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Local Obits for Sat. Jan 05, 2013

Chris Bowman

CHICKAMAUGA Chris Bowman, 54, passed away on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at his residence.Chris was a member of Local #454 Boilermaker's Union and attended the Way of the Cross Baptist Church.He was preceded in

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

Billy Chapman

CLEVELAND Billy H. Chapman, 75, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.Survivors: wife, Linda Chapman; children, Holly (Joe) Stanley, Blake (Lisa) Chapman and Kirk (Teona) Chapman; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sister, Carol (Bill) Nolen.Visitation is

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/

Hal Clements

Hamilton county
Hal Fredric Sherman Clements, 73, of Chattanooga (Elder Mountain), passed peacefully from our sight and sound on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family.Hal was born in Knoxville on April 17,

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

Novella Crutcher

Hamilton county
Novella Crutcher, 101, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at her residence.She was a faithful member of New Vernon Grove Missionary Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jimmie Robinson and

Hilda Eidson

Hamilton county
Hilda R. Eidson, 91, of Chattanooga passed away on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.Mrs. Eidson was born in Chattanooga, to John and Bessie Mae Williams. She graduated from Central High School in 1939 and for many

Bobbie Everett

PIKEVILLE Bobbie Everett, 81, died on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at his home.He was a Korean War Veteran.Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.Please share your thoughts online with

Josephine Hancock

Hamilton county
Josephine Hancock, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, on her 86th birthday.Arrangements to be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.

Gertrude Harmon

Hamilton county
Gertrude M. Harmon, 97, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 404 S. Moore Road.

Dorothy Harris

CHICKAMAUGA Dorothy B. "Dot" Harris, 91, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2012.She was the daughter of the late William and Mary Henley Blake. Dorothy served Hutcheson Medical Center

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.The body will lie-in-state at 11 a.m. today

Donna Jones

CHICKAMAUGA Donna Jones, 52, departed this life Thursday, Jan. 3, 2012.Graveside services will be held 3 p.m. today, Jan. 5, 2012 at Grand Center Cemetery in Chickamauga, with J.D. Gibson officiating.Arrangements are by the

Nettie Jones

CROSSVILLE Nettie Jane Jones, 95, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at her residence.Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today, and will lie in state 1-2 p.m. at the church from Crossville First Baptist
Charlie LingerfeltELLIJAY Charles Eugene Lingerfelt, 71, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in the care of Hospice at Emory Hospital in Atlanta.He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Mary Agnes Bearden

Robert Maupin

IIIFORT PAYNE Robert L.Maupin III, 76, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2012, at Collinsville Healthcare.Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at Ourt Lady of the Valley Catholic Church.Burial in Walkers Chapel Cemetery.Visitation

Sarah Murphy

RAINSVILLE Sarah Mirl Pope Murphy, 84, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at her residence.Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Jan. 5, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David Martin officiating.Burial

Rosie Reed

Hamilton county
Rosie Nell Reed, 63, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at her residence. Funeral service will be at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Ministers Patricia and Maurice Reed

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

Marsha Savage

Hamilton county
Apostle Marsha Savage, 60, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in a local health care facility.She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Tyrone Savage; and father, James Terrell Sr.Survivors include two

William Smith

TRION William F. "Bill" Smith, 93, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.Graveside service at 3 p.m. today, Jan. 5, at West Hill Cemetery, Trion.Visitation from 2 to 3 p.m. today, Jan. 5, at Erwin-Petitt

Kathe Smith

ROSSVILLE Kathe Smith "Avon Lady", 76, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013.She was a native of Germany and had lived in the Chattanooga and Rossville area since 1963. She was a well-known Avon representative

Fred Smith

Hamilton county
Fred Luther Smith, 96, Chattanooga, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, in a local health care facility.He was retired from Peerless Woolen Mills in Rossville, and Burlington Industries of Cleveland.Mr. Smith was preceded in death by

Jean Sullivan

DAYTON Jean Sullivan, 85, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Rhea Medical Center. Funeral will be at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the Vanderwall Funeral

Raymond Taylor

Hamilton county
Raymond Neil Taylor died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at his home on Signal Mountain.He was born in Steele, N.D. on June 22, 1931 to Helen F. Taylor and Allen I. Taylor. At a young age

Forrestine Townsend

Hamilton county
Forrestine E. Johnson Townsend, 74, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in New York, N.Y. Forrestine was the second daughter to the late Elizabeth Lucas and Forrest Johnson. She was

Danny Vandergriff

Hamilton county
J. "Danny" Vandergriff, of Hixson, went home to be with his father on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. He was 62 years old.Danny was born in Hixson, and was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga

Corben Wallace

WHITWELL Corben Marion Glenn Wallce, infant son of Thomas "Butch" Samantha "Sambo" Wallace, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.Other survivors include brother, Cayden Guy; sisters, Chirsten Nolan and Caybre Wallace; grandparents, Bobby and

Lois Welsh

Hamilton county
Lois Welsh, 91, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.Born to the late Bernard M. Welsh and Elizabeth McCown Welsh, she grew up and attended schools in Fayetteville, Tenn.
ROSSVILLE Jacqueline Ann "Jackie" Williams, 49, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with the Rev.

Tangelia Woodruff

Hamilton county
Tangelia Lonzell Woodruff, 50, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, in a local hospital.She was a member of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Evelyn Jones.Survivors

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