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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 13, 2013

James Campbell

WHITWELL James "Pee Wee" Campbell, 70, passed away Thursday morning, July 11, 2013.He was preceded in death by his mother, Georgia Campbell; grandmother, Annie Campbell.He is survived by his wife, June Campbell; two sons,

Jo Cooper

Hamilton county
Jo Evelyn Cooper, 74, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, July 11, 2013.She was born May 17, 1939 in McMinn County, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her father, Lake Rowland; and her daughter, Tammy York.She

Carl Dilley

Hamilton county
Carl F. Dilley, formerly of Warner Robins, Ga., and Chattanooga, passed into the presence of the Lord on Monday, July 8, 2013, in Charlotte, N.C., following several months of ill health.Carl was born on Jan.

Shirley Evans

Hamilton county
Shirley Evans, 75, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2013, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Vickie Gilbert

LaFAYETTE Vickie Smith Gilbert, 63, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013.She was preceded in death by her father, Oscar "Surpy" Smith.Survived by her mother, Rosie Smith, LaFayette; sons and daughter-in-law, Dr. Nick (Joy)

Howard Gilbert

FORT PAYNE Howard Keith Gilbert, 50, passed away Saturday, July 06, 2013, in DeKalb Regional Hospital.Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Charles Bishop officiating.

Mary Godwin

GROVE OAK Mary L. Godwin, 73, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013, at her residence.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, July 13, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial will follow in Piney Grove Cemetery.

Barbara Grayson

Hamilton county
Barbara Louise Grayson, 74, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 11, 2013.She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, L.B. Grayson; parents, Clarence

Freddie Green

Hamilton county
Freddie Mae GreenFreddie Mae Green, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013, in a local hospital.She was formerly employed by Cavalier Cooler and was a member of Greater St. Mary Baptist Church.She was

Edward Guinn

TRION Edward Eugene Guinn, 77, died Thursday, July 11, 2013. Survivors, son, Danny Guinn; sister, Doris Sullivan; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; special caregiver, Lisa Stewart.Funeral service is 2 p.m. Sunday, July

Thomas Hardy

Hamilton county
IIThomas Alexander Hardy II, 38, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at his residence.Funeral at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Jeffery Wilson as the eulogist.

Mike Johns

Hamilton county
Dr. Mike Johns, 61, of Chattanooga, went home to glory on Friday, July 12, 2013.Mike was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend and minister. He pastored four churches in South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee, influencing

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

Jessie Land

PALMER Jessie Jane Land, 93, passed away Friday, July 12, 2013.She was born on Dec. 8, 1919 to Jim and Rosie Tate Shrum who preceded her in death along with her son, Lee Doug

Patricia Lane

Hamilton county
Patricia Jean Lane, 76, of Chickamauga, Ga., passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2013.Patricia worked for True Blue Graphics-Kopi-King printing in Chattanooga.A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in the funeral

Ruby Martin

BENTON Ruby Lewis Martin, 92, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013.Survivors: sister, Catherine Freeman; and several nieces and nephews.Funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at Higgins Funeral Home with

Harold Mattson

Harold MattsonDUNLAP Harold L. Mattson, 72, passed away Monday, July 8, 2013 at his home.He was a member of Dunlap Seventh-day Adventist Church.He was preceded in death by parents, Clarence and Mabel Mattson; brothers,

Robert Maufroy

Hamilton county
Robert Maufroy, 60, of Signal Mountain, died Monday, July 8, 2013, of acute lymphatic leukemia.LCDR, USN Ret. Doctor of Pharmacy, Nuclear Engineer, Electrical Engineer: Bob was honored to work the graveyard shift as
CHICKAMAUGA Harriet Louise McDaniel, 85, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013, with her family at her bedside.She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, retired from Hutcheson Medical Center, and was preceded in death

Bobby Meeks

GRUETLI-LAAGER Bobby Dewayne Meeks, 49, passed away Friday, July 12, 2013, at his home.He was born on April 15, 1964. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.He

Eric Mitchell

Hamilton county
Eric Allen Mitchell, 51, of Red Bank, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2013.He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Mitchell.Eric is survived by his parents, Frank and Betty Mitchell, of Red Bank;

Blanche Neal

DAYTON Blanche Marie Neal, 99, and would have been 100 on Monday, July 29, 2013, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Erlanger.She was a lifelong resident of Rhea County, and was retired from

Alyce Parker

Hamilton county
Alyce Tennyson Parker, 71, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013.She was the daughter of late Walter and Isabelle Tennyson; she was raised in Dayton, Tenn., along with her sister, Barbara Tennyson Hart, who

Jerry Perkins

DUNLAP Jerry G. Perkins, 75, passed away Thursday morning, July 11, 2013, at his home.He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Pauline Perkins; sister, June Forsten.He is survived by his

Susie Ross

RINGGOLD Susan "Susie" Faye Langston Ross, 55, passed away Wednesday July 10, 2013.A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, she was a member of Indian Springs Church of God.She was preceded in death

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.Services will be held noon today, July 13, 2013, in the funeral home

Lilly Shirley

Hamilton county
Liily Mae Shirley passed away on Monday, July 8, 2013.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave. 423-265-4414.

Betty Smithey

ELORA Betty Jean Smithey, 73, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Huntsville Hospital.The family will receive friends from 1 to 4 p.m. today, July 13, 2013, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300

Gladys Springfield

Hamilton county
Gladys Springfield, 87, of Highway 58, Ooltewah, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013.Gladys was married to the late Paul J. Henry Sr. for 25 years and the late Fred Springfield for 25 years. She

Billy Swafford

SPRING CITY Billy Gene Swafford, 72, died Thursday, July 4, 2013, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. Mr. Swafford was a resident of the Spring City Care Center.There will be no visitation or

Sallie Thomas

Hamilton county
Sallie Beatrice Thomas, 70, of Chattanooga, died Thursday July 11, 2013, in a local hospital.Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Clarisa Trammell

Hamilton county
Clarisa Monique Clack Trammell, 43, died Monday, July 8, 2013, in her home.She was born Oct. 9, 1969.She was employed by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, and was a member of Greater Friendship Primitive Baptist Church.She

Hubert Vanzant

BELVIDERE Hubert Glenn Vanzant, 73, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2013, at Winchester Center.Graveside services will be noon today at Lynchburg Cemetery.Visitation 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. today, July 13, at

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

Naomi Williams

Hamilton county
Naomi "Judy" Williams, 90, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at her home.She was born on May 24, 1923 in Sequatchie County.She was preceded in death by her parents, Preston and Lou


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Anthony D. Paris, Sr.May 18, 1962 - July 13, 2012The crown of Righteousness is now his, and his better day has come. 2nd Timothy 4:8Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and Friends

In MemoryAllan Gordy

In memory
February 12, 1975-July 13, 1996Allan, we love and miss you very much. Not a day that goes by that you are not thought of. My heart breaks for you everyday. Your papaw is


In memory
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In memory
Birthday wishes I send today, to a star in the sky, not far away. Engraved in gold on a cloud above just for you, mom, with all my love. Renee, grand and great grandchildren, sisters,


In memory
Mike PaglenoJuly 13, 1959-April 17, 2013Happy Birthday. Its only been three months but I really miss you. Think about you like you were still here, but I know youre in heaven riding beside

In MemoryJacqueline Twilley

In memory
INMEMORYMarch 1, 1961 - July 13, 2012It has been a year ago since you left us. Gone but not forgotten. We miss you.
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