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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 13, 2013



Bonnie Bolin

Hamilton county
Bonnie Evelyn Bolin, 84, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday evening, Sept. 11, 2013.A resident of Chattanooga since 1991, Mrs. Bolin was preceded in death in 2011 by her

Betty Bowman

Hamilton county
Betty Sue Bowman, 75, of Hixson, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.Betty was a longtime member of the Church of God. Betty retired from Waldorff Fashions. Betty was a loving

Alicia Bowman

Hamilton county
Alicia Miller Bowman, 92, of Chattanooga, formerly of Tompkinsville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at the Manor House Assisted Living in Chattanooga.She was born April 9, 1921 in Monroe County, Ky., to the late

Debra Burton

Alabama
TRENTON Debra Sue Burton, 54, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at Erlanger.memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Burt Chapel, Valley Head.Visitation noon-1 p.m. Saturdat at Burt Chapel, Valley Head

Glenn Campbell

Georgia
ATHENS Glenn M. Campbell, 71, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 after an extended illness.He is adored and dearly missed by his four children, who were with him at the time of

Patricia Carter

Hamilton county
Patricia Ann Carter, 62, of Chattanooga, was transitioned from this life on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.She was a loving mother, friend and family member.She was a graduate of Riverside High School and attended Knoxville College.She

Gary Clark

Tennessee
ATHENS Gary Norman Clark, 80, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.Funeral 7 p.m. today in Smith Funeral Home Chapel.Visitation from 4:30-6:30 p.m. today prior to the service.Interment will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Nathan Crowley

Tennessee
SEQUATCHIE Nathan Edward Crowley, 84, of Hardin, Ky., formerly of Sequatchie, Tenn., passed away Wednesday morning, Sept. 11, 2013, at Murray-Calloway County Hospital in Murray, Ky.He was born in Fayetteville, Tenn., on Sept. 5,

Vencial Crutcher

Hamilton county
Vencial Crutcher, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at his residence.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Thomas Dawson

Tennessee
ORME Thomas Edward Dawson, 66, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. CDTtoday, Sept. 13, at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Bridgeport, Ala. Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson, Ala., assisted

Bertie Dill

Hamilton county
Bertie Irene Dill, 92, of Harrison, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.She was a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today in the

JoeAnn Everett

Tennessee
GRAYSVILLE JoeAnn Everett, 54, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at Erlanger in Chattanooga.She was born July 6, 1959 in Graysville and was a lifelong resident of Graysville.She was preceded in death by her father, Billy

Michael Godwin

Hamilton county
Michael "Mike" Ledearl Godwin, 50, of Chattanooga went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013.He attended Fellowship Church of Faith where he was the pianist.The family will receive friends from 3-8 p.m.

Geneva Granert

Hamilton county
Geneva P. Granert, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.She was a member of Tyner United Methodist Church.Her late husband and brother, Clyde were partners in Pruetts Food Town Grocery, East Ridge;

Leolia Green

Alabama
TRENTON Leolia Bearden Green, 67, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at her residence.Survivors include sisters, Unita Bolton, Chrita Evans, Kathy Kinsey; brothers, Melvin, Evon, Charlie, Paul, Randall and Thomas Bearden; several nieces and nephews.Mrs.

Frederick Hart

Hamilton county
Fred HartFrederick "Fred" William Hart, 70, peacefully left this world in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013.He was born in Toledo, Ohio but made his home in Chattanooga in 1964.He was preceded

Victoria Horton

Georgia
RINGGOLD Victoria Lynn Bailey Horton, 61, passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at her home.She was preceded in death by parents, John Henry Bailey and Peggy Wycoff; and two brothers, Johnny Bailey and Chuck

Dorothy Kelly

Georgia
Dorothy D. Kelly, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at a local nursing home.She was born on Feb. 27, 1923, and was a member of Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church.She leaves to cherish

Michael Kilian

Georgia
Jr.RINGGOLD Michael Patrick Kilian Jr., 18, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in Metairie, La.Michael was born in Greenville, S.C. and was a 2013 graduate from Heritage High School.He was the beloved son

Jeanell King

Georgia
RINGGOLD Jeanell Rose Dupree King, 58, passed away on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at a local hospital.She was a member of Antioch P.B. Church where she was a former member of the Senior Choir.Jeanell

