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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 18, 2013



Robert Bales

Hamilton county
Robert F. Bales Jr. passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, after a three year battle with effects from a stroke.He was born Jan. 17, 1951 in Chattanooga. At the time of

Porter Bonner

Hamilton county
Porter Bonner, 92, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in Chattanooga.Porter Birdie Larkin was born to Walter and Pearl Larkin as one of six children in Nashville. She was educated in the Nashville Public

Barbara Boston

Tennessee
COALMONT Barbara Nell Boston, 74, died on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in her home surrounded by her family after a long and valiant battle with ovarian cancer.Born in Centrahoma, Okla., during the dustbowl; Barbara

DeLois Briglia

Tennessee
DUNLAP DeLois Bolde Ewton Briglia, 72, of Main St. Saugerties, formerly of Eddieville, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at Health Alliance Hospital, Broadway Campus Kingston.Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. CDT Saturday, Oct.

Doris Bryant

Georgia
WILLIAMSON Doris H. "Bo" Bryant, 89, passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at her residence.Bo was born on Nov. 19, 1923 in Chickamauga, Ga., to the late Grady Franklin Bohanon and the late Ella

Susie Burgess

Hamilton county
Susie "Pat" Witcher Burgess, 85, departed this earthly life on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, after a lengthy illness.She was preceded in death by her husband, David Burgess; parents, Andrew Sr. and Dora Witcher; brothers,

Kimbra Cannon

Hamilton county
Kimbra Dunning Cannon departed this earthly life on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at 11:06 a.m. at Erlanger Hospital.She was born Feb. 5, 1960, in Chattanooga to the late Maxine and John Dunning.Funeral will be at

Geneva Carter

Georgia
RINGGOLD Geneva Irene Flippo Carter, 78, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013.A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga North Georgia area, she was a former employee of Nations Hosiery Mill and was of the Presbyterian

Jean Chadwick

Alabama
GERALDINE Jean Chadwick passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Crossville Health Care.Funeral will be 2 p.m. CDT today, Oct. 18, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial will be in Tenbroeck Cemetery.Visitation from noon until

Linda Damewood

Hamilton county
Linda Damewood, 65, of Hixson, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at the home of her brother, Les, in Red Bank, surrounded by her loving family.Linda was a member of Red

Dr Frederick

Hamilton county
rdDr. Frederick Duke Lansford passed away peacefully, in his home on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013.He was born on July 18, 1926 in Sparta, Tenn. In 1937, he moved with his parents to the Chattanooga area

Franklin Frye

Tennessee
ATHENS Franklin "Dude" Frye, 65, died Thursday morning, Oct. 17, 2013, at his residence.Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of the funeral home.Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery.Visitation will be

John Hancock

Hamilton county
John J. Hancock, 86, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013.Born on June 10, 1927, he was preceded in death by his wives, Wealtha and Linda Hancock; son,

Theresa Hickey

Tennessee
Theresa Hickey-PendergrassSPRING CITY Theresa Darlene Hickey-Pendergrass, 55, passed away at the Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013.She was born in Rockwood, Tenn., on Oct. 25, 1957 to Charles William

Dr Jack

Hamilton county
Dr. Jack Reynolds Kennedy, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013.He grew up in Red Bank and attended Red Bank Baptist Church.Dr. Kennedy achieved five advanced degrees including B.A. from Cumberland University, M.

Nancy Kluttz

Hamilton county
Nancy Peeler Kluttz, 83, of Signal Mountain, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013.She was born May 21, 1930 in Granite Quarry, N. C., to Adam Henry Peeler and Jettie Moose Peeler.She was preceded in death

Jim Laymon

Tennessee
CARTWRIGHT Jim Laymon, 69, passed away Saturday afternoon, Oct. 12, 2013, at NHC Healthcare.He was a Vietnam veteran. He was preceded in death by parents, John and Opal Laymon; sisters, Judy Laymon and Arlene

Marilyn Lee

Georgia
SUWANEE Marilyn Miller Sisson, 80, formerly of Hixson, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013.She was born in Columbus, Ohio. She lived in Hixson for 37 years and worked for many years at Cavelier Corporation

Wendell Lively

Hamilton county
Wendell H. Lively, 79 of Chattanooga, died on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013.He was the son of the late Monroe and Virginia Lively. Wendell was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, an avid fisherman

Larry Martin

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Larry Paul Martin, 63, fomerly of Stevenson, Ala., passed away at Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013.Funeral will be 2 p.m. CDT Saturday, Oct. 19, at Valley Funeral Home chapel.Burial in Old Baptist Cemetery.Visitation from

Henry Mikolajczyk

Hamilton county
Henry G. Mikolajczyk, 77, lost his battle with ALS on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, and went to tend Gods Gardens.Graveside services with military honors will be at 11:30 a.m. today at Chattanooga National Cemetery with

Juanita Newman

Hamilton county
Juanita Smartt Newman, 92, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at The Bridge in Monteagle.She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area. Juanita served our country in the Womens Air Corps during World War

Edward Robinson

Hamilton county
Edward L. Robinson died Tuesday evening, Oct. 8, 2013, in the comfort of his home.Mr. Robinson was a pioneer in many ways. He was the first African American pharmacist assistant. He served in the U.S.

Blenda Ryan

Hamilton county
Blenda Blaine Ryan, 66, of Ringgold, Ga., went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, surrounded by her family.She was born Nov. 8, 1946, in Orlando, W.Va.Mrs. Ryan was a

Genevie Smith

Tennessee
DUNLAP Genevie Johnson Smith, 61, of Hobart, Ind., formerly of Dunlap, died at her home Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013.She was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church in Portage. Preceded in death by her parents,

Helen Snyder

Hamilton county
Helen Irene Snyder, 89, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013.She formerly attended Christ Family Church.Mrs. Snyder was preceded in death by her daughter, Sandra Jane Snyder; and three brothers; and one sister.She is

Robert Sparks

Hamilton county
Robert Alan Sparks, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully to be with his Savior on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at his home after a courageous battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma.Mr. Sparks was a very kind, loving

Lewis Weeks

Hamilton county
Lewis Marlin Weeks, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, peacefully in his sleep, at Life Care Center of Red Bank, after a long battle with Parkinsons disease.Lewis was born in Sulligent,

Basil Winthrop

Hamilton county
Basil Whittier Whittier, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, from complications of Alzheimers disease.He was born in St. Petersburg, Fla., April 29, 1926, to Evan and Helen Whittier. He received a

Guy Wirth

Hamilton county
Guy Thomas Wirth, 57, of East Ridge, passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. He was a graduate of Chattanooga Valley High School and was employed as a Line Haul Driver with DHL. Guy

Joellen Wood

Hamilton county
Joellen Koepnick Wood, 60, of Carrollton, Texas, passed away on Aug. 29, 3013, following a 13-year, hard-fought battle with cancer.Joellen was born on April 2, 1953 to Joseph and Patricia Koepnick in Dayton, Ohio.

Rodney Wright

Hamilton county
Rodney Lamar Wright, 41 of Chattanooga, died Wednesday evening, Oct. 16, 2013, in a Chattanooga hospital.Survivors and arrangements to be announced by M.D. Dotson and Sons Funeral Home, Cleveland, Tenn.

In MemoryBRITTANY FREEMAN

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IN LOVING MEMORYBrittany "Tini" FreemanSept. 11 1986 - Oct. 18 2006

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INMEMORYEvangelist (The Only 1 Mamie)October 18, 1960- September 14, 2008Happy Birthday, Mamie!We love you still. Bullard Family and Friends
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