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Local Obits for Wed. Feb 20, 2013

George Ball

Hamilton county
George Ball, 73, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Virginia Barrett

Hamilton county
Virginia Josephine Barrett, 85, of Ooltewah, died on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Billy

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

Inside Dibiase

Hamilton county
Inside Dibiase, of Hixson, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace. 877-3524.

Virginia Dobson

LaFAYETTE Virginia "Sug" Dobson passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at her home after an extended illness. She was 79.She was born on Aug. 26, 1933 in LaFayette to the

Olivia Donegan

CLEVELAND Olivia Bell Donegan, 82, a resident of Cleveland, passed away on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in a local health care facility.Olivia was a native of Shelbyville, Tenn., and had lived there most of

Jeada Drew

TRENTON Jeada Shey Drew, infant daughter of Billy and Felicia Helton Drew, born January 4, 2013 passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.Survivors include parents, Billy Joe and Felicia Drew; sister, Jazmon Helton; grandparents, Junior

Irene Ezell

SPRING CITY Irene Ezell, 85, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.Graveside services for family and friends will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at EmoryHeights Cemetery in Harriman.There will be no visitation at the funeral home.Arrangements

Ronald Flaherty

FORT PAYNE Ronald E. Flaherty, 48, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Dekalb Regional Hospital.Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, from Our Lady Of The Valley Church.Burial at Glenwood Cemetery.Family will

Betty Fults

PALMER Mrs. Betty Fults, 74, passed away at her home Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, surrounded by her family and friends.She was born in Whitwell on Oct. 14, 1938 to Jim and Lucy Burnett Rollins

Alma Gowan

ROSSVILLE Alma Ann Gowan, 88, passed away Monday Feb. 18, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.She enjoyed flowers, plants, music, flea markets, talking and fellowshipping with friends that she loved. She was a

Jesse Haddock

Hamilton county
Jesse Scott Haddock, 35, passed away in Charleston, Tenn., on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.Born on Feb. 8, 1978 in Honolulu, Hawaii, He resided in the Chattanooga and North Georgia most of his life. He was

Henry Hill

SPRING CITY Henry B. Hill, 85, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Memorial North Park Hospital in Hixson.Born on Sept. 14, 1927 in the Carp Community of Rhea County, he was the son of

Aaron Hogwood

JrSTEVENSON Aaron Winfield Hogwood Jr., 78, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at his home.Survivors include wife, Betty; sons; grandchildren; and great-grandchild.Mr. Hogwood requested to be cremated and no services held. Rudder Funeral

Harry Jarrett

Hamilton county
Harry E. Jarrett, 74, passed away on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Caroline Martin

Hamilton county
Caroline Martin, 55, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at her residence.Funeral arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave.

Marvin Moseley

Jr.HARRIMAN Marvin "Mo" Jennings Moseley Jr., 88, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at his home.He was the son of the late Argie Cates Moseley and Marvin J. Moseley of Chattanooga. He was

Vivian ONeal

Hamilton county
Vivian Hill ONeal, 68, daughter of the late Willie G. Hill, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.Survivors; sons, Leslie, Jerome, Brian; siblings, Lorena, Gina, Alvin; niece, Iva; grandchildren; other relatives and friends.Funeral at noon Thursday, Feb.

Alfred Perry

Hamilton county
Alfred PierreAlfred Pierre, 93, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Charles Porter

MENLO Charles William "Chuck" Porter, 51, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.Survivors are his mother, Patricia Campbell; brothers, Jerry Porter and Tom Porter; and special friend, Brenda Guffey. Funeral service is 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.

Rev RV

Jr.RINGGOLD The Rev. R.V. Wells Jr., 82, passed away, February 18, 2013.He was born in Ringgold, Oct.25, 1930.Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev.

Guy Sawyer

COWAN Guy Clark Sawyer, 87, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.Funeral at 1 p.m. Thursday at Cowan Cumberland Presbyterian Church.Interment in Cowan Montgomery Cemetery.Visitation 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb.

Bettye Saylors

SOUTH PITTSBURG Bettye Rose Hill Saylors passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at a Nashville hospital.Bettye was born June 4, 1936 to to Earnest and Nettie Hill.She was born and raised in South

Terry Smith

JASPER Terry Allen Smith, 64, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.He was a lifelong resident of Marion County, Tenn., and was of the Baptist faith. He retired from the U.S. Army as a

Evah Smith

Hamilton county
Evah Frances Smith, 77, of Red Bank, went to her heavenly home Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013.She was a member of White Oak Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late A.K. and Fay Blevins.

Betty Suttle

LaFAYETTE Betty Jo Wheeler Suttle passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013.She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Suttle Sr.; her parents, Daniel Webster, Mamie Forney Wheeler; and seven sisters.Survivors are her

Betty Traylor

ROSSVILLE Betty Jean Traylor, 74, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at her residence.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located at the end of

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

Michael Vick

Hamilton county
Michael Eugene Vick, 57, of Lupton City, passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. Survivors include his wife, Cathy Vick.Services are private.Visit to share condolences.Arrangements are by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Ronald Walker

RINGGOLD Ronald C. "Ronny" Walker, 73, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, in a local health care facility.He was a a lifelong resident of Catoosa County and a member of Burning Bush Baptist Church.

Donna Williams

DECHERD Donna Sue Williams, 79, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment in Mt. Garner Cemetery, Decherd.Visitation from noon to 1 p.m.

Terry Wilson

Hamilton county
Terry WilsonJames Terry Wilson, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at his home.Terry graduated from Brainerd High School in 1965. He attended UTC and served in the U.S. Army reserve at Fort


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In MemoryJames Yarbrough

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INMEMORYJames Long Yarbrough Jr. (Matter Man)June 7, 1938-Feb. 16, 2012 Dad, I will Always Remember YouFrom your daughter, Kimberly (Yarbrough) Esquivel and son-in-law, Joseph Esquivel, from Chicago.
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