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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 11, 2013



Rita Beck

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Rita Jean "Jenny" Beck, 61, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at her residence.Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, July 12, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial in Smith Cemetery

Ella Boyd

Hamilton county
Ella A. Boyd, 88, formely of Harrison, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, in Owasso, Okla.She was a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church.She was preceeded in death by her husband, Newton Boyd; and

Homer Bridges

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Homer "Rusty" Bridges, 66, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013.Rusty was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked for 28 years at Syntec, and was an Auctioneer for over 30 years.

Dorothy Brown

Hamilton county
Dorothy Nancy Pannell Brown, 89, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at a local nursing home after a lengthy illness.She was born April 22, 1924, in Knoxville, a daughter of the late Andrew Jackson

Thomas Capps

Hamilton county
Thomas Albert Capps, 86, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2013, following a brief illness.Born April 5, 1927, he was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Mr. Capps was born in Coulterville, Tenn., and lived

Daisy Day

Georgia
TRION Daisy Day, 94, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013.Mrs. Day is survived by daughters, Bobbie Hall, of Ider, Ala., Sue Timmons, of Trion.Funeral will be at noon today with visitation 11 a.m. to

Carl Dilley

Hamilton county
Carl F. Dilley, formerly of Warner Robins, Ga., and Chattanooga, passed into the presence of the Lord on Monday, July 9, 2013, in Charlotte, N.C., following several months of ill health.Carl was born on Jan.

Betty Ellis

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Betty B. Ellis, 89, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at her residence.She was a native of Annadel, Tenn., but had lived in the Rossville area the greater part of her life.

Freddie Green

Hamilton county
Freddie Green, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013 in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Thomas Hardy

Hamilton county
IIThomas Alexander Hardy II, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at his residence.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Dorothy Harris

Hamilton county
Dorothy Lee Smith Newson Harris, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at her residence.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Mary Haven

Hamilton county
Mary Lou Haven, 66, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at a local health care facility.She was the daughter of the late William and Sallie Wyatt and was preceded in death by her
FORT PAYNE Kathleen Maria Small Headrick, 58, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013.Survivors include husband, Ronald; daughters, Crystal Davis and Ronda Thompson; parents, Frank and Patricia Small; brothers: sisters; grandchildren.A private memorial service

Carlyon Hitt

Alabama
GERALDINE Carlyon Hitt, 78, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2013, in DeKalb Regional Medical Center.Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, July 12, from Glenwood Cemetery with Brother J.T. Williams officiating.W.T. Wilson Funeral

Jermichael Hundley

Hamilton county
Jermichael T. Hundley, 17, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, in Newport News, Va.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Jessie Ireland

Georgia
RINGGOLD Jessie (Lee) Ireland, 86, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at a local health care facility.She was born on Dec. 30, 1926 to Author B. and Tessie Standefer Smith, both deceased. She was

Clara Johnson

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Clara Mae Johnson, 82, departed this life Friday, July 5, 2013.She was born in Meigs County, Tenn., to the late James Nelia and Maudie Johnson.She retired from Planter Snack and Gilman Paint as

Wayne Johnson

Tennessee
Wayne JohnsonDUNLAP Wayne Johnson, 65, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013.He was preceded in death by his parents, Mager Johnson Sr. and Bessie Lou Sutherland Johnson; brothers, Lonnie Eugene Johnson, Edward Johnson, and Booney

Donald Jordan

Hamilton county
Donald Jordan, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2013.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home-North Chapel, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.

Carlotta Kale

Hamilton county
Carlotta "Cotty" S. Kale, 71, of Chattanooga, died on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, after battling cancer for more than eight months.Mrs. Kale was a native of Durham, N.C. She was the daughter of Henry C.

