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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 27, 2013



Peggy

Hamilton county
Margaret Jean "Peggy" Carmona, loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013.Peggy was born on Aug. 30, 1939, in Jackson, Miss. to Jeanette and James Morring.

Lucile Appleton

Hamilton county
Lucile "Aunt Lou" Viola Sims Appleton departed from this life on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, after a short illness.She was the second of four daughters born to Will and Millie Thomas Sims, born April 20,

Mary Barbee

Hamilton county
Mary M. Barbee, 74, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.She was of the Baptist faith.She was born to Elmer and Viola Phillips now deceased. She was also preceded in death by

Flossie Batts

Hamilton county
Flossie Donahue Batts, 75, departed this earthly life on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.Flossie was born on May 1, 1937 in Chattanooga. She became a Christian early in life and was a faithful member of Washington

Dewayne Bentley

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Dewayne Bentley, 67, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.Survivors, wife, Gladys Bentley; children, Kelvin Bentley, Lori Jones; sisters, Barbara Young, Sara Smith, Martha Matthews, Betty Rogers, Vicki Bentley; brothers, Johnny, C.L., Jackie, Ricky Bentley;
ROSSVILLE Charles "Charlie" Blaylock, 87, peacefully passed from this life to his heavenly home with Jesus early Friday morning, Jan. 25, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.Charlie was born Nov. 29, 1925, in Chattanooga.

Deborah Bost

Hamilton county
Deborah Humphreys Bost, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013.Deborah was born on Aug. 7, 1957 in Chattanooga. Upon graduating from court reporting school, Deborah moved to Washington, D.C. to pursue her career,

Bruce Buttram

Alabama
DUTTON Bruce Buttram, 60, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at Jackson County.Funeral services will be Monday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial in Union Grove Cemetery.www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.Visitation will be 3-8 p.m.

James Byrd

Hamilton county
James Edward Byrd, 68, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.He was a Veteran of the United States Army and he retired from Tri-State Security.James is survived by his wife, Wanda Byrd; sons,

Ava Chadwick

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Ava Delight Mantooth Chadwick, 75, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.Survivors: children, Allison Campbell and John C. Chadwick; three grandchildren and one brother.Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at

Michael Clagg

Hamilton county
Michael Jessie Clagg, 78, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.Mr. Clagg retired from Swift Meat Co. after 47 years of service. He was a United States Army Veteran and served in the

Sylvia Cloud

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Sylvia Cloud, 85 died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.Sylvia was preceded in death by daughter, Gayla Burrow.Survivors include daughter, Jan Cloud, Signal Mountain; grandchildren, Melissa Burrow,

Marvin Crowe

Hamilton county
Marvin James Crowe, 72, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2013.He was of the Church of God faith and served his country in the Tennessee Army National Guard. Marvin loved fishing and restoring

Louise Damron

Tennessee
FOLEY Louise Wagner Damron, 84, formerly of Belvidere, passed away on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.Funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Damron Cemetery, Elora, Tenn. Visitation 9 to

Betty Ellis

Georgia
RINGGOLD Elizabeth Betty Ellis, 85, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in a local hospital.She was born on Jan. 14, 1928, was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and Ringgold area and was of

Phillip Farmer

Hamilton county
Phillip David Farmer, 61, of East Ridge, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at his home.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike. 423-531-3975

Charles Farrar

Hamilton county
Charles E. Farrar, 88, formerly of Chattanooga and Nashville, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Norman, Okla.He was born in 1924 in Wartrace, Tenn., to John Isom and Annie Ruth Pyrdom Farrar. Chuck
ROSSVILLE Richard William Freshour, 87, passed away, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.He was born to the late Robert William and Glennabell Whip Freshour in Columbus, Ohio, and has been a resident of Rossville for eight

Virginia Gamble

Hamilton county
Virginia Jo Long Gamble, of Chattanooga, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Waterford Gardens Assisted Living in Atlanta, peacefully with her family by her side.Born in Chattanooga, Aug. 26, 1927, to Joseph Thomas Long and

Gladys Harris

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Gladys Myrl Hulgan Harris, 88, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in a local hospital.Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with Rev. Joel

Lena Holcomb

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Lena Ann Holcomb 78, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at her residence.She was born Oct. 21, 1934.Survivors, husband of 60 years, James C Holcomb; son, Luther (Donna) Holcomb; daughter, Shirley Weiss; grandchildren,

Lonnie Hood

Hamilton county
Lonnie "Round Man" Hood Sr., 72, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.Lonnie retired from Wheland Foundry in 2003 after approximately 47 years of dedicated services. He later became an employee at Wal-Mart.He

Bill Howard

Hamilton county
Bill Howard, 50, passed away on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Noble Joel

Hamilton county
Jr.Noble Fred Joel Jr., of Austin Minn., passed from this life surrounded by his family at his Harrison, Tenn., home on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.Fred was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and

Ruby Kinsey

Hamilton county
Ruby Mae Kinsey, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson. 423-531-3975.

