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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 23, 2012



Lafayshia Appling

Hamilton county
Lafayshia Appling, 32, formerly of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 in Birmingham Ala. She was a 1998 graduate of Brainerd High School. Arrangements will be handled by Integrity Funeral Home in Birmingham.

Juanita Bledsoe

Hamilton county
Glenna Juanita Bledsoe, 83, of Chattanooga passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at her home. She was of the Baptist Faith.She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Bledsoe; son, Ronnie Bledsoe; parents,

Paulette Bohanan

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Paulette Bohanan, 66, passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Chapel with Rev. Jinks Partin officiating. Burial will follow at Cowan Montgomery Cemetery. Moore-Cortner Funeral

Shirley Bonner

Hamilton county
Shirley Ann Bonner, 55, passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors. 1724 McCallie Avenue. 423-265-4414

Leo Cantrell

Hamilton county
Leo Peyton Cantrell, 79, of Harrison passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 in a local hospital.Arrangements have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors 1724 McCallie Ave. 423-265-4414

Robert Cordell

Alabama
PINSON, Ala. Robert William Cordell (Bill to family, Bob to friends), 85, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, after he failed to recover from a bad fall in front of his home on

Claude Glenn

Hamilton county
Claude Glenn, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.Mr. Glenn was born and raised in McMinnville, Tenn. He enlisted in the US Army during World War II and retired later from

Walter Hahn

Georgia
RINGGOLD Walter "Wally" Hahn, 80, passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.comGraveside services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 27, at 1 p.m. at the Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park with the

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,

Willie Hines

Hamilton county
, Sr. Willie R. Hines, Sr., "Sonny" 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at the Hospice Care Center. Funeral: Today at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Brother

Dylan Hurley

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Dylan Wayne Hurley, 20, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Survivors: father, Raymar Joyner; adopted parents, Wayne and Julia Hurley; brothers, Ethan Brison, David Hurley; girlfriend, Stephanie Hampton; niece, Madyson Hurley. Services:

Pauline Johnson

Tennessee
GRUETLI-LAAGER Mrs. Pauline Sanders Johnson, 89, passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family. She was of the Holiness faith. She was born in Palmer on Aug.

Mildred Jones

Alabama
FORTPAYNE Mildred Troxtel Jones, 91, passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at Crowne Healthcare.Funeral: 1 p.m. today, Graveside at Walnut Grove Cemetery Rev. Ronald Berry officiating.Burial: Walnut Grove CemeteryBurt Funeral Home in charge of

Gertrude Lawson

Hamilton county
Gertrude Cornutt Lawson, went home to be with our Lord on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 peacefully in her sleep at her residence. Born Sept. 21, 1914, she was the wife of Earl Lawson

Nancy Leistner

Hamilton county
Nancy Ruth Leistner, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012.She is survived by her husband, Paul G. Leistner; sons, David Leistner and the Rev. Phillip Leistner, of Alabama and daughter, Judy Eaves of

Robert Love

Hamilton county
Robert L. Love, 72, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 in Harriman, Tenn.Funeral arrangements are pending and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors 1724 McCallie Ave

Martha McMahan

Hamilton county
Martha Wyatt McMahan, 96, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Mrs. McMahan was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Wyatt and was born and reared in Chickamauga, GA. She

Linda Millar

Tennessee
KNOXVILLE Linda Mae Millar, 53, passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center after a long battle with cancer.Linda was born March 27, 1959 in Newmarket, Ontario and grew

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

Shelva Patterson

Tennessee
ATHENS Shelva Jean Morgan Patterson, 76, passed away Thursday night, Dec. 20, 2012 at her residence.A celebration of Shelvas life will be announced at a later date.Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the

Charles Payne

Alabama
BRIDGEPORT Charles Lewis Payne, 91, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at his home.Lewis was the son of the late John Oscar and Delia Murray Payne born Aug. 2, 1921 in Bridgeport. He was a

Lesley Richards

Hamilton county
Lesley Earl Richards, 69, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, He was a member of the Lions and Optiman Clubs .He was a Veteran having served in the Army.Mr. Richards was

Blanche Sloan

Hamilton county
Blanche Imogene Sloan, 86, of Chattanooga, Tenn., died late Thursday evening, Dec. 20, 2012. She was a retired Trust Officer with SunTrust Bank after numerous years of service.She was preceded in death by her parents

Mary Smith

Hamilton county
Mary Meyer Smith, of Chattanooga, passed away at home with her family with her on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. She was 79 years old.Mary was born in Chattanooga and was a lifelong resident.

