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Local Obits for Mon. Dec 24, 2012

Michael Arnold

ESTILLSPRINGS Michael Wayne Arnold, 55, passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.Visitation: 10-11 a.m. today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral: 11 a.m. today, at Moore-Cortner Chapel.Burial follows at Franklin Memorial Gardens . Moore-Cortner Funeral

Billie Baker

Hamilton county
Billie Marie Baker, 81, passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at a local healthcare facility. She was of the Church of God faith.She was preceded in death by her husband, William Baker.Survivors include her

Wilma Brazzell

ROSSVILLE Wilma Brazzell, 72, passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. She was a member of Abba's House and retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance and she enjoyed spending time with her family.Survivors include

Glenda Gass

Hamilton county
Glends Sue Skelf Gass, 61, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, .

Walter Hahn

RINGGOLD Walter "Wally" Hahn, 80, passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.He was a native of Chicago, Ill., but lived most of his life in Racine, Wis. He had lived in Doyle, Tenn., for

Dan Hamilton

CLEVELAND Dan Hamilton, 82, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012.Local arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated.

Charlotte Harbour

CROSSVILLE Charlotte Lee Harbour, 69, passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012.Graveside service: 11 a.m. today in the DeKalb Memorial Gardens.The family will receive friends after 9:30 a.m. today from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Arrangements

James Harlow

Hamilton county
, Jr.James Elmer Harlow, Jr, 89, of Soddy-Daisy passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. He was of the Presbyterian faith, and he was a WWII US Navy veteran. He was a retired electrician from

Frank Hartline

Hamilton county
Frank Hartline, 85, passed away Saturday Dec. 22, 2012 at a local hospital. He was born in Knoxville, Tenn., June 29, 1927, to Granville and Harriet Hartline, both whom predeceased him.He was

Patricia Higgins

Hamilton county
Patricia Higgins, 71, passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 at her residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Willie Hines

Hamilton county
, Sr. Willie R. Hines, Sr., "Sonny" 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at the Hospice Care Center. Burial: today at 10:30 a.m. in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Samuel Johnston

Hamilton county
Samuel Johnston, 94, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 at his residence.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, located at the end

James Lee

Hamilton county
James T. "Jim" Lee, 92, of Chattanooga and former owner of Lee Pharmacy, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012.Arrangements are pending and will be announced by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory,

Jimmy Morrison

Sr.PALMER Jimmy Bob Morrison Sr., 60, passed away at his home Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. He was born in Whitwell, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben Jr. and Jessie

Virginia Platt

WINCHESTER Virginia Platt, 86, passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. Funeral: 1:30 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Chapel with Bro. Walter Rayburn officiating. Burial will follow at Franklin Memorial Gardens. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st

Christine Reeves

Hamilton county
Christine Reeves, 62, passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 in a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

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.

Virginia Tucker

MENLO, Ga. Virginia B. Tucker, 80, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012.Funeral: today at 2 p.m. at Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.Interment: Ami Cemetery.Visitation: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Earle Rainwater Funeral

Millie Walden

Hamilton county
Millie Faye Walden, 77, passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 in Florida, where she had lived for many years.Survivors include a brother, James G. (Linda) Walden, of Hixson and several nieces and nephews.A graveside service

Paula Waller

TRENTON Paula Michelle Waller, 44, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 at her residence in Trenton, Ga. She attended Woodlawn Baptist Church.Surviving are son, Eddie Waller, Dalton, Ga.; fianc, Kenneth Raines, Trenton, Ga.Memorial services


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