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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 02, 2013



Cardly Ashley

Hamilton county
Carolyn AshleyCarolyn Carter Ashley, 85, died on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, in a local hospital.She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga attending the Chattanooga City Schools. Mrs. Ashley was a member of St. Andrews

Betty Bass

Hamilton county
Betty Casteel Bass, 89, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at her residence.She was born Feb. 13, 1924, to the late Alvah and Effie Casteel.Mrs. Bass retired from BellSouth after 42 years of service.

Beverly Bell

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Beverly Ann Bell, 74, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Lakeside Manor in Winchester.Graveside services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Huntland.Arrangement by Moore-Cortner

Alethea Cathell

Hamilton county
Alethea Cathell "went home" Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.Born in Rose Hill, Del., she was preceded in death by her husband, George A. "Al" Cathell. At the time of her death she was the oldest living

Cecil Chapman

Georgia
ROCK SPRING Cecil Chapman, 83, died Friday March 1, 2013.Preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen Goodwin Chapman.Survived by daughter, Joyce Huskey, Atlanta; sisters, Ethel Gleason, Lorraine Jones both Ringgold; brother, Paul (Z.L.)

Betty Cooper

Georgia
RINGGOLD Betty A. Cooper, 85, formerly of Ringgold, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.She was born in Atlanta to Ann Elizabeth and Roy L. Roach Sr.Surviving are her two daughters, Cindy (Ronald)

Dray Crouch

Hamilton county
Joseph Dray Crouch, 20, of Ooltewah, died on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at his home.He was born in Memphis, Tenn., and graduated from McCallie in 2010. Dray was a lifegGuard at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Glendon Duncan

Georgia
RINGGOLD Glendon G. Duncan, 66, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in Vietnam.Preceding him in death are his

Ted Engel

Tennessee
DAYTON Theodore Albert Engel Sr., 88, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Rhea Medical Center in Dayton.He was born July 15, 1924 in Allegan, Mich. to the late Albert and Lola Miller Engel.

Ruth Federico

Hamilton county
Ruth Federico, 91, of Signal Mountain, passed away Friday, March 1, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace 877-3524.

Barbara Fortner

Georgia
RINGGOLD Barbara Ann Fortner, 75, passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 in a local hospital.She was born Nov. 18, 1937 in Miami, Fla., to the late Narvis and Mary Broadway.Mrs. Fortner was a

Emma Isbell

Tennessee
DUNLAP Emma Lois (Kilgore-Brock) Isbell, 76, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 1, 2013.She was of the Nazarene faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Standifer and Claudia Nunley

Patrician Lee

Hamilton county
Patricia LeePatricia Gibson Lee passed into the hands of our loving Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.She was a member of St. Jude Parish and was a foster parent to six children. She will be

Bonnie Mabes

Tennessee
ETOWAH Bonnie Mabes, 81, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.Survivors: husband, Arthur Mabes; children: Winona Howard, Renee Bain, Allen, Keith and Doug Mabes.Services are 7 p.m. today at Serenity Funeral Home & Cremation

Cindy Matthews

Georgia
RINGGOLD Cynthia Kay Matthews, 53, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in a local hospital.She had lived most of her life in the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas. Cindy was a member of Oakwood Baptist

Doris McBryar

Georgia
TRENTON Doris Jean McBryar, 74 a lifelong resident of Trenton, passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. EDT Sunday March 3, 2013, in the chapel of Moore Funeral Home

Michelle Miles

Hamilton county
Michelle Marie Miles, 43, of Hixson passed away on Friday, March 1, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson 423-531-3975.

Noleeka Millard

Hamilton county
Noleeka "Dink" Holmes Millard, 89, of Hixson, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2013.She was a member of Red Bank Baptist Church where she was a member of the Lorene Tilford Sunday School Class. Noleeka

Georgia Millard

Hamilton county
Georgia Ann Ellis Millard passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at her home.Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Richard Jones officiating.Burial will follow at Tyner
Sr.ROSSVILLE Kenneth Scott Moreland Sr., 48, departed this life on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the South Crest Chapel with the Rev. Darrel Vaughn officiating.Burial

Ollie Orr

Alabama
ALBERTVILLE Ollie Bell Orr, 72, passed away at Noland hospital on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.Funeral services are set for Sunday, March 3, at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial will follow at Martling Cemetery.Family will receive

Doris Payne

Alabama
HENAGAR Doris Payne, 71, passed away at Shepherds Cove on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.Mrs. Paynes funeal arrangements are set for 1 p.m. CST today, March 2, 2013, in the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with

James Pickett

Tennessee
Sr.CHAPMANSBORO James Lloyd Pickett Sr., 69, passed away Friday, March 1, 2013, in a Ashland City, Tenn., hospital.He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was born in Gruetli-Laager, Tenn., on Dec.

Dennis Poggis

Hamilton county
Dennis Michael Poggis, 75, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, in Pembroke Pines, Fla.Dennis served our country in the U.S. Air Force.Dennis is survived by his loving wife, Donna; sons Michael (Barbara) and

Nancy Ray

Hamilton county
Nancy Lucille Jones Ray, 91, a lifelong resident of Knoxville, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in a nursing home in Chattanooga after a sustained period of declining health.Born June 22, 1921 to

Bradley Rogers

Hamilton county
SPC SPC Bradley Paul Rogers, 23, of Ooltewah, died on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, while on home from leave from the U.S. Army. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 4,

James Rolen

Hamilton county
Rev. Rev. James Earl Rolen, 86, Fourth Ave., Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.He was born in Sweetwater, Tenn. and was a member of the Bible Baptist

James Sargent

Tennessee
MONTEAGLE James Lappins Sargent, 98, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2013, at Emerald-Hodgson Hospital in Sewanee.He was born Sept. 30, 1914 in Sewanee, Tenn.; the son of the late Sam and Olive

Barbara Sims

Hamilton county
Barbara Ann Sims, 53, of Chattanooga, passes away Friday, March 1, 2013, at her home.Barbara was loved by all family and friends.She was preceded in death by her mother, Inga Davidson; sister, Ingeline Callahan; and

Paula Snyder

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Paula R. Snyder, 62, passed away surrounded by friends and family on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.Many Cleveland residents remember Paulas position as the store manager at Wildwood Market.The family will receive friends from

Izak Wessels

Hamilton county
Izak Frederick Wessels, M.D, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.He is survived by his wife, Elaine Wessels; his children, Gunter, Delia, Rhoda; and five grandchildren.A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday,

Eugene Wheelous

Hamilton county
Eugene Wheelous, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in a local hospital.Funeral service will be at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Walter F. Owens Jr. officiating

Addie Whitehead

Hamilton county
Addie L. Whitehead, 85, of Red Bank, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in a local health care facility.Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with

In MemoryJEFFREY DENDY

In memory
Jeffrey Mark DendyMarch 2, 1960 - Jan. 17, 2011Happy Birthday! To our beloved son, brother and uncle.CHEERS, Your LovingFamily

In MemoryMildred Hurst

In memory
INMEMORYMildred Hammonds HurstJune 1, 1924 - March 2, 2011It's been two years since you went home to be with the Lord. It broke our hearts to lose you. You did not go alone because part

In MemoryJoAnn Jordan

In memory
INMEMORY1950 - 2000She died with her family near. It was hard not to shed a tear. Missed by us all with much love and sincere.
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