Mary Spencer

Hamilton county
Mary Ann Spencer, 81, passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at her residence.She joins her parents, Bart and Virginia Woods; her brother, Eddie Woods; her grandson, Payton Anderson; and nephew Jeff Woods in the presence

Lula Talley

Alabama
BRYANT Lula M. Talley, 95, died peacefully, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at Dade Health and Rehab.Funeral services: Noon EDT Monday, Dec. 24, in the Chapel of Moore Funeral Home. Burial: Old Baptist Cemetery.Visitation: today

Eula Teem

Hamilton county
Eula Teem, 94, of East Ridge, passed away on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 in a local hospital.Funeral services will be held today at 3 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Nephew Paul Moses officiating.Burial

Jackson Tirey

Hamilton county
Jackson Ellis Tirey, 84, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Martha Waller

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Martha L. Waller, 86, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 in local healthcare facility.She was a retired bookkeeper with the Tennessee Department of Children and Family Services in Hamilton County and was of

Eddie Waters

Hamilton county
Derral Edward Waters, 30, of Hixson passed away on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 in an area hospital. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Robbie Purser Simpson.Survivors include his parents, Dale and Carolyn Waters,

Daniel Wilcox

Tennessee
RELIANCE Daniel Riley Wilcox, 71, passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.Survivors wife, Bonnie Wilcox; children, Mike Wilcox, Raina Wilcox and Alexus Wilcox.Funeral: Monday, Dec. 24, at 2 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.

Leah Yagoda

Hamilton county
Leah G. Yagoda, 100, passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at her residence.She was a lifetime member of Hadassah and the Beth Shalom Sisterhood and Beth Shalom Synagogue, longtime supporter of Jewish Federation of Greater

In MemorySUSAN BERRY

In memory
Jan. 19, 1967 - Dec. 23, 2009Always loving you and missing you. Until we see you again.Matt, Rachel, Brody, Mom and Dad, Karen and Bo, Steve and Val, and the Girls.

In MemoryCEDRIC CRUM

In memory
INMEMORYMay 30, 1980 - Dec. 11, 2011Although we cannot see you,Youre with us every day.The love you gave us all in life, Death cannot take away.Sadly Missed By Your Family and Friends

In MemoryMARQUETT DIXON

In memory
INMEMORYMarquett Dixon DavisJuly 6, 1967 - Dec. 23, 2007Its Christmas season and you are not here. Mother, we love and miss you. Your Children, Marmar, Shakeria, Cortney, C.C. George and G.G

In MemoryMike Green

In memory
INMEMORYMIKE GREEN (2001) SHIRLEY GREEN (1998)Thanks for the memories you both left with us. We love you and miss you dearly.Melvyn Green Family

In MemoryMARY KITTY

In memory
MARY (KITTY) DAVISMay 1, 1956 - Dec 23, 2007We miss you now, our hearts are sore, as time goes by, we miss you more. Your loving smile, your gentle face, no one can fill your

In MemoryOTIS W

In memory
INMEMORYOTIS (OATSIE) W. ALLENMERRY CHRISTMAS!July 30, 1918 - Dec. 23, 1992Daddy, it has been 20 years since you passed from this earth. We still love and miss you every day. All our loveLisa, Dave, Matt,

In MemoryMother Willie

In memory
Smith who departed this life December 23, 1981. Precious memories, how they linger, how they ever flood my soul. In the stillness of the midnight, Precious Sacred Scenes unfold. Sadly
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