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Local Obits for Tue. Mar 05, 2013


RINGGOLD Jesse T. Clark, 17, died on Saturday, March 2, 2013, from injuries received in an automobile accident.Jesse was a member of the Junior Class at Heritage High School. He was of the Baptist
ROCKY FACE Clifford Allen Blanton, 47, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Johnson City, Tenn.He was born May 4, 1965 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He worked as a mechanic and enjoyed fishing, camping

Mark Brogdon

SPRING CITY Mark Brogdon, 53, died Sunday, March 3, 2013.Fuenral services are 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.Interment in Spring City Memorial Gardens.Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday
STEVENSON Robbie Jean Morgan Carpenter, 49, died Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Highlands Medical Center.Visitation from 2-9 p.m. today at Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson.Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, at the funeral

Roy Dover

SUMMERVILLE Roy Lavaughn Dover, 77, died Sunday, March 3, 2013. Survivors, children, Sandra Edgeworth, Richard Dover, sisters, Brenda Wilson, Peggy Boss; brother, Tommy Dover; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.Funeral is 11 a.m. today, March

Ruth Federico

Hamilton county
Ruth Hazel Federico, 91, formerly of Signal Mountain, went to be with the Lord Friday, March 1, 2013.She moved to Kingsport, Tenn., eight years ago. She and her husband operated the Helping Hands Ministry for

Dorothy Freeman

Hamilton county
Dorothy Virginia Freeman, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343. 423-531-3975.

Jimmie Hollifield

ETOWAH Jimmie Hollifield, 71, died Sunday, March 3, 2013.Survivors: grandson, William "Zach" Hollifield; several cousins.Services: 7 p.m. today at Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Etowah.Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at the

Frances Jackson

Hamilton county
Frances K. Jackson, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2013.Mrs. Jackson was born in Washington, D.C., to Thomas and Ida Mae Kelly. After graduating high school in Oregon and living briefly in

Bobby Lightford

Hamilton county
Bobby Lightford, 55, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Carl Logan

Hamilton county
Carl Scott Logan, 56, of Lookout Mountain, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.All family and friends are invited to attend a service to celebrate Carls life at 3:30

Wayne Moore

Hamilton county
Wayne Moore, 67, died Sunday, March 3, 2013, in a health care facility.Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Billy Myers

TRION Billy Joe Myers, 71, died Sunday, March 3, 2013. Survivors are his children, Billy Myers Jr., Paul Myers, Rhonda Brammer, Margie Boyd; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.Funeral is 2:30 p.m. today, March

Lewis Neyland

Hamilton county
Lewis Fitch Neyland, 79, the son of Gen. Robert R. Neyland and Ada Fitch Neyland, passed away on Saturday morning, March 2, 2013, at his residence.Lewis grew up in Knoxville and moved to Chattanooga in

Ralph Oglesby

Sr.LaFAYETTE Ralph E. Oglesby Sr., a lifelong resident of LaFayette, died Sunday, March 3, 2013, at his home with his wife and children at his bedside.He served in the Navy during WWII

Fannie Owen

Hamilton county
Fannie Lee Owen, 87, of Chattanooga, died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, March 2, 2013 in her home in Ferger Place due to complications from a stroke she suffered two weeks ago. She

Lillian Payne

WINCHESTER Lillian Payne, 75, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Golden Living Center Mountainview.Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery in Sherwood.

Ova Perry

Hamilton county
Ova Mackie Perry, 97, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, March 3, 2013. She is survived by her daughter Diane (Wayne) Petty, Chattanooga; daughters-in-law, Barbara Perry, and Shirley

Joseph Powderly

FLINTSTONE Joseph Jerome "Papa Joe" Powderly, 68, formerly of East Ridge, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2013, in a local hospital.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the South

Billy Ridley

Billy Joe RidleyJASPER Billy Joe Ridley, 81, died peacefully on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at White Oak Manor in Waxhaw, N.C., where he had been lovingly cared for the last three years.He was preceded

Don Roberts

Hamilton county
Don Roberts, 70, of McDonald, Tenn., passed away Sunday, March 3, 2012.A native of Nashville, Ga., he has been a resident of the McDonald area for the past 33 years. He was a local contractor

Robert Roser

Maj. ROSSVILLE Retired Maj. Robert Fredrick Roser, 92, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 3, 2013, at Hospice of Chattanooga.He was born July 13, 1920 in Dayton, Ohio, to

Clara Ross

Hamilton county
Clara Ross, 84, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, March 3, 2013.She was the daughter of the late Henry and Jannuth Hambrick. Mrs.

Rachel Scott

SPARTA Rachel Pendergrass Freeman Scott, 84, passed away Sunday morning March 3, 2013, at the Highlands Medical Center.She was born Aug. 20, 1928, in White County, Tenn., to the late Leslie Bates and Mae

Barbara Sims

Hamilton county
Barbara Ann Sims, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, March 1, 2013.Services at 11 a.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Charlie Davidson, Retired Chaplain Lt. Col. U.S. Air Force and Rev. Vernon

Mildred Smith

PIKEVILLE Mildred Smith, 80, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2013.She was of the Baptist faith. Mildred was a member of Cold Springs Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mildred

Beverly Swope

Hamilton county
Beverly Joan Swope, 83, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 4, 2013.Funeral arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m.

Richard Thompson

Hamilton county
Richard Franklin "Pete" Thompson, 84, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2013.Pete was a family man and loved by his family dearly. He served in the United States Marine Corps.

Beatrice Thornton

Hamilton county
Beatrice Rebecca Harris Thornton, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at her residence. She was a practicing nurse for more than 40 years. She was a devoted and devout member of the
HUNTSVILLE Elizabeth C. "Betty" Walker, 99, died Sunday, March 3, 2013.There will be a private family service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Huntsville Hospital-Huntsville Hospital Women and Children, NICU, c/o

David Williams

DECHERD David Michael Williams, 61, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Southern TN Medical Center.Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. today at Moore-Cortner Chapel with Sister Linda Barnes officiating.Interment will follow at Mt.

Lucille Young

ROSSVILLE Hannah "Lucille" Smith Young, 85, went home to be with her Lord, on Saturday, March 2, 2013.She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was a member of Fairview Baptist Church,

In MemoryJames A

In memory
.Nov. 28, 1935 - March 5, 2008Always in our thoughts and in our hearts.Forever loved by Marty and Family

In MemoryMrs Geanie

In memory
Mrs. Geanie "Maud" Cash SolomonOn Friday you were all smiles and so full of hope, but the very next day, Saturday, March 5, 1994, you were gone. In our hearts you are not gone, just
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