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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 15, 2013



Percy Allen

Hamilton county
IIIPercy "Jap" Allen III, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in a local hospital. He retired from Wheland Foundry and was a member of Nazarene Baptist Church.He was preceded in death

Diane Beck

Hamilton county
Diane Beck, 78, of Lookout Valley, went home to be with the Lord Friday, June 14, 2013.Born Diane Dutton, June 25, 1935 she was a lifelong Christian and a member of Wauhatchie United Methodist Church.

Melvin Butler

Hamilton county
Melvin M. Butler, 67, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2013, in San Francisco, Calif.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Viola Byrd

Hamilton county
Viola M. "Vi" Byrd, 86, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area and retired from the Electric Power Board of Chattanooga. Mrs. Byrd loved

Gloria Campbell

Tennessee
DUNLAP Gloria Jean Campbell, 71, died Sunday, June 9, 2013, in a Dunlap, Tenn., healthcare facility.Family will have private services at a later date.For additional information, please visit www.serenityfunerals.com.Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center

James Carter

Alabama
HOLLYWOOD James Dwight Carter, 68, died Thursday, June 13, 2013.Survivors include mother, Lucille Carter; wife, Imogene Carter; sons; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sisters; other relatives.Funeral will be 2 p.m. today, June 15, from the Valley Fuenral

Patricia Cobb

Hamilton county
Mrs. Alice Williams Cobb, 81, began her reunion celebration with her many loved ones on Thursday, June 13, 2013.This authentic southern belle achieved what we believe to be the greatest honor recognized by our Heavenly

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

Viva Crawley

Tennessee
GRAYSVILLE Viva Alexandria Crawley, 96, died Thursday, June 13, 2013, at his residence.A lifetime resident of Rhea County, she was one of the founders of the Graysville Library and also was very active in

Richard Fisher

Tennessee
Jr.TRACY CITY Richard L. Fisher Jr., Col., retired USMC, 82, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013.Service will be 10 a.m. EDTMonday at Chattanooga National Cemtery.Online condolences www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net.Visitation 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Foster & Lay

Ethel Fletcher

Tennessee
HUNTLAND Ethel Johnson Fletcher, 85, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loving family.Funeral service today at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home.Interment in Watson-North

Ruth Givens

Hamilton county
Ruth Louisa Givens, 94, of East Ridge passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in a local hospital.She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. She had driven Meals on Wheels for

Clyde Hilling

Hamilton county
Clyde Hilling, 60, of Red Bank, passed away Thursday June 13, 2013, in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Gladys Hines

Hamilton county
Gladys LaMyrtle Spence Hines passed away in Detroit, Mich., on Monday, June 10, 2013, at a local health care facility.She was born to John and Maggie Brown Spence on Dec. 19, 1929. She was

Troy Johnson

Hamilton county
Troy Lamar Johnson, 57, of Whitwell, Tenn., passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2013.Troy was a United States Army Veteran and a United States Navy Veteran, having served in both branches.He was preceded in death

Hazel Johnson

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Hazel Johnson, 94, formerly of Pikeville, died Thursday, June 13, 2013.Service will be at 10 a.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Doyle Ashburn officiating.Burial in Rainey-Dill Cemetery.Make online condolences at

Michael Kelley

Hamilton county
Michael William Kelley, 42, of Chattanooga, passed away at his residence Thursday, June 6, 2013.He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was of the Methodist faith. He was preceded in death by his mother,

Cecil Lanier

Georgia
Cecil Lanier, 83, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013.The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. today at the funeral home.Graveside service will follow in Dunnagan Cemetery at 3 p.m.Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Homes, LaFayette

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

Ardoth Martin

Tennessee
SPRING CITY Ardoth Anne Martin, 65, died Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga.A lifetime resident of Spring City, Ardoth was the daughter of the late Fred J. and Ardoth Irene "Jean"

Lois Meeks

Tennessee
SEWANEE Lois Elizabeth Meeks, 60, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Emerald Hodgson Hospital in Sewanee.Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday, June 17, in Monteagle Cemetery with Brother Tyler McCullough officiating.Arrangements by
ATTALLA William Samuel Mitchell, 78, died Friday, June 14, 2013, at his residence.Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday, June 17, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Bruce Gore officiating.Burial in Mount Moriah Cemetery.Visitation 5-8

Lorene Morgan

Hamilton county
Lorene Franklin Morgan, 92, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.The funeral service will be 2 p.m. today at Baptist Church with Rev. Louis Johnson and Rev. Joe Sanchez.Burial will follow in Hamilton

Nicki Mull

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Nicki D. Mull, 68, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.Funeral services celebrating the life of Nicki will be held at 11 a.m. today in the South Crest

Channon Provost

Hamilton county
Channon Tristan-Taylor Provost, 24, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013, at his residence.Funeral service: at 1 p.m. tourday at Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor James Foster as the eulogist.Burial: Forest Hills Cemetery.

Matthew Sertel

Georgia
RINGGOLD Matthew Mason Sertel, 31, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013, after a brief illness.Left behind to cherish his memory are his daughter, Madison Grace Sertel; and her mother Sandy Phillips; mother, Denie (Ernie)

Jerry Smith

Georgia
RINGGOLD Rev. John Jerry Smith, 75, passed away Wednesday June 12, 2013.A native of Brookhaven, Miss. he has resided in the Ringgold area for the past year. Brother Jerry was a member of

Michael Tarter

Hamilton county
Michael David "Mike" Tarter, 55, of Hixson, passed away Tuesday June 11, 2013.Funeral services are 1 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Lane Funeral Home with burial at Forest Hills Cemetery.Visitation is 1-9 p.m. Sunday

Jack Thompson

Alabama
BRIDGEPORT Jack Thompson, 64, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013. A Memorial Service will be Tuesday, June 18, at 1 p.m. CDT at Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson. Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

Johnny Tripp

Hamilton county
Johnny Wesley Tripp, 36, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2013.He graduated with an associate degree in computer programming from Chattanooga State Community College. He was employed by Volkswagen Group of America and a member

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

Kenneth Williams

Tennessee
MAYNARDVILLE Kenneth Williams, 85, died Thursday, June 13, 2013, in a Lafollette, Tenn., healthcare facility.The family will have a private service at a later date.Please visit www.serenityfunerals.com for more information Serenity Funeral Home

Elham Zarrabi

Hamilton county
Elham Zarrabi, 47, of Hixson, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2013.Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, 2013, in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Chris Ehlers officiating.Interment to

In MemoryMT Billingsley

In memory
INMEMORY Feb. 14, 1936-June 15, 2012 Father's Day! By love you are remembered and in memory you live. Even in our sorrow, we hold on to the thought that a life

In MemoryANTONIO TAYLOR

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

In MemoryTERRY WILSON

In memory
INMEMORYTerry WilsonJune 15, 1947 - Feb. 15, 2013Wishing you were here to Celebrate your birthday with us. Hope you enjoy the Fireworks tonight!We miss you and love you,Ms. B & family
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