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Local Obits for Sat. Jan 12, 2013



Barbara Bassett

Hamilton county
Barbara Brownsey Bassett passed away from complications of Alzheimers disease on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Ithaca, N.Y.Born in Raleigh, N.C. in 1927, she was devoted to her parents, Helen and Clyde Brownsey. Barbara grew

George Bruning

Georgia
FLINTSTONE George W. Bruning, 86, departed this life, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at his home.He was a longtime resident of Walker County. George served in the U. S. Army and was a veteran of

Willie Burgess

Hamilton county
Willie Mae Burgess, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Hazel Dailey

Tennessee
MADISONVILLE Hazel Ruth "Rooster" Dailey, 80, widow of Hugh Dailey, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Vanderbilt Medical Center.Member of Wilson Station Presbyterian Church. Retired from Athens Products after working many years.Survivors,

James Darby

Hamilton county
Brother James Carroll Darby, a Life Professed member of the Congregation of Alexian Brothers for 59 years, died on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in the Alexian Brothers Health & Rehabilitation Center, Signal Mountain.Brother James had

Madge Dekle

Hamilton county
Madge Bates Dekle went to meet her Savior on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at her home in Hixson, with her loving son, John Bates and family at her side.She was retired from the U.S. Government

Mary Derrick

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Mary Olene "Neanie" Derrick, 85, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.Preceded in death by husband, Tom Dabbs; brothers, Neuman Derrick and Truman Derrick; parents, Delmer and Pearl Sutton Derrick.Survived by sisters,

Leslie Ford

Hamilton county
Sr.Leslie F. Ford Sr., 80, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.Services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 12, 2013, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Aaron Simmons and

Jessie Foster

Georgia
RINGGOLD Jessie Lou Gates Foster, 82, died on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at her residence.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at New Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Henson

Mina Fugate

Tennessee
SPRING CITY Mina Fugate, 95, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at Wolf Creek Cemetery in Spring City.Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at

Ronald Gulling

Hamilton county
Ronald Dean Gulling, 77, entered the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, when he died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, after spending a life of cheerful service to God, family and the

Brierley Hall

Hamilton county
Brierley Harris Hall, 52, of Hixson, passed away Friday morning, Jan. 11, 2013, after a lengthy illness.She enjoyed doing cross stitch and crochet projects and was an avid bowler and reader.She is survived by her

John Hammond

Georgia
RINGGOLD John "J.T." Hammond, 59, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at his residence.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 12, 2013, in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home

Wenton Holland

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Wenton O. Holland, 73, died on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at his home.He was of the Church of God faith and attended the Mount Crest Church of God of Prophecy. Wenton worked for

Mary Jane

Hamilton county
Mary Jane "Moodie" Penny 77, of Signal Mountain, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. She was born Sept. 4, 1935.She was a devoted mother and grandmother and a member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church.She was

Catherine Kennedy

Hamilton county
Catherine Mildred Kennedy, 72, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at her home comforted by family and friends.She attended Dividing Ridge Church of God.Survivors include

John King

Tennessee
Sr.DUNLAP John Thomas King Sr., 86, went to be with the Lord eternally, with his family by his side, on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac, Mich.He was

Marguerite Kirk

Alabama
DEKALB COUNTY Marguerite Pickens Kirk, 88, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Barfield Health Care.Funeral services at 2 p.m. Sunday from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Kirk Memorial Gardens.www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.Visitation 3-8 p.m. today, Jan.

Cleo Knipper

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Cleo Frances Weathers Knipp, 88, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.She was born to the late William O. and Hartie Tinker Weathers in LaFayette on Jan. 3, 1925. She attended Victory Tabernacle

John Lockhart

Tennessee
ALTAMONT John Willie Lockhart, 83, of Murfressboro, Tenn., passed away at his home Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. He was born in Altamont, Tenn. on May 9, 1929 to Allen and Octa Whitman Lockhart who

Opal Mae

Hamilton county
Opal Pressley, 86, of East Brainerd passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at her sons residence in East Ridge.She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga where she was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Wallace McGill

