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Local Obits for Mon. Jul 29, 2013



Clyde Ashley

Alabama
FYFFE Mr. Clyde Jackson Ashley, 87, passed away Saturday July 27, 2013 at his residence.Services will be 11 a.m. today from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial to follow in Warrens Graveyard Cemetery with

Betty Barge

Tennessee
SUCKCREEK Betty Barge, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013 at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace. 877-3524

James Brown

Hamilton county
James Robert Brown, 59, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed on Tuesday July 23, 2013.He was preceded in death by his parents, Fletcher and Lula Bell Brown; son, Marcus Allen Brown; brothers, Samuel Brown of California; Tommy

Gene Brown

Hamilton county
Joseph Eugene "Downtown" Brown, 70, of Chattanooga died Saturday, July 27, 2013 after a brief battle with cancer.He was born May 28, 1943 to the late Eugene Ziegler Brown and Lou Ella Rynes Brown.

Thomas Chandler

Tennessee
RICEVILLE Thomas Anthony "Tony" Chandler, 32, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Athens Regional Medical Center.Memorial service 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Calvary Baptist Church.Visitation 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the church.Ziegler Funeral

Bruce Coffelt

Tennessee
GRUETLI-LAAGER Mr. Bruce E. Coffelt, 64 passed away Saturday July 27, 2013.He was a veteran of the Vietnam war and was preceded in death by his parents, Dan and Rosa Nell Brewer Coffelt.

Trey Cook

Tennessee
SOUTHPITTSBURG "Trey" Cook, 28, died unexpectedly on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at his home.A 2003 graduate of South Pittsburg High School, he was an employee of Walker Oil Company. He is survived by his

Andy Cupp

Hamilton county
Lietenant Colonel John Andrew "Dixie" Cupp, III USAF (retired), 53, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013, at the home of his father, former Hamilton County Sherriff John A. Cupp, Jr. after a 24

Edith Easley

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Edith Henry Easley, 93, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday July 27, 2013. She was born on Dec. 25, 1919 in Tecumseh, Okla., to the late James Cephas Harris

Agnes Eustice

Hamilton county
Agnes Marie Eustice, 86, of Hixson, Tenn., passed away Saturday July 27, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Otis and Edith Ward; sister, Nancy; and brother, Tommy. Survivors include her daughter,

Fred Ezell

Hamilton county
Willard Wallace "Fred" Ezell, 75, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013.The funeral service will be 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Douglas Graham officiating. Interment will follow the military

Mike Faulkner

Hamilton county
Mike R. Faulkner, 60, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013 at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace. 877-3524

Billie Gifford

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Billie Eugene Gifford, 64, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was of the Baptist faith. He was previously employed with Yates Bleachery

Mary Hutton

Hamilton county
Mary Hutton, 75, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013 at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace. 877-3524

Eddie Johnson

Hamilton county
Eddie Johnson, 53, of Hixson, passed away Friday, July 26, 2013. Arrangements to be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace 423-877-3524.

Oliver Kelley

Hamilton county
Oliver Horace Kelley, 75, passed away on Sunday July 21, 2013 at a local healthcare facility.He served his country in the US Army as a PFC. Oliver occupation was a Licensed Contractor. He

Bettye King

Hamilton county
Bettye June Ryder King, 87, of Hixson, passed peacefully over to her Heavenly home on Thursday, July 25, 2013 in her home surrounded by her family. She attended Grace Bridge Church of Christ. Bettye enjoyed

Mary McMurray

Hamilton county
Mrs. Mary L. McMurray, 72, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013. Condolences may be sent to lane-southcrestchapel.com.Funeral services will be held today at 1 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Pastor

Mary Newell

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Mary E. Newell, 80, passed away Friday, July 26, 2013. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.Funeral services will be held today at 3p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth

Frances Phillips

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Frances L. Weeks Phillips, 94, went home to be with the Lord and her loved ones who have gone before on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Hospice of Chattanooga.Frances was born and raised

Roy Rogers

Hamilton county
Sr. Roy Dean Rogers Sr., 66, of Harrison, Tenn., passed away Friday July 26, 2013 at his residence. Funeral arrangements will be announced in a later edition by Heritage Funeral Home 7454 E.

Mary Speed

Hamilton county
Mary Speed, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013 at her residence.Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Joyce Wade

Hamilton county
Betty Joyce Wade, 76, of Ooltewah, Tenn., passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013.She was the daughter of the late Grady and Estelle Bell and was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Wade.Joyce was of

Pete Whisenant

Alabama
FLATROCK Charles Henry "Pete" Whisenant, 71, died Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Huntsville Hospital. Mr. Whisenant was preceded in death his parents, Robert and Bessie Miller Whisenant. He owned and operated Pete's Logging.

In MemoryGERALD RAULSTON

In memory
Gerald E. RaulstonOct. 24, 1937 - July 29, 2012God gave us the best gift when He chose you for our Daddy. The sweetest gift of all will be when we hold you again. Not a
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