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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 25, 2012



Cleve Armstrong

Hamilton county
Cleve Armstrong, age 60, a resident of Red Bank, died on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson. 423-531-3975.

Victoria Atterton

Tennessee
PALMER Victoria Arlene Atterton, 39, passed away Sunday Dec. 23, 2012, at her home.She was co-owner of Savage Gulf Meat Processing and attended the Whitwell Church of God. She was born in Apache Junction,

Billie Baker

Hamilton county
Billie Marie Baker, 81, passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at a local healthcare facility. She was of the Church of God faith.She was preceded in death by her husband, William Baker.Survivors include her

Shirley Bonner

Hamilton county
Shirley Ann Bonner, 55, passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors. 1724 McCallie Avenue. 423-265-4414

Travis Caldwell

Tennessee
SEQUATCHIE Travis Caldwell, 32, went to the Lord, on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012.He was born on Feb. 17, 1980. He was a logger and was employed by Caldwell Logging Co.He loved to make

Walter Hahn

Georgia
RINGGOLD Walter "Wally" Hahn, 80, passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27, at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park with the Rev. Paul Williams officiating.The family will

James Harlow

Hamilton county
, Jr.James Elmer Harlow, Jr, 89, of Soddy-Daisy passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. He was of the Presbyterian faith, and he was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. He was a retired electrician

Frank Hartline

Hamilton county
Frank Hartline, 85, passed away Saturday Dec. 22, 2012 at a local hospital.He was born in Knoxville, Tenn., June 29, 1927, to Granville and Harriet Hartline, both whom predeceased him.He was predeceased

Latara Hughes

Hamilton county
Latara Hughes, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Santiaze Hughes

Hamilton county
Santiaze Hughes, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Wayne Johnson

Alabama
RAINSVILLE Wayne Johnson, 70, passed away Saturday Dec. 22, 2012, at Collinsville Health Care.His memorial service is at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Kevin McCreless officiating. Visitation

Sam Johnston

Hamilton county
Sam "Poppy" Johnston, 94, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home. Burial will

James Lee

Hamilton county
James T. "Jim" Lee, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012.Mr. Lee was born and raised in Chattanooga. He was a member of St. Elmo Church of Christ where he served as

Martha Leiper

Hamilton county
Martha Dudderar Leiper, of Signal Mountain, died on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. She was 87.Martha was born in Chattanooga and spent her early childhood in San Mateo, Calif. She returned to Chattanooga with her

Robert Love

Hamilton county
Robert L. Love, 72, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in Harriman, Tenn.Funeral arrangements are pending and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Colleen McCurdy

Hamilton county
Vivian "Colleen" McCurdy, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, in Simpsonville S.C.Colleen was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of Woodland Park Baptist Church.Colleen was preceded

Paul Mitchell

Hamilton county
Paul Roger Mitchell, 88, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
FORT OGLETHORPE Shelia Kay Poindexter, 58, died on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012.She was the daughter of the late Freddie E. Campbell and Sarah Ramsey Campbell. Shelia never met a stranger and was a loving

Lila Poole

Other areas
HIGH POINT, N.C. Lila Ruth Edgmon Fleenor Poole, 88, departed this life on Dec. 10, 2012, in Palm Coast, Fla.She was a native of North Georgia, but had been a resident of High

Wayne Prater

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Wayne Prater, 51, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012.He was preceded in death by parents, Charlie V. Prater and Winona Simmons Prater; and a sister, Deborah K. Smith.Wayne is survived and will

Martha Reed

Alabama
RAINSVILLE Martha Nell Rowell Reed, 73, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at Crossville Health Care.Service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, in Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in Beulah Cemetery.Visitation 2

Betty Rogers

Alabama
RAINSVILLE Betty Sue Combs Rogers, 75, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012.Funeral services at 11 a.m. Wednesday from Rainsville Church of Christ.Burial in Rainsville Church of Christ Cemetery with Rainsville Funeral Home directing, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.Visitation

Blaine Stancombe

Other areas
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Blaine Stancombe, 78, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, following a courageous battle with brain cancer.Blaine was born May 14, 1934, in Bangor, Pa. A son of

Jackson Tirey

Hamilton county
Jackson Ellis Tirey, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at Hospice Care Center.Mr. Tirey graduated from Walker High School in Jasper, Ala., and Auburn University. He served in the U.S. Army from

Alveta Walker

Tennessee
SPRING CITY Alveta M. Walker, 82, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at the Life Care Center of Rhea County.A lifetime resident of Spring City, Alveta was the daughter of the late John and Dulcey

Martha Waller

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Martha L. Waller, 86, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in local healthcare facility.Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26, in Chattanooga National Cemetery.The family will receive friends

Mary Weaver

Hamilton county
Mary E. Weaver, 92, passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Bobbie Wilkey

Tennessee
DUNLAP Bobbie Wilkey, 42, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.Services: Thursday, Dec. 27, 10 a.m. CST in funeral home chapel.Burial: McGlothen Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com. Arrangements by Standefer-Reed Funeral Home, 50

Helen Young

Hamilton county
Helen Fritts Young, 95, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in the afternoon after a lingering illness. She was a lifelong member of Union Fork Baptist Church and the last member

In MemoryJOHN

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JOHN ADAM YOUNGIt's been 31 years that you left our lives but God knows you have never left our hearts. Sadly missed by your mother Delia M. Youngand Family.

