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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 27, 2013



Sandra Anderson

Tennessee
GRUETLI-LAAGER Sandra Dee Anderson, 42, died from injuries she received in a ATV accident Wednesday April 24, 2013.She was an organ donor helping save at least five people with her gift. She was born

Harold Berry

Hamilton county
Harold D. Berry, 74, of Chattanooga, went to see Jesus on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.Harold retired from Norfolk Southern Railway with over 35 years of service. He was known by all as "the hugger" and

Laverne Black

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Laverne E. Black, 85, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at her home.Survivors include nieces, Janice Warr and Jane Ferrell; nephew, Ronnie Parrish; sister-in-law, Margie Parrish and many other family members.Services will be

Edward Carbaugh

Tennessee
Sr.DUNLAP Edward Harold Carbaugh Sr., 79, passed away, Friday, April 26, 2013, in a Chattanooga healthcare facility.He was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church and served in the Navy during the

Marvin Chapman

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Marvin W. Chapman, 83, died Friday, April 26, 2013, at his home.Preceded in death by grandchild, Cody Kirk; father, Fields Chapman.Survived by his wife, Rosie Morrison, LaFayette; mother, Elsie Chapman, LaFayette; daughter, Sheila

Judy Copeland

Hamilton county
Judy Minge Copeland, 65 of Ooltewah, died on Thursday, April 25, 2013.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, in the funeral home chapel.Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery. The

Sean Cotter

Georgia
LILBURN Sean Michael Cotter, 26, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2013.He is survived by his father, Thomas Cotter; mother, Stacy Cook; brother, Thomas Cook; aunts, Courtney Vargas and her husband, Erwin and Kelly

Loraine Cox

Hamilton county
Loraine M. Cox, 45, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Charles Criswell

Hamilton county
Charles F. Criswell, 74, of Ooltewah, passed away on Friday, April 26, 2013.Mr. Criswell was born in Macon, Ga., and was raised in Orlando, Fla. After graduation, Charles joined the US Air Force where he

Kurt Daniker

Hamilton county
Kurt E. Daniker, 57, of Harrison, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at his home.A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, Kurt was the son of the late Danny and Caroline Daniker.He was a

James Devine

Hamilton county
Jr.James Howard Devine Jr., 58, of Hixson, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013.He was a U.S. Navy veteran and worked at Life Care Center of Hixson as an LPN.He was preceded in death by

Darwin Donnelly

Alabama
STEVENSON Darwin Donnelly, 46, died Thursday, April 25, 2013.Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. CDT today and the funeral will be at 2 p.m. CDT Sunday from Valley Funeral Home in Stevenson.Burial

John Gray

Hamilton county
John K. "Jack" Gray, 70, of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord Thursday, April 25, 2013.Jack was a native of Chattanooga and a retiree of Bellsouth. He served honorably in the United States

Charles Henson

Georgia
RINGGOLD Charles Bruce Henson, 67, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga. 423-877-3524.

Charles Kelley

Hamilton county
Sr.Charles "Bubba" Lewis Kelley Sr., 75, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013 in a local hospital.Funeral: at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Steven Bearden as the

Betty Knight

Tennessee
DAYTON Betty Puera Lee Riddle Knight, 92, was called home Thursday, April 25, 2013, to be with her Lord.Betty was a longtime member of New Union Baptist Church and served as Sunday School teacher for

Bob Martin

Hamilton county
Robert "Bob" Martin, of Hixson, went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, April 25, 2013. He was 82 years old.Bob was born and raised in Virginia and was a longtime resident of

Mary Medley

Tennessee
BELVIDERE Mary Elizabeth Medley, 91, passed away on Friday, April 26, 2013.Funeral services at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Moore-Cortner ChapelInterment in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester, TN. Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. today,

Candy Medula

Hamilton county
Candy Elaine Medula, 45, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2013.Services will be at 2 p.m. today, April 27, 2013, in the funeral home chapel.Burial will follow at Hamilton County Memorial Park.Condolences and

Betty Morris

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Betty Morris, 73, passed away on Friday, April 26, 2013, at Health Center of Standifer Place, Chattanooga.Funeral at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Owens Chapel Cemetery, Winchester,

