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Local Obits for Thu. Nov 29, 2012

Bobbie Allen

RINGGOLD Bobbie Jean Allen, 42, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at her home.Services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Roger DeHart officiating.Interment will be in Shelton

Richard Bird

Hamilton county
Rev. The Rev. Richard Bird, 76, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012.Mr. Bird is a veteran of the United States Air Force.Richard was a pastor of churches in Georgia, Mississippi

Michael Braden

GRUETLI-LAAGER Michael A. Braden, 48, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.He was born in Palmer on July 25, 1964.He is survived by his wife Carla Burnett Braden; daughter, Erica (Derek) Rankin; mother, Margie Braden;

Buddy Brock

Hamilton county
Willam Lantz "Buddy" Brock, 64, lifelong resident of Red Bank, passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2012.Funeral services will be 4 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with Rev. David Burkhart officiating.Visit to

Ralph Brown

ROSSVILLE Ralph Delma Brown, 51, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at Hospice Care of Chattanooga.Ralph was a member of Ider High School class of 1979 and had work 35 years at Alco Chemicals.Survivors

Dewayne Burton

Hamilton county
Floyd Dewayne Burton, 76, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was the son of the late William and Nelle Burton of Meigs County. He

Colleen Chauncey

Hamilton county
Colleen Virginia Moore Chauncey, 81, of Hixson, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in a local hospital.Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Billy Dean officiating. Interment

Janette Crawley

Hamilton county
Janette Crawley, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012.Mrs. Crawley was born in Scottsboro, Ala., to Gerald and Lorene Castle. She was a graduate of Central High School and the University of

Virginia Crutcher

Hamilton county
Ms. Virginia Jo Gillispie Crutcher passed away on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012.Funeral at noon today at New Emanuel Baptist Church with Pastor Terrence Hannah as the eulogist.Burial: Greenwood Cemetery.Arrangements are by Taylor Funeral Home

Laban DeFriese

Hamilton county
Laban Ray DeFriese, 79, of Franklin, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at his home.Born in Chattanooga, Mr. DeFriese was a 1952 graduate of Tyner High School where he was an All-County athlete in

Margaret Elleman

WHITWELL Margaret Elleman, 84, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawson Perry Elleman; son, Stanley Elleman; mother, Ethel Kennedy.Those left to cherish her memories are three children,

Eva Fields

Hamilton county
Eva Mae Fields, 94, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.She was born Dec. 6, 1917 in Grantville, Ga., to the late Dan and Ada Willis. She attended school in Georgia and later moved to Chattanooga. Eva

Mary Gardner

Hamilton county
Mary E. "Buddy"Kilgore Gardner, 81, of East Ridge, passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2012.Mary has lived in the Chattanooga area for more than 70 years. and was of the Christian faith. Mary was a beautician

Jewell Garrett

Hamilton county
Jewell Lawing Garrett, 98, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012.Celebration of Life service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with the Rev. Ted Verville

Jerry Garth

Hamilton county
Sr.Jerry Garth Sr., 51, was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.He was a faithful member of Olivet Baptist Church.He was preceded in death by his son, Jerry Garth

Nancy Geren

Hamilton county
Nancy Margeurite Carlisle Geren, 47, of East Ridge, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012.She was born Sept. 15, 1965 in Richmond, Va. She loved being a Mom. Her family was very important to her. Mrs. Geren

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

Robert Hays

FORT OGLETHORPE Robert Hays, 49, passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in a local hospital.He was a former employee of Shaw Industries, was devoted to his family and friends and was a Christian.Preceded in

Christine Hobbs

PIKEVILLE Christine Hobbs, 57, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012.Service at 1 p.m. CST Friday in the chapel with burial in Sequatchie County Memorial Gardens.Visitation 2-9 p.m. CST today.Online condolences can be made at

James Hodge

Hamilton county
James Curtis Hodge, 77, of Ooltewah, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012.Born on Jan. 11, 1935 in Tullahoma, Tenn., he was the son of the late Rev. Joseph and Lyda Hodge and was also preceded

George Humphrey

Hamilton county
George William "Bill" Humphrey, of Hixson, died on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012.Originally from Detroit, Mich., George served four years in the U.S. Navy. Following military service, George matriculated to Michigan State University earning a B.S.

