Obituaries for March 18, 2012

Obituaries are sorted by area and then, last name.

Bessie Carter Hamilton County

Bessie CarterBessie Carter, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012, in a local health care facility.She was a member of St. Matthew Primitive Baptist Church. She was a devoted Christian, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend.She was preceded ...

Betty Coleman Hamilton County

Betty Coleman, 82, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, March 17, 2012, in a local health care facility.Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Arthur Cox Hamilton County

Arthur Milton Cox, 84, a resident of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday March 13, 2012, at his residence with his loving wife by his side.Arthur was born on July 19, 1929 in Rome, Ga., a son of the late Edgar ...

Ray Cox Hamilton County

Ray "Junior" Cox, 84, of Soddy-Daisy, was carried away to heaven on Friday, March 16, 2012, by a band of angels, surrounded by family and friends.He was a member of Mile Straight Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the ...

Reba Featherston Hamilton County

Reba Ann "Deedie" Coffey Featherston, 74, of Kerrville, Texas, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2012, after a long illness.Born in South Pittsburg, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Florence and Earl Coffey and was also preceded in death ...

Ralph Gruver Hamilton County

Ralph Raul Gruver, 79, of Ooltewah, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Parkridge Medical Center with his family by his side.He was born on Dec. 27, 1932 in El Paso, Texas to the late ...

Ruth Howe Hamilton County

Ruth Howe, 80, of East Ridge, died Saturday, March 17, 2012 in a local health care facility.Mrs. Howe was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was a member of the Chattanooga First Seventh-day Adventist Church. She was retired from Hutcheson ...

Johnnie Lankford Hamilton County

Johnnie Lankford, 58, of Chattanooga died Tuesday, March 13, 2012.He is survived by his daughter, Tacillia Lankford; mother, Louise Lankford Shelley; brother, Carl Lankford; step-brother, Jimmy Lankford; stepsister, Margaret McIntosh.A gathering of family and friends is 8:30-9:30 a.m. Monday at ...

Margaret Lasley Hamilton County

Margaret E. "Maggie" Lasley, 89, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Friday, March 16, 2012, at a local health care facility.She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray "Peanut" Lasley; brother, Hershel McGill.She is survived ...

Kenneth Maullar Hamilton County

Kenneth James "Jim" Maullar passed away peacefully at home with his family around him on Saturday, March 17, 2012, after a long illness, he was 50 years old.Jim was born March 12,1962 in Canton to Norma Blankenship Maullar and Kenneth ...

Hilda Morgan Hamilton County

Hilda Morgan, 87, of Ooltewah, passed away Friday, March 16, 2012.A native of Iva, S.C., she has been a resident of the Ooltewah area for the past 19 years and was a member of Ooltewah Church of God. She was ...

Paul Parks Hamilton County

Paul G. Parks, 81, lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012.Paul retired in 1968 from Colonial Baking Co. to pursue self-employment as a contractor and HVAC installation and repair specialist.Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Wilma ...

Betty Parrish Hamilton County

Betty Jean Parrish, 67, of Athens, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Minerva Pendergrass Hamilton County

Minerva Adeline Blackwell Qualls Pendergrass, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012.She was born in Flat Rock, Ala., on July 19, 1929. She loved God, her children and her grandchildren above all else.She was preceded in death by ...

Jimmie Silmon Hamilton County

Jimmie Silmon, 80, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012 in Rossville.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Freida Simpson Hamilton County

Freida Allora Simpson, 73, passed away Monday, March 12, 2012, in a local healthcare facility.She was preceded in death by her parents, Willard Nunnally and Rosa Lee Tallaferro Nunnally; brother, Billy Nunnally.Freida is survived by her husband of 26 years, ...

Joe Sliger Hamilton County

Joe Sliger, 64, a community activist contributed to many organizations, died peacefully at home on Thursday, March 8, 2012.A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Joe attended Red Bank High and Baylor School and was a Tennessee National Guard veteran. Always an ...

