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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 20, 2013


Mildred HarrisDAYTON Mildred Armedia Harris, 83, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013.Mildred was a lifelong resident of Rhea County, a member of New Union Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard P.

Georgia Baesler

Hamilton county
Georgia Wills Baesler died in Roswell, Ga., on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, following a long illness. She was 93.Georgia Baesler was born in Wilmington, N.C., on March 23, 1920 to Richard Wills (of Bourbon County,

Carol Baker

Other areas
WILMINGTON, Del. Carol King Baker passed away on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.Born in Chattanooga, she was the daughter of Theo F. King Sr. and Hilda Hager King. She attended the Bright School and

Margaret Blaylock

Hamilton county
Margaret Sue Blaylock, 81, passed away on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, after a long battle with cancer at her sons home. She will be very missed by her son, Brians family and friends.

Mary Brider

Hamilton county
Mary Brider, 77, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995

Daniel Carlson

Hamilton county
Daniel Carlson, 79, of N. Fort Myers, Fla., died Wednesday Aug. 14, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.

Mary Cate

Hamilton county
Mary Gross Cate, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, in an area hospital.Mrs. Cate was retired from Nation Hosiery Mill and was a longtime member of Highland Park Baptist Church.She was

Sarah Clark

TRENTON Sarah M. Clark, 94, passed away peacefully at her home with her family, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.She was a lifelong resident of the Trenton area. She was retired from; the

Marilyn Cowan

CHICKAMAUGA Marilyn Elizabeth Cowan, 65, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013.Marilyn is a member of Old Fort Baptist Church in Fort Oglethorpe.Survived by husband of 33 years, Jerry Cowan, of Chickamauga; sons,

Alma Cowley

Hamilton county
Alma Ruth Clay Cowley, 83, moved from her earthly home to her heavenly home Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, in a Cleveland, Ohio, hospital.She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Mamie Clay; brothers,

Charles Cummings

Hamilton county
Charles "Butterball" Edward Cummings, 54, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, in a local hospital.Funeral: at 10 a.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Dexter Cummings as the eulogist.Burial:

Douglas DeHart

Hamilton county
Douglas Wayne DeHart, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with Pastors Ed Shook and Chris Peponis officiating.Burial will follow

Robert Edwards

Hamilton county
Robert M. Edwards, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Angela Evans

SCOTTSBORO Angela Kathleena Evans, 27, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.Visitation will be noon-2 p.m. CDT Saturday at Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson, Ala. The funeral service will follow immediately at 2 p.m. in the

Mildred Frady

Hamilton county
Mildred Frady, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 surrounded by family and friends.She was born and raised in Ringgold, Ga., and graduated from Ringgold High School. Mildred retired from BlueCross BlueShield, where

Leonard Green

JUMPOFF COMMUNITY Leonard Ray Green, 53, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2013 at his residence after battling cancer.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Aug. 20, at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Harrison Cemetery. Moore-Cortner

Judith Harden

Hamilton county
Judith Carol Harden, 66, of Birchwood, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, from her earthly home. She was a member of Rock House Holiness Church.She was preceded in death by

Horace Hunter

SUMMERVILLE Horace David Hunter, 91, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.Survivors, children, Charles (Brenda) Hunter, Larry (Diane) Hunter, Linda (Sid) Henderson; stepchildren, Melody Howard, Betty Nelson, Marie Houge; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters, Roxie King,

Ira Lewis

Hamilton county
Ira Mae Lewis, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, in a local health care facility.Funeral: at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Stephen Gilchrist as the eulogist.Burial:

Jessie Little

CHICKAMAUGA Jessie Lou Smith Little, 73, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia and was of the Christian Faith. Jessie was a loving mother,

John Martin

Hamilton county
John Martin, of Hixson, passed away suddenly on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. He was 72 years old.Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Alberta McGehee

CLEVELAND Alberta McGehee, 97, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013.Survivors: children, James McGehee, Faye Botts, Larry McGehee; sisters: Opal Gibson, Inez Robertson; six grandchildren.Services are 7 p.m. today at Ralph Buckner Funeral

Dr Milton

Jr.EAST POINT Dr. Milton David Scott Jr., 80, passed away Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.Celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the chapel of Willis Funeral Home.The family will receive friends

Reathel Morgan

CHATSWORTH Reathel Morgan, 85, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013.Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday.The family will receive friends after 3 p.m. today.Online condolences may be offered at Funeral Home of Chatsworth

Thomas Nunley

WHITWELL Thomas Monroe Nunley, 51, passed away Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at his home surrounded by family.Mr. Nunley was preceded in death by his father, Tom Nunley Sr; brothers, Gary Nunley, James "Bo" Nunley,
TRENTON Christine Owensby, 90, died Sunday afternoon, Aug. 18, 2013.She was past Worthy Matron of O.E.S. Lakewood Heights Chapter. She retired from the Berkmar High School Cafeteria system. She was a member of Trenton

Ray Powell

HOOVER W. Ray Powell, 82, passed away on Sunday morning, Aug. 18, 2013.Originally from Chattanooga, he graduated from UTC and served in the U.S. Army in The Counter Intelligence Corp. Ray was a deacon

Paul Ramey

RINGGOLD John Paul Ramey was welcomed into his Fathers home on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.He was born on May 13, 1930 to the late Grady and Lavada Thornton Ramey in LaFayette, Ga. In 1951,

Lynn Rhea

Hamilton county
Lynn Rhea, 82, lifelong resident of Red Bank, went to be with his Heavenly Father, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013.He was a lifetime member of Red Bank Baptist Church. Lynn retired after 41 years with
ROSSVILLE Debra "Deb" Snellenburg lost her battle with cancer on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013.Deb enjoyed camping, going to the beach and being with Joe, Wesley and her cat Angel.She leaves behind the

Mary Sue

Hamilton county
Mary Sue "Non" Ellard Woods, 88, entered the gates of heaven on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, forever to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Woodrow

Rhonda Tipps

WINCHESTER Rhonda Kay Tipps, 61, passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.Visitation is 5-8 p.m. CDT today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.Funeral services 11 a.m. Wednesday at Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment in Winchester Memorial Park. Moore-Cortner Funeral

Tammy Waller

DAYTON Tammy Lee Waller, 49, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at Rhea Medical Center.Graveside services will be noon Wednesday at Smyrna Cemetery in Evensville.Please share your memories of Tammy on her on-line guest register

Stanley WattsMott

Hamilton county
Stanley M. Watts Mott, 37, of Chattanooga, transitioned from earth to glory surrounded by his family on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. today at Greater Community Church

Judy Wortman

Hamilton county
Judy Ellis Wortman, 71, passed away Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, in Springville, Ala., after a brief illness.Judy "Bird", as she was affectionately known by many friends and family, was born in Rossville. She lived the

Vivian Wright

DAYTON Vivian L. Wright, 66, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at home.Vivian was a longtime resident of Rhea County, and of the Baptist faith.She was preceded in death by her parents, Harmon H. and


In memory
INMEMORYROULOS C. DAVISJune 27, 1963 - Aug. 20, 2012To Roulos, a wonderful husband, father, son, brother and brother-in-law. We miss you dearly and we will continue to celebrate the moments we shared with you and


In memory
Feb. 27, 1954-Aug. 20, 2007You are in our hearts always. Love you, Your Mother, Brother,Sisters and FamilyIn Loving Memory of My Son

In MemoryLaaposmunta Williams

In memory
INMEMORYLamunta T WilliamsAug. 20, 1996 - March 5, 2013Weve watched you grow in the Lord. Through good times and bad times, weve prayed with you, worshiped with you, laughed and rejoiced with you. What better
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