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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 07, 2012



Grace

Tennessee
Grace DixonBENTON Grace Burchfiel Dixon, 84, passed away, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. Survivors: sisters, Ruth Huff, Edna Daugherty, Regina Cox; brother, Robert Burchfiel.Services: 7 p.m. today, at Higgins Funeral Home. Interment Saturday

Clarence Andrews

Hamilton county
Sr.Clarence Kendrick Andrews Jr., 82, took flight to unite with our heavenly father on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. He was born on Oct. 5, 1930 in Birmingham, Ala., and is preceded in death

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

Elizabeth Bartlett

Tennessee
ATHENS Elizabeth (Betty) Ann Zanker Bartlett, 73, died Thursday morning, Dec. 6, 2012.Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel. Burial: McMinn Memory Gardens.Visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at funeral home.Ziegler Funeral Home has

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

Clabon Fairbanks

Hamilton county
Clabon Fairbanks, 80, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Johnny Gardenhire

Hamilton county
Johnny L. Gardenhire, 68, of Chattanooga passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson Tn. 37343. 423-531-3975.

Kathleen Gentry

Alabama
VALLEYHEAD, Ala. Kathleen D. Gentry, 77, passed away at DeKalb Regional Hospital on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.Visitation will be held all day today, Dec. 7, until 9 p.m.Funeral will be held on Saturday, Dec.

Velan Gross

Hamilton county
Velan Gross, 83, of Chattanooga passed away on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 with his loving family by his side.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343.

Larry Huffer

Tennessee
, Sr.NASHVILLE Larry E. Huffer, Sr., 63, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. Visitation: 5-8 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment: Franklin Memorial

Estelle Jackson

Hamilton county
Estelle Rose Jackson, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 in a local health care facility. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

James Jackson

Tennessee
BELVIDERE James Russell Jackson, 84, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. Russell was a former resident of Rossville and was of the Christian Faith. He was preceded in death by his

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.Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. today

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. today, Dec. 7, in the funeral home chapel with Bishop Sam Phillips officiating.Burial will follow at Hamilton

Norma Leffler

Hamilton county
Norma Leffler, 97, of Signal Mountain, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace 877-3524.

Gene Levi

Hamilton county
Claude "Gene" Levi, 76, of Soddy, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 in his home surrounded by family and friends. He was born and raised in Soddy and

Lois Mays

Alabama
IDER Lois Blackburn Mays, 88, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at Dekalb Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Mays was a member of Five Points Baptist Church and was preceded in death by first husband, Robert

Jimmy Moore

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Jimmy Ray Moore, 64, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012.Survivors, brothers, James Moore, Jackie Moore; sisters, Edna Sharp, Wanda Thompson, Delois Clifton, Sandra Hull, Audrey Gibson, Pam Oglesby, Rita Dyer.Private memorial services will be

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

Bennie Roach

Hamilton county
Bennie Jane (Wampler) died peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at the age of 73 at Park Ridge East Hospital surrounded by loving family. Mrs. Roach was a native of Lenoir City, Tenn., and moved to

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

Jackie Shadrick

Tennessee
GRUETLI-LAAGER Jackie Wayne Shadrick, 70, passed away at his home Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012.Funeral services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in the Masters Funeral Home Chapel in Mannington, W.V., with burial to follow in

Shelby Simmons

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Shelby Jean Simmons, 72, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Gary Haymon officiating. Interment
ROSSVILLE Dana Smith-Goodman, 59, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 at her residence surrounded by her family.Graveside services will be held today at 1 p.m. at Lakewood Memory Gardens, East with Pastor Mike

Jana Su

Tennessee
WHITWELL Jana Su Morrison, 75, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.She was preceded in death by husband, Joe Earl Morrison.Visitation: 5 to 9 p.m. today.Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday Dec. 8th. Interment: Whitwell

Elsie Turner

Tennessee
JASPER Elsie Mae Turner, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.She was survived by her 4 children; grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and siblings.There will be no services or visitation.To send online condolences visit www.tatefh.com .Arrangements by Tate Funeral

Thomas Walker

Georgia
RINGGOLD Thomas Eugene "Tuna" Walker, 67, departed this life Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012.He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Elizabeth Ann Walker, of Ringgold; daughter, Lisa Walker, of Ohio; and 2

Dollie Whaley

Tennessee
GRAYSVILLE Dollie Ann Breedlove Whaley, 63, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 at her home.Much loved mother, Grandmother, and friend who loved to fish and ride on back of motorcycles. She was a fighter and

Bessie Wilkinson

Tennessee
PELHAM Bessie Bernice Wilkinson, 92, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at her home.Funeral: 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, in the funeral home chapel.Burial: Warren Cemetery.Visitation: Sunday 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Online condolences: www.cumberlandfuneralhome.netCumberland

Jim Wolfe

Hamilton county
Jim Wolfe, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace 877-3524.

Larry Wooten

Georgia
TRENTON Larry Wooten, 62, loving father and grandfather, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. He was a member of Covenant Community Church.He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey Wooten and Bonnie Adamson.Survivors

Wilma Yarbrough

Tennessee
ATHENS Wilma "Jean" Puett Yarbrough, 77, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.Funeral: Saturday at 7 p.m. in the chapel. Burial: 2 p.m. Sunday, McMinn Memory Gardens.Visitation: 5 - 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral

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