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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 16, 2013

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

Freddie Bates

Hamilton county
Freddie Pauline Bates, 68 passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.She was a longtime employee of the Farmers Market.She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Mary Smith; and sister, Ruby Jackson; and grandson,

Linda Bynum

BRIDGEPORT Linda Bynum, 66, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.Survivors include sister, Sarah Bynum; brother, Poochie Bynum, of Stevenson; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, from the

Nellie Chitwood

FLORENCE Nellie F. Chitwood, 88, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Mitchell Hollingsworth Health Care.Funeral service will be 11 a.m. today, Feb. 16, 2013 from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with burial at

Roberta Figgins

Hamilton county
Roberta Frances Figgins, 86, of Ooltewah, passed Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.A lifelong resident of Ooltewah, she was the daughter of the late Uriah Francis and Fanny Maude Whittenburg Figgins. Her parents died in her early

Martha Fries

Hamilton county
Martha Emaline Gamble Fries, 57, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at her home in Ooltewah.Martha was born in Chattanooga area and grew up in Benton, Tenn. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University before

Anne Gribben

Hamilton county
Anne Becker Gribben, of Hixson, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, February 15, 2013. She was 84 years old.Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

George Holden

Sr.VALLEY HEAD George Fallon Holden Sr., 72, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at his residence.He was born Aug. 4, 1941.A memorial service will be announced later by the family.Burt Funeral Home in charge

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

Christine Jenkins

Hamilton county
Christine Jenkins, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.She has lived in Chattanooga most of her life and was of the Baptist faith.The funeral service will be 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb.

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
CROSSVILLE Edward Auther Linsmayer, 69, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at his residence.Funeral service will be 1 p.m. today, Feb. 16, 2013, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with burial at Marshall Memorial Gardens.

Kenneth Loggins

LaFAYETTE Kenneth Lavaughn Loggins, 76, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at his residence.He was a member and deacon at LaFayette First Baptist Church. He taught Sunday school at Cozy Manor for several years.He

Clara Malone

Hamilton county
Clara Rinda Malone, 81, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at a local nursing home.She retired from the Raddison Read House. She was a faithful member of St. Mary P.B. Church where she served on

James McCampbell

SPRING CITY James McCampbell, 75, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.Funeral services are at 2p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.Interment in Ad Smith Cemetery.Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today at

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

Valorie Osborne

Hamilton county
Valorie Vaughn Osborne, 56, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at her residence.She was a Chattanooga native and a graduate of MTSU where she received her BS degree in journalism. Valorie was chosen

Sharlotte Polk

Hamilton county
Sharlotte Polk, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

William Sands

BRIDGEPORT William Allen Sands, 74, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Highlands Medical Center.William was the son of the late Robert Clyde and Birdie Aliene Petty Sands born June 12, 1938 in Pulaski, Tenn.

Mark Senter

Hamilton county
Jr. Mark Houston Senter Jr. of Lexington, S.C. , died at age 97 of natural causes on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, in Lexington.His amazing resiliency in dealing with the health challenges associated with aging

Janice Slatton

WHITWELL Janice Whited Slatton, 67, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at The Bridge in South Pittsburg.She was preceded in death by her parents, Murphy and Ida Bell Whited; several brothers and sisters. Those

Chester Smith

Hamilton county
Chester William Smith, 75 of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.Celebration of Life Services will be at noon today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Everett Gossett

Ruth Smith

Hamilton county
Ruth Eden Smith, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away at her residence on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, after an illness.Mrs. Smith was a member of First Baptist Church and the Courtney-Parks Sunday School Class. She was

Janice Smith

LaFAYETTE Janice Delores "Granny Red" Smith, 68, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.She was born in Atlanta to the late Earl and Blanche Groover on June 18, 1944.Survivors include her husband, James Smith;

Henrietta Stapler

Hamilton county
Henrietta Stapler, 99, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, in a local hospital.The body will lie-in-state after 10:30 a.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 1 p.m.

Lesa Tate

JASPER Melessa "Lesa" Mitchell Tate, 48, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.Lesa was a registered dental hygienist and of the Baptist faith. She was born in Dunlap, Tenn. on Nov. 29, 1964 to Gary

Bob Uren

Hamilton county
Bob Uren, 82, of Soddy-Daisy, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.He was a member and deacon of New Salem Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran having

George Watts

ROCKY FACE George Franklin Watts, 88, of Jacksonville, Fla., and formerly of Rocky Face, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 in Jacksonville.He was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Claire Watts; son, Ronald

James Wilson

Hamilton county
Terry WilsonJames Terry Wilson, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at his home.A Celebration of Terrys life will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in the funeral home chapel.Visit

In MemoryBessie Douglas

In memory
INMEMORYBessie Westmoreland DouglasApril 25, 1945-Feb. 16, 2012Remembering Bessie is easy,we do it everyday, but there is an ache within our hearts, that never goes away. Sadly missed by mother Annie Sanders, son Cedric Douglas, grandchildren
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