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Local Obits for Sun. Oct 14, 2012



Ruth Baker

Hamilton county
Ruth Elizabeth Hixson Baker, 98, of Chattanooga, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Dennis Bowling

Tennessee
DAYTON Dennis C. Bowling, 73, passed away Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.Survivors: Wife, Juanita Bowling, Dayton; 2 Sons, 1 Daughter, all of Virginia.Family will receive friends Monday, Oct. 15, 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the

Mary Carter

Hamilton county
Mary Pack Carter, 85, of East Ridge died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 in a local healthcare center.A longtime resident of Chattanooga, she was a member of Spring Creek Road Baptist Church. She was a well

Barbara Clark

Tennessee
GRANDVIEW Barbara Clark, 82, died Friday Oct. 12, 2012 surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born in Grandview, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Edna Long Baldwin. A homemaker, Barbara

Eugene Coleman

Georgia
, Sr.,ROSSVILLE Rev. Eugene Harold "Gene" Coleman, Sr., 68, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 at his residence.Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Carpenter's Cowboy

Carolyn Copus

Hamilton county
Carolyn June Havens Copus, 82, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Joann Davis

Georgia
BLUERIDGE Joann Kimsey Davis, 77, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Ronald Dawson

Tennessee
SOUTH PITTSBURG Ronald Keith Dawson, 61, went home to sing in God's Heavenly choir, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.He was a member of South Pittsburg Church of God and a retired employee of TVA.

Martha Dayton

Tennessee
JOHNSON CITY Martha Dayton, 82, entered into rest on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Lakebridge Healthcare Center, Johnson City, Tenn.Mrs. Dayton was born in Nashville, a former resident of Chattanooga and had lived in

Dennis Dinsmoor

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Dennis D. Dinsmoor, 71, passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 at his home.He was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church and he enjoyed woodworking, fishing, gardening, puzzles and Bible reading. He was

Willard Eikleberry

Hamilton county
Willard James Eikleberry, 83 of Chattanooga passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 2012Survivors include his wife of 60 years Phyllis Eikleberry.Funeral services will be private.Condolences may be sent to www.lanefh.comArrangements by Lane Funeral Home 601 Ashland

Linda Fortune

Tennessee
OCOEE, Tenn. Linda S. Fortune, 63, passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Carl Fortune; daughter, Carla (Brent) West, Chattanooga; son, C.J. (Kathey) Fortune, Ocoee, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Charles,

Manuell Griffin

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Manuell Griffin, 78, passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 at his home.He attended Revival Baptist Church and retired from Shaw Industries with 37 years of service. He enjoyed motorcycles, fishing and picking

Judy Gross

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Judith "Judy" Gross, 66, passed away Thursday Oct. 11, 2012 in a local hospital.She was preceded in death by her father A. C. McDowell; sister Susie McDowell; grandson Jagger Presley.Survivors include her mother

Dolores Haney

Hamilton county
Dolores C. Haney, 84, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. She was the wife of the late Harold Leon Haney, who retired from the Electric Power Board.She is

Dovie Helmholtz

Tennessee
DUNLAP Dovie Helmholtz, 68, died Saturday morning, Oct. 13, 2012 at her home.She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and May Elliott; granddaughter, Kassidy Shaye Helmholtz; sister, Marilyn Grindle; brother, Palmer Elliott.She

Rosa Hixon

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Rosa Lee Hixon, 72, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral services will be held Monday, Oct. 15, at 1:30 p.m. in the South Crest

Flossie Jeffery

Hamilton county
Flossie Mae Jeffery, 93, of Harrison, passed away October 12, 2012 at Morning Point Alzheimer's Memory Care Facility.Mrs. Jeffery was born Jan. 27, 1918 in Sawyerville, Ala., to the late James Calvin and Bessie Headrick.She

Freddie Jones

Georgia
, Sr.,ROSSVILLE Freddie Nathern Jones, Sr., 58, passed away Friday Oct. 12, 2012. He was born in Chattanooga to the late Mark Manning and Florence Margaret Jones and he was of the Christian Faith.He

Josh Maroon

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Joshua Adam "Josh" Maroon, 26, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.Survivors: wife, Keandra Maroon; children: Keara and Kamara Maroon; parents, Pernell and Becky Maroon; sister, Whitney Prichard.Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Ralph

James McMillian

Hamilton county
James Edwin "Big Mac" McMillian, 66, of Chattanooga went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, from a local hospital.Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Oct. 14, 2012, in

John McMinn

Hamilton county
IIIJohn Herbert McMinn III, 66, passed away July 26, 2012 in Miami, Fla.Mr. McMinn was born in Chattanooga to John H. McMinn Jr. and Eloise Standifer McMinn, and is survived by his brother, Wesley

William Miller

Hamilton county
William "Bill" J. Miller, 86, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.Bill was born and raised in Huntington, W.Va., and was a graduate of East Huntington High School.

Colin Mitchell

Hamilton county
Ian Colin Jeffress Mitchell, M.Ed., died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 at Erlanger Hospital due to a cardiac episode. Colin was born Feb. 28, 1949 to Alice and Ian Mitchell, who survive him. Colin is also

Clara Oswalt

Hamilton county
Clara Lee Oliver Oswalt, 90, of Hixson, passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012.She was a longtime member of Highland Park Baptist Church. She was preceded by her husband, Charles R. Oswalt Sr.; sisters, Inez

Walter Prichard

Hamilton county
Jr.Walter "Toogie" P. Prichard, Jr., 81, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 at Standifer Place Assisted living. He was retired from SMP, Inc.Mr. Prichard was a veteran of the

Michael Ramsey

Hamilton county
C. Michael Ramsey, 63, of Chattanooga died on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012.Mr. Ramseys life-long love and passion was the hosiery industry. He started in the textile industry with his father, Mr. Frank L. Ramsey, in

Glenn Scott

Tennessee
PALMER Rev. Glenn D. Scott, 48, of the Bellview Community near Spencer died suddenly Friday Oct. 12, 2012. He was a employed by Rock Tenn. in Chattanooga for 25 years. He had

Wanda Smith

Hamilton county
Wanda Smith, 61, passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Katherine Stewart

Tennessee
BELVIDERE Katherine Elaine Stewart, 57, passed away on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. A memorial service will be 2:30 p.m. today in the Moore-Cortner Chapel with Bro. Dean Northcutt officiating. Visitation: 1:30 to

Fredrick Worth

Hamilton county
Fredrick "Fred" Joseph Worth, 64, of Chattanooga, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 7th, 2012. Fred was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., and lived in Hamilton County for years. Fred had

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INMEMORYPatricia (PJ) A. HughleyAug. 20, 1942-Oct. 14, 2009In Loving MemoryLove you always,Your loving Husband Ronnie D. HughleyDaughters, Edkedsha(Kee-Kee) Mathis and Tracy Hughley, Son-in-law, Marc Mathis, Grandchildren, Markala Mathis, Miracle Mathis and Kristian Hughley

In MemoryMH Ribbins

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INMEMORYRev. M. H. RibbinsDec. 19, 1907-Oct. 15, 1961Edwina RibbinsJuly 28, 1909-Oct. 13, 1983Dorothy Ribbins Davis Nov. 6, 1931-July 2, 1964Velma Ribbins JacksonOct. 9, 1928-Sept. 8, 1978"GOD IS GOOD"Your Son and Brother M. R.
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