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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 02, 2012



Lena Baker

Hamilton county
Lena Ann Baker, 103, of Chattanooga went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012.She will be sorely missed by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and a host of dear friends.A graveside

Willie Blalock

Alabama
MENTONE Willie L. "Bill" Blalock, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at his residence.Survivors include wife, Dorothy; daughters Carol Smith, Micki Lemaster; grandchildren; great-grandchildren.Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.Burial in Bankhead

Ernest Brooks

Hamilton county
Ernest Brooks, 79, a longtime resident of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.Ernest was born in Crossville, Ala., the son of the late William

Mary Cary

Tennessee
JONESBOROUGH Mary Cary passed away on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in her sons home at the wonderful age of 97.She was predeceased by her loving husband, John, who she met while attending Purdue

Bobby Case

Tennessee
DUNLAP Bobby Joe Case, 77, died unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in a Chattanooga hospital.Bobby was a loving husband and father, In the most simple words, he was "The Best Of The Best". He

Frances Cook

Georgia
Frances I. Cook, 86, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in a local hospital.She was the previous owner of Cooks Bar-B-Q, a member of Highland Park Baptist Church and had served as

Ruby Cowser

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Ruby Alice Cowser, 100, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center. Funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment will be in Franklin Memorial

Doris Dover

Alabama
GAYLESVILLE Doris Dover, 75, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. Survivors, husband, Kenneth Dover; children, Robert Dover, Debra Collins, Susan Sprayberry; brother, Wayne Sweet; sister, Annie Broadrick; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral is 3 p.m.

Mary Fricks

Georgia
FLINTSTONE Mary F. "Nanny" Fricks, 87, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at her residence.She was a native of South Carolina and had lived most of her life in Chattanooga and Flintstone. She

Susan Gennoe

Hamilton county
Anna Susan Gennoe, 54, of Hixson died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012.Memorial contributions may be made to Red Bank Church of Christ, 3600 Dayton Boulevard, Chattanooga, TN 37415 for the Dominican Republic work.Complete arrangements will be

Ollye Goodner

Hamilton county
Ollye Jo GoodnerOllye Jo Goodner, 85, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.She was born in Rome, Ga., daughter of the late Colonel Cleo Gilley and Maude Mae ORear Gilley.She

Velma Gravitt

Hamilton county
Velma Gravitt, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012.She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and of the Christian Faith. Velma loved the time she spent at Orange Grove School in Chattanooga

James Green

Hamilton county
Jr.James C. Green Jr., of Hixson, passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.He was of the Baptist faith, and he was a commercial fisherman.He was preceded in death by his parents, James C. Green Sr.

William Hall

Hamilton county
William M. Hall, 83, of Hixson passed away on Saturday, Sept 29, 2012, with family at his side.He is survived by Jacqueline, his loving wife of 55 years; his sister, Juanita Gifford; and his brother,

Gayleia Hendrix

Alabama
BOAZ Gayleia Hendrix, 66, passed away Friday, Sept. 28, 2012.Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. CDT Wednesday, Oct. 3, from Concord Baptist Church with burial to follow in New Home

Faye Johnson

Hamilton county
Aurelia Faye Johnson, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012.Faye was born in Benton, Ill., to the late Carl and Hazel Simmons. She graduated from the Baroness Erlanger

Rosa Keef

Georgia
WHITESIDE Rosa Lee Keef, 92, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at Valley View in Whitwell, Tenn.She was preceded in death by her husband, Ozzie Keef; son, Dale Keef; and two infant daughters,

Harold LeMay

Hamilton county
Harold Murphree Murphree, 101, went to be with the Lord and his loved ones in heaven on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012.He was born on May 20, 1911 in Decatur, Ala., and rode a horse to

Annarene Lovelace

Hamilton county
Annarene Lovelace, 89, passed away on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 at a local healthcare facility.She was a member of Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church.Survivors include her three nieces, Vennie Lay and Evelyn Rylas, of Chattanooga;

John McCuistion

Hamilton county
IIJohn Franklin McCuistion II, 54, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Erlanger Medical Center. A lifetime resident of Hixson, John was born on Oct. 22, 1957 in Rockwood, Tenn. to Spring
BRIDGEPORT Caroline Marie Payne McPherson, 59, formerly of Birmingham, Ala., passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at her home.Ms. McPherson was a Bridgeport, Ala. native. She graduated with the 1971 class of Bridgeport High

David Milliken

Hamilton county
David Milo Milliken, 73, of Hixson passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at a local hospital.He was of the Baptist faith and was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran.He is survived by his loving wife of

Gladys Moore

Georgia
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN Mary Gladys Moore, 96, of the Hinkle Community, entered into Heaven's gates on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.Gladys was a hard-working, Godly woman who led many to Christ during her life-long service

Margaret Nagle

Hamilton county
Margaret Cooney Nagle passed away on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.She was born in New York City in 1930 and was the daughter of the late Elwin James and Agnes Byers Cooney.She is survived by a

Mildred Price

Hamilton county
Mildred E. Price, 84, was received by her heavenly father Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, surrounded by family and friends. Mildred was a master quilter retired after 32 years from Signal Knitting Mills where she

Roy Riddle

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Roy B. Riddle, 86, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at his residence.Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment will

Ray Roberts

Hamilton county
William Ray Roberts, 77, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in a local hospital.He was a resident of Chattanooga for over 50 years and was a member of First Baptist Church, Golden Gateway. Mr.

Margaret Stevens

Hamilton county
Margaret Lucile Johnston Stevens, 98, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.Margaret was a loving, caring and devoted hard working mother who worked for many years in the motel industry at various jobs

Jerry Stoner

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Jerry Walter Stoner, 69, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012.He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was of the Nazarene faith. He was a member of the Tompkins Masonic Lodge #466

Travis Sullivan

Hamilton county
Travis Lee "Trab" Sullivan, 38, left this world to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012.He is survived by the love of his life, Christy "Chris" Sullivan; two children, Jordan and

William Taff

Hamilton county
William Miller (Bill) Taff, of Lookout Mountain, passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. He was born in Chattanooga in 1923 to Euda Miller Taff and Otis Drake Taff, Mr. Taff graduated The Baylor School in

Bobby Turner

Hamilton county
IIBobby Ray "Bo" Turner II, 36, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.

Ishmael Wright

Hamilton county
Ishmael "Ish" Worth Wright, 86, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012.He was born in Flat Rock, Ala., to the late Barbara Ann and James Driscoll Wright.Ishmael was

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