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Local Obits for Mon. Sep 02, 2013



Flora

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

Bob Andrews

Georgia
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

Wyatt Blevins

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Wyatt Montgomery Blevins, 77, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Jack Brown

Hamilton county
Jack Edwin Brown, 60, of Sale Creek, Tenn., went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. He was a loving husband, dad, and pawpaw to his family.Jack was preceded

Minnie Cox

Hamilton county
Minnie Lee Cox, 91, passed away Sunday Sept. 1, 3013 at her residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

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

James Gann

Tennessee
WINCHESTER James Edward Gann, 61, passed away Saturday Aug. 31, 2013.Visitation: 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Moore-Cortner Chapel with burial at Franklin Memorial

Norma Griffey

Hamilton county
Norma Jean Griffey, 82, of East Ridge, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory, and Florist. 404 South Moore Road.

Olavene Harville

Tennessee
DUNLAP Olavene Harville, 87, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013.Services will be held Wednesday Sept. 4, at 11 a.m. CDT in the funeral home chapel.Burial in the Mt. Union Cemetery, Clarkrange, TN. Online condolences can

Janet Holmes

Hamilton county
Janet Woods Holmes, 95, passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Marie Johnson

Hamilton county
Marie Wallace Johnson, 74, passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Henry Martel

Hamilton county
, Jr.Henry D. Martel, Jr., 91, of Hixson departed this life on Thursday Aug. 29, 2013. Henry was preceded in death by his wife Beverly, a son Roger and a daughter Virginia. Henry was always

JoAnn McDaniel

Tennessee
SPENCER JoAnn McDaniel, 74, died Saturday Aug. 31, 2013.Services will be today at 11 a.m. CDT in the funeral home chapel. The burial will be in Lonewood Cemetery.Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.comArrangements

Jimmy Mobbs

Alabama
GAYLESVILLE Jimmy Wayne Mobbs, 59, died Saturday Aug. 31, 2013.Survivors, children, Kimberly Lee, Michael Mobbs; mother, Jose Mobbs; 4 Grandchildren; brothers, Jackie Mobbs, Marvin Mobbs.Funeral is 3:30 p.m. EST Tuesday, Sept. 3, at

Lorie Owens

Other areas
MURPHY, N.C. Lorie Frances Owens, 55, passed away Wednesday Aug. 28, 2013 in a local hospital. Arrangement will be announced by Lane Funeral Home 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

John Petrey

Hamilton county
John M. Petrey 86, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013.Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors 1724 McCallie Avenue 423-265-4414.

James Pointer

Hamilton county
James E. Pointer, 74, passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

June Prince

Hamilton county
June C. Prince, 75, of East Ridge, went home to The Lord at 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. She was predeceased by her parents, Andrew and Emma Clark; her children, Paulette L.

Tony Reed

Tennessee
DECATUR Tony Dean Reed, Sr., 64, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.Service will be held at Noon today in Bowers Funeral Home Chapel.Interment: Goodfield Cemetery.www.bowersfh.comArrangements by Bowers Funeral Home and Cremation Services Decatur Chapel of

Evelyn Samsel

Georgia
FLINTSTONE Evelyn Gibbons Samsel, 92, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at her residence.She was a lifelong resident of the Flintstone/High Point communities, was retired from Heritage Quilts with more than 20 years

Thomas Simpkins

Hamilton county
Thomas Michael Simpkins, 53, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

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

Inez Smith

Tennessee
SOUTH PITTSBURG Mrs. Evelyn Inez Smith, 89, died peacefully at her home Saturday morning, Aug. 31, 2013, one day shy of her 90th birthday.The widow of James Fred Smith; she was also preceded in

Howard Spann

Hamilton county
Howard Sylvester Spann, 64, passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 in Bronx, New York. Local arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

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.A celebration of his life will be held today, Sept. 2,

Delsia Tolman

Hamilton county
Delsia Tolman, 93, of Chattanooga, Tenn., went home to be with her Lord, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 at her home.Memorial services were held on Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Covenant Baptist Church in Red Bank,

Jimmy Vandergriff

Hamilton county
James Rayburn "Jimmy" Vandergriff, Sr., 62, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of Signal Mountain and of the Baptist faith. Jimmy retired from ABB Combustion after

Billy Webb

Hamilton county
Billy H. Webb, of Hixson, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. He was 86 years old.Billy was born on Jan. 29, 1927. He served our country during

In MemoryDwana

In memory
INMEMORYDWANA LEE DIXONApril 12, 1964-Sept. 2, 2011LIVES FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS

In MemoryMISTY

In memory
MISTY DELOVE BENNETTSept. 2, 1985-April 10, 1989 Happy Birthday AngelWe love you and miss you very much each and every day. We know that Jesus is giving you a day that we can only imagine.
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