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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 29, 2013

Jere Ballentine

DAYTON Jere Ballentine, 86, died Monday, March 25, 2013, at his home.He was born Jan. 27, 1927, in Birmingham, Ala., to the late John Burnett and Ethel MacPherson Ballentine. He was also

Charleston Beard

Hamilton county
Charleston P. Beard, 22, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Chattanooga.He was a student attending Chattanooga State Technical College.Survivors include his parents; mother, Michelle Adair and father, Charles Beard; daughter, Janayia Beard; siblings,

George Blauch

TRACY CITY George Leon Blauch, 80, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2013.He was born Aug. 31, 1932 in Short Gap, W.Va., to Bruce Fay and Ethel McKenzie Blauch, who preceded him in death

Estel Brown

DUNLAP Estel Lee Brown, 76, died Thursday, March 28, 2013.Services at 11 a.m. CDTSaturday in the funeral home chapel.Burial in Collier Cemetery.Online condolences can be made at 5-9 p.m. today.Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral

Mary Brown

DALTON Mary Francis Rivers Pinson Brown, 76, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013.Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church with Pastor Kenneth Scaife officiating.Family will receive friends at

Bert Cunningham

Hamilton county
Bert N. Cunningham, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, March 28, 2013, in a local hospital.Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home.

Renee Dover

RINGGOLD Paula Renee Dover, 39, passed away on Monday, March 25, 2013, in a Rome, Ga., hospital.Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with Rev.

Hoyt Dykes

TRACY CITY Hoyt Grady Dykes, 75, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at his home.Funeral will be 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Minister Bobby Winton and Claude Hoback officiating.Burial in

Eric Fluellen

Hamilton county
Eric Marquise Fluellen, 18, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013.Funeral: at noon today at in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Walter Owens Jr. as the eulogist.Burial: Lakewood Memory

Mildred Frields

Hamilton county
Mildred "Midge" Frields, of Lake City, Fla., passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013.A native of Sale Creek, she was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area before moving to Florida and was retired from Royal

Ruth Garrison

Hamilton county
Ruth Rogers Garrison died Friday, March 22, 2013, at the age of 91.She was the daughter of James David and Lola Bradley Rogers.She is survived by her sisters, Mary Jane Rogers Hedden, and Betty Rogers

Walter Gilbreath

Hamilton county
Jr.Walter Bryant Gilbreath Jr., 43, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2013.Walter was a graduated of Red Bank High School. He was employed with Hamilton County as a Detention officer

Lela Gooden

Hamilton county
Lela Bedford Gooden, 83, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2013.Services will be held at 1 p.m. today, March 29, 2013, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Calvin Nunley officiating.Burial will follow

Odell Hicks

DUNLAP Annie Odell Phipps Hicks passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2013, at NHC of Sequatchie in Dunlap.Odell was born April 2, 1917, to the late Perry B. and Minnie Roberson Phipps. She was

Jim Hodges

Hamilton county
James M. "Jim" Hodges of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, March 25, 2013, after a long illness.He was preceded in death by his parents, the late James and Geneva Hodges. Born in Sevierville, Tenn., he

Henry Hurston

Hamilton county
Henry Hurston, 73, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995

Eric Jenkins

Hamilton county
Eric Glenn Jenkins Sr., 62, of Chattanooga, fell asleep in death on Friday, March 22, 2013, at Erlanger Hospital.He was preceded in death by his mother, Ola Williams; and his brothers, John Farmer and Bernard

Charles Lee

PIKEVILLE Charles Ross Lee, 80, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Cumberland Medical Center.Memorial service noon Saturday, March 30, at Faith Baptist Church in Melvin, Tenn. with visitation 11 a.m. until the noon service

Ron Maxwell

Hamilton county
Ron Frederick Maxwell, 68, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2013, at his home in Hixson.A native of California, Ron had lived in Chattanooga all his adult life. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church

William Rousch

Hamilton county
William L. Rousch died on Friday, March 22, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Aline Scoggins

Hamilton county
Aline Womack Scoggins, 87, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday morning, March 27, 2013.She was born Nov. 16, 1925 to James George Blevins and Cornelia Gann Blevins.She

Agnes Shavers

Hamilton county
Agnes Chapman Shavers, 82, of East Ridge, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 28, 2013.Mrs. Shavers was born and raised in Flat Rock, Ala. She attended East Ridge Baptist Church, was

David Shields

LaFAYETTE David Smith Shields, 58, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at his home.David was preceded in death by his parents, John William "Bill" Shields Sr. and Obera Smith Shields; sons, Jeremy David Shields and

Gregory Simpson

Hamilton county
Gregory Henry George Simpson, 56, of Signal Mountain, died on Monday, March 25, 2013, in a local hospital.He was born on Oct. 17, 1956 in Jamaica, a son of the late Osmond and Ruth Simpson.Mr.

Shirley Smith

Hamilton county
Shirley Bailey Smith, 43, of Soddy-Daisy, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in an area hospital.She was preceded in death by her parents, J.W. and Shelby Bailey.Survivors include her daughter, Amanda Everett; son, Cody

James Steele

BRIDGEPORT James Wesley "Dub" Steele Sr., 68, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013.The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 29, from the Valley Funeral Home chapel in Stevenson, Ala. Dennis Hastings will officiate.

Jack Travis

DAYTON David "Jack" Travis died Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Life Care in Dayton.He was preceded in death by his parents, both brothers, and one sister.Jack served his country in the U.S. Army.

Dr Walter

Hamilton county
Dr. Walter M. Boehm passed away on Monday, March 25, 2013, surrounded by many members of his family after a lengthy battle with various health issues.A Baylor High School graduate, Walter, completed his undergraduate studies

Elizabeth White

ROSSVILLE Elizabeth Marie White, 90, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 26, 2013.She was born in Rome, Ga., to the late, Robert and Pearl Moore, but has lived

Agnes Williams

Hamilton county
Agnes Williams, 81, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Gary Worley

Hamilton county
Gary Worley, 63, of Dunlap, formerly of Soddy-Daisy, passed away at his home on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, with his family at his side.He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, and he was


In memory
JAMES MORRIS JONES JR. "J.J."March 28, 1987 - June 10, 2008Happy Twenty-Sixth BirthdayAlthough youre not in our presence, you will always remain in our hearts and on our minds until we meet again.We miss and


In memory
Dorothy Dot LedfordA loving mother and grandmother who went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ five years ago today. We love and miss you, Mom. Tim Ledford and family.
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