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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 27, 2012



Mary Anderson

Hamilton county
Mary Katherine King Anderson, 91, of Chattanooga, and formerly of San Diego, Calif., died on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. The family will receive friends on Friday, Dec. 28, from 4 until 7 p.m. at

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

Carolyn Capehart

Tennessee
BIRCHWOOD Carolyn "Big Mama" Capehart, 95, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 in a Cleveland healthcare facility.A resident of Birchwood since 1959, she was formerly from East Chattanooga. She was a member of New

Judith Casteen

Georgia
RINGGOLD Judith Ann Johnson Casteen, 70, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. A resident of the Ringgold area for the past 7 years, she was previously of Bakersfield, Calif., and of the Lutheran faith.

Gaither Craig

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Gaither Lee Pope Craig, 80, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. She was a member of the LaFayette Church of Christ.Preceded in death by husband, Richard Craig; son, Arnold Craig; parents, Jim

Carolyn Davidson

Hamilton county
Carolyn Davidson, of Hixson, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace 877-3524.

Gladys Douglas

Hamilton county
Gladys Douglas, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Patsy Eubanks

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Patsy A. Eubanks, 75, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 at her residence.She was a native of Chattanooga Valley and had lived most of her life in Rossville. Patsy was employed

JW Forshee

Georgia
TRENTON John William (J.W.) Forshee, 83, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton GA.

Iola Goolsby

Hamilton county
Iola Goolsby, 108, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 in a local health care facility. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Thomas Hale

Tennessee
Jr.CROSSVILLE Thomas F. Hale Jr., 86, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. Funeral services: Saturday, Dec. 29, at 11 a.m. CST from the Chapel of Hood Funeral Home in Crossville, TN. Family will

Billy Hatfield

Hamilton county
Billy Joe Hatfield, 87, entered into eternal peace on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. A World War II Veteran awarded The Purple Heart and a union glazier before retirement. An active sportsman and member of the

Rebecca Herrin

Alabama
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. Rebecca Stone Herrin, passed away Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2012 at the age of 97. Born to Mary Lipscomb Stone and Stephen Stone, she was raised in New Market, Alabama, moved

Robert Irwin

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Robert "Cappy" Irwin, 91, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. Survivors: children, Bobbie Brinson, Lynn Alderman, and Mary (Roger) Gambill; sister, Beth Noak; 7 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.Funeral services are Noon Friday, Dec. 28, at

Randall Jackson

Hamilton county
Randall "Meathead" Jackson, 57, passed away on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 at his home in Falling Water, Tenn. He was a member of Falling Water Baptist Church.Randall was an electrical lineman and a 40-year member

Sally Jones

Tennessee
GUILD Sally Jane Jones, 53, passed away, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.She graduated from South Pittsburg High School in 1977 and was a homemaker.She was preceded in death by her parents, Ransom and Pauline Smith;

Marie King

Hamilton county
Marie H. King, 96, passed away on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at a local hospital. She was a member of the Orchard Park SDA Church. She served her family as a homemaker. Maries

Martha Leiper

Hamilton county
Martha Dudderar Leiper, of Signal Mountain, died on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. She was 87.The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, followed by a memorial service at 4 p.m. with

Anna Mason

Tennessee
RICEVILLE Anna Mae Moses Mason, 89, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 at her residence.Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, in the chapel. Burial in Little Tellico Baptist Church Cemetery.Visitation: 5-7 today at the

Mary Mason

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Mary Ruth Shields Mason, 86, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. She was born in LaFayette, Ga., to the late Lee and Amie Shields and was a member of Wallaceville Baptist Church where she
CHICKAMAUGA Paulene M. Jackson McGregor, 91, passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. She was a lifelong resident of Chickamauga and was a member of Chickamauga Presbyterian Church. Paulene retired from K-Mart after 15 years

LB McMillan

Hamilton county
L.B. "Red" McMillan, 91, of Ooltewah, passed away Monday Dec. 24, 2012. He has been a resident of the Chattanooga area for the past 67 years and was preceded in death by his wife of

Paul Mitchell

Hamilton county
Paul Rogers Mitchell, 88, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away peacefully Sunday night, Dec. 23, 2012 after a brief illness. Born Oct. 19, 1924, in Sylvester, Ga., he was the son of the late Julious C.

