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Local Obits for Mon. Jun 24, 2013



Steven

Hamilton county
Steven SmithSteven Clinton Smith, 44, of Signal Mountain died Thursday, June 20, 2013 at his home. He had lived in the Chattanooga area all of his life. Mr. Smith was a

Kenneth Belue

Hamilton county
Kenneth Lamar Belue, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully to rest in the arms of Jesus on Friday, June 21, 2013.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with

Willodean Berdal

Hamilton county
Willodean Wood Burgess Berdal, 90, of Chattanooga died Friday June 21, 2013 at her home.Funeral services will be at held at 11 a.m. today at Lane Funeral Home 601 Ashland Terrace with Chaplain Christy Bonner

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. today at the funeral home. Funeral Services will be

Leroy Cameron

Georgia
FORTOGLETHORPE Leroy "Fireball" Cameron, 77, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013 in a local hospital.Funeral services will be held today at 1 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Ellison officiating.

Ruby Dailey

Hamilton county
Ruby Cline Dailey, 87, of Hixson, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013.Mrs. Dailey retired from Hancock Fabrics after many years of service. She was of the Baptist faith.She was preceded in death by her husband,

Billie Daniel

Hamilton county
Billie Robinson Daniel, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at her home. She was born June 9, 1943 and was predeceased by her husband, Leonard "Toby" Daniel. She owned (with

Michael Devita

Hamilton county
Michael Devita, 57, of Soddy-Daisy passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013 at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home and Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN. 37343,

Genevieve Dickerson

Hamilton county
Genevieve Dickerson, 94, of Collegedale, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013 in a local healthcare facility.A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Sheila Ferguson

Georgia
LAFAYETTE Sheila Kay Childs Ferguson, 55, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013. She was born Nov. 20, 1957 in Blue Earth, MN. She was of the Lutheran Faith, enjoyed flowers, gardening, cooking, and woodcarving

Max Fleischmann

Hamilton county
Jr.,Max Fleischmann Jr., 87, of Ooltewah passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013 at a local healthcare facility.He was born in Astoria, N.Y., in 1925 and lived in the Chattanooga area since 1988.

Larry Fortson

Hamilton county
Larry L. "Jake" Fortson, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013, of a sudden illness.Funeral service will be at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home.Burial: Chattanooga National Cemetery.

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

Bonnie Hixson

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Bonnie Vann Hixson, 84, passed away on Sunday June 23, 2013 after suffering many years with Alzheimer's disease.She was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church. She

Isis Istiphan

Hamilton county
Isis Istiphan, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2013. She was 93 years old.She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.Isis is survived by a brother, Shawky Botros and wife, Shakeh, of

Jimmie Jones

Tennessee
, Sr.WHITWELL Jimmie Harold Jones, Sr., 74, of Sequatchie, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Leonard and Bertie Lee Jones; daughter, Virginia Rapier; granddaughter, Crystal

Minnie Lee

Hamilton county
Minnie M. Lee, 74, of Chattanooga passed away Monday June 17, 2013 in a local hospital.Survivors are husband, Lin-Fa Lee and son, Lawrence F. Lee.Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday June 25,

Frances Longley

Georgia
Frances NormanROSSVILLE Norman, 85, departed this life Saturday, June 22, 2013. She was born in Apison, Tenn., to the late P.D. and Della Longley. Frances retired from Heritage Manor Nursing Home after 10+

Clyde Matthews

Hamilton county
Clyde "Stan" Matthews, 81, of Ooltewah, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013. A native of Scottsboro, Ala., he was the son of the late Clyde and Pearl Matthews, but has been a resident of the

Marvin Mickel

Tennessee
KNOXVILLE Marvin Mickel, 77, formerly of Dayton died Friday morning June 21, 2013 in a Knoxville hospital. Marvin was born in Dayton on Feb. 1, 1936 the son of the late George and

Betty Needham

Hamilton county
Betty Long (Betty Jo) Needham, 80, joined her beloved husband Victor in heaven on Saturday, June 22, 2013. Betty will be greatly missed by her family and friends, but her long suffering has ended and

Minnie Riha

Georgia
RINGGOLD Minnie Mae Riha, 75, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2013.Funeral services will be held today at 1 p.m. at the Chattanooga Valley Baptist Church with Pastor Billy Jacks officiating. Burial will

Bill Robinson

Hamilton county
William A. "Bill" Robinson 86, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013 in a local hospital.He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga. Bill was a retired Captain from the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, he also

Charles Sanders

Tennessee
, Jr.DUNLAP Charles Franklin Sanders, Jr., 90, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2013 in an area hospital. Mr. Sanders was a member of IBEW Local 175 for sixty seven years. He was a

Cleve Smith

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Cleve "Buddy" Smith, 65, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013 at a local hospital.He was a retired U. S. Army veteran serving during the Vietnam Conflict, a retired U. S. Postal worker and

Lorene Swafford

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Lorene H. Swafford, 101, died Saturday June 22, 2013. She was a member of the Pikeville United Methodist Church. Lorene was a retired school teacher, a member of the Bledsoe County Retired Teachers

Tommy Thompson

Alabama
FORTPAYNE Tommy Warren Thompson, 66, passed away Thursday June 20, 2013 in Birmingham.Funeral arrangements to be announced by W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.

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

In MemoryPatsy Eaton

In memory
INMEMORYPatsy Robison EatonMarch 28, 1945 - June 24, 2012God blessed our family with the most amazing Mother ever! We were so fortunate to have you in our life. You were the best Mamaw ever

In MemoryLavonne Griffin

In memory
INMEMORYLAVONNE GRIFFINJune 24, 1942 - April 6, 2008Happy Birthday to our loving mother. With Love, your Children and Family

In MemoryMarilyn Stevens

In memory
MARILYN JUNE STEVENSJUNE 24, 1927 - JULY 7, 2008
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