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Local Obits for Mon. Oct 08, 2012



Newell Allison

Hamilton county
Newell Sanders 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 and

Clemmie Bather

Hamilton county
Clemmie Gentry Bather, 90, of Harrison, Tenn., went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Clemmie was a member the Maple Grove Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband, Jess

Maxine Bell

Hamilton county
Maxine Baldwin Bell, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 in a local hospital. Funeral: Today at 1 p.m. at Second Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Paul McDaniel as the eulogist. Burial:

Betty Combs

Hamilton county
Betty L. "Granny" Combs, 79, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.Services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Oct. 8, 2012, in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Terry Evans officiating.

Mary Fox

Hamilton county
Mary Ruth "Frankie" Fox, 88, of Sale Creek died Saturday evening, Oct. 6, 2012 at her home. She was born March 9, 1924 in Graysville to the late Thomas and Marcella (Walker) Reel.

Bernard Howard

Georgia
FORTOGLETHORPE James Bernard Howard, Jr., 70, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 in a local healthcare facility. He has lived in the North Georgia area for the pas t 30 years and was of

Lucille Hurst

Tennessee
DAYTON Lucille Ward Hurst went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday night Oct. 6, 2012 at the age of 97. She was born June 21, 1915 in Dayton

Carolyn Lonas

Hamilton county
Carolyn Barker Scott Lonas, 77, of Chattanooga, died peacefully at her home early Saturday morning, Oct. 6, 2012 surrounded by her family.Born in Thomaston, Ga., Carolyn spent her early years near Perry, Ga. before moving

Gladys McClendon

Tennessee
WHITWELL Gladys V. McClendon, 93, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, JC McClendon; granddaughter, Brenda "BJ" Borden; parents, George and Edna Vandergriff; brother, George Vandergriff;

Charlie McCoy

Hamilton county
Charlie McCoy, 53, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at his residence.Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Advantage Funeral and Cremation Service Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors.

Gene Murphy

Tennessee
DAYTON Dester "Gene" Murphy, 74, died Sunday morning Oct. 7, 2012 at Rhea Medical Center. He was born Aug. 21, 1938 in Whitley City, Ky. to the late John and Eliza (Watson) Murphy.

Andre Newby

Georgia
TUNNELHILL Andre Newby, 59, passed away on Friday afternoon, Oct. 5, 2012 at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga Tenn. Andre was born in Chattanooga on Nov. 9, 1952 a son of the late Jack

Mildred Powell

Georgia
ROCKYFACE Mildred Anderson Powell, 85, passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2012.Funeral Service will be today at 1 p.m. at the Willis Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jerry D. Jones officiating. Interment at West Hill

Charles Renfro

Hamilton county
William Charles Renfro, 80, of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Suda Mae Renfro. He is survived by his sons, Mike Renfro,

Brooklyn Thomas

Tennessee
DAYTON Brooklyn "Brookie" Danielle Thomas, 2, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.Services: Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m. in Vanderwall Funeral Home chapel. Burial: Rhea Memory Gardens.Please share your memories on her on-line guest register

Ronald Williams

Hamilton county
Ronald 'Ronnie' Eugene Williams, 82, passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.Ronnie was born on Dec. 11, 1929 in Chattanooga Tenn., to W. F. Williams Jr. and Mother Ida Bell Rutherford Williams. He served in

In MemoryW Calvin

In memory
INMEMORYCOACH W. CALVIN SORRELLS, SRFeb. 15, 1937-Oct 8, 2011One year ago today, the Lord called you to be with Him in Glory. We're so grateful you were ready to answer His Call. The

In MemoryJEANETTE HOWARD

In memory
JEANETTE C. HOWARDJan. 9,1947-Oct. 8, 2011 It has been a year already, but it only seems like yesterday. We love and miss you so much. Connie, Vivian, Tracy and Grandchildren
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