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Local Obits for Mon. Jul 01, 2013



Vanetta

Hamilton county
Vanetta Ratcliff Vanetta Woods Ratcliff went peacefully to the arms of her Heavenly Father and Savior on Thursday, June 13, 2013.She was born in Bluefield W.Va. as the oldest daughter to Charles an Rosa Woods

KylieJo

Hamilton county
Kylie- Jo Ella Stapleton, Infant daughter of Ashley Stapleton and Christopher James died Saturday, June 29, 2013 in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike. 423-531-3975

John

Georgia
John ParkerROSSVILLE John Douglas Parker, died Friday, June 28, 2013, at his residence . Funeral service will be Noon today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Joseph Reed officiating. Interment in Hamilton

Lloyd Boone

Tennessee
Sr.ATHENS Lloyd Clark Boone Sr., 72, died Thursday, June 27, 2013.Visitation: Today 4-7 p.m., Zielger Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m.Burial with full military honors, 11 a.m. Tuesday, McMinn Memory

Verlon Culver

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Verlon "V.O." Culver, 91, passed away on Saturday June 29, 2013. He was born in Henagar, Ala., to the late Charlie A. Culver and Josie Mae Hicks, but had lived in the North

Katherine Fairbanks

Hamilton county
Katherine Rose Fairbanks, 65, of Ooltewah, Tenn., passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013, in a local hospital.She was the daughter of the late Harold and Anna McCoy and was preceded in death by her husband,

Harold Hargrove

Hamilton county
Harold Hargrove, 86, died Thursday, June 27, 2013 in Chattanooga. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Tuesday July 2, at Chattanooga National Cemetery.Visitation is Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.

Bettye Harrison

Tennessee
DAYTON Bettye L. Harrison, 68, died Saturday June 29, 2013 at her home.She was a resident of Dayton for 41 years. She was a member of New Union Baptist Church.She was preceded in death

Barbara James

Hamilton county
Barbara James, 74, of Hixson, died Sunday, June 30, 2013 at her home.Mrs. James was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and retired from Dr. Lee Arnold's office with 32 years of service. She attended

Roderic Johnson

Hamilton county
Roderic Lee Johnson (Rod), 40, of Hixson, Tenn., was called home on Friday, June 28, 2013 at the Hospice Care Center in East Brainerd. Rod was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and was

Hettie McCants

Hamilton county
Hettie Jane McCants, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at a local hospital. She was a member of First Baptist Church E. 8th Street. She was a member of Alpha Kappa

Alice Merritt

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Alice S. Merritt, 78, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2013Services: 11 a.m., Tuesday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester, TN. Visitation: 5-9 p.m. today at

Angela Morris

Hamilton county
Angela Lanee "Dusty" Morris, 42, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, June 28, 2013. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, she attended East Ridge High School and graduated from Soddy-Daisy High School. She was preceded in

Frances Parker

Hamilton county
Sarah Frances Parker, 83, of Ooltewah died Sunday, June 30, 2013 at her home. There are no services planned at this time.Chattanooga Funeral Home Valley View Chapel 7414 Old Lee Hwy Chattanooga, TN

Shirley Perry

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Shirley Mae Perry, 72, passed away on Friday June 28, 2013.A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday July 2, at 2 p.m. at New Spirit and Truth with Bishop V.T. Harden officiating.Interment:

Matthew Reller

Hamilton county
Matthew Alan Reller "Matt", 48, of Harrison, Tenn., passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013. He proudly worked as a Facilities Manager with IHOP. Matt was preceded in death by his parents: Robert and Helen Reller.Survivors

Mike Silvers

Hamilton county
Mike V. Silvers, 90, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013. He was an Army Air Corps veteran serving during World War II. He worked as an electrician and was a member of the

Tommy Smith

Hamilton county
Thomas C. "Tommy" Smith, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, June 28, 2013 in a local hospital. He retired from Industrial Water Chemicals. He was a loving husband and caring father that will

Paul Studer

Tennessee
DUNLAP Mr. Paul J. Studer, 88, died Saturday, June 29, 2013 at his residence. He was born June 28, 1925, in Sugarcreek, Oh. He retired as owner of Sequatchie Valley Coal Corp., and was

Harry Wagner

Tennessee
MURFREESBORO Harry D. Wagner, 76, passed away Friday June 28, 2013 at his home after an extended illness. Dr. Wagner was a teacher and coach at Sequatchie High School, a professor and administrator

Kelley Woods

Georgia
RINGGOLD Kelley Woods, 44, passed away on Saturday June 29, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area and was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Charles Woods.Survivors

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INMEMORYOGLA THOMAS July 1, 1906 -May 24, 1978 Sadly missed by Son, Don and Daughter, Peggy

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Remembering you, missing you and loving youseven years. Sharon Hicks Moore

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MR. WENDELL HICKSSept. 22, 1956-July 1, 2005Daddy, its been eight long years since God called you Home. We miss and love you dearly. Your Children, Larry and Kheisa Penn
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