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Local Obits for Tue. Feb 12, 2013



Merriel

Tennessee
Merriel ReedWINCHESTER Merriel Ginger Hoover Reed, 86, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at her residence.Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at

Henry Bradford

Hamilton county
Sr.Henry R. Bradford Sr., 72, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. He retired from city of Chattanooga and attended Falling Water Church of God. He was

Joe Cannon

Hamilton county
Joe Terry Cannon, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, after a long illness.He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Ruth Brown and CL Cannon;

Ruby Cherry

Hamilton county
Ruby Lee Cherry, 87, passed away on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Mrs. Cherry moved to Chattanooga to work for TVA during WWII and later taught school and worked for Lovemans.Preceded in death by husband,

Asalee Elder

Hamilton county
Asalee Elder, 74, passed away on Feb. 7, 2013, in Cincinnati, Ohio.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Stephen Gibson

Hamilton county
Stephen Gibson, 61, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Soddy-Daisy Healthcare Center.Services will be held 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Don Jones officiating.Burial will follow at

Virginia Green

Tennessee
DAYTON Virginia Louise Green, 89, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at the Life Care Center of Rhea County.Funeral at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.Burial at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Rhea Memory

Bobby Hooper

Tennessee
ALTAMONT Bobby Gene Hooper, 67, passed away Saturday, Feb. 10, 2013.He was a retired businessman, government employee, truck driver and farmer, a Vietnam veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a member of

Mary Humble

Tennessee
DUNLAP Mary Louise Turner Humble, 89, died at her home Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.Mrs. Humble had been a member of Daus Church of Christ for over 50 years. She retired from C&D Technologies.Preceded in

Rose Hyaduck

Alabama
FYFFE Rose Marie Young Hyaduck, 55, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Shepherds Cove Hospice.Funeral will be at 2 p.m. CSTtoday at Plainview Baptist Church.Burial to follow in Plainview Baptist Cemetery with the Rev.

Janice Kelley

Hamilton county
Janice Kelley, 45, passed away on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, in Humphreys County, Tenn.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Barbara Kindred

Hamilton county
Barbara Kindred, 63, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at her home.She worked for Coats American in Rossville, for 23 years. She enjoyed camping, fishing and the Alabama Crimson Tide. She

Stella Luntsford

Hamilton county
Stella Luntsford, 99, of Chattanooga died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at her home.Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road where the family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday.

Minnie Ownby

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Minnie Ruth Ownby, 85, passed away on Saturday morning, Feb. 9, 2013, at her residence.Minnie was born on May 23, 1927 a daughter of the late Shurden and Jonnie Collins and

Charles Parks

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Charles Parks, 63, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.Survivors: sons, Matthew Parks Eric Parks and Bryan Parks; grandchildren, Garrett, Thomas and Preston Parks.Funeral services will be conducted at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13,

Jack Pickett

Tennessee
ALTAMONT Jack William Pickett, 68, passed away at his home Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.He had served in the Tennessee National Guard and was born in Gruetli-Laager, Tenn.He was preceded in death by his parents,

Royce Ritchie

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Royce F. Ritchie, 78, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, peacefully at his residence.He was a native of Hickman, Ky., and had lived most of his life in Fort Oglethorpe. He

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

Margaret Shadwick

Tennessee
GRAYSVILLE Margaret P. Shadwick, 96, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Laurel Brook Nursing Home.She was a member of Brayton Seventh Adventist Church. She was a longtime resident of Brayton, Tenn. She was

June Simon

Tennessee
MONTEAGLE June Marie Simon, 76, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013Service at 4 p.m. today. Visitation 1-4 p.m. today.There will be an Eastern Star service at 3 p.m. before the funeral.Online condolences may be

Luther Smith

Alabama
BRYANT Luther Benjamin Smith, 76, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.He retired from Colonial Bakery Chattanooga 31 years of service. He enjoyed farming.He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Hollis Smith;

Mell Smith

Georgia
CONYERS Mell R. Smith, 87, formerly of Chattooga County, Ga., died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.Funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.Visitation 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Patricia Thurman

Hamilton county
Patricia Ann Thurman, 67, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.Ann was a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a math teacher at Ooltewah Middle School for many years.She was

DF Vanhorn

Georgia
TRION D.F. Vanhorn, 75, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.Preceded by wife, Elsie Mae Vanhorn; sister, Eddie Mae Vanhorn; parents, Dok Robert and Fannie Bell Queen Vanhorn.Survived by daughter, Evelyn (Grady)

Millard Wheeler

Hamilton county
Millard Wheeler, 74, passed away, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

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 of the

Jesse Williams

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Jesse C. Williams, 73, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.Mr. Williams was born and raised in Richfield, N.C., and moved to Chattanooga in 1971. He retired from UA Local #421

Juanita Woody

Hamilton county
Juanita Henderson Woody, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at the Russells home, surrounded by family.Juanita was a member of Tyner Church of Christ since 1973. She resided

Barbara Wright

Alabama
DUTTON Barbara Joan Tidwell Wright, 60, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.Funeral at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 14, 2013, from Rainsville Funeral Home ChapelBurial in Gold Cemetery in Skyline, Ala., www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.Visitation 4-8 p.m. today Feb.

Leon Young

Alabama
HIGDON Edward Leon Young, 61 passed away at his residence, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Lucille Young; and brother, Rickey Young.Survived by his wife of 38

In MemoryLAVANTE FAVORS

In memory
INMEMORYLavante FavorsJan. 29, 1986 - Feb. 10, 2011Vante, it has been two years since you have been gone. We will remember that bright smile and love that you had for your family especially (daughter) Kamiah.

In MemoryWILLIAM REASONOVER

In memory
INMEMORYWilliam ReasonoverSunrise: Feb. 7, 1937Sunset: Feb. 12, 2012It was one year ago today, the Lord knew that you had labored so tirelessley - He called you Home to rest.Times of deep sadness drew us nearer
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