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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 29, 2013



Andy Anderson

Hamilton county
Homer "Andy" Anderson, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013.Arrangements will be announced later by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Mark Barber

Hamilton county
Mark Barber, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Aug. 24, 2013, at his home.He is survived by; parents, Gus and Carolyn Barber, the love of his life, Christy Elkins- Barber; their sons, Thomas and Toby; sister,

Raymond Berry

Hamilton county
Delbert "Raymond" Berry, 79, of Rossville, Ga., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013.He was born on Sept. 20, 1933 to William and Marie Berry. He graduated from Rossville High

Jacquelyne Brannen

Hamilton county
Jacquelyne Joy Brannen, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013. She was 58 years old.Jacquelyne was born on June 15, 1955 in Quebec, Canada. She grew up in Ducktown, Tenn., and has

Sarah Carter

Hamilton county
Sarah S. Carter, 92, of Chattanooga, began her heavenly transition on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, surrounded by her family.She was a faithful member of Mt. Ollie Primitive Baptist Church over 60 years until her health

Charlotte Creek

Hamilton county
Charlotte Carolyn Creek, 71, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013.She was a very loving and devoted mother and nanny, she will be greatly missed by the ones

James Crowder

Georgia
ROSSVILLE James "Mark" Crowder, 45, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, after a long illness, surrounded by his family.He was a lifelong resident of Rossville and was of the Nazarene faith. Mark was

Minnie Doris

Hamilton county
Minnie Doris, 92, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, in Stockbridge, Ga., at a hospice facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Trilby Dunn

Tennessee
SOUTH PITTSBURG Trilby J. Dunn, 69, passed away, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013.She was a former employee of Gentry Chevrolet and had worked as a caregiver.Mrs. Dunn was preceded in death by her

Jo Ellen

Hamilton county
Jo Ellen "Dinky" Martin, 48, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, in the Hospice Care Center.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Dorothia Farmer

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Dorothia Jean Farmer, 61, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.Survivors, son, Tony Farmer; brothers, Danny Godfrey, Charles Godfrey; sisters, Glenda Goins, Sheila Teems, Autrey Wells, Frances Pitts, Belinda Coley.Funeral is 3 p.m. Friday, Aug.

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.

Lula Gentry

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Lula Mae Gentry, 82, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013.Funeral will be 4 p.m. Friday in the chapelInterment in West Hill Cemetery.Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.Erwin-Petitt Funeral

Jackie Grant

Alabama
BRYANT Jackie Grant, 61, passed away Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.A lifelong resident of Bryant, Jackie was a devoted husband, father, Papa and son that loved his family with Godly, unconditional love. He enjoyed

Lloyd Griffin

Alabama
IDER Lloyd A. "Rusty" Griffin, 68, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at his residence.Survivors include, wife, Margaret Jolley Griffin; son, Mitch Griffin; stepsons, Tony Pless and Mike Pless; grandchildren, Ryan and Tyler Griffin, Jason

Dr Harry

Hamilton county
, DDSDr. Harry E. Mackler, DDS, 97 of Chattanooga, and former resident of Boca Woods Country Club in Boca Raton, Fla., died on Monday, Aug. 26 2013.Dr. Mackler was born on May 22, 1916

Pamela Haskins

Hamilton county
Pamela T. Haskins, 81, of East Ridge, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013.Mrs. Haskins was born and raised in Gloucester, England. She immigrated to the U.S. in 1952 and has been a longtime,

Dorothy Hines

Hamilton county
Dorothy W. Hines, of Chattanooga, passed on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in a local nursing home.Preceded in death by her parents, Ozzie and Fannie Williamson; husband, Orlando Laval Hines Sr.; and 13 brothers and sisters.She

Ruby Johnson

Georgia
RINGGOLD Ruby Elizabeth Dotson Johnson, 92, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013.This devout Christian woman is most certainly now in the arms of her Heavenly Father. Ruby will be remembered for her

Terry Johnson

Hamilton county
SWEETWATER Terry S. Johnson, 61, formerly of Etowah, Tenn., died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in a Sweetwater healthcare facility.There will be a memorial service at a later date. Professional services have been entrusted to

Jackson Jones

Tennessee
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

Georgia
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

Darrell Layne

Tennessee
TRACY CITY Darrell Layne, 61 passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, from injuries in a logging accident.Darrell was an avid outdoors man who loved hunting, camping and all that nature had to enjoy. He

