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Local Obits for Mon. Mar 26, 2012

Armen Abernathy

Hamilton county
Armen Abernathy, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, March 24, 2012. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace.

Edward Anderton

BRYANT Edward "Eddie" Anderton, 59, died Saturday, March 24, 2012 at his residence.Funeral services are today at 2 p.m. CST at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with Rev. Tommy Smith and Rev. Dwight Millican

James Barker

DANDRIDGE James "Jim" Barker, 68, went to be with the Lord Sunday, March 25, 2012. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Sevierville, where he was active in the Celebration Choir, Judgment

Betty Downer

FLAT ROCK Betty F. Downer, 75, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2012. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. She was of the

Tony Ellis

TUNNELHILL Joseph Anthony "Tony" Ellis, 51, died Friday March 24, 2012 in a local hospital. He was born in Tucker, Ga. to the late William and Shirley Ellis. He worked at Abra Body Shop.

Ronald Ellis

Hamilton county
Ronald Lavaughn Ellis, 60, of Ringgold died Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at his home.After completing his high school diploma from Kirtman he joined the Army during the Vietnam War. He was a decorated member of

Alice Hicks

Hamilton county
Alice Hicks, 76, of Chattanooga died Saturday, March 24, 2012. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated,

Rocky Hodge

Hamilton county
Martin Thomas "Rocky" Hodge, 58, of Sale Creek, Tenn. passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, March 24, 2012. Rocky is survived by his children, Corey Hodge, Melissa Wallin, Tracey Hodge, and Jon Hodge; sister, Velma Cunningham; brother,

Freddie Mathis

Hamilton county
Freddie Leon Mathis, 80, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2012 in Los Angeles, Calif. Funeral services will be announced later by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Brian Mayo

Hamilton county
Brian "Buddy" Lamar Mayo, 76, died Friday March 23, 2012 at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton, Ga.Buddy was born in Chattanooga, Tenn. to the late William Clarence Mayo and Lena Lois Mayo. Buddy was an

Raymond Murray

Hamilton county
Raymond "Newton" Murray, 80, formally of South Pittsburg, passed away, Saturday, March 24, 2012.He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Murray; daughter, Connie Guess, parents, and several siblings.Mr. Murray is survived by his

Pete Neyman

Hamilton county
H. K. "Pete" Neyman 84, of Apison, Tenn., passed away Saturday, March 24, 2012, at a local hospital.Survivors and complete funeral arrangements will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old

James Parker

DALTON James Willard Parker, 74, died Saturday, March 24, 2012. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated,
RAINSVILLE Carolyn Patterson, 67, died Saturday, March 24, 2012 at her residence. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 10 a.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Rainsville

George Smith

Hamilton county
George E. Smith, 92, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2012 in a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Jack Smith

DUNLAP Jack Benny Smith, 74, passed away Friday, March 23, 2012.He was preceded in death by his father, Bill Smith: sisters, Sue Murphy and Diane Smith;He was a member and Elder of New Hope

Willard Smith

CLEVELAND Willard Robert Smith passed away Saturday, March 24, 2012 at his residence. Arrangements are Incomplete and will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors 1724

Joshua Stevens

GRUETLI-LAAGER Joshua Wade Stevens, 26, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2012. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Willie C. Cartwright. He is survived by his son, Aiden Stevens; fiance, Crystal McDaniel,

Georgia Sutton

Hamilton county
Georgia Laine Sutton, infant daughter of Jeffery Scott & Alycia Delaine Sutton, of East Ridge, passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2012 in a local hospital.In addition to her parents, Georgia is survived by

Debbie Taylor

RINGGOLD Debra "Debbie" Louise Strickland Taylor, 52, passed away Friday March 23, 2012. A resident of the North Ga. area for the past 21 years, Debra was formerly of Shelbyville, Tenn., was a

Alice Wagoner

JASPER Alice Cunningham Wagoner, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2012.Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Millie Wellen

Hamilton county
Millie B. Wellen, 94, died March 24, 2012, at Alexian Village's Health and Rehabilitation Center on Signal Mountain. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Howard C. Williams; her second husband, James

Charles Winchester

Hamilton county
Charles U. Winchester, 89, of Red Bank, died Saturday, March 24, 2012 at his home. Charles retired from Combustion Engineering after many years of service as a machinist. He was preceded in death


In memory
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In memory
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