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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 29, 2012



Carol Armstrong

Hamilton county
Carol W. Armstrong of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Marion Wilkinson.She was a member of East Brainerd

Joel Brewer

Tennessee
BELLBUCKLE Joel Ernest Brewer, 64, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. today at Moore-Cortner Chapel with Rev. Troy Harrison officiating. Burial will follow at Presgrove Cemetery. Moore-Cortner

Tina Brickley

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Tina Brickley, 42, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, in a local hospital. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt. Mrs. Brickley loved all kinds of craft projects and

Frances Bridges

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Frances Bridges, 68, passed away on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

Dustin Burnette

Hamilton county
Dustin "Dusty" Burnette, 32, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was employed with Valley Hospital and was a member of the Battlefield Parkway Church of
MENLO Mildred Ozel Caldwell, 75, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012.Survivors, daughter, Phyllis Bond; grandchild, Jason Bond, SR; 3 Great-grandchildren.Funeral is 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, at Mason FuneralHome. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today.

James Cissom

Tennessee
CLEVELAND James B. "Jim" Cissom, 70, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012.Survivors: wife, Jeannie Cissom; children, Reverend James A. "Tony" Cissom, Malonna Morgan and Valerie Stephenson; 6 grandchildren.Services: Sunday, 2 p.m. at Fike Funeral Home.Visitation:

Wendell Couch

Tennessee
MCDONALD Wendell Couch, 61, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012.Survivors: wife, Carolyn Couch; daughter, Heather Million; one grandchild.Services: 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.Visitation: 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home

Betty Donaldson

Hamilton county
Betty Blevins Donaldson, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. She was born Feb. 12, 1936 to the late James M. and Minnie W. Blevins of Moulton, Ala. She was a loving and

Gladys Douglas

Hamilton county
Gladys Douglas, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 in a local hospital. She was a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her sister,

Julia Gibson

Hamilton county
Julia Gibson, 100, of East Ridge, Tenn., passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. She had been a member of Second Baptist Church for 87 years, and had served as Church Secretary and Treasurer.Survivors include her

Marc Goodman

Hamilton county
Marc Goodman, 42, a resident of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 in a Jasper, Tennessee hospital. Marc was the grandson of the late Herbert and Idell Henderson and Evey R. Goodman and Grace

Lawrence Green

Georgia
FORTOGLETHORPE Lawrence Winford Green, 90, passed away on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at his residence.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located at the end of

Imogene Hickey

Hamilton county
Imogene A. Hickey, 80, of Hixson, passed into her heavenly home Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.A full obit will

Patricia Higgins

Hamilton county
Patricia A. Smith Higgins, 71, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, departed this life on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, while at her residence. She was born April 18, 1941 to Minnie Lou Collier and James Smith.

Melissa Howell

Tennessee
SPRINGCITY Melissa Darlene Howell, 43, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012.Funeral services: today at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. Interment in Spring City Memorial Gardens.Visitation: today Noon-3 p.m. at the funeral

Steve Hudson

Tennessee
WHITWELL Steve H. Hudson, 65, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday Dec. 28, 2012. He was born Nov. 4, 1947 to Gettis and Jean Hudson. He was a devoted husband,

Santiaze Hughes

Hamilton county
, Sr.Santiaze Hughes, Sr., 37, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 along with his wife, LaTara Hughes. Funeral: Today at 1 p.m. at Olivet Baptist Church with Pastor Robert Chaney, Jr. as
TUNNELHILL Elizabeth "Liz" Ray Jackson, 75, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012.Services: 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, in chapel of Jones Funeral Home, Tunnel Hill.Visitation: after 5 p.m. today.Online condolences may be offered at:

Lois Justice

Tennessee
CLINTON Lois K. Justice, 94, passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at Tennova Residential Hospice in Knoxville. She was a member of White Oak Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister.She

Teddy Kierstead

Tennessee
Jr.EVENSVILLE Teddy Kierstead Jr., 46, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012.He is survived by his parents Teddy M. and Shirley Jean Kierstead Sr.; sons, daughters, brother, sisters, and grandchildren.A memorial service will be held

Zina Laughridge

Hamilton county
Zina Marie Laughridge, 51, of East Ridge passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.She is survived by her husband, Ronnie Laughridge; son, Donnie Hughes; daughters, Brittany Laughridge, Courtney Laughridge; brother, Tim Barfield; sisters, Libby Gaffic, Tennie

