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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 28, 2012


FYFFE Tasha Nicole Carter, 34, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at her residence.Family will accept friends today from 4-8 p.m.Funeral: Saturday, Dec. 29, at 2 p.m. at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Arrangements entrusted

Mary Anderson

Hamilton county
Mary Katherine King Anderson, 91, of Chattanooga, and formerly of San Diego, Calif., died on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.Mrs. Anderson was born in Chattanooga on Dec. 19, 1921; she was the daughter of the late

Carol Armstrong

Hamilton county
Carol W. Armstrong of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Marion Wilkinson.She was a member of East Brainerd

Maude Baker

WINCHESTER Maude Baker, 94, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. Funeral services are 1 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Chapel.Burial will follow at Franklin Memorial Gardens. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave NW, Winchester, TN

Jess Barclay

Hamilton county
, Jr.James Jess Barclay, Jr., 86, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 in a local healthcare facility. He was born, April 16, 1926 in Fannin County, Ga., to the late Abbey Faye and

Christopher Beers

Hamilton county
Christopher Scott Beers passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012 in Chattanooga. He was born on July 25, 1988 in Takoma Park, Md. He graduated from Beltsville Adventist Elementary School in Beltsville, Md.; Shenandoah Valley Academy

Hoyt Benefield

RAINSVILLE Hoyt Benefield, 85, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.Funeral services: Noon today from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Nazareth (Warren Graveyard) Cemetery. Rev. Rogers Watkins and Rev. Roger Graham

Joshua Bishop

Other areas
CHAPELHILL, N.C. Joshua Heath Bishop went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 after an extended illness.He was a native of Kingsport but had lived in Troutman, N.C., for the last

Lola Blevins

MOUNT JULIET Miss Lola Mae Blevins, 85, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 in a Mt. Juliet healthcare center.The daughter of the late William Arthur and Edna Mae Thomas Blevins, she was a former resident

Tina Brickley

ROSSVILLE Tina Brickley, 42, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, in the funeral home chapel.Interment in Crest Lawn Cemetery.The family will

Dustin Burnette

Hamilton county
Dustin "Dusty" Burnette, 32, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 404 S. Moore Road.

Judith Casteen

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.

Patricia Cavin

RINGGOLD Patricia Ann Hodge Cavin, 57, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 at her residence. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, she was a former employee of Choo Choo Customs where she

Benjamin Cofer

Hamilton county
Benjamin "Ben" Cofer, 76, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 at his home.The family will have a memorial service on Saturday, Dec. 29, at 2 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene, 5455 N. Terrace.Arrangements

Patricia Croft

CLEVELAND Patricia B. Croft, 83, passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 in a local hospital. Her joys in life were spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved traveling with her husband

Carolyn Davidson

Hamilton county
Carolyn Davidson, 71, of Hixson died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. The daughter of the late Barney and Cora Clayton, she was a graduate of Chattanooga High School. A graduate of UTC with a

Betty Donaldson

Hamilton county
Betty Blevins Donaldson, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. She was born Feb. 12, 1936 to the late James M. and Minnie W. Blevins of Moulton, Ala. She was a loving and

Mildred Easterly

CLEVELAND Mildred Easterly, 92, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.Survivors: children, Jack Easterly, Phyllis Callaway, Jane Easterly and Robert Easterly, Jr.; 8 grandchildren; and 8 great-great-grandchildren.Funeral services: 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, at First Baptist.Visitation:

Patsy Eubanks

ROSSVILLE Patsy A. Eubanks, 75, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 at her residence.Funeral services will be held today at 2:30 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Rev. Mike Gregg officiating. Burial

Jewell Green

STEVENSON Jewell "Judy" Baker Green, 79, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. Visitation: today 5-8 p.m. CT at Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson, AL. The funeral will be Saturday, Dec. 29, at 2 p.m.

Billie Gregory

Hamilton county
Billie Gregory, 79, of Chattanooga went to Heaven Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. A resident of Chattanooga most of her life, she was a retired special education teacher, having taught in the Chattanooga and Memphis Public

Billy Hatfield

Hamilton county
Billy Joe Hatfield, 87, entered into eternal peace on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Williamson and Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Carl Hunsucker officiating.Memorial contributions to

Sarah Hayes

COOKEVILLE Sarah Blanche Hayes, 97, died on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 at Bethesda Health & Rehab Care Center in Cookeville, Tenn.She was born Thursday, Nov. 18, 1915 in Clarksville, Tenn., daughter of the late

Rebecca Herrin

Hamilton county
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 to New Hope,

Edith Hogan

Hamilton county
Edith "Bert" Hogan, 77, of Ooltewah, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012.She was predeceased by her husband, Johnny Hogan; and son, Pete Hogan.She is survived by two sons, Ralph Hogan and Tim Hogan.A memorial service

Santiaze Hughes

Hamilton county
, Sr.Santiaze Hughes, Sr., 37, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 along with his wife, LaTara Hughes.He was a graduate of Brainerd High School and was employed by Pilgrim's Pride. He was preceded

LaTara Hughes

Hamilton county
LaTara Mechelle Brown-Hughes, 33, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 along with her husband, Santiaze Hughes, Sr. She was formerly employed by Pilgrim's Pride. She was a member of Nazarene Missionary Baptist

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

Evelyn Jarnagin

CHICKAMAUGA Evelyn "Joyce" McGregor Jarnagin, 79, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. She was a resident of Chickamauga for the past 39 years, and was a member of Carpenters Cowboy Church, Chattanooga.

