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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 28, 2010

Leon Arnold

STEVENSON Leon Kendel Arnold, 69, of Burton, Mich., died Thursday, July 22, 2010, at Genesys Regional Medical Center.The Graveside service will be 11 a.m. today at Bryant Cemetery in Carnes, Ala.Rudder Funeral Home in

Ollie Branum

Hamilton county
Ollie T. Branum, 83, of Oklahoma City, Okla., passed away Monday, July 26, 2010, in Chattanooga.He was retired from Ryder/PIE as a truck driver.He was preceded in death by two children, Gary Lynn Branum and

Everett Burgner

Hamilton county
Everett Burgner passed away Saturday, June 12, 2010, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.There will be a memorial service at Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37405, at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 31.A

Mary Burton

WINCHESTER Mary Helen Burton, 63, died on Monday, July 26, 2010, at her home.A Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. CDT Thursday at Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment will be in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester.Visitation

Leo Cash

ROSSVILLE Leo Strange Cash, 77, died Monday, July 26, 2010, at his residence. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Bill Proctor officiating.Interment in Lakewood

Jewell Cordell

ROSSVILLE Jewell Cordell, 65, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, July 26, 2010.She was a resident of the North Georgia Area and was of the Baptist faith. Jewell enjoyed

Dennis Cordell

Jr.ROSSVILLE Dennis Lamar "Big John" Cordell Jr., 41, departed this life Friday, July 23, 2010, at his home.He was preceded in death by his father, Dennis Lamar Cordell Sr. and was

Shane Daniel

Hamilton county
Matthew "Shane" Daniel, 40, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2010.He was born in LaFayette on Feb. 18, 1970. Shane was a member of Hickory Valley Baptist Church, was employed with Southeastern Salvage, and he enjoyed

Don DeSha

Hamilton county
Don Hayes DeSha Sr., 77, of Chattanooga, died on Sunday, July 25, 2010.He was born and raised in East Chattanooga and attended East Chattanooga Elementary, Hardy Junior High and graduated from Central High School, class

Alan Dews

Hamilton county
Alan Bilal Dews, 29, completed his journey on Friday, July 23, 2010. He was born June 19, 1981.He was a faithful member of New Home Baptist Church and a 1999 graduate of Brainerd High School.He

Herbert Fain

ATHENS Herbert Fain, 88, died Monday, July 26, 2010 at Life Care of Athens.Funeral service 10 a.m. Thursday, July 29, in the South Chapel with burial following at Fain Cemetery.Visitation 6 to 8

Marshall Felts

Hamilton county
Marshall Dosher Felts, 65, of Seale, Ala., died Sunday, July 25, 2010. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated,

Susan Goldblatt

Hamilton county
Susan Cheryl Rymer Goldblatt, of East Ridge, 44, beloved wife of Shelton Goldblatt and mother of Michael Taylor and Ethan Ryan, died Monday, July 26, 2010, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.Susan and Shelton

Charles Gowen

TULLAHOMA Charles Boyd Gowen, 79, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2010.Visitation today from 5 until 8 p.m. at Tullahoma Funeral Home.Funeral services Thursday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Tullahoma

Walter Hancock

Walter John Hancock, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, July 26, 2010, at a local hospital.He was a retired security guard.He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Shirley June Hancock.Survivors include

Jack Hart

Hamilton county
Jack Hart, 71, passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2010, in a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Linda Hass

ROSSVILLE Linda Gail Hass, 58, passed away on Monday, July 26, 2010.A native and lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, Linda was employed as an R.N. with Maxim Health Services and was a

Virginia Ingram

ATHENS Virginia "Louise" Moses Ingram, 85, died Tuesday morning, July 27, 2010, at Life Care Center of Athens.Family and friends meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at McMinn Memory Gardens for graveside service.Ziegler Funeral Home,

Loretta Kayler

ROSSVILLE Loretta L. Branum Kayler, 85, passed away Saturday, July 24, 2010, at a local hospital.The funeral service will be 11 a.m. today, July 28, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wilburn

Kelly Killen

CHICKAMAUGA Kelly Brian Killen, 45, formerly of Chickamauga, passed away Sunday, July 18, 2010, in Murfreesboro Tenn.He graduated from Rossville High School.He was attending MTSU.He was preceded in death my his father, Lawrence Killen,

Jason Laymon

Hamilton county
Charles Jason Laymon, 36, of Hixson passed away Saturday, July 24, 2010.Funeral service will be 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home with the Rev. Ronnie Smith officiating.Entombment will follow the service at Hamilton Memorial

Jack Linder

Jack LindnerRINGGOLD Jack D. Lindner passed away Monday, July 26, 2010, at his home.Mr. Lindner was retired from ICI America (TNT Plant) where he worked as a draftsman, and also worked at Life Touch.

