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Local Obits for Tue. Jan 01, 2013

Lessie Atchley

TRENTON Lessie Lorena Atchley, 78, died at her residence early Sunday morning Dec. 30, 2012. She was of the Baptist faith and a homemaker. Mrs. Atchley was past President of the American Legion

Georgia Averitte

Hamilton county
Georgie AveritteGeorgie Ann Averitte, 91, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, as a result of complications from Alzheimer's. She was born on Sept. 5, 1921 in Mansfield, Ga., to the late Crawford and Alice Elizabeth

Raymond Baker

CLEVELAND Raymond "Biff" Baker, 51, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012.Survivors: mother, Doris Baker; father, Raymond (Mary Sue) Baker; and brothers, Bobby (Doris) Baker and Kip (Evelyn) Baker.Graveside service: Noon Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Center

Chester Barbee

Hamilton county
Chester Ray Barbee, 53, a lifetime resident of Harrison, Tenn., passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at his residence. He was employed with Maytag. He liked to hunt and fish in his spare time.

Alnita Carlisle

Hamilton county
Alnita "Nana" Stephenson Carlisle, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. She was 81 years old.Alnita was born in Lafayette, Ga., and was a graduate

Nancy Carlisle

Hamilton county
Nancy Ann Carlisle, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Robert Chamlee

RINGGOLD Robert William Chamlee, 65, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 in a local hospital surrounded by his loving family.He was born April 28, 1947 in Atlanta, Ga., to John Henry and Adele

Margaret Cooper

Hamilton county
RINGGOLD Margaret Allene Cooper 81, went home to be with the Lord Saturday Dec. 29, 2012. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, in the funeral home chapel with Rev.

Floy Culpepper

Hamilton county
Floy Faris Culpepper, 94, of Hixson, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. Floy was the wife of the late Norman Culpepper. Floy was a longtime member of Red Bank Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She loved

Minnie Curtis

PIKEVILLE Minnie Lee Hatfield Curtis, 82, passed away very peacefully on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 after an extended illness. She was born April 3, 1930, in Pikeville to Floyd and Kate Hatfield.She is survived

Deborah Daniel

WINCHESTER Deborah H. Daniel, 60, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma. She was born March 1, 1952 in Portland, Tenn.; the daughter of the late Harvey

Junior Dills

ATHENS Junior Floyd Dills, 61, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at Mount Verd Baptist Church.Burial: McMinn Memory Gardens.Visitation: 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at the church.Ziegler Funeral Home

Margaret Dyson

Hamilton county
Margaret Norman Dyson, 78, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at her home. Mrs. Dyson was a life long resident of Chattanooga. She was the daughter of the late John and Bessie Boles Norman. She was
RINGGOLD Jeri Ruthann Eddingfield, 89, departed this life Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. She was born in Tupper Lake, N.Y., to the late Howard and Mildred Youmell and was of the Baptist Faith.She is survived

Grover Edgmon

Hamilton county
Grover A. Edgmon, 91, of Collegedale, Tenn., passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.He was preceded in death by his parents, John Allen Edgmon and Ella Mae Haddock Edgmon.He was born in Catoosa County, Ga., and

Annie Garth

Hamilton county
Annie Garth, 61, passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at a local healthcare Facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Jean Greene

RINGGOLD Jean Cofer Greene, 82, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.Arrangements will be announced later by Wilson Funeral Home, Wallis-Stewart Chapel, Ringgold, Ga.

Rolf Hofbauer

Hamilton county
Rolf Hofbauer, 64, of Hixson, Tenn., passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 following a brief illness.An avid fisherman, Rolf was born in Bremen, Germany coming to the U.S. at the age of 6. A graduate

Charles Kidd

Hamilton county
Charles Shelby "Country Cuz" Kidd passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 in a local hospital.Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors 1724

Donna McDaniel

Hamilton county
Donna Mozell McDaniel, 85, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, .

Annie McDowell

Hamilton county
Annie Ruth McDowell, 87, of Ooltewah, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. A native of Meigs County, she has been a resident of the Ooltewah area for the past 71 years, and was

Steve McKheen

DECATUR Steve Allan McKheen, 51, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, at West End Baptist Church in Athens, TN.Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery.Ziegler Funeral Home,

Ocie Millsaps

CLEVELAND Ocie Mae White Millsaps, 91, widow of Lonie H. Millsaps, passed away 12:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at Life Care Center of Cleveland. She was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.Survivors:

Willie Moore

DECHERD Willie Leon Moore, 63, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at Southern Tenn. Medical Center in Winchester. Mr. Moore was born on Sunday, Oct. 2, 1949 in Winchester to the late

