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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 28, 2013

Bruce Austin

WHITWELL Bruce Austin, 70, formerly of Dunlap, Tenn., passed away Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.He was retired from C&D Pipeline in Tucson, Ariz., and was of the United Methodist faith.He was preceded in death

Randy Bevins

Other areas
Randy BevinsVANCEBURG, Ky. Randy Dale Bevins, 53, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 at his sister's residence.He was preceded in death by parents, Clyde and Leona Bevins.Survivors include three sisters.Private memorial service will be

LH Dantzler

Hamilton county
L.H. "Tot" Dantzler, 99. of Signal Mountain, passed away quietly Monday morning, Aug. 26, 2013.He was preceded in death by wives, Marie Wilson Dantzler and Ernestine Tyndall Dantzler; and his son, Frantz L. Dantzler.He was

Fred Fassnacht

Hamilton county
Jr.Fred E. Fassnacht Jr., 86, longtime Chattanooga businessman, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, following a lengthy illness.He was the last surviving grandson of Andrew and Louise Wegelin Fassnacht. Andrew Fassnacht founded A.

Evelyn Grant

Hamilton county
Evelyn J. Grant, 90, of East Ridge, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013.Mrs. Grant was born in Wellington, Ala., to Albert and Bessie Johnson. She was a member of Nixon Chapel Methodist Church in

Gary Greeson

Jr.RINGGOLD Gary "Michael" Greeson Jr., 38, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013.He was predeceased by his grandfather, Elzie Greeson, of Ringgold; and brother, Lee Greeson, also of Ringgold.Survivors

Emily Heard

Hamilton county
Emily E. Heard, 70, departed this life during the early morning hours of Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.Emily Enora Goss was born on Nov. 30, 1942 to Mann Goss and Mable Brewer Goss in Glenn, Ga.

John Hoodenpyle

Hamilton county
John Franklin Hoodenpyle, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013.John worked for the Chattanooga Times Free Press for 46 years, retiring as President and CEO from their printing company Target Graphics Inc

Carol Ivester

CHICKAMAUGA Carol "Nesse" Ivester, 58, passed away Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, in a local hospital.She was an employee with Olan Mills for 37 years in quality control. She was a member of Mission Ridge

Jackson Jones

SWEETWATER Jackson Tipton Jones died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013.He was predeceased by his Birmingham born and bred wife of 65 years, Sarah "Sally" Louise McKinnley Jones. Surviving him are his children, Sam and Dottie Jones,

Jack Kittle

RINGGOLD Andrew "Jack" Jackson Kittle, 78, passed away Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at his residence.A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, Jack was a retired Veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as

Marie LaValley

Hamilton county
Marie LaValley, of Red Bank, passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, in a local hospital.Survivors are one sister, Ann Bickers.Graveside services were held Tuesday at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.Condolences may be sent to by Lane

Bob Lee

Hamilton county
Robert Ray Lee, 80, of Soddy-Daisy, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013.Bob graduated in 1950 from Soddy High School and joined the U.S. Army serving as a Staff Sergeant in

Lloyd Lewis

Hamilton county
Lloyd G. Lewis, 90, passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013.He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and a Veteran of WW II.He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Lewis.Survivors include four grandsons, Tony,

Austin Maynard

SUMMERVILLE Austin Maynard, 73, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.Survivors, daughters, Tammy (David) Cordle, Austina Nichols, Charlotte (Steve) Drummond; sisters, Nadine Espy, Brenda Hughes, Debbie Cooper, Alice Ballinger, Sandra Corbin, Melinda Floyd; brother, Thomas Maynard;

Allen Skidgel

SPRING CITY Allen Carl Skidgel, 60, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in Dayton, Tenn. Survivors include sons, Shannon Skidgel and Kristen Lafontaine; daughter, Brandy Huffman; eight grandchildren; special friend, Barbara Ann Massengill.Send condolences

Alisa Warnacut

Hamilton county
Alisa Warnacut, 54, of Hixson, passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace. 423-877-3524.

James White

ROSSVILLE James Edward "Jimmy" White, 55, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in Chattanooga.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located at the end

Monez Wooten

HORTON Monez Wilbanks Wooten passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, in her residence.Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. CDT Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, from Straight Creek Church of God.Visitation from 1 until 8
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