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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 23, 2013



Wanda

Georgia
HickeyATLANTA Wanda Eaves Hickey, 73, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013.She was born to the late Carl and Rhoda Eaves in Riceville, Tenn., and grew up in Chattanooga. Wanda

Konis Allison

Hamilton county
Konis "Connie" Allison, 72, departed this life Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at a local hospital.She was a graduate of McReynolds High School in South Pittsburg, Tenn. She retired from TVA in 1997, and was a

Newell Blevins

Hamilton county
Newell C. Blevins, of Lookout Valley, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, from complications of congestive heart disease and kidney failure.He was born Sept. 2, 1920 near Ider, Ala., where he

Tomie Bostwick

Hamilton county
Tomie Sue Bostwick, 81, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013.Tomie was born in Osaka, Japan, and lived in the United States since 1955.Tomie was preceded in death by her parents, Eiichi

Frances Bowman

Hamilton county
Frances H. Bowman, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. She was 94 years old.She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area. Frances attended White Oak Baptist Church and was

Martha Charland

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Martha Williams Charland, 66, passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2013.Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park.Arrangements by the South Crest Chapel of

Fay Diamond

Hamilton county
Georgia Fay Diamond, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.She was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Graduate of Chattanooga State Community College.Fay was preceded in death by her parents,

Kirk Esloon

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Kirk Esloon, 45, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Robert Fleming

Hamilton county
Robert L. Fleming, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, in a local hospital.He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.Arrangements will be announced locally by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith

Fran Hodges

Hamilton county
Frances "Fran" Maples Hodges, 81, of East Ridge, died on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.She was born in Gatlinburg, Tenn., to the late Russell and Pearl Taylor Maples. Fran had lived here since her

Louise Johnson

Hamilton county
Louise Holland Johnson, 97, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at an assisted living facility in Chattanooga.The memorial service will be at Brainerd United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2.Visitation will

Jane Jones

Georgia
CENTER POST Violet Jane Allmon Jones, 70, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013.Jane was preceded in death by her husband, John Jones; parents, James "Rube" and Mattie Millican Allmon; brothers, James and Ivan Allmon.She was

Charles Kaylor

Tennessee
Sr.DAYTON Charles Earl Kaylor Sr., 81, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at his home.He was a lifelong resident of Dayton. A retired veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean Conflict. He

John Lee

Hamilton county
IIIJohn Luther Lee III, 48, of Ooltewah, passed away on Sunday morning, Oct. 20, 2013.Memorial services are being planned for Saturday, Nov. 2, at St. Pauls Episcopal Church.Survivors and a complete obituary will be

Imani Malone

Hamilton county
Imani Malone, 11 days, passed Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013.Survivors include parents, DeAirra Malone and Gregory Gillespie; grandparents, Natashia (Morris) Jackson, Nichol Lee, Deltric Malone; great-grandparents, Sheralain (Kevin) Woodard Bradley, Ms. Mary; other relatives.Services at noon

Foster Mathes

Hamilton county
Sr.Charles "Foster" Mathes Sr., 89, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, died on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in a local hospital.He was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church and the Friendship Sunday School Class. He

Roy McCuiston

Hamilton county
Donald Roy McCuiston went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013.He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Lila Cline McCuiston and Charles Richard McCuiston; brothers, James McCuiston and

Ron McDonald

Hamilton county
Ronald "Ron" Roy McDonald passed away Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Cotter, Ark., at the age of 68.He was born May 10, 1945, in Little Rock, Ark., the son of Roy and Guindolyn Wood McDonald.

Bill Neighbors

Hamilton county
Sr.William "Bill" Richard Neighbors Sr., 86, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at his home in Red Bank after a long battle with cancer.Bill was raised in the Chattanooga area. As a child,

James Oxford

Georgia
TUNNEL HILL James "Jim" Alvin Oxford, 68, departed this life Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013.He was born in Chattanooga to the late James Lee and Margaret Oxford. Jim was owner/operator of Jims Chevy in Tunnel

Charles Renegar

Other areas
POMPTON PLAINS, N.J. Charles Riley Renegar, 92, passed away Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.Funeral services at 2 p.m. Saturday at Harmony Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Winchester.Burial in Harmony Cemetery, Winchester, Tenn.Visitation 1 to 2

Brenda Roach

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Brenda Elaine Mitchell Roach, 57, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013.She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was of the Christian faith. Brenda was a loving mother, grandmother and sister,

Helen Sawyer

Alabama
HIGDON Helen Ruth Sawyer, 73, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at her residence.Survivors include daughter, Tammy (Kelly) Moore; son, Will (Jennifer) Sawyer; grandchildren, Heather, Blake, Olivia and Lathan; great-grandchildren, Dacey, Josee, Bailey, Braylon,

Geraldine Simpson

Hamilton county
Geraldine Neva Simpson, 89, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013. She was of the Baptist faith. Geraldine had previously worked at the La Dean Shop for over 20 years, had been a greeter

LaRue Turbyfill

Hamilton county
LaRue Betty Turbyfill, 87, in Ooltewah, died on Friday October 18, 2013. It was the evening of her 66th wedding anniversary.LaRue was born April 5, 1924 in Dayton, Md., on a farm in Howard

Ronald Wallace

Georgia
Bo WallaceRINGGOLD Ronald Gene "Bo" Wallace, 67, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was a member of Temple Baptist Church. He served his country

Calvin Zimmerman

Tennessee
TEN MILE Calvin Gene Zimmerman passed away at his home on Sunday Oct. 20, 2013, at the age of 77.Calvin was predeceased by his father, the Rev Paul Zimmerman; and his mother, Ruth Zimmerman,

In MemoryVan Rivers

In memory
INMEMORYVan Daryl Lebron RiversDec. 20, 1988-Oct. 23,2011We miss you, your smile, your laugh, your singing, your jokes, we just miss you! Love, Marvella Cox, Coach Walter McGary, family & friends.

In MemoryNORMAN WILLIAMS

In memory
INMEMORYIn Remembrance of our beloved Norman (Normie) WilliamsMar. 14, 1941 - Oct. 23, 2011Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.Missed by Wife, Family and Friends.
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