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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 01, 2013



George Allison

Alabama
Jr.BIRMINGHAM, Ala. George Rudder "Corky" Allison Jr., 85, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.Funeral service will be today at 10 a.m. at Altadena Valley Presbyterian Church, Birmingham.Graveside service: 3 p.m. today at Stevenson City

Gean Armstrong

Georgia
Jean ArmstrongLAFAYETTE Jean Dodson Armstrong, 81, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.Preceded in death by husband, William H. Armstrong; parents, Ovie Lee, and Pearl M. Walker Dodson; sisters, Mae Watkins, Louise

Matthew Bates

Tennessee
ASHLANDCITY Matthew William Bates, 55, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Ashland City Free Will Baptist Church. Arrangements by Moore-Cortner

William Bell

Hamilton county
William Wayne Bell, 67, of Ooltewah, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, in a local hospital.A longtime resident of Ooltewah, Wayne was owner and operator of Wayne Bell Stables and was former manager of Heritage

Dorothy Bragg

Hamilton county
Dorothy Cronin Bragg, 97, died peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at the Terrace at Mountain Creek in Chattanooga, Tenn. Dorothy was born to Charles and Loretta Cronin on May 21, 1915, in

Cecil Brown

Georgia
LAFAYETTE Cecil Eugene Brown, 82, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.Funeral from the Wallis memorial Chapel Saturday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m., service by Rev. George Palmer.Interment: LaFayette Memory Gardens.Visitation at funeral home today 4-8

Bill Buckley

Georgia
RINGGOLD, Ga. Bill Buckley, 86, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 at his residence. He was a resident of Ringgold for 34 years. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield

Travis Daily

Hamilton county
Jr.Travis Edward Daily Jr., 46, of Marietta, Ga., formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.Travis was preceded in death by his parents, Travis and Sylvia Daily and his brother, Eddie Carr.He is

George Dotson

Hamilton county
George Allen Dotson, 84, of Chattanooga, walked into Heaven on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. today at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Rev. James

Deward Durham

Hamilton county
, Jr.Deward Grady Durham, Jr., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 in a Johnson City, Tenn., hospital. He was 70 years old. He was born on Jan. 19, 1943 in Flintstone, Ga. He retired

Tressie Estus

Georgia
TRION, Ga. Tressie Eloise Estus, 71, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.Visitation: today from 6-9 p.m. at Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home.Funeral service: Saturday, Feb. 2, at 11 p.m. in chapel.Interment: West Hill Cemetery.Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home

Tina Gribble

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Tina Maria Osborne Chapman Gribble, 52, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. She was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., and had been a lifelong resident of the Northwest Georgia and Chattanooga area. She enjoyed

Elizabeth Griswold

Hamilton county
Elizabeth Janet Griswold, 89, of Chattanooga walked hand-in-hand with Jesus into Heaven on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at Brainerd Presbyterian Church.

Kenneth Gunn

Hamilton county
, Jr.,Kenneth W. Gunn, Jr., 21, departed this life at Elmendorf AFB hospital, on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. He was born at Edwards AFB, CA on Sept. 22, 1990. He was the oldest son and

George Haines

Hamilton county
George K. Haines, 38, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.Funeral arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith-Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404.

Margaret Haynes

Hamilton county
Margaret "Peggy" Clark Haynes, 75, of Chattanooga passed on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.She is survived by her husband, Glen T. Haynes; two sons; four grandchildren; and many other loving family members and friends.Memorial service will

Carroll Henry

Hamilton county
Carroll Henry, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013.Arrangements are pending and will be announced by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory, and Florist, 404 South Moore Road. Please

Rev Henry

Hamilton county
Rev. Henry PrestonRev. C. Henry Preston, 100, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.He was born in Dublin, Texas to Charles and Stacey Preston.He was preceded in death

Cary Hughes

Georgia
LAFAYETTE Cary Lamar Hughes, 47, passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. He was born to the late Evans C. and Earnesteen Laminack Hughes in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., on July 12, 1965. He worked as

Brenda Kilgore

Hamilton county
Brenda M. Kilgore, 70, of East Ridge, Tenn., passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.She loved gardening, especially her vegetables and flowers. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and sister and was "Auntie" to all of

Lee Leek

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Lee Carlos Leek, 76, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 in a local hospital. A longtime resident of Cleveland, Mr. Leek was retired from Cleveland Utilities after 33 years of service.He

Bradley McCampbell

Tennessee
WHITWELL Bradley "Mack" McCampbell, 58, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013.Visitation will be on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 1 p.m. Central at Rogers Funeral Home, South Pittsburg followed by a memorial service at

Kenneth McGowan

Tennessee
HILLSBORO Kenneth McGowan, 62, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. Memorial service: 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, at

Andrew McMurry

Tennessee
DUNLAP Andrew "Louis" McMurry, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 in a local hospital. He was born March 15, 1942. He was retired from Governments Service and was a Veteran of the U.S. Marine

Nita Miller

Georgia
ROME, Ga. Nita Young Miller, 65, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in Chattanooga.She is joining her husband, Howard Miller, a sister and two brothers-in-law in heaven.Survivors include her children, Susan Miller and Kandi

Billy Morrison

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Billy Douglas "Cotton" Morrison, 78, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 from natural causes at his home.A life-long resident of Walker County, he was born Nov. 18, 1934 in Chickamauga, Ga., the son

