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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 28, 2013


Hamilton county
Curtis WaldropCurtis Ray Waldrop, 47, of Chattanooga died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at his home.A resident of Chattanooga for the past 25 years, Curtis was formerly employed as a supervisor with Beaulieu Corp. and also

Arthur Ansley

Hamilton county
Arthur Maye Ansley, 70, passed away on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

George Blair

Hamilton county
Jr.George Washington Blair Jr., 66, of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors.Visit to share

Gerlinda Bowman

Hamilton county
Gerlinda Bowman, 70, of Hixson, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.Services will be held at 3 p.m. today, Sept. 28, 2013, in the funeral home chapel with

Andrew Broomfield

Hamilton county
Andrew Broomfield, 80, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in an Augusta, Ga., hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Claude Brown

ROSSVILLE Claude H. Brown, 59, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at his residence.Condolences may be sent to services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the South Crest Chapel.Arrangements are

Deborah Capetz

Hamilton county
Deborah S. Capetz, 59, went home to be with her Lord Jesus Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.She was a member of Woodland Park Baptist Church and was formerly employed at Erlanger as an administration assistant.

Harold Cooper

HIGDON Harold Gene Cooper, 70, died Thursday, Sept. 26. 2013, at his residence.Survivors include wife, Vida Pritchett Cooper; sons, Patrick (Denise) Cooper, Houston Lee (Patty) Cooper; daughter-in-law, Kim Cooper; grandchildren, Brandon, Tyler, Rebecca, Ashley,

Marion Crumbley

Hamilton county
Marion Louise Hanson Crumbley, of Signal Mountain, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. She was 87 years old.Marion was born in Atlanta, and has been a longtime resident of the Signal Mountain area. She was

John Cunnyngham

CLEVELAND John Howard Cunnyngham, 62, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.He was born on March 2, 1951 to the late Wiley and Freida Cunnyngham. He was a resident

Tonya Frizzell

Hamilton county
Tonya Hatfield Frizzell, 42, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.Tonya was a graduate of Hixson High School and ECPC Business College. She was a member of New Grace Baptist Church in Soddy-Daisy

Ray Hall

Hamilton county
IIRay Pierce Hall II, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was 60 years old.He was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area and

Kay Hansen

Hamilton county
Kay Hansen, 73, of Lookout Mountain passed away Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wann Funeral Home & Cremation Center, located at the foot of historic Lookout Mountain, St.

William Holden

Hamilton county
William "Bill" P. Holden, 70, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at his home with his loving family at his side.He was an active member of Brainerd United Methodist Church and the Kingsbury Sunday

Nolan King

DUNLAP Nolan Pressley King, 51, passed away Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. Graveside services will be held at noon CDT Sunday, Sept. 29, at Camp Cemetery.Visitation 10-11:30 a.m. CDT Sunday, at the funeral home.Arrangements

Barbara Lansden

Hamilton county
Barbara H. Lansden, 77, loving wife of Carl Lansden and mother of Carl H. Lansden, went home to Heaven to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.Barbara was a very faithful

Russell Maynard

WINCHESTER Russell Eugene Maynard, 83, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at his home.Funeral services will 1 p.m. CDT Tuesday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment will follow in Miller Cemetery, Plevna, Ala..Visitation 4

Mary McCarver

DUNLAP Mary Meeks McCarver "Mail Lady", 74, went to her heavenly home, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. She was born in Barkers Cove, Grundy County on Sept. 28, 1938. She was a mail

ML Mulligan

Hamilton county
Marty Lee "M.L" Mulligan, 85, of Chattanooga, died on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at St. Barnabas Healthcare Center.He was the son of the late Morty Lee and Willie Boone Mulligan. He received a bachelor

Ted Oakes

Hamilton county
Theodore D Oakes, 79, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Red Bank.The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. today, Sept. 28, at the North Chapel Chattanooga Funeral Home.Memorial

Emma Ray

Emma HarveySPRING CITY , infant daughter of Robbie and Kim Eblen Harvey, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at Tennova Healthcare in Knoxville.Emma was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Gary Eblen.She is also

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

Suzanne Scott

Hamilton county
Suzanne Odom Scott, 81, of Signal Mountain, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, in a hospital after a short illness.She was a wife, mother, and teacher at Thrasher Elementary School. Sue graduated from Chattanooga High School

Sherron Steele

LaFAYETTE Sherron Jeanette Green Steele, 65, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.She was born May 9, 1948 to the late Oscar Franklin Green Jr. and Helen Margaret Lankford Green in LaFayette. Sherron was of the

Doris Strong

Hamilton county
Doris Strong, 71, passed away on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Robert White

CALHOUN Robert Eugene White, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at home.There were no services held at this time.Professional services were entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center, LLC. of Cleveland.
RAINSVILLE Edward Williamson, 88, died Friday, Sept, 27, 2013, at Crowne Health Care.Funeral services will be held today, Sept. 28, 2013 at 2 p.m. CDT from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial in Burnt Church Cemetery,

Carlton Wright

FORT OGLETHORPE Carlton A. Wright, 87, died on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at Parkridge Hospital.He was born in Saint Johnsbury, Vt. He is the youngest son of Wendell and Hazel Wright. He later moved

In MemoryAlice Hatfield

In memory
INMEMORYAlice (Faye) HatfieldAug. 7, 1944-Sept. 28, 2012We thought of you today, but that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday and days before that too. We think of you in silence, we often speak

In MemoryBeverly Hughley

In memory
INMEMORYSept. 28, 1946-May 9, 2013Happy Birthday!As we remember you on your birthday, Sept. 28th, we all miss you and will forever cherish your memories. We would also like to thank everyone who was so kind
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