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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 15, 2013



Edison Blanchard

Hamilton county
Edison Jay Blanchard, 98, of Collegedale, passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2013.He was born in Sarasota, Fla. He served his country as a medic during WWll. He was a charter member of the McDonald Road

Gordon Blevins

Tennessee
KIMBALL Gordon Blevins, 81, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.Survivors include: children, Mike, Robbie and Dale Blevins, Teri Jaudon, Sherry Graber; sisters, Pat Keef, Isabelle Durham.Visitation: 3-8 p.m CDT today at Rogers Funeral Home, South

Harriet Campbell

Hamilton county
Harriet Price Campbell, 85, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., died peaceably in her home on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.Born Sept. 29, 1928, in Neenah, Wis., Harriet (Hattie) has lived on Lookout Mountain since 1938 when her

Vivian Caylor

Hamilton county
Vivian Elaine Caylor, 78, of Ooltewah, died on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Greg Banther officiating.Interment will follow in
HIGDON Brenda Joyce Childress, 68, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at her residence.Survivors include son, Eugene Bunch; daughter, Amanda (Mervyn) Taylor; grandchildren, Ashley, Camden, Halston and Charity.Mrs. Childress was preceded in death by her

Cynthia Corbin

Alabama
June CorbinPISGAH Cynthia June Corbin, 79, formerly of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at Cloverdale Manor.Survivors: husband, William Almon "Bill" Corbin, of Pisgah, Ala.; two sons, William Terrell Corbin and wife, Elouise, of

Thomas Duff

Hamilton county
Jr.Thomas Oliver Duff Jr., the courtly and gracious business leader and civic giant, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at his home on Lookout Mountain. He was 100.His familys connection with the wholesale pharmaceutical industry

Sandy Etheridge

Hamilton county
Sandra "Sandy" Etheridge, 63, of East Ridge, passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. There will be a private family service.Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com.Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral

Terry Gregory

Hamilton county
Terry Wayne Gregory, 55, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013.Terry worked for Swing Transport for many years.Terry is preceded in death by his parents, Lyle and Doris Gregory; wife, Deborah Gregory.Terry is survived

Jeremy Hentz

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Jeremy Davis Hentz, 31, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.He was born in Athens, Ga., to the proud parents, Vicki Smith Hentz and William Davis Hentz.He graduated from Gordon Lee High School, employed

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 was

James Hutchins

Hamilton county
James E. Hutchins, 73, passed on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2013.Survivors include his wife, Jeraldine Hymes Hutchins; children, Janice (Cornell); Janice "Niecy", Michael, Tonia, Derek; stepchildren, Seprena(James), Loretta; other children; brother, Aaron (Dirria); aunt, Flossie; sisters-in-law,

Frances Jackson

Georgia
FLINTSTONE Frances Westbrook Jackson, 91, passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, of natural causes.Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. David Tullock officiating.Burial to follow at

Edward Johnson

Hamilton county
Dr. Edward Downey Johnson, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at Memorial Hospital. He was born Nov. 28, 1934, in Savannah, Ga., to Virgil D. and Daisy L. Drinnon Johnson. He attended

Julius King

Tennessee
DAYTON Julius Clyde King, 90, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at his home.He will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. Wednesday until time of service at 11 a.m. at New Union

Edna Logan

Tennessee
DAYTON Edna Mae Logan, 83, passed early Monday morning, Oct. 14, 2013, at her home.Funeral services at 5 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel.Burial in Pinecrest Cemetery in Dayton.Please share memories at www.vanderwallfh.com.Visitationat

Larry Lowe

Hamilton county
Jr.Larry C. "Bube" Lowe Jr., 46, of Ringgold, Ga., passed away on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident.He was employed as a truck driver with Shaw Industries.Larry will

Patricia Martin

Hamilton county
Patricia Ann Martin, 84, Signal Mountain, passed away on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at a healthcare facility in Dunlap.Survivors and arrangements will be announced by Companion Funeral & Cremation Service.

