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Local Obits for Sun. Oct 07, 2012



Newell Allison

Hamilton county
Newell Sanders Allison passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.He was born on Jan. 1, 1928 in Chattanooga and was nicknamed "Sarge" as a child. He was educated at the Bright School, the McCallie School and

James Ballard

Tennessee
IIESTILLSPRINGS James Madison "J. M." Ballard II, 85, passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. Services will be 2 p.m. today, at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow at Franklin Memorial Gardens. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home,

Maxine Bell

Hamilton county
Maxine Baldwin Bell, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 in a local hospital. She was a member of Second Missionary Baptist Church. She was a registered nurse and retired from

Regina Brown

Hamilton county
Regina Brown, 61, of Hixson passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at her residence.The family will gather for one hour from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 at the Highway

Betty Combs

Hamilton county
Betty L. "Granny" Combs, 79, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.She was preceded in death by her parents, Vaughn Gould and Bill Henderickson; sister, Katherine Norell; and brother, Billy Henderickson.She is survived

Easter Garth

Hamilton county
Easter Davis Garth, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, in a local hospital.Funeral at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Rozell Edmonds as the eulogist.Burial: Forest

Joe Gribble

Hamilton county
Joe C. "PaPa" Gribble, 81, passed away at his residence on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.A longtime resident of Rossville and Chattanooga areas, he was a veteran of the U. S. Army. Joe was born

Ben Griffin

Hamilton county
Benjamin Franklin Griffin went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 from his home in Middle Valley near Hixson, Tenn. Benjamin was born on Feb. 4, 1928 in the Rossville area

John Holsomback

Georgia
RINGGOLD John "Al" Alton Holsomback, 92, passed away Friday Oct. 5, 2012 at his residence. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, he was a Veteran of the U.S. Army where he served

Carmen Hudgins

Hamilton county
Carmen Hudgins, 52, passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Blanche Johnson

Hamilton county
Blanche Dunn Weaver Johnson, 90, Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 4, 2012.Mrs. Johnson was a lifelong resident of the Tennessee, North Georgia area and a member of Bayside Baptist Church. She

Sherley Ledford

Hamilton county
Sherley Margaret Perron Ledford, 48, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at Parkridge Hospital.She was born in Albany, Quebec Province, Canada on Feb. 22, 1964. She served in the U.S. Navy where she was

Carolyn Lonas

Hamilton county
Carolyn Barker Scott Lonas, 77, of Chattanooga, died peacefully at her home early Saturday morning, Oct. 6, 2012 surrounded by her family.Born in Thomaston, Ga., Carolyn spent her early years near Perry, Ga. before moving

Theresa Martin

Hamilton county
Theresa Ann Martin, 60, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.She graduated of Howard School, attended Tennessee State University and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.She was preceded in death by parents,

Gary Pierce

Hamilton county
Gary James Pierce, 46, of Chattanooga, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.Gary loved making the people around him laugh and enjoyed living life to the fullest. He will be missed by all who knew him.Survivors include

Thomas Price

Alabama
HIGDON, Ala. Mr. Thomas Allen Price, 60, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at Huntsville Hospital.He was a proud lifelong member of I.B.E.W.L.U #175. He was a father, friend, and brother.He was preceded in

John Runyon

Tennessee
CLEVELAND John H. "J.H." Runyon, 82, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.Survivors: companion, Melba Dean Taylor; children, Craig Runyon, Tammy Rice and Brent Runyon; 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; one brother.Services: 2 p.m. Monday, Oct.

Carl Sanford

Georgia
LYERLY, Ga. Carl D. Sanford, 71, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 in a Rome hospital.Family will receive friends today, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the residence. A private funeral service will be held

John Smith

Hamilton county
Jr.John Harrison Smith Jr., of Decatur, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.He is survived by his wife, Tamra Smith; sons, Daryl Labron Smith, John Harrison Smith III, Coty Philip Swanson, Devin Craig Swanson,

Ruby Smith

Georgia
TRION Ruby Lee Bell Smith, passed away Saturday Oct. 6, 2012. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and north Georgia area. Mrs. Smith was of the Baptist faith and was formerly

Jeff West

Hamilton county
Jeffrey Dean "Jeff" West, 42, "Superman of the Ocoee", died kayaking the Stikine River in British Columbia on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012.Jeff was born in Decatur, attended both Milton and Lumpkin County High Schools and

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

Ronald Williams

Hamilton county
Ronald 'Ronnie' Eugene Williams, 82, passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.Ronnie was born on Dec. 11, 1929 in Chattanooga Tenn., to W. F. Williams Jr. and Mother Ida Bell Rutherford Williams. He served in

Chilion Wilson

Alabama
STEVENSON Chilion Wilson, 48, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2012.Funeral will be today at 2 p.m. from the Valley Funeral Home Chapel.Interment will be in the Long Acre Cemetery. Jerry Roberts will officiate.

In MemoryBilly Cooley

In memory
INMEMORYBILLY COOLEY, JR.Jan. 29, 1951-Oct. 7, 2010Sadly missed by Family and Friends

In MemoryRoulos Davis

In memory
INMEMORYTHANK YOUThe family of the late Captain Roulos Cedric Davis wishes to acknowledge with deep gratitude and appreciation for the many cards, words of comfort, kindness, expressions of love, and support shown to us during

In MemoryReginald L

In memory
INMEMORYNov. 9, 1973-Oct. 7, 2011Just when your days seemed brighter, when your hopes seemed best, you were taken away from us to your Eternal Rest. You bade no one a last farewell, not even

In MemoryGLORIA RUFFIN

In memory
Oct. 1, 1967 - Sept. 26, 2005We love you, but God loved you best.Love, your Mother, Minnie Solomon, Sister and Brothers

In MemoryHenry Shibley

In memory
INMEMORYHENRY LEE SHIBLEY, JR.Aug. 13, 1948-Oct. 8, 2007Sadly and strongly missed by very loving and very devoted wife, Regenia Shibley, daughter, Tameka (Corey)Burse, son, Carlos Boykin, Loving and devoted Friend Connie Vinson
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