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Local Obits for Wed. Feb 06, 2013



Armena Abernathy

Hamilton county
Armena Abernathy, 91, of Red Bank, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday in Chattanooga Memorial Park.Memorial contributions may be made to Nurses House, The Veronica M. Discoll Center for

Gilbert Anders

Alabama
GURLEY Gilbert A. Anders, 86, passed away on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.Graveside at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Walnut Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. today, Feb.

Bob Batson

Hamilton county
Sr.Robert Joseph Batson Sr, 95, died peacefully at his home Tuesday morning, Feb. 5, 2013.Born in Erin, Tenn., he faithfully served his God, Country (veteran of the Navy), family, and community. He was the

Mickey Baxter

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Mickey Ray Baxter, 52, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at Harton Regional Medical Center.Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at

Carlton Black

Hamilton county
Carlton Lamar Black, 73, of Chattanooga died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in Mobile, Ala.A longtime resident of Chattanooga, Carlton was employed with Shaw Industries for the past 20 years. He was a member of Shield

Patricia Brackett

Hamilton county
Patricia " Patty" Graham Brackett, 60, of Sale Creek, claimed her reservation in heaven and is now in the presence of her Savior, Jesus Christ.Funeral service will be 2:30 p.m. today at Oak Street Baptist

Michael Byrd

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Michael Byrd "Freebyrd", 53, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia, was of the Christian faith, and his passions in life were his family, fishing, camping, traveling,

Jack Clark

Hamilton county
Jack Columbus Clark, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. He was 83 years old.He was the owner and operator of Clark Meat Co. and Butcher for over 40 years.Jack was preceded in

Helen Craze

Hamilton county
Helen Craze, 84, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.She was preceded in death by her husband, James P. Craze.Helen is survived by her sister, Dorothy Moses, of Cleveland; stepchildren, Connie (Jimmy) Goines

Mary Crenshaw

Hamilton county
Mary Elizabeth Williams Crenshaw, 85, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.She was born and raised in Chattanooga, on Sept. 4, 1927. She was a 1945 graduate of Howard High

Jean Evans

Alabama
STEVENSON Jean Johnson Evans, 80, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. today and the funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday from Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Stevenson.Burial will be

Allan Frame

Georgia
CHICKAMUAGA Allan Davis Frame, 81, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.Survived by his wife, Bitsy; daughter and son-in-law, Mindy and Bobby Brewer; son, Andrew Frame; and three grandchildren, Jessica Majors, Landon Frame and Duncan

Margaret Gilbert

Hamilton county
Margaret Monger Gilbert, 80 of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, February 2, 2013 at The Hospice Care Center.She was a resident of NHC nursing home facility for the past 10 years, and a member

Marjean Gingrich

Hamilton county
Marjean Larson Gingrich, born Marjean Alice Larson, passed away in her home in Longmont, Colo. on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013.She is survived by her daughter, Ann Michele Gingrich, of New Orleans, La., and son, Matthew

Barbara Haire

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Barbara Ann Haire, 79, departed this life Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at her home.She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Chandler Haire.Survivors include her children, Diana (Randall) Ford, of Harrison, Jackie

Pauline Hampl

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Pauline Hampl, 89, passed away on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at a local healthcare facility.She was a member of St. Gerard Catholic Church and retired from Wal-Mart as a greeter. She
FORT OGLETHORPE Charlotte Yvonne Hanshaw, 77, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in a local hospice unit.She had been a resident of Fort Oglethorpe for the past 40 years and was a member of the

John Hayes

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA John Hayes, 92, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2012.He was the last of his generation.The family will receive friends after noon Thursday at the funeral home with a memorial service to follow at 2

Annette Haynes

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Annette Cook Haynes 76, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.Mrs. Haynes was born in Rossville, and lived there most of her life. She retired from Dixie Yarns and the Electric Power Board. She was

Arnold Jenkins

Hamilton county
Arnold Lynn Jenkins, 68, of Chattanooga, formerly of Lenoir City, Tenn., died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.He was born Nov. 20, 1944 in Lenoir City, to the late Rufus and Pauline Arden Jenkins. Also preceded in

Linda Johnson

Hamilton county
Linda Johnson, 62, passed away on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at her residence.She was born in Chattanooga, on Aug. 14, 1950. She graduated from Tyner High School and later earned a bachelor of science degree

Randy Johnson

Alabama
RAINSVILLE Randy Johnson, 57, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 at his residence.Funeral services at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb.7, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in Burnt Church Cemetery. www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.Visitation from 11 a.m.-8

Olivia Kivett

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Olivia Ann Kivett, infant daughter of John Kivett and Jennifer Winner, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Skyridge Medical Center.She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Roger G.

