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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 09, 2013


Hamilton county
Ryden Simmons Sr..Ryden R. Simmons Sr., 91, of Harrison, (formerly of Madison Heights, Va.), passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist,

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

Ann Blair

Hamilton county
Ann Oxford Blair, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., passed away on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 at Alexian Village.She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Hazel Oxford, of Camden, Tenn., and her husband of

Danny Brown

WINCHESTER Danny Brown went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.Funeral at 11 a.m. CDT Thursday, Oct. 10, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens.Visitation from 4 to

Janet Burke

Hamilton county
Janet Burke, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in her home, surrounded by family.She was born to Joseph and Lorraine Orenstein in Chicago, Ill.A graduate of SUNY,

George Couch

BELVIDERE George Ulus Couch, 89, passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013.Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. today, Oct. 9, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment will be in Lexie Crossroads Cemetery, Belvidere, Tenn.Moore-Cortner Funeral Home,

Hilda Davis

Hamilton county
Hilda Sizer Taber Davis, 88, a lifelong resident of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., died at Alexian Health Care Center Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, after a lengthy illness.She was the daughter of the late Albert Winnie and

Ervin Denkins

Hamilton county
Jr.Ervin Edward Denkins Jr, 84, formerly of Indianapolis Ind., passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at his residence in Gulfport, Miss.He was a United States Army Veteran, retired from Chrysler with 21 years of

Robert Ditto

Hamilton county
Robert Jennings "Bob" Ditto, 91, passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at a local hospital.He was a native of Louisville, Ky., born May 12, 1922.Robert graduated from Louisville Male High School, where his father was

Grace Faris

SOUTH PITTSBURG Grace Burrows Faris, 92, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at Cumberland Health and Rehab Center.The daughter of the late George Albert and Frankie Mae Brown Burrows, she was retired from the South

Glenn Forrester

CLOUDLAND Glenn Stephen Forrester, 77, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in a local hospital.Graveside services with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. today, Oct. 9, at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park with

Jay Hassler

SPRING CITY Jay C. Hassler, 72, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.Funeral at 7 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.Interment Friday in Reed Cemetery.Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Vaughn

Otis Howard

SUMMERVILLE Otis Lee "Coon" Howard, 89, passed away Sunday, Sept. 20, 2013, at his residence.A native of Fabius, Ala., he was born to the late Joe Henry and Amanda Hart Howard on Jan. 17,

Cynthia Kelley

Hamilton county
Cynthia Roberta Kelley, 82, of Harrison, passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at her residence.She was the daughter of the late Harvey and Ida Mason and was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph

Beverly Kepner

Hamilton county
Beverly Kepner, 91, of Signal Mountain, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Buford Lash

FORT OGLETHORPE Buford Emory Lash, 86, passed away Monday Sept. 30, 2013, in Miami, Fla.Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at Chattanooga National Cemetery.Visitation will be held

Billy LeRoy

Hamilton county
Jr.Billy "Bill" Joe LeRoy Jr., 59, a resident of Birchwood passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, from injuries he received in an automobile accident.He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Joe LeRoy

Barbara Littlejohn

Barbara Bruce Bairnsfather Littlejohn has gone to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at the age of 90.She was born in London, England Dec. 26, 1922 to Captain Bruce and Celia Bairnsfather.

Thurman Lowe

DUNLAP Thurman Lowe, 75, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at his home.He was a member of Freewill Baptist Church in Pikeville, Ky., and was preceded in death by his parents, Dennie and Bonnie

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.

Tom Martin

Hamilton county
Tom M. Martin, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.A memorial service will be 4 p.m. Friday at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Thursday and 3-4 p.m. Friday at Lane

David McCallie

Hamilton county
Dr. David Park McCallie, MD blessed, wonderful life came to a peaceful end on Monday afternoon, Oct. 7, 2013, from complications of colon cancer. The physician, community leader, husband, father, grandfather, author, and

Betty McGee

Hamilton county
Betty Jean Hines McGee, 78, of Chattanooga, departed this life on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at her home.She was employed with Erlanger hospital for 19 years until her retirement.She was preceded in death by her

Roy McKeehan

Leonard McKeehan Jr.LaFAYETTE Roy Leonard McKeehan Jr., 64, passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.He was born in Chattanooga on Jan. 7, 1949, attended Bethesda Baptist Church, worked as a paramedic for 30 years

Helen Millard

Hamilton county
Helen Bowman Millard, formerly of Chattanooga, passed peacefully from this life to her heavenly home on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Oklahoma City, Okla.Helen was born on Feb. 18, 1925 in Chattanooga, where she spent

Bob Myers

Other areas
Jr.WINSTON-SALEM Elam A. "Bob" Myers Jr., 78, passed away on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at his residence.The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Bunch-Johnson

Danny Nale

DUNLAP Danny Nale, 63, lost his battle with cancer on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.He was of the Baptist faith and was an iron worker with TVA for over 10 years before beginning at Taft

Charles Reeves

Hamilton county
Charles Frank Reeves, of Chattanooga, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, in a local hospital.Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Robbie Rogers

PISGAH Robbie Dean Rogers, 81, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Huntsville Hospital.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. CDT today, Oct. 9, from Kerby Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Earnest Corbitt officiating.Interment
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

Elsie Watkins

Hamilton county
Elsie Watkins, 88, of Rossville, passed away on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.Elsie was loved by many and never met a stranger.She dearly loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.Any animals that came around her house

Nancy Williams

Hamilton county
Nancy Jane Williams, 73, of Harrison, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, from her earthly home.She was preceded in death by father and mother, Harold and Inez Dugger; two sisters,

Edie Young

Hamilton county
Edie Young, 62, of Apison, died on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at her residence.A longtime resident of Chattanooga, Ms. Young retired from Memorial Hospital as a dietician after many years of service. She was formerly

In MemoryDorothy Crutcher

In memory
Dorothy Varner Crutcher July 13, 1929 - Oct. 5, 2013She retired from Sears and Dupont. She is the daughter of late Lawrence and Flora Varner. She joins her brother, PaulVarner, and Lena Clayton in heaven.

In MemoryAshLynn Veal

In memory
INMEMORYAshlynn Taylor VealOct. 9, 1997 - Oct. 9 2012Happy Sweet 16th Birthday, Angel!We love and miss you more than words can say!We cant believe it has been a year since Jesus took you home. He
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