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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 11, 2013



Thomas Bolden

Hamilton county
Thomas Bolden, 59, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2013.He was better known as "Wally Witkowski", a talk show host on WGOW Talk FM (102.30).He was preceded in death by his brother, Bob Bolden.Survivors include

Victoria Bond

Hamilton county
Victoria "Vickie" Smith Bond, 61, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2013, in Jacksonville, Fla.She was a 1970 graduate of Howard High School and a celebrated track athlete during her high school years.She was preceded

Doris Brown

Hamilton county
Doris Brooks Henry Brown, 87, passed away Monday, April 8, 2013.A longtime Chattanoogan, Doris was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church, where she was actively engaged in multiple ministries. She especially enjoyed sponsoring children

Gene Card

Hamilton county
Alfred Eugene "Gene" Card, 95, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.A lifelong resident of Soddy-Daisy, Gene was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Soddy-Daisy and the Daisy Masonic Lodge #706

Cheryl Cooper

Georgia
FLINTSTONE Cheryl A. Brannon Cooper, 65, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.Cheryl was a lifelong resident of Flintstone and was of the Baptist faith. Her passions in life included spending time

Toya Edgeman

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Toya Lynn Edgeman, 56, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2013, at a local health facility.Toya is survived by her two children, Martha Marsh and J.P. Edgeman, of Rossville.Serenity Funeral was honored

Maxine Eldridge

Hamilton county
Maxine Adams Eldridge, 75, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013.Mrs. Eldridge was a member of Lupton Drive Baptist Church and the Pairs and Spares Sunday School Class.She was preceded in death by her parents,

Ann Fitzpatrick

Hamilton county
Ann Davis Fitzpatrick, 91, of Hixson, passed away the evening of Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Originally from Mobile, Ala., she moved here seven years ago to be closer to her daughter, Mariann Fitzpatrick Hughes.

Edward Gubish

Hamilton county
Edward J. Gubish, 80, of Hixson, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at his home.Ed was born in Hellertown, Pa., and was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Mary Gubish; brother, Lawrence; sisters,

Richard Hammond

Hamilton county
Richard Hammond, 72, passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2013 at a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Betty Harvey

Tennessee
Betty Harvey, 81, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at her residence.Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory.

David Hawkins

Hamilton county
David Lee "Pappy" Hawkins, 92, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida; daughter, Joyce and sons, Don, Roger and Dwayne.Survivors include his son, Mann

Burneze Hayes

Hamilton county
Sydna Burneze G. Hayes, 94, of Signal Mountain, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 7, 2013.She was born on March 16, 1919, to John and Fannie Elizabeth Gothard in

John Hennessen

Hamilton county
John Andrew Hennessen, 90, of Signal Mountain, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at a local health care facility.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace 423-877-3524.

Alfred Jablonski

Hamilton county
Alfred C. "Red" Jablonski, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. He was 82 years old.Red was born on June 3, 1930, in Middletown, Conn., and was the son of the late Charles

Mildred Johnson

Hamilton county
Mildred Elaine Johnson, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013, in a local hospital.She was born Jan. 13, 1944 to Mildred Christine Fuller and Monroe Jones Sr. She received her education from Howard

William Keenum

Hamilton county
William Horace Keenum, 90, of Chattanooga, now joined his wife of 50 years, Virginia, on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.He was born in Muscle Shoals, Ala., and was one of nine children. William was a U.S.

Eddie Kitchen

Hamilton county
Jr.Eddie J. Kitchen Jr., 32, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013, in a local hospital.He was born in Austin, Texas. He was a 1999 graduate of Brainerd High School and was a

Chris Martin

Tennessee
Christopher MartinWINCHESTER Christopher "Chris" Wayne Martin, 37, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Southern TN Medical Center in Winchester. He was born May 20, 1975 in Chattanooga, he was the son

Jacquelyn Mathis

Hamilton county
Jacquelyn Ann Mathis, 79, of East Ridge, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.Jackie was born in St. Louis, Mo., to Leonard and Virginia Dueker and was a graduate of St. Louis University School of
MENTONE Eleanor Moerlins, 75, died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at her residence.Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church with the Rev. Steve Schrader officiating.Visitation: none.www.burtfuneralhome.com.Burt Funeral

Ruth Morgan

Hamilton county
Betty Ruth Morgan, 77, of Lookout Valley, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in a local hospital.She was a native and lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was employed with Uniform Rental for more than

Claudine Moses

Alabama
FYFFE Claudine S. Moses, 86, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Collinsville Health Care.Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Friday from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Danny Moses and the Rev.

Mamie Parker

Georgia
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN Mamie Belle Parker, 86, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 9, 2013.She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother that enjoyed crocheting, reading, and cooking. She worked at Good Shepard

James Payne

Hamilton county
James Harold Payne, 69, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at home with his loving family by his side.He was a native of Chattanooga and was a member of Delashmitt Road Baptist Church.He was

Thomas Peardon

Georgia
RISING FAWN Thomas Darnell Peardon, 89, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at his residence.Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial followed in Town Creek Cemetery.

Tommy Perkins

Hamilton county
Tommy Reid Perkins, 81, of Hixson, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Glen Peterson

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Glen Peterson, 75, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013.He was born in Poplar, N.C., to the late Neal and Ruby Peterson. He had resided in Poplar and Chickamauga for most of his life.

Eric Robinson

Hamilton county
Eric Monte Robinson, 58, after a lengthy illness, he departed this life and went to his heavenly home on Sunday, April 7, 2013.He was born to the late Anna Lee Robinson and the late John

Jonah Seay

Hamilton county
Jonah Seay, 90, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Knoxville.He was a native of Del Rio, Tenn.He was a member of Scott Memorial Church of God, was a trucker for 27 years with ET

Elnora Shaw

Hamilton county
Elnora Shaw, 88, Tuscumbia, Ala., passed away Monday, April 8, 2013, at her residence.Local survivors include sons, Robert (Mary) Shaw Jr., James (Eula) Harris and Ruben Trotter; other relatives and friends.Funeral service will be at

Sue Shull

Hamilton county
Melva Sue Shull, 76, of Red Bank, passed away Tuesday morning, April 9, 2013, with her husband of 46 years, Terry, by her side.Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home,

John Wade

Hamilton county
John L. Wade, 45, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Wilburn Woods

Hamilton county
Wilburn Edward Woods, 97, of Chattanooga, went to be with his Lord Tuesday, April 9, 2013.He was born Blairsville, Ga., to the late John and Elizabeth Woods. He retired from Standard Coosa-Thatcher after 25 years

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Daisy Elna AllenApril 11, 1925 - Jan. 7, 2013Happy first birthday with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18...and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and
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