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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 02, 2013


Hamilton county
Corinne JayMary Corinne "Pat" Jay, 83, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family.She was a beloved mother and "Nanny" and an avid Tennessee Vols fan who loved Tennessee football

Gilbert Anthony

Hamilton county
Gilbert Anthony, 81, of Harrogate Tenn., (formerly of Chattanooga) died Sunday morning, Sept. 29, 2013, at Claiborne County Hospital following an extended illness.He was born to the late Tom and Lela Wheat Anthony of Lenoir

Deborah Barrett

GAINESVILLE Deborah Ann Parker Hodge Barrett, 59, passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Mrs. Parker was born June 22, 1954 in Springfield, Ohio to Frank

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,
TRENTON Franklin D. Buffington, 72, passed away Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. He was born Jan. 31, 1941.Services will be at a later date.Please leave your memories and prayers at by Moore Funeral Home,

Betty Burgess

PISGAH Betty Ellen Burgess, 85, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at Cloverdale Manor.Funeral at 1 p.m. CDT today at Kerby Chapel.Burial in Friendship Cemetery, Pisgah.In lieu of flowers, donation to Pisgah Senior Center.Visitation 10

Robert Clark

Hamilton county
Robert F. Clark, Ph.D, "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

ROSSVILLE Oma Hough Crane, 95, formerly of Rossville, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at her daughters home in Murfreesboro, Tenn.Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, in Tennessee-Georgia

Shirley Dillon

Hamilton county
Shirley Gleason Dillon, a vivacious redhead, lifelong volunteer and leader, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.Her zest for life, interest in preserving history and bettering the communities in which she lived made her

Bobby Douglas

DUNLAP Bobby Daniel Douglas, 53, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at his home.He attended Dunlap First Baptist Church. Bobby was preceded in death by his father, Jessie Douglas.Survivors include his wife, Cindy Douglas;

Michael Dykes

Hamilton county
Michael Thomas Dykes, 24, of Hixson passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.He attended C.C.A. High School.He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Nina Wright.He is survived by his father and mother, John

Jerry Fraser

RINGGOLD Jerry Lee Fraser, 81, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral and Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,

Jonathan Grindle

DELANOJonathan Grindle, infant son of James and Heather Grindle, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013.Survivors: parents; siblings, Nicole, Trevor, Wesley, Jaden and Bobby Grindle; grandparents, Bobby and Mary Lou Grindle; Stacey Bullard, Christopher Sanders; special aunt

John Groff

Hamilton county
John K. Groff, 91, of Chattanooga, died on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at Summit View Assisted Living.Mr. Groff was born in Lebanon, Pa.; he was the son of the late Grant and Mae Groff. He

Timothy Hampton

BRYANT Timothy "Tim" Scott Hampton, 19, passed away Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.Memorial service will be 4 p.m. EDT Thursday at New Vision Church of God with Pastor Michael Kilgore officiating.Visit to share words

Dale Hartline

TRENTON Dale Ronald Hartline, 65, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.He was born March 22, 1948. Formerly employed by Gaither Machinery, Chattanooga.He was preceded in death by his parents, Rinzy and Azlee Hartline; several

Bertie Harvey

BRIDGEPORT Bertie Kate Webb Harvey, 77, formerly of Jasper, Tenn., died Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in a local nursing home.The daughter of the late Hubert and Martha Crowe Webb, she attended the Church

Patricia Hooper

RINGGOLD Patricia "Pat" Huskey Bruce Hooper, 78, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in a local health care facility.Funeral arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.

James Hutchins

Hamilton county
James "Bell" Hutchins, 73, passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Sara Jo

Hamilton county
Sara Jo Hart, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.She retired from Ronile Carpet Mills and had worked for Womens East Pavilion for several years. She was

Trevin Johnson

Hamilton county
Trevin Cornell Johnson, infant son of Travis Johnson and Phillisa Dillard, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.He also leaves behind two brothers and one sister.Services were held Saturday.Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home 601 Ashland Terrace,

Lloyd Lawing

Hamilton county
Lloyd Jethro Lawing, 91 passed away Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at his residence in Summerfield, Fla.Born Sept. 14, 1922 in Marion, N.C. to parents, Elijah T. and Candace M. Lawing. Preceded in death by his

Bettye Long

Hamilton county
Bettye Long, 85, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 A native of Chattanooga, she was the daughter to the late Clyde L. and Nettie L. Harvey Pass.For many years