Nancy Johnson

RAINSVILLE Nancy F. Johnson, 51, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at Dekalb Regional Hospital.Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial in Browns Chapel Cemetery.Family will receive friends

Ella King

Hamilton county
Ella Mae KingElla Mae King, 81, of Chattanooga passed Tuesday November 20, 2012 in a local health facility.She was a member of Second Missionary Baptist Church and worked for Don Produce in her early years.

Jackie King

Hamilton county
Jackie Lee King, 45, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012.He was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred King; and father, Tommy King Sr.; and two sisters.Survivors are two sons, Aaron Holder and Jay Holder; three

Doug Land

FROSTBITE Doug Land, 68, passed away on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at his home.He was a veteran of the United States Navy.He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Land.Survivors include wife,

John Lanham

Hamilton county
Rev. Sr.Rev. John S Lanham Sr., 93, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 24 2012. He served his beloved country in WWII and was a retired Captain of the Hamilton County

Dwayne Laymon

Hamilton county
Dwayne Laymon, 55, of Hixson passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at his home.He was a member of Laborers Local 846 and worked at Propex. Dwayne attended White Oak Church of Christ. His

Earl Letner

TEN MILE Earl Kenneth Letner, 79, died on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012.Funeral at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in the Bowers Funeral Home Chapel.Interment at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in Roberts Cemetery.Visitation

Bobby McCampbell

SOUTH PITTSBURG Bobby Joe McCampbell, 70, passed away at his home in Townsend, Tenn., on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 after a long battle with Alzheimers.The family will receive friends at Rogers Funeral Home in South

Sue Mealor

Hamilton county
Margaret Sue Mealor, 60, of Ooltewah, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in a local hospital. Survivors and complete funeral arrangements will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, Valley View Chapel.

Donna Myers

Hamilton county
Donna Lou Bruce Myers, 74, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at her residence after a 20-year battle with cancer.She was a member of ValleyBrook and loved to play golf until her back

Eddie Stinnett

FORT OGLETHORPE Gale "Eddie" Edward Stinnett, 67, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.Arrangements to be announced by Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

Robert Tesley

Hamilton county
IIRobert Arthur Tesley II, 65, of Hixson, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in a local hospital.Mr. Tesley was born in Chicago, Ill., and attended St. Jude Catholic Church.Survivors include his sister, Roberta Liljegren and

Noble Tolliver

Hamilton county
Jr.Noble Edward Tolliver Jr., 76, passed away in a local hospital on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.He was born Aug. 15, 1936 to the late Noble Edward Tolliver Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Tolliver. He was

Verma Watkins

RAINSVILLE Verma Cloe Watkins, 92, passed away Tuesday. Nov. 27, 2012, at Dekalb Regional Hospital.Funeral service will be 2 p.m. CST today, Nov. 29, 2012, from W.T. Wilson Chapel.Burial will be in Beulah Cemtery.

Bettie Webster

Hamilton county
Bettie Webster, formerly of Columbia, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, in a local health care facility.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Stanley White

Hamilton county
Stanley Ruffin White, 82, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.Stanley was a member of the Highland Park Baptist Church since March 31, 1947. A Veteran of the

Canton Whitson

Hamilton county
Carlton WhitsonCarlton Lamar Whitson, 40, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in a health care facility.He was a graduate of Brainerd High School class of 1990, Carlton was preceded in death by parents,

Mark Wilborn

FORT PAYNE Mark Alan Wilborn, 38, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in Highlands Medical center.Funeral services at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial will follow in Mt

David Wooten

Hamilton county
David Alan Wooten, 57, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, in a local hospital.Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Terry Wright

DECATUR Terry Lynn "Rerun" Wright, 51, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 at Standifer Place.Funeral service was 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Bowers Funeral Home Chapel.Interment in at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 29, in Cottonport

Imogene Wyatt

Hamilton county
Imogene Forester Wyatt passed away Monday,Nov. 26, 2012. She was born in Bessemer, Ala. on March 3, 1928.She retired from South Central Bell on December of 1979 after 35 years of service. She began as

Luther Yates

Jr.ETOWAH Luther Coleman Yates Jr., 60, passed away in on Sunday night, Nov. 25, 2012, in an Etowah health care facility.A memorial service is scheduled for at 6 p.m. Friday night, Nov.

In MemoryBarbara Keats

In memory
INMEMORYBarbara Maxey KeatsJan. 31, 1944- Nov. 29, 2002With love in our hearts, we shall pass on to your Grandchildren the sage advice of their Mer (You)! "Go with the flow" and "Always follow the rules"
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