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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 14, 2013

Susan Adams

Hamilton county
Susan Adams died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, in Murfreesboro. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace. 423-877-3524.

Bobby Bailey

MENLO Bobby Ray Bailey, 64, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.Survivors, stepchildren, Eddie Elrod, Nancy Schrader, Linda Cochran, Dot Schrader, Susan Hampton; brothers, Gary Bailey, Guy Bailey.Funeral 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, Mason Funeral

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,

Tulio Camillo

Hamilton county
Tulio Joseph Camillo Jr., 67, of Lookout Valley, Tenn., died Monday morning, Aug. 12, 2013 at his home.He was retired from U.S. Express as a truck driver after 41 years of service. He enjoyed riding

Raymond Clark

RINGGOLDRaymond Miller "Ray" Clark passed away Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, in an Oak Ridge hospital. He was 67 years old.Ray was born in Ringgold, to Ralph Robinson and Gertrude Gibson Clark. He attended Ringgold High

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

Dennis Cofield

Other areas
EL PASO, Texas Dennis Hope Cofield, 76, formerly of Tenbroeck, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in Texas.He was a retired Air Force Veteran.Funeral is set for 11 a.m. CDT today, Aug. 14, from

ann CollinsTalley

Hamilton county
Ann Collins-TalleyAnnie Jane Tallent Collins Talley, 92, of East Ridge, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, Aug. 12, 2013.She was born in Rhea County, Tenn. to the late James T. and

Leoma Davis

Hamilton county
Leoma Evelyn Davis, 86, passed away Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.She was a lifelong resident of Harrison and a member of Bayside Baptist Church.She was the owner of Evelyn Ken Do Beauty Salon for over 20

Rev Dean

WILDWOOD Rev. Dean Lester Sippel, 82 departed this life Monday, Aug. 12, 2013.He was born in Galesburg, Ill., to the late Lester and Marjorie Sippel. Dean was a graduate of Moody Bible Institute

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.The funeral will be 2 p.m. today, Aug. 14,

Gladys Dempsey

DALTON Gladys Inez Dempsey, 90, formerly of Trion, passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, in Dalton.Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home.Funeral at 2 p.m. Thursday in

Frances Everett

KINGSTON Frances Moore Everett, 94, went home to he with her Lord Monday morning, Aug. 12, 2013, at Harriman Care & Rehab Center.She was born Dec. 6, 1910 in New Salem, Ga., moving to

Sylvia Forshee

ATHENS Sylvia Evelyn Story Forshee, 63, died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at SkyRidge Medical Center.Survivors include husband, Thomas Forshee, of Atlanta; two daughters, Lisa Thomas, of Athens, Lorrie Gurganious of Rincon, Ga.; three stepdaughters;

Jessie Fountain

SUMMERVILLE Jessie Lee Fountain, 72, passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2013.Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday from the funeral home chapel.Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral

Reba Gibbs

ROSSVILLE Reba Nina Ketner Gibbs, 89, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.She was a native and longtime resident of Catoosa County born on March 13, 1924.She was a retired educator and musician having a

Ronnie Gilbert

DAWSON Ronnie Gilbert, 57, passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at his residence.Funeral is set for 2 p.m. CDT Thursday from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial will follow at Geraldine Cemetery.Mr. Gilberts family will accept

Elmer Helton

Hamilton county
Elmer G. Helton, 73, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, August 11, 2013.Elmer was a loving husband, devoted dad, and sweet papa and will be greatly missed by all. He was a veteran of the U.S.

Bill Highfield

WILLIAMSON William E. "Bill" Highfield, 82, passed away on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at Spalding Regional Hospital.Mr. Highfield was born in Chattanooga on Sept. 25, 1930. He preceded in death by his parents, George

John Johnson

CHICKAMAUGA John L. Johnson, 83, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at his residence.Arrangements are by Arrangements Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Michael Johnston

Hamilton county
Michael Phillip Johnston, 56, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2013.Michael spent his life helping others; he would literally give someone the shirt off his back.He was preceded in death by his father, J.P.

