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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 04, 2013

Armena Abernathy

Hamilton county
Armena Abernathy, 91, of Red Bank, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. Arrangements to be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace. 423-877-3524.

Katherine Allison

Hamilton county
Katherine Allison, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 in the Hospice Care Center. She was the daughter of the late William and Alice Campbell. Katherine was a loving wife, mother, and

Ralph Anderson

Hamilton county
Ralph Anderson died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 at the age of 69. He was born on March 25, 1943, in Stephenson, Mich., the son of Ruthford and Carmen Anderson. Ralph grew up in Milwaukee,

Mary Anne

Hamilton county
Mary Anne McGrew, 75, of Hixson, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. Arrangements to be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace. 423-877-3524

William Barnes

Hamilton county
William R. Barnes, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at a local healthcare facility.Graveside services will be held 3 p.m. today at Hamilton Memorial Gardens, Hixson, with Rev. Art Jones officiating.Visit

Shirley Bourn

Hamilton county
Shirley Ann Bourn, 70, of East Ridge passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at a local hospital.She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area where she worked as an RN for 46 years in

Harold Brock

, Sr.,CHICKAMAUGA Harold Edward Brock, Sr., 77, passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at his home. He was born in Chickamauga on Oct. 24, 1935 to the late Luetta and Roy Brock. He was

Jim Byrne

ROSSVILLE James Hugh "JIM" Byrne, 68, died on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 in a local hospital. He was born on Feb. 8, 1944 in Rocky Mount, N.C., to the late Matthew Love Byrne,

Jack Cunningham

DUNLAP Jack W. Cunningham, 83, of Oak Ridge, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and retired from the Oak Ridge School System.Mr. Cunningham was preceded in

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

Margaret Gilbert

Hamilton county
Margaret Monger Gilbert, 80 of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Alice Hixson

Hamilton county
Alice Hixson, 85, of Signal Mountain, passed on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 at her home with her loving family by her side.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike,

Nancy Housley

Hamilton county
Nancy L. Whitford Housley, 87, of Ooltewah, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. A lifelong resident of Ooltewah, she was a member of the Ooltewah Baptist Church and was retired from McKee Foods Corp. with

George Kagel

CLEVELAND George Kagel, 91, died Saturday, Feb. 2. 2013. Visitation will be held today, Feb. 4, from 5-7 p.m. at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.Funeral service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m.

Wilma Knight

ROSSVILLE Wilma Bea Thompson Knight, 84, passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 in a local hospital.Funeral services will be held today at 1 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home with

Kathi Laudone

Hamilton county
Kathi Laudone, 69, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. A native of Long Island, N.Y., she has been a resident of the Chattanooga area for the past 37 years. She was the

Charlotte Lawson

Hamilton county
Charlotte Lawson, 83, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2013 at Morning Pointe in Hixson.She was preceded in death by her father and mother, J.L. and Lottie Miller; sister, Juanita Bowman and

Betty Maddox

Hamilton county
Betty Geraldine Maddox passed from this life Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. She was the daughter of John Eugene Smith and Edna Marie (Frigm) Smith of Red Lion Penn. She was born on Feb. 2, 1921.She

Juanita McGhee

Hamilton county
Juanita McGhee, 57, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

James Moegling

Hamilton county
James Bernard Moegling, 74, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 with his loving family by his side.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN

Gene Roberts

Hamilton county
Gene Davis Bryan Roberts passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013.Born Aug. 17, 1932, in Chattanooga to the late William Henry Harrison Day Roberts and Pearl Davis Roberts, he was preceded in death by his brother,

Mary Shutting

Hamilton county
Mary Katherine Becker Shutting, 89, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.She was born on March 1, 1923, in Spartanburg, S.C., to the late William and Mazie Kendrick Becker. In addition to

Joyce Stamey

ROSSVILLE Virginia Joyce Stamey, 89, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 in a local nursing home. Funeral Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

Randy Treadwell

Hamilton county
Randy Treadwell, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. He was born Dec. 5, 1948.Randy loved his family and was a huge Alabama fan, "Roll Tide". He was formerly a co-owner

Opal Turner

HIGDON Opal Turner, 97, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 at Crowne Health Care. Funeral services are Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 11 a.m. CST at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with interment in Oak Lawn Memorial

Roy Windsor

ROSSVILLE Roy James Windsor, 88, died on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. today, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Joel Germany officiating.

John Winston

Hamilton county
John Henry "Skeeter" Winston, 88, passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 in a local hospital. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the North Chapel.A complete obituary


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