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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 19, 2013



Joseph

Hamilton county
Joseph WorrellJoseph Demetrius Worrell, 45, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at a local hospital.The family will have a private memorial service at a later date.Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home &

Konis Allison

Hamilton county
Konis Allison, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Robert Bales

Hamilton county
Robert F. Bales Jr. passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, after a three-year battle with effects from a stroke.He was born Jan. 17, 1951, in Chattanooga. At the time of his

Larry Cavin

Georgia
RINGGOLD Larry Eugene Cavin, 64, passed away Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.A resident of the Ringgold area for most of his life, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy for 10 years and was

Ronald Chesser

Alabama
STEVENSON Ronald Chesser died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013.Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. CDT today and the funeral will be at 2 p.m. CD Sunday from Valley Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will be in

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.Funeral services will be noon

Lillie Dyer

Tennessee
DAYTON Lillie Mae Dyer, 75, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at Rhea Medical Center, Dayton.Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with theRev. Bill Ewing officiating.Burial in Spivey Cemetery.Visitation after

Alice Edgeman

Hamilton county
Virginia Alice Edgeman, 55, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at a local health care facility.She was born in Chattanooga, on Feb. 23, 1958. Alice was a graduate of Brainerd High School and

Dr Frederick

Hamilton county
rdDr. Frederick Duke Lansford passed away peacefully, in his home on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013.He was born on July 18, 1926 in Sparta, Tenn. In 1937, he moved with his parents to the Chattanooga area

Mable Gross

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Mable Ruth Bell Gross, 93, passed away Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at her residence.She was born in Walker County to the late Henry and Martha Parrish Bell. She retired from Standard-Coosa-Thatcher where she

John Hancock

Hamilton county
John J. Hancock, 86, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013.Services will be at 2 p.m. today, Oct. 19, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ed

Mozella Ivory

Hamilton county
Mozella Ivory, 89, passed away on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Willie Jackson

Tennessee
ETOWAH Willie Jackson, 61, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at a local hospital.Funeral services will be held Sunday in the funeral home chapel. Visitation from 2-3 p.m. on Sunday.Please visit www.serenityfunerals.com for more

Demetra Jones

Hamilton county
Demetra B. "Mickey" Jones, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at a local health care facility.She was the daughter of the late Oscar and Zona Davison and was preceded in death by

Frances McBee

Hamilton county
Frances Louise Pace McBee, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at Hospice Care Center in Chattanooga.She was born Dec. 20, 1926 to the late Henry and Irene Pace.In addition to her

Mary Moulder

Hamilton county
Mary Louise Moulder 76, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013.She retired from Apex Linen, and was a loving mother, grandmother and sister.She was preceded in death by her parents, Estol and Alma Moulder;

Roy Neal

Tennessee
GRUETLI-LAAGER Roy Neal, 84, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013.Roy was a stone mason and farmer by trade and a lover of music at heart. He enjoyed playing bluegrass and gospel music on the fiddle,

Perry Snow

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Perry L. "Snowball" Snow, 79, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013.Mr. Snow was a lifelong resident of Walker County and was a retired millwright from Local #654. He was a well-known musician

Helen Snyder

Hamilton county
Helen Irene Snyder, 89, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013.Services will be 11 a.m. today at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. William Smith officiating.Burial will follow in East Soddy Community

Lois Wilson

Hamilton county
Lois Joan Wilson, 84, of Red Bank, passed away Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Monday in Chattanooga Memorial Park.Visitation is 4 -8 p.m. Sunday and 1 -2:30 p.m. Monday at Lane

Corene Wilson

Other areas
SPRINGLAKE, Texas Corene Porter Wilson, 101, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in Lubbock.Funeral will be 4 p.m. today, Oct. 19, at Springlake Baptist Church in Comanche, Texas with Rev. Glenn Halin of Springlake, Texas

Rodney Wright

Hamilton county
Rodney Lamar Wright, 41, of Chattanooga, passed Wednesday evening, Oct. 16, 2013, at a local hospital.He was a member of St. James Cumberland Presbyterian Church of America of Cleveland, Tenn., and a member of

Deborah Wyatt

Georgia
TRION Deborah Russell Wyatt, 43, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013.Funeral from the Wallis Memorial Chapel at 2 p.m. today. Service conducted by the Rev. Melvin Bridges and Brother

In MemoryThomas Hall

In memory
INMEMORYThomas "Tommy" HallOct. 19, 1962 - Oct. 7, 2012My Dear Sweet Brother, I can't believe that it has been a year already. I miss you so very, very much but I will see you again

In MemoryMary Strickland

In memory
INMEMORYHappy Birthday MammaWe love and miss you so much. MaShay, Felicia and Michael, Chanel and Billy, Will, Kodi, and family.
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