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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 14, 2013


FORT PAYNE Glenn Darnell Keeney, 50, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Chattanooga Memorial Hospital.Glenn was born Sept. 7, 1962, in Houston, Texas, to Mr. Lyndal and Betty Lou Keeney. He married Ms.

Terry Abrams

MOORE COUNTY 1 Terry Abrams, 74, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. today, Feb. 14, at Jennings Moore-Cortner Funeral Home with services to follow at 11 a.m.. Interment in Providence

Melvin Appleberry

Hamilton county
Melvin Deon Appleberry, 43, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.He was employed by Southern Champion Tray. He was preceded in death by his parent, Rufus and Kathrine Appleberry Jr.; sisters, Frances Crawford, Sandra


Jack CastleberryRINGGOLD R.B. "Jack" Castleberry, 90, departed this life Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.Jack was born in Rising Fawn, to the late John and Sally Castleberry. He served in the U.S. Army in the South

Robert Breitbart

Hamilton county
Robert Breitbart, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in a local hospital.There will be no visitation or services at this time.This announcement is provided by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral

Martha Callaway

Hamilton county
RINGGOLD Martha Alice Patty Callaway, 78, died Tuesday evening, Feb. 12, 2013, in a local hospital.She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Ringgold, for many years played piano for the Joy

Geneva Condra

Hamilton county
Geneva B. Condra, 83, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday morning, Feb. 13, 2013, at her home.She was a member of New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Whitwell, Tenn., for

Doyle Dill

Hamilton county
Doyle W. Dill, 91, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.He was a lifelong resident of Harrison and was retired from Singer Cobble Co.Mr. Dill was a member of Maple Grove

Betty Favors

Hamilton county
Betty Favors, 75, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Michael Gaddis

Hamilton county
Sr.Michael Lebron Gaddis Sr., 52, lifelong resident of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, Elbert Gaddis Sr.; mother, Sarah

Mary Garner

HOLLYWOOD Mary Ernest Lyon Garner, 87, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at her home.The Graveside Service will be at 10 a.m. today, Feb. 14, at Pinehaven Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Hollywood, Ala.Rudder Funeral Home

Ac Johnson

A.C. JohnsonROSSVILLE A.C. "Red" Johnson, 82, departed this life Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. He was born in Chattanooga, to the late Benjamin and Myrtle Johnson. Red retired from Cobble Tufting Machine Co. after

Mattie Jordan

Hamilton county
Mattie P. Jordan, 77, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

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

William Moon

Hamilton county
William McKinley Moon, 93, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.He was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church.William was a Veteran of WWII, retired from National Cash Register and

Jack Murray

Hamilton county
Jr.Jack B. Murray Jr., 52, of Chattanooga passed away at Hospice of Chattanooga Center on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, of lung cancer.Born in Clearwater, Fla. on Oct. 12, 1960, he was a graduate of
BRYANT Patricia Ann Nichols, 70, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Parkridge Medical Center.Survivors include, husband, Ronnie Nichols; daughter, Sheri (Thomas) Henkemeier; Houston, Texas; sons, Tom (Jeanne) Lacy, Houston, Texas, Tim Lacy, Silver

Anna Odom

ALTAMONT Mrs. Anna Bell Odom, 78 passed away peacefully at her home Tuesday morning, Feb. 12, 2013. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.Burial to follow in Altamont

Furman Raines

Hamilton county
Furman Gene Raines, 60, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.Gene touched the hearts of all those around him with his friendship, honesty and love of life.Survivors include his sons, Eric and Chris;

Jennie Rich

STEVENSON Jennie Lou Ball Rich, 84, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.Funeral service at 11 a.m. today, Feb. 14, at Rudder Funeral Home chapel officiated by Brother Dean Johnson and Brother Josh Myers. Interment will

Vionette Rivera

Hamilton county
Vionette Jazmine Rivera, 27, of Collegedale, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.She was born Dec. 10, 1985 in Chattanooga and was affectionately called "Vivi" by family and friends.Vivi had a passion for life and loved

Lola Robinson

Hamilton county
Lola Jacqueline Robinson, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.Mrs. Robinson was born and raised in Chattanooga. She was a graduate of Central High School and was retired from the Chattanooga

Chester Smith

Hamilton county
Chester William Smith, 75, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.Chester grew up in Soddy-Daisy where he played basketball at Soddy-Daisy High School. He attended Tennessee

Ray Sullivan

Hamilton county
Earl Ray Sullivan, 84, of Ooltewah, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.He was born in Wilson, N.C. to Henry Hiram and Orpha Watson Sullivan on Feb. 22, 1928. Ray was a member of Christ

Martha Waters

WHITWELL Martha Faye Waters, 59, passed away Feb. 12, 2013. She was preceded in death by parents, Leonard "Pete" and Joyce June Waters; brothers, Charles Waters, Cecil Waters.Those left to cherish her memories are

Bonnie Wilcox

RELIANCE Bonnie Wilcox, 82, passed away, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.Survivors, son, Clifford Wilcox; brother, Fred Merrell; sisters, Beatrice Wilcox and Minnie Lowe.Funeral at 8 p.m. on Friday at Higgins Funeral Home with visitation 6

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

In MemoryBruce Dahrling

In memory
INMEMORYBruce E. Dahrling, II, M.D.Oct. 31, 1939-Feb. 10, 2011To an amazing doctor, husband, father, father-in-law, and grandfather:We miss your hugs, your smile, your wonderful sense of humor, and your generous spirit.It is difficult being apart

In MemoryThomas Jinnette

In memory
INMEMORYThomas Edward "Eddie" Jinnette05/22/70-02/14/05I thought of you today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday and the days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak
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