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Local Obits for Sun. Sep 08, 2013


Barbara SmithROSSVILLE Barbara Ann Smith 69, died Friday Sept. 6, 2013.She was preceded in death by her husband Benjamin Smith. Survivors include children Eddie McBryar, Lori Baker, Jennifer Smith and Gracie Troutwine;


Hamilton county
Charles WhiteCharles Wayne White, 67 of Ooltewah, a Godly man, went to his eternal home on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.Charles was born Sept. 24, 1945 in Athens, Ala. He was born to eternal life at

Dorothy Arthur

CLEVELAND Dorothy Arthur, 82, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.Survivors include children: Margaret Ann Hughes and Larry Arthur.Services are 7 p.m. today at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with graveside Monday at 2 p.m. in Cookson

Daniel Becker

Hamilton county
Daniel Arthur Becker, 82, of Laurel, Del., died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2012 in Chattanooga.Services will be held today, Sept. 8, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Apison Seventh-day Adventist Church. Burial will follow at Collegedale

Doris Brymer

Hamilton county
Doris Hawkins Brymer, of Hixson passed away on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at her residence. She was born, one of ten children, in Ridgeway, Va.Doris worked at DuPont in Martinsville, Va., where she met

Frederick Carter

Hamilton county
Douglass CarterFrederick Douglass Carter, a good and honorable man, passed from this world August 5, 2013, one day shy of his 91st birthday, with his family in Hampton, Va. He was born August 6, 1922

Gary Coley

Hamilton county
Gary Donald Coley, 76, of Hixson, Tenn., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. Gary was born in Talladega, Ala., to the late Malcolm and Willie Davis Coley on Aug. 5, 1937.Gary Donald Coley graduated

Charles Connell

BRAYTON Charles Kenneth "Unca Tony" Connell, 95, formerly of Sebring and West Palm Beach, Fla., passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at the home of Jack and Brenda Conoly his nephew.Charles was born in

Billy Dunn

ROSSVILLE Lonnie William "Billy" Dunn, 71, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 in Greenville, Ala.He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann Dunn; and daughter, Dori Ann King.Survivors include his children, Connie

Donald Fahm

Hamilton county
Donald "Don" Ray Fahm, 60, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, due to complications in his health.He was the former proprietor of Northside Dry Cleaners until he retired in 2007He was survived by

Mildred Gibson

Hamilton county
Mildred Florence Gibson, 83, passed away on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, in Port Charlotte, Fla.She was a loving wife, mother and mammaw; she worked for many years at Lovmans; and was of the Catholic faith.Mildred

Kathleen Grable

Hamilton county
Kathleen "Kate" Grable, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013.She was born on June 26, 1921 to the late Oren and Lula Leota Miller in Madison County, Ind., and spent the

Kelly Greene

Hamilton county
Kelly Allison Greene, 63, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. Born in Chattanooga on May 30, 1950. He was a 1968 graduate of Brainerd High School.He will be remembered for his

Mary Hall

Hamilton county
Mary Jane HallMary Jane Hall peacefully left this world on the evening of Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Maurice and Virginia Louise Bull and a daughter, Amy

Friedrich Lingl

Hamilton county
Dr. Friedrich Lingl, 86, a resident of Signal Mountain, Tenn., passed away on Friday morning Sept. 6, 2013. He was born on April 4, 1927 in Augsburg, Germany. Dr. Lingl was a fellow of the

W Marie

Hamilton county
W. Marie Johnson, 74, departed this life on Sunday Sept. 1, 2013. She was born into this world on March 31, 1939 in Chattanooga to the late Noble and Sadie Johnson. She was

Joanne Matter

PIKEVILLE Joanne Matter, 80, passed away on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.Please share your thoughts online with the family at Pikeville Funeral Home

Marilyn McAnnally

Hamilton county
Marilyn McAnnally, of Signal Mountain passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace. 4223-877-3524

Greg McCommon

ROSSVILLE Gregory "Greg" McCommon, 54, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. Condolences may be sent to are incomplete and will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and

Leah Morris

Hamilton county
Leah Smith Morris, 43, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Sept. 8, 2013, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home chapel with Minister David Smith officiating.Interment

