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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 07, 2013



David Akers

Hamilton county
David Robert Akers, 66, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.He was born April 26, 1947 in Knoxville, and grew up in Chattanooga, where he lived all of his adult life. David loved his church,

Karl Arnold

Hamilton county
Karl Edward Arnold passed away in Jacksonville, Fla., on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.His survivors include his mother, Peggy Hazel; his father, William "Bill" Arnold; his wife, Dana Eades Arnold; son, Evan Karl William Arnold; stepson,

Lorene Artrip

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Lorene Artrip, 90, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.Lorene was born in Long Island, Ala., to Isaac and Cleo Cooper on May 9, 1923. She was a member of

Daniel Becker

Hamilton county
Daniel Arthur Becker, 82, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, surrounded by his wonderful wife and family. His last eight weeks were spent in Chattanooga, undergoing medical treatment. Born July 30, 1931, in

Wilma Bolen

Tennessee
ROCKWOOD Wilma M. Bolen, 70, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.Service 2 p.m. CDT Sunday at Wesley Chapel Church.The body will lie in state at the church from 1 p.m. CDT until service time.Burial in

Peggie Bullard

Hamilton county
Peggie Clara Sadler Bullard, 82, passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, less than three months after the death of her husband, Rev. (Dr.) Andrew J. Bullard Jr.She was a native of Gainesville, Ga., who moved

Glenda Chastain

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Glenda Mccglung Chastain, 52, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.A memorial service from the Wallis Memorial Chapel at 2 p.m. today conducted by Rev. Tim Barrett.Visitation at the funeral

Gary Coley

Hamilton county
Gary Donald Coley, 76, of Hixson, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.Gary was born in Talladega, Ala. to the late Malcolm and Willie Davis Coley on Aug. 5, 1937.Gary Donald Coley graduated from Mumford

Mildred Gibson

Hamilton county
Mildred Florence Gibson, 83, passed away on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, in Port Charlotte, Fla.She was a loving wife, mother and mammaw; she worked for many years at Lovmans; and was of the Catholic faith.Mildred

Marvin Henry

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Marvin Lewis Henry, 79, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Lillie Chandler; wife, Alice Burns; two brothers, Richard and Jack Henry; sister Geneva Payne.Survived by sister,

Janet Holmes

Hamilton county
Janet Woods Holmes, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in a local hospital at the age of 95.Mrs. Holmes gave her life to Jesus Christ at an early age and joined New Monumental

Lorene Keener

Georgia
CRANDALL Lorene Keener, 82, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. today from Fairy Valley Baptist Church. She will lie in state at the church from 1 until 2 p.m.

Dorothy Kelley

Hamilton county
Dorothy Mae Kelley, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.Funeral arrangements will be announced by Willis Funeral Home Inc., Dalton, Ga.

Lloyd Lee

Tennessee
DUNLAP Lloyd Eugene Lee, 74, passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Mary Lee; sister, Ruth Ann McDaniel; and brother, James Moses Lee.He is survived by

Jessie McCarver

Tennessee
DUNLAP Jessie Lee McCarver. 79, passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Price McCarver; parents, George Lee McCarver and Laura Williams Kerley; and brother Eldon McCarver.Survivors include

Shirley McIntire

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Shirley Ray Cornutt McIntire, 82, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.Survivors include children, Bob McIntire and Lee Ann Stinnett, both of Cleveland.Services will be held 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at Ralph Buckner

Leah Morris

Hamilton county
Leah Smith Morris, 43, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.She graduated from Boyd Buchanan High School and attended UTC Chattanooga. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Clinton and Mildred Goins Smith

Aceleen Pintor

Tennessee
SOUTH PITTSBURG Aceleen Zulema Barajas-Pintor, infant daughter of Amanda Nichole Pilgrim and Jose Cruz Barajas-Pinto, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.Other survivors include her brother, Jamarion Miller; sisters, Hannah Pilgrim, Nevaeh Capps and Luciana

Howard Spann

Hamilton county
Sr.Howard Sylvester Spann Sr., formerly of Chattanooga, departed this life on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Bronx, N.Y.He was born to Vernon Edward Spann and Margaret Daniel on June 10, 1949.He leaves behind his

James Traylor

Alabama
POWELL James Woody Traylor, 78 , died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 at his residence. Funeral at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial in Kirk Memorial Gardens.www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.Visitation from 1 -8

Kenneth Truss

Hamilton county
Kenneth Lebron Truss, 60, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, in a local hospital.Funeral service is today at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home.Burial: Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.

Genevieve Vogt

Tennessee
ATHENS Genevieve Grace Poss Vogt, 94, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at Wellington Place.A Funeral Mass 2 p.m. Monday at St. Marys Catholic Chuch.Burial Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Coldwater, Ohio.Visitation 5-7 p.m.

Charles White

Hamilton county
Charles Wayne White, 67 of Ooltewah, a Godly man, went to his eternal home on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, in the funeral

Dana Wilbourn

Hamilton county
Sr.Dana Bryan Wilbourn Sr., 61, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at his home.A funeral service to commemorate his life will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013,

Louise Williams

Hamilton county
H. Louise Johnson Williams, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 in a local hospital.She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Westena Johnson; brother,

In MemoryKATIE BRYDIE

In memory
INMEMORYMOTHER March 31, 1924 - Sept. 7, 2011Mom, we love and miss you more than words can say and what we wouldnt give just to talk to you today. Sadly missed, your children and grandchildren.Wish

In MemoryVJ JACKSON

In memory
INMEMORY V J JACKSONSept. 7, 1929 April 30, 2011 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DADDY!Gone, dear father, gone forever, How we miss your smiling face,But you left

In MemoryShirley Steele

In memory
INMEMORYSHIRLEY PIERCE STEELEAlthough its been a year, your presence is still here. Our dear mother. Doesnt seem like we will ever recover. Love, your children Ephesians 1:16
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