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Local Obits for Tue. Sep 10, 2013



David Bramblett

Hamilton county
David Lynn Bramblett, 48, a resident of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at home.He was of the Baptist faith. David was presently employed as a hair stylist at Fantastic Sam's in Canton,

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

Patrick Culver

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Patrick "Pat" Culver, 66, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at a local hospice facility.He was a U.S. Army veteran during the Vietnam War where he was presented with a Purple Heart,

Charles Curtis

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Charles F. Curtis 84, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at a local health care facility.Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the South

Stanley Denham

Hamilton county
Stanley E. Denham, formerly of Soddy-Daisy, died on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in Goshen, Ohio.He will be missed by family and friends.

Michael Doyal

Hamilton county
Michael Dewane Doyal passed away at his home in Hixson, on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, after a long battle with cancer. He was 57 years old and grew up in the north Georgia area.

Billy Dunn

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Lonnie William "Billy" Dunn, 71, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 in Greenville, Ala.Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. today at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Full Military Honors.Arrangements are by the

Terry Durham

Georgia
FLINTSTONE William Terreal "Terry" Durham, 44, passed away on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was of the Christian faith. Terry enjoyed riding the open roads on his

Mildred Flarity

Alabama
GADSDEN Mildred L. Flarity, 81, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at Riverview Regional Medical Center.Funeral will be at 2 p.m. CDT today at Burt Chapel, ValleyHead, with the Rev. Terry Frala officiating.Burial will be

Mildred Griffith

Hamilton county
Mildred O. Griffith, 81, of Signal Mountain, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. She was of the Baptist faith.She was preceded in death by her sons, Bobby Ray, Ted and Randall Thurman; daughter, Debbie Morrison;

Ruth Harper

Alabama
RAINSVILLE Ruth Harper, 95, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 at her residence.Funeral services at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept, 11, 2013, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in Mountain View Memory Gardens. www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.Visitation from

Paul Holdridge

Hamilton county
Dr. Dr. Paul W. "P.W." Holdridge, 68, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, after a lengthy illness.Dr. Holdridge served the country in the United State Navy Reserve for six years. He served

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

Joyce Renfro

Hamilton county
Joyce Smith Renfro, 79, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.She was born Dec. 24, 1933, in Harriman, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her parents, Freeman and Goldie Smith.Survivors include her sons,

Dean Sircy

Hamilton county
Dean Culpepper Sircy, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.She was born Oct. 10, 1926, at Valley Head, Ala., a daughter of the late Milton Homer and Clara Maude Culpepper.Dean graduated from Valley

Fern Slater

Hamilton county
Fern Simmons Slater, 90, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with the Lord, on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.She was a Sunday school teacher of children for many years at Mile Straight Baptist Church where she

Andrew Smith

Hamilton county
Andrew Smith, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at his residence.He was formerly employed by the Board of Education and Alhambra Shriners Temple. He was a member of Church of Jesus.He was preceded

Thelma Starkey

Georgia
TRION Thelma Starkey, 84, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.Survivors include husband, David Starkey; children, David (Daline) Starkey, Nancy (Steve) Adams and Phyllis (Bo) Bowden; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.Funeral is 10 a.m. Wednesday Sept.

James Stockdale

Hamilton county
Sr.James W. Stockdale Sr., 87, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in a local hospital.He was preceded in death by his parents, Mae Bell Beavers Woods and Wallace Stockdale. He was a member of

William Thomason

Tennessee
FAYETTEVILLE William Homer Thomason, 53, passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Chapel with Rev. Joe Wayne McGee officiating.Interment will follow at Winchester Memorial Park. Moore-Cortner Funeral

Gene Trotter

Hamilton county
Ernest "Gene" Trotter, of Hixson, entered his heavenly home on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. He was 82 years old.Gene was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and served our country in the United States
ROSSVILLE Clementine "Clemmie" Wallin, 90, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2013, in local healthcare facility.She was a life-long resident of Chattanooga and Rossville and was a member of Moriah Baptist Church.Her passions in life

Elizabeth Young

Georgia
MENLO Elizabeth B. Young, 95, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at her residence.Funeral was at 3 p.m. Monday at Menlo Presbyterian Church, Menlo.Interment in private.Erwin-Pettit Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

In MemoryMISTY

In memory
MISTY DELOVE BENNETTSept. 2, 1985-April 10, 1989 Happy Birthday AngelWe love you and miss you very much each and every day. We know that Jesus is giving you a day that we can only imagine.

In MemoryINMEMORY

In memory
INMEMORYWillie Mae MillerSept. 10, 1935Happy Birthday! We love and miss you, from your children and grandchildren!

In MemoryDEREK BELK

In memory
DEREK "DINK" BELKAug. 20, 1969-Sept. 10, 2008We will always love and remember you. Your love left an impressionable mark on the lives and hearts of many people. You will never be forgotten.We love and miss

In MemoryNeal Davis

In memory
INMEMORYApril 30, 1940 - Sept. 10, 2010We love you and miss you every day.Your Family

In MemoryMcArthur Robinson

In memory
INMEMORYMcArthur "Mac" RobinsonDec. 11, 1949 - Sept. 10, 2012God saw you getting tired,A cure was not to be.So he put his arms around you, and whispered, "Come with Me."With tearful eyes we watched you, and

In MemorySHIRLEY SPEARS

In memory
INMEMORYShirley SpearsJuly 7, 1946 - Sept. 10, 2012We miss you. You will never be forgotten. Your mother, daughters and sisters.
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