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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 04, 2013



Kay

Hamilton county
Kay Hansen Frances Catherine "Kay" Lively Hansen, 73, of Lookout Mountain passed away on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.Kay was born in Chattanooga and attended Girls Preparatory School. She received a B.A. degree from Centre College

Arthur Ansley

Hamilton county
Arthur Maye Andriette Millsaps Ansley, 70, passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at a local hospital.She was a graduate of Howard High School and attended Bethune College. She was a member of Second Missionary Baptist

Sandra Bess

Tennessee
ALTAMONT Sandra Jean Nunley "Sandy" Bess , 63, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2013.Funeral services 2 p.m. today with Ministers Ralph Shrum, Clint Shrum and Claude Hoback officiating.Foster & Lay Funeral Home of Tracy

Mary Bryson

Tennessee
FAYETTEVILLE Mary "Mama Jewell" Bryson, 92, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.Survivors include sons, Carl Bryson, Chickamauga, Ga., David Bryson, Ringgold, Ga.; other children; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren.Funeral was at 3 p.m. Thursday,

Juanita Burnum

Hamilton county
Juanita June Burnum, 86, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.Born in the late 1920s, Juanita Burnum grew up in Geraldine, Ala., worked in the cotton fields with

Roger Carlton

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Roger Lane Carlton, 59, passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. A celebration of Rogers life will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Life

Kenneth Collins

Hamilton county
Kenneth Burton "Rip" Collins went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.He was born in Chattanooga, June 16, 1919 to James Bennett Collins Sr. and Maggie

Luke Crouch

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA "Luke" Luther Dexter Crouch, 90, passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.He was born in Chattanooga, to the late Robert Taylor and Mary Ada Wilson Crouch. He had been a resident of the
MENTONE Dennis Dale Culpepper, 55, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.Survivors, children, Jacob Lee, Shannon Farley, Shelby Williams; brother, Marty Culpepper; sisters, Jan Stoker, Julie Hawkins-Boone, Tina Hawkins-Bowers; grandchild, Gabrel Dooley. Funeral 4 p.m. today,

Eva Farmer

Hamilton county
Eva Gill Farmer, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.Services will be 1 p.m. CDT Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, graveside in Collier Cemetery, with the Rev. Carl Hunsucker officiating.Visitation is 5 to

Kylie Fielden

Hamilton county
Kylie Grace Fielden, Our Beautiful Angel, blessed our lives on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.Kylie Grace is the daughter of Michael Scott and Jennifer Lea Fielden.Our sweet and precious Kylie tried her very best. She
SUMMERVILLE Sabrina Marie Gilreath, 39, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.Funeral from theWallis Memorial Chapel at 3 p.m. Saturday.Interment: Mount Olive Cemetery.Family will receive friends at the funeral home from

Edwin Grant

Tennessee
DUNLAP Edwin Thomas Grant, 73, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at his home.He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Edna Harvey Grant; son, Arley Grant; brothers, Freeman and Reynolds Grant;

Alfred Greene

Hamilton county
Jr.Alfred Hamilton Greene Jr., 97, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today, Oct. 4, at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Dr. Perry C. McCallen officiating.Visit

Floyd Harrell

Hamilton county
Floyd Walker Harrell, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.Mr. Harrell was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy from 1952-53 serving on the USS Tutuila. He was the owner of Harrell Concrete Finishing

Audrey Hicks

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Audrey Mae Ball Hicks, 70, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.Funeral from the Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home Chapel at 3 p.m. Monday. Service by the Rev. Melvin Bridges and Brother David Thompson.Interment:

Patricia Hooper

Georgia
Pat HooperRINGGOLD Patricia "Pat" High Huskey Bruce Hooper, 78, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.Pat was the daughter of the late Raymond and Imogene High; she was also

Jerry Jackson

Hamilton county
Sr.Jerry D. Jackson Sr., 67, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, after a short illness at a local hospital.He was a 1964 graduate of Howard High School. He was a Police Officer for the

Sara Jo

Hamilton county
Sara Jo Hart, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, Oct. 4, 2013, in the

John Johnsonr

Hamilton county
John JohnsonJohn E. Johnson, 96, passed on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.He was employed as a radio and television technician.He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Johnson; parents, Horace Greely and Lillie Johnson; siblings,

Gladys Leffew

Hamilton county
Gladys Alicia Leffew, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 surrounded by her family.She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a woman of strength, tenderness, beauty and love. She enjoyed

Thomas Matney

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Thomas H. Matney, 70, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.Services will be held in the funeral home chapel at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct 5, 2013.Please share your thoughts online with the

Edith McEntyre

Tennessee
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

Daisy ODonnell

Hamilton county
Daisy Virginia ODonnell, 76, of Greenville, S.C., passed to the presence of her Savior on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.Daisy was born in Honduras, daughter of missionary family, Brian and Enid Cooper. She loved souls and

Pam Oliver

Hamilton county
Pam Oliver, 39 of Soddy-Daisy went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at her residence. She was a member of Freedom Worship Center and was preceded in death by her

David Rhodes

Hamilton county
David Rhodes, 73, of Chattanooga passed away on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike. 423-531-3975.

Ralph Stratton

Tennessee
HUNTLAND Ralph Allen Stratton, 91, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at his home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 in McClure Cemetery, Huntland, with the

Harold Tapley

Hamilton county
Harold Eugene Tapley, 73, of Chattanooga, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, in New Bern, N.C., while on a business trip.Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

Wayne Teague

Hamilton county
Wayne Teague, a.k.a. Bullet Bob, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at his residence with his family at his side.He was preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Blanche Eldridge Teague.He

Vernon Young

Alabama
HENAGAR Vernon Irene Young, 88, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at her residence.Survivors include daughters, Dianne Pack (Bobby), Deborah Harris (Guy); sons, Mark Young and Gerald Young; son-in-law, Ralph Jackson; daughters-in-law, Martha Young and

In MemoryMaxine Bell

In memory
INMEMORY Nov. 23, 1947 - Oct. 4, 2012One year ago today the Lord came to take you home. We miss your beautiful smile and our hearts are still heavy with grief. We will always

In MemoryDenise Liedel

In memory
May 27, 1962- Oct 4, 2002If yellow roses grow in heaven, please pick a beautiful bouquet and place them in my moms hand, and tell her they are from her loving husband, children

In MemoryGreg Lloyd

In memory
GREGORY LlOYDApril 24, 1963-Oct. 8, 2007ANTONIO G. STARRMay 12, 1975-Oct. 4, 2011In loving memory, gone too soon, remembering and living forever.Your loving families,the Starrs, Jordan, Lloyd, Tigner, Brown, Favors, Prathers, Tory and Sparks

In MemoryMAUDELL REDDING

In memory
Oct. 4, 1922 - Feb. 12, 2007Happy Birthday!We still hold you close in our hearts.We know you and Frank Jr., and Kenya Jr., aresmiling down over us!Sadly missed by Beverly Redding, and Rena Benford, and
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