Obituaries for February 23, 2013

Obituaries are sorted by area and then, last name.

Jody Austin Hamilton County

Nellie Josephine "Jody" Austin, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at her home.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Mountain View Presbyterian Church with Rev. Chris Austin, Rev. Walt Gienapp and Rev. Eddie Cantrell officiating. ...

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, N.J. It is there she met ...

JB Collins Hamilton County

Joseph Bernice Collins Jr., of Chattanooga, died Feb. 21, 2013 at Life Care Center of East Ridge.J.B. Collins was born on June 30, 1931 in Chattanooga, to Joseph Bernice Collins Sr. and Gussie Agnes Coleman Collins.He is survived by his ...

Jimmy Cook Hamilton County

Sgt. Jimmy Clifford Cook, 70, formerly of East Ridge, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, in Jacksonville, Fla., due to a long term illness.He served 24 years in the military serving our country.He was preceded in death by his mother, ...

Georgia Elliott Hamilton County

Georgia Mae Evans Elliott, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2013, at her residence.Funeral service is at 10 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Dr. Ternae Jordan Sr. as the eulogist.Burial: Highland Memorial Gardens.

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 past 38 years.Jeff received his ...

Bill Gates Hamilton County

William Allen "Bill" Gates, of Signal Mountain, died on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.Bills life was defined by fierce loyalty and abiding devotion to his family, friends and faith. There was no favor too large or sacrifice too significant for Bill ...

Roy Greathouse Hamilton County

Roy Louis Greathouse, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at a local hospital.A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Brother Tommy G. Dixson giving the discourse.

Mark Headrick Hamilton County

Mark Jason Headrick, 37, of Chattanooga, died on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Joyce Headrick.Survivors include, one daughter; three brothers, Allen (Debbie) Headrick, Marty (Mary) Headrick, Robert (Angel) Headrick; and several nieces ...

William Helrige Hamilton County

lWilliam Henry Helrigel, 92, of Signal Mountain, diedThursday, Feb. 21, 2013.Funeral services at 2 p.m. Sunday at Signal Crest Methodist Church on Signal Mountain.Visitation one hour prior to the funeral. Burial in Riverside Cemetery in Albion, MI.www.vanaderwallfh.com.Arrangements by Vanderwall Funeral ...

Ronnie Henley Hamilton County

Ronnie Andrew Henley, 61 of Hixson and formerly of Hillsboro, Tenn., passed away on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his family.Ronnie was an electrician and plumber and owned Henley Electric, he was a member of New ...

Samuel Herring Hamilton County

Samuel Herring, 51, passed away on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Mary Higgenbotham Hamilton County

Mary Emma Higgenbotham, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away at her residence Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.She was preceded in death by her former husband; parents, Clarence Higgenbotham and Jo Anna Woodruff; brother, John T. Higgenbotham.Mary was a faithful, devoted member of ...

Anita Holland Hamilton County

Anita Jo Holland, 75, of East Ridge, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse L. and Sue L. Erwin.Survivors include her husband, Burton Holland; two stepsons, Bobby J. Holland, of Crossville, Tenn., and ...

Oleta Howell Hamilton County

Oleta Howell, 91, of Tallahassee, Fla., passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in a Chattanooga health care facility.Funeral arrangements will be handled by Culleys Meadow Wood Funeral Home in Tallahassee.Announcement by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, Valley View Chapel.

Geraldine Hutcheson Hamilton County

Geraldine "Jerry" Hutcheson 84, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.She was preceded in death by her parents, Ardell and Ethel Johnson; husband, Gene Hutcheson; brother, Alvin Johnson; and sister, Marjorie Hutcheson.Her survivors include her ...

Geneva Lankford Hamilton County

Geneva Seay Lankford, 83, of Chattanooga, was called to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.She was preceded in death by her husband, Luke Lankford; mother, Eva Alford.Survivors include son, Kenny Lankford; brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Shirley ...

Caroline Martin Hamilton County

Caralu (Caroline Lucille) Martin, 55, passed away early Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.She is survived by her mother, Gaylia Cole; her sister, Lauri Martin; brother-in-law, Bill Adams; nephew, Eli Adams; four aunts; five uncles and eight cousins.Caralu taught at Chattanooga State ...

Nancy McBurnett Hamilton County

Angie McBurnettNancy Angela "Angie" McBurnett, 69, of Chattanooga, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at her home.She was born Jan. 13, 1944 in Chattanooga to the late George and Susie Mae Axmacher.She was preceded in death by her husband, James D. ...

David Milner Hamilton County

David Michael Milner, 55, died on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.A vehicle restoration specialist and lifelong resident of Chattanooga, he was preceded in death by his parents, Anne Henshall Milner Lilie and William P. Milner Sr.; and a brother, Kenneth Henshall ...

Steve Nichols Hamilton County

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

Rev Alfred Hamilton County

Rev. Alfred E. Pierre passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at age 93. He was the son of the late Edgar Pierre and Ethel Christophe Pierre of Ama, Louisiana. He was a retired minister of the United Methodist Church, ...

Sharlotte Polk Hamilton County

Sharlotte B. Polk, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in a local hospital.Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Owen Smith as the eulogist.Burial: 11:30 a.m. Monday ...

