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Local Obits for Tue. Jul 09, 2013

Lenora Anderson

Hamilton county
Lenora Catherine Anderson, 90, of Ooltewah, passed away at her home with loved ones around her Sunday, July 7, 2013.She was preceded in death by husband, Buford Harrell; son, Albert Harrell. She was

Annie Bennett

Hamilton county
Annie F. Bennett, 89, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2013, at a local hospital.She was born on Dec. 22, 1923, in Chattanooga.She was a member of Second Missionary Baptist Church. She was a former employee

Lester Blackwell

CHARLESTON Lester (Steve) Blackwell, 89, passed away Monday, July 8, 2013, in a local hospital.She was of the Methodist faith. Mrs. Blackwell was a graduate of Bradley Central High School, class of 1942.

Frankie Brooks

TRENTON Frankie Lawson Brooks, 83, passed away, Saturday, July 6, 2013.She was a member of Edgewood Baptist Church in Trenton, Ga.She was preceded by parents, Frank and Alice Gray Lawson.Mrs. Brooks is survived by

Billy Bryant

NEW HOPE Billy Ray Bryant, 59, died Sunday, July 7, 2013, in Chattanooga.The son of the late Richard Wallace and Lucille Childers Bryant, he was a forklift operator for Cardin Lumber Mill. He was

Ronnie Butler

Hamilton county
Ronnie Lee Butler, 28, of Chattanooga, died on Sunday, July 7, 2013, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.He was employed by Ross Glass and had a great personality! Ronnie was the life of the

Diana Cagle

HIGDON Diana Marie Gass Cagle, 77, died Saturday July 6, 2013.Mrs. Cagle had worked in food service at North Sand Mountain School and was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.She was preceded in

Allen Cash

JASPER Johnny Allen "Cooter" Cash, 64, passed away, Saturday, July 6, 2013, at his home.Mr. Cash was of the Baptist faith and retired from Tennessee Consolidated Coal Company and Boilmaker 454.He was preceded

Maxine Elliott

GRAYSVILLE Maxine Elliott died Sunday, July 7, 2013.Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Pleasantview Cemetery, Graysville, Tenn.Please share your memories of Maxine on her online guest register at family is

Jason Green

Hamilton county
Gary "Jason" Green of Chattanooga, died on Friday, July 5, 2013.He was born in Birmingham, Ala., on Dec. 31, 1972. Jason graduated from Apopka High School in Apopka, Fla., in 1991 and from University of

David Guinn

TRION David Lee Guinn, 84, died Sunday, July 7, 2013.Survivors, wife, Edna Guinn, children, Fran Schrader, Peggy Wilson, John David Guinn; sister, Stella Grace Fritz; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.Funeral service is 2

James Hennessey

MADISONVILLE James Joseph Hennessey, 67, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Sweetwater Hospital.He was originally from Valley Forge, Pa., and came to Chattanooga in 1964 where he lived until 2003. He was

Ruth Hooker

Hamilton county
Ruth E. "Betty" Hooker, 86, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord Saturday, July 6, 2013, with her children by her side.Betty was a member of Red Bank Baptist Church for over 50 years

Willie Houston

SPRING CITY William "Willie" Houston Jr., 71, died Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in Detroit, Mich.Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.Interment in Petersburg Cemetery.Visitation from 1

Robert Lilly

Hamilton county
Robert "Bob" Lewis Lilly, 89, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Summit View Assisted Living.Robert was born Jan. 30, 1924 in Stevenson, Ala. Bob was a U. S. Navy WWII Veteran serving from

Stephen Manders

ENGLEWOOD Stephen Manders, 51, died Sunday, July 7, 2013, in a Nashville hospital.Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Conasauga Cemetery in Etowah.For more information please visit Funeral Home and Cremation Center,

John Mathis

Hamilton county
John Carlton Mathis, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2013.He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and of the Church of God faith.Survivors are his son, Mark Mathis and his

Peggie McClain

Hamilton county
Peggie Marie McClain, 78, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, July 7, 2013.She was born May 21, 1935 to the late Claude Dodson and Myrtle Green Dodson. Peggie was a longtime member of Oak Grove Baptist Church

David McCutcheon

Hamilton county
David Burnett McCutcheon, 54, of Chattanooga, died Monday, July 1, 2013.He was born Sept. 29, 1958 and an accounting graduate of U.T.C.Survivors include a son, Jay McCutcheon, Charleston, S.C.; parents, Bill and Margaret Burnett McCutcheon,
RINGGOLD Brenda Faye Suggs Middleton, 67, died Sunday, July 7, 2013, in a local hospital.She was retired from Shaw Industries in 2005 and was of the Church of God faith. Mrs. Middleton was preceded

Bobbie Morgan

Hamilton county
Bobbie C. Morgan, 79, of Chattanooga was taken to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday July 6, 2013. She went to sleep on Friday evening and woke up in heaven

Ralph Moser

Hamilton county
Ralph W. Moser, 92, of Georgetown, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013, at his residence.Mr. Moser had lived in the Chattanooga area for over 60 years and was a retired farmer.He was preceded in death

Lucille Paris

HIGHPOINT Lucille Victoria Hixon Paris, 87, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, July 7, 2013.She was a lifelong resident of Highpoint and a member of Lookout Baptist Church. Her family and

Floyd Reed

Hamilton county
Sr.Floyd Callaway Reed Sr., 67, East Ridge, died Monday, July 8, 2013, in a local hospital.The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

Hal Shook

COOPER HEIGHTS Hal C. Shook, 85, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013, with his devoted family by his side.Hal was a family man and veteran of the United States Airforce. He left a

Catherine Webb

CLINTON Catherine Conley Webb (Keown), 86, died peacefully at home Friday night, July 5, 2013.Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.Funeral services at 11 a.m. Thursday July 11, at Holley-Gamble Chapel.Burial will follow at

Christine Wilce

HUNTLAND Christine Lee Wilce passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013, at her home in Huntland.Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. today in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Gardens,

Lillard Wilcox

Jr.ESTILL SPRINGS Lillard Wilcox Jr., 70, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center.Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at

In MemoryRobert Short

In memory
INMEMORYDeacon Robert L. ShortIt was 13 years ago when God called you home.We all still miss you dearly!We love you! Your wife, children, grandchildren, other relatives and friends
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