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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 01, 2012



Dr Al

Hamilton county
Dr. Al Walton Gothard, 78, a well respected physician, died at his home Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.Al graduated with a B.S. and M.D. degree from the University of NE. He interned for Mountain View General

Gloria Alexander

Hamilton county
ROSSVILLE Gloria Lee Alexander, 48, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in a local hospital.Mrs. Alexander was a member of East Ridge Baptist Church and was an employee of Hamilton County Medical Center.Survivors are husband,

Cathy Collins

Tennessee
BENTON Cathy Juanita Craig Collins, 49,went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.She was preceded in death by

Julianne Dyar

Hamilton county
Julianne Dyar, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 423- 877-3524.

Teresa Gentry

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Teresa Ann "Terry" Gentry, 52, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2012.Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday from the graveside in West Hill Cemetery in Trion.Visitation will be Sunday from 1 p.m.

Harold Gibson

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Harold Edward Gibson, 70, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.Survivors: children, Charles Gibson and Karen Sherman and husband, Mike; several grandchildren.Services are 4 p.m. today at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.Visitation is 2-4 p.m. today

Thomas Greer

Tennessee
Jr.DUNLAP Thomas Arthur Greer Jr., 89, longtime and esteemed jurist and attorney and a lifelong resident of Dunlap, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Erlanger.He was the son of the late

Wanda Gross

Hamilton county
Wanda Ledford Gross, 86, of Chattanooga died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at her residence.A native of Rossville, Mrs. Gross has been a resident of Chattanooga for the past 50 years.She was retired from Ledford Davis

David Harris

Hamilton county
Jr.David A. Harris Jr., 57, of Hixson, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.He was a member of the Gospel Assembly Church of God of Soddy-Daisy and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.David was preceded

Harold Jackson

Hamilton county
Harold Labron Jackson, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 at his residence.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Leslie Kilgore

Hamilton county
Leslie Idean Spence Kilgore expired on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at a local hospital.She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Maggie Spence; husband, Royce J. Kilgore Sr.; daughter, Cheryl Kilgore Baker; son,

Grace Luke

Georgia
RINGGOLD Grace J. Luke, 81, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, in a local hospital.Mrs. Luke was born in Sylvester, Ga., to the late John C. Jolley Sr. and Virginia Rycroft Jolley.

Lois Martin

Alabama
STEVENSON Lois Martin, 77, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 at Parkridge Medical Center in Chattanooga.Visitation will be 4-9 p.m. today at Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson.Funeral at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the

Delta Maynard

Hamilton county
Delta Louise Gilbert Maynard, 87, of East Brainerd, passed away on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012.Delta worked as a nursing assistant for Erlanger Medical Center, for many years and retired in 1985.She was preceded in death

Latricia Moores

Hamilton county
Latricia G. Moores, 83, of Chattanooga, formerly of Cheatham County, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.Preceded in death by parents, Albert and Addie Lee Gasser; husband, Theodore "Pete" Moores; son, Scotty Moores.Survived by sons, Richard Moores,

Raymond Payne

Alabama
SHERWOOD Raymond "Runt" Payne, 74, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012.Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today and 10-9 p.m. Sunday.Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, from the Valley Funeral Home Chapel

Mervin Pregulman

Hamilton county
Mervin Pregulman, a quiet but giant force of change in corporate, physical rehabilitation and early education achievements here, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. He was 90.For nearly two decades, he was president and chief executive

Evelyn Richardson

Tennessee
ALTAMONT Mrs. Evelyn Faye Richardson, 74, passed away at her home surrounded by her family, Friday, Nov. 30, 2012.She was born in Altamont, Tenn., on April 27, 1938 to Herman and Mae Fults McGee

Hazel Roddy

Tennessee
DAYTON Hazel Leanne Roddy, 47, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in San Antonio, Texas.Funeral will be 11 a.m. Today in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with theRev. Del Sharp officiating.Interment in Pinecrest Cemetery.Funeral

Eddie Stinnett

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Gale Edward "Eddie" Stinnett, 67, died from a sudden heart attack that called him home to his Lord, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral

Lyman Streeter

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Lyman Streeter, 74, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at his home.Survived by his wife of 55 years, Yvonne Wright Streeter; daughters, Myra (Marty) McRae, Renee Hackathorn, Christi

Charles Tabor

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Charles Jones Tabor, 78, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.He was born in Crossville, Tenn., to the late, Monroe and Nellie Tabor. Charles moved

Donnie Walker

Georgia
RINGGOLD Donald Lee "Donnie" Walker, was called home at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at the age of 70 with his family surrounding him.Don was born in Chattanooga to Thomas

Bonnie Weron

Hamilton county
Bonnie Mae Weron, 60, of Cleveland, Tenn., passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church.The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Monday at

Cora Wilson

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Cora Nellie Massingill Wilson, took Jesus hand and stepped into Heaven on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 at the age of 82.Formerly from the Lakeview/Fort Oglethorpe area, Nellie was born to Everett and

In MemoryCharles

In memory
CARD OF THANKSThe Family of Charles "Chuck" Hitchcock would like to say "Thank You" for the many acts of kindness and love shown to them during his passing. The compassionate care given by Doctor

In MemoryJOHN

In memory
June 22, 1960 - December 1, 2003Always loved, Forever missed.Love, Your Family and Friends In Loving Memory

In MemoryJANE HUMBERD

In memory
INMEMORYJane HumberdDec. 1, 1928 - Nov. 12, 2012Happy Birthday Mamaw!We know your birthday cake with Jesus is much better than ours! You were a priceless gift and we love and miss you! "Her children

In MemoryAisha Knight

In memory
INMEMORYAisha Latreece KnightAug 1, 1980 - Dec 1, 2005MISSING YOU. Love, Mom and Family
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