Obituaries for January 3, 2013

Obituaries are sorted by area and then, last name.

George Adkison Hamilton County

George Adkison, 82, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Joe Brand Hamilton County

Joseph J. Brand, 89, a resident of Morning Pointe of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.Joe Brand was born Sept. 13, 1923, in Fairmont, W.Va. He was predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Betty Turner Brand; ...

Avis Browning Hamilton County

Avis Smith Browning, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. She was 82 years old.Arrangements will be announced later by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 5401 Highway 153 in Hixson.

Nancy Carlisle Hamilton County

Nancy Ann Carlisle, 78, a native of Michigan, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. She moved to Chattanooga two years ago from Riverview, Mich. Nancy retired from Ford Motor Co. and was of the Catholic faith.Survivors are children, Sharon Marie, ...

Edith Cofer Hamilton County

Edith Carson Cofer, 97, of Chattanooga, passed away at her home, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.She was a member of First Christian Church and Ladies Kiwanis's Club. Edith graduated from Edmondson Business College and worked many years for Double Cola and ...

Danny Dean Hamilton County

Danny M. Dean, 66, of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Tuesday morning, Jan. 1, 2013. He was the son of the late Lloyd and Helen Dean and was a Vietnam veteran serving in the U.S. ...

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 blind the last few years, ...

Janie Ervin Hamilton County

Janie Mae Ervin, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in the Hospice Care Center.She was a member of New Directional Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her son, Richard Ervin Jr.Survivors include her husband, Richard ...

LaKisha Hambrick Hamilton County

LaKisha Hambrick, 36, passed away on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, after a brief illness at a local hospital.She leaves to cherish her memories, children, Toneshia, Erick, Ebony , Jerry, Aisha; fathers, Buster Smith and George Buckner; grandson, Caden; longtime companion, ...

Ernest Haynes Hamilton County

Ernest Joel Haynes, 66, of Hixson, was called to join heavens choir on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2012.A native of Tracy City, Tenn., he was a son of the late Vesta and Howard Haynes.Mr. Haynes is survived by his wife of ...

China Henderson Hamilton County

China Monique Henderson, 17 days, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 in a local hospital. Survivors include her mother, Yasmine Henderson; father, Jerrick Young; grandparents, Kathy McKee, Samuel Marsh and Foxy Young; several aunts, uncles, cousins. Viewing will ...

Debbie Jones Hamilton County

Debbie Louise Jones of Chattanooga, 56, passed away, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.She was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth Jones.Survivors include her daughter, Angela (Chris) Cecil, Cleveland, Tenn.; son Adrian (Shannon) Stacy, Trenton, Ga.; brother Michael Jones, Bryant, Ala.; ...

Steve Linder Hamilton County

Steve H. Linder, 58, of Ooltewah, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. Steve was a retired engineer, employed by Duracell Batteries for 31 years.Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Susan Dickinson Lindner, of Ooltewah; sons, David Lindner, of Charlotte, ...

Rosa Long Hamilton County

Rosa Long, 50, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Gussie Manns Hamilton County

Gussie Lee Manns, 91, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at a local healthcare facility.She was formerly employed at McCallie School Cafeteria, Notre Dame Cafeteria, Chambliss Childrens Home, Foster Grandparent Program and Avondale School. She was a faithful member ...

Frances McMahon Hamilton County

Frances D. King McMahon died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, from natural causes after a long illness.Born Jan. 12, 1930 in Akron, Ohio to her late parents, Issac and Vesta June Dunlap, she lived most of her adult life in Chattanooga. ...

Lois Nelson Hamilton County

Lois Virginia Rigsby Nelson, 76, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved her family with all her heart. Lois was a member of the First Baptist Church of Soddy-Daisy.She ...

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 opportunity for an education but ...

Betty Painter Hamilton County

Betty Jane Epps Painter passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.She was born Aug. 19, 1925 in Athens, Ga., the only daughter of Carl and Claudine Henry Epps. Betty grew up in Rome, Ga., where she graduated from Cooper Hall ...

Carlos Reynolds Hamilton County

,Carlos Espinal Reynolds, 25, of Signal Mountain, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike. 423-531-3975

Annie Russell Hamilton County

Annie Ruth Russell, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in a local health care facility.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home. Burial ...

Marsha Savage Hamilton County

Marsha Savage 60, of Chattanooga passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home, 423-267-1244 www.hardwickandsonfh.com.

Dustin Smith Hamilton County

Dustin Lebron Smith, 38, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Gussie Taylor Hamilton County

Gussie Virginia Buffett Taylor, 94, of Chattanooga, passed peacefully away on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.She attended Lake Vista United Methodist Church and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Lodge #417 at Ider, Ala.She was born on ...

Forrest Wilson Hamilton County

Forrest "Big Momma" Wilson, 91, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at her residence in Chickamauga, Ga.Forrest was a loving mother and grandmother. She was the 3rd of nine children born to her parents. She was a faithful member ...

Del Wood Hamilton County

Jr.E. Del Wood Jr., formerly of Chattanooga, died on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at his home in Birmingham.He was born June 4, 1933, the son of the late E. Del Wood Sr. and Iva Jones Wood.Mr. Wood grew up in ...

Tangelia Woodruff Hamilton County

Tangelia Lonzell Woodruff, 50, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Willis Argo Tennessee

KIMBALL Willis Argo, 82, died on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.Willis was born on July 6, 1930 in Battle Creek, Tenn., to Roy and Ruth Argo. He was a devoted son, husband, father and grandfather.He retired from Widows Creek Fossil Fuel ...

