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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 25, 2013



Lorraine Armes

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Lorraine Armes, 78, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.She had lived in the North Georgia area for most of her life and was

Leland Aslinger

Hamilton county
Leland Eugene Aslinger, 86, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.He was born on Oct. 28, 1926, the son of Minnie and Gordon Aslinger. Leland was a graduate of Sale Creek High School

Nola Ballenger

Alabama
COLLINSVILLE Nola Ballenger, 87, passed away Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 in Attalla, Ala. Family will recieve friends from 9 a.m. today until time of service.Funeral Service 1 p.m. today, Jan. 25, 2013, at

Sarah Barker

Tennessee
KINGSTON Sarah Crowe Barker, 75, Chattanooga native, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.Born and raised in the family home in Avondale, she graduated from Chattanooga High School in 1955. She was employed at DuPont and

Judson Bell

Georgia
RISINGFAWN, Ga. Mr. Judson Phillip Bell, 72, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at his residence.Mr. Bell was a native of Cherokee County, the son of the late "Bet" and Emmie Lois Tucker Bell,

James Bennett

Georgia
CALHOUN James Edward Bennett, 57, departed this life Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at the Kindred Hospital in Rome, Ga. James was born on Feb. 17, 1955, in Hamilton County.He was preceded in death by

Dr Bennett

Hamilton county
Bennett W. Caughran,M.D. passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 with his family by his bed-side.He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years Phyillis Wyrick Caughran; his parents, Ira and Clarence Caughran

Helen Burnette

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Helen Anis Burnette, 89, died Wednesday, Jan. 23 2013. Survivors are, children, Christine Tinker, Randal (Barbara) Burnette; sister, Hazel Wizener; brother, Hobert Smith, Charles Smith; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren. Funeral is
ROSSVILLE Leroy "Chuck" Castleberry, 82, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.He had lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life and was of

Betty Collins

Alabama
BRIDGEPORT Betty Collins, 82, went home to be with her Lord Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 after an extended illness.She is survived by her husband, James T. Collins, of Bridgeport; daughter. Cindy Foster, of Stevenson;

Kenneth Cordell

Hamilton county
Kenneth Cordell, 78 of Soddy Daisy passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013.Kenneth was born and raised in Decatur, Tenn., and lived most of his life in the Hamilton County area. He was of the Baptist

Sylvia Cunningham

Hamilton county
Sylvia Lois Cunningham, 63, of Lookout Valley, Tenn., passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013.She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt that lived for her family and her grandsons. She retired from nursing after

Margaret Davis

Hamilton county
Margaret "Carrie" Davis, 89, of Harrison, Tenn., formerly of Maryville, passed on Jan. 24, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Davis, of Maryville, Tenn. Survived by her son, Dickey Porter

Katharine Dress

Tennessee
McDONALD Katharine Ann "Kate" Dress, 48, passed away on Wednesday morning Jan. 23, 2013, surrounded by her family.Kate was born in Boston, Mass., on Aug. 10, 1964. She will be forever remembered for being

Roy Garner

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Roy "Rooster" Garner, 81, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.Graveside services at 3 p.m. today at Mt. View Cemetery in Sherwood.The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. at Moore-Cortner

Arthur Gonia

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Arthur Winston Gonia, 93, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday morning, Jan. 22, 2013. He was the son of the late Isaac Barksdale Gonia and Dorthula Bain Gonia. He was

Elizabeth Griswold

Hamilton county
Elizabeth Janet Griswold, 89, of Chattanooga walked hand-in-hand with Jesus into Heaven on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. "Liz" was born Feb. 12, 1923 in Montello, Wisc., to David and Florence Owens. She was married

William Jackson

Hamilton county
Sr.William F. (Bill) Jackson, 89, of East Brainerd went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013.Bill retired from Florida Power and Light and was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church

Bud Jackson

Hamilton county
Bud Jackson, 70, of Chattanooga, Tenn., died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Straight Creek Cemetery with Rainsville Funeral Home, Inc. directing,

