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Local Obits for Sun. Mar 11, 2012



Mary Alice

Hamilton county
Mary Alice Peters, 95, of Alexian Village, Signal Mountain, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, March 8, 2012.She was born in Moss Point, Miss. on Sept. 1, 1916.

Earlene Baker

Hamilton county
Earlene Roshell Baker, 60, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, March 5, 2012, at her daughter's residence. She was a former Human Services Foster Grandparent. She was preceded in death by her parents, Simon
LaFAYETTE Ronald Dean Berneburg, 55, died Friday, March 9, 2012.Survived by wife, Rose Ann Berneburg; son, Edward George Berneburg, of Chattanooga; sisters, Marlene Rosenberger, of Marietta, Ga., and Patty Nordengreen, of Coronado, Calif.; brothers,

Russell Betts

Hamilton county
Jr.Lt. Col. Russell Wood Betts Jr., U.S.A.F., Retired, 93, of Midland, Texas, died peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012.Russell was born April 30, 1918, in Memphis. He was the eldest son of Russell Wood Betts

Daniel Brock

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Daniel Adrian Brock, 61, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 8, 2012, in his sleep.Adrian was born July 18, 1950, in LaFayette, Ga.He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Roy "Abe"

Irene Bryant

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Mrs. Irene Hunter Bryant, died Friday, March 9, 2012.Funeral: 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at the Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.Interment: Summerville Cemetery.Arrangements by Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.

Dr Charles

Hamilton county
onDr. Charles Richardson, 75, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012.He was born in Lawrence County, Tenn. A graduate of UT Knoxville, UT College of Medicine, Memphis. He was a Fellow of

Bill Coffee

Hamilton county
William "Bill" Frank Coffee, of Chattanooga, passed away to be with the Lord Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Memorial Hospital after a long and courageous battle of illnesses. He was a beloved husband, father,

Gene Cox

Hamilton county
Lloyd Gene Cox, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2012. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Genes name to the Jordan Thomas Foundation, P.O. Box 22764, Chattanooga, TN 37422.

Eddie Davidson

Hamilton county
Eddie Davidson, longtime sports writer and columnist for the Chattanooga Times died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. He was 82.He joined the Times in 1954 and retired in 1994. As a reporter, he wrote mainly about

Elizabeth Davis

Georgia
FLINTSTONE Elizabeth Forester Davis, 85, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2012. She was a homemaker and member of Chattanooga Valley Nazarene Church, Flintstone, Ga. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred

Wiley Dixon

Hamilton county
Wiley Duane Dixon, 69, of East Ridge, died Thursday, March 8, 2012.He was a member of Ridgeview Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Navy.He was predeceased by parents, Duane and Betty Dixon and sister,

Kerry Dolberry

Hamilton county
Kerry C. Dolberry, 60, aka "New York" passed away on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at a local hospital.He was born in Bronx, N.Y., to the late Beatrice Alexander and Lela and Willie Dolberry.

Quillian Dowdy

Hamilton county
Quillian Dowdy, 84, a resident of Crown Point, Ind., and previously from Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.He was born on Oct. 19, 1927, in Arnoldsville, Ga., the son of Pledger Daniel

Leroy Evans

Tennessee
TULLAHOMA Mr. Leroy Evans, 77, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2012.Visitation: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday at the Tullahoma Funeral Home.Services: 2 p.m. Monday in the Tullahoma Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Smith

Sylvia FinleyHill

Other areas
Sylvia J. Finley-Hill of Philadelphia, Pa., passed away Friday, March 9, 2012, at home.She was born Oct. 18, 1949 in Vallejo, Calif., the youngest of three siblings. Sylvia accepted the Lord into her life

Cloia Gearrin

Georgia
TRENTON Cloia Mae Gearrin, 86, passed away, Saturday, March 10, 2012. She was a homemaker and Avon Sales lady and member of Friendship Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her parents, Stephen and

Mary Hale

Hamilton county
Mary (Darcina) Hale, 89, of Chattanooga died Friday, March 9, 2012, in a local hospital.A native of Akron, Ohio, Mrs. Hale was a member of the Chattanooga Seventh-day Adventist Church. She was preceded

Don Jennings

Other areas
RICHMOND, Ky. Mr. Don Hamilton Jennings, died Thursday, March 8, 2012, in Richmond.Memorial Service was at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.Visitation was at 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Betty Jo

Georgia
BLAIRSVILLE Mrs. Betty Jo Meek, 85, formerly of Summerville, Ga., passed away Friday, March 9, 2012.Services: 3p.m. today, March 11, 2012, at Pennville First Baptist Church. Interment: Greenhill Memorial Gardens.Mountain View Funeral Home of

Robert Johnson

Georgia
DALTON Robert Lee Johnson Sr., 48, passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2012, at his residence.He was a longtime resident of Arlington, Texas, but he has lived in Chattanooga area for the past

Susan Johnson

Hamilton county
Susan Johnson died Wednesday, March 7, 2012.Preceded in death by parents, Jane and Aubrey Wilson.Survived by children, Bryan, Lisa Johnson and Paula Beesaw; granddaughter; five grandsons; and many other family members.Memorial service 2:30 p.m.

Kathryn Jones

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Kathryn Joyce Jones, passed from this life into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, March 10, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family. She longed to be reunited with her husband

Edith Klimp

Tennessee
PALMER Mrs. Edith P. Klimp, 81, of Rossville, Ga., went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday March 10, 2012. She was a member of the Crossing Church in Chattanooga.

