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Local Obits for Mon. Mar 25, 2013



Lonnie Blevins

Hamilton county
William Lonnie Blevins, 73, of Rossville, Ga., passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013 at his home. He attended Delray Baptist Church and was retired from McKee Foods as a mechanic.He was preceded in death by

Marion Caldwell

Hamilton county
Marion Thurston Caldwell, 89, of Lookout Mountain, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wann Funeral Home and Cremation Center, St. Elmo.

Laura Carroll

Hamilton county
Laura Francis Blevins Carroll, 86, of Chattanooga peacefully passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Frank Triplett. She had fought a long, hard battle against

Royce Cloud

Alabama
HIGDON Royce Edward Cloud, 68, a loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013. He was a self employed used car salesman and member of Mount Olive Baptist Church. Royce enjoyed

Dick Crerar

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Dick S. Crerar, 89, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2012, at a local healthcare facility. He was a lifelong resident of Rossville.Mr. Crerar was a veteran of the U.S. Marines serving in WWII

Granvil Curtis

Alabama
Granvil YanceyFYFFE Mr. Granvil "Grant Curtis Yancey, 83, passed away Friday, March 22, 2013.Services: 3 p.m. Tuesday, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Entombment to follow in Mtn. View Memory Gardens Mausoleum.Family will

Helen Dagnan

Hamilton county
Helen Lorraine Dagnan 70, of Whiteside Community passed away on Saturday morning March 23, 2013 at her residence.She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.She was preceded in death by her daughter Stacia

Bettye Eaves

Hamilton county
Bettye Wells Eaves, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2013.Mrs. Eaves was born in Erin, Tenn., to Oscar M. and Sallie W. Wells. She was a member of Brainerd United Methodist Church
GRAYSVILLE Katherine Edmondson, 87, died Saturday evening March 23, 2013 at her home. She was born March 2, 1926 in Rhea County to the late McKinley and Margie (Jordan) Romines. She was also

John Epperson

Hamilton county
John Epperson, 72, of Signal Mountain and formerly of Dalton, died Sunday, March 24, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.

John Farmer

Other areas
MELBOURNE, Fla. John Hoyt Farmer, 100, formerly of Summerville, Ga., died Friday, March 22, 2013.Service: Tuesday, March 26, at 2:30 p.m., Summerville First Baptist Church.Visitation: Tuesday, Noon to 2 p.m.Burial: Summerville, Ga. Cemetery.Erwin-Petitt Funeral

Odessa Finster

Georgia
CONYERS Odessa Pauline Finster, 94, formerly of Summerville, Ga., died Friday, March 22, 2013.Service: today at 1 p.m. Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home Chapel.Burial: Head Springs Cemetery, Valley Head, Ala.Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Jerry Gladson

Hamilton county
Jerry Gladson, 62, a resident of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013 in a Spencer, Tenn., healthcare facility. He was a member of Christ Unity Church in Chattanooga. He held a B.S. and

Charles Hartline

Hamilton county
, Sr.Charles Massey Hartline, Sr., 85, of Chattanooga died Friday, March 22, 2013. He was born Oct. 7, 1927 in Wildwood, Ga. to the late Sidney James and Nettie Leah Massey Hartline. He was preceded

Bennel Hatler

Georgia
RINGGOLD Mrs. Bennel Lynn Ogles Hatler, 73, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Hamilton Medical Center.She was the daughter of the late Charlie Ogles and Cholie Corbin Ogles and was preceded in death

Elaine Henry

Hamilton county
Elaine D. Henry, 76, a resident of Ooltewah, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013, at her home surrounded by a loving family following a short battle with pancreatic cancer. She was a devout Christian and

Johnny Hundley

Tennessee
SEQUATCHIE Johnny Hundley, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013.Mr. Hundley's funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. CDT, on Tuesday, March 26, 2013.The family will receive friends today.To

