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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 27, 2013

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.
TRACY CITY Pauline Brawley Baggenstoss, 96, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at The Bridge at Monteagle.Graveside services will be 10 a.m. today, July 27, 2013 at Plainview Cemetery with Rev. Clayton

Glenda Bowman

Hamilton county
Glenda C. Bowman, 44, of Chattanooga passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wann Funeral Home & Cremation Center, located at the foot of historic Lookout Mountain,

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.She leaves to cherish her memories a son, Antwone Boykin,

Lou Carter

Hamilton county
Louise "Lou" Hamilton Crayton Carter, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013.She was the daughter of the late Julian and Johny Crayton. Lou was a teacher in Walker and Gwinnett Counties for numerous

Paul Core

Other areas
BATON ROUGE, La. Paul Lee Core, 64, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2013 at his home in Baton Rouge, La.Paul was born in 1948 in Chattanooga. He was the son of the late

George Cox

HENAGAR George Paul Cox, 95, died Thursday, July 25, 2013 at his residence.Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. today, July 27, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in Corinth Cemetery.

Linda Dickey

HUNTLAND Linda Faye Hill Dickey, 71, died on Monday, July 22, 2013.She was born on March 2, 1942, to the late Leonard and Etta Faye Sisk in Estill Fork, Ala.; She worked as a

Ed Dowlen

Hamilton county
Jr.Edmond Earl Dowlen Jr., 58, formerly of Chattanooga, peacefully passed away at home in East Point, Ga, Wednesday, July 24, 2013.He was a 1972 graduate of Red Bank High School. He graduated from University

Mary Garner

COWAN Mary Lynn "Ethel" Garner, 73, formerly of Sherwood, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013, surrounded by her family.Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m.

Betty Harris

LaFAYETTE Betty Sue Harris, 71, passed away Friday, July 26, 2013.She was born to the late Jack and Jewel Harris on Dec. 23, 1941 in LaFayette. She was of the Baptist faith, retired from

Shirley Hatfield

Hamilton county
Shirley Faye Hatfield, 70, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away, Wednesday, July 24, 2013.A memorial service will be 11 a.m. today at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Flynn officiating.Condolences and memories can be shared

Beecher Howell

Beecher HowellPIKEVILLE Beecher Howell, 76 , died Friday, July 26, 2013.He was a member of First Southern Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Horace and Gladys Howell; brothers, Horace Jr.

Charles Johnson

RISING FAWN Charles Raymond Johnson, 62, formerly of Oak Ridge, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Erlanger Medical Center after an extended illness.He was a loving husband and enjoyed camping and

Billings Jones

Hamilton county
Billings Franklin Jones, 69, passed away Friday, July 26, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Glonnie Jones

TEN MILE Glonnie "Slim" Jones, 56, passed awayThursday, July 25, 2013, at Athens RegionalMedical Cetner.Funeral service 1 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel.Burial in Roberts Cemetery.Visitation 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral

Tim Kennedy

Hamilton county
James Timothy Kennedy Sr. 50, of Whiteside Community passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2013, at his residence.He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Mildred Kennedy.Survivors include his sons James (Tabatha) Kennedy

Bettye King

Hamilton county
Bettye King, 87, of Hixson, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013 at her home.Funeral services are 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 30 in the chapel with Minister Steve Campbell officiating, with burial at National Cemetery. Visitation

Mary McMurray

Mary L. McMurray, 72, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013.Mrs. McMurray was the daughter of the late William and Migia Games Reese and had lived most of her life in the North Georgia

Dallas Norman

Hamilton county
Sr.Dallas Ray Norman Sr., 77, of Georgetown, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 25, 2013, from a local hospital.He was a Baptist and retired as Custodian after 25 years of service

Bertha Pettie

DAYTON Bertha Laverne Pettie, 71, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in Chattanooga.Bertha is survived by her sisters, Myrna (Albert) Venable and Carolyn Rohm, both of Dayton.The family is being served by the Vanderwall Funeral

Willie Price

Hamilton county
Willie Mae Price, 94, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 in Chattanooga.She attended Emmanuel Apostolic Church.She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Esther Brown; husband, Samuel Price; sister and brother-in-law, Marshall

Flora Richardson

Hamilton county
Flora Williams Richardson, 82, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2013.She attended public schools in Chattanooga and later resided in Philadelphia, Pa.She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence S. Richardson; her parents, DeDay

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

Peggy Shrum

DUNLAP Peggy Merrell Shrum died Thursday, July 25, 2013, while visiting her daughter in Knoxville.She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Chuck" Shrum; son, Terry Shrum; and son-in-law, Ronnie Maples.She is survived

Ken Smith

CEDAR BLUFF Ken Darrell Smith, 86, died Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Floyd Medical Center.Graveside service will be at 2 p.m Sunday at Bankhead Cemetery with the Rev.Ken Wilborn officiating.Visitation will be from 4-8

Julia Stovall

Hamilton county
Julia Pearl Stovall, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, July 22, 2013, in a local hospital. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Fitch as

Ella Strickland

RISING FAWN Ella Mae Strickland, 91, went to rest with her Lord and Savior on Friday, July 26, 2013.She was born Jan. 12, 1922 in LaFayette, Ga., to the late, Noah and Hancie Strickland

David Taaffe

Hamilton county
David James Alexander Taaffe, 20, of Brentwood, Tenn., died July 22, 2013, in a hiking accident in Switzerland following a mission trip in Spain.Beloved son, brother, uncle, friend, servant of Jesus Christ. Model student and

Kenneth Traylor

POWELL Kenneth "Slim" Traylor, 76, died Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Collinsville Health Care & Rehab.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 28, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in

Tina Vonner

Hamilton county
Trina VonnerTrina 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 Harrison, passed away Thursday July 25, 2013.He retired from the Chattanooga Fire Department after 20 years as a firefighter and was a former Tennessee Highway Patrolman. He enjoyed fishing

Richard Wible

LaFAYETTE Richard I. Wible, 79, passed away Friday, July 26, 2013.He was born to the late Richard E. and Mary Norris Wible in Saint Marys County, Md. on Dec. 18, 1933. He was a

Terry Wigley

SHILOH Terry Don Wigley, 73, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013, at his residence.Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Sunday, July 28, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial will follow in Mountain View Memory Gardens.Visitation


In memory
INMEMORYVernon Curtis DavisAug. 26, 1958 - July 27, 2012It has been one year today since you went home to be with your Lord.You were a quiet man, but in your quietness you showed more strength


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INMEMORYSGT. "BROTHER"May 18, 1958-July 26, 2011We thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. We thought of you yesterday and the the days before that too. We think of you in silence,

In MemoryTim Henry

In memory
INMEMORYDec. 12, 1956 - July 27, 2012Another month, another yearAnother smile, and many tearsAnother winter and Another summer tooBut there can never be Another you!Missed by family, mom,Diane and brother, Bill; sons, Shawn and


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FRED M. PITTS, SR.April 2, 1924 - July 27, 1988We miss you as much today as we did when you went to be with the Lord 25 years ago. We wish you were here
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