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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 07, 2013


Hamilton county
Patsy Jackson Vincent, 76, of Chattanooga passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in a local hospital.A graduate of Kirkman High School, she worked at the Tivoli Theater for many years after working for Sears.Survivors include

Jo Ann

SUMMERVILLE Jo Ann kendrick, 72, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday from the funeral home chapel.Visitation will be from noon until the service hour Friday at

Anna Barrow

Hamilton county
Anna May Barrow, 81, a resident of Chattanooga, a longtime resident of Bloomfield, N..J and a former resident of Colorado Springs, Colo., passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, in a Chattanooga healthcare facility.She was of

Carlton Black

Hamilton county
Carlton Lamar Black, 73, of Chattanooga died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in Mobile, Ala.A longtime resident of Chattanooga, Carlton was employed with Shaw Industries for the past 20 years. He was a member of Shield

Dorothy Blalock

MENTONE Dorothy Kiseiah York Blalock, 90, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.Funeral will be 11 a.m. today, Feb. 7, in the Burt Funeral Home Chapel, ValleyHead with the Rev. Charles Flannigan officiating.Burial will be in

Norma Bryson

Hamilton county
Norma Evelyn McDonald Bryson, 91, of Hixson, went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.Norma was of the Baptist faith and once served as a volunteer at Bethel

Thomas Bush

Hamilton county
Thomas Decker Bush, 67, of East Ridge, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,

Manuel Canales

TUNNEL HILL Manuel Ruben Canales, 55, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.He had lived in the Cartersville, Ga., area for most of his life and was

James Clark

Hamilton county
James Clark, 75, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Ed Coppinger

KNOXVILLE Virgil E. "Ed" Coppinger, a servant of the Lord, went to be with his Heavenly Father at the age of 68, on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at 1:10 p.m.Ed was a member of

Clarence Cushen

CEDAR BLUFF Clarence Thesley Cushen, 87, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at Dekalb Regional Hospital.Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial at Mount Herman Cemetery.Family will

Lucy Davenport

DUNLAP Lucy Stephens Davenport, 70, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.The daughter of the late Raymond and Elise Barton Stephens, she was a former employee of Pittsburg Knitting Mill. She was a CNN News "junkie" and

Catherine Dilbeck

CLEVELAND Catherine V. Dilbeck, 77, died Wedmesday, Feb. 6, 2013.Survivors: husband, Trendal Dilbeck; sons, Michael Dilbeck and Randy Dilbeck; four grandchildren.Graveside services are 2 p.m. Friday at Sunset Memorial Gardens.Visitation is noon-1:30 p.m. Friday

Anthony Dixon

Hamilton county
Anthony "Tony" Dixon, 37, of East Ridge, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in a local hospital.He enjoyed fishing, sports, animals and was a great Florida Gator fan. He was also of the Church of

Rocky Evans

SOUTH PITTSBURG Rocky Thomas Evans, 34, went to be with our Lord Jesus on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill and Lorajane Evans, Addie (Taylor) Romines Hair, Lavoy

Lorene Flerl

Hamilton county
Lorene Johnson Flerl, 91, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.She was a longtime member of Oak Street Baptist Church. Ms. Flerl loved to crochet and cook.She was preceded in death by her husband of 68

Margaret Gilbert

Hamilton county
Margaret Monger Gilbert, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at the Hospice Care Center.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Richard

Ray Goins

DAYTON Ray Goins, 60, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in Nashville, surrounded by his son and family. Ray was preceded in death by his grandmother, Cindy Goins; his mother, Thelma Goins Henderson;

Tommy Gordy

CHICKAMAUGA Tommy Gordy, 68, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at his home.He was born in Chickamauga to the late Thomas Chapman Gordy and Mary Alice Foster Gordy. He was a lifelong resident of

Betty Hawkins

GALLATIN Betty Langston Hawkins, 79, formerly of Signal Mountain, died on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.Born April 26, 1933 in Montgomery, Ala.; was preceded in death by parents, Dr. Manly Frost "Snow" Langston and Gladys

Joel Hayes

Hamilton county
Joel B. Hayes, 55, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave.

