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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 15, 2012



Ted Alexander

Hamilton county
Theodore "Ted" William Alexander Jr., 89, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, April 13, 2012, at his home.Ted served in the US Army in WWII and again in the Korean War 1951-1953, US Air Force and

Linda Aslinger

Hamilton county
Linda Aslinger, 66, of Soddy-Daisy passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at a local hospital. She was of the Christian faith with the Church of Christ denomination. She had a quiet and beautiful inner strength

Janet Bedwell

Hamilton county
Janet Bedwell, 63, of Ooltewah, Tenn., passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012. She was the wife of the late, Frederick Bedwell and was preceded in death by three brothers, Jimmy, Jesse and Joey Lawman.

Teresa Broome

Hamilton county
Teresa Ann Broome, 54, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace.

Nancy Carney

Hamilton county
Nancy Carolyn Carney, 70, of North Charleston, S.C., died Thursday, April 12, 2012, at the Hospice Center of Charleston, Mount Pleasant.Mrs. Carney was born Nov. 2, 1941 in Decatur, Ala. She was a graduate

Bobby Dawkins

Georgia
POWDER SPRINGS Bobby L. Dawkins, 85, of Powder Springs, Ga. died Saturday April 14, 2012. He is preceded in death by his wife of 84 years , Dorris Willene Dawkins, his parents, Robert and

Arthur Desjardins

Hamilton county
Col. Col. Arthur "Art" Desjardins, 67, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2012.Art was born on Oct. 24, 1944, in Boston, Mass., to the late Willard and Rita Desjardins. He graduated from

Harold Evitt

Hamilton county
Harold Evitt, 60, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, April 11, 2012.A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. today,

Joseph Galica

Other areas
PENNSYLVANIA Joseph Walter Galica, 77, of Indiana, Pennsylvania died Saturday, April 14, 2012. Local arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Sarah Gary

Hamilton county
Sarah Eva Gary, 97, a resident of Chattanooga passed away on Thursday night, April 12, 2012 in a Chattanooga health care facility. Sarah was born on November 20, 1914 in Sale Creek, Tenn. a

Bettie Goodlet

Georgia
ROCKSPRING Bettie Lewis Goodlet, 92, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, April 14, 2012. Born in Jacksonville, Fla., her family moved to Chattanooga where she grew up and where she married

Norman Goodwin

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Norman Goodwin, 71, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 10 2012 at his residence. He was a son of the late Ernie and Nanny Goodwin. He enjoyed being outdoors and was an avid

Nadezhda Gopenkova

Hamilton county
Nadezhda Gopenkova, 88, of Hixson, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, in the North Chapel. Burial will follow at Hamilton Memorial

Carrie Griffith

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Carrie Yvonne Griffith, 47, passed away Friday evening, April 13, 2012 in a Local Hospital.Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral

Virginia Hall

Hamilton county
Virginia Hall, 72 passed away Saturday morning, April 14, 2012 in a local healthcare facility.Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors 1724

Bonnie Hayes

Other areas
PALMBAY Bonnie Cornelia Hayes, 74, of Palm Bay, Fla. (formerly of this area) passed away April 10, 2012 at her residence. Funeral Service will be 4 p.m. today, April 15, from Macedonia # 2
ROSSVILLE Dorothy Rae Henderson, 76, departed this life Wednesday, April 11, 2012.She was born in DeKalb County, Ala., to the late Bob and Blanche Adkins, and was a member of River of Life Church

Dorothy Henson

Alabama
JACKSONVILLE Dorothy "Dot" Lucille Briscoe Henson, 86, of Jacksonville, Ala., died April 13, 2012 at her home. Dot was the daughter of the late William David and Alice Crabtree Briscoe born April 10,

Nell Hunter

Georgia
ATHENS Nell Ruth Cunningham Hunter, 88, died Friday night, April 13, 2012. Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m. today at Ziegler Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 1:30

Napoleon Jackson

Hamilton county
Napoleon B. Jackson Sr., 65, passed away Friday evening, April 13, 2012 in a local hospital.Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors

Thelma Luttrell

Tennessee
WHITWELL Thelma Bass Luttrell, 89, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, April 12, 2012.She was a member of the East Ridge Church of God for several years. Mrs. Luttrell was preceded
ROSSVILLE Dorothy McBrayer, 95, died at her daughters home on Friday, April 6, 2012.Dot, as she was affectionately known, had a lengthy career in the restaurant business where she served as the manager

James Miller

Other areas
MIAMISBURG, Ohio James W. "Jimbo" Miller, 64, passed away Saturday, March, 17, 2012.Jim was preceded in death by his parents, James W. and Geneva L. Hyder Miller; one sister, Shirley Ann Morehead;

