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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 18, 2012



Jo Ann

Hamilton county
Jo Ann Clowers, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 in a local hospital surrounded by her family. Services will be today at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Jerry Blackwell

Georgia
FYFFE JerryWayne Blackwell, 62, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at his residence.Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19.Burial at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.Vistiation 10 a.m. today, Dec. 18, at W.T. Wilson Funeral

Janet Brock

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Janet Elizabeth Brock, 59, departed this life Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. She was born in Chattanooga to the late Macy Thurman and Betty Ann Walker. Janet worked for W.N.A. Incorporated as a

Elizabeth Brown

Hamilton county
Elizabeth Darlene Brown, 59, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. She was born in Pikeville, Tenn., on May 4, 1953. She was a veteran of 13 years serving as a Military Police office in

Robert Capps

Hamilton county
Robert J. "Bob" Capps, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at his home.Memorial services will be held at noon on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at the McFarland United Methodist Church 101

Ray Carter

Hamilton county
Ray Coolidge Carter, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at his residence.Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Rev. David Stancil

Lonzo Clark

Tennessee
HUNTLAND Lonzo Clark, 92, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012.A funeral service will be at 2 p.m CST today in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Huntland.Moore-Cortner Funeral Home,

Richard Connelly

Hamilton county
Richard B. Connelly, 75, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at his home in Signal Mountain.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401

Rhonda Duck

Hamilton county
Rhonda Allen Duck, 54, of Soddy-Daisy, finished a long battle against cancer at her home on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, surrounded by her family. She claimed her reservation in heaven and is now in the

Curtis Elliott

Alabama
SECTION Curtis Elliott, 68, formerly of Henagar, Ala., died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. Funeral services rat 2 p.m. today, Dec. 18, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial in

Charles Finney

Tennessee
Sr.ATHENS Charles Clarence Finney Sr., 95, passed away on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Lifecare Center of Athens.He was born and raised in Rhea County, Tenn.He was preceded in death by his parents,

Pauline Frederick

Tennessee
TRACY CITY Pauline "Polly" Sanders Frederick, 83, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at NHC Healthcare, Dunlap, Tenn.Service 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. John Potts and Brother Claude Hoback officiating.Visitation from 5-9 p.m. today.Online condolences www.foster&layfuneralhome.com.Arrangements

Louise Goins

Hamilton county
Eliza Louise Goins, 90, went to her heavenly home on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, surrounded by her loved ones.Born on June 17, 1922 on Signal Mountain, she was a daughter of the late James "Jim"

LD Goss

Alabama
L.D. GossHENAGAR L.D. Goss, 89, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Gadsden Riverview Medical Center.Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with Brother Brian Maxwell and Bro.

Shirley Gossett

Hamilton county
Shirley Ann Gossett, 75, of Red Bank, went to be with the Lord Sunday evening, Dec. 16, 2012, at her home.Shirley was a member of Red Bank Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday School and

Jack Huckabee

Hamilton county
Jack C. Huckabee, 90, of Chattanooga, our dear, sweet father, joined Jesus and his loved ones in Heaven on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today in the

Evelyn Hughes

Georgia
RINGGOLD Evelyn Marie Nichols Hughes, 86, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at her residence.A lifelong resident of the Catoosa County area, she was a member of Bible Baptist Church and a former

Emma Johnson

Hamilton county
Emma Jean Johnson, 84, of Chattanooga, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in a local health care facility.Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Director 1724 McCallie. 423-265-4414.

