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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 11, 2013



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

Kathleen Cavin

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Kathleen Cavin, 82, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.Funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday at Summerville First Baptist Church, burial in Alpine Cemetery. Visitation from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday at the church.Earle Rainwater Funeral

Patricia Coleman

Tennessee
ATHENS Patricia "Pat" Morgan Coleman, 74, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at her residence.Survivors include daughter, Vicki Price, of Decatur.Graveside services noon Saturday at Sullins Cemetery.Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens, in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Cooper

Hamilton county
Dorothy Cate Cooper, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct, 10, 2013, with her daughters by her side at Elmcroft of Hamilton Place.Dorothy was born in Athens, Tenn., on Oct. 25, 1925,

Robin Corn

Hamilton county
Robin Etta Corn, 58, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, after a long battle with Leukemia, PML and other health issues.Robin was born May 13, 1955 in Chattanooga. Robin graduated from City High

Robert Crane

Hamilton county
Robert Crane 97, of Hixson, passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

James Crutcher

Hamilton county
Jr.James E. Crutcher Jr., 71, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in Chattanooga.He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Beatrice Crutcher; wife, Delores Crutcher; and brother, Bill Crutcher.He leaves to

Gary Fulmer

Tennessee
ESTILL SPRINGS Gary Ray Fulmer, 56, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center.Mr. Fulmer was born in Coffee County, Tenn., and is the son of the late Levert and Mildred

Walter Golden

Hamilton county
Walter Golden, 84, of Ooltewah, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.He was born and raised in Old Hickory, Tenn., where he graduated from DuPont High School and attended MTSU. Mr. Golden proudly served in the

Rita Hames

Hamilton county
Rita Harris Hames, 73, of Chattanooga, passed away at a local hospital on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, after a brief illness.She received her bachelors and masters degrees in education from the University of Tennessee at

Rev John

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Rev. John David Gill, 71, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. Survivors, wife, Barbara Gill; daughters, Becky (Kenny) Clark, Gina (Eric) Hurley; sister, Louise Kinsey Ester Saber; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild.Funeral is 1 p.m.

Beverly Kepner

Hamilton county
Beverly Ruark Kepner, devoted wife and mother died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at Alexian Village on Signal Mountain at the age of 91. She was a charter member of St. Peters Episcopal Church. Mrs.

Tom Martin

Hamilton county
Tom M. Martin, 83, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.He was the beloved husband of Nancy Taylor Martin for 52 years.Tom was active in the churches he attended and

David McCallie

Hamilton county
Dr. David Park McCallie, M.D., a 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

Walter Moye

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Walter E. Moye, 69, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, after a brief illness.Born in Fort Valley to the late Eugene and Dovie Lou Moye, Mr. Moye had worked at Pabst Brewery, NAPA,

Dewey Pace

Alabama
Sr.BRIDGEPORT Dewey Pace Sr., 76, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013.Visitation will be from 10-9 p.m. CDTtoday and Saturday and the funeral will be 2 p.m. CDT Sunday, Oct. 13, from Valley Funeral

Juanita Pearson

Hamilton county
Juanita Delores "Nita" Pearson, 66, of Apison, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013.She was born on June 6, 1947 to Roy and Viola Schroeder. She will forever be remembered as one who loved her

Millie Singer

Hamilton county
Mildred Louise Boring "Millie" Singer passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.Millie was born Jan. 29, 1939, in Chattanooga to the late Claude and Lillian

Mary Steelman

Tennessee
LYNCHBURG Mary Ann Steelman, 56, passed away Wednesday evening, Oct. 9, 2013, after a brief illness.Funeral services 11 a.m. CDT Saturday, Oct. 12, in the Jennings Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment in Lynchburg Cemetery.Visitation 4 to

Barbara Taylor

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Barbara J. Taylor, 68, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, after a lengthy illness.A talented musician from a young age, Barbara graduated Salutatorian of her class at Copper Basin High School and

Hubert Wilbanks

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Hubert Wilbanks, 88, passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in DeKalb RegionalHospital.Funeral is set for 11 a.m. CDT Saturday, Oct. 12, from the funeral chapel with Rev. Earl Heard officiating.Family will accept

In MemoryDONAVON PENNEY

In memory
Donavon E. PenneyOct. 11, 1945 - April 14, 2013Ive had my first birthday in Heaven And oh what a wonderful day.I walked and talked with my SaviorAnd watched the children at playI joined in the

In MemoryMichael Williams

In memory
INMEMORYMichael Anthony WilliamsOct. 2, 1959 - Oct. 11, 2008 You left us five years ago today. Youre still very deep in our hearts. We miss and love you very much. Missed by Mom, Lowenstein; Stepdad,
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