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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 31, 2013

John Adams

SUMMERVILLE John Dolphus Adams, 81, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. Survivors, wife, Lurlene Adams; children, Melvin Foster, Renderal, Ronderal, Johnny, Kenneth, and Lorraine Adams; grandchildren; great-grandchildren.Funeral is 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at

Katherine Allison

Hamilton county
Katherine Allison, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Kathleen Barnett

Hamilton county
Kathleen Vlasta Stodola Gale Barnett, 69, of Chattanooga, lost her battle with lung cancer on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, but received her miracle in going home to the Lord.She was predeceased by her parents, Rudy

William Bell

Hamilton county
William Wayne Bell, 67, of Ooltewah, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, in a local hospital.A longtime resident of Ooltewah, Wayne was owner and operator of Wayne Bell Stables and was former manager of Heritage

James Brewer

TULLAHOMA James William Brewer, 67, passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at his home. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 31, 2013, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300

Lloyd Brown

Jr.FORT OGLETHORPE Lloyd Brown Jr., 86, peacefully went home on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, after an extended illness.Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jason

Thomas Brumlow

Hamilton county
Thomas Brumlow died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.Funeral arrangements entusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith-Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Bill Buckley

RINGGOLD Bill Buckley, 86, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at his residence.He was a resident of Ringgold for 34 years.Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.

William Calhoun

Hamilton county
William Calhoun, 67, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
CHICKAMAUGA Thurman Rayburn Callaham, 77, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, in a local hospital.He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was a Baptist. Mr. Callaham was the owner and operator

Mary Cantrell

McDONALD Mary Cantrell, 77, died Jan. 29, 2013.Survivors: husband, Glenn Cantrell; children, Judy Morrison, Dina Swafford, Donnie Cantrell, Ora Teague and Glenda Cantrell.Services are 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral

Clemmie Carden

Hamilton county
Clemmie McInturff Carden, 99, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.She was born on Feb. 4, 1914 in Harrison, to the late John and Artie

Lloyd Charles

Hamilton county
Charles LloydCharles Lloyd died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.Funeral arrangements entusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith-Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Iris Collard

KITTY HAWK, N.C. Iris Emadean "Dean" Collard, 87, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at Keith Springs Cemetery.Visitation noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3,

George Dotson

Hamilton county
George Allen Dotson, 84, of Chattanooga, walked into Heaven on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.He was a member and deacon at Spring Creek Road Baptist Church and had been treasurer for 40 Years. George was a

Phillip Farmer

Hamilton county
Phillip "Phil" Farmer, 61, of East Ridge, passed away on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at home surrounded by his family.Phil was a veteran of the United States Army and had worked at Covenant Transport for

Leslie Fountain

Hamilton county
Sr.Leslie "Bear" Fountain Sr., 78, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.He is survived by sons, Curtis Fountain and Roderick Jones; daughter, Caroline Vaught, of Chattanooga; sisters,

Barbara Franklin

CLEVELAND Barbara Franklin, 78, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.Survivors: children, David Franklin, Laura Franklin and Carolyn Randolph.Services are 3 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.Visitation is 1-3 p.m. Saturday

Ruby Garner

SHERWOOD Ruby Mae Stubblefield Golightly Garner, 88, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. CSTtoday at Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson, Ala.Funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. CST Friday, Feb. 1, at

Stephen Graham

ROSSVILLE Stephen Keith Graham, 37, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.He was a lifelong resident of the Flintstone area and attended Deliverance Outreach Ministry. He was

Jeremy Gregory

SECTION Jeremy Daniel Gregory, 31, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.His service is at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial in Macedonia Cemetery.Visitation Saturday from 2

Geneva Haynes

Hamilton county
SOUTH PITTSBURG Geneva Downey Haynes, 57, passed away on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. CST today at Victory Baptist Church in Jasper,

Rev Henry

Hamilton county
Rev. Henry PrestonRev. C. Henry Preston, 100, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.He was born in Dublin, Texas to Charles and Stacey Preston.He was preceded in death

Stella Hixson

Hamilton county
Stella Lee Hixson, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2013.She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Hixson, son, Douglas Hixson; parents, Murl and Sylvia

Ed Kelly

JASPER John Edward Kelly, 75, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in a Chattanooga hospital.Mr. Ed Kelly was born to the late William Raymond and Edna Bell Kelly April 18, 1937 in Crossroads, Tenn. He

George King

Hamilton county
George Ricks King, 81, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at an area health care facility.He was born in Leighton, Ala., on May 5, 1931 to the late Freddie Shaw and late Ella Ricks.He

Ruby Kinsey

Hamilton county
Ruby Mae Kinsey, 77, of Chattanooga, a devoted wife and mother, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.She was a member of White Oak Baptist Church.She was preceded in death

Ethelene Lujan

Ethelene Lujan passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2012, in Winchester, Tenn.Funeral at 1 p.m. today in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Graveside service at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in Thorogood Cemetery, Cowan, Tenn.Visitation noon to 1