Samuel Knox

Hamilton county
Samuel Christopher Knox, 37, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, July 5, 2013, in a Chattanooga hospital.Sam was born on Aug. 15, 1975 to the late Jimmie C. Knox and Gloria J. Knox. He was
ROSSVILLE Jacquelynn Lee Lankford, 61, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and

Nancy Lord

Hamilton county
Nancy Sue Rollins Lord, 96, of Chattanooga passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at a local hospital.She was a descendant of the Kirkland family who were early settlers in the Chattanooga area.Mrs. Lord graduated from

Pat McMann

Hamilton county
Pat Marilla Rita McMann passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at her home of 35 years in North Chattanooga. Pat was born and raised in Buffalo, Minn. She moved to Chicago, Ill., where

Willie Moore

Alabama
FACKLER Willie Howard Moore, 62, died Thursday, July 4, 2013.Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. today and the funeral will be Friday, July 12, from Valley Funeral Home in Stevenson.Burial will be in Price

Bettye Owens

Hamilton county
Bettye Lane Owens, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at her home.Bettye was a loving wife and mother. She was a member and teacher at the Red Bank Church of Christ.

Alberta Pyborn

Hamilton county
Alberta Pyborn, 102, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013.She was preceded in death by her son, Willard Boyd Pyborn; daughters, Helen Long and Barbara Hutsell.Survivors include her daughters, Maxine (Tony) Hill, of Chattanooga

Linda Reed

Tennessee
GRANDVIEW Linda M. Reed, 68, died Monday, July 8, 2013.Funeral service at 4 p.m. Friday, July 12, in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral home.Interment in Reed Cemetery.Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. today at

Floyd Reed

Hamilton county
Sr.Floyd Callaway Reed Sr., 67, East Ridge, died Monday, July 8, 2013, in a local hospital.He was retired from the Hamilton County Highway Department.Mr. Reed was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd I.

Lloyd Sentell

Georgia
MENLO Lloyd Reece Sentell, 90, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013.Survivors: daughters, Janice Staton, Mavis Tucker, Wanda Sentell; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Services 2 p.m. Friday, July 12, at Mason Funeral

Namon Smith

Hamilton county
Namon Lee Smith, 42, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2013 in North Dakota.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Andre Smith

Hamilton county
Andre Smith, 35, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Clarisa Smith

Hamilton county
Clarisa Smith, 43, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2013, in Hamilton County.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Ronnie Smith

Hamilton county
Ronnie D. Smith, 73, of Apison, passed away Monday, July 8, 2013.Ronnie was born July 22, 1939, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to Perry and Sadie Smith and was a proud member of the Citizen Band
RINGGOLD Raymond Edzel Sullivan, 85, passed away Tuesday July 9, 2013.A resident of the Ringgold area for the past 20 years, he was a former employee of Walden Security, a Retired Veteran of the

Evelyn Swaggerty

Hamilton county
ROSSVILLE Evelyn E. LeCroy Swaggerty, 89, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 9, 2013.She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and Rossville area, was on original member

Rosie Upshaw

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Rosie Mae Whitlow Turner Upshaw, 87, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at her residence. She was a member of Cove Road Church of God and was preceded in death by her

Jean Walthall

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Dorothy Jean Brewster Walthall, 84, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013.She was born to the late Raymond and Camilie Upton in Center, Ala.. on July 30, 1928. She was a member at First

Joyce Weaver

Other areas
GASTONIA, N.C.Joyce P. Kelley Weaver, 76, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at the Robin Johnson Hospice House in Dallas.She was a native of Chattanooga, and the daughter of the

Choice Wells

Alabama
FYFFE Choice Ray Wells, 76, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at his residence.Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial to follow in Greens Chapel Cemetery. Brother Billy

Thomas Whiddon

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Thomas Whiddon, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2013 in a health care facility.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Veronica Young

Hamilton county
Veronica Bradford Young, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2013 in Wichita, Kan.She was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Bradford

In MemoryDoris Cole

In memory
INMEMORYDoris Nix Sandford-Cole Sept. 21, 1938 July 11, 2012It has been a year since the lady with "A Touch of Class" left us. We miss you more and more each day. You are always

In MemoryTroy Howard

In memory
INMEMORYJuly 11, 1963 - Feb. 25, 2013Happy 50th birthdayI love you and always willforever. Your wife, Starlyn
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