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Local Obits for Sun. Sep 29, 2013



George

Hamilton county
George Blair, Jr.George Washington Blair, Jr., 66 of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, in the Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors.Visit www.heritagefh.com

Ella Abney

Georgia
ROME Ella Elizabeth King Abney, 92, formerly of Summerville, died Thursday Sept. 26, 2013.Graveside service is today at 2 p.m. in Summerville Cemetery. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge.

Charles Adkins

Hamilton county
Jr.Lt. Charles Conoly Adkins Jr., USN (Ret), 68, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away at his home in Port Orange, Fla., on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.Mr. Adkins was born and raised in Chattanooga to the

Dorothy Alexander

Hamilton county
Dorothy "Dottie" Zachry Alexander, 91, of Hixson passed away Friday Sept. 27, 2013. Dottie was born in Notasulga, Ala., but had lived in the Chattanooga area for over 50 years. She was preceded in death

Lesley Carter

Hamilton county
Lesley Horton Carter passed away on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. He was born Dec. 7, 1915.His parents, John and Martha Carter; his wife, Dolly; his 15 siblings, and their spouses preceded him in death.He is

Nancy Cheatham

Tennessee
COPPERHILL Nancy Cheatham, 60, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 in a local healthcare facility.There will be no services at this time.Professional services have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center, LLC

Linden Clayton

Tennessee
COLUMBIA Linden Clayton, 67, formerly of Henagar, Ala., died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at Maury Medical Center.Graveside services are today from Liberty Baptist Cemetery with the Rev. Arland Weldon officiating.Kerby Funeral Home in charge.

Thelma Dickson

Hamilton county
Thelma S. Dickson, 90, a resident of East Ridge, passed away Saturday morning, Sept. 27, 2013 at a Collegedale healthcare facility.Professional services have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center, LLC. of Cleveland.

Rudy Farmer

Georgia
TRENTON Vinson (Rudy) Farmer, 60, passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. He was a loving father, grandfather, and brother who enjoyed horseshoes, hiking, playing cards, riding motorcycles, rafting and camping.He was preceded in

Harry Folkner

Hamilton county
Harry Folkner, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was 85 years old.He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga. Harry attended Mountain Creek School and

Louise Gravitt

Hamilton county
Mary Louise Gravitt, 83, of Hixson, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.Louise was a member of New Salem Baptist Church. She taught Kindergarten at Middle Valley Baptist Church. She was retired from Ganns

Allie Grover

Tennessee
ATHENS Allie Grover, passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at an Athens hospital.There will be no services at this time.Professional services have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center, LLC. of Cleveland.

Cordia Haston

Hamilton county
Cordia Angel Haston, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. She was born to the late Oliver and Anna Bell Fann Angel on March 5, 1924 in Pikeville, Tenn. Cordia was a

Thomas Hewlett

Georgia
JASPER Thomas Mason Hewlett, 69, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.Local arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Donnie Hulgan

Alabama
FYFFE Donnie V. Hulgan, 88, passed away Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.Funeral services are 2 p.m. today from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Charles Jones and Rev. Stevie Whitmire officiating.Burial will follow

Joann Hyer

Tennessee
DECATUR Joann Hyer, 78, died on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.Survivors: daughters, Jackie Nosich, Knoxville, Belinda Hyer, of Akron, Ohio, Kim Martin (Mark II), Decatur; two sons, Ricky Hill, of Lafollette, Tenn., Jack Hill, of

Trevin Johnson

Hamilton county
Trevin Cornell Johnson, infant son of Travis Johnson and Phillisa Dillard, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. He also leaves behind two brothers and one sister.Services were held Saturday. Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home 601

Zander Johnson

Hamilton county
Little Zander Jaden Johnson of Chattanooga went to be with Jesus Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. He was greeted in Heaven by his great grandfathers, Robert "Junkman" Johnson, Dee Roy Higley, and his cousin, Ricky

Cheryl Leatherwood

Tennessee
ATHENS Cheryl Leatherwood, 53, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.Services: Monday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.Visitation: Monday, Sept. 30, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.Professional services have been

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

Rosemare Meadows

Tennessee
ATHENS Rosemare Meadows, 52, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.Services: today, Sept. 29, at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.Visitation: today, Sept. 29, from 1-3 p.m. at the funeral home.Professional services have been

Suzanne Scott

Hamilton county
Suzanne Odom Scott, 81, of Signal Mountain, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, in a hospital after a short illness.Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. today, Sept. 29, at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, Marr

Clayton Shell

Hamilton county
Clayton Shell, 62, of Harrison passed away Friday Sept. 27, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church. He was employed with the

James Simmons

Georgia
LaFAYETTE James "Jim" Simmons, 57, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.There were no services held at this time.Professional services were entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center, LLC. of Cleveland.

Dorothy Smalley

Hamilton county
Dorothy L. Smalley, 68 of Chattanooga passed away Saturday Sept. 28, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Wayne Temple

Tennessee
GRAYSVILLE Wayne Dennis Temple, 66, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at home.Survivors include son, Steven Temple, of Graysville; one daughter, Terry Kay Temple, of Lenoir City.Inurnment was held Friday, Sept. 27, at Chattanooga National

Marina Waugaman

Georgia
RINGGOLD Marina Waugaman, 55, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at her residence. No services were held at her request.Professional services have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center LLC of Cleveland.

Robert White

Tennessee
CALHOUN Robert Eugene White, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at home.There were no services held at this time.Professional services were entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center, LLC. of Cleveland.
SUMMERVILLE Paeslei Hope Whitmire, one month old, passed away Wednesday Sept. 25, 2013 in a Decatur, Ga., hospital. She was born in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., on Aug. 21, 2013, infant daughter of Sasha Carr

Melba Whittacre

Hamilton county
Melba Lower Whittacre, 82, of Chattanooga passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.Melba was born in Ohio on Oct. 24, 1930. She worked in the Chattanooga city school system, and a member of Falling Water

Elaine Wilcox

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Elaine Wilcox, 69, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at a local hospital. Survivors: husband, Harold Edward Wilcox; son, Bryon Wilcox.Graveside services were held Saturday, Sept. 28, at Archville Baptist Church Cemetery.Professional

In MemoryJESSIE WESLEY

In memory
JESSIE JAMES WESLEYJan. 23, 1928 - Sept. 29, 2011Jessie, is has been two years since God called you home. I miss you every day. Love, your wife, Louella Wesley and family.
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