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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 26, 2013



Benny Allison

Hamilton county
Benny Jack Allison, 84, passed away Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 in Chattanooga. He was born on Oct. 12, 1928 in Big Coon Valley near Stevenson, Ala., and was a long-time resident of Chattanooga. Benny Jack

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

Grover Bledsoe

Hamilton county
Grover BledsoeGrover William Bledsoe, 91, of East Ridge passed away Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. He and his wife were active members of Ridgedale United Methodist Church which later became East Ridge United Methodist Church.

Sarah Carter

Hamilton county
Sarah Carter, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 in a local health care facility. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Robert Edwards

Hamilton county
Robert Mitchell "Uncle Bob" Edwards, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, in a local hospital.Funeral at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Elder Donald Rollins as the

Larry Farmer

Hamilton county
Larry Melton Farmer, 61, of Soddy-Daisy, went to his heavenly home Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was preceded in death by his father, Melton Farmer. Larry was

Olivia Henley

Georgia
ROCK SPRING Olivia Henley, 92, passed away Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 at a local assisted living facility.Mrs. Henley was a native of Florida. She has lived in the Rock Spring area

Gladys Higgins

Alabama
FORTPAYNE Gladys Y. Higgins, 80, passed away Saturday Aug. 24, 2013 at Sheppherds Cove Hospice.Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Kirk
LaFAYETTE Katherine Humphreys, 86, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.Survivors: daughters, Theresa Humphrey Canada, Penney Renee Bruce, Kathy Lynn Richardson; brother, George Lamar Hix; sister, Freida Hix Parker; 4 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren.Funeral services were held

Freddie Johnson

Alabama
FYFFE Miss Freddie Jean Johnson, 72, passed away Saturday Aug. 24, 2013.Funeral services will be today at 3:30 p.m. from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Haigwood Cemetery with W.T. Wilson

Bill Larimer

Georgia
, Jr.DALTON Mr. William R. Larimer, Jr., 77, passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family.Mr. Larimer was born June 15, 1936 in Tazewell, Va.Survivors include his wife,

Ernie Leonard

Hamilton county
Ernest "Ernie" Leonard, 79, of Chattanooga went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. Ernie is survived by his wife of 55 years, Martha Byles Leonard; brothers,

Saul Mallen

Hamilton county
Saul " TWOM" Mallen passed away on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 in Atlanta, Ga.Saul was born in Dec. of 1914 in Boston, MA. to Joseph and Ida Seltzer Mallen, after marrying Muriel Goldberg in 1939

Bernice Parker

Hamilton county
Bernice Parker, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Eula Petty

Hamilton county
Eula Mae Petty, 88, went to join the Savior in that home not built with hands, but whose make builder is God on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.She was a member of Washington Park Baptist Church.Preceding

George Ramsey

Tennessee
WHITWELL George "Jot" Ramsey, 93, passed away Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hallie Ramsey; daughter, Iva Faye Massengale Scissom. Mr. Ramsey was a member of Greens Chapel

Monnie Reynolds

Tennessee
OLD FORT Monnie Reynolds, 75, passed away on Thursday Aug. 22, 2013 in a Chattanooga hospital. Monnie was born on May 10, 1938.She is survived by two daughters and numerous other extended family members

Paula Roberts

Hamilton county
Paula Roberts, 68, of East Ridge, Tenn., passed away Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 at her home.She was employed by the University of Tennessee Department of Surgery and had been employed by Erlanger Medical Center for

Nathan Simmons

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Nathan Simmons, 32, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013.Preceded in death by mother, Susan Sosebee Simmons; grandparents, Minister Clark Sosebee, Edward and Lillie Simmons.Survived by father Terry Simmons; sister,

Ashley Windham

Hamilton county
Ashley Windham, 44, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 in a Chattanooga hospital. Ashley was a Managing Partner in the Family Business, Chattanooga Billiard Club since November of 1982 and managed the

Herschel Woodburn

Hamilton county
Rev. Herschel Woodburn, 85, of Chattanooga, Tenn., went home to be with his Lord on Saturday Aug. 24, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced in Tuesday's edition by Heritage Funeral Home 7454 E. Brainerd Rd.

In MemoryThelma Cox

In memory
INMEMORYThelma Lee Cox "Tiney"To my lovely wife TineyWe miss you dearly, and will celebrate the moments we shared with you and the life you livedYour Husband

In MemoryTamantha King

In memory
Tamatha KingSept 29, 1966 - Aug 26, 2004Nine Years of Peaceful RestNine Years of No Hurt, Worry or StressNine Years of Missing YouNine Years of Getting ThroughNine Years of Loving YouThe Family

In MemoryBetty Peterson

In memory
INMEMORYMS. BETTY PETERSONAug. 26, 1945 - Sept. 23, 2013Happy BirthdayRemembering you today with love. You were a kind and sweet person. We miss you so much. Tot, Barron, Shonny, grandchildren and Kevveon other

In MemoryFrank W

In memory
INMEMORYFRANK W. BROOKS, JR.Aug. 26, 1956-July 24, 2003HAPPY BIRTHDAY SON"You are in our hearts, always love you"Love, Mother, Father, Brother, Sisters and Family
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