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Local Obits for Mon. Oct 14, 2013


Hamilton county
Vivian CaylorVivian Elaine Caylor, 78 of Ooltewah, died on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Bill and Juanita McCurley Murray. Vivian was a former employee of Dixie Yarns and


Hamilton county
Alec NewbyAlec Newby, 22 of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.


Hamilton county
Maggie WilbornMaggie Mae "Miss Maggie" Miler Wilborn, 90, of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. She was the daughter of the late George And Anna Miller. Maggie was a of member of Christ United

Fredia Bell

Hamilton county
Fredia Rea Bell, 64, of East Ridge, Tenn., departed this life Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. She was born in Athens Tenn., to the late Thomas Anthony and Mary Ruth Bell. Fredia worked at Cannon Equipment

Inez Bradford

RINGGOLD Inez I. Crow Caheely Bradford, 78, passed away on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in a local hospital.Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Rev. Max

Susie Burgess

Hamilton county
Susie W. Burgess, 85, passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 in a local health care facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Harriet Campbell

Hamilton county
Harriet Price Campbell, 85, of Lookout Mountain passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wann Funeral Home & Cremation Center, St. Elmo.

Louada Clark

TRENTON Louada Lynn Clark, 74, passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. She was a loving sister, aunt, and friend and was of the Bapitst faith.She was preceded in death by her husband Lester Clark;

Lonas Daniels

SPRINGCITY Lonas Daniels Sr died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 at his residence.Graveside services will be Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 3 p.m. at Mt. Sulphur Cemetery at Grandview with the Rev. Robert Hurd officiating.Vaughn Funeral

Lou Dean

Hamilton county
Lou Ann Dean, 53, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. She was a resident of the Chattanooga area for over 30 years and attended Kingsport Baptist Church.Survivors include her parents Glenn Davis and Edith Hamby

Vicky Fernette

ATHENS Vicky Diane Dockins Fernette, 62, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 at NHC Healthcare of Athens.Funeral services are Noon Wednesday, Oct. 16, in chapel of funeral home.Burial: Pond Hill Cemetery.Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at

Abner Fleming

GERALDINE Mr. Abner Fleming, 83, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.Funeral services are Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in Mount Tabor Cemetery with Rainsville Funeral Home, Inc.

James Franklin

Hamilton county
James Rodman Franklin, 81, died before sunrise on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at Emerald-Hodgson Hospital in Sewanee, Tenn. He was born in Chattanooga on July 19, 1932.Jim, or "James R.," was a renowned fine artist

Billie Hammer

SCOTTSBORO Billie Marie Hammer passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 after an extended illness. A 60 year resident of Scottsboro, Ala., she was the wife of Walter Brownlow Hammer Jr. who preceded

Ruth Harvey

Hamilton county
Ruth Shelby Harvey, 80, of Hixson, died on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.She was born in Hixson, Tenn., on Jan. 19, 1933, the daughter of the late Jake and Alto Shelby.Mrs. Harvey was a graduate of

Jeremy Hentz

CHICKAMAUGA Jeremy Davis Hentz, 31, passed away on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Wilson Funeral Home-J. Avery Bryan Chapel.

Nella Hudson

WHITWELL Nella Jean Hudson, 83, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. Jean (affectionately called "Nanny Nean") was a member of Whitwell First Baptist Church and Eastern Star.

Charles Humble

Hamilton county
Charles Raymond Humble, 89, of the Hickory Valley Retirement Community, Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. A native of Valley Head, Ala., he was the son of the late Marion and Saphronia Humble and

Chad Marks

LaFAYETTE Chad Marks, 34, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.Survived, mother Gaethlee Dodson; father, Danny Marks; daughters, Katie Marks, Averie Marks; sons, Daniel Marks, Jesse Marks; sister, Christy (Terry) Mitchell; grandmother, Ellen Wallin Shaw; niece,

Joe McBay

Hamilton county
Joe Thomas McBay, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.He was a native of Scottsboro, Ala., and was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area. Joe was an Eagle Scout and served our country

Donaline Pearson

Hamilton county
Donaline "Donna" Pearson, 86, of Hixson passed away on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, surrounded by her family. Donaline was born in Hillsboro, Tenn., and graduated from Coffee County High School in Manchester, Tenn.,

April Porter

SUMMERVILLE April Renee Porter, 36, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013.Survivors, husband, Billy LaDon Porter; children, Ashley Nicole Porter, Baylee Cole Porter; father Jimmy Blalock; mother, Ann Hawkins; sister Angie Case.Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday
ROSSVILLE Bernitta Fay Shrader, 58, went home to be with the Lord, on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of Rossville and was of the Baptist Faith.Bernitta was preceded in

Katherine Walker

SPRINGCITY Katherine Clack Walker, 77, died Saturday Oct. 12, 2013 at the Spring City Care Center. Born in Rhea Co., Katherine was the daughter of the late William Baxter and Cleo Sue West Clack.

Sue Watts

CLEVELAND Sue Watts, passed peacefully from this life to her heavenly home on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.Sue was born Jan. 23, 1920, in McEwen, Tenn. She was married to Cleo Watts for 69 years,
FLOWERYBRANCH Michael Carl Williams, 48, formerly of Ringgold, passed away on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Flowery Branch, Ga., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.Michael was a graduate of Notre Dame High School

Charlie Zeanah

Hamilton county
Charles (Charlie) Henry Zeanah departed this life and entered into eternal peace on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. He was a gentle man with a huge heart, who loved God and loved his family and

In MemoryHappy Birthday

In memory
INMEMORY Precious!Oct. 14, 1972 - May 3, 2008We know your celebration in Heaven is forever but we miss you so much down here. Life has never been the same with you gone. We will have

In MemoryShirley Jackson

In memory
INMEMORYMissing you more than words can say, but today wishing you a Happy Birthday!We Love You, James Sr., Anthony, James Jr.,Vanessa, Donna & all of your grandchildren.

In MemorySteve Mosley

In memory
INMEMORYSteve Dewayne MosleyOct 14, 1973-July 2,2012You would have been 40 years old today, but a year ago God called his angel home. We miss you dearly, there is not a day that goes by that
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