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Local Obits for Thu. May 23, 2013



Woodford Barbour

Hamilton county
Jr.Woodford Barbour Jr., 67, of Red Bank, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

EJ Bonner

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Eldric James "E. J." Bonner, 87, passed away Tuesday afternoon, May 21, 2013, at the family residence.E.J., as he was well-known, was the son of the late Esther Lea Wilson Bonner and William

Richard Bowman

Hamilton county
Richard Don Bowman, 49, of Graysville, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013.He is survived by his sisters, Melinda Ewton and Winnie St. Dennis.There will be no services at this time.Condolences and memories may be

Jeff Cooke

Hamilton county
Jeff B. Cooke, 53, of Hixson, died Monday, May 20, 2013.Jeff was an employee of the city of Chattanooga for 27 years.Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Pam Painter Cooke; children, Brandy Cooke and

Lula Cope

Hamilton county
Lula M Cope, 80, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Carmel Eason

Hamilton county
Carmel Denise Eason, 24, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in a local hospital.Funeral at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Cedric Henson as the eulogist.Burial:

Roger Easterly

Tennessee
DUNLAP Roger Lee Easterly, 54, a lifelong resident of Dunlap, went home to be with the Lord, late Tuesday afternoon, May 21, 2013.He was a well known carpenter and loved by many and loved

Jewell Elliott

Alabama
RAINSVILLE Jewell Elliott, 82, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Huntsville Hospital.Funeral services at 2 p.m. Friday from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Mountain View Memory Gardens. www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.Visitiaton will be 5-8 p.m. today,

Trisha Evans

Georgia
RINGGOLD Latrica "Trisha" Hartman Evans, 50, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at her residence. She was born in Perry, Okla. on Sept. 17, 1962 and had lived most of her life in Ringgold.

Ronnie Gossett

Tennessee
SWEETWATER Ronnie Gossett, 60, died Sunday, May 19, 2013, at UT Medical Center. Funeral services 7 p.m. Friday in the chapel.Receive friends 4-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens is in

Tammy Hale

Hamilton county
Tammy Hale, 35, of Hixson, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013.Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.Visitation is 4-9 p.m. Friday at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Heather Harlan

Georgia
RINGGOLD Heather Michelle Harlan, 37, died Saturday, May 18, 2013.She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. Mrs. Harlan graduated from North Carolina Central University. She was a devoted mother who loved

James Henderson

Georgia
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.Funeral services will be held today at noon in the

Nellie Hess

Tennessee
KIMBALL Nellie Mae Smith Hess, 94, and a former resident of Grundy County, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in a local nursing home. The daughter of the late John Lewis and Martha Tennessee Smith,

Ralph Hogan

Hamilton county
Ralph Hogan, 56, a resident of Ooltewah, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2013, in a Chattanooga health care facility.Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Roberta Hogan; and one brother, Pete

Patricia Howard

Hamilton county
Patricia Margaret Howard, 88, passed away Wednesday morning, May 22, 2013, at her home.She was the daughter of Vernon and Gertrude Fuller Weidman. A long time resident of Chattanooga she served in the United States

Janette Jackson

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Janette Aline Webb Jackson, 79, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013.She was born in LaFayette to the late Roosevelt V. and Flossie Maybell Webb on Sept. 14, 1933. She retired from Shaw Industries

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.

James Jones

Tennessee
DECATUR James Dewey "JJ" Jones, died on Friday, May 17, 2013.Visitation will be on Saturday, May 25, 2013, from noon to 2 p.m. at Bowers Funeral Home. A private memorial for family

Susan Kelly

Hamilton county
Susan Bayless Kelly, passed away Monday, May 21, 2013, after a long battle with cancer.She was a 1968 graduate of Coldwell County High School in Princeton, Ky. She was employed by Kinder Morgan Co.She was

Willie Lee

Hamilton county
Willie B. Lee, of Chattanooga finished her race on Tuesday May 21, 2013, at 3 a.m. as the Apostle Paul did when he wrote 2 Timothy 4:8;The crown of righteousness is now hers and her

mabel lindsay

Hamilton county
Mabel LindsayMabel Crowder Lindsay went home to be with the Lord on May 21, 2013, at the age of 94.She was born in East Moline Ill., daughter of Ollie Marvin Crowder and Josie Martin Crowder.

