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Local Obits for Sat. Nov 24, 2012



Thomas Barnes

Hamilton county
Thomas Floyd "Tommy" Barnes, 60, was called home on Tuesday Nov. 20, 2012. The family will receive friends at Lane Funeral Home from 2 until 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.Funeral services will

Edsel Bates

Alabama
TENBROECK Edsel Bates, 74, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at his residence.Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 24, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Lee Earl Thompson, Rev. Brian

Mattie Broome

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Mattie M. Broome, 95, Subligna community, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.Funeral at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, at Subligna Baptist Church.Interment in Subligna Cemetery.Visitation 5 until 8 p.m. today at Earle Rainwater Funeral

Virginia Crutcher

Hamilton county
Virginia Crutcher, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Bobby Davis

Hamilton county
Robert "Bobby" Vaughn Davis, 65, of Hixson, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in a local hospital.He was preceded in death by his father, C.H. Davis, former Postmaster, of Signal Mountain; daughter, Kelly Adams; and grandparents,

William DeBrocke

Hamilton county
Col. Col. William Paul DeBrocke, 90, of Signal Mountain, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012.Arrangements to be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace. 423-877-3524.

Mildred DeMars

Hamilton county
Anna Mildred Richey DeMars went to be with the Lord in the early morning hours of Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.A lifelong resident of Harrison, she was born Sept. 27, 1922 to the late former Hamilton

Eva Fields

Hamilton county
Eva Fields, 94, passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, in a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Helen Harris

Hamilton county
Helen Cox Harris, 93, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.She retired from the Ohio Teachers School System in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the Hamilton County School System in Chattanooga. She received

Myrtle Henley

Tennessee
NIOTA Myrtle Pressley Henley, 88, died Friday morning, Nov. 23, 2012.Funeral will be 5 p.m. today at Ziegler Funeral Home.The family will receive friends 2-5 p.m. today at Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens.

Ruth Henry

Hamilton county
Ruth Roark Henry, 90, went to be with Jesus Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in Spring City.A native of Birchwood, she lived many years in Washington State before returning to this area. Ruth was of

Hazel Hornbuckle

Tennessee
PALMER Hazel Irene Hornbuckle, 93, passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 22, 2012.She attended Palmer United Methodist Church. She was born in Palmer on May 10, 1919 to Isham and Bessie Tate Roberts who preceded

Myrtice Jackson

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Myrtice Elaine Hendrix Jackson, 64, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Survivors, children, LeBron (Marsha) Hendrix, Renee Brown; sister, Eula Story; grandchildren, Christopher, Adam, Devon and Logan. Funeral is noon today Nov.24,
hROSSVILLE Mildred Killingsworth, 84, passed away on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, in a local health care facility.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located at

Rosetta Lane

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Rosetta Frances Lane, 89, went home to be with the Lord Monday Nov. 19, 2012. She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was a member of Lakeview First Baptist Church

Ann Lewis

Georgia
RINGGOLD Ellen Ann Lewis, 70, died on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012.She was the daughter of the late Luther and Marie Morrow. Ann was an avid gardener and attended Parkway Baptist Temple.She was preceded in

Kenneth Matthews

Other areas
PENSACOLA, Fla. Kenneth Wayne Matthews, 51, passed away on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.He was born on Nov. 16, 1961, in Fayette, Ala. He was raised in Panama City, but has since lived in

Jake McCampbell

Tennessee
SPRING CITY Jake McCampbell, 29, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012.Survived by his children, McKinley, Kalee and Lexi McCampbell; brother, Bruce McCampbell; and sister, Brandie Readlee.Graveside service at 2 p.m. today at Spring City Cemetery.There

Billy McDowell

Tennessee
Billy Joe McDowellCLEVELAND Billy Joe McDowell, 85, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Survivors: wife, Anna Lee McDowell; children, Charles McDowell, Lori Gardner, Cynthia Black and David McDowell; six grandchildren.Service will be 3 p.m. Monday

Clara McKenzie

Hamilton county
Clara Mae McAlister Hastings McKenzie, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. She was 95 years old.Clara was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area and was of the Methodist faith.Clara is

Buddy Moore

Hamilton county
Alex Gene "Buddy" Moore, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.He was born Jan. 9, 1923 in Chattanooga to the late Alex and Ethel Moore. He was also preceded in death by

Jean Moore

Hamilton county
Jean R. Moore, 83, of Chattanooga passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.Friends and family will join in celebration of her life on Monday, Nov. 26, at Brainerd United Methodist Church from 1 to 3:30

Wanda Myers

Tennessee
ALTAMONT Wanda L. Myers, our loving wife and mother of 69 years passed away at her home surrounded by her family Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.She was a member of the Elkhead Church of Christ

Ruth Nichols

Hamilton county
Mary Ruth Nichols passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at age 93.She was born Sept. 19, 1919.She retired after 35 of service from Dixie Yarns.Ruth was proceeded in death by her husband, Allen B.

