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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 21, 2013



Amy

Georgia
LAWRENCEVILLE Amy Lou Shadrick Leach, 87, formerly of Rossville and Cumming passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, in a local hospital.She was born in Rossville, and later lived in Atlanta, Cumming and more recently

Camilla

Hamilton county
Camilla ReedCamilla Reed, 96, of St. Elmo passed away peacefully on the evening of Aug. 19, 2013, at the Life Care Center of Red Bank. She was born on Feb. 19, 1917 to Marcyan "Michael"

Edwin Autry

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Edwin Autry, 94, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at a local health care facility.Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane

Nancy Bailey

Tennessee
CORDOVA Nancy Carrol Bailey, 82, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. Survivors, daughters, Paulette Flanagan and Deborah Padgett; grandchildren; Paul Flanagan and Danny Maddox; five great-grandchildren; one niece; two nephews.Funeral is 11 a.m. today, Aug.

Carol Baker

Other areas
WILMINGTON, Del. Carol King Baker passed away on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.Born in Chattanooga, she was the daughter of Theo F. King Sr. and Hilda Hager King. She attended the Bright School and

Eddie Bales

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Eddie Dean Bales, 50, passed away Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013.He was born Nov. 13, 1962 in Chattanooga, was of the Baptist faith and he was a longtime truck driver and mechanic with B.J.

Margaret Blaylock

Hamilton county
Margaret Sue Blaylock, 81, passed away on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, after a long battle with cancer at her sons home. She will be very missed by her son, Brians family and friends.

Richard Brooks

Georgia
TRENTON Richard L. Brooks, 81, passed away, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at his home.He was a US Army veteran who served his country during the Korean War. He was a retired shipping manager

Mary Broome

Georgia
TRION Mary Ellen Broome, 86, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013.Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Thursday at West Hill Cemetery.Visitation 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.Interment in West Hill Cemetery.Erwin-Petitt

Erica Carroll

Hamilton county
Erica L. Carroll, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, in a local hospital.Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home.

Helen Coffman

Hamilton county
Helen Imagene Coffman, 74, of Harrison went to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. She was a member of Lakewood Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Cloyd

Barbara Freshwater

Hamilton county
Barbara Brommer Freshwater passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013. She was born in 1933.She was precededin death by her husbands, Harry James Wilson and Douglas John Freshwater; son, Lawrence Wayne Wilson.Survivors include son, John

Judith Harden

Hamilton county
Judith Carol Harden, 66, of Birchwood, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, from her earthly home. The family will receive friends today up to the hour of service at

John Johnson

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA John L. Johnson, 81, passed Thursday, Aug. 8. 2013He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired truck driver.He is survived by wife, Phyllis Johnson; three children; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.We

Debbie Johnson

Hamilton county
Debbie Faye Johnson, 56, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at her home. She was born March 19, 1957 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Debbie was employed with the City of Chattanooga as Coordinator

Billy Kelley

Georgia
Sr.CHICKAMAUGA Billy S. Kelley Sr., 67, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at a local hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Walker County where he had worked for E.T. Barwick in Kensington,

Vernon Liston

Hamilton county
Vernon O. Liston, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343.423-531-3975.

Brenda Mabry

Hamilton county
Brenda Sue Mabry, 67, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.She was preceded in death by her parents, John Bennett Mabry and Frances Johnson Mabry; and brother, Jerry Thomas

John Martin

Hamilton county
John Martin, 72, of Hixson, suddenly departed from this life on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. Left to mourn his passing are his wife of 53 years Dianne Killough Martin; sons Doug (Kathy) Martin and Greg

Nellie Matthews

Tennessee
ATHENS Nellie Gains Matthews, 72, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at NHC Healthcare of Athens.Funeral services 7 p.m. today at Athens Church of Christ.Burial 10 a.m. Thursday in McMinn Memory Gardens.Visitation 5-7 p.m. today
HUNTSVILLE Jacqueline "Jackie" James Minor, 66, passed away on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.She was a graduate of Howard High School, Chattanooga, class of 64. She graduated from Fisk University in 1968. She taught

Robert Morris

Georgia
Jr.SUMMERVILLE Robin Scott Morris Jr., 12, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013.Survivors, parents, Robin and Anglia Morris; brother, Jordan Morris; sisters, Jessical Morris, Zanta Morris; stepbrothers, Matthew Nabilty, Joshua Morris; stepsister, Dakota Nabilty; grandparents,