In MemoryEVELYN B

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May 29, 1926 - Nov. 14, 2008Love and Miss you Gregory, Sista, Grans, and Great Grans

In MemoryBEN BEASLEY

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BEN BEASLEYHAPPY BIRTHDAY BENToday would have been your Thirty Third Birthday. You get to spend another Birthday with Jesus. Loved and sadly missed.Mom, Stephanie, Jeremy and Jared and a Host of Others

In MemoryMinta Belle

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Doyle M. Housley Sr.Corinne E. HousleyWilliam E. HousleyCarolyn E. LinamGeorge E. CalfeeDavid K. SaleMERRY CHRISTMASWe think of you daily and miss you all very much.From all your Family

In MemoryLamar Brumlow

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INMEMORYLamar "Buddy" BrumlowJan.30-1936 - March 29-2012Steven BrumlowApril 17-1985 -June 5-2005We miss you both terribly especially at this time of year. You will forever be in our hearts and our thoughts. Your loving family

In MemoryHenry Buchanan

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INMEMORYHenry "Hen" BuchananRemembering you this Holiday Season With Love, your children, nieces nephews and friends

In MemoryRobert Buchanan

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INMEMORYRobert and Eunice BuchananTo our beloved Mama and Daddy, remembering you this Holiday Season. Love, your children and grandchildren

In MemoryJohnnie Burns

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JOHNNIE L. BURNSSept. 16, 1941 - Dec. 9, 2008 Merry Christmas Momma, its been five years without you,

In MemoryMyrl Chanler

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INMEMORYDec. 25, 1932- May 17, 2012Today is your 80th birthday. You are enjoying your birthday in heaven with Jesus. We all love and miss you so. Happy Birthday, with Love,

In MemoryFRANCES DORWARD

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March 4, 1922 - Dec. 25, 2008It has been four lonely years that my true love has been gone. My heartaches go on and on. Loving husband, Jack,In Loving Memory

In MemoryDORIS E

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Aug. 16, 1926 - Dec. 20, 2002 Merry Christmas Mama!It has been ten years since you left us. We are still missing and loving you so much. Your Family

In MemoryViola H

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Of My Loved Ones:James Walker Jr.Wilma WalkerNettie B. HesterMerry Christmas andHappy New Year!I love and miss you all very much!Mary (Candy) Hester

In MemoryBILLY JACK

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R."BJ"June 25, 1985- April 18, 2008This is our fifth Christmas without you. We still miss and love you more each year. MERRY CHRISTMASLove, Mama, Larryand Family

In MemoryAmbrose Jones

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of Our Broken Family Chain:Mr. Ambrose "Shorty" Jones, Sr., June 25, 1977,Ambrose "Buddy" Jones, Jr., March 16, 1991,Paul "Buster" Jones, January 4, 2006Although youre gone, you will never be forgotten, and we will be

In MemoryDeWayne Laymon

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DeWayne LaymonMERRY CHRISTMASTo our precious son who left us Nov. 27, 2012. We know you are in a better place than the one you where in here on earth, in Heaven with your Sister

In MemoryJohnnie Lewis

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INMEMORYIn memory of , who was called home to spend eternity with his Lord and Savior on December 25, 2011.We miss you dearly, but our sadness is tempered by knowing you are living your promised

In MemoryMILDRED PRATER

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MERRY CHRISTMASMama, as we celebrate the Birth of Christ, we also acknowledge your Homegoingon December 25, 2000. We love you and will always thank God for the power of your life. Your Children, Marion Jr.,

In MemoryLUCY SMITH

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INMEMORYBorn: Dec. 25, 1925Departed her life onNov. 3, 2011Happy Birthday! We miss you.Children: Bobby, Joe, Clarence, Patricia, Ernest, Mary, Billy, Deborah, Juanita, Shawntell, and William and Grandkids.

In MemoryAntonio Taylor

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INMEMORYAntonio "Trell" TaylorJune 14, 1982-July 3, 2010Life is not the same without you Trell. We miss you more than anything. Merry Christmas Trell, we love you. Love, Mom(Kisha) Jeff, Your son LilTrell, Shunoa, LilTony, Nana,

In MemoryCHARLES TILLER

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CHARLES (BUDDY) TILLERSEPT. 11, 1935 DEC. 25, 1988Knowing that you are in Heaven, makes it easier to go there.Love,Your wife and familyIn Loving Memory

In MemoryBishop Walter

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ld, Jr.Dec. 25, 1932 - May 25, 2010Happy 80th BirthdayLove You
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