Richard Leitner

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Richard Anton Leitner, 75, a resident of Cleveland and a former resident of Western Springs, Ill., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at his home.He was a parishioner of St. Therese of Lisieux

Maggie Lester

Georgia
FLINTSTONE Maggie Ruth Pemberton Lester, 88, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at her residence.She is survived by sons, Billie Ray Lester, Roy Leiford Lester and Gary Eugene Lester; daughters, Bettye Sue Hughes and Sandra

Jerry Martinez

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Jerry Duane Martinez, 42, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2013, in DeKalb Regionalhospital.Funeral will be 2 p.m. CDT today, Aug. 28, from True Holiness Church of God, Fort Payne with Mickey Watts

Lewis McDowell

Tennessee
DUNLAP Lewis "Carl" McDowell, 78, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013.Carl was a man of great wisdom and integrity. Among many other trades and accomplishments, he built and owned "McDowell Grocery" and "Triangle Service

Darlene Moore

Tennessee
JASPER Vivian Darlene Rector Moore, 55, passed away, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013.She was employed by Olan Mills.She was preceded by her parents, James E. and Mable Kilgore Rector.She is survived by her daughters and

Virgie Morrison

Tennessee
Vergie MorrisonJASPER Vergie Whited Morrison, 85, passed away, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013.She was a former employee of Galaxy Carpet Mills and a member of Powells Crossroads Church of God.Mrs. Morrison was preceded in death

Bernice Parker

Hamilton county
Bernice Parker, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, August 23, 2013, in a local hospital.She retired from East Ridge Hospital and was a faithful member of Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church.She was preceded in death

Camille Polivka

Georgia
Camille Joseph Polivka, 98, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in Tallahassee, Fla.He was born on Oct. 6, 1914 in Chicago, Ill. He was the first child born to his parents,

Constance Richard

Hamilton county
Constance Mottle Richard, 49, died on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.She was born June 10, 1964, to the late Pam Mottle and her surviving father, Tom Mottle, in Miami, Fla.Connie is survived by her beloved

Miranda Smith

Georgia
TUNNEL HILL Miranda Elise Smith, 21, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013.A born again Christian, Miranda is now walking with Jesus. She attended Ringgold Church of God and East Ridge Church of God. Miranda

Clara Stewart

Hamilton county
Clara Rhodes Stewart, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug, 22, 2013, surrounded by her family.She was a faithful member of New Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church for over 55 years where she was a member

James Temple

Hamilton county
James "Jim" Temple, 88, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, in a local health care facility.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, 423-531-3975.

Thelma Wallace

Hamilton county
Thelma O. "Betty" Wallace, 84, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at a local hospital.She was born on Aug. 5, 1929. in South Carolina.She moved to Chattanooga at an early age. Betty was a

Alisa Warnacut

Hamilton county
Alisa Lynn Hatfield Warnacut, 54, of Hixson, passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, in a local hospital from heart failure.Daughter, Melonie; father, Taft; brothers, James and Steve; sister, Sherry; and niece Ramona preceded her in

Mary White

Hamilton county
Mary B. White, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, in a local health care facility.She was formerly employed by the city of Chattanooga and was a member of Missionary Ridge Baptist Church.

Jimmy White

Georgia
ROSSVILLE James Edward "Jimmy" White, 55, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in Chattanooga.Jimmy was a native of LaFayette, Ga., and had spent the greater part of his life in the

Theresa Williams

Hamilton county
Theresa Ann Williams, 62, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 in Chattanooga.Theresa is a retired Police Officer with Chattanooga Police Department and also retired from Moccasin Bend. She is a member of New

Raymond Wilson

Tennessee
DUNLAP Raymond "Rusty" Wilson, 41, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.Services at 3 p.m. CDT Saturday at the funeral home.Burial in Sequtachie County Memorial Gardens.Visitation 3-9 p.m. Friday.In lieu of flowers, family request donations be

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In Loving Memory of Our BrotherGeorge "Sonny"RansomSadly Missed by the FamilyDec 13, 1943 - Aug 29, 2012

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INMEMORYJune 9, 1916 -Aug. 29, 2001Willie Mae PriceMarch 17, 1919 - July 23, 2013It has been twelve years since you went home to be with the Lord, and mama it has been thirty seven days
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