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Local Obits for Sat. May 18, 2013



Roger

Hamilton county
Roger McCary Sr.Roger Len McCary Sr., 59, of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at his residence.Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.

Ruby Blevins

Georgia
RINGGOLD Ruby Imogene Blevins, 87, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013.Mrs. Blevins was a homemaker.She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Pete (Teresa) Blevins, Rick (Sheila Woodard) Blevins; grandsons, Adam Blevins and Rickie

Silas Brogdon

Alabama
RAINSVILLE Silas Brogdon, 92, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Crossville Healthcare & Rehab.Graveside service will be noon CDT today at Town Creek Cemetery.Visitation from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. CDT today at the chapel

Juanita Burnett

Hamilton county
Juanita W. Burnett, 97, Chattanooga, died Friday, May 17, 2013.She was born Aug. 5, 1915 in Jackson Gap, Ala., to the late J. D. and Olive Wallis. Mrs. Burnett previously lived in Grandview, Tenn. and

Estelle Cannon

Hamilton county
Estelle Cannon, 97, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013.Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanoogaNorthChapel.com.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home, North Chapel, 5401 Highway

Bobbie Church

Hamilton county
Bobbie Ann Wise Church, 77, of East Ridge died Friday, May 17, 2013.She was born Nov. 8, 1935 in Chattanooga. She was a member of the VFW Post 4848 Ladies Auxiliary.Survivors include three children, Donna

Mildred Clemons

Hamilton county
Mildred Joyce Clemons, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, May 17, 2013, at a local hospital.She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Clemons.Mildred was a member of Westview Baptist Church.Survivors include her three

Alberta Daughtrey

Hamilton county
Alberta Daughtrey, 84, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Friday, May 17, 2013, at Soddy-Daisy Healthcare Center.She was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Daughtrey and sons, Donald and Jimmy Daughtrey.Survivors include her son, Mike

Kimberly Dawson

Georgia
TRION Kimberly "Gussy" Dawson, 46, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Hutcheson Medical Center.Funeral at 2 p.m. today at Waterville Baptist Church.Interment in West Hill Cemetery.Arrangements are by Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home, Summerville.

Maxine Durham

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Maxine Bishop Durham, 88, passed away Friday, May 17, 2013.She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was on the Baptist faith.Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, Dan Durham; parents,

Maxine Edwards

Georgia
Marvin EdwardsTRENTON Marvin Earl Edwards, 89, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013.Funeral services will be noon Monday, May 20, 2013, in the chapel of Ryan Funeral Home.Family will receive friends today and Sunday 3

Dwaitha English

Hamilton county
Dwaitha Joyce English passed away on Monday, May 13, 2013, at a local hospital with family by her side.Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at The Church of the First Born, 3418

Thomas Galivan

Hamilton county
Thomas Galivan, 75, of Chattanooga passed away on Monday, May 13, 2013.A native of Chicago, Ill., he had been a resident of Chattanooga for over 40 years.Tom was a devoted member of St.

Mary Gann

Hamilton county
Mary Louise Gann, 65, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Edith Vandergriff.Mary is survived by her son, Danny (Judy) Vandergriff; and a sister,
ROSSVILLE Virginia Ard Cooper Goodman, 88, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013.She had been a bookkeeper for South Carolina State Rep. Abney Smith in Charleston, S.C., Alvin Mashburn Heavy Equipment Co. in Ringgold, Ga.

Arthur Gross

Hamilton county
Arthur J. Gross passed away on Friday, May 17, 2013.Arrangements have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith-Funeral-Directors 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Evelyn Jaynes

Hamilton county
Evelyn Ware Jaynes, 67 years old, went to be with her Savior on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.She is survived by her two daughters, Cathy (and Bappa) Mukherji, of Nashville and Jennifer (and DeWayne) Merritt,

Mildred Lawrence

Hamilton county
Mildred "Millie" Lawrence, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday, May 17, 2013, at a local healthcare facility.She was a lifelong residence of Chattanooga, and was of the christian faith. She was

Brenda Lynn

Hamilton county
Brenda Kaye Lynn, 62, of East Ridge, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013, in a local hospital.She was employed with Cracker Barrel as a trainer and server for 23 years. Brenda loved to fish and

Janice McDonough

Tennessee
DUNLAP Janice Fay Williford McDonough, 61, passed away Friday, May 17, 2013.She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Anna Shoemake Williford; sister, Inez Smith; and brother, Jimmy Williford.Survivors include her husband,

Avene Norris

Tennessee
GRUETLI-LAAGER Mrs. Avene Estell Norris, 77, passed away Friday, May 17, 2013, at her home with her family at her side.She attended New Life Ministry Church. She was born in Whitwell, Tenn., on June

Robert Orton

Hamilton county
Robert Edward Orton, of Harrison, 86, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on the evening of Thursday, May 16, 2013.He was born in Etowah, Tenn., Aug. 9, 1926, of the late of

Frances Presley

Hamilton county
Frances Carolyn Presley went home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, May 16, 2013.She was born on May 8,1926 in Dalton, Ga., to her parents Luther W and Lucille Holder

David Reynolds

Tennessee
OLDFORT David Reynolds, 52, died Thursday, May 16, 2013.He was employed with Astec Industries for 30 years.Survivors: wife, Kim Reynolds; children, Amanda (Mandy) Reynolds, Amy Ledford, David (Adam) Reynolds.Services are 2 p.m. Sunday

William Richardson

Hamilton county
William Fred Richardson 71, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013, in a local hospital.Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Benton Scoggins

Hamilton county
Benton Potter Scoggins, 90, of Harrison, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 16, 2013, from his earthly home. He was a member of Greenwood Baptist Church.Benton was retired from the U.S. Postal

Eva Smith

Hamilton county
Eva L. Banks Smith, 65, passed away on May 13, 2013 in Chattanooga.Eva attended Riverside High School. She was employed with the Howard Levine and Dr. Larry Mullinax Families. She was a faithful member of

Beulah Vassar

Hamilton county
Beulah Mae Vassar, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013, in a local hospital.She retired from Erlanger Hospital as an L.P.N. after 30 years of service. She was a faithful member of St.

Mary Vaughn

Alabama
PISGAH Mary Ada Hughes Vaughn, 97, died Friday, May 17, 2013.Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, James Vaughn, of Chattanooga, Randy (Octavia) Vaughn, of Section; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara Davis, of Rossville, Donna Argan, of

Mike Walraven

Hamilton county
Mike Walraven, 63, a lifelong resident of Harrison, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013.He retired from DuPont after 27 years.He was preceeded in death by his father, Doyal Walraven.He is survived by his loving

Mary Warnick

Hamilton county
Mary Weigand Warnick, 91, passed away on Thursday, May 16,2013.Mary lived in Port Charlotte, Fla., for 20 years before moving to the Chattanooga area three years ago.Mary was preceded in death by her husband of

Stanley Williams

Hamilton county
Pastor Stanley Williams, 66, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2013 at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Betty Williamson

Tennessee
COPPERHILL Betty Faye Williamson, 54, died on Thursday, May 16, 2013.She was born in Salisbury, N.C. and raised in Chattanooga. She worked at Animal Clinic East for 12 years and was a big animal

Virginia Young

Tennessee
DECHERD Virginia "Ginger" Dale Young, 71, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at her home.Funeral at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Bethlehem Cemetery, Hillsboro, Tenn.Visitation 5

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In MemoryWalter Tate

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INMEMORYWalter W.C. TateNineteen Years LaterStill loving, remembering and missing you.Love Always, The Tate Family
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