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Local Obits for Thu. May 02, 2013



Patte

Other areas
Patte GraydonLITTLE ROCK, Ark. Patte Ball Graydon, 90, of Little Rock, and Richardson, Texas, died on Wednesday, April 17, 2013.She was born in Batesville, Ark., to Lois and G.C. Ball on Oct. 1, 1922.

Dorothy Bolt

Georgia
ROCK SPRING Dorothy June Bolt, 77, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.Dorothy was employed 40 years and retired from Crystal Springs Bleachery.She was preceded in death by her

Macalyn Boyles

Georgia
CUMMING Macalyn Elizabeth Boyles, 75, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013, in Atlanta.Macky was born in Chattanooga, and attended City High School in Chattanooga and was a member of the Penguin Society. She was

Katy Carden

Hamilton county
Katy Carden, 42, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday April 28, 2013.She was a paper carrier for the Times Free Press for many years.She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Jesse and Katie Miller,

Daniel Christian

Hamilton county
Sr.Daniel Thomas Christian Sr., 68, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2013, at his residence.Mr. Christian was a devoted husband of 48 years and devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a

Barbara Cox

Hamilton county
Barbara S. Cox, 91, lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013, in a local hospital.She was a member of Mountain Creek Baptist Church. She was a daughter of the late E.

Nila Frasier

Hamilton county
Nila Dean Frasier, 76, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2013, at her home.She was very spiritual and the widow of Jesse Howard Frasier and raised four children, Jeffrey Frasier, Cynthia Frasier Hicks,

Norena Gann

Hamilton county
Norena Raulston Gann, 89, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2013. The funeral service will be 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Bishop Wallace Angel and Jeff Gann officiating.Interment will

Deborah Green

Tennessee
WHITWELL Deborah Jean Privett Green, 57, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013.She was preceded in death by her parents, Grover and Barbara Privett; sister, Gwen Privett Rollins; nephew, Zachary Henry; brother-in-law, David Rollins; grandparents,

Miranda Haggart

Tennessee
SPRING CITY Miranda Haggart, 35, died Monday, April 29, 2013.Funeral services are 4 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.Interment in Spring City Memorial Gardens.Visitation is from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday

Evelyn Herendon

Hamilton county
Evelyn Harbison Herendon, 82, of Harrison went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.Evelyn was a long time resident of Chattanooga. Evelyn was a former member of Chamberlain Memorial Baptist church

David Hurley

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE David Wayne Hurley, 45, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Survivors, daughter, Madysen Hurley: parents, Wayne and Julia Hurley; friend, Laurie Hurley; nephew, Ethan Brison.Funeral is 2 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2013 at

Patricia Ingle

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Patricia Ingle, 61, and formerly of Cleveland, Tenn., passed away on Tuesday morning, April 30, 2013, at Hutcheson Medical Center in Fort Oglethorpe.Patricia was born in Cleveland on Nov. 6, 1951, daughter of

Caroline Janssen

Hamilton county
Caroline Irene Smalley Janssen went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, April 29, 2013.She was born on Oct. 25, 1932 in Pekin, Ill., to Warren and Cathryn Weller Smalley. She was preceded

William Jones

Hamilton county
William Jones, 40, passed on April 21, 2013, at an area hospital.Survivors include his wife, Valrie; mother, Roslyn; siblings; other relatives and friends.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2013,

Louise Kean

Hamilton county
Louise Kean, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, April 29, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.She enjoyed sewing, embroidery, cooking, gardening and playing the organ. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and her home.

Ron Laqua

Hamilton county
Ronald "Ron" F. Laqua, 72, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013.He was born in Montana and was a longtime resident of Chattanooga. Ron was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. He was a retired

Jack Mansel

Hamilton county
Jack Erskine Mansel, 77, of East Brainerd, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at his home.He was a printer with Interstate Life and also with Olan Mills from which he retired. He was a

Jerry Matthews

Hamilton county
Jerry Lee Matthews, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, April 29, 2013.He was a Marine Corps Veteran serving in Vietnam.He was predeceased by his parents, Carl and Mary Jo Matthews; and brother, Terry E. Matthews

Dorothy McAllister

Hamilton county
Dorothy Mae McAllister, 70, of Hixson, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, March 23, 2013.Dorothy was born October 5, 1942 in Decatur, Tenn., a daughter of the late Charles W. and Leota Kagley Giles. She was

Lorene McClendon

Hamilton county
Lorene Betts McClendon, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, April. 28, 2013, with her daughter and family by her bedside.She was a member of the Baptist faith, retired from North Park Hospital as a

Corinda Overley

Hamilton county
Corinda "Kindy" Miller Overley, 86, formerly of Morristown, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at a Chattanooga assisted living facility.Born in Washington, D.C., she spent her childhood in Virginia, graduated high school in

Louise Owens

Hamilton county
Louise T. Owens, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.She was a graduate of Southern Missionary College where she received her B.S. degree in nursing. She retired as

Lamar Proctor

Georgia
RINGGOLD Lamar Proctor, 83, went home to be with the Lord Monday April 29, 2013.He was a lifelong resident of Catoosa County and was retired from House Hasson Wholesale Hardware Supplies after 27 years

Garrie Richardso

Hamilton county
Garrie Lee RichardsonGarrie Lee Richardson, 67, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Millis Rose

Hamilton county
Millis Matthew Rose, 94, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Memorial Hospital North ParkMillis is lifelong resident of Soddy-Daisy. He was in the United States Army from 1942-1945, during WWII serving

Myra Scruggs

Hamilton county
Myra Louise Pullom-Scruggs, 96, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2013.She was born March 15, 1917 to the late John Pullom and Carrie Madden-Pullom of Chattanooga. She was a retired LPN with 35 years of

Marvin Silvey

Hamilton county
Marvin R. Silvey, 71, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013.Arrangements will be announced later by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Pranklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors 1724 MeCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404.

Mavis Snow

Other areas
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Mavis Marie Dickerson Snow died Monday, April 29, 2013, at her home. She was born Jan. 10, 1921.A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Evergreen Cemetery, 4426

Doris Stephenson

Tennessee
McDONALD Doris Ainsworth Stephenson, 86, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 30, 2013.She was born on Aug. 14, 1926, in Beaumont, Texas, to James Delmer "Del" and Macie Bell Lemley Ainsworth.She

Kathryn Swanger

Tennessee
GRAYSVILLE Kathryn Ruth Waller Swanger, 59, died Monday, April 29, 2013, at Erlanger.Funeral will be 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Denny Manning officiating.Visitation from 10 a.m.

Debra Thompson

Tennessee
SPRING CITY Debra L. Thompson, 49, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013.Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.Interment in Spring City Cemetery.Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. today

Douglas Wrinn

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Douglas Cornelius Wrinn, 64, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013. Doug was raised in Sweetwater, Tenn., before moving to Chickamauga in 1977 and is a member of Chickamauga Presbyterian Church. Doug served

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James CitizenMay 2, 1991 - Oct. 3, 2006Happy Birthday!We will always remember you and hold you in our hearts.We will always love you. Marion and John

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HAPPY BIRTHDAYMARGIE L. SIMSMay 2, 1943 - Dec. 8, 2012We will forever cherish yourbirthdays...........Love, Debra, Chip and the family
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