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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 23, 2013

John Anthony

BRIGEPORT 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,

Martha Blevins

TUNNEL HILL Martha Blevins, 74, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday from the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Tunnel Hill.The family will receive friends from 6 until 9

Rosa Blevins

Hamilton county
Rosa Lee Walker Blevins, 105, of Signal Mountain, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, August 21, 2013.She was born on Dec. 11, 1907 at Gage, Tenn., on Fredonia Mountain and

Carl Bolden

Lanis BoldenLaFAYETTE Carl Lanis Bolden, 54, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.Lanis worked as a mechanic for Jackson Chevrolet in LaFayette for 17 years.Survived by loving wife, Melodye Bolden; sons, Matthew and

Erica Carroll

Hamilton county
Erica LaShaun Carroll died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013.She was born in Montgomery, Ala., Sept. 18, 1977, to the late Elder Eshmon Carrol and Rev. Barbara Sanderfur.Erica was a dedicated mother not only to her son,

Tommy Carter

Hamilton county
Tommy Lee Carter, 61, of Hixson, suddenly departed from this life the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with Pastor Ted Painter officiating.Interment
FORT OGLETHORPE Margaret Z. "Dee" Crawley, 66, passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at her residence.Condolences may be sent to are incomplete and will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of

Debra Dianoski

NEW HOPE Debra Kay Dianoski, 61, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis Ross and Ruth Inez Fox Harris.She

Rev Edwin

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.Condolences may be sent to services will be held

Clifford Eledge

RINGGOLD Clifford H. Eledge, 86, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, in a local hospital.Mr. Eledge was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and north Georgia areas and was self-employed as a carpenter

Jessie Friddell

Hamilton county
Jessie V. Friddell, 98, a lifelong resident of Harrison went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.She was a member of Westwood Baptist Church and also attended Friendship Baptist Church.

Ronald Glenn

Hamilton county
Ronald Edward Glenn, 68, formerly of Chickamauga, went home to be with our Father on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, in a local hospital.The family will receive friends Sunday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.Complete

Howard Goodman

LaFAYETTE Howard Melvin Goodman, 58, died Friday, August 22, 2013.Preceded in death by parents, Walter and Nannie Lee Duckett Goodman; grandsons, Brandon and Matthew Goodman; and brother, Roger Goodman.Survived

Hazel Hays

Hamilton county
Hazel Cherry Hays, who worked as a purchasing department secretary for Combustion Engineering and ABB for 42 years died on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 at her home. She was 85.She was preceded in death by

Emily Heard

Hamilton county
Emily Enora Heard, 70, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Evelyn Justice

Hamilton county
Evelyn Bowman Justice, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.She was a native of Floyd County Ga., and had lived most of her life in Chattanooga. She was a homemaker who loved taking

Billy Kelley

Sr.CHICKAMAUGA Billy S. Kelley Sr., 67, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at a local hospital.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with Rev. Jeremy

Pauline LaBelle

DECHERD Pauline Mary Guyette LaBelle, 73, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.A Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. today at Good Shepherd Catholic Church.Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester, Tenn.Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300

Howard Lane

KNOXVILLE Howard Eugene Lane, 90, formerly of Beckley, W.Va., passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, Aug. 21, 2013.He was born April 10, 1923 in White Pine, Tenn., to the late Herbert Terrell and Ethel Haun

Clema Levan

Hamilton county
Clema Coldwell Levan, 82, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at her Lookout Valley home.A native of the Griffith Creek Community, she was a daughter of the late Joe and Maudie Coldwell.Clema attended school

Ruby Lewis

SPRING CITY Ruby Mae Lewis, 86, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at her home.Born in Butler, Tenn., Ruby was the daughter of the late William Paul and Julie Edith Barry Trivett. She moved from

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

Laura Magette

Hamilton county
Anna Laura Magette, 89, of Wichita Falls, Texas, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013.Laura was born March 13, 1924, in Rock Island, Tenn., to the late James Lannis and Lorena Glenn Chisam Womack Sr.

