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Local Obits for Sun. Oct 06, 2013

TRENTON Willadean West Bolton, 78, passed away, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. She was born June 1, 1935. She was a homemaker and member of General Church of God.She was preceded in death by

Janette Burnette

Hamilton county
Janette Katherine Beaver Burnette, 91, of Chattanooga passed away, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Condolences may be sent to services will be held today at 3 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Dr.

Evelyn Chambers

Hamilton county
Evelyn Marie Chambers, 92, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 at her home. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Adeline Wiegel She was a member of St. Peter and Paul

Troy Crabtree

ESTILL SPRINGS Troy William Crabtree, 87, departed this life on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at his residence. Mr. Crabtree was born March 10, 1926 in Henagar, Ala., to the late William and Allie Harris

Mary Darwin

Hamilton county
Mary Darwin, 76, of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord Friday Oct. 4, 2013.She is survived by sister, Evangelist Barbara A. Mathis; brother, B.F. Davis and several other family members to include grandchildren,

Ralph Foutz

ROSSVILLE Ralph Foutz, 77, passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. Condolences may be sent to are incomplete and will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory

Sandi Giblin

WHITWELL Mrs. Sandi Diane Giblin, 63, died Thursday Oct. 3, 2013. She was born in Chattanooga on Aug. 28, 1950. She was a LPN working at the former South Pittsburg Hospital and with

Pete Godfrey

Hamilton county
Pete Dennis Godfrey, 60, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 Dennis was employed by North American Photography Company in Atlanta, Ga.Dennis is preceded in death by his mother Marianela Billingsley

David Johnston

Hamilton county
David C. Johnston, 77, passed away Wednesday Oct. 2, 2013, in his home, surrounded by family.Born and raised in Chattanooga to W.D. "Bill" and Louise Susong Johnston, he graduated from Chattanooga High School and served

Buford Lash

FORT OGLETHORPE Buford Emory Lash, 86, passed away Monday Sept. 30, 2013, in Miami, Fla.He was born to the deceased Fannie O'Rear, Dec. 7, 1926, in Chattanooga.Buford is survived by his daughter, Terry Lash

Gladys Leffew

Hamilton county
Gladys Alicia Leffew, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, surrounded by her family.She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a woman of strength, tenderness, beauty and love. She enjoyed

Betty McGee

Hamilton county
Betty J. McGee, 78, passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 at her residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Michele Moore

ROSSVILLE Michele Elizabeth Day Moore, 41, passed away, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral and Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,

Norma Peasner

Hamilton county
Norma Victoria Farley Peasner died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in Charleston, S.C.She was born July 29, 1918 in Crossville, Ala.She grew up in Fort Payne, Ala., and graduated at the top of her class from

Vickie Powell

SPRINGCITY Vickie Powell 52 died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.Funeral services: Monday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial: Johnson Stand Cemetery. Visitation is

Suzanne Printup

CALHOUN Suzanne Simpson Printup, 34, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.Funeral service will be Monday Oct. 7, at 1 p.m. at East Calhoun Church of God with Pastor Keith R. Reid officiating.Interment: Pine Grove

Jeffrey Reed

Hamilton county
Jeffrey Allen Reed, 51, Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Eugene Reed.He is survived by his children, Shea Reed (Chris) Thurman,

David Rhodes

Hamilton county
Robert David Rhodes, 73, of Chattanooga passed away on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at a local hospital.David was a graduate of The University of Kentucky with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. He

Joe Romines

Hamilton county
Joe "Opie" Romines, 25, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.Joe was a United States Army Veteran, serving two tours in Iraq, a current member of the Hamilton County Roughnecks Motorcycle Club, a public

Angela Rushing

JASPER Angela Starr Rushing, 41, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 in Grandview Hospital.Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Gant Cemetery - Scottsboro, with W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel in charge.

John Simpson

Sr.CLEVELAND John A. Simpson Sr., 83, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.Survivors: daughter, Katrina Simpson; son, Andrew Simpson Jr.Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at Simpson Cemetery in Loudon,

Elma Stearns

Hamilton county
Elma Delores Stearns, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in a healthcare facility in Moline, Illinois.Visitation will be at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with the funeral

Gene Tapley

Hamilton county
H. Eugene (Gene) Tapley, 73, of Chattanooga passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.A longtime resident of Chattanooga, Gene was owner of CTM Consulting Engineers and Chem-Tex Machinery since 1976.He was a member of Covenant

Anna Thacker

Hamilton county
Anna Mae Garner Thacker, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.She attended Gods Kingdom Within Church.She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Thacker.She is survived by her sons, Donnie Thacker and

Bill Wills

Hamilton county
William "Bill" Wills, 79, of Soddy-Daisy, and a retired Rohm and Haas chemist died on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.Born in Bridgeton, N.J., he earned a BS in chemistry from Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science

In MemoryCard of

In memory
The Family of James C. "Stuff" SandersWishes to acknowledge the many expressions of love, concern and compassion shown to us from our family and friends. Thanks you for your prayers, phone calls, cards, visits

In MemoryGloria Ruffin

In memory
INMEMORYGLORIA RUFFINOct. 1, 1967 - Sept. 26, 2005We love you, but God loved you best.Love, your mother, Minnie Solomon, sister and brothers

In MemoryAlbert Solomon

In memory
INMEMORYMr. Albert B. SolomonAug. 18, 1929-Aug. 25, 2012We love and miss you very much. Love, wife and children
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