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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 26, 2013



Erwin

Hamilton county
Erwin Latimer III Erwin David "Lat" Latimer III, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.Lat was born in Cleveland, Ohio on Nov. 30, 1923 to Erwin and Celia Latimer. He was

Gus

Hamilton county
Gus Baynes Jr.Gus Baynes Jr., 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at his residence.Funeral: at noon Today at Prospect Baptist Church with Pastor J.P. Trimble as the eulogist.Burial: Forest Hills Cemetery.Arrangements

Prathel Alford

Georgia
THOMASTON Prathel Alford, 82, passed Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.Survivors: sisters, Ethel Frazier, Mary Stovall, Flora (Willie James) Trueitt; and cousin, Pastor J.W. Strickland, all of Chattanooga.She will lie-in-state Friday at Trice Funeral Home, 639

Valerie Anthony

Other areas
GREER, S.C. Valerie Thompson Anthony passed away on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.A former resident of Rossville, she was a graduate of Gordon Lee High and Dalton College.She was preceded in death by her beloved

Howard Barnes

Hamilton county
Howard L. Barnes, 72, of Chattanooga, died on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at Parkridge East Hospital.Mr. Barnes born in Summerville, Ga.; son of the late R.L. and Elsie Carver Barnes. He was a member of

Thomas Bond

Hamilton county
Thomas Kendrick Bond, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. He was 93 years old.Tom was born in Philadelphia, Pa., where he lived with his mom and dad, Ursula and Thomas and

Henry Brown

Hamilton county
Henry Andrew Brown, infant son of Nathan and Cara Brown, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.He leaves behind a family eager to meet him, including: brother, Mack; grandparents, Leonard and Janice, Phil and Becky McCormick;

Claude Brown

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Claude H. Brown, 59, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at his residence.He was a native of Soddy-Daisy, and had lived in the Chattanooga and Rossville area for most of his life.

Glenn Cagle

Hamilton county
Glenn Lee Cagle, 70 of Ooltewah, went home to be with the Lord, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.He was the son of the late Ernest S. Cagle Sr. and Edith McGill Cagle Bales. Glenn was

Tanya Frizzell

Hamilton county
Tanya Frizzell, 42, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away recently in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike. 423-531-3975.

Louise Guinn

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Louise Guinn, 85, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. today, Sept. 26, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.Visitation from ll a.m. to 12:30 pm. at the funeral home.Serenity Funeral Home

Ray Hall

Hamilton county
IIRay Pierce Hall II, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. He was 60 years old.Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Thaddeus Hightower

Tennessee
Sr.BELVIDERE Thaddeus Hightower Sr., 62, native of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday at Friendship Tabernacle, Cowan, Tenn.Visitation noon Saturday with funeral at 1 p.m. at Friendship Tabernacle.Interment Paynes Chapel

William Holden

Hamilton county
William "Bill" P. Holden, 70, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at his home with his loving family at his side.He was an active member of Brainerd United Methodist Church and the Kingsbury Sunday

Roger Hooks

Tennessee
SPRING CITY Roger Algia Hooks, 63, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.Survived by his wife, Frances Hooks, of Spring City; children, Roger Hooks Jr., Benjamin Hooks and Angela Holloway; brothers; sisters; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.There will

Josephine Isaac

Hamilton county
Josephine Isaac, 86, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, in a local hospital.She was born to the late Early and Laura Pollard on April 4, 1927, in Cedartown, Ga. Her husband, the late

Leonard Jackson

Hamilton county
Jr.Leonard "Skippy" Jackson Jr., 64, of Chattanooga, transitioned peacefully to his heavenly father on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.He was born Nov. 8, 1948 to the late Leonard Jackson Sr., and Mildred M. Jackson. He

Dianne James

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Dianne Harris James, 59, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today.The funeral is 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel.Burial in Naomi Cemetery.Online register book available at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.Arrangements

Martha Johnson

Hamilton county
Martha "Pepper" Jean Robinson Penson Johnson, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at her residence.She was a 1961 graduate of Howard High School and was a member of Orchard Park Seventh-Day Adventist

