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Local Obits for Tue. Jan 10, 2012



Eugene Alleger

Hamilton county
Eugene Frederick Alleger, 67, Hixson, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012. Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Burks United Methodist Church, visitation one hour prior.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Eugene Alleger Benefit

Freida Andrews

Hamilton county
Freida Julie Andrews, 64, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012.She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, was of the Methodist faith and was

Jerry Burton

Hamilton county
Jerry Lee Burton, 69, of Decherd, Tenn., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, surrounded by his family.He was born in Chattanooga on Feb. 3, 1942.Jerry was predeceased in death by his father and mother,

J C

Georgia
J.C. CarterTRENTON James Charles "J.C." Carter, 87, passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012.He was retired from the U.S. Navy where he served as a pilot, he served on the ground crew for the

Robert Crawford

Tennessee
JASPER Robert L. Crawford Sr., 67, passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2012.He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam, and had worked as a pipe fitter.He was preceded in death by

Rebecca Davis

Hamilton county
Rebecca Roberts Davis, 75, of East Ridge, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, in a local health care facility.Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Minister Charles Cochran and

Jeanette Fletcher

Tennessee
CHRISTIANA Jeanette Fletcher, 64, passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012.Memorial service will be conducted Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 at 2 p.m. CST in the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home.

Alice Fraker

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Alice Arnold Fraker, 97, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012.Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester.Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11,

Maurine Gay

Alabama
SCOTTSBORO Maurine Gipson Gay, 103, died on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012.The funeral service will be at the First Baptist Church in Scottsboro on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 11 a.m. with Dr. Roy Hall officiating,

Mayme Hampton

Hamilton county
Mayme Hampton died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at age 98.Wife of the late A.H."Pete" Hampton, she is survived by daughters, Opie Lee Anderson (Mike), Mayme Kay Banasiak; grandsons, Jay Banasiak and Mark Banasiak (Rhonda); and

Coretha Harmon

Hamilton county
Coretha Harmon, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, in a local health care facility.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Leah Hendrix

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Leah Fugate Hendrix, 97, passed away Monday, Jan. 9, 2012.She was born to the late Walter and Virginia Morrison Fugate in Durham, Ga. on Feb. 5, 1914. Mrs. Hendrix was a retired seamstress

Melvin Hickman

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Melvin "Mutt" Hickman, 67, went home to be with the Lord surrounded by family and friends on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the South

Catherine Jordan

Hamilton county
Catherine Jordan, 77, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away January 5, 2012 in Arlington, Va.Local arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Enda Malcom

Hamilton county
Enda Malcom, 84, passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at a local health care facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Samuel May

Hamilton county
Samuel M. May, 74, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at a local hospital.He was a member of Dividing Ridge Church of God. He was the retired owner of M&M Concrete.He was

Ruby Morgan

Tennessee
CARTWRIGHT Ruby Morgan, 84, died Sunday afternoon, Jan. 8, 2012, surrounded by those who loved her.She was preceded in death by husband, Tim Morgan; and brother, William E. Tharp.She is survived by two

James Morrison

Alabama
FYFFE James " Jim" Morrison, 94, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center.Visitation 5-8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday at Rainsville Funeral Home with

Nick Nickens

Hamilton county
Charles A. "Nick" Nickens went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at the age of 93. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel.

Sara Oaks

Hamilton county
Sara Oaks, 78, of Hixson passed away Monday, Jan. 9, 2012.Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, Rossville.

James Porter

Alabama
PISGAH James Crawford Porter, 63, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2011, at his residence.Mr. Porter had worked at Revere Aluminum and Wheeling Metal before retiring.He was preceded in death by parents, Willie and Lillie Bell

Greg Poteet

Tennessee
CHARLESTON Gregory Alan Poteet, 49, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012.Survivors include wife, Kimberly Poteet; daughters, Savanah and Allie Rose Poteet; mother, Juanita Poteet.Services are 7 p.m. today at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.Visitation is 4-7

Edith Roberts

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Edith Putnam Roberts, 92, passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at her home near Pikeville.Born April 9, 1919, the daughter of Winnie Samuel and Gertrude Patton Putnam, she was preceded by her parents,

Jean Salling

Hamilton county
Jean Marie Salling, 74, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, in a local health care facility.Mrs. Salling was retired from the state of Tennessee with 18 years of service. She was a daughter of

Clara Smith

Alabama
MENTONE Clara Faye Smith, 79, passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2011, at her residence.Survivors: sons, Jerry and Timothy Smith; brothers, Tulane and Jimmy Frazier; grandsons; stepgranddaughter; great-granddaughter.www.burtfuneralhomes.com.Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Burt Chapel,

Mary Steakley

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Mary Ben "Bennye" Steakley passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Southern Tennessee Skilled Care.A memorial service will be held at The First Baptist Church in Winchester at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan.

Jeffrey Vance

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Jeffrey Vance, 47, passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012.Memorial service will be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 10 a.m. CST in the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home.

James Ward

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE James Harold Ward, 68, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2012.Survivors, wife, Virginia Ward, stepsons, Paul Daniel, Bobby Daniel, Gary Daniel; brother, Paul Ward Jr.; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.Funeral is 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan.

Sue Williams

Hamilton county
Sue M. Williams, 79, of East Ridge, passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at a local hospital. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the East Ridge Church of Christ Benevolent Fund at

In MemoryJERMICHAELJMIKE

In memory
RICHARDSONJan 10, 1988 - Nov 19, 2010Happy Birthday!May you rest in peace baby, mama loves you so much. Youve been so badly missed, young daddy. By friend and family. Happy birthday.Love always Mama Del-Keshia,

In MemoryDEAN GROSS

In memory
Jan. 10 1939-May 20, 2010HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HONEYIm one day closer to you and counting. I love you and miss you. Your wife, Ruth

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In memory
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