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Local Obits for Fri. May 03, 2013

Robert Blevins

RISING FAWN Robert Lee "Red" Blevins, 69, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013.A memorial service will be 6 p.m. Monday, May 6, at his residence, 785 Holder Loop, Rising Fawn, GA 30738, with Rev.

Thomas Bresler

Hamilton county
Thomas W. Bresler, 94, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013.Funeral services will be in Illinois. Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 423-877-3524.

Wayne Bryant

RINGGOLD Wayne Bryant, 54, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at his residence.Mr. Bryant was born on March 11, 1959 to Wilma and Samuel Bryant of Lenior, N.C., and was a self-employed painter.Left

Daniel Christian

Hamilton county
Sr.Daniel Thomas Christian Sr., 68, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2013, at his residence.Mr. Christian was a devoted husband of 48 years and devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a

Joan Cook

Hamilton county
Joan Barry-CookJoan Barry Cook, 88, died Friday, April 26, 2013, in St. Augustine, Fla., surrounded by her family.She was a native of New Orleans and her burial will take place there Saturday at St. Louis

Carol Cox

ALTAMONT Carol Ann Cox, 48, passed away Wednesday May 1, 2013, after a sudden illness.She was a loving wife and devoted mother working on the family farm and secretary of C and W

Frank Curtis

Hamilton county
William Frank Curtis, 77, our beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013, to be with the Lord and Savior after an enduring battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.He was survived by

Chuck Davis

Hamilton county
Sr.Chuck Davis Sr., 58, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2013, in Chattanooga. Chuck was born Aug. 1, 1954 to Bernice Calhoun and the late Jeff D. Davis. Chuck was retired from Erlanger Health

Sue Dodson

JASPER Willie Sue Nunley Dodson, 78, The beautiful Sue, went home Thursday, May 2, 2013.She was preceded in death by her husband, Lankford Dodson; son, David Dodson; parents, Minnie and Albert Nunley; brother, Albert

Judy Foley

Hamilton county
Judith "Judy" Foley, 69, of Chattanooga died peacefully at home, Monday, April 29, 2013.She was the daughter of Ray and Ruth Foley.Survivors include sons, Todd (Colette) and Scott Schremp; grandchildren, Lauren, Abigail and Isabelle Schremp;

Donnie Hall

DAYTON Donald Gross Hall, 62, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Hospice of Chattanooga.Funeral at 1 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.Burial will be next to his wife in Cove 11 a.m.

Melvin Hampton

JASPER Melvin H. Hampton, 76, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013He was born in Palmer, Tenn., and was a longtime resident of Jasper. Mel was owner and operator of Hampton Trucking for 50 years.

Pearlie Henry

Hamilton county
Pearlie Ducker Henry, 91, of the Lone Oak Community on Signal Mountain, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at her home.She was born and raised in Sequatchie County.She was preceded in death by her mother and

Charles Henson

Hamilton county
Charles B. "Chuck" Henson, 67, of Ringgold, Ga., and formerly of Stone Mountain, Ga., and Murphy, N.C., died Friday, April 26, 2013.The son of J.V. and Hazel Henson, he was the middle child of five

Evelyn Herendon

Hamilton county
Evelyn Harbison Herendon, 82, of Harrison went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.Evelyn was a long time resident of Chattanooga. Evelyn was a former member of Chamberlain Memorial Baptist church

Herron Jackson

Hamilton county
Herron "Crip" Jackson, 64, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in a Cleveland, Ohio nursing home.Survivors include a loving wife, Cheryl Jackson; father, John W. Jackson Sr.; mother, Opal Jackson; siblings, John

Caroline Janssen

Hamilton county
Caroline Irene Smalley Janssen went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, April 29, 2013.Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with the

Rhody Kennemer

SUMMERVILLE Rhody Beatrice "Nancy" Kennemer, 84, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Survivors, brother, Horace Harris; nieces, nephews, and cousins.Graveside service is 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Pennville Cemetery.Visitation is 10 a.m. until

