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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 18, 2013

Pauline Adkins

WHITWELL Pauline Daisy Adkins, 94, formerly of Winchester passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Basil Robert Adkins; sons, Jearld Adkins, Joseph Adkins, Judas Adkins, Jimmy

Chappell Brown

Hamilton county
Chappell Randolph Brown died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. She passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Butler, Penn.Chappell was born July 14, 1986 and grew up in Chattanooga, attending The Bright

Delores Brown

Hamilton county
Dolores BrownDolores Feeney Brown died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 following a brief illness.Many people will remember her as a public health nurse. She worked at East Side Health Center for many years. She also assisted

Timothy Bumpass

Hamilton county
Timothy Cheltom Bumpass, 37, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.Funeral: Saturday, Jan. 19, at Noon in the funeral home chapel with Pastor "Uncle Rat" James A. Smith officiating. Burial: Forest Hills Cemetery. The

Alma Bunch

FORT OGLETHORPE Alma Bunch, 72, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 in Henderson, Tenn.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located at the end of

Jesus Cordova

DALTON Senor Jesus Cordova, 78, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013.Funeral service will be today at 1 p.m. from the Chapel of Willis Funeral Home.Interment: West Hill Cemetery.Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home, Dalton.

Robert Coulter

Hamilton county
Robert James Coulter Sr., 79, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, in Leesburg, Va. James was born Feb. 6, 1933, in Chattanooga, Tenn., to Buford and Reba Coulter. He graduated from Central High School in

Sue Craig

Hamilton county
Linda Sue "Granny" Craig, of Hixson, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. She was 69 years old.Sue is survived by her sons, Russell (Shawn) Craig and David (Theresa) Craig; daughter, Cindy (Jimmy)

Marjorie Dahl

RINGGOLD, Ga. Marjorie Claire Dahl, 86, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at her residence with her family present.She was a retired senior accounting clerk for 25 years with Bethlehem Central School District, Delmar,

Vera Duggar

Other areas
BURBANK, Calif. Vera Ruth Duggar, 95, formerly of Skirum area passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.Visitation: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19.Funeral services: 2 p.m. Saturday, W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will

Paul Elliott

Hamilton county
, Sr.Paul W. Elliott, 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 fourteen

Robert Foster

COWAN Robert Douglas "Bobby" Foster, 79, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at his residence after an extended illness. He had served in the US Army and was traffic manager for Cowan Stone

Michael Freeman

Hamilton county
Michael Eugene Freeman, 50, of Soddy-Daisy passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at his home. He was of the Church of God Faith. He loved spending time with his family and was an avid outdoorsman.He

Matthew Gilbreath

Hamilton county
Matthew Gilbreath, 40, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 in Sugar Land, Texas after a courageous battle with cancer.He was preceded in death by grandparents, Leon and Vonzelle Wilbanks, of Ooltewah, Tenn.,

Edward Glenn

Hamilton county
, Jr.Edward Lebron Glenn, Jr., 28, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. Funeral: Today at Noon in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Elder James Leslie as the eulogist. Burial:

Paul Gray

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. Paul Gary Gray, 55, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.Funeral Service will be Monday, Jan. 21, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery-Attalla.Family will receive friends Sunday, Jan.

Joyce Hanks

Hamilton county
Joyce Payne Hanks, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. A native of Altavista, Va., she has been a resident of the Chattanooga area since 1977, and was retired from Hamilton County Schools.

Dink Hawkins

Hamilton county
Dewayne "Dink" Hawkins, 62, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.Survivors include his wife, Renee Hawkins; daughters, Betsy Layne, Becky (Daniel) Hickman; and two grandchildren.A memorial service will be conducted at 2

Betty Hayes

Hamilton county
Betty J. Hayes, 80, of DeLand, Fla., died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 at home. Born in Chattanooga, Tenn., Mrs. Hayes was a long time resident of DeLand.Described as a classy lady who made her mark

Marjorie Higdon

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. Marjorie Higdon, 76, formerly of Signal Mountain, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with Reverend Rickey Bell, Reverend Chris Finlayson

Bill Hoback

Hamilton county
James William "Bill" Hoback, Sr., of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord, on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. He was 96 years old.Bill was born in Athens, Tenn., and relocated to Chattanooga at

Stanley Knecht

TELLICOPLAINS Stanley Charles Knecht, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at his residence. At his request no formal services will be held.Ralph Buckner Funeral of Etowah is in charge of the arrangements.

