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Local Obits for Tue. Jul 16, 2013

Elizabeth Alder

WHITWELL Elizabeth Ann Clifton Alder, 78, passed away, Sunday, July 14, 2013.A much loved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she was a homemaker.She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd Milton Clifton and Ebbie

Polly Black

Hamilton county
Polly Anna M. Black, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013. A native of Knoxville, Tenn., she was a member of the New Hope Presbyterian Church and was preceded in death by her

Walter Bradford

Hamilton county
Walter Bradford, 68, passed away on Friday July 12, 2013 in Ooltewah, Tenn. He was formerly employed with Brown Foundry, Magic Chef and Maytag. He was a member of Orchard Park SDA Church.His hobbies

Lucille Bradley

TRION Lucille Bradley, 95, died Saturday, July 13, 2013. Survivors: children, Ronald, Johnny, and Darrell Bradley, Berma Freeman, Jenila McCurdy, Jo Ann Park, Kay Clark, Brenda Nichols; brothers, Dan and Jimmy Culpepper;

Louise Cook

SOUTH PITTSBURG Louise Beasley Cook, died on Sunday July 14, 2013. She was born in Franklin Tenn., on Jan. 4, 1927. She spent her life loving and caring for her family and friends and

John Cooke

Hamilton county
John Stanley Cooke, 82, of Hixson passed away on Friday, July 12, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343. 423-531-3975.

Michael Devries

ROSSVILLE Michael Sam Devries, 59, passed away Friday, July 12, 2013.Survivors include his brother, Harvey Devries; sister, Linda Devries; soul-mate, Audrey Burris; Children, John Burris, Tina Burris and Mary Burris; and grandchildren, Cody Burris

Tim Gooden

Hamilton county
Tim S. Gooden, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2013. He was 87 years old.Arrangements will be announced later by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Ann Grogg

ROSSVILLE Ann Loeffler Grogg, 69, passed away Sunday July 14, 2013.She was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Okla., on March 19, 1944, and was a dedicated elementary school teacher for more than

Rick Grosjean

TRION Rick Grosjean, 51, died Saturday July 13, 2013.Survivors, wife, Tracie Grosjean; father, Richard Thurlo; step-father, Duane Grosjean; brother, Todd Grosjean; nieces and nephewsService, 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, Fellowship Baptist Church.Visitation, 5-8 p.m.

Georgia Hagood

Hamilton county
Georgia Bell Hagood, 91, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, July 14, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,

Sandra Harrison

Hamilton county
Sandra Massengale Harrison, 66, of Hixson, Tenn., went home to be with her Lord on Sunday July 14, 2013. She passed after a valiant fight against cancer that took a toll on her body, but

James Hill

Hamilton county
James Hill, 78, of Hixson, went to be with his Heavenly Father Sunday, July 14, 2013. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, he was a U.S. Army veteran and had worked for Dixie Yarns and

Ruby Hudson

Lynn HudsonCLEVELAND Lynn Hudson, 96, passed away on Saturday night July 13, 2013 in a local hospital.Survivors and arrangements will be announced tomorrow by Companion Funeral & Cremation Service.

Harry Igou

Hamilton county
Harry E. Igou, 84, of Hixson went to be with the Lord Saturday July 13, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving wife and sons. Harry was a member of Red Bank Presbyterian Church

Maurice Kophamer

Hamilton county
Maurice Carl Kophamer, 91, of Lookout Mountain, Ga., passed away Sunday July 14, 2013.Maurice was born in Morrison/Sterling, Ill., of Estelle Lessman and Carl C. Kophamer. The family moved early on to Southern California

Kathy Mason

Hamilton county
Kathy Ann Jones Mason, 64, of Hixson, Tenn., passed away, Saturday, July 13, 2013 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Services will be held 2 p.m. today at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, with

Wanda Owens

ROSSVILLE Wanda R. Owens, 75, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013 at a local hospital. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and Rossville area where she was a 1956 graduate of Rossville

Ida Robinson

Hamilton county
Ida Mae Thomas Robinson, 93, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013 at Methodist Hospital in Sacramento, Calif. She was born to the union of Green Wesley and Annie Mae Thomas on Sept. 1, 1919.

Don Smith

Hamilton county
Don L. Smith, 79, of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., went to be with his Lord, Monday, July 15, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers.Survivors include his wife, Bernice; daughters, Donna, Twilla

Hillary Taff

Hamilton county
Hillary A. Taff, 91, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013.Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday July 17, at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with Minister Tommy Stone and Dr. Tom Drinnen. Interment will

Shirley Turner

Hamilton county
Shirley A. Turner, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013 in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc

Dorothea Walker

Hamilton county
Dorothea Martin Walker, 92, of Signal Mountain, Tenn., died peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, July 13, 2013.Born in Wytheville, Va., and moved to Chattanooga at a young age, Dorothea graduated from the University

Cleora Welch

Hamilton county
Cleora Frances Korstjens Welch, 90, of Collegedale, went to sleep in Jesus Saturday, July 13, 2013.She was born on April 3, 1923 in Los

Nancy White

ATHENS Nancy Ann Waters White, 77, died Saturday July 13, 2013.Funeral service 8 p.m. today, at Smith Funeral & Cremation Services. Visitation: 5-7:30 p.m. prior to the service. Burial: Wednesday 11 a.m. at

Billy Wilson

Hamilton county
Billy Wilson, 51, passed away on Friday July 12, 2013 in Chattanooga, Tenn.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Joe Woods

Hamilton county
Joe Woods, 89, passed away Sunday July 14, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and a member of "The Greatest Generation" - family, duty, honor, country, and personal responsibility." He was

Gene Young

Hamilton county
Stanley Gene Young, 75, of Hixson died Saturday, July 13, 2013 at his residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, in the chapel with the Rev. David Stancil officiating. Interment will

In MemoryEverlena Blanks

In memory
EVERLENA BLANKSJuly 31, 1921 - July 16, 1986Its been twenty-seven years since you went away, it still seems like yesterday. Sadly missed by family!

In MemoryCarroll Byrd

In memory
INMEMORYCarroll L. BrydSept. 13 1955 - July 16, 2011We all feel a warmth around us, Like your presence is near, and we sometimes close our eyes and visualize your face as if you were here.
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