Winnie Keel

RINGGOLD Winnie G. Keel, 97, passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, in a local health care facility. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with

Jon Leigh

Hamilton county
Jon Marshall Leigh, 74, died in a local hospital Wednesday, July 31, 2013.He was a member of Collegedale Community Seventh-day Adventist Church and a former member of the Air National Guard.He was preceded in death

Doris London

Hamilton county
Doris Ann London, 83, of Soddy-Daisy passed away on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013.She was a member of Mile Straight Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, William Joseph "Dub" London

Tony Long

ALGOOD James Anthony "Tony" Long on the afternoon of Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 passed away as a result of injuries caused by an accident while driving his semi-truck in Texas. Tony was 59

Jesse McCants

Hamilton county
Jesse L. McCants, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at his residence.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Bill Mills

DUNLAP Bill Mills, 64, passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2013.Graveside services will be 4 p.m. CDT today at Mansfield Cemetery.No visitation.Online condolences can be made at Arrangements by Standefer-Reed Funeral

Margaret Moore

Hamilton county
Margaret J. Moore, 92, of Chattanooga, and a longtime resident of Walland, Tenn., passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at Chattanooga Hospice Care Center.She was a member of Walland United Methodist Church. Mrs. Moore served

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.

Herman Olvey

Hamilton county
Herman Olvey, of Hixson, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. He was 73 years old.Herman was born and raised in Isabella, Tenn., and was a longtime resident

Ethel Phillips

Hamilton county
Ethel "Chick" T. Phillips, 97, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at her Signal Mountain home.A native of Lancaster, Penn., she was born on Aug. 12, 1915, a daughter of the late Thomas C.S.

Marilyn Pye

Hamilton county
Marilyn Jean Pye, 66, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at her home with her family by her side.Marilyn was a longtime member of St. Jude Catholic Church. She was a chef and

Leonard Ross

Jr.CHICKAMAUGA Leonard Monroe Ross Jr., 49, passed away on Mon., Aug. 12, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of Chickamauga.He is survived by his father, Leonard M. Ross Sr.; and brother, John

Betty Standifer

Hamilton county
Betty Irene Standifer, 79, of Sale Creek, died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, in Chattanooga.She was born Jan. 3, 1934 in Sale Creek to the late Fleming Atchley and Esther Cornelia Fox Webb. She was

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

Iyla Tant

Hamilton county
Iyla Marie Tant, newborn daughter of Rodney Tant II and Salem Crawford, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.Other survivors include paternal grandparents, Aundrea Tant and Donnie Hawkins; Rodney Tant Sr.; maternal grandparents, Sharon Reneau

Mary Thomison

FORT OGLETHORPE 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

Louise Thompson

Hamilton county
Louise Anderson Thompson, 87, of Chattanooga, died on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at her residence, Elmcroft of Hamilton Place.Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, in the funeral home chapel.Interment will

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.

In MemoryCassandra Evans

In memory
CASSANDRA SUE EVANSMar. 27, 1954 - Aug. 14, 2001Your brothers, sisters and I, your mother, miss you very much. We all love you, and we will see you again.

In MemoryRonnie Moore

In memory
INMEMORYRonnie E. Moore Aug. 8, 1942 - Aug. 14, 2008Missing you Always!Love, Mundy and Laurel

In MemoryRoland Simpson

In memory
INMEMORYRoland Hayes SimpsonAug. 14, 1964 - Dec. 4, 2012Happy Birthday and rest in peace, my son.Love mother Ellen, sister and brother, Wendy and Lemont

In MemoryAlan Willingham

In memory
Alan "Sneaky" WillinghamJune 27, 1963 - Aug 14, 2010Sneaky, my son, I love and miss you.Love ya, Mama, Mrs. Ethel Willingham and family

In MemoryLaura Woods

In memory
Card of ThanksHeartfelt gratitude and appreciation goes to Kandace Bridgeman, Ruby Dillard, Hospice of Chattanooga, Dr. Michael Stipanov, Interim Pastor Harris Toney, Pastor Eddie D. Jacks and other pastors and churches. Chattanooga School Patrol and
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