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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 24, 2013



Lester Adams

Alabama
GAYLESVILLE Lester Fay Adams Jr., 76, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. Survivors, wife, Kathy Perry; children, Jeff Adams, Les Adams, Michael Adams, Leslie Adams; sister, Shirley Tucker; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.Graveside memorial service, 3

Melvin Barnes

Hamilton county
Melvin Barnes, 85, of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.Mr. Barnes was a veteran having served in the United States Navy during World War

Thomas Barron

Alabama
DUTTON Thomas Coy Barron, 74, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at his residence. Funeral services at 2 p.m. CDT Sunday at Scottsboro Holiness Church.Burial in Kirk Memorial Gardens. www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.Visitation at Rainsville Funeral Home, 4-8

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

Kenneth Bundy

Alabama
BRIDGEPORT Kenneth Lee Bundy, 72, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.The funeral service will be today, Aug. 24, at 4 p.m. CDT in the funeral home chapel.Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.www.rudderfuneralhomes.com
FORT OGLETHORPE Margaret Z. "Dee" Crawley, 66, passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at her residence. She was a native of Detroit, Mich. and had lived in the north Georgia area since 1975 where

JoAnn Crutchfield

Hamilton county
JoAnn Crutchfield, a lifelong resident of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.Ms. Crutchfield was one of the oldest and longest members of Daisy United Methodist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband of

Pat Eden

Alabama
GAYLESVILLE Pat Nations Eden, 47, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. Survivors, husband, Josh Eden; children, Brandon Carlton, T.J. Campbell, Brittany Smith, Krystal Campbell; mother, Dallas Faye Kennedy Wofford; father, Hoyt Paul Nations Sr.; brother,

Clifford Eledge

Georgia
RINGGOLD Clifford H. Eledge, 86, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, in a local hospital.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth

June Frazier

Other areas
TAYLORS, S.C. June Baird Frazier died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at her home in Taylors, S.C.Mrs. Frazier was a native of Newport, Tenn. The daughter of Winston and Laura Stokely Baird, she attended Stephens

Ronald Glenn

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Ronald Edward Glenn, 68, formerly of Chickamauga, went home to be with our Father on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, in a local hospital.Mr. Glenn was born in Gadsden, Ala., on March 16, 1945

Katie Hicks

Hamilton county
Katie Dora Hicks, 97, of Carson, Calif., passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. She was born on Nov. 6, 1915 in Madison, Ala. and had been a resident of Carson, Calif. Katie

Dorothy Hines

Hamilton county
Dorothy W. Hines, 87, of Chattanooga, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at a local health care facility.Funeral arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral and Cremation Service, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors.

Clifford Holloway

Tennessee
SPRING CITY Raymond Clifford Holloway, 83, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.Funeral service at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.Interment in Spring City Memorial Gardens.Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Monday

Agnes Hoskins

Hamilton county
Agnes Maryann Hoskins, 80, Ooltewah, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 in a local nursing home.A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, she was of the Baptist faith.Survivors are her children, Danny (Diola) Hoskins, Cleveland, Alice (Darro) Cooper,

Evelyn Justice

Hamilton county
Evelyn Bowman Justice, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Pleasant Hope Cemetery in Silver Creek, Ga.Arrangements are by

Pauline Kewon

Georgia
Pauline KeownLaFAYETTE Pauline "Polly" Palmer Keown, 91, passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Lawrence Keown Sr.Member of LaFayette Church of Christ.Survived by sons,

Vernon Liston

Hamilton county
Vernon O. Liston, 84, of Chattanooga passed away on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at his home.A funeral service to commemorate his life will be held today, Aug. 24, 2013, at 1 p.m. in the funeral

Jean Manning

Hamilton county
Norma Jean Manning, 76, of Ooltewah, passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at her residence.She was the daughter of the late Burton and Nina Clowers and was preceded in death by two sisters, Pat Little,

Betty Norman

Tennessee
DAYTON Delia Elizabeth B. Norman, "Miss Betty", passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, in Shreveport, La.She moved from Dayton in 2000 to Minden, La., to live near her daughter. She would have celebrated

Boyd Norwood

Tennessee
CALHOUN Boyd Wesley Norwood, 73, passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at Woods Memorial Hospital.Funeral service 7 p.m. Monday in the chapel.Burial 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cedar Grove Cemetery.Visitation 5-7 p.m. Monday at the

Sharon Nunley

Tennessee
ALTAMONT Sharon Maxine Nunley, 66, passed away at her home Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.She was Born in Salina, Kan., to Max and Mina Mancroft Duncan who preceded her in death along with her son,

Bernice Parker

Hamilton county
Bernice Parker, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, August 23, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Ollie Peters

Hamilton county
IIIOllie "Trey" Peters III, 15 departed this earthly life on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.He was born on Aug. 10, 1998.Trey was a member of New Enon Baptist Church; former Brainerd Hills team player.

Thelma Potts

Other areas
LEESVILLE, N.C. Thelma Ernestine "Tina" Potts, 86, passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.Mrs. Potts was born in Elizabeth City, N.C., daughter of the late Ernest William Shelby and Nell Luttrell Shelby. She was
JrMARIETTA Liston DeWitt Pritchard Jr. passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at the age of 81.DeWitt was born on Sept. 6, 1931 in Chattanooga. After graduating from City High School and the

Sandra Ragon

Georgia
RINGGOLD Sandra Lynn Scott Ragon, 45, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, from cancer.She was born July 5, 1968 in Chattanooga, and was a 1986 graduate of East Ridge High School. Mrs. Ragon was a

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,

Jerry Seabolt

Alabama
SCOTTSBORO Jerry Seabolt, 55, passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at his residence.Funeral service will be 2 p.m. CDT Sunday, Aug. 25, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial in Burgess Cemetery in Scottsboro.Visitation from 3-9

Dorothy Smith

Hamilton county
Dorothy Smith, 80, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Clara Stewart

Hamilton county
Clara Stewart, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, August 22, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
ROSSVILLE Virginia "June Bug" Strickland, 83, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at a local hospital.Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the South Crest

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

Dennis Waters

Hamilton county
Dennis Waters, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.Mr. Waters was of the Baptist faith. He retired from Venture Screen Printing.He was preceded in death by his parents, Buddy and Mona Waters; and

Winogene Willis

Alabama
STEVENSON Winogene Roach Willis, 86, passed away, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.Mrs. Willis, along with her late husband, Cam, owned and operated Standard Oil in Stevenson, for more than 30 years. A horse lover she

In MemoryCharles Holder

In memory
INMEMORYCHARLES JACK HOLDERThose we love dont go away....they walk beside us every day; unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.Love, PeggyJack and Barbara, Steve and Melinda, Gary and Vickie, DaVonna

In MemoryJOANN SHOCKLEY

In memory
INMEMORYAug. 24, 1955-March 23, 2009HAPPY BIRTHDAY Evelyn-Your Mom Family, Friends and Cookie
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