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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 22, 2013



SarahKing

Tennessee
SarahKingSarah Elizabeth McKelley King (Mrs. Walter Hughey King Sr.), died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.A community and patriotic leader of Murfreesboro, she was born in Murfreesboro on Nov. 7, 1921, was a seventh generation resident of

Jeff

Hamilton county
Capt. Captain Jeffrey Lee "Jeff" Francis, 54, passed into the presence of the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.Jeff was born in Kalamazoo, Mich., on Nov. 14, 1958 and has lived in Chattanooga for the

Jody Austin

Hamilton county
Nellie Josephine "Jody" Austin, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at her home.Mrs. Austin was a member of Mountain View Presbyterian Church.She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Austin; and

Edward Barton

Tennessee
OCOEE Edward Robert Barton, 75, a resident of Ocoee passed away at his home on Saturday morning, Feb. 16, 2013.Edward was born in North Arlington, N.J. on Jan. 28, 1938 a son of

Michael Beasley

Tennessee
SPENCER Michael Grayson Beasley, 60, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.Grayson was the current sheriff of Van Buren County.Service: 1 p.m. Saturday at Mooneyham Freewill Baptist Church.Burial: Myers Cemetery.Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com.Visitation

Henry Beckum

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Henry Franklin "Frank" Beckum died peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.He was born June 6, 1932.He is survived by his wife, Mary Nelson Beckum, of St Simons Island, Ga.; sons, Henry Franklin (Kim) Beckum

Thomas Bush

Hamilton county
Thomas D. Bush, 66, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013.He was a loving father, grandfather, son and friend to many. He will be dearly missed and remembered always.He was a U.S. Navy veteran

David Cantrell

Tennessee
RICEVILLE David Lee Cantrell Sr., 62, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at U.T. Medical Center.Funeral will be 7 p.m. today in the chapel.Burial 11 a.m. Saturday in Idlewild Cemetery.Visitation 5-7 p.m. today at the

Lela Cate

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Lela R. Cate, 91, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, surrounded by her daughters.The oldest daughter of James Roy and Sallie Cleveland Ramsey, she was born and raised in Bradley County. A well know

Betty ColeHatchard

Hamilton county
Betty Lucille Cole-Hatchard went home on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at the age of 88. Betty was born in Kearney, N.J., the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Sandford. She grew up in Ocean Grove,

Jimmy Cook

Hamilton county
Jimmy Clifford Cook, 70, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, in Florida.Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Chattanooga National Cemetery.Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Monday at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland

Hubert Dobson

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Hubert Lee Dobson, 84, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at his home.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, from the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Tunnel Hill. Burial in

Georgia Elliott

Hamilton county
Georgia Mae Evans Elliott, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2013, at her residence.She was a native of Scottsboro, Ala., and was a 1961 graduate of G.W. Carver High School. She was employed

Warren Essex

Hamilton county
Warren Eugene Essex, 59, of Sale Creek, passed away, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.Warren was born in Dayton, Tenn., on Dec. 14, 1953.He is survived by his wife, Anna Essex; children, Cristy Ford, of Chattanooga, Gary

Betty Frazier

Hamilton county
Betty Plumlee Frazier, 83, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with her Lord Jesus on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.She was a member of First Baptist Church of Soddy-Daisy and was a former member of Red

Marguerite Gillespie

Other areas
FORT MYERS, Fla. Marguerite Gillespie, 99, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, in Fort Myers.Funeral at 1 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel.Burial will be next to her husband in Buttram Cemetery.www.vanderwallfh.com.The family is

Roy Greathouse

Hamilton county
Roy Louis Greathouse, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at a local hospital.He retired from Chattanooga Housing Authority and was a member of the Christian Congregation of Jehovahs Witnesses.He was preceded in

Annie Hall

Hamilton county
Annie Mae "Doots" Adams Hall, 91, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.She was preceded in death by parents, Willie and Essie Adams; husband, Melvin Hall; brothers and sisters, Coy Adams, Wydene Thacker, Mary Ruth

Lonnie Henley

Hamilton county
Lonnie Henley, 61, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at his residence.Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave.

