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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 03, 2014


Evelyn Rather Allen, 81, of Harrison, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 31, 2014, from a local hospital after a brief illness. The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. today, Aug.
John Amburgey RINGGOLD John K. Amburgey, 58, peacefully joined our Lord early Thursday morning. He is preceded in death by his parents, Kermit and Vivian Amburgey, and wife Laura. His

Dean Byrd

Sylvania
Montie "Dean" Byrd, 77, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. CDT today, Aug. 3, from Pine Ridge Baptist Church. Burial follows in Rainsville Memorial Park, Rainsville
Garnett Winthrop Campbell, 90, of Hixson, died on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Garnett was born in Chattanooga on Dec. 15, 1923. He attended City High School and became a huge supporter over the years.
Clifford A. Chambers, of Harrison, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 Monday, Aug. 4, at the Maple Grove Baptist Church. The family will receive friends 3-8

Allan Crawford

Tunnel hill
James Allan Crawford, 70, departed this life Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. He was born in Chattanooga to the late Jack and Rosel Crawford, and was a member of Smith Chapel United Methodist Church in
Samuel Cromer Samuel Bradley Cromer, 19, of Chattanooga, entered Heaven on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. He was born in Chattanooga and graduated from Norte Dame High School, class of 2013. Samuel played football, lacrosse

Dixie Curtis

Bethlehem
Dixie W. Curtis, 91, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014. Dixie was a kind, thoughtful, and beloved mother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Doris Wilkinson
Granville Frazier Davis, 93, passed away July 31, 2014. He was a loving father and grandfather and was retired from TVA of Chattanooga. Mr. Davis, having completed 50 years of continuous membership,

Marvin Dean

Etowah
Marvin Thomas Dean, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014. Memorial service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, from the Stephensville Baptist Church in Etowah. Visitation from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Serenity Funeral Home

Clara Estes

Fort oglethorpe
Clara Jane Estes, 90, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in a local hospice center. She was born Feb. 3, 1924,in Anniston, Ala., to the late Marion and Cordie Brown.
Martha Evelyn Everett, of Chattanooga, passed away Aug. 1, 2014, at Red Bank Life Care Center, just one week after celebrating her 93rd birthday. Evelyn was born in Sugar Valley, Ga., lived for
Georgie Finch, 72, passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 at her residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 633-9995.

Billy Joe Gann

Summerville
Billy Joe Gann, 77, died Aug. 1, 2014. Survivors include children, William Gann, Becky Chamlee, Patricia Hall; sister, Virginia Gann; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service 5 p. m. today, Aug. 3,
John Bartholomew Grannan Jr. 75, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014, in a local hospital. John received a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Evansville, was a lifetime member of the Sigma

Angela Grant

Rossville
Angela Marie Grant, 51, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014. She had lived in the North Georgia area for most of her life and was of the Baptist faith. She loved spending
Ralph B. Gravett, 81, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. A lifelong resident of Soddy-Daisy, he was a member of New Salem Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.

Lillian Hibbs

Rising fawn
Lillian Lucille Hibbs, 88, passed away, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Rising Fawn. She was of the Baptist Faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Haston Hibbs;
Donald Joe "Donnie" Howard, 62, of Cleveland, formerly of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Donnie was a graduate of Brainerd High School and UTC, where

Devotis Lamar Hunter

Inloving memory
Devotis Lamar Hunter 1970-1989 Sadly missed by mother, Aleane Hunter, sisters, Veronica, Rosina and Dementira, brother Felix.
Edna Blackwell Irwin, 90, of Apison, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014. She was a graduate of the Baroness Erlanger School of Nursing, Class of 1946, and retired from the Hamilton County Public
Shawnetta Jefferson, 32, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Gene JohnsonSr. CHICKAMAUGA Gene Kenneth Johnson Sr., 71, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the South Crest Chapel with

