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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 20, 2013



Ann

Georgia
Ann GroggROSSVILLE Ann Loeffler Grogg, 69, passed away July 14, 2013.A memorial service of celebration will be held at 3 p.m. today at Christ United Methodist Church with Dr. Matt Hampton, the Rev. James

Cordus Black

Alabama
RAINSVILLE Cordus Wayne Black, 70, passed Thursday, July 18, 2013.Will lie in state from 1-2 p.m Sunday at Rainsville Holiness Church with funeral at 2 p.m.Burial will follow at Mtn. ViewMemory Garden.Visitation

Bruce Cawthorne

Hamilton county
Bruce Douglas Cawthorne died Thursday, July 18, 2013, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.He was born Jan. 9, 1949 in Chattanooga. Graduated from Lakeview High School in Fort Oglethorpe, in 1967. Attended the University

Robert Chandler

Georgia
Matthew ChandlerDALTON Robert "Matthew" Chandler, 37, of Jackson, Miss. and formerly of Dalton, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013, at his residence.Matthew was an Eagle Scout; graduated from McCallie School, attended the University of Georgia,

Bruce Coffman

Hamilton county
Jerry Bruce Coffman, 73, of East Ridge, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2013.Mr. Coffman was born and raised in Bridgeport, Ala. He attended South Seminole Baptist Church, was a U.S. Air Force veteran and

Jamey Evans

Hamilton county
James McDonough Evans, 49, formerly of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in Atlanta.Jamey was born on March 6, 1964 in Chattanooga. He was a graduate of Hixson High School and received his

Johnny Fults

Tennessee
ALTAMONT Johnny Earl Fults, 82, passed away at his home Friday July 19, 2013, with his family at his side.He was born in New Market, Ala., to Robert Lee "Bob" Fults and Pearl Payne

Louise Grishom

Hamilton county
Louise Hooten Grishom, an angel went home to be with the Lord on Thursday morning, July 18, 2013, after an extended illness.Louise retired from TVA after a successful career there. As an entrepreneur, she started

Robert Hardeman

Alabama
HENAGAR Robert Lebron Hardeman Jr., 36, died Friday, July 19, 2013, at his residence. Funeral services 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial in Town Creek Cemetery www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.Visitation 5 -8 p.m.

Billy Joe

Alabama
CROSSVILLE Billy Joe Pettis, 59, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at his residence.Funeral services at 4 p.m. Sunday from the W.T Wilson Funeral.Burial at New Canaan Cemetery (Whiton).Family will accept friends from 4-8 p.m.

Lillian Lott

Hamilton county
Lillian Lott, 95, passed away on Friday, July 19, 2013, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Evonia Norman

Tennessee
WHITWELL Evonia Cline Norman, passed away Friday, July 12, 2013.Mrs. Norman was preceded in death by her husband, John Norman; parents, Foster and Pearl Cline; sisters, Freida Floyd, Jean Kay, Maxine Walker.Those left to

Edwin Payne

Tennessee
DAYTON Edwin Rucker Payne, 97, died Friday, July 19, 2013, in Harrison.Funeral services with military honors 2 p.m Sunday in the funeral home chapel.Graveside service at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Richmond,

Erby Shankles

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Erby C. Shankles, 86, died Friday, July 19, 2013.Funeral will be 2 p.m. CDT Sunday, July 21, at Mount Carmel Baptist Church.Burial in Mountain View Memory Gardens.Visitation 8 a.m.-8 p.m. CDT today

David Smith

Hamilton county
David Ronald Smith, 57, of Chattanooga died Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at his home.He was born Dec. 9, 1955, in Chattanooga. He was a member of the Brainerd Baptist Church and Celebrate Recovery.Mr. Smith was

James Thornton

Hamilton county
James Laverne Thornton, 85, of Hixson, walked into "HEAVEN" on Friday, July 19, 2013.James retired from the Wayne L. Bowman Co., serving as salesman; sales manager; vice president, executive vice president and finally president. He

Ernest Watley

Hamilton county
Ernest Watley, 73, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Virgle Williams

Hamilton county
Virgle "Shrimp" Williams, 95, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2013 at his home.He was born on May 12, 1918 in Nashville.He was preceded in death by his wife, Naomi Williams; parents,

Billy Wilson

Hamilton county
Billy Wilson, 51, known as "Little One" past this life Friday, July 12, 2013. He was employed by Townsend Moving and Storage for 20 years. He attended Riverside High School.He was preceded in death by

Robert Wrinkle

Hamilton county
Robert "Bob" Eugene Wrinkle, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 18, 2013.He attended Chamberlain Baptist Church.He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War having received

Melba Yother

Georgia
WEST ARMUCHEE Melba Cantrell Yother, 85, died Thursday, July 18, 2013.Preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Buford Yother; parents, Marcus Avery and Viola Nuckolls Cantrell; one sister; three

In MemoryArvil Cook

In memory
INMEMORYArvil William Cook Jr.May 17, 1939 - July 20, 2012Its been a year but it seems like yesterday. Missed by your loving family and friends.

In MemoryLULA HAMILTON

In memory
INMEMORYLULA BELL HAMILTONNov. 16, 1919-July 20, 2011Forever in our hearts.Love, your Family and Friends
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