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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 22, 2013



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"

Russell Alexander

Tennessee
,CLEVELAND Russell Howard Alexander, 74, departed this life Sunday, Aug, 18, 2013. He was born in Woodbury, Tenn., to the late William and Maxine Alexander. Russell served in the United States Army and Air

Mary Ann

Hamilton county
Mary Ann Brider, 77 of Chattanooga, passed away surrounded by family on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.She was preceded in death by her mother, Willimena Jackson; brothers, Joe Willie and

John Anthony

Alabama
BRIDGEPORT John William Anthony, 69, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, in local hospital.He was retired from Wheland Foundry and attended South Pittsburg Church of God.He was preceded in death by his son,

Marion Campbell

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Marion Clyde Campbell Jr., 66, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at his residence.Funeral arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral and Cremation Service, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors.

Marvin Cantrell

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Marvin James Cantrell, 42, departed this life Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at his home.He was born in Amherst, Ohio to the late John and Ethelene Cantrell. Marvin was a CNA and loved

Tommy Carter

Hamilton county
Tommy Lee Carter, 61, of Hixson, suddenly departed from this life the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013.He was born Feb. 20, 1952, in Chattanooga and was a painter by trade.He was preceded in death

Rev Edwin

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Rev. Edwin Lee "Ed" Autry, 94, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug.20, 2013, in a local health care facility.He was born on March 15, 1919 in Chickamauga, to the

Martha Evans

Hamilton county
Martha Jean Snyder Evans, 90, of Chattanooga died on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at her home.Mrs. Evans was a native of Asheville, N.C. She was a member of Chamberlain Memorial Baptist Church.She was preceded in

Xander Ferguson

Alabama
GERALDINE Xander Ferguson, 6, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, inT.C. Thompson Childrens Hospital.Body will lie in state from noon-2 p.m. CDT Friday with Funeral at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Geraldine.Burial in

Richard Fisher

Hamilton county
Sr.Richard "Dick" G. Fisher Sr., 79, of Columbus, Ohio passed away Aug. 20, 2013.Dick was born in Des Moines, Iowa to Glen and Marie Fisher on Dec. 2, 1933 (he shares this birth date

June Frazier

Tennessee
DAYTON June Baird Frazier, 90, died early Tuesday morning, Aug. 20, 2013, at her home in Taylors, S.C.She was born in Middlesboro, Ky., to the late Jeremiah Winston and Laura Stokely Baird and was

Alma Greene

Tennessee
McMINNVILLE Alma Campbell Greene, 90, a McMinnville resident and Pikeville, Tenn., native, was born April 13, 1923 and died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 at Raintree Manor following an extended illness. A retired legal secretary

Vanessa Greenleaf

Hamilton county
Vanessa GreenleafVanessa Lynne Greenleaf, 55, of Marblehead, Mass., died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House.Vanessa was a wonderful daughter and sister, a loyal wife, a gifted musician, an intrepid sailor, a

Beverly Harder

Tennessee
ATHENS Beverly Faye Pitmore Harder, 74, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at Athens Regional Medical Center.Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel.Burial in Clear Springs cemetery.Visitation 5-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.Ziegler

James Holder

Georgia
LaFAYETTE James "Jim" Earl Holder, 64, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.He was of the Methodist faith.Survived by sons, Travis Steele and Josh Steele; sister, Sherry Stephens; brother, Johnny and

Brittany Hoover

Tennessee
ENGLEWOOD Brittany Michelle Shaw Stratton Hoover, 20, died Monday, Aug.19, 2013.Funeral service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, in the South Chapel, of Bordwine Funeral Home.Visitation 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug.

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.Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Rev. Jeremy Neal

Clema Levan

Hamilton county
Clema Caldwell Levan, 82, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at her Lookout Valley home.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343. 423-531-3975

Vernon Liston

Hamilton county
Vernon O. Liston, 84, of Chattanooga passed away on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at his home.Born in Morgantown, W.Va., he graduated from the University of West Virginia where he began his education and love for

Carl Lunsford

Georgia
RINGGOLD Carl Western Lunsford, 89, passed away Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013.A resident of the Ringgold area for most of his life, he enjoyed gardening and playing his guitar and was of the Church of

Nora Marshalll

Georgia
Nora MarshallCHICKAMAUGA Nora Irene Amos Madaris Marshall, 91, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. She was born in Chattanooga, to the late James Lester and Jewell Slayton Amos.

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

Ollie Peters

Hamilton county
IIIOllie Peters III, 15, passed away on Aug. 20, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Eula Petty

Hamilton county
Eula M. Petty, 88, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in a Nashville healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995

Annie Phipps

Hamilton county
Annie B. Phipps, 98, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at an assisted living facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Georgia Ramey

Hamilton county
Georgia T. Ramey, 92, of Harrison went to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.She was a member of Lakeway Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her father and mother, James and

Willie Ruth

Georgia
RINGGOLD Willie Ruth Dilbeck Ivey, 75, Hammond, Ind., went to be with the Lord Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, with her loving family surrounding her bedside.Willie was born in Ringgold, Ga., on Aug. 31,
ROSSVILLE Virginia Strickland, 83, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic

Tommy Thomas

Hamilton county
Tommy L. Thomas, 52, passed away on Aug. 13, 2013, in Georgia.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995

Joyce Thompson

Tennessee
SOUTH PITTSBURG Joyce Ann Burks Thompson, 72, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013.She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Burks; parents, John and Mary Cline; sister, Louise McGraw; brother, Doug

Nettie Thompson

Hamilton county
Nettie M. Thompson, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at her residence.Survivors and complete funeral arrangements will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, East Chapel, 404 S. Moore Road,

Phyllis Uren

Hamilton county
Phyllis Uren, 81 of Soddy-Daisy passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at her residence.She retired from Target Graphics after 37 years of service.Survivors include her daughter, Connie Floyd, Dayton; son William "Billy" Uren Jr., Soddy-Daisy;

Joyce Walker

Hamilton county
Joyce Ann Walker, 72, of Hixson, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at a local health care facility. She was a loving wife, mother and sister.She is survived by her husband, Charles Walker; sons, Wayne

Ronald Woody

Hamilton county
Jr.Ronald F. "Red Man" Woody Jr., 87, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2013.The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Aug. 22, 2013, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home chapel with Rev.

Mildred Yarworth

Tennessee
ALTAMONT Mrs. Mildred Cox Yarworth, 87, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013.Mildred was of the Baptist faith. She was born in Palmer, Tenn., on March 4, 1926 to Samuel Tate and Carrie

In MemoryLouise Mapp

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Nov. 19, 1940 - Aug. 22, 2010Dearly missed by family and friends.
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