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Local Obits for Fri. May 10, 2013


Hamilton county
William MageeWilliam Magee, 23, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., died on Saturday, May 4, in Nashville.William will be honored with a Celebration of Life service at 4 p.m. Friday, May 10, in the McCallie School


Bernice BarlewBernice Yvonne Cunningham Barlew, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013 in Elkhart, Ind.Cared for in recent years by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Roger Hill, Bernice had resided in


Hamilton county
Anthony TinsleyAnthony L. Tinsley, 61, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Jessie Armstrong

ENGLEWOOD Jessie Amber Armstrong, 31, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at her residence.Memorial services 3 p.m. Saturday, May 11, from the funeral home chapel.Visitation from 2-3 p.m Saturday at the funeral home.Please visit

Billy Buckner

ENGLEWOOD Billy Harold Buckner, 48, died Wednesday, May 8, 2103, at his residence.Funeral 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.Interment will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Shady Grove Cemetery.Vistation 5-7 p.m.

Eddie Burton

Hamilton county
Eddie Burton, 63, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013, at his home.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

William Clingan

Hamilton county
William "Bill" Keith Clingan, 74, of Hixson, died on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, as a boy in Highland Park, as a young adult in East Ridge, and for the past 45

Steven Day

DAYTON Steven Chris Day, 45, went home to be with his Lord Thursday, May 9, 2013, peacefuly at his home.Chris was a devoted husband to his wife of 25 years, Sabrina Day and loving

James Dotson

DUNLAP James William "Jimmy" Dotson, 67, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013.He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, C.B. and Hazel Helton Dotson; and

Houseal Doux

Hamilton county
Houseal Doux, 96, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.She was preceded in death by her husband, Jules T. Doux Sr.; and a sister, Lillian Wood.Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Jules T.

Linda Doyle

Hamilton county
Linda Kay Cassidy Doyle, 66, of Red Bank, passed away at her home on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.Linda was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She worked at Southern Data for many years.The daughter of

Victor Graham

FORT OGLETHORPE Victor Van Graham, 46, passed away Monday, May 6, 2013.Vic was born in Fort Oglethorpe, where he spent the majority of his life. He was a gifted musician who was known from

Frances Kolwyck

Hamilton county
ROSSVILLE Frances Kolwyck, 81, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,

Lavern Laney

TRENTON Hildon Levern "Mutt" Laney, 79, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at his residence.Mr. Laney was retired from U.S. Pipe and Foundry.He was preceded in death by parents, Ruben and Lennie Gay Baker Laney;

John Ling

Hamilton county
Jr.John Englehardt Ling Jr., 91, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013.He was born Oct. 24, 1921 in Chattanooga. He attended Missionary Ridge Grammar School and graduated from Baylor School. He graduated from

Samuel Madison

Hamilton county
Samuel Madison, 62, passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2013, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Calvin McArthur

TRION Calvin McArthur, 77, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013.Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday from the funeral home chapel.Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.Earle Rainwater

Alicia Mullica

Hamilton county
Alicia Kay Hickey Mullica, 46, of Klamath Falls, Ore., formerly of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 28, 2013, after a long, courageous battle with cancer.She was a

Helen Payne

Hamilton county
Helen Mahoney Payne, 79, died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.She is now with the Lord she served so well. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, she was born May 16, 1933 to

Adah Pelfrey

SPRING CITY Adah N. Pelfrey, 90, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013.Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.Interment in Smyrna Cemetery.Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at

Orr Raines

Hamilton county
Orr H. Raines, 93, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013, at a local health care facility. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga. 423-877-3524.
RINGGOLD Rhonda K. Richardson, 47, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in a local hospital.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with Jeff Cleater officiating.Burial to

Garrie Richardson

Hamilton county
Garrie Lee Richardson, 67, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in a local hospital.He leaves to cherish his loving memories wife of 47 years, Sylvia; son, Melvin Lee Richardson; daughter, Michelle (Charles L.)

Buddy Sartain

Hamilton county
Buddy (Howard T.) Sartain, 61, of Chattanooga, went home to his heavenly home Wednesday, May 8, 2013, after a long battle with cancer.He was born April 15, 1952 in Talladega, Ala., to the late

Austin Scealf

Hamilton county
Austin Jerome Scealf Sr., 28, of Yulee, Fla., passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, due to an accident.He was a former resident of Sale Creek, Tenn.Preceded in death by father, Gregory Jerome Scealf.Survivors include

Reginald Smith

Hamilton county
Reginald Smith, 57, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at a hospital in Dekalb County, Ga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Stephanie Sorrick

Hamilton county

Louise Stephens

TRENTON Minnie Louise Stephens, 84, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013.She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother that enjoyed baking cakes, ceramics and sewing.She was preceded in death by her loving husband

Edwin Thurman

LaFAYETTE Edwin Thurman, 61, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013.Survived by loving wife, Kaye Thurman, of LaFayette; daughters, Dr. Mary Thurman Martin and husband, Patrick, of Easley, S.C., Lynne Thurman and

James Trotter

Hamilton county
James W. "Bill" Trotter, 79, of Apison, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced in a later edition by Heritage Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

Clarence Walker

Sr.BRIDGEPORT Clarence Kirby "Boo" Walker Sr., 67, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in a traffic accident.Mr. Walker was a first-term Bridgeport City Councilman and a former city police commissioner, retired Supervisor with Bridgeport

Wendell Washington

Hamilton county
IIWendell Washington II, 20, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013.Viewing: after 1 p.m. today and family hour from 6-7 p.m. today.Funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor

Martha Watts

Hamilton county
Martha Marie Watts, 92, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2013.Services will be held at 11 a.m. today, May 10, 2013, in the funeral home chapel with Robert Cothran officiating. Burial will

Dwight Whitmire

FORT PAYNE Dwight Whitmire, 57, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013.Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 11, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial in Mountain View Memorial Garden with the Rev. James

Lemon Williams

Hamilton county
Sr.Lemon Clyde Williams Sr., 72, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.


In memory
INMEMORYWho went to be with the Lord on May 10th, 2009. Sadly missed by Alice, Francis, nieces, nephews, son-in-laws, and sister-in-law, Estella, Pastor and church and the people you worked for.
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