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Local Obits for Mon. Sep 09, 2013


Hamilton county
Paul HoldridgePaul W. "P.W." Holdridge, 67, passed away Satirday, Sept. 7, 2013.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and completed arrangements will be announced in a later edition by Heritage Funeral Home 7454 East Brainerd Road.

Ruthie Anthony

BRIDGEPORT Ruthie Anthony, 87, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.The funeral will be 2 p.m. CDT today from the Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Stevenson.Burial in Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens.

Henry Billups

Hamilton county
Henry E. Billups, 43, passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013.He was formerly employed as a fabricator, Beas Restaurant and Pilgrims Pride.He is survived by his children, Alontae, Chelsea and Chauncey Billups; stepson, Antonio Sullivan; parents,

Ralph Bouldin

GRUETLI-LAAGER Mr. Ralph Bouldin, of McMinnville, died there Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.He was employed by the Carrier Corporation as Chief Electrician before his retirement. Ralph was born Dec. 12, 1933 in Gruetli-Laager to Leander

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 the love

Edith Byrom

Hamilton county
Edith Byrom, 94, of Chattanooga, (formerly of Iuka, Miss.), died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. Visitation was 4 until 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8 at Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.Funeral services are scheduled for

Rev Clovis

Hamilton county
Rev. Clovis Simpkins, 84, of Ooltewah, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at his residence.He was born Oct.27, 1928, in Barboursville, W.Va., and moved to the North Georgia area in the 60s.Clovis was an ordained

Charles Curtis

ROSSVILLE Charles F. Curtis 84, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at a local health care facility.Mr. Curtis had lived most of his life in the LaFayette and Rossville area where he was the

Michael Doyal

Hamilton county
Michael Dwane Doyal, 57, of Hixson died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,

Brenda Hatfield

Hamilton county
Brenda Stephens Hatfield, 58, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.She is survived by her children, Mandy Owen and Brian Hatfield; grandchildren, Jacob Adams, Katie Owen, Hannah and Kelsey Hatfield.Per her request she will be cremated and

Edward Henry

ROSSVILLE Edward Clay Henry, 85, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. Survivors: wife, Bobbie Henry; sons, Edward C. Henry, Taylor E. Henry, David M. Henry, Jim Henry; sisters, Edna Eggert, Novella Boyd; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren;

Billy Kelley

Sr.CHICKAMAUGA Billy S. Kelley Sr., 67, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at a local hospital.He was a lifelong resident of Walker County where he had worked for E.T. Barwick in Kensington, was

Elaine Knirr

ATHENS Elaine Elder Knirr, 58, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ziegler Funeral Home.Funeral Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home.Burial will follow in Mt.

Robert Lankford

Sr.LaFAYETTE Robert "Bob" Aaron Lankford Sr., 81, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.Robert was a lifelong resident of LaFayette. He was preceded in death by his parents, Aaron C. and Annie Venice Lankford; brothers,

Wilma Lappin

SHERWOOD Wilma Jean Steel Lappin, 79, passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at Emerald-Hodgson Hospital.She was a homemaker. Preceding her in death were her husband, Charles Lappin Sr.; parents, Lawrence and Betty Mae

Edward Lindberg

Hamilton county
Edward S. Lindberg, 64, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.He was a graduate of University of Tennessee Chattanooga, was a writer and was of the Jewish faith.He was

Ovelle Lyle

Hamilton county
Minnie Ovelle Wakins Lyle, 83, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.Minnie was welcomed into the loving arms of her precious Lord and Savior and is now being serenaded by angels.

Marilyn McAnnally

Hamilton county
Marilyn Griffin McAnnally, 63, of Signal Mountain, passed away in a local hospital on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.She was born in Gadsden, Ala., to the late James and Wynona Griffin.After graduating from Auburn University, Marilyn

Greg McCommon

FORT OGLETHORPE Gregory "Greg" McCommon, 54, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at a local health care facility.He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area and was a member

Hazel Moore

Hamilton county
Hazel Ann Creed Moore, 62, of East Ridge, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.Hazel graduated from Chattanooga City High and received an Associate Degree from Edmondson Jr. College. Hazel worked at Hamilton County Courthouse, Chattanooga Saw

Sara Nedeau

Hamilton county
Sara Elizabeth Nedeau, 36, of Harrison, went home to be with The Lord on Saturday Sept. 7, 2013 after a lengthy battle with cancer.Sara was born in Lansing, Mich., on Oct. 22, 1975 to Dale

Bobby Owens

Hamilton county
Bobby Gene Owens, 80, of Ooltewah, passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.He was born in Aug. 21, 1933, in Alabama where he lived until 1971. He was a devout Seventh-day Adventists and served as deacon

William Prigmore

Hamilton county
William Prigmore, 94, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Alvin Robinson

Hamilton county
Alvin Robinson, 85, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 in a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Mildred Vaughan

RINGGOLD Mildred Martha Vaughan, 86, went home to be with her Lord and Savior peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.She was born in Chattanooga to the late Crit

Donald Visher

Hamilton county
Donald Visher, 73, better known as "Punjab" died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at his residence.Funeral arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave. 423-265-4414.
ALPHARETTA Kathryn Beatty Potts Williams, 86, died on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.Kathryn was born on May 31, 1927 in Peavine, which is located in NW Georgia. Kathryn attended the University of West Georgia then

Bobby Wright

Sr.,PIKEVILLE Bobby Wright Sr., 61, passed away on September 7, 2013.Services at 1 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 10.The family will receive friends beginning at 1 p.m. today.Burial in Pikeville City Cemetery.Please share your thoughts


In memory
INMEMORYWinfred Morris Russell Sr.Sept. 9. 1948 - Oct. 13, 2008HAPPY BIRTHDAY!Lovingly missed by Renee, Winfred Jr., Letrell, Samara, Audery, Kreneisha, Winfred III, Letrell II, Darren, Ny-Ree, Breanna, Anthony, Ashely, Cardaries Nayla and Deshawn

In MemoryJim Stanfiel

In memory
INMEMORY Sept. 9, 1936 - Jan. 8, 2006Remembering you on your birthday. We love you and miss you so much, but there are so many reminders of you in the work you did at our


In memory
DeArmond "Tony" WaltonSept. 9, 1995Those we love dont go away. They walk beside us every day unseen, unheard but always near still loved, still missed and very dear.Gone but never will be forgotten.Your family
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