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Local Obits for Sun. May 01, 2011



Sherry Anderson

Hamilton county
Sherry Jean Anderson, 63, of Hixson, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at her home.She was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence Duncan; sister, Connie Duncan Hicks; brother, Larry Duncan.Survivors include her son,

Scott Atterton

Alabama
BRYANT Brandon "Scott" Atterton, 23, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2011. He was a loving son, brother, and uncle, lifelong resident of Bryant, and was employed by DCH Regional Medical Center. He was

Chelsea Black

Georgia
RINGGOLD Chelsea Miranda Black, 16, departed this life Wednesday, April 27, 2011, along with her parents, Christopher and Pamela Hargis Black and brother, Cody Black.She was a Junior at Ringgold High School, a member
RINGGOLD Christopher Dewayne Black, 47, departed this life Wednesday, April 27, 2011, along with his wife, Pamela Hargis Black and two children, Chelsea and Cody Black.Chris was an employee of Hicks Tufting and was

Cody Black

Georgia
RINGGOLD Cody Dewayne Black, 21, departed this life Wednesday, April 27, 2011, along with his parents, Christopher and Pamela Hargis Black and sister, Chelsea Black.Cody was an employee at T-Mobile, where he worked as

Pamela Black

Georgia
RINGGOLD Pamela Lynn Hargis Black, 46, departed this life Wednesday, April 27, 2011, along with her husband, Christopher Black and two children, Chelsea and Cody Black.Pamela was a mail carrier of the Postal Service

Joe Bobbitt

Alabama
RAINSVILLE Joe Bobbitt, 71, died Thursday, April 28, 2011. Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday, May 2, 2011, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gary Haymon officiating. Burial: Mountain View Memory Gardens.Visitation:

Crystal Brawley

Tennessee
SEWANEE Crystal Lynn "Cristie" Long Brawley, 39, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2011.She was a Franklin County High School Graduate and was a cosmetologist.She is survived by her husband, Jason Brawley; children, Colby Ladd,

Sara Burt

Hamilton county
Sara Elizabeth Burt, 19, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2011. She was a student at Middle Tennessee State University. She is survived by her mother and father, Gerald and Rebecca

Sarah Carr

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Sarah L. "Sue" Carr, 84, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2011.Ms. Carr was retired from Chubb Insurance in Chattanooga following 35 years of service. She is survived by her sister,

Adam Carroll

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Adam Casey "Tex" Carroll, 17, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2011, along with his grandmother, Brenda Prescott, great-grandmother, JoAnn Darnell and cousin, Josh Poe, from injuries received as a result of the tornado.Adam

Donald Christian

Hamilton county
Donald Lee Christian, 70, of Apison, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. He was a member of the Ooltewah Church of God.He was preceded in death by his father and

Dorothy Christian

Hamilton county
Dorothy Lee Christian, 62, of Apison, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. She was a member of the Ooltewah Church of God.She was preceded in death by her father and

Arizona Clark

Hamilton county
Arizona Clark passed away Friday, April 29, 2011, at her residence.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith,(423) 265-4414.

Ray Cooper

Hamilton county
Albert Ray Cooper, 66, of Chattanooga, formerly of Knoxville and Birmingham, passed away Friday, April 29, 2011.Mr. Cooper was a faithful member of East Brainerd Church of Christ. He received a degree in Civil

Betty Craig

Hamilton county
Betty Ruth Craig, of East Ridge, went to be with our Lord and Savior on April 28, 2011 at the age of 71.She was a member of Unity Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by

Yvonne Crumley

Hamilton county
Mai Yvonne Crumley, 41, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2011.She was a resident of Chattanooga for 35 years. Yvonne had been manager of Hallmark at Northgate Mall for over 20 years.Survivors include her husband,

JoAnn Darnell

Hamilton county
JoAnn Darnell, 77, of Apison, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2011, along with her daughter, Brenda Prescott, grandson, Josh Poe, and great-grandson, Adam "Tex" Carroll from injuries received as a result of the tornado.Mrs. Darnell

Katherine Davidson

Hamilton county
Katherine Davidson, 88, of East Ridge, passed away Friday, April 29, 2011. A native of Rhone County, Tenn., she has been a resident of the Chattanooga area for the past 59 years and was

Ronnie Davis

Tennessee
CARTWRIGHT Ronne Doyle "Zack" Davis, 56, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, due to a drowning accident.Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. CST today in the Ewton Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Darrell

Tony Dixon

Hamilton county
David Anthony "Tony" Dixon, 47, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2011. Tony was preceded in death by his half-brother, Dennis Dixon; grandparents, Jeff Shelby, Francis Petty, Lawrence and Gladys Dixon; aunt, Mildred Cox.Those