Adelaide Layne

Tennessee
DUNLAP Adelaide Hatfield Layne, 69, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at her home.She was a graduate of Sequatchie County High School and was a self employed beautician for 40 years. She was of

June Manning

Tennessee
ALTAMONT June Marie Manning, 90, passed away Thursday Dec. 27, 2012. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Altamont. She lived in Rossville, Ga., with her husband Benny Manning most of

Dewey Manning

Hamilton county
Dewey Manning, 91, of East Ridge and faithful member of Greenslake Road Church of Christ, peacefully passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012.He attended Chattanooga High School and served honorably in the U.S. Navy during the

Edith Middleton

Georgia
TUNNELHILL Anna Edith Landen Middleton, 96, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. She was a lifelong resident of the Tunnel Hill area. Born to the late Ray and Hattie Smith Landen, Edith was a

Faye Morrison

Tennessee
JASPER Gloria Faye Barnett Morrison, 68, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 in a Chattanooga hospital.The daughter of the late Elisha and Mattie Lucille McClanahan Barnett, she was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church

Luther Parker

Georgia
LAFAYETTE Rev. Luther Parker, 89, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at home.Funeral from Wallis Memorial Chapel today at 4 p.m. service conducted by Dr. Floyd Roebuck.Visitation: today 2-4 p.m.Arrangements by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home

Baeli Perry

Georgia
RINGGOLD Baeli Brianne Perry, 23, passed away at her residence, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Our precious daughter went home to be with the Lord, and will forever hold a special place in the hearts

Molly Ragan

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Molly Ragan, 78, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.Survivors, children, Daryl Ragan, Michael Ragan, Glenda Greene, Tracey Perkins; brother, James Stricklin; sister, Shirley Willingham; 9 Grandchildren; 8 Great-grandchildren.Funeral is 1 p.m. today at Dry

Tula Ross

Tennessee
JASPER Miss Tula Mae Ross, 91, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.Funeral services will be conducted from the Jasper Chapel of Rogers Funeral Home today at 2 p.m. Central. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery

Betty Satterwhite

Hamilton county
Betty Lee Satterwhite, 79, departed this life on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 at a local hospital. She was a member of Thankful Baptist Church until her failing health prevented her from attending.She was preceded in

Sarah Schenck

Hamilton county
Sarah Beth SchenckSarah Beth Schenck, of Red Bank, passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. Sarah was born July 26, 1947 to Ray and Mildred Lawson. She graduated from South Pittsburg High School in 1965

Harley Smith

Tennessee
RAINSVILLE Harley R. Smith, 75, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. Service: Sunday, Dec. 30, at 1 p.m. in Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Rainsville Memorial Park. Visitation: today 11

Bill Smyth

Georgia
FLINTSTONE William E. "Bill" Smyth, 85, died, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 at his residence. He was born June 12, 1927 in St. Elmo, Tenn., to the late Robert Henry and Mary Georgia Ann

John Watson

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE John Henry Watson, 51, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012.Service at Mooneyham Freewill Baptist Church today at Noon CST. Burial in Tom & Flaura Cemetery.Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilfh.comArrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral

Mable Wesley

Georgia
LAFAYETTE Mable Peeler Wesley, 89, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.Services will be private.Burial will take place in Turlock, Calif.Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

In MemoryINMEMORY

In memory
INMEMORYCAROLYN WILLOUGHBYDec. 29, 1952-March 31, 2012Happy first Birthday in Heaven. We miss you so very much. Until we meet again. Your Husband Jimmy Kids, Michael and Christie Grandkids Briley and Jaycee

In MemoryLETHA GOMA

In memory
INMEMORYMrs. Letha Goma JonesAug. 10, 1918 - Dec. 29, 2006Six years ago today our loved one was called home.Loved and missed by your Daughter Emma Lee and the Jones and Shelmon Families.

In MemoryJeffery Johnson

In memory
Of Our Family, Jeffrey Lynn Johnson Jr., Latanya Mashay Tremble, Gracie Virginia Johnson, Alice Viola Eveans, James R. Eveans, Willie Brown, Lena Brown, Georgia Long BrownMerry Christmas, we love and miss you all.
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