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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 17, 2013



Boe Blackwell

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Boe Blackwell, 92, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 in a local healthcare facality.Survivors: daughters, Mitzi Blackwell Thompson and Misty Blackwell Daniel; 3 grandchildren.Funeral services: 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Fike Funeral home.Visitation:

Flora Brewer

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Flora Marie Kent Brewer, 81, departed this life Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at her home. She was a member of the Bibleway Baptist Church in Rossville, Ga. Survivors include her loving husband

Timothy Bumpass

Hamilton county
Timothy Cheltom Bumpass, 37, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith-Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Avenue, 423-265-4414.

Charles Childers

Hamilton county
Charles F. Childers passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2012, in Decatur, Ga. Born in Catoosa County and raised in Chattanooga, he had lived at Arbor Terrace, an assisted living facility in Decatur, for the last
FLATROCK Johnnie McCarson Chisenall, 78, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Chisenall was preceded in death by her parents, John Wesley and Audrey Mae Thurmond McCarson; husband, Albert Earl "Took" Chisenall;

Robert Chism

Hamilton county
Robert Lee Chism, 63, passed away on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at his home.He was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace and Lucille Chism; brothers, James and William Chism.He is survived by daughter, Carmen

Ralph Crumley

Georgia
FORTOGLETHORPE Rev. Ralph Edward Crumley, Sr., 89, went to sleep peacefully at home and woke up in the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. He was born on April 2, 1923. He

Marvin Eberhart

Hamilton county
Marvin Eberhart, 67, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Robert Edmondson

Hamilton county
Robert Eric Edmondson left us to be with his God on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. Eric was very loved and cherished.He graduated from Greenback High School in 1986 where he had more wonderful memories

Sue Esser

Hamilton county
Sue A. Esser died Tuesday Jan. 15, 2013.Funeral services will be Noon Saturday, Jan. 19, at Phillips Funeral home in Ironton, Ohio. Telephone 1-740-532-2144. Local Arrangements by the Highway 58 chapel of Turner Funeral Home

Timothy Eudy

Alabama
CROSSVILLE, Ala. Timothy Lynn Eudy, 50, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at Huntsville Hospital.Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Family will receive friends Friday, 5p.m. to

Edward Glenn

Hamilton county
, Jr.Edward Lebron Glenn, Jr., 28, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. He is survived by his sons, Edward Glenn, III and Eugene Glenn; daughters, Tanyiah Glenn, Taiona Glenn, and Tanae Glenn;

Joyce Hanks

Hamilton county
Joyce Payne Hanks, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.

Virginia Hicks

Hamilton county
Joanna Virginia Hicks, Ph.D., 85, native of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. She graduated from Red Bank High School, attended University of Chattanooga, and completed her Bachelor's degree at Texas Women's University.

Marjorie Higdon

Alabama
GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. Marjorie Higdon, 76, formerly of Signal Mountain, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.Marjorie was a member of Evangel Worship Center and formerly a member of Signal Mountain Church of God. She

Bill Hoback

Hamilton county
James William "Bill" Hoback, Sr., of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord, on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. He was 96 years old.Bill was born in Athens, Tenn., and relocated to Chattanooga at

Billie Hudson

Georgia
LAFAYETTE, Ga. Billie Stephenson Colston Hudson, formerly of East Brainerd, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. She was born in Hamilton County on Aug. 23, 1923; Billie was

Ralph Hulsey

Georgia
RINGGOLD, Ga. Ralph Henry Hulsey, 80, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Rosewood Assisted Living, where he had lived for the last three years.He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia

John Land

Hamilton county
John D. "Pete" Land died unexpectedly on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. He was born Jan. 19, 1938 in Dunlap, Tenn., to Lillard and Ova Lee Land. He served in the United States Navy for

Samuel Mason

Hamilton county
, Jr.Samuel W. Mason, Jr., 64, passed on Monday, Jan. 14, 2012 at a hospital in Vineland, NJ.Local survivors include his brothers, Gerald (Diane) Mason and Jack (Patricia) Mason.Services are schedule for Saturday, Jan. 19,

Thomas McDowell

Tennessee
DUNLAP Thomas McDowell, 74, died at his home Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 with his loved ones. He was a Vietnam Veteran and member of East Valley Baptist Church.Preceded in death by parents, Sam and

Rufus Morgan

Tennessee
Rufus Samuel Morgan, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. He was born March 15, 1920 in a house on Main Street in Chattanooga, Tenn., to Edward and Anna Wall Morgan. He learned to hunt and fish

Faye Pace

Hamilton county
Faye Pace, 82, of Chattanooga, Tenn., formerly of Rainsville, Ala., died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at Park Ridge Medical Center.Survivors: 2 daughters, Sheila Stone and husband Danny, of Trenton, Ga., Sherry Sisk and husband Bill,

Jay Park

Tennessee
HUNTLAND, Tenn. Jay T. Park, 88, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.Prayer service will be 9 a.m. today at the funeral home. Burial: Diana Cemetery in Diana community near Cornersville, TN.Online condolences: www.cumberlandfuneralhome.netArrangements by Cumberland

Doris Power

Hamilton county
Doris Power, 95, of Chattanooga, went to Heaven from her home, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace. 423-877-3524

James Rooks

Hamilton county
James Y. "Jay" Rooks, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 in a local hospital. He was of the Baptist faith and was a long distance truck driver for 44 years,

Lucille Sharpe

Hamilton county
Lucille Sharpe, 98, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 in a local hospital.She was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Sharpe worked for years at Cobble Muse Hosiery Mill and retired at 90 years old from

Trewitt Sneed

Hamilton county
Trewitt Pauell Sneed, 73, of Hixson passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at a local hospital. He was a member of New Life Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents,

Amos Sparks

Hamilton county
Sr.Amos Sparks Sr., 83, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at a local healthcare facility. Amos was formerly employed at Mueller Co. He was of Baptist faith.His hobbies include riding motorcycles and traveling.

Terry Suttles

Alabama
FORTPAYNE Terry Don Suttles, 66, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at Trinity Medical Center. His funeral is today at 3 p.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Mountain View

John Turcotte

Hamilton county
John C. Turcotte, 90, of East Ridge, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013.John was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Signal Corps

Barry VanCura

Hamilton county
Barry VanCura, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away suddenly Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, doing what he loved - preparing for his ballet students. As Founder and Executive Director of Ballet Tennessee, he was a gifted choreographer

Effie Waters

Georgia
LAFAYETTE Effie Romans Waters, 87, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. She was born May 16, 1925. She was a member of Woodstation Baptist Church since 1974 and she enjoyed spending time with her

Melinda Wells

Tennessee
DUNLAP Melinda Sue Roberson Wells, 45, died Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 15, 2013 at Memorial Health Care System. She worked in the nursing field for over 20 years.She is survived by husband, Bobby Wells; two

Finley Woods

Hamilton county
WHITWELL Finley Berry Woods, 92, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.He served in the United States Army, was a member of Mt Calvary Baptist Church and retired from GE.

In MemoryNANCY HERRING

In memory
Nancy M. HerringSept. 4, 1948 - Jan. 17, 2011Gone, but not forgotten,you will always be in ourhearts and minds forever.We love and miss you very much.Love always,Your Sisters and Brother

In MemoryDiane Presnell

In memory
IN LOVING MEMORYAug. 18, 1954 - Jan 17, 2012God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so he put His arms around you and whispered,"Come with me."A golden heart stopped
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