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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 09, 2013



Willie Ballanger

Hamilton county
Willie Ballanger, 96, of Flintstone, Ga., died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at his residence.Arrangements have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Terry Booker

Hamilton county
Terry Lamar Booker, 50, a native of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in a Fresno, Calif., hospital.Funeral service will be at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Ronald

Miles Cameron

Tennessee
SPRING CITY Miles Cameron, 58, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at his home.A lifetime resident of Spring City, Miles was the son of Joe and Doris Barton Cameron. He was a 1972 graduate

Luther Chandler

Alabama
FYFFE Luther Franklin "Frank" Chandler, 79, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at his residence.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial will follow in Beulah Cemetery.Visitation from

Dewey Clawson

Tennessee
Jr.SPRING CITY Dewey E. Clawson Jr., 68, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at his home.A lifetime residence of Spring City, Dewey was the son of the late Dewey E. and Mary Jane Ford
CROSSVILLE Helen Ann Allen Hollingsworth, 77, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at Life Care Center of Crossville in Crossville.She was born Oct. 21, 1935, in Scottsboro, Ala., daughter of the late Virgil and

Shirley Hunt

Tennessee
DECATUR Shirley June Freeman Hunt, 66, passed away Friday morning, Feb. 8, 2013, at Sweetwater hospital.Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Monday at Trew Cemetery.Visitation noon-2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.Ziegler Funeral Home

Wanda Ingalls

Hamilton county
Wanda Hammer Ingalls, 89, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.Wanda was a lifelong member of Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church and a current member of Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church. She volunteered with Erlanger Auxiliary.Wanda was

Rose Mary

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Rose Mary Valadie Bearden, 85, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.A funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Monday at OLPH Catholic Church with The Rev. Dr. James L. Vick officiating.Interment in Chattanooga National

Sandra Massengale

Hamilton county
Sandra Kaye Massengale, 55, lifelong resident of Signal Mountain, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.She was a member of Lone Oak Church of God.Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Kenny Massengale; daughters, Trudy (Tim)

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

Robert Owens

Tennessee
OCOEE Robert Owens, 69, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.Survivors: wife, Sharon Owens; children, Robert Owens Jr., Stephen Owens, Thomas Owens, James Johnson, Annette Lowe.Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Ralph Buckner Funeral

Winifred Pike

Hamilton county
Winifred T. Pike, 89, of Naples, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.Survivors are Mrs. Rachel P. Kearns, of St. Augustine, Fla., Mrs. Ann P. Scroggins, of Chattanooga, Ms. Laurel S. Pike, of Atlanta, and

Jimmy Richardson

Tennessee
Jimmy Dean Richardson, 77, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at the Soddy Daisy Health Care Center.Born in Chattanooga, Jimmy was the son of the late Bob and Lucille Vaughn Richardson. He was a

Gregory Sanders

Tennessee
TRACY CITY Gregory Wallace Sanders, 47, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Emerald Hodgson Hospital, Sewanee.Services 2 p.m Sunday, Feb. 10, with Brother Grady Ward Partin officiating.Family will receive friends 5-9 p.m. today.Arrangements by

Frank Souder

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Frank Virgil Souder, 66, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.Surviving are wife, Carol Taylor Souder; son, Jimmy Souder; daughter, Angie Barrett; brothers; sisters; grandchildren; great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. There are no

Joe Trull

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Joe Thomas Trull, 63, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Harton Regional Medical Center.Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. today, Feb. 9, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.Services will follow at 11 a.m. in Moore-Cortner

Melvina Ware

Hamilton county
Melvina Ware, 56, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2013.Melvina was the daughter of the late Charlie L. and Willie Mae Smith.Survivors include daughter, Natasha Ware: two grandchildren Christian and Caleb Green;

Doris York

Georgia
RINGGOLD Doris Pierce York, 92, formerly of the Burning Bush Community, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Hospice of Chattanooga.Mrs. York worked for many years at several area florists before opening her own

In MemoryLOUISE

In memory
LOUISE LOCKHART ALLENIn Loving Memory of our Mother who departed this life 11 years ago today. We love you with all our hearts, and you will be in all our hearts forever. Missed by Larry,

In MemoryINEZ BISHOP

In memory
INEZ T. BISHOPAug. 15, 1924 - Feb. 9, 2006Its been 7 years and you are very much missed.We love you and miss you. From, Family and Friends.

In MemoryJoyce Hubbard

In memory
In Loving MemoryJOYCE ANN HUBBARD SCOTTIn my heart and mind. Always, Beanhead

In MemoryMRS JO

In memory
(Candy Lady)Oct 28, 1931 - Feb 9, 1999Mama, its been fourteen yearssince you said Good-Bye to us and Hello to Jesus Christ, but we still miss you very much. You are always in our minds.Love,

In MemoryKaleb Ridge

In memory
Jan. 16, 1982- Feb. 9, 2009Love and miss you DaddyLove always Kylie Bug
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