James Hudson

Hamilton county
James Stanley Hudson, 69, of Signal Mountain, passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at his house.Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Ruth MeEntire Hudson; daughter, Eva Hudson Fletcher; granddaughter, Christal Fletcher; sister, Sally (Marvin)

Milnor Jones

Tennessee
Dr. ATHENS Dr. Milnor Jones died Tuesday night, Feb. 19, 2013. He was 87 years old.He was born in Athens on March 14, 1925. He was the son of Billie Dodson and Cyril William

Anthony Kinsey

Tennessee
GRAYSVILLE Anthony Edward Kinsey, 47, died in a Chattanooga hospital Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2011.He was preceded in death by his father, Rayburn Kinsey.Survivors include mother, Glendale Abbe; daughter, Cassandra Adams; sister, Tammy Lister;

Robin Largen

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Robin Renee Largen, 42, died at her home Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.Robin leaves five children, Tyler, Faith, Harley, Rose and Charles Largen, she also leaves the love of her life, Charles Scott.Graveside services will

Dr Marvin

Hamilton county
Dr. Marvin Luke Dobson, 80, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.Dr. Dobson began his ministry in Greeneville, Tenn. In 1965 he moved to Chattanooga and in 1969 founded East Ridge

Glenn Moreland

Hamilton county
Glendon Stephen "Glenn" Moreland, 81, of East Ridge, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.A native of Ringgold, Ga., he was a son of the late Lloyd and Thelma Kessler Moreland.Mr. Moreland was a veteran

Steven Nichols

Hamilton county
Steven Douglas Nichols, 48, of Chattanooga, departed this life Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, following an car accident.Steve was a 1982 graduate of McCallie School he then served in the United States Navy, and after the

Doris Paris

Georgia
Doris Lynette Kennedy Paris joined the cloud of saints on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.She was born on Jan 12, 1923, in Glennville, Ga., in Tattnall County, the daughter of Ollie Ryals Kennedy and Henry Grady

Terry Peacock

Hamilton county
LETCHER Terry Gordon Peacock, 52, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at his residence.Funeral services was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, from Pleasant Grove Holiness Church.Burial in Pleasant Grove Holiness Church Cemetery

Sharlotte Polk

Hamilton county
Sharlotte B. Polk, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in a local hospital.She was a lifelong member of the Mt. Ollie Primitive Baptist Church, where her father Rev. Charles Boone Sr. was

Barbara Porter

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Barbara Ann Porter, 53, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Charlotte Roberts

Tennessee
ENGLEWOOD Charlotte Nadine Roberts, 69, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.Funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the funeral home and proceed to Lands Chapel Cemetery.Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. today, Feb. 22,

Ruby Shiflett

Alabama
FACKLER Ruby Clouse Shiflett, 90, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at her residence. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and Arnell Shiflett, of Stevenson, Jarett and Julie Shiflett, of Fackler, and Charlotte Shiflett, of

Brenda Shirey

Alabama
DUTTON Brenda Joyce Shirey, 71, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at Highlands Medical Center.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 22, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in Kirk Memorial Gardens.

Terry Smith

Tennessee
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 combat

Sara Steadman

Hamilton county
Sara Rich Steadman, 92, of East Ridge, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 in a local healthcare facility.She was a native of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area and had lived many years in Sacramento,

Robert Stiles

Georgia
Sr.CHICKAMAUGA Robert David "Bob" Stiles Sr. CPCU, CLU, ARM, 70, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, in a local hospital after a five month battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.Bob was born on Sept.

Danny Townsend

Hamilton county
Danny Bruce Townsend, 58 of East Ridge, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013.He was born oct. 14, 1954.He was predeceased by his parents, G.W. and Eva Hearod Townsend; brother, Marty Townsend; and son, Tommy Townsend.Survivors

Betty Traylor

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Betty Jean Wilkins Traylor, 74, was taken home to our Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at her long-time home in Rossville after a long struggle with COPD.Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.Funeral

Michael Whaley

Hamilton county
Michael G. Whaley, 59, of East Ridge, departed this life on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.He was a lifelong resident of East Ridge. He was born July 11, 1953 in Chattanooga. He attended East Ridge High

Elva Woy

Hamilton county
Elva Woy, 87, of Hixson, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.She was co-owner, with her husband, of Woy Grill in LaGrange, N.C. Elva loved her husband, all children and her gardening.She was preceded in

In MemoryCOREAN JONES

In memory
Always and ForeverYou always showed us love, always smiled, always cared, always catered to our needs, always valued being a mother and grandma. For that you will forever live on in our hearts, forever be

In MemoryGloria Postell

In memory
INMEMORYDec. 13, 1931 - Feb. 22, 2012One year ago today Gloria Postell was called and she answered and said goodbye to family and friends.Always loved, forever missed, your family.

In MemoryJevon Sturdivant

In memory
INMEMORYJevon M. SturdivantApril 3, 1993 - Feb. 22, 2012Jevon, its been a year since youve been gone, from the day God called you

In MemoryEARLINE WOODRUFF

In memory
INMEMORYIN LOVING MEMORYMom, you departed your Earthly Tent eight years ago, but to us it seems like yesterday. Not a day goes by we dont think of you. Mom, just keep looking down on us
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