Edward Hughes

Hamilton county
Edward Hughes, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2013.He was the son of the late Edward Hughes Sr. and Lillian Frost-Tate.He leaves to cherish his memory one son, Edward Hughes III; sister, Maggie

Gregory Hutchinson

CLEVELAND Gregory Hutchinson, 47, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.Survivors: parents: Delmar and Linda Hutchinson; daughters: Lacey Hutchinson, Emily Hutchinson, Lydia Hutchinson.Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Chattanooga National

Linda Johnson

Hamilton county
Linda Johnson, 62, passed away on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at her residence.She was born in Chattanooga, on Aug. 14, 1950. She graduated from Tyner High School and later earned a bachelor of science degree

June King

Hamilton county
June King was born in Athens, Tenn. and left for her heavenly home on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at the age of 71.She was a member of East Ridge Baptist Church and the Winsome Sunday

Anne Ladner

Hamilton county
Anne Nicholson Griffis Ladner, 92, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.Anne was born in Murfreesboro, Tenn., to the late Edward Brown and Odilein Alexander Griffis. She was a graduate of Central High

JP McCutcheon

ROSSVILLE James Paul "JP" McCutcheon, 78, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at his residence.He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area. He was a United States Air Force veteran
ROSSVILLE William "Billy" McDonald, 65, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Feb, 5, 2013.He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia areas and was of the Baptist faith.

Juanita McGhee

Hamilton county
Juanita Debbie King McGhee, 57, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in a local hospital.She was preceded in death by her father, Walter King and her mother, Fannie Mae (Drake) Crumsey; sister, Annie Mae

John McKinney

Hamilton county
John William McKinney, 89, of Stuart Fla., passed away on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, as his son John was holding his hand until the very end.He became ill and under the decision of William W.

Loucinda McRoy

Hamilton county
Loucinda Payne McRoy, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.The family will receive friends noon-2 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace followed by 2 p.m. with Rev. Jake Carroll officiating.Entombment will

Rufus Morgan

Rufus Samuel Morgan died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.She was born March 15, 1920 in a house on Main Street in Chattanooga to Edward and Anna Wall Morgan. He learned to hunt and fish in childhood,

Thomas Myers

BEERSHEBA SPRINGS Thomas Lawson Myers, 80, passed away on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.Mr. Myers was a graduate of Grundy County High School and served in the Army during the Korean War.He was preceded

JD ONeal

PALMER J.D. O'Neal, 87, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with burial to follow in Browns Chapel Cemetery with military

Terry Parker

Hamilton county
Jr.Terry G. Parker Jr., 23, of Chattanooga passed Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.He was an employee of Burger King industry.He was preceded in death by grandfathers, Edmond Parker, Fred Greer; and grandmothers, Willie Mae Cochran

Roger Philpott

Hamilton county
Roger Edward Philpott, 98, of East Ridge, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, and joined his beloved wife Ernestine, who preceded him in death in February 2012.Mr Philpott was a

Arvil Powell

IDER Arvil Gay Powell, 72, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Parkridge Medical Center.Survivors include wife, Alice Tigue Powell; son, Ernie Powell; daughter, Faye Powell; grandchildren, Victor Evans, Dixie Pennington, Bobbie Jean Hooks, Natalie

Tammie Robinson

SWEETWATER Tammie Renae Robinson, 38, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Sweetwater Hospital.Funeral at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel.Burial in Clearwater Cemetery.Visitation 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.Ziegler Funeral Home

Dewayne Smith

Hamilton county
Dewayne Smith, 47, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.The family will receive friends 4-8p.m. Friday and funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Elizabeth Spears

Hamilton county
Elizabeth C. Spears, 93, of Chattanooga, formerly of Chicago, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at the home of her niece.Survivors include her three nieces and caregiver, Mary Hawthorne, Catherine Lawrence and Meredith Scott.Arrangements were by

Harley Tate

GRUETLI-LAAGER Harley Cleveland "H.C." Tate died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.He was a US NAVY Veteran and a member of the American Legion. He was born in Gruetli-Laager, Tenn., on Aug. 8, 1932, to Harley

Robert Trotter

Hamilton county
Robert Lee Trotter, 77, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave.

Melvinia Ware

Hamilton county
Melvinia Ware, 57, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Glyn Wright

Hamilton county
Henry Glyn Wright, of Signal Mountain, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.He was born on Sept. 28, 1930 in Yorkshire, England, to the late Henry Oliver and Florence Emily Wright. Educated in England, Glyn was

In MemoryBetty Curtis

In memory
INMEMORYAugust 13, 1931-Feb. 7, 2012If tears could build a stairway and thoughts a memory lane I'd walk right up to heavenand bring you home again.No farewell words spokenNo time to say goodbyeYou were gone before

In MemoryNorma Jean

In memory
May 23, 1938-February 7, 2008Its been five years but it seems like yesterday. Gone but not forgotten. Missed love by your husband, Monroe Price and Family


In memory
JaJuan O. Rivers of your 34th Birthday We miss and Love you, Your Family
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