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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 06, 2013



David Akers

Hamilton county
David Robert Akers, 66, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.He was born April 26, 1947 in Knoxville, and grew up in Chattanooga, where he lived all of his adult life. David loved his church,

Nelso Avendano

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Nelso Avendano Avendano, 31, died Monday, Sept. 2, 3013, at Huntsville Hospital.Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at 2 p.m. CDT from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.Visitation will be

Daniel Becker

Hamilton county
Daniel Arthur Becker, 82, of Laurel, Del., died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, in Chattanooga.Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

David Bentley

Tennessee
SWEETWATER David Bentley, 67, passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 in a Sweetwater hospital.Professional services have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Etowah.

Paula Bianchini

Hamilton county
Paula Denise Palhamus Bianchini, 49, of East Ridge, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, in a local hospital.She was a graduate of East Ridge High School class of 1981.She was preceded in death by her

Frank Boring

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Frank E. Boring, 67, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at his home.He retired from Bledsoe County Highway Department after twenty-eight years of employment, where he was a back hoe operator, and dug graves

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

Billy Brown

Tennessee
BENTON Billy Brown, 77, a resident of Benton, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, in an Athens Hospital. Professional services have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Cleveland.

Peggie Bullard

Hamilton county
Peggie Bullard, 82, passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Elizabeth Cash

Hamilton county
Elizabeth "Betty" Cash, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Sept. 6, 2013 at Red Bank Church of Christ with the Rev. Tommy Stone officiating.Burial to

Mabel Combs

Hamilton county
Mabel Combs, 85, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord Wednesday evening, September 4, 2013, in a local hospital.Mabel was the wife of the late Raymond "Buddy" Combs and was also preceded in death

Minnie Cox

Hamilton county
Minnie Lee Cox, 91, was welcomed home by God on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013.Until her illness she was a faithful and devoted member of Greater Tucker Missionary Baptist Church.She was proceeded in death by her

Ollie Croft

Alabama
DAWSON Ollie Croft, 95, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at her residence.Funeral will be 11 a.m. CDT today from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Billy Smothers and the Rev. Heath

Minnie Dorris

Hamilton county
Minnie Bellou Dorris, 92, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at in a hospice facility in Georgia.Survivors include her children, Dorcilla Long, David Lee Dorris II and Donna M. Hamilton; three grandchildren; other relatives

Mooneen Emanuel

Hamilton county
Mooneen Camp Emanuel (known to her friends as Dean) passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, from complications of leukemia.Born Aug. 28, 1938, she was preceded in death by her mother, Ruby Mooney Camp; and

Joseph Frith

Hamilton county
Joseph Lewis Firth, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in a local hospital.He was a Howard High School graduate. He was a member of New York Citys finest as a Peace

William Griffey

Hamilton county
William "Ralph" Griffey passed away Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at his residence.Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Minister Ken McElhaney Officiating.Burial will follow in Harrison Cemetery.Arrangements by the

Larry Griffitts

Hamilton county
Sr.Larry Griffitts Sr., 62, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in the South Crest Chapel with

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

Billy Hill

Alabama
POWELL Billy John Hill, 85, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 at Marshall Medical Center South.Funeral services will be Saturday, Sept. 7, at 11 a.m. CDT from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial in New

LeAnna Ivey

Alabama
IDER LeAnna Elaine Ivey, 32, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, in an automobile accident.Survivors include parents, Charles and Delta Farmer Ivey; sisters, Vanessa Ivey Sloan (Joel), Tiffany Ivey Bryant (Corey); grandparents, Jack and Elaine

Robert Johnson

Hamilton county
Robert Johnson, of Red Bank, formerly of West Des Moines, Iowa, passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.World War II Air Force decorated veteran.He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane; children, Nancy and

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.Funeral at 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church of E. 8th Street with Pastor

Larry McCullough

Hamilton county
Larry "Pee Wee" McCullough, 61, of Chattanooga, quietly departed this life on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at a local hospital. He was born in Chattanooga to the union of Willard and Eunice McCullough

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

Leah Morris

Hamilton county
Leah Smith Morris, 43, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.She graduated from Boyd Buchanan High School and attended UTC Chattanooga. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Clinton and Mildred Goins Smith

Mildred ODonald

Georgia
RINGGOLD Mildred Ross 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;

Rickey Penson

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Rickey Penson, 47, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2013.Funeral from the Wallis Memorial Chapel Saturday at 4 p.m. Conducted by Rev. Melvin Bridges.Interment: Naomi Cemetery.Family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday

John Rolfes

Hamilton county
John Thomas Rolfes, after a lengthy illness, John went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at the age of 68.He was born on Jan. 14, 1945. He was predeceased

Michael Simmons

Alabama
DUTTON Michael Allen Simmons, 51, died Monday night, Sept. 2, 2013.Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. today, Sept. 6.The family will receive friends 10 a.m. until service time today at Ryan Funeral Home

Thomas Simpkins

Hamilton county
Thomas Michael Simpkins, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.He was a loving father and husband.He was preceded in death by his mother, Sandra Lee.Survivors include his wife, Kimberley Jackson Simpkins; daughter, Candiace

Joy Sullivan

Tennessee
Joe SullivanHUNTLAND Joe Lee Sullivan, 65, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. today in Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Huntland.Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300

Walter Thornton

Georgia
DALTON Walter "Jerry" Thornton, 74, departed this life Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at the local hospital.Walter was born Aug. 26, 1939 in Chattanooga, a son of the late William and Dora Thornton. He was

Perky Thurman

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Perky Thurman, 43, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.The family will receive friends beginning at 5 p.m. today.Please share your thoughts online with

Kenneth Truss

Hamilton county
Kenneth Lebron Truss, 60, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, in a local hospital.He was formerly employed by Wheland Foundry.He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Arca Truss; and sister,

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

Charles White

Hamilton county
Charles Wayne White, 67, of Ooltewah, a Godly man, went to his eternal home on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.

Dana Wilbourn

Hamilton county
Sr.Dana Bryan Wilbourn Sr., 61, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at his home.A native of Columbus, Ohio, he was a son of the late Frank and Ollie Mae Jenkins Wilbourn.Mr.

In MemoryDONALD BOND

In memory
HAMILTON COUNTY DEPUTY SHERIFFDONALD K. BOND JR.March 5, 1966- Sept. 6, 2001Loved and missed by the Bond Family.

In MemoryCLIFFORD LUSTER

In memory
REV. CLIFFFORD LUSTER, SR.Who departed this life on Sept. 6, 1987. From his children. Also his brother, EDWARD (NUBB) LUSTER, who departed this life Sept 6, 1986. Of

In MemoryIN MEMORY

In memory
Wendell Billingsley Sr.Sept. 5, 2005Honoring a great father, husband, brother, pastor, and friend. You have not been forgotten.

In MemoryCard Of

In memory
The family of Mother Sarah S. Carter would like to express our sincere gratitude for all acts of kindness shown during our time of bereavement. The love you shared made our grief easier to bear.
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