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Local Obits for Tue. May 21, 2013



Lorine Adams

Hamilton county
Anna Lorine Adams, 91, formerly of Chattanooga, died Sunday, May 12, 2013, in Claude, Texas.Lorine was born Sept. 22, 1921.Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at Chattanooga National Cemetery.Family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m.

Ruby Beasley

Tennessee
EVENSVILLE Ruby Bernice Beasley, 87, died Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Harriman.Funeral will be 8 p.m. today in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Lidge Russell officiating.Gravside service 11 a.m. Wednesday

Harrell Bidwell

Tennessee
TEN MILE Harrell Bidwell, 67, died Saturday, May 18, 2013.Funeral service will be 1 p.m. today in Bowers Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Keith Kile officiating.Interment in Pisgah Cemetery.Go to www.bowersfh.com and sign the

Vivian Byrd

Hamilton county
Vivian R. Byrd, 85. of Collegedale, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.

Estelle Cannon

Hamilton county
Lera Estelle Cannon, 97, entered the presence of her Lord on Thursday, May 16, 2013.She was born in Dyer, Tenn., on April 11, 1916, to Henry and Verna Horner Halliburton.After high school, Estelle attended college

Anita Carter

Hamilton county
Anita Carter, 52, died Sunday, May 12, 2013.Survivors: daughter, Ashley; sisters, a twin, Andrea, and Karen; brothers, Waymon and Ruben (Janet).Service: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 9 a.m. in the chapel.Interment: Ruth Cofer Cemetery.The body

David Cash

Tennessee
COALMONT David Binkley Cash, 47, died Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga.Services are 2 p.m. today in the funeral home with Brother Robert Johnson officiating.Online condolences made at www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net.Arrangements by

David Clark

Georgia
TRENTON David Lewis Clark, 85, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013.He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and an avid animal lover. He was retired from Clark Lumber Co. and of the Church of

Carlos Clark

Hamilton county
Carlos Edward Clark, 47, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2013, at his residence.He was employed by K&K Waste Disposal, and was honorably discharged after six years of service in the Army National Guard. He

Mark Cooper

Hamilton county
Mark Wade Cooper, 62, passed away Friday, May 17, 2013. Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Oncology at Erlanger or McKamey Animal Care. Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. today,
RINGGOLD Saundra Faye Cummings, 65, went home to be with the Lord Monday May 20, 2013.She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Rossville and was preceded in death by her father,

Christine Echols

Hamilton county
Christine Echols, 87, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 12, 2013.She was retired from Chattanooga Public School System and was a member of New Testament Church.She was preceded in death by her

Theresa Fiore

Hamilton county
Theresa H. Fiore, 94, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013.She was born in Plattsburgh, N.Y., married Saverio A. Fiore and spent 30 years with the U.S. Army.Theresa and Sal spent 50 years living and raising

Wayne Franklin

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Wayne M. Franklin, 77, departed this life Sunday, May 19, 2013, at his home.He was born in Walker County, Ga., to the late Charles and Rose Franklin. Wayne retired from U.S. Pipe &

Richard Gore

Georgia
TUNNEL HILL Richard Allen Gore, 58, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at his home.Survivors include his wife,, Savanna Stoker Gore; son, Jason Allen Gore, of Chicago, Ill.; sister, Pamela Franklin; brother, Terry Thomas;

Tammy Hale

Hamilton county
Tammy Hale, 35, of Soddy-Daisy, died Sunday, May 19, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Joe Hicks

Tennessee
RELIANCE Joe Danny Hicks, 64, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013.Survivors: wife Betty Hicks, sons Joey, Danny, Shawn and Tim; stepson, Kenny; grandchildren.Memorial service 7 p.m. Thursday with the visitation 5-7

James Jiles

Tennessee
DECATUR James Dennis Jiles, 66, died Saturday, May 18, 2013.Visitation Wednesday from 10 a.m.-noon at Bowers Funeral Home with the funeral at noon.Interment in Reed-Butler Cemetery in Ten Mile.www.bowersfh.com.Arrangements by Bowers Funeral Home and

Edna Madaris

Hamilton county
Edna Mae Madaris, 87, Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, May 18, 2013, in a Soddy-Daisy Healthcare facility.She was born in Chattanooga on Oct. 9, 1925 a daughter of the late