Jim Kisor

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Jimmie Lee Kisor, 80, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in a local hospital.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with Pastors Jim Bennett and

Bess Koplan

Hamilton county
Bess Epstein Koplan passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013.She was the daughter of the late Ben and Annie Epstein. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Joseph A. Koplan; her twin

James LaDuke

Hamilton county
Sr.James Edward "Duke" Duco" LaDuke Sr., 88, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord and also join his loving wife, Doris, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he has lived in

Joe Lyles

Hamilton county
Sr.Joseph Martin "Joe" Lyles Sr., 70, of East Ridge passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at his home.He was a most beloved husband, father and "Pop" to five grandchildren.He was a member of South

Jeff Marquis

Hamilton county
Jeffery Armour Marquis, 53, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in Kissimmee, Fla., in the arms of his loving wife after a short but valiant battle with cancer.Jeff was born in Kingsport, Tenn., and lived for

Edward McCrady

Tennessee
SEWANEE Edward McCrady died Friday, Jan. 24, 2013.He was the eldest son of Edward and Edith McCrady, of Sewanee, born Sept. 24, 1933.He was a graduate and trustee of the University of the South

Kim Mingus

Georgia
RINGGOLD Kimberly Mingus, 52, died on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013.A memorial service will be held 5:30 p.m. Monday, at Battlefield Parkway Church of the Nazerene with pastor Joe Brown officiating.Survivors are husband, Steven Mingus;

Diane Moore

Hamilton county
Diane Hardesty Moore, of Red Bank, a devoted wife and mother, passed away suddenly on Jan. 18, 2013. She was born June 15, 1946, in Harrogate, England, where she later met and married

Anna Morgan

Georgia
Louise MorganDALTON Anna Louise Metzger Morgan departed from this life on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013.Louise was born March 2, 1923 in Rossville, and was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years. William A.

Boyd Mull

Hamilton county
Boyd C. Mull, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.Survivors and complete funeral arrangements will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, East Brainerd Chapel, 8241 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga.

Patrick Newsom

Hamilton county
Patrick Newsom, 43, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Bobbie Owen

Hamilton county
Bobbie J. Owen, 56, of Chattanooga, died at her residence Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.She was of the Baptist faith and a retired cook in the retail business.She is survived by her sons, Troy (Tracy) Richardson,

Reva Phillips

Hamilton county
Reva K. Phillips, 90, of Guntersville, Ala., and formerly of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.She was born in Knox County, Tenn. on April 11, 1922. Reva was

E R

Tennessee
CLEVELAND E. R. "Ron" Frazier, 77, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013.Survivors include: children, Terri Orr, Mickie Gravitt and Jeff Frazier.A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m.. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013,

Rosalin Reed

Hamilton county
Mary Rosalin Reed, 72, of Chattanooga, died on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. Rosalin courageously battled Multiple Sclerosis for most of her adult life.Rosalin was born in Chattanooga on Oct. 15, 1940. She was the daughter

Willis Shavers

Alabama
PISGAH Willis A. Shavers 80, passed away on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at his residence.Mr. Shavers retired in 1985 after serving 25 years as a carpentry instructor at the Jackson County Technical School, EPCOT.

Raequayah Shropshire

Hamilton county
Raequayah "Quayah" Shropshire, 28, passed away on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at a local hospital.She was preceded in death by her mother, Rosetta Ward; and son, DeTonio Sivels.Survivors include her father, James (Sabrina) Shropshire; brothers,

Margot Smith

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Margot A. Smith, 84, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.Survivors include children, Eddy and Tim McMahan, of Cleveland and Tony Smith, of Moyok, N.C.Visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013,

Marlin Smith

Alabama
FYFFE Marlin Wayne Smith, 53, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CST Monday, Jan. 28, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Danny Bellomy officiating.Burial in

Eleanor Sudderth

Hamilton county
Eleanor McGlathery Sudderth, 98, of Chattanooga, died on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.Ms. Sudderth was born in Birmingham Ala. She graduated from Birmingham Southern College and William and Mary College of Social Work. She taught in

Doris Townson

Hamilton county
Doris Elizabeth Black Townson, 83, of Chattanooga, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Kenneth Vincent

Hamilton county
Robert Kenneth Vincent, 83, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.He was born on Aug. 22, 1929, the son of James Thomas and Elizabeth Vincent. He retired after many years as a long

Ann Zane

Hamilton county
Ann Sheffield Johnson Zane passed away Dec. 3, 2012.Ann was a native of Nashville, but came to Chattanooga in 1952. How do you sum up a person like Ann in a few words? A

In MemoryJIM COONE

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INMEMORY JIM GARON COONE Jan. 27, 1938-June 11, 2012Dear Pop, Today you would have turned 75. Your birthday is a full nine months to the day before mine. We used to joke about that.Your

In MemoryARCHIE L

In memory
INMEMORYArchie L. DouglasJune 28, 1957-Jan. 27, 2008Gone but never forgotten.Archie, it was so hard during the holidays and it still hurts today. But we celebrate the life you had with us and the many lives

In MemoryREGINALD RUSSELL

In memory
INMEMORYReginald Lajuan RussellJan. 27, 1969 - April 8, 2009HAPPY BIRTHDAY!Today is my fathers birthday. We miss you. We will always love him. He will have a great birthday in Heaven.Love, your daughter and family.
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