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Local Obits for Mon. May 02, 2011

Anita Abney

RINGGOLD Anita Greene Abney, 80, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, in a local health care facility. She was a member of the Ringgold United Methodist Church. Mrs. Abney was a retired journalist

Scott Atterton

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

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.Funeral service will be held at noon today in

William Crutchfield

Hamilton county
William Crutchfield Jr., 73, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 30, 2011, after a lengthy battle with illness.A life long resident of Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain, Bill was the son

John Edmonds

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

Margaret Evans

NEW HOPE COMMUNITY Margaret Sueann Minter Evans, 43, died Sunday, May 1, 2011, at her home.She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Dalton, Ga.Mrs. Evans was preceded in death by her father,

Clarence Gaines

Hamilton county
Clarence Gaines Sr., 79, formerly of Chattanooga, departed this life on Friday, April 29, 2011, at his Portland, Ore., residence. He was a 1948 graduate of Howard High School and a graduate of

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,

John Hill

SOUTH PITTSBURG John Hill, 89, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, in a local nursing home.The son of the late Larkin and Mary Lou Trimaur Hill, he had worked for the Marion County Highway Department

William Hill

Hamilton county
William "Bill" Loyd Hill, 59, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Hubert and Marjorie Mathews Hill. He is survived by his loving


Hamilton county
V.J. Jackson, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2011, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Virginia Jackson

Hamilton county
Virginia Jackson, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2011, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Wanda Lawson

CLEVELAND Wanda Lawson, 63, died Saturday, April 30, 2011.Survivors: brother, Jerry Lawson; sisters, Nancy Lawson and Patty Brantley.Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with the family

Ruby Logan

ROSSVILLE Ruby Logan, 92, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, in a local health care facility. She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia and Chattanooga areas. Mrs. Logan was a member of

Gussie Mae

Hamilton county
Gussie Mae Vinson, 89, of Chattanooga, went to be home with her Lord on Saturday, April 30, 2011. Absent from the body now present with the Lord that she loved.

Sherry Marler

Hamilton county
Sherry Lynn Hawthorne Marler, 47, of Harrison, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 29, 2011. She was an employee of Memorial Northpark Hospital. Sherry is predeceased by her parents, James and Bernice

Rhea McClanahan

RINGGOLD Rhea Garrett McClanahan, 86, died Wednesday, April 28, 2011. He had been a resident of Ringgold for over 50 years and was a member of Ringgold United Methodist Church. Mr. McClanahan

Janet McConnell

Hamilton county
Janet Lynn Ricks McConnell, 39, died suddenly on Friday, April 29, 2011, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. Born in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and a University of Tennessee at Knoxville graduate, she was a wife,

John Morgan

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

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

Louise Proctor

Hamilton county
Louise Taylor Proctor, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2011, at her home in Chattanooga, after a lengthy illness. She was the much loved and devoted wife of Samuel Proctor. She was a native of

Reneapos Ramos

Rene' RamosRAINSVILLE LTC (Ret) Rene' Ramos, 85, died Saturday, April 30, 2011. Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at the Chapel with Mr. Joe Flaherty officiating. Burial: Fort Leavenworth in Kansas National Cemetery.

Nicholas Reed

GRANDVIEW Nicholas Robert Reed, 31, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2011, in Dayton, Tenn. The son of Bobby Reed and Teresa Mathis Cook. He was a former employee of Lazyboy, in Dayton, Tenn. He

Janie Shannon

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 was a
HOLLYWOOD Sylvester "Syl" Abney Shrader, 94, died April 30, 2011. Visitation: 5-9 p.m. Tuesday at Rudder Funeral Home, in Stevenson, Ala.Funeral service: at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at the funeral home chapelInterment

Morgan Sigler

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.

Betty Skillman

Hamilton county
Betty D. Skillman, 74, a resident of Red Bank for 40 years, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2011.She had been a member of White Oak United Methodist Church for 56 years.Survivors: son, Chris A. Skillman;

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 services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Chattanooga National

Patricia Thompson

Hamilton county
Patricia Lynette "Pat" Thompson, 64, of Graysville, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2011.She attended Brayton Baptist Church in Graysville, and formerly was very involved in Tremont Baptist Church where she grew up. Her faith

Barbara West

ROSSVILLE Barbara West, 76, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2011.Condolences may be sent to are incomplete and will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, Rossville.

Jerry Williams

TRENTON Jerry Douglas Williams Sr., 49, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2011, from injuries sustained from the tornado in Trenton, Ga. Condolences may be sent to services will be held at

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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