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Local Obits for Wed. Feb 13, 2013

Willie Ballanger

Hamilton county
Willie "Bill" Ballanger, 96, of Flintstone, Ga., died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at his residence.He was preceded in death by parents, Lillie and Jerry Ballanger.He is survived by brother, Robert (Alberta) Ballanger, of Kentucky; sister,

Joe Cannon

Hamilton county
Joe Terry Cannon, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, after a long illness.He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Ruth Brown and CL Cannon;

James Cox

SULPHUR SPRINGS James Cecil Cox, 56 died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.Visit to view full obituary and to share memories and condolences.Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday.Family will receive friends 3

Joella Craig

Hamilton county
Joella"Jody"McGibony Craig 74, passed away on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at her residence.Arrangements are being entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Louise Dillard

SUMMERVILLE Louise Brown Dillard, 91, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.Survivors, son, Sonny (Linda) Dillard; grandchildren, James Dillard, Gina Adams; and three great-grandchildren.Funeral is 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Wayside Baptist Church.Visitation is

Nelma Dunn

PIKEVILLE Nelma Dunn, 82, passed away on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13.The family will receive friends beginning at 3 p.m. today. Please share your thoughts

Clarence Fagain

Hamilton county
Clarence Fagain died Tuesday, Feb. 5 , 2013, in Columbus, Ohio.Survivors include John (Jennifer) Fagain, Katie Betts and Donnie Conyers.Services on Feb. 13, in Columbus, Ohio, with C.D. White and Sons in charge of

John Gilmore

Hamilton county
Jr.John Gilmore Jr., 47, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Ruth Cofer Cemetery.The family will receive friends from 8:30 9:30 a.m.

Gregory Holt

COWAN Gregory Scott Holt, 46, passed away on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville.A Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. today in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens,

Clarence Howard

Sr.NEW HOPE Clarence Lavon Howard Sr., 72, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in a Chattanooga healthcare facility.The son of the late James Frank and Kate Doshel Blevins Howard, he was a railroad

William Hulgan

VALLEY HEAD William Clay Hulgan II, 41, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at his residence.Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 13, at Burt Chapel, ValleyHead with the Rev. Richard Ellis officiating.Burial in

George Irwin

Hamilton county
George E. Irwin, 87, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.He was formerly employed by DuPont for 39 years. He was a deacon and a lifetime member of the Soddy Church of Christ.

Claire Layne

PALMER Fannie Clair Layne, 93, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.She was born Nov. 10, 1919 to Isier and Frances Malinda Bowman Layne who preceded her in death along with her brothers, Albert "Alb"

Stella Luntsford

Hamilton county
Stella Luntsford, 99, of Chattanooga died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at her home.A native of Rogersville, Tenn., She has lived in Chattanooga since 1982.She was a member of Chamberlain Memorial Baptist Church and was preceded

Clara Malone

Hamilton county
Clara Malone, 81, passed away on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Quincy Margerum

Hamilton county
Quincy Tyre Margerum, 50, of Chattanooga, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.Quincy leaves a host of devoted family and cherished friends to treasure his memory.Quincy will be interred at Mt. Olive Memorial Gardens in Augusta, Ga

Jeraldyn Marlin

Hamilton county
Jeraldyn "Jerry" Tallent Marlin, 88, of Chattanooga, left to be with her Lord and Savior Feb. 12, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family.A graduate of Central High School, she married her high school

Frank Martin

Hamilton county
IIIFrank Beamon Martin III, of Signal Mountain, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, in a local hospital. He was 51 years old. Frank was born in Eau Gallie, Fla., and has been a lifelong resident

Samuel Norwood

Jr.WILDWOOD Samuel "Sam" Oliver Norwood Jr., 71, of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, formerly of Wildwood, died at his residence on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.He was a 1959 graduate of Rossville High School. Prior to

Ophelia Phinzey

Hamilton county
Ophelia M. Phinzey, 86, died Wednesday,Jan. 16, 2013.Funeral arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Betty Rector

Hamilton county
Betty June Brannon Rector, 78, of Hixson, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.She was a member of Middle Valley Baptist Church where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, and served as AWANA

Margie Reynolds

Hamilton county
Margie Reynolds, 87, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Jennie Rich

STEVENSON Jennie Lou Ball Rich, 84, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Cumberland health and Rehabilitation in Bridgeport, Ala.Jennie was the daughter of the late George Napoleon "G.N." and Emma Colston Ball born Feb.

Alma Riddle

ALBERTVILLE Alma Ruth Riddle, 73, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Shepherds Cove.Funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Pastor James Sweat officiating.Burial at New Canaan

Mary Teeters

CHICKAMAUGA Mary Lois Strickland Teeters, 86, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.She was born to the late Laz and Virgie Strickland on Sept. 28, 1926 in Walker County.Mary was of the Baptist faith

Robert Trotter

Hamilton county
Robert Lee Trotter, 77, of Harrison, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.Robert was a truck driver for 35 years having worked for Camaro Trucking, Danube Trucking, Carriage Trucking and
GRUETLI-LAAGER Mildred Lou Vandergriff passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.She was of the Church of God faith. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert White; mother, Maude Land Glisson; stepfather, Bedford Glisson;

Ray Walker

Hamilton county
Ray Anderson Walker, 65, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.Ray retired from Graco Inc. after 21 years of service.He was preceded in death by his children, Michael Ray Walker and Sandy Ward;

Phyllis Waters

LaFAYETTE Phyllis Gail Waters, 54, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.Preceded in death by parents, Wayne and Verda Ladd Waters.Phyllis graduated from the LaFayette High School in 1976. She has an associates

Wilma Watkins

FORT OGLETHORPE Wilma G. Watkins, 78, departed this life Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at her home.She was born in DeKalb County, Ala., to the late William and Rebecca Ramsey, and was a member of

Ivan Weevie

SUMMERVILLE Ivan Bruce Weevie, 80, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.Survivors are son, Randy Weevie and Lynn Lewis; and brother, Charlie Weevie. Funeral is 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Mason Funeral Home. Visitation

Patricia White

ATHENS Patricia Ann Sikorski White, 57, formerly of Belleville,Mich., passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at her residence.The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted

Jim Wileman

Hamilton county
James Emmett Wileman died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, after a short illness. He was 66.Born in Atlanta, he spent his early years there before moving to Tennessee at age 8 where he was raised on

Jesse Williams

ROSSVILLE Jesse C. Williams, 73, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.Mr. Williams was born and raised in Richfield, N.C., and moved to Chattanooga in 1971. He retired from UA Local #421

Mary Young

Hamilton county
Mary H. Young, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.


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