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Local Obits for Tue. Mar 26, 2013


Hamilton county
Marion CaldwellMarion Thurston Caldwell, 89, of Lookout Mountain, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013. Miss Caldwell worked as a bookkeeper for CV Brown and Brothers, but because of her love for children she re-entered college

Alene Berryhill

Hamilton county
Alene Berryhill, 95, of East Ridge, passed away on Monday, March 25, 2013.Alene was born and raised in Chattanooga. She was a member of Hamilton Baptist Church where she belonged to the Ruth Sunday

Nina Brooks

Hamilton county
Nina L. Tory Brooks, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, March 25, 2013, in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Mary Bunch

Hamilton county
Mary Anita Eidson Bunch, 75, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013 at her home.She was a member of Saint Nektarios Orthodox Church in Lenoir City, Tenn.Mrs. Bunch was preceded in death by her

Laura Carroll

Hamilton county
Laura Frances 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

Rickey Carroll

FYFFE Rickey Carroll, 61, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Marshall Medical Center South.Funeral will be 11 a.m. today, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial to follow in Mountain View Memory Gardens.

Harold Clark

ROCK SPRING Harold E. Clark, 89, died Sunday, March 24, 2013 at his home in Rock Spring.Born in Pisgah, Ala., on Dec. 12, 1923, he was the son of the late Luther and Jessie

Carl Colbaugh

Rev. DECATUR Rev. Carl "Taylor" Colbaugh died Sunday, Mar. 24, 2013 at his residence.Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m, Thursday in the Bowers Funeral Home Chapel.Burial in Shiloh Cemetery.

Michael Feeney

POWELL Michael Patrick Feeney, 60, died Saturday, March 23, 2013, at his residence.Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 28, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. will be from 5-8

Louis Flora

FORT PAYNE Louis G. "Pee Wee" Flora, died Sunday, March 24,2 013, at Dekalb Regional Medical Center.He was preceded in death by wife, Juanita Flora.Funeral was 7 p.m. Monday, March 25, at Burt Funeral

Michael Gilley

Hamilton county
Michael Gilley, 58, Chattanooga, died Monday, March 25, 2013.He was a graduate of Chattanooga Valley High School and an active member of Chattanooga Valley Church of the Nazarene. He had been employed with Bloodworth Ice

Rickey Hale

SOUTH PITTSBURG Rickey Hale died Saturday, March 23, 2013.His family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. today, March 26.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 28.Complete

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 in death

Shirley Harvey

Hamilton county
Shirley Campbell Harvey, 73, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, March 26, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, with Pastor Michael Combs officiating. Condolences and memories

Bennel Hatler

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

Rachel Headrick

PISGAH Rachel Eulene Kilgore Headrick, 60, died Sunday, March 24, 2013, at her residence surrounded by her loved ones.Funeral services at 2 p.m. today, March 26, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow

Norma Headrick

Norma HeadrickRINGGOLD 1 Norma Jean Silvey Headrick, 71, went to be with her Lord Monday March 25, 2013.A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, Norma was a former employee of Sweetwater Carpet and Shaw

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

Jettie Holt

DUCKTOWN Jettie Louise Carter Holt, 78, died Sunday, March 24, 2013.Survivors include children, Marshia Gonzalez and Chip Holt; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.Private services will be at a later date.Please visit

Deborah Kirby

Hamilton county
ROSSVILLE Deborah Dianne Kirby, 58, of Rossville, died on Sunday, March 24, 2013. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, in the chapel of Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.

Robert Lawson

Other areas
ST. LOUIS, Mo. Robert G. Lawson died suddenly on Saturday, March 23, 2013.He was born July 31, 1939, in Chattanooga to Samuel and Martha Cooper Lawson.Robert was raised in Chattanooga and was known to

Fred Miller

CLEVELAND Fred Raymond Miller, 81, passed away Friday evening, March 22, 2013, at the family residence. Mr. Miller was the son of the late Ester Cain Miller and Luther Edward Miller. His sisters,

Ross Miller

DECATUR Ross Luther Miller, 77, died Sunday, March 24, 2012.Funeral at 8 p.m. today at Bowers Funeral Home. Graveside service at 11 am, Wednesday at Mountain View Memorial Gardens.Visitation 5 until 8 p.m. today

Jack Money

GAINESVILLE Jack Wiley Money, 83, died on Sunday, March 24, 2013 .Complete arrangements to be announced by Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel 989 Riverside Drive Gainesville, GA 30501. 770-297-6200. Online condolences at

James Myrick

GROVE OAK James Frank Myrick, 76, passed away Monday, March 25, 2013, at his residence.Visitation will be noon-2 p.m. today.Burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.Arrangements by W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, Rainsville, Ala.

