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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 02, 2013


SUMMERVILLE Michael Keith "Mike" Alexander, 51, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013.Survivors: children, Ross Alexander, Kaitlyn Alexander; father, LeRoy Alexander; former wife, Kay Alexander; sister, Tricia (Mark) Headrick.Funeral is 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013,

Jo Anne

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Jo Anne Sheppard, 77, passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2013.She had lived most of her life in the Rossville area and her passions in life were her family, cooking, and dancing.She was preceded

William Barnes

Hamilton county
William R. Barnes, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at a local healthcare facility.He was born Jan. 30, 1927, the son of the late Clifton and Thelma Roberson Barnes. He attended Dupont High

Betty Condroski

Hamilton county
Betty Ann Condroski passed away after a brief illness, on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at the age of 76.Betty was born in Chattanooga, daughter of Frances and Lonnie Hall.Her children, Victor, Deborah and John, will

Manassie Darwin

Alabama
SYLVANIA Manassie Alice Darwin, 97, passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, in DeKalb Regional Hospital.Funeral services at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial will follow in Trinity Cemetery.Visitation from 4

Sabrina Hayes

Georgia
CHATSWORTH, Ga. Sabrina Moore Hayes, 32, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Johnson Moore and grandmother, Addie Lea Moore.She is survived by her husband, Andrew Hayes; children,

Doris Hobbs

Georgia
TRION Doris E. Hobbs, 80, passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 in a local healthcare facility.She was retired from Peterson Hatchery and was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed gardening and quilting.Preceded in death

Edward Hughes

Hamilton county
Edward Hughes, 73, of Chattanooga passed away on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike. 423-531-3975.

Robert Ingle

Hamilton county
Robert Wayne Ingle 60, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.Robert was son of the late Robert and Betty Hasting Ingle.Robert was born in Oklahoma, and raised in Japan, and abroad with his

Lee Leek

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Lee Carlos Leek, 76, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in a local hospital. A longtime resident of Cleveland, Mr. Leek was retired from Cleveland Utilities after 33 years of service.He

Tony Matthews

Tennessee
DUNLAP Tony Matthews, 30, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at his home.The family will receive visitors 2-4 p.m. CST Sunday at the funeral home.Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com.Arrangements by Standefer-Reed Funeral Home,

Leonard McGowan

Hamilton county
Leonard McGowan, 91, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at his home with his loving family by his side.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson

Patrick Newsom

Hamilton county
Patrick L. Newsom, 43, of Chattanooga, departed this life on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.He was born to the late Rev. Lucious Newsom and Lorena H. Morgan. Patrick, also known as, "Newgie" attended Hamilton County Public

Marsha Orten

Hamilton county
Marsha Ann Orten, of Red Bank, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.Marsha was born on Oct. 26, 1947 to the late Jane and Jim Orten. She was a 1965

William Padgett

Hamilton county
William J. "Bill" Padgett, 76, of Ooltewah, passed away Tuesday evening, Jan. 29, 2013, from Multiple Myeloma.A lifelong resident of the Ooltewah area, he was of the Baptist faith and was a veteran of the

Gene Roberts

Hamilton county
Gene Davis Bryan Roberts passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013.Born Aug. 17, 1932, in Chattanooga to the late William Henry Harrison Day Roberts and Pearl Davis Roberts, he was preceded in death by his brother,

Phillip Schiff

Hamilton county
Philip Schiff, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.A memorial service will be held at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home today, Feb. 2, at 2:30 p.m. EST.Family and friends are welcome.Condolences and

Ida Smith

Hamilton county
Ida Mae Smith, 84, of Elkhart, Ind., formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Greenleaf Health Campus.She was born May 30, 1928, in Lupton City, Tenn., to Dallas L. and Susie

Nellie Smith

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Nellie Thomas Smith, 71, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013.Survivors include daughters, Judy Bryant, Jane Brown; sons, Tubby Smith, Tommy Smith; brothers, Otis Thomas, Hershel Thomas Jr.Funeral will be at 2 p.m Monday at

Ralph Tudor

Hamilton county
Sr.Ralph C. Tudor Sr., went home to be with the Lord early Thursday morning, Jan. 31, 2013.He was born in Robbins, Tenn., on Sept. 12, 1936, to the late Landon and Elsie Tudor.Ralph was

Leon Walker

Georgia
RINGGOLD Leon Walker, 69, passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, with his wife of 35 yrs. by his side.Leon was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and a member of Gods family through his

James Williams

Alabama
Lt. Col. TROY Retired Lt. Colonel James Edwin Williams, 94, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at his home.A highly decorated and honored veteran Col. Williams entered the Air Force in 1937. During WWII

Betty Wilson

Hamilton county
Betty Lou Wilson, 81, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Soddy-Daisy Healthcare Center.Betty retired from DuPont after 31 years of service. She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed square dancing

In MemoryDOROTHY LONG

In memory
INMEMORYDorothy Reynolds LongMay 7, 1922 - Feb.2, 2010

In MemoryHallie Perry

In memory
INMEMORYHALLIE B. PERRYFeb. 2, 2011Gone but not forgotten. We love and miss you.Son, John R. Courtney, Daughter, Dorothy "Mohawk" Green, Four Grandchildren and Seven Great Grandchildren
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