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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 26, 2011

Margaret Agnew

Hamilton county
Margaret Jane Neef Agnew, "Peggy", 91, widow of William G. Agnew, passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, in Greenville, S.C., where she had lived for the past 10 years.She was the daughter of William C.

Sue Allen

ROSSVILLE Laura Sue Allen, 67, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her father, George J. Byrd.Survivors are her husband of 49 years, Donald Allen

Arthur Anderson

Hamilton county
Arthur A. Anderson, 69, passed away on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at home in Meridianville, Ala.He was preceded in death by his grandparents; mother, Doris Griffin; father, Arthur Anderson; brothers, Ernest Delaney and Alfred Anderson.He

Melissa Angel

Hamilton county
Melissa Jean Angel, 39, of Sale Creek, left this life to be with her Lord on Sunday evening, Jan. 23, 2011, surrounded by her family and friends. Melissas service will be held at Dallas Bay

Robert Beck

Hamilton county
Robert C. Beck, 88, of Chattanooga died on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, in a local hospital.He was the son of the late David and Janie Beck. Mr. Beck was a veteran having served in the

Louis Brannan

Hamilton county
James Louis Brannan, loving husband, father and grandfather went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011.He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and a graduate of Central

Roy Brock

PIKEVILLE Roy Brock, 78, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011. Service will be at 11 a.m. CST Friday in chapel.Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation 6-8 p.m. today until funeral time.Online condolences can be

Penny Brown

Hamilton county
Penny Stevenson Holland Brown, 53, formerly of Chattanooga, passed at home in St. Augustine, Fla. on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011.Survivors include Daphne Holland, Alana, Eugene and Keith Brown; sisters, Brenda Stevenson Bales and Teresa Stevenson

James Brown

Other areas
James Richard Brown, 61, of Murphy, N. C. died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated,

David Cain

RINGGOLD David Anthony Cain, 45, passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at a local hospital.He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area.He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Wendell and

James Cantrell

ETOWAH James L."Luke" Cantrell, 91, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at Woods Memorial Hospital. Mr. Cantrell was the son of the late Creed Jones Cantrell Sr. and Lou Walker Cantrell.He was a

Harold Clemmons

Hamilton county
Harold Wayne Clemmons, 83, entered his eternal rest on Saturday, Jan 22, 2011.Born Oct. 31, 1927, in Nashville, Harold grew up in both Nashville and Mount Juliet, Tenn. He graduated from East High School in

Cleo Cox

BENTON Cleo Cox, 67, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011.Survivors include wife, Dorothy Cox; daughter, Lori Cox; grandson, Luke Cox.Services are 8 p.m. today in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home.Visitation is 6-8 p.m.

James Dailey

Hamilton county
James Kinser Dailey, 87, of Hixson, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, in an area hospital.Mr. Dailey retired from Combustion Engineering after many years of service. He was a United States Army Veteran and was

Frederick Dickerhoff

Hamilton county
Frederick Irwin Dickerhoff, 78, Apison, passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, in a local hospital.He was retired from McKee Foods and a member of Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church.Survivors are his wife, Phyllis Dickerhoff;

Ruby Dixson

OCOEE Ruby Irene Dixson, 91, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011.Survivors: children, Sylvia Dixson, Lydia Nail, Darvin Dixson, Leon Dixson.Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Smyrna Baptist Church.Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Higgins Funeral

LaMark Dunn

Hamilton county
LaMark Kelso Dunn our little angel from Chattanooga was called home Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. Tiny angel rest your wings.LaMark was born on Oct. 16, 2010. He was preceded in death by his uncles, Mark

Edd Eaves

Hamilton county
Joseph Edwin "Edd" Eaves Sr., 86, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.Mr. Eaves was born in Chattanooga to William and Kate Eaves.He was a member

Gwendolya Elrod

Hamilton county
Gwendolya Elrod, 85, of Red Bank, passed away Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, in a local hospital.She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and a member of Stuart Heights Baptist Church. She retired from

