Our Obituaries

Jenna L. Adkins

October 6, 1933 - January 29, 2018

Jenna Lee Adkins, 84, was born on October 6, 1933, in Kenova, West Virginia. On January 29, 2018, after a six-month battle with cancer, Jenna entered heaven and is now in the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was a member of Duncan Park Baptist Church. Jenna was preceded in death by parents, Manville and Molly Dorsey; sisters, Ina and Freda; brothers, Eddie and Curt. Survivors...
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Dorothy Inez Forester Myers

September 30, 1929 - January 29, 2018

Dot Forester Myers, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 29th, 2018. She was a loving Aunt and friend to all her family. She was 88 years old. Dot became associated with Double Cola in Chattanooga, TN, where she worked for over 57 years. Dot and her husband, David Myers lived a wonderful life together Red Bank, Tennessee where they constantly gave to others before...
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Kenneth Dean Walpert

January 28, 1927 - January 28, 2018

Kenneth Dean Walpert, 91, of Laguna Woods, California passed away January 28, 2018. He was an avid walker and enjoyed being a stock investor.He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ellen Walpert of Laguna Woods, CA; sons, Jim (Penni) Walpert of Hixson, TN and Robert "Bob" (Lisa) Walpert of Orange County, CA; sister, Jean Riddle of Lawton, OK; grandchildren, Billy (Sheri) Walpert, Kelly Walpert...
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Peggy J. Carlisle

April 8, 1942 - January 23, 2018

Peggy Jean Perkins Carlisle, age 75, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. She was born in Chattanooga to the late James and Juanita Perkins. Peggy was a 1966 graduate at Kirkman High School. She was a former employee with 3M/GE, before attending Highland Beauty Academy. Peggy was a cosmetologist, working with Rivermont Coiffure and the Manor...
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Dale Engstrom

April 15, 1917 - January 22, 2018

Lt. Col. Dale Engstrom, US Army, Ret. who celebrated his 100th birthday April 15, 2017, died Monday, January 22, 2017, in Forest City, North Carolina. Colonel Engstrom, a resident of Hamilton County since 1956, when he came to the area as Senior Advisor to the Army Reserve, is familiar to Tennesseans as a business entrepreneur, a State Legislator, a volunteer who worked tirelessly for worthy...
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Betty A. Still

August 4, 1927 - January 22, 2018

Betty A. Still, age 90, of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord on January 22nd 2018.She was born on Aug.4, 1927 In Pittsburgh, Pa. She was a longtime resident of Hamilton Co. and an active member of St. John United Methodist Church. She also volunteered at Memorial Cancer Center for 17 years, and St. John's Meals on Wheels program.Mrs. Still was preceded in death by her husband Harold R....
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Bessie Lois WILLIAMS

February 9, 1937 - January 22, 2018


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Laura Lea Berrier

June 19, 1971 - January 21, 2018

Laura Lea Berrier, 46, of Soddy Daisy, died at a local hospital Sunday, January 21, 2018, following complications of an auto accident. She was a 1989 graduate of Hixson High School and a graduate of MTSU in Murfreesboro, TN with a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology. She was a health services provider and Senior Psychological Examiner at the Center for a Brighter Tomorrow in Chattanooga, TN....
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William Isaac Evans

November 4, 1932 - January 21, 2018

William Isaac Evans passed into the next life on January 21, 2018. He was born in Cheatham County Tennessee, and moved to Chattanooga to begin his life with his beloved wife of 62 years, Bonnie L. Evans. After his military service he began his career at Trailways and Greyhound Bus Lines, where he worked until retirement. He was a member of Bayside Baptist Church. He was preceeded in death by his...
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Anna Catherine Delaney Mahoney

August 11, 1926 - January 19, 2018

Anna Catherine Delaney Mahoney, whose life was her most accomplished work of art, died January 19, 2018, at her home in Alexian Village. From a palette overflowing with interests, talents, curiosity, and empathy, she created a life that combined love of family, the cherished spiritual heritage of Catholicism, deep roots in Chattanooga, a long career practicing and teaching visual art and design,...
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Arnold J. LeClair

August 7, 1947 - January 18, 2018

Mr. Arnold Joseph "A.J." LeClair passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018. A.J. was born in Maine on August 7, 1947. He proudly served in the US Marine Corps. He was a faithful and active member of Falling Water Cumberland Presbyterian Church. After retirement, he worked at Moccasin Bend Golf Course and played there too. He was preceded in death by his father, Adrian LeClair. Survivors include...
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Wayne A. Degler

February 7, 1928 - January 16, 2018

Wayne Aaron Degler, Jr. of Chattanooga, Tennessee, died peacefully at his residence on Tuesday January 16, 2018. Mr. Degler was 89.Mr. Degler was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on February 7, 1928. He graduated from Chattanooga High School, where he was a very proud Dynamo, and attended the University of Chattanooga. After that, he began a career with Southern Railway, which later became...
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Alfred W. Davis

