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Local Obits for Sat. Nov 03, 2012



Edna Austin

Hamilton county
Edna Jackson-Austin departed from this life on Friday, October 26, 2012 at a local hospital. She was born on Nov. 26, 1910 in Roanoke, Ala.,to Mr. and Mrs. Ed and Jessie Jackson.She leaves to cherish

Ronald Bonner

Hamilton county
Ronald Haynes Bonner, 63, of Chattanooga, passed Tuesday Oct. 30, 2012, in a local health care facility.He was a member of Grace Baptist Tabernacle Church. Ronald was preceded in death by parents. Will and Elouise

Beth Bowling

Georgia
RINGGOLD Frances Elizabeth "Beth" Pledger Bowling, 54, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.Funeral services will be held noon Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Danny Henson officiating in the Chapel and

Barbara Brannon

Other areas
ALLEN, Texas Barbara Smith Brannon, 75, (formerly of Jamestown, Ala.,) died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. Survivors, daughters, Tina Brannon, Lynda Franklin; brothers, Maurice Smith, Roger Smith; and four grandchildren.Funeral service is 11

Charles Brown

Hamilton county
Charles Oliver Brown, 74, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at his home. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Douglas Stevens officiating.Interment will follow the

Ruby Caplenor

Tennessee
LEBANON Ruby Ray Caplenor, 92, passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at Southern Manor Assisted Living.Born Dec. 10, 1919, in Wilson County, she was the daughter of the late Rhea F. and Helen Marler

Philip Davison

Tennessee
NEWNAN Philip Davison, 59, formerly of Jasper, Tenn., passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012.Philip graduated from Marion County High School in 1971 and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1978. He coached

Betty Doss

Tennessee
PALMER - Betty Ruth Doss, 74, passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012.She attended Bibleway Holiness Church and was born in Palmer on July 30, 1938 to Oscar and Elveda Rollins King who preceded her in

Rex Godwin

Alabama
SYLVANIA Rex E. Godwin, 84, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at Highlands Medical Center.Funeral services 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4.Burial in Trinity Cemetery with Rainsville Funeral Home, Inc. directing, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.Visitation will be 5-8 p.m.

Dorothy haren

Tennessee
Dorothy HarenROCKWOOD Dorothy Louise "Bootie" Haren, 88, a lifetime resident of Rockwood, passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at The Bridge at Rockwood.She graduated from Rockwood High School and attended Knoxville Business College. Mrs.

Jerry Hill

Georgia
Jerry ClarkTUNNEL HILL Jerry Leon Clark, 68, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, in Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga.He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles "Doc" and Pharbia Clark; brothers, Ralph and Tommy Clark;

Olen Hitchcox

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Olen Hitchcox, 82, passed away on Thursday Nov. 1, 2012.Services will be on at 10 a.m. today, Nov 3, 2012.Burial will be in Walling Cemetery.Please share your thoughts online at www.pikevillefuneralhome.com.Pikeville Funeral Home

Robert Holley

Tennessee
SPRING CITY Robert L. "Bob" Holley, 76 died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at Spring City Care and Rehab.They will gather for a private memorial service at a later time.www.vanderwallfh.com.The family is being

Vickie Hughes

Tennessee
GUILD Vickie Lynn Scott Hughes, 52, passed away, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at a Chattanooga hospital, surrounded by her family.She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny L. Hughes; and parents, James "Peanut"

Rosalind Johnson

Hamilton county
Rosalind Johnson, 55, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at a local hospital.She was a graduate of Howard High School and employed at Answernet/Signius for 37 years.She was preceded in death by father, Emmett C.

William Kizzar

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE William Kizzar, 92, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. He was a member of Pitts Gap Church of God. William was a retired school bus driver for Bledsoe County and was also a farmer.William

Jane Marshall

Hamilton county
Jane Marshall, 80, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in El Paso, Texas.Jane was a longtime Signal Mountain resident, and was originally from the Birmingham, Ala. area. She was preceded in death by

Cindy McAfee

Hamilton county
Cindy McAfee, 54, of Signal Mountain, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.She is survived by her husband, Steve Russell, who loved her as his best friend and life partner; by her daughter, Caty McAfee; by

Margaret Nabors

Hamilton county
Margaret Idella Nabors, 69, of Ooltewah, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at her home.Mrs. Nabors was a native of Louisville, Ky., and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Ruth Bells Blair. Margaret retired

Cecil Pugh

Hamilton county
Cecil Robert Pugh, 64, of Hixson, went to be with Lord on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at home surrounded by loving friends and family.Cecil was born on July 18, 1948 in Birmingham, Ala., to Grace

Gwendolyn Roberson

Hamilton county
Gwendolyn "Mama G" Roberson, 70, departed this life on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.She was born on July 10, 1942.She was preceded in death by her mother, Lucille English and father, Augusta Spence; and husband,

Montie Shipley

Hamilton county
Montie Jo Shipley 76, died Thursday,Nov. 1, 2012, at Soddy Health Care.Montie was a lifetime resident of Rhea County. A member of the First Baptist Church in Dayton.She was preceded in death by parents, Carl

Rudolph Trombulak

Tennessee
COALMONT Mr. Rudolph Trombulak, 84, of the Cumberland Heights Community died at his home and was found on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012.He was a veteran of the United States Army and United States Coast

Geraldine VonSchaaf

Hamilton county
Geraldine H. VonSchaaf, 89, of North Chattanooga and of Hixson, went to be with her Lord and Savior. She died peacefully with her children at her bedside on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012.Geraldine was a homemaker,

Doyle Walker

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE William Doyle Walker, left us for heaven on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 in Chattanooga.He was born on July 1, 1938, Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in

In MemoryANNIE COURSEY

In memory
INMEMORYANNIE L. COURSEYDec. 28, 1924 - Nov. 3, 2011A year ago today our Mother Annie L. Coursey entered into the Kingdom of God. Words cannot express the loss we feel, and how much we miss
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