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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 22, 2013

Evelyn Allison

SMYRNA Evelyn Bell Austin Pender Allison, 96, formerly of Dalton, Ga., passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013.Service will be noon Wednesday at New Hope Baptist Church, Dalton, with Pastor Kenneth Scaife, Dr. Gerald Durley,

Winnona Black

TUNNEL HILL Winnona Ruth Chambers Black, 78, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013.She was preceded in death by son, Randy Black.She is survived by her husband, Randall Black, of Tunnel Hill; daughter, Teresa Green,

Newell Blevins

Hamilton county
Newell C. Blevins, of Lookout Valley, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, from complications of congestive heart disease and kidney failure.He was born Sept. 2, 1920 near Ider, Ala., where he

Fay Diamond

Hamilton county
Georgia Fay Diamond, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.She was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Graduate of Chattanooga State Community College.Fay was preceded in death by her, parents,

Patricia Garner

SHERWOOD Patricia Maxine Garner, 61, of Fackler, Ala., formerly of Sherwood, passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Huntsville Hospital.Funeral services at 11 a.m. CDT Wednesday at Moore-Cortner Chapel with burial at Mt. View

Allan Geschwind

Hamilton county
Allan Geschwind, 70, passed away at Erlanger in the early hours of Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, from complications of mesothelioma. He died peacefully surrounded by his family and close friend, Christine Buhr.He is survived by

Mary Godbold

Hamilton county
Mary McMillan Godbold, 87, passed away Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.A native of Savannah, Ga., she was a longtime resident of Chattanooga.Mary was a devoted wife and mother, whose life centered around her family. After her

Fran Hodges

Hamilton county
Frances "Fran" Maples Hodges, 81 of East Ridge, died on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.She was born in Gatlinburg, Tenn., to the late Russell and Pearl Taylor Maples. Fran had lived here since her

Delphia Jessee

FORT OGLETHORPE Delphia Gladine "Dean" Jessee, 84, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at her residence. A native of Spanishburg, W.Va., Dean lived in Mullens and Princeton, W.Va., as well as Poinciana, Fla.

Allen Kay

HENAGAR Allen L. Kay, 60, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at Talladega, Ala.Funeral services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Pea Ridge Cemetery,

Samuel Kyker

ATHENS Samuel Richard Kyker, 89, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at his residence.Funeral service was 7:30 pm, Monday at Smith Funeral Home with Rev. Randall Bates officiating. Graveside service at 10:30 a.m. today

Ann Lamb

ROSSVILLE Ann Cordell Lamb, 88, a lifelong resident of Walker and Catoosa County, Ga., passed from this life on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.Ann, the daughter of the late Rev. Henry S. and Frankie Pease

Mary Lenner

TRENTON Mary V. Lenner, 90, passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Woodhaven Assisted Living Center.Formerly from Toms River, N.J., she was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Lenner in 2002 and her
DALTON Leonard Lorberbaum, 96, passed away Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at his residence after a long illness.He was the son of the late Isadore and Minnie Lorberbaum and was preceded in death by his

Foster Mathes

Hamilton county
Sr.Charles "Foster" Mathes Sr., 89, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, died on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in a local hospital.He was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church and the Friendship Sunday School Class. He

Craig Morgan

MURFREESBORO Craig Franklin Morgan, 46, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Talladega, Ala.Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, with Rev. Ben Curtis officiating.Visitation from 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.Arrangements by

alma Mosley

Alma MosleySOUTH PITTSBURG Alma 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

Charles Mullinax

CLEVELAND Charles J. "Red" Mullinax, 87, passed away peacefully at his home Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.He was a member of North Cleveland Church of God since 1947 where he served on the pastoral council,

EJ Overton

Hamilton county
E.J. "Joe" Overton, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013.He was born on Jan. 8, 1930, in Cherryvale, Kan. He lived and attended school in Nevada, Mo. He served in the Navy from
MENLO Jerome Ira Patterson, 34, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.Survivors include mother, Nancy Patterson; sister, Crystal Patterson Tucker; brother-in-law, John Tucker; niece, Leann Porter; nephew, Zack Tucker.Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mason Funeral