Ray Murphy

Hamilton county
Raymond R. Murphy Jr., 76, of Lookout Mountain Ga., died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 after a long and courageous battle with Parkinsons disease. He is now in the arms of the Jesus who he longed

Harley Nease

CLEVELAND Harley Nease, 89, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.Survivors: wife, Elizabeth Nease; children, Sharon (Johnny) Baker and Rick Nease; and grandchildren, Lauren (Paul) Moyle and Jordan Nease.Funeral services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at

Betty Parrish

Hamilton county
Betty Louise Parrish, 75, died Sunday morning, Dec. 30, 2012. She was a member of Canaan Baptist Church. She was retired from Arcade Printing Company. She was preceded in death by parents Sim and

Phyllis Patty

Hamilton county
Phyllis Patty, 72, of Chattanooga entered into eternal peace on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at a local hospital due to complications from heart surgery. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.She was

Willie Price

HIGDON Willie Gilbreath Bethune-Price, 89, passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 in a local health care facility.The family will receive friends Thursday, Jan. 3, from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Martha Ramey

Hamilton county
Martha Ramey, 95, lifelong resident of Hamilton County, passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. She was a member of Joy Baptist Tabernacle. Mrs. Ramey retired from Standard Coosa-Thatcher after 25 years of service.She was preceded

Maggie Ramsey

WHITWELL Maggie Nola Ramsey, 82, of Pocket Community in Whitwell passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family.She was preceded in death by her parents, Andy and Thula

Terry Reeves

Other areas
LEWISTON, Mass. Terry Reeves, 64, formerly of Trenton, Ga., died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. He attended Dade County High School and then served in the U.S. Air Force.He is survived by his wife Kathy

Ruby Revis

DAYTON Ruby Aline Ferry Revis, 87, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.She was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and was of the Methodist faith and attended Spivey Memorial United Methodist Church. She was

Carlos Reynolds

Hamilton county
,Carlos Espinal Reynolds, 25, of Signal Mountain, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike. 423-531-3975

Virginia Richards

Hamilton county
Virginia Burns Richards, 85, of Chattanooga and longtime resident of Hixson, peacefully departed this life to enter her heavenly home Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Virginia was born on Feb. 16, 1927, in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Bruce Ritchey

, Jr.,CLEVELAND Bruce Earl Ritchey, Jr., 77, passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 in a Chattanooga hospital. He was of the Methodist faith and enjoyed any outdoor adventure.Mr. Ritchey was a veteran of the

William Shirley

Hamilton county
William Duyera Shirley, 90, Chattanooga, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in a local healthcare facility. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and veteran of the U.S. Navy. Survivors are wife of 48 years,

Fred Smith

TRION Fred Willis Smith, 77, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.Survivors, wife, Jennine Smith; children, Randall Smith, Kathy Smith; 2 Grandchildren; sisters, Phyllis Young, Kathryn Hodgins, Barbara McArthur,Frances Turner, Patty Batchelor. Funeral is 3

Doris Smith

TRENTON Doris Ann Smith, 66, passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed genealogy, and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.She was preceded in

Jerry Taylor

, Sr.RINGGOLD Jerry Lee Taylor, Sr., 71, died Monday Dec. 31, 2012 at his residence.He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area. Mr. Taylor was a veteran of the US Army, serving

Rebecca Taylor

TRENTON Rebecca Blevins Taylor, 64 passed away, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. She was preceded in death by her father, Melvin Blevins and granddaughter, Kayla Taylor.Survivors include her daughter, Linda Taylor (Wesley) Bradley, Ringgold, Ga.;

Sandy Ward

MENLO Sandy Howard Ward, 86, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.Survivors, wife, Margaret Ward; children, Howard, Andrew, Sammy,Richard, and Bernice Ward, Annette Stewart, Tracy Easton, Mary Bond; 23 Grandchildren; 29 Great-grandchildren.Funeral is 11 a.m. Wednesday,

Eleanor Williams

DAYTON Eleanor Ray Brown Williams, 90, passed away Saturday afternoon, Dec. 29, 2012 in Dayton. Eleanor was born in Pikeville on Oct. 6, 1922 the daughter of the late Jim and Ruth (White) Hutcheson.

April Winters

Dearious JakelousCARTERSVILLE Dearious Jakelous, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 from an automobile accident.Funeral service will be Wednesday, Jan. 2, at 1 p.m. from the Fairmount United Methodist Church with Rev. Zachary Washington

Albert Wolff

Hamilton county
Albert Marvin Wolff, 87, a resident of Chattanooga since 1966, died on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 in a local hospital.Born in St. Louis, Mo., he graduated from Soldan High School, University City. He immediately enlisted


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