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Local Obits for Tue. Jul 02, 2013



Garrison Baker

Hamilton county
Garrison D. Baker, 30, passed away on January 1, 2001 in Chattanooga.A Memorial Fund has been established at SunTrust Bank.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Paul Baker

Tennessee
Jr.NIOTA Paul Baker Jr., died Sunday, June 30, 2013 at Sweetwater Hospital.Survivors wife, Sharon Baker children, Brian Baker, Bobby Baker, Brent Baker, Billy Baker Brad Baker and Bruce Baker The family will

Martha Brown

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Martha Gaynelle "Nell" Hallum Brown, 91, passed away Friday evening, June 28, 2013, in a Chattanooga hospital.Mrs. Brown was the daughter of the late Sydney Mari Mitchell Hallum and Jesse James Hallum. Her

Desmond Brown

Hamilton county
Sr.Desmond Quintell Brown Sr., 26, passed away Monday, June 24, 2013, in Chattanooga.He was employed at Pizza Hut on Brainerd Road, and attended Lookout Valley High School.He was preceded in death by his

Barbara Byrd

Hamilton county
Barbara Kay Byrd, 67, of Chattanooga, died Monday, July 1, 2013, in a health care facility.Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

John Clark

Georgia
TUNNEL HILL John Paul Clark Jr., 67, died Sunday, June 30, 2013.Memorial services 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, from the chapel of Jones Funeral Home with Rev. Ed Parson officiating.Visitation from 5 until

Claudie Collins

Georgia
TUNNEL HILL Claudie Collins, 70, died Sunday, June 30, 2013.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday from the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Tunnel Hill.The family will receive friends from 1 until 2

Verlon Culver

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Verlon "V.O." Culver, 91, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2013.He was born in Henagar, Ala., to the late Charlie A. Culver and Josie Mae Hicks, but had lived in the North Georgia

Rick Fulghum

Hamilton county
Richard L. Fulghum, 58, of Lookout Mountain was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 30, 2013Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Forest Hills Cemetery.The family will receive

Parthenia Fults

Tennessee
Parthenia FultsPALMER Parthenia McHone Fults, 94, passed away at her home Monday, July 1, 2013.She was a member of Gruetli Church of God. She was born in Whitwell, Tenn., on Aug. 25, 1918 to

Mary Green

Alabama
FLAT ROCK Mary Gertrude Green, 95, formerly of Rome, Ga., died Sunday, June 30, 2013, at Crowne Health Care.Survivors include stepsons, Ellsworth Green and Lowell Green; sister, Mamie Ray; stepsisters, Shirley Hemphill and Hazel

Jason Haney

Alabama
HOKES BLUFF Jason Lee Haney, 33, formerly of Valley Head, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2013.Funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial in Mount Home Cemetery.Visitation 2 until

John Hess

Hamilton county
John W. Hess passed away Friday, June 28, 2013, at his home in East Ridge after a long battle with cancer.He fought a good fight, he finished his course; he kept the faith. John was

Rickey Holde

Hamilton county
rRickey Dale Holder, 59, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, June 24, 2013.Survivors include his wife Cathie Mizell Holder; children, Jordan, Jennifer, John and Jarrod; grandson, Karson; parents, Joyce and J.C. Holder; selected brother, Dusty Sutton; and

David Horton

Alabama
FLAT ROCK Samuel David Horton, 54, died Saturday, June 29, 2013, at his residence.He was a pulp mill operator at Rock Tenn Corporation. Survivors include wife, Barbara Jean Hawkins Horton; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry

Barbara James

Hamilton county
Barbara James, 74, of Hixson, died Sunday, June 30, 2013, at her home.Mrs. James was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and retired from Dr. Lee Arnolds office with 32 years of service. She attended

Bobby Johnson

Georgia
Jr.ROSSVILLE Bobby Lee Johnson Jr., 28, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2013.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Patricia Jones

Georgia
Patricia Diane Jones, 58 of Chattanooga, departed this life Monday, July 1, 2013.She was preceded in death by her father, James Hershel Frizzell; and husband, Marvin Lee Jones.Survivors include her son, Marvin Jones, of Chattanooga,

