Obituaries for March 7, 2013

Obituaries are sorted by area and then, last name.

Majel Akins Hamilton County

Majel R. Akins, 81, of East Ridge, passed away Monday, March 4, 2013. She was born Dec. 29, 1931 in Valley Head, Ala., a daughter of the late John O. and Gladys Blansit. Mrs. Akins was preceded in death by ...

Christine Barnes Hamilton County

Christine Simmons Barnes, 78, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, March 4, 2013, from complications of Alzheimers.Mrs. Barnes was born in Chattanooga to the late Sye Finley Simmons and Ida Lee ...

Paulette Cook Hamilton County

Paulette J. Cook died Tuesday, March 5, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Jimmie Ruth Hamilton County

yJimmie Ruth Hensley Daughtrey, 76, died peacefully and surrounded by loved ones on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Brakebill Nursing Home in Knoxville, where she had been lovingly cared for the last four years.She was preceded in death by her ...

Deward Edgmon Hamilton County

Elder Deward Edgmon, 86 of Collegedale, died on Wednesday, March 6, 2013.A private memorial service will be held at a later date.Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort.Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.

William Finley Hamilton County

William F. Finley 94, a veteran of World War II, died Sunday, March 3, 2013, at a local hospital.He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Amos and Sarah Sims Finley; stepmother, Bertha Webb Finley; brothers, James, David Clarence, ...

Dorothy Freeman Hamilton County

Dorothy Virginia Freeman, 88, of Chattanooga, died Monday, March 4, 2013, in a local hospital.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, March 7, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Harvey, of Red Bank Baptist Church ...

Dottie Godfrey Hamilton County

Dorothy M. "Dottie" Godfrey, 82, of Harrison, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013, in a local hospital.She was a member of Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, a charter member and pianist of the Fellowship Sunday School Class and a pre-school ...

Rowena Goode Hamilton County

Rowena Goode, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in a local hospital.Funeral services will be at noon today at Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Samuel Jackson as the eulogist.Burial: Hamilton Memorial Gardens.Arrangements are by Taylor ...

Betty Graham Hamilton County

Betty Alice Graham, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, in an area healthcare facility.She was employed by American Lava, GE, 3M and retired from Coors Ceramics after 47 years of service.Her mother, Florence Graham; sister, Nancy ...

Mildred Greene Hamilton County

Mildred Greene, 92, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. She was a longtime member of Oak Street Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Greene, parents, W.J. and Ida Redden Grant; sister, Rosalie Smith; ...

James Higdon Hamilton County

Jr.James Higdon Jr., 84, passed Tuesday March 5, 2013, in a local hospital.His life was spent dedicated to God, his family and friends.He was preceded in death by son, James Higdon; grandson, Zachary Higdon.He is survived by children, Ronald Higdon ...

Nena Hill Hamilton County

Nena Olene Ferguson Hill passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013.She was born July 20, 1915, near Mineral Bluff, Ga., to parents Fletcher and Josephine (Tarpley) Ferguson. She was the second of seven children, and the oldest daughter. She was baptized ...

Lillian Kelley Hamilton County

Lillian Bush Kelley, 93, of Chattanooga, died Monday, March 4, 2013.She served as a counselor in Wesleyan Service Guild and womens Society of Christian Service, held offices including president of Dalewood Lioness Club and Chattanooga Area Council of Lioness Clubs; ...

Carl Logan Hamilton County

Carl Scott Logan, 56, of Lookout Mountain, Ga., passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Ga., surrounded by his family.He was a graduate of Notre Dame High school, owner of Carl Logan Inc., active member of ...

Pearl Lovelady Hamilton County

Pearl E. Lovelady, 83, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2013.Ms. Lovelady was of the Baptist faith. She retired from Ganns Middle Valley Elementary School.She was preceded in death by her husband, Sevier Lovelady; and children, Faye, Michael ...

Ray Marshall Hamilton County

Ray Frank Marshall, 83, of Hixson, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013.He was a member of Hixson First Baptist Church. He retired from DuPont after 40 years of service.He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Marshall; parents, Frank ...

