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Local Obits for Tue. Nov 06, 2012



Wilma Ballew

Tennessee
TEN MILE Wilma Sue "Sis" Ballew, 75, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012.Funeral 7 p.m. today in the Bowers Funeral Home Chapel.Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.www.bowersfh.com.Visitation 5-7 p.m. today, Nov.

James Bethune

Georgia
DUTTON James Guinn Bethune, 69, passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012.Funeral service will be held noon EST today, Nov. 6, 2012, in the chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Davis officiating.Interment will

Benjamin Bonner

Hamilton county
Benjamin Bonner, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Edie Brewer

Tennessee
DECHERD Edie Brewer Isbell, 75, passed away on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Funeral service at 1:30 p.m. today in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment in Keith Springs Cemetery, Belvidere, Tenn.

Phyllis Bullock

Hamilton county
MONTEAGLE Phyllis Jean Bullock, 65, passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Donald Campbell

Hamilton county
Dr. Donald Ross Campbell, 75, of Signal Mountain, died on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.A native of Albuquerque, N.M., Dr. Campbell received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy in 1959.

Andrew Chubb

Hamilton county
Andrew J. Chubb, of Wildwood, Ga., passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at his residence.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Marylin Clark

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Marylin Faye Clark, 68, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 in her home. Funeral services 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment at Farris Chapel Cemetery.Visitiation 5 to 8 p.m.

Emma Connally

Hamilton county
Emma C. Connally, 86, Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 with her loving companion Whistlebritch by her side.Emma was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother,

Calin Cross

Alabama
Calvin CrossDOG TOWN COMMUNITY Calvin Cross, 67 died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at his residence.Funeral services at noon Wednesday from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in New Covenant Cemetery.www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.Visitation will be today from 10

Mable Cundiff

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Mable Lee Cundiff, 84, passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday from the J.D. Hill Memonal Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.Visitation will be from 6 to

Mary Durham

Hamilton county
Mary Ella Green Durham, 94, of Red Bank, went to be with her Lord Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. She was the loving wife for 67 years to her late husband, Bud Durham. Mrs. Durham

John Ferguson

Hamilton county
PIKEVILLE John E. Ferguson, 88, passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 423- 877-3524.

Marjorie Fuson

Hamilton county
Marjorie Rose Tallent Fuson, 92, of Ooltewah, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012.She was a member of Grace Works Church and retired from R.G. Barry Co. in 1983.She was

Gayle Gallaher

Hamilton county
Gayle Layton Gallaher, 63, passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, from her battle with brain cancer.She will be greatly missed, but will be remembered as a devoted wife, proud and loving mother, supporter of education

William Hall

Tennessee
KNOXVILLE William A.Hall, 88, formerly of Jasper, Tenn., passed away Monday morning, Nov. 5, 2012, at the Ben Atchley State Veterans Home in Knoxville.Bill was a member of First Baptist Church Concord. He was

Ruth Hensley

Hamilton county
Ruth Collins Hensley, 88, died on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, on Signal Mountain.She was born Dec. 12, 1923 in Atlanta, and daughter to Milton Luther and Rebecca Mahan Collins. She attended West Georgia College and
FORT OGLETHROPE Barry James Higginbotham, 67, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in a local health care facility.He was a native and lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and north Georgia areas

Vernice Jackson

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Vernice Gravitt Jackson, 81, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in a Cleveland health care facility.She was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Rose Gravitt and was also

Mary Jo

Tennessee
ATHENS Mary Jo McMinn Stafford, 81, passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at her home.Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel.Burial in McMinnMemory Gardnes.Visitation 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.Ziegler Funeral Home has been
BOAZ Emmalene Gaye Johnson, 67, passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. She was born March 2, 1945.Survivors include her daughters, Sherry Brooks Smith, Jacqueline Roberts and Julie Galindo and Jana Galimore; daughter-in-law, Pam Johnson;

Joseph Kelly

Hamilton county
Jr.Joseph Kelly Jr., 75, of Ooltewah, peacefully passed on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at his residence.A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Valley
RAINSVILLE Gladys Loudermilk, 76, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at her residence.Funeral services at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 6, 2012, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in Mountain View Memory Gardens.www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.Visitation 8 a.m.-2

Betty Mays

Georgia
RINGGOLD Betty May Mays 80, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012.She was preceded in death by her husband Elmer Dean Mays.Survivors include her daughter, Barbara

Hilda Morris

Georgia
RINGGOLD Hilda Ann Morris, 72, passed away on Sunday Nov. 4, 2012, with her family at her side.Hilda was born on May 18, 1940 in Benton, Ill. She lived in Kankakee, Ill., for nearly

Barney Neergaard

Tennessee
DUNLAP Barney Keith Neergaard, 82, died at his home Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, after a lingering illness.Mr. Neergaard was born in Harriman, Tenn., on Nov. 17, 1930. He was preceded in death by his

Mattie Shadrick

Tennessee
JASPER Mattie Lee Davis Shadrick, 71, passed away, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at her home.She worked in banking for many years. She attended Community Fellowship Church in Jasper.She was preceded in death by her

Christopher Stephens

Hamilton county
Christopher Lee Stephens, 50, of Hixson, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Leonard Stephens; and brother, Earl Leonard Stephens

Dennis Tackett

Hamilton county
Dennis Carroll Tackett, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in a local hospital.He was a native of Cartersville, Ga., but had spent the greater part of his life in the Chattanooga

Frances Taylor

Hamilton county
Frances Lowe Taylor, 91, of Signal Mountain, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012.She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and a member of Bayside Baptist Church.She was

Honduras Thrasher

Tennessee
BELVIDERE Honduras Thrasher died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012.Visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Nov. 6.Funeral services 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.Burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery at Walnut Grove United Methodist

Sarah Vandergriff

Hamilton county
Sarah "Jo" Vandergriff, 66, of Signal Mountain, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012.Services will be 1 p.m. CDT Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ronnie Vandergriff officiating.Burial in Sequatchie County Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Online

Johnny Walker

Hamilton county
John "Johnny" Earl "Norm" Walker, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012.Johnny was a huge race fan, he loved both Nascar and Drag Racing. He was also a big fan of the Washington

Berlin Watkins

Hamilton county
Berlin B. Watkins, 88, passed away on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Jesse Yates

Georgia
ROCK SPRING Jesse Alford Yates, 101, passed away at his home on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012.He was preceded in death by his wife of 75 years, Rosa Etheen

In MemoryIN MEMORY

In memory
Willie Marvin McQuinnNov. 6, 1950-April 3, 2012HAPPY BIRTHDAYLove Nikki, Tiffany, Tay, Zay, Al and Kenny

In MemoryBeverly Pitner

In memory
INMEMORYBeverly "Bev" PitnerJuly 7, 1965- Nov. 5, 2011We thought of you with love today, we think of you in silence. We often speak your name. All we have are memories, and your picture

In MemoryDorothy Smith

In memory
INMEMORYDorothy "Dot" Smith Oct. 9, 1922- Nov. 6, 2010It was such a special time in life when Albert took Dot to be his wife, and then God called them Home two days apart. Together
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