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Local Obits for Sun. Sep 12, 2010

George Anderson

Hamilton county
George W. Anderson, 74, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at his home surrounded by his loving family.George was retired from Hamilton County School System, Bus #86.

Roger Beam

CULLMAN Mr. Roger Dale Beam, 58, formerly of Grove Oak, passed away Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at the Veteran Hospital, in Birmingham.Funeral service: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, from W.T. Wilson Chapel.Burial: Pilgrim

Dixie Cook

ENGLEWOOD Dixie Cook, 68, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, at UT Medical Center.Service will be at 8 p.m. today, Sept. 12, South Chapel, with visitation 6-8 p.m. prior.Burial: 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, at

Oakey Crooks

MARIETTA Oakey Joe Crooks, 74, went to heaven, Friday, Sept. 10, 2010.He was born in Soddy-Daisy on June 28, 1936. Mr. Crooks graduated from Soddy-Daisy High School and received a Bachelors of Science

Neal Davis

ROSSVILLE Neal Allen Davis, 70, passed away on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at his residence.A native of Rossville, Mr. Davis was born on April 30, 1940, to Ed and Violet Davis. He spent

Carol Evans

CLEVELAND Carol Evans, 68, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010.Survivors: husband, Ray Evans; sons, Chad Evans and Greg Evans; two granddaughters.Funeral service are 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.Visitation is

Richard Freeman

Hamilton county
Richard W. Freeman, 80, of Ringgold, Ga., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at home.A native of Phillipsburg, Pa., he has been a resident of the Chattanooga area most of his life. He was retired

Ruby Hall

Hamilton county
Ruby Marie Bass Hall, 78, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her husband, Fred and her Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010.Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel

Arthur Hall

GALLATIN Arthur Joe Hall, 78, passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2010.Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home.Visitation will be 11-9 today and 10 a.m. Monday until

Tom Hawkins

Hamilton county
Tom S. Hawkins, 84, of Signal Mountain, passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.

Hazel Hendley

Hamilton county
Hazel Hendley, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home.

James Hunt

LAWRENCEVILLE Dr. James R. Hunt, 76, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2010.Dr. Hunt was born in Rossville, Ga. He graduated from the University of Chattanooga in 1956 as a research chemist. He was in

James Johnson

Hamilton county
James Paul Johnson, 67, of East Ridge, passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at his home.He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and retired as a machinist from Machine Works of Tennessee.Survivors include his wife

Quincy Jones

SWEETWATER Quincy Marshall Mills Jones, 87, passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at her home. She is predeceased by her husband, Oliver King Jones Jr. She was born in Greeneville, Tenn., on June

Velma Martin

Warner Robins Mrs. Velma Irene Martin, 92, entered into rest on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today, Sept. 12, at McCullough Funeral Home, Warner Robins, Ga.
FYFFE Charles W. "Pop" McClendon, 72, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010.Celebration of Life services: at noon, Monday, from the Fyffe First Baptist Church.Burial: Kirk Memorial Garden.Visitation: 2-5 p.m. today and

Mike McClure

CLEVELAND Mike McClure, 48, left this earth to claim his home in glory on Monday morning, Sept. 6, 2010.His father, Ralph McClure; his paternal grandparents, O.A. and Mary McClure and Smiley and Gertrude Pickens;

Charles Pearson

Hamilton county
Jr.Charles Wesley Pearson Jr., died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Blevins Pearson; Mr. Pearson is survived by his daughter, Sheila Akin and husband, Dr. Bill Akin, of Nashville;

Ruth Puckett

Hamilton county
Mary Ruth Puckett, 89, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2010.She was married for 43 years to the late Charlie R. Puckett. She also was preceded in death by one son,

Steven Riley

Hamilton county
Steven Edward Riley left us unexpectedly on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010, after a brief illness.Steve began his life on April 24, 1969 in Gross Pointe, Mich. At age 18 he joined

Ruby Seabolt

CHICKAMAUGA Ruby Lee Mayes Seabolt, 70, died on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010.Ruby was a longtime member of Rossville Baptist Tabernacle and was a member, along with her sisters, of the gospel group "The Goodman

Jenny Sisk

WINCHESTER Jenny Ruth Sisk, 63, passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at her residence. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Moore-Cortner Chapel with the

Lamar Sitton

Hamilton county
Walter Lamar Sitton, 70, lifetime resident of Signal Mountain passed away on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. He was a graduate of the class of 1958 from Red Bank High School. He was a charter member

Mollie Smith

BRYANT Mollie "Pat" Smith, 79, died at her residence Friday, Sept. 10, 2010.Mrs. Smith was a homemaker for all her life.She was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church and taught the third and fourth

Ronald Strunk

Hamilton county
Ronald Strunk, of Mount Pleasant, S.C., passed away Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010, at the home of his daughter, Alicia Chamberlain, on Signal Mountain. A Memorial Service will be held later. Arrangements by Lane Funeral

Dorothy Sullivan

PIKEVILLE Dorothy H. Sullivan passed this life Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. Dorothy was a member of the Pikeville Church of Christ. She loved the Lord, the Church, and her

Sharon Turner

Hamilton county
Sharon Gail Turner, 50, of East Ridge, passed away on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, in a local hospital.She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and north Georgia and was preceded in death by her sister,

Dallas Wright

Hamilton county
Dallas Wright, 98, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at a local hosptial.Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday in the Chapel with Dr. Al Goss officiating. Interment will be in

Thomas Zachery

Hamilton county
Sr.Thomas Zachery Sr., 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at a local healthcare facility.Personal and Professional services entrusted to Franklin-Strickland Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Avenue.
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