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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 21, 2013



Alfred Ammons

Hamilton county
Jr.Alfred Ammons Jr., 49, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Virginia Barrett

Hamilton county
Virginia Josephine Barrett, 85, of Ooltewah, died on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at her residence. She was born in Rockwood, Tenn. to the late Jerry and Carrie Walker Ingle. Virginia was a lifelong

Betty ColeHatchard

Hamilton county
Betty Lucille Cole-Hatchard went home on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at the age of 88. Betty was born in Kearney, N.J, the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Sandford. She grew up in Ocean Grove,

Iside DiBiase

Hamilton county
Iside Maria Liberato DiBiase, 68, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.She was born in Raiano, Italy and moved to the United States when she was a child. Iside was a wonderful and loving wife,

Rebecca Durham

Hamilton county
Rebecca Lee Durham, 65, of Sale Creek, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.Rebecca was of the Baptist faith and retired from SunTrust Bank after many years of service.She was preceded in death by her parents,

Michael Espy

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Michael Leon Espy, 47, passed away in the morning hours of Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, while on vacation in Florida.He is survived by his children, Sarah Espy and Brandon Espy; mother, Lula Alessi;

Basil Evans

Hamilton county
Basil Evans passed into the presence of the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.Basil was born in Charleston, W.Va., Dec. 30, 1916. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He was a gifted

William Francis

Hamilton county
William Alfred Francis, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at his home.He was a retired iron worker.He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Francis; and his son, William E. Francis.Survivors

Betty Frazier

Hamilton county
Betty Plumlee Frazier, 83, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with her Lord Jesus on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.She was a member of First Baptist Church of Soddy-Daisy and was a former member of Red

Caleb Harrod

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Caleb Harrod, 17, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.Survivors include father, Jeffrey Harrod; mother, Jolene Williams; sister, Kelsey Harrod.Services are 3 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.The family will receive

Mary Higginbotham

Hamilton county
Mary Emma Higginbotham, 83, of Chattanooga died at her residence on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.She was a member of Christian Fellowship Cumberland Presbyterian Church.Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan Funeral

Robert Houston

Alabama
SECTION Robert Houston, 71, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Huntsville Hospital.Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today, Feb. 21, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, Rainsville, Ala.Burial at Bluff Cemetery with Rev. J.T.

Harry Jarrett

Hamilton county
Harry E. "Sonny" Jarrett, 74, of Chattanooga, quietly passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, surrounded by his family.He was the son of the late James L. Jarrett and Mildred Blair Jarrett of Cleveland Tenn. He

Mary Jenkins

Hamilton county
Mary C. Jenkins, 77, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.She was employed with the Standifer Place Nursing Home for 25 years as a certified nursing assistant, until her health

Dennis Johnston

Alabama
RAINSVILLE Dennis Johnston, 65, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at his residence. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Feb. 21, 2013, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in Kirk Memorial

Clifton King

Georgia
WILDWOOD Clifton Eric King, 52, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.Private family services will be held.To share expressions of sympathy, visit lane-southcrestchapel.com.Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home &

Lester Lipsey

Alabama
FLAT ROCK Lester Allen Lipsey, 58, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 at his home.Lester was the son of the late Malcom Young and Helen Louise Holoman Lipsey born in Norfolk County, Va. He was

Gary Martin

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Gary W. Martin, 59, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.Survivors include: wife, Debbie Martin; daughter, Laurel Martin; stepfather and two brothers.Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Fike Funeral Home with his

Dr Marvin

Hamilton county
Dr. Marvin Luke Dobson, 80, of East Ridge, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Luke Matthews

Alabama
BRIDGEPORT James Luther "Luke" Matthews, 82, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at Parkridge Medical Center.Luke was the son of the late John Edward and Stella Gamble Matthews born Nov. 23, 1930 in Rash, Ala.

Glenn Moreland

Hamilton county
Glendon Stephen "Glenn" Moreland, 81, of East Ridge, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.A native of Ringgold, Ga., he was a son of the late Lloyd and Thelma Kessler Moreland.Mr. Moreland was a veteran

John Page

Georgia
ROSSVILLE John Melvin Page, 59, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was of the Christian

Rev RV

Georgia
RINGGOLD The Rev. R.V. Wells Jr., 82, passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.He was born Oct. 25, 1930, in Ringgold.Rev. Wells grew up in the Boynton Community in Catoosa County, Ga. He was a

Sara Steadman

Hamilton county
Sara Steadma, 92, of East Ridge, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home South Crest Chapel.

Robert Stiles

Georgia
Sr.CHICKAMAUGA Robert David "Bob" Stiles Sr., 70, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located

Betty Traylor

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Betty Jean Wilkins Traylor, 74, was taken home to our Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at her long-time home in Rossville after a long struggle with COPD.She was affectionately called MawMaw and

Michael Whaley

Hamilton county
Michael G. Whaley, 59, of East Ridge, departed this life on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.He was a lifelong resident of East Ridge. He was born July 11, 1953 in Chattanooga. He attended East Ridge High

Dorothy Williams

Hamilton county
Dorothy Williams, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Spring City Care Center, Spring City, Tenn.She was born to Willie and Amy Williams. Dorothy accepted Christ at an early age and united

Billy Wooten

Georgia
TRENTON Billy Louis Wooten, 63, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at his residence.He was a machinist at U.S. Pipe and attended Harris Chapel Church.Mr. Wooten was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and

Elva Woy

Hamilton county
Elva Woy, 87, of Hixson, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.Complete arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

In MemoryDOROTHY BENEDICT

In memory
DOROTHY ANN MCDERMOTT BENEDICTJune 21, 1925 - Feb. 19, 2012Who is deeply missed by her five children, and the many lives she touched in her Spirited Life. "Dot Baby" To her many friends at Sams

In MemoryMarva Norwood

In memory
INMEMORYMarva Gwendolyn "Gwen" Norwood Feb. 21, 1932 - June 25, 2012.An amazing woman who we were so Blessed to have as a Mother and Grandmother. We thank God for you and being the vessel

In MemoryBetty Powell

In memory
INMEMORYBETTY POWELL ADAMSFeb. 21, 1930- April 3, 2012HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOTHERWe love and miss you.All your Family and Friends
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