Ward Exline

CALHOUN Ward Exline, 72, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011.Survivors include children, Cathy Smith, Jim Exline, Michael Exline, Deanna, Danny Exline.Services are 7 p.m. today at Chestuee Baptist Church.Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at the

Beatrice Galphin

Other areas
Beatrice Galphin FUQUAY VARINA, N.C. Beatrice "Bea" Mabry Galphin, 95, formerly of Holly Hill, S.C., passed away Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011.Beloved wife of the late Dr. Samuel Perdrieau Galphin Sr., loving mother of her

Buck Gann

Hamilton county
Marvin Edward "Buck" Gann, Sr., 80, of Sale Creek, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at his residence.A native of Hixson, he lived in Sale Creek the last 14 years. Buck was a

Ella Gardner

Hamilton county
Ella Mae Gardner, 94, of Chattanooga, died Monday Jan. 24, 2011, at the Stratford House Consulate Health Care.She was born Nov. 5, 1916 in Lancaster, K., the daughter of the late Ancil and Debbie Ann

Linda Gardner

Hamilton county
Linda Gail Lowe Gardner, 62, passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at Hospice of Chattanooga after a stroke.The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. today with Rev. Carl Hunsucker officiating.Interment will follow in Hamilton

Marion Henry

Hamilton county
Marion Evvone Henry, 69, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, in a local nursing facility.She was preceded in death by her parents; mother, Genva Moore; father, Willie Glenn.She leaves to cherish her memories, three sons, Edward

Margie Howard

Hamilton county
Margie Jo Howard, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 2011.A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, she was of the Baptist faith and was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Vernon Howard;

Dorothy Hughes

Hamilton county
Dorothy Billingsley Hughes, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Jan. 24, 2011.Mrs. Hughes was a member of the Red Bank Baptist Church and the Tilford Sunday School Class. She worked for Mercer Baking Co.

Dorene Lee

ATHENS Dorene Kay McIntyre Lee, 63, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at Life Care Center of Athens.Memorial services 10 a.m. Friday in the chapel.Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens is in charge of the arrangements.

David Madison

Hamilton county
.David Lee Madison Sr., of Riverside, Calif., passed away on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011.He is survived by daughter, Elishia (Tony) Dunson; son, David Lee (Vanessa) Madison Jr., of Chattanooga; grandchildren, Toni Lynn and Tony Dunson,

Harold Mavity

Hamilton county
William Harold Mavity, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 2011.He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was retired from Southern Railway with 40 years of service. Mr. Mavity was preceded in

Lena McClung

TRION Lena Morrison McClung, 77, passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 2011.She was born in Clarksburg, W.Va., but had lived most of her life in Georgia. She had previously attended the Assembly of God and

Terry Mitchell

Hamilton county
William Terry Mitchell, affectionately known as "Butch" and "HogsHead", after a brave fight with lung cancer, Terry surrounded by his family was finally at peace on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011.The son of predeceased William Cleveland

Sandra Montgomery

DAYTON Sandra Sue Montgomery, 62, died Tuesday Jan. 25, 2011 at her home.Funeral services for Sandra will be 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel.Burial in Ogden one hour Thursday prior

Desiree NisbetGreen

Hamilton county
Desiree Nisbet Green, 71, of Birchwood, passed away on Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, after an extended illness.Born Jan. 7, 1940, in Wilmington, N.C. Desiree moved to Chattanooga in 1978. Together with her husband, Donald Nisbet,

Troy Ott

Hamilton county
FORT PAYNE Troy H. Ott, 83, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 26, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in

Jack Plank

ROSSVILLE Jack Wesley Plank, 70, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, surrounded by his family after a long courageous battle with cancer.A native of North Georgia and a 1958

Mary Pless

Hamilton county
Mary Elizabeth Meador Pless, 90, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011.Mary was born in Chattanooga, was a 1938 graduate of Central High School and graduated from Edmondson Business College. She was

Bobby Randolph

CLEVELAND Bobby L. "Bob" Randolph, USMC Retired, 79, went home to be with his Savior on Sunday evening, Jan. 23, 2011.He was born Nov. 11, 1931 in Chattanooga. His daughter, Donna Randolph-Riddle, preceded him

Helen Rapier

RINGGOLD Helen Joyce Hargraves Rapier, 77, passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at her residence.A lifelong resident of the North Georgia-Chattanooga area, she was a former employee of Parkridge hospital where she worked for

Jack Richardson

Hamilton county
Jack Richardson, 93, passed into heaven Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, surrounded by family.He was a WWII veteran who helped build the Alaskan Highway. He worked as a body man for ORears Garage for many years.

