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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 02, 2013



Wesley Benton

Hamilton county
Benjamin Wesley (Wes) Benton Jr., 80, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. He was a longtime area business owner, operating Eureka Painting & Wallcovering Co. in Chattanooga and Cleveland in the late 1980s and 1990s, greenhouses

Willie Bethune

Alabama
HIGDON Willie Gilbreath Bethune-Price, 89, passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 in a local health care facility.She was born in Fort Payne, Ala., on May 3, 1923 to the late William and Ellen

Mary Billings

Hamilton county
Mary Billings, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 in the Hospice Care Center. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Stephanie Boykin

Hamilton county
Stephanie Boykin, 48, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 in Chattanooga, Tenn.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Alnita Carlisle

Hamilton county
Alnita "Nana" Stephenson Carlisle, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. She was 81 years old.Alnita was born in Lafayette, Ga., and was a graduate

Robert Chamlee

Georgia
RINGGOLD Robert William Chamlee, 65, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 in a local hospital surrounded by his loving family.Funeral services will be held today at 4 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church

Wayne Chattin

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Wayne Allen Chattin, 71, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. He was born to the late Samuel and Jeanette Chattin in Chattanooga, Tenn. Wayne was a well know Culinary Chef and has taught

Robert Cheli

Georgia
RINGGOLD Robert Frank Cheli, 76, passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. He was born in Oakland, Calif., to the late Fred and Anne Cheli. He served as a M.P. in the United States Air

Jimmy Cox

Tennessee
DUNLAP Jimmy Cox, 62, died Sunday evening, Dec. 30, 2012 at his home. He was a Veteran, and beloved father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by parents, Clint and Geneva Cox; brother,

Carolyn Cramer

Hamilton county
Carolyn Dickerson Cramer, Our sweet loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, after a hard struggle with cancer.Born April 29, 1943 in Chattanooga to William Dickerson and Beatrice Merritt.

James Crowe

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE James B. Crowe, 91, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.Visitation: Friday, Jan. 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home.Funeral service: Friday, at 1 p.m. in the chapel.Interment: Greenhills Memory Gardens.Erwin-Petitt

Novella Crutch

Hamilton county
Novella Crutch, 101, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at her residence.Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Minnie Curtis

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Minnie Lee Hatfield Curtis, 82, passed away very peacefully on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 after an extended illness. She was born April 3, 1930, in Pikeville to Floyd and Kate Hatfield.She is survived

Clifford Daniel

Georgia
Sr.RISINGFAWN Clifford Nolan Daniel Sr., 78, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was of

Danny Dean

Hamilton county
Danny M. Dean, 66, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 1, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 404 S. Moore Road.

Charles Durham

Hamilton county
Charles "Bobby" Durham, 63, passed away with angels around him on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. Bobby was a 1967 graduate of Whitwell High School. He was retired from Wal-Mart in Kimball and Dunlap, Tenn.Bobby became

Margaret Dyson

Hamilton county
Margaret Norman Dyson, 78, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at her home. Mrs. Dyson was a life long resident of Chattanooga. She was the daughter of the late John and Bessie Boles Norman. She was

Danny Farmer

Alabama
TENBROECK Danny "Booger" Farmer, 63, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.Funeral Service is 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3 from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with burial at Greens Chapel Cemetery.Family will receive friends today from

Jean Greene

Georgia
RINGGOLD Jean Cofer Greene, 82, passed away Monday Dec. 31, 2012. A native of Georgetown, Tenn., she has lived in the Ringgold area for the past 74 years and was a member of the

Elvia Griffith

Tennessee
JASPER Elvia Dean Griffith, 65, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.Dean was employed by The Department of Motor Safety where she took photos for drivers license. She never met a stranger and loved her

Joseph Hand

Other areas
KISSIMMEE, Fla. Joseph "Joe" Milton Hand, Ret. Lt. Col., U. S. Army, 91, formerly of Collegedale, Tenn., passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.He was born in Atlanta, Ga., on Jan. 31, 1921. He

