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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 16, 2013



Melvin Ballard

Georgia
LaFAYETTE James Melvin Ballard, 64, of Niceville, Fla., formerly of LaFayette, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.Melvin was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force; retiring with 20 years of service.Preceded in death

Mary Beasley

Georgia
TRENTON Mary Geneva Beasley, 87, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.Visit www.RyanFuneralHome.net to view full obituary and share memories and condolences.Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. today, Jan. 16, 2013, at Trenton Baptist Cemetery.Family

Katie Brown

Hamilton county
Katie B. Brown, 84, of Chattanooga passed away on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in a local hospital.She was retired from the Chattanooga Choo Choo. Katie was also a member of World Church of the

Eric Carter

Alabama
HOLLYWOOD Eric Carter, 32, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.. Funeral 2:30 p.m. Saturday from Remnant Holiness Tabernacle in Hollywood.Burial in Pine Haven Cemetery with Rainsville Funeral Home Inc. directing, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com. Visitation at Remnant Holiness

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 parents, Robert and Alta McFarland Jirlds; sisters, Lorene

Don Dowdy

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Don E. Dowdy, 75, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.He was an exceptional father, grandfather and friend. He was of the Baptist faith.He was preceded in death by parents, George and Francis Jackson

Arthur Dunnigan

Hamilton county
Arthur James Dunnigan, 89, went home to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. He was born on Sept. 4, 1923 in Richmond, Va.He was educated in Huntsville, Ala. He

Paul Elliot

Hamilton county
Sr. Paul Warner Elliot Sr., 77, of Red Bank, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.He was a United States Army Veteran and a member of Laborers Local #846. Paul was born one of 13

Glennia Gann

Alabama
IDER Glennia Young Gann, 89, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at her residence.Mrs. Gann was a retired textile worker, having worked for Nations Hosiery, Richmond Hosiery and Buster Brown Apparel.She was preceded in death

Gerald Gawron

Hamilton county
Gerald Michael Gawron, 63, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.He brought his family to Tennessee 21 years ago from Buffalo, N.Y.He was the husband of Noreen Wagner Gawron (deceased); father to Shawn Gawron, Blasdell, N.Y.

Edward Glenn

Hamilton county
Jr.Edward Glenn Jr., 28, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Louise Graig

Tennessee
GEORGETOWN Louise Stokes Graig, 81, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.Survivors: children, Barbara Ponder, Carolyn Stokes, Johnnie Lee Davis, Connie Sloan, Linda Crisp, Sandra Clayton and Tonya Hutton.Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Grissom

Edna Hickey

Tennessee
SPRING CITY Edna Irene Gillespie Hickey, 80, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at her residence.She was the daughter of the late

Marjorie Higdon

Hamilton county
Marjorie Higdon, 76, Guntersville, Ala., formerly of Signal Mountain, passed away Monday, Jan. 15, 2013Arrangements to be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 423-877-3524.

Lonnie Hood

Hamilton county
Sr.Lonnie Hood Sr., 72, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Dorothy Lawrence

Hamilton county
Dorothy Hines Lawrence, 80, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at a local healthcare facility."Dot" as she was affectionately known is a graduated from Howard Highs Class of 1951. She was formerly employed with

Kermit Lawson

Tennessee
ATHENS Kermit ONeil Lawson, 86, passed from this world at his home on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.Mr. Lawson graduated from Birchwood High School and attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the University

Avanell Morris

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

Katherine Nelson

Hamilton county
Katherine Dixon Stamey Nelson, 91, of Ooltewah, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at home.Mrs. Nelson was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church. She attended

Dorothy Rollins

Tennessee
PALMER Dorothy Marie Rollins, 75, went to sleep in the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at her home.She was born in Palmer, Tenn., on June 20, 1937 to Ralph and Marlee

John Sanders

Hamilton county
John L. Sanders, 94, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013.He was born to Edward and Maggie Roberts Sanders. He was a well-known resident of Hixson and was a

Charlie Stembridge

Tennessee
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

Louie Stevenson

Georgia
ROME Louie Frank Stevenson, 56, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.Service at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, LaFayette with Pastor Rheubein M. Taylor officiating.Interment in LaFayette Memorial Gardens.Arrangements by Willis Funeral

Evia Story

Alabama
HENAGAR Evia M. Story, 92, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. Survivors include sons and. daughters in-law, Kenneth and Pat Storey, of Bridgeport, Paul and JoAnn Storey, of Henagar, David and Beverly Story, of

Leon Teems

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Leon Teems, 77, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. Funeral service is 3 p.m. today, Jan. 16, 2013, at Mason Funeral Home.Visitation is 1 until 3 p.m. today, Jan. 16.Burial will follow in Silver

Alan Thomas

Hamilton county
Alan Downey Thomas, 66, of Red Bank, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013.Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with the Rev. Everett Gossett

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

Elden Wilson

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Elden R. Wilson, 92, a resident of Cleveland for the past 20 years, passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at his home.He was a member of Seventh-day Adventist Church and the Georgia Cumberland

Elizabeth Wilson

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Elizabeth H. Wilson, 90, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.Survivors: children, Elizabeth Adams and Thomas Wilson.A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke's Episcopal with visitation one hour prior to the

In MemoryDerek Allmon

In memory
INMEMORYDEREK ALLMONOct. 30, 1986-Jan. 16, 2003Ten years ago on a cold snowy night, a very special soul left us. Your happy and caring spirit is so greatly missed. We think or speak of

In MemoryFRANKLIN BONNER

In memory
INMEMORYFranklin A. Bonner (Kookie)On this day, January 16th, 2009, you were taken away from us four years ago. The pain is still the same. Trying to understand why! But we know the Lord does not

In MemoryBeatrice Johnson

In memory
Sept. 8, 1920-Jan. 16, 2011Momma, its been two years since you left to be with the Lord. We love and miss you dearly. Our love for you will always be in our hearts.

In MemoryBobbie Swafford

In memory
man Jan. 13, 1960 - May 8, 2009Jean SwaffordJan. 16, 1941 - Feb. 15, 2007Loving and missing you both on your birthdays and every day.The Swafford Family.
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