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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 20, 2012



Gary Biesemeyer

Tennessee
Gary BiesemeyerGary Lee Biesemeyer, 52, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in a Chattanooga hospital.He liked hiking and carving and was an avid Tennessee Vols fan. He enjoyed spending time with his

Mary Bramlett

Alabama
SCOTTSBORO Mary Ellen Bramlett, 91, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.Funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at First United Methodist Church in Scottsboro.Burial following in Stevenson City Cemetery.Visitation will be from 5-9

Hilary Brown

Hamilton county
Jr.Hilary Brown Jr., 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace 877-3524.

Harvey Cagle

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Harvey Gene Cagle passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at NHC Nursing Home in Rossville. He had fought a long hard battle from Parkinsons. He was an inspiration to all who knew him

Linda Cameron

Georgia
Linda Diane Cameron, 63, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012.She had lived in the Chattanooga area for most of her life and was a member

Bob Capps

Hamilton county
Robert J. "Bob" Capps, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at his home.He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and of the Korean Conflict as well as six years

Richard Connelly

Hamilton county
Richard "Dick" Burke Connelly, 77, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at his home on Signal Mountain.Dick lived a life of integrity and putting his priorities of faith, wife and family above all else. Considered

Lamar Corbin

Georgia
ROCK SPRING Lamar Corbin, 57, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.Preceded in death by wife, Jackie Helton Corbin; parents, Lloyd and Fannie Alice Corbin.Survived by sisters, Karen Tayler and Jennifer Jackson,

Joan Davis

Hamilton county
Joan Davis, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at a Cleveland residence.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Juanita Drew

Hamilton county
Juanita Swift Drew, 88, Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.She was born March 14, 1924 and was a member of East Ridge Baptist Church. Formerly of Stevenson, Ala., Juanita

Vivian Edge

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Vivian Edge, 62, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012.Survivors include her mother, Myrene Edge; son, Jesse Odom; daughter, Carrie Odom; two brothers, Russell and Wally Edge; two sisters, Geraldine Elam and Vicki Edge; several

Allie Erwin

Hamilton county
Allie L. Erwin, 74, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at her residence.Allie was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Cross and Gertrude Scoggins Cross; siblings, JC Cross, Mary Lou Ricketts, George

Edward Gates

Hamilton county
Edward "Soul Picture Man" Gates, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, in a local nursing home.Funeral service is 11 a.m. today in the chapel with Brother Jimmy Ingram officiating.Burial: Chattanooga

Ronnie Goins

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Ronnie Goins, 65, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in a local hospital.Ronnie was retired from L and D Vault company in Chattanooga with over 32 years of

Kennedy Griffith

Tennessee
JASPER Kennedy "the Warrior" Elizabeth Griffith,16, fought her final battle and went home to be to Jesus on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.Kennedy was born Oct. 9, 1996. She had attended Marion County Schools

Charles Hall

Hamilton county
Charles "Charley" Hudson Hall, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.He was born Jan. 12, 1978.He is survived by his broken-hearted mother, Katherine Hudson Peterson; stepfather, Robert D. Peterson Sr.; sisters, Shelby Hall

Clara Harris

Georgia
LAKEVIEW Clara Lucille Lusk Harris, 91, passed peacefully at her residence surrounded by family Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.She was a lifelong resident of Lakeview. Mrs. Harris was a member of Lakeview First Baptist Church

Carolyn Hatchett

Tennessee
SEWANEE Carolyn Carter Hatchett, 79, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.Memorial services will be announced at a later date.Online condolences may be made at www.cumberlandfuenralhome.net.Arrangements by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, Tenn.

Margie Havis

Hamilton county
Margie Havis, 74, of Chattanooga, formerly of Whitwell, passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Memorial Hospital.Margie was a member of Alexian Brothers. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Cecil Havis; brothers,

Janet Herster

Hamilton county
Janet M. Herster, 93, passed away at the home of her son in Chattanooga, on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012.She was the widow of Edward J. Herster.She is survived by her beloved son, James (Susan); son-in-law,

Willie Hines

Hamilton county
Sr.Willie R. Hines Sr., 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at the Hospice Care Center. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Gearl Ivey

Alabama
HENAGAR Gearl Ivey, 83 , died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at his residence. Survivors include sons, Eddie (Rita) Ivey, Andy (Jolene) Ivey; grandchildren, Steven (Tabitha) Ivey, Nathan Ivey, McKenzie Carter; great-grandchildren, Steven

