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Local Obits for Sat. Nov 09, 2013

Sam Branch "Daddy Sam", 81, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Nov. 9, 2013, in the

Gerald Brown

Gerald Wendell Brown, 70, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. Survivors, wife, Marilyn Brown; children, Jeffery Brown, Dwayne Brown, Deanna Bagwell, Marie Cook, Marla Hellard; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral is 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov.

Ola Buckalew

Ola Pearl Marsh Butts Buckalew, 89, passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at her residence. A resident of the Ringgold area for the past 24 years, she attended Ringgold First Baptist Church. She was
Harold Giles Burke Sr., 60, died on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. He was born to the union of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bernard E. (Louise H.) Burke Sr. During his childhood he attended
Emily Christison McKenzie, 102, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at her beloved home of 64 years. She was born Sept. 10, 1911, in Methuen, Mass., to Emeldine and Gilbert Foss. She was the widow of
George Crossen 90, of Chattanooga passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. George was a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corp and retiring from the

Peggy Elsberry

Peggy Ruth Elsberry, 72, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Survivors, husband, William "Bill" Elsberry; daughter, Sharon Lynn Dixson; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral service is 2 p.m. today, Nov. 9, 2013, at Berryton Baptist Church.

Clifford Gilbert

Clifford Arnold Gilbert, 83, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at his residence. Funeral at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Rainsville Memorial Park Visitation will be
Larry Wayne Grady, 62, passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Georgia Lene Stephens Hampton, 74, was born again today in eternal life on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and a member of Noble Church of God. Mrs.

Michael Humphrey

Michael Humphrey, 53, died Friday Nov. 1, 2013. Visitation from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the funeral home. Go to and sign the guest book and offer your condolences. Arrangements by Bowers
James Anthony Jabaley, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at the funeral home with a 6 p.m.
James E. Jackson, 65, passed away Thursday, Nov. 7 2013, at a local health care facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Stanley F. Kirkpatrick, a longtime Chattanooga resident, passed away on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 in Bainbridge Island, Wash. He was 95 years old. Stanley was born on Nov. 12, 1917, in Lookout Mountain, Tenn. He
Weldon R. Markham passed away peacefully Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 15, 1934, in Montgomery, Ala. He was of the Baptist faith. The Markham family moved to
Miles G McCuistion Sr., 82, ofHixson, formerly of Spring City, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at his home. Born in Rock Island, Tenn., Miles was the son of the late John F. McCuistion

Frank mcCulloch

Frank Henry McCulloch, 66, passed away Wednesday Nov. 6, 2013. Survivors include son, Todd McCulloch; stepdaughter, Marie Bettsill; sisters, Ann Dobbins and Sue McCulloch, Jeanie Barfield, Cathy Risbon and Wanda Feathers; brothers, James Norwood Jr.,
Gennell McDuffy, 73, passed away peacefully in her home with family on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home, 913 MLK Blvd.
Walter D. McNamara Jr., 85, of Red Bank, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace. Visit to
Larry L. Parker, 66, of Ooltewah, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. He was the son of the late Raymond and Ruth Parker and was preceded in death by two brothers, Herbert Parker, Don Parker;

Cecil Phillips

Lookout mountain
Cecil George Phillips, 70, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in Stewart County, Ga. Cecil was a lifelong resident of Lookout Mountains West Brow Community and was employed
Billie J. Pritchett, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Nov.08, 2013, at The Healthcare Facility at Standifer. She was 82 years old. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd James and Hettie Mae Frazier

Linda Smith

Linda Gail Smith, 63, of Frost Bite Community in Pikeville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Parkridge Medical Center. She was preceded in death by parents, Jack and Mary Manis; sister, Frances Davis; brother,
Robert Eugene Upton, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. He was preceded in death by a son, Craig E. Upton; grandson, Michael Garner; great grandson, Draven Fleming; mother, Mary Paralee Campbell

Van Wall

Rising fawn
Van Hardin Wall, 92, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. EDT Sunday, Nov. 10, in the chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Hixon and Brother Steve

Dewey Wallin

Dewey Hammond Wallin, 89, of Dalton, and a native of LaFayette, passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. He was born to the late Archie Bryant Wallin Sr. and Eula Lee Cooper Wallin on Nov.

Dale Wesley

Dale Edward Wesley, 44, of Tampa, Fla., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Dale had recently moved to the Rossville area from Tampa. He loved riding his motorcycle, a 1999 Harley Davidson RoadKing.

Arnold Whitted

Arnold F. Whitted, 59, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. No formal services will be held at this time. You can go to and sign the guest book and offer your condolences. Arrangements by Bowers

In MemoryCarol Fairchild

May 7, 1938 - Nov. 9, 2011 It has been 2 years since you left this world and took our hearts with you. You are always in our thoughts. We love and miss you.


Feb. 14, 1958-Nov. 9, 2002 It has been eleven years today And you are not forgotten, nor will you ever be. Judy
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