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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 27, 2011


Hamilton county
Joshua Daniel Leininger, 38, of Chattanooga, described by his brother Jeffrey as an adorable, lovable man who could light up a room with his sparkling blue eyes and contagious grin, passed away Friday, April 22,

Robert Bell

Hamilton county
Robert Thayer Bell, 87, of East Ridge, passed away Monday, April 25, 2011.He was retired from Ragland Brothers Co. and was a former member of the Ruritan Club, American Legion, Optimist Club, VFW and Lions

Curtis Brown

LaFAYETTE Curtis L. Brown, 48, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2011.Survivors include his wife, Martha Brown; daughter, Melissa Brown; stepchildren, Vanessa, Alejandra and Abraham Lopez; sisters, Donna, Brenda and Ann Brown; brothers, Charles Brown

Charles Carlton

Hamilton county
Charles Lee Carlton, of Apison, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2011.He was a welder and a security guard for the Hamilton County Courthouse and served two tours in World War II.He was preceded in death

Sarah Carr

FORT OGLETHORPE Sarah L. "Sue" Carr, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at a local health care facility.Services will be held at a later date.Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral

Ardale Coheley

PIEDMONT Ardale Coheley, 51, died Sunday, April 24, 2011, at his residence.Funeral services at 2 p.m. today from Bethel Family Worship in Piedmont.Burial in Camp Creek Cemetery with Rainsville Funeral Home directing. will

Debra Cook

ROSSVILLE Debra Ann "Debbie" Cook, 48, passed away Friday, April 22, 2011.She was born in Jamestown, Tenn., but had lived in the Rossville area for most of her life and was of the Baptist

Aredhel Cuthalion

Hamilton county
Robin (Aredhel) Bell McCoy Minton Rayburn Cuthalion, 52, of Cleveland and formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, April 25, 2011.She was a published author known as Red Lion, an artist and songwriter. She was known

Glenda Dugger

Other areas
Glenda Dugger, a longtime residence of Chattanooga, died Friday, April 22, 2011, in Tyler Texas.Survivors include son, Ray Hartsfield; and daughter, Kim Stevens.She was preceded in death by by husband, Randy Dugger; and brother, Roy

Vivian Goines

Hamilton county
Vivian Goines passed away Saturday, April 23, 2011, in a local hospice facility.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave.,

Michael Grant

Hamilton county
Sr.Michael Vance Grant Sr., 62, of Signal Mountain, born 1948 in Rome, Ga., passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 23, 2011.Mike and family moved to LaGrange, Ga., and he graduated from LaGrange High School.

Frankie Grant

Hamilton county
Frankie Grant, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2011, in Ormand Beach, Fla.Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday in Hamilton Memorial Gardens with Rev. Bert Jones officiating.Visit to share condolences.Visitation is

Robbie Harrison

Hamilton county
Robert H. "Robbie" Harrison, 43, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, April 24, 2011, at his home.Robbie was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was a long time employee of AmeriSource, Cigna Insurance and Quality Title. As

John Henry

HENAGAR John William "Bill" Henry, 89, died peacefully Sunday, April 24, 2011.Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 2011, in the Highway 58 Chapel of Turner Funeral Home with Ryan Watkins

Bill Higgins

Hamilton county
William Riley "Bill" Higgins, 84, of Hixson, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2011.The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, April 28, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Clayton Privett officiating.Burial will

Jesse Hilton

Hamilton county
Jesse Hilton passed Tuesday, April 26, 2011, in a local hospital.Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors 423-265-4414 (corner of McCallie & Hawthorne) is honored to be serving the Hilton family

Ruby Huether

ROCKVALE Ruby Nell Case Huether, 67, formerly of South Pittsburg, Tenn., died at her home on Sunday, April 24, 2011.Daughter of the late Ellis Hardy and Ruth Doran Lawhorne Case, she grew up in

Elizabeth Ismail

Hamilton county
Elizabeth M. Ismail, 74, of Hixson, formerly of Chicago, Ill., passed away on Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011.Elizabeth was born on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 1936, to the late Anthony and Anastasia Dergentis Dappas. She

Gayle Johnson

Hamilton county
Gayle J. Johnson, 67, of Hixson passed away Monday, April 25, 2011 at a local hospital. She was a member of Red Bank Baptist Church. She loved crafts and her grandchildren dearly.She was preceded in

