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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 30, 2013

Andy Anderson

Hamilton county
Homer David "Andy" Anderson, of Soddy Daisy, finished his brave and lengthy battle with Parkinson s disease on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013.Andy served our country with honor during World War II and the Korean War

Mark Barber

Hamilton county
Mark Barber, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Saturday, 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;

Raymond Berry

ROSSVILLE Delbert "Raymond" Berry, 79, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013.Funeral Services will be at 11:30 a.m. today at the funeral home with Dr. Bill Owens and Dr. Doug

Juliet Bonds

CISCO Juliet Bonds, 87, died Tuesday Aug. 27, 2013.Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday Aug. 31, from Cisco Baptist Church.The family will receive friends from Noon until 2 p.m. Saturday at Cisco

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. Funeral: Today at 12:30 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Evangelist Mamie Cooper

Alvis Clark

Hamilton county
Alvis McGlon Clark, 82, of Chattanooga passed away on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343.

Charlotte Creek

Hamilton county
Charlotte Carolyn Creek, 71, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. Funeral services are 11 a.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with Kenneth Fox officiating.Interment is

Tom Curtin

Hamilton county
Tom Curtin, 52, of Soddy Daisy died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Chloe Curtin.Survivors include his children, Thomas Curtin, Angela Curtin, Josh Mason, Jessica Mason, and

Joseph Frith

Hamilton county
Joseph Lewis Firth, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Frankie Gilbert

LaFAYETTE Frankie "Frank" Gilbert, 70, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.Survivors; daughter, Kim (John) Erickson, Frank "Sandy" Gilbert; sister, Robbie (Tommy) Hise; brothers, Tonie (Rusalie) Gilbert and Ricky Gilbert; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.Memorial

Frank Haddock

, Jr.FORTOGLETHORPE Frank L. Haddock, Jr., 71, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 in a local hospital.The family will receive friends on Monday Sept. 2, from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.To share

Arthur Harris

DALTON Arthur Harris, 83, passed away on Monday Aug. 26, 2013.The Service will be Saturday Aug. 31, at 1 p.m. in the chapel.Condolences may be sent to the family and sign the online guestbook

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,

Charles Hines

SUMMERVILLE Charles Mitchell Hines, 80, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.Survivors, wife, Pauline Hines; children, Randell Hines, Peggy Lynn Hines; sisters, Barbara Farrow, Betty Stoner; half sister, Ella Jean Allen; half brother, Ronnie Luther Pettyjohn;

Sandra Johnson

Hamilton county
Sandra "Sam" Johnson, of Harrison, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. She was 63 years old.Sandra was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area and was of the Baptist faith. She was

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,

William Lelake

Hamilton county
William Leonard Lelake of Ooltewah, Tenn., died peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, after a prolonged struggle with pancreatic cancer.He was 68 years old. He is survived by three daughters, and by his granddaughter, nephew,

Effie Merritt

Hamilton county
Effie G. Merritt 100, of Ooltewah, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at a local health care facility.She was born on Jan. 29, 1913, and was a 1931 graduate of Tyner High School.She

Doris Morrison

DAYTON Doris McClure Jordan Morrison, beautiful spirit, body and soul left this earthly realm on Thursday Aug. 29, 2013.Doris was a mother and homemaker all of her life. She worked at Wal-Mart in her

Bernice Parker

Hamilton county
Bernice Parker, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in a local hospital.The body will lie-in-state today at 11 a.m. at Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church with the funeral to follow at noon

Ella Phillips

CALHOUN Ella Phillips, 70, passed away Sunday Aug. 25, 2013.Funeral service will be Saturday Aug. 31, at 1 p.m. from the Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church.Family will receive friends today at the funeral home from

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 husband

Thomas Smith

Hamilton county
Thomas William Smith, 32, of Hixson, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013.He was born Dec. 21, 1980 to Phillip and Ronda Smith nee-Reed.Thomas was predeceased by his grandparents, Jack and Willie Reed, of McMinnville, Tenn.,

Dorothy Smith

Hamilton county
Dorothy Moore "Sis" Smith, 80, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in Chattanooga.Dorothy was an active member of the Howard Alumni Class of 1951, where she served as secretary. Dorothy retired from SunTrust Bank

Clara Stewart

Hamilton county
Clara Rhodes Stewart, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 surrounded by her family. Visitation is today from 6-9 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m.

David Tenenbaum

Hamilton county
David Morris Tenenbaum, 61, passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, in Galveston, Texas.A long-time resident of Chattanooga, he lived most recently in Gulfport, Miss., with his wife, Myra; and youngest son, Daven.He was preceded in death

Jimmy White

ROSSVILLE James Edward "Jimmy" White, 55, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 in Chattanooga.Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Chaplain Pat Davis officiating. Burial

Mary White

Hamilton county
Mary B. White, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, in a local health care facility.Funeral service will be today at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Willie Ison as the

Gail Willerson

Hamilton county
Gail Sandra Willerson, passed away Wednesday Aug. 28, 2013. She was the daughter of Vance and Leatrice Thomas. Survived by Charles Willerson father of her five daughters Pam , Donna, Lisa, Renee, and Tammie. Seven

Clyde Williams

Hamilton county
Clyde Williams, 64, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 in Chattanooga, Tenn.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

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

George Wright

Hamilton county
Jr.George Wright Jr., 81, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday Aug. 29, 2013. He was a United States veteran.Arrangements will be announced later by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard, Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie

Helen Wynn

Hamilton county
Helen Viola Wynn, 84, of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., passed away in her home, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. She was a loving mother, wife, grandmother, sister and friend. She was a member of Straightway Holiness Church and

In MemoryWillie Craighead

In memory
INMEMORYWillie (Smubb) CraigheadSept. 25, 1954 - Aug. 30, 2012In Loving MemoryA wonderful father and brother. You are not forgotten and will always be loved and missed.

In MemoryAndre Smith

In memory
INMEMORYANDRE (DRE) SMITHAug. 30, 1977 - July 9, 2013Happy BirthdayFrom family and friendsWe love and truly miss you!

In MemoryJames Young

In memory
INMEMORYJames "Jim" Donald YoungAug. 2, 1953 - Aug. 30, 2012Jimmy, There are many precious memories I have of growing up with you. I miss you every day! You should still be here with
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