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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 08, 2013



Bonnie Akers

Tennessee
WINCHSTER Bonnie Mae Akers, 64, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Alive Hospice.Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at Moore-Cortner

Majel Akins

Hamilton county
Majel R. Akins, 81, of East Ridge, passed away Monday, March 4, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. today in the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Rev. Tylan Blansit

Mary Ann

Georgia
TRION Mary ann Davenport passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013.Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9, in the chapel.Burial will be in Greenhills Memory Gardens, Summerville, Ga.Visitation from noon to 2

Dennis Bell

Tennessee
Dennis BellDUNLAP Dennis Alan Bell, 54, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.He was preceded in death by his parents, James C. Bell and Mildred Vernon Abbott.Survivors include his wife,

Luther Campbell

Hamilton county
Luther R. "Rube" Campbell, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2013.Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, March 9 and from noon-2 p.m. Sunday, March 10, with the service to follow at 2 p.m. in
ROSSVILLE Katherine Hattie Parrish Collins, 83, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013.She was born in Chickamauga, Ga., to the late Luther Clark Parrish Sr. and Lola Perry Parrish Reece. She was a lifelong resident

Robert Davis

Hamilton county
Robert Shabazz Davis, 20, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, March 1, 2013, in a local hospital.He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Otey, Ralph Davis; stepfather, Samuel Jenkins.Survivors include his

Joyce de

Tennessee
DAYTON Joyce Irene de Rosset, 98, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at the Courtyard in Dayton.Funeral services at 2 p.m. Monday at Sale Creek Independent Presbyterian Church. Burial in Evans City Cemetery in

David Fisher

Hamilton county
Jr.David Henry William "Rip" Fisher Jr., 74, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, March 7, 2013 surrounded by his family.David was born on September 30, 1938 in Pittsburgh, Pa., to David H.W. and Jean Crum
Francene Milton Henderson Fleming, 61, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, March 5, 2013. She was born March 5, 1952, in LaGrange, Ga. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Georgia Mae Jackson

Marvin Foote

Alabama
FLAT ROCK Marvin Edward Foote, 67, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Cloverdale Nursing Home.Survivors include brothers, Void Foote and Curtis Foote; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.Mr. Foote was preceded

Steve Foster

Hamilton county
Loyd Steven Foster, 73, of Ooltewah, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam era.Survivors include his wife, Edna C. Foster;

Nellah Fullam

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Nellah Dawn Slay Fullam, 60, a resident of Cleveland for the past 11 years, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013 in a local hospital.She was a loving daughter, wife and grandmother. She attended

Joe Goodner

Hamilton county
Joseph Forrest "Joe" Goodner, 82, of Chattanooga died Wednesday, March 6, 2013.He was born May 23, 1930, in Chattanooga, a son of the late Rufus Pledger Goodner Sr. and Effie Mae Johnson Goodner.He was a

Mildred Greene

Hamilton county
Mildred Greene, 92, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. today, March 8, 2013, with Pastor Scott Pollard officiating.Burial will follow in Poe Cemetery. Condolences and memories

Lena Guess

Hamilton county
Lena Hawes Guess, 96, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace 877-3524.

Nena Hill

Hamilton county
Nena Olene Ferguson Hill passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013.She was born July 20, 1915, near Mineral Bluff, Ga., to parents Fletcher and Josephine Tarpley Ferguson. She was the second of seven children, and

Bernadette Hughes

Hamilton county
Bernadette Kalaukoa-HughesBernadette K. Kalaukoa-Hughes, 62, of Chattanooga, passed on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, in a local hospital.She was born to and preceded by death by parents, John Kalaukoa and Elizabeth Kane La on Jan. 24,

SP Jones

Tennessee
CHARLESTON S.P. Jones, 88, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013.Survivors: wife, Irene Jones; children, Rosemary Hayden and Sidney Jones; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sister, Jose Mae Robinson.Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Grissom Funeral

Bob Kendall

Hamilton county
James Robert "Bob" Kendall, 73, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013, at his home.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 8214 East Brainerd Road,

Kenneth Kinsey

Georgia
IIKenneth Lee Kinsey II, 32, Summerville, Ga. died Saturday, March 2, 2013. Survivors include wife, Amanda Kinsey; son, Christian Kinsey; father, Kenneth (Sue) Kinsey; mother, Jean Ellenburg; and numerous other relatatives.Funeral is 2 p.m.

