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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 03, 2012


Hamilton county
Sherman HolderWOODSTOCK Sherman D. Holder, 71, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at his residence.He was a native of Chattanooga and had retired from Smurfit Stone after many

Vesta Armstrong

ENGLEWOOD Vesta Marie Armstrong, 81, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012.Graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 at Mars Hill Cemetery.Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. today at

Joey Barry

JASPER Joseph "Joey" Lee Koullias Barry, 15, passed away, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012.Joey was a freshman at Marion County High School.He is survived by his father, Rich L. Barry; aunt, Terry (Fred) Gibbons; uncle,

Judy Biggs

Hamilton county
Judy Rebecca Biggs, 67, of Ooltewah went to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012.Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today in the Highway 58 Chapel of Turner Funeral Home with

Elizabeth Burns

TULLAHOMA Elizabeth Ann Peterson Burns, 50, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at Harton Regional Medical Center. Survivors include her daughter, Julianna (Dennis) Witmer, Tullaboma; grandchildren; a brother; nieces and nephews.Memorial services will be

Nell Connally

Hamilton county
Nell Krichbaum Connally, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, in a local health care facility.A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, she was the daughter of the late Bessie Polk and William Henry Krichbaum.

Harold Corbin

Hamilton county
Harold Corbin, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at his residence.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Jean Coy

Hamilton county
Jean Dunlap Coy, a longtime resident of Chattanooga, died on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, in St. George, Utah, at the age of 96.Born in Dayton, Tenn., Jean Coy was preceded in death by her cherished
TRION Robert Ellenburg, 87, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012.Survivors include son, Eugene (Peggy) Ellenburg; grandsons, Robert Ellenburg, Jeffrey Ellenburg; five great-grandchildren; thee great-great-grandchildren.Funeral is 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, at Mason Funeral Home.Visitation

Ovalee Glabe

Other areas
WIMAUMA, Fla. Ovalee Helton Glabe, 92, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012.Services will be 2 p.m. CST Saturday in the funeral home chapel.Burial in Dotson Cemetery.Visitation at 12:30 p.m. CST Saturday.Online condolences can be made

Roy Harris

RINGGOLD Roy L. Harris, 78, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at Parkridge Medical Center.Survivors include wife, Mary Oglesby Harris; son, Chuck (Debbie) Harris; grandchildren, Matt (Katie) Harris, Justin Harris and Jonathan Harris;

Charles Henry

FORT PAYNE Charles Henry, 84, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, in DeKalb Regional hospital.Family will receive freinds from 5 until 8 p.m. CSTtoday.In lieu of flowers, make donations to the First Baptist Church

Doris Hutchins

Hamilton county
Doris Faye Walker Hutchins, 62, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at a local health care facility. Doris attended Howard High School. She was employed at Memorial Hospital and was a member of New Hope

Mary Ivey

TULLAHOMA Mary Maude "Connie" Ivey, 83, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at her sons residence. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. CST today in the chapel of Tullahoma Funeral Home with the

Stephanie Jefferson

Hamilton county
Stephanie Ann Jefferson, 54, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at a local hospital.She was employed as a sitter with Dwight Ash Sitting Services.She was preceded in death by her mother, Doreen DAnthony.Survivors include

Danny Jinks

Danny Jinks Jr.RICEVILLE Danny Fuller Jinks Jr., 41, passed away Wednesday morning, Feb. 1, 2012, at his residence.Funeral 2 p.m. today chapel.Visitation noon-2 p.m. today at the funeral home.Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted

Percy King

Hamilton county
Percy "Toot" King 68, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, in a local Nursing Home.He was preceeded in death by his parents, Walter and Estella King; brothers, Matthew, James, Leo, Herman and William.He

Holly LeJune

DUNLAP Holly Wideman LeJeune passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at her residence.She was born Sept. 20, 1978, was 33, a native of Grundy County, Tenn. and a resident of Roseland, La.Holly is