Velma Mullens

Georgia
ROSSVILLE, Ga. Velma Sue Mullens, 78, went to be with her Lord Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. She was born in Dunlap, Tenn., to the late Virgil and Nellie Kerley. She was a member of

Bonnie Mullins

Hamilton county
Bonnie Robinson Mullins passed away on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. Service: 8 p.m., Saturday in Bowers Funeral Home Chapel. Burial: Oak Grove Methodist Church Cemetery, 2 p.m. Sunday.Visitation: 6-8 p.m., Saturday in funeral home.Arrangements by

Mary Nerney

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Mary Nerney, 92, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Nerney was a resident of the Chattanooga North Georgia area for the last 12 years and had attended OLPH

Patrick Newsom

Hamilton county
Patrick L. Newsom, 43, of Chattanooga, departed this life on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.He was born to the late Rev. Lucious Newsom and Lorena H. Morgan. Patrick, also known as, "Newgie" attended Hamilton County Public

Thomas Parson

Hamilton county
Thomas W. "Tom" Parson, 70, of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 when he died suddenly.Tom was the son of the late William C. "Bill" and Edria Winstene "Wink"

Jeanette Reeves

Georgia
ATLANTA Jeanette Marie Bonds Reeves, 83, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.Funeral service will be Saturday, Feb. 2, at Noon at the Chapel of Willis Funeral Home, with Rev. Dr. Arthur Carson, Jr.Interment: West

Ray Rice

Hamilton county
Ruben Ray Rice, 57, of Hixson, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga. He was born Oct. 10, 1955 in Rhea County to the late Ernest and Sarah (Steel) Rice. He

Gene Roberts

Hamilton county
Gene Davis Bryan Roberts, former Mayor of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. He was 80 years old.Gene was born in Chattanooga, the son of the late William Henry Harrison Day Roberts and

Phillip Schiff

Hamilton county
Philip Schiff, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.A memorial service will be held at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 2:30 p.m. EST. Family and Friends

Deforest Scott

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Deforest Scott, 72, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.Funeral services will be Saturday, Feb. 2, at 1 p.m. from the Hemphill A.M.E. Church with Pastor Anita Clouds officiating.Interment: Georgia National Cemetery.Arrangements by Willis

Janey Stitt

Hamilton county
Janey Violetta Stitt, 74, of East Brainerd, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, in a local hospital.She was born Nov. 5, 1938 in Chattanooga to the late Leona and Elmer Tucker Sr.She attended Tyner

Dorothy TolliverAbe

Hamilton county
rnathyDorothy Gravitt Tolliver-Abernathy, 84, of Dayton, Oh., went home to be with her God on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. Dorothy was born and raised in Chattanooga.Local survivors include her dear aunt, Erma Choice; devoted

Ralph Tudor

Hamilton county
, Sr.Ralph C. Tudor, Sr., went home to be with the Lord early Thursday morning, Jan. 31, 2013.He was born in Robbins, Tenn., on Sept. 12, 1936 to the late Landon and Elsie Tudor.Ralph was

Johnny Underwood

Hamilton county
Johnny Joe Underwood, 69, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and spending time

Lucille Vandergriff

Hamilton county
Mary Lucille Vandergriff, of Falling Water Community, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. She was 92 years old.Lucille was a lifelong resident of the Falling Water Community and

Ira Wilborn

Alabama
FORTPAYNE Ira Wilborn, 88, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. Services: Sunday, Feb. 3, at 11 a.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in Harmony Cemetery with Rainsville Funeral Home, Inc. directing, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com. Visitation:

Tom Wilkes

Hamilton county
Tom Harold Wilkes, 57, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at his residence.Graveside services 11:30 a.m. today in Chattanooga National Cemetery with Pastor Walter Hambrick as the eulogist.Arrangements are by Taylor Funeral Home

Jeff Wilson

Hamilton county
Harold "Jeff" Wilson, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 at his residence.He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, graduate of East Ridge High School and was vice president of his father's company, Industrial Rubber &

Shirley Wolfer

Hamilton county
Emogene Shirley Wolfer, 93, of McDonald, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Robert Wolfer; son, Robert Kenneth Wolfer, Jr.; and two sisters, Margurite and Pauline.Survivors include

Bradley York

Hamilton county
Bradley York, 29, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.Funeral arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith-Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404.

In MemoryINMEMORY

In memory
INMEMORYCharles Lee Ray "Charlie"March 17, 1954- Feb. 1, 2012A year on this date God called His servant home. This year without you has been enduring and filled with sadness. We love and miss you more

In MemoryTERRY D

In memory
Feb. 1, 1967-Oct. 26, 1996 Happy Birthday!We love and miss you. Mom, Trevor, Tammy,Tim, Rick, Cody, and other family members.

In MemoryCHARLIE MOORE

In memory
INMEMORYMr. Charlie Ed Moore Jr.Oct. 13, 1941 - Feb. 1, 2012Departed this earthly world, but not forgotten.Loving you always, Charlies Angels - Cassandra, Charlene and Rosonia

In MemoryRONALD SHUMATE

In memory
Ronald "Ronnie" Earl Shumate, Jr. March 20, 1961- Feb. 1, 2010In my heart I hold a place that only you can fill.Love, Mama
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