Geneva Risko Hamilton County

Geneva Dickerson Risko, 89, Passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Newnan Piedmont Medical Center in Newnan, Ga.Mrs. Risko lived in the Chattanooga area most of her life. She retired from DuPont with 25 years of service. She was an ...

Claude Rothwell Hamilton County

Claude Walker Rothwell, 84, lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at his home. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and retired from TVA with over 25 years of service. Mr. Rothwell was a ...

Margueritte Shacklet Hamilton County

teMargueritte Harris Shacklette, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, surrounded by her devoted family.She was a native of Columbia, Ky., and the daughter of the late W.E. "Pete" and Creel Harris.Mrs. Shacklette received her degree in ...

Nancy Bryant Tennessee

WHITWELL Nancy Kathryn Bryant, 78, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewitt and Maude Basham; sister, Kathy Basham; brothers, Robert Basham, John Basham, Edward Basham. Mrs. Bryant was a member of Greens Chapel ...

Celia Coleman Tennessee

ATHENS Celia Olivia Hacker Coleman, 92, passed away Friday morning, Feb. 22, 2013, at her residence.Graveside services will be 2 pm Sunday in McMinn Memory Gardens.The family will receive friends 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.Arrangements by Ziegler Funeral ...

Mack White Tennessee

DUNLAP Mack White, 85, passed away, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at his home.He was born in Franklin, Tenn. He then moved to Knoxville where he met the love of his life. They moved to Dunlap where they raised their family. ...

Tsutako Bussing Georgia

Tsutako Kuno Bussing, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in a local hospital.She was a native of Tokyo, Japan and had lived in the Chattanooga and north Georgia areas for most of her life. She was ...

Margaret Cantrell Georgia

RINGGOLD Margaret Jackalene "Jackie" Williams Cantrell, 84, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. Jackie was a beloved wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend.Jackie was retired from the Department of Family & ...

Paul Cooper Georgia

LaFAYETTE Paul Thomas Cooper, 76, departed this life Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.He was born in Fort Payne, Ala. to the late Joseph and Edna Mae Cooper.Paul was also preceded in death by his brothers, Arlis Stanley Cooper and Arlin Troy ...

Bobby Fowler Georgia

SUMMERVILLE Bobby Joe Fowler, 75, , died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. Survivors are his wife, Tivis Sue Fowler; daughter, Elisa Bradley; brother, Jerry Fowler; and two gandchildren.Funeral service is 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Mason Funeral Home.Visitation is ...

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. 30, 1942 to the late James Park ...

Christopher Whitener Georgia

CHICKAMAUGA Christopher Edward Whitener, 34, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2013.Chris was a lifelong resident of Walker County and was of the Christian faith. Chris was a good hearted, humble person who enjoyed reading his bible or watching Bible ...

Bernice Bynum Alabama

BRYANT Annie Bernice Reece Bynum, 73, passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family.She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who enjoyed working in her flower gardens, canning, and spending time with her ...

James Coble Alabama

STEVENSON James Hugh Coble, 47, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 in the Phillipines.The Rosary and Visitation 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, South Pittsburg, TN.Funeral at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the church.Interment in Chattanooga National Cemetery ...

Samuel Drake Alabama

HENAGAR Samuel Clark Drake, 74, passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in NHC Health Care, Dunlap.Survivors: daughters, June Green and LeeAnne Hobbs; son, Phillip Drake; sisters, Julia and Joe Barnett, Virginia and Elbert Lea; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces ...

Vioelt Kemp Alabama

BRIDGEPORT Violet Kemp, 90, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. CST today and the funeral will be 2 p.m. CST Sunday, Feb. 24, from Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Stevenson.Burial will be in Rocky Springs ...

Connie Short Alabama

FYFFE Connie H. Short, 66, passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at her residence.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mark Owens officiating.Burial will follow in Kellys Chapel Cemetery.

Donna Wooten Alabama

RAINSVILLE Donna Beam Wooten, 57, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 at Pisgah, Ala.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in Rainsville Memorial Park. www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.Visitation will be 8-11 a.m. ...

Robert Woski Alabama

FORT PAYNE Robert M. Woski, 84, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at DeKalb RegionalMedical Center.Funeral at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church.Visitation 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, at the church.Burial in Mountain View Memory Gardens.www.burtfuneralhomes.com.Arrangements by BurtFuneral ...

Robert Mansfield Other Areas

BELLA VISTA, Ark. Robert Dewitt Mansfield, 68, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at his home.He was born Jan. 30, 1945 in Chattanooga, the son of Margaret Miller and Willis Mansfield.His hobbies included fishing, golfing, and spending quality time with his ...

Bennie Melton In Memory

In Memory

Aug. 25, 1966 - Feb. 23, 2011Bennie, not a day that goes by that we dont think of you.We Love YouYour Mom, Dad, Daughter, Sons and Sisters

ERVIN In Memory

In Memory

ERVIN LESTER GIBSONMay 14, 1928-Feb. 23, 2011We thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday, and the days before that too. Your memory is our keepsake with which well never part. God ...

JOANN PORTER In Memory

In Memory

INMEMORYFeb. 23, 1944 - Feb. 25, 2004In all the world we shall not find a heart so wonderfully kind, so soft a voice, so sweet a smile, an inspiration so worth while, a sympathy so sure, so deep a love, ...

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