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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 06, 2012


Mildred GudgerRINGGOLD Mildred Plemmons Gudger. 82, a much loved grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully at her home in Ringgold, on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.A lifelong resident of Ellijay, Ga., she

Newell Allison

Hamilton county
Newell Sanders "Sarge" Allison passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.He was born on Jan. 1, 1928. in Chattanooga and was nicknamed "Sarge" as a child. He was educated at the Bright School, the McCallie School

Mary Baker

Hamilton county
Mary Baker, 82, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Turner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Richard Harkins Officiating.Burial will follow in Harrison Cemetery.You may register

Regina Brown

Hamilton county
Regina Brown, 61, of Hixson passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at her residence.The family will gather for one hour from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 at the Highway

Georgia Caudle

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN Georgia Marie Okrina Caudle passed away on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, surrounded by her family.Georgia Caudle was born on April 22, 1920, in Abie, Neb., the second child of Charles and Frances

Ina Chandler

RAINSVILLE Ina Faye Chandler, 82, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at Morning Glory.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in Rainsville Memorial Park

Frances Cochran

SUMMERVILLE Frances Kellett Cochran passed away Thursday,Oct. 4, 2012.Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Summerville Cemetery.Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home.

Betty Combs

Hamilton county
Betty L. "Granny" Combs, 79, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.She was preceded in death by her parents, Vaughn Gould and Bill Henderickson; sister, Katherine Norell; and brother, Billy Henderickson.She is survived

Betty Dean

CHATSWORTH Betty Lynn Dean, 62, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012.Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday from the Chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Chatsworth. Online condolences may be offered at: family

Easter Garth

Hamilton county
Easter Davis Garth, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, in a local hospital.She was preceded in death by her parents, Harrison and Mattie Davis; husband, John Garth; sisters, Pearline Mitchell, Jessie Mae

Genesis Grier

Hamilton county
Genesis Grier, 41, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 at a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Ben Griffin

Hamilton county
Benjamin Franklin Griffin went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, from his home in Middle Valley near Hixson.He was born on Feb. 4, 1928 in the Rossville area of Chattanooga,

Robert Howard

CLEVELAND Robert "Bobby" Howard, 65, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.Survivors include: wife, Marie Howard; children, James (Krissy) Brown, Robbie (Camill) Howard, Kim Howard and Lori Burmeister; and granddaughter, Emma Grace Howard.Funeral at 2 p.m.

Blanche Johnson

Hamilton county
Blanche Dunn Weaver Johnson, 90, Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 4, 2012.Mrs. Johnson was a lifelong resident of the Tennessee, North Georgia area and a member of Bayside Baptist Church. She

Betty Jones

Hamilton county
Betty Sue Jones, 78, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.She was preceded in death by her father,Walter M. Jones; mother, Sally Jones; sister, Georgie Mae Goldman; brothers, Howard and Fred Jones.She is survived by

Stella Kelley

Hamilton county
Stella Mae Kelley, 87, of Hixson, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with Rev. Jim Hixon officiating.Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

Doyle Lanier

LaFAYETTE Doyle Lanier, 77, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.Was a member of the Second Baptist Church."Daddy Doyle" was preceded in death by his loving wife, Margaret Ann Eaton Lanier; sisters,

Carolyn Layne

WHITWELL Carolyn Juanita Layne, 61, passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Mike Rigsby officiating.Interment at Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens in Jasper,

Ella Lovelady

NASHVILLE Ella Faye Elsea Lovelady, 85, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Lee Lovelady; son, Jeffrey Lovelady; parents, Odius and Eunice Elsea; and

Ola Roddy

DAYTON Ola "Cotton" Roddy, 88, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at her sons resident in Soddy-Daisy.She was a longtime resident of Rhea County, she also lived in Battle Creek,Mich., prior to moving back to
LaFAYETTE William M. "Pop" Scoggins, 84, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Earl Gray Scoggins.He was a member of LaFayette Second Baptist Church.Survived by son and daughter-in-law,

Melissa Taylor

LaFAYETTE Melissa Taylor, 36, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.Survived daughter, Megan Taylor; son, Ryan Taylor; mother, Helen Cole; parents, Robert "Bob" and Shirley Coulter; stepsister, Julie Dowling; brothers, James Coulter, Jeffery Coulter; stepson, Jeffery

Jerry Townsend

CALHOUN Jerry Tom Townsend, 67, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Calhoun First Baptist Church.Burial will follow in Calhoun Cemetery.Visitation from 4:30-7:30

Kirk Wheeler

Hamilton county
S. Kirk Wheeler, 86, a longtime resident of Signal Mountain, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.S. Kirk Wheeler devoted his life to education and in

In MemoryShirley Ann

In memory
Jan. 14, 1950 - Oct. 5, 2011 Today is the anniversary of her passing. She is sadly missed by her daughters,

In MemoryMamie Cooper

In memory
INMEMORYMAMIE LEE COOPERMay 2, 1911-Oct. 6, 2011Gone but not forgotten. Not a day goes by that we do not think of you.Sadly missed by Family and Friends.
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