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Local Obits for Sat. Jan 07, 2012



Harvey Adams

Georgia
RINGGOLD Harvey Eugene Adams passed away Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012.He first acknowledged Christ at Shiloh Baptist Church in Ringgold, (Burning Bush Community) where he later became a Deacon.He was preceded in death by his

Buns Anderkin

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Buns Anderkin, 65, passed away Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012.Funeral service will be 1 p.m. today, January 7, from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Gardner officiating.Interment will follow in Watson-North
MENLO Virginia Angel "Vicki" Beuchaw Ballinger, 53, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012.Funeral services are 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Mason Funeral Home, Summerville.Visitation is 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, 2011.Burial

Kathryn Card

Hamilton county
Kathryn Card, 61, of Hixson passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 at her home.She was a member of Journey Chattanooga Church and she loved collecting lighthouses and panda bears.She was preceded in death by her

Elizabeth Chesbrough

Hamilton county
Elizabeth E. Chesbrough, 77, of Wapakoneta, Ohio, died at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at her grandsons home in Chattanooga.She was born March 1, 1934 in Benton, Pa., the daughter of Lois Hess Yost

Debra Clark

Hamilton county
Debra Jean Clark, 51, passed away at her residence in Dayton on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012.She was preceded in death by her parents, William S. Clark and Virginia Reel Clark.Debra is survived by her son,

Betty Cloud

Hamilton county
Betty L. Cloud, 86, of Ooltewah, went home to be with her Lord and her dear husband, LeRoy on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012.She was born in Knoxville and had lived most of her life in

Tanner Cochran

Alabama
FLAT ROCK Joseph Tanner Cochran, 29, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2011, in Dade County.Tanner was employed by Fort Payne Aviation and was an Iraqi War Veteran having served in the U.S. Marines.Survivors include wife,

Sybol Genella

Hamilton county
Sybol Gooden Genella, 74, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012.The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, at the North Chapel

Jim Golston

Hamilton county
James "Jim" E. Golston, 87, of Signal Mountain, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012.Jim was a native of Grundy County and was a longtime resident of Signal Mountain.

Ivy Green

Hamilton county
Ivy Maria Green, 49, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, in a local hospital.Funeral service will be at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home in the chapel with Pastor Calvin

Charles Green

Hamilton county
Charles L. "Billy" Green, 84, passed away on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at a local health care facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Billy Hathorn

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Billy Hathorn, 82, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. Preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Myrtle Hathorn; sons, William "Billy" Hathorn, Jerry Hathorn; sisters, Jackie Hopkins, Dot Wallis, Diane McGill; brothers Maynard

Charles Howard

Hamilton county
Jr.Charles F. Howard Jr., 80, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012.Mr. Howard was born in Decatur, Tenn., to Mary and Charles Howard Sr. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of the

Robert Jones

Hamilton county
Robert Shaw "Bobby" Jones, 69, passed away at a local health care facility on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012.He was retired from Central Soya.He was preceded in death by his mother, Almeda DaVaugh Jones; father,

Alyadean Kennedy

Tennessee
ATHENS Alyadean J. Kennedy, 89, died Thursday evening, Jan. 5, 2012, at her residence.Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday at Valley Road Baptist Church.Burial Valley Road Cemetery.Visitation 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.Ziegler Funeral Home

John Lasater

Hamilton county
Jr. John A. Lasater Jr., of East Ridge, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at home.He was retired from the Chattanooga Fire Department. His body was cremated. No visitation willbe held.Arrangements by Wann Funeral Home.

Betty Ledford

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Betty Joyce Jackson Ledford, 83, died Thursday Jan. 5, 2012.She was preceded in death by her husband David Ledford Sr. Survived by daughters, Jauhyn Gordon, Montgomery, Ala., Judy Tilley, LaFayette; sons, David, Madison,

Dorothy Lewis

Hamilton county
Dorothy Jean Lewis, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012.Graveside services will be 2 p.m. CST Sunday in Dogwood Cemetery in East Prairie, Mo.Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland

Johnny Martin

Tennessee
DUNLAP Johnny Martin, 73, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012.Johnny was preceded in death by parents, Oscar and Versa Martin.Survivors include wife, Bonnie Hale Martin, Dunlap; son, Michael (Rebecca) Martin, Kingston, Ga.; grandchildren, Austin,

