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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 12, 2013

Thomas Bolden

Hamilton county
Thomas Bolden, 59, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2013.A celebration of his life will be held outdoors from 2-4 p.m. today at Heritage Park located at 1428 Jenkins Road, Chattanooga.No visitation is scheduled.In lieu

Doris Brown

Hamilton county
Doris Brooks Henry Brown, 87, passed away Monday, April 8, 2013.A longtime Chattanoogan, Doris was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church, where she was actively engaged in multiple ministries. She especially enjoyed sponsoring children

Johnny Caddell

Hamilton county
Johnny Sims Caddell, 51, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Gene Card

Hamilton county
Alfred Eugene "Gene" Card, 95, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2013, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Henry Parris and

Helen Claxton

Hamilton county
Helen Claxton, 97, formerly of Red Bank, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013.Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Cheryl Cooper

FLINTSTONE Cheryl A. Brannon Cooper, 65, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with Rev. Mike Angel officiating.Burial will

Patsy Davies

Hamilton county
Patricia "Patsy" Edwards Davies, of Signal Mountain, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in a local hospital. She was 86 years old.Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Joy DillThomas

Hamilton county
Joy Dill-Thomas, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.Joy was born and raised in Chattanooga. She was a member of Ridgedale Church of Christ, a graduate of Kirkman High School and a

Maxine Eldridge

Hamilton county
Maxine Adams Eldridge, 75, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013.Mrs. Eldridge was a member of Lupton Drive Baptist Church and the Pairs and Spares Sunday School Class.She was preceded in death by her parents,

Esther Eustice

Hamilton county
Esther Thelma Eustice, 91, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2013.She was a lifelong resident of Soddy-Daisy and of the Church of God faith.Esther was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph G.
LYERLY Clifford Leon Gardner, 79, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Survivors, wife, Effie Gardner; children, Clifford Gardner Jr., Angie Stallings, Helen Teague; brother, Wilburn Gardner; sisters, Nell Spear, Joyce Barnes, Peggy Clark; seven grandchildren;

Rickey Grice

Jr.LaFAYETTE Rickey Grice Jr., 28, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013.Survived by parents, Carole and Benny Garrett, LaFayette; stepbrother, Jeremy Garrett, Chickamauga.Funeral at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wallis Memorial Chapel.The family will receive friends

Richard Hammond

Hamilton county
Richard Hammond, 72, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2013, at a local healthcare facility. Survivors include his cousin and caretaker, Tommye Bryson, other relatives and friends. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m.

David Hawkins

Hamilton county
David Lee "Pappy" Hawkins, 92, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida; daughter, Joyce and sons, Don, Roger and Dwayne.Survivors include his son, Mann

Nanelle Howard

TALLADEGA Nanelle Howard, 82, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at her residence.Funeral at 2 p.m today at Pine Grove Cemetery with burial to follow.Family will accept friends at 1 p.m. at Pine Grove

Alfred Jablonski

Hamilton county
Alfred C. "Red" Jablonski, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. He was 82 years old.Red was born on June 3, 1930, in Middletown, Conn., and was the son of the late Charles

Mildred Johnson

Hamilton county
Mildred Elaine Johnson, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013, in a local hospital.Funeral services will be at noon today at Greater Community Church of Chattanooga COGIC with Elder C.H. Douglas as the

Eddie Kitchen

Hamilton county
Jr.Eddie J. Kitchen Jr., 32, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013, in a local hospital.Visitation will be at noon today with the funeral to follow at 1 p.m. in the chapel of

Karen Marshall

Hamilton county
Karen I. "Bunny Daugherty" Marshall, 56, of East Ridge, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013.A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area she attended the First Wesleyan Church on Shallowford Road in East Brainerd. She

Richard Martin

KNOXVILLE Richard Southwell Martin, 64, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.He was a native of Chattanooga. Mr. Martin was a graduate of Baylor High School, attended the University of Tennessee, and was a veteran

Chris Martin

Christopher MartinWINCHESTER Christopher "Chris" Wayne Martin, 37, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Southern TN Medical Center in Winchester. He was born May 20, 1975 in Chattanooga, he was the son

