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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 17, 2012



Esther Allen

Hamilton county
Esther Gunter Allen, 97, of Wetumpka, Ala., formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace 423-877-3524.

Linda Atchley

Hamilton county
Linda Gay Atchley, formerly of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at her home in Greenville, Tenn. She was 57 years old.Linda was born in Chattanooga and moved

Walter Bradley

Hamilton county
Walter Bradley, 63, passed away on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Wilma Bramble

Hamilton county
Wilma Henson Bramble was called home on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.The world lost a wonderful saint. Wilma was born Oct. 12, 1923. She is now reunited with her husband of 58 years, James

John Burke

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE John L. Burke, 74, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. Survivors include sister, Mary Norris; brothers, Ed Burke, Melvin Burke and Leo Burke. Memorial service is 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Mason

Ken Curtis

Hamilton county
Gordon Kenneth Curtis, 83, of Hixson, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.Visitation is 2-4 and

Martha Davis

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Martha Davis, 78, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.Survivors: son, Samuel Lamar Davis; grandchildren, Dakota and Dylan Davis; sister, Betty Barton.Funeral services will be Thursday in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home at

David Gallion

Alabama
FORT PAYNE David Gallion, 67, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 at his residence.Funeral services at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial in Miller's Chapel Cemetery, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.Visitation will be from 4-8

Virginia Gann

Hamilton county
Virginia Joe Gann, 80, of Soddy-Daisy passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at her home.She was of the Baptist faith.She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin J. Gann; children, Jimmie Stott and Richard

Mary Gilbreath

Alabama
PALMETTO BAY, Fla. Mary Elizabeth Gilbreath, 89, formerly of Fort Payne, Ala., died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at her residence.Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday in the Burt Chapel, Fort Payne.Visitation 1-2 p.m. Thursday,

Walter Graben

Alabama
FYFFE Walter Joe Graben, 65, passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at his residence.Funeral will be 11 a.m. CDT Thursday, Oct. 18, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial in Mountain View Memory Garden.Visitation 6-8 p.m.

James Harvey

Tennessee
TULLAHOMA James Harvey, 71, passed away Monday night, Oct. 15, 2012, at Harton Regional Medical Center.Visitation will be from 1 until 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Tullahoma Funeral Home Chapel.Graveside service will

Lola HastonRoberts

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Lola Elizabeth Haston-Roberts, 80, passed away at her home on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012.Lola was a dedicated homemaker. She worked in a shirt factory prior to her retirement.Lola was born on Nov. 25,

Octavia Holloway

Hamilton county
Octavia Sherenna Holloway, 49, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 in a local hospital. Funeral: at 1 p.m. today at Pilgrim Rock Baptist Church with Pastor Timmy L. Sykes as the eulogist.

Robin Hood

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Robin Josephine Wooten Hood, 58, passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2012.She had lived in the North Georgia area for 50 years, was a 1971 graduate of Lakeview High School, and was of the

Lelan Hughes

Georgia
ROCK SPRING Lelan Hughes, 87, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.Mr. Hughes was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Evelyn Smith Hughes.Member of Beulah Baptist Church, Fyffe, Ala.Survived by daughters, Shelia (Terry) Thompson, Deborah

Ernestine Hughley

Hamilton county
Ernestine Hughley passed away on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Billy Joe

Hamilton county
Billy Joe Walker, 50, of Soddy-Daisy, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. He was preceded in death by his father, Lee Walker. Survivors include his mother, Jeannie Walker; two sisters and two brothers. View the arrangements

Johnnie Johnson

Hamilton county
Johnnie Mae Johnson, 83, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at a local health care facility.She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Essie Nolen; husband, John P. Johnson Sr.; seven sisters

George Kilgore

Tennessee
TRACY CITY George W. Kilgore, 83, of Nixa, Mo., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at the Christian Health Care in Nixa.George was born on Sept. 26, 1929, in Sewanee, Tenn. to Clarence

Linda Lee

Hamilton county
Linda Lyons Lee, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, in a local health care facility.She was a member of Rose of Sharon Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her parents, Allen

