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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 12, 2011



Dovie aposJeanapos

Hamilton county
Dovie "Jean" Geissinger, 62 of Chattanooga passed away Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011.Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchape.comArrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, Rossville.

Charles Arp

Hamilton county
Jr.,Charles Harrison Arp Jr., 86, of Red Bank, passed peacefully into his Saviors arms on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at his home.He was born in Lenior City, Tenn., son of the late Martha McElyea

Treva Bean

Tennessee
ALTAMONT Treva Lois Bean, 66, passed away on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. She was born in Palmer, Tenn. on Sept. 6, 1945.She was preceded in death by her father, Marcus Caldwell and daughter, Tonia Bean.She

Jere Brewer

Alabama
Jere BrewerSCOTTSBORO Jere Lee Carter Brewer, 82, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 in a Huntsville hospital.Born and raised in Richard City, Tenn., she resided in Scottsboro, where she was a member of First Baptist Church.

Emma Burgess

Hamilton county
Emma Burgess, departed this life Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at Memorial North Park Hospital in Chattanooga.She was the eighth and last child of the late Moses Allen and Carrie Boyd Allen-Smith, was born Nov. 15,

Barbara Cejka

Hamilton county
Barbara Ann York Cejka, 74, of Chattanooga passed away on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011 surrounded by her family. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Cejka; parents, William A. York and Evelyn

Mathai Chacko

Hamilton county
Mr. V. Mathai Chacko, 90, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord from her earthly home on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011.He is survived by his daughters, Kunjunjamma, Gracy, Leelamma, New Delhi, Licy, Alice, Wilcy,

Barbara Cockrell

Hamilton county
Barbara Rowland Cockrell, 79, of Chattanooga passed away Monday, Oct. 10, 2011 in a local hospital.She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Barbara was retired from Memorial Hospital after

Betty Dye

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Betty Jean Fulmer Dye age 81, passed away Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. She was born in Summerville, Ga. to the late George Otis and Lillie Gertrude Wilson Fulmer. She had been a lifelong

Marie Edmondson

Alabama
RAINSVILLE Marie Bouldin Edmondson, age 87 passed away Monday, Oct. 10, 2011 in DeKalb Regional Hospital.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the

Joyce Ellison

Georgia
ROCK SPRING Joyce Bartlett Ellison, 58 died Monday, Oct. 10, 2011.Survived husband, Bobby Ellison; daughter, Tammy Ellison Moore; son, Clyde Ellison; sisters, Linda Adophson, Evelyn Delay, Sandy Bartlett; five grandchildren.Funeral Wallis- Wilbanks Funeral Home Thursday,

Marvin Euler

Hamilton county
Marvin Herman Euler, 93, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, in a local hospital.He was born Feb. 19, 1918 in Merrill, Wis., to the late August and Hety Euler.Mr. Euler was a member

Elder Follett

Tennessee
Elder Philip FollettCOLLEGEDALE Elder Philip Follett, 79, fell asleep in Jesus on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 following a long and courageous battle with cancer.He served as a pastor and administrator in the Seventh-day Adventist church

William Gamble

Hamilton county
William Gamble, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away at his home with his children by his side on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011.He was a member of Chattanooga Church. Funeral service will be held on at 2

Phyllis Gordon

Tennessee
COALMONT Phyllis Kay Gordon, 59, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 surrounded by her family, after a long and valiant fight against cancer.Kay was a devoted wife, loving mother

Beverly Johnson

Hamilton county
Beverly Ann Johnson, 74, of Ooltewah, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Oct. 12, 2011, with Pastor Bob Willerson and Pastor Mike Walker officiating.