Daisy Marble

Hamilton county
Daisy Thomas Marble, 75, of Chattanooga passed Friday, July 23, 2010, in a local hospital.She was preceded in death by parents, Lizzie and Solomon Thomas Sr.; brother, Richard Lee Thomas, Solomon Jr.; sister, Lily Thomas;

Mae Masey

Hamilton county
Mae Theo Massey, 92, expired on Sunday, July 25, 2010.She was born on Feb. 24, 1918 in Nashville. Mrs. Massey graduated from Pearl High School in 1934. Thirty years after finishing high school, Mrs. Massey

Darrian Moore

Hamilton county
Darrian LeVon Moore, 21, passed Thursday, July 22, 2010, at Erlanger Hospital.He was a graduate of Central High School class of 2008, and was employed by FedEx.Darrian is survived by his parents, Charles and Angela

Mary Morgan

Hamilton county
Mary Morgan, 74, of Ooltewah passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2010.She was a lifelong resident of the Ooltewah area and attended Meadow View School and Oak Grove Church of God until she was unable.She

Juanita Nuckolls

Hamilton county
Juanita Ramsey Nuckolls, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, July 26, 2010 at Erlanger hospital.She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker, and was a loving child of God.Mrs. Nuckolls was preceded in

Lyla Ogle

Hamilton county
Lyla Estalene Ogle, 85, of Ooltewah, died Monday, July 26, 2010, in a local hospital.Lyla was a life long resident and was a member of High Point Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by

Christopher Padgett

Hamilton county
Christopher Thomas Padgett, 35, of Collegedale, died on Saturday, July 24, 2010.He was born on Feb. 21, 1975. Christopher graduated from the Collegedale Academy and was a member of Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church. He

Joshua Powell

ATHENS Joshua Brian Powell, 21, died Saturday, July 24, 2010.Funeral services 2 p.m. Friday at Short Creek Baptist Church. Burial in Short Creek Cemetery.Visitation 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.Ziegler Funeral Home,

Rev Ralph

RISING FAWN Rev. Ralph Henry Mattingly, 91, passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 in a local hospital.A native of Knox County, Ind., he had been an ordained minister for the Church of the

Pat Richardson

Hamilton county
Joseph Patrick "Zippy" Richardson, 49, of Ooltewah passed away suddenly and unexpectedly Saturday, July 24, 2010.Born Feb. 19, 1961, in Memphis, he graduated from Bishop Byrne High School and worked for Federal Express for over

Roger Salgado

Hamilton county
Roger Augustin Salgado, 65, of Chattanooga passed away on Friday, July 23, 2010 at his residence.He was a U. S. Navy Veteran and a member of the American Legion.He was preceded in death by his

Jay Scoggins

RICEVILLE Jay Clarence Scoggins, 89, died Tuesday morning, July 27, 2010, at his residence.A native of McMinn County and former Chattanooga resident, he was a son of the late Loyd Claudis and Alice Rymer

Bob Scott

Hamilton county
Robert Bruce Warren Scott, from Chattanooga, passed away at midnight, Sunday, July 25, 2010. He was 54 years old.Bob was a graduate of Chattanooga High School 1974, attended the University of Tennessee, and graduated from

Sallie Self

DECATUR Sallie Marie Watts Self, 73, died Monday, July 26, 2010, at her residence.Funeral services at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel.Burial in Watts Cemetery, Loudon.Visitation from 6-8 p.m. today at Ziegler Funeral

Mardell Slater

ROSSVILLE Mardell "Marti" Jarnagin Slater, 79, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 25, 2010.She had lived in Highland, Ind., for many years, before moving to the North Georgia

Percy Smith

Hamilton county
Percy "Holmes" Smith Jr., 64, formerly of Winchester, Tenn., (presently of Elyria, Ohio) went home to be with the Lord and his loving family and friends on Wednesday July 21, 2010, at the Cleveland Clinic

Joshua Sollomen

SPRING CITY Joshua Sollomen, 27, died Monday, July 26, 2010. Services will be today at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.Interment will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion

Anna Thomas

Hamilton county
Anna Myatt Thomas, 82, of Chattanooga passed away Monday, July 26, 2010, at her residence.She was born Jan. 3, 1928 in Russelville, Ky. to the late Harbert and Sarah Myatt.Mrs. Thomas was a member of

Ann Trundle

Hamilton county
Ann Howard Trundle, 85, of Chattanooga, left this world, Monday, July 26, 2010 for her heavenly home.Mrs. Trundle was born on Feb. 10, 1925 in Chattanooga, where she lived, worshipped,

Vera Wells

IDER Vera Conola Marks Wells, 75, died Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at Dekalb Regional Medical Center.Mrs. Wells was a member of Five Points Baptist Church.Survivors include daughter, Phylis McCloud, Ider; sister, Ethel York, Higdon;

Sally Wilbanks

Hamilton county
Sally T. Wilbanks, lifelong resident of Chattanooga died on Wednesday, July 21, 2010. She was 85.Mrs. Wilbanks was born Aug. 24, 1924 in Chattanooga, the daughter of the late Elgine Robert and Estelle Donaldson

Clarence Willingham

Hamilton county
Clarence "Dad" Willingham, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2010, at his residence.Funeral: today at 1 p.m. at New Enon Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Alexander J. Bullard officiating.Burial: Chattanooga National Cemetery.Arrangements by Taylor

Roy Young

WHITESIDE Roy Chester Young, 77, passed away, Monday, July 26, 2010, in a local hospital.Mr. Young was the son of the late Ernest and Myrtle Grimes Young. Chester was also preceded in death
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