Terry Jenkins

ROSSVILLE Terry Wayne Jenkins, 57, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, in a local hospital. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Jenkins was

Sam Johnston

Hamilton county
Sam "Poppy" Johnston, 94, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012.Funeral services will be held today at 1 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Pastor Charles Poteat officiating. Burial will follow at

Leonard Layne

DUNLAP Leonard "Cotton" Eblen Layne, 86, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 in a local healthcare facility. He was of the Church of Christ faith.Mr. Layne was preceded in death by his wife, Mable

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. today, Dec. 28, followed by a memorial service at 4 p.m. with Reverend

Dewey Manning

Hamilton county
Dewey Manning, 91, of East Ridge and faithful member of Greenslake Road Church of Christ, peacefully passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012.He attended Chattanooga High School and served honorably in the U.S. Navy during the

Richard Martin

ATHENS Richard Thomas "Dick" Martin, 84, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.Graveside services: Saturday, Dec. 29, at 11 a.m.Family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. today at funeral home.Ziegler Funeral Home has been

Cordell Norris

Hamilton county
Cordell Grier Norris, 67, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at a Riverdale, Georgia hospital. Funeral: Today at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Chaplain Kimberly

Dewey Owens

FYFFE Dewey C. Owens, 84, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at his residence. Funeral services: today at 2 p.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Kirk Memorial Gardens with Rainsville Funeral

Raymond Parker

BRIDGEPORT Raymond Ray Parker, 78, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at his home.Raymond was the son of the late Paris Benton and Mary Lee Reno Parker born Jan. 3, 1934 in Scottsboro, Ala. He

Robin Powell

ROSSVILLE Robin Dewayne Powell, 46, died Sunday Dec. 23, 2012.He was preceded in death by his step-father, Clifford Lee Dillard.Survivors include his sons, Brandon Lee Powell, Mathew Robin Powell; mother, Joan Dillard; father, Burl

Molly Ragan

SUMMERVILLE Molly Inez Ragan, 78, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.Survivors are children, Daryl Ragan, Michael Ragan, Glenda Greene, Tracey Perkins; brother, James Stricklin; sister, Shirley Willingham; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.Funeral is 1 p.m. Saturday,

Tede Rogers

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

Tula Ross

JASPER Miss Tula Mae Ross, 91, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 in a Chattanooga healthcare center.The daughter of the late Genious Hoyle and Berniece Long Ross, she was a lifelong resident of Marion County

Sarah Schenck

Hamilton county
Sarah Beth Schenck, 65, of Red Bank, passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. Arrangements are by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace 877-3524.

Bill Smyth

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

Millie Swafford

Hamilton county
Millie Judd Swafford, 79, of Falling Water, passed away early on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2012. Services will be held today, at 12:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at National

David Tatum

COWAN David B. (Ben) Tatum, 90, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. He served in the Army Air Corps in WWII and was an electrician at AEDC. Preceding him in death were

Mary Weaver

Hamilton county
Mary Ella Jenkins Lee Weaver, 92, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 at Parkridge Hospital. She worked at the Lunch Counter at the Volunteer Building for many years. She was a faithful
nTRENTON Charlene Wetherington, 53, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.Survivors include staff and caregivers at Dade Health and Rehab.No services will be held.Please share your thoughts and memories at www.moorefuneralhometrenton.comArrangements by Moore Funeral Home,

Robert Williams

SUMMERVILLE Robert Dewey Williams, 92, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012.Survivors: son, Kenneth Williams; grandsons, Keith Williams, Kelly Williams; 5 great-grandchildren.Graveside service is 1:30 p.m. today at Williams Cemetery.Visitation is noon until 1 p.m. today


In memory
INMEMORYALFRED(RED) GUERINNOV. 15, 1928 -DEC. 28, 2010To our wonderful brother;Today is a sad one for us. Two years ago you passed away and left all of us with a loss so great that its

In MemoryJeffery Johnson

In memory
Of Our Family, Jeffrey Lynn Johnson Jr., Latanya Mashay Tremble, Gracie Virginia Johnson, Alice Viola Eveans, James R. Eveans, Willie Brown, Lena Brown, Georgia Long BrownMerry Christmas, we love and miss you all.


In memory
INMEMORYJuly 3, 1939 - Dec. 28, 2007In Loving MemoryFive years ago God took you away, Still I think of you every day. You were gone so fast, in the blink of an eye, No time

In MemoryTanecia Reed

In memory
TANECIA N. REEDDec. 28, 1979 - Oct. 1, 2011Happy Birthday,To our loving daughter,We miss you and we love you. Love, Mama, Daddy, and Little William


In memory
INMEMORYWorth Spiva And Ovalene SpivaMarried Dec. 28, 1941Remembering You AlwaysLove, Linda
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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries following a crash last month in rural Nevada.
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