Martha Lawson

Tennessee
TULLAHOMA Martha Lola "Jean" Chisam Lawson, passed away from this life, Monday, Oct. 10, 2011.Visitation with the family will be on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 from 10- 11 a.m.Funeral services will be conducted at 11

David Layne

Tennessee
PALMER David Michael Layne, 51, passed away Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011 in a ATV Accident. He was born in Hammond, Ind. on April 23, 1960 to Scottie and Judy Taylor Layne. He was preceded

Addie Lucas

Hamilton county
Addie Lucas, 94 passed away Monday, Oct. 10, 2011 at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995

Robbie Madaris

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Robbie Lou Burke Madaris, 92, died peacefully at home Monday, Oct. 10, 2011.A lifelong resident of the Walker County area, she was a member of Grand Center Baptist Church where she was a

Vivian Morrow

Hamilton county
Vivian MorrowVivian Delilah Morrow, 60, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. Visitation is 3-4 p.m. today with services following at 4 p.m. at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.Visit www.lanefh.com

Karen Morton

Hamilton county
Margaret Karen Morton, 56, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 at her residence. She was an emergency room nurse at Erlanger North for 33 years.Karen was preceded in death by her

Gladys Mullens

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Gladys Gertrude Holcomb Boatwright Mullens, 86, passed away Friday, Oct. 7, 2011. A resident of the Fort Oglethorpe area for the past 36 years, she had formerly lived in California.She was a former

Barbara Newberry

Hamilton county
Barbara NewberryBarbara J. Newberry, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011 in a local hospital.Mrs. Newberry attended the City Church of Chattanooga. She was preceded in death

Faye Ozment

Georgia
ROCKMART Faye Waits Ozment, 76 formerly of Summerville, Georgia died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011.Funeral Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at 2 p.m., Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, interment Greenhills Memory Garden.Visitation today 6-9 p.m. at

Jean Rattisseau

Hamilton county
Jean Rattisseau, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, in a local hospital.Services will be 11 a.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Wilburn Hardyman officiating and the Daisy Order

Franklin Sexton

Hamilton county
Franklin Christopher Sexton, Sr., 87, died peacefully Friday, Oct. 7, 2011. He lived a life honoring God and his family. He was a remarkable man who came from humble beginnings and worked at

Patty Stovall

Hamilton county
Patty Stovall, 56, of East Ridge, passed away on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011.Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. on Friday and from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.Funeral Services will be

Joe Ware

Hamilton county
Joe Nathan Ware, 78, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Timothy Whitmire

Tennessee
SWEETWATER Timothy Joe Whitmire, 47 passed away Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011 in a Knoxville hospital.He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen Ann Whitmire; father, Billy Joe Whitmire; sister, Mary Jo Whitmire; grandparents, Chester

Linnie York

Tennessee
SPRING CITY Linnie Smith York, 85, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Spring City Care & Rehab.Mrs. York was preceded in death by her husband, William York. She was a member of Spring City

In MemoryDEMISHA DAVIS

In memory
JASMINE DAVISIn memory of Demisha and Jasmine Davis who departed this life fifteen years ago today, October 12, 1996. Your spirits went back to our Father in heaven, your time spent here on earth will

In MemoryIn Loving

In memory
Doyle Morgan Housley, Sr.Oct. 12, 1905 Oct. 21, 1990Although you are gone, you are still in our hearts.We love you!Love, Your daughter, BerniceAll your children,Grandchildren andGreat-Grandchildren

In MemoryDEBRA POE

In memory
March 29, 1955-Oct. 12, 2010Your time here seemed brief. Loving memories daily we keep. Miss your smile, loving touch and travel times enjoyed much. A year of sadness, grief and pain. Looking

In MemoryHAROLD STEWART

In memory
HAROLD EDWARD(EDDIE) STEWARTOct. 12, 1962 - Mar. 9, 1966Happy BirthdayDONT CRYBaby oh Baby, oh please dont cry. We love you so much, your daddy and I. Its Christmas Eve, so in the Lord we must

In MemoryRUDESSA THOMPSON

In memory
Oct 12, 1972 - Sept 23, 2003Happy Thirty-Nineth BirthdayYou are always in our hearts.Love forever, mom, kids Dominic, Akia; sister, Crystal; niece, Quetta; nephew, Deante family and friends.Truly missing you
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