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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 10, 2013



Dorothy

Hamilton county
Dorothy ScarboroughDorothy Brown Wallace Scarborough, 88, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away in Sevierville, Tenn., on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.She was a native of Chattanooga and longtime resident of Sevierville. While residing in Chattanooga, she was

Steven Aldridge

Tennessee
ETOWAH Steven Aldridge, 56, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at an Etowah hospital.A memorial service will be 7 p.m. today from the funeral home chapel. Visitation from 5-7 p.m. today.Please visit www.serenityfunerals.com for

Brenda Bearden

Alabama
FLAT ROCK Brenda Gail Bearden, 61, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at her residence.Funeral will be at 2 p.m. CDT today, Oct. 10, from Kerby Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Tommy Bearden officiating.Burial will

Glenda Brown

Alabama
DAWSON Glenda Sue Stephenson Brown, 72, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.Funeral service wil be 11 a.m. CDT today, Oct. 10, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Stephenson officiating.Burial will

Janet Burke

Hamilton county
Janet Burke, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.A memorial service will be 4 p.m. today at the Tennessee River Gorge Pot Point Cabin (17805 River Canyon Road, Chattanooga, TN 37402) followed

Robin Corn

Hamilton county
Robin Etta Corn, 58, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Ervin Denkins

Hamilton county
Jr.Ervin Edward Denkins Jr, 84, formerly of Indianapolis Ind., passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at his residence in Gulfport, Miss. Funeral at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with

Jerry Frame

Tennessee
DECHERD Jerry Eugene Frame, 72, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester. Funeral at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Visitation

Walter Golden

Hamilton county
Walter Golden, 84, of Ooltewah, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.He was born and raised in Old Hickory, Tenn., where he graduated from DuPont High School and attended MTSU. Mr. Golden proudly served in the

Mary HarrellLee

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Mary Worley Harrell-Lee passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Columbus, Ga., at the age of 92.She was the daughter of the late Sylvester and Georgia Ann Kelley Worley, of Chattanooga. Six

Larry Holcomb

Alabama
ATHENS Larry Holcomb, 57, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.Funeral will be 2 p.m. CDT Friday, Oct. 11, from Kerby Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Carl Bell officiating.Burial in Deer Head Cove Cemetery.Visitation

Omethia Johnson

Hamilton county
Omethia Rollins Johnson, 66, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.Mrs. Johnson was a longtime member of Tucker Baptist Church, the Cupidettes Club Inc., Chattanooga Chapter.Mrs. Johnson graduated from Riverside High School in

Christopher Jones

Hamilton county
Jr.Chritopher B. Jones Jr., 24, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Advantage Fuenral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors.

Charlene Jordan

Tennessee
JASPER Charlene Graves Jordan, 83, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.She was preceded in death by her daughter, Terry Phillips; parents, Charley and Daisy Graves; sisters, Earline Layne, Carolyn Graves; brothers, Leroy Stuckey, Troy

C L

Georgia
C.L. RainesTRENTON C.L. Raines, 80, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013.He was a loving father and grandfather.He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Rodie Raines; daughter, Delorise Rodier; two

Leona Long

Tennessee
CALHOUN Leona Marie Long, 92, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013.Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Smith Funeral Home chapel.Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday prior to service.Burial will follow in Riceville Cemetery.Smith

Darren Lujan

Tennessee
COWAN Darren Lujan, 52, passed away on Friday, Oct, 4, 2013, at Southern Tennesee Medical Center in Winchester.Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Thorogood Cemetery in Cowan.Visitation from

Tom Martin

Hamilton county
Tom M. Martin, 83, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.He was the beloved husband of Nancy Taylor Martin for 52 years.Tom was active in the churches he attended and

David McCallie

Hamilton county
Dr. David Park McCallie, M.D., a blessed, wonderful life came to a peaceful end on Monday afternoon, Oct. 7, 2013, from complications of colon cancer. The physician, community leader, husband, father, grandfather, author, and

Denise McManus

Hamilton county
Denise Annette McManus, 49, of Chattanooga, formerly of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at a Chattanooga hospital.She was involved in childrens ministries for many churches in the Church of God. She was

Billie Moore

Hamilton county
Billie Jean Moore, 77, of Hixson, graduated to Heaven on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.She was born in Bristol, Tenn., on March 16, 1936 and was the daughter of Austin

Kimberly Ratledge

Tennessee
ATHENS Kimberly Wynn Ratledge, 49, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at her residence.She was a native of Columbus, Ohio and a resident of McMinn County for the past 18 years.She was employed with

Frank Reeves

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Charles Frank Reeves, 84, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.He was born on Oct. 19, 1928, to Lee and Virgil Reeves.He served his country during the Korean War.

Edward Robinson

Hamilton county
Edward Lee Robinson, 94, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Millie Singer

Hamilton county
Mildred Louise Boring "Millie" Singer passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.Millie was born Jan. 29, 1939, in Chattanooga to the late Claude and Lillian

Preston Smith

Hamilton county
Jr.Preston Andrew "Pete" Smith Jr., 87, a resident of Harrison, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at his home.Preston was a 45-year resident of Harrison and was born Dec. 4, 1925, the

Willie Snow

Hamilton county
Willie Snow, 76, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hixson Pike, Hixson. 423-531-3975.

Elsie Watkins

Hamilton county
Elsie Watkins, 88, of Rossville, passed away on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.Elsie was loved by many and never met a stranger.She dearly loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.Any animals that came around her house

Edie Young

Hamilton county
Edie Young, 62, of Apison, died on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at her residence.A longtime resident of Chattanooga, Ms. Young retired from Memorial Hospital as a dietician after many years of service. She was formerly

In MemoryANNIE JO

In memory
INMEMORYMarch 22, 1933 - Oct. 10, 2010Mother, we love you and miss you.Calvin and Family

In MemoryIN MEMORY

In memory
LONNIE WARDThen, now, and forever, a friend that neither time nor space can impede upon. Your friend, Alvin and Mrs. Johnette Smithe

In MemoryDorothy Ramsey

In memory
Dorothy J. RamseyJune 10, 1934 - Oct. 10, 2001Twelve years ago God called you home to serve as one of his Angels above. We truly miss you and struggle each and every day without your
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