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Local Obits for Mon. Jan 21, 2013

Donald Brown

Hamilton county
Donald Wayne Brown, 77, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. He was born Aug. 18, 1935 to the late Robert and Arrie Brown in Ringgold. He was a member of Spring Creek

Walter Clack

Hamilton county
Walter Raleigh Clack, 84, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at his home in Soddy-Daisy, surrounded by family and friends. A native of Rhea County, he had lived in Hixson most of his adult life.

Marlys Colville

Hamilton county
Marlys Olsen Colville, 88, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 following a brief illness. Marlys was born in Bowden, N.D., on Sept. 16, 1924 and had made Chattanooga her home since 1929.She was preceded in

Waymon Cox

PIKEVILLE Waymon Leon Cox, 65, died on Saturday Jan. 19, 2013. He was of the Church of Christ faith. Waymon enjoyed the outdoors. He favorite hobbies were hunting, fishing, and coaching softball. He was

Michael Dillard

SUMMERVILLE Michael Gary Dillard, 64, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. Survivors: wife, Kathy Reynolds Dillard; sons, Britt Dillard, Brad Dillard; grandchildren, Riley Dillard, Braden Dillard, Katie Dillard, Chad Dillard, Tyler Dillard, Josh Dillard; 2

Martha Dyer

Hamilton county
Martha Jane Jones Dyer, 94, of East Ridge, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,

Laverne Gall

DAYTON Laverne Gall, 94, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. Services: Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 12:30 p.m., Rosehill Cemetery, Marion, IL.Visitation: Wednesday after 11 a.m., Blue Funeral Home, family is being served by the

Louise Hagan

Hamilton county
Louise Hagan, left her hospital bed and wheelchair behind to join her Savior and many friends and relatives awaiting her arrival in heaven on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. She was born June 12, 1917.It is

Susan Holloway

MEMPHIS, Tenn. Susan Ann Holloway, 55, formerly of Chattanooga, Tenn., died late Friday night, Jan. 18, 2013 at Allen Morgan Health Care Center. She attended Metro Tabernacle, graduated with honors from UTC, worked as

Dotty Hughes

Hamilton county
Dotty Jo Hughes, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully from this life on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, and went to be with our Lord. A native of Chattanooga, Tenn., Mrs. Hughes graduated from Central High

Martha James

Hamilton county
Martha Sudduth James, 84, of Chattanooga passed away on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.She was born in Hendersonville, N.C. and moved to Chattanooga in 1957. She worked in various medical offices in the city.

Alan Mason

SUMMERVILLE Alan "Red Puppy" Mason, 56, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. Survivors: wife, Brenda Brown Mason; children, Mark Mason, Philip Watts, John Brown, Eric Lesperance, Amanda Broady; sisters, Mary Ann Mason, Judith Mason;

Stephen McGowan

Hamilton county
Stephen McGowan, 71, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at his residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

William Metcalf

Hamilton county
William Henry Metcalf, of Ooltewah passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2103 at a local medical facility. He was born in Alden, N.Y., on May 27, 1918. He was a member of the Collegedale Seventh-Day Adventist

Ira Pace

DUTTON Ira B. Pace, 82, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at Highland Medical Center. Mr. Pace was retired from Revere/Scottsboro Aluminum. He was a member of Pleasant View Baptist church, the VFW, and

Candy Parker

Hamilton county
Candy O'Connor Parker, 61, went to be with her Lord on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. It's all about me!Candy was a devoted employee of Ace Hardware where she greeted her co-workers with her infectious smiles

Leonard Quarles

Hamilton county
Leonard Lee Quarles, 66, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at a local health care facility. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was a member of the Rossville

David Sharrock

Hamilton county
David Larry Sharrock, 70, Chattanooga, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in a local hospital. He was a retired owner and machinist with Sharrock Machine and Welding. Mr. Sharrock attended the First Presbyterian Church.

Katharyn Sparkman

Hamilton county
Katharyn Sparkman, 93, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2012 in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Billie Thomas

SYLVANIA, Ala. Billie Thomas, 70, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. Services: Today at 1 p.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Burnt Church Cemetery with Rainsville Funeral Home, Inc. directing,

Raymond Wallace

FORTOGLETHORPE Raymond Oscar Wallace, 78, departed this Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. He was born in Chattanooga to the late William Edward and Geneva Kathryn Wallace. Raymond was a member of Temple Baptist Church in

Eunice Wallis

Hamilton county
Eunice Wallis, 90, Chattanooga, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Kennesaw. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home and

Cyler White

FORTOGLETHORPE Infant Cyler Ayden White passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. He was preceded in death by several great grandparents.Survivors include his parents, Hunter and Tiffany White, of Fort Oglethorpe; brother, Harley White, of

Oren Wooden

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

Margean Young

Hamilton county
Margean Griffith Young, 89, a native and lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.Mrs. Young was a member of East Ridge United Methodist Church. For many years she was


In memory
DEAN A. McCLENDONJanuary 21, 1962 -June 1, 1997Always remembered and forever loved; you will remain with us always in our hearts and souls.Rest well my son.Happy Birthday!Love MomSadly missed also by Debo, Ginger, Shea, Elijah


In memory
David K. SaleJan. 29, 1934-Jan. 21, 2012In Loving MemoryIt has been one year since you left us. We miss your sweet smile and laughter.We miss you every day.Much love, Bernice SaleEdler and Dalton Families


In memory
Jan. 21, 1928 - Nov. 18, 2010Happy 85th BirthdayBig MamaFrom Thomas Family and Friends
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