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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 01, 2011



Mae

Hamilton county
Mae RawlstonMae Gadd Rawlston, 100, of Hixson, passed away on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011.Mae was a descendant of the original pioneer settlers of the Gadd, Rawlston and Hixson families. She was a lifelong resident of

Desma Blair

Tennessee
KINGSTON Desma Hutcheson Blair, 88, passed away Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at Harriman Care and Rehab.She was a faithful and longtime member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church and loved all her brothers and sisters

Ralph Colbaugh

Hamilton county
Ralph Harles Colbaugh, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011.He was predeceased by his father, Ralph Colbaugh Sr.; daughter, Jessica Templeton; and brother, George Evitt.Survivors include his mother, Mandy Colbaugh; daughter, Belinda Colbaugh;

Patricia Coleman

Hamilton county
Patricia Gayle Davis Coleman, 52, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at her residence.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today at Olivet Baptist Church with Pastor Kevin Adams Sr. officiating.Burial: Lakewood Memory

Margaret Cooper

Hamilton county
Margaret Hayes Cooper, 93, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011.Margaret was born in Decatur, Tenn., on Jan. 3, 1918. Margaret was a woman of great faith, loved the

Bessie Eakins

Tennessee
DAYTON Bessie W. Eakins, 89, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, surrounded by her loving family.She was a longtime resident of Rhea County, she was of the Holliness

Nellie Farmer

Alabama
COLLINSVILLE Nellie Mae Farmer, 91, passed away Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at Collinsville Health Care.Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today, Oct. 1, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial will follow in

Albert Gilbert

Hamilton county
Albert Gilbert, 74, passed away Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at his residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Ronald Gorham

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Ronald "Fuzz" Gorham, 63, passed away Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, in DeKalb Regional Hospital.Funeral service will be 2 p.m. CDT today, Oct. 1, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Rev. David Talley

Beverly Hardin

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Beverly Gentry Hardin, 41, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011.Survivors: mother, Joyce Gentry; sisters, Doris Laney, Judy Murdock, companion, Dickie Buchanan.Services at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Mason Funeral Home.Burial in Greenhills Memory

Nancy Harrison

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Nancy Carol Harrison, 39, passed away Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at Harton Regional Medical Center. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. CDT today at the funeral home.Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. CDT Sunday at

John Henley

Tennessee
MURFREESBORO Mr. John Lewis Henley, 85, died Thursday Sept. 29, 2011. He was retired from General Motors and was a member of the lodge. He was born in Palmer on Sept. 1, 1926 to

Kathleen Hilliard

Hamilton county
Kathleen Royse Hilliard, 84, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at the Suncoast Woodside Hospice House in St. Petersburg, Fla.Born in Middle Tennessee, Kathleen lived most of her life in Chattanooga and graduated from

Robert Jackson

Hamilton county
Robert E. Jackson, 76, of East Ridge, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, in the hospital. Present at his time of death were his wife and two children.Mr. Jackson was born in Lancaster County,

Layoma Jones

Tennessee
SOUTH PITTSBURG Layoma Lane Jones, 86, died at a Chattanooga nursing home on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011.Funeral services will be held at Mount Bethlehem Baptist Church at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, officiated

Gilda Jones

Hamilton county
Gilda Renee Jones, 49, passed away Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 in Nashville. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9996.

Harriett Jones

Hamilton county
Harriett OKelley Jones, 83 of Hixson, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at Standifer Place.She was born May 10, 1928 in Buford, Ga., to the late Everett and Ida Mae Power O'Kelley.She also was preceded in

Willard Justice

Georgia
Blane JusticeROSSVILLE Willard Blane Justice, 55, departed this life Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011.He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his father, Willard Grant Justice.Survivors include his loving

Billie Kelley

Hamilton county
Billie Friddell Kelley, 69, of Hixson, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011.A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, Billie was a 1959 graduate from Tyner High School and also a graduate of UTC.She was

William McClure

Tennessee
KNOXVILLE William Marce McClure, 72, formerly of Hixson, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011.He was a member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church. He owned Brown Drug Store for 28 years, and was retired

Martha McDowell

Alabama
RUSSELLVILLE Martha Duncan McDowell passed away Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, after a lengthy illness. She was the oldest daughter and the second of five children born to Dan and Florence Duncan at Rockwood,

Phyllis Pursley

Hamilton county
Phyllis C. Pursley, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011.Mrs. Pursley was born in Wildwood, Ga., to the Rev. James and Vera Nabors. She was a member of the Second Presbyterian Church

Danny Ratledge

Tennessee
MADISONVILLE Danny Lee Ratledge, 58, of Madisonville and formerly of Athens, passed away Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at U.T. Medical Center.Funeral 11:30 a.m. today in the chapel.Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery.Receive friends

Jim Stanley

Hamilton county
James "Jim" Leonard Stanley, 82, longtime resident of Hixson, went to be with the Lord Friday, Sept. 30, 2011.He was born June 3, 1929 in Benham, Ky. to the late James M. and Mary V.

James Thomas

Hamilton county
James Tate Thomas, of Chattanooga, left his earthly body while surrounded by his loving family to be in the presence of his Lord on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011.James was born 92 years ago on Signal

Ester Tidwell

Hamilton county
Ester Ann Tidwell, 79, of Ooltewah, passed away Thursday evening, Sept. 29, 2011, at her residence.Arrangements will be announced by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.

Wayne Travis

Hamilton county
Modie Wayne Travis, 67, of Hixson passed away Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at his home. Wayne retired as a boilermaker from Union Boilermakers Local #454 and was a United States Navy veteran.He was preceded in

Barbara Walcottt

Tennessee
Barbara WalcottDAYTON Barbara Alice Walcott, 70, died at her home Thursday evening, Sept. 29, 2011.Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.Burial in Smyrna Cemetery in Evensville.www.vanderwallfh.com.Visitation after 5

Jean Zimmerman

Tennessee
BELVIDERE Jean Pointer Zimmerman, 88, passed away Friday, Sept. 30, 2011.Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at First United Church UCC, 4099 Owl

In MemoryMel Carboni

In memory
Jan. 30, 1927-Oct. 1, 2003Forever Missed, Forever Loved,Your Wife, Sons, and Grandchildren

In MemoryDerek Ramsey

In memory
OCTOBER 1, 1990HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAYIt's been almost a year since we lost you and you are with us every day. Words cannot begin to express the sadness in our hearts. There is constant emptiness without
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