September 26, 1927 - January 14, 2018

Alfred W. Davis, 90, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018. He was born September 26, 1927 in Chattanooga to the late Thomas Lee and Grace Davis. Mr. Davis was a member of Grace Pointe Assembly of God. He was a WWII Navy Veteran. Mr. Davis was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad. He loved bluegrass music, playing banjo and watching westerns, especially Gunsmoke. Survivors...
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Martha Freels

January 19, 1927 - January 13, 2018

Martha Freels, age 90, of Signal Mountain, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, January 13, 2018. Martha was born January 19, 1927 in Troy, Ohio to Curtis and Georgia Holder. She graduated from Denison University. Upon graduation, she went to work for IBM, training others to program computers, and was later employed by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she again...
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James Edward Rominger

January 23, 1939 - January 12, 2018

James Edward Rominger, 78, of Hixson, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018.Mr. Rominger was born and raised in Chattanooga. He attended Lakeview High School and worked at Olan Mills as a Computer Systems Analyst after retiring from over 20 years of service with the US Air Force. As an avid outdoorsman and athlete, he was the consummate competitor in all things. His hobbies ranged from being a...
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Phyllis Coppotelli Krause

November 17, 1930 - January 12, 2018

Phyllis Coppotelli Krause, age 87, of Hixson, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018. Phyllis was born in Harvey, Illinois, was a longtime resident of Glenwood, Illinois and currently a resident of Hixson, Tennessee. She was the former owner of the House of Krause Arts, Glenwood, Illinois and a Certified Teacher with the NCMA. She was a guest vocalist, Kauai, Hawaii Corral. Phyllis is a...
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Billy Eugene Davis

August 22, 1947 - January 11, 2018

Billy Eugene Davis, age 70, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, January 11, 2018. He was born August 22, 1947 in Harrison, Tennessee to the late Viola & Arthur Davis. He was a former employee for the State of Tennessee.His brothers, Arthur Franklin, Jr. & Bobby Davis preceded him in death. Survivors include his children, Bobby Davis and Debra Davis of Cleveland; sisters, Jo...
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Ronald Wendt

April 11, 1935 - January 11, 2018

Ronald "Ronnie" Wendt, age 82, of Hixson, went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Ronnie was born in Chicago, Illinois and was a long time resident of the Chattanooga area. He was a 1953 graduate of Kirkman High School. Ronnie served our country in the United States Army. Ronnie was a retired Lieutenant with the Chattanooga Fire Department with over 32 years of service. ...
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Blanche T. Moody

July 13, 1923 - January 11, 2018

Blanche Timmerman Moody, age 94, of Chattanooga, passed from this life to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Blanche was a member of North Hixson Church of Christ. She supported her husband in the preaching of the gospel from Florida to Alaska (before statehood) and Washington State to New Jersey. She loved teaching children's and women's Bible classes, and crocheted quilts for...
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Thomas Michael Bishop

March 9, 1960 - January 8, 2018

Thomas Michael (Mike) Bishop, 57, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018. Mike was born on March 9, 1960, in Cookeville, TN, to Charles and Shirley Bishop. He married Susan Frost on July 27, 1985, and they were blessed to have 32 years of marriage together. Mike is survived by his wife Susan, sons, David, Will, and Ben Bishop, and sister, Stacey Adams. Mike's family...
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Geraldine H. RANDLE

October 30, 1918 - January 8, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-North Chapel, Hixson, TN.
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Alice M. GOSNAY

October 12, 1930 - January 8, 2018

Alice Marie Gosnay, 87, of Chattanooga passed Monday, January 8, 2018. She was born October 12, 1930 to the late Ezra and Addie Simpkins. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 year, Donald J. Gosnay and her brothers.Mrs. Gosnay was a longtime member of Oakwood Baptist Church of Chattanooga.Survivors include her children, Laura (Ray) Gleffe and Buck (Lisa) Gosnay; grandchildren, Sarah ...
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Beulah B. ROGERS

April 7, 1923 - January 8, 2018

Beulah Benford Burgess Rogers, 94, of Chattanooga passed away on January 8, 2018. She was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Franklin Rogers.She is survived by children, Betty (Ted) Miller and Wayne (Linda) Rogers; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 4 pm to...
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Joan Duncan

April 7, 1950 - January 7, 2018

Joan Christopher Duncan, 67, of Hixson, Tennessee passed away peacefully at her home on January 7, 2018. Joan was a loving wife, mother, Gran, sister, aunt, and friend to all who knew her. Her love and compassion knew no boundaries. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Beulah Chapel. Joan was a graduate of Ider High School. She received her undergraduate degree from Jacksonville State...
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John Franklin Kerr

May 19, 1922 - January 7, 2018

John Franklin Kerr, age 95, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at home surrounded by family. He had been cared for in his home for many years by his son, Allan Kerr, and daughter-in-law, Joanie Kerr. He was born May 19, 1922 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to the late G.E. Kerr and Lula Mae Criswell Kerr. He had a servant's heart; by serving his country in the Army...
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Billie Evelyn Shaw

