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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 21, 2012

Kenneth Anderson

Hamilton county
Kenneth Anderson, 49, passed away on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 in Chattanooga, Tenn.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Patricia Armstrong

Hamilton county
Patricia Ann Goldthreat Armstrong, 53, passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 in a Huntsville Hospital. She was a graduate and president of the Riverside Class of 1977.She is survived by a loving son Jamarrion Goldthreat,

Fred Brewer

Jr.FORT OGLETHORPE Fred B. Brewer Jr., died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 in a local hospital. He was a longtime resident of Fort Oglethorpe and was retired from W. R. Grace Company as the

Eunice Brooks

Hamilton county
Eunice Brooks, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Our mother and G-mother was born on Dec. 12, 1929 to the late Hettie Maddox and J. B. Jones in Camp Hill,

Hilary Brown

Hamilton county
Jr.Hilary "Doug" Brown Jr., 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. He retired from DuPont and was a veteran of WWII serving in the Navy. Doug was a 50 year member

Harvey Cagle

ROSSVILLE Harvey Gene Cagle passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 at NHC Nursing Home in Rossville.Condolences may be sent to services will be held today at 10:30 a.m. at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

Robert Capps

Hamilton county
Bob Capps, 81, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at his home.Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.comMemorial services will be held today at noon at the McFarland United Methodist Church 101 E.

Mary Dodson

SPRINGCITY Mrs. Mary Ilene Monday Dodson, 79, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at the Rhea Medical Center in Dayton, Tenn. She was born Feb. 6, 1933 in Rhea County, Tenn., to Dave Abraham

Garren Flippo

Hamilton county
Garren Wayne Flippo, 24, of Soddy-Daisy, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. He was born April 24, 1988 in Chattanooga to Gary Flippo and Lisa Denton.Garren graduated from Sequoyah High School in Soddy-Daisy and had been

Irene Griffin

DUTTON Irene Warren Griffin, 94, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012.Funeral services: Saturday, Dec. 22, at 11 a.m. from Chaney's Chapel Methodist Church in Dutton, AL. Burial will follow in Chaney's Chapel Cemetery with Rainsville

Clyde Gwin

Other areas
ROANOKE Clyde E. Gwin, 94 died peacefully at home on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.He was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., Aug. 24, 1918.Clyde was raised and educated in Chattanooga and married Wilma Culpepper on Sept.

Clara Harris

LAKEVIEW Clara Lucille Lusk Harris, 91, passed peacefully at her residence surrounded by family Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.She was a lifelong resident of Lakeview. Mrs. Harris was a member of Lakeview First Baptist Church

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,

Phil Hix

TRION Phil Hix, 66, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Survivors: wife, Teresa Hix; daughter, Heather Robinson; step-son, Terry Hughes; brother, George Hix; sisters, Katherine Humphrey, Freida Parker; 5 grandchildren. Services: Saturday, Dec. 22, at

Jessy Johnson

RINGGOLD Jessy James "J.J." Johnson, 79, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas. Mr. Johnson had been a member

James Keltch

Hamilton county
James D. "Shorty" Keltch, 82, of Soddy-Daisy passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at a local health care facility. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Ford Keltch; son, Ray Keltch; parents, David

Edna Kinsey

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

Muriel March

Hamilton county
Muriel Wright March, 91, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. A native of Trion, Ga., she was a long-time resident of Red Bank, where she and her late husband, William March, were active members

Anne Merritt

ROSSVILLE Teresa Anne McBroom Merritt, 57, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at her residence. Condolences may be sent to services will be held today at 3:30 p.m. in the South Crest

Dorothy Nash

RINGGOLD Dorothy Nash, 79, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in a local health care facility. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

Evelyn Nye

Hamilton county
Evelyn Green Payne Nye, of Chattanooga, passed away at home on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. She was 84 years old.Evelyn was born in Chattanooga on Dec. 21, 1927, to the late F. Harry and

Thilbert Petty

Hamilton county
Thilbert "T-bird" Petty, 52, was called home to be with the Lord on Dec. 12, 2012. He was born Sept. 2, 1960. He was a member of the House of God Church. He

Johnny Phillips

FORTPAYNE Johnny R. Phillips "J.I.", 79, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at DeKalb Regional Hospital.Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with burial at Liberty - Painter.Arrangements

James Randolph

Jr.,ROSSVILLE James Melvin Randolph Jr., 70, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. He was born to the late James Melvin Randolph Sr. and Lillie Mae Parham Jones in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Nov. 23,

Samuel Rawlston

WHITWELL Samuel Lamar Rawlston, 87, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at the Terrace at Mountain Creek in Chattanooga. He was born Sept. 12, 1925, in Hamilton County. He

Jonas Ray

GRANDVIEW Jonas Ray, 79, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012.He is survived by his son Dwight Ray and his stepdaughter Cathy Dhuivetter, both of Grandview; one brother; seven sisters; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.There will

Robert Rishton

DUNLAP Robert "Bob" Rishton, 86, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.Memorial services will be at 3:30 p.m. EST Saturday, Dec. 22, at Kingdom Hall, 7271 Tyner Road, Chattanooga.Online condolences can be made at by

Betty Satterwhite

Hamilton county
Betty Lee Satterwhite, 79, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Irv Sherman

Hamilton county
Irving "Irv" Sherman, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.He was a loving father, husband and friend to all he met. With an always available smile and an engaging sense of humor, he

Lula Taylor

Hamilton county
Lula Bolton Taylor, 90, of Red Bank, passed away at her house, Thursday morning, Dec. 20, 2012. Lula was the wife of the late Robert O. Taylor.She was preceded in death by her sisters, Katie

Maurice Thomas

Hamilton county
Maurice Allen Thomas, 49, passed away on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in Chattanooga.Maurice excelled in sports particularity basketball at Ooltewah High School in Chattanooga nicked named, "Sky" by his peers to denote the highs he

Shannon Thurman

NIOTA Shannon Vernice Phillips Thurman, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012.Funeral: 8 p.m. today in the chapel.Burial: Noon Saturday, in Rogers Creek Cemetery.Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. today at funeral home.Ziegler Funeral Home has

Donald West

COLLEGEDALE Donald Leroy West, 90, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 in a local healthcare center.Born Feb. 7, 1922 in Sanford, Fla., Don was a longtime resident of Collegedale where he graduated from Southern

James Williams

Hamilton county
James Williams, 86, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Fay Wilson

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

Marie Wood

Hamilton county
Marie Dyke Wood, 100, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.She was a member of Soddy United Methodist Church and a member of the Eastern Star Mayflower Chapter No. 430. Ms. Wood retired from

In MemoryMoses Mitchell

In memory
Mr. Moses E. MitchellSunrise: July 8, 1928Sunset: December 21, 2000Dad, we miss your smiling face, and words of wisdom. Gone, but not forgotten. Sadly missed by the Americus, Pecola, Teresa, Levena, Denise and Mollie
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