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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 12, 2013



Inez Bradford

Georgia
RINGGOLD Inez I. Crow Caheely Bradford, 78, passed away on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in a local hospital.She was a native of Ft. Payne, Ala., but had spent the greater part of her life

Betty Brazelton

Alabama
BRIDGEPORT Betty Ann Brazelton, 77, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at Huntsville Hospital. Funeral services are today, at 2 p.m. at Valley Funeral Home in Stevenson with Dr. Steve Screws officiating. Burial will follow

Kimbra Cannon

Hamilton county
Kimbra Cannon, 53, passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Cora Cookston

Tennessee
DUNLAP Cora Lou "Aunt Lukie" Frizzell Cookston, 78, died peacefully Friday morning, Oct. 11, 2013 after a very courageous battle with cancer. Cora Lou was preceded in death by her parents, David and Marilda

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.Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace

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

Jean Hill

Tennessee
SPRINGCITY Verna Jean Hill, 65, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at Rhea Medical Center.Born in Athens, Jean was the daughter of James L. and Hazel Wilson Womac. She moved from Meigs County

Steven Hodge

Hamilton county
, Sr.Steven Wayne Hodge, Sr., 65, of Sale Creek passed away Friday morning Oct. 11, 2013 at his home.Steven was born in Chattanooga on Oct. 16, 1947 and lived all of his life in Sale

Charles Humble

Hamilton county
Charles Raymond Humble, 89, of the Hickory Valley Retirement Community, Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. A native of Valley Head, Ala., he was the son of the late Marion and Saphronia Humble and

Betty Jo

Alabama
FORTPAYNE Betty Jo Couch, 79, passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Rev. J.T. Williams officiating. Burial will follow in

Christopher Jones

Hamilton county
, Jr.Christopher "Cee-Jay" B. Jones, Jr., 24, passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.Funeral service will be Monday, Oct. 14, at Noon in Olivet Baptist Church.Visitation: Sunday Noon-8 p.m.Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services,

Troy Jones

Tennessee
RICEVILLE Troy Lee Jones, 72, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.Funeral service will be today at 8 p.m., Bowers Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Elliott officiating.The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. today. Interment will

LeBron McBryar

Georgia
ROSSVILLE LeBron McBryar, 83, departed this life Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. He was born in Dade County, Ga., to the late Lack and Carri McBryar. LeBron worked for Vulcan Materials where he drove a

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

Nellie McLean

Hamilton county
Nellie E. McLean, 84, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. Services will be held on Monday, Oct. 14, at Straightway Holiness Church at Noon with the

Patsy Roden

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Patsy Jean Rogers Roden, 74, passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. She was born Sept. 13, 1939 to the late Theodore and Edith Moore Rogers in Cleveland, TN. She was of the Christian

Chuck Rudwall

Hamilton county
Jr.J. Charles Rudwall Jr., 55, passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. He was born March 27, 1958. "Chuck" was preceded in death by his parents, Nancy Field Spoerri Rudwall, and John Charles Rudwall.Chuck

Ray Sane

Georgia
TUNNELHILL Ray Sane, 81, died Thursday Oct. 10, 2013.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday Oct. 13, from the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Tunnel Hill.The family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m.

Donald Sisk

Tennessee
ATHENS Donald Eric Sisk, 56, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at Etowah Healthcare Center.Graveside services are 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at McMinn Memory Gardens.Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.Ziegler Funeral Home,

Edna Strickland

Georgia
RINGGOLD Edna Strickland, 77, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.Survivors: daughter, Melissa Hullender; sons, Alfred Strickland, Jr., Larry Strickland; sister, Elaine Songer; brothers Jimmy, Ronnie, Junior, and Jerry Gilreath; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.Funeral: Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral

Maggie Wilborn

Hamilton county
Maggie Mae Miler Wilborn, 90, of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.

Tonya Williams

Hamilton county
Tonya Williams, 41, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Avenue, 423-265-4414.

In MemoryRudessa Thompson

In memory
INMEMORYRUDESSA THOMPSONOct. 12, 1972 - Sept. 23, 2003Happy Birthday to one of Gods precious Angels. You are truly missed on this day and every day. There will always be a heartache and some tears but
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