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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 29, 2013

Sara Bible

Hamilton county
Sara Beth Sumner Bible, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at a local hospital.A native of Knoxville, Tenn., she has been a resident of the Chattanooga area most of her life. She

Mary Blanchard

Hamilton county
Mary Jane Forbes Blanchard passed away on Wednesday June 26, 2013. She lived her 91 years in Chattanooga, but enjoyed traveling with her family and friends to explore her Scottish roots, to support

James Brown

MCMINNVILLE James Allen "Jim" Brown, 62, passed away Friday June 28, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willis Eston Brown Sr. and Anna Bell Savage Brown along with his sister, Martha

Priscilla Bucher

Hamilton county
Priscilla Jo Bucher, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013, in a local hospital.Memorial services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Monday, July 1, 2013, at Rivermont Presbyterian Church on Hixson Pike locally, preceded

Andrew Bullard

Hamilton county
Dr. Rev. Jr.Dr. Rev. Andrew Jackson Bullard Jr., 79, went to be with the Lord Friday, June 21, 2013, after a lengthy illness. He was born Nov. 3, 1933. Rev. Bullard was Pastor Emeritus

Herbert Caldwell

COALMONT Mr. Herbert E. "Herbie" Caldwell, 83, of the Cumberland Heights Community and Palmer native passed away peacefully at his home Thursday June 27, 2013. Herbie was a coalminer and retired from Atlas

Demetrius Davis

Hamilton county
Demetrius Jerome Davis, 19, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013, in a local hospital.Funeral service will be at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Underwood as the

Melissa Edmondson

Hamilton county
Melissa Ann Edmondson, 47, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013 in a Hamilton County County Healthcare facility.There will be a private service at a later date. Professional services have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home

Douglas Hayes

Hamilton county
Douglas F. Hayes died peacefully at his home on Thursday, June 27, 2013, with his devoted wife at his side. He was 83 years old.Doug was the oldest of four children and was preceded in

Ann Hemphill

CANTON Ann Harbin Hemphill, 78, formerly of Chatsworth, died Thursday, June 27, 2013 in Northside Hospital-Cherokee.She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ione Hemphill.Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. today

Cordivie Hunter

Hamilton county
Cordivie Lee "Carbe" Hunter, 54, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, June 14, 2013, in a local hospital.The body will lie in state after 9:30 a.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home with a graveside service to

Virginia Jo

Hamilton county
Virginia Jo Birchett, 83, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in Chattanooga.She was born on Jan. 24, 1930 in Chattanooga, to Franklin Washington and Edith Hula Rymer.Jo grew up in Decatur, Tenn. She graduated

Jimmy Kaylor

Hamilton county
Jimmy F. Kaylor, 67, originally from Chattanooga, Tenn., and called home Bastrop, TX. Mr. Kaylor was a Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and Vietnam Veteran serving two tours in Vietnam. Mr. Kaylor is preceded

Ruby Ledbetter

BRYANT Ruby Voncill Winters Ledbetter went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, June 28, 2013.Ruby was born June 14, 1944, to the union of Frank and Plona Adkins Winters. She

Karen Malo

Hamilton county
Karen Sue Malo, 46, of Soddy Daisy, Tenn., passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at her residenceKaren was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church. She was a loving wife, mother and

Brenda Mayo

ROSSVILLE Brenda Gail Goodroe Mayo, 71 departed this life Thursday, June 27, 2013. She was born in Alexander City, Ala., to the late Bennie Marshal Goodroe and Opal Goodroe Dahn. Brenda received her Bachelors

Myron Miller

Hamilton county
Myron Burk Miller, 73, of Signal Mountain, departed this life on Thursday June 27, 2013.He was preceded in death by his father, Vernie Miller; mother, Christine Hartman Miller; and sister, Vernice Miller.He leaves to cherish

Charles Murray

Hamilton county
Charles "C.W." William Murray, of Hixson, passed away on June 26, 2013. He was 85 years old.C.W. was born in Georgetown, Tenn., and was a 1946 graduate of Hixson High School. He served our

Betty Orr

CLEVELAND Betty V. Orr, 88, died Thursday, June 27, 2013. She was preceded in death by husband, Fred Orr; parents, Phillip and Ella Varnell Vance.Graveside services: 11 a.m. today in Fort Hill Cemetery -

Cassie Owen

FLINTSTONE Cassie Ellis Owen, 82, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with the

John Parker

ROSSVILLE John Douglas Parker, 75, died Friday, June 28, 2013, at his residence. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

Doris Pearson

Hamilton county
Doris Pearson, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013.Visitation is Noon-2 p.m. today at Caldwell and Cowan Funeral Home in Covington, Ga., with a funeral service at 2 p.m.Visit to share condolences.

Emma Robins

Emma RobbinsSOUTH PITTSBURG Emma June Robbins, 80, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013.A loving mother and grandmother she was a member of Long Island Baptist Church. Her favorite Bible verse was Hebrew 13:6 "So

Waynard Shoemate

DUNLAP Waynard L. Shoemate, passed away at NHC Healthcare on Friday, June 28, 2013 at the age of 74 after a long illness. He was born on March 9, 1939. He was preceded in

Lyla Sparkman

Hamilton county
Lyla Mae Sparkman, 96, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, June 27, 2013.She was born in Van Buren county, Tenn.Lyla was a member of Red Bank Baptist Church

Betty Stone

Hamilton county
Betty Sims Stone, 88, of Mowbray Mountain, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013.She was a charter member of Mowbray Baptist Church.Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Albert M. Stone; parents, William Lawrence

Albert Suttles

Hamilton county
Albert M. Suttles, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, June 24, 2013 in Buffalo, New York. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gentry Collier; father, Louis M. Suttles; daughter, Alberta McLaurin; brothers,

Galen Swann

Hamilton county
Galen Franklin Swann, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013. He was a member of Hixson United Methodist Church. Mr. Swann was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and retired

Margaret Swope

Hamilton county
Margaret Elizabeth Brady Swope, 86, of Red Bank, passed peacefully to her rest on Wednesday, June 26, 2013.Mrs. Swope was born in Dayton, Tenn., and moved with her family to Red Bank in 1942 where

Shirley Taylor

TRENTON Shirley Cornelia Taylor, 73, passed away, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. She was a homemaker.She was preceded in death by her parents, Omar and Auda Barton; brother, Noel Barton and sister, Legatha Morrow.Survivors include

Mickey Wilson

Hamilton county
Mickey L. Wilson, 77, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013.He had worked for Olin Conductors for 15 years and was a self employed carpenter until his retirement. A member of

James Wimpy

DALTON James Windell Wimpy, 69, passed away Friday June 28, 2013.Graveside service is Monday July 1, at 10:30 a.m. with Military Honors.Interment: Chattanooga National Cemetery.Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home, Dalton.


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MRS. JIMMIE ELASTER LUSTERWho departed this life June 29, 2006. From her children and all who hold her memory in their heartsIn Loving Memory Of

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In memory
William "Bill" UrenApril 15, 1926 - June 29, 2009You are one of my dreams come true. You were everything a man could be. Loving, kind and thoughful. If I had it to do all over,

In MemoryMary Matthews

In memory
Mary Elizabeth MatthewsMarch 9, 1932 - June 29, 2000We will always love you, and still miss you very much!From your loving family: Husband, William; daughter, Venitia; and grandchildren,DeMitress and DeWayne
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