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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 19, 2013

Henry Brown

Hamilton county
Henry Andrew Brown, infant son of Cara and Nathan Brown, of Ooltewah, returned to heaven Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace.

Terell Brown

Hamilton county
Terrell BrownTerrell Scott Brown, 55, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Terrell was a Red Bank GIRLS Association board member and G.I.R.L.S Association supporter. Terrell was called Home Saturday afternoon

Gladys Bryson

Hamilton county
Gladys Marie Simpson Bryson, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at a local health care facility.She was a member of Morris Hill Baptist Church, always a caregiver, loved her children, her grandchildren

Pauline Burnett

TRENTON Pauline "Granny" Burnett, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.She was born Oct. 26, 1921, in Copper Hill, Tenn. She was a member of Canaan Land Baptist Church and

Frances Cargle

SUMMERVILLE Frances Tudor Cargle, 84,died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.Born to the late Edward Reece and Mamie Louise Elsberry Tudor on Oct. 4, 1928. Mrs. Cargle was a member of the Fishers Chapel United

Cindy Cihlar

Hamilton county
Cindy Kay Cihlar passed away Monday, Sept, 16, 2013, after a well fought battle with ovarian cancer. Born second oldest of seven children in Elgin, Ill., she was valedictorian of her high school class.

James Clem

CHICKAMAUGA James Albert Clem, 71, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at home.He was born in Elkmont, Ala., to the late, Charlie and A.Z. Clem,

Melba Collins

RAINSVILLE Melba Steed Collins, 90, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, in Dekalb Regional Hospital.Funeral is set for 11 a.m. CDT Friday from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial in Corinth Cemetery, Fyffe.Visitation from 2-8

Hoyal Crawley

Hamilton county
Jr.Hoyal "Moe" Crawley Jr., 68, of Hixson, entered the gates of Heaven on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.Hoyal was a graduate of Hixson High School and was the captain and a star player

Jevetta Dagnan

Hamilton county
Jevetta Gail "Betty" Dagnan, 49, passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in a local hospital.She was preceded in death by her parents, Bobby Jerome Massengale and Shirley Massengale.Survivors include her husband, Gerald Dagnan; daughter, Stephanie

Mary Essex

Hamilton county
Mary P. Essex, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.A native and lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Mrs. Essex had been employed with the Orange Grove Center and the Chambliss Home for many

Scott Fritts

Hamilton county
Scottie "Scott" Dewayne Fritts, 42, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.He was a cabinet maker and then worked for his dad until his health deteriorated and he became disabled.Scott was preceded in death

Robyn Fuller

Hamilton county
Robyn Renee Kaylor Fuller, 52, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, in Decatur, Ala.Robyn was a native of Chattanooga but had spent the past 30 years in Trinity, Ala. She attended

Jean Gomes

Hamilton county
Jean Fincannon Gomes, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.Mrs. Gomes was a World War II Navy veteran and served in the first class of Waves. She was a social worker with
DALTON Shirley Jean Harrison, 72, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.The service celebrating the life of Shirley will be at noon Saturday at Greater St. James Overcoming Church of God with Dr. Nicky

Janice High

Hamilton county
Janice Lee "Tinsy" High, 69, departed for home Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, in Chattanooga.She was a member of New Beginnings AME Zion Church.Janice was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Lillian Brooks; and

Harold Holloway

JASPER Harold John Holloway, 84, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.Harold was survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara Runyon Holloway; son, Kenton Holloway and wife Susie, of

Wilma Hubbard

FORT OGLETHORPE Wilma Jean White Hubbard, 89, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013Arrangements will be announced by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Oglethorpe, 706-866-5555.

Delores Hutson

Other areas
SANGER, Texas Delores Bates Hutson died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, following a lengthy battle with cancer.Delores is survived by her husband, Rickey Hutson, of Sanger, Texas; one son, Jacen Keith Baugh; one granddaughter

Shirley Jackson

Hamilton county
Shirley Smith Jackson, 70, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at a local hospital.She was a graduate of Howard High School class of 1960. She was also retired from Hamilton County Department of Education.Mrs.

