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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 20, 2013


Hamilton county
Beatrice VandergriffDemorhea Beatrice Simpson Vandergriff, 87, of East Ridge, died on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in Lawrenceburg, Tenn.She worked as a waitress at the Incline Restaurant for several years and was a member of Spring

Herman Akin

OCOEE Herman Akin, 90, died Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Survivors: wife, Dixie Akin; sons, Jerry (Stacey) Akin and John (Sherry) Akin; twin granddaughters, Kyra and Madison Akin.Funeral 8 p.m. today at Higgins

Robert Bailey

Hamilton county
Robert Murl "Buddy" Bailey, 95, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at his home.Buddy was a farmer for years and also retired from Converse Steel.Buddy was preceded in death by his wife, Irene

Samuel Barnett

Hamilton county
Samuel C. Barnett, 91, of Chattanooga and formerly of Atlanta died Wednesday, June 19, 2013.Dr. Barnett received his undergraduate degree in industrial engineering from Georgia Tech in 1948 and his Ph.D in mechanical engineering also

Melvin Butler

Hamilton county
Melvin M. Butler, 67, died Friday, May 31, 2013, in San Francisco, Calif.Preceded in death by parents, Fannie A. and Robert L. Butler; siblings, William H. Butler, Fannie A. Smith, Annie P. Kane and Bobbie

Nathaniel Carter

Hamilton county
Sr.Nathaniel Carter Sr., 84, departed this life on Friday, June 14, 2013, at a local healthcare facility.He was born on Oct. 5, 1928.Nathaniel graduated from Howard High School in 1946. He was a

David Claridy

Hamilton county
Rev. Sr.Rev. David Wilson Claridy Sr., 68, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in a local hospital.Rev. Claridy spent many years as an evangelist, was a member of Suck Creek Baptist

Betty Cummings

Hamilton county
Betty Hamilton Cummings, 93, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2013.She was the wife of the late John Walter Cummings III and the daughter of the late Emily Carter Hamilton and

Will Curtis

Jr.DALTON Will Henry "W.H." Curtis Jr. passed away Monday, June 17, 2013.Homegoing service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday from Pine Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Daniel Smith officiating.Interment in church cemetery.Arrangements by

Claude Dobbs

Hamilton county
Claude Brooks "CB" Dobbs, 89, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 18, 2013, surrounded by the family he loved so well.An excellent golfer he shot his age over 100 times between the ages of 68 and

Herbert Duncan

Jr.LaFAYETTE Herbert "Bart" Duncan Jr., 56, died Tuesday, June 18, 2013.Herbert was a wonderful man. His family and friends will all miss him.Services will be private.The arrangements are

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

Joyce Ford

GEORGETOWN Joyce W. Ford, 77, a resident of Georgetown, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 16, 2013.Joyce was born on March 30, 1936 in Chattanooga. She was a 1955 graduate of

James Foster

Hamilton county
James Foster, 61, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Michael Gaines

Hamilton county
Michael Gaines, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, June 16, 2013, in a health care facility.Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home, 423-267-1244.

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.Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and noon to 1 p.m. on

Mary Griffith

Hamilton county
Mary Ella Winchester Griffith, 87, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2013.She was born on Jan. 10, 1926, in Chattanooga. She was a member of White Oak Church of Christ and

Betty Hill

KINGSTON Betty Jo Hill, 78, died Monday, June 17, 2013.Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.Interment in Spring City Cemetery.Visitation 6 to 8 p.m.

Mattie Howard

Hamilton county
Mattie L. "Pat" Howard, 81, of Ooltewah, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013.My precious sweetheart has broken the surly bonds of Earths pain, sins and troubles to go and be with the Lord Jesus Christ

Walter Irick

Sr.ROSSVILLE Walter Lee Irick Sr., 68, died on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Memorial Hospital.Walter was the son of the late Zachary and Ida Tucker Irick.He was preceded in death by his second

Madge Kilgore

Hamilton county
Madge Marie Givens Kilgore, 88, went home on the wings of angels on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at NHC Parkwood.Born in Pikeville, she was a long time resident of Victoria, Tenn., before spending her final

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,

CL Michaels

Hamilton county
C.L. Michaels, 90, of Lookout Valley, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013.He was a member of Valley Memorial Baptist Church, worked at Combustion Engineering 42 years, was a veteran of WW II, serving aboard

Joe Morris

DALLAS, Texas Joe Milton Morris, 94 passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2013. There will be a military graveside service at Blue Springs Cemetery in Larkinsville, Ala. at 11 a.m. CDTon Wednesday.Rudder Funeral

Lucille Paul

Hamilton county
Lucille Paul, 84, a resident of Chattanooga, formerly of Butler, Pa., passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at her residence.She attended the Chattanooga First Seventh-day Adventist Church. She was a master knitter and enjoyed playing

Gary Rapier

Hamilton county
Gary Allen Rapier, 62, former Chattanooga resident passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2013.A memorial services will be noon Saturday, June 22, 2013, at W.L. Wilson & Sons Fort Oglethorpe Chapel in Fort Oglethorpe, with

Norbert Reinert

Hamilton county
Col. Col. Norbert Martin Reinert, 82, of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Minnie Riha

RINGGOLD Minnie Mae Riha, 75, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2013.Mrs. Riha was a native of Cleveland, Okla. and spent many years in California before moving to Chickamauga in 1994. She was

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

Sarah Sibert

FYFFE SarahHarris Sibert, 89, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013.Funeral service will be 2 p.m. CDT today from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Terry Turner and the Rev. Billy Smothers will

Margaret Sisson

RINGGOLD Margaret Vivian Rigsby Sisson, 93, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at her residence.She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Marvin Lee Sisson; her

Angela Watkins

Hamilton county
Angela D. Watkins, 45, passed away Friday, June 14, 2013, in Orlando, Fla.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Dean Wells

ROCK SPRING Dean Arnold Wells, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2013.Dean had recently moved back to the North Georgia Area from Lake Park, Ga. and had moved his membership from First Baptist Church

Georgia Williamson

Hamilton county
Georgia Williamson, 90, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at a local health care facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Willard Wolff

ROSSVILLE Willard Wolff, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in local healthcare facility.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home, Rossville.


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