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Local Obits for Mon. Oct 21, 2013



Jimmie

Hamilton county
Jimmie LedfordJimmie Lou Ledford, 89, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at a local health care facility. She was a member of Oakwood Church of God of Prophecy and was retired from

Mary Bagala

Hamilton county
Mary Bagala, 96, of Chattanooga formerly of Toms River, N.J., died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. She was a resident of Standifer Place Health Care Center for the past four years. She was born April 11,

Martin Chastain

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Martin Luther Chastain, 77, passed away Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Walker County to the late Crawford and Rader Stone Chastain. He retired from Chickamauga Telephone Company

Eddia Cothran

Hamilton county
Eddia Cothran, 64, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday Oct. 19, 2013 at a local Health Care facility.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Andrew Duffy

Hamilton county
Andrew A. Duffy, 55, of Chattanooga, passed away at his home on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 due to complications of a brain tumor. A devoted father, Andrew is survived by his children, Colleen Smith and

Ray Gholston

Tennessee
WHITWELL Ray Gholston, 70, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Kenneth served in the United States Army and was retired from Overnite Transportation. He was preceded in death

Tiffany Greene

Georgia
WOODSTOCK Tiffany Nicole Greene, passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 in Bartow County, Ga., after a brief illness. She was 23.Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Woodstock Funeral Home

Shirley Griffith

Tennessee
WHITWELL Shirley Jean Griffith, 67, passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Griffith; parents, Buster and Ruby Pyburn; sister, Joyce Griffith; brother, Allen "Cooter" Pyburn.Those left

Harold Harris

Hamilton county
Harold Harris, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday Oct. 20, 2013 at a Health Care facility in Nashville.Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Randolph Lane

Hamilton county
Randolph P. Lane, 46, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 in Houston, Texas.He is survived by his wife, Catherine Campbell Lane, Houston; father, Grady Lane, Lookout Mountain, Tenn.; sister, Jarand Lane, Atlanta; brother, Gray

Rose Mosley

Tennessee
SOUTH PITTSBURG Rose Brown Mosley, 84, left this earth for her heavenly home on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 with her family by her side at a local health center..She was a member of Mineral

Robert Scealf

Tennessee
KNOXVILLE Robert "Bob" Scealf, 70, passed away on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 after a seven month battle with leukemia. He is survived by wife of 52 years, Gail; son, Greg Scealf and daughter in

Mary Seay

Hamilton county
Mary Thatcher Seay, 66, of Signal Mountain, left this world on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.Mary was born in St. Louis, Mo., on Nov. 22, 1946, to Eugene Fusz and

Bobby Ward

Hamilton county
Bobby Ward, 79, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed from this life to his eternal home in heaven on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. Mr. Ward was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga. He was a graduate of Howard

Violet Watts

Hamilton county
Violet Sue Watts, 69, of Hixson, passed away Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013. She was a member of the Freedom Worship Center. Violet Sue loved her husband, daughter, step-children, grandchildren and great grandchild dearly. Her parents,

Bill Williams

Hamilton county
Marvin "Bill" Rayford Williams, 89, of Lookout Mountain, Ga., passed away Saturday Oct. 19, 2013 at his residence. A lifelong resident of the Lookout Mountain area, Bill was a Brick Mason for many years, a

Tonya Williams

Hamilton county
Tonya Williams, 41, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.Tonya attended Howard High School. In later years, she began working and giving back to her community. She was a giving person and easy to

Lois Wilson

Hamilton county
Lois Joan Wilson, 84, of Red Bank, passed away Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.Graveside services will be 3 p.m. today in Chattanooga Memorial Park.Visitation is 1-2:30 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.Visit

In MemoryDoyle Housley

In memory
Doyle M. Housley Sr.Oct. 12, 1905 Oct. 21, 1990In loving Memory We love you and miss you every day! All our love,Your loving Daughter and Family
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