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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 19, 2012



Clem Akins

Alabama
HUNTSVILLE Clem William Akins, avid rock climber, caver, mountaineer, and teacher passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in Huntsville. He was born Sept. 8, 1962 in New Mexico to Clem William Akins, Jr.

David Bell

Tennessee
CLEVELAND David Frederick "Rick" Bell, 46, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. Survivors: wife, Gina Goins Bell; two sons, Camden and Kimsey Bell.Services are 12:30 p.m. today at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.

Eunice Brooks

Hamilton county
Eunice Brooks, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Richard Connelly

Hamilton county
Richard "Dick" Burke Connelly, 77, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at his home on Signal Mountain.Dick lived a life of integrity and putting his priorities of faith, wife and family above all else. Considered

Vernon Cooper

Georgia
Vernon D. Cooper, 75, of Rossville passed away Sunday, December 16, 2012 at a local hospital.He and his family transferred to Savannah, Ga., and Tampa, Fla., but lived most of their lives in the Chattanooga

Lester Dobson

Hamilton county
Lester DodsonLester Underwood Dodson, 53, of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.Lester was a draftsman at Ted F. Dugan and Sons.He was preceded in death by his wife, Debi Dodson.Survivors are his son, Kyle

Juanita Drew

Hamilton county
Juanita Swift Drew, 88, Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.She was born March 14, 1924 and was a member of East Ridge Baptist Church. Formerly of Stevenson, Ala., Juanita

Rhonda Duck

Hamilton county
Rhonda Allen Duck, 54, of Soddy-Daisy, finished a long battle against cancer at her home on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, surrounded by her family. She claimed her reservation in heaven and is now in the

Allie Erwin

Hamilton county
Allie L. Erwin, 74, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 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.

Charles Finney

Tennessee
Sr.ATHENS Charles Clarence Finney Sr., 95, passed away on December 17, 2012, at Lifecare Center of Athens, Tenn. He was born and raised in Rhea County, Tenn.He was preceded in death by his

Edward Gates

Hamilton county
Edward "Soul Picture Man" Gates, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, in a local nursing home.He was a Korean War Veteran and was of the Baptist faith. He was a member

Evelyn Gilbert

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Evelyn "Evie" Marie Bolton Gilbert, 41, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.She was a lifelong resident of Rossville and a member of Chattanooga Valley Church of Christ. Evie was a graduate of Rossville

Betty Glover

Hamilton county
Betty Eggleston Glover, 93, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 in Chicago.She was preceded in death by four siblings.She leaves behind loving family in Georgia, Alabama and Illinois; and devoted friends.Graveside

Shirley Gossett

Hamilton county
Shirley Ann Gossett, 75, of Red Bank, went to be with the Lord Sunday evening, Dec. 16, 2012, at her home.Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. today at Red Bank Presbyterian Church with Rev. Grady

Kennedy Griffith

Tennessee
JASPER Kennedy "the Warrior" Elizabeth Griffith,16, fought her final battle and went home to be to Jesus on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.Kennedy was born Oct. 9, 1996 and was a 9th grader at

Maunee Harper

Alabama
GROVE OAK Maunee Virgie Mae Harper, 88, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.Funeral service will at 2 p.m. Thursday from Kellys Chapel Baptist Church.Burial to follow in Kelleys Chapel Cemetery.Visitation after 10 a.m. today.Arrangements

RB Haynes

Alabama
SECTION R.B. Haynes, 82, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 at his residence.Funeral services will be held today, December 19, 2012 at 2 p.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in Macedonia Cemetery. www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.Visitation

Janet Herster

Hamilton county
Janet M. Herster, 93, passed away at the home of her son in Chattanooga, on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012.She was the widow of Edward J. Herster.She is survived by her beloved son, James (Susan); son-in-law,

David Houts

Georgia
TRENTON David William Houts, 61, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.He was a graduate of Dade County High School Class of 1969 and retired from Lookout Mountain Police Department after 30 years of service.He

John Jordan

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE John C, Jordan, 81, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.Service at 1 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Tom Halt officiating.rBurial in Iron Hill Cemetery. Online condolences can be made

Margaret Kimbro

Hamilton county
Margaret Ella Foster Shelton Kimbro, 92, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. She was born Jan. 11, 1920, she attended Gordon Lee High School, Chickamauga, Ga.; and was retired from Combustion Engineering, and

Edna Kinsey

Georgia
RINGGOLD Edna P. Kinsey, 81, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in a local hospital.She was born in Bradley County, Tenn., but had lived most of her life in North Georgia. Mrs. Kinsey was a

Arthur Lawson

Hamilton county
Arthur Lee Lawson, 83, of Ooltewah, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, from a local healthcare center. He attended Georgetown Church of God and served his country in the U.S.
HAWKINS CHAPEL COMMUNITY Dorothy Fay Massingill, 76, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at St. Vincent's BirminghamFuneral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.Visitation

Albra Monday

Tennessee
SPRING CITY Albra E. Monday, 92, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at the Spring City Care and Rehab Center.A lifetime resident of Spring City, Albra was the daughter of the late Hugh and Fannie

Odessa Moon

Hamilton county
Odessa Moon, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 in a local hospital. Funeral: today at Noon in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor A. D. Hanner as the

Hieu Nguyen

Hamilton county
Hieu Chi Nguyen, 70, of Hixson, passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012.He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church.Survivors include his seven children.Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.The family will receive friends 4-10 p.m. today