Emily Lytle

Hamilton county
Emily Callie Gibson Lytle, widow of Philip McCracken Lytle, went to live with our Lord on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.Emily was a native of Spartanburg County, S.C., born on November 11, 1917 to Sloan and

Eddie Mae

Hamilton county
Eddie Mae "Miss Shorty" Upshaw, 92, passed away on May, 20, 2013.Eddie Mae was a faithful member of First Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church where Pastor J. W. Strickland is the pastor.Survivors include her daughter,

Roger McCary

Hamilton county
Sr.Roger Lynn McCary Sr., 59, passed away Thursday morning, May 16, 2013, due to illness at his Chattanooga home.He is survived by his wife, Sharon McCary; son, Roger Lynn (Erica) McCary Jr.; a grandson,

Gwendolyn Morgan

Hamilton county
Gwendolyn Morgan, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, May 17, 2013, in a Columbus, Ga. hospital.Local survivor: brother, Walter (Montez) Burks.Funeral: Saturday at 1 p.m. at Branch Hebron Baptist Church, Greenville, Ga.Interment: South View

Charles Parson

Georgia
Charles Christopher Parsons went home to meet his Lord and Savior in his home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.He was born March 14, 1927 in Crossville, Tenn.He has

James Payne

Hamilton county
James Everett Payne, of Chattanooga and formerly of South Pittsburg, Tenn., died at his residence on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. He was 88 years old.He was a WWII veteran, having served in the U.S. Army

Patsy Pointer

Hamilton county
Patsy Pointer, 85, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at NHC of Chattanooga.She was a member of New Monumental Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Percy L. Pointer; four sisters

William Ray

Hamilton county
William A. "Bill" Ray, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013.He served in the U.S. Marines, and retired from the U.S. Post Office.Bill was a loving husband, father and grandfather.He was preceded in

Rev Robert

Hamilton county
Rev. Robert Calvin Stitts, founding and long-time pastor at Bayside Baptist Church in Harrison, died of Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at the Chattanooga Hospice Center. He was seventy-five.A deep, abiding

Austin Scealf

Hamilton county
Austin Jerome Scealf Sr., 28, of Yulee, Fla. passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, due to an accident. He was a former resident of Sale Creek, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his

Sue Trewhitt

Tennessee
CLEVELANDSue Trewhitt, 92, a resident of Huntsville, Ala., and formerly of Cleveland, passed away Saturday morning, May 18, 2013, in a Chattanooga health care facility.Mrs. Trewhitt was the daughter of the late Sophie Holbrook Jones

Eileen Trippler

Hamilton county
Eileen L. Trippler, 95, of East Ridge, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.Eileen was born and raised in Detroit, Mich. She retired from Roseville Public Schools as a school teacher and was a member

Gene Watson

Hamilton county
Sr.Carl Eugene "Gene" Watson Sr., 77, of Hixson, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.Gene was a member of the Chattanooga Community Church of God. He served his country in the U.S. Army and

Sue Watson

Tennessee
DECHERD Sue Avery Lee Watson, 58, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2013, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.Funeral services at 2 p.m. today in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment will be in Mt. Garner Cemetery,

Melba Webb

Hamilton county
Melba Maudine Webb, 76, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.She was a U.S. Navy Reserve Veteran, was retired from Alco Chemical and was a member of Avondale Baptist

Ronnie West

Tennessee
MCDONALD Ronnie West, 65, a resident of McDonald, passed away in Sterling, Va., on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 while on a business trip.Ronnie was a lifelong resident of this area being born in

Gladys Wilkins

Hamilton county
Gladys L. Ammons Wilkins, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013, in a local hospital.Graveside service is today at 12:30 p.m. in Chattanooga National Cemetery with Elder Ocie Poe as the eulogist.Arrangements are

Glenn Wilson

Hamilton county
Glenn Wilson, 58, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2013, at a local hospice facility.He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert Wilson and Katie B. Brown; brother, Hubert Wilson Jr.He leaves to cherish

Cora Woodfin

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Cora Mae Woodfin, 90, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, on Monday, May 20, 2013.She was born to the late Floyd and Ethel Redmon in McMinnville, Tenn. Cora

In MemoryRonnie Carper

In memory
INMEMORYRonnie Wayne CarperFeb. 13, 1948 - May 23, 2012We miss you so much everyday and hope to see you soon in Heaven.Love, your wife Ann, daughters Amanda and Kim, son-in-law Tim, brother-in-law Tom, and

In MemoryNorma Jean

In memory
INMEMORYMay 23, 1938 - Feb. 7, 2008Happy Birthday with love from husband, Monroe Price, children, grandchildren, and great grandchild!
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