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Local Obits for Sun. Nov 17, 2013

Bobby Glenn Ables, 65, a lifetime resident of Soddy-Daisy went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. He was a member of Gospel Assembly Church. His passions in life were hunting,
Barbara Rich Allmon, 77, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. Survivors, daughters, Debbie Mitchell, Teresa Lee, Donna Tucker, Peggy Dotson, Linda Quillen, Nancy Edgman, Janice Gwin; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren. Funeral, 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18,
Guy Beatty Jr. died on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was a highly respected and successful business lawyer and a partner with Miller & Martin PLLC for over
Sigmund Blatt, 85, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in a local health care facility. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike 423-531-3975

Glenn Boggs

Glenn George Boggs, 90, passed away peacefully early Friday Morning, Nov. 15, 2013 at his daughter and son-in-laws home in Chattanooga, Tenn. He was born on Aug. 12, 1923 in Burkburnett, TX. He resided
Samuel Denton Burgess Jr. went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 at the age of 84. Born Jan. 4, 1929 in Sparta, Tenn., Sam graduated
Kenneth A. Burnham, 65, of Collegedale, passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in a Harriman, Tenn., health care facility. He was the son of the late Lucius Albert Burnham and June Finch Burnham and was
Arnelle S. Byrd passed away on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, after a long battle with cancer. Survivors include three sons, Carl C. Byrd III and family, James M. Byrd and family, and Jon D. Byrd;

James Cooper

James Ray Cooper, 41, passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was of the Baptist faith. He was employed with M &

Belissa Crabtree

Belissa Joy Pickett Crabtree, 55, passed away Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. She was of Church of God faith. Joy was loved deeply by her family and friends. Those left to cherish her memories
Albert Lee Drake Jr., 90, passed away Friday Nov. 15, 2013 at Life Care Center of Rhea Co. A longtime resident of Rhea Co., he was retired from Combustion Engineering after 44 years. He was
Latasha Nicole Gilmore Garner, 31, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her brother, Corey Gilmore; and sister, Monica White.

Madeline Gist

Madeline Elizabeth Gaston went to be with God in a new glorious body on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at 5:40 a.m. She was born the third child, Nov. 25, 1926, in Chicago, Ill., to the
Nellie L. "Nell" Griffith, 92, of Red Bank, went home to be with the Lord peacefully at her home on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, with her family by her side. She was a member of

Gary Grimsley

Gary Lee Grimsley, 68, died Friday Nov. 15, 2013 in a local hospital. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area and was a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving during
Edwin Lee Harris, 81, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. He was the son of the late James Walter Harris Jr. and Ollie Torbett Harris. Ed was an army veteran

Billy Hatcher

Billy Gene Hatcher, 64, passed away Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. He was born in Clay County, Tenn., to the late Genie and Mildred Lorena Hatcher but had lived most of his life in Indianapolis.
Virginia Jo Scott Hodge, formerly of Sale Creek, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, from injuries she received in an automobile accident. She was 80 years old. Arrangements will
e Lee Feagans, 66, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday Nov. 18, at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with Pastor Kelly Selby officiating.
Jerry Mark Law, 56, of Chattanooga, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. Jerry was born Oct. 29, 1957 in Montezuma, Ga., to Marcy Nelson and the late Neal

Carlton Lewis

Carlton Maxwell Lewis, 56, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Survivors, children, Ray Lewis, Kristy Greene, Patricia Lewis; brother, Bill Youngblood; 9 Grandchildren; 1 Great-grandchild. Graveside service 2 p.m. today at Chapel Hill Cemetery. Visitation Noon
Anthony Lewis, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at his residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Thomas Lee Littleton, 59, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at Health Center at Standifer Place. A 25 year resident of West Palm Beach, Fla., he worked as a Court Reporter. He was predeceased

Brandon Lowe

LaFAYETTE Brandon Sean Lowe, 19, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. He was loved by many and blessed by all of the community

Ronald McGough

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Ronald Earl McGough, 60, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at his residence. He worked as a salesman and was resident of the North Georgia area for 35 years. Ronnie was born in Florence, Ala.
Earl Eugene "Gene" Ownbey, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. He was the son of the late Early and Laura Ownbey and was preceded in death by his two brothers. He was
Johnny Lloyd Pack, 68, passed away on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Erlanger Medical Center. Johnny was retired from U.S. Postal Service as a Postmaster in Trenton, Ga. He was currently working for Walden Security

Frankie Perry

Frankie Perry, 63, passed away Saturday Nov. 16, 2013. Condolences may be sent to Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory,

Madge Ramsey

Madge R. Ramsey, 82, passed away on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 in a local healthcare facility. She was a member of First Baptist Church, a member of the First Families of East Tennessee, and enjoyed

Betty Rhodes

LaFAYETTE Betty Jean Mead Rhodes, 67, passed away Thursday Nov. 14, 2013 at Heritage Healthcare of LaFayette. She was a resident of the North Georgia area for most of her life. Arrangements

Beatrice Riggs

Beatrice M. Riggs, 78, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. Funeral services at 3 p.m. today in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation from 1 to 3 p.m.
Martha Jean (Bruce) Roberson, 83, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 in Battle Creek, MI., in a local hospital there. She was preceded in death by her mother, Willie M. Nicholson (Bruce);
Phillip Glenn Samples, 66, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. He was born on March 24, 1947 to Alice Samples, and the late Sam Samples Jr.
Thomas Stokes Seay, our beloved Papa, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Tom will be remembered by all who knew him as a kind, generous Southern gentleman who

Tammy Standridge

Tammy Ann Standridge, 42, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in a local hospital. Tammy was a life long resident of the North Georgia area and member of Catoosa Baptist Tabernacle. Mrs. Standridge loved
Fla. Frederick William Sterchi III, 78, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Mr. Sterchi was born on Nov. 14, 1934 in Chattanooga, as part of the Sterchi Diary Family. Sandra, Ric, Tim and
Regina Walker Wallin, of Ocala, Fla., passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. She was born June 8, 1935. Raised in this area until she was 20, she moved to Philadelphia with the family and then
Jack L. Watson of Signal Mountain, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Born June 5, 1918, in Charlotte, N.C., he graduated from Duke University and proudly served as a Naval submarine lieutenant commander during World War

Barbara Weldon

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Barbara Ellen Weldon, 61, formerly of Ider, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 at Grandview Medical Center. Mrs. Weldon was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Lillie Brown Bowers; husband, Bill Weldon; sisters,
Elmer Edwin Wilken, Jr. 79 formerly of Chattanooga passed away Saturday Nov. 16, 2013 in Charlotte N.C. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

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July 29, 1920 - Nov 17, 2001
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