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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 31, 2013


Hamilton county
Frances McCroskeyFrances (Vassey) Hamlet McCroskey passed away at her Morning Pointe residence on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at the age of 92. The daughter of X Vassey and Ada Blanton Vassey, she was born in


Hamilton county
Mary GoodnerMary Allen Poff Goodner rose to meet her Savior in the early morning of Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, after an extended battle with Lupus and Respiratory issues. Called "Mimi" by her friends and family,

Alfred Bates

Hamilton county
Alfred Scott Bates, 90, passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 at Emerald-Hodgson Hospital in Sewanee. A native of Evanston , Illinois , he was a graduate of Carleton College and was drafted into the

Pauline Bowen

Hamilton county
Pauline R. Bowen, 82, of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at Clay County Care Center in Hayesville, North Carolina.She was born in Dunbar, Va., on April 28,

Vieva Braley

Hamilton county
Vieva "Jo" Braley, 86, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday Aug. 29, 2013. She was a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church and a lifelong resident of Harrison.She was preceded in death

Alvis Clark

Hamilton county
Alvis McGlon Clark, 82, of Chattanooga, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 29, 1913.Mr. Clark was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church of Red Bank for over 29 years.He
SUMMERVILLE Virginia Emma Dolquery, 80, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013.Survivors, daughters, Terri (Randy) Bowman, Sheila (Buddy) Warren; 4 Grandchildren; 4 Great-grandchildren; Nieces; and NephewsFuneral is 1 p.m. today at Mason Funeral Home.

Jo Ellen

Hamilton county
Jo Ellen "Dinky" Martin, 47, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, in Hospice Care Center. She was a 1983 Riverside graduate. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Eula Mae

Beulah Fann

PIKEVILLE Beulah Ruth Fann, 91, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. She was a member of the Sequatchie Valley Church of Christ. Ruth enjoyed sewing, planting and tending to flowers. She sold Avon

Billy Gentry

JASPER Billy Lewallen Gentry, 56, passed away Thursday Aug. 29, 2013.He was preceded in death by his father, Hugh Edward Gentry.Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of thirty years, Theresa Johnston

Mary Groce

Hamilton county
Mary Elizabeth Groce of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 at her residence surrounded by family and friends.She was a lifelong member of Stanley Independent Baptist Church. She retired from Wheeland Foundry after

Saundra Harris

Hamilton county
Saundra Jane Harris, 75, of Apison, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. She will be missed dearly by all those she has touched over the years.

Andrea Houge

PIKEVILLE Andrea Houge, 48, formerly of Detroit, MI., passed away after her battle with a terminal illness. She was a Christian woman and attended many churches, but she found a home and became a

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

Dorothy Kershaw

Hamilton county
Dorothy Kershaw, 82, of Hixson, passed away Thursday, Aug. 29 2012. She was a kind and loving mother and friend who loved all of God's creation and believed in all of its potential. She was

Sarah Kitchens

Hamilton county
Sarah Jean Kitchens, 67, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 in an Augusta, Ga., hospital. She was a 1965 graduate of Riverside High School and was an active member of First

Lillian Lemmons

LaFAYETTE Lillian Jantellia Lemmons, 87, passed away peacefully Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 at 2 p.m. She is a lifelong Christian and attended Cooper Heights Church of God. Jan loved to cook, attend church and

Henry Martel

Hamilton county
Jr.Henry Martel Jr., 91, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace 877-3524.

Tommy Mathis

Hamilton county
Thomas "Tommy" Dow Mathis, 65, of Red Bank, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. Survivors include his daughters, Laura Mathis, of East Ridge, Bonnie Bradley, of Manchester, Tenn., and Danielle Mathis,

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

Jacqueline Minor

Hamilton county
Jacqueline (Jackie) James Minor, a native of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. Funeral services were held previously in Huntsville, AL.Interment service is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 1, at 2:30 p.m. in Forest

Robert Owen

Hamilton county
, Jr.Robert F. Owen, Jr., 82, of East Ridge, passed away on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 at his home.Arrangements will be announced by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory, and Florist. 404

Camille Polivka

Hamilton county
Camille Joseph Polivka, 98, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 in Tallahassee, Fla.Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at the Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park with Garrett Self officiating. Military

James Ratledge

Jr.ATHENS James "Big Jim" Franklin Ratledge Jr. 89, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.Masonic service prior to funeral service at 7 p.m. today. Burial: 2 p.m. Sunday, Piney Grove Cemetery with military honors.Visitation: 5-7

Mary Revis

DAYTON Mary Ella Revis, 80, died Tuesday Aug. 27, 2013 in Chattanooga. A Celebration of Mary's life is planned for a later date.Please share your memories of family is being served by

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.,

Frank Smith

Hamilton county
Frank White Smith, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, in a local healthcare facility. Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 3, at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with

Vernie Solomon

SPENCER Vernie Evelene Solomon, 86, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.Service: Sunday Sept. 1, at 2 p.m. CDT in the chapel.Burial: Walling Cemetery.www.reddfamilyfh.comArrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Highway 127 South, Pikeville, TN. Visitation: 9 a.m.

Charlene Taylor

Hamilton county
Charlene Taylor, 68, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. She is survived by daughter, Tracey Hellsten; son, Thomas Weber.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Grissom Funeral Home. The family will receive

James Temple

Hamilton county
James "Jim" "Jimmy" Herschel Temple, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 with his daughter Nan and grandson Eric beside him.Jim was born June 4, 1925 in Sherwood, Tenn., the fifth

Sara Vaughn

CHICKAMAUGA Sara Ann Slater Vaughn, 73, passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.She was born in Chickamauga, Ga., to the late Clyde Lawrence and Alie Edna Pope Slater. She was a lifelong resident of the


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