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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 14, 2013

Robert Anderson

TRACY CITY Robert Lee Anderson, 49, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.Funeral 3 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.Burial in Plainview Cemetery.Online condolences may be made at & Lay Funeral Home of

Ralph Bell

LaFAYETTE Ralph Lewis Bell, 81, passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.He was born in LaFayette on July 27, 1932 to the late Burnett and Eunice Holcomb Bell. He was a proud Veteran of the

Milford Biddle

Hamilton county
Dr. Dr. S. Milford Biddle, 88, of Easley, S.C., went to be with the Lord Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel.Interment will be in Hamilton Memorial

Bonnie Bolin

Hamilton county
Bonnie Evelyn Bolin, 84, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday evening, Sept. 11, 2013.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Sept. 14, in the funeral home chapel with

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

Harold Bradford

RINGGOLD Harold "Pop" Bradford, 70, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 in a local hospital.He had been a resident of Ringgold for the past 45 years and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Bradford retired

Patricia Caldwell

COALMONT Patricia Ann Caldwell, 72, passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel.Burial in Monteagle Cemetery.Visitation 5-9 p.m. today.Online condolences may be made at & Lay Funeral

Ethel Carter

Hamilton county
Ethel O. Williams Carter passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.She was born Nov. 24, 1915, in Cannon County, Tenn. She attended public schools in Rutherford Counties and graduated from Kittrell High School. She was the

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

George Day

Jr.WHITWELL George Britton Day Jr., 79, passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.He was preceded in death by his parents, Britton and Eva Day; sisters, Betty, Peggy; brother, James.Mr. Day was a member of

Emmett Deason

Hamilton county
Emmett Deason, infant son of Jeff and Bonnie Deason, passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.Graveside services will be 9 a.m. today, Sept. 14, 2013, in Chattanooga Memorial Park.Visit to share condolences.Arrangements by Lane Funeral

Clay Gooden

Hamilton county
Clay Daniel "Speedy" Gooden, 86, of Hixson, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.A native of Soddy-Daisy, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving his country in World War II. Clay worked as

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;

Shirley Jackson

Hamilton county
Shirley Jackson, 70, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Cecil Jenkins

Hamilton county
Cecil S. Jenkins, 78, of Spring City, Tenn. passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.

Eddie McDaniel

BEERSHEBA SPRINGS Eddie L. McDaniel, 49, died Tuesday Sept. 10, 2013.He was born in Palmer, Tenn.on Aug. 11, 1964. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dexter McDaniel.He is survived by his wife,

Ervin Scott

Hamilton county
Ervin Scott "Sugar Bear" 57, passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Chattanooga.Arrangement by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Annie Smith

Hamilton county
Annie P. Smith 82, passed away on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at her residence.Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave. 423-265-4414.

Ellis Smith

Hamilton county
Jr.Ellis Alexander Smith Jr., 92, of Signal Mountain, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013.Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.The service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday,

Diane Soward

ATHENS Diane Bennett Soward, 67, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at Athens RegionalMedical Center.Funeral services 3 p.m Sunday in the chapel.Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery.Visitation 2-3 p.m. Sunday at Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens.

Martha Sullivan

GRUETLI-LAAGER Mrs. Martha Kenner Sullivan, 73, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at her home.She was born in Palmer, Tenn., on July 4, 1940, to Lee and Icie Lou Fults Kenner who preceded her

Hazel Waters

Hazel Mae Bray Waters, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in a local hospice facility.She was a member of the Richard Harkins Ministries Inc. in Rossville, and enjoyed gardening, sewing, making quilts,

Joe Webster

Hamilton county
Jr.Joe Lee "Little Joe" Webster Jr., 50, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.Services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Sept. 14, 2013, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Wilburn

Laferna Young

JASPER Frances Laferna Fox Young, 78, eased into the arms of her precious Lord Jesus, while surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.She was born in Chattanooga in the spring of

James Zimmerman

Hamilton county
James Palmer Zimmerman, 77, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Music and served several years as Music Minister at Loudon United Methodist Church in Loudon, Tenn.Jim

In MemoryMorris Birdsong

In memory

In MemoryMaria Bullard

In memory
INMEMORYEvangelist Mamie (The Only 1 Mamie)Oct. 18, 1960 - Sept. 14, 2008Roses are still red, violets are still blue. Sugar is sweet, and we still love you.The Bullard Family and Friends

In MemoryAnnie Fielder

In memory
INMEMORYIn loving memory ofAnnie Frank Fielder, whodeparted this life September 14, 2011.Two years ago today, God called Lady to her rest. It was a very sad time for those who knew her best. Loving
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