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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 04, 2012



Jon Backman

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Jon Arnold Backman, 55, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at his residence.The memorial service was Sunday, Dec. 2, at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.

Charles Baxter

Other areas
ROEBUCK, S.C. Charles Dacus Baxter, 48, husband of Cheryl Goodson Baxter for 26 years, died suddenly on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012.Charlie was born in Orlando, Fla., to Viola Rose Baxter and the late

Mary Brinlee

Tennessee
ATHENS Mary Ann Brinlee, 72, went to Jesus face to face on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Life Care Center of Athens.Memorial services will be 4 p.m. Friday at Athens Lutheran Church.Ziegler Funeral Home

Thelma Byrd

Hamilton county
Thelma Lee Byrd, of East Ridge, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Maude Terry; and loving husband, Charles H. Byrd.She is survived by her

Bettyann Christian

Hamilton county
Bettyann Heaps Christian, 84, of Chattanooga, died at her home on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012.Mrs. Christian was preceded in death by her first husband, Milton Bruce Heaps Sr.; and by her son, Daniel Heaps.She was

Caleb Cooke

Hamilton county
Caleb Logan Cooke, 15, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Soddy-Daisy.

Zebbie Crum

Hamilton county
Zebbie D. Crum, 78, passed away on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in Chattanooga.He was preceded in death by his son, Barry D. Crum; and grandson, Cedric L. Crum. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Crum; children,

Mildred Deyo

Hamilton county
Mildred A. Deyo, of Chattanooga died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at St. Paul Episcopal Church.The family will receive friends for one hour

Marilyn Dickerson

Hamilton county
Marilyn S. Dickerson, 80, of Hixson, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home.Burial will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,

Laura Dotson

Georgia
LYERLY Laura Lynette Dotson, 39, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. Survivors, sons, Sean Dotson, Zachary Dotson; mother, Ellen Robinson; father, Stanley Crawford; brother, Kevin Crawford. Funeral is 2 p.m. today, Dec. 4, 2012, at

Bernice Evans

Alabama
HOLLYWOOD Bernice Marie Edward Evans, 67, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Kindred Hospital in Chattanooga.The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at the funeral home chapel.Interment in Pinehave Memorial Gardens in Hollywood, Ala.

Carol Frazier

Tennessee
OLD FORT Carol Frazier, 78, a resident of Old Fort, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at her residence.Survivors: daughters, Paula Roach, Norma Angelone, Judy Prince, Lynn Parker; son, Charles Frazier Jr.Service 2 p.m. today

Linda Guhne

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Linda K. Guhne, 66, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at her residence after a lengthy illness. She was a long time resident of North Georgia and was a homemaker. Mrs. Guhne was

Robert Hames

Hamilton county
Robert J. "R.J." Hames, 103, whose body was donated to Vanderbilt School of Medicine upon his death May 18, 2011, will be laid to rest in Forest Hills Cemetery.Family and friends will gather for a

Gary Head

Georgia
CHATSWORTH Gary Lamar Head, 44, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.Funeral services will be conducted 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, from the chapel of Jones Funeral Home, Chatsworth.Online condolences may be offered at: www.jjonesfuneralhome.com.Jones Funeral

Geneva Henley

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Geneva Henley, 86, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. Survivors are children, David Henley, Ginger Henley; granddaughter, Maura Henley; brother, John Stephens; several nieces and nephews.Funeral service was 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2012,

Jean Higdon

Hamilton county
Bobbie Jean Higdon, 81, of Soddy-Daisy, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 in her home. She was of Church of God faith, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul

Helen Jiles

Tennessee
TEN MILE Helen Pauline Meadows Jiles, 87, died Monday morning, Dec. 3, 2012, at her home.Funeral 7 p.m. today at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.Burial 11 a.m. Wednesday in Pisgah Cemetery.Visitation 5-7 p.m. today at

Raymond Johnson

Hamilton county
Raymond Lee Johnson, 82, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012.Services will be Friday, Dec. 7, at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Bishop Sam Phillips officiating.Burial will follow at Hamilton