Jacquelyn Mathis

Hamilton county
Jacquelyn Ann Mathis, 79, of East Ridge, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.Jackie was born in St. Louis, Mo., to Leonard and Virginia Dueker and was a graduate of St. Louis University School of
FORT PAYNE Margaret Evelyn Bell Mitchell passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday from Glenwood cemetery.Visitation at the Fort Payne First Baptist Church from 11

Ruth Morgan

Hamilton county
Betty Ruth Morgan, 77, of Lookout Valley, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in a local hospital.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with Minister Larry Gordy

Mitchell Morrow

ATHENS Mitchell Montgomery "Monty" Morrow, 54, died Thursday morning, April 11, 2013, at Athens Regional Medical Center.A memorial service 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.Visitation 5-7 p.m. Monday prior to service at Ziegler

John Murphy

GRANDVIEW John J. Murphy Jr., 70, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013.Funeral services are 3 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.Interment in Mount Sulphur Cemetery.Visitation is 1 to 3 p.m. at the

Darlene Owens

Hamilton county
Darlene Bohannon Owens, wife of retired pastor of Ridgedale Baptist Church, Dr. Bill Owens, entered her heavenly rest on Thursday, April 11, 2013.Darlene was a native of Shelbyville, Ky. She graduated from Cumberland College, with

Carrie Palmer

TRION Carrie Joy Palmer, 84, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013Survivors, granddaughters and husbands, Shannon and Jeremy Colbert, Erin and Aaron McKenzie; sister-in-law, Charlotte Evans.Graveside service is 2 p.m. today, April 12, 2013, at West

Mamie Parker

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN Mamie Belle Parker, 86, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 9, 2013.Funeral services will be held noon EDT Saturday, April 13, 2013 in the Chapel of Moore Funeral Home with

Tommy Perkins

Hamilton county
Tommy Reid Perkins, 81, of Hixson, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013.He was born in Morris Chapel, Tenn., on July 5, 1931. A graduate of Morris Chapel High School and Memphis State University and received

Glen Peterson

CHICKAMAUGA Glen Peterson, 75, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013.He was born in Poplar, N.C., to the late Neal and Ruby Peterson. He had resided in Poplar and Chickamauga for most of his life.

Linda Phillips

TUNNEL HILL Linda Gay Palmer Phillips, 65, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013.She was born in Flintstone, Ga., to the late James Matthew and Pernia Mae Flenor Palmer. She had resided most of her

Rhubert Roberson

Sr.PIKEVILLE Rhubert Blake Roberson Sr., 93, died on April 9, 2013.A veteran of the United States Army, he served his country during WWII and saw active duty in England, France and Germany. He

Eunice Sanders

Hamilton county
Eunice Cookston Sanders, of Hixson, passed away on Thursday morning, April 11, 2013. She was 79 years old.Eunice was born and raised in Sequatchie County, and was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area. She

Robert Smith

Hamilton county
Pastor Robert Clarence Smith, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013, in a Nashville hospital.He retired from Wheland Foundry. He was the pastor of Mt. Ollie Primitive Baptist Church for 14 years.He was

Marie Taylor

SPENCER Marie Taylor, 69, died Thursday, April 11, 2013.Service 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel.Burial in Hitchcock Cemetery.Online condolences can be made at 3-9 p.m. today.Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Highway

Robert Wert

CROSSVILLE Robert John Wert died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at his home in Crossville. He was 89.Born in Newton, Iowa, he was a veteran of WWII, having served with the USMC in the Pacific.

Jeffrey White

Hamilton county
Jeffrey Vondell White, 59, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, April, 7, 2013.He was born on Sept. 12, 1953 to Eli and Billie White.At 10 years old, he accepted Jesus Christ and became a member

Wilburn Woods

Hamilton county
Wilburn Edward Woods, 97, of Chattanooga, went to be with his Lord Tuesday, April 9, 2013.He was born Blairsville, Ga., to the late John and Elizabeth Woods. He retired from Standard Coosa-Thatcher after 25 years


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