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Local Obits for Mon. Dec 31, 2012



Georgia Averitte

Hamilton county
Georgia Averitte, of Chattanooga died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.

Shirley Bonner

Hamilton county
Shirley Ann Bonner, 55, passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 in a local hospital.She was preceded in death by her parents, William Bonner and Carrie Taylor.She leaves to cherish her memory, son, Ace (Tomikka) Bonner;

Joseph Brandon

Hamilton county
Joseph M. Brandon, 82, formally of Chattanooga, passed on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 in Columbus, Oh., at home with his family at his side.He was born to Herschel and Estella Dixson Brandon, who preceded him

Louana Caldwell

Tennessee
GEORGETOWN Louana Caldwell, 90, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.Survivors: children, Norma Hodgson, Patsy Neeley, Delbert Caldwell, Sherry Stephens, and Donna Dunnaway.Services are 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, at Stanfield Baptist Church.Visitation: today at Ralph

Fred Cameron

Tennessee
HARRISON Fred D. Cameron, 71, went home to be with the Lord on Friday Dec. 28, 2012. Mr. Cameron was a Partner of East Tennessee Specialty Builders and he is survived by his loving

Hal Clements

Tennessee
ELDERMOUNTAIN Hal Fredric Sherman Clements, died on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. A memorial service will be held at St. Pauls Episcopal Church in January of 2013. The date and time of the service,

Margaret Cooper

Georgia
RINGGOLD Margaret Allene Cooper 81, went home to be with the Lord Saturday Dec. 29, 2012. She was a life long resident of Ringgold and was a charter member of the Zion Assembly

Janie Ervin

Hamilton county
Janie Mae Ervin, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 in the hospice care center. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Cathryn Graham

Georgia
RINGGOLD Nona Cathryn Gracy Graham, 94, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Mrs. Graham was a long time resident of Ringgold and an active member of Ringgold First

Michael Hall

Alabama
RAINSVILLE Michael Dewayne Hall, 38, passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at his residence.Funeral services are 10 a.m. today from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in the Town Creek Cemetery.

Caroline Hatfield

Hamilton county
Caroline McBrayer Hatfield, 69, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.Caroline attended Bledsoe County High School and graduated from Cardome Academy Private Girls School, Georgetown, Ky. She attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Rolf Hofbauer

Hamilton county
Rolf Hofbauer, 64, of Hixson, Tenn., passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 following a brief illness.An avid fisherman, Rolf was born in Bremen, Germany coming to the U.S. at the age of 6. A graduate

Gussie Manns

Hamilton county
Gussie Manns, 91 passed away on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Eva Owens

Georgia
LAFAYETTE Eva Dill Owens, 79, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012.Preceded in death by husband, Charles Owens.Survived by daughter, Debbie (Bill) George, of Lawrenceville; son, Dennis (Ann) Dill, of LaFayette; sister,

Eddie Parker

Georgia
RISINGFAWN Edward "Eddie" Scott Parker, a lifelong resident of Lookout Mountain, 48, passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. He enjoyed hunting, spending time with family and grandchildren.Preceded in death by his parents, Rick and

Mary Ramey

Hamilton county
Martha RameyMartha Ramey, 95, of Hixson, passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.Arrangements to be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 423-877-3524.

Rosie Reed

Hamilton county
Rosie Reed, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at her residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Virginia Richards

Hamilton county
Virginia Burns Richards, 85, of Chattanooga and longtime resident of Hixson, peacefully departed this life to enter her heavenly home Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Virginia was born on Feb. 16, 1927, in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Bruce Ritchey

Tennessee
, Jr.CLEVELAND Bruce Earl Ritchey, Jr. 77, passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 in a Chattanooga hospital.His family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at Fike Funeral Home.Survivors and complete

Howard Rollins

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Howard J. Rollins, 71, passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at his residence. He was formerly of Columbus, Ga., and a native of Alabama. He was preceded in death by his Parents, James

Warren Sales

Hamilton county
Warren Sales, 59, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Fred Scott

Hamilton county
Fred Scott, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 in the hospice care center. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
FYFFE Dorothy Nell Strickland, 68, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in Town Creek Cemetery.Visitation: 5:30 p.m.
ROSSVILLE Jacqueline Ann "Jackie" Williams, 49, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at her residence.Complete arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located at the

Pauline Williford

Hamilton county
Pauline Williford, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at a local health care facility. She was formerly the owner of Pauline's Beauty Salon for many years and was of the Baptist faith.She

Forrest Wilson

Hamilton county
Forrest Wilson, 92, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at her residence in Kensinton, Ga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

In MemoryELIZABETH C

In memory
"TRIGG"Sept. 23, 1925 - Dec. 31, 1994"Great is Thy Faithfulness"Moma, today signifies eighteen years since you went on to a Better Place. When we think of you, oh so often, we remember your kind ways

In MemoryBOBBY FERLO

In memory
BOBBY (FERLO) HAYES JR.May 6, 1960 - Dec 31, 2010Its been two years since you have been gone. Not a day goes by that we dont miss you. We love you.Sadly missed and forever
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