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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 31, 2013



MargaretVaughn

Hamilton county
MargaretVaughnMargaret Grace Vaughn, 81 of Chattanooga, departed this life Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at her home.She was born in Chattanooga to the late Ralph and Hattie Hall and was of the Baptist faith.She was also

Roy Brock

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Roy Franklin "Bo" Brock, 76, went home to be with The Lord, Monday, July 29, 2013.He was born in Chickamauga, to the late Roy Edgar and Luetta Warren Brock. He was a

Alfred Burton

Hamilton county
Alfred Taylor Burton, 78, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013, in a local hospital.He was of the Baptist faith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Germany.Survivors include his

Lt Col

Hamilton county
Lt. Col. John Andrew "Dixie" Cupp III USAF Ret., of Chattanooga passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at the home of his father, former Hamilton County Sheriff John A. Cupp, Jr., after a 28-month

Hazel Dickert

Tennessee
KNOXVILLEHazel Geraldine Johnson Dickert, 88, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.Attended Concord United Methodist Church.Preceded in death by parents, Clarence W. and Theodora H. Johnson, of Chesterton, Ind.; and her husband,

Margaret Dyer

Tennessee
WHITWELL Margaret Rogers Dyer, 86, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Valley View Assisted Living in Whitwell.She was a Whitwell native and attended Whitwell High School. After her marriage to Eugene Dyer, they

Mike Faulkner

Hamilton county
Mike Rufus Faulkner, 60, died early Sunday morning, July 28, 2013, at his Chattanooga home. He was a self-employed carpenter; former stage manager of almost 20 years for the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Association;

James Floyd

Tennessee
WHITWELL James Ronald Floyd, 69, died Tuesday, July 30, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Adelia Harris

Hamilton county
Adelia Vanessa Harris, 49, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Monday, July 22, 2013.She lived a full life and graduated from City High School class of 1982,She dedicated her life

Carlos Hood

Hamilton county
Sr.Carlos Lebron Hood Sr. died suddenly Sunday, July 28, 2013. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today, July 31, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Steven Granger officiating.Burial will be in

Mary Hutton

Hamilton county
Mary Elizabeth Evans Hutton, 75, of Chattanooga, on Sunday, July 28, 2013, passed over to her heavenly home surrounded by her children and family.Mary was born in Newport, Ky., on Nov. 22, 1937 to the

Matha Jean

Hamilton county
Martha Jean Hill Haynes, 87, of Chattanooga, died on Monday, July 29, 2013, in a local health care facility.She was the daughter of the late Eugene Walter Hill and Aliene Gattis Hill. Martha Jean was

Eddie Johnson

Hamilton county
Eddie Daryl Johnson, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 26, 2013.A native of Sequatchie County and had lived in Chattanooga most of his life.He was preceded in death by his parents, Dillard and Dollie

Billings Jones

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Rev. Billings F. "Sonny" Jones, 69, passed away on Friday, July 26, 2013, in a local hospital.He was born and raised in Chickamauga.He was educated in the Walker County school system. He was

Carey Lackey

Georgia
LYERLY Carey Lackey, 45, passed away Monday, July 29, 2013, from injuries sustained from an accident.Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Willis Funeral Home, Dalton.

Dan Layman

Tennessee
Jr.DECATUR Dan Layman Jr., 50, died on Monday morning July 29, 2013.Visitation from 6-8 p.m. today, July 31. Funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Bowers Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 423-334-3661.Interment

Nellie Lewis

Hamilton county
Nellie Workman Lewis, 86, passed peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Chautauqua Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in DeFuniak Springs, Fla.Momma was born in Chattanooga, married Samuel Lewis at the very young

Claudia Lomnick

Hamilton county
Claudia Ann Lomnick, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, July 29, 2013, in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Ruby McCallie

Hamilton county
Ruby Jewell Langford McCallie, 96, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at her home surrounded by her children.She was born on Dec. 22, 1916 to the late

Patricia McDaniel

Hamilton county
Patricia Elnora McDaniel, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday evening, July 28, 2013 at her home.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Jeff Sledge

Donald McGill

Georgia
RINGGOLD Donald Herbert "Fuzz" McGill, 65, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013.He was born in LaFayette, Ga. to the late Bart Herbert "B.H." and Tommie Mullinax McGill. He was a lifelong resident of the

Barbara Medley

Hamilton county
Barbara Medley, 63, passed away on Monday, July 29, 2013 at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Robbie Moses

Tennessee
ENGLEWOOD Robbie Alice Knox Moses, 80, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013.Funeral services was at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday from the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Etowah.Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday at McMinn

Ratus Mosley

Hamilton county
Ratus Clark Mosley, 94, of Red Bank died in a Red Bank hospital Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Ratus was born in Sequatchie County Nov. 15, 1918.He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmet and

Johnnie Snyder

Hamilton county
Johnnie Snyder, 87, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Monday, July 29, 2013.Services will be at 2 p.m. today, July 31, 2013, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Forgey officiating.Interment will follow at Presbyterian

Mary Speed

Hamilton county
Missionary Mary E. Speed, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013, at her residence. The body will lie-in-state after 9:30 a.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home with the funeral to follow at

Robert Stinnett

Hamilton county
Sr.Robert N. Stinnett Sr., 80, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2013.Robert attended Lupton Drive Baptist Church, where he was active in the Super Sonshiners, until his failing health prevented him from

Mable Stowe

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Mabel Stowe, 84, died Monday, July 29, 2013.Survivors, children, Laura Bowman, Charlotte Elders, Kenneth Stowe; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.Funeral is 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at Dry Valley Baptist Church.Visitation is 6

Marvin Thomas

Hamilton county
Marvin Hubert Thomas, 84, lifelong resident of Hixson, passed away Monday, July 29, 2013. He was born in Hickman, Tenn., and was raised in Murfreesboro. Marvin was a graduate of Walter Hill High School and

Lucille Tucker

Alabama
SECTION Lucille Tucker, 76, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013.Funeral service will be 2 p.m. CDT Friday, Aug. 1, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial to follow in Cheneys Chapel Cemetery. Brother Randal Hastings officiating.The family

Katherine Walden

Tennessee
SPRING CITY Katherine Carolyn Walden, 73, died early Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Rhea Medical Center in Dayton.Funeral at noon Thursday in the funeral home chapel.Burial in Ad Smith Cemetery in Spring City.www.vanderwallfh.comVisitation

In MemoryVirginia Clark

In memory
INMEMORYVirginia Ann Sales Clark Sept. 18, 1950-July 31, 2011 Sadly missed by your husband, Napoleon B. Clark Sr., Sons, Reginald Henderson, Felix Clark, and Napoleon Jr. Grandchildren, Sisters, Brothers, and In-Laws. With Love, Napoleon Clark.

In MemoryBALUS SMITH

In memory
INMEMORYPastor Balus Smith Sr.January 23, 1931-July 31, 2003Ten years have passed since you went home. Time has passed, but it doesnt seem that long. The legacy you left is still being carried on. Faithfully keeping

In MemoryRAYMOND THORN

In memory
INMEMORYSEPT 20, 1935 - JULY 31, 2011Two years ago today, you left this earth for your new home in Heaven. You will always live on in my heart. I miss you more each day that
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