSPORT Evangelist Willie Kate Treece Bradford, 93, of Kingsport, went to be with her Lord, Monday morning, Aug. 5, 2013, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a lengthy illness.She was the daughter

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

Charles Cropper

CHICKAMAUGA Charles Cropper, 53, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, in a local hospital.He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Cropper Sr.; and two sisters, Lorraine Wilkey and Darlene Born.Survivors

Edward Dills

TUNNEL HILL Edward Gerald Dills, 66, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013.Eddie was a lifelong resident of Tunnel Hill and a member of Pine Hill Baptist Church. He attended Ringgold High

Stephen Donohoe

Hamilton county
Stephen E. Donohoe, 65, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 at a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave, 622-9995.

Roy Gallaher

ROCKWOOD Roy E. Gallaher, 92, a native of Decatur, Tenn., died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, after a battle with cancer.He was a member of Asbury UM Church and resided in Rockwood, for 30 years.

Terry Harris

WHITWELL Terry Clifford Harris, 50, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at his home surrounded by family. Mr. Harris was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Dorothy Harris; granddaughters, Amber Hope and
HENAGAR Christopher Jayce "C. J." Koger, 27, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in an accident.Survivors include wife, Crystal Carter Koger; daughter, Payton Dawn Koger; parents, Michael and Debrah Davis Koger; brother, Shane Koger (Chanda);
Alayja Mariah Massengill, infant, of Chattanooga, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013.She leaves behind her parents, Alexis Michelle Brown, and Christopher Dwight Massengill, both of Chattanooga, and many other family

William McComas

Hamilton county
William McComas, 67, died unexpectedly at his residence recently.Survivors: wife, Barbara McComas; daughters, Melissa Poe, B.J. Pesterfield; stepson Ron Ross.The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.Professional services have been entrusted

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

Willie Montgomery

Hamilton county
Willie James Montgomery, 66, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 in Atlanta.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

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

Billy Pruitt

PISGAH Billy Charlie Pruitt, 36, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at his residence.Funeral is set for Saturday, Aug. 10, at 2 p.m. CDT from W.T. Wilson Funeral Cahpel.Burial will follow in Blue Springs

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,

Eric Reed

JASPER Steven Eric Reed, 39, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013.He was employed by Astec Industries Inc.His grandparents, Jesse Reed, Jack Anderson and Imogene Anderson Jones preceded him in death.Eric is survived by his

Curtis Rogers

Sr.BLAKE COMMUNITY Curtis Edward Rogers Sr., 79, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at his residence.Funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial in Rainsville Church of Christ Cemetery

Dean Rogers

Hamilton county
Sr.Dean Rogers Sr. passed away at his residence on Friday, July 26, 2013.He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed doing things outdoors with his son.Dean was preceded in death by his father,

Vanessa Russell

Hamilton county
Vanessa Ann Russell, 55, departed this life, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, while in a local hospital.Vanessa attended Brainerd High School and was loved by many.She leaves to cherish her memory; mother, Willie Oden; children, Brandi

Layla Sloan

Hamilton county
Layla Marielle Sloan, infant daughter of Robert Jr. and Marie Sloan, of Hixson passed away peacefully and comfortably in her Mommys arms Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013.Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12,

Thomas Smith

Hamilton county
Thomas William Smith, 32, of Hixson died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013.He was born Dec. 21, 1980. Thomas was predeceased by his grandparents, Jack and Willie Reed, of McMinnville, Tenn.; and his stepfather, Michael L.

Sharon Tate

ALTAMONT Sharon Lee Tate, 65, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013.She was a member of Liberty Independent Baptist Church. She was born in McMinnville, Tenn., on July 18, 1948 to John Robert and Clara

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.Funeral services will be held at noon

Ralston Wells

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.


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In MemoryJohnny Tripp

In memory
INMEMORYJohnny Wesley TrippAug. 9, 1976 - June 2, 2013"Happy Birthday!"We love and miss you. Mother, sisters, brother, nieces, nephews and great-nephews. You are forever in our hearts. Romans 6:23
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