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Local Obits for Sat. Jan 19, 2013



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

Alma Bunch

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE, Ga. Alma Bunch, 73, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013.She was a member of Memorial Baptist Tabernacle, retired from Mohawk Industries and was one of twelve children. She loved creating make-shift inventions,

Gladys Chattin

Tennessee
ESTILLSPRINGS Gladys Rebecca Chilton Chattin, 95, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.Visitation: 3-6 p.m. today, Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services: 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment will follow at Franklin Memorial Gardens. Moore-Cortner

Virgil Coleman

Tennessee
DECHERD Virgil A. Coleman, 90, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. Funeral services: 2:30 p.m. today at Christ Episcopal Church in Alto with Rev. W. H. Barton and Rev. Christopher Bryan officiating. Moore-Cortner Funeral

Robert Coulter

Hamilton county
R. James Coulter Sr., 79, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, in Leesburg, Va. A service to celebration his life will be held at 1 p.m., today, Jan. 19, in the funeral home chapel with

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)

Wilfred Daniel

Hamilton county
Wilfred H. Daniel, 85, of Lookout Mountain, Ga., went to be home with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday Jan. 17, 2013. Visit www.RyanFuneralHome.net to view full obit and to share memories

Joseph Fryar

Hamilton county
, Sr.Joseph Bryan Fryar, Sr., 85 of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at his home. He was born Sept. 12, 1927 in Chattanooga to the late Pleasant Franklin and Emma Laura Fryar.Mr. Fryar

William G

Hamilton county
William G. ("Bill") Braswell, 81, of Hixson, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. He was the son of the late Troy and Kathryne Braswell. Bill

Virginia Hicks

Hamilton county
Joanna Virginia Hicks, Ph.D., 85, native of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with Reverend Bert Jones officiating. Interment

Mildred Hix

Tennessee
COWAN Mildred Hix, 80, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. Visitation: Noon-1 p.m. today at Cowan First Baptist Church. Funeral services: 1 p.m. today, Cowan First Baptist Church.Interment will follow at Franklin Memorial

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

Lucas Lee

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Lucas Daryl Lee, 33, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013.Service: West End Church of God, Sunday, Jan. 20, at 1 p.m. CST. Burial: Lee Family Cemetery.Visitation: Today 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. CST.www.reedfamilyfh.comArrangements by

LaToysha Long

Hamilton county
LaToysha "Big Long" Waltina Long, 36, passed away on Friday, Jan. 11, 2012 in Chicago, Ill. She was employed at the Chicago Board of Elections.She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and

Nga Mai

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Nga Anh Mai, 59, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.Funeral services: today, 1 p.m. in funeral home chapel. Burial: Rhea Memory Gardens, Dayton.Share your memories on her online guest register at www.vanderwallfh.com.Family is being

Judy Mayse

Hamilton county
Judith "Judy" M. Giles Mayse, of Soddy Daisy, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. She was 69 years old.Judy was born in Cullman, Ala., and was a longtime
POWDERSPRINGS, Ga. Virginia McClain, 90, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16 2013 in Marietta, Ga. A native of Chattanooga, she had lived in Georgia most of her adult life. She was a member of the

Marjorie Middlekauff

Hamilton county
Marjorie Louise Middlekauff, 89, of Ooltewah, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 in Chattanooga, Tenn. Marge is preceded in death by her Sisters Mary, Mildred and Jean, and her brother Alfred Jr. (Bubba).Marge was

Burton Pierce

Hamilton county
George Burton (Burt) Pierce, a prominent North Chattanooga engineer, surveyor and property developer for more than six decades, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 in hospice care at the age of 90.Mr. Pierce, a veteran of

Nancy Prince

Hamilton county
Nancy Prince, 62, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at a local hospice facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Mildred Renfroe

Alabama
DOGTOWN, Ala. Mildred Evelyn Whaley Renfroe, 88, passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.Funeral: Sunday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. at Burt Chapel-Fort Payne.Visitation: Today 5-9 p.m. Burt Chapel-Fort Payne.Burial: Walkers Chapel Cemetery.Burt Funeral Home

Mary Rogers

Tennessee
JASPER Mary Elizabeth Rogers, 67, passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. Mrs. Rogers was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Rogers; parents, Carl and Louise Henry; brother, Bobby Henry; sister-in-law, Martha Henry.

Chester Rush

Hamilton county
Chester "Bill" Rush, 85, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013.Survivors: wife, Frances Rush, children; Devonna Tomlinson, Tawnya Davis, Wesley Rush.Services are 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Smyrna Baptist Church.Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at

Louise Smith

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Kate Louise Smith, 94, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. She was a native of Signal Mountain and had lived in the Chattanooga and Rossville areas
SUMMERVILLE Leonard Wilson Sprayberry, 94, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.Survivors are 3 Grandchildren; 3 Great-grandchildren; 3 Great-great-grandchildren; Nieces; and Nephews.Funeral services are 2 p. m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 at MasonFuneral Home. Visitation

Amee Spurlock

Hamilton county
Amee (Agnes) Warwick Spurlock, 40, formerly of Chattanooga, died on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 in Vicksburg, Miss. Amee attended Notre Dame High School and graduated Porter Chapel Vicksburg, Mississippi before attending Loyola University in

Ronald Stanley

Hamilton county
Ronald C. Stanley, 66, of Soddy Daisy, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. He was born in Bluefield, W.V., raised in Charlotte, N.C., and moved to Chattanooga in 1987 with his wife,

Jerry Summers

Tennessee
SOUTHPITTSBURG Ernest "Jerry" Summers, Sr., 71, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.Funeral services will be Monday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m. Central time at Rogers Funeral Home, South Pittsburg. Interment will be in Monteagle

Thomas Walker

Tennessee
WHITWELL Thomas Milton Walker, 94, passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 due to complications from a stroke. Thomas was born in Whitwell on Jan. 26, 1918 to parents Thomas M. and Willie M. Walker.

Mildred Womac

Georgia
RINGGOLD, Ga. Mildred Jeanette Womac, 82, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at her home.She was a member of Parkway Baptist Temple Church and the Easter Sunday School Class.She was preceded in death by

Oren Wooden

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Oren Booth Wooden, 80, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. He was born Feb. 9, 1932 in Safety Harbor, Fla., in the middle of an orange grove.Oren has been a resident of Bledsoe

In MemorySUSAN BERRY

In memory
Jan. 19, 1967 - Dec. 23, 2009When nights are cold and stars are few, I close my eyes and think of you. A silent hope, a silent tear, a silent wish that you were

In MemoryWESLEY STONE

In memory
INMEMORYJan. 19, 1952 - Nov. 13, 2008HAPPY BIRTHDAY!Love You WesleyWe miss you so much.The Stone family and friends
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