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Local Obits for Thu. Nov 22, 2012



Joyce Adren

Georgia
Joyce ArdenTRION Joyce Lavella Arden, 85, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at West Hill Cemetery.Visitation from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at

Phyllis Albright

Hamilton county
Phyllis Ann Albright, loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.She was an avid gardener of flowers and had a deep personal passion for helping

Susan Barfield

Hamilton county
Susan Jo Albert Barfield, 63, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.Susan was the daughter of the late David and Jeannine Champ Albert.Susan was a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian

Thomas Barnes

Hamilton county
Thomas Floyd "Tommy" Barnes, 60, was called home on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bertha and Berry Butler; father Floyd Barnes; aunts and uncles, Robert and Florence Butler and

Earl Campbell

Hamilton county
Earl Campbell, 79, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, in a local healthcare facility.Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Hazel Cavin

Hamilton county
Hazel Atkins Cavin passed away Wednsday, Nov. 21, 2012, at her home.She was born March 19, 1927 in Commerce, Ga., eldest daughter of Clara and Glover Atkins.She was preceded in death by her parents and
SUMMERVILLE Mattie Ann Christopher, 87, passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.Service at 1 p.m. Saturday at West Fifth Street Church of Christ with Brother J.J. Bankston and Brother JohnLewis officiating.Interment in Summerville Cemetery.Arrangements by

Roy Farmer

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Roy Parks Farmer, 85, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. Survivors: son, Roy (Jeanetta); grandchildren, Amy (Randy) Honaker and Abigayil Abraham; and great-grandchildren, Victoria and Nathan Honaker.His service will be 11 a.m. on

Cavella Ferguson

Hamilton county
Cavella Marie Ferguson, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at a local nursing home.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Erah Gilley

Georgia
Erah GilleyTRENTON Erah Elaine Seaton-Gilley, 67, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012.She retired from USA Merchandising after 10 years of service and was a member of Saint Kathrine Drexler Catholic Church in Trenton.She was

Danny Harris

Hamilton county
Larry "Danny" Harris, 72, of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, surrounded by his loving family.He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Lora Harris. He

Helen Harris

Hamilton county
Helen Harris, 93, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 at her home.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Barbara Hyatte

Hamilton county
Barbara Jean Hyatte passed away Satruday, Nov. 17, 2012.She was born Dec. 20, 1944. She was a member of Stephen Temple Cumberland Church and a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in the class

Billy Joe

Tennessee
HARROGATE Billy Joe White, 76, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, surrounded by his loving family that he cherished.He was born on Aug. 29, 1936.He was a member of the Pump Springs Baptist

Burl Kell

Georgia
RINGGOLD Burl Byron Kell, 73, departed this life Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.He was born in Chickamauga, Ga., to the late Lawrence Preston and Annie Lee Kell. Byron graduated from Jacksonville State University with his

Ella King

Hamilton county
Ella King, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, in a healthcare facility.Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors. 1724 McCallie Ave.. 423-265-4414

George Krauth

Tennessee
ESTILL SPRINGS George Power Krauth, 72, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at his residence. A celebration of his life for family and friends will be held at the home of Kellye and Wayne

Doris Lail

Hamilton county
Doris Teas Lail died on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, the date of her 75th birthday.She was born in 1937 in Nashville, and spent the majority of her childhood in Andrews, N.C. before spending the majority

Leola Leonard

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Leola Bartlett Leonard, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at her residence.She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and an active member of First Baptist Church of Fort Oglethorpe. Mrs. Leonard

Bob McCoy

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Robert Howard "Bob" McCoy, 84, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his family.He was born Dec. 31, 1927 to the late John L. and Faye Shirley McCoy. He was

Shirley Miller

Tennessee
SPRING CITY Shirley Miller, 78, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.Survived by husband, Richard Miller; daughters, Darlene Hall, Kim Kinsman; sister, Joyce Miller; grandchildren and great grandchildren.There will be no visitation or services. Her remains

Ray Millican

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Ray Allen Millican, 80, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.Survivors, sister, Vivian Millican; and brother, Charles Millican.Graveside service were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 21, 2012, at West Hill Cemetery.Visitation was noon until

Sherry Oliver

Hamilton county
Sherry F. Oliver, 55, of Hixson, passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.Survivors her loving sons, Jeff Oliver, David (Andrea) Oliver; grandchildren, Reagan, Jackson and Abigail Oliver, brother, Jerry McKeel; extended family, Kelly Flora, Kristy Pippin,

Kenneth Reel

Hamilton county
Kenneth Earl Reel, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Faye Skipper

Tennessee
JASPER Billie Faye Skipper passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at 6 p.m. after a long illness with atrial fibrilation and multiple myeloma. She was 80 years old.She is survived

Vallie Smith

Georgia
TRENTON Vallie Mae Holland Smith, 95, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at her residence.Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by parents, Joe and Lillie Headrick Holland; husband, Alex Smith; sons, Harley, Gayron, Thearl and

Jeffery Stewart

Tennessee
JrBELVIDERE Jeffery Allen Stewart Jr., 24, passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Friday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Moore-Cortner

Percy Ward

Hamilton county
Percy Ward, 76, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

James Warren

Tennessee
SOUTH PITTSBURG James Samuel Warren, 85, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at his home following a brief illness.He was a longtime South Pittsburg High School Principal and Church of Christ Minister.Funeral services will be

Wendell Wills

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Wendell Holmes Wills, 83, passed awawy Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at his residence.Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at the funeral home with Rev. Howard Holland officiating.Burial in Walkers Chapel

Lottie Wooden

Hamilton county
Lottie Louise Wooden of Orange Park, Fla., passed away Nov. 20, 2012.She was born Sept. 10,1924 in Dayton, Tenn., to Sallie and Jim Helton. She was raised in Chattanooga and was a graduate of

Margaret Yoder

Hamilton county
Margaret Louise Yoder, of Signal Mountain, went to be with her Lord Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 at her home.She was a charter member of Signal Mountain Church of God and was one of the first

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In memory
INMEMORYCLAIBOURNE HENRYJune 1, 1920-Nov. 18, 2011Although we are beginning the second holiday season without you, we can have special memories of your smile, humor and encouragement. Here is one of the poems you wrote

In MemoryJOHNNY L

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May 21, 1950-Nov. 22, 1999We love and miss you!Your wife Connie, daughters Polly and Laura, Mother Marian, sister Peggy, brother Dennis, and Grandchildren.

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WM. FRED HATFIELDFeb. 11, 1933-Nov. 25, 1966Beloved Son and Brother You didnt want to leave us that darkest of Thanksgiving nights, but your pain from cancer was beyond bearing any longer.ELECTRA BETHY HATFIELDNov. 1901 -

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NAME: William Henry Keeler.
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