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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 24, 2013


Hamilton county
Marilyn VonderheideMarilyn Vonderheide, 78, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at her home on Lookout Mountain, in Georgia.Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

Loretta Bailey

ROSSVILLE Loretta Bailey, 90, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013.Donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675.Condolences may be sent to services will be held at

Evelyn Bell

SOUTH PITTSBURG Evelyn Jeanette Beckley Bell, 64, died at her home Monday, July 22, 2013.She was preceded in death by her parents, Ward and Ida Mae Scott Beckler.Survivors include her husband, Carl Bell, South

Wayne Bell

Hamilton county
Wayne Lamar Bell, 64, of Chattanooga, died on Monday, July 22, 2013.He was predeceased by his parents, Granville and Mary "Blanche" Bell; and sister, Louise Bell Hardy.Survivors include his wife, Frankie Sue Bell; sisters, Violet

Ron Boggs

BRYANT Ron Boggs, 62, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013.He enjoyed gardening and small engine repairs, and was a member of the Eagles Lodge and also Calvary Baptist Church.Mr. Boggs was preceded in death

Betty Corlew

Hamilton county
Betty Idella Tyson Corlew, 84, of Chattanooga, died Monday, July 22, 2013.She was born Jan. 25, 1929, in Chattanooga to the late David O. M. Tyson and Beulah Ivey Whisenant Tyson. She worked as a
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN Margaret Dunwoody Hagewood, 81, left her earthly home peacefully to be with Jesus on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.She was born in Nashville to the late Percy and Esther Shinpaugh.She will be

Joe Hall

CEDAR BLUFF Joe Thomas Hall, 63, passed away Monday, July 22, 2013.Memorial service at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday, July 27, in the chapel.Interment: Cremationwww.erwinpettfh.comErwin-Petitt Funeral Home, Summerville, Ga., is in charge of

Peter Hampton

Hamilton county
Peter Pickett Hampton, 46, of Signal Mountain, died Sunday, July 21, 2013.A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, he was a graduate of Red Bank High School and UTC, with a BA in economics. He was a

Helen Jeske

Hamilton county
Helen Stuart Jeske, 63, of Apison, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in a local hospital. She was born Nov. 10, 1949, in Chattanooga to the late William and Viola Stuart.She was a member

Marie Johnson

RINGGOLD Ada Marie Johnson, 75, died Monday, July 22, 2013.She had lived most of her life in the North Georgia area and was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Johnson loved being with her family

Emory Kirksey

Hamilton county
Emory P. Kirksey, Chattanooga, 94, died Monday, July 22, 2013.He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired air traffic controller.He is survived by a brother, Rufus Clayton Kirksey; nephews, Kenneth and

Geneva Leverett

POWELL Geneva Faye Leverett, 70, died Friday, July 19, 2013.Funeral at 2 p.m. today, July 24, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with Ruthie Stiefel and Wendell Holmes officiating.Burial in Rainsville Memorial Park. will

Lillian Lott

Hamilton county
Lillian Irene Billingsley Lott, 95, passed away on Friday, July 19, 2013, in Chattanooga.She was formerly employed as a dietician with the Chattanooga Public School System and at Ridgedale Baptist Church. She was also a

Frances Martin

sLaFAYETTE Frances Martins, 82, died Monday, July 22, 2013.Survived by cousin, Michael and wife, Peggy Hicks; their children, Mclane and Monta Ann Hicks; and cousin, Lana Paradise.Graveside service in LaFayette Memory

Anderson Miller

Jute MillerCLEVELAND Anderson Franklin "Jute" Miller, 73, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013, in a local hospital.He was born in Meigs County but had lived in Cleveland for most of

Dallas Murray

SOUTH PITTSBURG Dallas Gene Murray, 56, died Monday, July 22, 2013, in a local healthcare center.He was a member of the Kimball Tabernacle of Praise and was preceded in death by his father, Bill

Steve Napolitan

Hamilton county
Diamond Steve Napolitan, 90, of Chattanooga, formerly of Knoxville, passed away Monday, July 22, 2013, at a local healthcare facility.He was a charter member of West Hills Baptist Church in Knoxville, a member of the

Hubert Pless

Hamilton county
IIIHubert Allison "Al" Pless III passed away at his home on Friday, June 28, 2013.Born on Jan. 24, 1956, in Chattanooga, Al grew up in Mississippi and eventually settled in Athens. Ala., also known

Willie Price

Hamilton county
Willie Price, 94, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Dorothy Roelse

Hamilton county
Dorothy "Dot" Dean Lynn Roelse, 83, lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, July 22, 2013.She was a member of Temple Baptist Church. Dot was a talented porcelain doll maker, her gift to the

Mark Rudisill

Hamilton county
Mark Hoyle Rudisill, 69, went to that great golf course in the sky on Thursday, July 18, 2013.Friends are invited to an informal celebration of his life from 2-7 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, at

Ruth Smith

DAYTON Ruth Ellen Smith, 85, died Sunday, July 21, 2013, in Chattanooga.Please share your memories of Ruth on her on-line guest register at in Riverview Cemetery in Strasburg, Va.The family is being served

Margaret Splaine

Hamilton county
Margaret Loughlin Splaine, of Signal Mountain, made her loving transition to heaven on Sunday, July 21, 2013.Mrs. Splaine was born in Portsmouth, N.H. and graduated from St. Patricks School and Portsmouth High School. She

Patsy Thompson

SUMMERVILLE Patsy Ann Thompson, 65, died Monday, July 22, 2013. Survivors, husband, Jimmy Thompson; mother, Faye Helton; daughters, Patti (Eddy) Willingham, Julie (Jeremy) Croy; brothers Rickey Millican, Lamar Millican; sister, Robbin Brookshire; 8

Paula Tidwell

FORT PAYNE Paula Ann Paschal Tidwell, 51, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013, in Dekalb Regional Medical Center.Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial to follow in Cedar

Billy Tindel

Hamilton county
Billy C. Tindel, 80, passed away Monday, July 22, 2013, in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

David Webb

NIOTA David W. Webb, 54, died Sunday, July 21, 2013, at UF Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Fla.Graveside services 11 a.m. Monday, July 29, at Pond Hill Cemetery.Visitation for family and close friends 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Kathleen Wilkey

DAYTON Kathleen Wilkey, 80, died Monday, July 22, 2013, at Memorial Health Care.She was a lifelong resident of Rhea County, Tenn., member of New Vision Church of God.She was preceded in death by husband,

Ralph Wilson

SUMMERVILLE Ralph Clayton Wilson, 54, died Saturday, July 20, 2013.A memorial service will be at noon today, July 24, in the chapel of Earle Rainwater Fuenral Home with Mr. Tim Dover officiating.


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