Charles Roberson

Hamilton county
Charles A. "Robbie" Roberson, 90, of Chattanooga died on Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at his residence.He was as loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. Mr. Roberson retired from the US Army serving during WWII

Carol Sheppard

Hamilton county
Carol Lynn Sheppard, 59, of Ooltewah, departed this life on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, in a local hospital.She was preceded in death by her parents, David Sr. and Louvenia Sheppard; and her brother, David Sheppard

Richard Shockley

Hamilton county
Deputy Chief Richard Eugene Shockley, of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2011.He passed away at home with his wife, Jan, at his side, after a courageous battle

Juanita Sterchi

Hamilton county
Juanita Reid Sterchi, 97, of Harrison, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at a local health care facility.She was preceded in death by her husband, Robin Earl Sterchi; her parents, John and Emma Reid;

Ellis Stewart

Ellis Cameron "Cam" Stewart Jr., 85, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.The family is planning a memorial service, to be held at Morton Memorial in

Odus Sweetin

Hamilton county
Odus Sweetin, 63 years young, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, after a battle with cancer.He was the owner of Sweetin Construction Co., member of the Home Builders Association of Southern Tennessee, and served as President

Christopher Tittle

Hamilton county
Christopher Stephen Tittle, 25, of Chattanooga, left this world and stepped into heaven to be with God on Monday, Jan. 24, 2011. He lost his battle with cancer but he was brave and strong.He was

Louise Vandergriff

Hamilton county
Laura "Louise" Duggan Farrow Vandergriff, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 2011.She was of the Baptist faith.She was preceded in death by her husbands, Edwin G. Vandergriff and Ernest L. Farrow Sr.She is

Anna Walters

Hamilton county
Anna Walters, 81, of East Brainerd, passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at her home.She was a graduate of Tyner High School. She owned Kountry Kitchen in East Brainerd and Lucky's Country Boy Restaurant in

Clifford Whittle

Hamilton county
Clifford H. Whittle, 88, retired vice-president of Skyland International Corp., maker of Buster Brown Textiles, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011.Born Oct. 8, 1922 in Memphis, Tenn., he was a graduate of the University of Chattanooga.

Shane Wilson

Other areas
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. Shane Erick Wilson, 32, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011.Visitation Friday from 5-6 p.m. followed by a service at 6 p.m. at Aycock Funeral Home, 1504 SE Floresta Drive, Port

Deborah Wright

RINGGOLD Deborah Gretel Smith Wright, 51, passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 2011.She was born in Stuttgart-Bad Canstadt, Germany, but has lived in the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas for most of her life. She

Bill Wright

Hamilton county
RINGGOLD William "Bill" Wright, 86, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at his home.Mr. Wright was retired from U.S. Pipe and held membership with the Woodmen of the World and the American Legion Post

Samuel Yette

Hamilton county
Samuel F. Yette, 81, died peacefully Friday evening, Jan. 21, 2011, in Laurel, Md., following his battle with Alzheimers disease.A journalist, author, professor and photojournalist, he was a former resident of Chattanooga and taught English

Steve Young

HENAGAR Steve "Cherokee" Young, 69, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at his residence. Survivors include, son and daughter-in-law, Jamie and April Dagnan, South Pittsburg; brothers, William Young, Henagar, Donald Ray Young, Rossville; sisters, Gloria

Frances Young

Hamilton county
Frances Marie Young passed away Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011.She was born to the union of the late Henry and Ophelia Vanzant in Winchester, Tenn., Dec. 11, 1927.She was educated in the public school system of
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