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Local Obits for Mon. Nov 19, 2012

Charles Barbee

BIRCHWOOD Charles L. "Charlie" Barbee, 59, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Survivors are wife, Berleta Barbee; daughters, Delila Emerson, Charlotte Franklin, Tammie Tankersley; sons, Toby Barbee, Charles Sims, Gregory Sims, all of Birchwood; Mitchell

Benjamin Bonner

Hamilton county
Benjamin James Bonner, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2012.He was an Army veteran. Visitation is today at 11:30 a.m. with the funeral to follow at 12:30 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor

Arvel Bowman

Hamilton county
Sr.Arvel Allen "Abe" Bowman Sr., 92, of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Standifer Place.Mr. Bowman was a veteran of the United States Army; he served tours, during WWII, in both Italy

Elsie Driscoll

Hamilton county
Elsie Louise Driscoll, 73, passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at her home.She had been a resident of Chattanooga since 1991. Mrs. Driscoll was longtime member of St. Jude Catholic Church and was involved in

James Ervin

LaFAYETTE James Anthony Ervin, 61, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012.Graveside service in the LaFayette Cemetery Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 1 p.m., Service conducted by Rev. Harold Helton.Visitation at the funeral home today

Rebecca Griffith

Hamilton county
Rebecca "Betty Jo" Boyd Griffith, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 after a long illness.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the funeral home chapel.Interment will be

Barbara Hyatte

Hamilton county
Barbara Hyatte, 67, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Helen Jones

ROSSVILLE Helen Lovella Jones, 84, passed away on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 in a local hospital.Funeral services will be held today at 1 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Gerry Flynn officiating. Burial

Darius McCuiston

, Sr.DAYTON Master Sgt. Darius Euel McCuiston, Sr., 90, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. Graveside service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 20. Burial: Chattanooga National Cemetery.Visitation: today from 5 to 7 p.m.Please share

Joseph Myers

Hamilton county
, Jr. Joseph Allen Myers, Jr., 83, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 at his home. He was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church and CBMC. He attended the University of Miami

Betty Palmer

ROSSVILLE Betty Charlotte Wallace Palmer, 65, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was of the Baptist

Bobbie Parker

Hamilton county
Bobbie Anne Barr Humphreys Parker, 90, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.Ban was known for her beautiful smile and her child like faith. The love

Durward Petitt

SUMMERVILLE Durward Leon Petitt, 85, President of Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.Visitation: today 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Service: 3 p.m. today at the chapel. Interment at West Hill Cemetery.Erwin-Petitt Funeral

Linda Smith

ROSSVILLE Linda Sue Smith, 63, passed away on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 in a local hospital.She was a native and lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and north Georgia area and was a graduate of

Margaret Thomas

SUMMERVILLE Margaret Hamby Thomas, 85, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012.Survivors, daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Doug Wilson; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sisters, Hugh Belle Tucker, Joyce Hogg, Jane Stoker; brothers, Edwin Hamby, Jerry Hamby.Funeral


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