Robert Peace

Hamilton county
Jr.Robert David "Bob" Peace Jr., 54, of Chattanooga, died suddenly in his sleep on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012.He was born on May 22, 1958 to Robert and Evelyn Peace. He was a graduate

Annie Reynolds

Hamilton county
Annie Lee Reynolds, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Nov. 22, 2012.She was born in Trenton, Ga., to the late Ben and Ola Derryberry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Reynolds; and

Tim Riggs

Georgia
RINGGOLD Timothy C. Riggs, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, in a local hospital.He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and North Georgia and was a member of Westside Baptist Church. Mr. Riggs was

Tressie Rivers

Hamilton county
Jr.Tressie T. Rivers Jr., 61, passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.He was a member of the Howard High School Class of 1969. He retired from Mueller Co. and was of the Baptist faith.

Maxine Sampson

Hamilton county
Maxine Simpson, 89, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at a local health care facility.She was a member of North Hamilton Church of Christ.She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Sampson;

Cathy Stancil

Hamilton county
Cathy Hawk Stancil, 59, passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, surrounded by her family and her devoted dog, Max.She was born and raised in Chattanooga. Cathy had worked as a nurse since 1976 and

Martin Thach

Georgia
Jr.Martin Luther "M.L." Thach Jr. passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012 at age 89.M.L. was born in Bridgeport Ala. on May 18, 1923 and raised in Chattanooga.He served in the U.S. Navy in

Bobby Thompson

Hamilton county
Sr.Bobby Carnell Thompson Sr., 56, passed away at his residence on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.He was preceded in death by his parents, the Rev. Leo and Artensie Thompson; and brother, Harvey Thompson.He leaves to

Garry Thompson

Hamilton county
Garry "HUB" Thompson, 63 went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 he was of the Baptist faith. He leaves behind a family who loved him and will miss him greatly. He

Wallace Thurman

Hamilton county
Wallace Robert Thurman, of Harrison, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. He was 88 years old.Wallace was born in Meigs County and raised in Dayton, Tenn. He served our country during the Korean

Gene Trewhitt

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Gene Trewhitt, 79, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012.Survivors include children, Lisa Earby, Samuel Eugene Trewhitt, Cathy Randolph and Susan Carter.Services are 3 p.m. Sunday at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.Visitation is 4-7 p.m. today

Willis Walker

Hamilton county
Willis Willard Walker, 85, of Ooltewah, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.He was preceded in death by his parents, Paris and Mary Walker; two brothers, Winford W. Walker, Bruce Walker; and sister, Edith Oliver.Willis

James Warren

Tennessee
SOUTH PITTSBURG James Samuel Warren, 85, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at his home following a brief illness. "Jim" was born in South Pittsburg, Tenn., to Lot Henry and Birchie Mae Simmons Warren

Carlton Whitson

Hamilton county
Carlton Whitson, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in a healthcare facility.Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors. 1724 McCallie Ave.. 423-265-4414

Lona Woody

Tennessee
EVENSVILLE Lona Edna Woody, 94, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Standifer Gap Hospice.She was a lifelong resident of Rhea County, and was of the Baptist faith.She was preceded in death by parents, John

Margaret Yoder

Hamilton county
Margaret Louise Yoder, of Signal Mountain, went to be with her Lord Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 at her home.Funeral services are 1 p.m. today in the Chapel with Rev. Paul Massey and Rev. Pat Parker

In MemoryKIMA EVANS

In memory
INMEMORYKIMA AHMAD EVANSNov. 24, 1976 - Jan. 29, 2012HAPPY BIRTHDAY!Mom Anita, Cory, Michael, Children, Family, Friends.

In MemoryROGER L

In memory
Aug. 10, 1960 - Nov. 24, 2003If we could have a life-time wish, and wondering that could come true, we would pray to God with all of our hearts just to see and speak to

In MemoryRUSHABELL LANSDEN

In memory
INMEMORYInmemory of our dear mother who departed her earthly life on November 24th, 2004 to her eternal home. We will forever love you and miss you. The Lansden, Billingsley Family.
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