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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 17, 2013



Bruce Buckner

Tennessee
ETOWAH Bruce Buckner, 73, passed away Friday, Feb. 15 2013 at his residenceFuneral services will be Monday, Feb. 18, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Dunn and the Rev.Eddie Rowland officiating.Internment

Ruby Cherry

Hamilton county
Ruby Lee Cherry, 87, passed away on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. She was a member of Brainerd United Methodist Church and served as Choir Librarian.Memorials may be sent to the church for music ministry.A Memorial

Mary Clark

Georgia
RINGGOLD Mary Louise Clark, 84, departed this life Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Wallis-Stewart

Vickie Cook

Georgia
LAFAYETTE Vickie Jo Bagley Cook, 59, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013.Preceded in death by her mother Doris Bagley; grandparents Charlie and Virie Shepard, and Virginia Bagley.Survived, husband Denny Cook; children, Eric, Luke, Peter, and

Faddie DeFur

Hamilton county
Faddie DeFur, 87, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga passed away at her home on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband J.D. DeFur.Survivors: two daughters, Donna DeFur, Chattanooga and

Elena

Georgia
Elena NashCOMMERCE Elena Beard Nash, 96, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at Alzheimers Care of Commerce.Mrs. Nash was born in Dayton, Tenn., to the late S. White and Harriet McPherson Beard. She was

Martha Fries

Hamilton county
Martha Emaline Gamble Fries, 57, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at her home in Ooltewah.Martha was born in Chattanooga area and grew up in Benton, Tenn. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University before

Anne Gribben

Hamilton county
Anne Becker Gribben, of Hixson, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. She was 84 years old.Anne was born in Spartanburg, S.C., to the late William and Mazie Becker. She

Jesse Haddock

Hamilton county
Jesse Scott Haddock, 36, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013.Funeral arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave.

Robert Hunley

Hamilton county
Robert Lee Hunley, Jr. 52, of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 after a short illness. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Hunley Sr.; Brother,

Floyd Jackson

Georgia
LAFAYETTE Floyd Jackson, 60, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013.He was a member of the Community Baptist Church at LaFayette.Survived, wife Judy Joyner Jackson, of LaFayette; sons and wives, Ched (Joanna) Jackson, Trion, Daniel (Jennifer)

Mattie Jordan

Hamilton county
Mattie P. Jordan, 77, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.She was born in New Market, Ala., and later moved to Chattanooga, at an early age. She was an employee of Erlanger Hospital where she

Gregory King

Hamilton county
Gregory Lamar King, 51, passed away on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Peggy Laymons

Hamilton county
Peggy Laymons, 74, of Chattanooga, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in a local hospital.Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Grace Lee

Hamilton county
Grace Millard Lee, 91, passed away on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. She was born Aug. 13, 1921 in Daus, Tenn., the daughter of the late Lawrence and Addie Dodson Millard. She was preceded in

Kenneth Loggins

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Kenneth Lavaughn Loggins, 76, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at his residence.He was a member and deacon at LaFayette First Baptist Church. He taught Sunday school at Cozy Manor for several years.He

James Martin

Alabama
PISGAH James Bruce Martin, 59, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at his residence.Funeral service will be today at 2 p.m. from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.

Leonard Massey

Hamilton county
Leonard Daniel "Dan" Massey, Social justice activist and retired scientist, departed this world on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, after a short illness.He was 70 years old and is survived by his wife of almost 40

Mark McNiff

Hamilton county
Mark Stanton McNiff, 45, of Raleigh, died unexpectedly at home on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.The son of Miles McNiff and his wife, Jeanne, Mark grew up in Chattanooga at The McCallie School ('85).He earned a

Evvie McSpadden

Georgia
NEWSALEM Evvie Lou McSpadden, 93, passed away, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. She was born June 1, 1919 and was a resident of New Salem over 50 years and a member of New Salem Baptist

Glenn Moreland

Hamilton county
Glendon Stephen "Glenn" Moreland, 81, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN. 423-531-3975

Edward Nobles

Hamilton county
Edward Nobles, 85, of East Ridge, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013.Mr. Nobles was born in Richard City, Tenn., to C.E. and Laura Nobles. He was a graduate of Central High School where he was

Valorie Osborne

Hamilton county
Valorie Vaughn Osborne, 56, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at her residence.She was a Chattanooga native and a graduate of MTSU where she received her BS degree in journalism. Valorie was chosen

Ophelia Phinezy

Hamilton county
Ophelia M. Phinezy, 86, passed Saturday, Jan. 16, 2013.Survivors: son, Gordon Douglas (Leigh) Paschall; two sisters; brother.Services at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in Ruth Cofer Cemetery.Funeral arrangements are by Advantage Funeral & Cremation

Margie Reynolds

Hamilton county
Margie Reynolds, 87, was born in Adairsville, Ga., and passed on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in a local hospital.She retired from Erlanger Hospital. She was a member of Wesley Chapel Christian Community Church. She was

Cathy Sargent

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Cathy Jean Sargent, 56, departed this life Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at her home. She was born in Ringgold, Ga., to the late James Teems and Frankie Mosley. Cathy worked for Blue Cross-Blue

Ruth Smith

Hamilton county
Ruth Eden Smith, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away at her residence on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, after an illness.Mrs. Smith was a member of First Baptist Church and the Courtney-Parks Sunday School Class. She was

Lesa Tate

Tennessee
JASPER Melessa "Lesa" Mitchell Tate, 48, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.Lesa was a registered dental hygienist and of the Baptist faith. She was born in Dunlap, Tenn. on Nov. 29, 1964 to Gary

Danny Townsend

Hamilton county
Danny Bruce Townsend, 58, of East Ridge, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Bob Uren

Hamilton county
Bob Uren, 82, of Soddy-Daisy, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.He was a member and deacon of New Salem Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran having

Lee Vanoer

Hamilton county
Walter "Lee" Vanoer, 87, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. Lee was born on May 3, 1925 to the late Robert Hamilton and Amanda Catherine (Wallace) Vanoer in Riceville,

Howard Webb

Tennessee
JASPER Howard Kenneth Webb, 90, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at Grandview Medical Center.A son of the late James Levi and Rose Raulston Webb, he was born on Dec. 31, 1922 and

In MemoryTWILIGHT BURNEY

In memory
INMEMORYTwilight T. BurneyNov. 15, 1947 - Feb. 17, 2012Each night we shed a silent tear as we speak to you in prayer to let you know we love you and just how much we care.Take

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 MemoryMary Sheaffer

In memory
Mary Alice Sheaffer "Giles"Happy Birthday!Feb. 17, 1926 - June 18, 2012Mom, its been 8 months since you went to live with the Angels. We love and miss you everyday. With love, your four beautiful daughters,
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