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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 21, 2013



Dorothy Armstrong

Hamilton county
Dorothy Harper Armstrong, 85, of Chattanooga, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013.Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, in the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at

Debbie Brown

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Debbie Lee Brown, 56, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.Funeral from the Wallis Memorial Chapel at 8 p.m. today.Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today.The

Richard Cadavero

Hamilton county
Richard "Cad" Cadavero, 74, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at his home in Collegedale.The family will receive friends at the Chattanooga Funeral Home, Valley View Chapel from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday,

Frances Carroll

Alabama
STEVENSON Frances Ballard Carroll, 90, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at Highlands Medical Center in Scottsboro, Ala.The famly will receive friends 1-3 p.m. CDT Sunday at Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson, with the Graveside

Betty Chapman

Hamilton county
Betty Chapman, 86, of Chattanooga passed away on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Wann Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

Cindy Cihlar

Hamilton county
Cindy CihlarCindy Kay Cihlar passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, after a well fought battle with ovarian cancer.Born second oldest of seven children in Elgin, Ill., she was valedictorian of her high school class. She

Carolyn Cole

Hamilton county
Carolyn J. Cole, 48, went home to her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at her residence.She was a loving mother, grandmother and daughter.She leaves behind to cherish her memory a daughter, Joy

Artie Espy

Hamilton county
Artie Espy left this world to be with the Lord Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.Artie was a four-year veteran in the United States Navy stationed aboard the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy.He leaves behind his wife of

Russell Goode

Hamilton county
Russell Goode, 87, passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Ruby Green

Alabama
RAINSVILLE Ruby Inez Green, 89, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at her residence.Funeral will be at 2 p.m. CDT Sunday from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Donnie Sims and Rev.

Judy Henderson

Hamilton county
Judy Rees Henderson, 71, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.She was the daughter of the late James and Lillian Rees and was also preceded in death by her daughter, Jill Henderson; and

Jean Hubbard

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Wilmajean "Jean" White Hubbard, 89, left his earth to be with her Heavenly Father and family on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.Jean was preceded in death by her parents, James "Whistle" White

Julia Hurley

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Julia Ann "Judy" Hurley, 75, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at Floyd Medical Center.Funeral service at 11 a.m. today, Sept. 21, at Perennial Springs Baptist Church.Interment in Perennial Springs Cemetery.Arrangements by Erwin-Petitt

Timothy Jennings

Hamilton county
Timothy Phillip Jennings, 62, of Harrison, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.Tim was employed at Metro Boiler Tube Co. Inc. in Ringgold Ga., and formerly employed at Amercan Bicycle Group (Litespeed), and a 1969

James Jones

Hamilton county
Jr.James Jones Jr., 86, passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
STEVENSON Christine smith Lawhenore, 93, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.The funeral was at 2 p.m. CDT on Friday, Sept. 20.Burial will be in Stevenson City Cemetery.Arrangements by Valley Funeral Home, Stevenson.

Frank Lindsay

Tennessee
JASPER Frank Lindsay, 89, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at his home.The son of the late Joseph Clyde and Lily Hayes Lindsay, he was a member of Jasper Cumberland Presbyterian Church and attended Tennessee

Mattie Martinez

Tennessee
SPRING CITY Mattie McCampbell Martinez, 63, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.Survivors include children, brother, sisters and grandchildren.Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. EDT Saturday, Sept. 28, at Friendship Cemetery in Spring City.Vaughn Funeral

JoAnn McClure

Hamilton county
JoAnn McClure, 61, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. Services will be 1 p.m. today, Sept. 21, 2013, at Williamson and Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Patterson officiating.Burial will follow in

Laurel McFarlane

Hamilton county
Laurel Maud McFarlane, 71, passed peacefully at home in her husbands arms and her sister by her side on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. She was a member of Collegedale SDA Church.She was born to Ansurd

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

Charlie Mills

Hamilton county
Jr.Charlie L. Mills Jr., 69, passed away from his earthly home to his Heavenly home at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Sept. 21, 2013,

Bill Newton

Tennessee
SOUTH PITTSBURG John William Newton, Sr., 85, of the Orme Community in South Pittsburg, died suddenly on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at his home.The son of the late James Calver and Bertha Metcalf

Jerry Parker

Hamilton county
Jerry Lee Parker, 57, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.Services will be 11 a.m. today, Sept. 21, 2013, at Williamson and Sons Funeral Home with Pastor David

Mark Parsons

Hamilton county
Dr. Dr. Mark Kevin Parsons, 57, a resident of Chattanooga, died on Sunday night, Sept. 15, 2013, in a local hospital following a brief but valiant battle with cancer.Mark was born in Nashville, on

Katie Peardon

Hamilton county
Katie Peardon, 79, of Hixson, passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.Arrangements to be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Rev Quillen

Tennessee
Rev. David GreenKNOXVILLE The Rev. Quillen David Green, 56, died Thursday morning, Sept. 19, 2013, at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville.Born Feb. 27, 1957, in Fort Oglethorpe, to Quillen G. and Linda Sue

Raymond Reed

Georgia
RINGGOLD Raymond "Karate" Reed, 76, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at his home.He retired from Combustion Engineering after 34 years as a welder and was a 2nd degree black belt in martial

Tonya Roller

Hamilton county
Tonya R. Roller, 41, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in a local hospital.Arrangements have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

William Rose

Hamilton county
Sr.William Earl Rose Sr., 66, of Ooltewah, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.He was a member of Bayside Baptist Church.The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

James Sanders

Hamilton county
James Curtis "Stuff" Sanders, 73, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at his residence.He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a former employee of Wheland Foundry. He was a member

Michael Stills

Tennessee
DECHERD Michael F. Stills, 50, passed away on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at his home.Funeral services 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment in Mt. Garner Cemetery, Decherd, Tenn.Visitation 5 to

Charles Thomasson

Hamilton county
Charles Henry Thomasson passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.He was born to a large and close rural family in Hamptonville, N.C., on of Feb. 16, 1917, the son of Mary Belle Cash and

Robert Ward

Hamilton county
Robert D. Ward, 63, of Sale Creek passed away on Friday, Sept. 20,2013.Arrangements will be announced by Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

Robert Whitley

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Robert Kenneth Whitley, 88, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Huntsville hospital.Funeral will be at 11 a.m. CDT Sunday from the funeral chapel.Burial in Glenwood Cemetery.Visitation from noon-8 p.m. CDT

In MemoryLULA BALTIMORE

In memory
INLOVING MEMORYLula Grider BaltimoreMay 11, 1970-Sep. 21, 2012Missed by Aunt Vickie, Jesse, April, Adam, Nancy, and Charlotte

In MemoryMYRON FAVORS

In memory
INMEMORYMyron Lebron Favors Jr."Tootsie Roll"March 25, 1971 - Sept. 21, 1991"Twenty two years"Although we cannot see you, youre with us each day. The love we felt for you, death cannot take away. Remembering

In MemoryJoe Townsend

In memory
INMEMORYRev. Joe Townsend, Sr.June 4, 1925 - Sept. 21, 2007We love and miss you, Dad.Love your family, Mom, Sue, Sally, Joe, Robert and Mary.
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