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Local Obits for Thu. Nov 01, 2012

Sara Anderson

Hamilton county
Sara Antonio Anderson, infant, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 at a local hospital. She is survived by her mother, Jamie Anderson; sisters, Kanaisha, Breaisha and Hailey Anderson; grandmother, Sue Anderson; grandfather, James

Derryle Bagley

Hamilton county
Derryle Copelan Bagley, 94, passed on to be with our Lord on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 at the Manor House.A complete obit and services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by Lane

Nera Bailey

MENLO Nera Bell Bailey, 88, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.Survivors: husband, Bobby Ray Bailey; children, Charles Edward Elrod Jr., Nancy Schrader, Lynda Cochran, Darla Schrader, Susan Hampton; siblings, Franklin Eugene Pickle, Buel Hawkins;

Berenice Bell

BLAKE COMMUNITY Berenice Jones Bell, 86, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at her residence.Funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, from Central Church of Christ.Burial in Trinity Cemetery with Rainsville Funeral Home, Inc. directing,

Arthur Brooks

Jr.Arthur Brooks Jr., 85, of Cleveland, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.Visitation: 5-7 p.m. today, Nov. 1 at the funeral home.

Walter Cagle

PIKEVILLE Walter Cagle, 91, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.Services will be Thursday Nov. 1, 2012, at 1 p.m. CST.Please share your thoughts online at Pikeville Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

Denise Carey

DUNLAP Denise Lynn Carey, 56, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.Online condolences can be made at by Standefer-Reed Funeral Home, 50 May Road, Dunlap.No services or visitation.

Evelyn Collins

ALTAMONT Mrs. Evelyn Collins, 79, of the Skymont Community passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at her home.She was a member of Air View Baptist Church. She was born in Cleveland, Tenn., on January
Margaret S. Crawford, 92, of Ooltewah, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.She was born in Raleigh, N.C. and was a member of Apison Seventh-day Adventist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband, John

Kathy Dodd

SUMMERVILLE KathyLynn Dodd, 49, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.Funeral 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.Visitation today noon until 2 p.m. at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.

John Ferguson

Jr.CHICKAMAUGA John Leonard Ferguson Jr., 82, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.He was born July 28, 1930 and was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia

Mary Glass

DECATUR Mary S. Glass, 89, died on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 in the Athens Regional Medical Center.Funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Bowers Funeral Home Chapel. Interment at Walnut Grove

Christina Harr

Hamilton county
Christina "Tina" Gene Harr, beloved wife and mother, departed this life on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, after a 13-year battle with cancer.She was a longtime resident of Signal Mountain and active member of St.

Virgie Hawkins

Hamilton county
Virgie Lee "Granny" Hawkins, 93, of Signal Mountain, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.She was preceded in death by her husband, C.L. Hawkins; sons, L.C. Hawkins, James Ray Hawkins, Kenneth Lee Hawkins; daughters, Betty McCulley,

Donald Hofmann

Hamilton county
Donald Enoch Hofmann, 84, of Chapel Hll, N.C., died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.Mr. Hofmann was born on Aug. 6, 1928, in Baltimore, Md., to Joseph and Nellie Hofmann. He was valedictorian of his high school

Marie Holliday

SPRING CITY Billie Marie Holliday, 79, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.Funeral services at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.Interment in Spring City Memorial Gardens.Visitation Friday two hours prior to the service

Rosalind Johnson

Hamilton county
Rosalind Nanette Johnson, 55, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Gregory Jordan

Hamilton county
Gregory Jordan, 56, of Chattanooga passed away on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. in a local hospital.Preceded in death by his wife, Moneet Williams Jordan; father, L.S. Jordan.Survived by his mother, Mattie Pearl Jordan; daughter, LaToya

Gary Kelly

Hamilton county
Gary Nelson Kelly, 59, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at his home in Red Bank.Gary owned and operated Kelly Bonding Co. for 37 years with his longtime business partner Mike Wade. Gary attended Red

Louise Letner

Hamilton county
Louise Legg Letner, 68, courageously battled oral cancer, left her worldly body and joined God in heaven on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.Louise was born in Decatur, Tenn., and graduated from Meigs County High School.

