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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 04, 2013

Willis Argo

KIMBALL Willis Argo, 82, died on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.Willis was born on July 6, 1930 in Battle Creek, Tenn., to Roy and Ruth Argo. He was a devoted son, husband, father and grandfather.He

Willie Bethune

HIGDON Willie Gilbreath Bethune-Price, 89, passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 in a local health care facility.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Jan. 4, in the South Crest Chapel with

Mary Billings

Hamilton county
Mary Ruth Billings, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in the Hospice Care Center.She was a faithful member of New Emanuel Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and

Fred Bowen

Hamilton county
Fred DeMars "Freddie B" Bowen, 53, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at his home.He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and a member of Sts. Peter and Paul

Stephanie Boykin

Hamilton county
Stephanie Boykin, 48, passed away at home on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. She was preceded in death by her brother, Jarrett Boykin; and grandfathers, William C. Davis and Marvin Boykin.Survivors include a devoted companion, Mark

Avis Browning

Hamilton county
Avis Smith Browning, of Chattanooga, her soul left this Earth on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. She was 82 years old.Avis was born in Waverly, Tenn., and was a retired laboratory technician for DuPont. She

Ella Burrell

Hamilton county
Ella I. Burrell, 76, of Chattanooga passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.Mrs. Burrell was born in Monroe County, Tenn., to John and Hattie Jones. She retired from Gateway Hosiery and was a member of

Fred Clayton

Jr.CLEVELAND Fred Clayton Jr., 74, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.Survivors: wife, Peggy Clayton; nephew, Bo (Missy) Collins; and great-niece, Kealey Collins.Funeral at 1 p.m. Saturday at Grissom Funeral Home with visitation 6-8 p.m. today

Larry Clayton

Hamilton county
James Larry Clayton, 66, of Georgetown, went to be with his Lord Wednesday evening Jan. 2, 2013, at 10:50 p.m.Formerly of Lupton City, he currently resided in Georgetown, Tenn. He was retired from Dixie Yarns/

Edith Cofer

Hamilton county
Edith Carson Cofer, 97, of Chattanooga, passed away at her home, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.She was a member of First Christian Church and Ladies Kiwaniss Club. Edith graduated from Edmondson Business College and worked many

Leon Craze

Hamilton county
Leonard Leon Craze, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. He was 78 years old.Leon was born in Henegar, Ala., and was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area. He served our

Dolores Earhart

Other areas
PITTSBORO, Miss. Dolores Jean Earhart 83, a former resident of Harrison, passed away on Wednesday Dec. 26, 2012, in Oxford, Miss.She was presided in death by her husband, Charles H. Earhart; brother, Lowell F.

Janie Ervin

Hamilton county
Janie Mae Ervin, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in the Hospice Care Center.Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Dexter Cummings

Willie Evans

Hamilton county
Jr.Willie Evans Jr., 70, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at a local hospital.Survivors include life-partner, Charlene Elder; daughter, Sharon Brown; nieces and nephews.Services will be held at noon on Saturday, Jan. 5,

Kurmet German

DALTON Kurmet Winford German, 83, died, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, in a local hospital.He was a native of Whitfield County, Ga., and was retired from Shaw Industries. Mr. German was the youngest of nine

Patricia Guess

WINCHESTER Patricia Ann Guess, 68, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at her residence. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Moore-Cortner

Burk Hale

IIIRINGGOLD Burk Elder Hale III, 57, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.He had lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life and

Donald Hale

CHICKAMAUGA Donald Lee Hale, 73, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, in a local hospital surrounded by his family.Mr. Hale had lived most of his life in the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and

Ernest Haynes

Hamilton county
Ernest Joel Haynes, 66, of Hixson, was called to join heavens choir on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2012.A funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. EST today, Jan. 4, 2013 in the funeral home chapel

Edwin Jackson

CLEVELAND Edwin G. Jackson, 81, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 in a Chattanooga hospital.He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Jackson was preceded

Lillie Jackson

Hamilton county
Lillie "Denise" Jackson, a devoted mother, loving grandmother, and cherished friend, departed this life on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, surrounded by her family and friends at her residence.She was born Lillie Denise Martin on Jan.

Iva Jean

Hamilton county
Iva Jean Tillery "Jean Ball", 82, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. She passed away at her home in Griffin, Ga. after battling Alzheimer's disease. She was born on May

Charles Jones

HAMPTON Charles Lamar Jones, 53, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.Services at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Willis Funeral Home with Dr. Stephen Thomas officiating.Interment in West Hill Cemetery.Arrangements by Willis Fuenral

Charles Kidd

Hamilton county
Charles Shelby "Country Cuz" Kidd, 53, passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in a local hospital.Services will be held 2:30 p.m. today at Charity Baptist Church on Rossville, Blvd with Dr. John Carter officiating.Family

Alice Kilgore

WHITWELL Alice Louise Kilgore, 82, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Flara Ruth Kilgore; sisters, Hazel (Dan) Weaver and Irene (Albert) Barnes; brothers, Charlie and

Bernice Kramer

Hamilton county
Bernice Kramer, 93, of Sale Creek and formerly of Savannah, Ga., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at her home.Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday in Hillcrest Abbey West Cemetery

Rosa Long

Hamilton county
Rosa Long, 50, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.Rosa leaves to cherish her memories, cousin and caretaker Ella Bailey, Atlanta Ga.; daughters, Amy Young and Katrina Long; grandchildren, Keyon and Keyonna

Ola Mae

HENAGAR Ola Mae Burns, 75, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.She was a lifelong resident of Henagar, and was a member of Henagar Baptist Church.

