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Local Obits for Wed. Feb 13, 2013



Willie Ballanger

Hamilton county
Willie "Bill" Ballanger, 96, of Flintstone, Ga., died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at his residence.He was preceded in death by parents, Lillie and Jerry Ballanger.He is survived by brother, Robert (Alberta) Ballanger, of Kentucky; sister,

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;

James Cox

Alabama
SULPHUR SPRINGS James Cecil Cox, 56 died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.Visit www.RyanFuneralHome.net to view full obituary and to share memories and condolences.Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday.Family will receive friends 3

Joella Craig

Hamilton county
Joella"Jody"McGibony Craig 74, passed away on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at her residence.Arrangements are being entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Louise Dillard

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Louise Brown Dillard, 91, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.Survivors, son, Sonny (Linda) Dillard; grandchildren, James Dillard, Gina Adams; and three great-grandchildren.Funeral is 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Wayside Baptist Church.Visitation is

Nelma Dunn

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Nelma Dunn, 82, passed away on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13.The family will receive friends beginning at 3 p.m. today. Please share your thoughts

Clarence Fagain

Hamilton county
Clarence Fagain died Tuesday, Feb. 5 , 2013, in Columbus, Ohio.Survivors include John (Jennifer) Fagain, Katie Betts and Donnie Conyers.Services on Feb. 13, in Columbus, Ohio, with C.D. White and Sons in charge of

John Gilmore

Hamilton county
Jr.John Gilmore Jr., 47, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Ruth Cofer Cemetery.The family will receive friends from 8:30 9:30 a.m.

Gregory Holt

Tennessee
COWAN Gregory Scott Holt, 46, passed away on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville.A Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. today in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens,

Clarence Howard

Tennessee
Sr.NEW HOPE Clarence Lavon Howard Sr., 72, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in a Chattanooga healthcare facility.The son of the late James Frank and Kate Doshel Blevins Howard, he was a railroad

William Hulgan

Alabama
VALLEY HEAD William Clay Hulgan II, 41, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at his residence.Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 13, at Burt Chapel, ValleyHead with the Rev. Richard Ellis officiating.Burial in

George Irwin

Hamilton county
George E. Irwin, 87, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.He was formerly employed by DuPont for 39 years. He was a deacon and a lifetime member of the Soddy Church of Christ.

Claire Layne

Tennessee
PALMER Fannie Clair Layne, 93, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.She was born Nov. 10, 1919 to Isier and Frances Malinda Bowman Layne who preceded her in death along with her brothers, Albert "Alb"

Stella Luntsford

Hamilton county
Stella Luntsford, 99, of Chattanooga died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at her home.A native of Rogersville, Tenn., She has lived in Chattanooga since 1982.She was a member of Chamberlain Memorial Baptist Church and was preceded

Clara Malone

Hamilton county
Clara Malone, 81, passed away on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Quincy Margerum

Hamilton county
Quincy Tyre Margerum, 50, of Chattanooga, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.Quincy leaves a host of devoted family and cherished friends to treasure his memory.Quincy will be interred at Mt. Olive Memorial Gardens in Augusta, Ga

Jeraldyn Marlin

Hamilton county
Jeraldyn "Jerry" Tallent Marlin, 88, of Chattanooga, left to be with her Lord and Savior Feb. 12, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family.A graduate of Central High School, she married her high school

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, Fla., and has been a lifelong resident

Samuel Norwood

Georgia
Jr.WILDWOOD Samuel "Sam" Oliver Norwood Jr., 71, of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, formerly of Wildwood, died at his residence on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.He was a 1959 graduate of Rossville High School. Prior to

Ophelia Phinzey

Hamilton county
Ophelia M. Phinzey, 86, died Wednesday,Jan. 16, 2013.Funeral arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Betty Rector

Hamilton county
Betty June Brannon Rector, 78, of Hixson, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.She was a member of Middle Valley Baptist Church where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, and served as AWANA

Margie Reynolds

Hamilton county
Margie Reynolds, 87, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Jennie Rich

Alabama
STEVENSON Jennie Lou Ball Rich, 84, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Cumberland health and Rehabilitation in Bridgeport, Ala.Jennie was the daughter of the late George Napoleon "G.N." and Emma Colston Ball born Feb.

