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Local Obits for Tue. Feb 05, 2013



Armena Abernathy

Hamilton county
Armena Abernathy, 91, of Red Bank, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.Born in Philadelphia, Pa., she came south 67 years ago. She was a graduate of Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing, UTC with a BS

Katherine Allison

Hamilton county
Katherine Allison, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 in the Hospice Care Center. Funeral: noon today at East Third Street Church of Christ with Brother John R. Taylor, Sr. as the

Ralph Anderson

Hamilton county
Ralph Anderson died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 at the age of 69.He was born on March 25, 1943, in Stephenson, Mich., the son of Ruthford and Carmen Anderson.Ralph grew up in Milwaukee, Wis., and various

Mary Anne

Hamilton county
Mary Anne McCarty McGrew, 75, left her home in Hixson and went to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.Born in Chattanooga July 21, 1937, she was the daughter of the late

Mamie Bailey

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Mamie Jewell Bailey, 65, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.She was a member of Noble Church of God.Survived by husband, Johnny E. Bailey; sons, Jimmy Ware and wife, Shelia, Eddie Ware and wife Freda,

Gregg Bettis

Tennessee
TULLAHOMA Gregg Steven Bettis, 55, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at his residence.Mr. Bettis was born in Chattanooga to the late Clyde Bettis and Betty Davis. Gregg grew up in Hixson, and played

Carlton Black

Hamilton county
Carlton Lamar Black, 73, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in Mobile, Ala.Funeral arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 3239 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe, where the family will receive friends Thursday from

Shirley Bourn

Hamilton county
Shirley Ann Bourn, 70, of East Ridge passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at a local hospital.She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area where she worked as an RN for 46 years in

Dennis Bowen

Alabama
POWELL Dennis Bowen, 83, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at his residence.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in Straight Creek Cemetery with Rainsville

Leslie Bowman

Tennessee
CROSSVILLE Leslie J. Bowman, 73, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.He was of the Baptist faith.Preceding Leslie in death were two brothers. Eddie and Cub Bowman.Survivors include companion of 15 years, Cheryl Parham, Crossville; daughters,

Patricia Brackett

Hamilton county
Patricia " Patty" Graham Brackett, 60, of Sale Creek, claimed her reservation in heaven on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, and is now in the presence of her Savior, Jesus Christ.She was preceded in death by

Timothy Byrom

Tennessee
TULLAHOMA Timothy M. Byrom, 46, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements by Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300

Helen Craze

Hamilton county
Helen Craze, 84, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.She was preceded in death by her husband, James P. Craze.Helen is survived by her sister, Dorothy Moses, of Cleveland; stepchildren, Connie (Jimmy) Goines

Al Draper

Hamilton county
Minister Alphonza "Big AL" Draper, 73, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, in Huntsville, Ala.Survived by his brother, Bishop John Draper Sr.Royal Funeral Home in Huntsville, in charge of arrangements.Courtesy

Susie Dykes

Tennessee
TRACY CITY Susie Lockhart Dykes, 77, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Elder Franklin Hill officiaitng.Visitation from 5-9 p.m. today.Foster & Lay Funeral Home of

Allan Frame

Hamilton county
Allan Frame passed away on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414 is honored to be serving the Lewis family.

Roy Gass

Georgia
TRENTON Roy Earl Gass, 80, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.Visit www.RyanFuneralHome.net to share memories and condolences.Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7.Family will receive friends 4 until 8 p.m. today and

Jack Grubb

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Jack W. Grubb Jr., 72, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.Survivors: children, Kelly and husband, Gary Shamblin and Greg Grubb; three grandchildren.Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral

George Haines

Hamilton county
George "Kevin" Haines, 38, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.Kevin was a resident of Orange Grove for 16 years residing at 1305 Vance Road, Chattanooga.Kevin was preceded in death by is father and mother, Cantrell

Pauline Hampl

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Pauline Hampl, 89, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, Rossville.

