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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 02, 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

Kirk Carver

Tennessee
WHITWELL Abner Kirk Carver, 73, passed away, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012.He was a certified welder.He was preceded in death by his parents, Doc William Carver and Hazel Lorraine Hicks Ferguson; his step-father, Spenser Ferguson;

Johnnie Cope

Tennessee
SEWANEE Johnnie Carel "Cotton" Cope, 83, of the Midway community, near Sewanee passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2012.Funeral: Monday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial: Harrison Cemetery.Visitation: 5 to

Geoffery Cribbs

Tennessee
WHITWELL Geoffery Allen Cribbs, 18, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. Geoffery was a junior at Whitwell High School. He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Ellen Cribbs, Edna Beene.Those left to cherish

Ruth DeBrunner

Hamilton county
Ruth Marion Hayslip DeBrunner died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012 at the home of her daughter. Ruth moved to Chattanooga in 2007 from Simpsonville, S.C. While in Chattanooga, she became active with the First

Julianne Dyar

Hamilton county
Julianne Reid Dyar, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. Visitation is 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. in

Polly Feck

Hamilton county
Polly Anna Feck, 59, of Central Florida, passed away at home with family on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, after a long battle with Breast Cancer.Pollyanna was a fearless adventurer. She loved life, plants, animals, cooking

Louie Georgevich

Hamilton county
Louie N. Georgevich, 59, of Chattanooga, was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.He is preceded in death by his Father and Mother, Nick and Mary Georgevich.Survivors include his son,

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

Beatrice Grimes

Tennessee
GRUETLI-LAAGER Mrs. Beatrice LeCroy Grimes, 90, passed away Saturday Dec. 1, 2012. She was a member of the Way of the Cross Baptist Church in Dunlap and had attended Westside Baptist Church in

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

Robert Hames

Hamilton county
Robert J. "R.J." Hames, 103, whose body was donated to Vanderbilt School of Medicine upon his death May 18, 2011, will be laid to rest in Forest Hills Cemetery.Family and friends will gather for a

Ansel Hampton

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Ansel Lee Hampton, 56, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012.Ansel retired following twenty-three years of service at Tuftco Corporation in Chattanooga, Tenn.Preceded in death by his wife Teresa Hampton, father,

Edward Harrell

Georgia
Dr. ROSSVILLE Dr. Edward M. Harrell, 75, passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Bay Medical Center, Panama City, Fla.Dr. Harrell was born in Woodville, Fla., but lived In Rossville, for most of his

David Harris

Hamilton county
David A. Harris, Jr.57, of Hixson, Tenn.,, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Services will be Monday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Murray McClure and Pastor James Dunn

Kelly Hodnett

Georgia
FLINTSTONE Kelly Thomas Hodnett, 45, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 in a local hospital. Survivors include mother, Jerry Davis; father, Mickey J. Hodnett (Sharon), of Louisville, Ky.; brother, Jody M. Hodnett, of Flintstone; sisters

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,

Dan Laymon

Hamilton county
James Daniel "Dan" Laymon, 73, of Hixson, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.Dan retired from the United States Air Force.He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Nelson and a son, Charles Laymon.He is

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

Bertha McClure

Georgia
ROCKSPRING Bertha "Boots " McClure, 96, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at her residence. She was born Dec. 22, 1915, and the oldest living member of the Peavine Baptist Church for the past

Selma Miller

Tennessee
COALMONT Selma Marie "Kitty" Miller, 89, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Funeral services will be 4 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel conducted by the family with cremation to follow.

Barry Morgan

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Barry L. Morgan, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.Barry was born in Camden, N.J. on May 5, 1946 to Charles and Mary Morgan. Barry spent most of his

Edith Murray

Tennessee
KINGSPORT, Tenn. Mable "Edith" Murray, 89, went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at her home.Edith was born in Hubbard Springs, Va., raised her family in Soddy Daisy, Tenn.,

Melvin Paris

Hamilton county
Melvin Paris, passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. He was born June 14, 1941.A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at Lakewood East Cemetery.The body will lie in state from

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

Margaret Vandergriff

Hamilton county
Margaret Vandergriff, 91, of Hixson, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. She was a member of Middle Valley Baptist Church. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Simmie Vandergriff and son,

Steven Wallace

Hamilton county
Steven Winfield Wallace, 54, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was of the Baptist faith. He retired from Salem Carpets in 1987 after more

Bettie Webster

Hamilton county
Bettie C. Webster, 93, formerly of Columbia, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, in a local health care facility.Visitation will be today at 1 p.m. (CST) with the funeral to follow at 2 p.m.

Bonnie Weron

Hamilton county
Bonnie Mae Weron, 60, of Cleveland, died at her home on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.Bonnie was a member of the Collegedale Seventh Day Adventist Church. She retired from McKee Foods Corp. after 31 years of

Timothy Wilkins

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Timothy Alan Wilkins, 52, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at his residence.He had lived most of his life in the Chattanooga and North Georgia area where he was a 1978 graduate of

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

Iva Wilson

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Iva Nell Wilson, 83, departed this life Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. She was born in Walker County, Ga., to the late William and Mary Lingerfelt. Iva attended Gospel Tabernacle in Chickamauga.She was also

In MemoryINMEMORY

In memory
INMEMORYIn Loving Memory ofCarolyn Sue Hood Hall1949-2011We love you. We miss you. We will never forget.Love, your family and friends.

In MemoryDOROTHY HOWARD

In memory
INMEMORYDorothy L. HowardDec. 2, 1929 - Aug. 31, 2007Today would have been your 83rd Birthday.We celebrate you still.Youre lovingly remembered by your daughters (Kimberly and Lee),your grandchildren, and your great-grandchildren.

In MemoryJohn McCrary

In memory
John Lee McCrary, Sr.Feb. 26, 1932 - Dec. 2, 2010We love and miss you.Wife, Jo Ann McCrary, children, Walter, John Jr. Jeff, Kim, Hunt Sons, John, Richard and Michael
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