Juanita Dugger

Georgia
TRENTON Juanita P. Dugger, 71, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 28, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Dugger; mother, Alice Crowe; father, Jim Defur;

John Edmonds

Tennessee
JASPER John Barnett Edmonds, 86, died Friday, April 29, 2011.Son of the late John Emmett and Estelle Barnette Edmonds, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Ellen Moody Edmonds and his

Leroy Essex

Hamilton county
Leroy Wayne Essex Sr., 65, of East Brainerd, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with the Rev. Don Powell officiatingInterment

Jewell Ewing

Alabama
HIGDON Jewell Elizabeth Tinker Ewing, 73, passed away, Wednesday, April 27, 2011. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, a homemaker, and a member of Porter Road Church of God.She was preceded in

Harold Fox

Tennessee
GRAYSVILLE Harold "Sonny-Boy" Hudson Fox, 39, passed away along with his wife, Debbie Fox, on Thursday, April 28, 2011. He was a truck driver for Lazy Boy Manufacturing Co. in Dayton.He is survived

Debbie Fox

Tennessee
GRAYSVILLE Debbie Gibbs Fox, 43, passed away along with her husband, Harold Fox, on Thursday, April 28, 2011. She was of the Christian Faith. She was an avid animal lover of all

Richard Goforth

Tennessee
DAYTON Richard Spencer Goforth, 82, died Friday, April 29, 2011, at his residence.A lifelong resident of Rhea Co., he was retired from Watts Bar, and a WWIIveteran serving in the U.S. Army. He was

Linda Graham

Alabama
VALLEY HEAD Linda M. Graham, 62, was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, along with her loving husband of 35 years, Kenneth "Buddy" Graham. She loved the Lord,

Kenneth Graham

Alabama
VALLEY HEAD Kenneth "Buddy" Graham, 56, was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, along with his loving wife of 35 years, Linda. He loved the Lord, music, nature,

Rachel Gregory

Hamilton county
Rachel Smith Gregory, 95, was released from her earthly bonds to be with her Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, April 29, 2011, in a local assisted living facility. She was born on June 5,

Evelyn Johnson

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Evelyn Johnson, 56, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011.Survivors, husband, Wayne Johnson; children, Rhonda Davenport, Donnie Pell, Brent Pell; stepson, Michael Johnson.Services are 1 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.Visitation

Danny Jones

Hamilton county
Danny "Paw" Jones, 58, of Suck Creek Mountain, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, April 29, 2011, after a long courageous battle with an illness.Danny was born and raised in

Sherry Marler

Hamilton county
Sherry Lynn Hawthorne Marler, 47, of Harrison, died Friday, April 29, 2011. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Roy Martin

Tennessee
ATHENS Roy Martin, 72, died Friday, April 29, 2011.He was retired from Yellow Freight Lines.Funeral services will be 7:30 p.m. Monday at Ziegler Funeral Home.Burial is 11 a.m. Tuesday in McMinn Memory Gardens.Visitation: 5-7:30

Carolyn McManus

Hamilton county
Carolyn Ann McManus, 77, of East Brainerd, died on Thursday, April 28, 2011.Memorial services will be 2 p.m. today, May 1, at St. Martins Episcopal Church with Father Gordon Temple officiating.The family will receive friends

Stanley Miller

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Stanley Miller, 89, died Thursday, April 28, 2011.He was a United States veteran serving in WWII.Stanley was survived by one daughter, several grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.Online condolences can be made to www.reedfamilyfh.com.Arrangements

John Morgan

Hamilton county
John Dee Morgan, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, April 29, 2011.Mr. Morgan was born in Decatur, Ala., to Willis and Annie Morgan. He was a longtime member of Central Church of Christ where

Hattie Murray

Hamilton county
Hattie Elizabeth Shetters Murray, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, April 29, 2011. She was born in Sherwood, Tenn., to the Late Luther and Ola Mae Shetters. Hattie moved to the Chattanooga area

Blake Peek

Alabama
HENEGAR Blake Peek, 24, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, in Tuscaloosa.Visitation from 11-2 today at the New Home Baptist Church.Funeral: 2 p.m. today at the New Home Baptist Church in Rosalie with David Smith

Josh Poe

Hamilton county
Josh Allen Poe, 31, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2011, along with his grandmother, JoAnn Darnell, Aunt Brenda Prescott and cousin, Adam "Tex" Carroll, from injuries received as a result of the tornado.Josh

EF Portwood

Hamilton county
E.F. Portwood, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2011, at home.He was the son of the late Alvin F. Portwood and Barbara S. Portwood and was preceded in death by his wife, Jewel

Brenda Prescott

Hamilton county
Brenda Kaye Prescott, 56, of Apison, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2011, along with her mother, JoAnn Darnell, grandson, Adam C. "Tex" Carroll and nephew, Josh Poe, from injuries received as a result of the

Louise Proctor

Hamilton county
Louise Taylor Proctor passed away Saturday, April 30, 2011, at her home.The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.Complete arrangements will be announced.

