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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 01, 2013

Kristine Atcheson

Kristine M. Atcheson, 58, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary

John Burnette

John A. Burnette, 86, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. Born to the late Estell Dee and Bertie Lewis Burnette, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. John A. attended the Jasper

Lance Cassidy

Lance Cassidy, 77, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, after a year long battle with lung cancer. He had been a member of the Tennessee Army National Guard. Mr. Cassidy retired from TVA and also
Narkescia L. Chambers, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at a local hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home.

Clifford Cook

Clifford Cook, 89, formerly of Dunlap, passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, in Brunswick, Ga. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. CDT Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Johnson-Lewis Cemetery with military honors. Arrangements

Jonas Copass

Jonas Flynn Copass, 86, passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center. Graveside services at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 1, at Union Cemetery in Fountain Run, Ky., with full military honors.
Ernie Crane, 61, of Chattanooga, departed from his temporary home here on earth Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013. He fought a hard battle and won the ultimate reward. Ernie was born on Sept. 9, 1952, in
Louise E. Curvin, 74, a lifelong resident of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 48 years, Malcolm Mack Curvin. She is survived by
Lewis Carpenter Doggett, 85, of Highlands, N.C., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Born in Atlanta, he was the son of the late Lewis Carpenter and Mary Adeline Elliott Doggett. He was a U.S. Army
Monteen Stover Norris Wright Dowdey, 95, passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at her residence. Funeral arrangements will be 2 p.m. Sunday from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with visitation 8-2 p.m. Sunday. Burial in Mount
Gwendolyn S. Dunn, 51, of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at a local hospital. She was a member of Antioch Primitive Baptist Church and a graduate of the Brainerd High School class of
Patricia Ann Dupree, 68, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. Survivors, husband, James Dupree; son, Jamey (Eulene) Dupree; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren. Funeral is 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at Chelsea Baptist Church. Visitation is
Mary Elizabeth Landreth Eaves, 89, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 30, 2013, at her home. A 1942 graduate of Red Bank High School, Mary had worked for American Lava, the
Katherine Delores Fitten, 51, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in a local healthcare facility. She was a 1980 Howard graduate, member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, and formerly employed by Hamilton
Annie Mae Fletcher, 84, departed this life Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at a local hospital. She was employed at Erlanger Hospital for 45 years and Miller Eye Center. She was a lifelong member of Union
Edward Gladden, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Helen Anita Hamilton, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in a hospital in Clarksville, Tenn. She was formerly employed by AT&T. Survivors include her son, Deon Jones, of Sandy Springs, Ga.; daughter,

Frances Hammontree

Frances Hammontree, 85, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in a local hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.
Robin L. Harper, 55, of Harrison, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Dora Jeannine Harper; brothers, Glen Harper and Stephen Harper. Robin was very meticulous
Donald Ray Harris, 71, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jerry Yother officiating.
Louise Holland Johnson, 97, died peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Louise, daughter of Nettie and Hayes Holland, was born on July 16, 1916, in McKenzie, Tenn., where she grew up on a dairy farm
Velma Huff Johnston, 83, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at her home. Velma was born in Chattanooga, to the late Horace Emmitt and Mamie Davis Huff on Jan. 8, 1930. Velma was retired
Steve Allen Leffew, 56, of Hixson, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. Steve was retired from IBEW 175, Miller Electric. He was of the Church of God Faith. Steve is survived by his children,

Norma Neperud

South pittsburg
Norma Ann Ryding Neperud, 89, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in a Knoxville hospital. The daughter of the late Bernick Carl and Regina Sauer Ryding, she was a native of Rugby, N.D. A resident

Michael Owens

Michael Ray Owens, 50, died Saturday,Oct. 26, 2013, in an automobile accident. Fuenral will be at 3 p.m. CDT Saturday, Nov. 2, from Kerby Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jeremiah Griffin officiating. Burial in Friendship

Mamie Parker

Mamie Elizabeth Parker, 91, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Survivors, children, Ronald Parker, Linda Eaves, Derrell Parker, Dennis Parker; sister, Grace Houser; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral is 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Mason

Ruby Reece

Ruby L. Reece, 91, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 30, 2013, with family at her bedside. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in the Melvin Community. She was preceded in death by her parents,

William Runyon

William Paul Runyon, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2013, at his residence. Visitation 2-4 p.m. today, Nov. 1, prior to funeral. Visit and leave a message of condolence for the Runyon family. Serenity Funeral

James Russell

LaFAYETTE James "Jamie" Marion Russell, 81, formerly of Mableton, Ga. died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. Jamie was a veteran of the United States Army. He retired after
Thomas Frederick Stimson died peacefully Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, after an unexpected fall. He was surrounded by his loving family, "the most important people in my life" as he once said. Tom was the first
Barbara Ann Walker, 77, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Dayton, and member of New Union Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by parents, Hooper and

Billy Ware

LaFAYETTE Billy Joe "Bill" Ware, 80, passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. He was born in LaFayette on May 8, 1933 to the late James T. and Ester Harris Ware. Bill was of

Jack Webster

Fort payne
Jack Leath Webster, 89, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Graveside funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to First United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Burt Funeral Home,

Norma Wells

Valley head
Norma L. Wells, 73, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at DeKalb Regional Hospital. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Little River Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Ellis officiating. Visitation 11
Gertrude Magnolia Williamson, 73, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at her residence. She was formerly employed by Pilgrims Pride. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hamilton and Ludie Williamson; brother,

In MemoryCharleston Beard

Happy 23rd Birthday! Charleston Patrick Beard "Charlie Man" We love & miss you, Mom (Michelle), Mumu, Kendra, Quanesha, Marcus, twins, Tay, Nah and family.

In MemoryJames Hawthorne

James Wesley Hawthorne Sr Nov 1, 1943 - July 8, 2010 Missing you on your birthday. Your wife, Shirley and family

In MemoryTommu Lay

Tommy L. Lay Sept. 4, 1957 - Nov. 1, 2009 We Love You Tawanna (Toot) Lay (daughter), Tommy T.J. Lay (Son), relatives and many friends.

In MemoryRandy White

May 5, 1956- Nov. 1, 2009 Its been four long years, and I miss more each day. You are always in my heart. Love always, Judy
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