Bobbie Vandergriff Hamilton County

Bobbie G. Vandergriff, 80, of Sale Creek, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012, at a local hospital.She was of the Presbyterian faith and retired from DuPont. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Vandergriff; parents, George and ...

Lorraine Hamilton County

Lorraine Evangeline McCann Ware, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, went home to be with our blessed Lord Wednesday morning, March 14, 2012.Lorraine was born July 20, 1942. Her joy was shared by many and her life blessed those ...

James Wilson Hamilton County

Deacon James Edward Wilson, 69, of Rossville, Ga., made his journey home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 16, 2012.Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his mother, Eva Wise; and father, George Wilson.He was born and raised ...

BR Wooten Hamilton County

.Billy Ray "B.R." Wooten Sr., 60, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012, at his residence.He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Viola Wooten; brother, Kenneth Wooten; and daughter, Viola M. Wooten. Survivors include his sons, ...

Raymond Ball Tennessee

CLEVELAND Raymond "Bunt" Ball, 78, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012, at home after a long struggle with lung cancer.Raymond was born in Tulare County, Calif. on March 15, 1934, to the late Clarence and Lydia Delema Ball.He worked ...

Glayds Bradford Tennessee

DECHERD Gladys Jean Bradford, 46, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012, at Harton Regional Medical Center.Funeral services will be 1 p.m. CDT today, March 18, at Moore-Cortner Chapel with burial at Long Cemetery.Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 931-967-2222 www.moorecortner.com

Herschel Bradley Tennessee

BELVIDERE Herschel W. Bradley, 82, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012, at his home.Services for Mr. Bradley will be held at a later date. Arrangement by Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave. NW, Winchester. 931-967-2222 www.moorecortner.com.

Guy Cherp Tennessee

PIKEVILLE Guy D. Cherp, 76, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012.Family will be having a private memorial service in Colorado at a later date.Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilhfh.com.Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, 1171 Main St., Pikeville.

Harold Hutsell Tennessee

ATHENS Harold Dean Hutsell, 77, died Thursday, March 15, 2012.Funeral services will be 7 p.m. today at Ziegler Funeral Home.Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday in McMinn Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. today at Ziegler Funeral ...

Nicholas Jones Tennessee

CLEVELAND Nicholas Caden Jones, 22-month-old son of Marcus and Cassie Jones, became a heavenly angel on Tuesday, March 13, 2012.Little Nicholas was loving to all those he came in contact with, loved being outdoors, and was the very image of ...

Lyla Mathews Tennessee

TULLAHOMA Lyla Winn Mathews, 103, passed away Friday, March 16, 2012, at her residence.Visitation from noon-1:30 p.m. CDT Sunday at Tullahoma Funeral Home.The funeral procession will leave Tullahoma Funeral Home at 1:45 p.m. going to Oakwood Cemetery for graveside services ...

Hazel Mullins Tennessee

TULLAHOMA Hazel Irene Mullins, 79, passed away Friday, March 16, 2012, at the LifeCare Center in Tullahoma.Visitation 5-9 p.m. CDT today at Tullahoma Funeral Home.Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Wilson Avenue Church of Christ.Interment in Head of ...

Wilma Smartt Tennessee

ALTAMONT Wilma Hazel Smartt, 73, passed away at her home, Friday, March 16 2012.She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Altamont Ward. She was born in Altamont on Oct. 21, 1938 to Stanley ...

Lewis Thomas Tennessee

SPRING CITY Lewis A. Thomas, 70, died Friday, March 16, 2012, at Rhea Medical Center.He was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and was a member of TOPS.He was preceded in death by parents, William Alfred and Nancy Jane Scholtz ...

Joe Atchley Georgia

TRENTON Arthur Joseph "Joe" Atchley, 80, died late Friday night March 16, 2012.He was a veteran of the US Army during the Korean Conflict.He held membership in American Legion Post 106, Trenton; Sons of American Legion, Trenton Masonic Lodge #179 ...