Olive Lee

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Olive F. Lee, 96, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 in an Atlanta, hospital.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, Rossville.

Bobby Lightford

Hamilton county
Bobby L. Lightford, 54, peacefully made his transition to be with Lord on Sunday, March 3, 2013.He attended Chattanooga Public Schools.He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Evelyn Lightford.He leaves to cherish

Ray Marshall

Hamilton county
Ray Frank Marshall, 83, of Hixson, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013.He was a member of Hixson First Baptist Church. He retired from DuPont after 40 years of service.He was preceded in death by his

Vernon Pearson

Hamilton county
Vernon Benjamin "Barney" Pearson, 59, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013, in a local hospital.He was a graduate of ECPI and UTC with a bachelor of science in business. He was a computer

Nona Rudd

Hamilton county
Nona Ann Vandergriff Rudd, 65, of Evensville, Tenn., passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at her home.Nona was born to Jake Shelby and Dorothy Harrold. She married George Vandergriff. Nona was a

Tyson Scruggs

Hamilton county
Tyson Scruggs, age 7 months, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013.Survivors include his parents, Mildred and Wayne Scruggs and four brothers.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace 877-3524.

Henry Stevens

Hamilton county
Rev. FLINTSTONE Rev. Henry Ward Stevens, 84, went to be with his Lord on Monday, March 4, 2013.Rev. Stevens was born in 1928 in Indiana and grew up both in Indiana and California. He

Wilford Stokes

Tennessee
Jr.DECHERD Wilford A. Stokes Jr., 68, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester. No services are scheduled at this time.Arrangement by Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300

Ken Sullivan

Tennessee
DUNLAP Ken Sullivan, 63, died Thursday morning March 7, 2013 at his home.Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel.Burial will be in the Camp Cemetery.Online condolences can be

Marilyn Swift

Hamilton county
Marilyn Harrison Swift, 65, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2013.The family will receive friends from noon-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, at Chattanooga Funeral Home, North Chapel.Interment will be at later date

Irene Teems

Hamilton county
Irene Wilda Teems, 91, of East Ridge, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Lakewood Memory Gardens, South with Rev. Michael

James Ware

Hamilton county
Dr. Dr. James G. Ware, 83, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013.Born Aug. 19, 1929, in Baltimore, Md., he was a son of the late Robert Dwight and Varina Ann Cook Ware. He

Francis Watkins

Tennessee
SEWANEE Francis Gettys Watkins Sr., 83, died in his sleep Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 of complications from acute myeloid leukemia.Mr. Watkins was born and raised in Athens, Tenn., and was graduated from The University

Jesse Wells

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Jesse L. Wells, 85, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at DeKalb Regional Medical Center.Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013, from Welcome Grove Cemetery with the Rev.

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,

Raymond Whorton

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Raymond Louis Whorton, 67, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013.Visitation 2-9 p.m. Saturday, 9-9 p.m. Sunday and prior to the service at noon Monday in the funeral home chapel.Burial in LaFayette Cemetery.Online

Laaposmunta Williams

Hamilton county
La'munta WilliamsLa'munta Twayne Williams, 16, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Jason Williams

Tennessee
DAYTON Jason Otha Williams, 38, died Tuesday March 5, 2013.Graveside funeral services for Jason was at 3 p.m. Thursday at Montgomery Cemetery.Please share your memories of Jason on his on-line guest register at

William Winton

Tennessee
ALTAMONT William Jonathan Winton, 24, died Monday, March 4, 2013, at his home.He was preceded in death by his parents, Dale Winton and Gail Hobbs.He is survived by his grandmother, Oma Lee Hobbs; sister,

In MemoryLONNIE KIRKENDOLL

In memory
INMEMORYLonnie KirkendollJune 12, 1928 - March 8, 2011In memory of a devoted husband and father. You will forever be in our hearts until we meet you again in Heaven. Your loving wife, Betty;

In MemoryJoseph Nastasi

In memory
Oct 26, 1950- Mar 8,2011You have been gone two years now, and it broke my heart to lose you, but you did not go alone for part of me went with you the day God

In MemorySTEPHEN SKRIVAN

In memory
INMEMORYJuly 27, 1925 - March 8, 2012Remembered Forever.With Love, Your Family.
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