Wanda Massengale

Hamilton county
Wanda Faye Harville Massengale, 67, of Tiftonia, went home to be with our Lord, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at home surrounded by her family.She was a homemaker and in her time, active in the community

George Morris

HUNTLAND George Jeff Morris, 77, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at Lincoln Medical Center. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Nov. 1, 2012, at Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Moore-Cortner

Mildred Pettett

TRION Mildred Styles Pettett passed away Monday, October 29, 2012.Services will be at 3 p.m. today, Nov. 1, 2012 at Trion First Baptist Church with Dr. Floyd Roebuck and Rev. Warren Moorehead officiating.Interment will

Ronald Prince

Ronald "Ronnie" Nathan Prince, a resident of East Ridge, originally from Bridgeport, Ala., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.Ronnie was a lifelong barber/hairstylist in the Chattanooga area with many local customers.He was preceded in death

Shirley Puckett

SECTION Shirley Matthews Puckett, 63 , died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at Huntsville Hospital.Funeral at 2 p.m. Friday from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial in Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery in Macedonia, Ala., 4-8 p.m.

Gwendolyn Roberson

Hamilton county
Gwendolyn Roberson, 70, passed away on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Nelia Ryabchuk

Hamilton county
Nelia Petrovna Ryabchuk, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.She was a member of Slavik Christian Church.Survivors include her husband, Alexey Ryabchuk; eight children, Valentina Melnik, of the Ukraine, Gregory Ryabchuk, of McDonald,

Lillie Samples

ROSALIE Lillie Mae Roach Samples, 84, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at her residence. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Fay (Kenneth) Westmoreland, Mary (Richard) Honeycheck, Bobbie (Scott) Brooks, Judy Akins; son and

Brandon Schouggins

Hamilton county
Brandon Scott Schouggins, 29, of Hixson, passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.Brandon graduated from Chattanooga State Community College, and attended UTC.He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Jim Thomas and Jesse Schouggins.Brandon is

Jim Sharpe

Hamilton county
James Malcolm "Jim" Sharpe, 90, of Red Bank, passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Red Bank United Methodist Church or Red Bank Lions Club.Funeral

Louise Steele

ROSSVILLE Louise Steele, 93, passed away Monday, Oct. 30, 2012, at her residence.She was born on May 2, 1919 to the late Walter and Lillie Mathis in Bridgeport, Ala. She had lived most of

Irene Stewart

Hamilton county
Irene Angle Stewart, 86, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, from a local health care center.Funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, in

Virginia Thomas

ROSSVILLE Virginia "June" Beard Thomas, 80, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.She was retired from Rossville Yarn with 34 years of service and was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed flowers, roses, bingo and

Tennie Tidmore

ADAIRSVILLE Tennie Ruth Tidmore, 84, formerly of Lyerly, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.Funeral Friday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Earle Rainwater funeral Home.Interment in Lyerly Cemetery.Visitation Friday noon until 2 p.m. at

Robert Veller

Hamilton county
Robert "Bob" Henry William Veller, 93, of Walden, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.He is remembered for his easy smile and generous heart; his last week was spent at

Dennis York

LaFAYETTE Dennis EuGene York, 55, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.He was a Jehovahs Witness, and attended the Mountain Cove congregation of Jehovahs Witness. Dennis enjoyed ministering to others,


In memory
INMEMORYCrystal Ann Ryan CarsonOct. 1, 1982 - Nov. 1, 2009Three years have gone, but never forgotten. Forever in our hearts and forever with God. We miss you and love you very much. Love, Sammie,

In MemoryGloria Greer

In memory
July 17, 1931-October 31, 2010It seems like time has stood still in the past two years. We pray because we know it is difficult to heal. We know the love we shared as a


In memory
INMEMORYJames W. Hawthorne, Sr.Nov. 1, 1943 - July 8, 2010HAPPY BIRTHDAY!We miss you dearly!Wife, Shirley, and Family.


In memory
INMEMORYTommy L. LaySept. 4, 1957 - Nov. 1, 2009We Love YouTawanna (Toot) Lay (daughter), Tommy T.J. Lay (Son), Relatives and many friends.


In memory
I cried when you passed away, I still cry today. Although I loved you dearly, I couldnt make you stay.A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke my heart to

In MemoryRandy White

In memory
May 5, 1956- Nov. 1, 2009Three years ago today, I watched you leave this world for a much better one. I still love and miss you more than ever. Love Always, Judy
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