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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 04, 2012

Elsie Alexander

ATHENS Elsie Lisa Alexander, 73, formerly of West Springfield, Mass., passed away Monday evening, Oct. 1, 2012, at Athens Regional Medical Center.There will be no formal visitation or service locally.Ziegler Funeral Home has been

James Bratcher

Sr.TULLAHOMA James D. Bratcher Sr., 75, passed this life Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at Life Care Center of Tullahoma. Visitation will be today, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m. CDT with services immediately following

Charles Broyles

RAINSVILLE Charles W. Broyles, 77, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 at his residence.Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in Union Grove Cemetery, will be

Audrey Cheney

Hamilton county
Audrey Carney Cheney of Gainesville, Fla., passed away Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at Shands Hospital. She was 38 years old. Audrey grew up and attended schools in Gainesville, including the University of Florida. She was

Betty Culler

OCOEE Betty Jean Culler, 64, died on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.Funeral service at New Zion Baptist Church in Farner, Tenn., on Friday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m. Interment following. Visitation tonight from 5-8 p.m.

David Feaster

Hamilton county
David Anthony Feaster passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.He was the son of Bonita Feaster (Troy) Johnson and George (Kathy) Noralez Sr.David was born on March 30, 1982, in Long Beach, Calif. and completed

William Ford

Hamilton county
William J. Ford Jr., DDS, 85, died on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. Dr. Ford was a native of Fargo, N.D., where he practiced dentistry for many years. He was a graduate of the University of

Sue Francis

Hamilton county
Sue "Susan" G. Francis, of East Ridge, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.Born in Central, S.C., she was a member of one of South Carolinas pioneer families. She was also a member of the East

Mickey Gunter

Sr.DAYTON Mickey Eugene Gunter Sr., 67, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at a local nursing home.He was a longtime resident of Rhea County and of the Baptist faith. He was retired from La-Z-Boy

Rubystiene Gustus

Hamilton county
Rubystiene Anita Williams Gustus departed this life on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, in a local hospital.Funeral: today at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Carlton Douglas as the eulogist.Burial: Chattanooga

Mack Heard

CHICKAMAUGA Mack Arthur Heard, 70, of Chickamauga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.He had lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life and

Edward Hendricks

Hamilton county
Edward E. Henrdicks, 88, of Hixson, was received by his heavenly Father, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.He had been a member of Dividing Ridge Church of God. Edward was a retiree of TVA and

Donnie Hutto

CLEVELAND Donnie Steve "Huttie" Hutto, 58, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.He is survived by two daughters Michelle and Shonda; one brother Kip; three sisters Barbara, Debbie and Crystal; and a son-in-law Brandon, and

Clara James

Hamilton county
Clara Dee Ghiden James, 94, of Chattanooga, departed this life on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at NHC Nursing Facility.Clara was born to the late James B. and Annie Mae Ghiden in Chattanooga, on Jan. 6,

Mary Jenkins

Hamilton county
Mary Lynn Card Everett Jenkins, 71, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.She was a 1959 Graduate of Soddy-Daisy High School. Mary was a member of the Daisy Church of Christ.She was preceded in

Tony Justice

Hamilton county
Tony Edwin Justice, 54 of Chattanooga, passed away at his residence on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, from an extended illness.He was born in Wharton, W.Va. on Feb. 13, 1958.He was an independent truck driver and

Ida Lovingood

SWEETWATER Ida Wee Mabry Lovingood, 99, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at Wellington Place, in Athens, Tenn. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Madisonville, a former longtime member

Tom Maynor

Hamilton county
Thomas "Burr" Maynor, 84, of Red Bank, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in a Chattanooga hospital.Tom was a 1947 graduate of Soddy-Daisy High School where he was a multiple sports star. Tom was a

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

Charles Niager

Hamilton county
Charles Edward Niager, 90, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.He was born in Decatur, Ala., the son of Rev. Roy and Clora Niager. He was preceded in

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

Jerry Penson

LaFAYETTE Big Jerry Penson, 65, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.Funeral from the Wallis Memorial Chapel at 3 p.m. today. Service conducted by Brother David Thompson and Marshall Kellett.Visitation at the funeral home

Earl Ramsey

LITHONIA Earl Thomas Ramey, 67, formerly of Dalton, Ga., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.Homegoing celebration at 1 p.m. Saturday at Willis Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rodney Weaver officiating.Interment with military rites at

Rev Robert

CHICKAMAUGA Rev. Robert L. Knox Sr. passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012.He was the Pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church in the Burning Bush Community and the former pastor of Friendship Baptist Church in Chickamauga.He

Ray Roberts

Hamilton county
William Ray Roberts, 77, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in a local hospital.Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace. Interment will be private.Visit to share

Agnes Rodgers

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN Agnes Lucille Rodgers, 83, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at her home.She was born in Wilder, Tenn. to the late Hubert and Ira Mae Gillentine. She was owner/operator of Fort Oglethorpe Beauty

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

Earl Spurgeon

Hamilton county
Earl L. Spurgeon, 58, of Ooltewah, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at his residence.Mr. Spurgeon was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and was known as "Pap" to his grandkids. He worked as a

Terry Strickland

Hamilton county
Terry Strickland, 55, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Paulette Waters

Hamilton county
Paulette Betty Waters, 69, of Apison, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.Funeral service will be held today, Oct. 4, 2012, at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with

Kirk Wheeler

Hamilton county
S. Kirk Wheeler, 86, a longtime resident of Signal Mountain, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.S. Kirk Wheeler devoted his life to education and in

In MemoryCathy Mull

In memory
INMEMORYCATHY C. MULLOct. 4, 1951-Nov. 6, 1994HAPPY BIRTHDAYEvery day in some small way, memories of you come our way. Though absent, you are always near, still missed, loved, always dear.Love, Emmitt, Angie, Trevor, Justin,


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aka: ru4mocsNot a day goes by that I dont think of you.Some days it feels like it was only yesterday when I lost you, and others it feels like its been forever since you

In MemoryAntonio Starr

In memory
INMEMORYANTONIO G. STARRMay 12, 1975-Oct. 4, 2012It has been one year today since you passed away. We miss you so very much. Your smile will always be missed, but you are in our
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