John Peterson

Hamilton county
John Alexander Peterson, 85, passed away on Oct. 9, 2012 in Tequesta, Fla.He was born Sept. 7, 1927, in Minneapolis, Minn. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was wounded in the

Lorraine Peterson

Hamilton county
Lorraine Phyllis Peterson, 84, passed away on Aug. 21, 2013, in Tequesta, Fla.She was born Sept. 25, 1928 in Alexandria, Minn. She was a loving wife of 63 years and a giving mother.She was preceded

Carl Pruitt

FYFFE Carl Ray Pruitt, 51, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial to follow in Straight Creek Cemetery.Arrangements by W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.

Samuel Rice

CROSSVILLE Samuel Rice, 28, passed away Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at his residence.Family will have a memorial service at 5 p.m. CDT on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Beth Haven Baptist Church in Kilpatrick.
RINGGOLD Janet Hulsey Richardson, 76, passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road.

Sammy Roberts

Sammy RobertsSEQUATCHIE Sammy Roberts, 72, Sequatchie, TN died Sunday, Oct.20, 2013 at his home.Services 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. David Berry officiating, burial in the Sam's Bluff Cemetery,

Robert Scealf

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

Geraldine Simpson

Hamilton county
Geraldine Neva Simpson, 89, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013. She was of the Baptist faith. Geraldine had previously worked at the La Dean Shop for over 20 years, had been a

JT Slaton

Sr.ROSSVILLE J.T. "Jack" Slaton Sr., 79, formerly of Henagar, Ala., died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at his residence.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Union

Jean Smith

FORT PAYNE Jean Smith, 84, passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, in Crossville Health Care.Funeral will be 3 p.m CDT on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial in Kellys chapel.Visitation 11 a.m.-8

Frederick Szymczak

Hamilton county
Frederick Joseph Szymczak, 65, of Ooltewah, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,

Allen Tate

ESTILL SPRINGS Allen Tate, 60, passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at his home.Funeral services with full firemans honors will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester, Tenn.Visitation

Ruby Tiffin

PISGAH Ruby Virginia Reeves Tiffin, 90, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at her residence.Mrs. Tiffin was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Tiffin; sisters, Mae and Opal Coffman, Edna Bice; and a son-in-law,

Bobby Ward

Hamilton county
Bobby Ward, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at his residence. Funeral: Today at Noon at Taylor Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Rice as the eulogist.Burial: Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Elbert Whittenburg

FALL CREEK FALLS Elbert Whittenburg, 86, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.Services at 1 p.m. CDT Wednesday at new Martin Church of God.Burial in Myers all day today at New Martin Church of God.Arrangements

Ronald Yoder

LaFAYETTE Ronald Lynn "Cowboy" Yoder, 60, passed away Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at his residence.Memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23.Interment: Cremation.Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23,

In MemoryAnthony Davenport

In memory
INMEMORYAnthony (Dino) Davenport Sept. 18, 1963-Oct. 22, 2010In precious memory of a loving husband,father, grandfather, brother and so much more. Its hard to believe you have been gone three years today. The memories of you


In memory
INMEMORY"Liz"Elizabeth Shelton HintonOctober 22, 2011Two years have passed since we held your hand, kissed you, sang and listened to all of your favorite songs and read your favorite scriptures. We still see your smiling

In MemoryBenjamin Jordan

In memory
INMEMORYBENJAMIN LYLE JORDANDec. 2, 1973 - Oct. 22, 199122 years, time passes so fast. Looking forward to seeing you in Heaven.Your loving Dad, Spud

In MemoryBernard Petty

In memory
INMEMORYDec. 15, 1921 - Oct. 20, 2012God saw the road was getting rough, the hills were hard to climb. The weary hours, the days of pain, the ever patient worn out frame has found sweet
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