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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 20, 2013

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. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at

Doris Biddy

Fort oglethorpe
Doris E. Biddy, 84, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at a local healthcare facility. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 20, in the South Crest Chapel with Dr. Rob Borders

Jeffery Boatwright

Jeffery Boatwright, 34, passed away suddenly Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. He was preceded in death by a sister, Kim Johnston. He was the beloved son of Aubrey and Carol Boatwright, Rossville. Other survivors include brothers,
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
Kathleen Cook LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN Sarah Kathleen Mitchell "Katie" Cook died on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, in Arlington, Va., from complications of an infection and dementia. She was born in Fyffe, Ala. on Sept. 19, 1931.
Nellie Ruth "Tincy" Hawkins Davis, 78, of Chattanooga, went to meet James D. Davis, husband of 42 years and to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Nell was born on
Carmileta Decker, 69, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. She was born Jan. 14, 1944, in Chattanooga to the late Houston Hubert and Willie Ruth McNabb. Carmileta
Clifford Hagar, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, in Johnson City. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.
Sharon Kaye Hall, 55, of Chattanooga passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, surrounded by her family after a 13-year battle with chronic diseases. Sharon was born in 1958 at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. She was
Jerry Michael Hendon, 58, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Nov.18, 2013, in a local hospital. He was born Aug. 13, 1955, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., to the late Hershel and Helen Marie Hendon. He was a
Jerry D. Huckabee, 74, passed away, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Mr. Huckabee was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp and a retired employee of U.S. Stove Co. He was preceded in death by his
Ingrid Delay Kitchens, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at a local hospital. Memorial services will be held at 3:30 p.m. today at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park. To share expressions of sympathy,
Florence Brooks League, 88, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Survivors, son and daughter-in-law, David and Rene Massey; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Mason Funeral Home. Visitation

Judy Little

Judy Marie Little, 65, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at her residence. Funeral is set for 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Mrs. Littles family will receive friends 10 a.m.-8
Evelyn Long, of Signal Mountain, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.
Howard D. Miller, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Thomas W. Montooth, known as "T", "Tom", and "Can Man", 85, of East Ridge, flew away on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. Celebration of life services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at
Elaine ODell Elaine Lasley ODell, a lifetime resident of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., died Nov. 19, 2013, after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marshall Lasley and Augusta Allison Lasley, her

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. To share expressions of sympathy, visit Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with the Rev.

Betty Rhodes

LaFAYETTE Betty Jean Mead Rhodes, 67, passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Heritage Healthcare in LaFayette. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area she was of the Baptist faith. Betty was preceded
n DAYTON Rev. Charles H. Robinson, 98, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Funeral at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be next to his wife, Anna in Rhea
Barbara Jean Senters, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, and is now resting in the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. During the last several years, she fought a battle

Fred Slatton

Fred Slatton Jr., 77, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Mr. Slatton was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances Nolan Slatton; parents, Fred and Bertha Slatton; daughters, Angela Sanders, Wilma Morrison; grandchildren, Angela
Lillie Griffin J. Stone, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at the Hospice Care Center. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Joe Stone, of Chattanooga; daughter, Cathy
Rufus Eugene Sutton Sr., 79, of Chattanooga, passed Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Graveside service at 12:30 p.m. today, Nov. 20, 2013, at Chattanooga National Cemetery with

Rubye Tate

Rubye Kittle Magill Tate, 80, passed away on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and was a member of Popular Springs Baptist Church. Rubye was also a member of The
Clara J. Whitaker, 65, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at her residence. She is survived by her daughters, Doris (Billy) Vineyard and Lisa Parton; brothers, Junior Rogers, Roy Rogers and Grady Rogers; sisters, Jane Tarter,

Mary Wisham

Fla. Mary L. Nesbitt Wisham, 88, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at the Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center in Palatka, Fla., following an extended illness. She was a 1943

Maurine Womack

Maurine B. Womack, 90, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at her home. Graveside services will be held at noon EDT today, Nov. 20, 2013, in Tuckers Chapel Cemetery in Leesburg, Ala., with the

In Memory

Daphene Noble with daughter Janet Daphene (Roberts) Noble Feb. 20, 1921- Nov. 20, 2002 Missed by your children Tyrone, Calvin and Janet and your sister Miss Virdie Roberts, relatives and friends


Edward LeBron Belcher Feb. 16, 1959-Nov. 5, 2008 Five years, fifteen days today, the Lord called to say Come Home Bron, you must be on your way. I need you home to be with mom.


Mrs. Willie Lee Belcher June 3, 1929-Nov. 20, 2008 Five years ago today the Lord said come see your new place. He promised there will always be a smile on your face. Days and nights
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