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Local Obits for Tue. Jan 15, 2013


Mildred BurnettROSSVILLE Mildred Opal Coleman Burnett, 84, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. She has been a resident of Rossville since 1951 and was a member of Oakwood

Stephen Barber

Hamilton county
Stephen Michael Barber, 52, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,

Raymond Bidwell

Hamilton county
Charles "Raymond" Bidwell, 67, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.He was of the Church of God faith.Survivors include his wife, Kay L. Bidwell; sons, Jimmy Bidwell and James Bidwell, both of Harrison;

Dr Brian

WINCHESTER Dr. Brian Scott Hanger, 39, passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. today, Jan. 15, 2013, at Moore-Cortner Chapel with interment at New Center Grove Cemetery. Moore-Cortner Funeral

Willie Burgess

Hamilton county
Mae BurgessWillie Mae Burgess, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 in a local hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral: Today at 1 p.m. at United Tabernacle Church of God in Christ

Betty Cavender

WINCHESTER Betty Jewel Cavender, 80, passed away Saturday, Jan.12, 2013. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Mt. Garner

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,

Amanda Disman

Hamilton county
Amanda Disman passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 in a local healthcare facility.Arrangements are being entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Jimmie Doss

Hamilton county
Jimmie Lou Doss, 76, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.Mrs. Doss was a member of Dallas Bay Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her sisters, Lorene Parrott, Catherine May; and brother, Carl

Dorsey Gardner

Hamilton county
Dorsey (Willard) Gardner, also known as W.D., 82, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.Dorsey was married to his high school sweetheart. They were married for 63 years when he died. He took

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 Alexian Village Health Center.A memorial service celebrating the lives of

Jean Goodfellow

Hamilton county
Jean Thomas Goodfellow, 91, of Signal Mountain, went home to be with her deeply loved Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at Alexian Village Health Center.A memorial service celebrating the lives of Bill

Kenneth Green

TRACY CITY Kenneth Green, 73, of the Pryor Ridge community, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, in Park Ridge Medical Center, Chattanooga.Service 2 p.m. today with Rev. Ben Curtis officiating in the funeral home chapel.Arrangements

Deric Horton

FLINTSTONE Deric Allen Horton, 30, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013.He was a lifelong resident of Flintstone and was a member of The Chattanooga Valley Church of The Nazarene.Deric was preceded in death

Jerry Isbell

COWAN Jerry Isbell, 46, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. today in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment will be in Maxwell Cemetery, Belvidere, Tenn.Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First

Tommy King

Hamilton county
Tommy Lee King, 62, passed peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at the Hospice of Chattanooga facility surrounded by his loving family.Tommy was born to the now deceased biological parents, Bernie Lee King and Rosetta

Reathel Lands

DALTON Reathel Lands, 66, went to be with the Lord January 12, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,

Milton Longway

Hamilton county
Milton Eugene Longway, 94, of Collegedale, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,

William Meadows

DECATUR William Grady Meadows, 66, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013.Funeral services was at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, in the Bowers Funeral Home Chapel. Interment at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, in Mountain View

Larry Morris

Hamilton county
Larry Joe Morris, 63, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at his home.He was a truck driver for Carder and Evans Trucking and was of the Baptist faith.He was preceded in death by

Avanell Morris

Hamilton county
Avanell Gillespie "Marcie" Morris, 85, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Grady Cooper

William Owens

FORT PAYNE William R. Owens, 77, passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Collinsville Healthcare.Funeral will be 2 p.m. CST today at Burt chapel, Fort Payne with Rev. Trevor Hill officiating.Burial will be in
LaFAYETTE Glorious Kellett Pickard, 77, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013.Funeral at 3 p.m. Wednesday from Naomi Baptist Church. with the Rev. Garland Hullender, the Rev. Mike Wallin and Nita Thornton

