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Local Obits for Wed. Sep 25, 2013



Gus

Hamilton county
Gus Baynes Jr.Gus Baynes Jr., 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at his residence.He was employed by the city of Chattanooga and was a member of Prospect Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include

Donnie Barnes

Tennessee
Lafayette Donnie S. Barnes, 67, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.Funeral will be at 10 a.m. CDT today from Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Lafayette.Burial at 11 a.m CDT Thursday at Mount

Thomas Bond

Hamilton county
Thomas Kendrick Bond, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. He was 93 years old.Tom was born in Philadelphia, Pa., where he lived with his mom and dad, Ursula and Thomas and

Nelle Brackett

Alabama
FAIRHOPE Nelle Ruth Kittle Brackett, a native of Knoxville, past resident of Chattanooga, Birmingham, Ala., Mobile, Ala. and current resident of Fairhope, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, peacefully at her home surrounded by

Patricia Brock

Hamilton county
Patricia Brock, 90, of East Ridge, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.An informal gathering in peace and love to honor the memory of Patricia Brock will be from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday,

Juanita Burnette

Other areas
TITUSVILLE, Fla. Juanita Helen Burnette, 94, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at her home in Titusville.Juanita was a member of Mims First Baptist Church in Mims, Fla. She was

Archie Burzynski

Hamilton county
Joseph Arthur "Archie" Burzynski died on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, in Chattanooga.He was born on March 6, 1925 in Detroit, Mich.He is survived by his loving wife, Amelia; sons, Mark (Cathy) and William Burzynski (Margaret);

Glenn Cagle

Hamilton county
Glenn Lee Cagle, 70 of Ooltewah, went home to be with the Lord, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.He was the son of the late Ernest S. Cagle Sr. and Edith McGill Cagle Bales. Glenn was

Judson Crowder

Georgia
TRION Judson G. Crowder, 78, passed away Monday evening, Sept. 23, 2013, at his residence following a brief illness.A native of Randolph County, Ala, He was born to the late Jewel Frank

Linda DayFoley

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Linda Jo Day Foley, 64, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, in a local hospital.She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga/North Georgia area was a graduate of East Ridge High School

Larry Feagan

Georgia
DALTON Larry Junior Feagan, 66, passed away Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.He was born Feb. 28, 1947 to the late Simmie Robert and Mary Katherine Bagget Feagans in Dalton. He was of the Baptist

David Fry

Other areas
Sr.BATON ROUGE, La. David Peyton Fry Sr., 75, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at St. Josephs Hospice Hospital.A native of Chattanooga, and a resident of Baton Rouge. He was proud

Dickie Fry

Alabama
BRYANT Dickie Ray Fry, 61, passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and loved fishing.He was preceded in death by his parents, Silas and Annie Fry; sister,

Russell Goode

Hamilton county
Russell C. Goode, 87, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at a local healthcare facility.He was born on March 19, 1926 in Chattanooga, the union of Garnie Goode and Alberta Goode Height. Russell

Ruth Griffith

Hamilton county
Ruth Ann Holloway Griffith, 82, passed over to her heavenly reward following an extended illness early Tuesday morning, Sept. 24, 2013, surrounded lovingly by her two daughters.She was preceded in death by her parents, Lela

Charles Grimes

Tennessee
GRUETLI-LAAGER Charles D. Grimes, 61, passed away at his home surrounded by his family, Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.Graveside funeral services will be 1 p.m. today at Burketts Chapel Cemetery with Ministers Don Layne and

Thaddeus Hightower

Hamilton county
Thaddeus Hightower, 62, passed Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 in Winchester, Tenn.Services 1 p.m. CST on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Friendship PB Tabernacle. Visitation 1 hour prior to services.Family visitation 6-8 p.m. on Friday at Friendship

Esper Jackson

Hamilton county
Esper P. Jackson, 90, of East Ridge, passed away Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, in a local hospital.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Sept. 25, 2013, in the South Crest Chapel with Dr.

Ann Lawson

Tennessee
JASPER Willanna "Ann" M. Lawson died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at a local hospital, she was 74.She was the daughter of the late Riley E. and Ella Mae McCurry.Mrs. Lawson was preceded

Wade Mott

Hamilton county
Wade Mott passed away on July 7, 2013, at his home in Nashville.On their 50th wedding anniversary, Sept 28, Janet Mott, along with daughters, Christi Frix, Dawn (Scott) Webster; sisters, Peggy (Harold) Lee, Glenda (Gary)

Homer Reece

Alabama
Homer ReeceBRYANT Homer Lee Reece, 71, passed away Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.He was a lifelong resident of Bryant, a loving husband, father and grandfather.Mr. Reece was preceded in death

Mamie Richards

Hamilton county
Mamie Estelle Alley Richards, 91, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with the Lord, Jesus Christ and her beloved husband of 47 years, Alton Richards, on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.She was also preceded in death

Thomas Ruffin

Hamilton county
Thomas M. Ruffin, 11, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.He was a student at Tyner Middle School and attended Rose of Sharon Baptist Church.Arangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral and Cremation

Mary Ruth

Hamilton county
Mary Ruth Lunsford, 82, formerly of Chattanooga, of Trussville, Ala., died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 in Pell City, Ala.Mrs. Lunsford was preceded in death by her son, Russell T. Lunsford; her parents, James T. Johnson

Shaun Savage

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Shaun Pence Savage, 49 went to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at her home in Littleton, N.H.Shaun was born in Rome, Ga., but spent most of her life in Chickamauga.

Charles Sprowl

Georgia
Sr.DALTON Charles William Sprowl Sr., 91, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Willis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Ingram officiating.The family will receive

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.

Offie Tinker

Alabama
FLAT ROCK Offie Frazier Tinker, loving wife and mother passed away at her residence in Flat Rock, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at the age of 80.Survivors include husband of 60 years, David Morgan
WINCHESTER Christine Williams Vandagriff, 80, departed this life on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Golden Living Center, in Winchester, Tenn.She was formerly of Beech Grove, Tenn., and West Brow, Ga.She is survived by her

Kenneth Westfall

Tennessee
SWEETWATER Kenneth Lee Westfall, 74, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.Local arrangements are by Covenant Funeral and Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

In MemoryRobert Baine

In memory
INMEMORYRobert William Baine Sr.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 MemoryHAZEL GRANT

In memory
INMEMORYHazel B. GrantNov. 26, 1916-Sep. 25, 2012You will always be in our hearts. Lovingly missed by your family and friends.
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