John London

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE John W. London, 84, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013.He was of the Baptist faith.He was preceded in death by his parents, Wesley and Adelia London; one sister, Lura Bales; two brothers, Clarence and

Annie Maxwell

Other areas
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Annie Mae Maxwell, 88, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.Annie was born Oct. 27, 1924 in Lexington, Ga., to Marie Gresham and Hercules Griscom. She was preceded in death by mother, Marie

Jack McCollum

Hamilton county
Jack McCollum, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. He was 78 years old.Jack was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and has been a longtime resident of the Soddy-Daisy area. He was retired from

Aline McCoslin

Tennessee
SOUTH PITTSBURG Lucy Aline Rector Stewart McCoslin, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, after a lengthy battle with heart disease.She was the daughter of the late Dudley Rector and was a former employee of South

Laurel McFarlane

Hamilton county
Laurel McFarlane, 71, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Robert McLemore

Hamilton county
Robert Lee McLemore, 72, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Judy Moss

Tennessee
BELVIDERE Judy Moss, 72, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013.Visitation is 5-9 p.m. CDT today at Winchester Holiness Church.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. CDT Saturday at Winchester Holiness Church.Interment in Winchester Holiness

William Nail

Georgia
ROSSVILLE William Douglas Nail, 69, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.He was born in Soddy-Daisy to the late Raymond and Alice Nail but has lived in

Walter Posey

Alabama
RAINBOW CITY Walter Ted Posey, 85, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. CDT today, Sept. 13, from Town Creek Cemetery.Burial will follow in Town Creek Cemetery with Rainsville

Shirley Ricketts

Hamilton county
Shirley Capps Ricketts, 74, of Coulterville in Sale Creek, went home to be with her Lord Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at Hospice of Chattanooga.She was born July 23, 1939 in Sale Creek to the late

Evelyn Shull

Hamilton county
Evelyn Marcina Shull, 96, of Red Bank, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.Evelyn was a member of Mountain Creek Baptist Church. She retired from Lovemans after many years of service.Evelyn was

Frankie Sliger

Tennessee
ATHENS Frankie Sue Sliger, 66, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at Erlanger Medical Center.Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday at Short Creek Baptist Church.Burial to follow in church cemetery.Visitation 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral

Donald Visher

Hamilton county
Donald S. "Punjab" Visher, 73, a resident of Chattanooga, passed Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at his residence.Donald gave his life to Christ at an early age.He was preceded in death by his mother, Hazel Addison;

Joe Webster

Hamilton county
Jr.Joe Lee "Little Joe" Webster Jr., 50, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.He attended Red Bank High School and was preceded in death by his grandparents, Buddy and Mona Waters and

Margie West

Georgia
CALHOUN Margie Tate West, 76, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, in Gordon Hospital.Margie was born on April 13, 1937, in Gordon County to the late Walter Tate and Beatrice Silvers Tate. She

Lee Williams

Georgia
RINGGOLD Lee Otis "Buck" Williams, 86, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.He was born May 11, 1927 in Ringgold, a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, a U.S. Army Veteran serving in World War II

Silvia Wilson

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Silvia Jackson Wilson, 72, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.Preceded in death by parents, Charlie Jackson and Fannie Butler Sprayberry; and brother, J.E. Jackson.Survived by her husband, Jerol Wilson, of LaFayette; sons, Daniel Wayne

In MemoryRichard Ervin

In memory
INMEMORYRichard (Rat) ErvinSept. 11, 1978 - May 6, 2009Happy Birthday, Richard!We love you and miss you dearly. You will always be in our hearts. We can truly say that we have not forgotten about you.

In MemoryBarbara Laettner

In memory
INMEMORYBarbara J. LaettnerSept. 26, 1945 - Sept. 13, 2012You are dearly missed. You will always be in our hearts.Jerry, Martin and Craig

In MemoryWanda Pickens

In memory
WANDA G. PICKENSHappy BirthdaySept. 12, 1957-Mar. 28, 2013You are truly missed, but not forgotten.Love, your family

In MemoryHenretta Stapler

In memory
INMEMORYIn Loving Memory Ofon her 100th BirthdaySept. 13, 1913 - Feb. 1, 2013Missed by family and friends
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