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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 13, 2012



Jean Allen

Hamilton county
Jean Allen, 82, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
RINGGOLD Timothy Edward Anderson, 43, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2012, at his home.There will be no services at this time.Condolences and memories may be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com.Arrangements are by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home,

Russell Capel

Hamilton county
Russell Capel, 49, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in a local hospital.The body will also lie-in-state day from 9-2 p.m. today at the funeral home with a memorial service to follow at

Carla Clark

Hamilton county
Carla Denise Clark, a longtime resident of Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012.She was preceded in death by her mother, Rosa Lee Smith; father, Warren Eugene Smith; brother,

Gene Coleman

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Rev. Eugene Harold "Gene" Coleman, Sr., 68, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 at his residence.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Carpenter's Cowboy Church, 3616

Charles Colvin

Hamilton county
Jr.Charles L. "Chip" Colvin Jr., 63, departed this life on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 after an illness.Charles was employed by Combustions Engineering. He was a graduate of Riverside High. Chip was a faithful

Gregory Counts

Tennessee
WHITWELL Gregory Counts, 49, passed away, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012.He was employed by Southern Pride Painting. Greg was a dear friend and father figure to many.He was preceded in death by his father,

Bobby Cyree

Tennessee
TULLAHOMA Bobby E. Cyree, 75, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at his residence.Survivors include daughter, Dawn Schindel, Tullahoma; and grandchildren.A graveside service was at 2 p.m. Friday at Maplewood Cemetery.Online condolences can be left

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 long-time

James Daniell

Tennessee
Sr.,James F. Daniell Sr., 100, passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, in Winchester.Visitation will be from 11 until 2 p.m. today, Oct. 13, at Watson-North Funeral Home.Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today,

Genesis Grier

Hamilton county
Genesis Justly Grier, 41, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, in a local hospital.Funeral at noon Saturday in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Hanner as the eulogist.Burial: Highland Memorial

Bobby Hancock

Hamilton county
Bobby Wayne Hancock, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.He had lived in the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas for most of his life and was of the Baptist faith. He was an

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.She is

Walter Hays

Alabama
HENAGAR Walter James Hays, 88, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012.His graveside funeral will be 10 a.m. CDT today in Hamilton Memorial Gardens, Hixson.There are no other services or family visitation.Kerby Funeral Home in charge.

Kevin Henry

Tennessee
DAUS MOUNTAIN Kevin "Sip" Henry, 36, passed away, Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. in a Chattanooga hospital.He was employed at C&D Technology in Dunlap.Survivors include his wife, Nichole Breland Henry; parents, Thomas and Margaret

Rosa Hixon

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Rosa Lee Hixon, 72, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and Rossville area. She had been a seamstress by

Flossie Jeffery

Hamilton county
Flossie Mae Jeffery, 93, of Harrison, passed away October 12, 2012 at Morning Point Alzheimer's Memory Care Facility.Mrs. Jeffery was born Jan. 27, 1918 in Sawyerville, Ala., to the late James Calvin and Bessie Headrick.She

George McClure

Georgia
McDONOUGH Lt. Col. George M. McClure passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Allen Chapel AMEChurch.Interment in Gordon Memorial Gardens with military rites.Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home,

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. today, Oct. 13, 2012, at

William Miller

Hamilton county
William "Bill" J. Miller, 86, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.Bill was born and raised in Huntington, W.Va., and was a graduate of East Huntington High School.

Joyceann Nance

Georgia
DALTON Joyceann Elizabeth Nance, 35, formerly of Kankakee, Ill., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012.Service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Mountain Ridge Baptist Church with Dr. Jerry D. Jones Sr. officiating.Arrangements by

Clara Oswalt

Hamilton county
Clara Lee Oliver Oswalt, 90, of Hixson, passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012.She was a longtime member of Highland Park Baptist Church. She was preceded by her husband, Charles R. Oswalt Sr.; sisters, Inez
FORT PAYNE Ronald David Overstreet, 66, passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at his residence.Funeral will be at 1 p.m. CDT Monday,Oct. 14, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial will follow in Longshore Cemetery.The family

Walter Prichard

Hamilton county
Jr.Walter "Toogie" P. Prichard Jr., 81, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Michael Ramsey

Hamilton county
C. Michael Ramsey, 63, of Chattanooga died on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012.Mr. Ramseys life-long love and passion was the hosiery industry. He started in the textile industry with his father, Mr. Frank L. Ramsey, in

Cynthia Roy

Tennessee
TEN MILE Cynthia Culvahouse Roy, 58, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. Interment at Mountain View Memorial Gardens, of Decatur with a graveside funeral service at 11 a.m. today.Go to www.bowersfh.com. Arrangements by Bowers Funeral

Douglas Thigpen

Hamilton county
Douglas Bloyer Thigpen, 28 years, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at the family farm in Ripley, Ohio.He was born on Dec. 21, 1983 in Chattanooga. He is the son of Carl Douglas Thigpen, of West

Esther Thompson

Alabama
GAYLESVILLE Esther Lynn Thompson, 66, died October 11, 2012. Survivors, husband, James Thompson; children, Michael Thompson, Cindy Rowlls, Paula Penson, Beth Storey; brothers, Roy Mitchell, J.W. Mitchell; sisters, Evelyn Burleson, Betty Sanford; 11 grandchildren;
aCLEVELAND Rodrigo Trinidad-Mena, 31, also known as Luis Oacha Rodrigo passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 at his place of employment.His family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Oct. 13 at

Robert Turner

Hamilton county
Robert Virgil Turner, 70, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, in an area hospital.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Freedom Worship Center with the Rev. Arville Hurst and

In MemoryCleghorn Jones

In memory
INMEMORYCleghorn (Clay) JonesNov. 1, 1926-Oct. 13, 2011In memory of my beloved husband.It has been a year since you passed away, Your life is a beautiful memory, You sleep in Gods beautiful garden, In sunshine of

In MemoryLarry Mitchell

In memory
INMEMORY, Sr.Sunrise: Aug. 23, 1949Sunset: Oct. 13, 2011You were our only Brother and we loved you. You were my Dad and I loved you.God saw that you were getting tired, so He called you Home
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