April 9, 1937 - January 6, 2018

Billie Evelyn Hurst was born in Knoxville, Tennessee 4/09/1937. Beautiful, benevolent, compassionate, bright, kind, humble, and strong are a few simple words to describe a wonderful human being that shared her life impacting the few lives around her that became her world. She provided a most meaningful life experience for all her children and husband. Anyone Billie met soon experienced the...
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Michael Lynn Craft

December 8, 1958 - January 6, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-North Chapel, Hixson, TN.
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Pauline C. Bacon

December 11, 1920 - January 6, 2018

Pauline C. Bacon, 97, of Harrison died Saturday, January 06, 2018. She was born December 11, 1920 in Apison, Tennessee to the late William A. and Bertha M. Choate. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fletcher Henry Bacon. Mrs. Bacon was a long time member of St. John's United Methodist Church. She and her husband were the owners of B and W Pharmacy in East Chattanooga.Survivors include her...
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Clara Jane Simmons

July 8, 1935 - January 5, 2018

Mrs. Clara Jane Simmons, 82, of Hixson, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018. She was born in Lafayette, Georgia on July 8, 1935 to parents, Jesse Glenn Stephenson and Frances Sina (Cook) Stephenson. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Mary Ellen Kinsey; brother, Jesse Glenn Stephenson Jr. "Jack"; sister, Myrtle Jean Rampley; and grandson, Derrick Alexander Holloway...
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David E. Massengale

January 26, 1925 - January 4, 2018

Mr. David E. Massengale, 92, of Hixson, TN, moved from his earthly residence to his heavenly home on Thursday, January 4, 2018. David was a native of Chattanooga, born on January 26, 1925 to parents, James and Bell Massengale. He was a proud WW II Veteran in the U.S. Army and a member of American legion Post 159. He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Marjorie Massengale; daughter, Gloria...
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George Franklin Gross

July 31, 1960 - January 3, 2018

George Franklin Gross, Jr. passed away at his home in Hixson, Wednesday January 3rd, 2018, where he had lived since returning to Chattanooga to care for his parents, George Franklin (Buck) Gross, Sr. and Dorothy Locklear Gross who preceded him in death. Frank will be remembered for his big heart and distinct laugh. Whether it was his years playing football at Parkway Central in St. Louis,...
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Carl Robert Combs

June 4, 1945 - January 3, 2018

Carl Robert Combs, 72, of Hixson passed away on January 3, 2018. He was of the Baptist faith and in the American Legion. Carl also served in the U.S. Navy.He is preceded in death by his son, Daniel Combs; parents, Raymond and Mabel Emerling Combs and brother, Billy Ray Combs.He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Barbara Combs; sons, Greg Rembiszewski and Jeff Rembiszewski; daughter,...
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Billie Louise Vaughn

January 8, 1930 - January 2, 2018

Billie L. Vaughn, 87, of Harrison died Tuesday, January 2, 2018, exactly 6 years to the day since her son, Vernon died. She was preceded in death by her husband Dan Robert Vaughn, Sr.Survivors include children, Chris (Christina) Vaughn, Dan Robert, Jr. "Danny" (Mary) Vaughn, Leonard (Susan) Vaughn, and Eddie Vaughn; brothers, C.W. Spain and L.E. Spain; grandchildren, Amanda, Amber, Jeffrey, Mark...
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Tawanna Beck Williams

November 17, 1957 - January 1, 2018

Tawanna Beck Williams, 60, of Soddy Daisy passed away on January 1, 2018. She was an amazing mother, daughter, sister and friend that touched several lives. She retired from TVA after working for 35 years. Tawanna loved fishing, traveling, glass work and spending time with family and friends. She was an animal lover and especially loved her dogs, Willow and Maple.She is preceded in death by her...
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Theodore W. Mills

April 24, 1923 - December 30, 2017

Theodore "Ted" W. Mills, age 94, of North Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017.Ted was born in Soddy, to the late Reese and Margaret Mills. He was the class President of the 1940 graduating class of Soddy Daisy High School. Upon graduation from high school, Ted attempted to find a job. Unable to do so, he enlisted in the Civilian Conservation Corps, and traveled to the state...
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Judy Christnacht

July 30, 1954 - December 29, 2017

Judy Ann Christnacht passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, December 29, 2017. Judy was born July 30, 1954 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and grew up in East Ridge. She worked alongside her husband for many years in his accounting practice and in recent years spent much of her free time playing with grandchildren and taking care of her gardens, birds and Labrador retriever, Hudson.She is...
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Elizabeth Marie S Williams

June 25, 1938 - December 28, 2017

Elizabeth (Beth) Shoup Williams, 79, passed away after a brief illness on Thursday, December 28. She was born in Milford, Delaware to the late Mae Case and Russell P. Hayes. Beth was preceded in death by husbands John D. Shoup and G. Chambers (Tad) Williams Jr., and by son Ryan F. Shoup. Beth is survived by children Pam Worley (Roy), David L. Shoup, Jennifer Bennett (Mark), Cynthia Smith (Mike),...
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Donna Fay Pitts