Helen Landers

Tennessee
ATHENS Helen Marie Davis Landers, 91, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at her home.Funeral 7:30 p.m. today in the chapel.Burial 1 p.m. Wednesday in McMinn at Memory Gardens.Visitation 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at the funeral
DALTON Robert J. McCutcheon, 76, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Standifer Place in Chattanooga.He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Delma McCutcheon. He graduated from Chattanooga Central in 1955

Charles McPhetridge

Hamilton county
Charles Robert McPhetridge, 66, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at his residence.Survivors: daughter, McPhetridge; stepdaughters, Tina Johnson and Vickey Smith; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Ricky McPhetridge; sisters, Shirley McPhetridge, June Williams,

James Miller

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE James Miller, 64, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.Funeral will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.Visitation from 10 a.m. until service hour at the funeral home.Earle Rainwater Funeral

Winston Miller

Hamilton county
ROSSVILLE Winston Glenn Miller, 57, passed away at home on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, surrounded by his family.He was predeceased by his father, John Miller; brothers, Timothy and Curtis Miller.Survivors include his son and

Barbara Morgan

Hamilton county
Barbara Jean Morgan, of Ooltewah, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at her residence.Viewing will be at 10 a.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home with the funeral to follow at 12:30 p.m. in the chapel.

Edith Murray

Tennessee
KINGSPORT Mable "Edith" Murray, 89, went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at her home.Services will be at 1 p.m. today, Dec. 4, in the funeral home chapel with

Dian Porter

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Dian Porter, 57, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012.Survivors include two daughters, Miranda Grimes, Chattanooga, Faye Grimes, Indianan; eight grandchildren.A private memorial service will be held at a later date.Online condolences can be made at

Steve Price

Georgia
TRENTON Stephen "Steve" Kermit Price, 47 a lifelong resident of Trenton, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.He was self-employed in construction.He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, R. H. "Buss" and Cora

Erma Rader

Hamilton county
Erma J. Rader, 92, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, in Knoxville.She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde T. Rader and daughter, Susan Marie Rader.Graveside services will be at

Frances Rector

Tennessee
JASPER Frances Jane Sampley Rector, 85, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Frances was a member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband,

Willie Rogers

Hamilton county
Willie James "Bozo" Rogers, 50, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at his residence.Funeral arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors; 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Paul Rollings

Georgia
TRENTON Paul Rollings, age 81, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.He was retired from the United States Army with 42 years of service. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He

Roy Rumfelt

Hamilton county
Jr.Roy Rumfelt Jr., 65, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 in a local hospital.Born in Morganton, N.C. to the late Roy Rumfelt Sr. and Leona Bishop Rumfelt, he grew up in Morristown, Tenn.,

Betty Sartin

Alabama
BRIDGEPORT Betty Sartin, 61, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. today and the Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, from the Valley Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will

John Wall

Hamilton county
John Wall, 79, of East Brainerd, passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family.Born in Blue Ridge, Ga, he was the son of the late James and Mary Wall. He

Geneva Watts

Georgia
ROCKY FACE Geneva Watts, 88, of Jacksonville, Fla., and formerly of Rocky Face, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, in Jacksonville.She was born July 15, 1924 and married George Franklin Watts on Feb. 25,1949

Mary Weaver

Hamilton county
Mary J. "Juanie" Weaver, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.She was born in Chattanooga, was educated at Tyner High School and the University of Maryland and taught in
BRIDGEPORT Frankey Lou Urban Westmoreland, 77, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012.Survivors children: Carolyn Morrison, Rose Westmoreland, Frank Westmoreland, Larry Westmoreland; grandchildren: great-grandchildren numerous other relatives.Funeral at 3 p.m. today, Dec. 4, at the

In MemoryMichael Lowe

In memory
INMEMORYMichael David LoweDec. 4, 1962 - Sept. 25, 2012Happy 50th Birthday, Mikey!We love and miss you so much!Love, Michelle, Family and Friends

In MemoryHARRY WILSON

In memory
INMEMORYHarry Wilson Sr.Dec. 2, 1972 In Loving MemoryYour Family
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