Imogene Hickey

Hamilton county
Imogene A. Hickey, 80, of Hixson, passed into her heavenly home Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 surrounded by her loving family.She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur V. Hickey; her grandson, Joshua Carpenter; and

Lillie Jackson

Hamilton county
Lillie Jackson, 57, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at her residence.Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Randy Lee

Hamilton county
Randy Lee, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.Mr. Lee was born and raised in Madisonville, Tenn. He earned his Masters Degree from Central Michigan University and moved to Chattanooga as a
RAINSVILLE Donna Joann Massengale, 35, passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at her residence.Funeral service is 2 p.m. today from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial: Wesleys Chapel.Family requests no flowers.Arrangements entrusted to W.T. Wilson Funeral

Annie McDowell

Hamilton county
Annie Ruth McDowell, 87, of Ooltewah, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. A native of Meigs County, she has been a resident of the Ooltewah area for the past 71 years, and was

Ocie Millsaps

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Ocie Mae White Millsaps, 91, widow of Lonie H. Millsaps, passed away 12:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at Life Care Center of Cleveland. She was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.Survivors:

Ray Murphy

Hamilton county
Raymond R. Murphy Jr., 76, of Lookout Mountain Ga., died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 after a long and courageous battle with Parkinsons disease. He is now in the arms of the Jesus who he longed

Edith Padgett

Hamilton county
Edith M. King Padgett, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. She was 92 years old. She was born Nov. 13, 1920, She was the oldest child in a family of five, which limited her

Betty Painter

Hamilton county
Betty E. Painter, 87, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.Mrs. Painter was an active member of Brainerd United Methodist Church.Surviving are her husband David Painter; 1 son;

Celia Perez

Hamilton county
Celia Perez, 95, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 in a local health care facility.She is from Porto Rico and is a member of Red Bank Baptist Church.Survived by her daughter, Mary Rodriguez; Granddaughter, Shenice

Linda Queen

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Linda M. Queen, 53, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 with her family by her side. Per Linda's wishes, she is to be cremated, no services will take place.Please share your thoughts

Christine Reeves

Hamilton county
Christine Evangelist Coonrod Reeves, 62, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 at Chattanooga of Hospice Center. She was employed at Willwear Hosiery and Seaboard Farms. She was a member of New Enon Baptist

Terry Reeves

Other areas
LEWISTON, Mass. Terry Reeves, 64, formerly of Trenton, Ga., died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. He attended Dade County High School and then served in the U.S. Air Force.Mr. Reeves was preceded in death by

Annie Russell

Hamilton county
Annie Ruth Russell, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 in a local health care facility.She was retired from Cobble Moose Hosiery Mill with over 42 years of service and was a

Juanita Sluder

Hamilton county
Juanita (Quinn) Sluder, 79, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. Services: 8 p.m., todayInterment: 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 3, in Murray Memorial Gardens.Visitation: 6-8 p.m., today at the funeral home.www.bowersfh.comArrangements by Bowers Funeral Home and Cremation

Kennedy Smith

Hamilton county
Kennedy Craig Smith, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.He was the son of Ellie Mahoney, of Chattanooga and Brian C. Smith, of Lookout Mountain.Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday,
ROSSVILLE Jacqueline Ann "Jackie" Williams, 49, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at her residence.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located at the end

Albert Wolff

Hamilton county
Albert Marvin Wolff, 87, a resident of Chattanooga since 1966, died on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 in a local hospital.Born in St. Louis, Mo., he graduated from Soldan High School, University City. He immediately enlisted

In MemoryLloyd A

In memory
Dec. 14, 1929 - Jan. 2, 2011Lloyd, you left us two years ago January 2nd. We have missed you daily because we love you and always will.Your Family, Ruth, Don, Manzell, Steven and granddaughters, grandsons,
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