Walter Lewis

Georgia
ATLANTA Walter W. Lewis, 80, departed this life on Thursday, March 1, 2012.He was in the U.S. Army and served in the 101st Airborne, Fort Campbell, Ky. He was an airborne trooper, Master Jump
LaFAYETTE Robert "Bobby" Massengale, 61, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2012, in a local hospital.Bobby was a native and lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and north Georgia area and was preceded in death

John McDowell

Hamilton county
John "Dick" McDowell passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 8, 2012, in Blacksburg, Va.He was born on Aug. 27, 1927, in Chattanooga, to J.H. "Mac" and Ethel Johnston McDowell. He served in the

Kathy McKinney

Georgia
RINGGOLD Kathy Lynne McKinney, 49, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, March 9, 2012. She was born in Rossville, Ga., to the late, Norman Eugene and Joyce Marie

Margaret McMahon

Hamilton county
Margaret Anne McMahon, 81, of East Ridge, passed away on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, with family and friends by her side. She was a long time resident of East Ridge and a member of

Grover Mills

Hamilton county
Grover Thomas Mills, 91, of Chattanooga passed away Friday, March 9, 2012, at his home. He was a member of Mountain Creek Church of Christ and was retired from Wheeland Foundry after 40

Janna Morgan

Hamilton county
Janna Lea Morgan, 65, of McDonald, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 9, 2012.She was born in Boyds Creek, Tenn., daughter of the late Melvin Malcolm McHenry Allen and Cecilia Cordelia

Nancy Newman

Hamilton county
Nancy Marie Newman, 68, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2012, after a brief struggle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed Jacks and Minnie Jacks; brothers, Lawrence

Janice Prince

Hamilton county
Janice Kay Prince, 76, of East Ridge, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012. She was born May 14, 1935, in Sherwood, Tenn., the daughter of the late Curtis C. and Lola Garner Prince.She was a graduate

Karen RatchfordGran

Hamilton county
tKaren S. Ratchford-Grant, 58, went home to be with her Savior and Lord on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Sertel RatchfordShe is survived by her husband, Kenneth

Franklin Roberson

Hamilton county
Franklin Lee Roberson, 78, of Ooltewah, passed away Friday, March 9, 2012, at a local hospital.He was the son of the late Carl and Ruth Roberson and was preceded in death by his guardians, Pearl

Mary Rogers

Hamilton county
Mary Ann Parson Rogers, 54, Apison, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, March 7 2012, at her home.She was a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church and was a 1975 graduate of Rossville High School. Mrs. Rogers

Lanelle Russell

Georgia
ACWORTH Lanelle Laher Russell, 89, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 10, 2012. She was a resident of Rossville for more than 38 years, from 1968-2006. Lanelle was the

Mary Scott

Hamilton county
Mary Lee Wilbanks Scott, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, March 9, 2012, after an extended illness. She was a member of Brainerd Baptist Church and a graduate of Central High School Class

Charles Scruggs

Georgia
RINGGOLD Charles Edward Scruggs Sr., 84, died Friday, March 9, 2012, at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area.and was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy having served

Stephen Skrivan

Hamilton county
Stephen Skrivan passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2012.He was born July 27, 1925, in Medlovice Moravia Czechoslovakia. His mother was Hedvicka Nemcov Skrivanova. His father was Frantiek Skrivan.To forever cherish his memory, survivors include

Joe Sliger

Hamilton county
Joe Sliger, 64, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, March 8, 2012. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Joe attended Red Bank High and Baylor School and was a Tennessee National Guard veteran. Always an entrepreneur,

Marie Speer

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Mrs. Marie Speer, 57, died Thursday, March 8, 2012.Funeral was at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.Interment in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.Visitation was from 1-3 on Saturday.Arrangements

Vernon Stokes

Hamilton county
Vernon Douglas Stokes, of Harrison, passed away at home on Thursday, March 8, 2012, after a lengthy illness. He was born September 1, 1963.Survivors include parents, Roy Delmas and Mattie Ruth Stokes; brother, Edward Lavone

Lloyd Taylor

Tennessee
JASPER James Walter Lloyd Taylor, 92, died at his home on Friday, March 9, 2012.Son of the late Charles Steadman and Anna Belle Helton Taylor, he was a graduate of Clinton High School in

Boyd Veal

Hamilton county
Boyd H. Veal, 81, retired Signal Mountain Police Chief, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2012, after a long illness.Boyd was born May 19, 1930, in Henegar, Ala. He served the community of Signal Mountain for

In MemoryJesse Compton

In memory
Jesse Myles ComptonOct. 13, 1992-Mar. 9, 2011We love and miss you and think about you every day. Love, Mom, Dad, and your brother, Cameron

In MemoryMR J

In memory
Feb 5, 1929 - March 11, 2010Sleep on our dear husband and father. We love you so much.Your wife, Hazel and children.

In MemoryDEWAYNE JABISKY

In memory
March 12, 1962 - Jan 27, 2010Happy Fiftieth Birthday!You left us much too soon and I miss you every day. Hardly a day goes by that I dont think of you and wish we could

In MemoryPOLLY JOHNSON

In memory
March 11, 1965 - June 6, 2007Missing you today and always.Love you,Mom, Dad, Cheryl, Brenda, and Johnny

In MemoryJAMES M

In memory
Sunrise: Dec. 18, 1937 -Sunset: Mar. 11, 2011One of Those DaysIt only felt like a day ago that I said, "Hi", but also in that same day I said, "Goodbye". Sometimes I dream about it

In MemoryRobert Richmond

In memory
Mar. 11, 1958- July 16, 2011Missed and loved by Mom, Christy, Dusty, Frances, Tim, and Family.

In MemoryKassadi TaShawn

In memory
ctorHappy second birthday Kassadi TaShawn Proctor!On this day March 11, 2010, two years ago an Angel was born and soon after, God called you Home. Although youre sadly missed but not forgotten, you will always
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