Billy Maloy

Hamilton county
NEWPORT Billy Neal Maloy, 81, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,

Haynes Margaret

Hamilton county
Margaret HaynesMargaret Haynes died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.Funeral arrangements entusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith-Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

James Masingill

Hamilton county
James "Jimmy" Masingill, 73, of Chattanooga, departed this life unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.Jimmy was a long distance truck driver and with his parents owned AAA Moving and Storage for decades. He was predeceased by

Alberta McGhee

Hamilton county
Alberta Ann McGhee, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.Services will be 2 p.m. today, Jan. 31, 2013, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home.Burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.Condolences and memories may

Katherine McMahan

Hamilton county
Katherine Christian McMahan, 60, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2012, in a local hospital.A native of Tupelo, Miss.,, she was a long-time resident of Chattanooga.Katherine was born Aug. 6, 1952 to Rev. J.C. and Harriet

Jackie Morgan

TRACY CITY Jackie Ray Morgan, 74, passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 29, 2013, in Harton Medical Center in Tullahoma.Services are private.Arrangements are made by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, Tenn. 931-592-3691.

Nathan Odum

Hamilton county
Nathan Lebron Odum, 53, passed away from this world on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. He was born April 11, 1959. Nathan was a United States Army Veteran.He was preceded in death by his father, Robert

William Padgett

Hamilton county
William J. "Bill" Padgett, 76, of Ooltewah, passed away Tuesday evening, Jan. 29, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.

thomas Parson

Hamilton county
Thomas ParsonThomas "Tom" Parson, 70, of Chattanooga, died on Tuesday, Jan, 29 2013.The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. today, Jan. 31, 2013, and from 4 until 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb.

James Radcliff

ROSSVILLE James T. "Ned" Radcliff, 84, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at his home.He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He worked as a supervisor at Container Corporation

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

Frank Shaw

Hamilton county
Frank Shaw, 68, of Red Bank, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.Services will be held on at noon today, Jan. 31, 2013, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jackie Swanson officiating.Burial will follow

Frankie Smith

Hamilton county
Frankie "Juanita" Smith, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Soddy-Daisy Health Care.Juanita was a member of Hixson Presbyterian Church. She retired from DuPont. Juanita graduated from Central High School in 1957.Juanita

Ray Steele

Hamilton county
LaFAYETTE Raymond "Ray" Wesley Steele 62, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at his residence.Ray, as his friends and family knew him, was a former employee of Gaither Machine Works, Blossman Gas

Clyde Stevens

TRENTON Clyde J. "Doon" Stevens, 77, passed away January 29, 2013.He was retired from the Dade County, Ga., roads department A lifelong resident of Dade County he enjoyed fishing and lawn mower repair.

David Stevens

Hamilton county
David A. Stevens, 56, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.Funeral arrangements entusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith-Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Janey Stitt

Hamilton county
Janey Violetta Stitt, 74, of East Brainerd, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, in a local hospital.She was born Nov. 5, 1938 in Chattanooga to the late Leona and Elmer Tucker Sr.She attended Tyner

Parker Terry

Hamilton county
Terry ParkerTerry Parker died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.Funeral arrangements entusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith-Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.
Sr.ROSSVILLE James Michael Thompson Sr., 40, departed this life Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at his home.He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Thomas & Elizabeth Sharp and Jesse James and Nonnie Mae

Tom Wilkes

Hamilton county
Tom Harold Wilkes, 57, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at his residence.He was a United States Army veteran.He was preceded in death by his wife, Dana Wilkes.Survivors include two sisters, Annie Wilkes

In MemoryPhillip Davis

In memory
Phillip (Bean) DavisJan. 31, 1943-Nov. 3, 1992Happy Birthday! Even though we are physically apart, youll always hold a special place in each one of our hearts. We love you sweet brother. Aline, Gwen, Brenda, Elayne,


In memory
INMEMORYEdward Lebron BG Glenn Jr.Jan. 31, 1984 - Jan. 10, 2013Happy 29th Birthday!It has been 21 days since the Lord called you home. We miss your smile, laughter but most of all your sense of

In MemoryMrs Maggie

In memory
Aug. 15, 1913 - Jan. 31, 2011Mother its been two years since you left. Mother I miss you so much. You are always in my thoughts. Never a day goes by that I dont think

In MemoryRhonda Peak

In memory
INMEMORYRhonda Denise McGill PeakApril 14, 1972-Jan. 31, 2003Although we know you have been blessed, Its still so hard to let you rest. Although we thank God for thirty memorable years, We still suffer through

In MemoryTracye Porch

In memory
Tracye Michshell Porch (Prach)Born July 23, 1967Died January 31, 2010Gone, but not forgotten, Only one race will soon be running and only whats done for Christ will last. We love and miss you. Mother, Mrs.

In MemoryDorothy Thomas

In memory
Ms. Dorothy W. ThomasMarch 26, 1944 - Jan. 31, 2011Today makes two year that the Lord called you home. You are another flower in His garden. We love you Momma.Sadly missed by children and grandchildren
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