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Local Obits for Wed. Sep 11, 2013



TR Cantrell

Tennessee
Jr.SOUTH PITTSBURG Thomas Raymond "T.R." Cantrell Jr., 73, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.T.R. was a graduate of South Pittsburg High School and remained an avid Pirate fan. He served in the United

Lois Conaway

Tennessee
JASPER Lois Ann Conaway, 43, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013.Lois was preceded in death by her parents, John and Delores Gresham Conaway; and three brothers,

Patrick Culver

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Patrick "Pat" Culver, 66, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at a local hospice facility.Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.Funeral services will be held at noon on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in the

Michelle Davis

Georgia
DALTON Michelle Denise Davis, 46, passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at Parkridge Medical Center.She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Davis; brother, Dexter Tally; and grandparents, Georgia Cullins, David Cullins, Bud

Dennis Denslaw

Hamilton county
Dennis Steven Denslaw, 68, of Marble, N.C., died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral and Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

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.

Edna Everett

Tennessee
ATHENS Edna Lorine ODaniel Everett, 91, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at Athens Regional Medical Center.Funeral services 7 p.m. Thursday in the chapel.Burial 3 p.m. Friday at Rogers Creek Cemetery.Visitation 5-7 p.m. Thursday at

Gary Fields

Tennessee
OCOEE Gary "Frog" Fields, 66, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013.Survivors: wife, Rebecca Fields; children, Rodney (Jessica) Fields, Valerie (Matt) Parris and Jason "JJ" Fields. His funeral is 2 p.m. Thursday at Fairview Baptist Church

Mary Hall

Hamilton county
Mary Jane HallMary Jane Hall, 80, 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 daughter, Amy

Nettie Hobbs

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Nettie Mae Millican Hobbs, 98, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2013."Mae" was born on Sept. 8, 1915, in the Cedar Grove section of McLemores Cove to the late Augustus Webster and Ellen

Seab Hughes

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Seab Alan Hughes, 58, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.Funeral at 11 a.m. CDT Thursday, Sept. 12. from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery with Rev. Benny Berry officiating.Visitation from

Darrell Kitchen

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Darrell Wayne Kitchen, 63, departed this life Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.He was born in Belmont, N.C., to the late Conley and Pauline Kitchen.He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Leon Kitchen,

Ethelene Lasley

Hamilton county
Ethelene Lasley, 90, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013.She was resident of Chattanooga for over 60 years and was retired from Millers Department Store after 21 years of service.Ethelene was a member of Pleasant Hill

Jeffery LeCroy

Tennessee
PALMER Jeffery "Darin" LeCroy died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, from injuries received in a automobile accident.He was a member of the Iron Workers Union Local 704, Chattanooga, since 1989. He was born in Palmer

Carol Maxwell

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Carol Lee Maxwell went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee Brock Maxwell and Winifred Smart Maxwell;

Wilburn McDonald

Tennessee
ATHENS Wilburn T. "Hoot" McDonald, 80, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at his home.Funeral services 10 a.m. Thursday at West End Baptist Church.Burial: Cedar Grove Cemetery.Visitation 4-7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.Arrangements

Edward Millaway

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Edward Millaway, 81, passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in at his home.He was the son of the late Sally Alice McDowell Millaway and Ike Millaway. He was also preceded in death by his

Ellie Pitts

Georgia
RINGGOLD Ellie Christene Peters Pitts, 98, went to be with the Lord on Monday Sept. 9, 2013. She was at home surrounded by family.She departed this world as gracefully as she lived her life.

William Prigmore

Hamilton county
William C. Prigmore, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.He was born June 10, 1919, in Meigs County, Tenn., to the late Wiley Prigmore and Idella Gillespie Prigmore. He was a member of

Amiee Pritt

Hamilton county
Amiee Diane Wingfield Pritt, 40, lifelong resident of Red Bank, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.She was preceded in death by her father, Dennis Alden Wingfield Sr.; grandparents, Emmitt and VA Cookson, Jeanette Faiella and

Alvin Robinson

Hamilton county
Sr.Alvin Roy Robinson Sr., 85, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.He was employed as an electrical engineer with the Tennessee Valley Authority. Alvin received his B.S. degree in industrial education in 1957

Fern Slater

Hamilton county
Fern Simmons Slater, 90, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. today, Sept. 11, 2013, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home

Robert Smith

Hamilton county
William Robert Smith, 67, of Millersburg, Ohio, passed away Tuesday morning, Sept. 3, 2013, at Wooster Community Hospital, after an extended illness.He was born March 9, 1946, in Soddy-Daisy, the son of the late George

Ellis Smith

Hamilton county
Ellis A. Smith, 92, of Signal Mountain, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Kay Swafford

Hamilton county
Kay Foshee Swafford, 96, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sarah Parten; her parents.Kay is survived by her husband, Marvin Swafford; two grandchildren; three great-
ROSSVILLE Clementine "Clemmie" Wallin, 90, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in local healthcare facility.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home with the

Walter Watson

Tennessee
SOUTH PITTSBURG Walter McVirgil Watson Jr., 91, a native of South Pittsburg, and a teacher in the Fulton County, Ga., school system for over 40 years, passed Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at a

Mitzi Willbanks

Alabama
FYFFE Mitzi Willbanks, 77, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at her residence.Fuenral services will be 2 p.m. CDT Thursday, Sept. 12, from W. T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial in Tenbroeck Cemetery.Visitation 5-8 p.m. CDT

Evelyn Wynkoop

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Evelyn Goins Wynkoop, a lifelong resident of Bradley County, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, surrounded by her family.She was a graduate of Bradley Central High School, Class

In MemorySHIRLEY

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

In MemoryRICHARD ERVIN

In memory
INMEMORYRichard (Rat) ErvinSept. 11, 1978 - May 6, 2009Happy birthday, Richard!We love you and miss you dearly. You will always be in our hearts. We can truly say that we have not forgotten about you.

In MemoryBrittany Freeman

In memory
IN LOVING MEMORYBrittany "Tini" FreemanSept. 11, 1986 - Oct. 18, 2006HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

In MemoryMARGARET SHULTES

In memory
Margaret ShultesYou were an important part of my life for many years.Im sorry that Inever took the time to tell you.You are gone, but you will never be forgotten.

In MemoryDEANGELO SMITH

In memory
INMEMORYDEANGELO L. SMITHJune 24, 1967 - Sept 11, 2010Broken ChainsWe little knew the day God was going to call your name.In life we loved you, In death we do the same. It broke our
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