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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 11, 2013



Melvin Appleberry

Hamilton county
Melvin Appleberry, 43, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Freddie Bates

Hamilton county
Freddie Bates, 68, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Henry Bradford

Hamilton county
Henry R. Bradford, 72, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.Arrangements to be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 423-877-3524.

Joe Cannon

Hamilton county
Joe Terry Cannon, Sr., 75, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. Arrangements to be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace 423-877-3524.

John Capers

Hamilton county
John Capers, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

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

Jack Ensley

Georgia
RINGGOLD Franklyn "Jack" Sherman Ensley, 83, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Pastor Danny Henson officiating. Interment will follow

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

Lonnie Lusk

Alabama
RAINSVILLE Lonnie "Rickey" Lusk, 57, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 in Emory Midtown Hospital, Atlanta, Ga.Funeral is set for today at 1 p.m. at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.

Lucius Moss

Hamilton county
Lucius Moss, 36, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Buford Nabors

Hamilton county
Buford Lebron Nabors, 71, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at his residence.The family will receive friends today from 4-8 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home &

Polly Norton

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Polly Norton, 78, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Oakview Nursing and Rehab.Surviving nieces and special care givers.Graveside service 3:30 p.m. today from the South Carolina Campground Cemetery.Visitation is today from 2:30 p.m.

Virgie Sanders

Tennessee
DUNLAP Virgie Sanders, 77, died Saturday morning, Feb. 9, 2013 at her home after her battle with cancer.She was preceded in death by her husband Waymond "Winkie" Sander; two children Arleen and Josuph; parents

Kenneth Sanders

Hamilton county
Kenneth Wayne Sanders, 52, of Whiteside Community passed away on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at his residence.Kenneth was employed by Pilgrims Pride, was an avid Tennessee Vols fan and an amateur golfer, he always loved

Tommy Snyder

Tennessee
ATHENS Tommy Dean Snyder, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.Funeral: Today at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. Interment: Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 11 a.m. in Spring City Cemetery.Visitation: 5 to 7

Martha Walden

Georgia
TRENTON Martha Jane Walden, 73, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. Visit www.RyanFuneralHome.net to view full obituary and to share memories and condolences.Funeral services: 2 p.m. today in the chapel. Family will receive friends 10

OFilan Williams

Georgia
ROSSVILLE OFilan Williams, 82, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. She had lived in the North Georgia area for most of her life and was

In MemoryCHARLES DAVIDSON

In memory
INMEMORYCharles Freck DavidsonFeb. 11, 1933 - Nov. 11, 2012Happy Birthday!We Love You.Wanda, Tobin, Tina, Hayley, Christin, and Wyatt

In MemoryINEZ LOWERY

In memory
MRS. INEZ B. LOWERYDec 7, 1926 - Feb 11, 2011Mother, it has been two years already since you left us and our hearts are still heavy, but we know you went to a more beautiful

In MemoryAlberta Thomas

In memory
June 9, 1937-February 11, 2010We miss and love you. Gone two years today.Sadly missed by your Sister, nieces, and other family members and friends.
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