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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 17, 2013



GaKhai Allen

Hamilton county
Baby male, GaKhai Lebron Allen, passed away on Friday June 28, 2013 at a local hospital.Survivors include his parents, Capriese Blackmon and Sedrick Allen, Jr.; siblings, Alan Duckett III, Miguel Blackmon, Gamaari Allen and Gareece

Peggy Arrowsmith

Hamilton county
Mary Riney "Peggy" Arrowsmith, died on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Alexian Village. She was born April 19, 1933 in Louisville, Ky. She graduated from Knoxville Catholic High School in 1951 and the University of

David Blackwell

Hamilton county
David Blackwell, 78, passed away on Tuesday July 16, 2013 in Chattanooga, Tenn.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Lucille Bowen

Hamilton county
Lucille Bowen, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013. She was a loving mother and a wonderful aunt.She was preceded in death by her husband, James Bowen; son, Allen Bowen; and sisters: Mary,

Martha Carroll

Georgia
HIGHPOINT Martha Elizabeth Hise Carroll, 77, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of High Point and was a member of Lookout Baptist Church.Martha

Irene Conley

Tennessee
DAYTON Irene F. Conley, 68, passed away Monday July 15, 2013.Services: 1 p.m. Thursday July 18, Chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with Pastor Connie Coins officiating.Visitation: 5-9 p.m. today. Interment will be at Smith

Stan Cooke

Hamilton county
J. Stanley Cooke, 82, of Hixson passed away on Friday, July 12, 2013. He had lived in the Chattanooga area all his life. Stanley spent his entire working career, at Dupont, ending

Jimmie Cox

Hamilton county
Jimmie Lee Cox, 74, passed away on Thursday July 11, 2013 at a local hospital. He was retired from D M Stewart; and formerly employed at Kleen A-Matic Cleaners and Ross Mahan. He

Bill Davis

Tennessee
GRAYSVILLE William Arthur "Bill" Davis, 43, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2013. Bill was a veteran of the U.S. Army and worked for Norfolk Railroad. He was a loving husband ,

Roger Dorsey

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Roger Eugene Dorsey, 76, departed this life Monday, July 15, 2013. He was born in Franklin, N.C., to the late Roosevelt Dorsey and Ellie Price and was very proud of his Native American

Blanche Edwards

Hamilton county
Blanche Viola Trowbridge Edwards, 92, of East Ridge, Tenn., passed away Monday July 15, 2013. A Chattanooga resident since 1945, she was a native of Lafollette, Tenn., and was a member of Jones memorial United

Tim Gooden

Hamilton county
, Jr.Tim S. Gooden, Jr., of Hixson, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2013. He was 87 years old.Tim was born and raised in Hixson and very proud to be a descendent of Hixsons

Ann Grogg

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Ann Loeffler Grogg, 69, passed away Sunday July 14, 2013.She was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Okla., on March 19, 1944, and was a dedicated elementary school teacher for more than

Sandra Harrison

Hamilton county
Sandra Massengale Harrison, 66, of Hixson, Tenn., went home to be with her Lord on Sunday July 14, 2013. She passed after a valiant fight against cancer that took a toll on her body, but

James Hill

Hamilton county
James Hill, 78, of Hixson, went to be with his Heavenly Father Sunday, July 14, 2013.Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. today in the chapel with burial in Chattanooga National Cemetery. Visitation is one hour

Ruby Hudson

Hamilton county
Ruby Lynn Capehart Hudson departed this life Saturday July 13, 2013, at age 96. She was born in Holland, MO, Dec. 15, 1916. She was a former resident of Birmingham, Ala., for 15 years

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. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m.

Mary Ingalls

Hamilton county
Mary L. Ingalls, 70, passed away Sunday July 14, 2013 in a local hospital.Arrangements announced later by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard, Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga TN, 37404.

