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Local Obits for Tue. Nov 19, 2013

Mildred Abernathy

Flat rock
Mildred Lafaye Abernathy, 81, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at Highland's Medical Center. Survivors include, sons and daughters-in-law, Freddie and Donna Abernathy, Larry and Debra Abernathy; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Thad Mayo;
Harold Robert Alexander, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. He was born in Toledo, Ohio, and raised in Newton, Ill. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired as a
Irene Smith Anderson, 95, passed peacefully at home in Hixson on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 to be reunited with Hugh, Dustin, Eza, Jim Jack and Fanny Belle and other beloved friends and family. She
Lowell Anderson, 72, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. He was the son of the late Edmond and Pauline Anderson. Lowell graduated from the University
Ethel M. Barrow, 97, died on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Ethel was born on the south side of Chicago on Oct. 25, 1916. Her father, Arthur Bresin, was German American and her mother, Marie, was

Robert Beene

Robert "Bob, Poppy" Beene, 82, of the Fairview Community went to his heavenly home Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at his residence in Rossville. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and after moving to the

Doris Biddy

Fort oglethorpe
Doris E. Biddy, 84, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at a local healthcare facility. She was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church where she was known as the "Candy Lady". She was retired as

Lawrence Carter

Lawrence Edgar "L.E." Carter Jr., 87, of the Hillsview Community near Riceville, passed away Monday morning, Nov., 18, 2013, at Athens Regional Medical Center. A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was a

Carrie Farr

Carrie Elizabeth "Betty" Farr, 83, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, following a lengthy illness. She was born June 17, 1930 in Demopolis, Ala. She was the daughter of W.E. and Lula Ellen Gandy.

Omar Hancock

Omar Greenberry Hancock, 82, passed away on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at his residence. Mr. Hancock was preceded in death by his parents, Omar G. Hancock Jr. and Ruth Edith Brown Hancock; sister, Elsie Ruth

Terry Hartman

Terry L. Hartman, 68, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at her home. Mrs. Hartman was born Jan. 1, 1945, in Hogansville, daughter of the late Robert and Mirl Rice Cleveland. A resident of Ringgold since
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. Virginia
Andre Johnson, 26, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9996.
Paul DeWitt Kelly, Jr., passed away on Saturday Nov. 16, 2013. He was born on Sept. 16, 1927, in Jasper, Tenn. His parents were Paul DeWitt Kelly, Sr. and Elizabeth Miller Kelly. He was a
Ingrid Delay Kitchens, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at a local hospital. She was a native of Ludwigsburg, Germany, and had lived in the United States for 51 years. She was
Ida Lanier Elder Ida Mae "Big" Lanier passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13 , 2013, at Parkridge Medical Center. She was a member of Christian Fellowship CP Church. Her survivors include her children, Twana Wilkes, Linda

Joe Ledford

Joseph "Joe" Ledford, 79, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Survivors: wife, Betty Ledford; daughter, Ginger (Chris) Brown; and grandchildren, Stephen and Ashli Brown. Funeral service at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Delano Baptist Church with
Robin Lynn Lewis, 25, of Chattanooga, died Friday,Nov. 15, 2013, at a local hospital, as a result of automotive accident. Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors.
Elizabeth McQueen Elizabeth Joyce McQueen., 87, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,
Judy Ann Mitchell, 75, of Chattanooga died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at a local hospital. She was born Sept. 19, 1938, to the late Arthur L. Williams and Mildred Jones Williams. She was preceded in

Rev. Walter Morgan

Rev. Walter Lee Morgan, 81, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, from the funeral home chapel. Interment in Summerville Cemetery. Visitation 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Betty Parris

Betty Goforth Parris, 72, died Sunday evening, Nov. 17, 2013. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Wednesday. The funeral will follow at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home. Interment noon Thursday

Joyce Payne

Joyce Grant Payne, 69, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, surrounded by her children at Hospice Atlanta, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Joyce was born in Fort Benning, Ga., on Jan.

Frankie Perry

Fort ogleethorpe
Frankie Perry, 63, passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. She had lived most of her life in Cisco, Ga.,, had lived the past 16 years in Fort Oglethorpe, and worked in the textile industry in
Teresa Ann Pontes, 49, a resident of Apison, passed away Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at her residence. She was of the Christian faith. She was employed with Direct Auto Insurance as a territory sales manager
Harvey W. Reynolds 86, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in a local health care facility. Mr. Reynolds was born in Oakdale, Tenn., but had lived in Chattanooga most of his life. He retired

Christine Rives

Christine Rives, 86, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at a local healthcare facility. Survivors include her children, Melody Griffith, Eldon Rives, DeLonda Calfee; and stepdaughter, Janice White; eight grandchildren; and one sister. Funeral services will

Samuel Sargent

Samuel Edward Sargent, 90, slipped into the arms of his Savior on the early morning hours of Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, surrounded by his family. He was a beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather,

Saundra Short

Saundra Kay Short, 57, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. The funeral was 2 p.m. Monday from the Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Stevenson, Ala.
Lester Singleton, 79, of Chattanooga went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. today, Nov. 19, at the Highway 58 chapel of Turner Funeral

Karen Smith

Karen Renae Smith, 53, died Sunday, November 17, 2013 at her home. Funeral services for Karen 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jim Purser officiating. Burial in Dayton City

Linda Sprague

Linda Bruce Sprague, 75, was called home on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. She was a cherished mother, grandmother, aunt, sister-in-law and friend. Linda was a resident of Lakeview, Ga., and Decatur, for many years.

Gary Stephens

Gary Don Stephens, 66, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at his residence. He was a member of Parkway Baptist Temple. Mr. Stephens was a truck driver for Shaw Industries and loved to fish. Mr.

William Stewart

William C. Stewart, 83, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. The funeral will be 2 p.m. CDT today, Nov. 19, from the Valley Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Sherwood. Dustin

Ruth Sutphin-Green

Ruth Sutphin-Green, 90, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. She had been a member of Rossville Church of Christ since 1953 where she was active with the Harvest House. Mrs. Green retired from Marmode Hosiery
Rufus Eugene Sutton Sr., 79, of Chattanooga, passed Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was preceded in death by daughter, Shirley Jackson Sutton. He leaves to cherish
Patricia Neligan Tohill, 82, a devout Catholic, passed peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, surrounded by family. Devoted wife, loving mother and doting grandmother and proud great-grandmother, she moved to Maryville after the death of
Ronald William Upchurch, 64, died on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced in Thursdays edition by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

William Walker

William Thomas Walker Jr., 69, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. He was born to the late William Thomas Walker Sr. and Ollie Kate Carlton Walker on Aug. 17, 1944, in Oakridge, Tenn. He was
Rhonda Wasson, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Clara Whitaker, 65, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404.

James Willis

James "Jack" Mackey Willis, 84, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at his home. He is survived by his children, including his son, the Rev. Carl William Willis and wife, Christine; grandson, Christopher

Maurine Womack

Maurine B. Womack, 90, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at her home. She was born in 1923, at Portersville, Ala., to the late Sam Brown and Lucy Conkle-Brown, also, preceding her in death are

In MemoryNancy Oliver

Nov. 4, 1948-Nov. 19, 2003 HAPPY BIRTHDAY We love and miss you so much Love, mother Louise Davis and family
Jan. 10, 1988 - Nov. 19, 2010 Theres not a moment youre not missed. You are in our hearts always. Love you. From, the Richardson, Daniels, Wilson Family Jamari and Jazz. Uncles and aunts, cousins
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