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Local Obits for Mon. Dec 10, 2012



Anna Bostelman

Tennessee
BELVIDERE Anna Knapper Bostelman, 96, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. Funeral Service: Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 3 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment: Belvidere Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at

Hilda Brown

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Hilda Imogene Reece Brown, 87, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. Survivors: children, Zachery Brown, Mike Brown, Marcia Parish, Vicki Hargrove; sister, Lloyd Sentell; 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren. Services, today at 2

Faye Burnett

Hamilton county
Faye Burnett, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 after a lengthy Illness. Faye was an Airbrush artist and longtime Employee of the Olan Mills Co. She was 64. She was

Sibyl Capehart

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Sibyl Evelyn Capehart, 90, passed away on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 in a local nursing home.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Patrick Cooper

Jamie Carter

Hamilton county
Jamie Diane Carter, of Chattanooga, died on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Justine Priest; and a niece, Quintaysha Abernathy.Survivors include her parents, Tina and Charles Wyatt; brother, Quincy (Quintana)

Thomas Clayton

Tennessee
SPRINGCITY Thomas Earl Clayton, 85, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 in Life Care of Rhea County.He was a lifelong resident of Rhea County, of the Baptist faith, a Veteran of the U.S.

Ronnie Coleman

Georgia
Jr., MENLO Ronnie "Jason" Coleman Jr., 26, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. He was born July 7, 1986 in Chicago, Ill. He was of the Christian faith and enjoyed fishing and working

Rosetta Conner

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Rosetta Ann Conner, 65, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in a local Hospice Unit. She was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church where she was a lifetime Sunday School Teacher and sang in

Esther Corbitt

Alabama
STEVENSON Esther Mae Corbitt, 72, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.Visitation will be today from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and the Funeral will be Tuesday, Dec. 11 at noon from the Valley Funeral Home

Ethel Crowe

Georgia
NEWENGLAND, Ga. Ethel Louise Crowe, 85, died Saturday afternoon, Dec. 8, 2012. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.Mrs. Crowe was preceded in death by her parents Mae and Floyd Harris, of

Ray Davis

Tennessee
RICEVILLE Ray J. Davis, 66, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. Survivors: wife, Nancy Pike Davis; sons Lee and Billy Brown, Troy Davis; daughters, Kay Morrow, Penny Brown.Services: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at

Willis Ellison

Hamilton county
, Jr., Willis N. "Lil Walt" Ellison, Jr., 67, formerly of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away in Detroit, Mich., on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.He is preceded in death by his father, Willis Sr.; mother, Mattie Pearl;

Pamela Ewton

Hamilton county
Pamela Curtis Ewton, 59, of Chattanooga died on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 at Erlanger Health Systems.The funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of Heritage Funeral Home

Joyce Floyd

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Joyce Marie Floyd, 60, passed away on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at her residence.Funeral services will be held today at 11:30 a.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Pastor Randy Tinker officiating.

Lear Foster

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Lear Mae Wilson Foster, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Dec., 9, 2012. She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and a member of the Chattanooga

Grace Gager

Hamilton county
Grace Barbara Gager, died peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 in the Memory Care Unit of the Terrace.She was born on April 19, 1921 in Detroit, Mich. She was of the Lutheran faith.Grace was preceded

Billy Gilley

Georgia
MENLO Billy Don "Pop" Gilley, 69, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. Survivors: wife, Sue Gilley; sons, Tony Gilley, Randy Gilley; brother, Bud Gilley; sister, Dot Cavin; 2 grandchildren; 3 Great-grandchildren. Services: today at 11

Billy Gray

Tennessee
SOUTHPITTSBURG Billy Gray, 33, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.The family will have a funeral at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, from the Valley Funeral Home chapel in Stevenson.

