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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 07, 2013


Dorothy StanleyFORT OGLETHORPE Dorothy Orr Stanley, 69, died on Friday, July 5, 2013 at Hutcheson Medical Center.Dorothy was preceded in death by her daughter, Darlene Lea Liner, in 2007; her parents, Jesse and Mary

Evelyn Adams

CLEVELAND Evelyn R. Adams, 84, passed away on Tuesday July 2, 2013 at a local healthcare facility. She was born on Oct. 8, 1928 to the late Dr. and Mrs. Horace C. Ray.Evelyn

Joseph Akridge

ROSSVILLE Joseph Franklyn Akridge, 92, went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 5, 2013. A longtime resident of Rossville, Ga., he served in the U.S. army during WWII and spent his adult

Peggy Arrowsmith

Hamilton county
Mary Riney "Peggy" Arrowsmith, died on Saturday July 6, 2013 at Alexian Village. She was born April 19, 1933 in Louisville, Ky. She graduated from Knoxville Catholic High School in 1951 and the University of

Lynn Baxter

Hamilton county
Lynn Jackson (Jack) Baxter, 93, widower of Nancy Doan Baxter, died Friday July 5, 2013 at the Hospice Care Center at St. Joseph Hospital. He was born to the late Cad and Addie Lee Baxter

Greg Blevins

RISINGFAWN Greg Blevins, 48, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday July 3, 2013. He was a member of the Trenton Church of Christ. He loved fishing and working the daily crossword

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

Edna Brewer

MANCHESTER Mrs. Edna Brewer, 87, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013. She was of the Church of Christ Faith. She was born on March 12, 1926 to Aylor and Maudie Morrison Layne who preceded

Kenneth Broom

Hamilton county
Kenneth L. Broom, 63, of East Ridge, passed away Saturday July 6, 2013 in a local hospital.Mr. Broom was a graduate of Ringgold High School, class of 1967. He was employed as an account

Mildred Clark

RINGGOLD Mildred Yvonnia Clark, 60, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2013.She was born in Catoosa County on May 18, 1953, was of the Baptist faith, and she enjoyed painting, crocheting, crafts, reading and music.She

Nora Cress

ROSSVILLE Nora Marie Cress, 89, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 in a local hospital.Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with the Rev. Eddie Rushing

Jeremy Dunn

ROSSVILLE Jeremy Edward Dunn, 24, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013 at a local hospital. Condolences may be sent to will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home

Reese Ervin

ROSSVILLE Reese E. Ervin, 88, passed away Friday, July 5, 2013 at his home.Condolences may be sent to will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory located

Paul Garren

Hamilton county
Paul Garren, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, July 5, 2013. He was 88 years old.Paul was born in Delano, Tenn., and was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area. He served our
ROSSVILLE Geraldine Hamilton, 81, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013 in a local hospital. She was a life-long resident of Chattanooga and was of the Baptist faith. Her passions in life were family,

James Hodge

Hamilton county
Jr.James "Jim" Clyde Hodge Jr., of Las Vegas, passed away June 27. 2013, with his partner, Cynthia DeKeukeleire, at his side.Known as "Buddy" growing up, Jim was the son of James Clyde Hodge and

Harold HowtonI

Harold HowtonROSSVILLE Harold Rodger Howton, 62, died on Sunday June 30, 2013. Born Dec. 22, 1950, in Dayton, Oh., he was the youngest child of Arthur B. and Alice Tankersley Howton who preceded

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

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

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

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,

Pearlie McAdams

ROSSVILLE Pearlie Sue McAdams, 73, of 907 McFarland Avenue, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 4, 2013. Arrangements by W.L. Wilson and Sons, Rossville, Georgia.

