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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 23, 2013


Hamilton county
Capt. Captain Jeffrey Lee "Jeff" Francis, 54, passed into the presence of the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.Jeff was born in Kalamazoo, Mich., on Nov. 14, 1958, and has lived in Chattanooga for the

Rev Alfred

Hamilton county
Rev. Alfred E. Pierre passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at age 93. He was the son of the late Edgar Pierre and Ethel Christophe Pierre of Ama, Louisiana. He was a retired minister

Jody Austin

Hamilton county
Nellie Josephine "Jody" Austin, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at her home.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Mountain View Presbyterian Church with Rev. Chris Austin, Rev. Walt Gienapp

Nancy Bryant

WHITWELL Nancy Kathryn Bryant, 78, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewitt and Maude Basham; sister, Kathy Basham; brothers, Robert Basham, John Basham, Edward Basham. Mrs. Bryant

Tsutako Bussing

Tsutako Kuno Bussing, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in a local hospital.She was a native of Tokyo, Japan and had lived in the Chattanooga and north Georgia areas for most

Bernice Bynum

BRYANT Annie Bernice Reece Bynum, 73, passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family.She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who enjoyed working in her flower gardens,
RINGGOLD Margaret Jackalene "Jackie" Williams Cantrell, 84, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. Jackie was a beloved wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend.Jackie

James Coble

STEVENSON James Hugh Coble, 47, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 in the Phillipines.The Rosary and Visitation 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, South Pittsburg, TN.Funeral at 10 a.m. Wednesday,

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,

Celia Coleman

ATHENS Celia Olivia Hacker Coleman, 92, passed away Friday morning, Feb. 22, 2013, at her residence.Graveside services will be 2 pm Sunday in McMinn Memory Gardens.The family will receive friends 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sunday at

JB Collins

Hamilton county
Joseph Bernice Collins Jr., of Chattanooga, died Feb. 21, 2013 at Life Care Center of East Ridge.J.B. Collins was born on June 30, 1931 in Chattanooga, to Joseph Bernice Collins Sr. and Gussie Agnes Coleman

Jimmy Cook

Hamilton county
Sgt. Jimmy Clifford Cook, 70, formerly of East Ridge, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, in Jacksonville, Fla., due to a long term illness.He served 24 years in the military serving our country.He was preceded

Paul Cooper

LaFAYETTE Paul Thomas Cooper, 76, departed this life Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.He was born in Fort Payne, Ala. to the late Joseph and Edna Mae Cooper.Paul was also preceded in death by his brothers,

Samuel Drake

HENAGAR Samuel Clark Drake, 74, passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in NHC Health Care, Dunlap.Survivors: daughters, June Green and LeeAnne Hobbs; son, Phillip Drake; sisters, Julia and Joe Barnett, Virginia and Elbert Lea; seven

Georgia Elliott

Hamilton county
Georgia Mae Evans Elliott, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2013, at her residence.Funeral service is at 10 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Dr. Ternae Jordan Sr. as

Bobby Fowler

SUMMERVILLE Bobby Joe Fowler, 75, , died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. Survivors are his wife, Tivis Sue Fowler; daughter, Elisa Bradley; brother, Jerry Fowler; and two gandchildren.Funeral service is 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb.

Bill Gates

Hamilton county
William Allen "Bill" Gates, of Signal Mountain, died on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.Bills life was defined by fierce loyalty and abiding devotion to his family, friends and faith. There was no favor too large

Roy Greathouse

Hamilton county
Roy Louis Greathouse, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at a local hospital.A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Brother Tommy

Mark Headrick

Hamilton county
Mark Jason Headrick, 37, of Chattanooga, died on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Joyce Headrick.Survivors include, one daughter; three brothers, Allen (Debbie) Headrick, Marty (Mary) Headrick, Robert

William Helrige

Hamilton county
lWilliam Henry Helrigel, 92, of Signal Mountain, diedThursday, Feb. 21, 2013.Funeral services at 2 p.m. Sunday at Signal Crest Methodist Church on Signal Mountain.Visitation one hour prior to the funeral. Burial in Riverside Cemetery

Ronnie Henley

Hamilton county
Ronnie Andrew Henley, 61 of Hixson and formerly of Hillsboro, Tenn., passed away on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his family.Ronnie was an electrician and plumber and owned Henley Electric, he

Samuel Herring

Hamilton county
Samuel Herring, 51, passed away on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Mary Higgenbotham

Hamilton county
Mary Emma Higgenbotham, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away at her residence Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.She was preceded in death by her former husband; parents, Clarence Higgenbotham and Jo Anna Woodruff; brother, John T. Higgenbotham.Mary

Anita Holland

Hamilton county
Anita Jo Holland, 75, of East Ridge, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse L. and Sue L. Erwin.Survivors include her husband, Burton Holland; two stepsons, Bobby J.

