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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 16, 2012

Gary Ann

Hamilton county
Gary Ann Broom, 62, of Chattanooga, passed Saturday, Nov. 10 2012, in a local hospital.She accepted Christ at an early age and in January of 2011 she joined Greater Faith Temple Baptist Church under the

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

Mildred Barbee

Hamilton county
Mildred "Shug" Virginia Barbee, 58, of Chattanooga, passed Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in a local hospital.She was a member of Galilee Baptist Church where she enjoyed serving as an usher and also helping in any

Charlotte Bowman

Hamilton county
Charlotte Beatrice Bowman, 89, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at the Highway

Misty Browning

Hamilton county
Misty Dawn Browning, 29, of Georgetown, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012.The family will receive friends from 2-8 p..m. today, Nov. 16, 2012, at the Highway 58 chapel of Turner

Ben Cofer

Hamilton county
Benjamin "Ben" Luther Cofer, of East Ridge, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, in a local healthcare facility.He was retired after 30 years of services as an electrician to Norfolk Southern, was in the U.S.

Floyd Colbaugh

DAYTON Floyd "Buddy" Colbaugh, 89, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.Funeral services with military honors will be noon Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Chattanooga National 3 to 6

Ellen Davis

Hamilton county
Ellen Douglas Davis, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.She was preceded in death by her husband, L.G. Davis; and sons, Lewis and Ronald.A private burial will be at McDonald Cemetery. Arrangements

Winifred Dodd

Hamilton county
Winifred Lee Dodd, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at her residence.She was born Feb. 19, 1920 in Cleveland, Tenn., to the late William and Effie Mae Lauderback.She was a homemaker and

George Eargle

Hamilton county
George Eargle passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, in a local health care facility.Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Avenue, 423-265-4414.

Jennifer Friddell

Hamilton county
Jennifer D. Friddell, 30, of Georgetown, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012.Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Joe Kelly officiating.Burial will in New McDonald cemetery.Pallbearers will
Sr.FLINTSTONE Lendal J. Greathouse Sr., 71, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.He was born in Muhlenberg, Ky. to the late James Archie and Verna Mae McKinney Greathouse. He had been a longtime resident

Carolyn Griffin

Hamilton county
Carolyn Fay Patterson Griffin She went home to be with her Lord on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at her home in Middle Valley near Hixson.She was born on March 26, 1932, in Ringgold, Ga., to

Jack Haddock

Hamilton county
Jack D. Haddock, 62, of Clarksville, Tenn., died suddenly Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.A former, long-term resident of Chattanooga, graduating from Central High School, Mr. Haddock was also a graduate

Joe Hardy

WINCHESTER Joe W. Hardy, 76, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012.Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester and 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Christ Episcopal Church in Alto. Funeral at

Walter Lasseter

Hamilton county
Walter Eugene "Lucky" Lasseter, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 in a local health care facility.Survivors include his daughter, Lynia (Grady) Alston; stepsons, Rodney (Jennifer) Simpson and Sean Anderson; grandchildren, Bebe Lasseter

Bill Lehman

Hamilton county
Bill Lehman, 84, of Ooltewah died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.He was born May 31, 1928 in Chattanooga to the late Christian Albert and Della Underwood Lehman. He was also preceded in death by four brothers

Judy Lowrance

Hamilton county
Judy Lowrance, 67, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at her home.A memorial service celebrating her life will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday and the family will receive friends from

Wesley McDonald

Hamilton county
Wesley Eugene McDonald, 55 of Chatsworth, Ga., formerly of Dayton, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012.He was born March 28, 1957 in Rockwood, Tenn., the son of Gentry and Betty Gilliam McDonald. He was

James Nave

CHICKAMAUGA James of passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.He was born in Chickamauga to the late Preston and Grace Nave on Jan. 14, 1951, was a member of Way of the

Tina ORear

WHITE HOUSE Tina Ellis ORear, 48, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012.Preceded in death by her husband, Jim ORear; father, John Ellis; and mother, Trudy Osborne.Survived by sons, Grant ORear and Greg ORear; brothers, Johnny

Jack Parker

Hamilton county
Jack Parker, 78, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012.Jack retired from the city of Soddy-Daisy as the road supervisor. He was a member of Soddy Masonic Lodge 418 F&AM and the

Perry Putnam

RINGGOLD Perry Lee Putnam, who was blessed and highly favored, 73, died on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, in a local hospital.He was born in Saginaw, Mich., to the late Roy and Elizabeth Mead Putnam.

Joseph Saky

FORT OGLETHORPE Joseph Saky, 95, passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. He had lived most of his life in Buffalo, N.Y. where he worked for Railway Express as a delivery driver, and he

Janie Scissom

SOUTH PITTSBURG Janie Nadine Scissom, 65, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at her home in South Pittsburg.She was born on Nov. 25, 1946 in Mount Pleasant, Texas. She graduated from South

Bobby Thompson

Hamilton county
Bobby C. Thompson, 56, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Jamie Turner

Hamilton county
James Franklin "Jamie" Turner II passed away Nov. 3, 2012 in Colorado.Jamie loved to laugh and to make others smile with him.Just a day away from his 42nd birthday, he died doing something else he

Billie Watkins

Hamilton county
Billie Jo Watkins, of Harrison, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at home with her family and loved ones surrounding her. A loving wife of 51 years to James L. Watkins, and a wonderful

Mark Webb

Hamilton county
Mark Anthony Webb, 46, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at his home.Anthony was a member of the Howard High Class of 1985.He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Billy Webb.Survivors include his

Wesley Welden

IDER Robert Wesley Welden, 75, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Erlanger hospital.Mr. Welden was retired from Big Horn Saddlery.He was preceded in death by parents, Paul and Minnie Mae Hickman Welden; wife, Nole
STEVENSON Dorothy Mae McCoy "Dot" Williams, 85, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Cumberland Health and Rehabilitation in Bridgeport, Ala.Visitation 4-8 p.m. today at Rudder Funeral Home, Stevenson.Funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17,


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