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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 03, 2013



Albert Beech

Tennessee
Sr.FLINTVILLE Albert Louis Beech Sr. entered into eternal rest Monday, July 1, 2013, at the age of 81.Funeral services will be 3 p.m. today in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Visitation 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

William Brooks

Tennessee
Jr.NEW HOPE William Earl "Junior" Brooks Jr., 59, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013.A former employee of Sequatchie Concrete, he enjoyed horseshoes, picking Bluegrass, playing bass and guitar and was preceded in death by

Maria Brown

Tennessee
DUNLAP Maria Wanda Brown, 58, formerly of Signal Mountain, died at Grandview Medical Center on Monday, July 1, 2013.Mrs. Brown had worked in the restaurant business most of her life.Survivors include her mother, Amilla

Barbara Byrd

Hamilton county
Barbara Kay Byrd, 67, of Chattanooga passed Monday July 1, 2013, after an extended illness.She was preceded in death by mother, Ruth Foster; father, Troy Porter; sister. Christine Wooten.Survivors include daughter, lina Hill; son-in-law Tim

Ronnie Carlock

Georgia
RINGGOLD George "Ronnie" Ronald Carlock, 70, passed away Monday, July 1, 2013, at his residence.A resident of the North Georgia area for most of his life, he was a member of Boynton Baptist

Burlene Clayton

Hamilton county
Burlene Clayton, 67, died Monday, July 1, 2013,, at her resdience.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.

Pauline Davis

Tennessee
DAYTON Pauline "Polly" A. Davis, 96, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013, in her home.Survivors include daughter, Janice Ferguson; other relatives.Please share your memories of Pauline on her on-line guest register at www.vanderwallfh.com.The family is

Rick Fulghum

Hamilton county
Richard L. Fulghum, 58, of Lookout Mountain was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 30, 2013.He born on July 5, 1954 and was a lifelong resident of Lookout Mountain. Rick worked

Joan Fulps

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Joan L. Fulps, 65, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013, in a local hospital.She was of the Church of God of Prophecy faith.She was preceded in death by her daughter, Teresa L.

Betty Gwin

Tennessee
Betty Ann GwinKNOXVILLE Betty Ann Gwin, community volunteer and mother of five, died peacefully at home surrounded by family members on Sunday, June 30, 2013, after a long struggle with Alzheimers disease. She was

Clyde Hemmings

Hamilton county
Clyde H. Hemmings, beloved father and grandfather, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 1, 2013.Clyde was a faithful Christian who enjoyed helping others. He found great joy in his family and had

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

Ed Hise

Georgia
NEW SALEM Herschel Edward Hise, 68, passed away Monday, July 1, 2013.A lifelong resident of New Salem, Ed was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and enjoyed fishing and shopping.He was preceded in

Harold Howton

Hamilton county
ROSSVILLE Harold Rodger Howton, 62, died Sunday June 30, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.

Lyla Jefferson

Hamilton county
Lyla J. Jefferson, 55, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Steven Lennie

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Steven Allen "Wraith" Lennie, 50, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2013. Steven was a raised in Colorado, moved to the Chattanooga area in 1991, and was a member of Omega Harvest

Ruth Madaris

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Ruth Aileen Madaris, 84, departed this life Tuesday, July 2, 2013.She was born in DeKalb County, Ga., to the late Jewell and Annie Rape and was of the Baptist faith.Aileen was owner/operator of

Michael McClendon

Hamilton county
Michael O. McClendon, 62, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2013, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Misty ORear

Hamilton county
Misty ORear, of Chattanooga, died Monday,July 1, 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.

Arelee Orr

Hamilton county
Arlee Orr, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Preston Parris

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Preston T. Parris, 93, a life-long resident of Cleveland, who sang about his Savior for 65 years, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013. He was a member of Covenant Baptist Church. Mr. Parris

Clifton Robinson

Hamilton county
Clifton D. Robinson, 76, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2013, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Deborah Rogers

Tennessee
DECATUR Deborah Sue Rogers, 61, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Monday morning, July 1, 2013, in a Cleveland, Tenn., hospital.Deborah was born on May 5, 1952 a daughter of the late

Barbara Short

Tennessee
ATHENSBarbara Ann Short, 68, passed Sunday, June 30, 2013, at the family residence.She was retired from Red Food/Bi-Lo Supermarkets with over 15 years of service.At the time of her retirement she was manager of the

KylieJo Stapleton

Hamilton county
Kylie-Jo Ella Stapleton. Infant daughter of Ashley Stapleton and Christopher James, died Saturday, June 29, 2013, in a local hospital.Funeral services will be held at noon today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Don

Jean Taylor

Hamilton county
Norma Jean Taylor, 75, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2013, in a local hospital.The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with Bishop

RV Turley

Tennessee
WINCHESTER R.V. Turley, 86, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2013, at his home.Funeral 10 a.m. today in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment in Keith Springs Cemetery, Belvidere, Tenn. Visitation 9-10 a.m. today, July 3,

Dennis Ziegler

Hamilton county
Dennis Ziegler, 82, of East Ridge, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2013, at his home.He was a member and former Sunday school teacher at East Ridge Baptist Church. After graduating from Baylor University he began

In MemoryDORIS PINION

In memory
INMEMORYJuly 3, 1939 - Dec. 28, 2007No party, no cookout everything has changed. Without you here it's just not the same. The memories we have will forever live on, all the fun we had before

In MemoryArthur Suttles

In memory
Arthur James Suttles, Jr.May 12, 1948 - July 3, 2011Its been two years ago today since Jesus came and called you away. I love you and miss you more each passing day.Love your wife Victoria

In MemoryANTONIO TAYLOR

In memory
INMEMORYAntonio "Trell" TaylorJune 14, 1982 - July 3, 2010Trell it has been 3 years now, and its still difficult for everyone to accept your loss and to understand, "WHY". But only our God knows
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