Edna Mavity Hamilton County

Edna-Ruth MavityEdna-Ruth Mavity, 85, of Ringgold, Ga., died on Monday, March 4, 2013.She was born Sept. 29, 1927, in Catoosa County, Ga., to the late Mr. and Mrs. D.A. Massey. She lived in East Ridge for 38 years prior to ...

Karen McCrary Hamilton County

Karen Layne McCrary, 64, of Red Bank, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.She was daughter of the late James and Geneva Grant.Karen was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.Karen is survived by her husband, Jimmy R. McCrary; daughter, Jennifer ...

Margaret Minga Hamilton County

Margaret Jean Kirby Minga, 84, of Chattanooga, died on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Chattanooga.Born Sept. 16, 1928 in Oakland, Calif., she was a daughter of the late William Albert and Margaret Christabel Viera Kirby. She married Ralph Wheeler Minga ...

Nona Rudd Hamilton County

Nona Ann Vandergriff Rudd, 65, of Evensville, Tenn., passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at her home.Nona was born to Jake Shelby and Dorothy Harrold. She married George Vandergriff. Nona was a homemaker, seamstress at J.W. Bray, Knitter at ...

Randy Russ Hamilton County

Randy Kaye Russ, 37, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2013.She was preceded in death by her father, Randy Wilson; mother, Brenda Staton.Survivors include her husband, Andrew Russ; daughters, Nikki, Laura, Savannah and Chelsea Russ; brothers, Daryl and ...

Beverly Swope Hamilton County

Beverly Kinser Swope, 83, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 4, 2013.Services will be held at 3 p.m. today in the chapel with her son, Dr. Korbet Swope officiating.Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.Memorial ...

Rev Howard Hamilton County

Rev. Howard Micheal "Corky" Taylor Sr., 83, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 5, 2013.He was called to preach in 1967 and was pastor of his first church, Hillcrest Baptist Church in 1969. He also was ...

Irene Teems Hamilton County

Irene Wilda Teems, 91, of East Ridge went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.A longtime resident of Chattanooga, Mrs. Teems was a member of Harmony Baptist Church.She was preceded in death on Nov. 11, 2012, ...

Elaine Thomas Hamilton County

FORT OGLETHORPE Elaine Fulton Thomas, 95, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, March 4, 2013.She was a longtime resident of Fort Oglethorpe and was born in Birmingham, Ala. Mrs. Thomas was a longtime board member of ...

Izak Wessels Hamilton County

Izak Frederick Wessels, M.D, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.He is survived by his wife, Elaine Wessels; his children, Gunter, Delia, Rhoda; and five grandchildren.A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Collegedale ...

Stacy Creighton Tennessee

ALTAMONT Stacy D. Creighton, 46, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013, from injuries he received in an automobile accident.He was employed by Nissan in Smyrna, Tenn. He was born on May 8, 1966.He was preceded in death by his father, ...

Wiley Dayton Tennessee

JOHNSON CITY Wiley Reed Dayton, 88, entered into rest, Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Lakebridge Health Care Center.Mr. Dayton was a native of Chattanooga and had lived in Johnson City for several years.He was a son of the late John ...

Al Gamble Tennessee

SPRING CITY Hugh Allison "Al" Gamble, 56, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Memorial Health Care System in Chattanooga.A lifetime resident of Spring City, he was the son of the late Burton Martel and Marjorie Dean Arnold Gamble. Al was ...

Earl Hall Tennessee

CLEVELAND Earl Hall, 93, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013.Survivors: wife, Iola Hall; children, Robert Hall, Linda Wolfe, Joy Young.Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.Family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Bob Johnson Tennessee

Dr. Bobby JohnsonCLEVELAND Bobby Johnson, 86, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013.Survivors: wife, Betty Johnson; seven children; 17 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.His service is 3:30 p.m. today at the Lee University Chapel with visitation from 1-3 p.m. at the chapel.Arrangements by ...