Nina Brown Tennessee

ATHENS Nina ODaniel Brown, 86, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at her home.Funeral will be 7 p.m Friday in the chapel.Burial will be noon Saturday in Idlewild Cemetery.Visitation 5-7 p.m. Friday at Ziegler Funeral Home.

Richard Cremeans Tennessee

DECHERD Richard Terry Cremeans, 66, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2012, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center. Visitation will be noon-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Moore-Cortner Chapel with services to follow at 1 p.m. Ed and Mark Leeson officiating.Moore-Cortner Funeral ...

Valerie Howard Tennessee

RICEVILLE Valerie Ann Freeman Howard, 51, passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 2, 2013, at Park Ridge Medical CenterMemorial services 5 p.m. Saturday chapel.Visitation 3-5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Valerie ...

Alice Kilgore Tennessee

WHITWELL Alice Louise Kilgore, 82, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Flara Ruth Kilgore. Alice was a member of Sulpher Springs United Methodist Church.Those left to cherish her memories are her ...

Darrell Lee Tennessee

WINCHSTER Darrell Smith Lee, 48, passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Willows at Winchester.Funeral at 11 a.m. Friday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment in Moore Memorial Cemetery, Huntland, Tenn. Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, ...

Donna Poole Tennessee

Donna Faye Poole, 65, of Sale Creek, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at her residence.She was a longtime resident of Rhea, Hamilton County and was a member of Lake Drive Baptist Church for 33 years.She was preceded in death by ...

Virgil Brown Georgia

FORT OGLETHORPE Virgil Eugene Brown, 85, passed away peacefully at his home recently, surrounded by his loving family and with his daughter holding his hand as he walked into Heavens gate.Virgil became a Christian at age 23 and loved the ...

Robert Chamlee Georgia

RINGGOLD Robert William Chamlee, 65, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 in a local hospital surrounded by his loving family.He was born April 28, 1947 in Atlanta, Ga., to John Henry and Adele Chamlee. Robert was a graduate of ...

Donald Hale Georgia

CHICKAMAUGA Donald L. Hale, 73, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

Daniel Harrington Georgia

FORT OGLETHORPE Daniel Mathew Harrington, 72, departed this life Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at his home.He was born in Rockwood, Tenn., to the late Isom Calvin and Ruby Rebecca Harrington.Dan retired from BASF after 18 years of service and was ...

Naomi Ledbetter Georgia

SUMMERVILLE Naomi Ledbetter, 83, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013Visitation from 6-9 p.m. today, Jan. 3, at Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home.Funeral service at 3 p.m. Friday in the chapel Friday, Jan. 4.Interment in Greenhills Memory GardensErwin-Petitt Funeral Home is in charge ...

Margie Martin Georgia

LaFAYETTE Margie Martin, 83, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2012.Survivors include her son, Steve Martin; two grandsons; three great-grandchildren.Private services will be at a later date.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ridgeview Baptist Church in LaFayette.Arrangements are ...

Tony Pepe Georgia

TRENTON Anthony "Tony" Joseph Pepe, 78, passed away Monday, Jan. 1, 2013.He was active with the Dade Senior Citizens Program and attended Rising Fawn Baptist Church.Survivors include his sister, Camille Warzecha, Trenton; nieces, Felicia (Mike) Pryor, Trenton; Jacquelyn Warzecha, Altoona, ...

Robin Sanders Georgia

LaFAYETTERobin Sanders, 51, Chattanooga, formerly of LaFayette, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012.Preceded in death by brother, Roy Alan Sanders; mother, Jodie Sanders.Survived by daughters, Samantha Alley, of North Carolina, Stephanie Coon and Angela Reeves, both of New Mexico; sons, Chris ...

Wayne Voils Georgia

LaFAYETTE Wayne Voils, 72, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.Survived by wife, Willie Voils; son, Harley Voils and Neal Voils; sister, Wanda Dutton; brothers, Butch Voils and Danny Voils, all of LaFayette; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.No Service.Arrangements ...

Lorraine Wilkey Georgia

Lorraine Wilkey, 54, of Chattanooga passed away Tuesday Jan. 1, 2013, at her home.Survivors include her daughters, Maria Wilkey and Christy Wilkey, mother, Paulette Born, six brothers and sisters; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.Memorial services will ...

Jacqueline Williams Georgia

ROSSVILLE Jacqueline Ann "Jackie" Williams, 49, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at her residence.Jackie was a 1981 graduate of East Ridge High School and earned her R.N. degree from Chattanooga State. She began her nursing career at Hutcheson ...

James Wooten Georgia

LaFAYETTE James F. "Jimmy" Wooten, 66, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.Visitation noon to 2 p.m. today, Jan. 3, 2013 at Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home.Funeral at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 3, in chapel.Interment in West Hill CemeteryErwin-Petitt Funeral Home is in ...

Willie Bethune Alabama

HIGDON Willie Gilbreath Bethune-Price, 89, passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 in a local health care facility.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, in the South Crest Chapel with Rev. Brad Bridges officiating.Burial will ...

Max Higgins Alabama

ATTALLA Max Ross Higgins, 79, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at his residence.Funeral service will be 2 p.m. CST Friday,Jan. 4, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial at Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery, Gallant, Ala.Visitation will be from noon- 2 p.m. CST ...

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INMEMORYSept. 20, 1935 - July 31, 2011HAPPY NEW YEAR!This is the second time I start a new year without you being here. However, you really are here because I have you in my heart.I know you are enjoying your time ...

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