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Local Obits for Sun. Nov 18, 2012



Garry Bailey

Hamilton county
Garry Allen Bailey, 69, local artist and poet, passed away on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.Mr. Bailey graduated from LaFayette High School and received his B.A. from the University of Georgia. For many years, he

Rickie Barney

Hamilton county
Sr.Rickie Clifford Barney, Sr., 57, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 in Jacksonville, Fla. He was born on June 1, 1955 in Chattanooga, Tenn., to Charles and Lillie Barney.He was a 1973

Benjamin Bonner

Hamilton county
Benjamin James Bonner, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include one sister, Alice Robinson; several nieces; nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends. Visitation is

Regina Brewer

Hamilton county
Regina Brewer, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at her residence.Survivors include husband, Robert Brewer, of Dalton, Ga.; three daughters, Valerie Hightower, of Chatsworth, Ga., Diane Brewer, of Chatsworth, Ga., and Crystal Burch

Helen Brown

Tennessee
SPRING CITY Helen H. Brown, 79, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Erlanger Medical Center.Born in Pikeville, Tenn., Helen was the daughter of the late Frank and Camolyra Swafford Brown Sr. She was a

James Burcham

Tennessee
CAMDEN James "Jim" Wilson Burcham, 91, passed away in the night, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012.Jim was raised in Camden and Paris, Tenn., happily served in WWII (France, Germany), and continued as a civil servant

Brownie Carney

Hamilton county
Brownie Carney, 87, of Chattanooga passed away on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.Mr. Carney was born in Rhea County and was a resident of Chattanooga since 1951.Mr. Carney was a veteran of World War II serving

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.

Josephine Davis

Hamilton county
Josephine Tate Davis, 80, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, November 8, 2012. She was preceded in death by parents, Wallace B.Tate Sr. and Lorene LeVan Tate; brothers, Charles William Tate and Wallace B. Tate,

Elsie Driscoll

Hamilton county
Elsie Louise Driscoll, 73, passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at her home.She had been a resident of Chattanooga since 1991. Mrs. Driscoll was longtime member of St. Jude Catholic Church and was involved in

George Eargle

Georgia
ROSSVILLE George Talton Eargle Sr., 71, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, after a long battle with cancer.He was employed by the Nu-Foam Trucking Co. in Chattanooga for many years, and served in

Hope Farrar

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Hope Ophelia Farrar, 73, passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at her residence. Funeral services: 2 p.m. today in Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment at Moore Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Childrens

Dorothy Friddell

Hamilton county
Dorothy Mansel Friddell, 89, Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012.She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and a member of the Temple Baptist Church for more than 50 years.

Tivis Gilbert

Hamilton county
Tivis Harold Gilbert, of Chattanooga, passed away at his home Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. He was 62.He was preceded in death by his parents, Lacy Gilbert and Goldie Gilbert; brothers, Elmer Gilbert, Grady W.

Rebecca Griffith

Hamilton county
Rebecca "Betty Jo" Boyd Griffith, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 after a long illness.Betty Jo was born in Riceville, Tenn., on March 20, 1932 the youngest of the six children of

Billy Hennessee

Georgia
DECATUR Billy Lewis Hennessee, 88, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at NHC Nursing Facility in Athens.He was an avid bird hunter, loved riding and training horses, was

Charles Hitchcock

Hamilton county
Charles W. "Chuck" Hitchcock, 51, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 at his residence.Funeral at 1:30 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Dr. Nathaniel Carter Sr. as the eulogist.Burial:

Betty Jenkins

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Betty Royse Jenkins, 74, formally of Chattanooga passed away on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 15, 2012 after a lengthy and brave battle with cancer at her home surrounded by her family and friends. She

Helen Jones

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Helen Lovella Jones, 84, passed away on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 in a local hospital.A native and lifelong resident of the north Georgia area, Mrs. Jones was a member of Lookout Baptist Church

Robert Lawson

Hamilton county
Robert L. Lawson, 82, of Harrison, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at his residence.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Dewayne Renfro officiating.Burial will be in Bald

Opal Layne

Tennessee
PALMER Opal Louise Layne, 71, passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.She is survived by her mother, Fannie Clair Layne and a host of cousins. Funeral services: 3 p.m. today, graveside in the Griffiths

Joyce Loyd

Hamilton county
Joyce L. Loyd, 73, of East Ridge, passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.She was a member of South Seminole Baptist Church and was retired as Court Clerk from Hamilton County after 15 years of service.She