June 3, 1939 - December 25, 2017

Donna Fay Pitts, age 78, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, December 25, 2017. Donna was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee to the late Clarence L. and Eloise McDowell. She was very active and involved in raising her children. Donna was preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, William Jimmy Pitts; sons, Michael Steven Pitts, James Reginald Pitts; grandson, Jeremy Allen Pitts; Donna...
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Mary Ellen Cartwright

May 14, 1948 - December 25, 2017

Mrs. Mary Ellen Cartwright, 69, of Hixson, TN went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, December 25, 2017. She was born in Sandy Township, Ohio on May 14, 1948. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Irene Foster, and her brothers, Chuck, Les, and Jim. She is survived by her husband, David A. Cartwright Sr., married on May 6, 1967; children, Rodney, Harold, David, Perry,...
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Virginia Marie WORKMAN

August 4, 1939 - December 25, 2017

Virginia Marie Kilgore Workman, age 78, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Christmas Day, December 25, 2017.She is survived by her husband, William "Bill" Workman; children, Connie Lawson, Robin Evans, Freda Gann, Summer Evans, Sheena McNeece, Christopher Lawson, and Sarah Vaugh.Graveside services for the family will be conducted on Wednesday, December 27, at 3 pm at...
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Larry J. Fincher

March 7, 1954 - December 24, 2017

Larry Fincher, 63, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away on December 24, 2017. He was a faithful member of East Ridge Church of Christ and a graduate of Chattanooga Valley High class of 1974. Larry enjoyed classic cars and going to car shows.He is preceded in death by his parents, Clifton and Linnie Fincher; brothers, Lloyd, Billy and Calvin Fincher.He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sharon...
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Ethel L. Drennon

April 25, 1933 - December 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-North Chapel, Hixson, TN.
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Geraldine C. Flerl

November 7, 1929 - December 23, 2017

Geraldine Cary Flerl, 88, a lifelong resident of Soddy Daisy passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at a local nursing home. She was an avid gardener and loved the outdoors and traveling. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe M. Flerl; parents, George and Minnie Cary; brother, Millis Rose and sister, Dorothy Rose Barker.She is survived by a daughter, Cheryl Flerl of Hixson; sister,...
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Patricia Mae Tallent HARRILL

January 11, 1935 - December 22, 2017

Patricia T. Harrill, 82, of Hixson, passed away Friday, December 22, 2017 at her home.She was preceded in death by her parents, Reba and Thomas Tallent of Englewood, TN; sister, Margaret Jo (Tom) Gentry of Rockwood, TN; brother, Richard Eugene Tallent of Hixson.Patricia is survived by her children, Theresa Lynn Vincel of Gainesville, FL, Mitchell C. (Elena) Harrill of Rossville, GA, Tonia L....
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Neal Richard PARKER

March 24, 1935 - December 21, 2017

Neal R Parker Sr, 82, went home to be with the Lord on December 21,2017. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Shearlie and Maude S. Parker and his five brothers. He was a member of Red Bank Baptist Church, where he was an usher for many years and a member of the Fellowship Life Group. Neal retired from Bell South after 30 years of service...
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David Millhorn

June 25, 1945 - December 18, 2017

Dr. David Millhorn, 72, University of Tennessee Senior Vice President Emeritus and national laboratory relations advisor, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017. David was a native of Chattanooga, TN born on June 25, 1945. He graduated from Tyner High School and received his bachelor's degree from UT Chattanooga, his Mater's degree from Emory University, and a doctoral degree from Ohio State...
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Margaret Miles

May 6, 1923 - December 18, 2017

Margaret Dickey Miles, 94, of Chattanooga, Tennessee died on Monday, December 18, 2017 in a local healthcare center. A native of Sweetwater, Tennessee, Mrs. Miles was the daughter of the late David Wesley Dickey and the late Alice Clarine Lee Dickey.She graduated from the St. Louis Institute of Music in 1941, served as organist at Sweetwater Methodist Church, and was a retired music teacher with...
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Noreen A. Nurse

July 11, 1927 - December 17, 2017

It is with much sadness, but even greater joy, that we announce the passing from this earth into Eternal Life of Noreen Agnes Nurse on Sunday, December 17, 2017, at 9:30 in the evening. Celebration of Life Services will be at Chattanooga Funeral Home North, 5401 Hwy 153, Chattanooga, TN from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM with visitation from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.Noreen was born on July 11, 1927 to Mr. Manoel...
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Evelyn Catherine Bailey CLARK

October 19, 1927 - December 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-North Chapel, Hixson, TN.
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Betty Jean Durham

March 20, 1930 - December 15, 2017

Betty File Durham, 87, of Hixson, Tennessee passed away on December 15, 2017. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Betty was an avid quilter, seamstress and dog lover. She was a member of Hixson United Methodist. She is preceded in death by her parents, John R. and Birdie File; husband, Willard E. Durham and aunt, Louise Ashby.She is survived by her children, Richard ...
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Carol A. Warmouth

