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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 09, 2013



George Adkison

Hamilton county
George Mason Adkison, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Jan 4, 2013.Retired from Chattanooga Housing Authority and was a former employee of Walmart.He was preceded in death by parents, Mose and Annie Mae Adkison; all

Daisy Allen

Hamilton county
Daisy Elna Allen, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully her sleep at home on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.She was born April 11, 1925, in Abington, Va.Daisy was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church.

Beatrice Arnold

Hamilton county
Beatrice Arnold, 84, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. She was a member of Joy Baptist Tabernacle and served as secretary for many years. Beatrice retired from Dixie Yarns after 30

Clyde Bash

Hamilton county
Clyde Davis Bash, 92, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in Pleasant Hill, Tenn.He was born Feb. 28, 1920 in Somerset, Ky., to the late Clyde H. and Thelma Dades Bash. He was a

Barbara Brantley

Hamilton county
ATHENS Barbara F. Brantley, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Services at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, at Hilltop Baptist Church in Riceville.Interment in McMinn Memory Gardens.Visitation 5- 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral

Jackie Clark

Hamilton county
TRENTON, Ga. Bobbie Lois "Jackie" Clark, 82, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.Survivors include her daughter, Judy Lynn Clark; son, Johnny Lebron Clark, both of Trenton; sisters; brothers; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three

Floyd Cook

Hamilton county
ROSSVILLE Floyd Cook, 63, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at his home.Memorial services will be held at a later date.Arrangements by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home, Rossville.

Mazie Cory

Hamilton county
Mary "Mazie" E. Cory, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. She was 98 years old.Mrs. Cory was born in Chattanooga, and was a longtime resident of the

Madge Dekle

Hamilton county
Madge Bates Dekle went to meet her savior on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at her home in Hixson, with her loving son, John Bates and family at her side.She was retired from the U.S. Government

Tommy Dennis

Hamilton county
James Thomas "Tommy" Dennis, 62, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013.He retired from Life Touch after 15 years of service. Tommy was an avid Tennessee Football fan.He was preceded in death by his

Joy Derryberry

Hamilton county
TRENTON Ovie Joy Derryberry, 75, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.Funeral services will be 3 p.m. EDT today, Jan. 9, 2013, in the chapel of Moore Funeral Home.Interment in Oak Lawn Memorial Park.Visitation 10 a.m.-3

Thomas Downs

Hamilton county
Jr.Thomas Troy Downs Jr., 62, of Signal Mountain, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013.Tom was born in Asheville, N.C., and grew up in Greenville, S.C. He was the son of the late Thomas Troy

Eddie Everett

Hamilton county
Jr.James Edward "Eddie" Everett Jr., 60, a resident of Soddy-Daisy, passed from this life on Jan. 5, 2013, at a local hospital.Masonic services by Red Bank Masonic Lodge 717 F&AM will be Wednesday, Jan.

Raymond Falls

Hamilton county
Raymond Dean Falls died peacefully Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at his residence with his loving family around him.He was born March 14, 1924 in Chattanooga, to J. Raymond and Julia Moore Falls. As a

Timothy Gaines

Hamilton county
Timothy D. Gaines, 46, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at a local healthcare facility.Timothy was born Sept. 27, 1966 to the late Zack and Jacqueline Gaines. He was a graduate of

Stark Greer

Hamilton county
Stark Anthony Greer, 49, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at his residence. He was a native of Cullman, Ala., living in North Georgia for the past 18 years. Mr. Greer was a jewelry maker. He

Rose Holman

Hamilton county
Rose Marie Holman, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.Rose was born in Jackson County, Ala., on Oct. 12, 1923.She graduated from Jackson County High School and worked on the home front

Eva Jackson

Hamilton county
Eva Mae Jackson, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, in a local hospital.She was a member of Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband, Nesby Jackson; father,

Key Kyle

Hamilton county
SWEETWATER, Tenn. Key Isabell Kyle, 95, away on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Sweetwater Hospital.She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church in Sweetwater. Retired form Sweetwater Hospital after 47 years of service as

Tim Langley

Hamilton county
LaFAYETTE Timothy "Tim" Edward Langley, 47, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2012.Interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Deer Lodge, Tenn.Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to

