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Local Obits for Tue. Nov 13, 2012



Trishel

Hamilton county
Trishel SiskTrishel E. Sisk, a Chattanooga resident since 1927, went to be at rest with Jesus on Sunday Nov. 11, 2012.She was a noted gospel songwriter having written "Crown of Thorns, "Calvary" and "The Blood
LYERLY Christopher Lee Cody Allen, 22, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. Survivors include mother, Doris Allen; sisters, Jennifer (Gary) Nichols, Sarah Allen; girlfriend, Andrea Starrett; nieces, Marissa and Myracle Nichols.Funeral is 3:30 p.m today,

Tommie Ashford

Hamilton county
Tommie Ashford, 91, departed this world on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. She was born in Courtland, Ala., to the late Charlie and Bettie Blocker on Oct. 10, 1921.She was preceded in death by her husband,

James Beavers

Hamilton county
James L. Beavers, 72, of Harrison, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was a retired truckdriver.Mr. Beavers was preceded in death by his parents, Danny and Hazel Steel Beavers;

Shirley Bowman

Tennessee
EVENSVILLE Shirley Edith Bowman, 64, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Rhea Medical Center.Funeral will be 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Pat Green officiating.Interment in

Patricia Brown

Georgia
RINGGOLD Patricia Ann Brown, 80, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 at her residence.Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. today in Ooltewah Cemetery with Rev. Keith Jones officiating.Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort

Buena Daniel

Tennessee
CHARLOTTE Buena Coleman Daniel, 94, retired school teacher, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, peacefully at her home.She was the widow of the late James E. Daniel. A native of Dickson County, she was the

Charles Davidson

Hamilton county
Charles "Freck" Davidson, 79, with his family who loved him so dearly at his side, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.Born in Soddy-Daisy on Feb. 11, 1933, Freck was

Rhonda Early

Hamilton county
Rhonda LeKeisha Early, 34, received her "Angel Wings" at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.Rhonda was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Graduate of Howard School of Academics and Technology in 1996

Virginia Elrod

Hamilton county
Virginia "June" Standridge Elrod, 84, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.She was born in Knoxville and grew up in Athens. She was a graduate of the Erlanger School of Nursing and worked for several years

Margie Ergle

Georgia
MARIETTA Margie Ergle, 91, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.Survivors, son Bobby (Ann) Ergle; brother, Joseph Young; two granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Graveside service is 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Forest Lawn

Charles Evitt

Hamilton county
Charles Edward Evitt, 84, of East Ridge, passed away at his home on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. He was a member of the Calvary Church of the Nazarene. Charles was proud to have served in

Dean Grasham

Tennessee
GRANDVIEW Dean Grasham, 77, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.Funeral services are 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.Interment in Spring City Memorial Gardens.Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at

Ann Graves

Georgia
RINGGOLD Ann B. Graves 92, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.She was a native of Texas and has lived in the Chattanooga and North Georgia area for more than 60 years. Mrs. Graves was retired

James Gulledge

Alabama
FORT PAYNE James O. Gulledge, 80, passed away on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Crowne Health Care of Fort Payne.Mr. Gulledge served in the U.S. Army.The family will receive friends and family after 4

Donald Helton

Tennessee
JASPER Donald Lee Helton, 75, passed away, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, in a Chattanooga Hospital.Mr. Helton was a retired employee of CSX Railroad and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a

Jane Humberd

Hamilton county
Jane Whitt Edwards Humberd, 83, of Hixson died November 12, 2012. She announces that she has had a change of address and now resides in heaven with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!She was preceded

Charlie Jefferson

Hamilton county
Jr.Charlie Lee Jefferson Jr., 40 of Chattanooga passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at a local healthcare facility.Charlie was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area.Charlie was preceded in death by his aunt, Mary

Kay Lippse

Hamilton county
Kay Fleming 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

Betty McBryar

Hamilton county
Betty Jo Yokley Baker McBryar, 80, of Hixson, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.Funeral services will be at noon CST Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, with visitation from 10 a.m. until service time at Rogers Funeral Home

Nathaniel McGowan

Hamilton county
Nathaniel "Duke" McGowan, 64, passed in a local hospital on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.He retired from Chattanooga City School system as a custodian at Orchard Knob Middle School. He was a faithful member of The

Harold Neville

Hamilton county
Jr.Harold Nevill Jr., 60, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.Services will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 423-877-3524.

Terry Palmer

Georgia
Terry Lynn Palmer, 57, of East Ridge, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.She was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Barbara Brogdon and 11 brothers and sisters.Survivors include her sons, Jessie and wife,

Betty Phillips

Hamilton county
Betty Jean Gravitt Phillips, 76, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2012.She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.She was predeceased by her husband, Jack L. Phillips; sisters, Tracy Southern,

Ada Prather

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Ada Marie Melton Prather, 82, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.She was born in Rossville, to the late Lee Harvey "Jack" Melton and Jewell Lee Perry Melton. She was a lifelong

Cynthia Purtee

Hamilton county
Cynthia Ann Purtee, 45, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. Services are private.Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.Arrangements are by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace 423-877-3524.

Michael Reams

Hamilton county
Michael Sheridan Reams went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.He was preceded in death by parents, Donald Reams and Patricia; and Duane Fitzgerald.He is survived by sisters, Donna Knight, Maggie Witt

Bill Rogers

Hamilton county
William Forrester "Bill" Rogers, 57, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ in his sleep of natural causes early Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.Bill was the youngest of five children of Anne Forrester

Carlos Swafford

Hamilton county
Carlos C. Swafford, 87, of Hixson, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at a local healthcare facility.He was a retired minister and pastored various churches in the area for over 60 years. He was also

John Teems

Hamilton county
John Wilkey Teems, 93, of East Ridge went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.A longtime resident of Hamilton County, Mr. Teems was retired from Chattanooga Yacht Club after 25 years
ROSSVILLE Marcella "Marcie" Lorraine Vanderweide, 80, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.Marcie lived most of her life in California before moving to the Chattanooga area in 1995. She was of the Baptist faith

Pauline Vann

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Georgia Pauline Vann, 94, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.She was born on March 2, 1918 and was one of 11 children born to Richard Harrison Bramblett and Sally Cochran Bramblett who

Mark Webb

Hamilton county
Mark Webb, 46, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

JoEtta Whitmire

Tennessee
DUNLAP JoEtta Wilson Whitmire, 69, formerly of Signal Mountain, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 in a Chattanooga hospital. Mrs. Whitmire was a member of Delashmitt Road Baptist church.She

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GARY DEESEPT. 27, 1945 - NOV. 13, 2007 Your comforting presence is still missed every day. Love, Cora and Family

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Jan 19, 1952 - Nov 13, 2008Wife, IrisStone; children; grandchildren; mother, Marvella Kirkling; brothers and sisters; aunts; cousins; and other relatives and friends.We miss you and we love you.
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