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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 25, 2013

Allie Blevens

Hamilton county
Allie Marie Blevens, 6, was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.Graveside services are 11 a.m. today at Mountain View Memorial Gardens.www.bowersfh.comArrangements by Bowers Funeral Home and Cremation Services Decatur

V Bonnie

FLINTSTONE V. Bonnie Hays, 86, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of Flintstone and was a member of Lookout Baptist Church.

Minnie Chappel

Hamilton county
Minnie B. Chappel, 99, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Jimmy Cook

Hamilton county
Sgt. Jimmy Clifford Cook, 70, formerly of East Ridge, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, in Jacksonville, Fla.Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military honors.

Brenda Davis

Hamilton county
Brenda Davis, 69, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

MaryEtta Dotson

BENTON MaryEtta Gross Dotson, 85, passed away, Friday, Feb. 22, 201.3 Survived by her children, Margaret G. Whaley and Alton D. Rogers. Services: 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, Higgins Funeral Home. Interment will follow

Kennard Douglas

Hamilton county
Kennard Douglas, 78, passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Buddy Dykes

Hamilton county
Rev. Buddy L. Dykes, 71, of Soddy-Daisy went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the funeral home

Hazel Farmer

Hamilton county
Hazel M. Farmer, 88, East Ridge, passed away at her home Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. She was the daughter of the late John Miller and the late Ruth Griffith Miller. Mrs. Farmer was a

J Faye

Hamilton county
Jimmie Faye Clardy, 77, of Chattanooga, departed this life for her heavenly home on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at Hospice of Chattanooga facility. She did not loose the battle, she gained the victory. She

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

Era Glenn

Hamilton county
IIIEra Fox Glenn III, 55 passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 at his residence.He is survived by his wife Rhonda Glenn, sons: Nathan Glenn and Era Fox Glenn IV, parents Era Glenn

Joyce Harlin

Hamilton county
Ruby "Joyce" Williamson Harlin, 63, of Chattanooga, died on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at her residence. She was born in Hogansville, Ga., to the late Jack and Annie Mae Turner Williamson. Joyce graduated

Billy Hedden

ATHENS Billy Gene Hedden, 80, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at his residence.Funeral: 1 p.m. today at Clear Springs Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Clear Springs Cemetery.Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens in charge of

Ronnie Higdon

HIGDON Ronald Lebron Ronnie Higdon, 60, passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at his home. He was a loving father and grandfather, and was a lifelong resident of Higdon, Ala.Mr. Higdon was preceded in

Ella Higdon

ATHENS Ella Josephine Skinner Higdon, 77, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center.Funeral: 8 p.m. today in the chapel. Burial 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, McMinn Memory Gardens.Visitation: 6-8 p.m. today

Oleta Howell

Hamilton county
Oleta Grace Ward Howell, 91, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 in Ooltewah, Tenn. She was a former resident of Tallahassee and Hialeah, Fla. Born in Live Oak, Fla., Sept. 15, 1921, she was

Arneta Humphrey

Hamilton county
Arneta Humphrey, 62, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at a hospital in Savannah, Ga. She graduated from Howard High School and Palms School of Cosmetology. She work for Moda Tienda and Beacon

Geraldine Hutcheson

Hamilton county
Geraldine "Jerry" Hutcheson 84, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, with Rev. Kenneth Nope and Pastor

Reba Kirby

Hamilton county
Reba Kirby, 73, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013.There are no services scheduled at this time.Condolences and memories may be shared at www.williamsonandsons.comArrangements are by Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, 8852

Allen Laminack

ROSSVILLE V. Allen Laminack, 69, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at a local hospital. Condolences may be sent to services will be held today at 3 p.m. at the Community Baptist

Dorothy Major

Hamilton county
Dorothy Elizabeth Major, 104, of Chattanooga passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and the Ave Maria Circle. Dorothy was born in Atlanta,

Jeff Martin

Hamilton county
Jeffery Allen "Jeff" Martin, 56, lost his battle to cancer and passed away peacefully in his Ooltewah, Tenn., home on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. He was surrounded by his family, close friends and pets when
SUMMERVILLE Virginia Joy Masters, 58, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. She was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., to the late Ellis Lee and Lola B. Masters. She went by "Joy" which she brought to

Hubert McNabb

Hamilton county
Hubert "Herb" McNabb passed away on Friday evening, Feb. 22, 2013 at his residence.He was a lifelong resident of East Ridge and Lookout Valley Communities sharing his time between the two. He was an avid

Joy Penney

Hamilton county
Joy Ann Penney, 47, of Soddy-Daisy went to be with the Lord from her earthly home Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.The family will receive friends today from 3-8 p.m. and on Tuesday up to the hour

Sidney Silver

Other areas
CHARLESTON, S.C. Sidney N. Silver, 94, widower of Helen Schneider Silver passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. Funeral: today in Kahl Kadosh Beth Elohim Reform at 11:30 a.m. Interment: Beth Elohim Cemetery, Huguenin Ave.

Herman Spencer

Hamilton county
Herman Stanley "Stan" Spencer, Jr., 54, died on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. He was born in Mason, W.Va., and is survived by his parents, Herman Stanley Spencer,

Harley West

WHITWELL Harley Lee West, 82, passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. A member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, he was a Korean War veteran and resided in Jasper most of his life. He was

Elva Woy

Hamilton county
Elva Woy, 87, of Hixson, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with Reverend Craig Paul and Rev. Reece Fauscette officiating. Interment will
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