Dolly Martin

Tennessee
ENGLEWOOD Dolly Lee Martin, 75, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012.Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. today, Jan. 7, at Bordwine Funeral Home.Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. prior to the service.Interment 2

Myriam Mathis

Alabama
RAINSVILLE Myriam Mathis, 48, formerly of Rainsville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, in McKee, Ky.Funeral was 3 p.m. CST Friday, Jan. 6, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Rev. Neal Bowling officiating.Burial followed

Lena McAlister

Hamilton county
Lena M. McAlister, passed away Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012.She was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Donald Gene Vaughn.She is survived by her son, Steve Vaughn

Louise Menifee

Hamilton county
Louise P. Menifee, 97, of Chattanooga, passed Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at her residence.Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave, 423-265-4414.

Samuel Owen

Hamilton county
Samuel "Sam" Lamar Owen entered into rest Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. He came into this world on Christmas Eve 1933.Sam was preceded in death by his beloved bride of 51 years, Betty; his father

Reba Ozment

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Reba Joyce Ozment, 61, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012.Visitation from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at New Beginnings Baptist Church.Funeral at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at the church.Interment in

Cheryl Pace

Hamilton county
FORT OGLETHORPE Cheryl Denise Pace, 54, passed away Monday, Jan. 2, 2012 at her home.She worked at Soddy-Daisy Healthcare and she spent her spare time collecting dolls and watching horror movies. She was

Edna Phillips

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Edna Johnson Phillips, 93, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012.Survivors, husband, Joe Phillips Sr.; children, Joe Phillips Jr., Katherine (Charles) Frady; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.Graveside service 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012,

Teddy Reed

Tennessee
EVENSVILLE Teddy Lynn Reed, 49, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012.Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Schafer officiating.Interment in Smyrna Cemtery.Visitation 2-9 p.m. today

Mary Sams

Georgia
WILDWOOD Mary Sams, 71, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2011.She was a retired teacher from the Dade County School system. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lookout Valley Church of

Rosalind Savard

Hamilton county
Rosalind Savard, 72, of McDonald, Tenn., was taken home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012.Rosalind was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her. Born in Bradley

Elmond Sims

Hamilton county
Elmond Sims, 43, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Jan. 7, 2012, in the funeral home chapel.Interment will follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery.
dPELHAM Margaret Anita Stubblefield, 65, of the Paynes Cove community near Pelham, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, in Centennial Medical Center in Nashville Funeral: 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel

CW Waddle

Hamilton county
C.W. Waddle, 74, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2011, in Decatur, Ala.Local survivors include sisters, Hattie Sandefur and Maggie (James) Taylor; brother, Elder Wilbur (Benita) Waddle; nieces, nephews and cousins.Funeral services at 1 p.m. Sunday in

Lillie Wilborn

Georgia
TRENTON Lillie Mae Wilborn, 89, passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2012.She was a homemaker and a loving mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Wilborn; daughter, Diane Hallman.Survivors include

Betty Wise

Alabama
HOLLYWOOD Betty Jean Batey Wise, 73, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 at Highlands Medical Center in Scottsboro, Ala. Visitation 5-9 p.m. CST today at Rudder Funeral Home, Stevenson, Ala.Funeral at 2 p.m.

In MemoryREGENIA C

In memory
March 31, 1923 - Jan 7, 2010Many snowflakes have come and gone since last I had your warm smile to keep me warm during the wintry season. Yet, through all the empty seasons without you,

In MemoryAgnes Leslie

In memory
Ms. Agnes Carmichael LeslieJan 26, 1936 - Jan 7, 2010Gone, but never forgotten.On this day January 7, 2010. We love you and miss you so much.Your loving children, grandchildren, relatives and friends.

In MemoryClarence R

In memory
leyJanuary 7, 1910Happy BirthdayTo the greatest Father anyone could ever have.We love and miss you very much.Love Always,Brenda, Ruth and grandchildren, great grandchildren and others.

In MemoryTHOMAS TL

In memory
Jan 7, 1936 - July 7, 2011Happy Birthday!It has been six months to this date when you were taken from us. You are sadly missed, but you will never be forgotten.Love you always, your entire
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