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Local Obits for Mon. Oct 28, 2013


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


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.

Bill Anderson

Hamilton county
, Sr.John W. "Bill" Anderson, Sr., 82, of Chattanooga, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.Mr. Anderson was a graduate of Central High School, the University of Chattanooga and a local real estate appraiser.Surviving

Woodrow Atherton

Hamilton county
Woodrow C. "Woody" Atherton, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday. Oct. 26, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.

Harold Baker

Harold Dean "Ace" Baker, 79, of Red Bank passed away Friday Oct. 26, 2013 in a local hospital. Harold was a long time member of Mt. Creek Church of Christ and was a member

Helen Clark

WHITWELL Helen Ann Clark, passed away Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 at a local hospital.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel of Wilson Funeral

Wilma Davis

WHITWELL Wilma Joyce Davis, 82, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. She was a member of Sulphur Springs UMC for seventy years and attended the Sarah Sunday School Class. Wilma was a substitute teacher for

Gwendolyn Dunn

Hamilton county
Gwendolyn Sue Dunn, 51, passed away Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 in a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Shirley Foster

CLEVELAND Shirley Mae Foster, 75, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Survivors include children, D. J. (April) Foster and Athena (Roger) Gilbert; five grandchildren; five great great children; and sister, Peggy Morrow.The funeral is

Iva Gann

Hamilton county
Iva "Faye" Daugherty Gann, 58, joined her heavenly family on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at St. Barnabas Healthcare.She was a devoted Christian and loved by all who knew her.She was preceded in death by her

James Gott

NEWPORT James L. Gott, 80, passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2013.He was a veteran of Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy.He was an entrepreneur and President of Decatur Plastics

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

George Kight

Hamilton county
, Jr.George Kight, Jr., 59, passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

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

Charlie Leslie

CHICKAMAUGA Charlie Mae Leslie, 69, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in a Rome, Ga., hospital. She was formerly employed by Lookout Mountain Community Service and was a member of New Home Baptist Church.

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

David McKaig

ROSSVILLE David Lee McKaig, 60, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in a local health care facility.Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday Oct. 30, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. James
TRENTON Patricia Avans Phillips, 72, died Saturday morning Oct. 26, 2013. She was a textile mill operator and a school bus driver. She was a graduate of Davis High School class of '59.

Beady Porter

Hamilton county
Beady Hackney Porter, 88, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. Services will be held today at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Calvin Nunley officiating. Burial

Truman Puckett

Hamilton county
Mr. Edward Truman Puckett, 74, of Harrison, a resident of Open Arms Care for 20 years, passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Josephine Roberts

Cynthia Revis

CHICKAMAUGA Cynthia Lynn Straub Revis, 55, passed away Sunday Oct. 27, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was a lifelong resident of Chickamauga and was of the Baptist Faith. She enjoyed working outdoors in

Ruth Richardson

ROCK SPRING Ruth Allen Kendrick Richardson, 79, went home to be with her Lord Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Ruth was born Oct. 4, 1934 in Walker County, was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed

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

James Vanwinkle

DAYTON James Edward Vanwinkle, 71, passed away Saturday Oct. 26, 2013.Services: Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home.Visitation: 7-9 p.m. today.Interment: Buttram Cemetery.Arrangements by Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home, Inc.

Ivan Walling

PIKEVILLE Ivan C. Walling, 65, died Friday Oct. 25, 2013 at his home.Graveside services will be held today at 1 p.m. CDT at Drake Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at by Putnam-Reed

In MemoryMuriel Sammons

In memory
INMEMORYMuriel J. SammonsJuly 13, 1970 - Oct. 28, 2012How swiftly time has passed. It seems as though it was only yesterday when you answered the Lords call of "come and rest in my arms",
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