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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 16, 2013



Mary

Tennessee
Mary SimsHUNTLAND Mary Magdalene Sims, 76, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at her home.Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will be in

Larry Clark

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Larry Murrell Clark, 63, passed away on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at his home.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Oct. 16, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Gardens,

Carroll Coffman

Hamilton county
Carroll E. Coffman, 71, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. He was a wonderful man, with many loved ones and friends.Carroll attended East Daisy Church of God.He was preceded in death by his

Elmer Cureton

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Elmer Cureton, 69, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013.Funeral from the Wallis Memorial Chapel at 7 p.m. today.Visitation at the funeral home from 5 until service time at 7 p.m. today.Arrangements by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral

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

Katherine Fitten

Hamilton county
Katherine D. Fitten, 51, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Frances Ford

Hamilton county
Frances West Ford passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at the Hospice of Chattanooga Care Center.She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Henry B. Ford Sr.Frances was the daughter of Jesse

Lois Foshee

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Lois G. Foshee, 92, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013.www.burtfuneralhomes.com.Graveside service at 2 p.m. CDT Thursday, Oct. 17, at Glenwood Cemetery.Visitation from 5-7:30 p.m. CDT today, Oct. 16, at Burt Chapel, Fort Payne.

Terry Gregory

Hamilton county
Terry Wayne Gregory, 55, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013.Terry worked for Swing Transport for many years.Terry was 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

Frances Jackson

Georgia
FLINTSTONE Frances Westbrook Jackson, 91, passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, of natural causes.She was born to Marion Frank and Ethel Olalee Westbrook on Sept. 24, 1922.Mrs. Jackson was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother,

Rose Kitto

Tennessee
RICEVILLE Rose Marie Kitto, 71, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at her residence. Funeral services at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.Visitation from 5-7 p.m. today.Please visit www.serenityfunerals.com for more information.Serenity Funeral

Maxine Lumpkin

Alabama
RAINSVILLE Maxine Lumpkin, 87, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at Shepherds Cove.Her family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. CDT today at Rainsville Funeral Home.Graveside service will be at 11

Henry Mikolajczyk

Hamilton county
Henry G. Mikolajczyk, 77, lost his battle with ALS on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, and went to tend Gods Gardens.Born in Chicago, Henry was a lifelong resident of Palatine, Ill., but recently relocated to Harrison,

Alec Newby

Hamilton county
Alec McKeehan Newby, 22, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, from injuries sustained in an accident.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Covenant Presbyterian Church with Dr. J. Render Caines

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

Terry Parks

Hamilton county
Terrence Sanford "Terry" Parks, 69,went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013.He was born Dec. 26, 1943, Terry was a 1961 graduate of the McCallie School and a 1966

Marcus Rich

Hamilton county
Marcus Allen Rich, 81, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013.Marcus was a graduate of Red Bank High School. He retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad as an inspector. Marcus was of the Baptist faith,Marcus was

Billy Ritchey

Georgia
RINGGOLD Billy Earl Ritchey, 63, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2013, in Chattanooga.He was born Oct. 14, 1950, in Chattanooga a son of Charles and Mary Ritchey. He was the "Best Dad in the whole

Kenneth Sanders

Hamilton county
Kenneth Labron Sanders, 58, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Ann Shea

Hamilton county
Ann Kathleen Shea, 67, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease, she died surrounded by friends and a caring nursing staff who loved her.She was a lifelong dance educator with

Kathryn Stevens

Hamilton county
Kathryn Stevens 91, of Ooltewah, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013.She was born in Singlehouse, Pa., on Dec. 12, 1921 to John and Dorothy Perry Buckhout, who preceded her in death along with her husband, George

Jack Stoker

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Jack Burl Stoker, 76, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013.Preceded in death by daughter, Tammy Stoker; parents, Marvin and Edna Stoker; sisters, Martha Caldwell, Sara Stoker and Judy

James Tate

Georgia
RINGGOLD James Edward Tate, 78, departed this life Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at his home.He was born in Chattanooga to the late Jack and Elizabeth Tate. He was owner/operator of Tri City Heating &

John Tyler

Hamilton county
John Tyler, 52, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in a local hospital after a brief illness.He was a 1979 graduate of Chattanooga City High School, was a professional photographer and was of

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.Funeral services will be held at the graveside 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013,

Bobby Ward

Hamilton county
Bobby Ward, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at his residence.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

In MemoryFANNIE LEAKE

In memory
INMEMORYDr. Fannie Spence LeakeMarch 29, 1960 - October 16, 2008Dearly loved.Profoundly missed. Forever alive in the hearts of those who love you!The Leake, Spence and Evans families

In MemoryCharles Ron

In memory
Charles "Ron" JohnsonOct. 16, 1946 - Oct. 14, 2011Happy Birthday!It has been two years since you have been gone. Our hearts will always be with you. We love and miss you very much.Mother and John,

In MemoryWilma Walker

In memory
Wilma J. WalkerOct. 16, 1954-May 8, 2011Happy BirthdayI love and miss youAlways, Your sister Mary (Candy) Hester
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