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Local Obits for Sun. Nov 11, 2012


Hamilton county
Cynthia PurteeCynthia Ann Purtee, 45, of Chattanooga passed away Friday Nov. 9, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home 601 Ashland Terrace 877-3524. Condolences may be sent to

Floyd Akins

Hamilton county
Floyd Dewayne Akins, 78, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga. He attended Kirkman high school and was retired from Container Corp.He was preceded in death by his Parents Floyd

Derryle Bagley

Hamilton county
Derryle Copelan Bagley, 94, passed on to be with our Lord on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at the Manorhouse Assisted Living in Chattanooga.She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Mason Raymond

Barbara Forrest

Hamilton county
Barbara L. Forrest, 83, of Soddy-Daisy, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.Barbara was retired from First Tennessee Bank and was a former co-owner of Shady Grove Harbor and Forrest Cove

Naoma Frederick

Hamilton county
Naoma Frederick, 91, of Soddy-Daisy went home to be with the Lord and husband on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. She was of the Baptist Faith. Mrs. Frederick was born on Sept. 30, 1921 to the

Louie Glant

Hamilton county
Berchard Louie Glant, 90, of Chattanooga passed away at his home, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.Louie was a member of Red Bank Presbyterian Church and retired from Combustion Engineering with 31 years of service. He was

Thomas Gunn

Hamilton county
Thomas Gunn, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 in the Hospice Care Center. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Raymond Hahn

Hamilton county
Raymond Lester "Sonny" Hahn, Sr., 75, of Hixson passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 at a local hospital. He was of the Baptist Faith and attended Friendship Baptist Church. Sonny retired from Industrial Plating

James Haygood

ROSSVILLE James Walter Haygood, 75, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. He was born in Ringgold and lived in Chattanooga for many years. He worked at Willwear Hosiery Mill for more than 20 years

Ruby Holt

Hamilton county
Ruby Ann Holt, 69, of East Ridge, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at her home surrounded by her loving family.She was born Aug. 26, 1943 in Chattanooga to Olion and Ossie Gates. She was

Angela Howard

Hamilton county
Angela Faye Howard, 36 of East Ridge departed this life Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.Survivors include her daughters, Sharla Reker, Stacie Kirk, Shelby Kirk; and grandson, Joseph Reker.Graveside service will be held 1:30 p.m. today, at

Ann Hutsell

Hamilton county
Ann Kilgore Hutsell, 87, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at Parkwest Hospital, Knoxville.Preceded in death by her husband, Melvin L. Hutsell; parents, John and Dora Kilgore; sister, Ruby Carter; and brother Bud Kilgore. Ann

Charlie Jefferson

Hamilton county
Jr.Charlie Lee Jefferson Jr. passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in a local health care facility.Announcements will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation ServicesFranklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Avenue, 423-265-4414.

Charles Johnson

FYFFE Charles "Junior" Johnson, 70, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.Services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial will follow in the Greens Chapel Cemetery.Visitation: 2 to

Lottie Keyser

Hamilton county
Lottie Mae Keyser, 84, of Hixson, passed away at her home "The Regency House" on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.Lottie was a member of Hixson First Baptist Church where she taught kindergarten. She was preceded

Herbert Ladd

ROSSVILLE Herbert David "Dee" Ladd, 92, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. He was born in DeKalb County, Ala., and he was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area. He was a faithful

George Lawson

ROSSVILLE George William Lawson, 88, departed this life Friday Nov. 9, 2012. He was born in Pisgah, Ala., to the late Alvie and Carrie Lawson. George was owner/operator of Lawson Scrap Yard and was
ROSSVILLE G. Ruth Ledford-Carter, 84, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 in a local health care facility.A native of Lorado, W.V., she was raised in the Ft. Payne, Ala., area and was a

Jerry Locklear

Hamilton county
Jerry Locklear, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153.

John Parish

John ParrishCHICKAMAUGA Judge John Thomas "J.T." Parrish Sr., 70, passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.He born in Chickamauga, to the late Roy E. Parrish Sr. and Elizabeth Mae Autry Parrish. He

Michael Rue

Michael Eugene Rue, 30, died Nov. 1, 2012. Born in Montgomery, Ala., Michael was a 2001 graduate of North Springs High School. He was employed by Here To Serve Restaurants, most recently as Manager at

Brenda Stokes

DALTON Brenda Annette Stokes, 64, passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2012.Funeral service: Monday, Nov. 12, at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Willis Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry L. Burse officiating. Interment: West Hill

Robert Toelke

Hamilton county
Robert Harold Toelke, 71, of Chattanooga, died June 12, 2012 at home. Services, with Military Honors, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Chattanooga National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m.

Alvin Townsend

Hamilton county
Alvin George Townsend, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.Alvin was born in White Plains, N.Y., was raised in Hartsdale, N.Y. He graduated from White Plains High School and Wesleyan University

Benjamin Wilson

Hamilton county
, Jr., Benjamin "Benny" Wilson, Jr., 67 of Ooltewah, passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 at his home.He was the owner of Wilson Excavation Company, and a member of Ooltewah Baptist Church.He was preceded in

Martha Wood

CLEVELAND Martha "Marty" Helaine Wood, 76, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at the family residence.Surrounded by her devoted husband, children and grandchildren, she went home to be with the Lord. She was a

Juanita Woodward

CLEVELAND Juanita Woodward, 77 (formerly of Cleveland) passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at her sons home in St. Bonifacius, Minn. after a long battle with COPD.Juanita was born on Jan. 16, 1935 in Ooltewah,

Lorie Yarborough

Hamilton county
Lorie C. Yarborough, 95, of Chattanooga passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 at a local nursing home.No services are scheduled.Visit to share words of comfort and view the full obituary.Arrangements are by


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