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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 06, 2012


COALMONT Walter Earl Ondrizek, 92, of the Cumberland Heights Community passed away at his home Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012.He was a member of Cumberland Heights Seventh-day Adventist Church where he served as Head

Eula Aven

Hamilton county
Eula Frances Aven, 92, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at her residence in Henagar.Survivors include, son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Mary Aven; daughter-in-law, Angela Aven; grandchildren, Aundrea Westbrook, Jeremy Aven, Sarah Oakley, William

Mary Barfield

Hamilton county
Mary Elizabeth Barfield, 84, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, in Panama City, Fla.She had lived most of her life in Chattanooga and was retired after long service as a bookkeeper with Chattanooga Coca-Cola Bottling

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.

Dr Bob

DAYTON Dr. Bob Wayne Brackney, 82, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Manor House Assisted Living, Red Bank.He was a resident of Rhea County for the past 10 years moving here from Fort

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

David Carney

Hamilton county
David "Big Dave" Giles Carney, 41, passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.He was born Feb. 23, 1971 in Chattanooga, to Robert and Ruby Giles Carney. Mr. Carney was a resident of Santa Rosa Beach. He

Jamie Carter

Hamilton county
Jamie Diane Carter, of Chattanooga, died on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Fuenral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson. 423-531-3975.

Freddie Coleman

ATHENS Freddie Harrison Coleman, 74, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4 2012, at Parkwest Hospital.Entombment will be 11 a.m. Friday in the mausoleum at McMinn Memory Gardens with military honors.Ziegler Funeral Home has been

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

Jessie Davis

Jessie Mae Floyd Davis, 73, of Chattanooga, passed Monday afternoon, Dec. 3, 2012 at Erlanger Medical Center. She was born on Sept. 6, 1939 in Alabama to the late Leroy and Susie McGuire Floyd.A long

Pauline Dawson

Hamilton county
Pauline Dawson, 98, of Chattanooga, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012.She was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, Clyde.Survivors include son, Dale; daughter, Deanna; six grandchildren; and

Juanita Edwards

Hamilton county
Juanita Ryall Edwards, 98, a native and lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and noon to 1 p.m. on Friday at

Nancy Farmer

COLLINSVILLE Nancy Jane Farmer, 65, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at Collinsville Health Care.Graveside service will be 11 a.m. today, Dec. 6, 2012, at Glenwood Cemetery.Arrangements by W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, Rainsville, Ala.

Oscar Farrow

Jr.RINGGOLD Oscar Farrow Jr., 73, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012.He had lived in the Chattanooga area for most of his life and had recently
SUMMERVILLE William Gardner Fountain, 67, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. Survivors include children, Steven (Stacy) Fountain, Jeffery (Tara) Fountain, Kimberly Rogers; sister, Betty Morris; and eight grandchildren. Funeral is 1 p.m. Friday, Dec.

Tony Fulmer

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. Tony Douglas Fulmer, 67, passed away Monday, Dec. 03, 2012, at his residence. Visitation is 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012,

Ysaac Gallegos

CHATSWORTH Ysaac Lopez Gallegos, 67, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.Mass will be at 11 a.m. today at St. Josephs Catholic Church with Father Duvan Gonzalez officiating.Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home, Dalton.

Verlon Harper

CALHOUN Verlon Fisher Harper, 66, passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday from New Beginnings Ministries Church of God in Christ with Pastor W.R. Floyd officiating.Interment in Colbert

Camellia Hayes

ALMA Camellia Dickey Hayes, 56, died Wednesday night, Dec. 4, 2012, at the Bacon County Hospital after an extended illness.Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at Campground Methodist Cemetery with

Agnes Hodge

Hamilton county
Agnes Hodge, 83, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.Agnes grew up in Charleroi, Belgium. After WWII, she and her family moved to Brazil. It was in Brazil that she met and

Harold Jackson

Hamilton county
Harold Lebron Jackson, 76, of Chattanooga, left his earthly home peacefully at his daughter's house to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.He was born to Leonard Jackson Sr. and Kitty

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

Laurel Kinman

Hamilton county
Laurel Lee Kinman, 72, of Harriman, Tenn., formerly of Royce City, Texas, passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.She was born Oct. 26, 1940 in Hereford, Texas to the late Willard Alfred and Lois Jane Sawyer.Mrs.

Pamela Norman

Hamilton county
Pamela Norman, 44, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Virginia Norris

DAYTON Virginia Mary Norris, 97, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at the Heartland Manor.A graveside funeral service for Virginia will be held 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7.Burial will be in the Dayton City

Juanita Oxford

Hamilton county
Johnnie Juanita Oxford, 91, Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at a local hospital.Mrs. Oxford was a native of Chattanooga, having lived most of her life in the East Ridge area. She was a

Trevor Powers

WINCHESTER Trevor Scott Powers, 41, passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Southern TN Medical Center.Visitation is 2-4 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Memorial services will be 4 p.m. today, Dec. 6,

Ronald Price

ATHENS Ronald "Ronnie" Eugene Price, 64, passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at his residence.Graveside 2 p.m. Friday in McMinn Memory Gardens.Visitation noon-1:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted

David Purple

CLEVELAND David Immanuel Purple, 26, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.Survivors: wife, Alana Purple; children, Elora and Azriel Purple; and parents, Dora and Jonathan Purple.A memorial service will be 2 p.m. on Friday at

Bennie Roach

Hamilton county
Bennie Jane Wampler Roach, 73, of East Ridge, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,

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

Shelby Simmons

Hamilton county
ROSSVILLE Shelby Jean Simmons, 72, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in a local hospital. She was a member of Straight Creek Church of God. Mrs. Simmons was retired from the State of Alabama

Elizabeth Smith

Hamilton county
Susan Elizabeth Smith, 99, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.She attended Soddy Community Chapel for many years and Daisy Church of God. She attended nursing school in
ROSSVILLE Dana Smith-Goodman, 59, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at her residence surrounded by her family.Dana was a 1971 graduate of Rossville High School, was the owner of D&S Sales and a

Gene Stevens

Hamilton county
Gene Carlson Stevens, 85, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at a local hospital.He was a long-time resident of Chattanooga and a member of Red Bank Church of Christ.Gene was a veteran of the U.S.

Robert Suttles

LaFAYETTE Robert Carl Suttles, 55, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Floyd Medical Center in Rome.He was a member of Mt. Zion. Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert

Macy Walker

ROSSVILLE Macy "Pops" T. Walker, 84, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was a member of Bible Baptist Church.Macy served his country in the

Eric Warnock

Eric Warnock, 45, of Soddy-Daisy, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.Survivors: mother and husband, Gail and Claude Haggard; father and wife, George and Barbara Warnock; children, Bradley Warnock, Michael Hollingsworth.Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Shiloh Baptist

Steven Warren

RINGGOLD Steven Travis Warren, 53, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 at his home in Ringgold.Mr. Warren was born May 1, 1959 in High Point, N.C.Preceded in death by his parents, Charles Winford Warren


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INMEMORYW.W. (BILL) COMBSSept 9, 1921 - Dec 6, 2011One year ago today you went to be with your Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.I miss you every day and I love you very much.Your wife, Chris

In MemoryJohn High

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Jr Oct 5, 1941 - Dec 6, 2001Gone is a brother loved by all, His soul now at rest.Hell sleep in peace, his work is done.A brothers work-- the best.We love and miss you.Robert,

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Mr. Feb. 20, 1927-Dec. 6, 2009In Loving MemoryYou have been gone three years now. We miss and think about you every day.Love you, Your wife,Grace Payeton Robinson and the entire Payeton Family

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