David Martin

Hamilton county
, Sr.,David Anthony Martin, Sr., 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 in a local health care facility.He was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Martin.Private family services will be held later.To

Xavier Moore

Hamilton county
Xavier Curtis Moore, infant son of Marcus and Monica Posey Moore, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at Lakewood Memory Gardens, East. Survivors: brother, Levi; grandparents

Linda Morgan

Hamilton county
Linda Brock Morgan, 67, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at her home.She is a member of Green Pond Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her son, Thomas Morgan; grandchildren, Angela

Vergie Moses

Tennessee
CLEVELAND - Vergie Marie Moses, 81, of Benton, Tenn., died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.Graveside Services: Noon, Monday, Nov. 19, at Sunset Cemetery in Madisonville, Tenn.Visitation: today 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home in Benton.

Bobbie Parker

Hamilton county
Bobbie Anne Barr Humphreys Parker, 90, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.Ban was known for her beautiful smile and her child like faith. The love

James Pendergrass

Hamilton county
James (J. A. Jay) Pendergrass, 87, of Hixson, passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at Lane Funeral Home. Other arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral

Glenda Reed

Georgia
TUNNELHILL Glenda Reed, 67, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, from the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Tunnel Hill. The family will receive friends from 5

Pauline Rogiero

Tennessee
ESTILL SPRINGS Pauline Bernice Rogiero, 71, passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Survivors include son, Leonard Acord; daughters, Remonia Thomas, Phyliss Swann, Treasa Clements and Diana Welch; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three

Amarilla Rowland

Tennessee
GALLATIN Amarilla Harriett Rowland, 72, a longtime resident of Gallatin, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, with family by her side in Chattanooga after a lengthily illness.She was a Registered Nurse.She is survived

Judy Seaman

Hamilton county
Judy Watts Seaman, loving wife, mother, daughter, and friend, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 at the young age of 60. Judy was a life-time member of Cross Road Baptist Church. She was a

Linda Smith

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Linda S. Smith, 63, passed away on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located at the end

Dorothy Walker

Hamilton county
Dorothy Pearl Walker, 89, of Chattanooga went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. She was born in Long Island, Ala., to the late Jesse and Edith Whaley,

Brian Whitson

Tennessee
SOUTH PITTSBURG James Brian Whitson, 47, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in a Chattanooga hospital.A U.S. Navy veteran, he was a former employee of Moss Motors and U.S. Stove and was preceded in death

James Woods

Hamilton county
Sr.James O. "Boo Boo" Woods Sr., 72, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012.James united with Second Missionary Baptist Church as a child, under the leadership of the Rev. M.H. Ribbins. He was educated

In MemoryJOYCE BILLINGSLEY

In memory
Nov. 9, 1935 - Nov. 12, 2002In the loss of our Mother, Memories live forever, they grow richer through the years. They are nurtured by our laughter, they are watered by our tears. Memories live

In MemoryCATHERINE DEAN

In memory
INMEMORYMrs. Catherine DeanMay 24, 1924 - Sept. 10, 2008Mr. Homer DeanDec. 21, 1921 - Dec. 9, 2007Remembering......And Loving You This Holiday Season and Always!Daughter, Barbara Scott; Sons, Joseph and Albert Dean; Granddaughter, DeVonda McCloud; other

In MemoryBRUCE MURPHY

In memory
BRUCE A. MURPHYApr. 12, 1962 - Nov. 18, 1990Twenty-Two years of missing you.Your Familys Love is Forever

In MemoryVera Rhodes

In memory
INMEMORYVERA LEE RAWLS RHODES (Mickey)Nov. 26, 1941-Nov. 18, 2011 My MotherNow that youre gone, my life seems like a song, a song all gone wrong. Even the year has been too long, Id rather just

In MemoryOSCAR SCOTT

In memory
INMEMORYMr.Oscar ScottJan. 26, 1934 - July 13, 2009Remembering......And Loving You This Holiday Season and Always!Barbara Scott, spouse; Daughters: Audrey Wallace, Apryl Scott, Armel Robinson; grandchildren, other family and friends.

In MemoryDavid Stoudemire

In memory
INMEMORYDAVID STOUDEMIRE JR. Nov. 17, 1950HAPPY BIRTHDAYIt seems like only yesterday you left us behind. We miss your smile and loving ways so much. Bonita Stoudemire, Your Children, Vanessa (Tash), Bowden, LeBron DaVida and

In MemoryELIZABETH SYLAR

In memory
1926 - 2003Our Dearest Mom,You left us nine years ago, but we still miss you so.Love, Jerry, Teri and Dimple
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