Jeff Ligon

Hamilton county
Jeff Jackson Ligon, 44, died at his home on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. He was surrounded by his loving family, whom he cherished.Jeff was a sincere follower of Christ who left this world a better

Samora Lingo

Hamilton county
Samora Lingo, 1, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Joe Mashburn

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN Joe Mashburn, 79, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012.He was a retired truck driver whose handle was "Bald Eagle" (and wife "Lady Hawk") and drove a

Jacqueline McDuffie

Hamilton county
Jacqueline Anell Walker McDuffie, 70, of Chattanooga, passed on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012.She was the first born to Herschel Walker Sr. and Nellie Mae Jones Walker. As a child, Jacqueline attended St. James A.M.E. Church.

Joyce Miller

DAYTON Joyce Miller, 68, passed away Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012.Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Community Holiness Church in Morgantown.There will be no visitation at the funeral home.Arrangements are

Charles Nelson

SOUTH PITTSBURG Charles Daniel "Witsie" Nelson, 79, died in a local hospital on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012.The son of the late Isaac Dennis and Florence Pearl Nichols Nelson, he was a former employee of

Augustus Nicholson

Hamilton county
Augustus Reeves Nicholson, East Ridge, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012.Gus was born April 3, 1939, in Augusta, Ga., was a graduate of Chattanooga High School, proudly served his country in the United States Coast

William Payne

Hamilton county
William E. "Dub" Payne, 85, of Hixson, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012.Dub was born in Morgan County, Ala., and attended high school in Shelbyville, Tenn., where he played on the basketball team. He enlisted in

Elizabeth Pharr

Hamilton county
Elizabeth B. Pharr, 86, passed away Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at her residence surrounded by her family.She was preceded in death by her husband, William Pharr; parents, Roy and Lula Bennett; brothers, Frank and Junior

Elizabeth Pope

Hamilton county
Elizabeth Pope, 85, passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012.Elizabeth was a faithful member of New Monumental Baptist Church. She loved working and using her talents in the church for Gods glory. She was a loving

Charles Ray

Hamilton county
Charles Ray, 57, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Roy Repass

Hamilton county
Jr.Roy Repass Jr., 82, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, in a local hospital.Roy was retired from Dillard Smith Construction with 50 years of service, was a member of the I.B.E.W., and was of

Timothy Rudder

BRIDGEPORT Timothy Eugene Rudder, 62, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at Grandview Medical Center in Jasper, Tenn.The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 3, at the funeral home chapel. Interment

Ivan Smartt

Hamilton county
Ivan Smartt, 75, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Stella Thomas

ROME Stella Mae Thomas, 88, formerly of Summerville, Ga., died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2012.Funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.Burial in Trinity Cemetery.Visitation from noon until the service

Melba Tinney

ROME Melba Butler Tinney, 89, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012.Survivors include children, Phyllis (Ron) Dasher, Victor Tinney; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren;Funeral is 3 p.m. today, Feb. 3, 2012, at Mason Funeral Home, Summerville.Visitaiton

James Wilson

Hamilton county
James P. Wilson, 83, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, died peacefully on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 22, 2012, surrounded by his family.He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Milton and Kate Whittemore Wilson; and

Samuel Wilson

Hamilton county
Samuel A. "Bowbe" Wilson, 79, of Red Bank, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at Memorial North Park.He was a longtime resident of Rhea County, a veteran of the U.S. Army and was of the Baptist

Elizabeth Worley

WHITWELL Elizabeth Worley, 65, a loving wife and devoted mother, passed away Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Randall Worley; father, Jack McEntyre.Those left to cherish her memories


In memory
EUGENIA DUNCAN ELROD1923 - 2011Always loving; Always loved.Sadly missed by Richard and Jeanette, Russell and Claudia, and all other family members


In memory
Feb 3, 2011 - April 19, 2011Remembering my little angel on the first anniversary of your birth. Love forever Nana Myra Kelley


In memory
Its been a year ago today that we said our last good-bye. We look deep into your eyes as if you were to say, "dont cry for me. God has already made a way." You
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