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Local Obits for Sun. Sep 01, 2013


Hamilton county
Mary GoodnerMary Allen Poff Goodner rose to meet her Savior in the early morning of Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, after an extended battle with Lupus and Respiratory issues. Called "Mimi" by her friends and family,


Hamilton county
Flora WalldorfFlora Lewis Harkey Walldorf, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., went home to her Lord and Savior peacefully Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 in the arms of her entire family on her 47th wedding anniversary. She fought


Billy ScogginsROSSVILLE Billy E. "Pa-Paw Billy" Scoggins, and a native of Summerville, Ga., died on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. He was a member of Zion Assembly Church of God. He was retired


Hamilton county
Frances McCroskeyFrances (Vassey) Hamlet McCroskey passed away at her Morning Pointe residence on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at the age of 92. Services will be held today at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel

Bob Andrews

ROSSVILLE Robert "Bob" Thomas Andrews, Sr., passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, in a local hospital after surviving a heart attack at his home in Rossville. He was 86 years old.He was a

Vieva Braley

Hamilton county
Vieva "Jo" Braley, 86, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.The funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Dotson

Walter Brock

TRACYCITY Walter Brock, 78, passed away Friday Aug. 30, 2013 at his home.Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Pryor Ridge Church with Ministers Bobby Winton and Jimmy Campbell officiating.www.fosterlayfuneralhome.netFoster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City,

Elizabeth Chapek

GRANDVIEW Elizabeth Chapek, 89, died Friday Aug. 30, 2013.Graveside services are Wednesday Sept. 4, at 2:30 p.m. at Chattanooga National Cemetery. Visitation: Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Vaughn Funeral Home, Spring City

Alvis Clark

Hamilton county
Alvis McGlon Clark, 82, of Chattanooga, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.Mr. Clark was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church of Red Bank for over 29 years.He

Louise Collins

MOBILE Louise Cuzzort Collins, 88, passed away Thursday Aug. 29, 2013.Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in Broadway Cemetery. The Rev. James Grindstaff will

Billy Davis

Hamilton county
Billy (Bill) W. Davis, 67, passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. He was born in Nashville, Tenn., on May 19, 1946 to Magaline Davis and the late Billy Houston Davis. He is survived by

John Delaney

CHICKAMAUGA John Emmett Delaney, 71, passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 at a local hospital. He lived in Chickamauga for the past 5 years and was of the Church of God Faith. Mr. Delaney

Rosalyn Griffin

Hamilton county
Rosalyn Griffin, 74, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013.She was born in Meigs County, Tenn., on Dec. 19, 1938.Mrs. Griffin was preceded in death by her husband, Ronny Griffin.Survivors include her son, Gregory Griffin,

Mary Groce

Hamilton county
Mary Elizabeth Groce of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 at her residence surrounded by family and friends.She was a lifelong member of Stanley Independent Baptist Church. She retired from Wheeland Foundry after

Frank Haddock

, Jr.,FORTOGLETHORPE Frank L. Haddock, Jr., 71, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 following a brief struggle with cancer.He was born on Aug. 14, 1942 to the late Frank L. Haddock, Sr., and

Ralph Haney

ETOWAH Ralph "R. L." Haney, 96, passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 at NHC of Athens.He was a native of McMinn County, a member of Wesleyanna United Methodist Church, and Etowah Masonic Lodge 653.

Saundra Harris

Hamilton county
Saundra Jane Harris, 75, of Apison, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. She will be missed dearly by all those she has touched over the years.

Jesse Jacobs

ETOWAH Jesse Jacobs, 61, passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. A Celebration of Jesse's life will be held 3 p.m. today at the Mt. Olive Church of God. Visitation: 2-3 p.m. at the church.

Bobby Joye

RINGGOLD Bobby McDowell Joye, 81, passed on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, thus ending a life well-lived.He was born in Belmont, N.C., on Feb. 7, 1932, the youngest of 10 siblings.He excelled in athletics

Dorothy Kershaw

Hamilton county
Dorothy Kershaw, 82, of Hixson, passed away Thursday, Aug. 29 2012. Memorial contributions may be made to Chattanooga Nature Center.Graveside services are 2 p.m. EDT today in Mount Hermon Cemetery, Ft. Payne, AL.

