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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 22, 2012



Maria Anthony

Hamilton county
Maria Anthony, 59, passed away on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Charles Black

Georgia
DALTON Charles Millard Black, 65, passed away Thursday Dec. 20, 2012. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, he was a member of Salem Baptist Church in Dalton and a Veteran of the

Max Bogue

Georgia
CALHOUN Max Allen Bogue, 70, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012.Funeral service will be held today at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home in Winchester, Tennessee. Interment will follow in

Eunice Brooks

Hamilton county
Eunice Brooks, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. The body will lie-in-state today at Noon at Friendship Community Church, 7 North Tuxedo Avenue, Chattanooga, Tenn., with the

Hilary Brown

Hamilton county
Jr.Hilary "Doug" Brown Jr., 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. He retired from DuPont and was a veteran of WWII serving in the Navy. Doug was a 50 year

Joy Caldwell

Tennessee
DUNLAP Joy Caldwell, 66, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012.Services: Sunday, Dec. 23, at 2 p.m. CST in funeral home chapel. Burial in the Cagle-Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com. Arrangements

Odell Davis

Tennessee
, Sr.BELVIDERE Odell Jackson Davis, Sr., 81, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012.Funeral services will be 10 a.m. today at Moore-Cortner Chapel with Bro. Ed Boggess officiating. Interment at Keith Springs Cemetery. Moore-Cortner Funeral

Claude Glenn

Hamilton county
Claude Glenn, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.Mr. Glenn was born and raised in McMinnville, Tenn. He enlisted in the US Army during World War II and retired later from

Willie Hines

Hamilton county
, Sr.Willie R. Hines, Sr., "Sonny" 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at the Hospice Care Center. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and United States Army.

Emma Johnson

Hamilton county
Emma Johnson, 84, of Chattanooga passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 in a local health care facility.She was preceded in death by husbands, Wallace L. Sanders and Curtis (Red Eye) Johnson; parents, Elgerta and John

James Keltch

Hamilton county
James D. "Shorty" Keltch, 82, of Soddy-Daisy passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at a local health care facility. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Ford Keltch; son, Ray Keltch; parents, David

Marie King

Hamilton county
Marie King, 96, passed away on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Homer Kunz

Tennessee
TRACYCITY Homer B. Kunz, 99, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife, June Kunz.Mr. Kunz was a life long member of Christ Church Episcopal, a charter member

Nancy Leistner

Hamilton county
Nancy Ruth Leistner, 78, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Mary Mattox

Alabama
RAINSVILLE Mary Dean Mattox, 87, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Funeral services are today at 11 a.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Pisgah Cemetery with Rainsville Funeral Home, Inc. directing,

Martha McMahan

Hamilton county
Martha Wyatt McMahan, 96, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Mrs. McMahan was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Wyatt and was born and reared in Chickamauga, GA. She

Jessie Moreland

Georgia
TRENTON Jessie Mae Moreland, 82, passed away peacefully on Thursday Dec. 20, 2012. She was a lifelong member of the Trenton Church of God.She was preceded in death by her parents Jefferson Anderson and

Dorothy Nash

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Dorothy Nash, 79, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 in a local health care facility. She had lived most of her life in the North Georgia area. Mrs. Nash loved dancing, playing

Evelyn Nye

Hamilton county
Evelyn Green Payne Nye, of Chattanooga, passed away at home on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. She was 84 years old.Evelyn was born in Chattanooga on Dec. 21, 1927, to the late F. Harry and

Samuel Rawlston

Tennessee
WHITWELL Samuel Lamar Rawlston, 87, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at the Terrace at Mountain Creek in Chattanooga. He was born Sept. 12, 1925, in Hamilton County. He

Erika Smedsted

Hamilton county
Erika SmedstadErika 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,

Herbert Stephens

Hamilton county
Herbert "Herb" Charles Stephens, 88, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 at his home.He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and served our country in the United States Navy on the USS Holland during World

Lula Taylor

Hamilton county
Lula Bolton Taylor, 90, of Red Bank, passed away at her house, Thursday Morning, Dec. 20, 2012. Funeral services are 2 p.m. today at Red Bank Church of Christ with Minister Steve Lusk and

Eula Teem

Hamilton county
Eula Teem, 94, of East Ridge, passed away on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 in a local hospital.She was a member of Woodland Park Baptist Church, and a member of the Gleaners Sunday School Class which

Martha Waller

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Martha L. Waller, 86, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 in local healthcare facility.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory located at the end of

Donald West

Tennessee
COLLEGEDALE Donald Leroy West, 90, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 in a local healthcare center.Born Feb. 7, 1922 in Sanford, Fla., Don was a longtime resident of Collegedale where he graduated from Southern

Edna Wilkerson

Alabama
STEVENSON, Ala. Edna Ruth Lawson Wilkerson, 94, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012Visitation will begin at Noon and Funeral will be at 2 p.m. CT on Sunday, Dec. 23, at Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson.

In MemoryHUBERT HARRISON

In memory
Mr. Hubert N.Harrison Jr.Dec. 22, 1946 - July 4, 2010HAPPY BIRTHDAY!We Love You!Missed but not forgotten.Youll always have a place in our hearts.His wife Linda Harrison, Sister Ann Bush, family and friends.

In Memoryodeida hinton

In memory
ONEIDA MAE GREEN HINTON Dec. 24, 1909 - Dec. 22, 2005Its been seven years since you left us to be with the Lord. Our love for you will always be here in our hearts and

In MemoryHUBERT N

In memory
Dec. 22, 1946 - July 4, 2010Happy Birthday DadAnd Granddad!We love and miss you.Love Always, Ann, Edward, Shay, Sasha Steele, Jakel and Rileigh

In MemoryDELILAH R

In memory
Aug. 6, 1917 - Dec. 22, 2000MERRY CHRISTMAS!This was one of our most joyous times of the year, because you had all of your family together both far and near. We know you are
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