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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 16, 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
ATLANTA Louise Kemp Alexander passed away peacefully at the age of 98.Born in Clinton, Ky., to John McLemore Kemp and Carrie Norman Kemp, Mrs. Alexander was raised in Chattanooga attending GPS and City High

William Blaylock

SPENCER William Robert Blaylock, 69, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.Service at 2 p.m. CDT Saturday at Mooneyham Church of God.Burial in Blaylock Cemetery.Visitation noon CDTtoday at Mooneyham Church of God.Online condolences at by

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 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

Charles Cummings

Hamilton county
Charles Edward Cummings, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Joy Duckett

ROSSVILLE Joy Frances Anderson Duckett, 74, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, in a local hospital after a courageous struggle against cancer.She was born in Chattanooga to William Delmer and Lillian Deborah Anderson on Feb.

Farrell Elkins

Hamilton county
Farrell Dean Elkins, 80, of Red Bank, passed away Thursday, Aug.15, 2013, at the Hospice Care Center at Standifer Place. Farrell was an U.S. Army veteran during the Korean War and a 1958 graduate

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

Martha Gamble

Hamilton county
Martha Margaret "Ike" Long Gamble was called to heaven and healed on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013.She was the daughter of the late Dave and Julia Doyle Long of Whiteside, Tenn.She was also predeceased by brother,

Agatha Gardner

Hamilton county
Agatha N. Gardner passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.Arrangements are by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404.

Patricia Garner

SEQUATCHIE Patricia Elaine Garner, 71, passed away, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.She was the daughter of the late Albert and Lillian Lee Warner; and siblings, John Warner and Ester Marie Henley.She is survived by her

Delores Harwood

EVENSVILLE Delores Ann "Dee" Harwood, 66, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at Erlanger Health System.She was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and was of the Pentecostal faith.She was preceded in death by parents,

Sallie Holden

Hamilton county
Sallie Tarvin Holden, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, in a local hospital.She retired from Erlanger Hospital and was a member of New United Missionary Baptist Church.Survivors include her sons, Oliver (Diane)

Katherine James

ROSSVILLE Katherine "Maw" James, 88, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, in a local hospital.She enjoyed fishing, vegetable gardening, flower gardens and spending time with her family and was of the Baptist faith.
RINGGOLD Margaret Bates Kellams, 68, departed this life Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center in Chattanooga surrounded by her loving family.Margaret was born July 24, 1945 in Dalton, Whitfield County, Ga.

William Knight

LaFAYETTE William Ernie Knight, 69, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2013.Funeral from the Wallis Memorial Chapel noon today. Service conducted by the Rev. James Blackwell and Mr. George Baker.Interment in Chattanooga National

Cathy McClure

RINGGOLD Cathy Elizabeth McClure, 60, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at her residence.Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Henson

Robert McGee

PAINT ROCK Robert J. "Bobby" McGee, 55 years old, passed away Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, after a brief illness.He left behind a loving wife of 33 years, Annette McGee; a son, Robert J.

Willie Montgomery

Hamilton county
Willie James "Splo" Montgomery, 66, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in College Park, Ga.Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug, 17, 2013, in the chapel.The body will lie in state after noon

Virginia Morgan

DAYTON Virginia "Joby" Morgan, 72, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.She was a lifelong resident of Dayton. She was of the Church of God faith.She was preceded in death by her husband, PaulMorgan; parents, Floyd

Barbara Roderick

RICEVILLE Barbara Ann "Bobbie" Crabtree Roderick, 70, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at her home.Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McMinn Memory Gardens.Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral

Jane Sims

Hamilton county
Jane Plonk Sims passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, in a local hospital.She was born on Long Island, N.Y., grew up in the Druid Hills suburb of Atlanta, but called the Chattanooga area home for

Dick Smith

Hamilton county
Orval Richard "Dick" Smith, 90, passed away at Consulate Health Care in Chattanooga on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.He was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and Albert as well as his first wife, Casey.He

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

James Tallent

Hamilton county
James E. "Jim" Tallent, 68, of Birchwood, passed away On Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, in a local hospital.He was a member of Frawley Baptist Church and was a Central High School alumni where he enjoyed

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. today, Aug. 16, in the funeral home chapel

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,

Stanley Watts

Hamilton county
Stanley Watts of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Robert Wells

DUNLAP Robert Jay "Bob" Wells, 59, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at his home.He was a member of Dunlap Seventh-day Adventist Church. He was preceded in death by father, Hume Wells.He is survived

Alice Wright

LaFAYETTE Alice Louise Brewer Wright, 70, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.She was born in Talladega, Ala., to the late Clyde and Pearl Brewer. She had resided


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INMEMORYJAYDEN LEE EAVESAug. 16, 2006 - Aug. 17, 2006Seven years you've been gone and I still think of you every day, what you should be doing, and what you would look like. I love and

In MemoryLaura Woods

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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

In MemoryFred Wyatt

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MR. FRED WYATT SR.July 22, 1932 - Aug. 16, 2007Though your body is gone away, in our hearts and minds you will always stay, with love,wife, Virginia Wyatt; children, Austin, Sharon, Taunia, Darryl,
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