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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 05, 2013



Sue Armentrout

Tennessee
SEWANEE Sue Ellen Gray Armentrout died on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013.A memorial service will be held at Otey Memorial Parish, in Sewanee at 4 p.m. today.Online condolences may be made at www.cumberlandfunerl.com.Arrangements provided by

Betsy Bates

Hamilton county
Betsy Watkins Bates died on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.Betsy was a graduate of Soddy-Daisy High School, the Baroness Erlanger Hospital School of Nursing, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.Betsy held several positions in the

Maureen Boyd

Hamilton county
Maureen Taylor Boyd, 98, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, in a local health care facility.She was born in Fayetteville, Tenn., to the late Ross and Eva Taylor, and was a resident of Chattanooga for

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

Mary Cooke

Hamilton county
Mary S. Cooke, 90, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today, Sept. 5, 2013, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Anthony Nix officiating.Interment

Rickey Duncan

Hamilton county
Rickey Lawrence Duncan, 54, of Hixson, passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.He was born Nov. 19, 1958 in Marion, Ala.Mr. Duncan was employed with Kochs Food of Chattanooga

Ronald Etherton

Tennessee
SPRING CITY Ronald Lynn Etherton, 49, passed away at Laurel Brook Nursing Home in Spring City on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.Mr. Etherton was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Etherton was a lifelong resident of

Ronnie Garner

Tennessee
Sr.WINCHESTER Ronnie Ray Garner Sr., 72, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.Funeral services at 3:30 p.m. on Friday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester.Visitation 5 to 8

Jerry Gass

Tennessee
COWAN Jerry Leon Gass, 64, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment at Jackson Cemetery in

Mildred Gibson

Hamilton county
Mildred Florence Gibson, 83, passed away on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, in Port Charlotte, Fla.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors 1724 McCallie Ave. 423-265-4414.

Joey Goforth

Tennessee
RELIANCE Joey Goforth, 37, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. Survivors: parents, Larry and Mona Goforth; son, Christian Goforth; sister, Ramona Price; and niece, Madison Price.Funeral services will be 11 a.m Saturday at Higgins

Naomi Goss

Hamilton county
Naomi Goss, 92, passed away on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.She was a member of Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by parents, Rev. and Mrs. Eugene Goss Sr.; sister, Ruth Aiken; brothers,

William Griffey

Hamilton county
William "Ralph" Griffey, son of the late Milton E. and Willie Mae Blaylock Griffey, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at his residence.He was a veteran of World War II having served in the 56th

James Harris

Hamilton county
James Paul "Jim" Harris, 86, of Hixson, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, in a local hospital.He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was a proud WWII veteran, serving as a medic in the

Leeree Hicks

Tennessee
ATHENS Leeree M. Hicks, 90, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2013, at Sweetwater Nursing Center.Funeral services 7 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home.Interment at 10 a.m. Friday at McMinn Memory Garden.Visitation 5-7 p.m. today prior

Claud Jones

Georgia
TUNNEL HILL Claud Jones, 73, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at his residence.He was the son of the late Jace and Ophlia Walker Jones and was preceded in death by his wife, of

Foster Jones

Tennessee
IIIGERMANTOWN Foster A. Jones III, 63, passed peacefully on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, after an extended illness.Born in Memphis to the late Foster A. Jones Jr. and Elizabeth Joyce "Jackie" Child Jones,

Clyde Langston

Tennessee
SOUTH PITTSBURG Clyde Eugene Langston, 51, passed Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013.Clyde was the son of the late Golden and Margaret Langston of Chattanooga.Funeral: at 1 p.m. CDT Friday Sept. 6, at Grace Baptist Church,

Joyce Lee

Hamilton county
Joyce Jean Paschel Lee, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.She was preceded in death by her parents, Rufus and Mary Paschel; her sisters, Shirley

Wilma Leming

Hamilton county
Wilma Faye Sims Leming, 66, passed away Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in a local hospital.She is survived by her husband and several siblings.No services are planned at the funeral home.Arrangements have been entrusted to Advantage

Joy Mercado

Hamilton county
Joy Mercado, daughter of the late G.O. and Jenny Wessenauer, returned to be home with the Lord Jesus early Saturday morning, Aug. 31, 2013. She was preceded in death by brother, Rev. James Wessenauer and

Rosalee Neighbors

Hamilton county
Rosalee Neighbors, 83, of Chattanooga, a native of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.The funeral service will be 2 p.m. today at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Quillen Thurman and Rev. Joe

Mildred ODonald

Georgia
RINGGOLD Mildred ODonald, 88, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kendall ODonald; parents, Mark and Jennie Ross; brother, George Ross; sister,

Logan Payne

Hamilton county
Logan Rayburn Eugene Payne, the infant son of Tosha and David Payne passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.He is also survived by his brothers, Devin Mackey, Hunter Payne and Austin Payne; sister, Faith Payne; grandparents,

Cleo Phillips

Tennessee
DAYTON Cleo Harris Phillips, 93, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, in her home. Services at 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel. She will be laid to rest next to her

James Pointer

Hamilton county
James E. "Honey P" Pointer, 74, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at a local hospital.He retired from TVA as a construction worker. He also served his country in the U.S. Army.His survivors include

Ed Sweeton

Tennessee
TRACY CITY Ed Wilson Sweeton, 84, passed away Tuesday, Sept, 3, 2013, at his home.He was born in Palmer, Tenn., a son of the late Albert Sweeton and Alice Mae Sanders Sweeton and was

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

Linda Wells

Georgia
RINGGOLD Linda Joyce Wells, 65, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.She was born in Chattanooga to the late Joe and Lula Mae Deakins and had

Alfonso Wilkerson

Hamilton county
Alfonso "Boot" Wilkerson, 73, departed this life Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.He retired from the U.S. Army in 1975 and served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He confessed Christ at an early age and united

In MemoryJeanne Meador

In memory
INMEMORYJeanne Marie (Fox) Meador Sept. 5, 1959 We miss you every day, You are a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and daughter. David, Steven, Shane, Misty, Austin, Aubree, Avery and Joe

In MemoryWALLACE MILES

In memory
INMEMORYWallace "O Baby" MilesNov. 27, 1941 - Sept. 5, 2012We think of you in silence we often speak your name. But all we have are memories and your picture in a frame. Your resting place
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