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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 11, 2013



Marvin Clopton

Hamilton county
Marvin Andrew "Mac" Clopton, 63, died unexpectedly on Friday, July 19, 2013, at his home.He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Clopton; and nephew, Tory Massey.Survivors include his son, Taylor Clopton; mother, Charlotte

Ted Fore

Hamilton county
Ted Wayne Fore, 78, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013.Ted was born Dec, 30 , 1934 In Union, S.C. He was a graduate of Tennessee Tech University. Ted was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He

Loette Matthews

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Loette Margaret Parker Matthews, 92, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013.A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga North Georgia area, she was a former employee of Standard Coosa Thatcher and was a member of

Athalie Ricketts

Hamilton county
Athalie M. Ricketts, 96, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013, in a local health care facility.She was the daughter of the late James C. and Loretta Ware Morgan. She was a lifelong member

Inez Stines

Tennessee
HARRIMAN Inez Doyle Stines, 88, formerly of Oak Ridge, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center.Inez had lived at Callahan Towers before moving to Harriman.She was born to parents

Lila Wright

Hamilton county
Lila Faye Hill Wright, 96, formerly of Fort Worth, Texas, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in Chattanooga.Lila was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Angela Wright; husband, Phil W. Wright Sr.; granddaughter, Meridith Helton;

In MemoryDEBBIE CLAY

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