George McCallie

Georgia
Sr.RINGGOLD George E. McCallie Sr. "Edward Ellis", 81, passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2012.He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia, was a 1950 graduate of Rossville High School, was a member of

Ken Mitchell

Hamilton county
Donald Kenneth "Ken" Mitchell, PhD., 65, formerly of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.Managing partner of WorkRx Group. Retired from Unum Corporation. Previously employed by National Rehabilitation Planners, Ohio Industrial Commission and former associate professor

Leonard Penley

Hamilton county
Jr.Leonard Arnold Penley Jr., 82, of Hixson, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, in a local hospital.Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Randy Bell and

Billy Pruitt

Alabama
SECTION Billy J. Pruitt, 70, passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at his residence.Funeral was 6 p.m. Tuesday from W. T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Rev. Gary Haymon officiating.

Dorothy Ratledge

Hamilton county
Dorothy Clark Ratledge, 88, longtime resident of Hixson, passed away peacefully Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, surrounded by her family.She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Hixson Ward.She

Charles Reed

Hamilton county
Charles W. Reed, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away with his family by his side on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012.Charles was born March 2, 1940, to Eugene and Alma Mattie Reed.Charles served in the United

William Rogers

Hamilton county
Williams Elbert Rogers, 77, of Ooltewah passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at his residence with his family at his side.Arrangements are by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Roger Sellers

Georgia
TUNNEL HILL Roger Lewis Sellers, 68, died peacefully at his home after a long and valiant battle with pancreatic cancer early Tuesday morning, Oct. 9, 2012, surrounded by his loving family.He was born on

Darrell Shelby

Alabama
HOLLYWOOD Darrell Eugene Shelby, 62, passed away Saturday Oct. 13, 2012.Mr. Shelby is survived by his wife: Marie Shelby; son, Chris (Tonya) Shelby; daughter, Amanda (Alan) Null; grandchildren, Marcus Jackson, Allison Shelby, Lily

Brenda Short

Hamilton county
Brenda Faye Short, 69, of Chattanooga, went to be Lord on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, from her earthly home.The family will gather with friends from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012,

Wanda Smith

Hamilton county
Wanda Jane Smith, 61, passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at her home.Wanda, the daughter of William L. and Geraldine V. Gunn Smith was a longtime resident of the Shepherd Community in Chattanooga.She graduated Howard

Betty Stoker

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Betty Stoker, 77, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.Survivors: husband, Julian Stoker; daughters, Sherry Verburg, Karen Lindenburg, Donna Hammond, Katrina Stoker; sons, Mark Stoker, Wade Stoker, Gabriel Stoker; sisters, Lucy Randolf, Chris Bradley, Shelby

Terri Taylor

Hamilton county
Terri McDonald Taylor, 53, of St. Petersburg, Fla., changed her address to heaven on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012.She is survived by her husband, Garry, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; parents, James and JoanMcDonald, of Signal Mountain;

Johnnie Uren

Hamilton county
Johnnie Wayne Uren, 69, of Soddy-Daisy passed away Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.Mr. Uren was retired from Detroit Diesel after many years of service. He was an avid biker.He was preceded in death by

James Vittetoe

Hamilton county
Jr.James W. Vittetoe Jr., 83, of Chattanooga, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, in a local healthcare facility.Graveside funeral services will be conducted at Cumberland View Cemetery at 4 p.m. CDT (5 p.m. EDT)

Everett White

Tennessee
PALMER Everett Lee White, 70, passed away on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, following a sudden illness.He was retired from Tennessee Consolidated Coal Co. after working many years in the Coal Mines. He was born

Sarah Wise

Tennessee
SEWANEE Sarah Mooney Wise, 92, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.Funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the Grace Fellowship located on Garner Town Rd. Sewanee. Interment in ODear Cemetery, Sewanee.Visitation

George Young

Tennessee
TULLAHOMA George Donald "Don" Young, 86, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday at Tullahoma Funeral Home.Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Church of

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