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Local Obits for Mon. Jan 28, 2013


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.

Gladys Amos

ROSSVILLE Gladys Lynn Amos, 81, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. She was born in Henegar, Ala., to the late, Lee Roy and Ardell Jones,

Nola Bishop

DAYTON Nola Lee Bishop, 88, went to be with her Lord Sunday morning Jan. 27, 2013 at her home. She was born in Dayton on April 5, 1924 the daughter of the late

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,

Patrick Boyle

RINGGOLD Patrick John Boyle, Sr., 60, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 in a local hospital. Patrick was a native of Detroit, Mich., had lived several years in San Diego, Calif., and the

James Byrd

Hamilton county
James Edward Byrd, 68, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.Services will be today, Jan. 28, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Carl Hunsucker officiating. Burial will

Michael Clagg

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

Cora Combs

RAINSVILLE Cora Reese Combs, 80, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. Funeral services: today, at 2 p.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. with Rainsville Funeral Home, Inc. directing, Visitation: today from 10 a.m. to

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

Mary Davis

Hamilton county
Mary Elizabeth Davis, 51, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 in Memphis, Tenn. She was a 1979 graduate of Kirkman Technical High School. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from

Cheyenne Edwards

Hamilton county
Cheyenne Cooper Edwards, 62, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.She was a member of St. Phillip Lutheran Church and a member of the 1968 Class of Riverside High.She was preceded in death by her

Raymond Elrod

, Jr.DALTON Raymond A. Elrod, Jr. "Rusty", 53, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.He is survived by his parents, Susan and Ray Elrod, Sr., of Dalton; three children; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mike and Tara

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

Lou Fitzgerald

CLEVELAND Lou Fitzgerald, 93, passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 27, 2013 in a Chattanooga health care facility. Mr. Fitzgerald was the former director of the Cleveland City recreation department overseeing the construction of Tinsley

Edna Gilliam

Hamilton county
Edna L. Walton Gilliam, 77, of Chattanooga went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, while confined at a local Hospice care facility.She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and

Lena Holcomb

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,

Vickey Jones

ALBERTVILLE Vickey Darlene Barrentine Jones, 44, passed away at her residence Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.Funeral service is 3 p.m. today from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial to follow in Poplar Springs Cemetery.W.T. Wilson

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.

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. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday,

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

Bill Marshall

TRENTON, Ga. William P. (Bill) Marshall, 82, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at his residence. He was born July 22, 1930 to the late John and Philiona Marshall Upon retirement in 1986 he

Robert Millican

ROCKSPRING Robert Matthew Millican, 74, went to be with his Lord Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.Robert was a member and Deacon of Center Grove Baptist Church for 40 years.Veteran of the U.S.

Virginia Moore

JASPER Virginia Ann Moore, 56, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Mildred McNabb; niece, Carrie Witt.Those left to cherish her memories are her husband

Boyd Mull

Hamilton county
Boyd Carl Mull, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in a local hospital.He was the son of the late Andy and Iowa Mull and was preceded in death by four brothers and

James Nickens

CHICKAMAUGA James "Jimmy" William Nickens, 57, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. He had lived in the Chattanooga area for most of his life before moving to Chickamauga a few years ago. He

Mary Sue

Hamilton county
Mary Sue "Mamaw" Stiles, loving mother, grandmother and friend passed away peacefully in a local hospital on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.Mary Sue was born and raised in Englewood, Tenn. She attended Gospel Lighthouse Baptist Church

Doris Townson

Hamilton county
Doris Elizabeth Black Townson, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday evening, Jan. 25, 2013. She was predeceased by her parents, Nellie Francis Holt Black and Charles Franklin Black, of Chattanooga; and brother, Howard Holt Black.Survivors

James Tucker

CLEVELAND Colonel James H. Tucker, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.Survivors include: wife Frances; children, Tom, Bob, and Jim Tucker.Funeral service: Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m. at Broad Street Methodist Church.Visitation: today, 5-8

Johnnie Tucker

TRION, Ga. Johnnie Tucker, 91, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.Survivors: children, Larry Tucker, Whitey Tucker, Brenda Tucker, Wilma Hughes; sister, Bertha Kirby; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild.Funeral service: 4 p.m. today at Mason

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

Rose Wilborn

RINGGOLD Rosena (Rose) Wilborn, 93, went home to be with the Lord Saturday Jan. 26, 2013. She was a native of Sylvania, Ga., and has lived in the North Georgia area for more

In MemoryJames Caldwell

In memory
JAMES L. (JIM) CALDWELLDec. 24, 1935 - Jan 28, 2009Although we cannot see you,Youre with us everyday. The love you gave us all in life, Death can not take away. We love and miss

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In memory
In Loving Memory Mrs. January 28, 2010Mother and Grandmother The Lawson Family


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Dorothy Ann PrestonJanuary 28, 2011Gone but never will be forgotten.Regina, Annette, Delores, Stephanie and Steve, family and friends.
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