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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 23, 2013



Lucille Appleton

Hamilton county
Lucille Appleton, 100, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Mildred Baggett

Tennessee
GUILD Mildred Robina Cagle Baggett, 70, passed away, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.She was a homemaker.She was preceded in death by her sons, Clarence M. "Mike" and James D. "David" Cagle; parents, George W. and

Jean Baggett

Hamilton county
Delores Jean Baggett, 77, a lifelong resident of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with our loving Lord, Jesus Christ on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.Thursday in the funeral home

Harrison Baker

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Harrison Thomas Baker, infant, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.Preceded in death by great-grandparents, Russell Baker, Ruby Baker, Thomas Claude "T.C." Langford and Ona Wallin.Survived

Pamela Boettcher

Tennessee
SEQUATCHIE Pamela Jean Boettcher, 49, passed away Monday, Jan 21, 2013.Family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Jan 24.Memorial service 4 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. John Yeoman officiating.Arrangements by

Leslie Bowman

Tennessee
CROSSVILLE Leslie J. Bowman, 73, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.He was of the Baptist faith. Preceding Leslie in death was his wife, Evelyn Troglin Bowman; two brothers, Eddie and Cub Bowman.Survivors include companion of

Patricia Carter

Georgia
RISING FAWN Patricia Joyce "Nana" Carter, 63, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.Patricia enjoyed working in her flower gardens, spending time with family, playing with Taylin and Isaiah, and helping others. She was employed

Nora Clonts

Hamilton county
Nora Horner Clonts, 93, of Apison, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at the Life Care Center of Collegedale.Born on Feb. 25, 1919 in Corsicana, Texas, she was a longtime resident of Apison.She was preceded

Darnell Cole

Alabama
STEVENSON Darnell "Mimi" Cole, 90, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Cumberland Health and Rehab.Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Valley Funeral Home in Stevenson.The family will receive friends from

Donald Cook

Alabama
FYFFE Donald Lee Cook, 64, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Huntsville hospital.Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial at Piney Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Bobby Pendergrass and

Evelyn Cox

Hamilton county
Evelyn McConnell Cox, 90, died in a local hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.A U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, she was the first female from this area to join the WAVES.Mrs. Cox attended Hunter College

Bruce Crane

Hamilton county
Bruce Eugene Crane, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at a local hospital.He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Jackson "Jack" Crane and Katherine Jordan Crane.He was a 1959 graduate

Fred Dave

Hamilton county
Fred "Freddy" Huey Dave, 74 passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, in a hospice facility in Florida.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Barbara Engerson

Hamilton county
Barbara Jean Engerson, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Cofer Cemetery with Rev. Ronald Ragon officiating.Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home,

Barrett Ewton

Hamilton county
Barrett Gavin Ewton, 22, of Signal Mountain, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, in NHC Dunlap.Barrett was a Christian and a loving caring person that was loved and will be remembered

Martha Fortner

Hamilton county
Martha Donahue Fortner, passed into the peace of God on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.Born on Jan. 1, 1929, she was the eldest daughter of the late Edgar and Christine Godbey and was also the wife

Edna Gilliam

Hamilton county
Edna M. Walton Gilliam, 78, of Chattanooga died in a local nursing home on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.She was a member of Rose of Sharon Baptist Church.Funeral arrangements entusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services

Daniel Harris

Alabama
SHEFFIELD Daniel Courtney Harris, 38, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital.Graveside funeral at 9:30 a.m. today at Bankhead Cemetery.A memorial service also be at 4:30 p.m. today at

Kenny Hawkins

Hamilton county
Kendal Ray "Kenny" Hawkins, 63, of Flat Top Mountain, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.Kenny retired from TVA after 25 years of service. He was a retired member of the

Johnie Houston

Hamilton county
Johnie Lee Houston, 69, of Spring City, Tenn., passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.He was the son of the late Onas Grant and Reva Pauline Houston and was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara

Charles Houston

Alabama
DAWSON Charles "Muscles" Houston, 75, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Crossville Health Care.Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today, Jan. 23, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial at Lusk Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery

Lucille King

Tennessee
DUNLAP Margaret "Lucille" Narramore King, 84, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away suddenly at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Oakland, Mich., and was lifted up to

William Ledford

Tennessee
Jr.CLEVELAND William Alan Ledford Jr., 80, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.Survivors include his wife, Pat Howard Ledford; four sons; four daughters; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.

Estelle Martin

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Estelle Cunningham Martin, 91, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.Funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Burt Chapel, Fort Payne.Burial in Glenwood Cemetery.www.burtfuneralhomes.com.Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today and 8 a.m.

Jerry Mincey

Tennessee
ATHENS Jerry Glenn Mincey, 41, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.Funeral 2 p.m Friday in the chapel.Burial in Riceville Cemetery.Visitation noon-2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.Ziegler Funeral Home

VR Richards

Alabama
CROSSVILLE V.R. Richards passed away Monday, Jan 21, 2013, at his residence.Funeral service will be noon today, Jan. 23, 2013, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with burial at Fairview Cemetery, Albertville, with the Rev.

Cora Roberts

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Cora Lee Roberts, 82, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at her home.She was a resident of Rossville since 1970 and was of the Church of Christ faith. She was a former employee

Brenda Smith

Tennessee
DAYTON Brenda Karyl Smith, 51, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.She was a member of Tasso United Methodist Church.Survivors include her husband, Larry Smith; son, Brandon Smith; daughter, Tayler Smith; and grandson, Bryson

Katharyn Sparkman

Hamilton county
Katharyn Cason Sparkman, deaconess at Bethel AME Church, 93, went home to be with the Lord, on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, after a recent illness.Katharyn Sparkman was born Sept. 13, 1919. She was the last

Glenn Turner

Tennessee
SHELBYVILLE Glenn Brice Turner, 64, passed suddenly Sunday evening, Jan. 23, 2013, at his residence.A native of Chicago, Ill., lived most of his life in Chattanooga. He is the son of Nora Turner of

Norman Wallin

Georgia
TRENTON Norman Jones Wallin, 75, formerly of Chickamauga, Ga., died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Dade Health and Rehab.He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.Mr. Wallin was preceded in death by his parents,

Brenda Weidman

Hamilton county
ROSSVILLE Brenda Laird Weidman, 68, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at her residence.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the South Crest Chapel.Interment will follow in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church

Dean Westmoreland

Hamilton county
Larry Dean Westmoreland, 69, of Red Bank, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.He had been employed as an insurance salesman and was a member of Faith Filled Tabernacle.He was preceded in death by his

In MemoryPaulette

In memory
Paulette Hudson WhiteSept. 21, 1948 - Jan. 23, 2011Another year has come and gone, but it only seems like yesterday since you left. I really miss our everyday conversations and our Mother and Daughter
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