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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 17, 2010



Thetus Abercrombie

Hamilton county
J. Thetus Abercrombie, 69, of Robertsdale, Ala., passed away Friday, Nov. 5, 2010.He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Abercrombie.He is survived by his wife, Linda Abercrombie, of Robertsdale; son, Richard Abercrombie,

Della Bethune

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Della Elizabeth Bethune, 75, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010.She was a lifelong resident of Walker County and was of the Baptist faith. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister

Andre Bricard

Hamilton county
Andre Gaston Bricard, of Signal Mountain, passed away at his home on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, after a brief courageous fight with pancreatic cancer.He was born July 14, 1935 in San Francisco, Calif., and was

Marion Brown

Hamilton county
Marion "Sam" Brown, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at a local health care facility.He was a member of Tyner United Methodist Church and was a retired Wholesale Sales representative for Big

MD Brown

Alabama
POWELL Merrial Douglas "M.D." Brown, 65, passed away Monday, Nov. 15, 2010.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. CST today, Nov. 17, 2010, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial will follow in Old

Jerry Burton

Tennessee
ETOWAH Jerry Leon Burton, 63, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at his residence.There will be no formal visitation nor services.Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah in charge of arrangements.

Edna Conaway

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Edna Irene Conaway, 97, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010.She was born in Ringgold, Ga., on Aug. 18, 1913, to the late Rachael and Glen

Alvin Craze

Hamilton county
Alvin Craze, 90, of East Ridge, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010.Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Garybel Damrom

Tennessee
HUNTLAND Garybel Windell Damrom, 83, passed away Sunday, Nov 14, 2010, at Erlanger.Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Nov. 17, at Moore-Cortner Chapel with Brother Ed Boggess officiating.Interment at Damron Cemetery.

Juanita Daniel

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Juanita C. "Tommie" Daniel, 79, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, in the chapel of Heritage

Sharon Donley

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Sharon Kay Donley, 61, passed away Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, in a local hospital.She was a native of Ford, Kan., and had lived in the Chattanooga and North Georgia area most of her

Judy Dutton

Georgia
MENLO Judy Elaine Dutton, 61, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010.Survivors, husband, Charles Dutton; children, Allan Fulton, Kym Treadaway, LaRonda Gaylor; sisters, Iva Spears, Barbara Brown, Joyce Stallings; brother, James Pledger; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild.Funeral

Melvin GarrenJr

Georgia
Melvin Garren Jr.ROSSVILLE Melvin Lee Garren Jr., 84, passed away Monday, Nov. 15, 2010.He was born in Cleveland, Tenn., but had lived in the North Georgia area for the last 55 years. He was

Herbert Heath

Hamilton county
Herbert Lee Heath, 72, of Columbia, S.C., died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010.He was born in Lincoln, Ill., and was the son of the late Joseph and Annie Thomas Heath. Mr. Heath grew up in Elizabethtown,

Sarah Hurley

Hamilton county
Sarah Margaret "Maggie," Hurley, 84, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, in Banning, Calif.She was born in Tracy City, Tenn., and spent most of her life in East Ridge, prior to spending

Bonnie Johnston

Georgia
Bonnie JohnstonTUNNEL HILL Bonnie Mae Stoker Johnston, 78, passed away Monday, Nov. 15, 2010.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel.The family will receive friends from 3-9 p.m. today.An online

Matt Marion

Tennessee
CARYVILLE Matt Marion, 85, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at Athens Regional Medical Center.Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 at Green Hill Cemetery.There will be no visitation.Bordwine Funeral Home

Jimmie McCallum

Hamilton county
Jimmie Earl McCallum, 62, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, in Jacksonville, Fla.He was a 1966 graduate of Howard High School and was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. He

Dena McNabb

Hamilton county
Dena "Leggs" McNabb, 48, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Nov. 12, 2010. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. today, Nov. 17, 2010, at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with the Rev.

Greggory Miller

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Greggory "Chubby" Miller, 43, died Monday, Nov.15, 2010.Survivors: parents, Anderson "Jute" Miller and Sarah Wynette Lillard Miller; siblings: Jeffery Miller and Ginger Miller Harness.Visitation is 4-7 p.m. today at Ralph Buckner Funeral

Christopher Mullinix

Hamilton county
Jr.Christopher Mullinix Jr., 3, of Dunlap, peacefully went to heaven Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010. He loved life as much as he loved Elmo.He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, Marie Edwards

Mary Newby

Hamilton county
Mary Newby, 72, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010. She passed at her home.Mary was born in Monticello, Ga. She was preceded in death by daughter, Andre Denise

Betty Newmar

Tennessee
Betty NewmanDAYTON Betty Jean Newman, 75, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010.Funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Orvin Childers officiating.Burial in Rhea Memory Gardens.Visitation 4-8 p.m.

Bob Osburn

Hamilton county
Robert "Bob" Osburn, 75, San Diego, Calif., died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, peacefully in a San Diego hospital.Bob is formerly of the Chickamauga area and was preceded in death by his parents, James Buster and

Mary Peardon

Hamilton county
Mary Mansel Peardon, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010.She was preceded in death by her husbands, H. Max Mansel and Charles Peardon.Survivors include her daughters, Joyce (Bill) McElhaney, of Moberly Mo.,

Leonard Pell

Georgia
Leonard PellROSSVILLE Leonard L. Pell, 87, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, in a local health care facility.A native of Fort Payne, Ala., he had lived in the Rossville area for most of his

Michael Prowse

Tennessee
Rev. COOKEVILLE The Rev. Michael Prowse, 78, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010.Survived by wife Elizabeth Prowse, Cookeville; sons, Tim Prowse, Springfield, David Prowse, Cookeville, Dan Prowse, Livingston; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.Funeral 11

Mary Vasser

Alabama
GERALDINE Mary Ellen Lucas Vasser, 44, passed away Monday, Nov. 14, 2010, at Riverview Regional Medical Center.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 17, from Providence (Hill) Church near Collinsville.Burial

Thelma Whitaker

Hamilton county
Thelma H. Whitaker, 92, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at her home.Miss Whitaker was a retired teacher with Chattanooga Public Schools and a Golden Life Member

Sally Wilkerson

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Sally B. Wilkerson, 87, died on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010.Funeral service at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at 3rd Ave. First Baptist Church.Interment in Farris Chapel Cemetery, Belvidere, Tenn.Visitation noon to 1 p.m.
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