Daniel McDowell

ROSSVILLE Daniel Sparrell McDowell, 67, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.Danny was a lifelong resident of Rossville and was of the Baptist faith. He was the owner/operator of McDowell Trucking and Grading

Frances McMahon

Hamilton county
Frances D. King McMahon died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, from natural causes after a long illness.Born Jan. 12, 1930 in Akron, Ohio to her late parents, Issac and Vesta June Dunlap, she lived most of

Stella Mitchell

SOUTH PITTSBURG Stella Mitchell, 89, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at her home.Stella Mae Wells Mitchell was born to Samuel and Annie Wells on Jan. 5, 1923 in Quincy, Fla., where she met and

Lois Nelson

Hamilton county
Lois Virginia Rigsby Nelson, 76, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at the First Baptist Church of Soddy-Daisy with Dr. Seton Tomyn officiating.Burial

Ethel Nichols

Hamilton county
Ethel Griffith Nichols, 93, formerly of Huntsville, Ala., died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, in a local healthcare facility in Collegedale.She was retired from Redstone Arsenal and was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Huntsville.She

Betty Painter

Hamilton county
Betty Jane Epps Painter passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.She was born Aug. 19, 1925 in Athens, Ga., the only daughter of Carl and Claudine Henry Epps. Betty grew up in Rome, Ga., where

Rosie Reed

Hamilton county
Rosie Nell Reed, 63, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at her residence. She was a faithful member of Trinity Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Robert Reed III; daughters, Yolanda (Vincent,

Bertha Reynolds

Hamilton county
Bertha E. Reynolds, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.Mrs. Reynolds was born in Cherokee County, Ala., to Grover and Josie Haggard. She was a member of Tiftonia Church of Christ

Carlos Reynolds

Hamilton county
Carlos "Carlitos" Espinal Reynolds, 25, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.Carlitos was born in Honduras on July 20, 1987. Abandoned at birth, he had a loving home at Orphanage Emmanuel in Guaimaca, Honduras

Donna Richardson

Hamilton county
Donna Michelle Davis Richardson passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga due to a recent illness.She was born Dec. 24, 1968.Donna was preceded in death by her father, Thomas E.

Annie Russell

Hamilton county
Annie Ruth Russell, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in a local health care facility.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Jan. 4, 2013, in the South Crest Chapel of

Warren Sales

Hamilton county
Warren Sales, 59, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.Warren Sales was born in Chattanooga on May 24, 1953. He came to Christ at an early age attending Gospel Lighthouse Church in Chattanooga.

Robert Shubert

CLEVELAND Robert Linsey Shubert, 56, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.Survivors: sons, Tommy Shubert, Scotty Shubert and Michael Shubert.Private services will be held at a later date.Ralph Buckner Funeral Home of Etowah is in charge of

Kennedy Smith

Hamilton county
Kennedy Craig Smith died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.He was the son of Ellie Mahoney, of Chattanooga and Brian C. Smith, of Lookout Mountain.Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today,

Gussie Taylor

Hamilton county
Gussie Virginia Buffett Taylor, 94, of Chattanooga, passed peacefully away on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.She attended Lake Vista United Methodist Church and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Lodge #417 at

Juanita Teinert

Hamilton county
Juanita Teinert, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.Mrs. Teinert was born in Bonham, Texas to William and Lida Mae Cotham. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. She and
ROSSVILLE Jacqueline Ann "Jackie" Williams, 49, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at her residence.Jackie was a 1981 graduate of East Ridge High School and earned her R.N. degree from Chattanooga State.

Lucille Young

TRENTON Sarah Lucille Young, 80, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. She was a loving mother and grandmother and a member of the Church of God.She was preceded in death by her parents, Will

In MemoryEssie Billingsley

In memory
Essie M. BillingsleySept. 15, 1909 - Jan. 4 , 2009We love you and miss you very much.Orville, Ruth, Brenda,Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren

In MemoryRobert Jones

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INMEMORYROBERT JONES, JR.May 27, 1937-Jan. 4, 2011Memory is a golden chain, that binds us till we meet again.Sadly missed but never forgotten, Stephanie, Lillie, Irma and Family


In memory
Harry Mack Knox, Sr. "Bunny"Jan. 4, 1940 - Sept. 26, 1996HappyBirthday!Harry Jr., Sonya, Tonya, Terrence, Charolette, Ann, grandchildren, and lots of other relatives and friends.

In MemoryJuanita McDaniel

In memory
INMEMORYJuanita A. McDanielSept. 13, 1925 - Jan. 4, 2011We Love and Miss You. Your Family, Louie, Dianne, David, Betty and Joe

In MemoryBilly McDaniel

In memory
INMEMORYBilly Don McDanielJanuary 4, 2012We love and think of you everyday. Sadly missed by your wife, siblings, children and grandchildren


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INMEMORYJan. 8, 1945 - Jan. 4, 2008As I sit in Heaven and watch you everday I try to let you know with signs Inever went away. I know it hurts you that Im gone but
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