Alma Riddle

Alabama
ALBERTVILLE Alma Ruth Riddle, 73, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Shepherds Cove.Funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Pastor James Sweat officiating.Burial at New Canaan

Mary Teeters

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Mary Lois Strickland Teeters, 86, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.She was born to the late Laz and Virgie Strickland on Sept. 28, 1926 in Walker County.Mary was of the Baptist faith

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
GRUETLI-LAAGER Mildred Lou Vandergriff passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.She was of the Church of God faith. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert White; mother, Maude Land Glisson; stepfather, Bedford Glisson;

Ray Walker

Hamilton county
Ray Anderson Walker, 65, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.Ray retired from Graco Inc. after 21 years of service.He was preceded in death by his children, Michael Ray Walker and Sandy Ward;

Phyllis Waters

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Phyllis Gail Waters, 54, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.Preceded in death by parents, Wayne and Verda Ladd Waters.Phyllis graduated from the LaFayette High School in 1976. She has an associates

Wilma Watkins

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Wilma G. Watkins, 78, departed this life Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at her home.She was born in DeKalb County, Ala., to the late William and Rebecca Ramsey, and was a member of

Ivan Weevie

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Ivan Bruce Weevie, 80, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.Survivors are son, Randy Weevie and Lynn Lewis; and brother, Charlie Weevie. Funeral is 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Mason Funeral Home. Visitation

Patricia White

Tennessee
ATHENS Patricia Ann Sikorski White, 57, formerly of Belleville,Mich., passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at her residence.The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted

Jim Wileman

Hamilton county
James Emmett Wileman died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, after a short illness. He was 66.Born in Atlanta, he spent his early years there before moving to Tennessee at age 8 where he was raised on

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

Mary Young

Hamilton county
Mary H. Young, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

In MemoryRICKEY CARSON

In memory
INMEMORYRickey Lebron CarsonFeb. 13, 1984 - Jan. 3, 2011Rose Are Red,Violets Are Blue,Guess what "Boo" We Miss You.Happy Birthday Rick.Rick, Happy Big "29"Love You Always,The Hodge Walker Family

In MemoryWilliam Davis

In memory
William Ed DavisJUNE 1, 1927-FEB. 13, 1995We love and miss you.From your wife, Louise, and Children

In MemoryAUDREY FIELDS

In memory
AUDREY G. FIELDSSept. 3, 1950 - Feb. 13, 2011You will always hold a special place in our hearts as we remember on this day the loss our dear loved one. Your memory is embedded in

In MemoryEUNICE HAMPHILL

In memory
INMEMORYEunice Deloach HamphillFeb. 13, 1923 - Nov. 10, 2008BIG MAMAHappy 90th Birthday!Love, Betty, Kitty, Tawanna and Tyler and family.

In MemoryVELMA HENDERSON

In memory
VELMA J. HENDERSONFeb 13, 1955 - April 17, 2004Happy Birthday, MomMom, I just wanted to say "Happy Birthday" to my Mom on her day. I will always love and miss you Mom. Love Always,

In MemoryDAVID LAWSON

In memory
In Loving MemoryDAVID M. LAWSONFebruary 13, 2000GrandsonThe Lawson Family

In MemoryCASH REINERT

In memory
INMEMORYCASH S. REINERTFeb. 13, 1943 - Nov. 10, 2011Happy 70th Birthday It seems only yesterday that God called you home. You live on within our hearts and our loving memories of you as

In MemoryL S

In memory
INMEMORYL. S. JORDANAug. 9, 1927 - Feb. 13, 2012Its been a year since you left us and our hearts are still heavy. Youre truly missed. May God rest your Soul.From Your wife Mattie Jordan, children
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