David McCutcheon

Hamilton county
David Burnett McCutcheon, 54, of Chattanooga, died Monday, July 1, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,

Jerry McDaniel

Hamilton county
Jerry R. McDaniel, of Hixson passed away Thursday, July 4, 2013 at his residence.He was preceded in death by his parents J.D McDaniel and Jo McDaniel.Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Alma Henderson McDaniel;

Joyce McDaris

Hamilton county
Joyce Lea Camp McDaris, 83, of Ocala, Fla., passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013.She was born Sept. 29, 1929 in Chattanooga, and lived there for 75 years. She graduated from Central High School in Chattanooga,

William McMahan

Hamilton county
William M. McMahan, 87, of Chattanooga went to be with the Lord on Friday July 5, 2013.He was a member of Brainerd Baptist Church at the time of his death. He and his wife Lorna

Bobbie Morgan

Hamilton county
Bobbie C. Morgan of East Brainerd, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at her residence.She was a member of Spring Creek Road Baptist Church.Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd

Omah Morgan

Hamilton county
Omah Morgan, 86, passed away Friday, July 5, 2013 at her residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Elbert Morris

Other areas
HOMOSASSA, Fla. Elbert Morris Howard, 85, passed away on Saturday July 6, 2013 in a Lawrenceville, Ga., hospice facility.Elbert was a graduate of Chattanooga Central High School, University of Chattanooga, and was director of

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,

Geraldine Pepper

SOUTH PITTSBURG Geraldine "Jerry" Hogan Pepper, 91, of Harrison, Ohio died on Monday, July 1, 2013, in Lookout Mountain, Ga.Jerry was born on Aug. 7, 1921 in New Hope, Tenn., to the late Charles and

Mike Randles

KNOXVILLE Michael Sidney Randles, 42, passed away on Friday, July 5, 2013.Surviving are his mother, Dottie Randles; sister, Sherry Randles Schreeder; and nephews, Tony and Zack Schreeder.He was preceded in death by his father,

Jewell Reece

PIKEVILLE Jewell Oakes Reece, 84, died at an area nursing home on Saturday July 6, 2013. She was a member of the Sequatchie Valley Church of Christ. Jewell owned and operated the Fabric House
ROSSVILLE Mikalah Jane Rennells, 63, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Tuesday July 2, 2013, while surrounded by her family.Until we meet again. We love you Mom!If you would like to

Kenneth Sexton

Hamilton county
Kenneth Eugene Sexton, 65, of Chattanooga, died at his residence Sunday, June 30, 2013.He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Ella Mae Sexton; and brother, Donald Sexton.He is survived by his wife

Stan Snyder

Hamilton county
Stanley "Stan" Eugene Snyder, 62, of East Ridge passed away Friday, July 5, 2013 at his home following a 7 year battle with kidney failure. He was a native of East Ridge, born, Jan. 6,

Maxie Stone

LAFAYETTE Maxie Henry Stone, 70, passed away Friday, July 5, 2013. He was born to the late Bethel Lee Stone and Dorothy Louise Mullis Stone in Chickamauga. Mr. Stone was of the Baptist faith,

Wanda Sweatt

Hamilton county
Wanda Patton Sweatt, of Soddy Daisy, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at her home. She was 65 years old.Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Sonia Williams

Hamilton county
Sonia McGhee Purnell Williams, a Chattanooga native passed away on Thursday June 6, 2013 in a Florida nursing home. She was formerly employed as receptionist for Franklin-Strickland Funeral Home.She was preceded in death by her

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 Monday July 8, at 11 a.m. in the South Crest

Veronica Young

Hamilton county
Veronica Bradford Young, 62, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 5, 2013 at her residence in Wichita, Kansas. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

In MemorySam Cranmore

In memory
INMEMORYSam D. CranmoreApril 24, 1942 - July 7, 2012Our Dear AngelOur lives go on without you,but nothing is the same.We have to hide our heartache, when someone speaks your name. Sad are the hearts that

In MemoryThomas Little

In memory
INMEMORYThomas E. Little, Sr.Jan. 7, 1936 - July 7, 2011Two years go you fell asleep and left us, we still love you and know you are watching over us. Missed by wife, Betty Little, children,

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

In MemoryJeffery Wolfe

In memory
INMEMORYJeffery Phillip WolfeJuly 7, 1993He was taken from us so suddenly and so horrifically. Our hearts will forever be broken. We love and miss you. Sis, family and friends
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