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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 13, 2013

Anthony Ash

SUMMERVILLE Anthony Ash, 54, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Survivors: wife, Gwendolyn Ash; children, Stephen Abbott, Rosanna Padgett, Priscilla Ash, father, Deward Ash; seven grandchildren; brother, Scott Ash; sisters, Rhonda Battle, Sonya Payton, Belinda

James Beasley

ENGLEWOOD James Donald Beasley, 70, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at a Knoxville hospital. Funeral services will be held at 7p.m Friday in the funeral home chapel with visitation 5-7p.m. Friday.Please visit ww,

Olivia Benford

Hamilton county
Olivia Benford, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, June 10, 2013, in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Pattie Bishop

Hamilton county
Pattie Miller Bishop, 77, of Collegedale, passed away Monday, June 10, 2013, at Memorial Hospital.Pattie was born Nov. 7, 1935, in Kansas City, Mo. She was a member of the Calhoun Seventh-day Adventist Church and

Velma Brooks

Hamilton county
Velma Lee Brooks, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday,June 12, 2013, at her residence.Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423- 265-4414.

Phil Byas

IIIRINGGOLD Joe "Phil" Phillip Byas III, 34, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013.He was a lifelong resident of the Fort Oglethorpe area. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Wilma Jenkins and

Luis Cervantes

DALTON Luis Cervantes, 18, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Erlanger from injuries received in a motorcyle accident.He was a 2013 graduate of Dalton High School and was employed at Gondolier Pizza.The Mass

Joan cope

Joan CopeDECATUR Joan Mary Schuessler Cope, 67, wife of Nelson Cope, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013.Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday, Smith Funeral Home Chapel. Interment in Walnut Grove Cemetery.Visitation from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. prior

Lois Cunningham

Hamilton county
Lois Ann McDonald Cunningham, 67, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.

Bettye Davis

Hamilton county
Bettye Jane "Betty Tom" Davis entered Heaven on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, surrounded by family.Bettye was born to Laura Kirk and C. J. "Buzz" Hamilton in Cohutta, Ga., on July 10, 1926. She received

Glenn Ezell

Hamilton county
Glenn Ray Ezell, 85, of Hixson, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 10, 2013.He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was an active member of Central Church of Christ,

Carl Gouger

Hamilton county
Carl Edward "Jack" Gouger, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. He was 83 years old.Carl was born and has been a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area. He was the owner

Joseph Henderson

Hamilton county
Joseph Edward Henderson, 64, passed away Monday, June 10, 2013, in a local hospital.He was a Vietnam Veteran.Survivors include his mother, Celestine Church; daughter, April Carter, Texas; one grandson, Texas; brother, Thomas Henderson; devoted sister-in-law,

Herman Holloway

WHITWELL Herman Holloway, 67, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013.He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Holloway; brother, Ray Holloway; son, Herman Dewayne Holloway; daughter, Tosha Holloway Hobbs; first wife, Janice Holloway.Mr.

Thomas Hughes

Hamilton county
Thomas D. Hughes, 68, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 10, 2013.He was of the Baptist faith and was an avid hunter and fisherman.He was a retired carpenter. Thomas was preceded

James Huisman

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN James Henry Huisman, 77, passed away Monday, June 10, 2013.He was a former deacon at Fourth Reformed Church in Holland, Mich., worked in the insurance business many years, was a Civil Air
Effie McCormickCHICKAMAUGA Effie "Granny" McCormick, 92, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013.Funeral from the Way of The Cross Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Friday conducted by Rev. Oscar Stapp.Interment: Coulter

Billie McDonough

DUNLAP Billie June McDonough, 79, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013, at NHC Healthcare.Billie was retired from TVA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Creed and Mary McDonough; two brothers, Jimmy and

Albert Mitchell

DAYTON Albert Clayton Mitchell, 84, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Rhea Medical Center, Dayton.A lifelong resident of Rhea County, he was the first person to retire from Polyloom Corp., and he attended Walnut

Nevella Powell

CHICKAMAUGA Nevella Rains Powell, 95, departed this life Tuesday, June 11, 2013.She was born in DeKalb County, Ala., to the late Hammond and Allie Rains. Nevella loved gardening and attended Shields Baptist Church in

Mary Shearer

RINGGOLD Mary Moore Shearer departed this life Tuesday, June 11, 2013.She was born in St. Elmo, Tenn., to the late Bob and Sally Moore.She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Oliver

Thelma Simmons

PIKEVILLE Thelma Simmons, 86, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at an area nursing home.She was a founding member of the Mt. Crest Church of God of Prophecy. She worked at the local
Margaret StratigosRINGGOLD Margaret Louise Stratigos, 85, passed away Monday June 10, 2013, at a local hospital.A resident of the Ringgold area for over 30 years, she was a longtime member of Ringgold United Methodist

Michael Tarter

Hamilton county
Michael David Tarter, 55, of Hixson, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013.Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga.Visit to share condolences.Arrangements will be announced at a later date by Lane Funeral Home,

Jack Thompson

BRIDGEPORT Jack Thompson, 64, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013.Survivors include wife Joyce Marie Miles Thompson; children; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; siblings: nieces, nephews and other relatives.Jack requested to be cremated. A memorial service will be held

Thomas Thrasher

Hamilton county
Thomas Albert Thrasher, 89, of East Ridge, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in a local hospital.He was a member of East Ridge Baptist Church. Tom retired from Western Union Telegraph as manager of manufacturing

Lynda Tucker

Hamilton county
Lynda Margaret Young Tucker, of Harrison, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in a local hospital.A celebration of her life will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in the Sanctuary of Hixson United

Bettyann Viney

DAYTON Bettyann Viney, 71, died Saturday, June 8, 2013, at her residence.Betty was a longtime resident of Rhea County and she enjoyed her family and her antiques.She was preceded in death by parents, Thomas

Adelaidie Wallace

Hamilton county
Adelaidie Luticia Ansley Brantley Wallace, 93, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at a local healthcare facility.She was a former substitute teacher with Chattanooga Public Schools and assistant director and director of Student Center

Michael Watson

Hamilton county
Michael H. Watson, 52 of Chattanooga, died on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Terry Harris officiating. Interment will

Charles Whitaker

Other areas
BELLBROOK, Ohio Charles E. "Ed" Whitaker, 86, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013.He was preceded in death by his father, mother, and brothers, Jim and Dick.Ed was survived by his wife, Delores, to

In MemoryFelicia Bey

In memory
INMEMORYFelicia R. Martin BeyJune 13, 1962 - June 6, 1998Felicia, I miss you so very much. All your family miss you. Felicia you brought a joy to all our lives. There will never be anyone


In memory
INMEMORYIn memory of my sister, also brothers Buster, Don, Frank, mother and father, niece Beth, nephew Jamie. You are all missed and loved and I know you are all home together.Love, Margie
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