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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 18, 2013



Cody Abbott

Hamilton county
Cody Lee Abbott, infant, of Chattanooga, went to be with Jesus Tuesday, July 16, 2013.Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. today, July 18, 2013 at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park.Arrangements are by W.L. Wilson & Sons

Rosetta Bone

Hamilton county
Rosetta S. Bone, 91, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at her residence.She was a member of Orchard Park SDAChurch.Arrangements announced later by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard, Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie

Lawrence Boydston

Hamilton county
Jr.Lawrence W. "Buddy" Boydston Jr. passed away peacefully, Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at his home in Lookout Valley, following a lengthy illness.A lifelong resident of Lookout Valley, Mr. Boydston was a United States Navy

Christine Brazier

Hamilton county
Christine Apperson Brazier, 93, of Clinton, S.C., died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at National Health Care, Clinton.She was born in Cleveland, Tenn., and was the daughter of Clemmie Ann Gentry Apperson and John Cincinnatus Apperson.

Joe Camp

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Henry Joe Camp, 64, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at his residence.A native and lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and north Georgia areas, he was a U.S.

Dwayne Copeland

Hamilton county
Dwayne "NewYork" Copeland, 54, of Chattanooga passed Friday, July 12, 2013.He is survived by his children, Karen Skillen-Copeland and Shelton Copeland; mother, Ruby (Darrell) Blunte, of Pasadena, Calif.; grandchildren, Kylia, Kyiana and Ronnesha; sister, Dalaia

Jessie Crawford

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Jessie Carlock Crawford, 78, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at a local hospital.Condolences may be sent to lane-southcrestchapel.com.Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rock Spring UMC Cemetery

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, father and son.Survivors

Genevieve Dickerson

Hamilton county
Genevieve Dickerson, 94, of Collegedale, died Sunday, June 23, 2013.Born July 31, 1918, in Fort Scott, Kan., she was the 5th child in a family of 11.She graduated from Enterprise Academy in Manhattan, Kan. She

Helen Dooley

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Helen Dooley, 84, passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2013.Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of the funeral home.Burial in Spring Creek Cemetery.www.erwinpettfh.com.Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. today at Erwin-Petitt

Joe Fason

Hamilton county
Ira "Joe" Fason, 58, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, July 13, 2013.He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Martha Fason.Survivors include his brother, Randy (Cora) Fason, of Albertville, Ala.; nephews, Randal (Julie) Fason,

Louise Gennoe

Hamilton county
Louise Hamock Gennoe, 87, of Harrison, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013.She was the daughter of the late Adam Ual Hamock and Lillie Mae Caledonia Vesta Poole.Louise was preceded in death by her husband of

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 founding

Jerry Grogan

Tennessee
SPRING CITY Jerry Grogan, 74, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013.Funeral services at 10 a.m. Friday, July 19, 2013, at First Baptist Church of Spring City.Interment at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Chattanooga National Cemetery.Visitation from

Amy Headrick

Tennessee
KNOXVILLE Amy Grace Davis Headrick passed away when heaven called one of its earthly angels home on Tuesday, July 16, 2013.Grace is the unmerited favor of God. Since Feb. 10, 1928, those that have
PLAINVILLE Linda Fay Hufstetler, 66, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, in Redmond Regional Medical Center.Linda was born on June 6, 1947 in Flat Rock, Ala. She was the daughter of the late

Maxella Lawrence

Hamilton county
Maxella Lawrence, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013, in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Wanda Owens

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Wanda Roszell Owens, 75, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013, at a local hospital.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the South Crest Chapel.Interment will follow in Mt. Carmel

Sarah Regan

Hamilton county
Sarah Margaret Regan, Ph.D, 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 of whom predeceased

Jesse Ricker

Tennessee
ATHENS Jesse "J.C." Ricker, 60, passed away Tuesday morning, July 16, 2013. at Erlanger.Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Mountain View Memorial Gardens Gardens with Rev. Bill Pearman officiating.Please sign the guest

Scarr Robinson

Georgia
TRENTON Scarr Angjelle Manns Robinson, infant, born July 14, 2013, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013.Survivors include parents, Melisha Robinson and Al-Malik Manns; grandmother, Lisa Zabriskie; grandfather, Victor Robinson; half-brother, Ibn Al-Malik Manns; uncle,