Cordell Norris

Hamilton county
Cordell Norris Grier, 67, of Atlanta, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Bobby Oliver

Hamilton county
Bobby E. Oliver, 82, of Harrison, passed away on Monday Dec. 17, 2012.He was a member of Greenwood Baptist Church and was retired from Combustion Engineering after 40 years of service.He was a member of

Sally Parker

Hamilton county
Sally Ann "Nana" Parker, 71, of Dayton, Tenn., passed away on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.She was a loyal follower of God and a loving wife and mother. Sally retired as a CNA and was preceded

Armstrong Patricia

Hamilton county
Patricia ArmstrongPatricia Goldthreat Armstrong, 53, passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at a health care facility in Huntsville, Ala.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Bob Pruitt

Alabama
Rev. CROSSVILLE Rev. Bob Pruitt, 79, died Tuesday, Dec.18, 2012, at Shepherd's Cove.Funeral services will be held today, Dec. 19, 2012 at 2 pm from Crossville First Baptist. Burial will follow in Mountain View

Lester Ramey

Georgia
ROCK SPRING LESTER "BUD" LEE RAMEY, 89, died Monday, Dec.17, 2012.He was preceded in death by parents, Claude and Beulah Ramey; daughter, Tammy Ramey; grandchild, Sandy Keith; brothers and sistersSurvived by wife, Florace

Robert Roddy

Tennessee
Sr.COALMONT Brother Robert Bradford "Bob" Roddy Sr., 81, passed away at his home resting peacefully with his family Tuesday morning Dec. 18, 2012.He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, retired

Andrea Russell

Hamilton county
Andrea Cardell Russell, 63, of Chattanooga, died Saturday Dec. 15, 2012, at a local hospital.Preceded in death by mother, Lugene Dozier; and adopted mother, Annie Ruth Cardell (Joseph) Scott; siblings, Clarence, Walter, Maurice and Judy

Louise Shields

Tennessee
SPRING CITY Louise Shields, 100, of Franklin, Tenn. and formerly of Spring City, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.Born in Pulaski, Miss., Louise was the daughter of the late Henry Wallace and Edna Wynham Morehead.

Robert Shipp

Alabama
RAINSVILLE Robert Byron Shipp, 89, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Gadsden Regional Medical Center.Funeral services will be today, Dec. 19, at 11 a.m. at Rainsville Funeral Home chapel.Visitation 5 to 8 p.m.

Mary Shoupe

Other areas
SPARTANBURG, S.C. Mary Jackson Shoupe, 85, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at her home.Born May 14, 1927, in Hixson, she was the wife, for 61 years, of Robert L. "Bob" Shoupe and

Erika Smedsted

Hamilton county
Erika Elizabeth Smedstad, 34, passed away to the arms of the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Chattanooga.She was born to loving parents, Richard and Becky Smedstad, in Huntsville, Ala., on March 9, 1978.A

Kennedy Smith

Hamilton county
Kennedy Craig Smith, 41, of Chattanooga, left this earth for heaven, carried in the arms of his beloved Saints, on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. with his mother, brother, aunt and

Danny Sneed

Hamilton county
Danny Alan Sneed, 39, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Soddy-Daisy.

George Stephens

Tennessee
Jr.GRANDVIEW George Washington Stephens Jr., 77, passed away Monday afternoon, Dec. 17, 2012, at Memorial Hospital.Funeral services at 2 p.m. will be Thursday in the funeral home chapel with his son-in-law, Mr. David

Bob Stephens

Hamilton county
Bob Ray "Pookie" Stephens, 81, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, from a local healthcare center.He was a member of Bayside Baptist Church.Funeral service will be held at

Frank Thomas

Hamilton county
Jr.Frank Hunter "Bud" Thomas Jr., 81, of Ooltewah, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, following a lengthy illness.He was born Oct. 19, 1931 in Chattanooga to the late Elsie and Frank H. Thomas

Mary Warren

Georgia
Mary Walden Warren, wife of Harry C. Warren, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.Mrs. Warren, born June 22, 1920, and was married to the late Mr. Warren for over 65 years. She received her

Frederick Williamson

Hamilton county
IIIFrederick Carr Williamson III, 56, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in Nashville.Mr. Williamson was born and raised in Chattanooga before moving to Nashville, where he was a member of

Fay Wilson

Tennessee
DUNLAP Charles Fay Wilson, 88, of Daus community near Dunlap, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at NHC Healthcare Dunlap after a brief illness.Mr. Wilson was an Episcopalian and member of the Christ Church of

In MemoryJames Blanks

In memory
INMEMORYJAMES BLANKS (SHORTY)April 18, 1930-Dec. 19, 2000Twelve years ago today you left me, you are forever in my heart and on my mind. Gone but not forgotten. Wife, Martha Blanks

In MemoryDEANN HALL

In memory
INMEMORYDeann Hall SmithAug. 11, 1967 - Dec. 19, 1994Although youre not here in person, Youre definitely in everyones hearts.And the love that we share draws us closer,And one day we wont be apart.Sadly missed by

In MemoryHENRY SAND

In memory
INMEMORY.Sept. 2, 1951 - Dec. 19, 2011Truly missed byYour wife Cynthia, children Henry III, Tiffany, Alisha, Tara, Carlos, Family and Friends.
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