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Local Obits for Tue. Feb 26, 2013



Audrey Amos

Hamilton county
Audrey Myrtle Branum Amos, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, with her loving family by her side. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Walter Amos; brothers, Jewel, Lawrence,

Leon Austin

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Leon Austin , 80, passed away Monday morning, Feb. 25, 2013, in a Chattanooga health care facility.The family will receive friends 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the North Chapel of

Burma Bailey

Georgia
TRION Burma Bailey, 94, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.Visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. today, Feb. 26, at Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home.Funeral service at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 26, in the chapel.Interment in

Debra Dana

Alabama
SYLVANIA Debra Lynnn Dana, 59, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at her residence.Memorial services will be held at a later date.W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, Rainsville, Ala.

Buddy dykes

Hamilton county
Buddy DykesRev. Buddy L. Dykes, 71, of Soddy-Daisy went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.Rev. Dykes ministered for many years at several area churches including Hooker Church of God, Midway

Hazel Farmer

Hamilton county
Hazel M. Farmer, 88, East Ridge, passed away at her home Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Funeral services will be today, at 2 p.m. at Christ Church-Episcopal, 663 Douglas Avenue at McCallie Avenue, with Father

Elmer Foust

Georgia
Dr. MARIETTA Dr. Elmer Foust, 91, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.Dr. Foust was a retired minister.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in the Chapel of West Cobb Funeral

Dr Fred

Hamilton county
Dr. Fred Malcolm Andrews, 62, of Chattanooga, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Betty Gant

Georgia
RISING FAWN Betty Jean Gant, 75, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. EDT today, Feb. 26, in the Chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Hagler officiating.Visitation

Geneva Holcomb

Georgia
TUNNEL HILL Geneva Holcomb, 84, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday from Dogwood Valley Baptist Church.Visitation 5 until 9 p.m. today.Online condolences may be offered at: www.jjonesfuneralhome.comJones Funeral

Troy Howard

Hamilton county
Troy Donahue Howard, 49, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave. 423-265-4414.

Joan Jarrell

Georgia
Joan JarrellCLEVELAND Joan "Maw" Jarrell, 66, departed this life Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.She worked for Quarles Motor Co. for 18 years and was of the Pentecostal faith.She was preceded in death by her father,

Carlene Johnson

Tennessee
DUNLAP Carlene Johnson, 69, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013.Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. CST today at Varner Cemetery.Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com.Visitation 11 a.m.-2 p.m today day.Arrangements by Standefer-Reed

George Kennedy

Hamilton county
George Allen Kennedy died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave. 423-265-4414.

David Kilgore

Alabama
PISGAH David Kilgore, 51, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at Highlands Medical Center.Survivors: wife, Ann Kilgore; son; daughters; stepson; grandchildren; stepgrandchildren; mother; sisters; brothers.Funeral services was at 2 p.m. Monday

Carrie King

Tennessee
ATHENS Carrie Alma Hicks King, 70, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at her home.Funeral will be 8 p.m. today in the chapel.Burial at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McMinnMemory Gardens.Visitation 6-8 p.m. today at the

Maxie Knight

Hamilton county
Maxie Wayne Knight, 74, of McDonald, Tenn., passed away on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.Mr. Knight was born and raised in Sylacauga, Ala., to Leonard and Edna Knight. He was a member of Woodland Park Baptist

Alice Lowe

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Alice Lynn Hancock Lowe, 65, passed away at her home late Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.No public services will be held at this time.We invite you to view the Lowes family guestbook and leave

Josh McBryar

Hamilton county
Joshua McBryarJoshua Corey McBryar, 35, a resident of East Ridge, passed away on Friday night, Feb. 22, 2013, at his residence.Survivors and arrangements will be announced by Companion Funeral & Cremation Service who has charge

Elizabeth Mercer

Hamilton county
Elizabeth M. Mercer, 93, of Chattanooga went to be with her Lord on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, the Fellowship Sunday School Class, the JOY Group and the

Michael Montgomery

Hamilton county
Michael Mongtomery, baby, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Robert Morris

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Robert Lee Morris 71, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.Survivors include his children, Timmy Morris, Mary Ward, John Morris and Paul Morris; four brothers and sisters; and grandson, Shane Robert Morris.Condolences may be

Jack Parker

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Jack L. Parker, 86, passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at a local hospital.He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He retired from Cavalier and was the owner/operator of Fort
WILDWOOD Lester Vernon Pettyjohn, 79, died at his residence Saturday afternoon, Feb. 23, 2013.He was a member of the Seventh Day Baptist Church. Mr. Pettyjohn was a veteran of the Korean conflict.Mr. Pettyjohn was

Sharon Rankins

Hamilton county
Sharon Rankins, of Chattanooga, died Saturday February 23, 2013.Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the chapel with visitation 4-8 p.m. Wednesday. Additional information will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace. 877-3524

Donald Scott

Georgia
Jr.RINGGOLD Donald H. Scott Jr., 79, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, in a Macon, Ga., medical facility.He retired as a supervisor after 44 1/2 years with Chattanooga Paperboard formerly Container Corporation

Della Skidmore

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Della Ann Skidmore, 49, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.She was born Nov. 24, 1963 to the late William P. and Ruby Sims Forrester in Fort Oglethorpe, and she was a member of

Wedia Strong

Hamilton county
Wedia Pearl Strong, 94, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Buffalo, N.Y.She attended Howard High School and was married to the late Clifton "Bill" Strong.She was preceded in death by parents,

William Wagoner

Georgia
ADAIRSVILLE William "Bill" Craig Wagoner, 76, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Cartersville Medical Center.Born Sept. 20,1936, in Chattanooga, he was the son of the late Andrew C. Wagoner and Vernon

Edna West

Hamilton county
Edna Jones West, 78, of Apsion, Tenn., passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.She was retired from 1st National Bank, Higdon, Ala., and member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. She loved make people laugh and loved her

Harley West

Tennessee
WHITWELL Harley Lee West, 82, passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013.A member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, he was a Korean War veteran and resided in Jasper most of his life.He was preceded in death

James Wilson

Tennessee
DUNLAP James "Michael" Wilson, 28, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013.Services will be at 1 p.m. CST Wednesday in the funeral home chapel.Burial in Camp Cemetery.Online condolences can be made atwww.reedfamilyfh.com.Arrangements by Standefer-Reed Funeral Home,

Waylon Womack

Alabama
HENAGAR Waylon H. Womack, 79, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Collinsville Nursing Home.Funeral at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 26, from Old Sardis Holiness Church.Burial in Old Sardis Holiness Church Cemetery with Rainsville Funeral

Hattie Wooten

Georgia
NEW SALEM Hattie Mae Wooten, 87, daughter of the late Marion and Blanch Cochran, departed this life, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.She was a lifelong resident of Lookout Mountain and was a member of

In MemoryFELIX LOVELACE

In memory
FELIX H. LOVELACEHusband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle.A silent thought, a secret tear, keeps your memory ever dear. God took you Home, it was His will, but in our hearts you live still.Your family and

In MemoryBOB SCRUGGS

In memory
July 7, 1929 - Feb. 26, 2007It's been six years now. We think of you often. Missed and remembered by family and friends.

In MemoryCEDRIC SOUTHERS

In memory
CEDRIC D. SOUTHERSMarch 31, 1963 - Feb 26, 2010God took him home, it was His will. But in our hearts we love him still, as in the hour he passed away. We often sit and
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