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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 05, 2012

SECTION Charles F. Bandelow, 78, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. CDT Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 and the funeral will be Thursday at 7 p.m. CDT from the Valley

Mary Barfield

Hamilton county
Mary Elizabeth Barfield, 84, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, in Panama City, Fla.The family will receive friends from 1 until 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 at the North Chapel, with a service to be

Faye Bentley

Hamilton county
Nina Faye Goza Bentley, of Chattanooga, passed from this world on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. She was 81 years old.She was born in DeKalb County, Ala., and was a 1949 graduate of Sylvania High School.

Jim Bieber

DAYTON John James "Jim" Bieber, 74, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012.Memorial funeral mass will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at St. Bridgets Catholic Church in Dayton.Visitaiton one hour before the mass

Ken Brumlow

Hamilton county
Kenneth "Ken" Leon Brumlow went home to be with our lord and savior on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 in a local hospital surrounded by loves ones.Mr. Brumlow was born Feb. 20, 1949 to the late

Diane Burton

Hamilton county
Diane Murphy Burton, a longtime resident of Chattanooga, went home with the Lord Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.She was a member of One Accord Community Church in Red Bank. Diane was the daughter of the late

Betty Chambers

CHICKAMAUGA Betty Jane Chambers, 64, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.Graduated from LaFayette High School in 1966. She was a member of LaFayette First Church of God. Betty Jane retired from Walker

Caleb Cooke

Hamilton county
Caleb Logan Cooke, 15, was called home to His Heavenly Father during the night on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, to begin his mission in the Spirit world while he awaits the Resurrection.Many miracles and blessings

Zebbie Crum

Hamilton county
Zebbie D. Crum, 79, passed away on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 in Chattanooga.He was born to the late Wilbert Crum and Jessie Lee Crum in Selma, Ala., in Oct. 21, 1933.He was preceded in

Tina Douglas

ROSSVILLE Tina Marie Douglas, 56, departed this life Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.She was a 1974 graduate of Lakeview High School and later worked for Salem Carpets and Shaw Industries for a combined 30+ years.

Juanita Edwards

Hamilton county
Juanita Ryall Edwards, 98, a native and lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.Mrs. Edwards was born on Jan. 1, 1914 to Alexander and Mary Ryall. She was a dedicated member

Willie Ellison

Hamilton county
Jr.Willie N. "Little Walt" Ellison Jr., 66, formerly of Chattanooga, died in Detroit, Mich., on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.Local arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Viola Ezell

SPRING CITY Viola F. Ezell, 86, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012,.The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 pm. Thursday at Vaughn Funeral Home.A private graveside service will be held in Spring City

Willie Flynn

TRACY CITY Willie Rogers Flynn, 78, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Medical Center of Manchester.Funeral services are 11 a.m. today with Brother Danny Coffelt officiating.Arrangements made by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy

Sallie Gibson

CLEVELAND Sallie Cofer Gibson, 93, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.Survivors include daughter, Pam (Randall) Higgins; and grandsons, Phillip Higgins and Trevor Higgins.Her service will be 2 p.m. today at Grissom Funeral Home.

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

Hazel Haswell

Hamilton county
Hazel Pauline Terry Haswell, 87, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 at Memorial Hospital. Hazel was the daughter of the late John Emerson and Laura Tee Wells Terry born April 24, 1925 in

Gary Head

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

Raymond Johnson

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

Leo McClure

Other areas
Jr.FREESOIL, Mich. Leo James McClure Jr., 56, passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.He was born June 13, 1956 in Flint, Mich. to the late Leo James McClure Sr. and Cecilia Lucius McClure.

Glenn McDonald

LaFAYETTE Glenn Shorty McDonald, 84, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.Survived by sons, Daniel Webb, of LaFayette and James Webb, of Centre, Ala.; sister, Elsie Dean, of LaFayette; several nieces and nephews; also survive.No services.The

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

Frances Rector

JASPER Frances Jane Sampley Rector, 85, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.Funeral services will be conducted from the Jasper Chapel of Rogers Funeral Home at 1 p.m. CST today, Dec. 5, with Mickey Rector

Haskel Ritchie

Hamilton county
Haskel Ritchie, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, peacefully at home with his family. He had lived in the Chattanooga area for most of his life and was of the

Willie Rogers

Hamilton county
Willie J. "Bozo" Rogers 50, of Chattanooga, passed away at his residence on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.He was a member of Canyon Hill Missionary Baptist Church.He was preceded in death by his parents, Maggie Woods

Betty Sartin

Noah RouseSTEVENSON Noah Rouse, 34 day-old son of Bradley and Buffy Rouse, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012.The funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2012, from the Valley Funeral Home Chapel, Stevenson

Rose Schmid

Hamilton county
Rose Wild Schmid passed away in Kona, Hawaii on Nov. 7, 2012.Born on June 10, 1942 in Chattanooga, Rose spent a large portion of her adult life in the Chattanooga area before moving to Hawaii

Roland Simpson

Hamilton county
Roland Simpson, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in a local health care facility.Arrangements are by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors. 1724 McCallie Ave. 423-265-4414.

Flo Swafford

PIKEVILLE Flo M. Swafford, 76, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.She was a member of the Pikeville United Methodist Church and was in the miniature collectors club, Flo and husband, Leon, were owners and operators

Harold Tucker

Jr.ALBERTVILLE Harold Tucker Jr., 72, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Huntsville Hospital.Memorial service will be at a later date.

Betty Wallace

Hamilton county
Betty Lucille Wallace, 89, of Ooltewah passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012.She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Harry and Esther Tinklepaugh; sister, Gertrude Wilder; brother, Arthur Tinklepaugh; and her husband, Daniel

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INMEMORYMOTHER RUBY RODGERSMarch 22, 1927 -Dec. 5, 2008It has been four years today since you went home to be with the Lord. A thousand words will not bring you back, we know because we
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