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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 27, 2013



Curtis

Hamilton county
Curtis WaldropCurtis Ray Waldrop, 47, of Chattanooga died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at his home.A resident of Chattanooga for the past 25 years, Curtis was formerly employed as a supervisor with Beaulieu Corp. and also

Kenneth

Hamilton county
Kenneth MillsKenneth Darrel Mills, 60, formerly of Flintstone, Ga., died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Atlanta.Announcement by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home.

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

Lester Adams

Hamilton county
Sr.Lester I. Adams Sr., 91, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.He was retired from the United States Labor Department, past Master of the Harry R. Kendall Masonic

Jo Anne

Hamilton county
Jo Anne "Josie" Lott of East Ridge, passed away at the age of 65 on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.A Memorial Service will be held at Wesley Memorial Untied Methodist Church on East Brainerd Road at

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

Gerlinda Bowman

Hamilton county
Gerlinda Bowman, 70, of Hixson, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.She was a member of Dividing Ridge Church of God and preceded in death by her husband,

Donna Byers

Tennessee
TRACY CITY Donna Jo Byers, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at her residence.Graveside 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, in Gregg Cemetery, Tracy City with Minister Clayton Jones officiating.Online condolences can be made at www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net.Arrangements

Deborah Capetz

Hamilton county
Deborah S. Capetz, 59, went home to be with her Lord Jesus Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.She was a member of Woodland Park Baptist Church and was formerly employed at Erlanger as an administration assistant.

Marion Crumbley

Hamilton county
Marion Louise Hanson Crumbley, of Signal Mountain, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. She was 87 years old.Marion was born in Atlanta, and has been a longtime resident of the Signal Mountain area. She was

Tonya Frizzell

Hamilton county
Tonya Hatfield Frizzell, 42, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.Tonya was a graduate of Hixson High School and ECPC Business College. She was a member of New Grace Baptist Church in Soddy-Daisy

Ray Hall

Hamilton county
IIRay Pierce Hall II, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was 60 years old.He was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area and

Mary Hargis

Tennessee
GRUETLI-LAAGER Mary Ethelene Hargis, 87, died at her home, Wednesday Sept. 25, 2013.She was born in Gruetli-Laager on Oct. 26, 1925, to Willie and Mary Mitchell Bean who preceded her in death along with

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

Martha Johnson

Hamilton county
Martha "Pepper" Jean Robinson Penson Johnson, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at her residence.Funeral 2 p.m. today at Orchard Park SDA Church with Pastor Frank D. Stevenson Sr. as the eulogist.Arrangements

Lawrence Lakins

Tennessee
Jr.CLEVELAND Lawrence David "Larry" Lakins Jr. passed away in a Chattanooga hospital due to cardiac arrest on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.He was born on June 7, 1970 to Lawrence and Blanche "Pelley" Lakins.

Barbara Lansden

Hamilton county
Barbara H. Lansden, 77, loving wife of Carl Lansden and mother of Carl H. Lansden, went home to Heaven to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.Barbara was a very faithful

Elizabeth Lyon

Hamilton county
Elizabeth Parris Lyon, 94, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.A resident of Manor House Assisted Living in Chattanooga for the past 13 years, she was born in Athens, Tenn., to the late Horace Hayden and Pearl

Patsy McGovern

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Patsy Anne McGovern, 69, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.She has been a resident of Rossville most of her life and was a member of The Carpenters Church.She was preceded in death

Clarence Moats

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Clarence Moats, 81, a native of the Polk County area passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at his home in southeast Cleveland.Clarence was born in Benton, Tenn. on Feb. 28, 1932 a

Melba Morton

Hamilton county
Melba VonzaLee Morton, 90, departed this life with her family by her side on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.She was of the Baptist faith and a retired salesperson.She was preceded in death by her parents, John

ML Mulligan

Hamilton county
Marty Lee "M.L" Mulligan, 85, of Chattanooga, died on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at St. Barnabas Healthcare Center.He was the son of the late Morty Lee and Willie Boone Mulligan. He received a bachelor

Ted Oakes

Hamilton county
Theodore D Oakes, 79, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Red Bank.Ted graduated from Kirkman Technology School and worked at Combustion and Roadway Trucking Co.Ted was preceded in death by

Jimmy Oliver

Alabama
GROVE OAK Jimmy Lee Oliver, 81, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at Erlanger.Funeral services at 11 a.m. CDT Saturday from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.Visitation will be from 5

Louis Pendergrass

Hamilton county
James Louis Pendergrass, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.Services will be 1 p.m. today, Sept. 27, 2013, graveside in Hamilton Memorial Gardens in the Chapel of Devotion Mausoleum with Rev. Marvin Fowler

Kentory Ray

Hamilton county
Kentory LeBron Ray, age 11, earned his angel wings Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.He joined Heaven with his grandmothers, Linda Smith and Madeline Preston. Kentory was a sixth-grader at Tyner Middle Academy, he was a shy

Charles Reynolds

Tennessee
DAYTON Charles Ray Reynolds, 73, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at Erlanger in Chattanooga. He was born May 17, 1940 in Kentucky to the late Charles and Charlyne Gill Reynolds. He was also

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

Thomas Ruffin

Hamilton county
Thomas Melvin "Lil Thomas or LT" Ruffin III, age 11,passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.He was born Feb. 19, 2002, and a sixth-grade student at Tyner Middle School.Thomas loved playing video games, basketball, being outdoors.

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

Ruth Tollett

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Ruth Lee Brown Tollett, 92, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.She was a Christian and a member of Pikeville United Methodist Church. She was born and raised 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.

In MemoryRuby Edwards

In memory
INMEMORYRuby D. EdwardsFeb. 12, 1912 - Sept. 27, 2006"Although shes no longer here, her memories still lingers near."We love and miss you.Your family
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