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 Casey and

Robert Shaw

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Robert Mark Shaw, 55, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013.He was born in Greensboro, N.C., to the late Robert "Bob" and Jewell Shaw and moved to the North Georgia area in 1996.He was

Sammy Shutters

Tennessee
PELHAM Sammy Shutters, 48, died Monday, July 15, 2013.Services will be held 3 p.m. CDTSaturday in the funeral home chapel.Burial in Mansfield Cemetery. Online condolences can be madeat www.reedfamilyfh.com.Arrangements by Standefer-Reed Funeral Home,

Andre Smith

Hamilton county
Andre LyQua Smith, 35, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013.He was a graduate of Brainerd High School and a member of Mount Canaan Baptist Church. He is survived by his children, Khaliyah, Jalen, Christen and

Margie Smith

Tennessee
WHITWELL Margie P. Smith, 86, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013.She was of the Church of God faith.Her husband of 62 years, Rev. Hollis C. Smith, parents, Huke and Bertha Kilgore Slatton, a daughter,

Namon Smith

Hamilton county
Namon Smith, 42, passed away Monday July 8, 2013.Survivors: wife, Heather; children, Jessica, Taleea, Anthony; parents; brother; other relatives, friends.Services: Noon on Friday, July 19, 2013, in the chapel.Interment in Highland Cemetery.The body will

Nellie Stuckey

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Nellie F. Stuckey, 69, passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2013.She had been a resident of Chickamauga for the past 30 yrs. and was a member of Union Avenue Baptist Church. She

Ethel Swafford

Tennessee
DAYTON Ethel Snyder Swafford died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Rhea Medical Center.She was preceded by her beloved husband, Lacy Swafford; and grandson, Rickey McBay.She is survived by daughters, Shelby (Jim) Cunnyngham, Faye Criss,

Frank Taylor

Hamilton county
Jr.Frank Elvin Taylor Jr., 59, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013, in a local health care facility.He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and Navy. He was also a member

Sallie Thomas

Hamilton county
Sallie Beatrice Thomas, 70, of Chattanooga, passed Thursday, July 11, 2013, in a local hospital.She was preceded in death by mother, Louise Thomas; father, James Riggins; brothers, Julius Lebron Pruitt, Tyrone Lansden, James Howard Lansden

Robert Thomas

Georgia
Robert Thomas Jr.RINGGOLD Robert A. Thomas Jr., 57, died unexpectedly Monday, July 15, 2013, at home.He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia. Mr. Thomas was an electrician with TVA for 28 years

Mavis Thrash

Alabama
GROVE OAK Mavis Sue Thrash, 75, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at her residence.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 19, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial to follow in

John Walker

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE John Nolen Walker, 76, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013.He was a member of Mooneyham Freewill Baptist Church.He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Carrie Walker; first wife, Beatrice Walker; sisters.

Larry Ward

Tennessee
DUNLAP Larry Edwin Ward, 71, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at his home.He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Ruby Payne Ward; son, Billy Don Harvey.Survivors include his wife, Lorece

Joe Woods

Hamilton county
Joe Woods, 89, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today with Dr. Tony Wilson, with visitation an hour before the service at the North Chapel

Jewanna Wright

Hamilton county
Jewanna Y. Pankey Wright, 40, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in a hospital in Berwyn, Ill.She was a member of Avondale Church of Christ and graduated from Brainerd High School.She was preceded

In MemoryClifford Luster

In memory
CLIFFORD JAMES LUSTER, JR.July 18, 1952 - July 12, 2003Who departed this life on July 12, 2003. From his sisters, brothers and all who loved him.In Loving Memory Of

In MemoryEulin Matthews

In memory
Eulin Berg Matthews, III"JR"July 18, 1988 - July 20, 2007Happy Birthday and DeathAnniversaryIn memory of my dearest grandson. We miss you. You are in our hearts forever.Williams and Matthewsfamily and friends

In MemoryLAaposKESHIA SIMS

In memory
INMEMORYLAKESHIA C. SIMSMarch 10, 1974-July 18, 1990 To a loving daughter and sister. Its been 23 years ago that God took you and Angel Home. There has not been a day that goes

In MemoryBill Stanfiel

In memory
INMEMORY July 18, 1958 - April 6, 1994Bill, its hard to believe that your birthday has come around twenty times since you left us. We love you and miss you, and think of you often.
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