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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 11, 2012



Freddie Bailey

Hamilton county
Freddie Bailey, 66, of East Ridge, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at her home. She was born in Knoxville, and attended West High School. She was a member of Brainerd United

Sherry Birger

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Sherry Lynn Birger passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.She was born Sherry Lynn Moultrie in Cullman, Ala. on Jan. 13, 1950 and graduated with Honors from Huntsville High School in 1968. In 1973,

Lynda Bohannon

Tennessee
ATHENS Lynda Ruth Scoggins Bohannon, 63, died Tuesday night, Oct. 9, 2012, at Athens Regional Medical Center.Graveside services 2 p.m. Friday in Bohannon Family Cemetery.Visitation 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.Ziegler Funeral

Monta Bolt

Alabama
DUTTON Monta Gail Bolt, 58, passed away died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, recently at her residence.Funeral noon Friday at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Rev. Nathan Brown officiating.Visitation 3-8 p.m. today.Family asks in lieu

Paul Campbell

Hamilton county
Jr.Paul Campbell Jr. died at home on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012.Born in Chattanooga on Dec. 23, 1915, he was predeceased by his parents, Paul Campbell Sr. and Margaret Meriwether Campbell; by his sister, Margaret

Lanier Chapman

Hamilton county
Lanier Martin Chapman, 64, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012.Mr. Chapman graduated from City High School and served our country in the United States Navy-Vietnam. He and his brother own Brainerd and Wedgewood Dry Cleaners.

John Colbaugh

Tennessee
DECATUR John L. "Screaker" Colbaugh, 79, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 Funeral at 11 a.m. Friday in Bowers Funeral Home Chapel Interment in Shiloh Cemetery with Military Honors.Go to www.bowersfh.com. Visitation 5-8 p.m.

Harold Coleman

Georgia
Sr.ROSSVILLE Harold Eugene "Gene" Coleman Sr., 68, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at his residence.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, Rossville.

Charles Davis

Georgia
RYDAL Charles Edward Davis, 73, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012.Survivors: wife, Patricia Jo Davis; daughters, Cynthia (Timothy) Steckbauer and Christina (Matthew) Maddox; grandchildren; and sister, Norma McDowell.Funeral service is 2 p.m. on

Virginia Fehn

Hamilton county
Virginia M. Fehn, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.Virginia was born in Highland Park, Mich., and was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area. She and

Glenn Gass

Hamilton county
Glenn Everett Gass, 82, of Lookout Valley, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, in a Chattanooga hospital.Glenn attended Lookout Valley Baptist Church. He was retired from Brook Candy Co. after more than 40 years of

Annamma George

Hamilton county
Annamma George, 76, wife of Mr. George Varghese (Vennikulam, Ranni, Kerala, India) of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord from her earthly home on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.She is survived by her loving

Maria Graczyk

Hamilton county
Maria Somaria Graczyk, 56, of Chattanooga died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Betty Gregg

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Betty S. Gregg died Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.Survivors: husband, Jerry Gregg; children: Robin White, Jill Prince, Kim Gregg, Robert, Suzanne Dixson, Kristi Powers.Family graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday at Center Valley Cemetery, Murray

Betty Hall

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Betty Lynn Feagans Whaley Hall, 78, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012.She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area. Betty died peacefully at her home with her family present. She faced illness

Leon Hise

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Leon Franklin "Frank" Hise, 86, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at his home.He was born in Chickamauga, Ga., Dec. 1, 1925, son of Joseph H. H. "Joe" and Aggie Belle Mullinax Hise.He was

Ola Honeycutt

Georgia
RINGGOLD Ola M. Honeycutt, 94, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, William Edward Honeycutt, in October of 1991.Mrs. Honeycutt

Patricia Jackson

Hamilton county
Patricia Calleen Jackson, 72, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, from a local healthcare center.She was of the Baptist faith.She was preceded in death by her father, Erby

Corena Jones

Hamilton county
Corena Terry Talley Jones, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, in a local hospital.She was formerly employed by Southern Railroad.She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Terry Sr.Survivors include sons,

Timothy Kane

Hamilton county
Timothy Alexander "Tanz" Kane, 23, much loved son of Timothy Sean Kane and Chappell Guerry Kane died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.He was preceded in death by grandfather, Alexander Guerry Jr.He also is survived by his

Carolyn Kirby

Alabama
FLAT ROCK Carolyn Purcell Kirby, 82, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at her residence.Survivors include, daughters, Charlotte (Ed) Brown, Patricia Stevens, Beatrice (Ed) Plemmons, Barbara Cuzzort; son, Junior (Ed) Kirby; brother, Jack Purcell; 10

Charlie McCoy

Hamilton county
Charlie McCoy, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at his residence.He attended the Chattanooga Public Schools and he had worked at the Chattanooga Stockyard Inc. for many years.He was preceded in death

Vickie McKinney

Hamilton county
Vickie Lynn McKinney, 63, passed away on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 after a short illness, surrounded by her loving family. She was a member of Delashmitt Road Baptist Church.Vickie was a kind and caring

James McMillian

Hamilton county
James Edwin "Big Mac" McMillian, 66, of Chattanooga went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, from a local hospital.He was a member of Corner Stone Baptist Church formerly Avondale Baptist.James was

Robert Montgomery

Hamilton county
Robert E. Montgomery, 71, departed this life on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.He retired after 36 years from U.S. Pipe. Robert was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church, where he served on the usher board

John Petrigac

Tennessee
DAYTON John Joseph Petrigac, 93, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 at his home.He will be laid to rest in San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella, Calif.www.vanderwallfh.com.The family is being served by the

Bill Porter

Tennessee
EVENSVILLE William B. "Bill" Porter, 85, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012.Funeral service is 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.Interment in Porter Cemetery.Visitation is two hours prior to the service at

Tony Rodriguez

Hamilton county
Tony A. Rodriguez, 70, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.He was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church, the Covenant Sunday School Class and had served as

Gregory Scott

Tennessee
MURFREESBORO Gregory D. Scott, 55, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at Alvin C. York VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. CDT today in the Moore-Cortner

Dean Sutherland

Tennessee
MONTEAGLE Dean Sutherland, 84, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, in Joplin Mo.Memorial service 11 a.m. CDT today at Monteagle Cemetery Pavilion with Minister Mickey Henley officiating.Online condolences www.cumberlandfuneralhome.com.Arrangements by Cumberland Funeral Home, 207

Taylor Veal

Georgia
RINGGOLD Ashlynn Taylor Veal, 15, went home to be with the Lord on her birthday, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. You have to be a special angel to go on your 15th Birthday.Ashlynn was born

Art Willforst

Hamilton county
Art Willforst, 63, of Signal Mountain, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012.Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Signal Mountain Bible Church with Pastor Tim Schoap officiating. The family will receive friends noon-2

In MemoryMichael Anthony

In memory
iamsOct. 2, 1959 - Oct. 11, 2008 You left us four years ago today. Youre still very deep in our hearts. We miss and love you very much.Missed by Mom, Lowenstein; Step-dad, Alex; sisters, Vickey,

In MemoryWilliam Franklin

In memory
William Glendale Franklin"Twettie"Born: October 11, 1976Laid to Rest: June 6, 2008Happy BirthdayGone, but not forgotten, truly missed and loved always.Dorothy (Burse), Charles "Bookey", Ann, Vet, Tugg (Renee), Jwanna, AKaysha, Lil Twettie, Jacolbre, Nancy, JaNiyah,
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