Ben McClary

Hamilton county
Dr. Ben Harris McClary, 81, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at his home in East Ridge surrounded by his many collections and loving family.Ben was born in a log cabin on the Ocoee

Peggy McCollum

Tennessee
WHITWELL Peggy McCollum died Saturday, May 18, 2013.Her father, Raymond E. McCollum preceded her in death.Survivors: son, Randy (Carla) McCollum; mother, Millie McCollum; siblings, Raymond McCollum Jr., Carolyn and Debbie Henry and Louise Gregg;

Azariya Miglia

Georgia
DALTON Azariya Lynette Miglia, two-month-old baby, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013, at T.C. Thompson Childrens Hospital in Chattanooga from injuries received from an automobile accident.Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday in the

Lynn Nash

Tennessee
SOUTH PITTSBURG Lynn Anthony Nash, 48, passed away, Sunday, May 19, 2013.She was preceded in death by her father, Jimmy D. Anthony; and a brother, Duane Anthony.Her survivors are her mother, Nellie Martin (James)

Fonda Newman

Tennessee
DECATUR Fonda Crabtree Newman, 70, died Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Athens Regional Medical Center.Funeral at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel.Burial at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mountain View Memorial Gardens.Visitation 5-7 p.m. Wednesday
llJASPER Thelma Harris Peardon-Russell, 88, of the Ladds Community near Jasper, died Sunday, May 19, 2013, in a Chattanooga hospital.She was born Sept. 1, 1924 in Spring City, Tenn., to the late Calvin

Thomas Runyon

Hamilton county
Thomas Winfred Runyon, 72, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2013.He was born and raised in Marion County where he played football at Marion County High School and graduated in 1959. He received

Elsie Sharp

Hamilton county
Elsie Swafford Sharp, 70, Hixson, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2013, at her home with her loving family by her side.Mrs. Sharp was a member of New Union Baptist Church and retired from Laz-Boy

Rex Sims

Georgia
ROCK SPRING Rex L. Sims 94, died Saturday, May 18, 2013.Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Tylan Blansit and Rev. Patrick Cooper officiating.Interment in Chattanooga National

Eddie Upshaw

Hamilton county
Eddie Mae Upshaw, 92, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2013 at a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Harry Wells

Hamilton county
Harry Wells, formerly of Red Bank, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2013 in Georgia. He was 103 years old.Harry was the oldest living member of Red Bank Baptist Church. He was a dedicated

Juanita West

Hamilton county
Juanita "Opal" Arms West, of Falling Water, passed away on Saturday, May, 18, 2013. She was 82 years old.Juanita was born in Willow Grove, Tenn., and resided in Overton and Putnam counties for most of

Mary White

Hamilton county
Mary Ruth White, 81, of Ooltewah, died Saturday, May 18, 2013, at her residence.Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m. in the chapel with the Rev. Tom Hancock and the Rev. Teddy McCallie

In MemoryJEREMY HENDERSON

In memory
INMEMORYJeremy Michael HendersonOct. 25, 1986 - May 21, 2006We thought of you todayBut that is nothing newWe thought of you yesterday And will tomorrow too We think of you in silence And make no outward

In MemoryJOHNNY L

In memory
May 21, 1950-Nov. 22, 1999Happy Birthday, Johnny! We love and miss you!Your wife Connie, daughters Polly and Laura, Mother Marian, sister Peggy, brother Dennis, and Grandchildren.

In MemoryPolly Minor

In memory
INMEMORYPOLLY MINORJune 13, 1940 - May 21, 2009Your memory is our keepsake with which we will never part. God has you in His keeping, we have you in our hearts. Sadly missed byHusband Roy, daughter

In MemoryTelly S

In memory
INMEMORYTelly S. Petty-JacksonMay 21, 1975 - July 2, 2001Happy Birthday!!

In MemoryDavid Walker

In memory
INMEMORYDAVID JASON WALKERMay 21, 1974 - Sept. 3, 2010Happy Birthday JayWe love you.Susan, Mom and Dad, Julie, Kevin, Phillip, Tanner, and Ryan
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