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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 07, 2012

Farrish Adair

CHICKAMAUGA Farrish Lee "Bill" Adair, 74, passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. He was born in Rossville, Ga., to the late William Elijah and Leona Stewart Adair. He was a previous resident of Phoenix,

Tommie Ashford

Hamilton county
Tommie Ashford, 91, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Belinda Barton

Hamilton county
Belinda Barton, 63, of Chattanooga passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 in a local hospital.She was a member of the Cowboy Church in Lafayette, GA. She was a caregiver at Orange Grove and a devoted

Veretta Biddle

Hamilton county
Veretta Horne Biddle, 90, of Hixson passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest Theron Biddle Jr.; daughter, Rhonda Gail Biddle; parents, Mr. and

Marie Bradley

ROSSVILLE Una Marie Bradley "Granny" 77, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.She was a native of Johnson City, Tenn., and had lived most of her life in the Chattanooga and Rossville area. Her passion

Paul Cates

Hamilton county
Paul Edward Cates, 39, of Sale Creek, passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.Survivors his wife, Robin Cates; parents, Harley and Marsha Cates; brothers, Michael (Angie) Cates, Jeremy "Jabo" (Crystal) Cates, Chris (Frances Raffensberger) Swafford and

Norma Clift

Hamilton county
Norma Jean Clift, 80, of Soddy-Daisy passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. She was of the Baptist Faith and a graduate of Soddy-Daisy High School Class of 1950. She was retired from Coors

Emma Connally

Hamilton county
Emma C. Connally, 86, Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 with her loving companion Whistlebritch by her side.Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. today

Ruth Cook

Other areas
CLEARLAKECITY Ruth Cook, formally of Soddy-Daisy passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 at her home. A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the First Presbyterian Church of Soddy-Daisy. Announcement

Joe Cox

Hamilton county
Joseph Byron "Joe" Cox, 73, of Hixson, retired Captain of the Chattanooga Fire Department, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. Joe loved firefighting and driving big-rigs. In his retirement, he travelled all

Brian Darwin

SYLVANIA Mr. Brian Keith "Cowboy" Darwin, 52, passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2012.Services: 2 p.m. today from the High Point Church of God. Burial to follow in Trinity Cemetery with W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel

Zane Duran

RINGGOLD Zane Wallace Duran, 70, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga Area and was a member of Calvary Life Pentecostal Church, Ooltewah. Zane was a

Helen Ellis

CHICKAMAUGA Helen Carolyn Smith Ellis, 87, passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. She was born in Chickamauga, Ga., to the late Ernest R. (Sam) and Effie Ellis Smith. She was a lifelong resident of

Kevin Evans

SOUTH PITTSBURG Kevin Ray Evans, 24, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.Those left to cherish his memories are his mother and step father, Judy Ann and James Whitson; grandparents, Joyce and Robert Rackler, Howard

John Ferguson

PIKEVILLE John Estil Ferguson, 88, went to be with the Lord Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. He served in World War II, Korea and the beginning of Vietnam as a Master Sergeant in the US

Cleo Few

Hamilton county
Cleo Few, of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord Saturday Nov. 3, 2012. She attended school in Huntsville, Ala. She became a member of Warren Chapel AME Church after marrying Walter Few

Columbus Floyd

IDER Columbus Walker "C. W." Floyd, 84, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 at his residence.Mr. Floyd was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jeff Davis

Ella Foust

Hamilton county
Minister Ella Mae Rice Roshell Foust, 67, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

JT George

Mr. J.T. George, 91, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, from the Mt. View Baptist Church with burial to follow in Trinity Cemetery. W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel

Betty Gilbert

TRENTON Betty Holcomb Gilbert, 69, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at her residence.Mrs. Gilbert was preceded in death by her father, John Frank Holcomb; sister, Geraldine Frazier; brother, Arland Holcomb. Survivors include, husband of

Edd Green

Hamilton county
Edd Green, Jr., 65, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at his residence.He was the son of the late Edd and Sarah Green.Edd was a Veteran of the United States Army and

Gary Henley

Hamilton county
Sr.F. Gary Henley Sr., 70, of Chattanooga, died on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 at Erlanger Health Systems.Mr. Henley was a member of Central Baptist Church. He served in the United States Marine Corp for

