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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 15, 2013


Hamilton county
MaryJenkinsMary Jenkins, 77, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at a local hospice facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Melvin Appleberry

Hamilton county
Melvin Deon Appleberry, 43, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.Funeral service will be at noon Friday in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Dr. Shauna Wooten as the eulogist.Burial: Forest Hills Cemetery.

Deborah Bass

Hamilton county
Deborah Webb Bass, 56, of Harrison, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at her home.A longtime resident of Hamilton County, Deborah was employed with Memorial Hospital with 34 years of service.She was preceded in death by

Geneva Condra

Hamilton county
Geneva B. Condra, 83, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday morning, Feb. 13, 2013, at her home.She was a member of New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Whitwell, Tenn., for

Joella Craig

Hamilton county
Joella"Jody"McGibony Craig, 74, passed away on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at her residence.She was a member of New Heights Baptist Church, and The Red Hat Society.She was preceded in death by her father, James F.

Asalee Elder

Hamilton county
Asalee Elder, 74, passed Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 in Ohio.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Rock Island Baptist Church.Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.The body will lie in state after noon today

Martha Fries

Hamilton county
Martha Emaline Gamble Fries, of Ooltewah, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. She was 57 years old.Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Michael Gaddis

Hamilton county
Sr.Michael Lebron Gaddis Sr., 52, lifelong resident of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, Elbert Gaddis Sr.; mother, Sarah

Johnny Gass

BRYANT Johnny Cordell Gas, 65, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at his residence.Memorial service at 3 p.m ESTSaturday, Feb. 16, at Ebenezer Baptist Church.Visitation at the church 10 a.m. CST until time of

Geraldine Gross

Gerri GrossTRENTON Geraldine" Gerri" Gross, 87, passed away at her home, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.Funeral services 3 p.m. EST Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.Burial in Lake Hills Memorial Gardens.Visitation 2-8 p.m. today; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Joel Hayes

Hamilton county
Joel B. Hayes, 55, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.He was a graduate of Ooltewah High school and Chattanooga State Community College and a retired Air and heating mechanic.He was preceded in death by

Nancy Howard

MARYVILLE Nancy Ellen Ketchersid Howard, 69, died at Williamsburg Villas, Knoxville, on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.She was born on Jan. 7, 1944 in Knoxville. She received her education at Tennessee Wesleyan College, Southern Methodist

Ralph Keith

FORT PAYNE Ralph E. Keith, 80, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.Funeal at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Burt Chapel, Fort Payne.Burial in AllenMemorial Cemetery.Visitation 4-8 p.m. today, Feb. 15, at the funeral home.

James Kroeger

Hamilton county
James "Jim" Hilton Kroeger, 64, of Chattanooga, died on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, in a local hospital.He was born on June 8, 1948, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and graduated from McCallie in 1966. Jim

Thomas Langley

Sr.ROSSVILLE Thomas A. Langley Sr., 84, crossed over to be with the Lord at his home on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.He was born and raised in Oakdale, Tenn., to the late J. Everett

Willie McMillan

JASPER Willie Logan McMillan, 92, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, in a Chattanooga hospital.The daughter of the late William Kelly Logan and Mary Latimer Logan, she was a RN who worked with her late

William McPheeters

DAYTON William Griffith McPheeters, 78, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.Graveside services will be held 3 p.m. today in Buttram Cemetery in Dayton.Memorial contributions can be made to: American Legion Post 100, c/o

Dulcie Moses

RICEVILLE Dulie Sara Ann Kirby Moses, 90, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at NHC Healthcare of Athens.Funeral at 7 p.m. today in the chapel.Burial at 11 a.m. Saturday in South Liberty Cemetery.Visitation 5-7 p.m.

Nathan Narramore

DUNLAP Nathan Thomas Narramore, 35, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2011 He was a graduate of Sequatchie County High School. He was preceded in death by his brother, Daniel Aaron Narramore; grandmothers, Irene Austin

Valorie Osborne

Hamilton county
Valorie H. Osborne, 56, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday Feb. 13, 2013, at her residence.Funeral arrangements will be announced in a later edition by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.
MADISON Claudean "Andee"Richardson, 78, formerly of Winchester, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Berryhill Funeral Home in Huntsville, Ala.Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.

Henrietta Stapler

Hamilton county
Henrietta Stapler, 99, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, in a local hospital.She was of the Methodist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard Jenkins and Annie Davis; husband,

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

Millard Wheeler

Hamilton county
Millard Filmore Wheeler, 74, transcended peacefully, from this life Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, while surrounded by family.Millard was educated in the Chattanooga Public School System. He graduated from Howard High School, class of 1958. Millard

Terry Wilson

DAYTON Terry Lynn Wilson, 45, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Decatur, Tenn.Graveside services at 11 a.m. today at Buttram Cemetery.Please share your memories of Terry on his on-line guest register at by

Earlena Young

Hamilton county
Earlena Young, 86, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Hamilton County.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.


In memory
INMEMORYROBERT E. BLANKS, JR.Feb. 15, 1945 - Sept. 20, 2012HAPPY BIRTHDAY!We know you are safe in the arms of God.Love, LaTonya, Valencia, MarShunda, Joel, and Bailey


In memory
INMEMORYPearlie Mae (CLAY)DixonDec. 23, 1923-Feb. 15, 2012God gave us a wonderful Mother, a Mother who will never grow old. He made her smile of the sunshine and He molded her heart of pure gold.


In memory
INMEMORYPastor Noble O. JenningsNov. 28, 1928 - Feb. 15, 2012A year ago you departed this life. Seems like only yesterday. If you could speak these are the words you would say: Prov. 3:5 "Trust in
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