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Local Obits for Mon. Jul 15, 2013

James Black

Hamilton county
ATHENS James Black, 85, died Friday July 12, 2013 in a Athens healthcare facility.A memorial service will be held at a later date.Please visit for more information.Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center ,

Brenda Collins

Hamilton county
Brenda Kay Purdy Collins, 70, of Hixson, died Friday, July 12, 2013 in a local hospital.Brenda was born in Knoxville, Tenn., but had lived in Chattanooga for the past 41 years. She was a

Keyai Crenshaw

CLEVELAND Keyai D. Crenshaw (Hammer), 19, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday July 7, 2013 at Athens Regional Hospital. Keyai was preceded in death by his father, Carl D. Crenshaw; his grandmother,

Dorothy Harris

Hamilton county
Dorothy L. Smith Newsome Harris, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at her sister's residence. Funeral: Today at Noon in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Underwood as the

James Hill

Hamilton county
James Hill, of Hixson, died Sunday, July 14, 2013 at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.

JerMichael Hundley

Hamilton county
JerMichael Terrell Hundley, 17, passed away on Tuesday July 9, 2013 in Newport News, Va. He was an 11th grade honor roll student in Hampton, Virginia. He was employed at Journeys. JerMichaels hobbies included boxing,

Harry Igou

Hamilton county
Harry E. Igou, 84, of Hixson went to be with the Lord Saturday July 13, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving wife and sons. Harry was a member of Red Bank Presbyterian Church

Sarah Lamb

Hamilton county
Sarah Elizabeth Lamb, 90, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday July 7, 2013. Burial will be in Brownsburg, Ind. Local arrangements are by Lane Funeral Home 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Matt Layne

SOUTH PITTSBURG John Matthew Layne, 40, died unexpectedly on Thursday, July 11, 2013 in a Chattanooga hospital.A graduate of Marion County High School, he went on to study at the University of Tennessee and

Kathy Mason

Hamilton county
Kathy Ann Jones Mason, 64, of Hixson, Tenn., passed away, Saturday, July 13, 2013 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. She was the owner of Kathy's Creations, a member of the New Salem Baptist

Wanda Owens

ROSSVILLE Wanda R. Owens, 75, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013 at a local hospital. Contributions may be made to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank at 2009 Curtain Pole Rd. Chattanooga, TN 37406.Condolences

James Pruiett

Hamilton county
Dr. James S. Pruiett, 68, of Hixson, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013 at a local hospital.He was born in Concordia, Kansas on March 3, 1945 to the late James Edward and Helen Deiter Pruiett.Dr.
DAYTON Jacqueline Roberson, 61, passed Friday, July 12, 2013. Services: Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. family is being served by the Vanderwall Funeral Home where they will receive friends

William Slaughter

Hamilton county
William R. Slaughter, 84, died Saturday, July 13, 2013. A native of Chattanooga, he attended the University of Chattanooga and was a graduate of the Stonier School of Banking at Rutgers University. He was

Hillary Taff

Hamilton county
Hillary Taff, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, July 13, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.

Flossie Taylor

WINCHESTER Flossie B. Taylor, 67, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013. Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday July 17, at Elk River Missionary Baptist Tabernacle.Interment will follow in Paynes Chapel Cemetery. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, at

Frank Taylor

Hamilton county
Frank E. Taylor, 59, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013 in a local health care facility. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Linda Weidner

Hamilton county
Linda Weidner, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, July 14, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.

Billy Young

, Sr.HIGDON Billy Claxton Young, Sr., 69, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013. He was a United States Army Vietnam Veteran and worked at Yellow Freight.He was preceded in death by his wife,

Gene Young

Hamilton county
Stanley Gene Young, 75, of Hixson died Saturday, July 13, 2013 at his residence. A native of Hixson, he was the son of the late Orel and Clara Lee Young. Gene retired from Peachtree


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