Deforest Hogg

SUMMERVILLE Deforest Eugene Hogg, 86, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012.Memorial Service is 7:30 p.m. today, at Macedonia Chapel at Camp Hamby. Visitation: 5 until 7 p.m. at the Main Cabin of Camp Hamby today.Mason

Nathaniel Honnold

Other areas
Nathaniel Paul Honnold, 35 of Chattanooga, passed away at Memorial Hospital on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.Nate was born on Jan. 18, 1977 in Mattoon, Ill., and is survived by his parents, Keith and Donna Kimmel

Jean Irick

ROSSVILLE Jean W. Irick, 67, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in a local hospital. She had been a resident of North Georgia for the past 45 years.Mrs. Irick was an active member of Temple

JoAnn Johnson

DECATUR JoAnn Johnson, 61, formerly of Summerville, Ga., passed way Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012.Funeral service is Thursday, Nov. 8, at 1 p.m. from the New Spirit and Truth Assembly of Jesus, with Bishop V.T.

William Kell

Hamilton county
John William Kell, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, nine days before his 96th birthdayPLEASE NO FLOWERS. Donations can be made to the Signal Mountain United Methodist Church Building Fund.Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Nov.

Thomas Kelly

SEQUATCHIE Thomas Blackston Kelly, 69, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at an acute care center in Chattanooga, Tenn.Born Nov. 10, 1942 in Richard City, Tenn., to Avon Rogers and Fowler Kelly, he was

Joseph Kelly

Hamilton county
Jr.Joseph Kelly Jr., 75, of Ooltewah, peacefully passed on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at his residence.A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Valley

David Lambert

Hamilton county
David L. Lambert, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012.David was born and raised in Chattanooga. He was a graduate of Central High School, a US Navy Veteran, a member

James Lashlee

OLDFORT James Lashlee, 88, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012.Funeral: Friday, Nov. 9 at 12:30 p.m. at Peerless Road Church of God of Prophecy. Visitation: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to service.Ralph Buckner Funeral

Marie Mason

WINCHESTER Marie Cashion Mason, 89, passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, at Moore-Cortner Chapel with Bro. Randy Davis and Bro. Walter Rayburn officiating. Interment at Franklin

Harold McLeod

ROSSVILLE Harold M. McLeod, 93, passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Mr. McLeod was a native of Fyfe, Ala., and had lived most of his life in the Chattanooga and Rossville area. Mr.

Doyle McNabb

NEWHOPE Doyle E. McNabb, 72, passed away, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at his home. He had worked in construction.His parents, Crawford McNabb and Bessie Lawson Anderson, preceded him in death.Mr. McNabb is survived by

JoAnn McNabb

WHITWELL JoAnn Dunn McNabb, 76, passed away, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at her home.She attended Kelley's Ferry Church of God and was the former owner of Cedar Grove Convenience Store.She was preceded in death

Alvin Miller

CLEVELAND Alvin Edwin Miller, 82, passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. A memorial service was conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home. Visitation was held from

Hilda Morris

RINGGOLD Hilda Ann Morris, 72, passed away on Sunday Nov. 4, 2012.Visit to share words of comfort with the family and view the memorial tribute.Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. today in

Carolyn Peck

CLEVELAND Carolyn Peck, 65, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2012.Funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 8, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.Visitation will be today, 4-8 p.m. at the funeral

Charles Roach

Hamilton county
, Jr.Charles "Chuck" Dorman Roach, Jr., 51, of Hixson, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 in his home.He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and a Chattanooga Business owner. Chuck attended Chamberlain

William Rogers

Hamilton county
William Elbert Rogers, 77, of Ooltewah, passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 at his residence with his family at his side.He was a truck driver for 30 years. He also worked in construction throughout his

Dennis Tackett

Hamilton county
Dennis Carroll Tackett, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 in a local hospital.He was a native of Cartersville, Ga., but had spent the greater part of his life in the Chattanooga

James Thomas

SONORAVILLE James Thomas, 71, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.Funeral service is Thursday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Willis Funeral Home.Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home, Dalton.

Gregory Waters

Hamilton county
Gregory Alan Waters, 56, passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 in Nashville, Tenn.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors 1724 McCallie Ave

Iva Williams

Hamilton county
Iva Dean Williams, 92, passed away Tuesday morning, Nov. 6, 2012. She was a long time resident of Chattanooga, where she was active in the community and a member of Brainerd Baptist Church. She was


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