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Local Obits for Wed. Sep 04, 2013



Otsie Anderson

Tennessee
PALMER Otsie June Partin Anderson, 75, passed away Monday, Sept.2, 2013, at the home of her daugther. She was born in Palmer on Sept. 19, 1937 to Benjamin Franklin Partin and Ollie Jackson Cagle

Mary Ann

Tennessee
Mary SimpsonWINCHESTER , 74, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at her home.Funeral services 3:30 p.m. today in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Winchester Memorial Park, Winchester.Visitation 1 to 3:30 p.m. today

Wyatt Blevins

Georgia
RINGGOLD Wyatt M. "Champ" Blevins passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 at Hospice of Chattanooga.Champ was a member of Gospel Way Bapt. Church.He enjoyed restoring tractors,

Junior Cantrell

Georgia
TRION Junior Lee Cantrell, 82, passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.Graveside service will be at 4 p.m. today, Sept. 4, at LaFayette Memory Gardens, LaFayette.There will be no visitation.Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home is in charge

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 of Omega

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, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.She was born in Chattanooga on Dec. 8, 1925. Betty was the daughter of Richard and Alberta Drummond. She was a graduate of City High

Carolyn Clayton

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Carolyn Clayton, 62, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Virginia Clayton; siblings, Larry Clayton, Franklin Delaney and Ricky Clayton.Survivors include her son, Chris Clayton;

Mary Cooke

Hamilton county
Mary S. Cooke, 90, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.She was the fifth of ten children. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Daisy, Tenn. She was a homemaker and a seamstress.

Carol England

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Carol England, 58, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.Preceded in death by her father, James Sherman Henry.Survived by husband of 30

Beverly Ford

Georgia
DALTON Beverly Ann Ford, 75, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at Hamilton Medical Center.She is retired from Sears Monitoring and was preceded in death by her husband, Billy C. Ford;

Naomi Goss

Hamilton county
Naomi Goss, 92, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

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 Wesley Brewer

Jim Harris

Hamilton county
James "Jim" Paul Harris, 87, of Hixson, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Michael Holloway

Hamilton county
Michael Holloway, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at a local hospital under the wonderful care of Hospice following a brief struggle with cancer.Michael gave his heart to the Lord at

Victoria Horton

Georgia
RINGGOLD Victoria Lynn Bailey Horton, 61, passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at her home.She was preceded in death by parents, John Henry Bailey and Peggy Wycoff; and two brothers, Johnny Bailey and Chuck

Beatrice Kelley

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Beatrice Kelley, 92, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.She was a member of LaFayette Church of God.She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Kelley.Survivors include her son, Lebron (Phyllis) Kelley; daughters,

Reba McNeese

Georgia
RINGGOLD Reba Ann Lawson McNeese, 45, passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, she was an employee of the Catoosa County Board of Education where she worked as

Billy Mills

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Billy Mills, 82, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.Preceded in death by his wife, Ruth McGill Mills; daughter, Carol Lynn Middleton; grandson, Jeff Mills; parents, Sidney and Roxie Mills;

Henry Millsaps

Georgia
Sr.ROME Henry Lamar Millsaps Sr., 85, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, in a Rome hospital.Mr. Millsaps was born in Harrison, on June 5, 1928, the son of the late John Henry Millsaps and

Rosalee Neighbors

Hamilton county
Rosalee Neighbors, 83, of Chattanooga, a native of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.She was a lifelong member of the Church of God and a current member of Christ Family Church. She loved Gospel

Lincoln Norwood

Hamilton county
Lincoln Norwood, 97, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2013.Survivors include daughters, Anita K. (Dr. Robert) Allen, of Chattanooga and Katrina Norwood, of Conyers, Ga.; grandson, Jabbar Ecton.Services will be held from 7-8 p.m. today,

Bill Porter

Tennessee
SPRING CITY James Fielding "Bill" Porter Sr., 86, went to be with his Lord Jesus on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.Born in Dayton, Tenn., he was the son of the late Ralph and Gladys Brown

Joan Rogers

Hamilton county
Joan D. Rogers, 84, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at her home in Hixson.Joan was the true meaning of Love! She was originally from Salem, Mass., and had been a longtime resident of

Harry Sheffield

Hamilton county
Harry R. Sheffield, 69, of Ooltewah, passed away on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at his home.He was preceded in death by his parents, Patrick and Margaret Hall Sheffield.Mr. Sheffield worked for the Kroger Distribution Center

Jane Shipp

Hamilton county
Jane Gass "Mama J." Shipp, 81, of Chattanooga passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.She was a member of First-Centenary United Methodist Church and had been involved in Positive Christian Singles.She was retired from DuPont as

Leonard Sutton

Other areas
GREENVILLE, N.C. Lenord Eugene "Gene" Sutton, 74, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.Gene, son of the late Floyd and Pauline Sutton, was a native of Chattanooga.Private service will be held in Tennessee.Online condolences may be

Mary Teems

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Mary Irene Teems, 85, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2013. Survivors, children, Terry Teems, Carol Rhinehart, Kathy Gentry; brother, T.E. Dyer; sisters, Effie Brooks, Hazel Hall; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral is 3 p.m.

Margaret Walker

Hamilton county
Margaret Louise Metzler Walker passed away on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.Margaret, "Mimi", was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Alfred Eaton "Buddy" Walker III in 2009; her

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.The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. today at the North

Hattie Williams

Hamilton county
Hattie "Louise" Williams, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

George Wright

Hamilton county
Jr.George Wright Jr. was born in Lincolnton, Ga., on July 14, 1942, and was given back to his Heavenly Father on Aug. 28, 2013.He was the son of the late George Wright Sr. and

In MemoryDonaldHarris

In memory
Should you go first and I remainTo walk the road alone,Ill live in memorys garden, dearWith happy days weve knownIn spring Ill wait for roses red,When fades the lilac blueIn early fall when brown leaves

In MemoryEddie King

In memory
INMEMORYMr. Eddie Bernard KingMarch 4, 1954 - Sept. 4, 2008Its been five years since you left us, but it seems like only yesterday. We love you and miss you. Love, Mom, Barbara King; father, Eddie
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