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Local Obits for Tue. Jun 18, 2013



Ashley Adcock

Hamilton county
Ashley Nicole Adcock, formerly of Hixson, passed away on Saturday June 15, 2013 in a hospital near her home in Nashville, Tenn. Ashley was 28 years old.Ashley was born and raised in Hixson, Tennessee. She
LAFAYETTE Horace Greeley Ashworth, 85, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at his home. A celebration of life service will be held 7 p.m. today, June 18, at Peavine Baptist Church with

Olivia Benford

Hamilton county
Olivia Benford, 44, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, June 10, 2013 in a local hospital. Funeral: Today at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Walter Lindsey as the eulogist.

Mary Boyce

Tennessee
SPRING CITY Mary E. Boyce, 88, died Sunday, June 16, 2013 at the Life Care Center of Rhea County.Born in Tampa, Fla., Mary was the daughter of the late Emmett and Edith Boardman Hensley.

Linda Brown

Tennessee
ATHENS Linda Dianne Wilson Brown, 64, died Sunday, June 16, 2013.Visitation: 5-7 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home. A Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McMinn Memory Gardens with Minister Jeremy

Jason Carter

Hamilton county
Jason Scott Carter, of Soddy Daisy, Tenn. died Sunday, June, 16, 2013 at his residence. Professional services have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center, LLC of Cleveland .

Robert Cash

Alabama
ALBERTVILLE Robert Lee Cash, 84, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away at his home in Albertville, Ala., on Sunday April 21, 2013. Born in Haralson Co., Ga., on April 24, 1928, he graduated from Geraldine

Nola Cramer

Hamilton county
Nola M. Cramer, 94, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, June 16, 2013. She had lived in the Chattanooga area most of her life and was a member of Silverdale Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Betty Credeur

Tennessee
JASPER Betty Ann Credeur 68, passed away on Wednesday June 13, 2013 in a local hospital.Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors

Maria Everett

Tennessee
DAYTON Maria Paige Everett, 21, died Thursday, June 13, 2013.Maria has been buried at Rhea Memory Gardens in Dayton.Please share your memories of Maria on her online guest register at www.vanderwallfh.com.The family is being

Rose Gaines

Georgia
FLINTSTONE Rose B. Gaines, passed Sunday June 16, 2013 in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404.

Tim Grant

Hamilton county
Charles Tim Grant, 54, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2013. Services will be 11 a.m. today, graveside, in Granny Walker Cemetery with Pastor Don Grohman officiating. Condolences and memories

Louise Harris

Georgia
CARTERSVILLE Louise Bolden Harris, 92, passed away Saturday June 15, 2013.Service will be Wednesday June 19, at 2 p.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Cartersville with Dr. Ed Rhodes as Eulogist.Interment, Oak Hill

Teddy Hester

Hamilton county
Teddy Clinton Hester 63, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2013 in a local hospital.Teddy was a 1968 graduate of Hixson High School and was a Major in the Army National Guard.He was preceded in

Donna Johnson

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Donna Gail Maynor Johnson, 64, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church. Donna retired from Dr. Dannis

Mattie Kilby

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Mattie Grace Ponder Kilby, 53, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013 at a local hospital.She was an employee of Amazon and was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed her dog, birds, friends and

Judith King

Tennessee
SOUTH PITTSBURG Judith Evans King, 67, died Sunday, June 16, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family.The daughter of the late Homer Dillard Evans and Velma Duke Evans Ramsey, she was a graduate

Helen Lane

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Helen Schmidt Lane, 88, passed away Friday, June 14, 2013 at her home.Funeral services will be held in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home today at 11 a.m. with Dr. Doug

Aaron Ledford

Hamilton county
Aaron Ledford passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2013 in a local healthcare facility.Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors 1724 McCallie Ave

Mary May

Hamilton county
Mary Elizabeth Sweatt May, 97, passed away on, Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Alexian Village.Mary grew up in Nashville, Tenn., before moving to Chattanooga, Tenn., in 1949. She was a homemaker. Mary was an active

Barbara McCrary

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Barbara Jean McCrary, 75, passed away Monday June 17, 2013.Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Kevin Kemp; grandchildren, Cassi Kemp and Ashlyn Kemp; brothers, Jerry Taylor, Ricky Taylor and Paul

Bill McKee

Hamilton county
William P. "Bill" McKee, Sr., 69, of Apison, Tenn., passed away Monday, June 17, 2013, at his residenceHe was born on June 24, 1943 in Mobile, Ala., to the late John L. McKee, Sr., and

Jackie Reeves

Hamilton county
Jackie Woodrow Reeves, of Chattanooga, died Sunday June 16, 2013 at his residence.Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home.

Willie Roberts

Hamilton county
Willie L. Roberts, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2013.Mrs. Roberts arrangements are pending and will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory, and Florist, 5401 Highway 153,

Wheeler Sharp

Hamilton county
Wheeler Estel Sharp, 95, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013, in a local healthcare facility with her loving daughters at her side. She was of the Baptist Faith. Wheeler was a retired Produce Manager
ROSSVILLE Virginia Estell Stevens, 89, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013. She was a member of Cloud Springs Baptist Church and was retired from Cutter Laboratories. She was preceded in death by

Louise Thomas

Georgia
DentonLAFAYETTE Louise Thomas Denton, 83, died Monday, June 17, 2013.Survived by husband, Hugh Denton; daughter, Lisa and husband Wade Gilbert; sister, Kathryn Thomas, of Chattanooga; grandchildren, Wade Gilbert, Jr.,

Jerry Wilson

Georgia
RINGGOLD Jerry Wayne Wilson, 44, passed away Friday June 14, 2013. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, he was a member of Indian Springs Church of God. He is survived by his

In MemoryRufus Benning

In memory
INMEMORYHappy Fathers DayOct. 16, 1916 - April 13, 1999It's been fourteen years since God called you home but your Memory still lives within our hearts.Your kids, Rufus Jr., Abdullah, Larry. Brenda, Linda and DeWayne Benning,

In MemoryKimberly Bias

In memory
INMEMORYKimberly M. BiasJune 18, 1961 - March 1, 2013Happy BirthdayWe love and miss you daily, and we thank God for you.Sadly missed husband, Bruce, children, family and friends

In MemoryCarleen Oldaker

In memory
Carleen Blancett OldakerFebruary 16, 1948-June 18, 1997It has been sixteen years since God took your hand. We think about you every day, and cherish our memories. Mom, Judy, Jerry, Kristie, Amie, and Harold.

In MemoryMARY SHEAFFER

In memory
INMEMORYMary Giles Sheaffer Feb. 17, 1926 -June 18, 2012We cried when you passed away, we still cry today. Although we loved you dearly, we couldn't make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working

In MemorySandra Whitaker

In memory
Sandra (Minor) Whitaker June 6, 1947-June 18, 2010 We love and miss you. Louise, Roy, Martha, David, children Randy, Teresa, Jeff, grandchildren and great-grandchilren
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