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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 08, 2012



Jack Anderson

Hamilton county
John Lynde "Jack" Anderson, of Chattanooga, died on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. He was born in Hamden, Conn., and raised in Minneapolis, Minn. He was a valedictorian of the 1939 Marshall High School class,

Artie Baker

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Artie L. Baker, 82, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at his home.Preceded by wife, Mary R. Baker; parents, Robert and Luda Baker; sister, Dorothy Dunlap; brothers, Anderson Darnell Baker, Robert Baker, Jr.Survived by

Dorothy Bethel

Hamilton county
Dorothy "Dot" Ann Bethel, of Hixson, passed away on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. She was 80 years old.Arrangements will be announced later by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Clyde Bowman

Other areas
, Sr.OCALA, Fla. Clyde Doyle Bowman, Sr., 79, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.Funeral: today at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel.Burial: Walnut Grove Cemetery.Visitation: today 1 to 2:30 p.m. at funeral home. Ziegler Funeral Home

Tony Butler

Georgia
, Sr.,FLINTSTONE Tony Monroe Butler, Sr., 43, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.Tony was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was of the Christian Faith. He retired from Evans Lumber Co. in

Lanier Cain

Georgia
SAVANNAH Lanier Cain, 83, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at the Tara at Thunderbolt Nursing Home in Savannah, Ga.Mr. Cain was born Dec. 24, 1928 in Hall County, Ga. to the late Jeff

Millie Cook

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Millie Sue Cook, 75, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 in a local hospital.Survivors include her husband, Michael Eugene Cook, Sr.Private services will be held.Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of

Pamela Ewton

Hamilton county
Pamela Curtis Ewton, 59, of Chattanooga died on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 at Erlanger Health Systems. The funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of Heritage Funeral

Joyce Floyd

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Joyce Marie Floyd, 60, passed away on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at her residence.Joyce was a dedicate wife, mother and grandmother and a friend to anyone she met. She was employed

Johnny Gardenhire

Hamilton county
Johnny L. Gardenhire, of Chattanooga passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at his residents of an extended illness. Mr. Gardenhire is survived by his wife, Amy Gardenhire; several children; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; one brother; and

Velan Gross

Hamilton county
Velan Gross, 83, died Thursday morning, Dec. 6, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil Bryan and Blanch Gross; and sisters Eloise Harris and Marvagene Clark. He is survived by his wife

Dixie Hughes

Georgia
RINGGOLD Dixie Burke Hughes, resident and the Chattanooga, Tenn., area for many years, died in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.She was born the daughter of Dorothy Bergen Burke and Lee Burke.

Estelle Jackson

Hamilton county
Estelle Rose Jackson, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 in a local health care facility. She was a member of Orchard Park Seventh-Day Adventist Church. She was preceded in death

Glenn Kendrick

Georgia
CHATSWORTH Glenn Kendrick, 83, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012.Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today from the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Chatsworth.Online condolences may be offered at: www.jjonesfuneralhome.com

Gene Levi

Hamilton county
Claude "Gene" Levi, 76, of Soddy, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 in his home surrounded by family and friends. He was born and raised in Soddy and

Moses McCreless

Alabama
CROSSVILLE Moses Burlin McCreless, 83, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 in Huntsville Hospital.Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Burial to follow in Freemans Chapel Cemetery.W.T.

Martha Pendergrass

Hamilton county
Martha Emma Duncan Pendergrass, 70, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. She was born in Huntsville, Ala., to the late David P. and Ruby Wooten Duncan. She was a lifelong resident of

Joyce Sexton

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Joyce Jean Sexton, 73, passed from this life into the next, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Joyce was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and member of Canaan Baptist Church. She is preceded

Roland Simpson

Hamilton county
Roland Hayes Simpson, of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 in a local hospital. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family and close friends.Ronald was preceded

Jack Stanford

Hamilton county
Jack B. Stanford, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.Arrangements are pending and will be announced by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory, and Florist. 404 S. Moore Road,

Donald Starkey

Hamilton county
Donald Lee Starkey, 84, a native and lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.Mr. Starkey retired from the Chattanooga Housing Authority as Finance Director, was of the Methodist faith and was
, Sr., MADISON James Hurst Stephenson, Sr., beloved husband and father, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 in Madison County, Ala., at age 90.Jim was preceded in death by his cherished wife of 61

Wendell Stovall

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Wendell Shawn Stovall, 49, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at his residence. Funeral services are 3 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Chapel with Rev. Jack Hice officiating. Interment will be in Harmony

Frank Williams

Tennessee
, Jr.LEBANON Frank Ford Williams, Jr., 93, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 in Lebanon. The son of the late Frank Ford, Sr. and Ella Mae Ligon, he was also preceded

In MemoryDONALD WELCH

In memory
Donald J. WelchHappy 50th AnniversaryDecember 8th, 1962 A very happy day, wish you were here.Missed and loved by wife, Louise Barton Welch
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