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Local Obits for Sun. Jun 16, 2013


David EdwardsRINGGOLD Dr. David Charles Edwards, 59, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in Houston, Texas. Dr. Edwards was a member of New Heights Baptist Church. He was Dean of the College of Business at


Greeley AshworthLAFAYETTE Horace Greeley Ashworth, 85, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at his home. He was a devoted husband, a loving father and grandfather, and a faithful Christian servant. Mr. Ashworth was

Percy Allen

Hamilton county
IIIPercy "Jap" Allen III, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in a local hospital.Funeral service will be 12:30 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Maurice Gilchrist

Diane Beck

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

Betsy Bellflower

Hamilton county
Betsy Leona Bellflower, 70, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013 at her home.Betsy was the first female postal carrier in Chattanooga. After her retirement from the USPS she was a bartender for several

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

Frank Carlock

ROCK SPRING Frank Dwight "Pete" Carlock, 88, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 14, 2013 at his residence with his wife by his side. He was born in Rock Spring on Feb. 9, 1925

Nathaniel Carter

Hamilton county
Nathaniel Carter, 83, passed away Friday, June 14, 2013 at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

James Chadwick

CHARLESTON James Allen Chadwick, 62, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013.Memorial Service scheduled for Monday June 17, at 7 Cleveland Community Chapel Church of God. Visitation 6 p.m. until the service time.Share condolences at

Freda Clark

DECHERD Freda Jane Clark, 65, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2013.Funeral services: Monday at 10 a.m. in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment: Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester, TN. Visitation: 5-8 p.m. today at the

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

Viva Crawley

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

Jeff Dagnan

Hamilton county
Jeff Dagnan, 62, passed away at his home on Friday, June 14, 2013. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, he was the former Plant Controller of Southern Centrifugal and an extremely talented accountant and computer administrator.

Ruby Edmondson

FORTPAYNE Ruby Lois Burt Edmondson, 77, passed away Friday June 14, 2013.Funeral services: Monday at 4 p.m. from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial: Glenwood Cemetery with W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel in charge.The family will

Johnny Fleming

Hamilton county
Johnny Fleming Jr., 67, died Monday, June 10, 2013, in his home.He was born on May 5, 1946 in Phillip County, Ark,, to the late Johnny Fleming Sr. and Mary Lee Jones. Johnny served in

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 went to be with the Lord Thursday, June 13, 2013 in a local hospital. He was a loving father to Nikki and Justin and a very proud grandfather to

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

Cordivie Hunter

Hamilton county
Cordivie Lee Hunter, 54, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday June 14, 2013 at a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Troy Johnson

Hamilton county
Troy Lamar Johnson, 57, of Whitwell, Tenn., passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2013.The funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 17, 2013, Graveside, at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Rev. Guy Bevins officiating.Visitation is

Soon Kim

Hamilton county
Soon Young Kim, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013.She is survived by her daughter, Christine Ling Yuan.Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home

Helen Lane

ROSSVILLE Helen Schmidt Lane, 88, passed away Friday, June 14, 2013 at her home.Helen was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and the North Georgia area. She was a bookkeeper for Kayo Oil Company and

Granvel Lewis

Other areas
WHITTIER, Calif. Granvel Lebron Lewis, 74, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in Whittier, Calif., under Hospice care and his children at his side.Granvel was born on Lewis Chapel Mt. in Dunlap but spent

Jere McCraw

BRIDGEPORT Jere Walker McCraw, 57, died Friday, June 14, 2013, on his farm.Jere was the son of the late John Joseph and Saphronia Myrtle Gardner McCraw born Dec. 17, 1955 in Bridgeport. Jere was

Rickie Parker

Hamilton county
Rickie L. Parker, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013 at his residence.Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Jane Parks

Hamilton county
Jane DeLoach Parks, 86, of Chattanooga, died on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Born in Atlanta, Jane was the daughter of Lora Lee DeLoach and John "Jack" Keller DeLoach. After graduating from Girls High

Verona Pierce

CLEVELAND Verona Grace Pierce, 92, died on Friday, June 14, 2013.Memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 26, at 7 p.m. at Cleveland Community Chapel. A meal will be provided at 6 p.m.Share condolences

Donald Pritchett

Hamilton county
Donald Pritchett, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. He was 61 years old.Donald was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and a 1970 graduate of Kirkman High School. He was an

Matthew Sertel

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)

Glen Stephens

Hamilton county
Glen Vernon Stephens, 33, of Chattanooga, Tenn., joined his Heavenly Father on Thursday June 13, 2013, after a six-day battle with a hemorrhagic stroke.Family survivors include his beloved twin daughters Sophia Ivy and Sydney Star;

George Stepney

Hamilton county
George Lee Stepney, 49, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013 at a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc

Michael Tarter

Hamilton county
Michael David "Mike" Tarter, 55, of Hixson, passed away Tuesday June 11, 2013. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, Michael was preceded in death by his mother, Marzella McAllister and his grandparents.

Joe Wilson

Hamilton county
Joe Woodburn Wilson, 78, resident of Chattanooga, and formally of Knoxville, departed this world to be with his Heavenly Father at 9:45 p.m. Friday, June, 14, 2013 in a Chattanooga healthcare facility. He was a


In memory
.Feb. 19, 1955 - June 10, 2007Happy Fathers Day!Your Family.

In MemoryWillie B

In memory
INMEMORYWILLIE B. ELLISSadly missed by your wife, Dorothy Ellis, family and friends.


In memory
INMEMORYRonald "Jordan" Bethune June 16, 1990 Dec. 11, 2012 Missing you so much on your first Heavenly Birthday and Fathers Day. God has you in his loving arms, while we have you forever in our

In MemoryMelvin Green

In memory
Jr.Happy Fathers Day, my son.I love you. Your mom, Pearlie Mae, sisters and brothers, the Green family

In MemoryHubert Harrison

In memory
HUBERT HARRISON JR.Happy Fathers Day,Dad and Grandad,from all of us. We love and miss you dearly. Its hard to believe youre gone. Love you, Ann, Edward, Shay and Sasha Steele, Jakel and Riliegh


In memory
MR. HAPPY FATHERS DAY We miss and love you dearly. Your Children, Larry and Kheisa Penn
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