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Local Obits for Wed. Sep 18, 2013



Ruth Brock

Georgia
ROCK SPRING Ruth Brock, 90, passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.She was a member of Fort Oglethorpe United Methodist Church and retired from T.C. Thompsons Childrens Hospital after 21

Terell Brown

Hamilton county
Terrell BrownTerrell Scott Brown, 55, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Terrell was a Red Bank GIRLS Association board member and G.I.R.L.S Association supporter. Terrell was called Home Saturday afternoon

Gladys Bryson

Hamilton county
Gladys Marie Simpson, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at a local health care facility.She was a member of Morris Hill Baptist Church, always a caregiver, loved her children, her grandchildren and

Pauline Burnett

Alabama
HIGDON Pauline Burnett, 91, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located at

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

Cindy Cihlar

Hamilton county
Cindy Kay Cihlar, 57, passed away on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home, North Chapel, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson , TN 37343.

Hoyal Crawley

Hamilton county
Jr.Hoyal "Moe" Crawley Jr., 68, of Hixson, entered the gates of Heaven on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.Hoyal was a graduate of Hixson High School and was the captain and a star player

Betty Dagnan

Hamilton county
Betty Dagnan, 49, passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave.

Charles Edwards

Hamilton county
Sr.Charles Herdon Edwards Sr., 88, of Collegedale, passed Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.He was a member of Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church. He served his country during World War II. He was preceded in death

James Ensign

Hamilton county
James Evans Ensign, 85, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at his home in North Chattanooga.Born in Chattanooga on July 12, 1928, to the late John and Helen Ensign, Mr. Ensign grew up in North Chattanooga

Mary Essex

Georgia
Mary Essex, 89, of Chattanooga passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located at

Scott Fritts

Hamilton county
Scottie "Scott" Dewayne Fritts, 42, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.He was a cabinet maker and then worked for his dad until his health deteriorated and he became disabled.Scott was preceded in death

Maude Harper

Hamilton county
Maude L.Harper, 89, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Michael Higdon

Hamilton county
Michael Higdon, 47, of Chattanooga died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at home.Preceded in death by parents, Frank and Nancy Higdon; brother, Pete Higdon.Survivors, daughter, Becky Higdon; sister, Donna Higdon; brother-in-law, Jimmy Clayton; and four nephews,

Janice High

Hamilton county
Janice Lee High, 69, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Alma Holland

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Alma Amelia Yancey Holland, 85, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at her residence.Survivors include, daughters, Charolette Holland, Connie Scott (Dan), Sandra Cornett (Olin), Pam Bettis, sons, Randy Holland, Tim Holland (Susie);

Doyle Ivey

Hamilton county
Doyle Clay Ivey passed away on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben Ivey and Sharon Sherrill Ivey; niece, Cabrisha Bonds.Survivors include his siblings, Diane

Shirley Jackson

Hamilton county
Shirley Smith Jackson, 70, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at a local hospital.She was a graduate of Howard High School class of 1960. She was also retired from Hamilton County Department of Education.Mrs.

Dr James

Hamilton county
Dr. James "Jim" Selman, a native of McComb, Miss. passed away on Monday, September 16, 2013.He was a member of Bayside Baptist Church.He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Mississippi and received his

Marie Johnson

Hamilton county
Marie "Sis" Ramsey Johnson, 89, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.She attended New Bethel Baptist Church.The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Sept. 18, in the funeral home chapel with Dr.

Lamon Jones

Hamilton county
Lamon Jones, 85, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Maudie Kilby

Tennessee
TRACY CITY Maudie Lewis Kilby, 88 passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at Golden Living Nursing Home in Winchester.She was born on Sept. 23, 1924 in the White Hall Church community, and grew up

Lisa Marney

Tennessee
MADISONVILLE Lisa "Sissy" Faye Marney, 48, formerly of Athens, Tenn., died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at Sweetwater Hospital.Funeral 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel.Burial in Etowah Cemetery.Visitation 5-7 p.m. today the funeral home.Ziegler Funeral

Lois McGregor

Hamilton county
Lois Vergene MacGregor, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at her residence.Survivors include one daughter, Mary MacGregor of Chattanooga.The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.Professional services have

Donna North

Hamilton county
Donna Jean North, 64, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.She was a member of Daisy United Methodist Church and was employed with Dr. Cynthia Eby for many years. Donna was preceded

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

Gary Payne

Hamilton county
Gary Wayne Payne, 58, of Chattanooga, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.He was born June 26, 1955, in Chattanooga, to the late William Henry and Alice Prince Payne. He was preceded in death by a brother,

Shirley Pena

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Shirley Lee Pena, 67, passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at her residence.Visitation 7 to 9 p.m. today, Sept. 18, at Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home, Summerville.Funeral at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19.Interment in Greenhills

Almer Ray

Alabama
FLAT ROCK Almer Adams Ray, 80, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at The Bridge of South Pittsburgh Nursing Home.Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Wayne Murphree; grandsons and wives, Keith and Anna Murphree,

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

James Sanders

Hamilton county
James Sanders, 73, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at his residence.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

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

Ruth Stephens

Hamilton county
Ruth Pickell Stephens, 93, went peacefully to the arms of her Heavenly Father and Savior on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.She was originally from Schwenksville, Pa., and considered Chattanooga, home for the last 27 years.She
CALHOUN Arthur Junior Summerour, 68, passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel with Bishop Claud Jones officiating.Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home, Dalton.

Howard Sutton

Hamilton county
William Howard Sutton, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.He was born March 10, 1939 in Chattanooga to the late Frank and Jennie Sutton.Mr. Sutton was a member of East Ridge Church of

Clarence Sutton

Hamilton county
Clarence Will Sutton, 82, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at a local hospital.He was a high school graduate and served his country in the US Air Force. Clarence had retired from ADM

Kenneth Thornton

Hamilton county
Kenneth E. Thornton, 84, passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at Alexian Health Care in Signal Mountain.A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church with

Mark Travillian

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Mark Anthony Travillian, 42, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.He was preceded in death by his father, Tony Travillian; and brother, Robert Travillian; grandparents, Columbus and Kathrine Tarzi, Lawrence

Dale Traylor

Hamilton county

Robert Vanco

Georgia
TRION Robert Paul Vanco Sr., 79, passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at Redmon Regional Medical Center.Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel.Interment in West Hill Cemetery.Visitation 6 to

Flora Wade

Alabama
HENAGAR Flora Bell Wade, 84, of Crossville, Tenn., (formerly of Henagar), died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at her residence.Survivors include daughter, Mildred (Lamar) Garrett; sons, Richard (Gail) Parkhill, Russell (Brenda) Parkhill; sister, Reba Guger;

Iretta Waller

Hamilton county
Iretta Waller, 81, passed away on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Walter Watson

Georgia
Jr.ATLANTA Walter M. Watson Jr., 91, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in a Chattanooga healthcare facility.Mr. Watson was an educator and started his career at McReynolds High School in South Pittsburg. He

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