December 9, 1941 - December 13, 2017

Carol Ann Warmouth, 76, of Hamill Road, passed away on December 13, 2017 at Hospice Care Center of Chattanooga after succumbing to a long, hard-fought battle with Alzheimer's. She was born December 9, 1941 in Mount Vernon, New York. Mrs. Warmouth was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Hixson. She enjoyed sitting in the sunshine, playing with her pup, Prissy, and going out to eat with family....
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Sandra Riggs

August 13, 1937 - December 13, 2017

Sandra "Sandy" Hixson Riggs, 80, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on December 13, 2017. She was an active member of Abba's House and enjoyed her Sunday School class. Sandy loved gardening, cooking, golf, bowling, adventure travel and spending time with family and friends.She is preceded in death by her husband, Ken Riggs and parents, Dan and Edna Hixson.She is survived by her...
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Agnes W. Pickering

October 22, 1920 - December 12, 2017

Agnes W. Pickering, 97, of Chattanooga died Tuesday, December 12, 2017. She was born October 22, 1920 to the late Gus B. and Ethel Wright. Mrs. Pickering was preceded in death by her husband, Walter L. Pickering, Jr.; daughter, Sue Howard; brother, William E. Wright; and sister, Edythe Hixon. Mrs. Pickering was a longtime member of First Centenary - United Methodist Church.Survivors include her...
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John F. CRISMAN

August 31, 1924 - December 11, 2017

John Crisman, 93, passed away December 11, 2017. He was a native of Chattanooga and a graduate of the McCallie School and The University of Chattanooga. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army in World War II, a partner in several business ventures, a past member of The Civitan Club, and an active member of Red Bank Church of Christ. He had served on the boards of Boyd Buchanan School, UTC Student...
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William Wayne Bateson

October 17, 1939 - December 11, 2017

William Wayne Bateson, 78, of Grandville, Michigan, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 11, 2017.Wayne was a graduate of Ludington High School and served our country in the United States Army. He was a retired engineer from CSX Corporation with over 30 years of service. Wayne was a member of South Harbor Church. He was an avid fisherman.Wayne is survived by his wife, Patti;...
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Billy Gene Edens

January 21, 1923 - December 10, 2017

Billy G. Edens, age 94, of Chattanooga died Sunday, December 10, at Memorial Hixson Hospital after a brief illness. A retired U.S. Air Force colonel, Billy and his wife Kitty settled in Chattanooga after a 32-year military career that took the family to various bases across the U.S. and Europe. He began his second career as a financial advisor with American Express, retiring again after 29 years...
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Peggy Patricia Prather

August 31, 1942 - December 8, 2017

Pat Prather, 75, of Harrison died Friday, December 8, 2017 at her home. She was born August 31, 1942 in Charleston, Tennessee to the late Roy C. and Velma Nichols. Mrs. Prather was preceded in death by a sister, Nora McDowell. Mrs. Prather was of the Baptist faith. She loved her children and grandchildren. She loved life, shopping, clothes and shoes. She was great fun to be around.Survivors...
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Virginia Mae MILLER

August 20, 1928 - December 8, 2017

Virginia Mae Waddell Miller, 89, of Red Bank, Tennessee passed away Friday, December 08, 2017. Virginia was a lifelong Red Bank resident and member of Red Bank Baptist Church. She would often say that she was a member since she was on the cradle roll. She was especially fond of the Welch Baker Sunday School Class, where she played the piano for many years. She sang in the choir for over 40 years...
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Jewell A. CHERRY

June 16, 1926 - December 7, 2017

Jewell Anita Cherry, 91, of Hixson, went home to be with her Lord Thursday, December 7, 2017. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, she was retired from Lovemans after many years of service.She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother with a great sense of humor her entire life who loved her Lord Jesus. She loved playing golf, and one time got a hole in one.She was...
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Beulah Mae KINSER

September 5, 1931 - December 6, 2017

Beulah Mae Kinser, 86, of Chattanooga died Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at her home. She was born September 5, 1931 in Sweetwater, Tennessee to the late Charlie and Dorothy True. Mrs. Kinser was retired for McKee Baking Company after 23 years of service.She was a wonderful cook, who enjoyed feeding family and friends. She would help anyone.She is survived by her husband of 64 years Rankin Kinser;...
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Jessie Faye Hixson

March 3, 1923 - December 6, 2017

Mrs. Jessie Faye Hixson, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Jessie was born in Chattanooga on March 3, 1923 to the late Samuel and Sally (Cross) Ferguson. She was a retired quality control inspector for American Lava and was the oldest living member of Fairview Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth A. Hixson, her parents, 5 brothers, and...
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David Richard THOMAS

April 22, 1947 - December 5, 2017

Mr. David R. Thomas, 70, of Hendersonville, NC passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. David was born in Chattanooga, TN on April 22, 1947. He retired as a District Sales Manager for McKee Foods. In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his beloved son, Michael. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Suzanne Thomas of Hendersonville, his dear daughter, Melanie Saldutti, son...
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Dortha Marie Blackard

December 17, 1937 - December 5, 2017

Dortha Marie DeHart Blackard passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 5, 2017, near her home in Hixson, TN - a few days before her 80th birthday. She was described by all who knew her to be strong, giving, and determined. Known as a "do-er", Dortha was a faithful and devoted wife of almost 62 years to her husband, Jerry Blackard, who survives her. Her strength of character was evident to all...
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Frances Hunt Chapman

