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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 16, 2012



Alvin Augeapos

Hamilton county
Alvin Auge'Alvin "Al" Auge', 93, peacefully fell asleep in Jesus Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 in his favorite recliner holding the hand of Esther, his wife of nearly 71 years. He was born in Sidney, Mont.,

Lorraine Baker

Hamilton county
Lorraine Hoffman Baker, 91, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 in Seminole, Fla.She was a seaman in the Navy and a longtime volunteer at the VA Hospital, Bay Pines, Fla. She

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.The body will lie-in-state after 9:30 a.m. today with the service to follow at 2 p.m. in

Bernice Brown

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Bernice Beatrice Dobson Brown, 87, passed away at her home on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.She was a lifelong resident of LaFayette, Ga., and a member of Second Baptist Church in LaFayette, Ga.She was

Ray Carter

Hamilton county
Ray Coolidge Carter, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at his residence.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, Rossville.

Damon Corwine

Hamilton county
Damon Russell Corwine passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. Damon was born Sept. 28, 1980 to Steven E. and Marcia D. (Layton) Corwine in Ottawa, Kan. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Oren

Irene Curren

Hamilton county
Ethel Irene Curren, 79, of Hixson, passed away on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. Irene lived in Hixson since 1977 and was of the Baptist faith. She loved to decorate and arrange flowers and

James Duncan

Tennessee
CLEVELAND James Douglas "Poppadaddy" Duncan, 90, passed away Thursday Dec. 13, 2012.Family will hold a private memorial later.Condolences can be shared by visiting his memorial web page at www.companionfunerals.com.Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and

Rosemary Edmonds

Other areas
OMAHA, Neb. Rosemary Edmonds went to Heaven on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012.She was a former longtime employee of Buster Brown Apparel in Chattanooga.Preceded by her parents, Mary and Edward Edmonds; and her brother, Allan.Survived

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

Ruby Foster

Hamilton county
Ruby W. Foster, 90, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at a local healthcare facility.She was born in Chattanooga, on Dec. 12, 1922 to Sam and Katie Wheeler.She was a member of

Nathan Free

Hamilton county
Nathan Brent Free, 32, a resident of Chattanooga passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at his residence.Survivors and arrangements will be announced later by Companion Funeral & Cremation Service who has charge of those arrangements.

Andy Godbehere

Tennessee
DAYTON Andy Godbehere, 85, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 at Rhea Medical Center.He was a lifelong resident of Dayton, Tenn., and a member of the Garrison Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon.Preceded: parents,

James Harvey

Georgia
, Jr.RINGGOLD James Vance Harvey, Jr., 64, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. He had lived in the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas for most

Cynthia Hazelrig

Hamilton county
Cynthia Blackwell Hazelrig, 49, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 in a local hospital. She was formerly employed by Erlanger Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her father, Johnny Lee Blackwell,

Shirley Hill

Hamilton county
Shirley Ann Hill, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.She was born Aug. 8, 1944 to Elzie and Louise Smith Reel in Chattanooga. She received her education from the Chattanooga Public Schools. She was

Jack Huckabee

Hamilton county
Jack Calvin Huckabee, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 in a local hospice facility.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, Rossville.

Nathaniel Hughes

Hamilton county
Jr.Nathaniel "Nat" Cheairs Hughes Jr., PHD, former headmaster of Girls Preparatory School (GPS) and beloved member of the Chattanooga community, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at the age of 81.A native of Chattanooga

David Hunter

Tennessee
EVENSVILLE David Hunter, 45, died unexpectedly Friday afternoon, Dec. 14, 2012 in Rhea Medical Center.Funeral services for David will be held Monday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial with

Connie LewisHubbard

Hamilton county
Connie Lewis-Hubbard, 56, Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was a member of the East Ridge United Methodist Church.Connie was

Juanita Morton

Alabama
FYFFE, Ala. Juanita Sue Morton, 84, passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 in DeKalb Regional Hospital.Funeral services: 2 p.m. today from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Rev. Terry DeHart officiating. Burial will follow

Andrea Russell

Hamilton county
Andrea Cardell Russell, 63, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

James Russell

Georgia
LaFAYETTE James A. Russell, 86, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.Funeral: Wallis Memorial Chapel Monday at 11 a.m. Conducted by Rev. Oscar Stapp and Rev. Steve Bell. Interment: LaFayette Memory Gardens.Visitation

Irv Sherman

Hamilton county
Irving "Irv" Sherman of Chattanooga passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.Please share your thoughts and memories and read the complete obituary at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com.Arrangements will be announced Thursday and Friday by the East Chapel Chattanooga Funeral

Bill Sparks

Hamilton county
Bill "Sparky" or "Bill" Sparks left this world Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at age 92.Sparky was a longtime resident of Caldsted. He leaves brothers, Hoyt and Glen Sparks; Lucille; nephews and nieces.There will be no

James Speer

Alabama
GAYLESVILLE James Junior Speer, 75, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.Survivors, wife, Joyce Speer; children, Larry Joe Speer, Linda Hicks, Christy Bailey, Debra Hamilton, 7 Grandchildren.Funeral: 2:30 p.m. EST, Monday, Dec. 17, Graveside, Union Hill

Marvin Stinnett

Tennessee
OLDFORT Marvin Stinnett, 82, passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. Survivors, wife, Evelyn Liner Stinnett; son, Mike Stinnett; daughter Ann German.Funeral services 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at Higgins Funeral Home Interment will

Jill Taylor

Georgia
TRENTON Jill Elaine Taylor, 44, went to be with her Lord Friday evening, Dec. 14, 2012. She was a graduate of Northwest Georgia High School. She was employed by Pediatric Diagnostic Associates. She

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

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.

Daisy Wirth

Hamilton county
Daisy Manis Wirth passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012.Funeral services will be Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lester Norton officiating. Burial will follow at the Chattanooga Memorial

In MemoryCEDRIC CRUM

In memory
INMEMORYMay 30, 1980 - Dec. 11, 2011Although we cannot see you,Youre with us every day.The love you have us all in life, Death cannot take away.Sadly Missed By Your Family and Friends
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