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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 25, 2013



Lillie Brandon

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Lillie Brandon, 82, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center.Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Robert (Freda) Brandon, Jerry Brandon, Michael (Heidi) Brandon; sister, Betty Shepherd; grandchildren, Matt (Christy) Brandon,

Lloyd Campbell

Hamilton county
Lloyd Clyde Campbell, 86, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Leonard Carnes

Hamilton county
Leonard J. Carnes, 99, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at his residence.Mr. Carnes was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and retired from U.S. Stove following many years of service. He

Mandie Chitwood

Hamilton county
Mandie Rachael Chitwood, "My Beautiful B", "Our Mandles" departed this world on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, as a result from injuries sustained in an accident.Mandie was born June 7, 1979.Mandie was the prettiest, smartest person

Stephen Clark

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Stephen "Stevie" Lee Clark, 51, passed away Thursday Oct. 24, 2013, at his home.Born in LaFayette, Ga., on Dec. 11, 1961 to Wesley E. Clark Sr. and Ruby Lee Gilbreath

Chip Dobbs

Alabama
HAMMONDVILLE Chip Ryan Dobbs, 39, passed away Wednesday,Oct. 23, 2013, at his residence.Funeral arrangements will be 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at W. T. Wilson Funeral chapel with Brother Larry Haynes officiating.Burial will follow

Gary Goodwin

Tennessee
DAYTON Gary Douglas Goodwin, 66, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Parkridge Hospital.Gary was a graduate of Chattanooga High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He was retired from Bechtel after 13

Harold Harris

Hamilton county
Harold Harris, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at Crestview Nursing Home in Nashville.He was preceded in death by his parents, Isiah and Hattie Harris; and sisters, Mary Strawter, Martha Jo Byrd,

Patricia Hutcheson

Hamilton county
Patricia Marie Mills Hutcheson, 82, of Dallas, Texas, and Chattanooga, died peacefully at home Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, surrounded by her family and closest friends.Born in Selma, Ala., and raised in Chattanooga, she graduated from

Jean Knox

Hamilton county
Jean Hill KnoxJean Hill Knox, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013.Jean Hill was born in Chattanooga, on July 28, 1950, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George C. Knox Sr. Jean

Charlie Leslie

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Charlie Mae Leslie, 69, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in a Rome, Ga., hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Mary McNealy

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Mary Elizabeth McNealy, 59, passed away on Tuesday morning, Oct. 22, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family after a brave and courageous battle with cancer.Mary was a English teacher with the

Robert Miller

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Robert Miller, 48, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.Survivors: mother, Ester Hampton Miller, LaFayette; sister, Joan Sullivan, Chattanooga; brother, David Miller, LaFayette; nieces, Katlyn and Gracelyn; nephews, Steven and Nicholas.In lieu

Bill Neighbors

Hamilton county
Sr.William "Bill" Richard Neighbors Sr., 86, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at his home in Red Bank after a long battle with cancer.The family will receive friends noon-2 p.m. today, Oct. 25,

Jerry Pieper

Hamilton county
Jerry Pieper, 78 of Sale Creek transferred to Heaven on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2013.Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel.In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be

Sarah Poindexter

Hamilton county
Sarah Elizebeth Green Poindexter passed on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in Ypsilanti, Mich.She was born May 21, 1935 in Lumpkin, Ga., to the union of Willie B. and Erma Green. Sarah was educated in

Patricia Reiss

Hamilton county
Patricia Jane Reiss, 74, of East Ridge, passed away at the Hospice of Chattanooga Care Center on Walker Road on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, surrounded by friends and family.She was born on Aug. 25, 1939

Eva Roberson

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Eva C. Roberson, 93, died Tuesday 22, 2013, at Life Care Center of Rhea County.She was born April 13, 1920, to the parents of Sam and Josie Swafford. Mrs. Roberson was a member
Glaston RousseauKIMBALL Glaston Fletcher Rousseau, 95, formerly of Bridgeport, Ala., died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013.Visitation 4-9 p.m. today at Rudder Funeral Home, Bridgeport.Funeral service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the

James Russell

Hamilton county
James Russell, 68, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Dorothy Smalley

Hamilton county
Dorothy Louise Smalley, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at her home after a second battle with cancer.After 15 years of service, she retired from the Juvenile Correction Center. She
SUMMERVILLE Jacqueline "Jackie" Stephens, 90, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.Survivors, children, Linda Meadows, Rose Johnson, Hazel Millican, Charles Wesson; honorary son, Robert Gaines; sister, Frances Ledford; brother, Paul Kellett; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren;

Crystal Taylor

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Crystal Gail Taylor passed away at her residence on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013.She was preceded in death by her father, William W. Taylor; three brothers, Wayne D. Taylor, Robert J. Taylor and William

Durham Thomas

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Durham Thomas, 88, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.Survivors, brother, Wallace Thomas; sister, Grisclda Trammell; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Graveside service is 4:30 p.m. today, Oct. 25, 2013, at Mount Carmel Church Cemetery.

Bill Woodard

Hamilton county
Billy Jo Woodard, 82, formerly of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, in Sacramento, Calif.He was preceded in death by his mother, Della Cox; brothers, Junior and Curtis Woodard; and wife, Pauline Hatfield

In MemoryCOLEMAN ELMORE

In memory
INMEMORYIn Loving Memory of The Elmores Coleman Dec. 10, 1924 - Oct. 25, 2012BerniceApril 18, 1927 - Nov. 8, 2004Love, the Elmores and West Families.

In MemoryETHEL MAE

In memory
INMEMORYApril 26, 1920 - Oct 25, 2009God called you home with him. He needed you to work for him. Now we know you arent in pain and suffering, youre singing songs of praise.Sadly
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