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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 14, 2012



Carolyn Arnold

Hamilton county
Carolyn Nettie Arnold, 92, of Chattanooga,m died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Morning Pointe Assisted Living.Funeral will be 2 p.m. today in the chapel of the funeral home with Dr. Danny Ruehling officiating.Burial in Buttram

Mildred Barbee

Hamilton county
Mildred Virginia Barbee, 58, of Chattanooga, died Friday,Nov. 9, 2012, in a local hospital.Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Harold Battles

Tennessee
Jr.FORT PAYNE Harold Lee Battles Jr., 62, passed away on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at his residence in Fort Payne.Mr. Battles served in the U.S. military.A memorial service will be held at a

Jack Berry

Georgia
RINGGOLD Jack T. Berry, 81, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.A resident of the Ringgold area for the past 62 years, he was formerly of Lyerly, Ga. Jack was a former employee of DuPont

Barbara Berry

Tennessee
SPRING CITY Barbara J. Berry, 85, formerly of Lakeland, Fla., died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at the Spring City Care Center.A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Her remains

Barbara Bradford

Tennessee
SOUTH PITTSBURG Barbara Jean Stewart Bradford, 70, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, in a local hospital.The daughter of the late James Luther and Josie Mae Kirk Stewart, she was a teaching assistant

Carolyn Crabtree

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Carolyn Jo Pichler Crabtree, 83, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Charles Davidson

Hamilton county
Charles "Freck" Davidson, 79, with his family who loved him so dearly at his side, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.Born in Soddy-Daisy on Feb. 11, 1933, Freck was

Charles Evitt

Hamilton county
Charles Edward Evitt, 84, of East Ridge, passed away at his home on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. today at the Highway 58 Chapel of Turner Funeral Home

Tivis Gilbert

Hamilton county
Tivis Harold Gilbert, 62, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at his residence.Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors 1724 McCallie Ave., 423- 265-4414.

Ann Graves

Georgia
RINGGOLD Ann B. Graves 92, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.She was a native of Texas and has lived in the Chattanooga and North Georgia area for more than 60 years. Mrs. Graves was retired

Ronnie Gwin

Georgia
Sr.MENLO Ronnie Gwin Sr., 54, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. Survivors: wife, Janice Gwin; sons, Ronald Wayne Gwin Jr., Brandon Gwin; brothers, Hank Storey, Tim Storey, Tommy Storey; sisters, Tammy Knight, Lisa

Edwin Hammond

Tennessee
ALTAMONT Edwin Wayne Hammond, 76, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.He was a member of Altamont Church of Christ and had been the Minister at the Central Church of Christ in Tracy City. He

Joseph Henry

Tennessee
RICEVILLE Joseph "Joe" FranklinHenry, 79, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at his residence in Ten Mile.Memorial services will be announced at a later date.Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of

Harold Hinch

Other areas
FIELDALE, Va. Harold Blake Hinch, 76, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at the Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.He was born in Cumberland County, Tenn., on July 26, 1936 to the late Dudley

Gayle Holshouser

Hamilton county
Gayle Powell Bush Holshouser, our Mama was called home while surrounded by her loving daughters on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.Gayle was born on March 16, 1928 in Chattanooga to Barney and Vera Powell.She was preceded

Charlie Jefferson

Hamilton county
Jr.Charlie Lee Jefferson Jr., 40 of Chattanooga passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at a local healthcare facility.Charlie was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area.Charlie was preceded in death by his aunt, Mary

Jessie Jones

Tennessee
Jr.BENTON Jessie Jones Jr., 83, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.Survivors include children, Diane Keeler, Jeffrey Jones, Duncan Jones, Tim Jones and Jessie Jones.Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the chapel

Zanda Leamon

Tennessee
CALHOUN Zanda Evaleen Walker Leamon, 70, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday morning, Nov. 13, 2012, at her home.Graveside service 11 a.m. Thursday in McMinn Memory Gardens.Visitation 4-8 p.m. today at

Annette Martin

Georgia
DALTON Annette Dessye Weaver Martin, 74, passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.Mass service will be at noon Friday at St. Josephs Catholic Church with Father Paul Williams officiating.Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m.

Harold Neville

Hamilton county
Jr.Harold Neville Jr., 60, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. He was a resident of Chattanooga area for over 45 years and a member of Dallas Bay Baptist Church. He began

Michael Reams

Hamilton county
Michael Sheridan Reams went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.He was preceded in death by Donald Reams and Duane Fitzgerald.He is survived by his mother, Patricia Fitzgerald; sisters, Donna Knight, Maggie

Juan Rendon

Georgia
DALTON Senor Juan Rendon, 53, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.Mass will be at 1 p.m. today at St. Josephs Catholic Church with Father Duvan Gonzalez officiating.Interment in West Hill Cemetery.Arrangements by Willis Funeral

Bill Rogers

Hamilton county
William Forrester "Bill" Rogers, 57, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ in his sleep of natural causes early Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.Bill was the youngest of five children of Anne Forrester

Billy Smith

Tennessee
KNOXVILLEBilly Moore Smith, 83, passed away in the Ben Atchley State Veterans Home in Knoxville, on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.Billy was a graduate of Haywood High School, then entered into the Army where he

Cheryl Suddeth

Hamilton county
Cheryl Clark Suddeth, 45, a native of East Ridge, passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area.She was preceded in death by mother, Ann Champion Clark; grandparents, Raleigh

Carlos Swafford

Hamilton county
Carlos C. Swafford, 87, of Hixson, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at a local healthcare facility.He was a retired minister and pastored various churches in the area for over 60 years. He was also

Wilma Toles

Georgia
MENLO Wilma Nix Toles, 89, died Monday,Nov. 12, 2012.Funeral at 4 p.m. today, Nov. 14, at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home. Interment in Alpine Cemetery.Family will receive friends from 2 p.m. today until the hour

Alvin Townsend

Hamilton county
Alvin George Townsend, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.Alvin was born in White Plains, N.Y., was raised in Hartsdale, N.Y. He graduated from White Plains High School and Wesleyan University

Michael Voiles

Hamilton county
Harry Michael Voiles, 56, of Harrison, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at his home.He was born Dec. 27, 1955, in Chattanooga to the late Harry Marshall and Trula Voiles Lemons. Michael was a
isonCLEVELAND Juanita Woodward-Robison, 77, formerly of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at her sons home in St. Bonifacius, Minn. after a long battle with COPD.Juanita was born on Jan. 16, 1935 in Ooltawah,

In MemoryMary Smith

In memory
Mary Campbell Smith, April 1, 1932- Nov. 14, 1999Remembering Our Mother Happy Birthday, we all love you! Hilly, Sparkle, Helena, And Renee, Grandchildren And Family.

In MemoryWilliam Troope

In memory
INMEMORYWilliam "Billy" TroopeDec. 17, 1958 - Nov. 14, 2009You have been gone 3 years. Miss and think about you everyday. Miss your smile, your jokes, your energy and your wonderful bear hugs. Love you,

In MemoryJean Williams

In memory
INMEMORYJEAN WILLIAMSAug 5, 1946 - Nov 14, 2011One year ago today, you left us to go be with Jesus. It gives us great comfort to know you are well, full of joy, and praising the
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