Archie Poole

Hamilton county
Sr.Archie James Poole Sr., 90, of Sale Creek, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Erlanger North in Chattanooga.A lifelong resident of Sale Creek, he was born Jan. 12, 1923, to the late Samuel and

Clifford Prestwood

Hamilton county
Clifford Prestwood, 81, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.Clifford had been a security guard at Elder Mountain Volunteer Services for 27 years. He was a United States Army Veteran.He is survived by his

Jack Ramsey

RICEVILLE Jack Paul Ramsey, 76, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Ben Atchley State Veterans Home in Knoxville.Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel.Burial Cedar Grove Cemetery.Visitation 5-7 p.m. today and 1-2 p.m. Wednesday

Billy Ray

COWAN Billy Joe Ray, 79, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 at his home.Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment will be in Cowan Montgomery Cemetery,

Larry Reed

FLINTSTONELarry Bates Reed, 86, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013.He had lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life and attended Solid Rock Baptist

Betty Roberts

SPENCER Betty J. Roberts, 77, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.Services at 1 p.m. CST Wednesday at Mooneyham Church of God.Burial in Myers Cemetery.Online condolences can be made at all day today.Arrangements by Putnam-Reed

Diesel Rodgers

Hamilton county
Diesel Elijah Rodgers, infant son of Ashley Rodgers and Demeektris Parker, passed away Monday, January 7, 2013.Survivors also include his brothers, Joshua Rodgers and Demeektris Parker Jr.; and sister, Amira Bradford.Graveside services are 2:30 p.m.

Vera Sadler

Hamilton county
Vera Mae Webb Sadler, 83. of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.She was born on Dec. 8, 1929 and was of the Baptist faith.She was preceded in death

Edward Schoyer

Hamilton county
Edward SchroyerEdward "Lee" Schroyer, 57, passed away on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.Lee was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He was of the Baptist faith.Lee was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Doris

Floyd Sears

CROSSVILLE Floyd A. Sears, 60, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Shepherds Cove.Funeral service will be 11 a.m. today,Jan. 15, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial at Kyuka Baptist Cemetery.Family will receive friends from

Amos Sparks

Hamilton county
Sr.Amos Sparks Sr., 83, passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Mildred Springer

Hamilton county
Mildred Marilyn McGill Springer, of Signal Mountain, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, followed by a service at 11:15 a.m., both at Alexians chapel, Alexian Village

Charlie Stembridge

McMINNVILLE Charlie Lewis Stembridge, 74, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, following an extended illness.He was a U.S. Army Veteran, retired custodian, member of the Central Church of Christ and son of the late Joe

Alan Thomas

Hamilton county
Alan Downey Thomas, 66, of Red Bank, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. Alan was a member of Red Bank Presbyterian Church and was a former employee of Combustion Engineering.

John Turcotte

Hamilton county
John C. Turcotte, 90, of East Ridge, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013.John was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Signal Corps

Leslie West

ROSSVILLE Leslie Shanan West, 42, departed this life Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at her home.Leslie graduated from Rossville High School in 1988, and later worked as an LPN at Hutcheson Medical Center and the


In memory
INMEMORYRev. Byron McClure Jr.In Loving Memory OfMy HusbandDec. 13, 1931 - Jan. 15, 2012It has been a year since youve been gone.But in my heart you live on.God was ready to call you home; to


In memory
INMEMORYOct. 15, 1931 - Jan. 15, 2012God saw you getting tired, a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around you and whispered, "Come with Me."Love and miss you so much, your

In MemoryTillmon Jones

In memory
INMEMORYElder , Sr.April 9, 1925-Jan. 15, 2009From your Son Darnell Jonesand Daughters Alma, Jannie and Lorine

In MemoryKenyetta Tramble

In memory
INMEMORYKENYETTA TRAMBLEJan. 15, 1991-Sept. 9, 2012 HAPPY BIRTHDAY KENYETTA We know you are looking down on us smiling. We love and miss you dearlyLove, Aceaus, Your Family and Friends
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