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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 15, 2013



Susan Adams

Hamilton county
Susan Vess Adams, 64, died on Tuesday, Aug.13, 2013, at a nursing home in Murfreesboro, Tenn.She was born in Chattanooga, to the late George D. Vess Jr. and Jean Thomas Vess. Susan was a

William Bennett

Hamilton county
William "Billy" Bennett, 45, of Chattanooga, and formerly of Rocky Face, Ga., departed this life Wednesday afternoon Aug. 7, 2013, at Erlanger Health Care in Chattanooga. Billy was born March 23, 1968 in Dalton, Ga.,

James Brown

Tennessee
Sr.ATHENS James Allen Brown Sr., 80, went to be with the Lord peacefully Sunday, Aug. 12, 2013, at his home.He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving in the Korean War. He belonged

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,

Raymond Clark

Georgia
RINGGOLDRaymond Miller "Ray" Clark, 67, passed away Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, in an Oak Ridge hospital.Graveside services will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, in Anderson Cemetery, Ringgold. The Rev. Brian Clark will

Jewell Collins

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Frances Jewell Whaley Collins, 91, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at her residence.She was the oldest living member of New Prospect Cumberland Presbyterian Church.She was the daughter

Carl Comstock

Georgia
TRENTON Carl Thomas Comstock, 52, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.A lifelong resident of Trenton, he loved training and riding horses, enjoyed fishing and being outdoors. He was known for making everyone smile and

Andrea Condrey

Hamilton county
Andrea J. Condrey, a Chattanooga resident, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, while on the way home. She was forty-four and a Douglasville, Ga., native.She is survived by her husband. Andy Condrey; her three

Melvin Derrick

Hamilton county
Sr.Melvin Derrick Sr., 62, passed away on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013.Homegoing services are scheduled for noon on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, in the chapel.Interment in National Cemetery.The body will lie in state after

Joy Duckett

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Joy Anderson Duckett, 74, died on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2013.Funeral services will be on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway. The family will receive

Ed Forester

Hamilton county
Edward McGhee Forester, 59, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.Ed was born in Chattanooga, and attended MTSU. He was known to many as Mr. Ed, Hot Dog or The Professor.He was

Claude Gentry

Georgia
TRION Claude Bobo Gentry, 74, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, in the chapel.Interment in West Hill Cemetery.Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16,

Reba Gibbs

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Reba Nina Ketner Gibbs, 89, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.Condolences may be sent to lane-southcrestchapel.com.Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with Rev.

Helen Green

Tennessee
TULLAHOMA Helen Louise Ball Green, 62, passed away Sunday morning, Aug. 11, 2013, at her residence.She was a native Stevenson, Ala., and the daughter of the late Ivan Edward Ball and Clara Bell Thompson

Knox Griffin

Alabama
Jr.LANGSTON Knox P. Griffin Jr. passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at his residence.Funeral arrangements are set for Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at noon CDT in the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.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.

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.

Ira Lewis

Hamilton county
Mrs. Ira M. Lewis, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Doris London

Hamilton county
Doris Ann London, 83, of Soddy-Daisy passed away on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013.The funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. today, Aug. 15, in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Albert Goss officiating.Interment will

Avery Marr

Alabama
BRYANT Avery Faith Marr,infant daughter of Jason and Mindy Giles Marr, passed away Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents Charles and Annie Carver, Lloyd and Beulah Marr, Leon and

Cathy McClure

Georgia
RINGGOLD Cathy Elizabeth McClure, 60, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at her residence.Cathy was a graduate of the 1970 class of Kirkman High School and was employed as a social worker for

Elva Moore

Hamilton county
Elva Mae Stanley Moore, 84, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at a local assisted living facility. She moved from Maryland to live in Philadelphia at a young age. She graduated from Delaware

Verdie Morris

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Verdie Lee Morris, 92, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday from the funeral home chapel.Visitation will be Friday from 12:30 p.m. until the hour of service at

David Nowading

Hamilton county
Dr. Dr. David Carl Nowading, 71, passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. in South Dakota from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.He was born Sept. 12, 1941 in Johnstown, Pa., to the late Carl and

Mattie Rampley

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Mattie Belle Rampley, 92, died Aug. 13, 2013.Survivors: daughter, Susan (John) Phillips; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.Mrs. Rampley was cremated and a private service will be held at a later date.Mason Funeral Home

Tony Stewart

Hamilton county
Tony "Myron" Stewart, 69, of Soddy-Daisy, went from this life to his eternal home Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.He was redeemed of the Lord and a member of Oak Street Baptist Church, Soddy-Daisy. Tony

Louise Thompson

Hamilton county
Louise Anderson Thompson, 87, of Chattanooga, died on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at her residence, Elmcroft of Hamilton Place. She was a native of Lowell, Mass., and was the daughter of the late Ernest and

Shelby Thompson

Hamilton county
Shelby Thompson, 73, of Soddy-Daisy, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.Survivors include four children; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters; and three brothers.Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.Arrangements to be announced by

Laura Tinker

Hamilton county
Laura Sabin Tinker, 92, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at her Lookout Valley home.Laura Tinker grew up on the Grant dairy farm in Lookout Valley where she was known to be spirited and independent. Initially,

Bob Ward

Georgia
PLAINVILLE Bob Ward, 66, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.He was a member of the Hog Riders Group of Chattanooga. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug.

In MemoryTIMOTHY SHROPSHIRE

In memory
INMEMORYTimothy Shropshire AllgoodApril 24, 1968 - Aug. 15, 2011Gone but not forgotten.Loved and missed by Mom, Family and Friends.
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