Lora Guest

Alabama
RAINSVILLE Lora L. Guest, 47, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.Funeral services: Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Rainsville Memorial Park.www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com. Visitation: today 5 to 8

Stephen Harper

Hamilton county
Stephen Lauren Harper, 56, life long resident of Chattanooga, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 surrounded by his wife and children.Steve was a 1975 graduate of Tyner High

Sue Harrington

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Sue Hagins Harrington, 83, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.She is now with her beloved husband, Harry Harrington with whom she was married to

Jeff Howard

Tennessee
NEWTAZEWELL Jeff Howard, 53, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born in Cleveland, lived in Chattanooga for over 20 years and for the last five

Yolunda Joiner

Hamilton county
Yolunda Joiner, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at her residence.Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Gertrude Link

Tennessee
JASPER Mrs. Gertrude Bible Link, 97, passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 in a local nursing home.Born in 1915 to the late Jake C. and Della Thomas Bible, she was a graduate of MTSU

Jack Loveless

Hamilton county
Homer Jackson "Jack" Loveless, Jr. 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. Jack graduated from Memphis State in 1956. He was a CPA and retired from the Electric Power Board. Jack was

Peggy Millican

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Peggy Sue Parrish Millican, 73, passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. She was born July 6, 1939 to the late Henry and Martha Kutz Parrish in High Point, Ga.Peggy retired from BI-LO where

Dorris Oxford

Hamilton county
Dorris "Dot" Marie Cordell Oxford, 92, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. She was born in Hamilton County, Tenn., and had been a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and Northwest Georgia area. She was

Larry Palmer

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Larry Palmer, 51, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.Survivors: mother, Willa Mae Palmer; children, Christopher and Jeffery Palmer; two sisters and four brothers.No services are planned at this time. Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and

Ruth Reynolds

Alabama
LEESBURG, Ala. Ruth Stalling Reynolds, 89, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.Visitation: 11 a.m. until funeral time.Funeral services: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial to follow at Copeland

Renea Russell

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Renea Gail Russell, 62, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.Preceded in death by her father, Robert Baker, Jr.; and brother, Terry Lee Baker.Survived by her husband, John Russell, of LaFayette; daughters, Teena Wesson, Regina

Hazel Rutledge

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Hazel Mae Gravitt Rutledge, 84, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at her residence. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in

James Sasse

Hamilton county
James Howard Sasse passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.A native of Henderson, Ky., he was the son of John Gottlieb Sasse and Ollie Mae Loney Sasse. Jim was a high school football and track star

Connie Sheckells

Hamilton county
Connie Anita McCoin Sheckells, 44, resident of McDonald passed away Friday morning, Dec. 7, 2012 in a Chattanooga health care facility. The family will receive friends Tuesday, from noon until 2 p.m. with the funeral

Margie Sims

Hamilton county
Margie L. Sims, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 in a Sylvester, Ga., hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Opalean Sons

Hamilton county
Opalean Sons, 87, of Hixson flew to Heaven on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 to celebrate Christmas with Jesus and her beloved husband, Douglas.Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 9:30 a.m. in the

Jack Stanford

Hamilton county
Jack B. Stanford, 82, of Chattanooga, died on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.Jack was born in Chattanooga where he spent his early years before the family moved to Gadsden, Alabama. He was chosen by his classmates

Ronald Thompson

Georgia
FORTVALLEY, Ga. Ronald Edward Thompson, 55, formerly of Rossville, departed this life Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.Survivors include his daughter, Jennifer (Tommy) Clark, of Flintstone; parents, Ed and Georgia Thompson, of Fort Valley, Ga.; siblings,

Mitchel Tinker

Hamilton county
Mitchel Tinker, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Mitchel was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and retired from Velsicol Chemical in 1995. A private family memorial service will be held at a

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INMEMORYTommy A. Slaughter, Sr.In remembrance of our beloved Tommy. You are greatly missed, my Husband, my Friend, you will forever be in my heart.Your Wife Mary and Family

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1974-2005Seven years long. Our love grows each year. Mom, Dad, Friends and Family

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Nineteen years ago our loved one was called Home.Her memory is as dear todayas in the hour she passed away. The depths of sorrow we cannot tell, And while she sleeps a peaceful
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