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Local Obits for Wed. Jun 19, 2013

Helen Adkins

Hamilton county
Helen Juanita "Boosie" Alexander Adkins, 83, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, June 18, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave 423-265-4414.

Agnes Barajas

WHITWELL Agnes Higgins Barajas, 78, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013.She was preceded in death by her husband, Israel Barajas; parents, Howard and Hallie Higgins; sister, Odean Higgins; brother, Daniel Higgins; two grandchildren, Shawn

Harley Brown

RINGGOLD Harley Joseph Brown, 66, passed away Monday June 17, 2013, at his residence.A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Harley loved cars, especially his

Robert Cash

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

Patricia Clark

WINCHESTER Patricia Marie Clark, 57, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013, at Southern TN Medical Center.Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Moore-Cortner Chapel

Shirley Crabtree

Hamilton county
Sharley Crabtree, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013.She was of the Baptist faith and was retired as co-owner of Ace Oil Co.Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Webster Crabtree;

Louise Denton

LAFAYETTE 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; brother, Gene and wife Martha B.

Claude Dobbs

Hamilton county
Claude Brooks Dobbs, 89, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at his home.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike. 423- 531-3975.

Allen Ford

Hamilton county
Joseph Allen Ford, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Lenoir City, Tenn.He was the son of the late Martin and Ava Ford and was preceded in death by his son, Joseph

Larry Fortson

Hamilton county
Larry Fortson, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013 at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Charles Gearhiser

Hamilton county
Charles Josef Gearhiser died Monday, June 17, 2013, surrounded by his three children.He was born on Aug. 14, 1938 in Dyersburg, Tenn., to Josephine Plant Gearhiser Wickham and Charles Josef Gearhiser Sr.Charlie, as he was

Martha George

Hamilton county
Martha P. George, 91, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away from her home and went to be with her Lord. On Monday, June 17, 2013, a sunbeam vanished from this world.There is no

Mattie Kilby

ROSSVILLE Mattie Grace Ponder Kilby, 53, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013, at a local hospital.Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.comFuneral services will be held today, June 19, at 1 p.m. in the South

Judith King

SOUTH PITTSBURG Judith Evans King, 67, died Sunday, June 16, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family.Funeral services will be conducted from the South Pittsburg Chapel of Rogers Funeral Home at 2 p.m.

Roland Lee

Hamilton county
Roland Melvin Lee, 68, of Chattanooga, died Friday, May 31, 2013.He was born Aug. 13, 1944 in East Saint Louis, Ill., to the late Fortis Melvin Lee and Patricia Webb Lee. He was a member

Minnie Lee

Hamilton county
Minnie M. Lee, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013.Arrangements to be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Daniel McIntyre

ROSSVILLE Daniel Layne McIntyre, 38, formerly of Dalton, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013, at Parkridge Hospital In Chattanooga.He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Bowman McIntyre; sister, Deborah Jean McIntyre; and grandparents,

James Meeks

TRACY CITY James Gregory "Red" Meeks, 47, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013.Funeral 4 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Minister Matthew Meeks officiating.Burial in Clouse Hill Cemetery.Online condolences: by Foster

Naomi Poe

ATHENS Naomi Beam Poe, 91, died Saturday, June 15, 2013, a local healthcare facilty.Survivors include four children, Sandra Snethen, Charles William and Alfred Poe.The family will have private services at a later

Minnie Riha

RINGGOLD Minnie Mae Riha, 75, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at her residence.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located at the end of

Willie Roberts

Hamilton county
Willie L. Roberts, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2013. She was 89 years old.Willie was one of twelve children and she retired from AT&T with over 45 years of service.Willie was

Heath Shipley

Hamilton county
Heath Montgomery Shipley, 39, passed away at his home on Thursday, June 13, 2013.Today he lives in paradise with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and his best friend, his father, Jimmy Shipley.He is

Margaret Sisson

Hamilton county
RINGGOLD Margaret Vivian Sisson, 93, died Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at her residence.Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel.The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m.
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 her husband,

Randy Thompson

SUMMERVILLE Randy Thompson, 55, died Monday, June 17, 2013.Survivors, wife, Sherry Thompson; son, Billy Thompson; daughter, Heather Westbrook; sisters, Gaynell Garner, Kathy Wilkerson; sister-in-law, Dorothy Thompson; grandchildren, Brianna Westbrook, R.J. Westbrook, Brandon Thompson; several

William Thompson

ROCKWOOD William E. "Bill" Thompson, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013, at home in Rockwood.He was born Jan. 17, 1938, in Pleasant Hill, Tenn., to Carl A. and Ola Dell Scarbrough Thompson, the first

Beatrice Vandergri

Hamilton county
ffDemorhea Beatrice Simpson Vandergriff, 87, of East Ridge, died on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in Lawrenceburg, Tenn.A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South, with Harold

Martha White

DAWSON Martha White, 76, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2013, at her home.Funeral is set for Tuesday, June 18, 2013, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Rev. Roger M. White and Rev. DeWayne
Sr.DALTON Charles "Charlie" A. Whitener Sr., 75, died Saturday, June 15, 2013.Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday from the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Chatsworth.The family will receive friends from 5


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