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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 07, 2013

Albert Adams

Hamilton county
Albert J. Adams, 76 of Hixson passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announce by Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory & Florist, North Chapel.

Gary Alverson

RINGGOLD Gary Lamar Alverson, 73, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, with his family around him.Gary was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga/North Georgia area. He was a graduate of Lakeview High School,

Angela Beckham

Other areas
NEW LEXINGTON, Ohio Angela Patricia Montell Beckham, 82, died at 7:25 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at Genesis Healthcare of New Lexington.Pat was born Sept. 11, 1930 in Shawnee, Ohio, the daughter of the

Bennie Bonner

Hamilton county
Bennie John Bonner, 80, passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.Survivors include his son, Bennie Allen Ball; sisters, Helen Ball and Doris Hull; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.Funeral services will be held at

Shirley Carter

Hamilton county
Shirley Ann CarterShirley Ann Clark Carter, 72, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at Memorial North Park.Shirley was a member of the Hixson First Baptist Church for over 40 years

Frances Connell

Hamilton county
Frances P. Connell, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.Formerly from Cairo, Ga. She was preceded in death by her husband H.B. Connell.She is survived by sons, Buell (Leila) Connell, Chattanooga, Charles

Mary Cook

Hamilton county
Mary Graham Cook, 101, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, in Bristol, Va.Funeral services will be 6 p.m. today, Aug. 7, at Victory Baptist Church, Bristol, with Rev. Joel Cook and

Glenn Dorsett

SUMMERVILLE Glenn Dorsett Jr., 52, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.Survivors, son, Patrick Dorsett; mother, Evelyn Trotter; father, Glenn Dorsett Sr.; sisters, Rubye Hyers, Margaret Fowler; brothers, Willis, David and Wesley Dorsett.Funeral is 7 p.m.

Theresa Ebert

Hamilton county
Theresa Marie Ebert, 80, of Chattanooga and formerly of Pottsville, Pa., passed away on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, in a local hospital.She was a member of Mary Queen of Peace in Pottsville, Pa., and was

Brenda Freedman

MADISONVILLE Brenda Lee Freedman, 56, passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at her residence.Professional services have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral and Cremation Services, LLC of Cleveland.

Beverly Glaze

Hamilton county
Beverly Lauper Glaze, 96, after a wonderful life filled with joy and chocolate quietly left our world to be welcomed home by God on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.She was born Sept. 12, 1916, in Nashville,

Adele Hampton

Hamilton county
Adele Bethel Hampton, 88, daughter of the late Edwin Alexander Bethel and Katharine Lasley Bethel, passed away early Sunday morning, Aug. 4, 2013, as a result of complications from Parkinsons disease.Born on Nov. 16, 1924

Anna Hester

Hamilton county
Anna Ruth Hester, 88, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at her residence.She was born in Evensville, Tenn., to the late Walter and Nora Smith.Anna was a member of Middle Cross Baptist

Irwin Howe

Hamilton county
Irwin Stanley Howe, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 (his father's birthday).Funeral arrangements will be announced in a later edition by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

Betty Hydas

Hamilton county
Betty Lou Brock Hydas, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, Betty was a former employee of Southern Oaks Assisted Living and was of the Primitive Baptist

Lula Lane

Hamilton county
Lula Katherine Lane joined the Lord in Heaven on Monday Aug. 5, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.A lifelong Chattanooga resident, Lula was preceded in death by Robert J. Lane, her husband of 57

Hope Lathrop

Hamilton county
Hope Lynn Lathrop, 40, passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.Professional services have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral and Cremation Services, LLC of Cleveland.

Fred Ledford

Hamilton county
Jr.Fred Ledford Jr., 89, of Red Bank, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.Services will be held today, Aug. 7, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Don Kelly officiating.Burial

Gabriel Levi

Hamilton county
Gabriel Donaldson Levi, infant, went home to heaven on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013.Gabriel will always be with us and in our thoughts and prayers and when you feel the warmth of the sun we will

James Link

Hamilton county
Bob LinkJames Robert Link, 82, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., formerly of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, in Alvin C. York VA Medical Center.Mr. Link was born July 12, 1931 in Ewing, Ill. He was preceded

Grace Melton

RICEVILLE Grace Smith Melton, 94, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. today at Ziegler Funeral Home.A funeral service will follow at 8 p.m.Burial 11 a.m. Thursday in Upper Spring Cemetery.Ziegler Funeral

Karen Miller

CLEVELAND Karen Miller, 69, passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in a Hamilton County Healthcare facility. Professional services have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Services, LLC. of Cleveland.

James Mulroony

Hamilton county
James Joseph Mulroony III, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., passed away on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. Mr. Mulroony was born on Sept. 23, 1930, in West Paterson, N.J. He was a resident of the Chattanooga area

Hardin Murdock

Hamilton county
Harry Hardin Murdock, 64, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013.He was born in Chattanooga on June 8, 1949, oldest son of the late Harry B. Murdock and Mary Helen Hardin "Suzy" Murdock.Hardin was

Hattie Payne

Hamilton county
Hattie Payne, 75, passed away Friday, Aug. 2, 2013.She was a lifelong resident of OoltewahSurvived by children, Debora Darnell, James Brady, Robert (Christine) Payne; sisters, Nancy Hindman, Azela Bishop; brothers, Carl, Clyde, Wayne Walker;

Orest Roshak

Hamilton county
Orest Roshak, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away at a local hospital on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013.He was born on April 11, 1944 to the late Maroslaw and Maria Roshak. He had been a resident of

Allan Spreen

Hamilton county
Allan Raymon Spreen, 97, died peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at his home in St. Augustine, Fla.Mr. Spreen was president of Suburban Manufacturing Co. in Dayton, Tenn., from 1964 until 1984, during which time

Reba Terry

Hamilton county
Reba J. Terry, 71, of Soddy-Daisy, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.She was of the Church of God faith.She was prededed in death by her husband, Henderson Terry; and her

Stephen Tingle

Hamilton county
R. Stephen Tingle, prominent commercial real estate developer, 67, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Aug. 7, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 8451 East

Sharon Troxell

Hamilton county
Sharon Lynn Troxell, 51, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in a local hospital.She was preceded in death by her siblings, Paula Elkins and Randy Elkins.Survivors include her children,

Wanda Tucker

Hamilton county
Wanda F. Tucker, 66, of East Ridge, passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 at her home.She was a former employee of University Surgical Group and had worked at many of the insurance companies around Chattanooga.

Ralston Wells

Hamilton county
James Ralston Wells, 88, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.Arrangements are incomplete.The complete obituary and services will be in Thursday's paper and will

Rhoda Whaley

RINGGOLD Rhoda Juanita Lawson Whaley, 78, passed away, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.She was born to the late Charles and Mada Mae Rector Lawson in South Pittsburg, Tenn., before moving to the Chattanooga area in

Laura Woods

Hamilton county
Laura Stiggers Woods, 71, of Chattanooga, passed Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at her residence She retired after 15 years of service as a Lt. School Patrol Officer with the city of Chattanooga and retired pianist

Vallrie Wright

PIKEVILLE Vallrie E. Wright, 79, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Wright; sons, Wayne and Billy Wright; sisters, Syvilla Odon, and Faye Peels; brothers, Reford, Columbus

Alberta Yates

Hamilton county
Alberta L. Yates, of Chattanooga, and a member of Living Water Ministries moved to Heaven on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at 3:05 p.m.Mrs. Yates was preceded in death by her parents, Craig and Alice Drake


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