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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 19, 2013

Laura Campbell

Hamilton county
Laura Campbell, of Hixson, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. She was 52 years old.She was born in Arkadelphia, Ark., on March 19, 1961. Laura was a 1979 graduate of Homestead High

Velma Clay

SOUTH PITTSBURG Mrs. Velma Holtcamp Clay, 80, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 in a Chattanooga hospital.She was preceded in death by her husband, Creston Clay; her parents, William Fred and Laura Bell Boyd Holtcamp;

Charles Cummings

Hamilton county
Charles "Butterball" Edward Cummings, 54, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 in a local hospital. He was a 1977 graduate of Brainerd High School where he was on the basketball team. He

Douglas DeHart

Hamilton county
Douglas Wayne DeHart, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013.He was born to the late George and Janie DeHart on Feb. 18, 1941 in Salem, Va. Wayne was of the Baptist faith.

Terry Ferguson

FORTPAYNE Terry Ferguson, 63, passed away Saturday Aug. 17, 2013 in Cherokee Health Care.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. John Screws officiating.Burial: Union Hill

Frankie Flarity

DECATUR Frankie Flarity, died Sunday Aug. 18, 2013.Funeral services: Wednesday, Aug. 21, at noon. Visitation: Tuesday 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment Wednesday at McInturff Cemetery.www.bowersfh.comArrangements by Bowers Funeral Home and Cremation Services

Mildred Frady

Hamilton county
Mildred Frady, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 surrounded by family and friends.She was born and raised in Ringgold, Ga., and graduated from Ringgold High School. Mildred retired from Blue Cross Blue

Jimmy Garner

Hamilton county
Jimmy "Yogi" Wayne Garner, 75, of Hixson, finished his brave and lengthy battle with melanoma on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013. Funeral Services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the funeral home

Ira Lewis

Hamilton county
Ira Mae Lewis, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 in a local health care facility. She was a faithful member of Nazarene Missionary Baptist Church, serving as a Mother of the

Jesse McCants

Hamilton county
Dr. Sr.Dr. Jesse Lee McCants Sr., 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at his residence.Funeral at 1 p.m. today at Resurrected Baptist Church with Pastor Eddie Jacks as the eulogist.Burial: Chattanooga

H Merciers

, Jr.CHICKAMAUGA H. Doyle Merciers, Jr., 65, passed away Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 at his home.Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m. in the South Crest Chapel with the Rev. Edmund Stallings

Jacqueline Minor

Hamilton county
Mrs. Jacqueline "Jackie" James Minor, a native of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 in Huntsville, Ala. Funeral services in Huntsville and Chattanooga will be announced later by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101

William Miolen

TRION William "Bill" Miolen, 78, died Sunday Aug. 18, 2013.Bill was retired from the U.S. Air Force.Survived by his wife, Alice Miolen, Trion; daughter, Sheila and husband John Martin, Trion; grandson and his wife,

Lynn Rhea

Hamilton county
Lynn Rhea, 82, lifelong resident of Red Bank, went to be with his Heavenly Father, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013. He was a lifetime member of Red Bank Baptist Church.Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday

Eddie Rozzell

Hamilton county
James Edwin Rozzell passed away Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, while in hospice care in his home. He was born Dec. 4, 1953, to the late Alene and L. M. "Rosy" Rozzell. Eddie worked in

Anita Stevens

Hamilton county
Anita I. Stevens, 70, of Ooltewah, passed away Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 at her residence. She was born Dec. 30, 1942, in Gothenburg, Sweden. She arrived in the U.S. in 1961 to work

Stanley WattsMott

Hamilton county
Stanley M. Watts Mott, 37, of Chattanooga, transitioned from earth to glory surrounded by his family on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. He was born in Fort Jackson, S.C.He is survived by his loving parents,

Michael Young

McDONALD Michael Andrew Young, 23, passed away Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, in the funeral home chapel.Visit to share words of comfort to


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