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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 11, 2013


DUNLAP Chester Allen Cranfill, 14, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at his home after a year long baffle with cancer. He was of the Church of God faith and was a student at the

Jack Anderson

Hamilton county
John Lynde "Jack" Anderson, of Chattanooga, died on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012.He was born in Hamden, Conn., and raised in Minneapolis, Minn. He was a valedictorian of the 1939 Marshall High School class, attended

Beatrice Arnold

Hamilton county
Beatrice Arnold, 84, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.Services will be at 1 p.m. today, Jan. 11, 2013, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Phil Shellabarger officiating. Burial will follow

Barbara Black

TUNNEL HILL Barbara J. Black, 64, left this World to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, after a long illness. She succumbed to the dreaded disease of A.L.S.By profession

Albert Campbell

BELVIDERE Albert Norris Campbell, 92, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Golden Living Center.Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.Interment in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.Memorials may be given to is

Henry Childs

Hamilton county
Henry Turner Childs died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.He was born March 21,1924 in Fayetteville, Tenn. He was a longtime member of Brainerd Baptist Church where he served as an usher/greeter for 55 years. Henry

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

Carmen Edwards

Hamilton county
Carmen Edwards, 51, of Ooltewah, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.Carmen was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth Rey; brother, Felix Rey; father-in-law, Robert B. Edwards; sister-in-law, Deborah Price; brothers-in-law, Paul D. Edwards and

Leslie Ford

Hamilton county
Sr.Leslie F. Ford Sr., 80, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.He was a member of Straight Way Holiness Church. Leslie was preceded in death by his wife, Maudie Bice Ford; and

Wyatt Frasier

IDER Wyatt "Tim" Frasier, 71, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Dekalb Regional Medical Center. Survivors include wife, Bobbie Frasier; daughters, Sherry Greene (Don), Karen "T.O." Jacobs (Ed); son, Scott Frasier (Jan); grandchildren,

William Goodfellow

Hamilton county
Herbert William Goodfellow, 92, of Signal Mountain, went home to be with his deeply loved Lord Jesus Christ on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at the Alexian Village Health Center, Signal Mountain.He was a loving and

Eugene Grimmett

Hamilton county
Thomas Eugene Grimmett, 78, of Chattanooga, went home to Heaven on Monday evening, Jan. 7, 2013.Eugene, for many years was a Deacon at Highland Park Baptist Church after graduating from Tennessee Temple in

Ronald Gulling

Hamilton county
Ronald Dean Gulling, 77, entered the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, when he died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, after spending a life of cheerful service to God, family and the

John Hammond

RINGGOLD John "J.T." Hammond, 59, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at his residence.He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmo and Margaret Floyd Hammond.Survivors include his wife, Denise Hammond; daughter, Meredith; stepchildren,

James Hensley

CLEVELAND James R. Hensley, 97, formerly of Cleveland, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.He was a retired Church of God minister, and a member of the North Cleveland Church

Mary Jane

Hamilton county
Mary Jane "Moodie" Penny, 77, of Signal Mountain, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. Visitation will be held at 3 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.Complete arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral

Barbara Lashley

Hamilton county
Barbara Jean Lashley, 76, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.She was born Barbara Jean Caldwell on Oct 16, 1936.Barbara is survived by her husband, Charles Lashley; sisters, Ginger Stiles, Nelly Stiles and Wanda Campbell; and

Dorothy Lawrence

Hamilton county
Dorothy H. Lawrence, 80, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Florence Lay

CLEVELAND Florence Lay, 105, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013.Survivors: sons, David (Lillian) Lay and Steven (Ann) Lay; four grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.Funeral services are 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Grissom Funeral Home with visitation

Willene Lockery

Hamilton county
Willene Marchman Lockery, 92, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.She was a member of Highland Park Baptist Church. She was born in Veazey, Ga.She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee

Clymera Lorren

Hamilton county
Clymera Lorren, 77, of Ooltewah passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.She was a longtime residence of Collegedale and a member of Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church.She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and

Donna McDaniel

Hamilton county
Donna Moselle Lacy McDaniel, 85, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.Survivors include three generations of grandchildren.Tommy Lynn will conduct a graveside service at 1 p.m. CSTon Saturday, Jan. 12, in New Hope Cemetery, Ider,

Wallace McGill

Hamilton county
Jr.Wallace Cleveland McGill Jr., D.Min. of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. He was 84 years old.A service of celebration will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at

