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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 01, 2013



Janice Ainsworth

Rossville
Janice Rozzelle Ainsworth, 66, passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area where she worked as a system's analyst with Suntrust
Maxine Block Alper, who recently celebrated 90 years of being a much loved, much admired and respected member of our community, died on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, in a local hospital. Maxine was a vital,
Becky Branum Rebecca Ann (Becky) Branum, 54, of East Brainerd died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 in a local hospital. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Becky was a graduate of Tyner High School and was a
The Rev. Howard Paul "Spike" Castor, of Des Moines, Wash., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at the age of 90. Born in rural upstate New York, Paul grew up on the family fruit
James Clemons Jr., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Gloria Collins

Fort payne
Gloria Joan Collins, 72, passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 at Shepards Cove Hospice center. Funeral services are 2 p.m. today from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in Wesleys Chapel cemetery. Visitation
Barbara Jo Davis, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in a local hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.
Dorothy Gordy Degler, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. She was 87 years old. Arrangements will be announced later by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home,

Wilma Douglas

Fortoglethorpe
Wilma Fay Douglas, 68, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. She had lived in the North Georgia area for most of her life and was
Ronald H. "Ron" Drew, 82, of East Ridge, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at his residence. He was born in Utica, N.Y., and has been a resident of the Chattanooga area since 1989 and
Vincent Eldridge, Sr. Vincent "Hoss Cat" Wayne Eldridge, Sr., 74, of Soddy-Daisy passed Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. Mr. Eldridge retired from TVA in 1990 after many years of service. He was a member
Geraldine Janeway Foulks, 71 of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Alton and Maybelle White Janeway. Geraldine was also preceded in death by her
Ella Jane Gentry, 88, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. She was of the Baptist faith and retired from Rossville Junior High School where she was the cafeteria manager for over 20
Thomas Plantz Green, 94, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. Tom was born on May 18, 1919 in New York City, and grew up in Warsaw, Ill. He received a degree in economics
Robert Joseph Greenough, 70, died on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Alabaster, Ala. Bob grew up in Chattanooga, graduated from Admiral Farragut Academy in St. Petersburg, Fla., and was a Navy Veteran, serving in
Marsha Griffin, 47, of East Ridge, Tenn., died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Funeral services are Monday, Dec. 2, at 11 a.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Wesley's Chapel Cemetery with
Carl "Bill" R. Hamlin, 86, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. Bill was a veteran of the US Navy and served in WWII. He is survived by his wife JoAnne;
Betty Jo Hawkins passed away on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at a local hospital surrounded by family. She was born June 1, 1940, to the late John Herschel Hawkins Sr. and Helen M. Hawkins. Betty
Marlene Gann Hendrix, 75, Hixson died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. She was a member of Hillside Baptist Church and the Alexian PACE Program. Marlene was the former owner of Daisy Country Kitchen. She was
Gregory Hines, 61 passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 in Nashville, Tenn. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Jordan Hobgood

Chatsworth
Mr. Jordan Walker Hobgood, 14, passed away on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at Scottish Rites Children's Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. Jordan loved to play WWE Video Games and he enjoyed Miracle League Baseball. Jordan was

Doris Howard

Cleveland
Doris Jean Howard, 77, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. Survivors include children, Michael Howard, Tamara Howard Smith and Charlie Howard. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in Hilcrest Memorial
Leonard Henderson, Jr. Leonard Lindsey Henderson, Jr., 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 in a local hospital. He was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School. He was a
James Dallas Letson, 81, a resident of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away on Tuesday Nov. 26, 2013 at his home. James was born in Scottsboro, Ala., on Aug. 4, 1932 a son of the late
Gayle Hall McCullough, 75, of East Brainerd died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. Services will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at Morris Hill Baptist Church with Pastor Bill Mason and Pastor Jake Carroll officiating. Burial

Steve McNabb

Sequatchie
Stephen Doyle McNabb passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. A graveside funeral service will be held at McNabb Cemetery, Monday, Dec. 2, at Noon CST. There will be no visitation. Arrangements by Tate Funeral Home,
Dr. Marvin Nathan passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. Grew up in Ocilla, Ga., graduate of the University of Georgia and 1936 graduate of Medical College of Georgia. He was a WWII veteran, life
Jimmie Ruth Varner Nolan, 79, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. She was a 1958 graduate of Edmondson School of Business and retired from the State of Tennessee after of 27
Naomi Katherine Jones Oakes, 87, of High Point, N.C., passed away Thursday Nov. 28, 2013. A native of Chattanooga, Tenn., she has lived in High Point, N.C. for several years and is formerly of

