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Local Obits for Mon. Dec 17, 2012

Jo Ann

Hamilton county
Jo Ann Clowers, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 in a local hospital surrounded by her family. She was a wonderful homemaker, loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Jo Ann

Elizabeth Brown

Hamilton county
Elizabeth Darlene Brown, 59, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Robert Capps

Hamilton county
Robert Capps, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at his residence.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, Rossville.

Ray Carter

Hamilton county
Ray Coolidge Carter, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at his residence.Mr. Carter was a member of Temple Baptist Church and the Watts Sunday School Class. He was a U.S. Navy

Irene Curren

Hamilton county
Ethel Irene Curren, 79, of Hixson, passed away on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. Services will be today, at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. J.D. Gibson officiating. In lieu of

Betty Dobson

Hamilton county
Betty "June" White, Dobson, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. She was a pastors wife and wonderful help meet to her husband for 57 years. She taught school at Hamilton

MaryBeth Evans

Hamilton county
Mary Elizabeth (Mary Beth) Corbett Evans, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 in Chattanooga, Tenn. She was born March 4, 1928 in Greene County, Ark., daughter of the late Bert Anderson

Jimmy Garrison

SPRINGCITY James Monroe "Jimmy" Garrison 76 went to be with his Lord on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 surrounded by his beloved family. Jimmy was a soft spoken, kind, and gentle man who was always

Gladys Gibson

Hamilton county
Gladys J. Gibson, 81, left this world, Heaven bound, on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, with her family at her side. She was born on Aug. 19, 1931, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Gladys had made her home

Louise Goins

Hamilton county
Eliza Louise Goins, 90, went to her heavenly home on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, surrounded by her loved ones.Born on June 17, 1922 on Signal Mountain, she was a daughter of the late James "Jim"

Shirley Hill

Hamilton county
Shirley Ann Hill, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Funeral: Today at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Bernie Miller as the eulogist. Burial: Chattanooga National

Jack Huckabee

Hamilton county
Jack C. Huckabee, 90, of Chattanooga, our dear, sweet father, joined Jesus and his loved ones in Heaven on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012.His last months were spent at Creekside on Shallowford where he made many

Betty Jones

SOUTHPITTSBURG Betty Sue Winters Jones, passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at a local healthcare facility. She was born May 28, 1939 to Andrew Jackson Winters and Iantha Belle Winters. She graduated South

Martha Ledford

WHITWELL Martha Beene Ledford, 74, passed away, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. She was a homemaker.She was preceded in death by her husband, William Ledford; parents, George M. and Dollie Lee Rhodes Beene; and a
RAINSVILLE Rayford McAnelly, 82, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at Crowne Health Care.Funeral: Today at 2 p.m. in the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Rev. John Mann officiating. Burial will follow at Browns

Felecia Petty

Hamilton county
Felecia Renee Petty, 45, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 in a local hospital. She was a member of Real Life Ministries. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, George and

Vivian Price

CLEVELAND Vivian V. Price, 82, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. Survivors: husband, Harvey Price; children, David (Christine) Price and Linda (Tommy) Ritchie; 6 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.Funeral services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Shenandoah Baptist

Pamela Rench

Hamilton county
Pamela Sue Rench, 61, of Soddy-Daisy passed away on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. Services will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Grace United Methodist Church with Reverend Clair Sauer officiating. The

Shirley Saint

Hamilton county
Shirley Ann Saint, 74, of East Ridge died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. She was born Dec. 27, 1937 in Chattanooga to the late Richard and Margaret (McCormick) Cross. She was preceded in death by

Robert Stanley

DUNLAP Robert William Stanley, 44, died at his residence Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.Mr. Stanley was preceded in death by his parents, Paul William and Sandra Lee Fullington Stanley.Survivors include, son, Brant Alexander Stanley, Dunlap;
dSOUTHPITTSBURG Marguerite Price Sutherland, formerly of South Pittsburg, Tenn., went to be with Jesus on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012.A member of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Trenton, Ga., she was preceded in death by her

Juanita Tatum

Hamilton county
Juanita Wilson Tatum passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at her residence.Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Director 1724 McCallie. 423-265-4414

Mary White

Hamilton county
Mary E. White passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 in a local healthcare facility.Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Director 1724 McCallie. 423-265-4414

Daisy Wirth

Hamilton county
Daisy Manis Wirth passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012.She was a member of Parkway Baptist Temple and was a 1950 graduate of Chattanooga Central High School. She was a member of The American Legion Post

Franklin Wood

NIOTA, Tenn. Franklin Lewis Wood, 71, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. today at Ziegler Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 7 p.m.Burial: 11 a.m. Tuesday, in Valley Road Baptist

Jerry Wright

FLATROCK Mrs. Jerry Faye Wright, 88, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012.Funeral: today at 2 p.m. in Kerby Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Glen Mize officiating.Burial: Green Haven Memorial Gardens at Pisgah.Family is receiving friends

In MemoryMable Bentley

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INMEMORYMrs. Mable Lean BentleyAug. 26, 1955- Dec. 17, 1995"Gone but never forgotten"With love always your children, Anthony, Trina and Sherita


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