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Local Obits for Tue. Sep 24, 2013



Tonya Alexander

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Tonya Monia Alexander, 51, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.She was a resident of North Georgia and Ooltewah area.She had been employed with Paris Market as a

Edith Bean

Tennessee
DAYTON Edith Hixson Bean, 96, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at Life Care Center of Rhea County.She was born April 24, 1917 in Dunlap, Tenn. to the late Rutherford and Grace Barger Bean. She

Barbara Bearden

Georgia
TRENTON Barbara Ann Bearden, 69, a loving mother, sister and grandmother, passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.She was preceded in death by her mother, Reba Morgan.Survivors

LeBron Benton

Hamilton county
LeBron B. Benton, 52, of Chattanooga died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at his home.He was born on Oct. 16, 1960, son of the late Bertie and Lebron Benton Sr. He was a graduate of Butler

Joseph Burzynski

Hamilton county
Joseph Burzynski, 88, of Chattanooga died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in a local hospital.A funeral mass will be 2 p.m Friday at the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Additional information will be

Vencial Crutcher

Hamilton county
Vencial Crutcher, 37, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.Survivors include children, Eyrie, Vencial Jr. and Kamori; mother, Linda Parrish; sisters, brothers, other relatives, friends.Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 in the chapel.The body will

Mike Curtis

Hamilton county
Mike Curtis, 58, of Soddy-Daisy, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at his residence.He was a member of Sequoyah Baptist Tabernacle, Daisy Masonic Lodge #706 F&AM, the Alhambra Shrine and American Legion Post 40. Mike was

Carlos Evans

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Carlos "Scooby" Evans, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.Survived by wife Tina Evans, daughter and two sons.Service 3 p.m. CDT Thursday in the chapel.Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com.Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home,

Betty Ford

Hamilton county
Betty Jean Ford, 91 of Ooltewah, fell asleep in Jesus Sunday, Sept 22, 2013, and is awaiting that great resurrection morning.She loved her Savoir and was of Seventh-day Adventist faith. Betty was born to

Dickie Fry

Alabama
BRYANT Dickie Ray Fry, 61, passed away Sunday, Sept. 23, 2013.Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in the chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Brother Neal Smith

Vester George

Tennessee
ESTILLFORK Vester Beck George, 80, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at Southern TN Medical Center in Winchester.Funeral services was 1 p.m. Monday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment in George Family Cemetery in

Curtis Glass

Hamilton county
Curtis ONeal Glass passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at Veterans Victory House in Walterboro, S.C.He was born on April 15, 1920, in New Hope, Ala., to Oscar and Ester Clark Glass. He enlisted in

Shannon Hays

Tennessee
RELIANCE Shannon Mary OMara VanDevander Biggs Hays went to sleep with Jesus Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.She was born on Nov. 23, 1922 to the late Selma and James OMara

Willie Henderson

Hamilton county
Willie Jean Henderson, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.She was born Nov. 30, 1927 to the late William and Alice Kemp.She was a member of Greater Faith Temple Missionary Baptist Church.She

Esper Jackson

Hamilton county
Esper P. Jackson, 90, of East Ridge, passed away Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, in a local hospital.She was retired from Brach Candy Co. after 17 years of service and was member of Temple Baptist Church.She

Shirley Johnson

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Shirley Ann Johnson, 71, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.Interment will be in Summerville Cemetery.Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m.

Bill Lai

Hamilton county
William "Bill" James Lai, 66, of Hixson, passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.Funeral service will be 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at Chattanooga National Cemetery.Condolences and memories can be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com.Arrangements are by Williamson
TRENTON Christopher Randall Lane, 42, died Saturday afternoon, Sept. 21, 2013.He was retired from the U.S. Army in Fort Ord, Calif., and a graduate of Northwest Georgia High School. He was in intelligence and

Mary Lou

Tennessee
TRACY CITY Mary Lou Shook Milbrath dieed Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at the Sheltering Arms Home in Palmer, Tenn., where she was loved and received excellent care.Graveside funeral services will be held 4:30 p.m.

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

Kentory Ray

Hamilton county
Kentory L. Ray, 11, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.Funeral arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Eunice Smith

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Eunice Marie Smith, 84, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.Services will be held on at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in the funeral home chapel with Brother Hubert Davis and Brother

Catherine Spry

Hamilton county
Catherine Murrah Spry slipped quietly into eternity to join her husband Hoyt on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.She was the youngest and sole surviving child of Claude and Ora Lee Grisham Murrah. Brothers were Claude Jr.

Phyllis Tinker

Georgia
TRENTON Phyllis Lee Herbert Tinker, 76, went home to be with our Lord and Savior Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday.Family will receive friends 11 a.m. until 8

Bill Watson

Georgia
RINGGOLD William "Bill" Murray Watson, 65, passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at his residence.A resident of the Chattanooga, North Georgia area most of his life, he lived a few years in Box

Ronda Wooten

Georgia
ROME Ronda F. Wooten, 70, passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at Floyd Hospital, Rome, Ga.She was a resident at Parkside at Hutcheson from June 20, 2000 until Sept. 12, 2012.She was preceded in

In MemoryRobert Baine

In memory
INMEMORYRobert William Baine Jr.July 27, 1928-Sept. 24, 2011Its been two years since you departed this life and went to be with the Lord. We miss your presence and your dedication to your family in so

In MemoryZettie McCotton

In memory
INMEMORYIn loving memory of our loved one, mother, Mrs. Zettie M. Cotton who departed this life September 24, 2000 and brother, Mr. Bobby Cotton who departed this life September 20, 1991. We thank God every

In MemoryBernice Millard

In memory
INMEMORYAug. 19, 1933 - Sept. 24, 2009Its been four years since you left us. I love and miss you every day. Charmaine and Family.
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