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Local Obits for Tue. Feb 19, 2013



Ella Adams

Georgia
MENLO Ella Louise Adams, 79, passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.Graveside will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ami Cemetery in Menlo.Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Lawrence Chapel United Methodist

Lester Barnes

Georgia
RINGGOLD Lester Eugene Barnes, 68, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, after battling cancer for two years.A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, he was a former employee of Collegedale Case Works where

Carl Brown

Tennessee
HILLSBORO Carl B. Brown, 78, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at his daughter's home with his family by his side. He was a member of The Church of Christ in Pelham. He was

Inez Burk

Hamilton county
Inez Frederick Burk, of Red Bank, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at age 85.She was the daughter of the late Charles David Frederick and Mildred Lucille Evans Frederick all from Hackleburg, Ala. She

James Carter

Georgia
Larry CarterRISING FAWN James Larry "PAPAW" Carter, 65 passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013.He was a retired commercial painter in the Chattanooga area. He was of the Holiness faith. He was an avid NASCAR

John Denver

Hamilton county
John Francis "Jay" Denver, 66, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 due to complications from ongoing illnesses.He was born on Nov. 26, 1946 in Wilmington, Del., the son of the late Fran and Mary

Larry French

Hamilton county
Larry Bruce French, 61, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013.Born April 15, 1951 in Chattanooga to Lawrence McKinley French and Mary Ann Lowe.Larry attended Lakeview High and was a draftsman. Larry was Methodist. He enjoyed

Alma Gowan

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Alma Ann Gowan, 88, passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory located at the end of Historic

Vera Haulk

Tennessee
OCOEE Vera Haulk, 76, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013.Survivors: children, Andy (Tammy) Haulk, Thomas (Nellie) Haulk, Janice McClelland and Levieta Haulk; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Welcome
CHICKAMAUGA Bobbie Jean Goodson Scott Hennessey, 78, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Nashville.She was born on May 26, 1934 to the late Robert Jerome and Lois Caldona Boyles Goodson. She attended school

Harry Jarrett

Hamilton county
Harry E. Jarrett, 86, passed away on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Jimmie Jean

Georgia
Jimmie CarterATLANTA Jimmie Jean Kelly Carter died peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, one month before her 96th birthday, in her home with her family at her side.She was born in Harlan, Ky., on

Peggy Laymons

Hamilton county
Peggy Laymons, 74, of Chattanooga passed Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in a local hospital.She was preceded in death by parents and husband.She is survived by son, Dan Blackburn.Peggy was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church

Charley Moore

Tennessee
Sr.NIOTA Charley McClain Moore Sr., 84, died Monday morning, Feb. 18, 2013, at Sweetwater Hospital.Masonic service at 7 p.m. Wednesday with funeral service following in the chapel.Burial 11 a.m. Thursday at Westview Cemetery

Juanita Nunley

Tennessee
JASPER Juanita Campbell Nunley, 70, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013.She was born in Coalmont on Jan. 13, 1943 to Edward and Della Campbell who preceded her in death along with her brothers, Check,

Dennis Palmer

Hamilton county
Dennis Palmer, 55, a Chattanooga native, beloved husband, father, son, brother, musician, visual artist, storyteller, educator and devoted friend of many, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013.A singular vocalist and

David Patrick

Tennessee
TRACY CITY David FranklinPatrick, 62, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Emerald Hodgson Hospital in Sewanee, Tenn.Funeral services are 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the funeral home chapel with theRev. Larry Campbell

Jamie Pope

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Jamie Lucinda Ann Pope, 35, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013.She was of the Baptist faith, graduated from Ridgeland High School in 1998, worked for Lookout Mountain Community Center and she was

Margueritte Shacklet

Hamilton county
teMargueritte Harris Shacklette, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, surrounded by her devoted family.Services will be announced at a later date.Interment will be at Chattanooga National Cemetery.Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words

Susan Simmons

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Susan Sosebee Simmons, 56, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2013.She was a member of the LaFayette Church Of Christ, and she retired from the nursing field after many years of service.Preceded

Evah Smith

Hamilton county
Evah Smith, of Red Bank left for her Heavenly home, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013.Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday in the Chapel with visitation 4-8 p.m. Wednesday also at the funeral home.Additional information will be

Myrtle Steadman

Tennessee
ATHENS Myrtle Elizabeth Lingelbach Steadman, 68, died Saturday morning, Feb. 16, 2013, at her home.Funeral at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel.Burial in McMinnMemory Gardens.Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.Arrangements

Lee Vanoer

Hamilton county
Walter "Lee" Vanoer, 87, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at the Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with the

Frances Vest

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Frances Ann Vest, 77, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013.Survivors include her daughter, Karen Vest Gateley; four grandsons; and two sistersFuneral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fike Funeral Home with her

Dorotha Walker

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Dorotha Lee "Dot" Walker, 90, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.Ms. Walker had lived most of her life in Rossville where she was a faithful worker

Jeanette Woosley

Hamilton county
Jeanette Jean Woosley, 82, of Hixson passed away Sunday, February 17, 2013 at her home.She was of the Baptist faith and she loved her husband and family dearly.Jeanette is survived by her husband, Melvin R.

Earlena Young

Hamilton county
Earlena Young, 86, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Ooltewah.Services will be held at noon Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at First Baptist of Ooltewah Church.Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.The body will lie in state

Mary Young

Hamilton county
Mary Jean Young, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 at her residence. Funeral: Today at Noon at Ridgedale Church of Christ with Brother Ken Willis as the eulogist. Burial: Chattanooga National Cemetery.

In MemoryRonnie Alan

In memory
Ronnie Lewis AllenHappy Birthday Ronnie!Love, your mother and your family. We miss you so much!

In MemoryRONNIE LEWIS

In memory
Ronnie Lewis Allen, Sr.Feb. 19, 1955 - June 10, 2007Happy Birthday!We all miss you,Your Family
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