September 14, 1923 - November 30, 2017

Frances Hunt Chapman, 94, of Chattanooga passed away on November 30, 2017. She was born and raised in Lavonia, Georgia. Frances was a proud graduate of the University of Georgia. She was a longtime and active member of First Baptist Church, Chattanooga and currently a member of Red Bank Baptist Church. Frances was also a member of Home Economists In Homemaking and longtime volunteer at Erlanger...
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Irene Irene Brown

September 28, 1929 - November 30, 2017

Irene Morgan Brown, 88, of Harrison, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 30, 2017.Irene was born September 28, 1929. She was a graduate of Birchwood High School and received her degree in education from Middle Tennessee State University. Irene started her teaching career at Birchwood High School. Later, with her chemistry background, worked as a lab technician at DuPont and Cutter...
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Bobbie RAMSEY

November 9, 1926 - November 29, 2017

Bobbie Mai Ramsey, 91, of Hixson passed away on November 29, 2017. She was a very active member at Hixson United Methodist Church for several years and in the Gooden's Sunday School Class. Bobbie was also active with the Card Ladies at Hixson United Methodist Church and The Professional Engineers Auxiliary. "She was the glue that held the family together."She is preceded in death by her parents,...
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Reuben Harrelson

March 8, 1927 - November 28, 2017

Reuben Harrelson, 90, of Hixson, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017.He was born in Andrews, South Carolina on March 8, 1927. He graduated from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. He entered service in the United States Army Air Corp and then served as a gunner in the United States Navy in World War II. He then began a 40 year career with American Cyanamid Chemical Company where he...
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Barbara Jean MUMPOWER

November 3, 1944 - November 26, 2017

Barbara Jean Mumpower, 73, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on November 26, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Garland and Bernice Goodwin and sister, Joyce Bradley.Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Buddy Mumpower; sisters, Nancy Smith and Lynn Goodwin; brother, Eddie Goodwin; children, Bill Mumpower, Rebecca Sue Crites (Mike) and Bonnie Mumpower Dodson (Charles...
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Phillip Dennis Smartt

September 15, 1953 - November 25, 2017

Phillip Dennis Smartt passed away peacefully at his home on November 25, 2017. Phil was born on September 15, 1953 and lived his entire life in the Chattanooga area. A graduate of Chattanooga City High School, as a young adult he could most often be found under the hood of his beloved Corvettes or onboard a boat cruising the waterways of East Tennessee. At all stages of his life, he embodied the...
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Willard Oscar LUSE

October 29, 1928 - November 24, 2017

Willard O. Luse, 89, of Chattanooga died Friday, November 24, 2017. He was born October 29, 1928 in Houston, Texas to the late Willard O. and Heloise Luse. He was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Luse. He was a retired executive from Provident Insurance. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Houston. He loved to write, he completed 2 novels one a detective story...
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Lai Sim Wong

October 10, 1926 - November 24, 2017

Lai Sim Wong, 91, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away, Friday, November 24, 2017, at a local hospital.She was the daughter of the late Man Woon Leung and Fung Ng Leung and was preceded in death by her husband, Ngon Thick Wong. Lai was the owner/operator of Phillips Laundry in Chattanooga.She is survived by four children, Mary (Andrew) Chung, Pearl Wong, both of Chattanooga, TN, Nelson ...
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Bill E. KING

April 9, 1937 - November 22, 2017

Bill E. "Buddy" King of Hixson, Tn. went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Nov 22, 2017. He was 80. He is preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Willie Mae and 2 sons; Charles Hal King II and a stillborn son.Buddy is survived by 1 son and 2 daughters, Bill and Joyce King, Tina Thorpe, and Viola and Tom Boruff. Also 13 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild and...
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Jean Ann Janik

September 10, 1949 - November 22, 2017

Jean A. Janik, 68, of Signal Mountain passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 after a short battle with cancer. She was born September 10, 1949 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late Frank and Norma Jean McClure. Jean loved reading and crossword puzzles. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. She attended Susquehanna University, Bowling Green University and Rider University where...
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Gary L. Kelly

June 22, 1957 - November 21, 2017

Gary Lynn Kelly answered the call to come home the morning of November 21st, 2017. A loving husband and father, to his wife Gwen, son Billy Kelly, daughter Kathy Murphy, stepsons Tommy Cunningham, Matthew Cunning and Chad Cunningham but, most importantly he was a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. He was the son of Gene and Betty Kelly. He is survived by his wife, son and daughter, his father...
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Ruth W. JOHNSON

March 27, 1929 - November 21, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
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Virginia Morton

September 20, 1926 - November 20, 2017

Virginia Morton, 91, passed away November 20, 2017 due to complications with pneumonia and related issues. Virginia was born on September 20, 1926 in Glenmary, Tennessee. After graduation from Glenmary High School she worked many years at Harriman Hosiery Mill before settling on Mowbray Mountain. She was extremely proud and very active in her community, Mowbray Presbyterian Church and Mowbray...
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Patricia A. Harris

