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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 12, 2013

Dwight Barker

Other areas
BRANDON, Fla. Dwight Delano Barker, 65, died at his home April 30, 2013, after a brief illness.Dwight was born and raised in Dunlap and served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was preceded

Michael Black

Hamilton county
Michael Norman Black, 37 of Hixson passed away Monday, July 8, 2013.Memorial service will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayland Stewart

Stevie Bush

Hamilton county
Stevie Eugene Bush, 54, of Harrison, passed away Monday, July 8, 2013.He was predeceased by his parents, Bobby and Della Bush; sister, Brenda Watters; and brother, Jimmy Bush.Survivors include his sister and brother-in-law, Debbie and

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
ROCK SPRING Catherine Carlock, 85, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2013 in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of

Jimmie Cox

Hamilton county
Jimmie Lee Cox, 74, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

LaDarius Daniel

Hamilton county
LaDarius Martel Daniel, 21, passed away on Friday, July 5, 2013, at a local hospital.He was a graduate of Brainerd High School, attended Chattanooga State and was employed at Wal-mart in Ooltewah. LaDarius attended Stuart

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.

Ruby Dobson

DUNLAP Ruby Lee Henson Dobson, 98, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, July 11, 2013, joining her many family members.She had lived a long, fulfilling life. Born Dec. 15, 1914, Ruby was

Jim Ellis

Hamilton county
CHICKAMAUGA James Franklin "Jim" Ellis, 69, died suddenly at his home Wednesday, July 10, 2013.He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was a 1962 graduate of Gordon Lee High School. Mr.

Betty Ellis

ROSSVILLE Betty B. Ellis, 89, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at her residence.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with Minister Jack James, the Rev.

Ina Ford

SPRING CITY Ina Ford, 95, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013.Survived by her son, Dr. Robert Ford, of Spring City; brother; two grandchildren; and special friend.A memorial service will be announced at a later date.Vaughn

Glenn Foshee

Hamilton county
Dewey Glenn Foshee, 62, of Sequatchie, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013.Glenn had enjoyed playing Country Music since the age of fourteen, and had played in several local bands. He had also been a

Clyde Fricks

Rev. FYFFE Rev. clyde Ray Fricks, 77, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in DeKalb Regional Hospital.Funeral will be at 1 p.m. today from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Johnson, Rev.

Thomas Hardy

Hamilton county
IIThomas Alexander Hardy II, 38, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at his residence.He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Hardy Sr. Survivors include daughters, Patience and Alexandria Hardy;

Clara Johnson

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

Don Jordan

Hamilton county
Don R. Jordan, of Hixson, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. He was 85 years old.Don was born in Birmingham, Ala., on June 13, 1928. He was a 1946 graduate of Jefferson County

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.

Beatrice King

Hamilton county
Beatrice King 74, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Health Center at Standifer Place Nursing Home.She was born in Madison, Ala., to Walter King and Estella

Patricia Lane

Hamilton county
Patricia Jean Lane, 76, passed away at Erlanger Medical Center on Thursday, July 11, 2013.Visitation from noon-1 p.m. on Saturday, July 13,2013 at Chattanooga Funeral Home-North Chapel.Graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on

Granvel Lewis

Hamilton county
Granvel Lewis died June 12, 2013, in California and was cremated.Since he was originally from Chattanooga there will be a Memorial Service held at Union Spring Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13, for

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

Daniel Loveless

ATHENS Daniel Loveless, 31, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013.Funeral service will be 8 pm, today at Smith Funeral Home with visitation 5-7:30 p.m. prior to the service.Interment will be 11 a.m. at McMinn Memory

Eva Matthews

SCOTTSBORO Eva Ruth Stewart Matthews, 86, died Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Rose Wood Manor.Eva was the daughter of the late Jesse James and Eva Fern Hall Stewart born March 18, 1927, in South

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

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.

Frances Powell

Other areas
MADISON, Miss. Frances Williams Powell, "Our sweet Nana", died on Monday, July 8, 2013, at River Oaks Hospital in Madison, Miss."NEVER MISS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SAY KIND WORDS TO OTHERS" Was a phrase spoken

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

Leon Shipley

Hamilton county
Leamon Leon Shipley, 69, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away to his heavenly home Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family.Leon was an employee of the city of Soddy-Daisy for 32 years prior

Patrick Swafford

PIKEVILLE Patrick Andrew Swafford, 17, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2013.He enjoyed playing games, riding horses, going four-wheeling. He particularly enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a big UT football fan. Patrick was
ROSSVILLE Evelyn E. LeCroy Swaggerty, 89, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 9, 2013.Condolences may be sent to services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in

Glenda Tinker

TRENTON Glenda F. Tinker, 50, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013.She was a loving wife, and mother to special baby "Keylee", and loved NASCAR racing.She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Ray

Seth Vidal

Other areas
DURHAM, N.C. Seth Kelby Vidal, a ruggedly handsome cyclist and open source software guru was killed Monday, July 8, 2013. He was 36 years old.Seth described himself as a misanthropic humanist. To those who

Jewanna Wright

Hamilton county
Jewanna Y. Pankey Wright, 40, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in an Illinois hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

In MemoryJerry Dixon

In memory
INMEMORYJerry (Jimmie) Edward DixonNov. 17, 1946 - July 12, 2012Our brother, uncle, husband, dad and granddad, who left us one year ago today, words can not say how much we miss him. We can not

In MemoryPatrick Green

In memory
IN SAD MEMORYPatrick D. GreenTwo years ago today, July 12, 2011. Gone too soon. The sunshine lost its brightness the day you went away. So many things brings memories throughout every passing day. Our hearts


In memory
Dennis Landon Mainord, Jr.Dec. 26, 1960 - July 12, 2012Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure. Forever in our hearts. Your loving wife and


In memory
HAPPY BIRTHDAYJohn David McKeeWe cannot send a birthday card, your hand we cannot touch, but God will take our greetings to


In memory
INMEMORYIn Loving Memory ofBob "GranBob" ScruggsJuly 7, 1929 - February 26, 2007 Happy Birthday, "Bob", "Dad", "GranBob"!You would have been 84 on July 7th. We're sorry you missed Alex's recent wedding. We did have

In MemoryBo Sessoms

In memory
INMEMORYSept. 21, 1954-July 12, 2003James 4:14"Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away."
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