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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 09, 2012

Clarence Andrews

Hamilton county
Sr.Clarence Kendrick Andrews Jr., 82, took flight to unite with our heavenly father on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. He was born on Oct. 5, 1930 in Birmingham, Ala., and is preceded in death

Ronald Arnold

DAYTON Ronald D. Arnold, 65, passed away on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at his home.Ronald was a member of Dayton Church of God, a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and retired from the

Virginia Atterton

WHITWELL Virginia Atterton, 86, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. She was a member of Morganville Church of Christ.Virginia was preceded in death by her first husband, Jack McEntyre; daughter, Elizabeth Worley; parents, Cleve

Dorothy Bethel

Hamilton county
Dorothy Ann Bethel, of Hixson, passed away on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. She was 80 years old.She was born in Miami, Fla., and was a graduate of Jackson High School where she met her

Anna Brown

PIKEVILLE Anna Bess Brown, 53, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.Graveside Service: Monday, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m. CST at Henson Cemetery.Online Condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.comVisitation: 2 to 9 p.m.Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral

Gertrude Broyles

Hamilton county
Gertrude Dickerson Broyles, 93, of Soddy-Daisy passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at a local health care facility.She was born in Johnson City, Washington County, Tenn. She lived in Oak Ridge, Tenn., for 26 years

Tommy Buckner

DECATUR Tommy Carroll Buckner, 67, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10 in the chapel. Burial in McMinn Memory Gardens.Visitation: noon to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.Ziegler Funeral

James Campbell

Hamilton county
ROSSVILLE James E. Campbell, 95, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 in a local healthcare facility.He was a retired truck driver and was of the United Methodist faith.He was preceded in death by a

Sibyl Capehart

ROSSVILLE Sibyl Evelyn Capehart, 90, passed away on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 in a local nursing home.She was born in Ringgold, Ga., on Aug. 25, 1922 to the late James Arthur and Ludie Nuckolls

Sonya Derrick

Hamilton county
Sonya Marie Derrick, 73, of East Ridge, Tenn., departed this life Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. Sonya retired from UTC after 20+ years of service there.She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Derrick; mother

Janey Ettien

TRENTON Janey Cureton Ettien, 69, died Thursday Dec. 6, 2012. Visit to view full obituary and to share memories and condolences. Memorial service: Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. in the chapel.

Pamela Ewton

Hamilton county
Pamela Curtis Ewton, 59, of Chattanooga died on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 at Erlanger Health Systems.She was an avid reader and loved music. She was a member of the Lakeview High School class of 1971

Clabon Fairbanks

Hamilton county
, Sr.,Clabon Fairbanks, Sr., 80, passed on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 at his residence. He retired from Mueller Co. after 35 years of service and 25 years at Terry Keith Carpet. Preceding him in

Gail Ford

Hamilton county
Gail Ford, 62, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. Arrangements to be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 423-877-3524.

Donald Griffith

Hamilton county
Donald Griffith, 82, of East Ridge, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.Survivors include his wife, Faye Griffith; sons, Terry Griffith and Garry (Dava) Griffith; and five grandchildren.Funeral services are 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at

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

Wiley Hardeman

HENAGAR Wiley Delmar Hardeman, 87, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.Survivors include sons, David Hardeman (Edith), of Graysville, Tenn., Dennis Hardeman (Carol), of Henagar, and Donald Hardeman (Stephanie), of Lockport, La.; daughter, Lorraine Ballard (Clairence),

Stephen Harper

Hamilton county
Stephen Lauren Harper, 56, life long resident of Chattanooga, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 surrounded by his wife and children.Steve was a 1975 graduate of Tyner High

Allie Henegar

TRENTON Allie Mae Henegar, 71, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.She was a lifelong resident of Sand Mountain. She retired from Simco Saddlery in Chattanooga with 42 years' service and was of the

Dixie Hughes

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. Funeral: Today at 2 p.m. at Orchard Park Seventh-Day Adventist Church with Pastor Martin Lister officiating

Judy Johnson

COHUTTA Judy Kay Ladd Johnson, 54, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.Service: Monday, Dec. 10, at noon CST in funeral home chapel with burial in Blackburn Cemetery.www.reedfamilyfh.comVisitation: today 3 to 8 p.m. Arrangements by Putnam-Reed

