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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 12, 2012

Johnnie Buff

Hamilton county
Jr.Johnnie "Lee" Buff Jr., 53, of Ooltewah, crossed over the river of life on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. Lee was a lifelong resident of Ooltewah and was the owner of Buff Salvage and as

Russell Capel

Hamilton county
Russell Capel, 49, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in a local hospital.He graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology in 1985. He was a former employee of Reeves Brothers Inc. and was a

Gene Coleman

Hamilton county
ROSSVILLE Rev. Eugene Harold "Gene" Coleman, Sr., 68, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 at his residence.Gene began pastoring following his graduation from Zion Bible College in 1965 and

Carolyn Copus

Hamilton county
Carolyn June Havens Copus, 82, of Chattanooga peacefully passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012.Ms. Copus was born March 12, 1930 in Gays Mills, Wis. She lived in Freeport, Ill., until 1984 where she attended Highland

Dillard Daniel

Hamilton county
Dillard Taylor Daniel passed on to meet his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012.He was born in Tate, Ga., but grew up in the Red Bank area. he was a longtime

Dennis Dinsmoor

ROSSVILLE Dennis Dinsmoor, 71, passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, located at the end of Historic Missionary Ridge,

Marchie Edgemon

Hamilton county
Marchie Edgemon, 79, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at a local healthcare facility.Private services will be held at a later date.Visit to share condolences with the family.Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral

Martha Ellis

CLEVELAND Martha A. Pat Whitt Ellis, 80, died on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, after an extensive battle with Alzheimers disease. She wanted to announce that shes had a change of address and a formal

Phillip Ellis

Hamilton county
Phillip Dale Ellis, 48, of Soddy-Daisy passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his father, Herman Ellis.He is survived by his loving wife of

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

Genesis Grier

Hamilton county
Genesis Justly Grier, 41, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, in a local hospital.She was formerly employed by CIGNA and was a member of Ways of Life and Olivet Baptist Church.Survivors include son,

Dolores Haney

Hamilton county
Dolores C. Haney, 84, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. She was the wife of the late Harold Leon Haney, who retired from the Electric Power Board.

Rosa Hixon

ROSSVILLE Rosa Lee Hixon, 72, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge,

Kenneth Hodge

COLLINSVILLE Kennelth Ray Hodge, 64, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at his residence.Memorial service will be 2 p.m. CDT Sunday from Carlisle Church of God, Sardis, Ala.W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, Rainsville, Ala., in

Carmen Hudgins

Hamilton county
Carmen Yvette Hudgins, 52, departed her earthly journey for her eternal life with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, in a local hospital.Carmen was born on Aug. 12, 1960 in Chattanooga, to Betty J

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. Funeral service will be held at the graveside at 1 p.m. today, Oct.

Johnnie Johnson

Hamilton county
Johnnie Mae Johnson, 85, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Corena Jones

Hamilton county
Corena Terry Talley Jones, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, in a local hospital. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Willie

Bessie Lloyd

Hamilton county
Bessie Lloyd, 95, of Chattanooga passed Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 in a local health care facility.She joined the New Hope Baptist Church at an early age under the Rev. Joe Adcock.She was preceded in death

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.The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012,

Madelene Oric

Hamilton county
Madelene Oric, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at her husbands side.Madelene was born and raised in Chattanooga. She retired from Hamilton County Schools having worked at

Lucy Perkins

CHICKAMAUGA Lucy Virginia Perkins, 82, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012.She was a lifelong resident of Chickamauga and was of the Baptist faith. Lucy was a devoted

Monterius Rollins

Hamilton county
Monterius DeVaughn "Boo" Rollins, 18, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012.He was born on March 20, 1994. He attended 21 Century School, Tyner High School, and

Benny Seals

CALHOUN Benny Seals Brown, 66, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. Survivors, children, Chris Brown, Tracy Brown, Mitchell Brown; sisters, Doris White, Willie Sizemore, Leila Ward; brother, Freddy Brown; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild.Graveside service 4:30
Ernestine Hendricks Stallings, 84, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at her daughters.Mrs. Stallings was retired from SCT-Yarns after 31 years service.She was preceded in death by parents, Homer B. and I B Scott

Terry Strickland

Hamilton county
Terry Strickland, 55, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.He was a member of the Mt. Ollie Primitive Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.He was preceded

Robert Turner

Hamilton county
Robert Virgil Turner, 70, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, in an area hospital.Mr. Turner retired from Alstom Power after 42 years of service. He attended Soddy Church of God.He was

Art Wulforst

Hamilton county
Arthur "Art" David Wulforst, 63, of Signal Mountain, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012.Born June 19, 1949, in Camden, N.J. to Harry David Wulforst and Marjorie Gilbert Wulforst, Art was a proud member of the


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