Harold Johnson

Georgia
TRION Harold "Harry" Johnson, 91, died Sunday July 14, 2013.Survivors, wife, Gwen Johnson; children, Ron Johnson, Rayburn Mitchell, Patricia Smith; niece, Karen Johnson Blazo.Service, 1 p.m. Thursday, July 18, Mason Funeral Home.Visitation, Noon until

Owene Parker

Tennessee
HUNTLAND Owene Parker, 88, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013. Visitation: 5-8 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Moore-Cortner Chapel with burial at Shady Grove Cemetery. Moore-Cortner

Tresia Peoples

Hamilton county
Tresia Maxine Peoples, 79, a longtime resident of Harrison, joined her husband, Bobby, in Gloryland on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. Lee and Essie Mae Hodo; sisters,

Sarah Regan

Hamilton county
Sarah Margaret Regan, PhD 70, died Monday, July 15, 2013. Born Dec. 17, 1942 in Washington D.C., she was the loving daughter of Attorneys William J. Regan and Margaret Caroline Henderson Regan, both

Ida Robinson

Hamilton county
Ida Mae Thomas Robinson, 93, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013 at Methodist Hospital in Sacramento, Calif. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Erna Faye Robinson-Sims; and a host of other relatives and

Debra Scoggins

Hamilton county
Debra Coleman Turner Scoggins, 54, of Soddy Daisy, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013 at her home. She was born in Chattanooga on July 3, 1959.Debra attended Oak Street Baptist Church.Her grandparents, Hobart and Ethel

Herbert Shedd

Alabama
BRIDGEPORT Herbert Dean Shedd, 87, died Monday July 15, 2013.Visitation: today 5-9 p.m. CDT at Rudder Funeral Home in Bridgeport, AL. Funeral service is Thursday, July 18, at 2 p.m. CDT at the funeral

William Smelley

Hamilton county
William Alden Smelley, 70, a resident of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away on Sunday July 14, 2013 at his home. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga he was born here on May 16, 1943 a son of

Don Smith

Hamilton county
Don L. Smith, 79, of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., went to be with his Lord, Monday, July 15, 2013. Services will be 2 p.m. today, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jackie Penney and

Francine Stevens

Tennessee
ETOWAH Francine Stevens, 62, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013 at her residence. She is survived by partner, Andrew Polio; mother, Solange Conklin and daughter, Bonnie Stevens. Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center of

Hillary Taff

Hamilton county
Hillary A. Taff, 91, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013. He was a graduate of Auburn University and retired from TVA after 38 years as an electrical engineer. Mr. Taff was a member of

Mary Thomas

Georgia
WILDWOOD Mary Louise Thomas, 72, died Wednesday evening July 10, 2013. She was employed as a nurse's aide and was of the Baptist faith.Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by husbands Timothy Bruce Hendry

Thelma Walker

Hamilton county
Thelma Walker, 92, passed away on Monday July 15, 2013 at a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Dorothea Walker

Hamilton county
Dorothea Martin Walker, 92, of Signal Mountain, Tenn., died peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, July 13, 2013.Born in Wytheville, Va., and moved to Chattanooga at a young age, Dorothea graduated from the University

John Wilson

Tennessee
, Jr.DAYTON J.B. left the loving arms of his family on Monday July 15, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Dayton on June 10, 1928 to the late

Joe Woods

Hamilton county
Joe Woods, 89, passed away Sunday July 14, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and a member of "The Greatest Generation" - family, duty, honor, country, and personal responsibility." He was

In MemoryIrene

In memory
INMEMORYIrene Hammonds JacksonApril 20, 1944 - July 17, 1988Its been 25 years. Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. We will forever love and miss you.Your family and friends.

In MemoryRegina Davis

In memory
INMEMORYREGINA DAVISMarch 4, 1949 - July 17, 2008Always on our minds, Forever in our hearts Brin and Bron (2013)

In MemoryPete Gilreath

In memory
INMEMORYIn loving memory of July 17, 1913 - Dec. 13, 2006Happy Birthday.We miss you.Marie Gilreath and family

In MemoryVincent Mikes

In memory
VINCENT MIKES, Sr.March 27, 1964-July 17, 2010Our hearts are full of memories with pride we speak your name, though life goes on without you, it will never be the same. Love, Your Family

In MemoryMarion Watkins

In memory
INMEMORYMARION M. WATKINSWho passed away seven years ago today.Her loving face I hope to see again, though the days have passed away. Sleep on, dear wife, and take your rest, we miss you most who

In MemoryMichael Wigfall

In memory
INMEMORYMICHAEL V. WIGFALL, SR.Sept. 2, 1953 - July 17, 2011Till memory fades and life departs, you live forever in our hearts.Sadly missed by the Witherspoon, Wigfall, Jackson, and Turnbow families

In MemoryNettie Winston

In memory
INMEMORYNETTIE WINSTONMay 1, 1926 - July 17, 2007"The Family"
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