Karl Hixon

Hamilton county
Karl W. Hixon, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at his home.Further arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist,

Alice Hixson

Hamilton county
Alice Hixson, 85, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at her home with her loving family by her side.Mrs. Hixson was a lifelong member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.She retired from

Nancy Housley

Hamilton county
Nancy L. Whitford Housley, 87, of Ooltewah, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. A lifelong resident of Ooltewah, she was a member of the Ooltewah Baptist Church and was retired from McKee Foods Corp. with

Nora Housley

Tennessee
COOKEVILLE Nora Housley, 87, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.Services at 11 a.m. CST Saturday in the chapel.Burial in Spence Cemetery.Visitation will 4-9 p.m. Friday.Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com.Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home,

Herbert Ivey

Tennessee
Jr.HUNTLAND Herbert Clayton "Clay" Ivey Jr., 43, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.Funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Graveside services 3 p.m. Thursday in the Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens, Tuscumbia, Ala.Visitation

Olivia Kivett

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Olivia Ann Kivett, infant daughter of John Kivett and Jennifer Winner, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Skyridge Medical Center.She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Roger G.

Carol Lewis

Hamilton county
Carol Lewis passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.Funeral arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave. 423-265-4414.

Loucinda McRoy

Hamilton county
Loucinda McRoy, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.Entombment will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.Visitation is

Jim Moegling

Hamilton county
James MoeglingJames B. Moegling, of Hixson, passed away peacefully at Memorial hospital on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, with his loving family at his side. He was 74.Jim was born in Ashland, Ky., on July 13,

Rhoda Pollard

Hamilton county
Mae PollardRhoda Mae Groseclose Pollard, 92, formerly of Knoxville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at home in Chattanooga.She was a devoted, faithful member of Atkins Baptist

Jerry Rice

Tennessee
TEN MILE Jerry Edward Rice, 70, passed away on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013.He was a member of Peakland Baptist Church, Ten Mille, where he served as a deacon for many years. Retired from TVA,

Bobby Sharp

Tennessee
Sr.DAYTON Robert Earl "Bobby" Sharp Sr., 72, passed Sunday, February 3, 2013.Funeral will be held at noon Thursday in the funeral home chapel.Burial in Pinecrest Cemetery in Dayton.www.vanderwallfh.com.Visitation Thursday one hour prior to

Mary Shutting

Hamilton county
Mary Katherine ShuttingMary Katherine Becker Shutting, 89, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.She was born on March 1, 1923, in Spartanburg, S.C., to the late William and Mazie Kendrick Becker. In

Marvin Walker

Hamilton county
Jr.Marvin Russell Walker Jr., 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at a local hospital.He attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses of Trenton.Marvin was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather.May

Lovenia Wilhoite

Hamilton county
Lovenia Mae Wilhoite, 86, lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved cooking. She was a member of Clear Creek Church of Christ.Survivors include

William Wright

Hamilton county
William Harold "Billy" Wright, 44, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at a local hospital.He was of the Baptist faith.He is survived by his wife, Lisa Wright; daughters, Ashley Wright, Katie Wright; parents,

Regina York

Hamilton county
Regina Kaye York, 47, of Ringgold, Ga., passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, in a local hospital.She was a graduate of East Ridge High School and was senior tax advisor and administrative assistant with H&R

In MemoryWillie Chaney

In memory
INMEMORYWillie Lewis ChaneySept. 20, 1934-Feb. 12, 2012Dad, in our hearts you Will not be forgotten.Memories of your smile and laughter will always be remembered.Michael, Jared, family and friends

In MemoryStephanie Goff

In memory
Stephanie Ann GoffFeb. 5, 1973-Jan. 23, 2006Lordy, Lordy, LookWhos FortyHappy Birthday StephWe love you and we still miss you so much

In MemoryRUBY HORTON

In memory
INMEMORY RUBY JEWELL HORTON April 21, 1932 - Feb 5, 2003 In loving memory of my beloved Mother. God took her home 10 years ago. ALWAYS on my mind and

In MemoryLou Lawson

In memory
In Loving Memory ofMr. Lou David LawsonFebruary 5, 1951Husband-Father-Grandfather Always will be remembered and missed.The Lawson Family

In MemoryBilly Webb

In memory
INMEMORY BILLY J. WEBB Feb. 5, 1923-April 26, 2008 Truly loved and sadly missed, Rebecca, Grace, Joy, Hope, Ruby and Lisa
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