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Local Obits for Mon. Nov 12, 2012



Gary Broom

Hamilton county
Gary Ann Broom, 62, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 in a local hospital.Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors; 1724 McCallie Avenue, 423-254-4414.

Patricia Brown

Georgia
RINGGOLD Patricia Ann Brown, 80, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 at her residence. She had been a resident of North Georgia for the past 25 years.Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her parents;
lWHITWELL Austin Wyatt Eggert-Michael, 1, went home to be with Jesus Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. Those left to cherish his memories are his parents, Joshua and Jennifer Eggert-Michael; grandparents, Angela and Tommy Long,

Louie Glant

Hamilton county
Berchard Louie Glant, 90, of Chattanooga passed away at his home, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel with Rev Everett Gossett officiating followed by burial in National Cemetery.Please

Gladys Graham

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Mary Gladys Crane Graham, 88, passed away at her residence Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.She was born in Valley Head, Ala., to the late Spencer L. and Beulah Short Crane. She was the

Elsie Hall

Hamilton county
Elsie L. Hall, 93, of Hixson passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 at a local healthcare facility. She was a member of Soddy Daisy First Baptist and she attended Dallas Bay Baptist Church. She loved

Archie Hegwod

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Archie "Humpy" Hegwod, 87, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.Survivors, son, Joel (Linda) Hegwood; grandson, Neil (Joella) Hegwood; 1 great-granddaughter.Graveside service: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at LaFayette Cemetery. Visitation: 11:30 a.m.

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.A celebration of life for Ruby Ann Gates Holt, will be held at 4 p.m.

Bonnie Keef

Hamilton county
Bonnie Cabe Keef, 83, of Chattanooga went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 from a local hospital after a brief illness.She was born and raised in Chattanooga and of

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
FORTPAYNE William David Kittrell, 72, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. Services: today at 1 p.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Concord Cemetery with Rainsville Funeral Home, Inc. directing, www.riansvillefuneralhome.com. Visitation:

Kay Lippse

Hamilton county
Kay Lippse died suddenly Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 four days following extensive surgery.Kay leaves a legacy of love, joy, and a childlike faith. Her beautiful smile blessed everyone who knew her, even to the end

Jerry Locklear

Hamilton county
Jerry Locklear, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was retired from Unum Provident with over 30 years of service. He was a

Dorothy McCaw

Hamilton county
Dorothy Jean McCaw, 89, of Signal Mountain, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Ocie Nelson

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Ocie Nelson, 95, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.Survived: husband Troy Nelson, LaFayette; several nieces and nephews.Funeral: Wallis Wilbanks Funeral Home, Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m.Interement: Chattanooga Valley Cemetery.Visitation: today 5 to 8

Betty Phillips

Hamilton county
Betty Jean Gravitt Phillips, 76, of Harrison, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Sonny Rogers

Tennessee
NEWHOPE George Walter "Sonny" Rogers went home to be with His Lord and Savior on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.He was an avid pilot and restorer of antique and classic airplanes, having restored seven airplanes

Ray Ryan

Alabama
IDER, Ala. Ray Hugh Ryan, 76, went to be with the Lord Saturday morning Nov. 10, 2012 in a Birmingham, Ala., hospital. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He was retired

Mary Shunk

Tennessee
FARRAGUT Mary Virginia Ritchey Shunk, 77, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

John Teems

Hamilton county
John Teems, 93, of East Ridge, Tenn., passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 in a local healthcare facility.Arrangements will be announced later by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Berlin Watkins

Hamilton county
Berlin Watkins, 88, of Chattanooga passed away on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 at her home.She was a retired, self employed beautician of Chattanooga. She was a member of Greater Friendship Primitive Baptist Church, where

Martha Wood

Tennessee
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

In MemoryEARLINE CAMPBELL

In memory
INMEMORYNov. 12, 2009 - Nov. 12, 2012Nothing is the same. We miss you more every day.We love you,David, Guinn, Pam
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