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Local Obits for Wed. Sep 12, 2012

Jean Ballard

Hamilton county
Jean M. Ballard, 81, of East Ridge, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 404 S. Moore Road.

Jacob Barrett

Hamilton county
Jacob Allen Barrett passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. He was born Jan. 19, 1993.A shining star has gone dark and now shines in heaven. Jacob was a loving son, who

Albert Beaman

Hamilton county
Sr.Albert "Leon" Beaman Sr., 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in a local health care facility.He was born to the late James and Julia Beaman. He retired from Chattanooga Bottling

Cynthia Botts

TRACY CITY Cynthia A. Botts, 58, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, quietly at her home after a long battle with cancer.Memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Christ Church in

Louise Brackett

Hamilton county
Louise Smith Brackett, 88, of Sale Creek, went to be with Jesus on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012.She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a member of Oak Street Baptist Church.She was preceded in

Martha Bryant

Hamilton county
Martha Glenn Perkins Bryant, of Chattanooga, passed away early Sunday morning, Sept. 9, 2012.Born on March 22, 1935 in Trion, Ga., to Robert Glenn Perkins and Ruby Grace Parker Perkins, Martha was a kind and

Lamar Burns

Hamilton county
Lamar Burns, 68, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at his residence.He was a resident of Soddy-Daisy most his life and a faithful member of Covenant Church. Lamar served his country in

Ronnie Campbell

SPRING CITY Ronald G. "Ronnie" Campbell, 51, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.Funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.Interment in Spring City Memorial Gardens. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m.

Gwendolyn Charles

Hamilton county
Gwendolyn Charles, 76, passed away on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Charles Clark

Hamilton county
Jr.Charles Harold Clark, Jr., 66, of Decatur passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in a local hospital.Charles is retired from the U.S. Air Force after 21 years and was in the Army and served

Charles Clevenger

Hamilton county
IIICharles Robert Clevenger III, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, walked into Heaven surrounded by his family on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. He was 71 years old. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m.

Harold Cofer

OAK RIDGE Harold DeWillis Cofer, 85, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at NHC Health Care Center.He was born May 24, 1927 in Chattanooga, the son of Tincie Murphy Cofer and Paul W. Cofer

Charlotte Coffinberr

Hamilton county
yCharlotte Cox Coffinberry, 56, of Hixson, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. She was a very devout Christian. Her and her husband loved to travel, they got to experience many beautiful places around the country

Michael Daniels

DAYTON Michael Arnold Daniels, 57, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in Chattanooga.He was born March 29, 1955 in Rockwood to the late Loy "Buddy" Daniels and Maxine Houston Daniels. He was

Barbara Davis

Hamilton county
Barbara Anne Davis, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at Life Care Center of Collegedale, after battling cancer for over three years, and being a courageous and positive example for others.Barbara was

Maralyon Dyer

Hamilton county
Maralyon Morris Dyer, 56, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Sept, 8, 2012, in a local hospital.She was a member of City Church of Chattanooga. She was presently an employee of the Tennessee Valley Authority and

Euclid Fischer

Hamilton county
Euclid Curtis Fischer, 90, of East Ridge, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2012.He was a member of Jones Memorial United Methodist Church and the Fellowship Sunday School Class, was raised in Fischer, Ala., and a

Bill Foster

Dr. FLORENCE Dr. Bill Foster, 73, passed away Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.Charles William Foster grew up in the mountains northeast of Chattanooga, not far from Daisy, Tenn. He is the sixth generation of his

Raymond Fox

Hamilton county
Raymond Allyn Fox, 86, passed away on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012.He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Aug. 30, 1926. He attended Colgate University on a football scholarship. He played offensive and defensive tackle for

Rev Frank

Sr., Rev. Frank Wright Sr., was transferred from the church terrestrial to the church celestial to aide in the presence of God on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.He was born July 26, 1932 in LaFayette,

Audrey Gass

Hamilton county
Audrey Ann Wike Gass, 84, passed away Sunday, Sept, 9, 2012, at her home in Hixson.She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., the youngest daughter of the late Milton and Catherine Wike. She spent her childhood

Roger Grant

Hamilton county
Roger Dale Grant, 57, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.Services will be 2 p.m. today, Sept. 12, 2012, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home.Burial will follow in Varner Cemetery.Condolences and memories may be

