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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 21, 2013

Margaret Alford

Hamilton county
Margaret Lewis Alford died on June 8, 2013 at her home in Albuquerque, N.M.Margaret was born Nov. 9, 1926 in Chattanooga, and was the daughter of the late Warren Davis Lewis Jr. and Patti Sanford

Jo Ann

Hamilton county
Jo Ann Lawrence, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 19, 2013. A native of Chattanooga, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Jane Buchmann Durham. A member of the Christ United Methodist

David Blackwell

Hamilton county
David Blackwell, 78, of Chattanooga, quietly departed this life on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at home with his family.He was born in Chattanooga, to the union of the Nathaniel and Daisy Wheeler Blackwell on Jan.

Misty Burton

Hamilton county
Misty Wilson Burton, 35, of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, July 18, 2013 after battling cancer.She was predeceased by her mother, Pam Wilson; and grandfather, Albert Wilson.Survivors include sons, Jonathan, Jacob and Koby; daughter, Carlee; father,

Verna Campbell

Hamilton county
Verna Catherine Campbell, 85, passed away on Saturday July 20, 2013 in a local healthcare facility after a brief illness.She was of the baptist faith and was originally from Greenville, S.C.She is survived by her
TUNNELHILL David Howard Canterbury, 64, died Thursday, July 11, 2013 in a local hospital.He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Ringgold, Ga. Mr. Canterbury was preceded in death by his parents, Ray

Dock Cloud

TRENTON Dock Edward Cloud, 85, a loving father and grandfather passed away Friday, July 19, 2013. He was a lifetime resident of Sand Mountain, retired from Combustion Engineer/Alstom with 35 years and member of

Hoyt Condra

Hamilton county
, Sr.Hoyt Barker Condra, Sr., a resident of the Chattanooga area, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at an area nursing facility. He was 89. He was the son of the late Walter Homer

Jerry Cox

Hamilton county
Jerry Edward Cox, 66, of Georgetown, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 18, 2013, from a local hospital.He served his country in the U.S. Navy and retired from DuPont after 38 years

Edward Davis

Hamilton county
Edward Davis, 84, went home to meet Jesus on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 in a local healthcare facility.A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, he was born July 20, 1928, having died four short days of his

Doug Esther

Hamilton county
James Douglas Esther, 71, passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, Tennessee 37343. 423-531-3975.

Jamey Evans

Hamilton county
James McDonough Evans, 49, formerly of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in Atlanta.Jamey was born on March 6, 1964 in Chattanooga. He was a graduate of Hixson High School and received his
RINGGOLD Margaret Lillian Kittle Gardner, 85, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013. She was born in Ringgold on July 28, 1927 to the late Frank Kittle and Katie Lou Kittle. She was a member

Jack Hastings

Hamilton county
Jack Byron Hastings, 87, died Wednesday July 17, 2013 at his Deepwoods Sewanee studio. He was born Nov. 16, 1925 in Kennett, Missouri to Archibald Hastings and Mina Kirkland Hastings. He is survived

Willis Hise

KENSINGTON Willis Edward "Nook" Hise, 80, died Friday, July 19, 2013. Willis was born on June 20, 1933 to the late Willis Parks Hise and Jean Roach Hise in the McLemore

Noble Joel

Hamilton county
Jr.Noble Joel Jr., an Honor and celebration of life gathering for Noble Fred Joel Jr. who passed away on Friday Jan. 25, 2013 will be held Wednesday July 24, 2013 at the Highway 58

Richard Jung

DUNLAP Richard Carl Jung, 85, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013 at his home.He was preceded in death by his parents, Fritz and Henrietta Withus Jung; brother, Herbert Jung. He was a member of

Milton Kyle

Hamilton county
William Milton Kyle, 80, of Spring City, Tenn., went to be with his Heavenly Father on Saturday, July 20, 2013. He was a retired truck driver with Burlington Industries, and he also retired from Middle

Maxella Lawrence

Hamilton county
Maxella Lawrence, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013 in a local hospital. She was a member of Missionary Ridge Baptist Church. She was formerly employed by Provident and later retired

Rudolph Layne

DUNLAP Rudolph Layne, 78, passed away July 19, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Paul Layne; sister, Glenda Holland; and brother, Jere Layne.Survivors include his mother, Thelma VonRohr Layne,

James McNeese

Hamilton county
James McNeese, 34, passed away Thursday July 18, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard, Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave. Chattanooga TN 37404.

George Moore

Hamilton county
George Elvis Moore, Sr., 73, passed away on Wednesday July 10, 2013.He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Minnie Lambert Moore and many siblings.Survivors

Janet OaposDell

Janet O'DellIDER Janet Kay O'Dell, 58, died Friday, July 19, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. O'Dell was preceded in death by her father, Karl Heinz Becker. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist

James Pruiett

Hamilton county
Dr. Dr. James S. Pruiett, 68, of Hixson, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013, at a local hospital.He was born in Concordia, Kan., on March 3, 1945 to the late James Edward and Helen Deiter

Mark Rudisill

Hamilton county
Mark Rudisill, 69 of Chattanooga, died Thursday, July 18, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Mollie Scott

HUNTSVILLE Mollie Gifford Scott, 94, passed away Friday, July 19, 2013 in Chattanooga, Tenn., surrounded by family. Mollie was born in Huntland, Tenn., to Nathan and Nancy Cooper Gifford on April 30, 1919. She

Mason Sesler

, Jr.CLEVELAND Mason Bishop Sesler, Jr., 89, passed away Friday, July 19, 2013 at the family residence. He was of the Methodist faith. He was an associate professor emeritus of Electronic Technology

Joseph Stewart

Hamilton county
Joseph Winthrop Stewart, 87, formerly of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Banner Hospice House in Peoria, Ariz.He was a native of Tennessee, having grown up in Chattanooga. While he lived most of his

Jack Sullins

Hamilton county
Jack Norman Sullins, 74, the son of the late Jack Shafter and Nellie Belle Carden Sullins passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013 at a local healthcare facility. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga

Robert Wrinkle

Hamilton county
Robert "Bob" Eugene Wrinkle, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 18, 2013.He attended Chamberlain Baptist Church.He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War having received

Gary Youell

Hamilton county
Gary Ray Youell, 63, of Indiantown Fla., formerly of Chattanooga, Tenn., died on Friday, July 19, 2013. He was at the Treasure Coast Hospice, Hay Madeira House in Stuart, Fla. Gary was born Oct. 3,

In MemoryTerry Bailey

In memory
INMEMORYTERRY BAILEYJuly 18, 2010So many questions and no answers. Who and why someone would take you away from us. Missing you more with each passing day.Mom, Gary, Sherry, Kerry, family and friends.

In MemoryGihon Hardaway

In memory
INMEMORYGihon M. HardawayMarch 20, 1974 - July 16, 2011In Gods handsMissed by mother, father child, sister, brothers, aunts, uncles, and cousins.St. John 16:33

In MemoryMargie Tramble

In memory
INMEMORYof our loving mother, Margie Langston TrambleJuly 21, 1999 Every day you touched us, you left your love with us, and we keep that love in our hearts forever.Your children, JoAnn, Brenda, Frankie and Frank
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