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Local Obits for Tue. Nov 27, 2012


Hamilton county
Rev. John Lanham Sr.Rev. John S. Lanham Sr., 93, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson.

James Bice

Sr.ELLIJAY James Wallace Bice Sr. died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012.Mr. Bice was born Dec. 29, 1920 in Chattanooga to the late Willus Bice and Zora Petty. Mr. Bice worked as a plumbing and

Peggy Bowman

PIKEVILLE Peggy Ann Bowman, 73, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at her home.She was a lifelong resident of Bledsoe County, Tenn., and of the Baptist faith.Preceded in death by husband, Eddie Bowman; parents,

Edward Brinski

Hamilton county
Edward Brinski, 94, formerly of Signal Mountain, passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in St. Petersburg, Fla.Funeral services will be 11:15 a.m. today at Alexian Village. Entombment will be 2 p.m. today in Chattanooga

Virgie Carroll

GERALDINE Virgie Leon Carroll, 75, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Marshall Medical Center, South.Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday from W.T. Wilson Chapel.Burial in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery.Family will receive friends 4-8
TRENTON Willie Christine Chadwick, 85, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012.She was a member of Cloverdale Baptist Church. She was retired from Trenton Spinning Mill.She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Chadwick;

Lucille Chasteen

Hamilton county
Lucille Maxwell Chasteen went home to be with the LORD on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.She was 102 years old and had been living in NHC nursing home for two years.Lucille was born in Henagar, Ala.

Phronia Conway

ROSSVILLE Phronia J. Conway, 81, passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at a local healthcare facility.She was of the Baptist faith, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Star Pocahontas Chapter

William DeBrock

Hamilton county
Col. eCol. William Paul DeBrocke, U.S. Army (Retired), 90, of Signal Mountain, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012.Born in Yonkers, N.Y. on Dec. 9, 1921, Col. DeBrocke, Bill, attended Catholic Schools until his appointment to

Jonathan Englade

ALTAMONT Jonathan David Baquedano Englade, 31, of the Skymont Community passed away at his home on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012.Funeral services will be noon Thursday in the funeral home chapel with burial to follow in

Nellie Ensley

CLEVELAND Nellie Ruth Fowler Ensley, 71, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.Survivors: son, Lebron Ensley; grandchildren, Heather Bennefield, Leticia Moore and William Kernicki.Funeral services 7 p.m. today, Nov. 27, 2012 in chapel of

Thomas Farr

Hamilton county
Sr.Thomas David Farr Sr., 87, of East Ridge, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012.He was a lifelong of Chattanooga and was of the Baptist faith. Tommy served his country in the U.S. Navy

Cavella Ferguson

Hamilton county
Cavella Ferguson, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, with her family by her side.She was born May 10, 1932 in Cleveland, Ohio to James and Edith Terrell and had 11 brothers and

Mary Fletcher

SUMMERVILLE Mary Lina Fletcher, 78, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. Survivors: sons, Herman (Alison) Fletcher, David (Karen) Fletcher, Alan (Jeffney) Fletcher; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Graveside service is 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at

Max Galloway

MENTONE Max Galloway, 77, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.Survivors: wife, Annette Galloway; children, Tony Galloway, Mark Galloway, Juanita Galloway, Regina Martin, Belinda Bitner, Jamie Jackson, Melissa Johnson; sisters, Roberta Cash, Marceline Chumley, Janice

Jerry Garth

Hamilton county
Jerry Garth, 51, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at a local hospital.Arrangement by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Gladys Gates

CLEVELAND Gladys Ruth Gates, 88, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. Survivors: children, Brenda Allen, Linda Burgiss and Miles Gates; seven grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and sister, Bennie Swafford.Her service will be 11

Sheryle Gould

Hamilton county
Sheryle D. Gould, was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, surrounded by loving family.Kind, giving, and possessing a heart of gold, Sheryle was known to do anything for anyone.