Hamilton county
Jr.Wallace Cleveland McGill Jr., D.Min. of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. He was 84 years old.A service of celebration will be held at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 12, 2013, at First

Tommy Millsaps

Hamilton county
Doyle Thomas "Tommy" Millsaps, 51, of Bucksnort, Tenn., and formerly of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in a Nashville hospital.We mourn the loss of a son, brother, uncle and dear friend whos love

Dorothy Mingle

Hamilton county
Dorothy May Mingle "Miss Dottie", 80, died on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 in Chattanooga.She was born in Bristol, Tenn., to the late Mr and Mrs. William Harvey Richardson. She was the wife of the late

Dorothy Oliver

Hamilton county
Dorothy Norma Oliver, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Cleveland, Tenn.She was preceded in death by her husband, George Oliver; sisters, Stevie Martin, Jo Sloan, Mable Moore, Lillian Vandergriff, Julia Gibson;
STEVENSON MacArthur Roberts, 70, died Thursday Jan. 10, 2013.Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today and the funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13, from the Valley Funeral Home Chapel

Vera Saddler

Hamilton county
Vera M. Saddler, 83, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, in a local health care facility.Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors. 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Evelyn Sexton

Hamilton county
Evelyn Fraser Sexton, 86, passed away on Thursday Jan. 10, 2013.Mrs. Sexton was born in Geraldine, Ala. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Opal Ellis Fraser; her husband, Willard B. Sexton;

Barbara Shadwill

Hamilton county
CHICKAMAUGA Barbara Lee Shadwill, 62, died peacefully at a local hospital Thursday, Jan.10, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Robert Shadwill; daughter, Andrea Shadwill; son and daughter-in-law, Brian

Regina Shafer

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Regina Shafer, 89, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at her residence.Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Moore-Cortner Chapel with Rev. Ray Gardner officiating. Burial will be at McClure

Ollie Shelton

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Ollie Mack Shelton, 78, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away peacefully surrounded by friends and family on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, in a local hospital. He was born on Aug. 15, 1934

Chester Spralling

Hamilton county
Chester Lee Spralling, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.Funeral service will be at noon today at Community Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Gerald Penn as the eulogist.Burial: Forest Hills Cemetery.Arrangements by Taylor

Christine Steele

Hamilton county
Christine Townsend Sells Brown Steele. of Chattanooga. passed away at her home on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013.Mrs. Steele, 93, was a daughter of the late Elijah McPherson Sells and Charline Leroy Jones Sells of Trenton,

Martha Stewart

Tennessee
HUNTLAND Martha Jewell Stewart, 90, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Southern TN Skilled Care Center. Visitation will be 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at Mt. Carmel Cumberland Presbyterian Church with services to follow

Mary Strickland

Hamilton county
Mary Almeta Strickland, 69, of Chattanooga, was called to her eternal rest on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. She was employed with American Manufacturing for 30 years and an active member of the local Steelworkers Union.

Robert Taylor

Georgia
Rev. FLINTSTONE Rev. Robert Taylor, 75, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at a local hospital.www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the South Crest

Russell Wilks

Alabama
SYLVANIA Russell D. Wilks, 94, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.Mr. Wilks was retired from being a construction superintendent with Sullivan, Long and Haggerty out of

Brandy Winder

Hamilton county
Breanna Lashae "Brandy" Winder, 29, of Lupton City, Tenn., passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.Brandy was a 2001 graduate of Soddy-Daisy High School. She was a very loving mother to her son Mycah.She was preceded

In MemoryHubert Kidd

In memory
INMEMORY"Daddy Kidd"May 17, 1924- Jan 12, 2009Sadly missed. Family and Friends.

In MemoryHeath Roach

In memory
Heath Barnett RoachApril 11, 1975-January 12, 2007To Our Dearest SonGod knows how much we miss you, Never shall your memory fade, Loving thoughts shall ever wander, to the spot where you are laid.Though absent you

In MemoryAllen Wilson

In memory
ofALLEN CRAIG WILSONSept. 15, 1981 - Jan 12, 2005Til we meet again, we love and miss you more than words can express.Love and missed forever, Mom, Dad, Travis, Jeremy, Amber, girls and extended
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