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Local Obits for Thu. May 16, 2013



Lisa Arnold

Hamilton county
Lisa Estelle Arnold, 45, departed this life on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. She was born May 16, 1967 to Floyd and Ogilvia Arnold in Syracuse, N.Y.She was preceded in death by her grandparents Ernest and

Alfred Burton

Other areas
BEDFORD, Va. Alfred "Al" L. Burton, 86, passed on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Bedford Memorial Hospital.Al was born June 26, 1926, in Chattanooga, to Thomas H. and Viola Cooley Burton.He is survived by

Eddie Burton

Hamilton county
Eddie "Freeway" Burton, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013, at his home.He was employed by EMS Company. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilson and Estoria Burton; dear friend,

Wanna Clark

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Wanna Lea Jane Cook Clark, 84, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of the Rossville area and was one of Jehovahs Witness. She was previously employed

Lee Combs

Hamilton county
Sylvester Lee Combs, 81, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013.Lee had a loving sweet spirit He loved the Lord and his family. He loved going to Eastgate to walk and to Krispy Kreme for

Loraine Cox

Hamilton county
Loraine Madeleine Cox, 68 years young, passed away in her Chattanooga home, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Born March 1st, 1945, in San Diego, Calif., Lori was the eldest child of Robert and Rene Godwin.Despite an
LAFAYETTE Margaret M. Magnusson Cureton, 88, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013. She has been a resident of LaFayette most of her adult life and was of the Christian Faith. Margaret was preceded

Fred Daniel

Hamilton county
, Sr.,Fred Oscar Daniel, Sr., 81, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2013 in a local healthcare facility. He was born in Chattanooga, Tenn. to the late Robert Daniel, Sr. and Fleta Mae Haynes.He gave

Jamie DeLee

Georgia
CONYERS Jamie Lynn DeLee, 31, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013.Survivors, husband, Lonnie DeLee; children, Coal Hennon; Bradley, Brian, and Brandon DeLee, Payton Hennon, Destiny and Deviny Sholton; parents, David and Julie Keen; brother, Drake

HD Dillard

Tennessee
DAYTON H.D. Dillard went home to be with his Lord Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at his home. He was born Oct. 3, 1943 in Dayton, Tenn.He was preceded in death by his parents, Humphrey

Mary Gaines

Hamilton county
Mary Evelyn Hubbard Gaines, 81, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in Detroit, Mich. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Ray Hamilton

Hamilton county
Ray Bizzell Hamilton, 61, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2013, at his home.Ray was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area and a member of St. John United Methodist Church. He was

Mary Harmon

Hamilton county
Mary Viola Roof Harmon died on Monday, May 13, 2013, at the home of her daughter, Mary Esther Ramsey, of Red Bank, after a long illness.Mary was formerly of Fayetteville, Tenn., where she had lived
ROCK SPRING Richard Haslerig, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013. He was 82.He was a lifelong residence of Rock Spring, and a member of the Peavine Baptist Church. He was a

Linda Housley

Hamilton county
Linda Viola Quarles Housley, of Ooltewah, peacefully went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, May 13, 2013, at the age of 58 surrounded by her loving and caring family

Beverly Hughley

Hamilton county
Beverly Ann Robinson Hughley, 66, of Chattanooga, went to rest on Thursday, May 9, 2013, in a local hospital with family and friends by her side.Funeral: 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral

Henry Jennings

Hamilton county
Henry Frank Jennings, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at his residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Cortney Keasler

Hamilton county
Cortney Paul Jefferson Keasler, 36, of Hixson passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 while hiking the Appalachian Trail (trail name Biscuit) in Virginia. He was a graduate of Soddy-Daisy High School. He was

Frances Ladd

Hamilton county
Frances Kathleen Barber Ladd passed away on Monday, May 13, 2013, with her children by her side.She was born in Chattanooga on Feb. 12, 1928, to Francis J. and Etta Langston Barber.She grew up in
CHICKAMAUGA Stan passed away at the age of 85, in Orem, Utah on Sunday, May 12, 2013 from complications due to lung cancer. Stan was born on Nov. 10, 1927 in Siedlec, Poland to

Deloris Massey

Georgia
FORTOGLETHORPE Deloris Ann Slatton Massey, 71, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday May 14, 2013. A lifelong resident of the Rossville and Ft. Oglethorpe areas, she was a member of

Curtis Miner

Hamilton county
Curtis Wayne Miner, 70 of East Ridge departed this life Tuesday, May 14, 2013. He was born in Iowa to the late Don and Marion Miner. Curtis served in the United States Army and was

Willie Moreland

Hamilton county
Willie B. "Bubba/Duke" Moreland, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013. He was a deacon of Shiloh Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Mattie Porch, of Pike

Avis Nunnally

Hamilton county
Avis Inez Edwards Nunnally of Chattanooga, Tenn., formerly of Athens, Ga. died on Monday, May 13, 2013 in Chattanooga. Avis was born in Oconee County, Ga. on March 18, 1925. After living in Greenville,

John Pittman

Tennessee
MURFREESBORO Rev. John David Pittman, 65, died Sunday May 12, 2013. He was a native of Georgia, and was the son of the Late, James and Louise Marsh Pittman. Reverend Pittman was Director of

Mary Potts

Hamilton county
Mary Hallidee Giles " Chick" Potts, 85, of Red Bank, with her loving family at her side, entered the presence of the Lord on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.Mrs. Potts was a lifetime member of the

James Robbins

Hamilton county
James Richard Robbins, 86 years old, went to be with his Savior on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.He was a long time businessman in the Chattanooga area, a Navy veteran and active member of Pleasant

Thomas Robinson

Hamilton county
Thomas M. Robinson, 67, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in a Madisonville, Ky. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Johnny Sells

Tennessee
HUNTLAND Johnny Alfred Sells, 75, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Funeral services: 2 p.m. today in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow in Rice Cemetery, New Market, AL. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home,

Beatrice Smith

Tennessee
DAYTON Beatrice Smith, 87, died Monday, May 13, 2013 at her home.Born in Princetown, Ky. Beatrice was the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Williamson Vogelsberg. She was member of Neburg Christian

Arthur Tatum

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Arthur Gordon Tatum, 53, departed this life Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at his home. He worked for James Counter Tops as a Fabricator for 20 years and was of the Baptist Faith.Arthur was

Bennett Turner

Tennessee
WHITWELL Bennett Vernon Turner, 79, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Mr. Turner was retired from the State of Tennessee Highway Department. He was preceded in death by his wife, Biddie Viola Turner; daughter,

In MemoryWalter Tate

In memory
INMEMORYWalter W.C. TateNineteen Years LaterStill loving, remembering and missing you.Love Always, The Tate Family
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