James Jones

Hamilton county
Jr.James Jones Jr., 86, the only son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Frank Jones, left the walk of man Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. He was born Nov. 24, 1926, in Chattanooga.He was

Paul Ledwell

Hamilton county
Paul Edward Ledwell, 77, passed away on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.He was born in Henegar, Ala., and lived in the Chattanooga area most of his life. He was an avid ball fan particularly the Chicago

Toby Lockhart

Tennessee
TRACY CITY Toby Bradford Lockhart, 25, passed away Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.Graveside service at 5 p.m. CDT today at Plainview Cemetery with Minister Clayton Jones officiating.Online condolences may be made at www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net.Foster &

Virginia Lyle

Georgia
MARIETTA Virginia Nell Brock Lyle, 93, formerly of Fort Payne, Ala., died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.Funeral will be 2 p.m. CDT Friday, Aug. 27, at Burt Chapel, Fort Payne.Visitation from noon-2 p.m. CDT at

Billy May

Tennessee
SEQUATCHIE Billy James May, 75, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013He is survived by his daughters, Gwen (Barry)Murray, Angie (Barry Shrader) Kirkland; grandsons, Austin and Brycen Murray; and granddaughters,

James McPherson

Tennessee
DAYTON James "Rich" McPherson, 64, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at Parkridge Medical.Funeral will be noon Friday in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison with the Rev. Clyde Fitzgerald officiating.Burial in Cove Cemetery.Visitation from 5-9 p.m.

Douglas Murch

Georgia
TRENTON Douglas Eric Murch, 50, passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.He was a loving husband, father, and friend that loved fishing, reading, woodwork, cooking. He loved his dogs Buck and Sheba and his cat

Louis Pendergrass

Hamilton county
James Louis Pendergrass, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.He was a member of Lakeway Baptist Church where he enjoyed gospel singing and gospel music.He was preceded in death by his daughter, Melba;

Annette Rhoades

Hamilton county
Annette Magdalene Rhoades, 67, of Stevenson, Ala., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.She was born in Chattanooga, to the late, Samuel Floyd and Maggie Akins and has lived in the Chattanooga area for most of

Mamie Richards

Hamilton county
Mamie Estelle Alley Richards, 91, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with the Lord, Jesus Christ and her beloved husband of 47 years, Alton Richards, on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.She was also preceded in death

Suzanne Scott

Hamilton county
Suzanne Odom Scott, 81, of Signal Mountain, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, in a hospital after a short illness.She was a wife, mother, and teacher at Thrasher Elementary School. Sue graduated from Chattanooga High School

Ted Spears

Tennessee
DECATUR Ted Spears, 67, died on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.A graveside service will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery at 11 a.m. today with Rev. Max Redman officiating.Go to www.bowersfh.com.Arrangements by Bowers Funeral Home

Phyllis Styles

Georgia
CRANDALL Phyllis Teresa Styles, 64, passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at her residence.Memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the chapel.Interment in West Hill Cemetery.There will be no visitation.Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home is in

Andrea Varnell

Hamilton county
Andrea L. Varnell, 65, of East Ridge, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at her residence.Andrea was born in Chattanooga to Wilbur and Dorothy Porter and was a graduate of East Ridge High School.

Lisa Watts

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Lisa Watts, 53, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, in DeKalb RegionalMedical Center.Funeral arrangements are 2 p.m. CDT Friday, Sept. 27, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Bishop Marion Williams officiating.Burial will

In MemoryKENNETH FUGUNT

In memory
INMEMORYKenneth FuguntSept. 15, 1965 - Sept. 26, 2012Dear Ken,Ken you were an amazing guy, You probably think theres no reason to cry. But were really going to miss you this is true, And everything you

In MemoryFloria Robert

In memory
Floria Maxine Roberts "Miss Roberts"Feb. 2, 1939 - Sept. 26, 2012 A teacher stood at the Pearly GatesFor admission to the Fold.She stood before the man of God, Her face was worn and old."What have
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