Susie Johnson

LaFAYETTE Susie L. Johnson, 95, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.Funeral service is Monday, Dec. 10, at noon at Cove Road Church of God, LaFayette with Pastor James Brown officiating.Interment: Chattanooga National Cemetery at

Cheryl Johnson

Hamilton county
Cheryl A. Bold Johnson, 58, of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.,, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.Cheryl was born Aug. 19, 1954 in Decatur, Ill., daughter of Mary "Eleine" Hathaway and Robert W. Bold. She married Terry

Jack Loveless

Hamilton county
Homer Jackson "Jack" Loveless, Jr. 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. Jack graduated from Memphis State in 1956. He was a CPA and retired from the Electric Power Board. Jack was

Megan Lucas

Hamilton county
Megan Dawn Lucas, 26, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.Megan was a resident of Las Vegas, Nev., former resident of Hixson, Tenn., and was born and raised in Utah.Left to cherish her memory is her

Ernest Miller

HENAGAR Ernest Lee Miller, 78, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 at his residence.Funeral services: 3p.m. today from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Rev. David McCarrell officiating.Burial to follow in Liberty Cemetery with

Edna Nabors

Hamilton county
Edna Knight Nabors, 93, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at her home in Vonore, Tenn. Born in McMinnville. Edna had been a long-time resident of the Chattanooga area. She was a member of

Pamela Norman

Hamilton county
Pamela Norman, 44, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 at a local hospital.Pamela was born Nov. 4, 1968 in Chattanooga, Tenn., to Charles E. and Deborah L. Edwards Ragland.Pamela was a member of Stanley

Dorris Oxford

Hamilton county
Dorris "Dot" Marie Cordell Oxford, 92, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. She was born in Hamilton County, Tenn., and had been a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and Northwest Georgia area. She was employed

Dr Paul

ALPHARETTA Dr. J. Paul Shelton, 87, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Providence House.Paul was born on Feb. 11, 1925, in Rome, Ga. He grew up in the St. Elmo neighborhood

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

Charles Pounders

Hamilton county
Charles Leslie Pounders, 73, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. Funeral Services: Monday, at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel of Smith Funeral & Cremation Services of Athens. Visitation: Monday 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home

Anne Radlein

Hamilton county
Anne Madeline Joerger Radlein, 95, of Chattanooga, went to be with our Lord Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 after a period of extended illness. She was born in Dubuque, Iowa on April 12, 1917 to the

John Riha

CHICKAMAUGA John F. Riha, 85, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 in a local hospital.Mr. Riha was a native of Manhattan, NY, spent many years in California before moving to Chickamauga in 1994.

Bobbie Sanland

RINGGOLD Bobbie Sue Sanland, 84, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at her residence.She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed traveling and being a snowbird in Florida during the winter and returning to

Jean Seidel

SPRINGCITY Jean Shirley Seidel, 75, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.She is survived by her husband Melvin Chaney.Services will be private. Online condolences can be shared at Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and

Lois Sevcik

Hamilton county
Lois Sevcik, 89, of Dunlap, passed away on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.She is survived by her two children, Paul (wife, Linda) Sevcik, of Crest Hill, Ill., and Kathy (husband, Geoff), of Dunlap, Tenn.There will be

Joyce Sexton

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

Henrietta Sies

Hamilton county
Henrietta King Sies, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at her home. She was a resident of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., and daughter of Kate Cox King and Henry King. She graduated from the University of

Lucille Smith

STEVENSON Lucille Smith, 82, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.Funeral: 3 p.m. today at the Valley Funeral Home Chapel, viewing from 5 to 9 p.m.Burial will be in the Long Acre Cemetery.

Opalean Sons

Hamilton county
Opalean Sons, 87, of Hixson flew to Heaven on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 to celebrate Christmas with Jesus and her beloved husband, Douglas.Opalean, "Gran Gran", had a beautiful loving spirit and touched the lives

Jack Stanford

Hamilton county
Jack B. Stanford, 82, of Chattanooga, died on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.Jack was born in Chattanooga where he spent his early years before the family moved to Gadsden, Ala. He was chosen by his classmates

William Stark

CLEVELAND William "Bill" Stark, 68, passed away on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.Memorial service today at 2 p.m. at the Cleveland Salvation Army.Online condolences can be shared at Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and

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

Ann Zane

Hamilton county
Ann Sheffield Johnson Zane (Mrs. Stanley Zane), beloved Chattanooga artist and actress, passed away in South Carolina on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. A memorial service will be announced and held in Chattanooga in


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