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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 19, 2013

Bobby Blankenship

CLEVELAND Bobby J. Blankenship, 84, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013, at his home.Bobby was born in Humboldt, Tenn., to J.A. and Lillie Blankenship. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in

Althea Boyd

Althea Boyd, 92, of Benton, died Thursday, July 18, 2013. Survivors: children, Doug (Katie) Boucher, Sharon Hess and Linda Nara; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.Graveside service will be at 6 p.m. today

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.Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. today, July 19, in the funeral

Wahleah Brock

JASPER Wahleah Morgan Brock, 97, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2013, in Orlando, Fla.She was born to the late Joseph and Anne Morgan in Jasper, on July 15, 1915.She was preceded in death by

Mary Brush

CLEVELAND Mary Jacqueline Williams Brush, 76, passed away Thursday July 18, 2013 at a local hospital. She is survived by her daughter, Leslie Holcomb of Cleveland and three grandchildrenFuneral arrangements are being handled by

Joe Camp

ROSSVILLE Henry Joe Camp, 64, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at his residence.Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with the

George Campbell

, JASPER George E. Campbell, 78, went home to be with the Lord, on Wednesday, July 17, 2013.The son of the late Jordan Claude and Sallie Mae Huckabee Campbell he was born in New

Dorothy Collins

RINGGOLD Dorothy Phinia Hepler Collins, 50, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013.She was born May 2, 1963 in Fort Oglethorpe to the late Kenneth and Gertrude Hepler. She was of the Baptist faith,

Tennga Conner

DAYTON Tennga Smith Conner, 99, passed away quietly on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 in the Knoxville home of her niece, where she had lived for the last 7 1/2 years.Born in Rabun Gap, Ga.,

William Craigmiles

Hamilton county
Jr., William Allen Craigmiles Jr., fondly known as "Peter", formerly of Chattanooga, passed away in Raeford, N.C. on Sunday, July 14, 2013.He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Nellie Craigmiles; one

Jessie Crawford

ROSSVILLE Jessie Carlock Crawford, 78, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at a local hospital.She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was a 1953 graduate of LaFayette High School. She

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

Shirley Evans

Hamilton county
Shirley Evans, 75, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2013, at her home.Graveside services at Highland Cemetery, at noon Saturday, July 20, 2013.The body will lie in state after noon today and the family will

Harlan Evers

BRYANT Harlan Doyle Evers, 49, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013.He was preceded in death by his father, Lester B. Evers.Survivors include son and fianc, Brandon Evers and Rachel Gatlin; mother, Roberta Evers; sisters,

Jeffery Gibson

TRENTON Jeffery "Jeff" Paul Gibson, 44, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013.A 1987 graduate of North Sand Mountain High School, he loved fishing and University of Alabama football. He attended Rising Fawn Church of

Judy Gibson

CHARLESTON Judith Ann Hooper Gibson, 72, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at her residence.She was a member of Brittsville Baptist Church. She was a well-respected and beloved teacher at Hopewell School for

Tim Gooden

Hamilton county
Jr.Tim S. Gooden Jr., of Hixson, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2013. He was 87 years old.The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today, July 19, at Hixson United Methodist

Ann Grogg

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

Gene Guinn

DELANO Gene Guinn, 61, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013.Survivors: wife, Judy Guinn; children, Tracy Rose and Tim Rose; and sister, Harriett Maynor.Funeral service at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 21, 2013 at

Amy Headrick

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

Jerold Johnson

DAYTON Jerold Price Johnson, 86, died Tuesday, July 16, 201 in Chattanooga. He was born July 10, 1927 in Fort Smith, Ark., to the late Carl A. Johnson and Hazel Rae Johnson.Jerold

Theldon Long

SPRING CITY Theldon Romines Long, 74, died Wednesday evening, July 17, 2013 at her home.Funeral at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Roger Rothwell officiating.Burial in Rhea

Charles Marley

CLEVELAND Charles Benton Marley, 86, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013 in a Nashville hospital.He was retired from the United States Navy after 30 years of service. He was a

Danny McNeece

Hamilton county
Danny Ray McNeece, 54, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2013.He was of the Baptist faith and preceded in death by his dad, Ray; brother, Alvin; and nephew, Little Alvin.Survivors include his mother,

Imogene Morgan

RISING FAWN Imogene Morgan, 80, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013.She was a member of White Oak Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her parents Kirk and Mae Ellison; brothers Porter and Sonny

Dennis Nance

ATLANTA Dennis Ray Nance, 59, passed away Saturday July 13, 2013.He was an accomplished musician, was a member of the Atlanta Chorus, performed with the Atlanta Symphony and Orchestra, and was employed by Turner

Larry Phelps

RINGGOLD Larry Dale Phelps, 58, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in a local hospital.He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Peggy Phelps, also a daughter. Kellie Campbell.He is survived by

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

Henry Secor

Hamilton county
Henry V. Secor died May 5, 2013 in Richmond, Va.He was born Jan. 23, 1934 in Mayfield, Ky.Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Judith Talley Secor; as well as his beloved Duchess III.

Alvin Smarty

GAYLESVILLE Alvin Earl "Bud" Smarty, 68, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013.Survivors, daughter, Annette Reynolds; brother, Gary Smart; sisters, Angie Mitchell,Barbara (Dow) Van Pelt, Marilyn Gelgut; grandchildren, Jacob Reynolds, Leah Reynolds.At his request he was

David Smith

Hamilton county
David Ronald Smith, 58, of Chattanooga died Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at his home.He was born Dec. 9, 1955, in Chattanooga. He was a member of the Brainerd Baptist Church and Celebrate Recovery.Mr. Smith was

Sallie Thomas

Hamilton county
Sallie Beatrice Thomas, 70, of Chattanooga, passed Thursday, July 11, 2013, in a local hospital.Funeral: at noon Saturday, July 20, at Olivet Baptist Church, 740 East M.L. King Blvd. with Minister Anthony Jones officiating.Burial: Highland

Thelma Walker

Hamilton county
Thelma Olivia Walker, 92, took her journey Monday, July 15, 2013, at Health Center at Standifer Place at the Hospice Unit.She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.She was a faithful, devoted, loving and

Jerry Ward

Hamilton county
Jerry Charles Ward, 71, of Chattanooga, left us quietly behind at his Red Bank Home, in the late evening of Tuesday, July 16, 2013, to return home to his Heavenly Father, family and friends.Jerry was

Virgle Williams

Hamilton county
Virgle "Shrimp" Williams, 95, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2013 at his home.He was born on May 12, 1918 in Nashville.He was preceded in death by his wife, Naomi Williams; parents,

In MemoryKevin Matthews

In memory
INMEMORYKevin L. MatthewsJuly 19, 1964 - Jan. 26, 2012.My Special Son, Brother, Uncle, and FriendIt takes special qualitiesTo make an individual like you,A lot of care and kindnessAnd understanding, too...It takes a special kind of
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