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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 05, 2013


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

Dorothy Barnett

WHITWELL Dorothy Ann Copeland Barnett, 88, of Soddy-Daisy, formerly of Whitwell, passed away Friday morning, Oct. 4, 2013, at NHC Healthcare in Dunlap.She was of the Church of God faith. She was preceded in

Janette Burnette

Hamilton county
Janette Katherine Beaver Burnette, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.She was born in Kennesaw, Ga., on Aug. 17, 1922, to the late Herman Dennis Beaver and Minnie Mae Williams Beaver. She

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

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

June Fain

Hamilton county
June Fain, 94, of Harrison, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, in a local health care facility.She was a native and lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and is survived by her son, John

Anna Garner

Hamilton county
Anna Mae Garner, 87 of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.She attended Gods Kingdom Within Church.She was preceeded in death by her husband, Howard Thacker.She is survived by her sons, Donnie Thacker and Rhondel

Freddie Gibson

Sr.BENTON Freddie Gibson Sr., 68, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.Survivors: wife, Mary Gibson; sons, Dennis Gibson, Lee (Carrie) Gibson and Joe Johnson; and four grandchildren.Funeral is 11 a.m. Sunday at Mountain View

Ruby Hatten

Hamilton county
Ruby Lee Hatten, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2013, in a local hospital.She was formerly employed at Krystal Bakery and was a member of Second St. James Missionary Baptist Church where she
hLaFAYETTE Valeria O. Hollingsworth, 91, passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, surrounded by her loving children.She was born in LaFayette on April 16, 1922 to the late William P. and Edith Foy Hogue. She

John Johnson

Hamilton county
John E. Johnson, 96, passed away Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.Service will be at 1 p.m. today in the chapel with Brother Phillip G. Henderson, officiating.Interment: Forest Hills Cemetery.Arrangements b John P. Franklin Funeral Home,

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

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
Robert David Rhodes, 73, of Chattanooga passed away on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at a local hospital.David was a graduate of The University of Kentucky with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. He

Joe Romines

Hamilton county
Joe "Opie" Romines, 25, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home.Burial will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery with Military Honors.Visitation

Elma Stearns

Hamilton county
Elma Delores Stearns, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in a healthcare facility in Moline, Illinois.She was a 1960 graduate of Howard High School and attended Knoxville College where she met and

Gene Tapley

Hamilton county
H. Eugene "Gene" Tapley, 73, of Chattanooga. passed away unexpectedly Oct. 2, 2013.A longtime resident of Chattanooga, Gene was owner of CTM Consulting Engineers and Chem-Tex Machinery since 1976.He was a member of Covenant Presbyterian

Blake Thomas

STEVENSON James Blake Boyd Thomas, 30, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, in a Chattanooga hospital.A member of Stevenson Church of Christ, he had attended Mountain View Christian Academy in Bryant, Ala. He was a

Mary Thompson

JASPER Mary Brewer Thompson, 89, passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.Mary was a member of Baptist Hill Church and the Jasper Chapter 124 of the Eastern Star. She was a very talented artist,

Rosie Wilson

DECATUR Rosie L. "Mamaw" Wilson., 89, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.Funeral at 1 p.m. Monday in funeral home chapel. Burial in Cottonport Cemetery.Visitation from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral by Bowers Funeral


In memory
INMEMORYJoseph A.FordOct. 5, 1925 - June 16, 2013Happy Birthday!Should you go first and I remain To walk the road alone, Ill live in memories garden, dearWith happy days weve known. In spring Ill wait for

In MemoryAnnette Green

In memory
INMEMORYMs. Oct. 5, 1956 - Dec. 10, 2012To our loving heart, we wish you a happy birthday. God loves you and so does your family and we miss you very muchLove forever, your daughter, Brittany,


In memory
INMEMORYGeraldine Mays SmithApril 13, 1943 - Oct. 5, 20103 years ago today our loved one departed this life. We know she is resting in Jesus' arms.Sadly missed by your children, Vincent, Kenneth, Staci, Rico,
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