Richard Mitchell

Tennessee
HERMITAGE Richard F. Mitchell, 82, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Monday at T.Y. Swafford Cemetery.Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com.Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Highway 127

Thomas Morrison

Tennessee
WHITWELL Thomas Earl "Tommy" Morrison, 64, passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl H. "Turkey" and Nannie Laura Layne Morrison. Tommy served his country in the United

Alec Newby

Hamilton county
Alec McKeehan Newby, 22, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, from injuries sustained in an accident.A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Alec was a 2010 graduate of Ooltewah High School and was the office manager

Gary Newman

Tennessee
TEN MILE Gary Raymond Newman, 64, died peacefully at home in Ten Mile surrounded by family and friends on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.Born in Sweetwater on Oct. 22, 1948, he attended grammar school in

London Odom

Hamilton county
London Aria Odom, infant daughter of Brandon Odom and LaShesha Ross, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in a local hospital.Survivors include her parents; one sister, Khylee Ross; and grandmother, Kimberly Thompson.Graveside services will be

Doc Patton

Tennessee
KIMBALL Doc D. Patton, 83, passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013.He was a retired employee of Combustion, where he worked as a machinist for 30 years. A veteran of the U.S. Army who served

Chandler Peeples

Hamilton county
Jr. Lloyd Chandler Peeples Jr. ("Chandler"), 66, died at his home in Vestavia Hills, Ala., on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, due to heart failure.Born Jan. 27, 1947, in Pensacola, Fla., to Lloyd and Betty

Elise Prince

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Elise Biles Prince died June 4, 2013. Graveside services at 11 a.m. CDT Saturday, Oct. 19, at Franklin Memorial Gardens. The family asks that memorial donations be made to the First United Methodist Church

Betty Rogers

Hamilton county
Betty Cresswell Rogers, 82, of Lookout Valley, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.She grew up in Tunnel Hill, Ga. and lived in Lookout Valley. She was retired from DuPont and

Lada Rybar

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Lada Rybar, 70, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.He was born to the late Marie Oroszova on Jan. 5, 1943, in Kosice, Slovakia. He was of the Christian faith and enjoyed music.Survivors include

Jessie Shipley

Tennessee
DUNLAP Jessie P. "J.P." Shipley, 68, of the Cagle Community died at his home Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.He was the owner of Shipley Coal Company. He was born in Sewanee, Tenn. on Dec. 8,

Anne Skoog

Tennessee
Ann SkoogWINCHESTER Ann M. Skoog, 72, passed away on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.Services were 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at Farris Chapel Cemetery, Belvidere, Tenn., with Rev. Rudy Wilkinson

Donna Smith

Tennessee
DUNLAP Donna Elizabeth Smith, 53, passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in the Hospice Care Center, in Chattanooga.Donna was born in Morganfield, Ky., on Aug. 14, 1960 a daughter of the late William Price

Vernon Wagoner

Hamilton county
Vernon Andrew Wagoner, 79, of Ooltewah, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.He was born July 17, 1934, son of the late Andrew Clayton Wagoner and Vivian Vernon Wagoner.He was

Margie Walters

Hamilton county
Margie Linn Walters, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loving family.She is survived by her children, Charles Moore, James Moore, Darlene Lamberth, Elaine Short, Patricia

Emma Wilkerson

Alabama
HENAGAR Emma McClure Wilkerson went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. She was 89 years old.Emma was the daughter of C.C. and Gertrude Tucker.She was preceded in death by

Barbara Young

Georgia
TRION Barbara Ann Rhinehart Young, 72, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.Survivors: children, Greg Tomlin, Grant Tomlin, Sonia Kay Wilkinson; sister, Waydean Jackson; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.Funeral 1 p. m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at

In MemoryINMEMORY

In memory
INMEMORYCORA B. LACKEYIn loving memory of Cora B. Lackey. The Lord took Mama home twenty-five years ago. October 15, 1988.Sadly missed by Sons, Family and Friends.

In MemoryBarry D

In memory
, who departed this life eleven years ago on Oct. 15th. You will never be forgotten. We love you and miss you so much. Sadly missed by your Mother, Elizabeth Crum; Sister, Zandra Strickland Crum;

In MemoryRoberta Reeves

In memory
INMEMORYMrs. (Baker)October 15, 2010We love you and miss you. Your sisters, Jessie Boyd, Essie Williams and your loving family
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