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Local Obits for Mon. Sep 23, 2013

Michael Arp

RINGGOLD 1st Sgt. Michael Alan Arp, 62, passed away Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, to be with the savior Jesus Christ. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, in the funeral home chapel

Edie Barry

Hamilton county
Edie Mae Barry, 65, of Ooltewah, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday Sept. 22, 2013, surrounded by family after a brave battle with cancer. She was a 1966 graduate of Everett High School in

Nancy Brown

WHITWELL Nancy H. Brown, 78, passed away early Sunday morning Sept. 22, 2013 at her home.Funeral service will be held Tuesday Sept. 24, at 1 p.m. CDT in the funeral home chapel with Bro.

Britt Carter

YOUNGHARRIS Mr. Britt Carter, 45, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.He was born Sept. 5, 1968, in Summerville, Ga., son of Gene and Judy Carter.Funeral service today at 3:30 p.m. from Alpine Community Church.Mason Funeral

Betty Chapman

Betty L. Chapman, 86, a lifelong resident of St. Elmo passed away on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul D. Chapman.Survivors include her niece, Sherry

Mae Gilbert

Hamilton county
Mae Ola Gilbert, 77, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. She was a loving mother and homemaker, and a member of New Hope Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Gilbert, Jr.;

Lois Hughes

Hamilton county
Lois Virginia Williams Hughes, 72, of Chattanooga passed away Friday Sept. 13, 2013 in a local health care facility.Funeral service will be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the funeral home at 1 p.m. with minister

Josephine Isaac

Hamilton county
Josephine Isaac, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away at a local hospital Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.Funeral Arrangements will be announced later by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Leonard Jackson

Hamilton county
Leonard "Skippy" Jackson, Jr., 64, passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 in Nashville, Tenn. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Georgia Kennedy

Hamilton county
Georgia Mae Crownover Kennedy, 105, passed away on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at Golden Living Center, Mountain View, Winchester, Tenn. Mrs. Kennedy was the daughter of Roland (Dode) Crownover and Lula Luvenia Spaulding Crownover.

Frances Mathis

Hamilton county
Frances Calhoun Mathis, 82, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.She was a Rossville native before moving to Hixson recently. Francis loved to share her baked pies and fudge with family

Helen Matthew

DAYTON Helen McClure Matthew, 88, passed away Saturday Sept. 21, 2013.Services: 3 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 24, in the Chapel of Coulter-Garrison with Dr. Danny Ruehling and the Rev. Rob Armstrong officiating.Visitation: 5-8 p.m. todayInterment:

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.Burial in Chattanooga National Cemetery at 10 a.m. today.Arrangements by Taylor Funeral

Lanny Sanders

Hamilton county
Lanny E. Sanders, 64, of the Suck Creek Mountain Community passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. Mr. Sanders retired from Buzzi Unicem USA (Signal Mtn. Cement). He was

Lois Suggs

Hamilton county
Lois Harper Suggs, 87, of Chattanooga died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. She was born Sept. 8, 1926 to Patrick and Dora Harper. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years Earl H.

Mason Turner

DAYTON Mason Darrin Gilbert Turner, age one, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013.Services will be Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m.Mason will be laid to rest in Babyland at Rhea Memory Gardens in Tuesday

Dieter Ward

Hamilton county
Dieter Ward, 63, of Sale Creek passed away on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. He owned and operated C and M Alarms for many years.Survivors include his wife, Vickie Ward, Sale Creek; sons, Robert (Liz) Ward,

Martha Zimmerman

WINCHESTER Martha Ann Zimmerman, 87, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.Services will be held 11 a.m. today in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester, TN. 931-967-2222

In MemoryBryant Baker

In memory
INMEMORY Jr.Happy 83rd Birthday! We miss and love you very much! From your loving wife, Rosa Baker, daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends

In MemoryBetty Peterson

In memory
INMEMORYIn Sad Memory of September 23, 2012One year ago today you left us, but you did not go alone. Part of us went with you the day God called you home. What it meant to

In MemoryGladys Simpson

In memory
INMEMORYGladys Goree SimpsonHappy Birthday And Happy Anniversary!A mothers love so deeply missed but always in our hearts and thoughts. We love you. From your children, Ann Brown, Alice Carroll, Ellen Johnson, Emma Long, Yvonne Daniels,
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