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Local Obits for Sun. Oct 27, 2013


Hamilton county
Ann SmithAnn Windhorn Smith, 69, died Thursday Oct. 24, 2013 at her home on Signal Mountain after a courageous but quiet battle with ovarian cancer. Ann was born on Oct. 25, 1943 in Cincinnati, Oh.


Hamilton county
John Dooley IIIDr. John F. Dooley, III, 60, passed away suddenly on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. He was born on Oct. 8, 1953, in Cooperstown, NY. Dr. John F. Dooley III satisfied his undergraduate studies

Harold Baker

Hamilton county
Harold (Ace) Baker, 79, of Red Bank passed away Friday Oct. 25, 2013 in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Nancy Buttram

Hamilton county
Nancy Varnell Buttram, 66, of Hixson, Tenn., died peacefully at home on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 surrounded by her family. Born in Knoxville, Tenn., the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Sam N. Varnell. She graduated

Herman Caldwell

DALTON Mr. Herman L. Caldwell, 71, went to his heavenly home Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 at his home after a brave and courageous battle with cancer.He was the son of the late Victor and

Lloyd Campbell

Hamilton county
Lloyd Clyde Campbell, 86, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 at a local hospital. He was born in Chattanooga, the son of the late William Clyde and Ada White Campbell and had resided in both

Fredrick Douglass

Hamilton county
Fredrick A. Douglass, 60, formerly of Chattanooga, Tenn., died peacefully at home Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 in Prescott, Ariz., surround by his loving family. He was a graduate of Riverside High.Survivors include his wife, Robin;

Robert Fleming

Hamilton county
Robert L. Fleming, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, in a local hospital. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.He was preceded in death by his brother, Elijah Fleming Jr.He

Annie Fletcher

Hamilton county
Annie M. Fletcher, 84, passed away Saturday, Oct. 26, 3013 in a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Randall Goins

CLEVELAND Randall Goins, 76, passed away Wednesday Oct. 23, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born June 13, 1937 to the late Earl and Ina Mae Goins. He was preceded

Ben Haden

Hamilton county
Ben Haden, longtime beloved pastor of First Presbyterian Church and a worldwide broadcaster of the claims of Jesus Christ, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at his home, at age 88.Mr. Haden was the speaker on

Dennis Harwood

Hamilton county
Dennis Leland Harwood, 62, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. He was a member of the United States National Guard.Dennis was preceded in death by his father, Leland Allen Harwood.He is survived by

Mary Hawes

RISING FAWN Mary Joe Hawes, 69, passed away Saturday Oct. 26, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of Dade County, she owned and operated Jody's Pet & Groom Shop in Fort Oglethorpe,

Ouida Holland

ROME Ouida Freeman Holland, 91, and formerly of Chattanooga passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 at her residence.A native of Macon, Ga., Mrs. Holland was born Dec. 8, 1921 daughter of the late John

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

Chester Lagod

Hamilton county
Chester Joseph Lagod, 85, of Chattanooga died peacefully Friday Oct. 25, 2013, surrounded by his family. He lived a long, active and loving life.Chester was the son of Joanna and Martin Lagod, who immigrated as

David Lawson

LaFAYETTE David "Dave" Deleon Lawson, 82, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013.He was born to the late William Macon Lawson and Nancy Montine Cannon Lawson on Dec. 10, 1930, in Auburndale, Fla. He

Byron Lingerfelt

Hamilton county
Byron Jennings Lingerfelt, best known as Alan, 59, of Lookout Mountain, Ga., passed away Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.Byron had a long struggle with cancer and has now gone to be with the Lord. Survivors

Ruby Little

KINGSPORT Ruby N. Little, 92, peacefully passed away at Holston Manor on Tuesday Oct. 22, 2013 after a brief illness.Born Sept. 9, 1921 in Chattanooga, Tenn., to Claude B. and May Belle Barnes Norris.

Charles Lowe

Hamilton county
Charles William Lowe, 78, formerly of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., went home to meet his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday Oct. 25 in Huntsville, Ala. He was a professional florist in

Melvis Lybrand

Hamilton county
Melvis P. Lybrand, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013.Melvis was born in Miami, Fla., to the late Morrell and Lillie Mae Lybrand and raised in East Lake. He attended Central

Patricia Martin

Hamilton county
Patricia B. Martin, 84, of Signal Mountain, Tenn., passed away on Friday Oct. 11, 2013 after a long illness. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert F. Martin. Survivors include her daughter Laurie

Mary Mitchell

Hamilton county
Mary Linda Mitchell passed away on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, in Brownsville, TX at the age of 65. She was born in Los Angeles, Calif., and grew up in Lookout Mountain, Ga. Mary

Stephenie Parrott

Hamilton county
Stephenie Lynn Parrott, 36, of Hixson passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was a graduate of Central High and received her bachelor's degree from UTC. Stephenie was

Elaine Payne

Hamilton county
Elaine Cynthia Payne 62, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 in a local hospital.She was a member of Gateway Baptist Church, and was a devoted woman serving the Lord and the needs of everyone

Beady Porter

Hamilton county
Beady Hackney Porter, 88, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. She retired from Echols Furniture in 2005 at the age of 80. She loved watching the Tennessee Vols and Atlanta Braves

Betty Privett

SOUTH PITTSBURG Betty Shetters Privett, 69, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 in a Chattanooga healthcare facility.The daughter of the late George and Ellen Ballew Shetters, she was a member of Grace Baptist Church and

Margaret Riddell

Hamilton county
Margaret Riddell went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. She was born Aug. 15,1920 in Chattanooga, Tenn., to Cabe and Leitha Strong. She is preceded in death

Lois Robertson

SEWANEE Lois Robertson, 74, passed away Friday October, 25, 2013 at her residence.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial: Wesleys Funeral Chapel.Visitation: 3-8 p.m. today and

Victor Root

Hamilton county
Sr.Victor Otis Root Sr., 82, of Hixson formerly of Chicago passed away at his home on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters.Victor was an avid

Charles Scherzer

Hamilton county
Charles Otto Scherzer, 89, of Hixson, departed this life to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013.Mr. Scherzer was a Deacon at First Presbyterian Church and a member of the Lee

Rosemary Senters

Hamilton county
Rosemary Senters, of Chattanooga, went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Rosemary retired from Pro Golf. She was an avid cook,

Steve Short

DAYTON Mr. Steve Short, 58, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at his residence. Preceded in death by father, Leon Short; mother, Myrtle Short; 2 sisters, Iva Jean Eargle and Barbara Burgess.Survivors: wife, Jeanette Killian

Regina Smith

MENLO Regina D. Jennings Smith, 39, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2013.Survivors, husband, Terry Earl Smith; mother, Betty Ruth Williams Jennings; father, James Lamar Jennings; children, Samantha Denyse Smith, Terry Allan Smith, Aaron Dakoda Smith;

Frederick Szymczak

Hamilton county
Frederick Joseph Szymczak, 65, passed away at his home in Ooltewah, Tenn., Monday, Oct. 21, 2013Frederick did not desire a formal service. Instead, festivities will be held in his honor at his home to celebrate

Joan White

BRYANT Joan Gayle White, 65, passed away Friday Oct. 25, 2013. She was a Baptist and a retired textile worker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley White; parents, Roy and

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In memory
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