Hubert Knight Tennessee

DECHERD Hubert Enlo Knight, 86, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.Funeral at 11 a.m. Friday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester, Tenn.Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. today, March 7, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave. ...

Paul OLeary Tennessee

MEMPHIS Paul Edward OLeary, DDS, 89, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.He is survived by three sons, Steven M. OLeary, of Jacksonville, Fla., Douglas Eric OLeary, of Phoenix, Ariz.., Dennis Scot OLeary, of Guntersville, ...

Brandon Phipps Tennessee

PELHAM Brandon Lee Phipps, 30, died Monday, March 4, 2013, at his home.Services 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.The Rev. Rodney Cain will officiate.Arrangements by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, Tenn. 931-924-2381.

Campbell Thomasson Tennessee

JASPER Campbell Franklin Thomasson, 82, of Fort Worth, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2013.Campbell was born in Wildwood, Ga. on Jan. 27, 1931. He graduated from Marion County High School, in Jasper, in 1949.Campbell served in the United States ...

Marjorie Wallace Tennessee

JASPER Marjorie L. Wallace, 61, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013.Visitation from 2 from 8 p.m. CST Friday, March 8.Services: at 11 a.m. CST Saturday, March 9, 2013.Burial: Pine Grove Cemetery.To send online condolences visit www.tatefh.com.Arrangements by Tate Funeral Home, Jasper, ...

Erika Canada Georgia

ROSSVILLE Erika Canada, 84, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at NHC of Chattanooga.She was a native of Germany and lived in the United States since 1949 receiving her citizenship in 1953. She worked for Rivoli Textile Mills in Chattanooga ...

Ruby Kirby Georgia

SUMMERVILLE Ruby Lee Kirby, 97, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013.Funeral at 2 p.m. Friday, March 8, in the chapel of the funeral home.Burial in Greenhills Memory Garden.visitation 6-8 p.m today at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.

Randall Middleton Georgia

ROSSVILLE Randall Gene Middleton, 47, passed away Monday, March 4, 2013.He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was of the Baptist faith. He graduated from Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe High School Class of 85 and ...

Kaylen Nichols Georgia

Kaylen Lee Nichols, 56, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.She had lived in the Chattanooga area for most of her life and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded ...

Ethel Norris Georgia

RINGGOLD Ethel K. Norris, 79, passed away Tuesday morning, Feb. 26, 2013, at Consulate Healthcare of Chattanooga.She is survived by two daughters, Jenni Nabors, Ringgold, and Gail White, Anderson, S.C.; one son,Jerry Norris, Covington, Ga.; two sisters; one brother; seven ...

Magdalene Patterson Georgia

LaFAYETTE Magdalene Bridges Patterson, 91, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013.Magdalene was a longtime member of The Second Baptist Church.Preceded in death by husband, Howard Patterson Sr.; son, Howard Lee Patterson Jr.; grandsons, Todd Benjamin Patterson and Thomas David Cochran; parents, ...

Sidney Ramey Georgia

ROCK SPRING Sidney Florace West Ramey, 87, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013.Preceded in death by husband, Lester "Bud" Ramey; parents, Joseph and Mattie West; daughter, Tammy Ramey; grandchild, Sandy Keith; three sisters; and 11 brothers.Survived by daughter, Linda Gail Mitchell ...

Norma Baker Alabama

MENTONE Norma E. Johnson Baker, 81, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013.Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Burt Chapel, Fort Payne.Burial in Fischer Cemetery.Visitation from 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Betty Haygood Alabama

BOAZ Betty Jean Haygood, 74, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at her residence.Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today, March 7, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial in DeKalb Memorial Garden.

Terry Higgins Alabama

FYFFE Terry Don Higgins, 55, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Oak View Health & Rehab.Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. today, March 7, from Mountain View Memory Gardens.Burial will follow in Mountain View Memory Gardens with Rainsville ...

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INMEMORYSondra (Sandy) SmithMarch 7, 1968 - Sept. 15, 2008Happy Birthday!We know you got that Big Birthday hug from Duddy.Love Always, Your Family

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