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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 12, 2012


CHATSWORTH LaFayette Austin, 68, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Willis Funeral Home with Dr. Nicky P. Starling officiating.Interment in Hopewell Cemetery.Arrangements by

Lorraine Baker

Hamilton county
Lorraine Hoffman Baker, 91, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 in Seminole, Fla. Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Chattanooga National Cemetery with Bill Harvey officiating.Memorial

Marlin Blackwell

Hamilton county
Marlin Eugene Blackwell, 73, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, from a local hospital.A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Dec, 12, 2012, in the

Florence Bryant

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Florence Inez Bryant, 76, passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at her residence.Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, from W.T. Wilson Chapel.Burial in Mount Hermon Cemetery.Family will receive friends

Brenda Callahan

Georgia
RINGGOLD Brenda Callahan, 52, passed away Sunday evening, Dec. 9, 2012, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.A native of Tampa, Fla., she has been a resident of the Chattanooga area for the past 25 years

Kathleen DeBord

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Kathleen Boynton DeBord passed away Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.She was born April 5, 1922 to the late Roy Boynton and Lema Simmons Boynton. She was a faithful Christian and a member of the

Arnaldo DeCos

Hamilton county
Arnaldo DeCos, 51, passed away on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Talley DeWayne

Georgia
Talley HaleyTRENTON "T.D" Haley, 83, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012.Survivors include wife, Bonnie Daniel Haley, of Trenton; son, Myron Wayne Haley (Susan), of Madison; daughter, Teresa Kennedy, of Cleveland, Tenn.; sister, Imogene Laney

Dorathy Donaldson

Tennessee
GREENEVILLE Dorathy G. Donaldson, 98, passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 11, 2012, at Morning Pointe Assisted Living in Greeneville.Mrs. Donaldson was born in Etowah, Tenn., where she lived until 1944 at which time she

Clifford Dykes

Tennessee
TRACY CITY Clifford Eugene Dykes, 88, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at The Bridge in Monteagle.Funeral 2 p.m. today in the funeral chapel with Rev. Larry Campbell officiating.Online condolences may be made at www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net.Arrangements

Rosalyn Espy

Georgia
RINGGOLD Rosalyn Prichard Espy, 59, passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at her residence.There will be no visitation or service per her request.Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home Wallis-Stewart Chapel, Ringgold.

Alma Ford

Georgia
Alma Ford, 91, of Chattanooga died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.She was born in Marion County, Tenn., to the late William and Alice Wilson, and was also preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Lee Ford.

Barbara Gant

Hamilton county
Barbara Jean Gant, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at a local healthcare facility.No local services are scheduled. Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

Cecile Hicks

Hamilton county
Cecile McCabe Hicks, 104, passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.The family will receive friends from 2 until 2:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at the Evans Mortuary in Rockwood, Tenn. Graveside services

Yolunda Joiner

Hamilton county
Yolunda J. Joiner, 52, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at the residence of her sister, surrounded by her family.Funeral at noon today at Second Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Paul A. McDaniel

Allen Lanier

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Allen Lanier, 68, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012.Preceded in death by his wife, Betty Hendrix Lanier; sisters, Mattie Mills and Darnell Raines; brothers, Donald Lanier, Bud Lanier, Joe Lanier and Doyle

Zen Lankford

Georgia
MARIETTA Zen M. Lanford, 55, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012.A memorial service will be held 11 am Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at First United Methodist Church in Marietta. Dr. Sam Matthews officiating.Winkenhofer Pine Ridge

Caitlin Lastine

Hamilton county
Caitlin Jennifer Lastine, 23, of Collegedale, unexpectedly passed away at a local hospital on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.Caitlin was born Sept. 11, 1989 in Chattanooga. She graduated from Ooltewah High School in 2008. Her passions
ROSSVILLE Columbus Patrick "Pat" Massengale, 74 , went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012.He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was

Michael Pacifico

Hamilton county
Michael Pacifico passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Grace United Methodist Church.Inurnment in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com.Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral

Betty Porter

Hamilton county
Betty R. Porter, 71, of Red Bank, went home to the Lord Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Mamie T. and Reuben

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

Jennifer Tipton

Georgia
RINGGOLD Jennifer Louise Tipton, 23, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.She was a lifelong resident of the Ringgold area. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Becky Guess; and grandfather, Cotton Irwin. She

Robert Turner

Other areas
SARASOTA, Fla. Robert Charles Turner, formerly of Chattanooga, died on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012.He has joined his wife of 53 years, Lillian Murray, who predeceased him in 1996. Robert was born in Henry, Ill.,

John Turner

Hamilton county
John Turner, 70, passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Susan Waller

Georgia
TRENTON Susan "Susie" Gladden Waller, 52, passed away Monday Dec. 10, 2012. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and sister. She was of the Baptist faith.She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles

Eurtis White

Georgia
RISING FAWN Eurtis Bowen White, 87, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.She was on of sixteen children of the late John and Jimmie Bowen. She was of the Free Holiness faith.She was preceded in

Eva Williams

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Eva Mae Parrish Williams, 95, went to be with the Lord, Dec. 10, 2012. She was a lifelong member of Garretts Chapel Church where she was the pianist for most of her

James Wolfe

Hamilton county
James Herbert "Roger" Wolfe, 78, of Chattanooga, formerly of Beloit, Wis., passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.He was a Korean War veteran whose love for planes, wolves and the outdoors was shared with his family.
SUMMERVILLE Willadean Womack, 81, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.Survivors, children, Glenn Womack, Jack Womack, Shirley Baugh, Kathy Grigsby, Margie Cooper; 12 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren.Funeral is 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Mason Funeral

Patsy Wright

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Patsy Knox Wright, 73, passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, in a local hospital.Patsy was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area. She was a member of Union Avenue Baptist Church where

Frances Yates

Hamilton county
Frances Mae Yates, 86, of Chattanooga went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, surrounded by her family.She was born on May 9, 1926. She was a member

In MemoryQuincy Bell

In memory
INMEMORYQuincy Ladarrius Bell In Loving MemoryGone is the face we loved so dear,Silent the voice we loved to hear.Gone are the days,We used to share.But in my heart,You will always remain. As I loved you,So

In MemoryBRIAN BROOKS

In memory
INMEMORYOct. 10, 1980 - Dec. 12, 2008Although you arent here in person, you remain in all of our hearts. You are greatly missed. We love you,Mama, brothers, sisterand friends.

In MemorySammie Gregory

In memory
INMEMORY Mr. Oct. 1, 1931- Dec. 12, 2011Will never be forgotten.Missed by the entire Gregory family, his many friends, coworkers and from his dear friend Virginia "Jo Jo" Jones

In MemoryAugustene TENA

In memory
Augustene "TENA" DeHartSept. 1, 1935 - Dec. 12, 2005Thought its been years nowsince you were taken away,the memories are still strongand I wish you were here today.I cant see nor touch youso I know youre

In MemoryCARL W

In memory
Carl W. TerrellDec. 12, 1945 - April 16, 2012Happy 67th Birthday!It has only been eight months but we still love and miss you. It was very hard for me to say Good-Bye, but I know
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