Oleta Howell

Hamilton county
Oleta Howell, 91, of Tallahassee, Fla., passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in a Chattanooga health care facility.Funeral arrangements will be handled by Culleys Meadow Wood Funeral Home in Tallahassee.Announcement by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory

Geraldine Hutcheson

Hamilton county
Geraldine "Jerry" Hutcheson 84, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.She was preceded in death by her parents, Ardell and Ethel Johnson; husband, Gene Hutcheson; brother, Alvin Johnson; and sister,

Vioelt Kemp

BRIDGEPORT Violet Kemp, 90, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. CST today and the funeral will be 2 p.m. CST Sunday, Feb. 24, from Valley Funeral Home Chapel in

Geneva Lankford

Hamilton county
Geneva Seay Lankford, 83, of Chattanooga, was called to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.She was preceded in death by her husband, Luke Lankford; mother, Eva Alford.Survivors include son, Kenny Lankford; brother

Robert Mansfield

Other areas
BELLA VISTA, Ark. Robert Dewitt Mansfield, 68, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at his home.He was born Jan. 30, 1945 in Chattanooga, the son of Margaret Miller and Willis Mansfield.His hobbies included fishing, golfing,

Caroline Martin

Hamilton county
Caralu (Caroline Lucille) Martin, 55, passed away early Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.She is survived by her mother, Gaylia Cole; her sister, Lauri Martin; brother-in-law, Bill Adams; nephew, Eli Adams; four aunts; five uncles and eight

Nancy McBurnett

Hamilton county
Angie McBurnettNancy Angela "Angie" McBurnett, 69, of Chattanooga, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at her home.She was born Jan. 13, 1944 in Chattanooga to the late George and Susie Mae Axmacher.She was preceded in death

David Milner

Hamilton county
David Michael Milner, 55, died on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.A vehicle restoration specialist and lifelong resident of Chattanooga, he was preceded in death by his parents, Anne Henshall Milner Lilie and William P. Milner Sr.;

Steve Nichols

Hamilton county
Steven "Steve" Douglas Nichols, 48, of Chattanooga, departed this life Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, following a car accident. Steve was a 1982 graduate of McCallie School, he then served in the United States Navy, and

Sharlotte Polk

Hamilton county
Sharlotte B. Polk, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in a local hospital.Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Owen Smith as

Geneva Risko

Hamilton county
Geneva Dickerson Risko, 89, Passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Newnan Piedmont Medical Center in Newnan, Ga.Mrs. Risko lived in the Chattanooga area most of her life. She retired from DuPont with 25 years

Claude Rothwell

Hamilton county
Claude Walker Rothwell, 84, lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at his home. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and retired from TVA with over 25 years of

Margueritte Shacklet

Hamilton county
teMargueritte Harris Shacklette, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, surrounded by her devoted family.She was a native of Columbia, Ky., and the daughter of the late W.E. "Pete" and Creel Harris.Mrs.

Connie Short

FYFFE Connie H. Short, 66, passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at her residence.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mark Owens officiating.Burial will follow

Robert Stiles

Sr.CHICKAMAUGA Robert David "Bob" Stiles Sr. CPCU, CLU, ARM, 70, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, in a local hospital after a five month battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.Bob was born on Sept.

Mack White

DUNLAP Mack White, 85, passed away, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at his home.He was born in Franklin, Tenn. He then moved to Knoxville where he met the love of his life. They
CHICKAMAUGA Christopher Edward Whitener, 34, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2013.Chris was a lifelong resident of Walker County and was of the Christian faith. Chris was a good hearted, humble person who enjoyed

Donna Wooten

RAINSVILLE Donna Beam Wooten, 57, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 at Pisgah, Ala.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in Rainsville Memorial

Robert Woski

FORT PAYNE Robert M. Woski, 84, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at DeKalb RegionalMedical Center.Funeral at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church.Visitation 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, at the

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ERVIN LESTER GIBSONMay 14, 1928-Feb. 23, 2011We thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday, and the days before that too. Your memory is our keepsake

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