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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 26, 2013

Mary Alyce

Hamilton county
Mary Alyce Nunley, 79, Chattanooga, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013.Graveside service are 4 p.m. CDT today in Orange Hill Cemetery.Visitation 2-4 p.m. today at the funeral home.Online condolences may be made at by Foster

RH Aslinger

Hamilton county
R.H. "Achie" Aslinger, 71, of Soddy-Daisy passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2013, in his home.He regularly attended the Soddy Church of Christ since the recent passing of his beloved wife, Linda, of 48 years.

Ronald Baldwin

KINGSTON Ronald Harold Baldwin, 65, passed away Thursday morning, July 25, 2013, at his home.Ron was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the United States Air Force. He was a retired facility

JB Bonine

Hamilton county
JB Bonine, 94, Chattanooga, railroad man, handyman, and family man died on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.The J and the B didn't stand for anything. In fact, he once tried to clarify to Social Security

Kimberly Boykin

Hamilton county
Kimberly Nicole Henderson Boykin, 44, of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 21, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family.Kim was born to the parents of Lewis and Delores

Jeff Brown

Hamilton county
Jeffrey James Brown, 57, of Apison, Tenn., beloved husband and best friend of Joy Brown for 31 years, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, July 17, 2013, while on a mission trip in Panama with his church.Jeff

Lou Carter

Hamilton county
Louise "Lou" Hamilton Crayton Carter, 70, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wann Funeral Home & Cremation Center, located at the foot of historic Lookout Mountain.

Gene Cleek

GRUETLI-LAAGER Gene Cleek, 77, passed away Thursday morning, July 25, 2013.He was a co-owner of Cleeks Garage, attended Sweeton Hill Methodist Church and was a member of the Grundy County Bass Club.He was born

Ed Dowlen

Hamilton county
Edmond "Ed" Dowlen Jr., 58, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at his home in Atlanta.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Jean Fasano

Hamilton county
Jean Louise Webster Fasano, 76, of Hixson, died on Monday, July 22, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,

Mary Gail

SUMMERVILLE Mary Gail Chastain, 67, died Thursday, July 25, 2013.Survivors, sisters, Betty (Truman) Mitchell, Linda (Frank) Abernathy; brother, Cody (Carolyn) Chastain.Funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Summerville Pentecostal Worship Center.Visitation is 6

Georgia Hagood

Hamilton county
Georgia Bell Hagood, 91, wife for 61 years of the late Dr. Robert Bragg Hagood died at her home Sunday, July 14, 2013.A graduate of Womans College, University of North Carolina, she received a masters

Shirley Hatfield

Hamilton county
Shirley Faye Hatfield, 70, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away, Wednesday, July 24, 2013.She was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church.She is survived by her husband, Norris Hatfield; sons, Michael Hatfield and his wife Mandy,

James Kennedy

Hamilton county
James Timothy Kennedy, 50, of Whiteside Community died Thursday, July 25, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCalIie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Barbara Lockhart

DUNLAP Barbara Jean Lockhart, 82, was called to her heavenly home Thursday, July 25, 2013.She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.Barbara was born to Cue and Leta Wilson Nov. 1, 1930, in Strawberry

Edith Louisell

Hamilton county
Edith Powers Louisell, 73, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, from complications of dementia.She was an educator for many years in the former Chattanooga City Schools, Notre Dame High School, and Hamilton County Schools.Funeral arrangements will

James Lowery

RINGGOLD James Michael Lowery, 51, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 24, 2013.He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was a member of Boynton

Frances Lumpkin

RINGGOLD Frances Margaret Martin Lumpkin, 94, went on to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 25, 2013.She was a lifelong resident of Walker and Catoosa Counties. She was a woman of faith and

Thelma Martin

SOUTH PITTSBURG Thelma Louise Dawson Martin, 69, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at the home of her son, Bill, in Jasper, Tenn.Visitation 10-9 p.m. today at Rudder Funeral Home, Stevenson.Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday at
SYLVANIA Billy Joe Massingill, 74, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Gadsden Regional Medical Center.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013 from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery,

Roy May

WINCHESTER Roy Lynn May, 45, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at his residence.Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment at Owens Chapel Cemetery. is 5-8 p.m.

Mary McMurray

Hamilton county
Mary Louise McMurray, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2013 in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located at the end

Robert Rackler

SEQUATCHIE Robert Lee Rackler, 70, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013.He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Earlene Rackler; grandchildren, Lexus Freeman, Kevin Ray Evans; sister, Ruby Gallagher; brother, Charles Rackler.Those

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

Julia Stovall

Hamilton county
Julia Pearl Stovall, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, July 22, 2013 in a local hospital. She was a member of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.She was preceded in death by her parents, Marshall Pride
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN Marilyn Vonderheide, 78, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at her home on Lookout Mountain, in Georgia.She was born on May 11, 1935 in Underwood, N.D. to Otto and Alma Weber

Tina Vonner

Hamilton county
Tina Vonner, age 48, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at a local hospital.A private memorial service will be held at a later date.Please visit for more information.Serenity Funeral Home and

James Walker

Hamilton county
James H. "Jimmy" Walker, 77, of the Harrison community and a retired Chattanooga city firefighter passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013.Arrangements are icomplete and will be announced by the Highway 58 chapel of Turner uneral

Thomas Whiddon

LaFAYETTE Thomas Gene Whiddon, 49, of LaFayette, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013, in a health care facility.Survivors: wife, Jamie Learned; brother, James (Paula) Whiddon; several nieces, nephews, cousins; devoted friend, Dennis Arnold.Visitation:

Dr William

FORT PAYNE Dr. William David Allgood, 87, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at his residence.Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Burt chapel, Valley Head.Burial in Valley Head Cemetery.Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. at

Shirley Williams

Hamilton county
Shirley Ann Gilbert Williams, 67, passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2013, in Chattanooga.She was retired from Memorial Hospital after 35 years of service. She was a faithful member of Resurrected Baptist ChurchMs. Shirley served

Chad Worthey

FORT PAYNE Chad Worthey, 28, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today, July 26, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial to follow in Little River Cemetery.

In MemoryWilliam Housley

In memory
July 26, 1954-1992Happy BirthdayWilliam E. Housley (Bucky)Missing you on your birthday again this year, little brother. Much love,your sister Bernice Calfee Sale and Family


In memory
July 26, 1957-April 8, 2010HAPPY BIRTHDAY!Sadly Missed!Love, Mom, Brothers, and family.


In memory
James (Jim) ThomasJuly 26, 1938 -April 10, 2011Happy Birthday, my brother, I miss you so much.I left you a cup cake.Your sister, Linda


In memory
Patrick WeaverMay 17, 1969 - July 26, 2010Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words, And missed beyond measure. Love, Kayla, Savana, and April.
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