May 26, 1956 - November 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-North Chapel, Hixson, TN.
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Armour Russell CAGLE

June 19, 1921 - November 17, 2017

Armour Russell Cagle (Shorty), 96, died November 17, 2017. He was loved immensely and will be missed deeply by his family. He never missed an opportunity to tell a great story. As a WWII veteran, he participated in the Normandy Invasion and received the Purple Heart, 2 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct and the European Theater Medals. He was retired from Brown Brothers after 35 years. He had previously...
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Homer T. Hodge

July 4, 1928 - November 17, 2017

Homer T. Hodge, 89, formerly of Sale Creek, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 17, 2017, in Arab, Alabama. Homer was born in Sale Creek, Tennessee to the late Milburn and Ruby Green Hodge. He retired from TVA after 27 years of service. Homer worked most of his life, with his family in the logging and sawmill business. Homer was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years,...
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Nancy Runyan METCALF

October 16, 1924 - November 17, 2017

Nancy Runyan Metcalf, 93, passed away, Friday, November 17, 2017 in hospice care. She was born in Bridgeport, AL and resided in the Chattanooga area for over 70 years.She was retired after working at Red Bank City Hall, Hamilton County School System and the Soddy Daisy School System.She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Francis McQuellan "Mack" Metcalf. She is survived by three...
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Forrest Robert Wallisch

July 17, 1935 - November 16, 2017

Forrest "Wally" Wallisch, 82, of Hixson, Tennessee passed away on November 16, 2017. He was a member of Red Bank Baptist Church for several years. Wally served in the United States Navy and was the owner/operator of Wally's Plumbing for 42 years. He was an avid basketball fan and enjoyed watching the UTC Mocs. Wally was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend who will...
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Roger Eugene GILES

May 20, 1940 - November 15, 2017

Roger Eugene Giles, 77, of East Ridge, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.Roger was born on May 20, 1940 in Harriman, Tennessee. He was a longtime resident of the East Ridge area. Roger retired from U. S. Pipe. He was a member of The Crossing Chattanooga. Roger is survived by his wife of 57 years, Shirley Giles; son, Jeff Giles; daughter, Cathey (Dallas) Whicker;...
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Dorothy R. Sertel

March 1, 1921 - November 14, 2017

Dorothy Richey Sertel, 96, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, November14, 2017. A lifelong resident of Harrison, she was born, the first of nine children, March 1, 1921, to the late Rex A. Richey and Mattie W. Richey.Educated in the Chattanooga public schools, she graduated with honors from Central High School Class of 1939. She attended the University of Chattanooga and McKenzie Business...
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Louis A. Devin

March 23, 1930 - November 13, 2017

Louis (Sonny) Devin Jr.,87, of Spring City, Tennessee, Formerly of Pittsburg, PA passed away suddenly at his home in Spring City, Tennessee. He was born on March 23rd, 1930 in Pittsburg PA. On September 15th 1960 he married Rosemary (Sissy) Rocare Devin, who preceded him in death on September 21st, 2017. Sonny was a beloved husband of 57 years to Rosemary (Sissy) Rocare Devin, Loving father to...
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Billy Hartman

January 7, 1934 - November 12, 2017

Billy Hartman, 83, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. He was born Jan. 7, 1934, in Antioch, Tenn., and was the son of the late Roy and Willie Hartman and was preceded in death by his loving wife, Wilma Peters Hartman; as well as siblings, Roy (Ruby), Charles, Corky (Martha) Hartman; and a sister, Frances Beasely (Manson). He is survived by one brother, Gene...
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Brenda Gayle Minor

July 11, 1945 - November 9, 2017

Brenda MinorBrenda Gayle Minor, age 72, flew into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, November 09, 2017. She was born July 11, 1945 in Clover, SC to the late George & Madge Boheler.She retired from the State of Tennessee after more than 20 years of service. Brenda attended Life Gate Baptist Church in Hixson.Her husband Al Minor preceded her in death.Brenda is survived by her children, Gayle Minor,...
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George A. APPLETON

August 12, 1917 - November 9, 2017

George A. Appleton, Jr., 100, of Soddy Daisy died Thursday, November 09, 2017. He was born August 12, 1917 in Chattanooga to the late George A. and Cordelia Appleton. He was preceded in death by his wife of 75 years, Elizabeth Dietzen Appleton; daughter, Mary Lavender; granddaughter, Cassidy Ann Moore; three brothers, and two sisters.Mr. Appleton reached his goal of living to be 100 years old....
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Pauline H. DUNN

April 1, 1925 - November 7, 2017

Pauline Dunn, 92, of Chattanooga died Tuesday, November 7, 2017. She was born April 1, 1925 to the late Jadie and Oma Hickerson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Jake Dunn; sister, Hettie Churchwell; and a brother, Melvin Hickerson.Mrs. Dunn was a member of Hamilton Baptist Church. She dedicated her life to her children and grandchildren. She was a natural caregiver and true...
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Lena Pearl Dula Engstrom