Jack Lawler

Hamilton county
Jack Dee Lawler, 87, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. today at First Centenary Church, The Oak Street Center, 418 Oak St., Chattanooga, TN 37402, with Rev. Brian

Ina Mae

Hamilton county
CLEVELAND, Tenn. Ina Mae Gibson, 84, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.Survivors: daughter, Janice Forsythe and husband, Bryan; grandson, Zachary Gibson. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today

Warren Newberry

Hamilton county
Jr.Thomas Warren Newberry Jr., 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at his home.Warren was retired Lt. Colonel of the U.S. Army Reserves. Warren was a graduate of UT Knoxville with

Jenny Ramsey

Hamilton county
FORT OGLETHORPE Jenny J. Ramsey, 73, passed away on Monday, Jan. 7, 2012.Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park with Pastor Jim Bennett officiating.There will be no visitation

Lucile Robertson

Hamilton county
Lucile Katie Robertson died on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at a local hospital.She was born born Oct. 28, 1920 in Whiteside, Tenn.She was known as "Granny Lucy" to everyone she met at her grandchildrens

Dennis Roden

Hamilton county
BOAZ, Ala. Dennis Ray Roden, 76, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2012, at his residence.Funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial at Rhoden Cemetery.Visitation from 5-8 p.m. today

James Roden

Hamilton county
James C. "J.C." Roden, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.He was employed as a driver with T.T. Wilson, Co. and was preceded in death by his son, Ricky Roden.Survivors include his

Henry Rotters

Hamilton county
Henry John Rotters passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Alexian Village. He was born in Shelton, Conn. on Oct. 8, 1918, to Fredericka Meyer and Otto Henry Rotters.He was a member of Our

Cathy Rutledge

Hamilton county
Cathy Ann Rutledge, 59, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, in a local hospital.Burial: at 11 a.m. today in Forest Hills Cemetery.Arrangements are by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Brian Sage

Hamilton county
DAYTON, Tenn. Brian Eugene Sage, 74, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga.Survivors include wife Patsy Hufstetler Sage, of Dayton, three daughters; two step-daughters; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.www.vanderwallfh.com.The family

Natalie Schlack

Hamilton county
Natalie D. Schlack of East Ridge, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by the East chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 S. Moore Road.

Benjamin Selby

Hamilton county
Benjamin Jace Selby, 8.4 ounces-9 inches, beloved infant son of Benjamin Hunter Selby and Robin Marie Yates was born Jan. 5, 2013, passed away January 5, 2013.He will be forever held in our hearts.Services will

Harry Shamhart

Hamilton county
Harry Shamhart, 96, Lookout Mountain, Tenn., died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in a local hospital.Born Jan. 8, 1917, Mr. Shamhart died on his birthday. He was a graduate of Georgia Tech. During the war years

James Shupe

Hamilton county
GRAYSVILLE, Tenn. James T. Shupe, 76, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family.Mr. Shupe was a native of Ronceverte, W.Va., and had lived the majority of

Vera Silvey

Hamilton county
Vera Silvey, 66, of Chattanooga, passed at her residence on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. She was a member of Fields Chapel AME Church.Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral

Saundra Simmons

Hamilton county
Saundra Jean Simmons, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in Sugar Land, Texas.She was the oldest of four children born to William and Francis Mauldin in Dayton, Ohio. She and her family

Jeanne Trout

Hamilton county
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. Jeanne Trout, 85, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.Survivors include her daughter, Lisa Marie (Terry) Parker of Ooltewah; sons, Stephen Sunyak and Joseph Sunyak, both of New Jersey and Kevin Sunyak

Lurlise Wilbur

Hamilton county
Lurlise Wilbur, 79, passed away on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Nathan York

Hamilton county
ROSSVILLE Nathan L. York, 39, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at a local hospital.Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral

In MemoryBRIAN

In memory
Dec. 27, 1951 - Jan. 9, 2009You will always be in our hearts and on our minds. We love and miss you very much.Mom, Kim and MarkIn Loving Memory

In MemoryMORRIS GREER

In memory
INMEMORYMORRIS W. GREERJan. 9, 1928 - Dec. 21, 2003Happy Birthday Daddy!We will always love and miss you.From your loving children and grandchildren
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