Holly Readus

Hamilton county
Holly Lea Readus, 26, of Ooltewah, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2011, as a result of injuries received in the tornado.She was a member of Apison Seventh-day Adventist Church and she was formerly employed at

Earline Roberts

Hamilton county
Earline Roberts, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, April 29, 2011, in a local hospice facility. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
PISGAH Herbert J. Satterfield, 90, went to meet his Master on Wednesday, April 27, 2011.His wife, Ann, also passed away.He was our hero, daddy, grandfather, great-grandfather, but most of all, he was our friend.

Janie Shannon

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Janie Lou Autry Shannon, 80, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2011, from injuries sustained in a tornado. She was born in Chickamauga, Ga., to the late Jeff and Nora Ann Wallace Autry. She

Samuel Shaw

Hamilton county
Samuel James Shaw, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2011, at his residence.Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Reginald Poindexter officiating.Burial: Highland Memorial

Obera Shields

Georgia
ROCK SPRING Elsie Obera Smith Shields, 96, passed away Friday, April 29, 2011, at a local healthcare facility. Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel, with

Morgan Sigler

Alabama
BRYANT Morgan Marlene Sigler, 23, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2011. She was a student at the University of Alabama, a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, was very loving, caring, and artistic.

Leonard Smith

Alabama
HENAGAR Leonard Smith, 84, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at Dekalb Regional Medical Center. Mr. Smith was a WW II Veteran where he served as a Merchant Marine with the US Coast Guard.

Nevil Stephens

Georgia
TRENTON William Nevil Stephens, 85, passed away, Thursday, April 28, 2011. He was a long time resident and businessman of Trenton, GA. He was of Church of God faith.He was preceded in

Deborah Stier

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Deborah Elizabeth Smith Stier ,44, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2011. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and embroidery and was a member of Second Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Dean Stier,

Tim Swanson

Georgia
TRION Joel Timothy Swanson, 57, passed away Friday, April 29, 2011. He was born Jan. 28, 1954, to the late Harry and Clara Swanson in LaFayette. He was a member of Ridgeview Baptist Church

Clyde Tackett

Hamilton county
Clyde F. Tackett, 73, of Chattanooga, passed away, Thursday, April 28, 2011, at a local hospital. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Chattanooga National

Terry Tinker

Alabama
HIGDON Terry "Tub" Lynn Tinker, 50, passed away, Wednesday, April 27, 2011.He was preceded in death by his parents, Wendell and Jewell Tinker Ewing; niece, Denise Smith; sister, Pat and Chris Brown; brother, Donnie

Andy Waldo

Tennessee
SPRING CITY Wallace "Andy" Waldo, 63, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at his residence.Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.Visitation from 11 a.m. until time of service

Marion Walker

Hamilton county
Mr. Marion Walker, 71, passed away Friday, April 29, 2011, at his residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Richard Waller

Hamilton county
Richard "Big Boy" Waller Jr., 74, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at a local hospital. He was an employee with Mueller Company for 48 years.He was preceded in death by his parents,

James Walley

Georgia
ROSSVILLE James Edwin Walley, 76, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at his residence. He was a native of Taylorville, Ill. Mr. Walley was a veteran of the USAF. He was a

Branen Warren

Alabama
BRIDGEPORT Branen Warren, 13, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011.The family will receive friends from 1-9 today.Funeral service will be Monday, May 2, 2011, from the Valley Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother David Smith officiating.Interment

Charlie Weigel

Hamilton county
Charles Arthur "Charlie" Wiegel, 61, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at his home.He was born Nov. 11, 1949, in Chattanooga to the late Charles Edward and Gertrude Beaver Weigel.Mr. Weigel attended Christ

Jerry Williams

Georgia
TRENTON Jerry Douglas Williams Sr., 49, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2011, from injuries sustained from the tornado in Trenton, Ga. He was a lifelong resident of Trenton and was currently working

Amy Wright

Hamilton county
Amy Elizabeth Wright, 27, of Apison, passed away Friday, April 29, 2011, in a local hospital. She was born July 7, 1983, in Chattanooga.Amy was a member of Grace Baptist. She received her

Jennieve Yarbrough

Hamilton county
Jennieve B. Yarbrough, 95, of Chattanooga, quietly departed this life Friday, April 29, 2011. She accepted Jesus Christ at an early age and was a member of Spring Creek Road Baptist Church for
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