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Local Obits for Sun. Jun 30, 2013


Hubert LongRINGGOLD Hubert Glenn Long, 84, died Thursday, June 27, 2013, in a local hospital. He was an electrician and was a veteran of the U. S. Navy. Mr. Long was preceded in


Hamilton county
Miles McNiff IIIMiles Francis McNiff III, 74, of Chattanooga, died on Friday, June 21, 2013 at his home in East Brainerd. Mr. McNiff was born Sept. 15, 1939, in Waterbury, Conn., the son of


Hamilton county
Vanetta Ratcliff Vanetta Woods Ratcliff went peacefully to the arms of her Heavenly Father and Savior on Thursday, June 13, 2013.She was born in Bluefield W.Va. as the oldest daughter to Charles an Rosa Woods

Mary Baird

Hamilton county
Virginia BairdMary Virginia Baird, 84, of Lookout Mountain passed away Friday, June 28, 2013. She was a homemaker.She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. B.W. Baird.Survivors include her daughters, Vicki Frank Van Holly;

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

Priscilla Bucher

Hamilton county
Priscilla Jo Bucher, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013, in a local hospital.Priscilla and her twin sister, Dorothy June, were born between bombing raids (Sino-Japanese War) on June 6, 1937, on Hainan Island,

Martha Butler

ROSSVILLE Martha M. Butler, 84, was received by Heaven's Angels to be with the Lord, Friday, June 28, 2013. She was born in Colbert County, Ala., on Nov. 5, 1928. She is

Johnny Chambers

CHICKAMAUGA Johnny Dale Chambers, 69, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 27, 2013. He was born in Chattanooga, to the late, John Thomas and Aretta Mae Chambers

Reba Cleveland

Hamilton county
Reba Cleveland, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrrace.

Bobbie Clowers

ROSSVILLE Bobbie Clowers, 78, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013 at her residence. She was a native of Ft. Payne, Ala., and had lived most of her life in the North Georgia area.

Harold Eaton

Hamilton county
, Sr.,Harold E. Eaton, Sr., 71, of East Ridge passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at a local hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, was a veteran of the army serving

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

Lois Gann

IDER Lois Lillian Kilgore Gann, 97, died, Friday, June 28, 2013 at Crowne Health Care.Mrs. Gann was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her parents, John William and

Harold Hargrove

Hamilton county
Harold Hargrove, 86, died Thursday, June 27, 2013 in Chattanooga. He was a former resident of Chattanooga and was now a resident of Astor, Fla. He was well-known there for his work in

Colleen Harris

Hamilton county
Colleen Hatfield Harris, 79, of Coeur d'Alene, Id., formerly of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013.Arrangements will be announced later by Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.

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

Bob Hood

, Jr.LAFAYETTE J. Robert (Bob) Hood, Jr., 80, died Saturday June 29, 2013.Bob was preceded in death by his parents J. Robert (Bob) Hood, Sr. and Clemmie Junkins

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

Rod Johnson

Hamilton county
Roderic "Rob" Johnson, 40, of Hixson, died Friday, June 28, 2013 at his home. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Tuesday July 2, with a funeral mass at 11 a.m. Wednesday July 3, at St. Jude

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

Cleo King

Hamilton county
Cleo Elizabeth King, 88, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Memorial Hospital.Cleo was a graduate of Red Bank High School. She worked for Miller Brothers. Cleo was a member of

Shirley Lloyd

Hamilton county
Shirley Lloyd, 63, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday June 29, 2013 in a local Health Care Facility.Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave 423-265-4414.

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

Dorothy McChesney

CLEVELAND Dorothy Jean McChesney, "Dot," 74, went home to be with her Lord and savior Wednesday June 26, 2013. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday July 2, at First Baptist Church in Cleveland

Angela Morris

Hamilton county
Angela Morris of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, June 28, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace 877-3524.

John Parker

ROSSVILLE John Douglas Parker, died Friday, June 28, 2013, at his residence. He had been a resident of North Georgia for the past 41 years.Mr. Parker was a member of Ridgeview Church in Ringgold.

Larry Parton

CHICKAMAUGA Larry Lee Parton, 54, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, June 28, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was of the

Patsy Smith

LAFAYETTE Patsy Jane Morrison Smith, 67, passed away Friday June 28, 2013 at her residence. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga, North Georgia area, she was retired from Roper Corporation where she worked for

Tommy Smith

Hamilton county
Thomas C. "Tommy" Smith, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, June 28, 2013 in a local hospital. He retired from Industrial Water Chemicals. He was a loving husband and caring father that will

Dorothy Stanley

TRENTON Dorothy Sue Stanley, 83, of Grosse Ile, Mich., formerly of Trenton, died on Thursday, June 27, 2013.Beloved wife of the late Emory Ervin. Loving mother of Donald (Anne), Bruce (Rita), Doug

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

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

Danny Swanson

Hamilton county
Danny D. Swanson, 56, passed away Friday, June 28, 2013 in a Chattanooga Healthcare facility. There will be no service at this time. Professional services have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center,

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

Richard Thomas

JASPER Richard "Rat" Allen Thomas, 68, passed away, Friday, June 28, 2013 at his home.He was a retired truck driver who drove for over 40 years.He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph

Arthur West

SPRINGCITY Arthur Lee West, 77, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the Spring City Care Center.Memorial services will be Wednesday, July 3, at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Spring City.

Wendell Whitley

CHICKAMAUGA Wendell Ray Whitley, 52, finished his work on Earth and God called him home on Friday, June 28, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was a member

Eva Yearby

Hamilton county
Eva Terrell Yearby, 79, passed away Tuesday June 25, 2013. She was a member of New Enon Baptist Church. She retired from Erlanger Hospital and was Chaplain of the Golden Owl Club.Preceding her in


In memory
INMEMORYHappy 90th Birthday to our beloved Mae Ruby Ballard-BlakeWe will always celebrate you. Missing and Loving you, The Ballard Family

In MemoryCarl

In memory
INMEMORYCarl A. RichardsonJuly 1, 2003Dad-Its been ten years since Jesus took you home to be with Him. It still hurts and we miss you terribly. But God always knows best. Love forever, your girls, Dorothea,


In memory
INMEMORYJames MashburnMay 25, 1929 - June 30, 2011Dad, it has been 2 years since you left us but it seems like yesterday. We miss you more every day. Love you DadYour Loving Family

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In memory
The Family of Dr. R. Roosevelt Thomas wishes to thank everyone for flowers, cards of sympathy and words of comfort during the passing of our loved one. The Thomas Family


In memory
INMEMORYApril 22, 1938-June 30, 2011Its been two years since you left us. We love and miss you more with each passing day. Your wife Linda Sullivan and family.
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