Edith McEntyre

WHITWELL Edith Nye McEntyre, 92, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at home with her family by her side.Those left to cherish her memories are: her beloved husband

Joan Merriman

Hamilton county
Joan Potts Merriman died peacefully at her home on Monday evening, Sept. 30, 2013, surrounded by her family.Joan "Tincey" was born in Chattanooga on May 14, 1937 and was preceded in death by her parents,

Dorothy Miller

Louise MillerFLINTSTONE Dorothy Louise Long Miller, 94, passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in a local health care facility. Graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Chattanooga National Cemetery with

Harold Murray

Hamilton county
Jr.Harold James "Jim" Murray Jr., 63, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and served his country in the U.S. Navy. Jim retired from the Chattanooga

Stacey Phillips

Hamilton county
Stacey Barrow Phillips, 44, died early on Sunday morning, Sept. 29, 2013, at Memorial North Park Hospital.She was born and raised in Chattanooga where she attended Boyd Buchanan and Notre Dame. She was a

John Quillen

Other areas
COLUMBIA, S.C. John C. "Jack" Quillen, 68, died unexpectedly on Monday, Sept 30, 2013, from post-op complications during surgery.Jack was born in Hobart, Ind., and moved to Chattanooga in his early teens. He

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

Susie Ratcliff

OLD FORT Evelena Susie Ratcliff, 79, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.Survivors: husband, Kenneth Ratcliff; and children, Michael (Kathy) Ratcliff, Boyd Ratcliff and Sandra (Milburn) Hawkins.Funeral service will be at 2

Eveleen Rethwilm

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 longtime resident of Chattanooga. Dennis served our country in the U.S. Army; he was

Margaret Riddle

Hamilton county
Margaret Mary Riddle, 89, of Marietta, Ga., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, surrounded by her family at Morning Point Assisted Living in Hixson.Margaret was born April 18, 1924 in Union County, S.C., to Henry

John Rossi

CHATSWORTH John Michael "Yogi" Rossi, 65, passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013.John was a U.S. Vietnam Veteran, a member of the U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club, American Legion in Dalton and the VFW. He

William Royer

Hamilton county
William David Ray Royer, 66, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Decatur.He was born to the late Lenear and Mary Royer.He was preceded in death by his sister, Paula Marlar;

Frank Shaver

RINGGOLD Frank Clifford Shaver, 77, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Frank was a former employee of the Catoosa

Kimberly Shropshire

Hamilton county
Kimberly Shropshire, 45, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Tommy Skorzak

Hamilton county
Tommy Storrs Skorzak, 66, passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.He was a graduate of University of North Alabama with a MBA, a U.S. Navy Veteran, and worked for Walmart on Highway 153 for 13

Joann Smith

Hamilton county
Joann Smith, 68, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, in Nashville.Survivors include her sons, Antonia (Mia) Smith and Dennis Smith; siblings, James Edward Smith and Verlene Middlebrooks, other relatives and friends. Funeral: noon Thursday, Oct.

Aubrey Smith

GAYLESVILLE Aubrey "Smitty" Smith, 64, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.Survivors, wife Gina Smith; mother, Louise Smith; daughters, Tiffany Smith, Tanya Smith, and Stephanie Williams; brothers, Anthony Smith and Larry Smith; three grandchildren.Funeral is 2

Danny Smith

CLOUDLAND Danny Smith AKA "Oyder" died Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at his residence.Survivors: wife, Becky; son, Chris; brothers; sisters; grandchildren.Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. CDT Friday, Oct. 4, from Bankhead Cemetery

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

Freda Thompson

CLEVELAND Freda Mae Clayton Thompson, 72, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2013.Survivors are daughters, Annette (Gene) Moore, Jamie (Mark) Drury, both of Cleveland, Janice (Doyle) Whaley, of Cohutta, Ga.; son, Jerry (Donna) Thompson, of Cleveland;

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 MemoryMel Carboni

In memory
INMEMORYJan. 30, 1927-Oct. 1, 2003Forever missed and forever loved Your Wife, Sons and Grandchildren

In MemoryMildred Gresham

In memory
A loving, caring, special mother. Deeply missed by your daughters, Emily, Tara, Lisa, special nieces,Bea and Bridget, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In MemoryTheordis Little

In memory
INMEMORYTheordis (Slim) R. LittleOct. 2, 1931 - Jan. 31, 1996Although you departed this life seventeen years ago, we have not forgotten you nor your love, comfort, or kindness. Loving wife Evie, your children, grandchildren, other
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