Brennan Nowell

Hamilton county
Brennan Schuyler Nowell went to rest in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christs arms on Thursday Dec. 20, 2012.Brennan made an impact on everyone that met him. My sweet boy was so incredibly blessed to

Dorothy Oliver

Hamilton county
Dorothy Norma Oliver, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Cleveland, Tenn.She was preceded in death by her husband, George Oliver; sisters, Stevie Martin, Jo Sloan, Mable Moore, Lillian Vandergriff, Julia Gibson;

Nancy Perry

ROSSVILLE Nancy Cheryl Perry, 61, of Rossville passed away Monday, January 7, 2013.She was a mother, sister and nana. Her grandchildren were her world.She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne L Perry

Pat Randolph

DAYTON Patricia Morton Randolph, 65, died Thursday morning, Jan. 10, 2013, at her home. She was born in Evensville on Oct. 19, 1947 to the late Wilbur and Dixie Roddy Morton. Pat was

Faye Ridge

Hamilton county
Wanda Faye Ridge, 83, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013.She was born in Garrett, Ky. and was a Chattanooga resident for 67 years.Wanda was a

Earl Sampson

RAINSVILLE Earl Sampson, 81, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at his residence.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in Rainsville Church of Christ

Natalie Schlack

Hamilton county
Natalie Deborah Schlack, 89, of East Ridge, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in a local hospital.She was born Jan. 11, 1923, in Philadelphia, Pa. to Richard and Alma Marie Rentz Schlack. She had been

Lillian Scoggins

Hamilton county
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Lillian H. Scoggins, 92, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Hillcrest North Nursing Home. She was a member of Cumberland Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter; son,

Jean Smith

DAYTON Jean Mary Smith, 71, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at her residence.She was born Dec. 27, 1941 in Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe) as the eldest daughter of a decorated British RAF commander

Chester Spralling

Hamilton county
Chester Lee Spralling, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.He retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad and was a member of Community Missionary Baptist Church.He was preceded in death by his wife, Ina Faye

Mary Strickland

Hamilton county
Mary Strickland, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at a local nursing home.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Willard Sweeton

Hamilton county
Willard Eugene Sweeton, 82, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at a local hospital.A native of Coalmont, Tenn., he was a life-long resident of the Chattanooga area.Willard was retired

Robert Taylor

Rev. FLINTSTONE Rev. Robert Taylor, 75, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at a local hospital.Rev. Taylor was a native of Cleveland, Tenn., and had lived in the

Joseph Tipton

RINGGOLD Oscar Joseph Tipton Jr., 86, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.He was born to the late Oscar J. and Cora Hall Tipton in DeKalb County, Ala. on Dec. 1, 1926. Oscar retired from

Homer Watts

Hamilton county
Homer D. Watts, 64, formerly of Soddy-Daisy, passed away in Pharump, Nev. on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.He was preceded in death by his father, Donald C. Watts; brother, Don E. Watts.He is survived by his

Lurlise Wilbur

Hamilton county
Lurlise Wilbur, 79, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.She was a longtime member of Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church and a retiree of Olan Mills Studio.She was

Sarah Wilhite

Hamilton county
Sarah Montgomery Lewis Wilhite, 95, passed away on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. Born July 31, 1917, in Marshall County, Tenn., she was preceded in death by her parents, Hoyle Montgomery and Lizzie Long Montgomery; by

Ida Williamson

FYFFE Ida Beatrice Williamson, 89, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. Survivors, children, Lorene (Harold) Cordell, Terry Williamson; honorary son, Bobby Shaver; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren.Funeral is 2 p.m. EST today, Jan. 11, 2013

Nathan York

Hamilton county
ROSSVILLE, Ga. Nathan L. York, 39, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in a local hospital.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with Pastors Terry Phillips

In MemoryAnnette Filmon

In memory
Annette SilmonAug. 28, 1958I know today is not your birthday, but I was just letting you know that I still love and miss you, and the memories of you still live on inside of me.


In memory
Marvin L. MenifeeJan. 11, 1983-Sept. 14, 2003.Happy 30th Birthday, Love and Miss You Mom, Coco, and Family.

In MemoryAlbert Taylor

In memory
INMEMORYAlbert L. Taylor, Sr.Nov. 8, 1934-Jan. 11, 2008In Loving Memory Five years to this day, another one of Gods Angels went Home to a much better place. We miss your heart-warming smile, your strong
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