John Gravitt

Hamilton county
John Timothy "Tim" Gravitt, 54, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012.Survivors include, mother, Joyce Weathers Gravitt; sisters, Barbara (Larry) Keel, JoAnn (Tommy) Keith, Patricia (George) Combs; brothers, Maynard (Sue) Gravitt, Joseph (Marina)

Nell Hudlow

CHICKAMAUGA Nell Maner Hudlow, 91, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.She was born in Subligna, Ga. to the late Thomas Henry and Eler Pruitt Maner. She was a graduate of Gordon Lee High

Lenora Jorges

Hamilton county
Lenora "Lee" Henson Jorges went to be with her beloved Lord and Savior on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. She was the daughter of Elijah Lee and Laura Faires Henson. She attended Central High

Curtis Kilgore

Hamilton county
Curtis Kilgore, 58, of Chattanooga, formerly of Rainsville, Ala., passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at his residence.Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Bass officiating.Burial

Craig Martindale

Dr. Sr.MURFREESBORO Dr. J. Craig Martindale Sr., 71, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012.A native of Hopewell, Miss., he was the son of the late

Rosezetta McGee

Hamilton county
Rosezetta F. McGee, 63, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at Hospice of Chattanooga.She was the co-owner of Total Image Hair Salon.She was preceded in death by her father, Alexander Fagin Sr.; mother, Ruth

Zak Newman

DECATUR "Zak" Robert Edgar Newman Jr. died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at Athens Regional Medical Center.Funeral 7 p.m. Friday at Walnut Grove Baptist Church. Burial 11 a.m. Saturday at Walnut Grove Cemetery.VisItation 5-7 p.m.

Dennis Priest

CRANDALL Dennis Priest, 61, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. today from the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Chatsworth.Online condolences may be offered at:

McArthur Robinson

Hamilton county
McArthur "Mac" Robinson, of Chattanooga, completed his earthly journey in the early morning hours on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, after a brief illness.He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He was

Jean Trent

Hamilton county
ROSSVILLE Jean Teresa Trent, 92, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2012.She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Trent.Survivors include her son, Michael Hunt; stepdaughter, Ava Michelle Trent; and one grandson.Condolences may be

Tommy Watts

Hamilton county
Thomas "Tommy" Littleton Watts, 70, of Signal Mountain, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at his residence.A native of Chattanooga, he has lived in the Signal Mountain area for the past 24 years. Tommy,

Wylie Westbrook

Hamilton county
Jr.Wylie Columbus Westbrook Jr., 93, loving husband of Mrs. Esther E. Westbrook, of Lenoir City and formerly of Chattanooga, died on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday,

Robert Williams

Hamilton county
Rev. Robert "Bud" Williams, 77, of Soddy-Daisy went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012.He was Pastor of 46th St. Church of God for 20 years and sung in various Gospel

Clark Woodfin

Jr.FORT OGLETHORPE Clark Castle "Ricky" Woodfin Jr., 58, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2012.Clark served in the United States Navy for 14 years and was in the Vietnam War. He was a member

Lucille Wright

BLAKE COMMUNITY Lucille Townsend Wright, 91, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.Funeral services at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept, 13, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in Broadway Baptist Church Cemetery. 3
CLEVELAND Casimir Yaniscavitch, 81, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. Survivors: wife, Alice Yaniscavitch; daughters, Lori Yaniscavitch and Terri (Mickey) McGuire; and three grandsons.A funeral mass 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Therese of Lisieux

In MemoryAmie

In memory
INMEMORYAMIE L. BARKLEYNov. 9, 1932- Sept. 12, 2011A year has passed since God called you home. Gone, but not forgotten. I will always love you.From your Husband, Family and Friends "Rest until we see


In memory
INMEMORYRyan Robert AustinMay 21, 1984 - Sept. 12, 2004Eight Years Ago You Left This World. But You Never Left Our Hearts.Love you Ryan- always and forever. Mom, Nana, Bob, Pennie, Grandma Davis and friends xox.


In memory
INMEMORYMARCUS L. BUSHSept. 12, 1977 - Sept. 8, 2010Its been two years since you left us, but it only seems like yesterday. We cherish and hold dear the memories of you. It is hard to

In MemoryLuAnn Clark

In memory
dJuly 7, 1965-Sept. 12, 2006Our hearts were broken six years ago, when we had to tell you goodbye. Our peace comes in knowing we will be together again.We love and miss you so much. Your

In MemoryMaudell Redding

In memory
INMEMORYMAUDELL REDDINGOct. 4, 1922 - Sept. 12, 2007Even though its been six years apart, we still hold you close in heart. We
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