Loretta Jacobs

Tennessee
MANCHESTER Loretta Jacobs, 29, passed away Dec. 17, 2012.Graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Hillsboro, Tenn.On-line condolences may be sent to www.watsonnorth.com.Arrangements by

Margaret Kimbro

Hamilton county
Margaret Ella Foster Shelton Kimbro, 92, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012.Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today, Dec. 20, 2012 in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Laura Becker

Edna Kinsey

Georgia
RINGGOLD Edna P. Kinsey, 81, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in a local hospital.She was born in Bradley County, Tenn., but had lived most of her life in North Georgia. Mrs. Kinsey was a

Byron Leach

Hamilton county
Byron ONeal Leach, of Nashville, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.He was born on April 18, 1932, in Milan, Tenn.Mr. Leach was the son of the late Hobart Porter and Bennie Caldwell Perkins Leach.He

Muriel March

Hamilton county
Muriel Wright March, 91, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18 in Chattanooga.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.

Anne Merritt

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Teresa Anne McBroom Merritt, 57, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. at her residence.She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and Rossville area. Anne was known for her generosity and enormous heart,

Elizabeth Nash

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Elizabeth "Betty" Broadrick, 91, of Birmingham, Ala., passed away Saturday, Nov 24, 2012.She was born Nov. 25, 1920 in Dalton, Ga. Her husband, Allen Warrenfells Nash, of LaFayette preceded her in death.Survivors include

Doris Nelson

Tennessee
WHITWELL Doris Nelson, a longtime resident of Whitwell, died on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family.She was born on March 17, 1934 in Lilbourn, Mo., to Jessie and Mary

Glen Scott

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Glen Scott, 57, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, in the Burt funeral Home Chapel, Fort Payne with Rev. Jerry Williams officiating.Burial in Glenwood Cemetery.Visitation 4-8

Irv Sherman

Hamilton county
Irving "Irv" Sherman, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.He was a loving father, husband and friend to all he met. With an always available smile and an engaging sense of humor, he

Erika Smedsted

Hamilton county
Erika Elizabeth Smedstad, 34, passed away to the arms of the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Chattanooga.She was born to loving parents, Richard and Becky Smedstad, in Huntsville, Ala., on March 9, 1978.A

Danny Sneed

Hamilton county
Danny Alan Sneed, 39, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.Danny was a TVA Security Officer for the past 13 years.He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry E. Sneed; brother, Scott E.

Sarah Starling

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Sarah Louise Starling, 85, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in a local hospital.Funeral services will be held 12:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Rudeseal and Mike Dinkins officiating.Interment in

Bill Stewart

Tennessee
BENTON Bill W. Stewart, 84, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012.Survivors wife, Betty Jo Stewart; children, Molly Kerr, Pricilla Callahan and George Barnes. Services 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at Zion Baptist Church.

Frank Thomas

Hamilton county
Jr.Frank Hunter "Bud" Thomas Jr., 81, of Ooltewah, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, following a lengthy illness.He was born Oct. 19, 1931 in Chattanooga to the late Elsie and Frank H. Thomas

Frederick Williamson

Hamilton county
IIIFrederick Carr Williamson III, 56, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in Nashville.Mr. Williamson was born and raised in Chattanooga before moving to Nashville, where he was a member of

Fay Wilson

Tennessee
DUNLAP Charles Fay Wilson, 88, of Daus community near Dunlap, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at NHC Healthcare Dunlap after a brief illness.Mr. Wilson was an Episcopalian and member of the Christ Church of

Marie Wood

Hamilton county
Marie Dyke Wood, 100, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.She was a member of Soddy United Methodist Church and a member of the Eastern Star Mayflower Chapter No. 430. Ms. Wood retired from

Jessie Wood

Hamilton county
Jessie Mae Wood 98, of Chattanooga, and native of Rockmart, Ga., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.She was born on March 9, 1914. She moved from Rockmart to Chattanooga

In MemoryRobert Few

In memory
Robert Michael FewJune 1, 1952-Dec. 20, 2011Hope youve had a year of good golf and walks in the morning dew with Jerry and the King, Batman, Teddy Johnson and the rest. We sure miss you,

In MemoryVANDARYL RIVERS

In memory
INMEMORYDec. 20, 1988 - Oct. 23, 2011WEMISS YOU!Marvella Cox, Coach McGary, Family and Friends

In MemoryJeffery Sims

In memory
INMEMORYDec. 20, 1962Happy Birthday!With Love, Mom and Family
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