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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 30, 2012



Dorothy Akins

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Dorothy Beatrice Akins, 92, departed this life Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.She was born in Rossville to the late Stanley and Sally Akins. Dorothy retired from Avon Cosmetics after many years of service.She

Willie Bryant

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Willie E. Bryant, 78, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at her residence. She was a wonderful, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was owner of Willie E. Bryant Bookkeeping and Tax Service

Dewayne Burton

Hamilton county
Floyd Dewayne Burton, 76, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Fred Smith and the Rev. Don Glenn

Freddie Childress

Hamilton county
Freddie Dewayne Childress, 56, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, with his family by his side in a Knoxville hospital. Freddie was born March 6, 1956 to the late James Edwin Hill Sr. and Laquata Patricia

Ira Cox

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Ira Cox died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.Survivors: wife, Virginia "Jenny" Cox; mother, Bonnie Cox; children, Patti Cox, David Cox, Jody Patterson, Linda Smith, Lisa Hall, Johnny Patterson, Mike Patterson, Ronald Dale.Services are
Sr.FLINTSTONE Charles Lee "Charlie" Crabtree Sr., 82, passed away on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in a local hospice facility.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today in the South Crest

Laban DeFriese

Hamilton county
Laban Ray DeFriese, 79, of Franklin, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at his home.Born in Chattanooga, Mr. DeFriese was a 1952 graduate of Tyner High School where he was an All-County athlete in

Thomas Greer

Tennessee
Jr.DUNLAP Thomas A. Greer Jr., retired Circuit Judge, 89, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Erlanger.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. CST Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at First Baptist Church, Dunlap.Visitation

Wanda Gross

Hamilton county
Wanda Ledford Gross, 86, of Chattanooga died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at her residence.Funeral arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

Gayle Harris

Hamilton county
Jeanette Gayle Harris, 63, lifelong resident of Red Bank, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. Survivors are husband, Bill Harris; daughter, Anne Silvey; son, Buddy Harris; brother, David Bell,

Lillian Hawes

Hamilton county
Lillian May Hess Hawes, 85, of Hixson, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, in a local health care facility.She was born July 25, 1927 in Norwalk, Conn., to the late Dorothy Amy and Jacob August

Harry Hill

Hamilton county
CLEVELAND Harry Hill, 65, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at an area hospital in Cleveland.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

George Humphrey

Hamilton county
George William "Bill" Humphrey, of Hixson, died on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012.Originally from Detroit, Mich., George served four years in the U.S. Navy. Following military service, George matriculated to Michigan State University earning a B.S.

David Ingle

Tennessee
BELVIDERE David Wayne Ingle, 56, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 at Southern Tennessee Medical Center. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.Funeral at 10 a.m. Saturday at Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment at Franklin

Lorene King

Hamilton county
Lorene "Granny" King, 91, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. She was a faithful member of Thankful Baptist Church.Survivors include her daughters, Mary Eason and Erma King.Services will be held at 1 p.m. on

Huston Layman

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Huston Joseph "Joe" Layman, 95, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. Survivors are children, Thomas Layman, Betty Brown; grandchildren, Beth Thacker and Becky Patterson. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 30, 2012,

Ova Lue

Tennessee
DECHERD Ova Lue Walker, 90, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at Moore-Cortner Chapel with burial following

Doris Matthews

Hamilton county
Doris Marie Matthews, 81, Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, after a long battle with Parkinsons Disease.Formerly of Scottsboro, Ala. Doris was a retired teacher of 33 years in the Scottsboro and Jackson County

Terry McNeal

Hamilton county
Terry L. McNeal, 60, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. Terry was a Godly man, he preached Gods Word to many people.He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Margaret McNeal;

Sue Mealor

Hamilton county
Margaret Sue Mealor, 60, of Ooltewah, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Donald Lee Mealor; and daughter, Melinda Mae Call.Sue was

Donna Myers

Hamilton county
Donna Lou Bruce Myers, 74, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at her residence after a 20-year battle with cancer.She was a member of ValleyBrook and loved to play golf until her back

David Nickens

Georgia
David Brian Nickens, 47, of East Ridge, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012.He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was of the Christian Faith. He was formerly employed by Arcade Marketing for 15

Frank Perry

Hamilton county
Frank E. Perry, of Chattanooga, was called by the Lord on Saturday morning, Nov. 24, 2012.The Lord called his faithful servant, home at the age of 60. He went home peacefully. God, in

Eddie Stinnett

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Gale Edward "Eddie" Stinnett, 67, died from a sudden heart attack that called him home to his Lord, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.Known for his sparkling smile, the twinkle in his eyes and

Gary Sweet

Hamilton county
Gary Eugene Sweet, 43, of Decatur went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 from a local hospital.Gary was a very happy person, loved life, and considered all of his friends as

Kelly Taylor

Hamilton county
Kelly David Taylor, 39, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. He passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones.Kelly was a 1991 graduate of Red Bank High School and a

Bettie Webster

Hamilton county
Bettie C. Webster, 93, formerly of Columbia, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, in a local health care facility.She retired from Maury Regional Hospital. She was a faithful member of Burn Springs Church of

Stanley White

Hamilton county
Stanley Ruffin White, 82, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.Stanley was a member of Highland Park Baptist Church since March 31, 1947. A Veteran of the

Evealeen Whitmire

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Evealeen Couch Whitmire, 92, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Survivors: children, Carlos (Judy) Whitmire Jr. and Janice (Steve) Summers; grandchildren, Keith Whitmire and Renee Hampton; and four great-grandchildren.Service at 3 p.m. Saturday at

RW Williams

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE R.W. "Dub" Williams, 95, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012.A graveside service will be at noon Friday, Nov. 30, at Cheatham Hills Memorial Park, Marietta, Ga.No visitation.Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home is in charge of services.

Hazel Zachry

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Hazel Owens Zachry, 100, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012.She was preceded in death by her husband, Bethel O.
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