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Local Obits for Tue. Nov 20, 2012



Dora

Alabama
FLAT ROCK Dora Lea Tinker Schrader, 78, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Memorial Hospital.Survivors include, daughters, Starla Hall, Kowaliga, Ala., Pru Johnson (Frankie), Springfield, Tenn.; son, Kevin Schrader, Flat Rock; brothers, Joel Tinker, Wallace

Donnie Bryson

Georgia
Donnie Bryson, 68, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.Services will be held at a later date. For more service information the family may be reached at 423-704-0594.Arrangements

Geneva Cameron

Hamilton county
Geneva F. Cameron, 78, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.She was preceded in death by her husband, William Cameron.Survivors include two daughters, Della Cameron, of Clearwater Fla., and Betty Pell of Chattanooga; two sons, Frank Cameron,

Mary Cole

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Mary Alice Griffith Cole, 63, went to be with the Lord, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.She was predeceased by her parents, Margaret and Clarence Griffith.Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Margie & Greg Thompson; grandchildren,
Billie CoppingerCHICKAMAUGA Billie Sandra Coppinger, 68, passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.Billie was a loving mother, daughter, and sister and will be missed by all that knew her. She retired from Wal-Mart after 10

Billy Ford

Hamilton county
Billy Joe Ford, 40, of Sale Creek, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.He was preceded in death by his son, Jessie Ford.Survivors include wife, Cristy Ford; daughters, Kunashus, Pamela and Megan Ford; brother, Ronald

Linda Griffith

Tennessee
DUNLAP Linda Gail Ewton Griffith, 75, died at Erlanger Bledsoe on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.Linda was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Allie Hoodenpyle Ewton;

David Gross

Hamilton county
Jr.David Ray Gross Jr., 23, of Nashville, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at his residence. He was born and raised in Chattanooga. He is survived by his parents, David Ray Gross

Dames Hughes

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Dames "Shorty" Hughes, 78, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012.Survivors include wife, Beatrice Hughes; children, Darlene Looney, Dale Hughes; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild.Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.Visitation is 5-7

Bonnie Kirby

Hamilton county
Bonnie Viola Kirby, 81, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in an area healthcare facility.Mrs. Kirby retired from Roper Corporation after many years of service. She was a member of Calvary Independent

Lacie Leatherwood

Hamilton county
Lacie Norma Poteet Leatherwood, 91, of Hixson, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at NHC nursing facility in Dunlap.She was born on Jan. 24, 1921 in Copperhill, Tenn., to Rual

Sylvia Locklear

Georgia
RINGGOLD Sylvia Jean Brown Locklear, 67, passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.She was born to the late Russell and Sena Mae Brown in Chattanooga on March 17, 1945. She was of the Baptist faith

Darius McCuiston

Tennessee
Darius McCuiston Sr.DAYTON Master Sgt. Darius Euel McCuiston, Sr., US Army Retired, 90 died Saturday morning Nov. 17, 2012, in his home.A family graveside service with full military honors will be held today

Florence Murray

Hamilton county
Florence Murray, 58, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Joseph Myers

Hamilton county
Jr.Joseph Allen Myers Jr., 83, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at his home.He was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church and CBMC. He attended the University of Miami and worked with

Charles Newby

Hamilton county
ROSSVILLE Charles Newby, 64, died at his home on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.He was preceded in death by his parents, Reuben and Thelma Higgins Newby.He is survived by wife, Sharon Moore Newby, of Rossville;

Kathlyn OaposNeal

Hamilton county
Kathlyn O'NealKathlyn O'Neal, died at 92, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Asheville N.C..Memorial service was in North CarolinaSurvivors include two children; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.A retired bank officer, she had worked for

Tressie Rivers

Hamilton county
Tressie Rivers JrTressie T. Rivers Jr., 61, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at an area healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Junior Stanley

Hamilton county
Arthur "Junior" Stanley, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in a local hospital.He was a native and resident of Onieda, Tenn., until 1959. Junior was previously a resident of Hixson

Carolyn Taylor

Hamilton county
Carolyn Faye Taylor, 61, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in a local hospital facility.Carolyn, one of 14 children, was born May 1, 1951 in Town Creek, Ala.. She was

Curtis Thornton

Hamilton county
Curtis Leon Thornton, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Health Center at Standifer Place.He was a retiree from Combustion Engineering. He was a faithful member of Piney Wood Baptist Church

Mary Townsend

Georgia
WILDWOOD Mary C. Townsend, 99, died Monday Nov. 19, 2012.She was born in Chattanooga. She graduated from Chattanooga-Central High School class of 1931 and then moved to Wildwood, Ga., in 1932. She married Raymond

John Tucker

Georgia
ROSSVILLE John Lewis Tucker, 87, passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, in a local healthcare facility.He was a member of Chattanooga Valley Presbyterian Church and had retired from the food service industry. He

Daniel Walker

Alabama
SYLVANIA Daniel Ray "Sunshine" Walker, 66, passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at his residence.Memorial. services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, from the W.T, Wilson Funeral Chapel.The family will receive friends

In MemoryINEZ HARRISON

In memory
INMEMORYFeb. 1, 1933 - Nov. 20, 2011Its been a year since God called you home. Mom, you are sadly missed by Ben, Bentley, Hazel, RB, WH (Buck), many neices, nephews and friends.

In MemoryBILLY JOE

In memory
Nov. 20, 1937-Jan. 4, 2004If I had a single flower for everytime I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden. We love and miss you Your wife Charlene, Children, Grandchildren,

In MemoryWilliam Willingham

In memory
William Jerome WillinghamHAPPY BIRTHDAY Love your Sister, Bonita Stoudemire

In MemoryAlma Wood

In memory
INMEMORYMrs. Alma "Big Mama" WoodNov. 20, 1917 - May 30, 2009HAPPY BIRTHDAYWe miss you and We love you! Friends and Family
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