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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 17, 2013


Hamilton county
Randal "Randy" Lee Young, 53, of Hixson, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013.He was a member of Daisy Church of God.He was preceded in death by his father, Larry Lee Young; and brother, Larry A.

Jason Alexander

CENTRE Jason Alexander, 36, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013.Funeral services 2 p.m. CDT Friday, Oct. 18, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial in Mount Zion Cemetery in Ellisville, Ala., will be from 2-8 p.m.

Charles Burns

Jr.CLEVELAND Charles B. "Doc" Burns Jr., 71, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in a Chattanooga hospital.He was of the Methodist faith. He played football, baseball and basketball at Lenoir City High School

Carroll Coffman

Hamilton county
Carroll E. Coffman, 71, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2013.Services will be 1 p.m. today at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, with his brother-in-law, Bishop Jackie Penney officiating.Burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial

Linda Damewood

Hamilton county
Linda Damewood, 65, of Hixson, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at the home of her brother, Les, in Red Bank, surrounded by her loving family.Linda was a member of Red

Lorene Davis

RICEVILLE Lorene Minta Green Martin Davis, 90, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Athens RegionalMedical Center.Funeral 7 p.m Friday in the chapel of funeral home.Burial 10 a.m. Saturday at McMinnMemory Gardens.Visitation 5-7 p.m. Friday

Peter DeLynn

Hamilton county
Peter George DeLynn, 54, of Chattanooga, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at his residence.He was the son of the late Victor and Eleanor Morris DeLynn.Peter was a graduate of Elizabeth Seton College and was the

Judith Dickey

LYNCHBURG Judith Ann Scott Dickey, 69, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013.Funeral 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in the Jennings Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment in Lynchburg Cemetery.Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. today at Jennings Moore-Cortner

Thomas Duff

Hamilton county
Thomas Oliver Duff Jr., the courtly and gracious business leader and civic giant, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at his home on Lookout Mountain. He was 100.His familys connection with the wholesale pharmaceutical industry spanned

John Duncan

KENNESAW John wILLIAM Duncan, 81, formerly of Fort Payne, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013.Funeral at 4 p.m. CDT Saturday at Minvale Baptist Church with food and fellowship to follow service.Arrangements by Burt Funeral Home

Dallas Faith

SOUTH PITTSBURG Dallas Faith, infant daughter of Abby Chapman and Thomas Berryman, passed from this life into the loving arms of Jesus on Sept. 18, 2013.Along with her parents, she is survived by three

Frances Ford

Hamilton county
Frances West Ford passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at the Hospice of Chattanooga Care Center.She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Henry B. Ford Sr.Frances was the daughter of Jesse

Dana Hicks

CHICKAMAUGA Dana Marie Robertson Hicks, 47, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. She was born in Fort Payne, Ala., but has lived in the

Dr Jack

Hamilton county
Dr. Jack Kennedy, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Eric Kyner

Hamilton county
Eric Montgomery "Ricky" Kyner, 49, formerly of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in Indiana.He was the son of Montgomery Kyner and JoAnn Kelley.His services were held Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in

Donnie Maynor

BRIDGEPORT Donnie Clara Maynor died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013.Survivors include sons, Joel "Chip" Maynor, Kenny (Connie) Maynor; grandchildren, Sidney and Taylor Maynor; brother, Donald (Martha) Tiffin; nephews, David and Jason (Melissa) Tiffin; great-nephew, Mason

Dorothy McGhee

Hamilton county
Dorothy Inez McGhee, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at a local hospital.She was the daughter of the late Charles Edgar McGhee and Esther Pinion McGhee and was preceded in death by

EJ Overton

Hamilton county
E.J. "Joe" Overton, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013.He was born on Jan. 8, 1930 in Cherryvale, Kan. He lived and attended school in Nevada, Mo. He served in the Navy from

Terry Parks

Hamilton county
Terrence Sanford "Terry" Parks, 69,went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013.He was born Dec. 26, 1943, Terry was a 1961 graduate of the McCallie School and a 1966

Jack Reneker

Hamilton county
Jack Ellsworth Reneker, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013.Jack was born in New Philadelphia, Ohio, on June 22, 1930, a son of the late Willard Franklin Reneker and Alberta Wise Reneker.He

Marcus Rich

Hamilton county
Marcus Allen Rich, 81, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013.Marcus was a graduate of Red Bank High School. He retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad as an inspector. Marcus was of the Baptist faith,Marcus was

Edward Robinson

Hamilton county
Edward L. Robinson died Tuesday evening, Oct. 8, 2013, in the comfort of his home.Mr. Robinson was a pioneer in many ways. He was the first African American pharmacist assistant. He served in the U.S.

Blenda Ryan

Hamilton county
Blenda Blaine Ryan, 66, of Ringgold, Ga., went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, surrounded by her family.She was born Nov. 8, 1946 in Orlando, W.Va.Mrs. Ryan was a

Billy Shoemake

Billy Jack ShoemakeJASPER Alvin L. "Billy Jack" Shoemake Jr. passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2013.Billy Jack loved country music and was a great singer and guitar player. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he

Robert Sparks

Hamilton county
Robert Alan Sparks, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully to be with his Savior on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at his home after a courageous battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma.Mr. Sparks was a very kind, loving

Joellen Wood

Hamilton county
Joellen Koepnick Wood, 60, of Carrollton, Texas, passed away on Aug. 29, 3013, following a 13-year, hard-fought battle with cancer. Joellen was born on April 2, 1953 to Joseph and Patricia Koepnick in


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