Vivian Neergaard

Hamilton county
Vivian Neergaard, 81, of Hixson passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at her residence. Survivors include her husband, Samuel Neergaard; daughter, Susan Brown; sons, Allan and Larry Neergaard; sister Viva Hoover; five grandchildren; and five

Wesley ORear

Hamilton county
Wesley Lloyd ORear, 48, of Chattanooga went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013 from a local hospital.He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Harry C. ORear Sr. and Hazel

Helen Pauley

Hamilton county
Helen Geneva Pauley, 90, of Ooltewah, passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Della Cain. Survivors include two sons, Kevin Pauley, Bloomington, Ind., and Rick Pauley, Golden

Brad Peterson

Tennessee
BENTON Brad Peterson, 53, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.Survivors: mother, Louise Peterson; sons, Hunter Peterson and Dylan Peterson; brother, Don Peterson; and sister, Robin Peterson.Funeral at 8 p.m. Thursday at Higgins Funeral Home with

Wayne Privett

Tennessee
SOUTH PITTSBURG Wayne Hall Privett, 75, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. Wayne was retired from Wagner Freight Lines and was a member of Grace Baptist Church.He

Princess Rhea

Hamilton county
Princess Rhea, 80, of Chattanooga, went to be with her Heavenly Father, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. Princess was born on May 5, 1933 in Chattanooga, to the late Edna Mae and Leonard Phillips.She was

Irene Saynes

Tennessee
TRACY CITY Irene Saynes, 94, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013.Funeral 2 p.m. CDT Thursday in the funeral home chapel.Burial: Orange Hill Cemetery.Online condolences www.fosterlayfuneralhome.cnet.Visitation noon-2 p.m. CDT at Foster & Lay Funeral Home

Olus Scissom

Tennessee
Olus ScissomWHITWELL Olus Isabel Scissom, 86, passed from this life Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at her home.Mrs. Scissom, a longtime teacher at Whitwell Elementary School, was retired from the Marion County Board of
COWAN Jacqueline Skillman, 84, passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. Survivors include children, Kathy Branch, Shawn Franklin, Sarah Groomes, Alice Hayworth, Lucy Dyer, Robert Joseph and John Skillman; brother, Don

James Stover

Hamilton county
James "Jim" Harold Stover, 62, passed on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at his residence.He moved from his home town, Abington, Pa., around 1970 to Chattanooga where he studied at Tennessee Temple Seminary. Jim was the

Mary Sue

Hamilton county
Mary Sue "Non" Ellard Woods, 88, entered the gates of heaven on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, forever to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.Funeral services are 11:30 a.m. today at Lane Funeral Home,

Herman Wallin

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Herman Lewis Wallin, 73, passed away Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013.He leaves behind three children and one sister.Services will be private.Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Homes, LaFayette Chapel, 706-638-1122.

Virginia Wiggs

Hamilton county
Virginia Wiggs, 66, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at home after a short battle with cancer.Virginia was born in Denver, Colo. and lived most of her adult life in Orange Park Fla., and Chattanooga.Virginia

Ronald Woody

Hamilton county
Jr.Ronald F. "Red Man" Woody Jr., 87, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2013.He was retired from Hamilton County Maintenance Department. He was of the Baptist faith.He was preceded in death by his parents, Ronald

Judy Wortman

Hamilton county
Judy Ellis Wortman, 71, passed away Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, in Springville, Ala., after a brief illness.Judy "Bird", as she was affectionately known by many friends and family, was born in Rossville. She lived the

In MemoryBarbara Edenfield

In memory
INMEMORYEven though you're not here with me in the flesh, you will always be in my heart. I love and miss you very much. Till I see you again, your loving daughter,Sherry

In MemoryBOB HENEGAR

In memory
Bob HenegarNov. 30, 1933-Aug. 21, 2004On August 21, 2004 Bob Henegar left on one of the few trips we could not have taken together, but he is not wholly away, and I am not wholly

In MemoryEDNA MASON

In memory
INMEMORYIn Loving Memory OfEdna H. MasonFeb. 17, 1917 - Aug. 21, 2006(Madear)Time slips by and life goes on, but in our hearts youre never gone. We think about you always, we talk about you too.We
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