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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 10, 2013


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WILMINGTON, N.C. Gwendolyn "Gwen" Gore Senior Entwistle Shaw passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Davis Healthcare Center in Wilmington, N.C.She was born in Raeford, N.C. on May 13, 1930 and was

Harvey Bolin

CLEVELAND Harvey Allen Bolin, 90, died on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 7, 2013.Funeral is today at 3 p.m. at the Bowman Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church in Cleveland. Visitation will be one hour prior to the

James Clark

Hamilton county
James H. Clark, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at a local hospital.James was born in Grantville, Ga., to the late Willie and Dora Clark.He was a graduate of Howard High

Danny Coker

GAYLESVILLE, Ala. Danny Coker, 79, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.Survivors, wife, Elaine Coker; children, Gary Coker, Phyllis Lewis; 4 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren.Graveside service 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, from the AMI cemetery.Visitation: 6 until

Robert Crowe

Hamilton county
Robert Crowe, 70, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Services will be conducted today at 3 p.m. in Jones Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Nathan Manis and Josh Moon officiating. Burial: Ryo Cemetery, Fairmount.Online

Barbara Draeger

Hamilton county
Barbara Jean Draeger, 88, of Hixson passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.Barbara was born in Minneapolis, Minn., but spent most of her life in the Hamilton County area. She was an active member of

Delmon Elkins

PINSON Delmon Wesley Elkins, 54, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. He was born Feb. 23, 1958.Funeral: Monday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m., Burt Chapel, Fort Payne. Visitation: Monday, Noon-2p.m.Burial: Unity Cemetery, Cedar Bluff,

Jack Ensley

RINGGOLD Franklyn "Jack" Sherman Ensley, 83, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he was a retired employee of Combustion Engineering where he worked for 41 years, a

Stephen Gibson

Hamilton county
Stephen Gibson, 61, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at Soddy-Daisy Healthcare Center. He was a member of Daisy United Methodist Church and graduated from Red Bank High School. Stephen was

Karl Hixon

Hamilton county
Karl W. Hixon, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at his residence.He was the son of the late Wesley F. and Audrey E. Hixon, of Curwensville, Pa.He was a graduate of Indiana

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

Wilma Kittle

RINGGOLD Wilma Gordy Kittle, 79, went home to be with the Lord Friday Feb. 8, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of Catoosa County and a member of the Salem Baptist Church. Mrs.

Stephen Lane

BENTON Stephen Mitchell Lane, 24, passed away at his home on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. A celebration of his life will be held on Monday night, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m. at the Fellowship

Mona Manning

OAK RIDGE Mona Augusta Manning, 85, passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at the Methodist Medical Center.She was born Nov. 9, 1927 in Chattanooga, one of six children born to Robert and Mona

Frank Martin

Hamilton county
, IIIFrank Beamon Martin, III of Signal Mountain died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 in a local hospital. He was 51 years old. Frank was born in Eau Gallie, Florida and has been a life-long resident

Rose Mary

ROSSVILLE Rose Mary Valadie Bearden, 85, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in a hospice unit.She was born in New Orleans, La., to the late George D. and Claire S. Valadie. Mrs. Bearden was a

Zooey Mason

Hamilton county
Zooey Noel Mason, infant daughter of Valerie Chapman and Joseph Mason, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, in a local hospital.In addition to her parents, Zooey is survived by two sisters, Victoria Chapman and Mya

Homer Mayfield

DAYTON Homer Dwight Mayfield, 70, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at his residence.Homer lived in Dayton for 30 years, and was a native of Williamsburg, Ky. A member of the Dayton First Baptist

Jimmy Miller

Hamilton county
Jimmy Monroe Miller, 72, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in Las Vegas.Jimmy was born Dec. 28, 1934, in Red Bank. He was a retired Grehound bus driver who loved fishing and carpentry.Jimmy was preceded

Maxine Monday

SPRINGCITY Louise Maxine Monday, 73, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at the Spring City Care Center.Funeral services are Monday, Feb. 11, at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Clyde Fitzgerald officiating.

