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Local Obits for Wed. Jun 26, 2013


Hamilton county
Patricia AllenPatricia "Patty" Pitts Allen, of Hixson, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2013. She was 83 years old.She was a native of Daisy, Tenn., but spent many years living abroad. Patricia lived in Washington,

Edward Barnes

BRIDGEPORT Edward Oran Barnes, 60 died Monday, June 24, 2013, at his home.Eddie was the son of Roam Oran and Edna Jean Coffman Barnes born March 18, 1953 in Bridgeport. He had worked

Raymond Brown

Hamilton county
Raymond "Ray Baby" Brown, 73, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013.Survivors include his children, Raymond Brown Jr., Rasheeta Hudgens, and Regina Wilson; sisters, Betty and Nancy Brown, other relatives and dear friends.Family and friends will

Donald Bryant

CHICKAMAUGA Donald Bryant, 65, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Chickamauga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.
SUMMERVILLE James Curtis Christopher, 88, died Sunday, June 23, 2013. Survivors, son, James Christopher; stepsons, Anthony Christopher, Tim Christopher; and a grandchild, Sandra Moseley.Funeral is 7 p.m. today, June 27, 2013 at Mason

Evelyn Clark

VALLEY HEAD Evelyn S. Clark, 95, died Monday, June 24, 2013, at Brookwood Medical Center.Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Lookout Chapel Methodist with Rev. Jim Russell officiating.Visitation noon-2 p.m. Friday at

Cora Culp

TAFT Cora Culp, 87, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013.Funeral will be 2 p.m Friday, June 28, in the chapel of Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.Visitation 3-8 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday.Burial in Lake
PIKEVILLE Jeanelle Sapp Cunningham, 84, passed away early Tuesday morning, June 25, 2013.She was born on July 12, 1928 to parents, William "Bill" Jennings Sapp and Dixie Lee Martin Sapp. She was a member

Mike DeVita

Hamilton county
Michele "Mike" DeVita, 57, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013, at his home.A native of Solofra, Italy, Mike was a son of the late Gerardo and Antonietta DeVita. He migrated to the United

Judy Edmondson

ROSSVILLE Judy Kaye Edmondson, 56, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2013, at her residence.Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. today, June 26, in the South Crest Chapel.To share expressions of sympathy,

Bernard Finley

Hamilton county
Sr.Bernard C. Finley Sr., 96, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, June 24, 2013, at his residence.He was retired from Bungee Oil after many years of service. He was a member of Chandler Chapel Baptist

Allison Flint

Hamilton county
,Allison Elaine Flint, 34, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013. She was the only child born to Wanda Smith Flint ONeal and Bennie M. Flint, on Dec. 1, 1978.She was baptized at an early age

Aaron Forrest

Hamilton county
Aaron Leon "Red" Forrest, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 24, 2013. He was 85 years old.Aaron was retired from Norfolk Southern Railway. He served our country in the

Steven French

WHITWELL Steven Neal French, 55, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013.He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Edward French; sister, Tammy Lynn Morrison. Those left to cherish his memories are two children,

Martha Hampsher

Hamilton county
Martha Leob Hampsher, 85, of Red Bank, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2013.Martha was the daughter of the late George and Myra Leob, she was born on July, 7, 1927 in Corry, Pa. Martha
TUNNEL HILL Annette Hendricks, 77, died Sunday, June 23, 2013.Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today from the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Tunnel Hill.Online condolences may be offered at

Michael Hunt

Hamilton county
, Jr.Michael Lebron Hunt, Jr., 31, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013 in a local hospital. Funeral: at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Ternae Jordan Sr. as

Starling Johnson

Hamilton county
Starling H. Johnson, 66, of Chattanooga, transitioned on Thursday, June 20, 2013.He moved to Tennessee from Michigan in the late 1990s. Always a dedicated member of the community he sought to provide support to those

Marlene McLean

Hamilton county
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 Corbin for the past 10 yearsFuneral

Hurdist Nolen

ROSSVILLE Hurdist Nolen, 74, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

Bill Roessel

Hamilton county
William A. Roessel, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013, in a local health care facility.He was the son of the late Lawrence and Mary Roessel and was preceded in death by his

James Rogers

WHITWELL James Howard Rogers, 89, died Monday, June 24, 2013, at Valley View Assisted Living after many years with Alzheimers disease.He served in the U.S. Army, 272nd Field Artillery Battalion during World War II.

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 mathematics.She retired from Hamilton County

Isaac Ryan

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Isaac Newton "Newt" Ryan, 91, went to be with the Lord Sunday, June 22, 2013.Newt was born Oct. 31, 1921, the 9th child of Luther Erskine Ryan Sr. and Nannie Vaughan Ryan

Cleve Smith

ROSSVILLE Cleve "Buddy" Smith, 65, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013, at a local hospital.Condolences may be sent to services will be held at 2:30 p.m. today June 26, 2013, in Chattanooga National

Meta Smith

KNOXVILLEMeta "Mimi" Johnson Kenan Smith passed away Monday, June 24, 2013.She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Holmes Kenan and Mary Colyar Johnson Kenan; and her son-in-law, William R. Lucas Jr.She is survived

Brenda Stoner

FORT OGLETHORPE Brenda Sue Bell Stoner, 62, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Tuesday morning, June 25, 2013, after her 24-year battle with cancer.She was a wonderful mother and friend.

Scott Vitatoe

Hamilton county
Anthony Scott Vitatoe, 50, lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013.A 1981 graduate of City High School, had been employed by WTVC before working at WDEF TV as Production Manager for 18
ATLANTA Dr. Robert Simeon Whitelaw Jr., 66, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013, in Highlands, N.C.A loving father and grandfather, he was affectionately known as "Gramps" by his grandchildren. His eldest son, Robert

Eva Yearby

Hamilton county
Eva Yearby, 79, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

In MemoryMark Rouse

In memory
INMEMORYMARK D. ROUSE Sept. 2, 1958-June 26, 2012We love and miss you.Children, Justin, Jennifer, and Maegan; Mom, Cecile Lowe; Sisters Janet Wright and Nancy Hale; Grandchildren,other family and friends
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