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Local Obits for Fri. Jun 14, 2013



Jerry Beaty

Tennessee
McDONALD Jerry Wayne Beaty, 53, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013.Graveside service will be 11 a.m. today,June 14, from Lee Cemetery in Georgetown.No formal visitation at the funeral home.Please visit www.serenityfunerals.com.Serenity Funeral Home and

Sue Bradford

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Anita Sue Bradford, 62, died on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at her home.Sue was preceded in death by her father, Earl Perkey; her sisters, Joy Downer and Gail Davis; her brother, Sonny Perkey.

Velma Brooks

Hamilton county
Velma Lee Brooks, 74, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.She was a member of Harbor of Hope Church.She was preceded in death by her parents, Milton and Mabel Jordan; sisters, Margaret, Myrtle, Evelyn, Joyce

Priscilla Bucher

Hamilton county
Priscilla Jo Bucher, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013, in a local hospital.Priscilla and her twin sister, Dorothy June, were born between bombing raids (Sino-Japanese War) on June 6, 1937, on Hainan Island,

Phil Byas

Georgia
RINGGOLD 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 uncle,

Viola Byrd

Georgia
RINGGOLD Viola M. Byrd, 86, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2013 and from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, 2013.Funeral services will

Mattie Caheely

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Mattie Mae Webb Caheely, 79, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013.She is a member of Friendship Baptist Church.Preceded in death by her parents, James and Willie Webb; sisters, Jewel Montgomery, Kathleen Hutto;

Tyler Conrad

Hamilton county
Tyler Allen Conrad, of Ooltewah, died at his home on Saturday, June 8, 2013.Tyler was born to Allen and Annette Conrad on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii, on 14 May 1992 while Allen was assigned

Willie Croft

Georgia
JONESBORO Willie Grady Croft, 86, formerly of Pisgah, Ala., died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Christian Ministries Hospice.Survivors: wife, Carlene Croft, of Jonesboro; three sons, Bill Croft and wife, Martha, of Breman, Ga., David

Lois Cunningham

Hamilton county
Lois Ann McDonald Cunningham, 67, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Tuesday, June 11, 2013.A native of McDonald, Tenn., she has been a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga

David Fitzke

Hamilton county
McDONALD David E. Fitzke, 53, a resident of McDonald, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.David was born in Portsmouth, Va., on Feb. 9, 1960 a son of Jerry

Ernestine Gilbert

Tennessee
GRUETLI-LAAGER Mrs. Ernestine Gilbert, 74, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013.She was born in Paynes Cove on Feb. 18, 1939 to Francis M. and Maggie M. Fults Roberts who preceded her in death along

Ruth Givens

Hamilton county
Ruth Louisa Givens, 94, of East Ridge, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in a local hospital.A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with

Hilda Gordy

Georgia
Hilda GordyRINGGOLD Hilda Ruth Bridges Gordy, 69, went home to be with her Lord Thursday, June 13, 2013.A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, she was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded

William Hale

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE William Evan "Billy" Hale, 53, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013.He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.Preceding him in death was son, Slater Evan Hale; father, David Clyde Hale; brother, J.D. Hale;

Patsy Hall

Hamilton county
Frances "Patsy" Hall, 68, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013 at her residence.She was a lifelong resident of the tri-state area and she looked forward to Friday nights going to Sylvania, Ala., to

Betty Lawrence

Hamilton county
Betty Hughley Lawrence, 75, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.She was born in Hamilton County on July 23, 1937. Betty attended Booker T. Washington. She

Lorene Morgan

Hamilton county
Lorene Franklin Morgan, 92, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.She was a member of Oak Street Baptist Church. Ms. Morgan retired from Signal Knitting Mill after 31 years of service.She was preceded

Bobby Moses

Alabama
RAINSVILLE Bobby Wayne Moses, 79, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Erlanger Medical Center.Funeral services at 11 a.m. CDT today, June 14, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial in Glenwood Cemetery. www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.Visitation will be from

Nicki Mull

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Nicki D. Mull, 68, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.Nicki was born on June 24, 1944 in Chattanooga, to the late Percy Turner and Lillie Mae Gilliam Turner, was a long time

Channon Provost

Hamilton county
Channon Tristan-Taylor Provost, 24, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013, at his residence.He was an employee of Moccasin Bend, Prolex, HealthSouth and founder of Scenic Touch Photography.He was preceded in death by his

Vanetta Ratcliff

Hamilton county
Vanetta W. "Nita" Ratcliff, 88, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013, at a local healthcare facility.Arrangements will be announced at a later time.Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family.Arrangements are by Heritage

Joseph Richard

Georgia
ADAIRSVILLE Joseph Richard, 82, passed away Monday, June 10, 2013.Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Omega Church of God in Christ with Brother Billy Harris officiating.Interment inPoplar Spring Cemetery.Arrangements by Willis

Matthew Sertel

Georgia
RINGGOLD Matthew M. Sertel, 31, a resident of Ringgold, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.Survivors and arrangements will be announced by Companion Funeral & Cremation Service who has charge of those arrangements.

Robert Turner

Tennessee
FRANKLIN Robert Franklin Turner, 86, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 13, 2013.He had lived most of his life in the Chickamauga area and was of the

Michael Watson

Hamilton county
Michael H. Watson, 52, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, around 4 p.m. He passed due to heart complications. Michael was preceded in death by his father,

Ed 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 whom

In MemoryEric Colen

In memory
INMEMORYERIC A. COLEN, SR."Pops"Sept. 8, 1956 - June 14, 2009To a loving husband, father son, brother, uncle, and friend. We miss you, and our memories of you will never fade away. You are gone

In MemoryDARYL MURPHY

In memory
DARYL L. MURPHY SR.OCT. 31, 1973 - JUNE 14, 2007Youve been missed for six long years. We love you still.Your Family, love ones and friends.

In MemoryANTONIO TAYLOR

In memory
INMEMORYAntonio "Trell" TaylorJune 14, 1982 - July 3, 2010HAPPY 30TH BIRTHDAYOnly three years ago the Heavenly Father closed your eyes and called you home. I thank my God for every remembrance of you.
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