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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 21, 2012


ROSSVILLE Rosetta Lane 89, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.Services will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, and Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

Ludie Adams

Hamilton county
Ludie Adams, 98, passed away on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, in Madison, Ala.Local survivors include her daughter, Mamie Lamb; and nephew, James "Mike" Hammonds.Services are at 1 p.m. CST Saturday, Nov. 24, at Mt.

Phyllis Albright

Hamilton county
Phyllis Ann Albright, loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.She was an avid gardener of flowers and had a deep personal passion for helping

Anne Ballard

Hamilton county
Anne Mathes Ballard died on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.She was born on Nov. 2, 1926.She married James Ewing Ballard Sr. on Feb. 9, 1952. They had five children. The third son, Stuart Mathes Ballard preceded

Mary Cole

ROSSVILLE Mary Alice Griffith Cole, 63, went to be with the Lord, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.She was predeceased by her parents, Margaret and Clarence Griffith.Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Margie and Greg Thompson; grandchildren,
CHICKAMAUGA Billie Sandra Coppinger, 68, passed away Nov. 19, 2012.Billie was a loving mother, daughter, and sister and will be missed by all that knew her. She retired from Wal-Mart after 10 years of

Mable Cotman

Hamilton county
Mable T. Cotman, 83 of Charles City, Va., departed this life Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Funeral services will be held in Charles City, Va. at Liberty Baptist Church at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.Condolences may be sent

Walter Eubanks

ESTILL SPRINGS Walter Samuel Eubanks Jr., 68, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Willows at Winchester. Visitation will begin noon today, Nov. 21, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home with funeral services at 2 p.m.Interment

Alvin Graham

SEQUATCHIE Alvin "Gab" Graham passed away, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at his home.He had worked at Lodge Manufacturing for 26 years, Variform for 15 years and Walden Security. He was a veteran of the

David Gross

Hamilton county
Jr.David Ray Gross Jr., 23, of Nashville, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at his residence. Services will be at 6 p.m. today, Nov. 21, 2012 in the funeral home chapel with Rev.

Burl Kell

RINGGOLD Burl Byron Kell, 73, departed this life Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.He was born in Chickamauga, Ga., to the late Lawrence Preston and Annie Lee Kell. Byron graduated from Jacksonville State University with his

Doris Lail

Hamilton county
Doris T. Lail, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

Lacie Leatherwood

Hamilton county
Lacie Norma Poteet Leatherwood, 91, of Hixson, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at NHC nursing facility in Dunlap.Services will be at 10 a.m. today, Nov. 21, 2012, in the

Bob McCoy

ROSSVILLE Robert Howard "Bob" McCoy, 84, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his family.He was born Dec. 31, 1927 to the late John L. and Faye Shirley McCoy. He was

Jean Moore

Hamilton county
Jean R. Moore, 83, passed away on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Kenneth A. Moore Sr.Share your memories, stories, and photos at www.legacyfuneralhome.comArrangements will be announced by

Lynda Noone

Hamilton county
Lynda Combs Noone, 62, of Harrison, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012.She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was of the Christian faith.She was preceded

Dowe Ownby

CLEVELAND Dowe N. Ownby, 79, a resident of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, in a Chattanooga hospital. He was born July 11, 1933, in Bradley County. He was a member

James Pendergrass

Hamilton county
James Arthur Pendergrass (also known as Jay, J.A. and Jim) passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.He was born in Sale Creek on February 16, 1925, eldest son of Ray and Flossie Pendergrass. He graduated

Eddie Rice

IDER Eddie L. Rice, 51, died passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Dekalb Regional Hospital.Funeral service will be 3 p.m. CST today, Nov. 21, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial in Liberty Cemetery, Dawson.Visitation

Billie Skipper

JASPER Billie Faye Skipper, passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m. CST Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, with Brother Steve Middleton officiating.The family will

Linda Smith

ROSSVILLE Linda Sue Smith, 63, passed away on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 in a local hospital.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Nov. 21, in the South Crest Chapel with Pastor

Junior Stanley

Hamilton county
Arthur "Junior" Stanley, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in a local hospital.He was a native and resident of Onieda, Tenn., until 1959. Junior was previously a resident of Hixson

William Still

EVA William Taylor Still, 51, passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Abby Hospice, Ga.Graveside service was 2 p.m. Tuesday at Guntersville City Cemetery.Arrangements by W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, Rainsville, Ala.

Nancy Swafford

SPRING CITY Nancy Swafford, 88, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.Funeral services are at 3 p.m. today in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.Interment in the Ad Smith Cemetery.Visitation is 1 to 3 p.m. today

John Tucker

ROSSVILLE John Lewis Tucker, 87, passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, in a local healthcare facility.Condolences may be sent to services will be at 2:30 p.m. today, Nov. 21, in Chattanooga National Cemetery

DC Walker

Hamilton county
Dawson C. "D.C." "Papa Dee"Walker, 84, of East Ridge, passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.He was a member of Woodland Park Baptist Church, East Ridge Lodge #755 F&AM and the Alhambra Shrine. D.C. was

Lottie Wooden

Hamilton county
Lottie Louise Wooden of Orange Park, Fla., passed away Nov. 20, 2012.She was born Sept. 10,1924 in Dayton, Tenn., to Sallie and Jim Helton. She was raised in Chattanooga and was a graduate of


In memory
May 12, 1944 -Nov. 21, 2010In Loving Memory It has been two years today since you ascended into Heaven. Words can't express how much we miss you every day. Always on our minds

In MemoryLILLIE Wilson

In memory
INMEMORYLILLIE WILSON9:40AM on Nov. 19, 2003You slipped away. Ill always love you. Its been nine years. Lovingly your Husband,Tommy Wilson and Grandson Marcus Johnson
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