Margaret Kimbro

Hamilton county
Margaret Ella Foster Shelton Kimbro, 92, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. She was born Jan. 11, 1920, she attended Gordon Lee High School, Chickamauga, Ga.; and was retired from Combustion Engineering, and

Rosanna Lewis

Hamilton county
Rosanna Lewis, a life-long resident of Chattanooga, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.Born Sept. 23, 1923, she was the daughter of the late A.P. and Anna Born Lewis. She was the retired secretary to the superintendant
RAISNVILLE Rayford McAnelly, 82, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Crowne Health Care.Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Sunday.Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, in the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel

Odessa Moon

Hamilton county
Odessa Moon, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 in a local hospital.She was a 1966 graduate of Howard High School and a former employee of Hamilton County Schools for 25

Mary Neal

Other areas
PORTALES, N.M. Mary Mozelle "Mo" Neal, 84, died peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.Graveside services were held at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, in Payne Chapel Cemetery, Lookout

Hieu Nguyen

Hamilton county
Hieu Nguyen, 70, of Hixson, passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace 877-3524.

Lois Oglesby

Georgia
RINGGOLD Lois Gray Akers Oglesby, 90, passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012.A resident of the Catoosa County area for the past 60 years, she was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.She was preceded

AJ Palmer

Alabama
VALLEY HEAD A.J. Palmer, 71, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Trinity Medical Center.Funeral will be 2 p.m. CST today, Dec. 18, graveside service at Head Springs Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Ellis officiating.Visitation

Felecia Petty

Hamilton county
Felecia Renee Petty, 45, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, in a local hospital.Funeral: at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Shauna Wooten as the eulogist.Burial: Forest Hills

Mildred Pritchett

Tennessee
Mildred PritchettSPRING CITY Mildred Mae Pritchett, 95, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012.

Pamela Rench

Hamilton county
Pamela Sue Rench, 61, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012.Pamela was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and VFW Post 1472 Ladies Auxiliary. She was also a lifetime member of Girl

Kennedy Smith

Hamilton county
Kennedy Craig Smith, 41, of Chattanooga, left this earth for heaven, carried in the arms of his beloved Saints, on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. with his mother, brother, aunt and

Lon Smith

Hamilton county
Jr.Lon E. Smith Jr., 88 of Huntsville, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away at 6:05 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012.Lon was born and lived most of his life in Chattanooga. He and

Sarah Starling

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Sarah Louise Starling, 85, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in a local hospital.She was a lifelong resident of Walker County, Georgia and attended the Rossville Church of God.Mrs. Starling was preceded in death

Bob Stephens

Hamilton county
Bob Ray "Pookie" Stephens, 81, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, from a local healthcare center.He was a member of Bayside Baptist Church.Bob, was born in Sinking Cove,

Adele Thomas

Hamilton county
Adele Montgomery Thomas, 57, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.Services will be held at noon Wednesday, Dec. 19, at New Hope Baptist Church. Interment in National Cemetery.The body will lie in state

Helen Tucker

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Helen Richards Tucker, 69, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. Survivors, children, Charles Tucker, Susan Perry, Stacey Neal; brother, Kenneth Whiteside; sister, Mary Stovall; and eight grandchildren.Funeral is 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012,

Betty White

Hamilton county
Betty White, 74, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in a local healthcare facility.Betty retired from St. Barnaas after 30 years of service.Betty was preceded in death by her sons, Danny White and Randy White;

Marie Wood

Hamilton county
Marie Dyke Wood, 100, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. A Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at the Soddy United Methodist Church, with Rev. Ken Scoggins officiating.Condolences and

In MemoryJanie Broadnax

In memory
INMEMORYSept. 8, 1926- Dec. 18, 2011One year ago, Mom, you were called Home. As we continue to journey through life, we remember your love for us and how you encouraged us to have faith

In MemoryMattie Fox

In memory
In Loving MemoryMATTIE L. FOXAug. 12, 1933 - Dec. 18, 2005"We love and miss you so very much...."Sadly missed by,Joe, Marie, John, Family and Friends

In MemoryBESSIE UPSHAW

In memory
INMEMORYBESSIE R. UPSHAWFeb. 25, 1933 - Dec. 18, 2011One year ago today you started your new journey.A journey well deserved. But we miss you mama and we love you very much.Your sons, Stanley, Tommy and
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