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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 15, 2013

RonaldJohnsonLYERLY Ronald Eugene Johnson, 70, died Thursday, March 14, 2013.Survivors: wife, Sylvia Hall Johnson; children, Ricky Johnson, Rhonda Lively; stepson, Matthew Hall; brothers, William Johnson, Charles Johnson; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.Services, 2 p.m. today,

Jeff Allen

WHITWELL Jeff Allen, 43, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013.Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday.The family will receive friends 4-9 p.m. today.Online condolences can be made at by Reed Funeral Home Home, Highway 28,

Josephine Bristow

Hamilton county
Josephine Griffith Bristow, 95, of Ooltewah, died Thursday, March 14, 2013, at a local healthcare facility.She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Wallace Bristow.Survivors include her daughter, Nancy (Al) Miller, of

Lillie Bryden

Hamilton county
Lillie Evelyn Bryden, 72, passed away on Tuesday March 12, 2013, after battling cancer for 20 years.She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond L. Bryden; and her grandson, Michael Shane Bryden.Evelyn is survived

Harvey Cagle

Hamilton county
Harvey Alan Cagle, 50, of Signal Mountain, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013.Services 1 p.m. CDT Monday in the chapel with Rev. Paul Massey officiating.Burial in Chattanooga Memorial Park.Online condolences can be made at lieu

Stanley Carter

Hamilton county
Stanley Eugene "Gene" Carter, 79, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Chattanooga Hospice Center, following a brave and stoic fight with cancer. He was surrounded by his wife and daughters.Gene was born in Chickamauga,

Virginia Clark

RINGGOLD Frances Virginia Cain Clark, 91, went to be with Jesus on Wednesday March 13, 2013.A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, she was a life-time member of Ringgold First Baptist Church and a

Sarah Cross

Hamilton county
Sarah Marvalene Cross, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, March 14, 2013, in a local hospital.Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home.

JM Cushen

PISGAH J.M. Cushen, 79, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013, at DeKalb Regional Hospital.Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial in Town Creek.Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday before

Brian Dillard

DAYTON Brian Lee Dillard, 43, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in Knoxville.Graveside service will be 2 p.m. today, March 15, in Buttram Cemetery with the Rev. George Morgan officiating.There will be no visitation.Arrangements are

Mark Doub

Hamilton county
Sr.Mark E. Doub Sr., 95, of East Ridge, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013.Mr. Doub was born June 5, 1917 in Dunlap, Tenn., to C. J. and Nellie Marshall Doub. He moved at a

Alexine Douberly

Hamilton county
Alexine Johnson Douberly, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013.Mrs. Douberly was born in Nashville and raised in Rockwood, Tenn. She owned and operated Alexines Beauty Salon in Chattanooga for 40 years and

Alan Fritz

RINGGOLD Alan R. Fritz, 58, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2013, in Fort McMurray, Canada.Born in Anchorage, Alaska and raised throughout the United States, Alan has been a resident of the Ringgold area

James Glacock

Hamilton county
James GlascockJames Carter Glascock died on Thursday, March 14, 2013.He was surrounded by his family and he was at peace. He was married to Sara Ann Bryan Glascock for 59 years and, together, they raised

Gail Harris

Hamilton county
Gail Harrison Harris passed away Monday, March 11, 2013 at the Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville.She was born Jan. 1, 1968 to Jewel Pressley and Edward Harrison in Chattanooga. She graduated from Tyner

Karline HughesJohns

Hamilton county
onKarline Hughes-Johnson, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013 in the Hospice Care Center. She was a member of Living Stone Ministries. She was preceded in death by father, Frank Hughes; and

Breonna Irving

Hamilton county
Breonna Irving, 21, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Willow Keel

CARTERSVILLE Willow Dean Keel, 74, died Monday, March 14, 2013, at Cartersville Medical Center.A native of Henagar, Ala., for the past 15 years she has made her home in Florida and Cartersville with her

Derrell Kirk

Rev. RISING FAWN Rev. Derrell Lynn Kirk, 59, died on Wednesday March 13, 2013.Visit to view full obit and to share memories and condolences.Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. Saturday in the

Hosea Love

Hamilton county
Hosea Love, 83, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013 in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Carrie McCullough

Hamilton county
Carrie Mae Jones McCullough, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013, in a healthcare facility.The body will lie in state at 10 a.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home with a graveside service to

Evelyn Mooney

DECATUR Evelyn Mooney, 64, died on Thursday, March 14, 2013.Funeral at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home.Visitation 5-8 p.m. today, March 15, at the funeral by Bowers Funeral Home

Elzie Moore

FORT OGLETHORPE Elzie Eugene E.E. Moore, 83, departed this life Thursday, March 14, 2013, at his home.He was born in Jackson County, Ala., to the late Andrew Jackson and Bertha Leola Moore. He served

Marvin Neighbors

Hamilton county
Marvin W. Neighbors, 79, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013, after suffering with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim Neighbors and Effie Neighbors Redden; brothers, Archie and Tommy Neighbors; and his

Roberta Newell

Hamilton county
Myra Roberta Sexton Newell, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. She was 85 years old.Roberta was born and raised in Somerset, Ky., and has been a resident of the Chattanooga area

Ronald Norris

Hamilton county
Ronald Clanton Norris, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013.He was a member of Cedar Hill Baptist Church for more than 60 years and was retired manager of engineering for Herman Grant Co.

