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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 03, 2012



Timothy Baker

Hamilton county
Timothy Scott Baker, 47, of Hixson, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at his home.He was born on Aug. 11, 1965, in Opelika, Ala. to Terry and Monona Baker. As a young man,

Ernest Brooks

Hamilton county
Ernest Brooks, 79, a longtime resident of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.Ernest was born in Crossville, Ala., the son of the late William

Frances Cook

Hamilton county
Frances I. Cook, 86, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in a local hospital. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in
RINGGOLD Hildegard "Hedy" Farnam, 91, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012.Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday Oct. 6, 2012 in the funeral home chapel.Interment will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens-South

Beulah Ferguson

Tennessee
DAYTON Beulah M. Ferguson, 78, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.She was of the Jehovahs Witnesses faith.Beulah was preceded in death by son, James V. Ferguson; infant son, Charles Thomas Ferguson; infant granddaughter, Julia Elaine

Mary Fricks

Georgia
FLINTSTONE Mary F. "Nanny" Fricks, 87, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at her residence. Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Rev. Jim Bennett

Easter Garth

Hamilton county
Easter Davis Garth, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Susan Gennoe

Hamilton county
Susan Gennoe, 54, lifelong resident of Hixson, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012.She graduated from Hixson High School in 1976 and was a graduate of UTC. She retired from TVA and was a member of

Clarence Ghea

Tennessee
TULLAHOMA Clarence Edward Ghea, 84, passed away Sunday night, Sept. 30, 2012, at Harton Regional Medical Center.Visitation will be 5 until 8 p.m. today at Tullahoma Funeral Home.Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday

Steven Ghorley

Tennessee
ATHENS Steven Anthony Ghorley, 55, passed away Monday morning, Oct. 1, 2012, at Turkey Creek Medical Center.Funeral 8 p.m. today in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home.Visitation 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.Ziegler Funeral

Samuel Gray

Hamilton county
Samuel "Sam" Gray, 66, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at a local nursing home.He graduated from Brainerd High School, where he played the trombone in the band.Sam was a member of Christ

Rubystiene Gustus

Hamilton county
Rubystiene Anita Williams Gustus departed this life on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, in a local hospital.She was born Dec. 24, 1938 in Chattanooga to the union of Walter and Louise Williams. She attended grade schools

William Hall

Hamilton county
William M. Hall, 83, of Hixson passed away on Saturday, Sept 29, 2012, with family at his side.He is survived by Jacqueline, his loving wife of 55 years; his sister, Juanita Gifford; and his brother,

Courtney Hooper

Georgia
ROCKY FACE Courtney Melissa Hudson Hooper, 51, passed away on Sunday morning, Sept. 30, 2012, at Hospice of Chattanooga. Courtney was born on Feb. 4, 1961 in Youngstown, Ohio. She was a member

Joseph Johnson

Hamilton county
Jr.Joseph C. Johnson Jr., 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in local healthcare facility.He was a retired truck driver with Havertys Furniture and enjoyed spending time with his family. He was

Robert Knox

Georgia
Rev. CHICKAMAUGA The Rev. Robert L. Knox passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Willis Funeral Home of Dalton.

Jack Locklear

Alabama
Jr.FORT PAYNE Jack M. Locklear Jr., 80, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at his residence.Funeral will be 3 p.m. today, Oct. 3, in the Burt Chapel, Fort Payne.www.burtfuneralhomes.com.Burial in Glenwood Cemetery.

Charles Marmet

Georgia
CLOUDLAND Charles Edward Marmet, 58, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. Survivors include wife, Janice Marmet; children, Michel Marmet, John Marmet, Jennifer Marmet; sister, Barbara Marmet; five grandchildren. Funeral is 2 p.m. today, Oct. 3,

Charles McCarl

Tennessee
TULLAHOMA Charles Walter McCarl, 54, died Monday morning, Oct. 1, 2012.Visitation with the family from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the Tullahoma Funeral Home.There will be a private burial at a later

John McCuistion

Hamilton county
IIJohn Franklin McCuistion II, 54 of Hixson, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Erlanger Medical Center.John was born on Oct. 22, 1957 in Rockwood, Tenn. to Spring City natives Miles G

Gary Miller

Hamilton county
Gary W. Miller, 64, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at his home with his loving family by his side.He attended Lupton Drive Baptist Church.Gary was a U.S. Army Veteran

Gladys Moore

Georgia
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN Mary Gladys Moore, 96, of the Hinkle Community, entered into Heaven's gates on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Payne's Chapel United Methodist Church

William Oden

Hamilton county
William Arthur Oden, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at his residence.He retired from Mueller Co.He was preceded in death by his father, Elmus Woods; and mother, Rena B. Oden.Survivors include two

Linda Partin

Tennessee
TULLAHOMA Linda Joyce Hoover Partin, 63, passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 at Harton Medical Center in Tullahoma.Funeral at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester, Tenn.Visitastion 5

Julie Reneau

Tennessee
SPRING CITY Julie Reneau, 73, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.Funeral services will be at noon EDT Thursday at Frostbite Baptist Church.Interment will follow in Reneau Family Cemetery.Visitation is Thursday two hours prior to the

Ray Roberts

Hamilton county
William Ray Roberts, 77, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in a local hospital.He was a resident of Chattanooga for over 50 years and was a member of First Baptist Church, Golden Gateway. Mr.

Lloyd Rudder

Hamilton county
Jr.Lloyd Rudder Jr., 73, of East Ridge, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.Lloyd served his country in the U.S. Army-Special Forces during the Vietnam War. He retired from Southern Champion Tray after 30

Peggy Sanders

Other areas
Peggy Ann Hise Sanders, 67, passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, surrounded by her beloved family and friends.A wife, mother, sister, daughter, aunt, cousin, friend and "Grammy", she will be

Jack Sexton

Hamilton county
Jack Donald "Action Jack" Sexton, 72, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at his home in Signal Mountain.He was a 32nd-degree Mason and a member of Alhambra Shrine.Jack loved

Brenda Smith

Hamilton county
Brenda Gail Smith, 58, of Sale Creek, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd D. Smith Sr. and several brothers and sisters. She is survived by her

Margaret Stevens

Hamilton county
Margaret Lucile Johnston Stevens, 98, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.Margaret was a loving, caring and devoted hard working mother who worked for many years in the motel industry at various jobs

Travis Sullivan

Hamilton county
Travis Lee "Trab" Sullivan, 38, left this world to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012.Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Oct. 3, 2012, in the funeral

Robert Tatum

Hamilton county
Robert M. Tatum, 94, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday Oct. 2, 2012.He was born Aug. 4, 1918 in Trenton, Ga., the son of the late Grover and Maxine Tatum. Mr. Tatum enjoyed camping.Survivors include son, Robert

Betty Trundle

Georgia
RINGGOLD Betty Jane Hall Trundle, 90, passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, she was a member of Ringgold United Methodist Church and was a devoted wife, mother

Bobby Turner

Hamilton county
IIBobby Ray "Bo" Turner II, 36, of Chattanooga, died Sunday Sept. 30, 2012.Mr. Turner was preceded in death by his grandparents, Pelham Turner, Effie Cordell, Bernice Rice and Lester Shaw. Survivors include his son,

Paulette Waters

Hamilton county
Paulette Betty Waters, 69, of Apison, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Waters; one brother, Dennis Jones.She is survived by her children,

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