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Local Obits for Mon. Nov 26, 2012



Goodboy Allen

Tennessee
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

Peggy Bowman

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Peggy Ann Bowman, 73, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at her home.She was a lifelong resident of Bledsoe County, Tenn., and of the Baptist faith.Preceded in death by husband, Eddie Bowman; parents,

Doris Chandler

Georgia
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

April Crabtree

Hamilton county
April Lynn Crabtree, 51, of Harrison passed away at her residence on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 after a long illness.She was preceded in death by her mother, Clarice Wallace Crabtree.She is survived by her father,

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, Tenn., she was born Sept. 27, 1922 to the late

Buttons Haskins

Hamilton county
Dennis Button Haskins III, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away surrounded by family at his home on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012.Arrangement will be announced by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist.

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

Frank Perry

Hamilton county
Frank Perry, 60, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Melton Scott

Georgia
TRENTON Melton Eugene "Gene" Scott, 70, died Saturday evening, Nov. 24, 2012. Mr. Scott was retired from Tipton Steel Erectors of Chattanooga. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a Veteran of the

Helen Stanton

Hamilton county
Helen Stanton, 91, passed into eternity on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. She was the daughter of Anthony and Erma Linda Maiello.She was predeceased by her husband, Harry N. Stanton; sisters, Jean Gunsser, and Margaret Rampa.She
CHICKAMAUGA Garry Freeman Strickland, 60 departed this life Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. He was born in LaFayette, Ga., to the late Parks and Annie Strickland. Garry retired from Crystal Springs after 34 years of

Donald Sweeney

Hamilton county
Donald W. Sweeney, of Hixson, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.Donald served our country in the Naval Reserves for eight years. He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and brother. Donald

Kelly Taylor

Hamilton county
Kelly Taylor, 39, of Hixson passed away in Nashville, Tenn., Sunday Nov. 25, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524

Percy Ward

Hamilton county
Percy L. Ward, 76, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. He was born Sept. 23, 1936 to the late L. C. Ward and Molly Hampton.His most joyous accomplishment and life experience took place on

James Whitfield

Hamilton county
James Robert Whitfield, 74, of Hixson went to be with the Lord Sunday, Nov. 24, 2012. He had lived in the Hixson area for 25 years and was of the Christian faith. He had retired

Joe Williams

Georgia
, Sr.RISINGFAWN, Ga. Joe Mack Williams, Sr., 83, died Saturday morning Nov. 24, 2012. He was a member of the Hooker Church of God. Mr. Williams retired from 3M Company of Chattanooga, Tenn.Mr. Williams

In MemoryINMEMORY

In memory
INMEMORYGRACE KELLEBREWJuly 13, 1942 - Nov. 26, 2010Mom, it has been two years since you left us, and oh what a year. You were the most loving and caring person we knew. We are

In MemoryMABLE MACON

In memory
INMEMORYMable-Macon-StearnsFeb. 7, 1945 - Nov. 26, 2009It's hard to say goodbye to the memories of days gone by, both good and bad. You are the kind of a person who leaves lovely memories behind
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