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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 25, 2012



Suzanne

Hamilton county
Suzanne BurrSuzanne Adair Burr, 62, of East Ridge, passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2012.She was born in Oak Hill, W.Va., to the late, Calvin and Nancy Burr, but had lived in the Chattanooga area for

Noah Ashley

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Noah Samuel Ashley, 73, formerly of Franklin County, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 in Illinois.A visitation and memorial service will begin 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Goshen Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1262

Rozelle Bender

Hamilton county
Martha Rozelle Kelso Bender, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, in a local health care facility.She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Birdie Kelso; husband, former Chattanooga Mayor, A.

Barbara Bryson

Georgia
RINGGOLD Barbara Ann Mull Bryson, 67, passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2012.A lifelong resident of the Ringgold/Tunnel Hill area and was of the Baptist faith. Barbara retired from Mattell after 26 years of

Granville Corder

Hamilton county
Granville Ellis Corder passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, four days before his 85th birthday.A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Granville was a member of Mountain Creek Baptist Church. He graduated from Red Bank High

Frances Cox

Hamilton county
Frances Elizabeth Cox, 90, a native of Memphis and a Chattanooga resident since 1958, died on Monday, Jan. 23, 2011.She was the daughter of the late William and Circey Norton. She worked as a medical

Fred Day

Hamilton county
Fred H. Day, 68, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer with his family by his side.The family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Diane Earp

Hamilton county
Diane Earp, 62, passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 2012, at her residence.Arrangements are incomplete andhave been entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave. 423-265-4414.

Edward Erickson

Tennessee
Jr.TULLAHOMA Edward Eric Erickson Jr., 82, passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2011, at Harton Regional Medical Center.Visitation with the family will 10-11 a.m. CST Thursday at the funeral home.Memorial services at 11 a.m.

Mamie Harris

Georgia
Mamie E. Harris, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at her home surrounded by her loving family.She was born on May 19, 1921 in Crossville, Tenn., and spent most of her life

Norma Hawkins

Hamilton county
Norma Jean Hawkins, 76, of Signal Mountain, passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2012.She was a native of Gallatin, Tenn., and lived on Signal Mountain since 1989. She was an honor student and Homecoming Queen of

Mildred Henry

Hamilton county
Mildred Elizabeth Brown Henry passed away Dec. 23, 2011, in Rock Hill, S.C., where she had lived for the last seven years.Born April 23, 1916, she was a native of Chattanooga. She was a loving

Robin Houghton

Hamilton county
Robin Paul Houghton, 81, of Chattanooga, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Friday, Jan. 20, 2012.He was preceded in death by his first wife of 55 years, Barbara Houghton.Survivors include his

Bobby Howard

Hamilton county
Bobby Joe Howard, 71, of Chattanooga, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012.In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga or The Ronald McDonald House.Memorial services will be held at noon Thursday, Jan.

Velma Irwin

Hamilton county
Velma C. Irwin, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at her residence.She was manager at Jazzy Casuals in the mid seventies and worked at Brainerd Hills Baptist Church Child Nursery for many

Doris Kalies

Hamilton county
Doris Wenham Kalies, 87, passed away Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. Survivors are her children, Steven and Dorothy Kalies of New York and Paul and Laura Stevens, of Tennessee; six grandchildren, Paul Bobenhausen, Kimberly Harris,

Elsie Knoer

Tennessee
HUNTLAND Elsie Lee Knoer, 79, passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester.A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. today, Jan. 25, 2012 in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.

Michael Massey

Hamilton county
Michael W. "Mike" Massey, 72, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012.He was born in Jackson, Tenn., the son of the late Harl and Katherine

Willie McCain

Hamilton county
Willie McCain, 90, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Vernon Rowland

Tennessee
ATHENS Vernon Rowland, 86, passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2012.A lifelong resident of the Athens area, he was the owner and operator of Rowland Plumbing and Electrical for many years and was a member

David Sale

Hamilton county
David Kingsbury Sale, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at his home.Born in Detroit, Mich., David was in Army ROTC at Michigan State from 1952-1956. In October of 1956 after graduation,

Robert Shelton

Alabama
SCOTTSBORO Robert Alan Shelton, 35, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. today and the funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, from Valley Funeral Home in Stevenson.Burial will be

Travis Sutton

Hamilton county
Travis Sutton, 52, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at his residence.He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Jo Sutton.He worked many years as a maintenance supervisor.Survivors include his wife, Jo

Norma Taylor

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Norma Jean Taylor, 64, passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at Parkridge Hospital in Chattanooga.Visitation will be 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, Jan. 28, at Old Cowan Road Church of Christ until the funeral service

William Voss

Hamilton county
William Orrin Voss, 94, passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2012.He had been a resident of Chattanooga for the past 11 years after residing in north Alabama most of his life. He was an Army veteran

Kenneth Wade

Georgia
TRION Kenneth Roger Wade Sr., 60, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012.Survivors, wife, Lora Wade; children, Gerald Wade, Adam Ragan, Daniel Ragan, Roger Wade, Roxie Middleton, Amy Crabtree, Will Hudgins; 19 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers

Thomas Warner

Tennessee
TULLAHOMA Thomas Warner, 77, passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2011, at Harton Regional Medical Center.Visitation will be from 4- 8 p.m. Thursday at Tullahoma Funeral Home.Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday

Elveda Whitfield

Tennessee
DAYTON Elveda Whitfield, 84, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at Life Care of Rhea County.Service at 4 p.m. Thursday in the chapel with Rev. Milton Knox officiating.Burial in Burchard Cemetery.Visitation will be 1-3 p.m.
RINGGOLD Paulette Marguerite Patty Willingham, 96, passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012.A resident of the Ringgold area for most of her life she was of the Baptist faith.She was preceded in death by

Ronald Willingham

Hamilton county
Ronald Lewis "Tuddy" Willingham, 60, passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012.He was preceded in death by his parents, Ollie and Teleater Willingham; brother, Larry Willingham; and sister, Rose Mary Hayes.Survivors include two brothers, Thomas

Lynda Wilson

Georgia
FLINTSTONE Lynda Light Wilson, 89, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at her residence.Funeral service will be held noon today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Brent Smith officiating.Interment will be in Chattanooga

David Wolf

Hamilton county
David Wolf, 96, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012.David was born in New York City, N.Y. on Oct. 2, 1915, was a World War II Army veteran and an avid sports fan.

Richard Young

Alabama
PISGAH Richard Dale Young, 54, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at his residence.Funeral services at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in Rainsville Memorial Park. www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.Visitation will be

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SUSAN ANNETTE JONESJanuary 25, 1963My love for you is as strong today as the day you left.Love, Diddy

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