Joanne Pelletier

Hamilton county
Joanne Pelletier, 43, of Orlando, Fla., passed away Thursday, August 15, 2013. She was born Aug. 20, 1969 in Syracuse, N.Y.She was of the Catholic faith.Survivors include her mother, Dorothy Dawson, of Chattanooga; father, Robert

Lee Schilling

, Jr.ATLANTA Lee Hilton Schilling, Jr., 46, suffered a massive heart attack and passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.Lee grew up in Atlanta and graduated from The Lovett School and Rhodes College, where

Margaret Smith

Hamilton county
Margaret Arline Carrell Smith passed away on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. Her life passions were family, faith, nursing, care giving and volunteer service. She was born in Springfield, MO and relocated to Fort Payne, Ala.,

Andrew Smith

Hamilton county
Andrew Smith, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 at his residence.Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Robert Stone

Other areas
, Sr.CHURCHPOINT, La. Robert Anthony "Tony" Stone, Sr., 62, a native of Chickamauga, Ga., died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 at Opelousas General Hospital in Opelousas, La. A Memorial Service will be

Ruth Thomas

Hamilton county
Ruth Ann Thomas, 61, passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. She was of the Baptist faith, and enjoyed spending time with her family.She was preceded in death by her mother, Nancy Ruth Linder; sister,

Raymond Vandergriff

Hamilton county
Raymond William Vandergriff, 88, of Jacksonville, Fa., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.Ray was born on Oct. 13, 1924 in Chattanooga, to Frank and Dorcus Mae Vandergriff. He was

Glenn Wade

MARYVILLE Glenn C. Wade, 88, passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, after a long life filled with rich experiences and many achievements. He is remembered with love and respect by those whose lives

Louise Williams

Hamilton county
H. Louise Johnson Williams, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, in a local hospital.Funeral at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Calvin Jackson as the eulogist.Burial:


In memory
March 21, 1964 - Sept. 8, 1979In memory of Jody Anderson who left us 34 years ago today. We know it wasnt your choice, but to someone else this was your day.We miss you so,

In MemoryMary Benning

In memory
INMEMORY Sept. 9, 1923 - May 7, 2010 Happy BirthdayTo our mother Mrs. Mary Benning Your memories will always live in our hearts.Love your kids,Rufus Jr. Mahood Abdullah, Larry, Brenda and LindaDeWayne Benning and grandkids


In memory
ROBERT H. BROWN, IV(Lee Lee) - Stage Name ("Brick")Remembrance of my son. Another year has come once more again. Happy BirthdayI can truly say that I have not forgotten about you and I can say


In memory
INMEMORYOCT. 13 1943 - SEPT. 10, 2012Many years ago you were in uniform and entered a room. From that moment on you made all my dreams come true. But one year ago your heart stopped


In memory
INMEMORY MARCUS L.BUSHSept. 12, 1977 - Sept. 8, 2010Its been three years since you left us, but it only seems like yesterday.We cherish and hold dear the memories of you.We miss and love you very


In memory
INMEMORY JR.Aug 15, 1951 - Aug 18, 1989HAPPY BIRTHDAY!Happy grandparents day. Twenty-four years with God.Love, Carter Family

In MemoryEdward Casto

In memory
Edward E. CastoNov. 7, 1947 - Sept. 6, 2012Today is your Heavenly BirthdayOne year among the angels, Edward, you have beenAnd yet no words, no whispers come down from you To tell us what a


In memory
SALLIE JARVIS FORSTONSept. 8, 1912 - Aug. 31, 1964Happy birthday, MomaYou are our Guardian AngelYouve watched over us since birth, no jewels in the whole wide world could ever surmount your worth.Your children

In MemoryMelissa Johnson

In memory
INMEMORYMelissa Yvonne JohnsonSept. 6, 1965 - Sept. 8, 2012Life can change in the blink of an eye. Melissa, a year ago today our lives changed forever when you left our physical presence. We miss


In memory
INMEMORYBarnessa (Marbury) JordanSept 8, 1972 - Jan 5, 2010Happy Birthday "NessaThis is your third year in Heaven with God celebrating your day, but in our hearts you will always be missed and loved forever Moma,


In memory
INMEMORYJonathan William MeekRemembering you is easy, we do it every day. Missing you is the heartache that never goes away.Love You,Mum, Dad, Clair, Josi, Tor, Jon, Bart and all of your loving nephews and nieces.
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