Sally Parker

Hamilton county
Sally Minor Parker died peacefully at her home in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Sunday, March, 10, 2013.Born in Batavia, N.Y., on Nov. 13, 1925 to Henry H. and Monica Hanley Minor, Sally soon developed a

Nell Parris

CLEVELAND Nell Parris, 89, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013.Survivors: children, Shirley Green and Wayne (Sherry) Parris; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Ruth Campbell.Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Grissom Funeral Home

Norma Patterson

RINGGOLD Norma Patterson, 72, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, March 12, 2013.Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev.

Tomiline Pope

TRION Tomiline Pope, 86, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013.Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16.Interment in West Hill Cemetery, Trion, Ga.Visitation from noon to 2 p.m Saturday at Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home,

Kathleen Prater

Hamilton county
Kathleen Prater, 77, of East Ridge, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in a local healthcare center.Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today in the chapel with Pastor Mike Chapman officiating.Entombment will follow at

Angelia Reel

Hamilton county
Angelia Reel, 56, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Avie Roy

CHICKAMAUGA Avie Cleo Dill Roy, 96, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013.She was born in Chattanooga, to the late Charlie and Emma Humphreys Dill. She had resided in Chickamauga since 1949 and had worked

Frances Rutledge

Hamilton county
Martha Frances Rutledge, 93, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013.Miss Rutledge was a longtime resident of Summit View and a member of Highland Park Baptist Church. She was born in Atlanta a daughter of
BRYANT Kathryn Dale Logan Shankles, 73, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013.Visit to view full obituary and to share memories and condolences.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel.Family will receive friends

Ruby Smith

Hamilton county
Ruby C. Roach Smith, 39, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013.She was born Jan. 12, 1974 in Ringgold, Ga. She enjoyed spending time with her family. Survivors include her parents, Herbert Andrew Roach,

George Smith

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN George Russell Smith, 72, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at his home.He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed fishing, playing music, and attended West Brow Holiness Church.He was

Leon Smith

Hamilton county
RINGGOLD Eston Leon Smith, 84, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013.He was a longtime resident of North Georgia and a member of the Church of God of Prophecy. Mr. Smith was retired from Chattanooga Gas

Bobby Stevison

CLEVELAND Bobby Trewitt Stevison, 75, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Life Care Center of Cleveland.He was preceded in death by loving wife, Ann Stevison.Survivors include children, Scott Stevison, Jeff (Tammey) Stevison, Janet

Helen Strange

Hamilton county
Helen Bland Strange, 86, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at a local hospital.She was a graduate of Howard High School. Helen was a faithful member of New Monumental Church Baptist. She retired from

Wilbur Tigner

Hamilton county
Wilbur Tigner, 82, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at his residence.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave,, 622-9995.

Daisy Vaughn

Hamilton county
Daisy Lou Vaughn, 90, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 14, 2013.She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was a member of South Soddy

Lutricia Wade

Hamilton county
Lutricia Madison Wade, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013, on her 65th birthday.Lutricia, the youngest of eight children, was born in Bakersfield, Calif., to the late Lizzie Juanita Lawson and Paul Lawson Sr.

LaMunta Williams

Hamilton county
LMunta WilliamsLMunta Twayne Williams, 16, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013.He was a Howard High School student and a member of New Directions Baptist Church.Survivors include father, Reuben Williams Sr.; mother, Quintana Wordlaw

Myrtle Williams

ATHENS Myrtle Marion Curtis Williams, 94, died Thursday, March 14, 2013, at her daughters home.Funeral 8 p.m. today in the chapel.Burial 11 a.m. Saturday at South Liberty Cemetery.Visitation 6-8 p.m. today at the

In MemoryDeborah Collier

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INMEMORYDEBORAH A. COLLIEROct. 10, 1954-March 15, 2012Love from The Hayes and Owten Families

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Barbara Jean (Taylor) Gaddis March 15, 1940 - Feb 2, 2013Remembering you on your birthday and every day as a precious, loving and caring wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend. Sadly missed by your husband,


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