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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 15, 2012


FORT OGLETHORPE Bettye Jean Axmacher Alexander, 87, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.She was a lifelong resident of Fort Oglethorpe and was a member of Dry Valley Baptist Church, Rossville. Bettye helped her

Alvin Auge

Hamilton county
Alvin "Al" Auge, 56, of Ooltewah died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Gene Bailey

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Woodrow "Gene" Eugene Bailey passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at NHC of Rossville.He was a lifelong resident of LaFayette, Ga. Woodrow was born to the

Bobbie Ballinger

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Bobbie Ballinger, 66, a resident of Cleveland, and a former resident of McMinn County, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, in a Chattanooga hospital.She was of the Baptist faith. She was a member

Jordan Bethune

Georgia
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

Hattie Bomar

Hamilton county
Hattie Anita Bomar, 57, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at her residence in Knoxville.She was preceded in death by her parents, Calvin Twitty Sr. and Elnora Twitty; brothers, Reginald Twitty and

Leon Bowman

Hamilton county
Melvin Leon Bowman, 60, of Flat Top Mountain, Tenn., passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.Leon was of the Baptist faith. He had a great sense of humor, he loved to hunt and fish and he

Damon Corwine

Hamilton county
Damon Russell Corwine , 32, of Chattanooga died MondayDec. 10, 2012, from injuries received in an accident.Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.The family will receive friends

Martha Edmondson

Hamilton county
Martha Aileen Edmondson, 64, of East Ridge, lost her battle with cancer on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at her residence.Martha was a loving wife, mother and Nana, and was of the Baptist faith.She was

Edward Gates

Hamilton county
Edward Gates, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, in a local health care facility.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Richard Gipson

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Richard H. Gipson, 67, passed away Thursday, Dec.13, 2012, at Willows at Winchester.Funeral at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens.Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. today, Dec.

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

Karen Heaton

Tennessee
DECHERD Karen Heaton, 59, passed away Dec, 13, 2012. A memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, from the Lighthouse International Fellowship. On-line condolences may be sent www.watsonnorth.com.Arrangements by

Ernest Huling

Tennessee
IICLEVELAND Ernest Huling II, 71, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.Survivors: wife, Linda Huling; children, Mark Huling, Mitchell Griggs, Ernie Huling, Amanda McMahan, Gabriel McMahan.Services 4 p.m. Saturday at Ralph Buckner Funeral

Rev James

Tennessee
DECHERD Rev. James Howard Gipson, 87, passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 at Harton Regional Medical Center.Funeral services at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Mt. Garner Cemetery.Moore-Cortner Funeral Home,

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

Chuck Liles

Alabama
PISGAH Charles Leon "Chuck" Liles, 33, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, in Scottsboro.Survivors include son, Riley Liles; mother, Brenda McAnelly; father, Charles Ray Liles; sister, Melinda Smith; brother, Jarvee Liles; half-sisters, Rayna Ferrante,

Bertha Malone

Hamilton county
Bertha Ree Malone, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in a local hospital.Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor William H. Clark

Felecia Petty

Hamilton county
Felecia Petty, 45, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

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.

Donny Shrader

Georgia
TRENTON Donny Lee Shrader, 58 passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.He was a graduate of Dade County High School Class of 1972 and member of The Restored Church of God, Marietta, Ga.He was

Margie Sims

Hamilton county
Margie Finney Newson Sims, formerly of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. Viewing will be noon Saturday in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with the funeral to follow at 1 p.m.

Mikie Steinwinter

Tennessee
.WHITWELL Richard Michael Steinwinter Jr., 31, passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.He was an employee of Royal Remanufacturing. He enjoyed marital arts and the outdoors and was member of the Mosaic Church in Chattanooga.
sNEWNAN Cynthia Gail Stewart-Nelms, 40 died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at her residence.Survivors include husband, Robert Kyle Nelms; mother, Sarah Stewart; and sister, Regina Mallory; nephew, Matthew Mallory; niece, Lauren Mallory; aunt, Georgia

William Thompson

Hamilton county
Pastor William Henry Thompson, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in a local health care facility.He was a member of Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church. He was the pastor of New Emanuel

Rev William

Hamilton county
The Rev. William Everett "Bill" Mills Jr., 78, a resident of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at a Chattanooga hospital after a brief illness.He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs.

Dr William

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Dr. William Curtis Smith, 58, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at his residence.He was born in McKenzie, Tennessee, and was a member of Metropolitan Tabernacle. Dr. Smith was a 1976 graduate of UT

In MemoryJo

In memory
On There 72nd Wedding AnniversaryFrom there children Bernice, Mary Ruth, Sandra and Stanley

In MemoryMICHAEL DALE

In memory
INMEMORYMichael Allen DaleDec. 15, 1993 - Dec. 7, 2011Happy Birthday!We love and miss you very much.Davey and Angela, Great Mamaw andGreat PapawDaddy and Josh and MamawAnd Everyone Who Loves You.GO BAMA

In MemoryMRS GERTRUDE

In memory
BYJuly 13, 1929 - Dec. 15, 2009And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying.There shall be no more pain, for the former things

In MemoryJAMIE KATHRYN

In memory
In Loving MemoryMAY 19, 1988 - DEC. 15, 2006 We cherish the memories of our times together and we are thankful for you being placed in our lives. You are deeply

In MemoryBILLY LEE

In memory
April 30, 1931 - Dec. 15, 2010Another year has passed since youve gone away. We miss you more and more each day. Your Loving Family

In MemoryTONYA RASH

In memory
INMEMORYTONYA VICK) RASHDec. 15, 1969 - April 22, 2010Happy Birthday, "Ta"On your birthday, and thru the Holidays, we remember you in our thoughts and prayers. We remember the twinkle in your eyes, the laughter

In MemoryHershel Westmoreland

In memory
Dec. 15, 1937- Sept. 28, 2011A limb has fallen from the family tree, I keep hearing a voice that says "Grieve not for me." Remember the best times, the laughter the song, the good life
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SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) - William R. White, a former member of the famed squadron of African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 88.