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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 08, 2013


KimseyCORDOVA Alan Parks Kimsey, 55, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.Alan was born Oct. 8, 1957. Alan is survived by his wife Carol "CJ" Casanova; mother, Estelle Kimsey; and brothers, Steve,


Daniel GrossRINGGOLD Daniel "Boonie" Lamar Gross, 65, passed away in a local healthcare facility on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.Mr. Gross was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga, North Georgia area and member of Mission

Charles Askew

Sr.CHICKAMAUGA Charles "Chuck" Joseph Askew Sr., 47 passed away on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, surrounded by his family.He was a lifelong resident of Chickamauga and a member of The First Baptist Church of

Joan Cerven

Hamilton county
Joan Marie Hall Cerven, 75, of Orlando, Fla.,passed away on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at the Hospice Care Center in Chattanooga.She was born on May 14, 1938 to the late Charles and Marion Hall.She leaves

Ernest Cole

GRAYSVILLE Ernest Roger Cole, 81, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at Memorial Health Care.He was a member of Brayton Seventh-Day Adventist Church. He was a member of the U.S. Army serving in Korea.He was

Brenda Erwin

ROSSVILLE Brenda Gail Erwin, 70, has gone to be with her Savior on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in a local hospital.Condolences may be sent to family will receive friends today until the funeral

Glenn Forrester

CLOUDLAND Glenn Stephen Forrester, 77, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in a local hospital.Mr. Forrester was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard from 1958-1962. The

Ralph Foutz

ROSSVILLE Ralph Weston Foutz, 77, passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at a local hospital.Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park.Condolences may be sent to are by

Patricia Hearell

Hamilton county
ROSSVILLE Patricia Ann Hearell, 57, died at a local hospital on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryant-Smith Funeral Directors.

David Holland

JESUP David Edward Holland Sr., 90, formerly of Whiteside, Tenn., died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. He resided the past 18 years in Jesup, Ga.Our beloved daddy, brother, and papaw too completed his days on

Omehia Johnson

Hamilton county
Omethia JohnsonOmethia J. Johnson, 66, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Christopher Jones

Hamilton county
Christopher Jones, 24, passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Howard Kelly

Hamilton county
Howard Cleve Kelly, 68, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at Memorial Hospital North Park.Howard was born in Reform, Ala., to the late Howard Kelly and Mary Lousie Rinehart. He worked for 20 years

Danny Lusk

RINGGOLD Danny "Pineapple" Lusk, 61, after fighting the good fight, after finishing his course, after keeping the faith surrounded by his family, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Oct.

Earl M

Earl SitzALTAMONT Earl Mitchel Sitz, 86, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at his home.He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was born in Tracy City on July 13, 1927 to Robert and Bessie Green

George McBee

JASPER George William McBee, 69, passed away, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013.He had worked as contractor and carpenter for many years and as jailer for the Marion County Sheriffs Department.He was preceded in death by

Freddy Nunley

TRACY CITY Freddy Allen Nunley, 66, passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.He was retired from TDOT.Funeral 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ralph Shrum and Rev. Mike Rigsby officiating.Burial in

Allen Rhoades

STEVENSON Allen Ray Rhoades, Sr., 68, passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.He had lived most of his life in the Cleveland, Tenn. area and was a member of Covenant Promise Church in Cleveland. He

Alice Smith

SUMMERVILLE Alice Ruth Smith, 87, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013.Survivors, children, Randall Smith, Michael Smith, Donnie Smith, Ricky Smith, Patsy Ledbetter, Judy Roan, Shelia Ellis; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.Funeral is 1

Edna Smith

Hamilton county
Edna Worley Janeway Smith, 90, of Chattanooga, a longtime resident of Lewisburg, Tenn., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in St. Barnabas Rehab Hospital in Chattanooga.A native of Chattanooga, Mrs. Smith was the daughter
TRENTON Kenneth Walraven, 51, passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.He was a loving father, son, grandfather and brother and was of the Baptist faith.He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Scott.He is

Wanda Watson

DAYTON Wanda Sue Watson, 68, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013.Funeral service will be 11 a.m. in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.Burial will follow in Spring City Memorial Gardens.Vaughn Funeral Home, Spring City, is

Frances West

TRENTON Frances Irene "Nanny" West, 84, passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013.She will be forever remembered as a very caring and loving person who would always be there for her family and friends. She

Dorothy Whitaker

Hamilton county
Dorothy Whitaker, of Red Bank, went to be with the Lord Sunday morning, Oct. 6, 2013.She was the daughter of the late Josie Smith and was also preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Whitaker;

Morgan Williams

HENAGAR Morgan James Williams, 92, passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in DeKalb Regional Medical Center.Funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial in Jefferson Memorial in Birmingham.Visitation is

Helen Worley

Hamilton county
Helen K. Worley, 85, passed away at her home on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013.She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Worley Sr.She is survived by her children, Kathy (Steve) Williams and Robert

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 memory
INMEMORYGregory Arnez LloydApril 24, 1963 - Oct. 8, 2012Antonio StarrMay 12, 1975 - Oct. 4, 2012Remembering and loving you forever.Your mother and aunt Betty Jean Lloyd, cousin and mother, Beatrice Starr, other devoted cousins, Muriel


In memory
INMEMORYOct. 8, 1957 - April 29, 2012Happy birthday, Mom.I Love You, Amber
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