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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 06, 2013


Janet MartinROSSVILLE Janet Lynn Greeson Martin, 49, died Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at her residence after a long battle with cancer.She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia.Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by


Hamilton county
Paul Garren, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, July 5, 2013. He was 88 years old.Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Joseph Akridge

ROSSVILLE Joseph Akridge, 91, died Friday, July 5, 2013, at his residence.Funeral arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

Nelson Barr

Hamilton county
Jr.Nelson Travis Barr Jr., 76, in Tucson, Ariz., passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, after a long illness.A longtime resident of Tucson, Nelson was born in Knoxville, Tenn., and spent his childhood and

Peggy Boyd

JASPER Peggy Faye Coffey Wynne Boyd passed away Thursday July 4, 2013.She was born Jan. 23, 1947 to Floyd Grant and Maudie Radford Coffey in Knoxville. She moved to Marion County at the age

Linda Chamlee

LaFAYETTE Linda Lewis Chamlee, 70, died Friday, July 5, 2013. Survivors, daughters, Zina Jackson and Tammy Campbell; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.Funeral service is 1 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2013 at Mason Funeral Home.Visitation is

Nora Cress

ROSSVILLE Nora Marie Cress, 89, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, in a local hospital.She was a native of Jamestown, Tenn., but had lived in the north Georgia area for the greater part

LaDarius Daniel

Hamilton county
LaDarius Daniel, 21, passed away Friday, July 5, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Phyllis Eaton

Hamilton county
Phyllis Eleanor Moore Eaton, at the age of 69, was taken home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 30, 2013, after a long struggle with a brain tumor, head injuries, cancer

Ann Guess

WINCHSTER Ann Clark Guess, 73, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2013 in her home.Funeral 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will be in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester.Visitation 5 to 8 p.m.
FYFFE Ronald Thomas "Coach Haus" Haushalter, 77, died Friday, July 5, 2013, at his residence.Funeral services 4 p.m. Sunday, July 7, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial in Mountain View Memory

Willie Hitchcock

Hamilton county
Willie Howard Hitchcock, formerly of Chattanooga, passed Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at his residence in Athens, Ga.Local survivors include cousins, Minister Joe Hitchcock, Oran (Jackie) Hitchcock and Walter Hitchcock.Funeral services: at 1 p.m. Monday at

James Huggins

Hamilton county
James Ralph Huggins, 74 of Ooltewah, died on Friday, July 5, 2013.He was the son of the late Erskin and Mary Goodlet Huggins. James was a member of Standifer Gap SDA church, where he served

Bettye Ingle

Hamilton county
Bettye J. Ingle, 89, of Chattanooga, departed this life Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at her residence.She was born March 6, 1924 in Chattanooga. She was the first of two children, born to the late Charlie

James Ingram

Hamilton county
James Ingram, 63, of East Ridge, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013.A native of Cleveland, Tenn., Mr. Ingram was a longtime resident of Chattanooga and was a Vietnam Veteran of the U.S. Army and a

Susan Ingram

Hamilton county
Susan Ingram, 61, of East Ridge, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013.A native of Sebring, Fla., Mrs. Ingram was a longtime resident of Chattanooga and was employed with McKee Foods for the past 28 years. She

Lyla Jefferson

Hamilton county
Lyla Jean Jefferson, 55, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at a local hospital.She was a digital artist at Olan Mills and a member of Resurrected Baptist Church.She was preceded in death

Bobby Johnson

Hamilton county
Jr.ROSSVILLE Bobby Lee Johnson Jr., 28, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2013.He is survived by his children, Ahlecksa Johnson, Kennedy Johnson and Zander Johnson; parents, Bobby Lee and Melva Johnson Sr.; siblings,

Anna Kyle

Hamilton county
Anna Marie Kyle, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 5, 2013.Arrangements to be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Brian Lively

FORT OGLETHORPE Brian Craig Lively, 34, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2013.Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with Pastor Fred Smith officiating.

James Nolan

Hamilton county
Sr.James William Nolan Sr., 68 of Chattanooga, formerly of Montgomery and Washington Counties, Md., went to be with his Lord Monday July 1, 2013 at his home.Jim was a veteran of the U.S. Army,
DUTTON Clarence E. Proctor, 66, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2013.Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. CDTSunday, July 7, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial to follow in Dutton Methodist Cemetery.Visitation from 5 until

James Pruitt

Hamilton county
Rev. The Rev. James F. Pruitt of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at the age of 73 at his residence.He was born in Mecklenburg Co., Va., on March 24, 1940 to the late James

Jerrell Simmons

SUMMERVILLE Jerrell Wayne Simmons, 40, died Thursday, July 4, 2013. Survivors, father, John Simmons; son, Calvin Douglas Gray; brother, James Simmons;grandmother, Opal Broyles.Mr. Simmons will be cremated and buried in Union Grove Cemetery. Mason

Helen Wormsley

ROSSVILLE Helen Frances Wormsley, 73, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2013, in a local hospital following a short illness.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the South Crest Chapel

In MemoryJerry Jenkins

In memory
INMEMORYJerry W. Jenkins Happy 60th Birthday to my love, Who is spending this special day with The Lord above. You are in my heart and in my dreams, Always by my side
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