Grace Jones

Georgia
TUNNEL HILL Grace Howell Jones, 94, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2013.Mrs. Jones was a resident of Quinton Memorial Healthcare at the time of her death.She was the daughter of the late William

Margarette Lane

Hamilton county
Margarette Elizabeth Mapp Lane, 87, passed away on Friday, June 28, 2013, at an area hospital in Atlanta.She was born on July 23, 1925 in Atlanta. She was the first of two children born to

Minnie Mathis

Tennessee
PALMER Mrs. Minnie Marie Mathis, 86, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Sunday June 30, 2013.Graveside funeral services will be 12:30 p.m. today at Griffiths Creek Cemetery with Brother Jim Bob Morrison and Brother Ronnie Partin

Hettie McCants

Hamilton county
Hettie Jane McCants, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at a local hospital. Funeral: Today at Noon at Resurrected Baptist Church with Pastor Eddie Jacks as the eulogist. Burial: Chattanooga National

William Nettles

Georgia
Sr.RINGGOLD William J. Nettles Sr., 80, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2013, in a local hospital.Mr. Nettles was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War, a retired truck driver with Express

Clara Norman

Tennessee
LYNCHBURG Clara Opal Norman, 94, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2013 .Funeral will be 1:30 p.m. CDT today in the Jennings Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment in Lynchburg Cemetery, Lynchburg, Tenn. Arrangements by Jennings Moore-Cortner Funeral

James Patton

Tennessee
DAYTON James Alvin Patton, 85, died Saturday, June 29, 2013, in a Chattanooga hospital.Funeral will be 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with minister of Church of God ministries.Interment in

Helen Pettyjohn

Hamilton county
Mary Helen Guffey Pettyjohn, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, July 1, 2013.She was a graduate of Bradley County High School. She was a longtime member of Red Bank Baptist Church and was a preschool

JC Ragan

Georgia
LaFAYETTE J.C. Ragan, 82, died Sunday, June 30, 2013.Survived by wife, Virginia Ragan; grandchildren, Hillery and Kenneth Hollingsworth; great-grandson, Hayden Martin.Visitation 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with a 2:30 p.m. graveside

Tommy Smith

Hamilton county
Thomas C. "Tommy" Smith, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, June 28, 2013, in a local hospital.Graveside services will be 11 a.m. today in Chattanooga Memorial Park with Dr. Tony Wilson and the Rev. David

Anne Sotherland

Tennessee
MANCHESTER Anne E. Sotherland, 66, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2013, at her home.Funeral services at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment in Winchester City Cemetery, Winchester, Tenn.Visitation 11:30 a.m. to

KylieJo Stapleton

Hamilton county
Kylie-Jo Ella Stapleton. Infant daughter of Ashley Stapleton and Christopher James, died Saturday, June 30, 2013, in a local hospital.Survivors other than her parents are a sister, Maylee James; maternal grandparents, Tammy and Jeff Stapleton;

Jean Taylor

Hamilton county
Norma Jean Taylor, 75, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2013, in a local hospital.She was a member of Union Fork Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her father, Willard Thurman; brothers,

Thomas Tyrrell

Georgia
MARIETTA Thomas Tyrrell, 72, died Saturday, June 29, 2013.Survivors include his wife, Bettye June "B.J." Tyrrell, of Marietta; one daughter, Lisa Norwood Brook and her husband, Norman, of Capetown, South Africa; one sister, Berenice

Bonnie Wheeler

Georgia
TRENTON Bonnie Mae Wheeler, 92, died Monday morning July 1, 2013.She was employed as a cook in the Trenton area restaurants for over 50 years.Mrs. Wheeler was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church.

Alvin Williams

Hamilton county
Alvin L. Williams, 75, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at an area hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

In MemoryBecky Moore

In memory
INMEMORYIN LOVING MEMORY OF BECKY HUTCHINS MOOREAnd God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes;and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow,nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: forthe former things

In MemoryConsuelo OaposNeal

In memory
INMEMORYConsuelo "Connie" ONealMay 3, 1952 - July 1, 2012In loving memory of my wife of 21 years. It has been one year since you were called home to be with your Heavenly Father. "Love never
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