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Local Obits for Tue. Sep 17, 2013



Janyce Anderson

Hamilton county
Janyce Sue Anderson, 63, succumb to her long and courageous fight with Lymphoma away on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, in a local hospital. Janyce retired from the City of Chattanooga, she was a member of

Barbara Barber

Georgia
RINGGOLD Barbara Ann Webb Barber, 68, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, with her family by her side.She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was of the Baptist faith. She was a

James Bell

Hamilton county
James "Jim" L. Bell Jr., 92, departed this life on Wednesday, Sept 11, 2013.He was raised in Buffalo, N.Y. Jim attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. and graduated with a degree in civil engineering.

Guy Bilyeu

Hamilton county
Guy S. Bilyeu, 54, of Chattanooga, passed Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.Survivors include Anne, Cherry, Norm, Nick, Scott, Sharon, Kendall, Gary, Jill, Kirby, Cady, Kim, and various friends and relatives.A graveside will be held at noon

Patricia Brock

Hamilton county
Patricia Brock, 90, of East Ridge, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.Patricia was born in Robins, Tenn., to Louis and Sadie Holloway. She was raised in Chattanooga and was a graduate of City High

Terrell Brown

Hamilton county
Terrell Scott Brown, 55, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at the North Chapel Chattanooga Funeral Home.Funeral service will be

Carl Carpenter

Hamilton county
Carl Eugene Carpenter, 87, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.He was a member of the Soddy Church of God. Carl was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving his country in the

Ruby Childress

Alabama
FYFFE Ruby Childress, 93, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at Collinsville Health Care.Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery

Tommie Dixon

Hamilton county
Ms. Tommie O. Dixon, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in a local health care facility.She was formerly employed by Erlanger Hospital and was of the Baptist faith.She was preceded in death

Betty Fugatt

Hamilton county
Betty Smith Fugatt, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.Mrs. Fugatt was born in Stevenson, Ala., to James and Geneva Smith. She retired as a secretary from Precision Wire and Engineering, attended

Robert Hinson

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Robert Raymond Hinson, 72, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.Preceded in death by parents, Robert Edward Hinson and Ruby Faye Wildman Hinson.Robert was member of the Way of The

Lois Hughes

Hamilton county
Lois Virginia Hughes, 72, of Chattanooga, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, in a local health care facility.Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral and Cremation Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors.

Doris Laney

Hamilton county
Doris Kemp Laney, 96, of Roanoke, Ala., formerly of Hixson, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.Survivors include son, Alan Laney, of Fairview, Tenn.Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday from Quattlebaum Funeral Chapel in Roanoke.Visitation

Mary Light

Alabama
FYFFE Mary Rose Light, 90, passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Sheppherds Cove.Funeral service will be 2 p.m. CDT today from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial will follow in Corinth Cemetery.The family request no

Dr Mark

Hamilton county
Dr. Mark Kevin Parsons, 57, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in a local hospital.Survivors and arrangements will be announced by Companion Funeral Home who has charge of those arrangements.

Mary Maxwell

Tennessee
COWAN Mary Allan Dodd Maxwell, 84, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.Funeral at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Winchester Church of Christ, 1230 S. College St., Winchester.Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester.Visitation 5

Robert McLemore

Hamilton county
Robert L. McLemore passed onWednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at his residence.Survivors include his children, Priscilla Regina Blount, Michael Blount, Anthony D. Blount, Valerie (Anson) Carter; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, all of Gadsden, Ala.; brother, Frank

Charles Middlebrooks

Hamilton county
Charles Middlebrooks, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in an Atlanta hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Ernestine Myhan

Hamilton county
Ernestine Posey Myhan, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.She was a member of Woodland Park Baptist Church for over 40 years.A Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today, Sept. 17,

Thomas Painter

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Thomas "Tommy" Painter, 74, departed this life Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.He was born in Walker County, Ga., to the late Homer and Ida Mae Painter. Tommy was owner/operator of Painter Trucking and was

Sandra Reed

Hamilton county
Sandra Faye Howard Reed, 55, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, in Hospice Care Center.She was preceded in death by her parents, Nathaniel and Earlene Howard; and daughter, Lafayshia Applings.Survivors include husband, Calvin

Ruby Sanders

Hamilton county
Ruby Catherine Ellis Sanders, 83, went home to be with the Lord on Monday morning, Sept. 16, 2013.A native of Flintstone, Ga, Ruby was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area.She was preceded in death

Ervin Scott

Hamilton county
Ervin L. "Sugar Bear" Scott, 57, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.He was of the Baptist faith.He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Alice Scott and Eddie Scott. He was employed at

Lillian Smith

Hamilton county
Lillian Smith, 84, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.Lillian was born in Belle Ellen, Ala., and was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area. She was a retired Register Nurse having worked

Georgia Thompson

Hamilton county
Georgia Ellen Reel Thompson, 80, of Fort Valley, Ga., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.She was born on July 19, 1933 in Sale Creek, Tenn., to Lester H. and Allie Mae Lyons Reel.

Elizabeth Ward

Tennessee
ETOWAH Elizabeth Ward, 32, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at an Athens hospital. Funeral services are 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel. Visitation 4-7 p.m. today.For additional information, please visit www.serenityfunerals.com.Serenity Funeral

Rufus Whaley

Tennessee
IIRufus Sanders Whaley II, 50, a resident of Ooltewah, passed away on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, in Hot Springs Village, Ark.He was of the Christian faith. He was a forklift mechanic. He was a

Cotton Woodward

Hamilton county
R.V. "Cotton" Woodward, 85, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.He was born Aug. 18, 1928.Cotton was employed at DuPont for 36 years, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.He was preceded

In MemoryJohnnie Burns

In memory
INMEMORYJOHNNIE L. BURNSSept. 16, 1941- Dec. 9, 2008Happy 72nd birthday. We miss you and love you always. Cant wait to see you again at Heavens Gate. Until then loving you alwaysHusband Roland, children and grandchildren

In MemoryCynthia Dews

In memory
INMEMORYCynthia Johnson-DewsSept. 17, 1954 - April 1, 2013Happy Birthday, BemaYour wings of honor will forever shine. Rest in Paradise. We love you and miss you dearly.Your family

In MemoryELMA GRAVITT

In memory
INMEMORYElma GravittAug. 2, 1941 - Sept. 17, 2012Velma GravittAug. 2, 1941 - Sept. 30, 2012Gone but not forgotten.Glen Errol 758

In MemoryFARRIS HUGHES

In memory
INMEMORYFarris F. HughesIn loving memory of our mother who went to be with the Lord four years ago today, September 17, 2009. No one knows the silent heartaches, only those who have loved can tell

In MemoryMr Jerry

In memory
INMEMORYMr. Jerry L. CooleyJuly 19, 1958 - Sept. 17, 2012We miss you, and you will never be forgotten.Sisters and Brothers
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