Margaret Kaiser

Hamilton county
Margaret Ryan Crimmins Kaiser, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2013Visitation will be from Noon until the time of service today at Alexian Villiage, Memorial Mass will be conducted at 2 p.m. Interment will be

Bill Keith

Other areas
TOWNVILLE, S.C. Billy Joe Keith, 74, died Friday, March 22, 2013. Services: with military honors will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. in funeral home chapel. Burial: Buttram Cemetery.www.vanderwallfh.com.The family is being served by

Sharon Lemons

Alabama
SYLVANIA Mrs. Sharon Kaye Lemons, 57, died Saturday, March 23, 2013. Funeral services are today at 2 p.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery with Rainsville Funeral Home,

Dorothy McAllister

Hamilton county
Dorothy Giles McAllister, 70, of Hixson, Tenn. passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced in a later edition by Heritage Funeral Home 7454 E. Brainerd Rd.

Grady McCollum

Tennessee
TRACY CITY Grady Houston McCollum, 71, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013.He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Corie Lee McCollum; sister, Viola Alder.Family will receive friends Tuesday, March 26, from

Joseph Niedermaier

Hamilton county
Joseph Maurice Niedermaier, 83, of Signal Mountain, died Saturday, March 23, 2013.Local arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Marie Reed

Georgia
ROCK SPRING Mrs. Marie Kathleen Griggs Reed, 93, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013 at her home in Rock Spring, Ga., after a courageous battle trying to recover from a fall,

Martha Robertson

Hamilton county
Martha Ann McClure Robertson, 66, of Hixson, Tenn., passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at her home.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home-North Chapel, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN
Thurston RountreeROSSVILLE , 72, died Sunday March 24, 2013 at his residence. He was a native of Atlanta, Ga. and has lived in the North Georgia area for the past 43 years.

Ronald Sawyer

Hamilton county
Ronald E. Sawyer, 69, of Chattanooga, entered the Kingdom of Heaven on Saturday, March 23, 2013.A native of Norfolk, Va., Ron received his undergraduate degree from Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, N.C., and earned

Kenneth Sewell

Tennessee
ATHENS Kenneth "Wayne" Sewell, 61, known by his friends as "Bigfoot" and his Truck Driving peers as "Grasshopper", went home to be with Jesus on Saturday morning, March 23, 2013. Wayne was born

Marleen Sims

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Marleen Davis Sims, 74, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013, at her residence.Marleen was a resident of the Chattanooga, North Georgia area for over 50 years. Mrs. Sims served as the Pastor's

Jerry Stanley

Other areas
ROCKFORD, Oh. Jerry Stanley, 69, died Saturday, March 23, 2013.Local arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

James Stapp

Georgia
RINGGOLD James Robert Stapp, 82, passed away Sunday March 24, 2013 at his residence. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Catoosa

Joe Stephens

Georgia
TRENTON Joe Stephens, 77, died Saturday, March 23, 2013.Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at Stephens Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. today and

Rose Stewart

Hamilton county
Rose Marie Sherinsky Stewart, 79, passed away peacefully after a battle with cancer on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at the Meadows, Dallas.Born in Harding on Aug. 31, 1933, she was the daughter of the late

Elijah Walker

Hamilton county
Elijah Eugene Walker 49, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2013 at a local healthcare facility.He is survived by his wife Lisa and a host of family and friends.Funeral services will be held 2

Ruth Wilson

Hamilton county
Ruth E. Wilson died on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at her home. She was born March 20, 1923 in Dial Ga. Ruth was a loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother, who loved her family and children

Michael Worley

Tennessee
WHITWELL Mr . Michael David "Peanut" Worley, 49, of the Griffith's Creek Community passed away Saturday March 23, 2013. He was born in Whitwell on March 14, 1964. He was preceded in death by

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James "Moon" CardenJune 8 , 1937 March 25, 1988It has been 25 years since God called you home. Many were honored to call you friend. Four are honored to call you

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IN MEMORYMrs. Ruby Joann FuquaMarch 25, 1952Happy BirthdayWe thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday and days before that too. We think of

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