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Local Obits for Tue. Nov 12, 2013


Alonzo Davis Aker Jr., 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in a local hospital. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was formerly employed by TVA as well as the
Sabra L. Blancett, 65, of Chattanooga passed away on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at a local health care facility. Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, 423-531-3975.

Clara Bohanon

Summerville
Clara Bohanon, 98, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. Funeral at 3 p.m. today, Nov. 12, from graveside in Summerville Cemetery. Visitation 2 until 2:45 p.m. at Earle Rainwater Funeral home.

James Boss

ringgold
James Edward "Jimi" Boss Sr., 57, passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, in a local healthcare facility. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Boss and Jean Trusley; and brother, Larry Boss.

Marvin Bradford

Ringgold
Marvin A. Bradford, 79, passed away on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. A native of Dade County, Georgia, Mr. Bradford had spent the latter part of his life in the Ringgold area following a long-time career
Mae Betty Bridgers Mae Elizabeth Nelms Bridgers, 96, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. She was born in Knoxville, Tenn., on March 5, 1917. She was the daughter of Lemuel

Mackie Brown

Spring city
Arthur M. "Mackie" Brown Jr., 74, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Gainesboro, Tenn., while hunting with his grandson, Brad Collins. A lifetime resident of Spring City, Mackie was the son of the late Arthur

Tonya Clemmer

Cleveland
Tonya Clemmer, 42 of Cleveland, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. Survivors: husband, Tim Clemmer; son, Tanner Clemmer; mother, Brenda Smith; stepchildren, Josh and Ashley Clemmer. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ralph Buckner Funeral
Mitchell Rogers Crase, 80, of Pikeville, Tenn., died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church. He is preceded in death by
Mary Epps passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404.

Jeannie Hale

Graysville
Jeannie Hale, 67, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Dayton. Funeral services at noon Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Rhea Memory Gardens. Please share your memories on her on-line guest register

Dorothy Haynes

Calhoun
Dorothy Mae "Dot" Haynes, 82, passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. Funeral at noon today from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home. Interment in Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens, Jasper, at 3 p.m.
William "Bill" Hill, 79, of Hixson, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in an area health care facility. Bill was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was retired from DuPont with over 30 years of service.
Justin Glenn Logan, 26 of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. He was a quadraplegic young man who was an inspiration to all who knew him. Although Justin could never walk or speak,

Deborah Long

Chickamauga
Deborah "Debbie" Lynn Williams Long, 50, passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at her residence. She was born in Ringgold, Ga., to the late Jessie Lee and Mary Ruth Cook Williams. She was a housewife

Raymond Mercier

Rock spring
Raymond Mercier, 70, formerly of Groton, Mass., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. To share expressions of sympathy, visit lane-southcrestchapel.com. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at St. Gerard Catholic
Robert Lee Moates Jr., 68, died at his home on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, after a long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his family. He was the son of the late R.L.
Eddie Parham, 74, of Chattanooga, went to be with his Lord on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Eddie was retired from Eureka Foundry. He was an Army Veteran, and he was a faithful member of Middle
Wesley James Parker, 75, passed away on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at a local healthcare facility. He was born and raised in Whiteside, Tenn., and had lived in Chattanooga most of his adult life. He
Cecil Douglas Pearce Jr., 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, in a local healthcare facility. He was born June 19, 1935 in Chattanooga to the late Helen and Cecil

Vera Reagan

Pikeville
Vera Reagan, 94, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. Service at 1 p.m. Thursday in the chapel with burial in Blankenship Cemetery. Visitation 9 a.m.-9 p.m. CST Wednesday. Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com.

Rick Richmond

Trenton
Ricky "Rick"Terrell Richmond, 45, passed away Saturday Nov. 9, 2013. Survivors include his daughter, Amanda Leigh Oliver, Knoxville, Tenn.; son, Isaac Brock Richmond, Henegar, Ala.; mother, Rose (Jerry) Henegar, Trenton; sister, Terry Richmond, Trenton;

Mildred Rives

Ringgold
Mildred Benton Rives, 90, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in a local hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church and worked at several manufacturing companies.
Mary Gene Roberson PIKEVILLE Mary Gene Roberson, 92, died on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of Pikeville, Tenn. A pioneer in women's athletics, she coached women's basketball for 25

Marie Sapp

Pikeville
Marie B. Sapp, 65, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. Service at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Visitation noon-9 p.m. today CST. Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com. Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral

Beulah Simmons

Pikeville
Beulah L. Simmons, 86, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. Service at 1 p.m. CSTtoday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Beech Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com. Visitation 2-9 p.m. today and
n Charlotte Oaks Skillington went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, after suffering a long battle with RA. Charlotte lived in Chattanooga all of her life and was a graduate of

Dean Smith

Lawrenceville
Dean Tate Smith, 72, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Jan Smith; daughters and sons-in-law, Shari Lynn and Michael Cook, of Lawrenceville, Sandi and
Donald "Don" Clyde Smock Jr., 58, passed away Friday morning, Nov. 8, 2013, at his home. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens, in charge
Mrs Tommie Springs July 18, 1918 - Nov. 12, 2007 Who departed this life six years ago. We love you and we miss you. You will always be remembered. Sadly missed by daughter,
Jean Deloris Steagall, 76, of Ooltewah, passed away on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, with her family by her side. She was born in Lynchburg, Va., on March 2, 1937. Jean graduated from E.C. Glass High
Rachel Vincent Rachel Farr Vincent, retired elementary educator, passed away on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. Rachel was born Feb. 25, 1935 in Chattanooga. She graduated from City

In MemoryEarline Campbell

Nov. 12, 2009 Four years and we still miss you so much We love you, David, Guinn, Pam

In MemoryVirginia Jordan

Virginia K. Jordan November 12, 1941 - August 15, 2004 Wishing you were here to share this special day. We love and miss you very much. Kristy, Ron, LaCondra, and DeMario

In MemoryIN MEMORY

William J. Hill June 13, 1932 - November 12, 2005 We still can't believe you are not with us on earth, but you are in our hearts. We love and miss you very much!
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