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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 13, 2013

Betty Ake

STEVENSON Betty Evans Ake, 68, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. CDT today and the funeral will be Wednesday Aug. 14, at 2 p.m. CDT from the Valley Funeral

Larry Buchanan

CLEVELAND Larry Thomas Buchanan, 55, passed away Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.He was employed with Astec for more than 34 years. He enjoyed softball and bowling and was of the Christian faith.He is survived

Kim Buehler

Hamilton county
Mr. Kim Donald Buehler, affectionately known to family and friends as "Smurf", 74, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at his home surrounded by family and friends. Mr. Buehler was born in Knoxville,

Andrea Condrey

Hamilton county
Andrea CondreyAndrea Johnson Condrey 44, of East Ridge, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith

Bobby Dempsey

Hamilton county
Bobby Dempsey, 69, of Soddy-Daisy, born and raised in Whitwell, Tenn., passed away Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, in Billings, Mont., from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.Mr. Dempsey was a Whitwell High School graduate and

Gary Edgeman

Hamilton county
Gary Edgeman, 73, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. He was of the Baptist faith.Gary had been in management with several grocery stores. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member

George Farrow

Hamilton county
George R. Farrow, 70, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2013.He was co-owner of F&C Inc. and a heating technician supervisor for 26 years.He was preceeded in death by his mother
BRYANT Christine Lowrey Kennamer Henderson, 84 passed away, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013.She was a member of Glendale Church of Christ. She was retired from Davenport and Marmode Hosiery Mills, after retiring she worked part-time

Brenda Hester

RINGGOLD Brenda Faye, 64 Hester, formerly of Mt. Vernon, passed away 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at her home.Member of South Cobb Baptist Church, Mableton, Ga.Survivors, husband, Billy T. Hester; children and

William Hicks

CLEVELAND William Scott Hicks met his Savior face-to-face on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, and the Cleveland community lost one of its finest members.Scott was the son of Sonny and Pat Hicks, the oldest of

Jerry Holland

DUNLAP Jerry Holland, 49, passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at his home.He was a member of Bethel Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by father, Jimmy Holland; grandparents, Ray and

Winnie Keel

Hamilton county
RINGGOLD Winnie G. Keel, 97, passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at a local health care facility. She was a native of Florida, had lived most of her life in Ringgold, and was a

Paula Lay

RELIANCE Paula Lay, 37, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.Survivors: children, Damien and Cebrianna Lay, and Kayla Godfrey; parents, Terry and Kathy Lay.Funeral 7 p.m. Thursday with visitation from 5-7 p.m. prior to

Virginia Lyon

Hamilton county
Virginia Almeda Lyon, 92, passed away Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.She was employed by the Volunteer Army Ammunition Plant during WW II and was a proud Nanny for the Murray Family. She was a member of

John Mayfield

SOUTH PITTSBURG John Robert Mayfield, 80, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Rose Russo Mayfield; two sisters, Catherine Holder and Betty Ann (Gerald) Thomas, all of South Pittsburg; and

Miracle McDowell

Hamilton county
Miracle "Me-Me" Michelle Buckner-McDowell, 16, of Chattanooga, departed this life on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, in a local hospital.Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. today, Aug. 13, at Taylor Funeral Home.Funeral service will be at

Elva Moore

Hamilton county
Elva S. Moore, 84, passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at a local nursing home facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Christine Nipper

PIKEVILLE Christine Nipper, 88, passed away on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. Services were held on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 at 1 p.m.Please share your thoughts online with the family at www.pikevillefuneralhome.comPikeville Funeral Home entrusted

Robert Ogle

Hamilton county
Jr.Robert Ogle Jr., 89, of Apison, went to be with his Lord on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, following a brief illness.He was a member and 60 year deacon of High Point Baptist Church. He

Gladys Parker

ROSSVILLE Gladys W. Parker, 88, passed away Sunday Aug. 11, 2013 at her residence. Funeral services will be held today Aug. 13, at 2 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Chaplain Marv

Pearl Poe

WHITWELL Pearl Isabell Raley Poe, 75, passed away, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.She had worked at Galaxy Carpet Mills for 15 years.She is preceded in death by her husband, Billy J. C. Poe; grandson, James

Lisa Reeves

FORT PAYNE Lisa Reeves, 50, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 at DeKalb Regional Medical Center.Funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial in Greens Chapel Cemetery from 4

Athalie Ricketts

Hamilton county
Athalie M. Ricketts, 96, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013, in a local health care facility. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at Chattanooga Memorial Park with

Leroy Shipley

WHITWELL Leroy "Gabby" Shipley, 57 passed away Sunday, Aug 11, 2013.He was preceded in death by his father, Jess Shipley; brother, David Shipley.Those left to cherish his memories are his sons, Jessie Shipley, of

Barbara Shipley

DAYTON Barbara J. Shipley, 77, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at home.Services at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home.Burial in Rhea Memory Gardens.Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. today.Memorials may be

Raymond Sipe

RINGGOLD Raymond Lee Sipe, USMC GYSGT Retired, 71, died on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at Erlanger Healthcare.Mr. Sipe retired from the United States Marine Corp as a Gunnery Sargent after 22 years of

June Sutherland

Hamilton county
Florence "June" Sutherland, 84, passed away Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in a local hospital.She was born and raised in Pleasant Shade, Tenn., but had lived in the Chattanooga area for over 50 years. June was

Rodney Thomas

TRACY CITY Rodney Kenneth "PeeWee" Thomas went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.PeeWee Thomas was honored in a private graveside service at City Cemetery in Tracy City on Monday, Aug.

Mary Thomison

Mary Catherine Thomison, affectionately known as "Ms Kitty" passed away on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at home surrounded by her family.She has been a resident of North Georgia for the past 43 years and was

Frances Tindell

Hamilton county
ROSSVILLE Martha Frances Gentry Tindell, 82, went home to be with Lord on Sunday Aug. 11, 2013.Condolences may be sent to services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the South

Jay Trusley

DAYTON Jay Harold Trusley, 66, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at his residence.Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home, 1670 Market St., Dayton with the Rev. James Shackleford

Geneva Williams

Other areas
SALINA, Kan. Geneva C. Williams, 75, passed away Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, in Salina.She was born July 6, 1938 in Trenton, Ga., the daughter of Charles W. and Hassell L. Harris Cureton. Growing

Peggy Wilson

Hamilton county
Peggy Joyce Wilson, 80, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.She was predeceased by her husband, James Amos Wilson; son, Larry D. DeMars; parents, Mary Ada and Robert T.


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