Button Haskins

Hamilton county
Dennis Button Haskins III passed away surrounded by family at his home in Chattanooga, on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, after 84 years of an amazing life that began April 5, 1928.Button, or "Buttons" as many

Florence Higgins

CLEVELAND Florence Green Higgins, 100, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. Survivors: daughter, Diana Harris; grandchildren, Kerry Harris and David Charles Harris; two great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.Her service will be 3 p.m. today

Naomi Hines

Hamilton county
Naomi Smith Hines, 98, died at a local health care facility Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. She was born Oct. 19, 1914 in Chattanooga to Charles and Carrie Smith.Naomi was a homemaker who loved her family

Margaret Hudson

Hamilton county
Margaret Smith Hudson, 89, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 1012.She was born in Gasden, Ala. on May 22, 1923.She is the widow of Kendrick B. Hudson and the daughter of the late Warren and Josephine

George Humphrey

Hamilton county
George William "Bill" Humphrey, of Hixson, died on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson. 423-531-3975.

Velma Johnson

ATHENS Velma Stanley Johnson, 88, passed away on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at Athens Regional Medical Center.Interment will be at Hallowell Calvary Cemetery in Hallowell, Maine at a later date.Ziegler Funeral Home has been

Annie Jones

Hamilton county
Annie Beatrice Jones, 61, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Chattanooga.She graduated from Burt High School in Clarksville, Tenn., and attended Austin Peay State University. She retired from Plaza Surgery Center at Erlanger

Ida Mabe

Hamilton county
Ida Kummer Mabe passed away on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. She was 84 years old.She was born to Oswald and Anna Kummer on Aug. 10, 1928, the youngest of four children. She was raised in

Margot Outslay

RINGGOLD Margot J. Outslay, 87, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at her residence. She was born in Germany and had been a nurse in Midland Park School System. Mrs. Outslay was a member of

Mevlin Paris

Hamilton county
Mevlin Paris passed away on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Ray Phillips

TELLICO PLAINS Ray Allen Phillips, 72, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012.Visitation 6-8 p.m. today, Nov. 27, at Myers Funeral Home. Funeral service to follow at 8 p.m.Committal service noon Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Unicoi

Burma Powell

Hamilton county
Burma Lee Jones Powell, 84, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at Community Care of Rutherford County.Mrs. Powell was born in Fort Payne, Ala., to the late Virgil and Alma Jones and

Katheryn Ramey

SUMMERVILLE Katheryn Ramey, 80, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. Survivors include sisters, Frances Patterson and Yvonne Sawyer; nieces and nephews. Graveside service was 11 a m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at West Hill Cemetery.

Kenneth Reel

Hamilton county
Kenneth Earl Reel, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, in a local hospital.Funeral: at 1 p.m. today in the chapel with Pastor Larry Jones as the eulogist.Burial: Greenwood Cemetery.

Emma Shropshire

SUMMERVILLE Emma Ruth Shropshire, 79, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. Survivors, son, Jimmy Ray Shropshire; daughters, Betty McDaniel, Partick Shropshire; Jeanette Glenn, Aletha Shropshire. Funeral is 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at Spirit

Donald Sweeney

Hamilton county
Donald W. Sweeney, of Hixson, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.Donald served our country in the Naval Reserves for eight years. He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and brother.Donald is survived

Charlotte Thurman

SPRING CITY Charlotte F. Thurman, 78, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at her residence.A lifetime resident of Spring City, she was the daughter of the late Arthur James and Della Mae Garner Gilliam Sr.

Braxton Todd

DAYTON Melvin Braxton Todd, 54, passed Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in Erlanger in Chattanooga.Funeral will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Vanderwall Funeral home chapel.He will be laid to rest at

James Whitfield

Hamilton county
James Robert Whitfield, 74, of Hixson, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Nov. 24, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with Dr. William "Bill"


In memory
INMEMORYBESSIE KATE FEARNJune 11, 1929 - Nov. 27, 1998Our Dearest Mother,When you went to your Eternal Home it broke our hearts. You were our heart donor, you were our shoulder, arms, ears, voice and smile.
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