Dorothy Nunley

Tennessee
WHITWELL Dorothy Evelyn Nunley, 89, of Tunnel Hill, Ga., formerly of Whitwell, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013.She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Nunley; son, Roger Nunley; sisters, Virgie Griffith, Lorene

Steven Orr

Hamilton county
Steve OrrSteven "Yank" Orr, 48, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at his residence.The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2013, in the funeral home chapel with

Robert Paschal

Hamilton county
Robert "Hambone" Paschal, 81, of Chattanooga, died Monday, April 22, 2013, in a local hospital.He was an employee for TVA for over 40 years, and retired in July 1991 from the Sequoyah Nuclear Steam Plant

Sara Reeve

Hamilton county
Sara Nell Cooley Reeve, 91, passed into the heavenly presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, April 15, 2013, in Chattanooga.Sara was born here, educated in public schools, and was a proud

Mona Sevener

Georgia
Lisa SevenerFORT OGLETHORPE Mona Lisa Sevener, 48, departed this life Thursday, April 25, 2013.She was born in Garden City, Mich. to the late Richard and Geneva Fortney and was of the Baptist faith.She was

Jewell Sparkman

Tennessee
ATHENS Jewel Lewis Sparkman, 79, died Friday, April 26, 2013, at his residence.Survivors include wife, Rose Sparkman; daughters, Carol Lieberman, Grand Blanc, Mich., and Janet Carter, North Port, Fla.Graveside services 3 p.m. Monday at

Betty Stassen

Hamilton county
Betty Bell Stassen, 80, of Hixson, died Friday, April 26, 2013.Betty was the daughter of the late Luther and Ella Mae Bell of Ringgold, Ga. She was a mother, caregiver, the supportive and loving "Aunt

Justin Steele

Tennessee
COALMONT Justine "Butch" Steele, 50, died Thursday, April 25, 2013.Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel.Burial in Summerfield Cemetery in Monteagle, Tenn.Online condolences may be left at www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net.Arrangements

Roger Sutton

Georgia
TRENTON Roger Eugene Sutton, 50, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Erlanger Medical Center from injuries sustained in an accident.Survivors include, loving wife, Becky Sutton; parents, Jim and Cheeta Sutton; sister, Mary Sutton; in-laws,

Lyda Tinker

Georgia
WALKER COUNTY Lyda Pearl West Tinker, 65, departed this life Wednesday, April 24, 2013. She was born in Ringgold, Ga., to the late James Carney and Alma West. Lyda retired from the Walker County

Carolyn Vaughn

Hamilton county
Carolyn Marie Raines Vaughn, 59, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.Services will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, 2013, in the funeral home chapel.Burial will follow at Smith Cemetery.Visitation

Harold Womac

Tennessee
ATHENS Harold Womac, 89, died Thursday, April 25, 2013.A graveside service will be 10 a.m. Monday in the Womac Family Cemetery in Riceville with Dr. Alvin Womac officiating.Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Sunday at

Leo Wright

Hamilton county
Jr.Leo Jack Wright Jr., 70, of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 25, 2013.He was born in Birmingham, Ala., but had lived most of his life in

Thelma Wright

Hamilton county
Thelma I. Hanes Wright, 95, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, April 25, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.

In MemoryJERRY JENKINS

In memory
INMEMORYI miss you so much, my life feels very empty. You are not forgotten and never will be. Your laugh, your smile, your open friendly ways.You were a friend to all, through your numbered

In MemoryMELVIN JORDAN

In memory
INMEMORYLegacy of a ManIn loving memory of Pastor Melvin JordanThe Broken ChainWe little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly; in death we do

In MemoryDorothy Mccullough

In memory
In Loving MemoryDOROTHY MCCULLOUGHDeparted life four years ago today, April 27, 2009. When loved ones are taken we cannot help but grieve, but love lives on in memories long after loved ones leave.Sadly missed by,

In MemoryJERIS R

In memory
April 27, 1948-October 2, 2007Happy Birthday, Sis! Love, David, Candy and Kayleigh
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