Earl Lee

Hamilton county
Earl Alonzo Lee, 66, formerly of Chattanooga passed on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 in Maryland.Survived by his brother Marvin (Jean) Lee, nieces, nephews.Services will be Saturday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist

Linda McCollum

AUSTELL, Ga. Linda Sue Moody McCollum, 69, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.Funeral services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery.Visitation:

Thomas McDowell

DUNLAP Thomas McDowell, 74, died at his home Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 with his loved ones. He was a Vietnam Veteran and member of East Valley Baptist Church.Funeral services will be 1 p.m. CST

Dianne Peoples

Hamilton county
Dianne Jensen Lowe Peoples, 66, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013.She was an active member of Calvary Church of the Nazarene for many years and in recent years a member

Burton Pierce

Hamilton county
Burton Pierce, 90, of Chattanooga died on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist, North Chapel.

Doris Power

Hamilton county
Doris Power, 90, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at her home. She was born Dec. 8, 1922 in Loudonville, Oh., and was the widow of Paul E. Power. She was a member of
SUMMERVILLE Cozette Saralene Pollard Rittenberry, 82, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.Funeral service will be Saturday, Jan. 19, at Noon at West Fifth Street Church with Bro. John Lewis and Bro. J.J. Bankston officiating.Interment:

Lucille Sharpe

Hamilton county
Lucille Sharpe, 98, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 in a local hospital.She was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Sharpe worked for years at Cobble Muse Hosiery Mill and retired at 90 years old from

Trewitt Sneed

Hamilton county
Trewitt Pauell Sneed, 73, of Hixson passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at a local hospital. He was a member of New Life Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents,

Sarah Staten

SEWANEE Sarah Elizabeth Staten, 86, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. Visitation: Noon-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Cowan Tabernacle Primitive Baptist Church with services to follow at 1 p.m. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300

Rosie Swanner

HENDON Rosie Lee Swanner, 74 of the Hendon Community in Bledsoe County, moved to heaven on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at her home.Rosie was a long time member of Hendon Baptist Church and was

Harold Swinford

CHATSWORTH Harold Eugene Swinford, 65, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013.Graveside service is 2 p.m. today at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens, Rome, Ga.There will be no visitation at the funeral home.Mason Funeral Home, Summerville, is directing.

Margie Tudor

RINGGOLD, Ga. Margie Mae Logan Tudor, 76, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013.A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, she was a former employee of Candlewick Yarns and was of the Baptist faith.

Pat Vernor

SPRINGCITY Orville "Pat" Vernor, 78, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013.Service: Saturday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. Interment Sunday at 2 p.m. in Ten Mile Cemetery.Visitation: Saturday 5-7

Charlotte Wade

CHICKAMAUGA Charlotte Gibson Wade, 56, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013.Charlotte "Aunt Tah Tah" was a loving wife, daughter, sister and aunt and she had many cherished and dear friends of whom she spoke

Sara Whitt

SYLVANIA Sara Jo Mason Whitt, 27, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.Funeral services will be 3 p.m. today from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in Trinity (Burnt Church) Cemetery.Arrangements entrusted

Earline Williams

SOUTHPITTSBURG Earline Williams, 91, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.Funeral: South Pittsburg First Baptist Church, 2 p.m. Central, Saturday, Jan. 19. Interment: Cumberland View Cemetery.Visitation: 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the church.Memorial contributions to First Baptist

Robert Wint

RINGGOLD Robert James Wint, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013.Survivors: wife, Vera Wint; son, Joshua James Wint, both of Ringgold; several brothers and sisters.Services will be private and there will be no visitation at

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Nov. 7, 1971 - Jan. 18, 2011It has been two years since you passed away. You are greatly loved and missed.Wife Tiffany Bowman, children Alexis and Madison Bowman.


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