Anne Ladner

Hamilton county
Anne Nicholson Griffis Ladner, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.Anne was born in Murfreesboro, Tenn., to the late Edward Brown and Odilein Alexander Griffis. She was a graduate of Central High School,

Charles Lloyd

Hamilton county
Charles "Buddy" Lloyd, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.He was born to the late John and Janie Lloyd, he was preceded in death by his two wives;

Clifton McCulley

Hamilton county
Clifton Magdalene McCulley, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.Mrs. McCulley was born and raised in Polk County, Tenn. She was very involved in her former church as a young person,

John McKinney

Hamilton county
John William McKinney, 89, of Stuart Fla., passed away on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, as his son John was holding his hand until the very end.He became ill and under the decision of William W.

Loucinda McRoy

Hamilton county
Loucinda Payne McRoy, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.She was an exemplary Christian, devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother. She was a lifelong member of Woodland Heights Baptist Church, having served as

Jane Misiewicz

Hamilton county
Jane Misiewicz, 92, passed away peacefully at home in Chattanooga, on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.She was born in Millbury, Mass., to Julian and Anna Malicki. Jane grew up in Worcester, Mass., where she met her

Jim Moegling

Hamilton county
James MoeglingJames B. Moegling, of Hixson, passed away peacefully at Memorial hospital on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, with his loving family at his side. He was 74.Jim was born in Ashland, Ky., on July 13,

Helen Nunley

Tennessee
WHITWELL Mrs. Helen Marie Nunley passed away at her home Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.She was born in Palmer on March 6, 1929 to Paul H. and Jessie Thompson Worley who preceded in death along

Rhoda Pollard

Hamilton county
Mae PollardRhoda Mae Groseclose Pollard, 92, formerly of Knoxville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at home in Chattanooga.She was a devoted, faithful member of Atkins Baptist

Robert Shadwill

Hamilton county
Robert "Bob" William Shadwill, 61, passed away in the early hours of Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.Survivors include his daughter, Andrea Shadwill; son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Meredith Shadwill; six grandchildren; and several cousins.Bob eventually succumbed

Katherine Smith

Tennessee
SOUTH PITTSBURG Katherine Jewell Payne Smith, 79, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.The daughter of the late Joseph Roy and Frances Elizabeth Gibson Payne, she was a member of Richard

Joyce Stamey

Hamilton county
ROSSVILLE Virginia Joyce Stamey, 89, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in a local nursing home.She was of the Baptist faith, and was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Stamey Sr.; a son,

Kenneth Townson

Alabama
BRYANT Kenneth Townson, 84, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, member of TAG Motor Club, and helped organize the Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Fighters. He was

Eva White

Hamilton county
Eva A. White, 72, of Ooltewah, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.She was preceded in death by parents, John R Smith and Exie Lively Smith.Survived by former husband of 32 years, George R. White, of

Lora Wiggins

Hamilton county
Lora Faye Wiggins, 75, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. She was born in Oakman, Ala., and had previously lived in Fort Payne, Ala. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hobert

Cam Willis

Alabama
STEVENSON Cam Russell Willis, 91, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.He was a retired employee of Standard Oil and Chevron.He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Sallie Morris Willis, siblings,

John Winston

Hamilton county
John Henry "Skeeter" Winston, 88, passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, in a local hospital.A native of Lafayette, Ala., he was a longtime resident of Chattanooga. He was a member of Orchard Park Seventh-Day Adventist

Ruby Winton

Tennessee
GRUETLI-LAAGER Ruby Elizabeth Winton, 86, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.She was retired from Bell South Telephone and had lived in Kodak, Tenn. until moving to Gruetli-Laager due to her health. She was a

Glyn Wright

Hamilton county
Henry Glyn Wright of Signal Mountain passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.He was born on Sept. 28, 1930 in Yorkshire, England, to the late Henry Oliver and Florence Emily Wright. Educated in England, Glyn was

William Wright

Hamilton county
William Harold "Billy" Wright, 44, of Soddy-Daisy passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 at a local hospital.He was of the Baptist faith.He is survived by his wife, Lisa Wright; daughters, Ashley Wright, Katie Wright; parents,

In MemoryWillie Chaney

In memory
INMEMORYWillie Lewis ChaneySept. 20, 1934-Feb. 5, 2012Dad, in our hearts youWill not be forgotten.Memories of your smile and laughter will always be remembered.Michael, Jared, family and friends

In MemoryGREG HUDGINS

In memory
Feb. 6, 1964 - Sept. 15, 2000Happy Birthday!We Love You!Mom, Dad, Ken Jr., Jan, and Son Clay

In MemoryPam Markum

In memory
INMEMORYPam Lane MarkumFeb. 6, 1961 - Oct. 25, 2008Happy Birthday our precious, loving, beautiful daughter. This is the fifth birthday since God called you home. Time is supposed to heal a broken

In MemoryDAVID MURRAY

In memory
INMEMORYDavid Lynn MurrayFeb. 6, 1965 - Dec. 2, 2011Beloved Son, before you were born I knew you would be special. You were gifted in all areas. Always giving from your heart and thinking of others

In MemoryRANDY WORD

In memory
Randy Willis WordFeb. 6, 1959 - Aug. 25, 1998HAPPY BIRTHDAY!Your Mother, Marie Word and Family.
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