Jean Manning

Hamilton county
Norma Jean Manning, 77, of Ooltewah, passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.

Rev Max

ACWORTH Rev. Max Dorton Burgess, 76, passed away at home with his family Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.Rev. Burgess was born Walker County, Ga. Max built and was minister of his first church, Rising Fawn

Sammy McGhee

Hamilton county
Sammy McGhee of East Ridge passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.Condolences may be sent to are incomplete and will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, located at

Essie Nichols

JASPER Essie L. Nichols, 98, passed away, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013.She had worked as a Nurses Aide at Hutcheson Medical Center.She was preceded in death by her parents, Allen Nelson and Neva Pearl

Sandra Ragon

RINGGOLD Sandra Lynn Scott Ragon, 45, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Heritage Funeral Home chapel.Family will receive friends 3-7 p.m. Sunday at

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.Funeral service will be held on Friday, Aug. 23, at 1 p.m.

Nellie Reeves

TRENTON Nellie (Ginggone) Reeves, 87, passed away Thursday, Aug, 22, 2013.She was a resident of Trenton since 1955. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, a member of Dade County Senior Citizens, AARP

Ed Samsel

Hamilton county
Carl Edward Samsel, 66, husband of Janet Jorges, has "Gone to Glory" and met his Savior face to face on August 21, 2013.Ed was born in Morristown, Tenn., and was raised in nearby Bean Station,

Veronica Sprague

CLEVELAND Veronica "Ronnie" Sprague, 88, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.Survivors include her sons, Daniel Sprague, Martin Sprague and Patrick Sprague; and daughters, Kathy Atnip and Theresa Thompson.A private interment will be at Sunset
ROSSVILLE Virginia "June Bug" Strickland, 83, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at a local hospital.She was a native and longtime resident of LaFayette and had lived the past 15 years in Rossville. Her

Tommy Thomas

Hamilton county
Tommy Lee Thomas, 52, of Atlanta Ga., formerly of Chattanooga, parted this life on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.Preceded in death by his mother, Carol Thomas Maxwell and father, Millard Thomas; grandparents, John and Josephine Simmons

Nettie Thompson

Hamilton county
Nettie M. Thompson, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at her residence.She was the daughter of the late Bunk and Vina Mays and was preceded in death by her sons, Richard

Samuel Traylor

Jr.LaFAYETTE Samuel Lamaca Traylor Jr., 36, of Sedalia, Mo., passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.He was born on Jan. 17, 1977, and was a former truck driver.Survivors are his wife, Teresa Renee Crumley

Arthur Tucker

JAMESTOWN Arthur Max Tucker, 95, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.Survivors, sons, Leon (Janice) Tucker, Jimmy (Judy) Tucker, Roger Tucker; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.Funeral is 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at Mason Funeral Home,

Joyce Walker

Hamilton county
Joyce Ann Walker, 72, of Hixson, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at a local health care facility.The funeral will be 11 a.m. today, Aug. 23, 2013, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev.

Linda Wallace

WILDWOOD Linda Miller Wallace unexpectedly passed away in her sleep early Wednesday morning, Aug. 21, 2013.Linda was born Nov. 17, 1954 to Harold and Sarah Miller of Chattanooga. She was a graduate of Hixson

Exie Whitbeck

Hamilton county
Exie Vaughn Whitbeck, 88, of Hixson, went home to her Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, after an extended battle with Alzheimers Disease.Exie was born in Marshall, Mo., on Sept. 26, 1925. She attended

Teresa Williams

Hamilton county
Teresa A. Williams, 62, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Howard Worde

TRENTON Howard Worde, 77, left this earth on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, after an extended illness. He is now at rest with his Lord. Howard served during his working years in Retail Management.

Beverly Yoder

Hamilton county
Beverly Ann Stanford Yoder, 66, of Chattanooga, died peacefully at home after a battle with cancer Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, surrounded by family and close friends.As a young woman, she pursued her dreams as a


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