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Local Obits for Wed. May 22, 2013

Sarah Bearden

Hamilton county
Sarah Floyd "Pete" Bearden, 79, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, died Monday, May 13, 2013.She was the daughter of the late Raymond W and Otsie Vanallman Floyd. She was a long time employee of Siskin

Dorothy Birdwell

WINCHESTER Dorothy Jean Birdwell, 68, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013. Visitation will begin 11 a.m. today, May 22, 2013 with services to follow at 2 p.m. in Moore-Cortner Chapel. Burial in Franklin

Geraldine Burkhart

Hamilton county
Geraldine McKee Burkhart, of Hixson, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. She was 69 years old.Geraldine was born on Dec. 3, 1943 in Ooltewah to the late Jennie

Vivian Byrd

Hamilton county
Vivian R. Byrd, 85, of Collegedale, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013.A native of Flint, Mich., she has been a resident of Collegedale many years and was also a member of Standifer Gap Seventh-day Adventist

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

Harrianne Condra

NASHVILLE Harrianne Moore Condra passed away on Monday, May 20, 2013.Visitation from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at 717 Westview Avenue, the home of Mrs. Joan Neff and Lisa and Tom Neff. A graveside service

Jeff Cooke

Hamilton county
Jeff B. Cooke, 53, of Hixson, died Monday, May 20, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, 423- 531-3975.

Wilma Corrigan

RAINSVILLE Wilma Jo Corrigan, 85, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Crowne Health Care.Service at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial in HollemanMemorial Garden (Walnut Grove).Visitation from noon

Carmel Eason

Hamilton county
Carmel Denise Eason, 24, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in a local hospital.She was formerly employed by Pilgrim's Pride. She was preceded in death by her father, Cornel Eason; grandfathers, Sammie Barnes

Viola Fagans

Other areas
ROEBUCK, S.C. Viola Ruth Fagans, 82, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013.Viola was born in Chattanooga, to the late Grandville and Sally Elizabeth Tillery Dunnington. She was the last survivor of her immediate family.Viola is

Heather Harlan

RINGGOLD Heather Michelle Harlan, 37, died Saturday, May 18, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.

James Henderson

Sr.CHICKAMAUGA James G. "Jaybird" Henderson Sr., 66, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2013, at his residence following a three year battle with cancer.James was a native and lifelong resident of north

Jean Heuser

ROCK SPRING Valetta Jean Heuser, 93, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2013, in a local hospital.Mrs. Heuser was a charter member of Fort Oglethorpe First Baptist Church where she served as pianist

Joe Hicks

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

Ida Houchin

Hamilton county
Ida Geraldine Houchin, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013, in a local health care facility.She was the daughter of the late James and Myrtle Swartout and was preceded in death by her

Polly Jarrett

Hamilton county
Polly Jarrett passed away on Monday, May 20, 2013 with her loving family by her side.Mrs. Jarrett was a 50 year member of Highland Plaza United Methodist Church where she taught preschool for 35 years.Mrs.

Newell Johnson

PINE MOUNTAIN Newell W. Johnson, 84, died Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Hospice LaGrange.Mr. Johnson was born July 8, 1928 in Dunlap, Tenn., the son of Joe Clifford Johnson and Mary Ellen Wilson Johnson.

Susan Kelly

Hamilton county
Susan Kelly, 63, of Hixson passed away on Monday, May 20, 2013 with her loving family by her side.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343.

