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Local Obits for Sun. Nov 25, 2012

Goodboy Allen

Jr.SOUTH PITTSBURG Charles "Goodboy" Allen Jr., 69, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012 at his home.The son of the late Charles Anderson and Grace Ann Walden Allen, he was a former player and proud

Ollie Aslinger

DAYTON Ollie H. Aslinger, 55, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012 at Grundy County Health Care Facility.Services: 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in chapel of Coulter Garrison Funeral Home.Visitation: Noon to 3 p.m. Monday.

Rosella Barker

Hamilton county
Rosella Linam Barker, 98, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.She was a lifelong resident of Hixson and was a member of Hixson United Methodist Church for more than 50

Lloyd Caya

RINGGOLD Lloyd Allan Caya, 60, died on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.Lloyd served in the U.S. Navy, held a corporate position at the McDonald's Corporation, was owner of the Apple Spice Junction in Nashville, Tenn.,

Doris Chandler

LaFAYETTE, Ga. Doris Pickard Chandler, passed away unexpectedly at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Ga., surrounded by family and friends.She was born Oct. 14, 1934 in the Corinth

Bobby Davis

Hamilton county
Robert "Bobby" Vaughn Davis, 65, of Hixson, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in a local hospital.He was preceded in death by his father, C.H. Davis, former Postmaster, of Signal Mountain; daughter, Kelly Adams; and grandparents,

William DeBrocke

Hamilton county
Colonel William Paul DeBrocke, 90, of Signal Mountain, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Arrangements to be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace. 423-877-3524.

Mildred DeMars

Hamilton county
Anna Mildred Richey DeMars went to be with the Lord in the early morning hours of Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.A lifelong resident of Harrison, she was born Sept. 27, 1922 to the late former Hamilton

Mildred Deyo

Hamilton county
Mildred A. Deyo, of Chattanooga died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 at the age of 80. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga. Ms. Deyo was a member of St. Pauls Episcopal Church.Ms. Deyo is survived by two

William Farley

PIKEVILLE William "Shorty" Farley, 78, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.Shorty as he was affectionately known was of the Church of God faith. He was a mainstay at Bledsoe Co. Nursing Home. If

Edward Harrell

Dr. Dr. Edward M. Harrell, 75, passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Bay Medical Center, Panama City, Fla.Dr. Harrell was born in Woodville, Fla., but lived In Rossville, for most of his life. He

Helen Harris

CHICKAMAUGA Helen Cox Harris, 93, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.She retired from the Ohio Teachers School System in Cincinnati, Oh., and the Hamilton County School System in Chattanooga,

Lillian Hawes

Hamilton county
Lillian May Hess Hawes, 85, of Hixson, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, in a local health care facility.She was born July 25, 1927 in Norwalk, Conn., to the late Dorothy Amy and Jacob August

David Holloway

Hamilton county
David Eugene "Rowdy" Holloway, 62, of Chattanooga passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 at a local hospital. He was of the Baptist Faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Betty

Annie Jones

Hamilton county
Annie Jones, 61, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at her residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
ROSSVILLE Annie Mildred Killingsworth, 84, passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 at a local healthcare facility.She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Killingsworth; Daughter, Linda Forshee; grandson, David Forshee, Jr.; and sister,

Lorene King

Hamilton county
Lorene King, 91, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Ann Lewis

RINGGOLD Ellen Ann Lewis, 70, died on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 25, in the funeral home chapel with Dr. David Sampson officiating. Visit

Louise Mansfield

Hamilton county
Mary Louise Mansfield, 86, of Chattanooga passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 in a local health care facility. She was born Oct. 15, 1926 in Gadsden, Ala., to the late Elmer Earl and Irene Gladys

Judy Meeks

Hamilton county
Judy Ann Meeks, 73, of Chattanooga passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. She was a member of the 1957 Class of Central High School, Dallas Bay Baptist Church, American Legion Post 95 Auxiliary, and a

Buddy Moore

Hamilton county
Alex Gene "Buddy" Moore, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.He was born Jan. 9, 1923 in Chattanooga to the late Alex and Ethel Moore. He was also preceded in death by

Jean Moore

Hamilton county
Jean R. Moore, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.She was a member of Brainerd United Methodist Church and the Friendship Fellowship Class.Jean was a 1948 City High Graduate and Miss City

Barbara Morgan

Hamilton county
Barbara Morgan, 68, of Ooltewah, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at her residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Luk Oudomrath

Hamilton county
Luk Oudomrath, of Chattanooga died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 in a local healthcare facility. She is survived by her children: Lisa Jenkins and Boonie Oudomrath; grandchildren: Alexis and Alyssa Jenkins and Xander Oudomrath. Services are

Tim Riggs

RINGGOLD Timothy C. Riggs, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, in a local hospital.He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and North Georgia and was a member of Westside Baptist Church. Mr. Riggs was

Phil Rivers

Hamilton county
Joseph Phillip "Phil" Rivers passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at the family residence surrounded by family and friends.Phil was born and raised Jan. 4, 1947 in Massena, N.Y. He graduated from Holy Family High

Ricky Siever

PIKEVILLE Ricky Siever, 56, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.He was a member of IBEW #175 for 24 years.Rick was preceded in death by parents, J.C. and Willie Ruth Siever; brother, Wallace Siever.Survivors include wife

Cathy Stancil

Hamilton county
Cathy Hawk Stancil, 59, passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, surrounded by her family and her devoted dog, Max.She was born and raised in Chattanooga. Cathy had worked as a nurse since 1976 and

Martin Thach

Jr.Martin Luther "M.L." Thach Jr. passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012 at age 89.M.L. was born in Bridgeport Ala. on May 18, 1923 and raised in Chattanooga.He served in the U.S. Navy in

Bobby Thompson

Hamilton county
, Sr. Bobby Carnell Thompson, Sr., 56, passed away at his residence on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Leo and Artensie Thompson, and brother, Harvey Thompson.He leaves

Billy Vaughn

CHICKAMAUGA Billy Jack Vaughn, 72, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. He was born Dec. 20, 1939 in Grundy County, Tenn., to the late Leonard and Nannie Belle Vaughn. He lived in Alabama and

Betty Wells

SOUTH PITTSBURG Betty Jane Couch Wells, 78, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012.The daughter of the late Frank G. and Janie Rymer Couch, she was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, South Pittsburg,


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