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Local Obits for Fri. May 24, 2013

Woodford Barbour

Hamilton county
Jr.Woodford Barbour Jr., 67, of Red Bank, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013.Services are tentatively planned for June 1, 2013 at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Karen Caldwell

COWAN Karen Hale Caldwell, 49, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. Funeral services 1 p.m. Saturday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Visitation 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013,

Glenda Clinton

LaFAYETTE Glenda Bee Clinton, 86, died Tuesday, May 22, 2013.Mrs. Glenda Bee is of the Church of Christ faith.Preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Amanda Jones Simmons; sister, Grace Forrest;

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

Mary Davis

Hamilton county
Mary Ann "Babygirl" Davis, 68, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at a local hospital.Mary worked many years at St. Barnabas Nursing Home as a CNA. She was a member of the Church of

Mary Evelyn

Hamilton county
Mary Evelyn Gaines, 81, departed her earthly life and went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.Mary Evelyn was a graduate of the 1950 Class of Howard High School and after

Ralph Fine

SPRING CITY Ralph E. Fine, 66, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at his home.A lifetime resident of Spring City, he is survived by his children, brothers, sisters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.There will be no services.Arrangements

Joe Forester

Hamilton county
Jr.Joe Kenneth Forester Jr., 48, of Chattanooga, passed away at his residence on Monday, May 20, 2013.He was an avid outdoorsman, loved fishing, cooking and NASCAR.He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John

Charles Frazier

Hamilton county
Charles E. Frazier, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 17, 2013, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Nashville.He was preceded in death by his parents, Elder Butler and Pressie Frazier; and brother,

Andrew Grayson

ATHENS Andrew Thomas "Tom" Grayson, 90, died Thursday, May 23, 2013.A funeral service will be 2 p.m Sunday at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Athens.Interment in McMinn Memory Gardens.Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Saturday

Tammy Hale

Hamilton county
Tammy Hale, 35, lifelong resident of Hixson, died unexpectedly Sunday, May 19, 2013. She was the manager of Liberty Tax Service in Hixson. She was a loving mother, daughter and sister and will be

Nellie Hess

KIMBALL Nellie Mae Smith Hess, 94, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013.The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. today, May 24, 2013, at Rogers Funeral Home in

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

Norma Jones

Hamilton county
Norma Cunningham Putnam Jones, 76, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area where

Susan Kirkpatrick

COOKEVILLE Susan Kirkpatrick, 37, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in a Cookeville, Tenn., hospital.A native of South Pittsburg, Tenn.,, she was a 1994 graduate of South Pittsburg High School where she

Kelly Lackey

Hamilton county
Kelly Joan McBride Lackey, 53, of Birchwood, went home to be with her Lord late Wednesday, May 22, 2013, after an 18-month battle with cancer.Arrangements will be announced by Turner Funeral Home Inc., Highway 58

Jerry Lamb

ROSSVILLE Jerry Lamar Lamb, 7-month old son of Lacey Denise Creek and Wendell Lamar Lamb III, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, in a local hospital.In addition to his parents, survivors include his

Charles Land

Hamilton county
Jr.Charles Land Jr., 89, of Ooltewah, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013.A lifelong resident of the Ooltewah area, he was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church. He was also a veteran of W.W.

Alexis Lewis

Hamilton county
SrAlexis Boynton "Fleetwood" Lewis Sr., 51, died Friday, May 17, 2013.He was preceded in death by his mother, Geneva Pickett. Survivors include his devoted daughter, Shemeca (Michael) Lewis; son, Alexis (Kamara) Lewis Jr., Anita

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.

Verlon Little

IDER Verlon Cameron Little, 85, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at her residence.Survivors include husband of 66 years, Jacob Little; son and daughter-in-law, Cleatus and Tomoko Little; daughter, Stacey Little; grandchildren, Miquela and Tia

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

Marilyn Miller

MONTGOMERY Marilyn Cooper Miller, 64, passed away following a brief illness on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.Visitation will be Sunday, May 26, from 1-2 p.m. at Rainsville Funeral Home.Funeral services will be held Sunday at

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

Alice Ray

FORT OGLETHORPE Alice Estelle "Peggy" Burton Ray, 93, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013.A private graveside service will be held in Sylacauga, Ala. Arrangements are by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Oglethorpe.

Ricky Ridge

RINGGOLD Ricky Ridge, 54, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at the home of a family member.He was a former heavy equipment operator for Ridge Brothers Construction and was of the Baptist faith.

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

Scott Slaughter

JASPER Keenan Scott Slaughter, 52, passed away, Thursday, May 23, 2013.His parents, Ed Slaughter and Millie Davall Sloan preceded him in death.He was an employee of Lowes Home Improvement Store in Kimball, Tenn.He

Simeon Swain

Jr.GERALDINE Simeon Sebastion Swain Jr., 57, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.Funeral is 2 p.m. today at Rainsville Church of God. Mr. Swain will lay in state at the church from noon-2

An Thi

Hamilton county
An Thi Le, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.Survivors include her children, Hai Van Le and Dao Le (Hiep) Thach; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.A funeral service will be held at 2

Roosevelt Thomas

Hamilton county
Dr. Dr. R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr., 68, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2013 in Decatur, Ga.Dr. Thomas was a native of Chattanooga. He attended Chattanooga Public Schools and was a 1962 Honor Graduate of

Frances Vincent

Frances Elizabeth Graham Vincent, 62, of Ooltewah, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2013.She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed camping, traveling, picnicking and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.She was preceded

Gene Watson

Hamilton county
Sr.Carl Eugene "Gene" Watson Sr., 77, of Hixson, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.Services will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Kelly

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


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