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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 09, 2012

Lou Chain

Hamilton county
Lou Jessie Chain, 76, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at a local hospice facility.She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Chain; children, Tommy and Rose Mary Chain; and sister, Irene Shelton.She

Andrew Chubb

Hamilton county
Andrew Jackson Chubb, 78, of Wildwood, Ga., passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at his residence.Funeral service at 11 a.m. today at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Wildwood, Ga., with Pastor Larry Owens as

Rosemary Coffey

FLAT ROCK Rosemary Coffey, 60, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at Hospice of Chattanooga.Survivors include sister, Virginia (Jimmy) Hall; nephews, Michael Hall, Ray Jenkins; nieces, Carlie Tipton and Christina Hall.Miss Coffey was preceded in

David Conner

CHICKAMAUGA David Allen Conner, 61, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012.He was a faithful man of God who loved his wife, children, grandchildren, family and friends.He was preceded in

Polly Downer

Hamilton county
Polly Downer, 91 of Hixson, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at her residence.She was a cashier at Coles Drugs, Home Store, M&J and Pruetts Supermarkets.Survivors: one son, David Downer, of Hixson; one sister, Mary

Gustava Drumm

Hamilton county
Gustava Anne Drumm, 87, formerly of LaVale, Md., and residing in Signal Mountain, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012.Anne was born March 19, 1925, in Citronelle, Ala.She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn A.

John Ferguson

Hamilton county
John Estil Ferguson, 88, of Pikeville, went to be with the Lord Monday, Nov. 5, 2012.Funeral services are 1 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with Rev. Donald Ferguson and Rev. Ray Chism

Ella Foust

Hamilton county
Minister Ella Mae Rice Roshell Foust, 67, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in a local hospital. Funeral: 11 a.m. today at Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Samuel Jackson as

Vicky Gassenberger

Hamilton county
Vicky Lynn Gassenberger, 50, passed away suddenly Wednesday, Nov. 7 2012, at her home in Hixson. She died peacefully in her sleep.A native of Covington, La., Vicky had lived in Chattanooga for the past seven

Robert Hertel

Hamilton county
Robert "Bob" Henry Hertel passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at home surrounded by family and friends.Born in Paterson, N.J. on Aug. 27, 1940, Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Elizabeth and

Lois Hester

ATHENS Lois Ann Baxter Hester, 48, passed away Wednsday, Nov. 7, 2012, at her residence.Graveside service at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Hampton Cemetery.Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.Ziegler Funeral

Bertha Jackson

SUMMERVILLE Bertha Mae Jackson, 97, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012.Visitation 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home.Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the ChapelInterment in West

Charlie Jefferson

Hamilton county
Jr.Charlie Lee Jefferson Jr. passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in a local health care facility.Announcements will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation ServicesFranklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Avenue, 423-265-4414.

William Kell

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

Allen Kellett

Allen KellettLaFAYETTE Allen Kellett 65, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.He devoted his life to his family and church family. He was a devoted member of Chickamauga church of Christ, where he was

Jerry Lynn

Hamilton county
Jerry Wayne Lynn, 62, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at his home.He enjoyed cooking, gardening, reading, music and his family and friends. He was of the United Methodist faith and was employed

Theresa McGoff

FORT OGLETHORPE Theresa Anne McGoff, died Nov. 7, 2012 in Fort Oglethorpe.She was originally from Kalamazoo, Mich., born April 11, 1959 was the youngest of John and Dorothy Woodworth McGoffs six children. She

Charles Nailer

BOAZ Charles R, Nailer, 64, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at Crossville Health Care.Funeral service will be 11 a.m. CST today, Nov. 8, 2012, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with burial at Skirum

Getrude Nayson

Gertrude NaysonLaFAYETTE Gertrude Lillian Waltz Nayson, 93, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012.Gertrude was born July 12, 1919 in Cherokee County Ala. She was a member of Chattooga Baptist Church.Preceded in

Barbara Parrish

NEW SALEM Barbara Parrish, 64, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012.She was a loving wjfe, mother and Nana who enjoyed her grandchildren and Rook Club buddies. Barbara was retired from Shaw Industries and most

Helen Patterson

Hamilton county
Helen Lapchuk Patterson passed away on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, with her family at her side. Helen was born Nov. 22, 1922 in Chester, Penn. She lived in Miami, Fla., for over 40 years and

Melvin Price

Hamilton county
Melvin Leroy Price, 64, of Signal Mountain, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012.A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Odell Broadway officiating.The family will receive

Phylliss Rhodes

ROSSVILLE Phylliss Marie Rhodes, 55, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, surrounded by her family.Phylliss lost her battle to illness, but leaves to cherish her memory he sons, Brad (Katrina) Rhodes and Jason
CHICKAMAUGA Patricia Irene Hayes Sizemore, 51, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.She was born in Germany and had resided in Chickamauga, for the past 15 years. She was of the Baptist faith

William Talley

Hamilton county
Jr.William Edward Talley Jr., 68, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in a local hospital.Funeral service will be at 12:30 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Willie

Sam Tigert

ALTAMONT Mr. Sam M. Tigert, 41, of Bethel, Ohio died there Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Funeral services at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in the funeral home chapel with burial to follow in

Wayne Wallace

Hamilton county
Wayne Williams Wallace, 78, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at his home.Wayne was born on Oct. 17, 1934 in Harriman, Tenn.Survived by his wife of 50 years: Martha Walker Wallace, daughters,

Willie Watkins

Hamilton county
Sr.Willie Carl Watkins Sr., 68, passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Watkins; parents, S.A. and Cora Watkins; sisters, Annie and Cassie Watkins.He leaves to cherish his

In MemoryCarol Fairchild

In memory
INMEMORYCAROL A. FAIRCHILDMay 7, 1938 - Nov. 9, 2011It has been a year since you left us and not a moment goes by that we do not think of you. Soon though, we will be


In memory
INMEMORYJessica Inez JonesRobert Kevin RevisHappy Birthday my beautiful little girl. Only the Lord knows how much I miss you and Kevin. I am sorry I cannot put it to words. We love


In memory
Feb. 14, 1958-Nov. 9, 2002Ten years today you left this world. I still miss and think of you often, my friend. Judy

In MemoryAnna Ruth

In memory
March 2, 1926 -Nov. 9, 2010A silent thought a secret tear, keeps her memory ever dear. Missed and Loved by her Children, Grandchildren and Family

In MemoryCharles Woodard

In memory
INMEMORYCharles Augustus Woodard(Daddy, PaPa, Mr. Charlie, Skeeter)Nov. 9, 1921 - Nov. 11, 1992We salute you on your birthday as you served your family well.We salute you on Veterans Day as you served your country and
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