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Local Obits for Tue. May 07, 2013



Margaret

Georgia
Margaret MadduxROCKSPRING Margaret Ann Cooper Maddux died Friday, May 3, 2013, in a local hospital.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at Peavine Baptist Church with Dr. Stephen Anthony officiating. The body will lie

Bill Ball

Tennessee
DAYTON William E. "Bill" Ball, 76, died Friday, May 3, 2013.Funeral services are 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.Interment in Spring City Cemetery.Visitation is from noon to 2 p.m. at

Richard Brackett

Tennessee
JASPER Richard Harold Brackett, 68, passed away, Saturday, May 4, 2013.Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. CDT today, May 7, with Brother Gene Lewis and Brother Roger

Debra Branham

Tennessee
DECATUR Debra Sue "Debbie" Branham, 55, died Sunday, May 5, 2013.Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Bowers Funeral Home Chapel, Decatur.Visitation 5-8 p.m. Wednesday.Go to www.bowersfh.com and sign the guest book.Arrangements by

Michael Brown

Alabama
BRYANT Michael Lee Brown, 48, died Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Erlanger Medical Center.Survivors include, wife, Lisa Stone-Brown; daughter, April Freeman; son, Brian Brown; stepson, Joshua Stone; granddaughter, Bailey Freeman; brothers, Rex Graham and
LYERLY Katherine Elizabeth Morrison Bryant, 92, died Sunday, May 5, 2013.Survivors, daughters, Marilyn Bryant, Terri (Andy) Pilgrim; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral is 4 p. m. today, May 7, at Lyerly First Baptist

Arthur Burney

Hamilton county
Arthur Lee Burney, 51, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, May 6, 2013, in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Gary Byrd

Hamilton county
Gary L. Byrd, 63, of East Ridge passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013 at a local hospital.Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today, May 7, at Lakewood Memory

Travis Collins

Hamilton county
Travis James Collins "Junior/Slap Rock", 48, of Chattanooga, was called to his heavenly home on Monday, April 29, 2013 in a local hospital. Funeral: Today at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home

William Greiner

Hamilton county
William Emerson Greiner, 58, of Hixson, died Saturday, May 4, 2013 at his home.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, 423-531-3975.

Edna Harris

Tennessee
ETOWAH Edna Jack Harris, 90, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013, at an Etowah hospital.Funeral services 2 p.m.today from the funeral home chapel.Visitation 11-2 p.m. today at the funeral home.Please visit www.serenityfunerals.com.Arrangements by

Edwin Hindman

Hamilton county
Edwin Hindman, 76, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Monday, May 6, 2013.He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church, and a former employee of the Hamilton County Highway Department and several local contractors.He was preceded

Lowell Horton

Alabama
BRYANT Lowell Hanley Horton, 70, died Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Erlanger Medical Center.Survivors include, daughter, Carla (Jeff) Bethune, Randy (Mitzi) Horton; sisters, Irene West and Betty Donavan; grandchildren, Brandon Horton, Randy

Erwin Hughes

Hamilton county
Jr.Erwin "Tadon" Darrell Hughes Jr., infant, passed away Friday, May 3, 2013.He is survived by his mother, Omanda Billingsley; father, Erwin Darrell Hughes Sr; grandmother, Annette Brown, other relatives and friends.A private family gathering

Jason Johnson

Hamilton county
Jason Perry Johnson, 52, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013, in Orlando Fla.He was born June 26, 1960 to his parents, Jimmie and Bettye Johnson. He was an active member of Wiley

Kathy Joiner

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Kathy Joiner, 62, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013, at a local hospital.She had lived several years in Atlanta, and had lived most of her life in the Rossville and Chickamauga where she

Deborah Jones

Tennessee
ATHENS Deborah Louise Jones, 59, died Saturday, May 4, 2013.Funeral will be 1 p.m. today at Hill Top Baptist Church.Burial will follow in the church cemetery.Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens, in charge of arrangements.

Cheryl Jungina

Hamilton county
Cheryl Lynn Jungina, 60, of Red Bank, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at her home.Complete arrangements will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home, North Chapel.