Josephine Morgan

Tennessee
DAYTON Josephine Elaine Morgan, 79, passed away Friday, April 13, 2012.A lifelong resident of Rhea county, member of the First Baptist Church, Dayton. She was a co-owner and operator of Morgan Furniture in Dayton

Bernice Mueller

Georgia
RINGGOLD Bernice Anna Mueller, 86, died Friday, April 13, 2012, at her home.Mrs. Mueller was retired from Redfords and a member of New Liberty Baptist Church. She was a member of the Red Hat

Daniel Norwood

Georgia
WILDWOOD Daniel Leroy Norwood, 88, passed away Friday April 13, 2012. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy in Guam. He was retired from Crane Enamel

Mary Patterson

Hamilton county
Mary Francis Patterson, 95, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, in an area health care facility. Mrs. Patterson was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Patterson; son, Michael Patterson; parents, G.W.

Bernard Penner

Hamilton county
Bernard Jacob Penner, 92, of Collegedale, passed away Monday, April 9, 2012, at Parkridge Hospital.Bernard Penner was born on July, 17, 1919 in Greisfwald, Germany. He immigrated through Ellis Island with his parents in

James Polk

Hamilton county
James Edward "Cool Papa Polk" Polk Sr., 59, passed away Monday, April 9, 2012, at a local hospital.He served his country in the U.S. Army.He was preceded in death by his brother, Ronald Polk; grandparents,

Dorothy Pryor

Hamilton county
Dorothy "Dot" Pryor, 87, born April 1, 1925 passed away Friday, April 13, 2012. She was formerly employed by Chattanooga Saddlery for 31 years and American Saddlery for 6 years. She was of the Baptist

Wanda Randolph

Hamilton county
Wanda Randolph, 89, of Soddy-Daisy and formerly of Hillman, Mich., passed away on Friday, April 13, 2012, in an area hospital.Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today, April 15, 2012 in the funeral

Val Reich

Hamilton county
Val Frederick Reich III, of Martinsville, Ind., left his mortal remains and life on earth, on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 after a long battle with COPD. He was born Dec. 1, 1925 in Chattanooga.He was

Trudy Rhodes

Georgia
TRENTON Gertrude Frances "Trudy" Rhodes, 93, passed away, Friday, April 13, 2012. She was a homemaker and member of Northgate Baptist Church, Norman, Okla.Survivors include her loving family, Jon and Carolyn DeRusha, Trenton, Ga.; and

Kenneth Scarbrough

Tennessee
CROSSVILLE Kenneth Walden Scarbrough, 82, of died Friday, April 13, 2012, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville, Tenn. He was born Dec. 31, 1929 in Harriman, Tenn., son of the late James P.

Alton Sims

Hamilton county
Alton Rovan Sims, 59, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012, in a Hopkinsville, Ky., hospital.He was an Air Force veteran and was formerly employed by TVA.He was preceded in death by his

Mary Smiley

Hamilton county
Mary Helen Smiley, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012, in a local hospital.Mary was a longtime member of St. Marks United Methodist Church. She retired from Hill Floral Products. Mary was a

Norman Smith

Hamilton county
Norman Ann Alese "Shirley" Lowdermilk Smith, 72, of Chattanooga passed Monday April 9, 2012 at Vanderbilt Medical University. She was born June 26, 1939 in Greensboro, N.C. to Bishop James Garfield Lowdermilk and Jessie

Dorothy Talbert

Hamilton county
Dorothy "Dot" Beck, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away April 13, 2012 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donnis Lloyd Talbert and son Timothy W. Talbert. She was

Dean Thomas

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Flora "Dean" Thomas, 76, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012. Dean was a lifelong resident of Catoosa County and member of Lakeview First Baptist Church. She spent her lifetime caring for her

Bonny Thomas

Georgia
Bonny Jean ThomasCHICKAMAUGA Bonny Jean Nichols Thomas went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 11, 2012.She was born in Columbia, Tenn., and graduated from Ward-Belmont Conservatory of Music in Nashville. She was

Bobby Vail

Hamilton county
Bobby Cecil Vail, 52, of Chattanooga died Saturday, April 7, 2012. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Horace Wilbanks

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Horace W. Wilbanks, 71, of passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012. He was born to the late Jessie and Geneva Reeves Wilbanks on March 5, 1941 in Stevenson, Ala. Horace has lived

Hoyt Young

Hamilton county
Hoyt R. Young, Sr. 81, of Ooltewah, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Al

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