Alvin Jones

Jasper
James Alvin Jones, 80, passed away peacefully Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Lindsey and Edith Jones; siblings Edward Jones, Ernestine King, Geraldine Pilgrim, Madgaline Jennings and Frank
Doris Kersey Doris Ann Kersey, 89, of Chattanooga, died Monday, July 21, 2014. Preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Venable; husband, Claude "Buddy" Kersey; brother Marion "Tookie" Venable. Survivors
Dennis Jay Kile, 62, of Ooltewah, passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at his home. He was born July 5, 1952, in Chattanooga to the late Jay and Nora Kile. Mr. Kile was
Evelyn Dixon Martin, 105, a life-long city resident, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at a local health care facility. She was born Dec. 16, 1908, in Chattanooga, the daughter of E.M. "Boyd" and Mary
Ralph "Nick"McDaniel, 59, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. He is survived by his sisters, Sue Turner and Gail Walden of Chattanooga, and Pat Newt of Trenton, Ga; two brothers-in-law, James Waldon and
Elizabeth Jean McKinley, 82, of Chattanooga, formerly of Fort Myers, Florida, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at a local health care facility. Arrangements will be announced at a later date by Hamilton Funeral Home

Evelyn Miller

Sherwood
Evelyn Jackson Miller, 92, passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at Willows of Winchester. She was born in Sinking Cove to the late Marion Francis Jackson and Claudia Ann Morris Jackson, and was
Terrye Lynn Miller, 51, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Terrye was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area. She was a 1983 graduate of Kirkman Technical School and received her
Pauline B. Miller, 89, of East Ridge, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at a local hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was of the Methodist faith. A 1942 graduate

Lois Moore

Bridgeport
Lois Juanita Shrader Moore, 82, passed on Aug. 1, 2014. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. CDT today, Aug. 3, at Rudder Funeral Home, Stevenson. Funeral services will be at
Penny Suzette Painter, 46, of Hixson, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Penny was an organ donor. She was a member of New Salem Baptist Church. Penny is the daughter of

Frank Parks

Summerville
Frank Parks, 80, died July 31, 2014. Survivors include wife, Ellen Sims-Parks; children, Kerri Bowie, Frank Parks Jr., Stephanie Dennis, Laura Sims; sister, Ruth Wright; 11 granchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services 3 p.m. today, Aug.
Stanley Lewis Porter, 59, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Virginia Irene Prichard, 88, of Harrison, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2014, at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Johnston and Ida DeFriese, and was also preceded in death by
Ted Schoettler RINGGOLD Carlton Theodore "Ted, Old Papa" Schoettler, 89, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Ted lived in the Chattanooga and North Georgia area
William Kemzie Schultz, 66, passed away on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was of the Christian faith. He was a Captain in the U.S.
Vin Sedman, infant son of Vince and Paige Sedman, passed peacefully in the arms of his loving parents on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Vin was born on July 1, 2014, a tiny, 3-pound miracle, and
Connie Smith, 48, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Albert Leroy Smith, 72, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 2, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, 423-531-3975.

Nancy Smith

Rossville
Nancy Sue Campbell Smith, 69, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia Area and was of the Baptist faith. She retired from Cockran's

Hazel Smith

Fort payne
Hazel D. Smith, 93, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Services at 2 p.m. CDT Monday, Aug. 4, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Rainsville Memorial Park. Visitation from 5-8 p.m. CDT
Freeda W. Snider, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. Mrs. Snider was born in Carroll County, Tenn., to Clifford and Lena Williamson. She was retired from the Chattanooga Public
Jim Stone, 72, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 at his residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Helen Tyler Helen Ruth Tyler, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Helen, affectionately called "Nannie" by family and friends, was born Aug.
Jeanne Barbette Snyder Underwood, 62, loving mother and grandmother, died on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Jeanne was born Nov. 4, 1951, in Cleveland, Tenn., and was a long-time resident of both Cleveland and Chattanooga. Before

In Memory IN MEMORY

Carl Griffith Jan. 1, 1936 -Aug. 3, 2013 Loved and missed by wife, sons, daughter, and their families.

In MemoryLaura F Woods

Laura F. Woods Dec. 31, 1941-Aug. 3, 2013 In our hearts you will ever remain, As we stroll down memory lane. Thank you God for this precious treasure of memories that last forever.
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