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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 03, 2013


Hamilton county
Corinne JayMary Corinne "Pat" Jay, 83, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family. Services will be held 11:30 a.m. Friday in the chapel with Rev. David Marcum officiating.Burial will


Hamilton county
David JohnstonDavid C. Johnston,77, passed away Wednesday Oct. 2, 2013, in his home, surrounded by family.Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.

Juanita Burnum

Hamilton county
Juanita June Burnum, 86, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.Born in the late 1920s, Juanita Burnum grew up in Geraldine, Ala., worked in the cotton fields with

Joe Butler

CHATSWORTH Joe David "J.D." Butler, 80, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, from the Chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Chatsworth.Online condolences may be offered at

Roger Carlton

LaFAYETTE Roger Lane Carlton, 59, passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.Roger had a love for his Lord and Savior, his family and country. Was

Lewis Clark

Other areas
PANAMA CITY, Fla. Lewis Clark, 85, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at his home.Mr. Clark was a 50-year Mason and a Shriner, holding the title of 32nd degree. He enjoyed gardening in

Michael Dykes

Hamilton county
Michael Thomas Dykes, 24, of Hixson passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. today, Oct. 3, at the Highway 58 Chapel of Turner Funeral Home or you may

June Fain

Hamilton county
June Fain, 94, of Harrison, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, in a local health care facility.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end

Eva Farmer

Hamilton county
Eva Gill Farmer, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2013.Eva had been a Waitress at several restaurants in the area, she really enjoyed her customers. She also enjoyed working many of the Banquets

MaryCharles Forshay

Other areas
FORT WORTH, Texas Mary-Charles Forshay passed from this life on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.She was a woman of faith and family, who was loved by many.Mary-Charles was a native of Chattanooga and

Alfred Greene

Hamilton county
Jr.Alfred Hamilton Greene Jr., 97, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Mr. Greene was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army and was retired from Independent Paint and

Dennis Griffith

SOUTH PITTSBURG Dennis "Denny" "Ethel" Estel Griffith, 57, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.He was preceded in death by his father, Virgil Franklin Griffith; grandparents, Benton and Carrie Brown. Those left to cherish

Floyd Harrell

Hamilton county
Floyd Walker Harrell, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.Mr. Harrell was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy from 1952-53 serving on the U.S.S. Tutuila. He was the owner of Harrell Concrete Finishing

Ruby Hatten

Hamilton county
Ruby Lee Hatten, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Marshall Hildebrand

Hamilton county
Jr.Marshall A. Hildebrand Jr., 85, a longtime resident of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.He was born in Atlanta, on Feb. 17, 1928, to the late Marshall

Patricia Hooper

Pat HooperRINGGOLD Patricia "Pat" High Huskey Bruce Hooper, 78, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.Pat was the daughter of the late Raymond and Imogene High; she was also

Jerry Jackson

Hamilton county
Jerry Jackson, 68, passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

James Lancaster

IDER James Edward Lancaster, 65, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at Memorial Hospital.Survivors include wife, Charlotte Burson Lancaster; son, Patrick Lancaster; daughter, Vanessa (Roger) Wilson; grandchildren, Sarah Wilson, Brody Lancaster, Jessica Wilson and Christopher

Kim Littleton

Hamilton county
Kim Lea Littleton, 51, Chattanooga, went home to the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013.Survivors include fianc, Mike; brothers, George (Shannon) and Rudy (Alice); sister, Patricia (Tony); and two special friends, Starla and Mary; several

Bettye Long

Hamilton county
Bettye Long, 85, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 A native of Chattanooga, she was the daughter to the late Clyde L. and Nettie L. Harvey Pass.For many years

June McGhee

Hamilton county
Betty June McGhee, 76, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2013.She was a Christian and of the Baptist faith. June was born in Jewell Ridge, Va., but lived most of her life in Bristol, Tenn./Va.

Joan Merriman

Hamilton county
Joan Potts Merriman died peacefully at her home on Monday evening, Sept. 30, 2013, surrounded by her family.Joan "Tincey" was born in Chattanooga on May 14, 1937 and was preceded in death by her parents,

Mady Purdy

Hamilton county
Mady Purdy, 86, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2013.Mady worked as a nurse and police officer in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and the sheriff's office of Floyd County, Ga. before her retirement.Mady was preceded

John Quillen

Other areas
COLUMBIA, S.C. John C. "Jack" Quillen, 68, died unexpectedly on Monday, Sept 30, 2013, from post-op complications during surgery.Jack was born in Hobart, Ind., and moved to Chattanooga in his early teens. He

Margaret Riddle

Hamilton county
Margaret Mary Riddle, 89, of Marietta, Ga., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, surrounded by her family at Morning Point Assisted Living in Hixson.Margaret was born April 18, 1924 in Union County, S.C., to Henry

James Searcy

Hamilton county
James Searcy, 82, of Forsythe, Ga., passed Sunday, Sept. 28, 2013, in a local hospital.Local survivor: sister, Laura Toney.He will lie-in-state today at Freeman Funeral Home in Forsythe.Funeral: Friday at 11 a.m. at St.

Kimberly Shropshire

Hamilton county
Kimberly M. Shropshire, 45, passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at a local hospital.Survivors include her mother, Sandra Duque, of Chattanooga; father, Edward Douglas, of Detroit, Mich.; daughters, Kelis and Britany Kelley; sisters, Sherry

Ellen Smith

BRIDGEPORT Ellen Virginia Johnson Smith, 80, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2013, at her home.Ellen had worked over 25 years at South Pittsburg Knitting Mill.Ellen was the daughter of the late James L. and Martha

Charlie Terry

Hamilton county
Jr.Charlie Terry Jr., 65, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at a local hospital.He was of Baptist faith and also a graduate of Riverside High School and Chattanooga City College. He served in

Allan Waddell

Hamilton county
Allan Wayne Waddell, 51, of Chattanooga, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at his home.Allan was born and raised in Chattanooga and was a graduate of East Ridge High School. He was a

Bill Wills

Hamilton county
William "Bill" Wills, 79, of Soddy-Daisy, and a retired Rohm and Haas chemist died on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013Memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church

In MemoryMary Houts

In memory
INMEMORYMary Allene HoutsSept. 16, 1928 - Oct. 2, 2013We will miss her visits and she loved the Fall with us in the North Carolina mountains. Her joy made it more beautiful and still will. Love,

In MemoryDerrick McCamish

In memory
INMEMORYDerrick Lamar McCamishOct. 6, 1968-Oct. 3, 1988Quite often we still shed tears of sadness and know such heartfelt pain, So grateful for the earthly walk we shared---knowing you are heavens gain. Truly missing your

In MemoryEddie Washington

In memory
INMEMORYEDDIE MAE WASHINGTONOctober 3, 1932 - July 19, 2008Happy birthday, mom!From, Isaac and Henrietta
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