Jean Owen

Hamden,
Conn. Jean Begley Owen passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at St. Raphael Hospital of New Haven. Born in Bridgeport in 1924 and raised in Hamden, Jean learned to love music at an
Bob Phillips Robert "Bob" Louis Phillips, 83, of Hixson, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. Bob was born in Sale Creek, Tenn., on Dec. 1 , 1929. He was a veteran of the U.S.

Wayne Pohlner

Cleveland
Wayner Pohlner, 68, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. Survivors: wife, Melva Leader Pohlner; children: Frank Pohner, Jr., and Jonathan Pohlner. Services are 10 a.m. Monday Dec. 2, at Peerless Road Church of God of
Wayne Potter Wayne M. Potter passed away at home in the care of his loving family Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 after a courageous, determined battle with lung cancer at the age of 69.

Mamie Ray

Rome
Mamie Lee Buttram Ray, 90, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at Floyd Medical Center. Mrs. Ray was preceded in death by husband, Robert Hugh Ray; son, Billy Jack Ray; daughter, Mona Ray Youngblood; six
Martha Jane Travis Richardson, 77, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday morning, Nov. 29, 2013 from her home surrounded by her loving family. Martha was born on July 11, 1936 a
Emmett Ray Seaborn, 87, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at his home. Emmett worked for Southern Railroad and Norfolk Southern Railroad for 38 years in the Freight Claims Division.
Ruth E. Smith, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. Preceded in death by husband, Olen Smith; son, Rickey Smith. Survived by children, June Smartt, Judy (Cliff) Goodwin, Nancy (Tim) James,

Bobby Smith

Birchwood
Bobby Gene Smith, 68, passed away at his home on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, surrounded by loving family and friends. He was of the Baptist Faith. He retired from Dixie Portland Milling Co. after
Norma J. Sturdivant, 61, passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Laura Anna Turner, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, in a local healthcare facility. She was formerly employed by Health Center @ Standifer Place and member of Union Grove M.B. Church.

Lois Walker

Rossville
Lois Marie Walker, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. She lived in the North Georgia area most of her life and was a member of Lakeview First Baptist Church. She was a loving mother,
Charlotte Hamilton Walker, 93, passed away on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 at Methodist Hospice in Memphis, Tenn. She was born in Prescott, Ark., and raised in Little Rock where she graduated from Little

Ronald Westbrook

Chickamauga
Ronald A. Westbrook, Lt. Col. USAF, (Ret.), 72, of the High Point Community, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. Condolences may be sent to www.lanesouthcrestchapel.com. Contributions may be made in Mr. Westbrook's
Mr. Hilwatha Williams, Jr. went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. He was born Aug. 28, 1955 in Chattanooga, Tenn. He's a retired veteran of the US

Jo Ann Womac

Spencer
Jo Ann Womac, 66, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. Funeral: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, North Chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, prior to service. Burial 2 p.m. Wednesday,

In MemoryAngela Baker

Angela Marie Baker August 9, 1970- December 1, 2009 "You Live On" Youre never gone, Not as long as your name is still ringing in our ears, pulsating in our hearts, echoing
Oct. 24, 1917-Dec. 1, 2004 Gone but not forgotten. Your neices and nephews. Melvin E. Kendrick and others.

In MemoryThelma Jones

Mrs. Thelma Bonner Little Jones Dec. 7, 1910- Nov. 29, 1998 "Forever in our hearts" Jacqueline Jones-Miller, Ellis Little, Thomas Little (Deceased), Gerald L. Jones, The Jones, Little and Bonner families.

In MemoryAisha Knight

Aisha Latreece Knight Aug. 1, 1980 - Dec. 1, 2005 We miss you Love Mom and Family

In MemoryJohn Miksa

June 22, 1960 - December 1, 2003 Always loved, Forever missed. Love, Your Family and Friends
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