December 23, 1929 - November 6, 2017

Dr. Lena Dula Mayberry Engstrom died Monday, November 6, 2017 in a local hospital. Engstrom, retired professor of English at Chattanooga State Technical Community College, was a native of North Carolina. Born in Morganton, NC, she attended Chesterfield Elementary School and Morganton High School. She did her undergraduate work at Gardner-Webb College and Western Carolina University, graduating...
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Larry L. Johnson

March 9, 1942 - November 6, 2017

Larry L. Johnson, 75, of Harrison, passed away Monday, November 6th 2017. Hewas the proud owner of Delta Motors for 48 years. He enjoyed going to auctions, watching Nascar and the Atlanta Braves. Preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Page Johnson, parents, Robert and Vera Johnson, sister, Gerelene Davis and brother, Donnie Johnson.Survived by children, Kathy Stanfield and David Johnson;...
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John Bullard HOOPER

March 6, 1959 - November 6, 2017

John Bullard Hooper, 58, of Chattanooga died Monday, November 6, 2017 at his home. He was born March 6, 1959 in Chattanooga to the late Dr. Charles Hooper, Sr. and Vera Bullard Hooper. John made life interesting for everyone who knew him. His family and friends lives were richer because of his life. He had a very strong interest in space and music.Survivors include his brothers, Dr. Charles ...
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Shirley Ann Walker

August 25, 1946 - November 5, 2017

Shirley Walker Shirley Ann Walker, 71, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 5, 2017.She was born in Lawton, Oklahoma on August 25, 1946 to the late Phillip Alfred and Audrey Mae Paddyaker Jones, Sr. Shirley and her family moved from Cache, Oklahoma to Ozark, Alabama in 1954 where she lived until 1970 when she moved to Chattanooga.She was active in the Lakeside...
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Charles Thomas RAY

October 1, 1927 - November 4, 2017

Charles Thomas Ray, age 90, passed peacefully, on November 4, 2017. A joyous reunion took place as he reunited with his parents, Giles and Mary Alice Burns Ray; his beloved grandson, Spencer Kile Alford; and countless other family members and friends who preceded him on this journey. A loving husband, daddy, papaw, uncle, brother and friend, Charles leaves behind his loving wife of 66 years, Sara...
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Thomas Lamar Ballew

February 27, 1938 - November 3, 2017

Thomas Lamar Ballew, age 79, of Hixson passed away Friday, November 3, 2017 in a local hospital.He was born February 27, 1938 in Chattanooga to the late Thomas Eugene & Dora Juanita Ballew. Mr. Ballew was a 1956 graduate of Rossville High School. He was a United States Air Force Veteran and his love for planes drew him to enlist. Anytime he heard a plane he was the first outside to tell you...
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Eva Pearl Hamill

November 28, 1931 - November 3, 2017

Eva Pearl Sanders Hamill, 85, of Soddy Daisy, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, November 3, 2017.Eva was born in Fackler, Alabama to the late Foster Sanders, Sr. and Dora Venable Sanders. She grew up in Stevenson, Alabama, was a resident of the Hixson area for 37 years and has been a resident of the Soddy Daisy area for the past 33 years. Eva worked at Dixie Yarns and the Hixson Post...
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Micheal Kaye Ashley

November 27, 1949 - November 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-North Chapel, Hixson, TN.
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Barbara Frances Lacey

February 4, 1938 - November 2, 2017

Barbara Frances Lacey, 79, of Chattanooga passed away peacefully on November 2, 2017 with her daughter and son-in-law by her side. She was a devoted and loving mother. She retired from Lawson Electric after many years and is a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.She is preceded in death by her parents, Bernice and Earl Wilson; brother, Thomas Wilson and son, Christopher Lacey.Barbara is survived...
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Betty H. Lay

January 27, 1932 - November 2, 2017

Betty Ruth Hodge Lay, 85, of Soddy Daisy, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, November 2, 2017, surrounded by her family and friends.Betty was born in Rutledge, Tennessee to the late Boyd and Ethel Hodge. She was a graduate of Rutledge High School and attended Business College. Betty moved to Knoxville, Tennessee before moving to Chattanooga. She worked for Lookout Beverages...
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Albert Lowery Gaines

February 28, 1920 - November 2, 2017

Albert Lowery Gaines, Sr., age 97 of Hixson, passed away Thursday, November 02, 2017 in a local hospital. He was born February 28, 1920 in Selma, Alabama to the late Drummond & Rubye Gaines.Mr. Gaines was a member of Hixson United Methodist Church. He was a World War II United States Army Veteran. He was a Nuclear Engineer and retired from Combustion Engineering after 25 years of service. ...
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Betty Joe Saywell

March 28, 1936 - November 1, 2017

Betty Joe Saywell, 81, of Harrison, formerly of Knoxville, Tennessee passed away on November 1, 2017. She was an avid piano player since the age of five and was a graduate of Central High School in Knoxville. Betty was of the Baptist faith. She loved her family, reading and sports. Betty was also a competitive roller skater. She is preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Helen Haynes;...
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