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Local Obits for Tue. Jun 25, 2013



Vivian Battaglia

Tennessee
Elaine BattagliaDUNLAP Vivian Elaine Battaglia, 68, of the Cagle Community has gone to rest awaiting her Lord's return Saturday, June 22, 2013, at the Sheltering Arms Home in Palmer, Tenn.She was a member of

Desmond Brown

Hamilton county
Desmond Brown, 26, passed away Monday, June 24, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Karen Caldwell

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Karen Estell Dillard Caldwell, 57, died Friday, June 22, 2013.Survivors: children, John Caldwell, Joseph Caldwell, April Tresvant, Crystal Spriggs; brother, Tommy Dillard; six grandchildren.Memorial service 7 p.m. today, June 25, at Mason Funeral Home.Visitation

Demetrius Davis

Hamilton county
Demetrius Davis, 19, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013, in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Icye Elder

Georgia
RINGGOLD Icye Idella Elder, 65, died Sunday, June 23, 2013.She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia, and is survived by her husband of 27 years, John Elder. She is also survived by three

Jonathan Evans

Tennessee
JASPER Jonathan "Doughboy" Ray Evans, 20, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013.Jonathan was a member of the 2012 graduating class of Marion County High School.He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfathers,

Bernard Finley

Hamilton county
Bernard Finley, 96, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, June 24, 2013 at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Adele Frumin

Other areas
CHICAGO, Il.Adele (nee Miller) Frumin passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013.She was beloved wife of the late Howard Frumin; devoted mother of Susanne (Michael) Peters; loving sister of Shari Cayle and the late

William Gordy

Georgia
RINGGOLD William Charles Gordy, 77, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013.He was retired from Shaw Industries and a member of Westside Baptist Church.He was predeceased by his former wife, Addie Gordy; parents, George and

Keith Harris

Georgia
CALHOUN Keith Delane Harris, 50, passed awy Friday, June 21, 2013.Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Sonoravile Baptist Church with military honors with the Rev. Eric Harris as eulogist.Arrangements by Willis

Thomas Henry

Tennessee
WHITWELL Thomas Larry Henry, 67, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013.He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Henry; brother, Charles Henry.Those left to cherish his memories are daughter, Tonya Henry; mother, Genevieve

Linda Holt

Hamilton county
Linda Martin Holt, 61, of Ooltewah, died Sunday, June 23, 2013.She was born June 21, 1952 in Chattanooga, daughter of the late William T. Martin and Evie Dover Martin. She was a member of Ooltewah

Arlandres Horton

Tennessee
SPRING CITY Arlandres Horton, 77, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013.A native of Milan (Gibson County), Tenn., he was the son of the late Arthur Horton and Effie Thomas Horton. He was the youngest of

Charlie Hughes

Alabama
FYFFE Charlie Lee Hughes, 78, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2013.Funeral is set for 2 p.m. today, June 25, in the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Rev. Morell Upchurch and Rev. David Chandler

Michael Hunt

Hamilton county
Jr.Michael Lebron Hunt Jr., 31, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013, in a local hospital.He attended Tyner High School and was a member of Mt. Canaan Baptist Church.He was preceded in death

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

Patricia Key

Hamilton county
Patricia Ann Key passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.She was the daughter of Clifford Elmer and Jean Manard Key; and had one brother, Billy Key, who all preceded her

Jeff Kilgore

Tennessee
DAYTON Jeff Kilgore, 42, formerly of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2013, at his home.Jeff was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Kilgore; brothers, Ronnie and Phillip Kilgore.Survivors include
TRION Carlton Lee Kitchens, 73, died Sunday, June 23, 2013. Survivors, companion, Margaret Stinson; children, Andy Kitchens, Sharon Kitchens, Charlene Sanchez, Angie Edwards, Christy Kitchens, brother, Wayne Kitchens; five grandchildren.Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday, June
LaFAYETTE Barbara Stoker Lankford, 72, a loving mother went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 23, 2013.Preceded in death by her husband, Bobby

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. today at

Stella McAdams

Alabama
IDER Stella "Granny" McAdams, 75, died Sunday, June 23, 2013, at her residence.Survivors include, husband, Jack Copeland; daughter, Kathy (Stan) Tidmore; sons, Charles McAdams, Dale (Kathy) McAdams, Lisa (Paul) Lewin, Russell (Jennifer) Copeland, Steven

Marlene McLean

Georgia
Marlene Joyce Sharrock McLean, 81 passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013, with her children by her side, at Heritage Nursing Home in Corbin, Ky. She resided in Crobin for the past 10 years.She

Kenneth Moore

Tennessee
ATHENS Kenneth M. Moore, 57, passed away Monday morning, June 24, 2013, at his residence.The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care

Betty Needham

Hamilton county
Betty Long "Betty Jo" Needham, 80, joined her beloved husband Victor in heaven on Saturday, June 22, 2013.Services will be held at 10 a.m. this Wednesday at Christ United Methodist Church.Interment will be at National

Jackie Reeves

Hamilton county
Jackie Woodrow Reeves, 73, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, June 16, 2013, at his residence.He was born May 11, 1941 in Cleveland, Ohio.He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marsha Ann (Dejurnett; son, Jackie

William Roesell

Hamilton county
William A. Roesell, 90 of Ooltewah, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.

Joann Rutledge

Hamilton county
Joann Watson Rutledge, 79, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2013.Joann was a native of Chattanooga; she graduated from City High School.Joann graduated from Tennessee Tech with a degree in mathatics.She retired from Hamilton County

Mabel Scruggs

Hamilton county
Mabel Humphrey Scruggs, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, June 23, 2013, in a local hospital.Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home.

Arless Stonecipher

Hamilton county
Arless E. Stonecipher, 82, a resident of Ooltewah, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013.A veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict, he served as Platoon Sergeant of the Security and Reconnaissance Platoon.

George Temples

Tennessee
Jr.George Wilson Temples, Jr. passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Southern Hills Medical Center.Funeral services will be 3 p.m. today, June 25, 2013, at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Watson-North Memorial Park.Moore-Cortner Funeral Home,

In MemoryBILLY JACK

In memory
JR."BJ"June 25, 1985- April 18, 2008Happy 28th Birthday.I miss you and I love you.Love, Mama and Larry.

In MemoryDorothy Smith

In memory
June 23, 2011 who departed this life two years ago . We love you and we miss you. You will always be remembered. Your sister, Willie Mae Ferguson, Family and a host of

In MemoryJohn Studimire

In memory
INMEMORYIn Loving Memory of our father Mr. John G. Studimire(Stud)Sept. 18, 1940-June 25, 2008(May you rest in peace)A fathers love is a forever treasure:We cant believe its been five years. Its still so hard to
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