Mary Ola

, DUNLAP Mary Ola Hixson Sutherland, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013, in a Chattanooga hospital.Mary Ola was preceded in death by her husband and love of her life, Milton Sutherland; sons, Jimmy and

Mildred Patty

RINGGOLD Mildred A. Patty, 83, formerly of Ringgold, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013 in Jacksonville, Fla.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, Rossville.

Paul Rhodes

Hamilton county
Paul Riley Rhodes, 68, passed away in his home on Monday March 25, 2013.He was a lifelong resident of the area, a graduate of Ringgold High, and was recently retired from 43 years of employment

Randy Roberts

CHICKAMAUGA Randy "Rambo" Roberts, , passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was of the Christian Faith. Randy was a free spirit, who enjoyed

Martha Robertson

Hamilton county
Martha Ann Robertson, 66, of Hixson, departed this life and entered the gates of Heaven Sunday, March 24, 2013.She fought a very courageous battle with dignity until succumbing to cancer. Martha was a very devoted

Marleen Sims

FORTOGLETHORPE Marleen Davis Sims, 74, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013, at her residence. A Celebration of Marleens Life will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, in the funeral home chapel with

Lillian Stenson

COLUMBUS Lillian Magnolia Stenson, 79, died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital.Mrs. Stinson was born April 28, 1933, in Omaha, Ga., the daughter of the late Rev. Marshall and and Everell Matilda

Mal Suk

Hamilton county
Mal Suk Kim, 75, of Apison, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013, at a local hospital.She was born in South Korea on June 8, 1937, to parents, Hyung Gun Oh and Byul Sun Lee.She was

Rodney Teague

Sr.CHICKAMAUGA Rodney Don Rucksie Teague Sr., 73, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 24, 2013.He was born and raised in Summerville, Ga., to the late Jesse

Charmaine Tennyson

Hamilton county
Charmaine Mary Tennyson, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013.Visit to share condolences.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace 877-3524.

James Trussell

DECHERD James Homer "Papa" Trussell, 100, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Lakeside Manor. Visitation is 5-8 PM Wednesday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral at 10:30 a.m.Thursday, March 28, 2013 at

Ronald Walker

Hamilton county
Ronald E. "Ron" Walker, 59, of Dunlap, Tenn., passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2013.He was of the Methodist faith. Ron was a United States Navy Veteran, serving on the USS George Bancroft Nuclear Submarine.

Virginia Waters

Hamilton county
Virginia Bostic Waters died on Sunday, March 24, 2013, in Chattanooga.She was born born Nov. 11, 1933 in Ellenboro, N.C.Virginia was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who loved her family and children very much.Virginia

Ann Watkins

Hamilton county
Beatrice Ann Watkins, 77, of Chattanooga, died Monday, March 25, 2013 in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home& Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike. 423- 531-3975.

Felix Watts

Hamilton county
Felix Cleveland Watts, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Erlanger in Chattanooga.He was a former heavy equipment operator for Jones Brothers Construction and was of the Baptist faith.He was preceded

Buddy Whitaker

Hamilton county
Jr.Harris Gratz "Buddy" Whitaker Jr., 52, of East Ridge, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2013, in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike,
BLOUNTSVILLE Deborah Charlene Wilbanks, 52, formerly of Rainsville, Ala., passed away Sunday,March 24, 2013, at Pallative Care Center.Funeral service will be noon today, March 26, 2013, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial in Tenboeck

Deborah Wilhoite

Hamilton county
Deborah Denise Wilhoite, 62, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Friday, March 22, 2013.She had been employed by Golden Gallon for 40 years.She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Agnes Wilhoite; a brother, David

Louise Woods

Hamilton county
Louise W. Woods, 67, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

In MemoryJohn Davis

In memory
INMEMORYJOHN DAVISNov. 1928 - March 2013Daddy O, You know we love you very much and noone else can ever take your place. You are so sadly missed and you will be forever in our


In memory
Sept. 7, 1924 to March 26, 2002Though its been eleven years now since you were taken away, the memories are still strong and we wish you were here today. A special face, A special Mom

In MemoryBetty Settles

In memory
INMEMORYMrs. Betty Greer Settles 1889 - 1988It has been twenty-five years since you went to be with the Lord, but your legacy will live on forever in our hearts.Still loved and missed Your family
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