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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 01, 2013



Dorothy Alexander

Hamilton county
Dorothy "Dottie" Zachry Alexander, 91, of Hixson, passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.Dottie was born in Notasulga, Ala., but had lived in the Chattanooga area for over 50 years.She was preceded in death by her

Gilbert Anthony

Hamilton county
Gilbert Anthony, 81, of Harrogate, Tenn., (formerly) of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, September 29, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road.

Andrew Broomfield

Hamilton county
Andrew Broomfield, 86, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at JMS Burned Center in Augusta, Ga.He was born on March 23, 1927.He leaves to cherish his memories a devoted wife of 30 years,

Robert Clark

Hamilton county
Robert F. Clark, PhD, "Dr. Bob", of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.After a long battle with cancer Bob was called home to be with the Lord. He will be dearly missed by his

Oma Crane

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Oma Hough Crane, 95, formerly of Rossville, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at her daughters home in Murfreesboro, Tenn.She was born in Enid, Colo., and raised in Crowell, Texas. She moved

Bob Cross

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Bob Cross, 82, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Survivors include children. Sue Cross, Vernon Cross, Preston Cross.Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.

Michael Dykes

Hamilton county
Michael "Mickey" Dykes, 24, of Hixson, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

David Grant

Tennessee
WINCHESTER David Gray Grant, 61, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013.Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. CDT Saturday, Oct. 5, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home with services at 3 p.m.Moore-Cortner Funeral

Willie Higdon

Tennessee
DUNLAP Willie L.A. "Twig" Higdon, 37, passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. He was the owner of Git-R-Done Construction. He was preceded in death by mother, Carol Cagle Higdon; grandmother, Lucille Cagle; grandfather,

Nell Hill

Alabama
ORANGE BEACH Nell Newman Hill, 79, a native of Georgia and a resident of Orange Beach, passed away Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.Nell was a true Angel on this earth, born in Bleckley County, Ga.,

Dorothy Miller

Georgia
Louise MillerFLINTSTONE Dorothy Louise Long Miller, 94, passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in a local health care facility.Louise was born in the Cenchat community of Walker County on Aug. 31, 1919 to

Claude Morris

Hamilton county
Jr.Claude Lee "Stretch" Morris Jr., 60, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was of the Baptist faith. He was an

Charles Nunley

Tennessee
TRACY CITY Charles E. Nunley, 90, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at his residence in Tracy City.Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Lay chapel with Rev. Ralph Shrum and Rev. David

Stacey Phillips

Hamilton county
Stacey Barrow Phillips, 44, of Chattanooga, died on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013.A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in the funeral home chapel with Jeremy Davis officiating.Visit www.heritagefh.com to share

Samuel Pleasant

Alabama
RAINSVILLE Samuel Pleasant, 66, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m CDTtoday, Oct. 1, from Chattanooga National Cemetery.Burial will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery

Linda Prince

Alabama
STEVENSON Linda Joyce Prince, 67, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.Visitation will be noon-9 p.m. CDT Wednesday.Funeral will be at 1 p.m. CDT Thursday, Oct. 3, from Valley Funeral Home.Burial will be in Green Cemetery

Margaret Randolph

Hamilton county
Margaret Joan Randolph, 58, passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.She was preceded in death by her son, Jerry Randolph; parents, William and Rosa Lee Harris; sisters, Louise Harris and

Eveleen Rethwilm

Tennessee
KNOXVILLE Eveleen Elizabeth Rethwilm passed away at the age of 80 on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.She was preceded in death by her husband, Heinz Rethwilm.She is survived by her children, Craig Rethwilm (Pamela), Michael

Dennis Richardson

Hamilton county
Dennis Sanford Richardson, 67, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. at a local hospital.Born in Florence, Ala., he was a long-time resident of Chattanooga. Dennis served our Country in the U.S. Army; he was

Amy Robertson

Georgia
VALDOSTA Amy Lara Robertson, 75, a former longtime resident of Fort Oglethorpe, died on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.She was preceded in death by her parents, Hardy Milton Crane and Opal Smith Crane, and her

Rodney Rogers

Alabama
BRIDGEPORT Rodney Allan "Coach" Rogers, 71, passed away on his and his wifes 40th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga.Coach was survived by his wife, Janis Rogers;

Elaine Searcy

Tennessee
SOUTH PITTSBURG Elaine Searcy, 78, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.The daughter of the late W.A. and Nettie Blevins Searcy, she retired from TVA having worked as a secretary and later as a Nuclear Inspector.She

Joann Smith

Hamilton county
Joann Smith, 68, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, in Nashville.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Elma Stearns

Hamilton county
Elma Delores Stearns, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in a healthcare facility.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Dewey Stephens

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Dewey Stephens passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at his Residence.Funeral at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, burial will follow at Adamsburg/ Liberty Hill Cemetery.Visitation

Doris Strong

Hamilton county
Doris J. Strong, 71, passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. She was a graduate of Howard High School, a Tennessee Vols fan, and a member of Pneuma Christian Center. She retired from the Chattanooga

Phillip Wallace

Hamilton county
Phillip R. Wallace, 71, passed away Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at his home after a valiant battle with MDS.Phil was a member of the 1960 graduation class of Chattanooga High School. He earned a degree

Alice Wilson

Hamilton county
Alice Kell Wilson died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Red Bank, and was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Wilson.Survivors include nieces and nephews.Memorial service will be

In MemoryBlanche Smith

In memory
Blanche Willette Smith Oct. 1, 1930-July 25, 2000We love and miss you.Your Family
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