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Local Obits for Sun. Mar 31, 2013

Gill Anderson

Hamilton county
Gill Edmond Anderson, 51, of Chattanooga, died Friday, March 29, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,

Joy Beene

Hamilton county
Angela Joy Huffaker Weeks Beene, 72, of Soddy-Daisy, died on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Erlanger Hospital.Joy is survived by her husband, Paul; son, Eric, and his wife, Laura; daughter, Paula Baulch; and her husband,

Riley Coots

RINGGOLD Riley Stone Coots, 5, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013 alongside his mother, Claire Coots from injuries sustained in a house fire. He was born Nov. 11, 2007.Riley attended Pre-K at Tiger Creek

Claire Coots

RINGGOLD Claire Coots, 30, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013 alongside her son, Riley Coots from injuries sustained in a house fire. She was born Aug. 20, 1982. She was a 2000 graduate of

Lillian Davis

Lillian OKelleyROSSVILLE Lillian Margaret Davis OKelley, 91 passed away on March 27, 2013.Services will be 1 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2013 in the chapel with Ron Ingram officiating.She will be buried at Chattanooga

Bonnie Frady

Hamilton county
Bonnie Marie Frady, 92, of Soddy-Daisy, went to paradise on Wednesday, March 27, 2013.Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 1, 2013 at in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jerry

C Gregory

Hamilton county
C. Gregory Dix, 67, of Hixson, Tenn. passed away Friday, March 29, 2013. He was born in Long Beach, Calif. to the late Forrest "Happy" and Willie Mae Brooks Dicks. He was a native of

Red Grider

JASPER William A. "Red" Grider, 78, passed away, Friday, March 29, 2013.Red was a former deacon at First Baptist Church of Jasper and a veteran of the US Navy, After his retirement from DuPont,

Paul Hatchette

Hamilton county
Paul Jones "P. J." Hatchette, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 29, 2013 surrounded by family members. He was born July 8, 1938 in Spartanburg, S.C. to the late Altonia and
ROSSVILLE Marguerite Hatfield, 72, passed away Friday, March 29, 2013 at her home after a two year battle with congestive heart failure. She was a long time member of Fairview Baptist Church and

Rose Heise

Hamilton county
Rose Evelyn Heise, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

James Hood

SUCK CREEK James Hood, 68, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary Hood; brothers, Charles Hood, David Hood; sister, Lois Lawson.Those left to

Robert Kempson

Hamilton county
Robert Bailey Kempson, a man of God, went to Heaven early Friday, March 29, 2013.He was a Christian who believed that Jesus Christ, the son of God, was his Lord and Savior and he tried

Roy Krupp

Hamilton county
Roy E. Krupp, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, March 29, 2013. He was 95 years old.Roy was born and raised in New Athens, Ill. and was a longtime resident of Belleville, Ill. before

Amy Marchmon

Hamilton county
Amy Helen Payne Marchmon, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, March 29, 2013. She was born to the late Idus H. and Nancy E. Head Payne in Dekalb County, Ala.She has been a

Milton Masterson

Hamilton county
Milton "Dink" Masterson, 80, of Hixson slipped away Friday, March 29, 2013, with his family at his side. He was a veteran of the Korean War. Milton had attended Calvary Baptist Church and Dividing Ridge
CHICKAMAUGA Christine Elizabeth Neblett, 67, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013. She was born to the late Herbert and Marion Maag in California but has been a resident of North Georgia since 1981. Christine

Oscar Oney

, Jr.SPRING CITY Mr. Oscar Oney, Jr., 81, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, March 30, 2013. Mr. Oney was born in Lancing Tenn. on March 16, 1932, to Oscar Sr.

Wanda Pickett

Hamilton county
Wanda Pickett, 55, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Richard Puckett

Hamilton county
Richard Alexander Puckett, 44, of Chattanooga passed away on Friday, March 29, 2013 in an area hospital. He was a 1981 graduate of Hixson High School.He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Jessie

Atha Richie

Hamilton county
Atha Mae Richie, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, March 29, 2013 at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Earl Richie

Dean Roensch

Hamilton county
Dean Ray Roensch, 62, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 28, 2013.Mr. Roensch was born and raised in LaGrange, TX. He was of the Lutheran faith and enlisted

Joe Rogers

JASPER Joe Billy Rogers, 75, died Saturday at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn.He was the son of the late Earl and Maudie Webb Rogers and brother of the late John Ed Rogers.He retired from

Hulda Rolen

Hamilton county
Hulda Mae Rolen, 86, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 28, 2013, from the Lynchburg Nursing Center, Lynchburg, Tenn.She was a member of Bible Baptist Church, Rossville.

Tony Romita

Hamilton county
Anthony "Tony" Saint Romita, 54, of Hixson, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 22, 2013 with his wife Melody at his side.He was born in Pennsylvania on March 13, 1959, moved to Tennessee as a

Mary Shirley

Hamilton county
Mary Margaret Shirley, 90, Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013, at a local healthcare facility. She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga. Survivors are son, Anthony Shirley, Dalton; daughter, Linda Lee, Chattanooga;

Stephen Smith

Hamilton county
Stephen Carlton Smith, 60, of Chattanooga, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at his home.Stephen was born and raised in Chattanooga, a graduate of Chattanooga High School Class of 71 and went on

Constance Varner

Hamilton county
Constance "Connie" Renee' Varner, 59, of Sale Creek passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at her home.Connie loved her grandchildren, cooking, fishing and Nascar and was retired from TVA after many years of service.

In MemoryMelvin Appleberry

In memory
CARD OF THANKSThe Family of would like you to know our hearts have been warmed by kindness, condolences, flowers, and such sympathy during the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father and brother.


In memory
INMEMORYHAPPYBIRTHDAYMOTHER March 31, 1924 - Sept. 7, 2011Mom, I know you are happy today singing praises on this resurrection Sunday. We love you, we miss you. Kiss my angel Casey for me. Missed


In memory
INMEMORYHappy Birthday CooldaddyNeil MillerMarch 31, 1930-Jan. 12, 2012


In memory
CARD OFTHANKSIN RECOGNITION OF PETE WADDINGTON, OWNER OF THE NORTH SHORE GRILL AT 16 FRAZIER AVE. Pete generously opened his establishment to the public in honor of Brian Beahm, a long time employee of Pete's.

In MemoryMarion Williams

In memory
INMEMORYMarion (Mommie) Williams 1932 - 1995Gone but not forgotten.Your Family
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