Evelyn Kilgore

RINGGOLD Evelyn Louise Oliver Kilgore, 92, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, May 20, 2013.She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia, a graduate of Chattanooga Valley High School

Addison Kimpson

Addison Christina Leshea Kimpson, infant daughter of Robert "Trey" and Sharon Kimpson died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at U.T. Medical Center.Graveside service 3 p.m. Friday in Hammond Cemetery.Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens, in charge of the

Lamar Lasley

Hamilton county
Hayden Lamar Lasley, 60, of Hixson, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013.He was a longtime area girls softball coach of 35 plus years. Lamar coached at Soddy-Daisy High School for the past 16 years, as

Mabel Lindsay

Hamilton county
Mabel C. Lindsay, 94, of Red Bank, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Elizabeth McCarrell

Hamilton county
Elizabeth McCarrell, of Decatur, Ga., died Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the home of her daughter, Marcey Jones, in Chattanooga.Survivors include daughter, Marcey (Steele).; grandsons Andrew and Matthew.Funeral services will be held at All Saints

Gail Melton

Other areas
HEBRON, Md. Gail Williamson Melton, 57, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2013. A funeral service is pending. Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, P.A., 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD

Frances Mincy

SPRING CITY Frances Mincy, 49, died Sunday, May 19, 2013.Funeral services at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.Interment in Spring City Memorial Gardens.Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday

Leon Morris

WINCHESTER Leon Horton Morris 79, died Monday, May 20, 2013, at his home.Funeral at 11 a.m. Friday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment with full military honors in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester.Visitation 5 to 8 p.m.

Essie Ogelvie

MONTEAGLE Essie Mae Ogelvie, 95, died Monday, May 20, 2013.Funeral will be 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.Burial in Monteagle Cemetery.Online condolences may be made at by Cumberland Funeral Home, 207

Dewey Peppers

BOAZ Dewey E. Peppers, 67, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2013, at Gadsden Regional Medical Center.Funeral is set for Wednesday, May 22, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial in Shady Grove Cemetery.

Patsy Pointer

Hamilton county
Pasty Pointer, 85, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Claude Reno

Hamilton county
Claude William Reno, 80, of Chattanooga passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at his residence.Services will be "Private".Arrangements are by Turner Funeral Home Inc., Highway 58 Chapel, 622-3171.

Dorothy Runyan

DAYTON Dorothy Mae Runyan, 84, died Monday, May 20, 2013, at Erlanger Medical.Funeral 1 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Clyde Fitzgerald officiating and music by Sylvia Capps.Burial

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

Doris Shelton

TRION Doris Elaine Shelton, 57, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013.Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel.Interment in West Hill Cemetery.Visitastion 4-9 p.m. today at Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home, Summerville.

Rex Sims

ROCKSPRING Rex L. Sims 94, died Saturday May 18, 2013. He was born April 10, 1919 in Napier, Tenn. to John and Annabelle Luker Sims.Rex was a graduate of St. Elmo Elementary School,

Betty Slatton

LAKEVIEW Betty B. "Granny" Slatton, 76, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013.She was born in Ider, Ala., to the late Josephine Wade on July 26, 1936. She retired from Catoosa County Children and Family

Ovet Smith

HENAGAR Mr. Ovet "Toad" Smith, 85, died Monday, May 20, 3013, at his residence.Mr. Smith was a member of Chesnut Grove Baptist Church and was retired from Combustion Engineering.He was preceded in death

Lillian Stover

DAWSON Lillian Stover, 91, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013, in Crowne Health Care Center.Fuenral is set for 6 p.m. Thursday from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Visitation noon-5 p.m. Thursday.She will be burial

Eileen Trippler

Hamilton county
Eileen L. Trippler, 95, of East Ridge, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.Graveside Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Chattanooga National Cemetery. There will not be any visitation prior

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

Gladys Wilkins

Hamilton county
Gladys L. Ammons Wilkins, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013, in a local hospital.She was a member of Worlds Church of the Living God of the Apostolic Faith. She was preceded


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INMEMORYJacklyn A. MorrisAug. 25, 1947 - May 22, 2006In rememberance of our loved one, Jackie (Ms. Jackie), a woman who taught us to appreciate the finer things in life.You are greatly missed byyour sisters, daughter,

In MemoryJohn Wilkey

In memory
INMEMORYRemembering with love and affection . Five years have come and gone but we never stop loving and missing you. A piece of our hearts is gone. Much love from your whole family.
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