Sarah Kitchens

Hamilton county
Sarah Jean Kitchens, 67, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 in an Augusta, Ga., hospital. Funeral: Today at Noon in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Nathaniel Carter, Sr.

Charles Knight

Jr.KNOXVILLE Charles G. Knight Jr., went home to be with our Lord, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at his home in San Diego, Calif. He was 83 years old.Born in Knoxville, Charles was a 57-year

Joyce Lee

Hamilton county
Joyce Pashcel Lee, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Bobby Lee

Hamilton county
Bobby Lamar Lee, 62, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and preceded in death by his parents Tommie and Lottie Lee and brother, Tommy

Eva Mae

Hamilton county
Eva Mae Culpepper, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 in a local healthcare facility.Survivors include her children, Max Culpepper, of Sewanee, Tenn., Bill Culpepper, of Soddy Daisy, and Judy Kilgore, of

Henry Martel

Hamilton county
Henry Martel, 91, of Hixson, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.Graveside services are 11:30 a.m. Tuesday Sept. 3, at Chattanooga National Cemetery.Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace.

Joy Mercado

Hamilton county
Joy W. Mercado, 77, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday morning, Aug. 31, 2013 in Alpharetta, Ga. Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153.

Rose Mitchell

Hamilton county
Rose Lee Nunley Mitchell, 86, of East Ridge, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.She was preceded in death by her husband, Burch D. Mitchell; her parents, Sherman Nunley and Emma Nunley Jaco; and son,

Lorie Owens

Hamilton county
Lorie Owens, Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace.

Jane Shipp

Hamilton county
Jane Gass Shipp, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory, and Florist. 404 South Moore Road.

Percy Smith

Hamilton county
Percy Charles Smith went to heaven at 1:15 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 while sleeping peacefully at home with his family present; he was 90 years old. Percy was born Oct. 22, 1922 in

Frank Smith

Hamilton county
Frank White Smith, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, in a local healthcare facility. A native Chattanoogan, Frank graduated from City High School, the University of Chattanooga and was a WWII Naval

Thomas Smith

Hamilton county
Thomas William Smith, 32, of Hixson, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013.He was born Dec. 21, 1980 to Phillip and Ronda Smith nee-Reed.Thomas was predeceased by his grandparents, Jack and Willie Reed, of McMinnville, Tenn.,
dSUMMERVILLE Jacqueline Gale Pollard Strickland, 75, died Friday Aug. 30, 2013.Funeral: Monday Sept. 2, at 2 p.m. in the West Summerville Baptist Church. Burial: Summerville Cemetery.Visitation: 6-8 p.m. today at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.

James Temple

Hamilton county
James "Jim" "Jimmy" Herschel Temple, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 with his daughter Nan and grandson Eric beside him.Jim was born June 4, 1925 in Sherwood, Tenn., the fifth

Delsia Tolman

Hamilton county
Delsia Tolman, 93, of Chattanooga, Tenn., went home to be with her Lord, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 at her home.She was a member of Covenant Baptist Church of Red Bank, TN.She was preceded in death

Henry Uhl

Hamilton county
Henry Albert Uhl, 89, of Ooltewah, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral and Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,

Agnes Vineyard

SPRING CITY Agnes Jean Vineyard, 84, died Saturday Aug. 31, 2013 at Spring City Care & Rehab.A lifelong resident of Rhea County, she was retired from Kayser Roth, and was a member of Yellow

Gary Youell

Hamilton county
Gary R. Youell died on July 19, 2013.A memorial service will be held at Chattanooga National Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 9.


In memory
INMEMORYMattie Lue JenningsMarch 17, 1923 - Sept. 1, 1999Its been thirteen years ago but it seems like only yesterday. We love you Mom.Sadly missed by your kids Roger, Nathaniel, Larry, Randolph and Shirley Green

In MemoryBob Rutherford

In memory
BOB RUTHERFORD1955 - 2006For my love my life my husband on our Anniversary and Birthday. We are thinking of you and loving you everyday. The lord could not have blessed me with a better husband
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