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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 26, 2012



Myrtle Albritton

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Myrtle Jean Albritton, 75, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012.Survivors husband: Duane Albritton; sons: Jeff and Carlin Stewart; daughter: Marie Sowrey.Funeral services: 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home. Visitation:

Kenneth Anderson

Hamilton county
Kenneth Anderson, 49, of Chattanooga passed on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 at his residence. He was born May 25, 1963.He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Lee Anderson.Survivors include eight children, Lakenya,

Cleve Armstrong

Hamilton county
Cleve Armstrong, 60, a resident of Red Bank, died on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012.Born in Jacksonville, Ill., he was a graduate of Hixson High School. A printer by trade, he was employed by National Printing

Betty Claud

Tennessee
ESTILLSPRINGS Betty Frances Coker Claud, 77, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. Funeral service: 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 27, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment: Cowan Montgomery Cemetery, Cowan, TN. Visitation: 5-8 p.m.

Patsy Eubanks

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Patsy Eubanks, 75, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 at her residence.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, Rossville.

TJ Garren

Tennessee
HARRIMAN TJ Van Garren, 30, died Sunday Dec. 23, 2012.Services: 2 p.m. today in the Chapel of Coulter-Garrison with Minister Jarade Sinclair officiating.Visitation: today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Interment: Spivey Cemetery, Dayton.Arrangements by

John Guffey

Hamilton county
John Dewayne Guffey, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012.He was born April 17, 1944 to Lawrence Edward Guffey Sr., and Mary Edith Guffey in Chattanooga. He retired from Astec, was of the

Hazel Hall

Alabama
MUSCLESHOALS, Ala. Hazel Janet Hall, 66, passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 at Shoals Hospital.Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, Burt Chapel-Fort Payne.Visitation: 5 to 9 p.m. today, Burt Chapel-Fort Payne.Burial: Little River Cemetery.Burt

LaKisha Hambrick

Hamilton county
LaKisha Hambrick, 36, passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Jerry Holland

Tennessee
DUNLAP Jerry Thomas Holland, 74, passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 in a local healthcare facility.Mr. Holland was preceded in death by his wife, Glenda Layne Holland; and parents, Garrett and Sallie Cooley Holland.Survivors

Ruben Johnston

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Ruben J. Johnston, 61, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012.Funeral: Thursday, Dec. 27, at 11 a.m. in Chapel ofEarle Rainwater Funeral Home.Entombment in Greenhills Memory Garden.Visitation: today 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.

Sam Johnston

Hamilton county
Sam "Poppy" Johnston, 94, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012.He was retired from Dixie Yarn and attended Mountain View Baptist Church. He enjoyed whittling, spending time with his family and he loved children.He

Martha Leiper

Hamilton county
Martha Dudderar Leiper, of Signal Mountain, died on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. She was 87.Martha was born in Chattanooga and spent her early childhood in San Mateo, Calif. She returned to Chattanooga with her

Colleen McCurdy

Hamilton county
Vivian "Colleen" McCurdy, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, in Simpsonville S.C.Colleen was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of Woodland Park Baptist Church.Colleen was preceded

LB McMillan

Hamilton county
L.B. "Red" McMillan, 91, of Ooltewah, passed away Monday Dec. 24, 2012. Arrangements will be announced by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.

Brennan Nowell

Hamilton county
Brennan Schuyler Nowell went to be with the lord on the Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, he will always live on in our hearts and prayers, locked forever in our minds as a smiling, blue eyed
FORT OGLETHORPE Shelia Kay Poindexter, 58, died on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Steve Camp officiating.Interment will follow in

Edward Sanders

Hamilton county
Edward B. Sanders, 72, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, after a long battle with cancer.He was a member of Ooltewah Church of God and was retired from DuPont after 37 years. He was a veteran

Helen Smith

Alabama
HUNTSVILLE Helen F. Smith, 89, formally of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away at 12:15 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. Helen was born in High Point, N.C., and lived most of her life in Chattanooga

Imogene Stout

Hamilton county
Imogene Parton Stout, a longtime Brainerd resident passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at the age of 91.Imogene was a graduate of Soddy-Daisy High class of 1939, and McKenzie Business Collage in Chattanooga. She

Regina Surles

Hamilton county
Regina Erskine Surles, 54, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 in Cartersville, Ga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Virginia Warren

Hamilton county
Virginia Haven Warren, 86, passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 after a lengthy illness.She was preceded in death by her parents Hershel and Orpha Haven; brothers Gerald, Robert and Kenneth Haven; and sister Opal Baker.Virginia

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, of

Josephine Willbanks

Hamilton county
Josephine (Josie) Willbanks, 81, of Birchwood/Chattanooga died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. Survivors: son, David Willbanks; brother, Wallace Wright; two nieces, Connie Goodner Hofstatter; and Jeanie Goodner Falkie.Funeral service: Thursday, at Noon at Ralph Buckner Funeral

Eva Winston

Hamilton county
Eva Anderson Winston, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012.She was preceded in death by her husband, George Finley Winston; her parents, Troy and Corinne Sims Anderson.Eva was a member of First

Helen Young

Hamilton county
Helen Fritts Young, 95, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in the afternoon after a lingering illness. She was a lifelong member of Union Fork Baptist Church and the last member

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INMEMORYShawn Sewell WashingtonSept. 18, 1981 - Dec. 26, 2005Today makes seven years that the Lord called you home, you are another flower in his garden. We love you.Sadly Missed By, Mom, Dad, Family and Friends

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BEULAH ELDRIDGEIn loving memory of Beulah Eldridge, who went to be with Jesus on December 26,1983.Sadly missed and loved by the entire Eldridge family
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