Ronnie Burrage Georgia

Donnie BurrageLaFAYETTE Donnie Clyde Burrage, 62, died Saturday, March 16, 2012. Visitation from 6 until 9 p.m. today, March 18, 2012.Service at 2 p.m. Monday, March 19, 2012, at Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home Chapel.Burial in AMI Cemetery, Menlo, Ga.Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home ...

Wanda Cato Georgia

WOODSTOCK Wanda Marie Dillard Cato, 64, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cancer Home in Atlanta.Wanda was born in Dayton, Tenn., and was a 1965 graduate of Rhea Central High School and Georgia Baptist ...

Pauline Chambers Georgia

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN Pauline Hash Chambers, 76, passed away on Friday, March 16, 2012, from complications due to Lou Gehrigs Disease, peacefully in her home surrounded by her children and family.She was born on July 19, 1935, in Grundy, Va., to ...

Sue Driggers Georgia

ROSSVILLE Sue Hope Driggers, 65, passed away Friday, March 16, 2012, in a local healthcare facility.She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area. She was a member of the Fellowship Church of God for over 30 ...

Charles Durham Georgia

SLYGO Charles Samuel Durham, 90, of Trenton, (Slygo) passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012.He was born at Sulphur Springs, Ala., but spent most of his life in the Rossville area. His parents were Archabald and Josephine Durham. He was a ...

Isaac Funderburg Georgia

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN Isaac Murray "Fundy" Funderburg Jr., D.D.S., of Lookout Mountain and Punta Gorda, Fla., died on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at age 89.Fundy, the "painless" dentist, will be remembered for his playful humor, loving heart and charm. Born to ...

Nancy Kerns Georgia

RINGGOLD Nancy A. Kerns, 76, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012, at her residence.She was a native of Martins Ferry, Ohio, and had lived in West Virginia, Ohio, Georgia and Florida for several years before making Ringgold her home 12 ...

Christopher McDonald Georgia

DALTON Christopher Shayne McDonald, 26, departed this life Friday, March 16, 2012.Christopher was born Nov. 19, 1985 in Rome, Ga. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Charles and Doshie McDonald.Christopher proudly served his country and was a ...

John Wyatt Georgia

SUMMERVILLE John Christopher "Chris" Wyatt, 46, died Friday, March 16, 2012. Survivors: parents, John and Linda Wyatt; sisters, Merri Shannon Waters, Amy Leah Williams; caregivers, Betty St. Clair, Greg Swinford.Services: 3 p.m. EDT today, March 18, at Mason Funeral Home.Burial, ...

CARD OF In Memory

In Memory

The family of the late Jevon Montrel Sturdivant wishes to say "Thanks for any act of kindness shown during this most trying time. We solicit your continued prayers. A special thanks to Taylor Funeral Home and Dillard Hawkins at Eastdale ...

IN MEMORY In Memory

In Memory

ERIC Z. WILLIAMSNov. 3, 1957-March 18, 2005In Loving MemoryIts been seven years today since you left us. And though youre in a Better Place, no one can imagine or feel the pain that still bears deep on our hearts. You ...

James Baldridges In Memory

In Memory

James H. (Harry) BaldridgeMarch 2, 1935 - March 10, 2002Dad, it has been ten years since you went Home to be with Jesus. Your love, warmth, and humor live on in our hearts as we remember you daily. The love ...

Lebron Rakestraw In Memory

In Memory

INMEMORYRev. Lebron "Boosie" RakestrawMay 25, 1948 - Mar. 16, 2011Its been a year since you were here. We cherish every memory. Sadly missed. Love, Gwen (wife of 43 yrs.), children, Lebron, Jr., Haven (Antoinette), Airiel (Big D), grandchildren, family and ...

WC TOTHEROW In Memory

In Memory

Aug. 7, 1926 - March 18, 2008God looked around His Garden and found an empty place. He put His Arms around you and lifted you to rest.Love you so much.Your wife Betty, childrenand grandchildren.

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