Daryl Kirby

Other areas
PANAMA CITY, Fla. Daryl Edward Kirby, 41, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 in Panama City, Fla.Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel in Panama

Charles Middlebrooks

Hamilton county
Charles Middlebrooks, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in an Atlanta hospital.He was a 1970 graduate of Howard High School. He was a chef at the Ritz Carlton.Mr. Middlebrooks was preceded in

Charlie Mills

Hamilton county
Jr.Charlie L. Mills Jr., 69, passed away from his earthly home to his Heavenly home at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.Visitation will be held at Hamilton Funeral Home from 5-9 p.m. on

Donna North

Hamilton county
Donna Jean North, 64, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Don Jones officiating.Burial will

Hazel Parker

PIKEVILLE Hazel Parker, 77, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.Services will be at 11 a.m. CDT Friday with Rev. Paul Daniels officiating.Burial will be in Pikeville Cemetery. Please share your thoughts online with the

Mark Parsons

Hamilton county
Dr. Mark Kevin Parsons, 57, a resident of Chattanooga, died on Sunday night, Sept. 15, 2013, in a local hospital following a brief but valiant battle with cancer.Mark was born in Nashville, on Nov.

Gary Payne

Hamilton county
Gary Wayne Payne, 58, of Chattanooga, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.He was born June 26, 1955, in Chattanooga, to the late William Henry and Alice Prince Payne. He was preceded in death by a brother,

Janice Poteet

ROSSVILLE Janice Cannon Poteet, 69, departed this life Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.She was born in Chattanooga to the late J.B. and Janet Cannon and she was of the Baptist faith.She was also preceded in
RINGGOLD Cynthia "Cindy" Renee Lankford Pritchett, 48, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at her home.She was a member of Temple Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her father,

Carolyn Pullom

Hamilton county
Carolyn D. Williams Pullom, 53, passed Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.Survivors: son, Daniel Williams; several siblings; other relatives and friends.Services at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 in the Chapel. Interment in National Cemetery.The body

Scott Simpson

Hamilton county
Columbus "Scott" Simpson, 44, of Chattanooga, died at his home on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013.He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Simpson was a graduate of Central High School in Chattanooga and was the former

Annie Smith

Hamilton county
Annie Pearl Smith, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Grady Yearby Sr. and Rosie L. Yearby; other

Larry Stokes

Jr.MACON Larry C. Stokes Jr., 44, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.Larry is the son of Larry C. Stokes Sr. and Patsy R. Stokes. He is
BRYANT Winnona Whetstone Suddreth, 88, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.A biology major, she retired from Dade County School System, having taught at Davis and Floral Crest Schools, and enjoyed bird watching and crocheting.

Howard Sutton

Hamilton county
William Howard Sutton, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.He was born March 10, 1939 in Chattanooga to the late Frank and Jennie Sutton.Mr. Sutton was a member of East Ridge Church of

Flora Wade

HENAGAR Flora Bell Wade, 84, of Crossville, Tenn., (formerly of Henagar), died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at her residence.Survivors include daughter, Mildred (Lamar) Garrett; sons, Richard (Gail) Parkhill, Russell (Brenda) Parkhill; sister, Reba Guger;

GW Whittenbarger

Hamilton county
GW "Whit" Whittenbarger, 90, of Chattanooga died on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park. The family will receive friends

Billy Wilder

MONTEAGLE Billy Wayne Wilder, 72, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Cumberland Funeral Home.Online condolences may be made at provided by

Mary Wilkins

FORT PAYNE Mary Lou Butler Wilkins, 87, formerly of South Carolina died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.Funeral at noon Friday from Mount Olive Baptist Church in Cowpens, S.C.Burial in the adjoining cemetery with Rainsville Funeral

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