Vernon Moore

RINGGOLD Vernon Stanley Moore, 68, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, Vernon was born in LaFayette, Ga., and graduated from Berry High School. He was a

Buford Nabors

Hamilton county
Buford Lebron Nabors, 71, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at his residence.Mr. Nabors was a native of Rossville and a graduate of Rossville High School. He attended the University

Rodney Newby

DAYTON Rodney Newby, 63, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 at his home.Among his survivors is his son Rodney Shane Newby, of Knoxville.There will be no services.The family was served by Vanderwall Funeral Home.

Timberlake Orr

Hamilton county
Timberlake Orr, 60, of Red Bank, Tenn., died in an accident on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013.Timberlake graduated Red Bank High School in 1971 and attended the Atlanta School of Photography. He managed the Camera and

Joyce Owens

,DALTON Ruby Joyce Owens, 68, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Mrs. Owens was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was a member of the Mountain View Baptist Church in Rocky Face.

Minnie Ownby

CLEVELAND Minnie R. Ownby, 85, passed away at her home on Saturday morning Feb. 9, 2013.Survivors and arrangements will be announced later by Companion Funeral & Cremation Service who has charge of those arrangements.

Gerald Perry

, Jr.,ROSSVILLE Gerald Zan Perry, Jr., 34, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and

Patricia Ross

WHITWELL Patricia Ann Ross, 77, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at NHC Dunlap. She was a member of Cedar Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Graduated from Bryan College and taught in the GA school system

DeWayne Smith

Hamilton county
DeWayne Edward Smith, 47, went to be with his Heavenly Father Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. A native of Chattanooga, he was a member of Union Springs Baptist Church and had a strong Christian faith.He was

Nancy Thomas

TRION, Ga. Nancy Evelyn Thomas, 72, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.Visitation: Today 6 to 8 p.m. at Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home.Funeral service: Monday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. in chapel.Interment: West Hill Cemetery.Erwin-Petitt Funeral

Betty Thompson

Hamilton county
Betty Duchesne Thompson passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. She was born Nov. 30, 1932 to Charles Chesnier and Carrie Cowan Duchesne in Richland Parish, La. She graduated from Ouachita Parish High School, Monroe, La.Betty

Robert Trotter

Hamilton county
Robert Lee Trotter, 77, of Harrison passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.Robert was a truck driver for 35 years having worked for Camaro Trucking, Danube Trucking, Carriage Trucking and

Richard Winkler

LAFAYETTE Richard Alan Winkler, 56, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. He had lived in the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas for most of his life

Doris York

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 MemoryBruce Dahrling

In memory
INMEMORYBruce E. Dahrling, II, M.D.Oct. 31, 1939-Feb. 10, 2011To an amazing doctor, husband, father, father-in-law, and grandfather:We miss your hugs, your smile, your wonderful sense of humor, and your generous spirit.It is difficult being apart

In MemoryWilliam Jordan

In memory
nk Born: April 22, 1997We think about you every day, and love you. Love, Mommy and Daddy, Grandmother and Grandaddy, Nana and Poppy


In memory
Jackie Lou NorwoodSept. 29, 1935 - Feb. 10, 2005Eight years of laughs, smiles and love for you still remains in our hearts. We know that the angel watching over us belongs to you, and one


In memory
INMEMORYYou left us on Feb. 9, 2011 Sadly missed by family and friends.
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STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The former longtime head coach of the Connecticut Huskies ice hockey team, who transitioned them to Division I status, has died. Bruce Marshall was 54.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Dennis Byrd, the former NFL defensive lineman whose career was ended by neck injury, was killed Saturday in a car accident. He was 51.
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) - The onetime underboss of Pittsburgh's dwindling Mafia family has died. Charles "Chucky" Porter was 82.
ATLANTA (AP) - Thomas Ford, the actor who played Martin Lawrence's best friend Tommy Strawn on the hit '90s sitcom "Martin," has died in Atlanta. He was 52.
Thomas J. Mackell Jr., former chairman of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and the executive director of the Maritime Labor Alliance, has died.
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