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Local Obits for Tue. Sep 03, 2013



Flora

Hamilton county
Flora WalldorfWalldorf, Flora Lewis Harkey, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., died Friday Aug. 30, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., today at Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Joe Novenson and the

Sharon

Hamilton county
Sharon FordSharon "Shari" L. Ford passed away suddenly on Wednesday Aug. 28, 2013.She was a nanny, mother, sister, daughter and loving wife. Those blessed to know her were drawn to her loving, sweet, accepting ways.
Jr.LaFAYETTE Marshall Allgood Jr., 92, passed away Thursday Aug. 29, 2013 at Parkside Nursing Home.He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; four brothers.Survivors are brother, Bob Allgood; sister, Mildred Ponder;

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.The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Williamson & Sons

Samuel Burdette

Tennessee
SPRINGCITY Samuel Clayton Burdette, 77, died Saturday Aug. 31, 2013. He was a life long resident of Hamilton County, Tenn. Born and lived in Evensville, Tenn., and of the Methodist faith. He was a

James Carden

Hamilton county
James C. Carden, 85, of Soddy-Daisy passed away into the arms of his savior on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. He served our country in Korea and later retired from DuPont. Mr. Carden was a member

Evelyn Carter

Tennessee
JASPER Evelyn Carter, 86, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 at Grandview Medical Center surrounded by her family.Born Feb. 16, 1927 in Richard City, Tenn., she was a member of First Baptist Church

Elizabeth Cash

Hamilton county
Elizabeth "Betty" Cash, 87, of Chattanooga passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421

Margaret Edwards

Tennessee
SPRINGCITY Margaret Fugate Edwards, 78, died Sunday Sept. 1, 2013.Survived by children, Lynn Edwards and Pansy Burke; one brother, and several sisters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.A memorial service will be announced at a later date.Vaughn

Norma Griffey

Hamilton county
Norma Jean Griffey, 82, of East Ridge, went home to be with the Lord, on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. She was born Oct. 8 , 1930 in Hamilton County a daughter of the late John

Larry Griffitts

Hamilton county
, Sr.Larry Griffitts, Sr., 62, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 in a local healthcare facility.He was a retired cabinetmaker and was of the Episcopal faith.He was preceded in death by his

Norys Guerra

Georgia
DULUTH Dr. Norys Guerra, 54, passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 after a very brave battle with cancer. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the family moved to New York City when Norys was

Frank Haddock

Georgia
, Jr.FORTOGLETHORPE Frank L. Haddock, Jr., 71, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 following a brief struggle with cancer.Funeral services will be held today at 12:30 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with

Betty Jones

Tennessee
JASPER Betty Sue Smith Jones, 67, passed away, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.She was of the Church of God faith and worked at the former Brendaline Restaurant.She is preceded in death by her parents, Milburn

Clyde Langston

Tennessee
SOUTH PITTSBURG Clyde E. Langston, 61, passed away Sunday Sept. 1, 2013 at the Bridge Health Care Facility.Funeral arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors.

Ruby Lewis

Tennessee
SPRINGCITY Ruby Lewis, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.A receiving of friends for Ruby Mae Lewis, and her husband, Albert Lewis who passed away in 2001, will be held at the First Baptist

Paul Mars

Georgia
SYLVANIA Paul Mars, 74, passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 in Kindred Hospital.Funeral: 11 a.m. today from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Renee Dalton officiating.Burial will follow in Mtn. View Memory Garden.W.T. Wilson

James McCulley

Tennessee
CLEVELAND James L. "Jimmy" McCulley, 85, passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 in a local healthcare facility. He was of the Christian faith. He was a world traveler but loved the United States

Fred Norton

Tennessee
JASPER Fred H. Norton, 73, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.He was retried from Yates Bleachery.His wife, Hulette Norton and parents, Stokley and Flora Wiley Norton preceded him in death, along with his siblings,

Robert Owen

Hamilton county
, Jr.Robert Franklin Owen, Jr., 82, of East Ridge passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 at his home. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1974 after 26 years of service and had served

June Prince

Hamilton county
June C. Prince, 75 of East Ridge, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. The family will receive friends at Calvary Independent Baptist Church from 4-8 p.m. today. The Rev. Ron Peterson will conduct the service

Marilyn Read

Hamilton county
Marilyn Read, 80, of Collegedale, Tenn., passed away at her home Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.She was preceded in death by her parents Gordon and Erma Neil. Marilyn was born Aug. 5, 1933 in Lima, Oh.

Lee Roy

Hamilton county
Lee Roy Johnson, 74, of Georgetown went to be with the Lord of Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 from his earthly home. He was a member of Gamble Road Baptist Church.He was employed with the City

Evelyn Samsel

Georgia
FLINTSTONE Evelyn Gibbons Samsel, 92, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at her residence.Funeral services will be held today at 2:30 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Dr. David Sampson officiating.

Alma Smith

Tennessee
SOUTH PITTSBURG Mrs. Alma Gudger Smith, 102, of Jasper, Tenn., died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013.Survivors include her grandchildren, Charlene (Bill) Lawson and Mark Webb, Kissimmee, Fla.Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at

Ruth Thomas

Hamilton county
Ruth Thomas, 61, passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Kenneth Truss

Hamilton county
Kenneth Lebron Truss, 60, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Gary Tutton

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Gary Stephen Tutton, 55, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of Rossville and a member of Chattanooga Valley Church of Christ. Gary was employed at

Jimmy Vandergriff

Hamilton county
James Rayburn "Jimmy" Vandergriff, Sr., 62, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. Services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor

Margaret Walker

Hamilton county
Margaret Louise Metzler Walker, of Chattanooga passed away on Monday Sept. 2, 2013 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

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

Alfonso Wilkerson

Hamilton county
Alfonso Wilkerson, 73, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 at his residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Clyde Williams

Hamilton county
Clyde Williams, 64, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 in Chattanooga, Tenn. He was of Baptist faith. Clyde was a graduate of Howard High School and served his country in the US Army.He

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