Nellie Letner

Tennessee
TEN MILE Nellie Mae Letner, 80, died Saturday, May 4, 2013.Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. today at Ziegler Funeral Home.Funeral service will follow at 8 p.m.Burial 10 a.m. Wednesday in Roberts Cemetery.Ziegler Funeral Home,

Winfred Martin

Hamilton county
Winfred Martin, 78, of Hixson, died Sunday, May 5, 2013.Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.Interment in Harris Cemetery.Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the

Ray McGill

Alabama
SKYLINE Ray Thomas McGill, 56, died Sunday,May 5, 2013, in Huntsville Hospital.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. CDT today from Skyline Holiness Church.Burial to follow in Skyline Cemetery with W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel in

Sandra Motley

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Sandra Jeanette Sexton Motley, 69, went home to be with her Lord Monday, May 6, 2013, at her residence.A lifelong resident of Catoosa County, she was a former employee of Baileys Bar-B-Que

Wayne Pendergrass

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Wayne Sylvester Pendergrass, 73 of Pikeville passed away on Saturday May 4, 2013.He was of the Church of God faith. Wayne was self-employed in construction.He was preceded in death by his widow, Mary Alice

Jack Rector

Hamilton county
Jack Conley Rector, our precious husband, daddy, brother, and friend took his heavenly flight on Saturday, May 4, 2013. He was 72.Jack was born in Chattanooga on Nov. 13, 1940. His parents, Jackson and Ethel

Thomas Sims

Hamilton county
Thomas Sims, 87, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2013.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

Eloise Singleton

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Eloise E. Singleton, 89, died Sunday, may 5, 2013.Services at 11 a.m. CDT today in the funeral home chapel with burial in Blackburn Cemetery.Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamily fh.com.Arrangements by Putnam-Reed

Jane Smith

Tennessee
DAYTON Jane Smith, 81, died Saturday, May 4, 2013, died in Hixson.Funeral will be 4 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Clyde Fitzgerald officiating.Burial will be in Pleasantview Cemetery.Arrangements are

Barbara Swanger

Tennessee
DUNLAP Barbara Jean McDowell Swanger, 81, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013.She was a member of Dunlap First Baptist Church.Mrs. Swanger was preceded in death by her husband, James Swanger; parents, Harvey C. and

Mary Tigner

Hamilton county
Mary Lloyd Tigner, 80, went to be with her first love, her heavenly Father and now is resting peacefully with her second true love, her husband of 58 years on Friday, May 3, 2013.She was

Holly Turner

Hamilton county
Holly Denise Turner, 53, of Crossville passed away on May 6, 2013 in Knoxville.She was born in El Paso, Texas. She spent part of her life in Hixson, and Crossville was currently her home with

Reed White

Hamilton county
Reed White, 81, long time resident of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013.He was born Aug. 14, 1931 in Tellico Plains, Tenn. Reed has been a member of South Seminole Baptist Church where he

In MemoryOaposNEAL

In memory
INMEMORYReverend ONeal KyleJan. 17, 1933 - May 7, 2012Sadly missed, but not forgotten by his wife Betty Kyle, children: Ida (Jacoby) Leonard, Betty Talley, Charles, Charlton, Clayton Kyle and two grandsons, Norman Freeman Jr.,

In MemoryJAMESPARTON

In memory
INMEMORYJAMESD. PARTON Happy 70th Birthday Loved and missed by wife Janie & Mary, Zach, Anthony, Donald, Cheryl, Amber, Jackie Addison, his mother, siblings, family, & friends.

In MemoryStacey Barrow

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Stacey Nichole BarrowMay 7, 2010Before the world had started, before our lives began, God assigned us all our challenges, some hard things to withstand. Each of us were given some difficult things to do,

In MemoryBEVERLY GRAHAM

In memory
INMEMORYBEVERLY (SHANG) CALHOUN GRAHAMMay 26, 1959-May 7, 2006The depths of sorrow we can not tell of the loss of one we love so well. And while she sleeps a peaceful sleep the memories we shall

In MemoryDOROTHY PRESTON

In memory
Larry C. ChubbsFeb. 3, 1958 - May 7, 2012Departed his life a year ago.Sadly missed by his kids.
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