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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 22, 2013


Hamilton county
Faye HagermakerFaye Hagermaker, 79, Chattanooga, died Friday, June 21, 2013.She was a member of Temple Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Hagermaker.Survivors are sister,Geneva Byrd, Chattanooga.Memorial contributions may be made

Helen Akins

Hamilton county
Helen J. "Boosie" Akins, 83, of Chattanooga, passed on Monday, June 17, 2003, at a local health care facility.She attended the East Fifth Street School, a retiree of Erlanger, member of the Rooster Channel Jumpers

Wayne Barker

Hamilton county
Kenneth Wayne Barker, 79, of Hixson, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013, with his devoted family at his side.Wayne was a devout family man and a proud Navy Veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict.

Kenneth Belue

Hamilton county
Kenneth Lamar Belue, 83, passed away peacefully to rest in the arms of Jesus on Friday, June 21, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory located at

Hazel Burns

Hamilton county
Hazel Ruth Boggs Burns, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013, at home surrounded by her family.Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Funeral Services will

Jack Campbell

Sr.RINGGOLD Jack Harris Campbell Sr., 78, died Friday, June 21, 2013, in a local hospital.He was a member of Burning Bush Baptist Church and was ordained as a deacon at South Rossville Baptist

Mamie Carroll

SUMMERVILLE Mamie Carroll, 77, died Friday, June 21, 2013. Survivors, husband, Charles Carroll; children, Ronnie Carroll, Rhonda Van Gurp; brothers, Grady Winters, Charles Winters, Raymond Winters; sisters, Sarah Duckett, Marie Broyles, Hattie Dentmon, Mary

Audrey Chapman

LaFAYETTE Audrey Hixson Chapman, 81, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013.She was born to the late Jim and Essie Hixson in Ringgold on Jan. 8, 1932.Audrey was of the Baptist faith, a former employee

Phyllis Chattam

CALHOUN Phyllis Delette Chattam, 58, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013.Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Friendship Baptist Church.The family will receive friends at the church from 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday.Interment in Chandler

Betty Chunn

Hamilton county
Betty Chunn, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.


Hamilton county
O.D. BushO.D. Bush, 86, of East Ridge, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2013.Mr. Bush was born and raised in Colquitt, Ga. He retired as a self-employed engraver working exclusively for Frost Cutlery. He was

Nancy Dender

ETOWAH Nancy Cantrell Dender, 84, passed away on Thursday night, June 20, 2013. A lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was a daughter of the late Franklin M. and May Matilda Hale Cantrell.She

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

William Duran

CHICKAMAUGA William C. Duran, 93, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home, Rossville.

James Foster

Hamilton county
Jr.James Edward Foster Jr., 61, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in a local hospital.Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home.

Michae Gaines

Hamilton county
Michael B. Gaines, 54, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013, at a nursing facility in Etowah, Tenn., from a long battle with cancer.He graduated from Kirkman Tech, in 1978 and then joined the U.S. Army

Cobb Halll

Cobb HallBRIDGEPORT John Cobb Hall, 75, died Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga.Cobb was the son of the late John Allison and Lois Vivian Lovelady Hall born Sept. 14, 1937 in

Mildred Hamby

Hamilton county
Mildred Irene Hamby, 87, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at her home.Mrs. Hamby was a member of New Salem Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Albert Hamby;

Elton Harper

SCOTTSBORO Elton Ray Harper, 58, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Huntsville Hospital.Funeral is set for Sunday, June 23, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David Wilborn officiating.Family will accept friends

Marion Haynes

Hamilton county
Sr.Marion G. Haynes Sr., 67, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013, after a lengthy illness. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and attended Heritage Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the United

John Jarvis

Sr.ACWORTH John C. Jarvis Sr., 80, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013 at his residence.Mr. Jarvis served in the U.S. Army as a Paratrooper and was a Veteran of the Korean War. He

Thomas Kilgore

SEQUATCHIE Thomas "Tom" Kilgore passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013, at his home.Tom had worked at Wal-Mart in Kimball and was a member of Gospel Light Baptist Church. He was also a veteran of

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;

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 WWII, serving aboard the

Mary ONeal

Hamilton county
Mary Rolean Dunham ONeal, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Bob Osborne

TEN MILE Robert "Bob" Osborne, 80, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2013.Graveside service with military honors will be at 3:30 p.m. today, June 22, in Spring City Cemetery.Visitation is 1 to 3 p.m. today at

Mary Parham

Hamilton county
Mary ParhamMary Lee Parham, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away at her home Thursday, June 20, 2013.She was born in Tupelo, Miss., to her parents the late Samuel David and Annie V. Cox Bishop.

Rickie Parker

Hamilton county
Rickie L. Parker, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013, at his residence.A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home.

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

Norris Sims

TRENTON Riley Norris Sims, 61 passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013.He was a native of Trenton and 1970 graduate of Dade County High School. He served in the United States Navy; worked in

Steven Smith

Hamilton county
Steven Clinton Smith, 44, of Signal Mountain, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Tommy Smith

Rev. BRYANT Rev. Tommy Smith, 56, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013.He was a U.S. Army veteran, a loving husband, father, and grandfather, was pastor at Mount Olive Baptist Church for 10 years, and

George Stepney

Hamilton county
Jr.George Lee Stepney Jr., 49, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013, in a local hospital.The body will lie in state at 9 a.m. today with the funeral to follow at 11 a.m.

Mary Sue

CARTERSVILLE Mary Sue Williams Scott passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013.Graveside service will be 11 a.m. today at Oak Hill Cemetery with Bishop John Blunt offciating.Interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home,

James Tarver

PIKEVILLE James Edward "Jimmy" Tarver, 41, died Thursday, June 20, 2013.Service at 1 p.m. CDTMonday in the chapel.Visitation will begin 1-9 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until funeral time Monday.Burial in Dunn Cemetery.Online condolences

Velma Turner

SOUTH PITTSBURG Velma Frame Turner, 86, died Thursday, June 20, 2013.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. CDT on Monday, June 24, at Rogers Funeral Home, South Pittsburg.Visitation will be at the funeral

Doris White

TRION Doris Jean White, 74, died Thursday, June 20, 2013.Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.Interment in Summerville Cemetery.Visitation 6-8 p.m. today at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.

Moss White

Hamilton county
Marcellus Moss White, 89, of Signal Mountain, died Thursday, June 20, 2013, at a local hospital.A resident of Signal Mountain for 58 years, he was Elder Emeritus of Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church and a charter


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