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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 14, 2012

Jordan Bethune

FORT OGLETHORPE Ronald Jordan Bethune, 22, Fort Oglethorpe, entered the presence of Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.He was a member of Fort Oglethorpe First Baptist, attended Brainerd Baptist School, David Brainerd Middle

Viola Bouton

Hamilton county
Viola Irean Bouton, 88, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.Viola was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a teacher of North and South Rossville Elementary School until retiring.Viola is preceded in

Peggy Dyer

DAYTON Peggy Jean Dyer, 76, passed Thursday morning, Dec. 13, 2012 at Erlanger. Funeral at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel.Burial in Pine Crest Cemetery in Sunday, one hour prior to

Douglas Elder

ATHENS Douglas "Doug" Franklin Elder, 45, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at his residence.Funeral 7 p.m. Saturday in the chapel.Burial 8 p.m. Sunday in God's Storehouse of Blessings Cemetery in Riceville.Visitation 4-7 p.m.

Lucille Farris

Hamilton county
Lucille M. Farris, 89, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.Lucille was preceded in death by two children, Patsy Farris and Clifford Farris.She is survived by her children, Chester Farris, Donald Farris, Marsha Rainwater,

Brenda Franklin

Hamilton county
Brenda Roberts Franklin, 68, of Soddy-Daisy, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,

Betty Glover

Hamilton county
Betty Eggleston Glover, 93, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 in Chicago.She was preceded in death by four siblings.She leaves behind four siblings; loving family in Georgia, Alabama and Illinois; and

Annette Green

Hamilton county
Annette Green, 56, of Chattanooga passed Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, in a local hospital.She was graduate of the class of 1974 from City High School and a former employee of the Erlanger Medical Center.She was

Raul Hernandez

WINCHESTER Raul Hernandez, 41, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at his home.Funeral at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment will be in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester.Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. today,

JoAnn Hill

SUMMERVILLE JoAnn Sumner Hill, 74, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, from West Hill Cemetery, Trion.Visitation from noon-2 p.m. at Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home.

Willie Hogg

MENLO Willie Mae Hogg, 96, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.Survivors, sons, Jerrell (Flora) Hogg, Loran (Nancy) Hogg; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.Funeral is 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Mason Funeral Home,

Joyce Hollaway

DUTTON Joyce Hollaway, 79, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 at Highlands Medical Center.Memorial services will be held Saturday, Dec. 15, at 2 pm from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Higgins officiating.

Thomas Jones

Hamilton county
Thomas E. Jones, 85, of Sale Creek, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, surrounded by loved ones.He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Born in Big Sandy, Tenn., he lived most

Bertha Malone

Hamilton county
Bertha Ree Malone, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in a local hospital.She was formerly employed by Erlanger Medical Center and was a member of Pierce Avenue Missionary Baptist Church.Survivors include her

James McLain

SUMMERVILLE James Randall McLain, 56, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.Survivors, wife, Teresa McLain; children, Jamie McLain, Missy McLain; special child, Margaret Arnold; sisters, Diane McDonald, Norma Bennett; 14 grandchildren.Funeral is 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16,

Debbie Mitchell

DAYTON Debbie Kay Mitchell, 57, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Rhea Medical CenterlFuneral 4 p.m. today in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Smith and Rev. Freddie Marler officiating.Interment in Rhea

Mary Motlow

LYNCHBURG Mary Bertram Motlow, 62, died on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Visitation 2 to 5 p.m. CST Saturday, Dec. 15, at Jennings Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 181 Majors

Juanita Nunley

MONTEAGLE Juanita Partin Nunley, 67, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ben Curtis officiating.Burial in Plainview

Thilbert Petty

Hamilton county
Thilbert Petty, 52, passed away on Dec. 12, 2012, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

James Roark

Hamilton county
James Haney Roark went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.He was a former resident of Birchwood and for the past 15 years lived in Georgetown. He died at home with

Mary Rogers

Hamilton county
Mary Corinne Rogers, 87, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.Mary was a graduate of McMinnville High School, Warren County, Tenn. She went on to attend Tennessee Tech University where she graduated will a B.S.

Margie Sims

Hamilton county
Margie SimsMargie Finney Newson Sims, formerly of Chattanooga, died She was born May 2, 1943 to the late Charles Finney Sr. and Charlie Finney-Anderson in Chattanooga and eldest of 5 siblings. She attended Howard High

Maria Steele

LaFAYETTE Maria Lynn Steele, 36, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Survivors include father, Garland "Babe" Steele; stepbrother, Adam Trammell; stepsister, Carie Latham; aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012

Margaret Talley

Hamilton county
Margaret Irene Talley, 80, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, in a local hospital.She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and longtime member of St. Johns United Methodist Church.Margaret was a Red Cross volunteer at Erlanger

Daniel Turley

COALMONT Daniel Turley, 58, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at Emerald Hodgson Hospital.Service was 8 p.m. Thursday, in the funeral home chapel.Burial will take place 10:30 a.m. EST today, in Chattanooga National Cemetery.Arrangements by

John Turner

Hamilton county
John Wesley "JW" Turner, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away unexpectedly at home Monday, Dec. 10, 2012.A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, JW was born on Jan. 20, 1942 to the union of John and Essie Mae

Gladys White

Hamilton county
Gladys Faye Kent White, 70, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Randy Bell officiating.Burial will be in

Jessie Woods

Hamilton county
Jessie Mae Woods, 98, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at a local healthcare facility.Arrangements are by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home, 765 M L King Blvd, 267-1244.

In MemoryDemetris Corbin

In memory
DEMETRIS A. CORBINAug. 16, 1980-Dec. 14, 2007Your work on earth is now done. God knew best, your time had come.Rest in peace, suffer no more, God knew how far to let you go. A place
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