Ron Laqua

Hamilton county
Ronald "Ron" F. Laqua, 72, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013.He was born in Montana and was a longtime resident of Chattanooga. Ron was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. He was a retired

Michael Liner

Hamilton county
Robert Michael Liner, 57, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, April 26, 2013.Mike was an avid motorcyclist and enjoyed time with his family. He was predeceased by his father, Robert Corbin Liner.Survivors include his mother,

Lorene McClendon

Hamilton county
Lorene Betts McClendon, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, April. 28, 2013.Homegoing service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Second Missionary Baptist Church, 2305 East Third St. in Chattanooga with Rev.

Lester McClure

Lester McClureSPRING CITY Lester C. McClure, 85, died Thurday, May 2, 2013 at his home.A lifetime resident of Spring City, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Frances Barger McClure. Lester

Timothy McPherson

Hamilton county
Timothy "Pepper" McPherson passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2013On April 12, 1947 in Chattanooga, God performed a beautiful design in his plan and purpose when he breathed the breath of life into Timothy McPherson

Johnny Mitchell

Hamilton county
Johnny Mitchell, 67, of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, April 25, 2013.He was born on Nov. 16, 1945 in Chattanooga, to John Mitchell, Sr. and Margaret

Corinda Overley

Hamilton county
Corinda "Kindy" Miller Overley, 86, formerly of Morristown, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at a Chattanooga assisted living facility.Born in Washington, D.C., she spent her childhood in Virginia, graduated high school in

Louise Owens

Hamilton county
Louise T. Owens, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Minister Sandra Faye

Hazel Price

SPRING CITY Hazel Price, 93, died Saturday, April 20, 2013.A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2013, at Yellow Creek Baptist Church in Spring City. A luncheon for friends and

Sam Ricketts

Hamilton county
Leland Samuel Ricketts, 74, of Coulterville in Sale Creek, went home to be with his Lord Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Hospice of Chattanooga. He was born Oct. 29, 1938 in Soddy, Tenn., to the

Jane Scharber

WINCHESTER Jane Scharber, 69, passed away Tuesday at Southern Tennessee Medical Center.Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, May 3, 2013 at Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment will be at Franklin Memorial Gardens.Moore-Cortner Funeral Home,

Jim Schmager

Hamilton county
Jim Schmager, departed from my life on Friday, April 26, 2013. He was my best friend, soul mate and my husband.Jim was of the Catholic faith, he was known by others as Jim, Jimbo and

Beth Seidel

Beth Seidel, 81, a resident of Harrison, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday night, April 30, 2013, after a long illness.She is survived by her husband, Pastor Ted Seidel; four stepchildren; and 13

Lewis Stevens

TRENTON Lewis D. Stevens, 89, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013.He was retired from Brock Candy Co. and was of the Christian faith.He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Lillian

Alvin Thomas

Alvirn ThomasMONTEAGLE Mrs. Alvirn Dickerson Thomas, 83, of the Summerfield community passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2013.Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel.Burial: Summerfield Cemetery.On line condolences may be made at www

Margaret Vowell

Hamilton county
Margaret Janice Vowell, 76, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at her home in Hixson.Funeral arrangements will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home, North Chapel, 5401 Hixson Pike, Hixson.

In MemoryStacy

In memory
INMEMORYS T A C YIt has been five years and we still cry the tears. Our hearts are still broken but we know God has spoken you are dancing in Heaven. No sorrow or pain.

In MemoryGeorge E

In memory
Dec. 30, 1920-May 3, 1986 Its been 27 Years since you left us. You are loved and missed every day. Bernice Calfee SaleTracie Calfee Dalton and grandson George,Ray and Sondra Elder and

In MemoryJohn Foy

In memory
In loving memory, John "Man" Foy Sr.May 3, 1945 - Oct. 28, 2006Happy Birthday Daddy!Forever loved and Dearly missed, Love Always your daughter and granddaughterCarmia and Joyana
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