Dolores Johnson

Georgia
RINGGOLD, Ga. Dolores Alva Coombs Johnson, 94, cherished mother, went to be with her Savior Thursday Jan. 24, 2013. A resident of the North Georgia area for 68 years, she was born in Bonne

Charlie Johnson

Hamilton county
Charlie Johnson, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 at his residence. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Jessie Johnson;

Virginia Johnson

Hamilton county
Virginia M. Cooper Johnson, 69, formerly of Chattanooga passed on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 in Fayetteville, N.C.She was preceded in death by her parents, Early L. Cooper, Sr. and Dimple Salmon Smartt.Survivors include siblings, Betty

William Kelley

Georgia
RINGGOLD William Michael Kelley, 66, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.Services were private. Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace 877-3524.

George King

Hamilton county
, Sr.George King, Sr., 81, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 at an area healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Leona Park

Hamilton county
Leona Cheek Park, 87, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 at her home. She was born June 10, 1925 in Delano, Tenn., to the late Arthur and Myrtle Cheek.She was a 1943 graduate

Gentry Paul

Georgia
RINGGOLD A. Gentry Paul, 73, passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.A lifelong resident of Dallas, Texas, he has been a resident of Ringgold for the past 11 years. He was the son of the

James Plott

Hamilton county
James H. Plott, 85, of Ooltewah, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at his home.He was preceded in death by his parents, James Lee Plott and Nannie Boyd Plott; and first wife June Scoggins Plott.James was

Philip Schiff

Tennessee
SOUTHPITTSBURG Philip Wayne Schiff, 76, passed away, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.He was a retired employee of U. S. Pipe where he had worked as a foreman.Mr. Schiff was preceded in death by his parents,
LAFAYETTE Macklen Leroy Schrader, 68, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.Graveside service Saturday, Jan. 26, at Noon CST at the Mt. Homes Church Cemetery in Ider, AL.No visitation.The arrangements are by

Billy Smith

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Billy Connie Smith, 69, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.Survivors, wife, Brenda Smith; children, Billy Smith, Kelvin Morrison, Mimi Morrison, Melissa Smith; sisters, Lorene Cothran, Ernestine Brand, Charlotte Silmon; 3 Grandchildren.Funeral: 1 p.m.

Charles Starring

Tennessee
ROCKWOOD, Tenn. Mr. Charles E. Starring, 89, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 in the Roane Medical Center, Harriman, Tenn. He was born Aug. 30, 1923 in Rockwood, Tenn., to Ralph Stebbins Starring and

Lorene Stewart

Hamilton county
Lorene Stewart, 91, of Chattanooga, (formerly of Henagar, Ala.) passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in Cumberland Health and Rehab Center.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. CST Saturday from W.T. Wilson Funeral

Frankie Stone

Alabama
FYFFE Frankie Lynn Stone, 40, paseed away on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.Funeral services was held at 3 p.m. Thursday from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.

Jack Stutz

Hamilton county
Our beloved Patriarch John Boyd "Jack" Stutz left this world in peace on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. He is affectionately named and known to his grandchildren as "Dodaddy". His birthplace is Chattanooga, Tenn., on Feb.

Herman Woody

Tennessee
TENMILE Mr. Herman Woody, 88, passed awayWednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.Services: Saturday at 11 a.m. in Bowers Funeral Home Chapel. Interment follows at Mt. Zion. Visitation: today 4-8 p.m. at funeral home.www.bowersfh.comArrangements by Bowers Funeral

Christian Wright

Hamilton county
Christian Matthew Wright, infant, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.Survivors include his parents, Matthew and Leslie Wright; grandparents, Lonnie and Kathy Turley and Roger and Becky Wright and several aunts, uncles and

In MemoryOPHELIA B

In memory
Oct 19, 1930 - Jan 25, 2008In loving memories, we miss you.Your children, the Golson Family.

In MemoryOZZIE FORD

In memory
Jan. 18, 1925 - Jan. 21, 2006Loved and Remembered Forever.Jean, Ozzie, Jr., Pat, Ralph and grandchildren.
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