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Local Obits for Fri. Jun 28, 2013



Johnny Bennett

Alabama
FYFFE Johnny Bennett, 57, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in his residence.Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Ministers: Rev. Mike Cleckler and Jerry Craig.Visitation: 11

Sara Bible

Hamilton county
Sara Beth Sumner Bible, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at a local hospital.A native of Knoxville, Tenn., she has been a resident of the Chattanooga area most of her life. She

Mary Blanchard

Hamilton county
Mary Jane BlanchardMary Jane Blanchard, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013.Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaNorthChapel.com.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Chattanooga Funeral

Donald Bryant

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Donald Eugene Bryant, 65, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2013.He was employed at Rockwell, US Pipe and Chickamauga Telephone Co. until he was unable to work. He attended Friendship M.B. Church, Chickamauga.Preceding

Priscilla Bucher

Hamilton county
Priscilla Jo Bucher, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013, in a local hospital.Memorial services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Monday, July 1, 2013, at Rivermont Presbyterian Church on Hixson Pike locally, preceded

Bronalee Cagle

Alabama
BRYANT Bronalee Cagle, 76, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013.He was a lifelong resident of Bryant. He liked watching NASCAR and bred and sold Boston terriers. He will be missed by his best friend,

Virgia Cowley

Hamilton county
RINGGOLD Virgia Cowley, 78, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at her residence.She had been a resident of Ringgold for 41 years, moving here from McCalla, Ala. Mrs. Cowley was a longtime member of Burning

Demetrius Davis

Hamilton county
Demetrius Jerome Davis, 19, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013, in a local hospital.He was a graduate of Howard High School and was employed at Volkswagen.He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather,

Cordivie Hunter

Hamilton county
Cordivie Lee "Carbe" Hunter, 54, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, June 14, 2013, in a local hospital.She retired from the Chattanooga Times Free Press.She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Roberta Hunter;

Niles Kelley

Hamilton county
Sr.Niles Creighton Kelley Sr., 68, of Chattanooga died Monday June 24, 2013, in a local hospital.A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Mr. Kelley worked in the family owned Rathskeller Restaurant until its closing in 1970.

Mazie Lavender

Hamilton county
Mazie Louise Brown Lavender passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at her home.She was born Jan. 1, 1931, in Luxora, Ark., moving early to Gadsden, Ala. She will be loved and remembered for her

Mary Lou

Georgia
WOODSTOCK Mary Lou Henson, 79, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. Visitation will be noon-1 p.m. Saturday at Moore-Cortner Chapel with services at 1 p.m.Interment in

Hettie McCants

Hamilton county
Hettie Jane McCants, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Verlie McCormick

Tennessee
WHITWELL Verlie Dewey McCormick, 82, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at his home surrounded by family.Mr. McCormick was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was retired from Tennessee Consolidated Coal Co.He was preceded

Rosa Morgan

Tennessee
TEN MILE Rosa Lee McKenzie Morgan, 80, died Tuesday, June 25, 201.Funeral at 7 p.m. today at Bowers Funeral Home with visitation 5-7 p.m. today.Interment will be noon Saturday at Cottonport Baptist Church Cemetery.www.bowersfh.com.Arrangements

Charles Murray

Hamilton county
Charles "C.W." William Murray, of Hixson, passed away on June 26, 2013. He was 85 years old.C.W. was born in Georgetown, Tenn., and was a 1946 graduate of Hixson High School. He served our

Cassie Owen

Georgia
FLINTSTONE Cassie Ellis Owen, 82, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.She was a lifelong resident of Flintstone and was a charter member of Gospel Baptist Tabernacle

Margaret Pickett

Tennessee
WHITWELL Margaret Lucille McEntyre Pickett passed away, Wednesday, June 26, 2013.Margaret served as a nurse for approximately 30 years, providing care to thousands of patients. During World War II, she served her country

Jean Poe

Hamilton county
Jean B. Poe, 101, died on Monday, June 24, 2013, at her residence.She was a descendant of one of the early settlers in Hamilton County.Jean was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga. She attended Milligan College,

Mabel Scruggs

Hamilton county
Mabel Humphrey Scruggs, 104, of Chattanooga, entered her heavenly home Sunday, June 23, 2013, in a local hospital.A native of Chattanooga, she was the Salutatorian of the Howard Class of 1926. Mrs. Scruggs earned her

Linda Sedman

Tennessee
ROCKWOOD Linda Mae Sedman, 72, formerly of Dayton died Wednesday, June 26, 2013.Funeral will be 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.Burial in Rhea Memory Gardens in Dayton at 11 a.m. Saturday.www.vanderwallfh.com.Visitation after

Velma Skolaski

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Velma Ruth Skolaski, 80, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at Golden Living Center.Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at Moore-Cortner

George Smith

Tennessee
CROSSVILLE George Washington Smith, 92, passed away Monday, June 24, 2013.George was preceded in death by his parents, Harris and Leola Smith; brothers, Mib and Ed Smith; son, Fred Smith and daughter-in-law, Patricia Smith along

Charles Smith

Tennessee
Dr. MURFREESBORO Dr. Charles D. Smith, 88, passed away at his home Wednesday June 26, 2013.He was born in Altamont, Tenn., and was a WWII veteran of the United States Marine Corps being at

Bernice Smith

Hamilton county
Bernice Taylor Smith, 101, died at her home on Wednesday, June 26, 2013.She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Smith; and daughter, Mary Smith Donaldson.Survivors include her son, Truman (Cheryl) Smith; five grandchildren,

Lyla Sparkman

Hamilton county
Lyla M. Sparkman, 96, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, June 27, 2013.The family will receive friends from 1 until 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, at

Betty Stone

Hamilton county
Betty Sims Stone, 88, of Mowbray Mountain, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013.She was a charter member of Mowbray Baptist Church.Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Albert M. Stone; parents, William Lawrence

Albert Suttles

Hamilton county
Albert M. Suttles, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, June 24, 2013, in Buffalo, N.Y.He was preceded in death by his mother, Gentry Collier; father, Louis M. Suttles; daughter, Alberta McLaurin; brothers, Harold and

Margaret Swope

Hamilton county
Margaret Elizabeth Brady Swope, 86, of Red Bank, passed peacefully to her rest on Wednesday, June 26, 2013.The family will receive friends at Red Bank Baptist Church on Monday, July 1, 2013 from 11 a.m.

Mickey Wilson

Hamilton county
Mickey L. Wilson, 77, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013.He had worked for Olin Conductors for 15 years and was a self employed carpenter until his retirement. A member of

Otha Woodard

Hamilton county
Otha Mae Woodard, 77, passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

In MemoryPatricia Colvin

In memory
Patricia Granny Pat ColvinJust one year has passed since you took wings and flew away. Seems like only yesterday, but thank God our Father for getting us through this somber time. Love you so

In MemoryMattie Ellison

In memory
INMEMORYMattie Pearl EllisonJune 28, 1925 - June 17, 2009In memory of our mother on her 88th Birthday.Love, The Ellison Family
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