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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 23, 2013

Dick Crerar

ROSSVILLE Dick S. Crerar, 89, died Thursday, March 21, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

Alessandrea Cummings

Hamilton county
Alessandrea "Sandy" Yvette Cummings, 36, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013, in a local hospital.Funeral service will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Dexter L.

Evelyn Custer

DUNLAP Evelyn Joyce Austin Custer, 81, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Henry Custer; parents, George and Ollie Standefer Austin; and

Bettye Eaves

Hamilton county
Bettye Wells Eaves, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2013.Mrs. Eaves was born in Erin, Tenn., to Oscar M. and Sallie W. Wells. She was a member of Brainerd United Methodist Church

Marjorie Ellisor

Hamilton county
Marjorie Ann Ellisor, 81, of East Ridge, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at her home. She was born Sept. 25, 1931 in East Ridge, a daughter of the late Arthur Frank May and Margaret Delilah

Kimberli Harper

RICEVILLE Kimberli Monique Ready Harper, 32, died Monday, March 19, 2013, at Athens Regional Medical Center.The family will receive friends noon-2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.Ziegler FuneralHome, Athens, is in charge of the

Earl Higgins

WHITWELL Earl Harlon Higgins, 64, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013.He was preceded in death by parents, John and Bessie Higgins.Mr. Higgins was a member of Palmer First Baptist Church.Those left to cherish his

Larry Hillard

CLEVELAND Larry Richard Hillard, 66, of Frederick, Md., formerly of Cleveland, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013.Survivors: wife, Bonnie Hillard; daughters, Lori Lankford, Amy Marathe, Joy Montgomery; four grandchildren.Funeral 4 p.m. today at Grissom Funeral

Edward James

Hamilton county
Edward Searcy James, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013.He was born July 6th, 1930 to the late Juliette and Willie Lee James. He was raised by his beloved grandparents, William Love and

Charlotte Jones

Hamilton county
Charlotte Jane Jones, 55, of Apison, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013, in Memorial hospital after a brief battle with cancer. With great courage and confidence, she looked forward to being with her Lord and

Margaret Kaiser

Hamilton county
Margaret Ryan Crimmins Kaiser passed away on Friday, March 22, 2013 at Alexian Health Care Center on Signal Mountain.She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Walter Kaiser Jr. and her parents, Margaret Ryan

Westeena Knight

Hamilton county
Westeena Knight, 50, of Chattanooga went to be with her Lord on Friday, March 22, 2013, from her earthly home.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Highway 58 Chapel of Turner Funeral Home,

Bonnie Mackereth

Hamilton county
Bonnie Mackereth, 65, of Hixson, was called to rest on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at home in her sleep.Bonnie was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her mother, Lillian

Philip McNemer

Hamilton county
Philip Ames McNemer, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, March 17, 2013.He was born March 21, 1930, in Little Rock, Ark. He attended Davidson College

Ricky Meeks

COALMONT Ricky Allen Meeks, 55, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at his residence.Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel. Visitation Sunday from noon - 2 p.m.Arrangements made by Foster

Eduardo Miguel

FORT PAYNE Eduardo Miquel, infant, died at Gadsden Regional Medical Center. Survivors include mother, Angelina Miquel.Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 22, from Rainsville Memorial Park.Rainsville Funeral Home, Inc. directing,

Cecil Peacock

CROSSVILLE Cecil Peacock, 70, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013, at his residence.Funeral will be at 4 p.m. today, March 23, in W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, Rainsville, Ala.Burial to follow at DeKalb Memorial Garden.

Violet Reed

HENAGAR Violet White Reed, 67, died Thursday, March 21, 3013, at her residence.Survivors include husband, Cecil Reed; daughter, Amy (Tony) Schutzman; grandchildren, Emily Adcock and Austin Adcock; brother, LeVoyd (Wanda) White; sisters, Marie Foshee,

Allene Scott

Hamilton county
Allene Scott, 79, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2013, at a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Charlene Thach

Hamilton county
Charlene Margarette Ellis Thach, 87, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013.Charlene was born in Chattanooga on Aug. 28, 1925. She grew up in North Chattanooga and attended Chattanooga "City" High School.Charlene worked as an

Joe Usalis

Hamilton county
Joseph "Joe" Richard Usalis, 67, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at his home in Harrison.He was born on Dec. 6, 1945 in Chicago, Ill., to Joseph R. Usalis Sr. and Blanch Petak Usalis.Joe

Hazel Venable

RESACA Hazel T. Venable, 84, died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Hamilton Memorial Medical Center.She is survived her son, Jerry Dean Lewis, of Resaca.Memorial services will be held in Georgia at a later date.Please

Dan White

FORT OGLETHORPE Dan White, 86, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013.The last of eleven children, he was raised in Summerville, Ga., where he helped his mom take care of his dad who was bedfast for


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