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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 28, 2013

RINGGOLD Juanita Marie Alexander, 64, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 25, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was of the

Cameron Brazzeal

Other areas
YULEE, Fla. Cameron (Cam) Brazzeal, passed away at home on Saturday, July 20, 2013 after a courageous fight against MDS. Cam was born in Dalton, Ga., on July 13, 1973 to Rowland and Sherry

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

Donald Champion

DECHERD Donald Lee Champion, 76, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013Services: 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment will follow in Mt. Garner Cemetery, Decherd, TN. Visitation: 5-8 p.m. today at the Moore-Cortner Funeral

Trey Cook

SOUTHPITTSBURG "Trey" Cook, 28, died unexpectedly on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at his home.A 2003 graduate of South Pittsburg High School, he was an employee of Walker Oil Company. He was preceded in death

Curtis Cronnon

ROSSVILLE Curtis B. Cronnon, 53, passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at his residence.Curtis was a lifelong resident of the Rossville area and was a self-employed auto mechanic. He loved hot rods,

Susan Daniels

SWEETWATER Susan Marie Daniels, 62, died Saturday, July 27, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,

Ed Dowlen

Hamilton county
Edmond Earl Dowlen, Jr., 58, formally of Chattanooga, peacefully passed away at home in East Point, Ga., Wednesday, July 24, 2013.The family will receive friends from Noon to 7 p.m. today and from 11 a.m.

Fred Ezell

Hamilton county
Willard Wallace (Fred) Ezell, 75, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013. He was born to Luther Ezell and Hazel Hines Ezell on June 14, 1938, in Rockwood, Tenn. He was a veteran of the

Jon Fleetwood

Hamilton county
Dr. Dr. Jon Edmond Fleetwood, passed away peacefully in The Villages, Fla., Friday June 21, 2013. He was born Aug. 14, 1940.Jon was preceded in death by both his parents, Evelyn and Henry Fleetwood;
CHICKAMAUGA Patricia Ann Hutterer, went to be with her Lord on July 27, 2013. She was the daughter of Josephine Hudsco and the late Joseph Hudsco. She was the loving wife of 48 years

Clarence Johnson

CLEVELAND Clarence Lee Johnson, 89, died Friday, July 26, 2013.Survivors: wife, Betty Johnson; and children, Leonard, Rickey and James Johnson, Faye King, Jeannie Allen, Carol McCutcheon and Connie Scheuermeier.Services: 4 p.m. today, Fike Funeral

Eddie Johnson

Hamilton county
Eddie Johnson, 53, of Hixson, passed away Friday, July 26, 2013. Arrangements to be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace 423-877-3524.

Josephine Keister

Hamilton county
Josephine G. Keister, 89, formerly of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at The Whittier Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center in Ghent, N.Y.Born June 28, 1924 in Dalton, Ga., she was the daughter

Bettye King

Hamilton county
Bettye June Ryder King, 87, of Hixson, passed peacefully over to her Heavenly home on Thursday, July 25, 2013 in her home surrounded by her family. She attended Grace Bridge Church of Christ. Bettye enjoyed

Donetta Logan

Hamilton county
Donetta Ni'Cole Logan, 37, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2013 at the Medical Center of Arlington in Arlington, TX. Family and friends are invited to an informal celebration of her life to

Edith Louisell

Hamilton county
Edith Powers Louisell, 73, died on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, from complications of dementia. She was born on Feb. 24, 1940, in Keams Canyon, Ariz. She also lived in New Mexico, Washington D.C., Grand Bay,

Mary Newell

ROSSVILLE Mary E. Newell, 80 passed away Friday, July 26, 2013. She was a native of Lineville, Ala., and had lived most of her life in the Rossville area. She retired from the

Martha Perra

,CHICKAMAUGA Martha Perra, 91, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 26, 2013.Born to George and Irene Jackson on Nov. 30, 1921 in Detroit Mich. She lived in

Frances Phillips

CLEVELAND Frances L. Weeks Phillips, 94, went home to be with the Lord and her loved ones who have gone before on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Hospice of Chattanooga.Frances was born and raised

Jacquelyn Raulston

Hamilton county
Jacquelyn Raulston, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at her residence.She was the daughter of the late William Knowlen Sr. and Floyde Poe Knowlen and was preceded in death by two

Jean Robling

Hamilton county
Alma "Jean" Robling, 87, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013.Grandma Jean was born in California on Jan. 14, 1926.She was preceded in death by her Husband, Robert Robling after 66 years of marriage.Survivors

Paul Rogers

Hamilton county
Paul Thurman Rogers, 77, a lifelong resident of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Friday, July 26, 2013.He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings.Paul was a Veteran of the United States Army. He was an


Hamilton county
E. S. Chandrasekaran (Chandra), 67, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away on Monday July 15, 2013. He was a brilliant, genuine, caring, and giving person who was an active member of the Chattanooga community. He received

Bernadina Scruggs

Hamilton county
Bernadina Elinora Scruggs, 80, of Hixson, died Saturday July 27, 2013 in a local hospital.Funeral arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home 7454 E. Brainerd Rd.

James Shepherd

Hamilton county
James Eldon Shepherd, 66, of Chattanooga, died Monday, July 15, 2013.He worked for the City of Chattanooga and was a kind compassionate caring person. He is survived by his wife, Dina Adams and their

Christopher Smith

Christopher Shane Smith, 27, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday July 25, 2013.Those left to cherish his memories are his son, Hunter Shane Smith; mother, Darliena (Tommy) Smith Brown; father, Ricky Paul Russell; brothers, Jason (Brittni)

Robin Smith

FORT OGLETHORPE Robin Angela Albertson Smith, 52, formerly of Tracy City, Tenn., went to heaven to meet her God on Thursday, July 25, 2013, in Fort Oglethorpe.She was born and raised in East Brainerd

Jacques Sweeney

Hamilton county
J. Jacques "JJ" Sweeney, a 39-year resident of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013, in Henderson, Nev.He was born on Nov. 6, 1923 in Moberly, Mo., the son of Rothwell Bernard Sweeney and Madeleine

Billy Tindel

Hamilton county
Billy C. Tindel, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, July 22, 2013, at a local hospital.He was a loving husband and father. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and former service

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

Ann Wells

Hamilton county
Ann Epperson Wells died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Life Care Center of Tullahoma, Tenn, at the age of 96.A native of Chattanooga, she was one of three daughters of the late Frank and Mary

Jerri West

LAFAYETTE Jerri Lynn Hampton West, 57, died Friday, July 26, 2013.Survived by husband, Michael West; daughters, Terra Brown, Shacole Taylor, Rosa McGill; son, Ron Moore; brothers, Terry Hampton, and Steve

shannon Wilson

Hamilton county
Shannon WilsonDAYTON Lorna Shannon Wilson, 38, died on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.Shannon was born on June 26, 1975.She was raised in Dayton, Tenn,. where she graduated with high honors from Rhea County High School.

In MemoryDavid Davenport

In memory
INMEMORYDavid L. DavenportIt's been one year since wesaid goodbye. Our hearts arefilled with the love and memories you left behind. We live each day knowing the wonderful Husband, Dad and Papaw will always be

In MemoryGary Kelly

In memory
INMEMORY GARY KELLYIn Loving Memory on your Birthday July 28th We love and miss you so much. Jane, Chris, Khristie and grandsons


In memory
James Tate ThomasJuly 28, 1919 -Sept. 29, 2011This date has two wonderful memories, the day your were born, so Happy Birthday,and the day years later you married your beautiful wife Sue, so Happy Anniversary. You
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