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Local Obits for Sat. May 25, 2013

Linda Adolphson

CHICKAMAUGA Linda Adolphson, 61, died at Hutcheson Medical Center on Friday, May 24, 2013.Linda is survived by her husband, Jeffery Adolphson; son, Robert West Jr.; daughter, Tracy West; grandchildren, Garin Gardner, Kayla Bowling, Haley

Robbie Campbell

CHICKAMAUGA Robbie Sue Morrison Campbell, 86, died Friday, May 24, 2013.She is a member of Elizabeth Lee United Methodist Church of Chickamauga.Preceded in death by husband, Fred Campbell; parents, Clifford

Leon Cox

Hamilton county
Jr.Leon Jones Cox Jr., 86, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2013.Mr. Cox was born in Atlanta, to the late Louise Calhoun Cox and Leon J. Cox Sr. He was of

Bill Dowdy

Hamilton county
William "Bill" Wills Dowdy, age 82, passed away May 23, at Community Care of Rutherford County in Murfreesboro, Tenn., following a very brief illness.He was born Jan. 1, 1931, in Brownsville, Tenn., to the late

Lamar Gilbert

Hamilton county
Lamar Russell Gilbert, 79, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2013, at a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Clay Johnson

Hamilton county
Clay Johnson Jr.Henry Clay Evans Johnson Jr., 63, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, May 24, 2013.He was a loving husband, mentor and father.Clay was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Clay

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.Condolences may be sent to services will be held today at 1 p.m.

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 was

Kelly Lackey

Hamilton county
Kelly Joan McBride Lackey, 53, of Harrison, went home to be with her Lord late Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at her home after an 18-month battle with cancer.She was born April 15, 1960 in Clinton,

Emily Lytle

Hamilton county
Emily Callie Gibson Lytle, widow of Philip McCracken Lytle, went to live with our Lord on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Covenant Presbyterian Church.Burial will be at

Bubbles Monday

SPRING CITY Beverly "Bubbles" Monday, 57, died Thursday, May 23, 2013, at her home.Born in Elyria, Ohio, she was the daughter of George Jackson "Jack" and Vida Holloway Monday. Bubbles graduated from the Murray

Brenda Moore

SCOTTSBORO Brenda Gayle Moore, 58, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013.Survivors include husband, James; children, Davey Moore and Angela Rich; brothers; sisters; grandchildren.Funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Valley Funeral Home Chapel.Burial in

Frankie Pearce

Hamilton county
Frankie Libby Pearce, 76, of Chattanooga formerly of Atlanta died Thursday, May 23, 2013.She was born Feb. 28, 1937 in Louisville, Miss., to the late Frank J. Libby and Florence Blankenship Libby. She was preceded

Richard Pierce

Hamilton county
Richard DeForrest Pierce, 70, of Signal Mountain, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,

Oscar Ritchie

Hamilton county
Oscar Ritchie, 81, of Soddy-Daisy passed away Friday, May 24, 2013.He was of the Baptist faith. Oscar served the city of Soddy-Daisy for over 35 years as owner/operator of Soddy-Daisy Garbage Disposal.He was preceded

Butch Rogers

Hamilton county
Howard "Butch" Rogers Jr., 67 of Soddy-Daisy, died Friday, May 24, 2013, at his residence.Arrangements will be announced by Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Soddy-Daisy.

Liz Thomas

JASPER Liz Thomas, 80, died Thursday, May 23, 2013, at her home.She was an avid fan of professional wrestling.She was preceded in death by her parents, Lum and Lucille Thomas; brother, Toodler Thomas;

Bill Thomas

Hamilton county
William "Bill" Thomas, 62, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Soddy-Daisy.

Frances Vincent

Hamilton county
Frances Elizabeth Graham Vincent, 62, of Ooltewah, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2013.Condolences may be sent to services will be held on Monday, May 27, 2013 at noon in the South Crest Chapel

Larry Watson

CROSSVILLE Larry Watson, 54, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Riverview Medical Center.Funeral is set for 1 p.m. CDT today, May 25, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Gene Watson

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

Stanley Whitman

Hamilton county
Stanley Whitman, 60, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, May 23, 2013.He was a native of Altamont, Tenn., and was preceded in death by his father, Elmo Whitman.Survivors include sons, Ransie Whitman, Tracy City, Renzo Whitman, Tullahoma;

In MemoryHorace Lee

In memory
INMEMORYJuly 19, 1943 - May 25, 2003Ten years have passed since the Lord called Horace home. We miss the smiles, jokes and love he shared.Wife, Pecola; brother, Marvin; daughters, nieces, nephews and other family members.


In memory
INMEMORYJames MashburnMay 25, 1929 - July 30, 2011 Happy Birthday, Dad. Today it would have been your 84th Birthday. Dad, We miss you more with each passing day. Your Loving Family

In MemoryLebron Rakestraw

In memory
INMEMORYLebron Alec Rakestraw May 25, 1948 - March 16, 2011Happy BirthdayWe miss youWife, Gwenda; Son, Lebron Jr.; Haven; daughter, Airiel and grandchildren
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