Joann Johnson

Hamilton county
Joann Johnson, 76, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at a local health care facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Eula Kaylor

RINGGOLD Eula Lee Touchstone Kaylor, 72, died Monday, April 25, 2011, in a local hospital.She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area. Mrs. Kaylor was a member of

Mae Killian

Hamilton county
Lillian Mae Killian, 88, East Brainerd, died Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at her residence.A longtime resident of Chattanooga, Mrs. Killian retired from the Department of Agriculture in Clarkesville, Ga. She was a member

Bill Kirby

Hamilton county
William Frank "Bill" Kirby, 87, of Rossville, Ga., went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 23, 2011.Funeral services are 3 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with Rev. Carlos Swafford officiating.Interment will

Edward Kyle

Hamilton county
Edward Payne Kyle, 84, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, April 26, 2011. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated,

Marvin Lea

LaFAYETTE Marvin Dexter Lea, 92, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2011.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, April 27, 2011, in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel with Elder Greg Phillips and Elder Howard

Edward Lockwood

Hamilton county
Captain Edward William Lockwood passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2011, at his residence.Ed was born Feb. 21, 1934 to Charles Lockwood and Florence Scofield in Darien, Conn.He is survived by his wife, Sandra Lockwood;

Nellie Massengill

Hamilton county
Nellie L. Shadle Massengill, 85, of Reliance, Tenn., passed away Monday, April 18, 2011, at her residence.A native of Anderson, Ind., she was a resident of Apopka, Fla., for 31 years before moving to Reliance

Betty McCrary

BELVIDERE Betty Jo McCrary, 72, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2011, at Baptist Hospital.Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Thursday the funeral home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 29, at Moore-Cortner

Rosie McGahee

Hamilton county
Rosie Lee McGahee 80 passed away on Monday, April 25, 2011, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Mattie Ray

SUMMERVILLE Mattie Annette "Susie" Ray, 46, died Sunday, April 24, 2011.The funeral service is 11 a.m. Thursday, April 28, 2011 at Mason Funeral Home, Summerville.Burial will be in Johnson Cemetery.Visitation is 6 until

Margie Reeves

Hamilton county
Margie Louise Holland Reeves, 84, died Sunday, April 24, 2011.She was born in Flat Rock, Ala. and was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, until 2005 when she moved to Texas. She was of the Church

Jerry Seale

Hamilton county
Jerry Don Seale, 63, of Hixson, died Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Memorial North Park.Jerry was the son of the late Fletcher Guy and Mary Elizabeth "Boots" McAllister Seale born June 7, 1947 in

Reba Smith

Hamilton county
Reba E. Smith, 89, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2011. The funeral service will be 1 p.m. today, April 27, 2011 at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Jason Brown

Beulah Stone

ALTAMONT Beulah Jane "Boots" Stone, 87, passed away Monday April 25, 2011.She was born in Alabama on May 2, 1923 to Henry and Beulah Patterson Cupp who preceded her in death along with her

Malcolm Thompson

Hamilton county
Jr.Malcolm Percival Thompson Jr., 78, passed away early Saturday, morning of April 23, 2011, peacefully in his home.He was a loving husband, father and Pop. Mac enjoyed sailing, golfing, dancing, singing, traveling and dreaming

Jack Wagner

Hamilton county
Jack Wilson Wagner, 66, of Ooltewah, passed away on Monday, April 18, 2011.Jack was a United States Army Veteran. He was an electrician by trade, he loved his work and in his spare time he

Lorenzo White

Hamilton county
Lorenzo White, 55, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, April 25, 2011, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Wayne Wright

CLEVELAND Wayne Wright, 57, died Sunday, April 24, 2011.Survivors include wife, Donna Wheeler Wright; son, Robbie Dewayne Wright; stepchildren, Dale Hoskinson, Holly Timis.Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Samples Memorial Baptist Church.Visitation is 5-8

Brenda Wyatt

CLEVELAND Brenda Faye Wyatt, 64, died Sunday, April 24, 2011.Survivors include son, Terry Wyatt and wife, Angie; three grandchildren.Services are 2 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 2011, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.Visitation
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