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Local Obits for Fri. Jun 21, 2013



Helen Adkins

Hamilton county
Helen AkinsHelen Juanita "Boosie" Alexander Akins, 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.

Robert Bailey

Hamilton county
Robert Murl "Buddy" Bailey, 95, of Ringgold, Ga., 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

Kenneth Barker

Hamilton county
Kenneth Wayne Barker, 79, of Hixson, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.

Mae Bryant

Tennessee
TEN MILE Mae Bryant, 86, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013.The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. today at Bowers Funeral Home with funeral services at 7 p.m.Interment at 11 a.m. Saturday at

Glennie Cameron

Georgia
TRENTON Glennie C. Cameron, 89, went to be with the Lord Thursday Morning June 20, 2013.She was a member of the Bible Missionary Church in Trenton. Mrs. Cameron was also associated with Cameron

Stanley Charles

Georgia
TUNNEL HILL Stanley Edward Charles, 76, departed this life Wednesday, June 19, 2013.He was born in Gordon County, Ga., to the late Jessie and Ora Mae McGaha Charles. Stanley retired from trucking in the

David Claridy

Georgia
Rev. David Wilson Claridy Sr., 68, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in a local hospital.Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Rev. Roger

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

Ronald Davis

Tennessee
Sr.WHITWELL Ronald "Ronnie" Louis Davis Sr., 67, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013.He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis Lee and Gertrude Davis. Mr. Davis was a member of Grace Baptist

Allen Dent

Hamilton county
Sr.Richie Allen Dent Sr., 75, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2013.Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 24, 2013, in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Phil

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

Joyce Ford

Tennessee
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
Jr.James Edward Foster Jr., 61, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in a local hospital.He was formerly employed by Southern Railroad. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.

Charles Gearhiser

Hamilton county
Charles Josef Gearhiser died Monday, June 17, 2013, surrounded by his three children..Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2013, at Heritage Funeral Home, with the Rev. and Hon. Samuel H. Payne

Jere Gifford

Tennessee
Jr.Jere "Mark" Gifford Jr. 55, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2013.At Mark's request, he will be cremated.Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today, June 21.Memorial service at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22.Entombment in Franklin

Shirley Goins

Tennessee
MADISONVILLE Shirley Harris Goins, 65, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013, at University of Tennessee Medical Center.A private family service will be held at a later date.Please visit www.serenityfunerals.com for more information.Serenity Funeral Home

Mary Griffith

Hamilton county
Mary Ella Winchester Griffith, 87, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2013.Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with Minister James Eaton officiating.Burial will

Mildred Hamby

Hamilton county
Mildred Smith Hamby, 87, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013, at her home.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Legacy Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Soddy-Daisy. 843-2525.

Lois Harvey

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Lois Harvey, 76, died Thursday, June 20, 2013.Survivors include her son, Donald Alan Harvey, Hendersonville, Tenn.Mrs. Harvey was cremated and a private memorial services will be at a later date.No flowers, memorials to

Bonnie Helms

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Bonnie Louise Helms, 64, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013, in DeKalb Regional Medical Centr.Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial will follow in

Sandra Holton

Georgia
MARIETTA Sandra Bishop Holton, 69, died Thursday, June 6, 2013.A native of South Pittsburg, Tenn., Mrs. Holton had lived in Marietta for 46 years. She held a masters degree in education from the University

Arlandres Horton

Tennessee
SPRING CITY Arlandres Horton, 77, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013.He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Patricia C. Horton, of Spring City.A memorial service will be announced at a later date.Vaughn Funeral

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

Brock Lord

Hamilton county
Brock Dennison Lord, 23-day-old infant son of M. Ellis and Brittney Bennett Lord, entered his heavenly home on Thursday, June 20, 2013.Brock is also survived by his twin brothers, Matthew Ellis and Clayton Charles Lord;

Jeffrey McKissick

Tennessee
GEORGETOWN Jeffrey T. McKissick, 52, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013.Survivors are aunt and uncle, Eva Gail and Dennis Bailey; great-aunts, Frances Jordan and Alpha Combs.Graveside will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sylar

Rickie Parker

Hamilton county
Rickie L. Parker, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013, at his residence.He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse Lee Parker; grandfathers, Jesse Parker, Joe Brown, Robert L. Smith and Ezell Parks;

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 Norbert Reinert COL. (Ret.) U.S. Army, 81, of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Piedmont Fayette Hospital after a long illness.Col. Reinert was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Kathy Russell

Hamilton county
Kathy Lea Russell, 53, of Ooltewah, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2013.Mrs. Russell was born in Atlanta, to the late Fred and Mary McMickle. She was a graduate of the University of Georgia. She

Margaret Sisson

Georgia
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

George Stepney

Hamilton county
Jr.George Lee Stepney Jr., 49, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013, in a local hospital.He was a native of New York and was formerly employed by the New York Library.He was preceded

Angela Watkins

Hamilton county
Angela Denette Watkins, 45, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2013 in Orlando, Fla.Services will be held at noon Saturday, June 22, 2013, in the chapel with Rev. Calvin White officiating. Interment in Forest

Ernest Webb

Hamilton county
Ernest D. Webb, 62, left this world on Wednesday, June 19, 2013.He was born Aug. 17, 1950 in Marion County to the late Turner Webb and Gladys Roe Webb. He was a veteran of the

Willard Wolff

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Willard Wolff, 87, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.He was retired from U.S. Pipe was a World War II veteran, a Golden Gloves Wrestler and a member of

In MemoryDonna Lassetter

In memory
INMEMORYDonna Jaynes LassetterJune 21stIts your birthday!We lost you to Gods calling on May 18, 2006; but we will always cherish our memories of you.Will, Christa and Family

In MemoryAnnie Tramble

In memory
Annie Bell (Hannah) TrambleWho departed this life June 21, 1961We embrace the beautiful memory of our mother today. We share our life, living and loving each other and thanking God every day for our blessings.
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