Cordell Norris

Hamilton county
Cordell Grier Norris, 67, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at a Riverdale, Georgia hospital.He was a former member of Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church. He retired from the United States

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

Jeanine Petersen

Hamilton county
Jeanine Ahrens Petersen, 83, of Signal Mountain and formerly of Oneonta, NY, passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 in a local healthcare facility. She was the widow of Donald A. Petersen. Survivors include

Edith Roberta

Hamilton county
Edith Hogan Hogan, 77, of Ooltewah, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com .

Tede Rogers

Tennessee
SOUTHPITTSBURG Virginia Elizabeth Fitz-Gerald Rogers, affectionately known as "Tede," 82, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 at Alexian Village in Signal Mountain.She was born on June 6, 1930, the sixth of the eight children of

Walter Russell

Georgia
, Jr.DECATUR Walter Sanders Russell, Jr., 86, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012.Visitation: today, 5-7 p.m. CT at Rudder Funeral Home, Stevenson, AL.Funeral service: Friday, Dec. 28, at 1 p.m. CT at the First United

William Schober

Hamilton county
William Scott Schober, 41, of Hixson passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 from complications from a motorcycle accident. He was a 1991 graduate of Hixson High School. He was preceded in death by his

Bill Smyth

Georgia
FLINTSTONE William E. "Bill" Smyth, 85, died, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 at his residence. He was born June 12, 1927 in St. Elmo, Tenn., to the late Robert Henry and Mary Georgia Ann

Jay Stiefel

Alabama
FYFFE Jay Hugh Stiefel, 76, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012.Funeral services: 2 p.m. today from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Rev. M.B. Bailey and Rev. James Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in

Peggy Summers

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Peggy Summers, 69, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012.Services will be held at the Keener Hill COG on Friday Dec. 28, 2012. Visitation is 4 p.m. today.Please share your thoughts online with

Millie Swafford

Hamilton county
Millie Judd Swafford, 79, of Falling Water, passed away early on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2012. Born in Big Springs, Tenn., she moved to Chattanooga in 1955. She was co-pastor of Falling Water

Floy Tomlin

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Floy Ree Kirk Tomlin, went to be with the Lord on Christmas morning, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. She was 97.Floy was a member of the Ridgview Baptist Church. She was

Edward Townsend

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Edward Edwin Townsend, 86, passed away on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at the Hospice Care Center in Chattanooga.Ed was born Sept. 1, 1926 in Towns County, Ga., and graduated Valedictorian from Towns County

Clayton Tucker

Georgia
RINGGOLD Clayton B. Tucker, 51, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 with his family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer. Clayton is preceded in death by his father Joseph Tucker.Clay

Mark Vandergriff

Hamilton county
Mark Edwin Vandergriff, 55, of Chattanooga passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012.There will be no services at this time. Arrangements are by locally owned and operated Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 8911 Dallas Hollow

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

Luther West

Alabama
GERALDINE Luther Wayne West, 77, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012.Funeral services: 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in Mt. Tabor cemetery.Family will receive friends

Aburner Wheelous

Hamilton county
Aburner Wheelous, 94, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 in an area hospital in Atlanta.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Jamie White

Tennessee
JASPER Jamie Nichole Pruitt White, 33, passed away, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012.She was employed as a CNA at the Bridge at South Pittsburg, Tennessee.She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Hubert and Ruby

James Williams

Hamilton county
James Williams, 86, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 at a local hospital.He was born in Coldwater Miss., on March 27, 1926 to Rev. and Mrs. Charlie Williams, the sixth of 11 children.

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

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