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Local Obits for Mon. Jan 07, 2013



Gladys Barker

Hamilton county
Gladys G. Barker, 90, of Harrison, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. A lifelong resident of the Harrison area, she was a member of the Ekklesia Baptist Church and was the daughter of the

Gale Bruce

Hamilton county
Gale William Bruce, 89, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at a local hospital. He was a native Tennessean and lived most of his adult life in Chattanooga. He was a graduate of Tusculum College.Gale

Larry Camp

Hamilton county
GRAYSVILLE, Tenn. Larry C. Camp, 60, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. He was born to the late Willie C. Camp and Ruth Camp Boyd on January 3, 1953 in Dunlap, Tenn. Larry worked

Hal Clements

Hamilton county
Hal Fredric Sherman Clements, 73, of Chattanooga (Elder Mountain), passed peacefully from our sight and sound on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family.Hal was born in Knoxville on April 17,

Jeannie Cook

Hamilton county
CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. Jeannie Cook, 54, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.Survived: daughter Starr Dean; sisters Frosty Wooten, Roxanne Ogles, Nina Cook, Jackie Rogers; brothers, Marty Cook, Bubba Cook, Bill Cook, Johnny Cook, Ralph Cook, James

Lonnie Drew

Hamilton county
WILDWOOD, Ga. Lonnie "Eddie" Edward Drew, 66, passed away Sunday morning Jan. 6, 2013 at his residence. He was retired from Dixie Industries after 35 years of service. He was of the Baptist

Martin Fields

Hamilton county
Martin Albert Fields went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. He was a graduate of Howard School. He was a member of Links Fraternal Order. He worked for Mitchell Constructional

Annie Garth

Hamilton county
Annie K Garth, 61, passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at an area healthcare facility.She was preceded in death by her mother, Alberta Garth; father, James Garth Sr.; and brother, James Garth Jr.Survivors include

James Hatfield

Hamilton county
SULPHURSPRINGS, Ala. James "Jim" Hatfield, 77, died late Saturday evening, Jan. 5, 2013 at his residence. He was a self-employed Machinist and a Master Electrician for many years. Mr. Hatfield was a graduate of

Bill Hill

Hamilton county
JASPER, Tenn. Billy Frank "Bill" Hill, 81, passed away Saturday morning, Jan. 5, 2013 at 7:15 a.m. EST.He was a member of United Methodist Church of South Pittsburg, Tn. He proudly served his country

William Huffaker

Hamilton county
William Earl "Bruzz" Huffaker, 60, of Chattanooga passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at a local hospital.He worked for many years as a nuclear pump engineer, was a member of the American Legion, Fraternal order

Jimmy Lankford

Hamilton county
Jimmy Don Lankford, 70, of Chattanooga went to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 from his earthly home. He was a member of Lupton Drive Baptist Church.The family will receive friends today

Milton Larcom

Hamilton county
Milton Larcom, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013.He was a local contractor for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents Claude and Ella Larcom.He is survived by his

Jack Lawler

Hamilton county
Jack Lawler, 87 of Chattanooga passed away Saturday Jan. 5, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Rachel Marler

Hamilton county
DAYTON, Tenn. Rachel Tenille Marler, 29, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at Erlanger Medical Center.She was a lifelong resident of Rhea County, Tenn., and member of Calvary Baptist Church. She loved playing softball and

Robert Maurer

Hamilton county
RINGGOLD, Ga. Robert E. "Bob" Maurer, 85, departed this life on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle and cherished friend.Services will be announced at a later date.Arrangements are

Mary Mazie

Hamilton county
Mary CoryMary "Mazie" E. Cory, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. She was 98 years old.Arrangements will be announced later by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral

Charlotte Merrett

Hamilton county
PIKEVILLE, Tenn. Charlotte Lorraine Merrett, 57, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.Visitation: Noon-5p.m. CST today.Funeral service to follow at 5 p.m. CST. Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com. Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home

Sue Moore

Hamilton county
NIOTA, Tenn. Sue Ann Finch Moore, 67, passed away, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at her residence.A native of Chattanooga and resident of McMinn County most of her life, she was a daughter of the

Henry Patterson

Hamilton county
RAINSVILLE, Ala. Henry Earl Patterson, 85, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013.Services: Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 2 p.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in New Canaan Cemetery with Rainsville Funeral Home, Inc. directing,

Elmer Quarles

Hamilton county
, Jr.,ROSSVILLE, Ga. Elmer David Quarles, Jr., 64, departed this life Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. He was born in Tunnel Hill, Ga., to the late Elmer David and Christine Quarles. David was an Archery

Carlos Reynolds

Hamilton county
Carlos (Carlitos) Espinal Reynolds, 25, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.Carlito's death has left a huge hole in the hearts of all who knew him and a celebration of his life will be

Fred Scott

Hamilton county
Fred Sterling Scott, 66, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in the Hospice Care Center.He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and was a faithful member of East Third Street

James Shupe

Hamilton county
GRAYSVILLE, Tenn. James Shupe, 76, passed away Sunday Jan. 6, 2013 at his home.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, Rossville.

James White

Hamilton county
COHUTTA, Ga. James Edward (Jim) White, 65, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at Hamilton Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Knox and Ruby White, of Apison; and sister

Katherine Wilson

Hamilton county
BENTON, Tenn. Katherine M. Wilson, 79, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. Survivors: husband, P. W. Wilson; daughters: Donna Randolph and Susan Rayburn.Graveside service today at 2:30 p.m. Cedar Grove Cemetery.Family receive friends from

In MemoryREGENIA C

In memory
March 31, 1923 - Jan 7, 2010 Past, Present, Future--- Youre always within the realm of my heart. Your love sustains me. Your spirit embraces me as

In MemoryDWARTHA GRAYSON

In memory
INMEMORYDwartha L. GraysonJan. 7, 1933-June 17, 2003No words we write can say how much we miss you everyday. Love, The Grayson Family

In MemoryJoe H

In memory
INMEMORYJoe H. (Indian Joe) MartinWas called home 30 years ago on January 7, 1983. Dad we will never forget you and everything you did in life you did it all the way. Antique
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