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Local Obits for Fri. May 13, 2011



Dottie Antman

Hamilton county
Dorothea Anderson Antman, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2011.She was born Nov. 4, 1927 in Minneapolis, Minn., to Dr. John and Dorothea Lynde Anderson. A graduate of Rollins College and Florida State

Robert Bays

Tennessee
ATHENS Robert Henry Bays Jr., 58, passed away Monday, May 9, 2011, at Fort Sanders Medical Center in Knoxville.Funeral 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel.Burial in McMinn Memory Gardens. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Sunday at

Carolyn Carmichael

Hamilton county
Carolyn Moore Carmichael, 63, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2011, in a local hospital.A memorial service will be held today at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Lionel

Betty Cox

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Betty Cox, 79, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2011.She was a native of Athens, Tenn., and had lived most of her life in the North Georgia area. Mrs. Cox was a 1951
FORT OGLETHORPE Cinderella Plunkett Creekmore, 85, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011.She was a native of Valley Head, Ala., and had lived most of her life in the North Georgia area. Mrs. Creekmore attended

John Crowell

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE John Robert Crowell, 78, died early Thursday morning, May 12, 2011, at his home.He was born Nov. 24, 1932 in Orlando, Fla., to the late Thomas Raymond and Forest Paul Crowell.A resident of

Louise Eddings

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Mary Louise Eddings, 90, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011.She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and Rossville area where she worked for over 40 years at the Historic Read House Grill

Allen Edmondson

Tennessee
MEMPHIS Allen Sharp Edmondson M.D., 83, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2011, after a 10-month battle with lung cancer.He leaves his wife, Joanne Smith Edmondson; sons, Thomas Edmondson and his wife, Cynthia of Cordova,

Carol Fox

Alabama
RAINSVILLE Carol Lisa Fox, 50, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Trinity Hospital, Birmingham.Funeral service will be 11 a.m. CDT today, May 13, 2011, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with burial will follow

James Freeman

Georgia
VILLA RICA James Donald "J.D." "Donny" Freeman, 65, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2011.The family will meet at Chattanooga National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, for interment with full military honors.

Kennith Garrett

Hamilton county
Kennith Eugene Garrett, 62, of Ooltewah, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2011, in Chattanooga.He was born April 4, 1949 in Gadsden, and was the son of the late Floyd Leon and Mary Virginia Dye Garrett.Mr.

Carol Gober

Hamilton county
Carol Louise Walton Gober, 101, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2011.Arrangements are pending and will be announced by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 404 S. Moore Road.

Anthony Goines

Tennessee
BELVIDERE Anthony Goines, 47, passed away Wednesday May 11, 2011.Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.Interment in Watson-North Memorial Park.Visitation will be today, from 5-8 p.m. at

Hugh Goolesby

Alabama
ROSALIE Hugh Thomas Goolesby, 80, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Huntsville Hospital.Funeral will be at noon Saturday at Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in Gant Cemetery.Visitation will be today from

Shirley Jeffery

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Shirley Keef Jeffery, 79, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, in a local hospital.Shirley was a homemaker and had been employed by Olan Mills and Conagra. She was a member of

Sandra Jenkins

Tennessee
RICEVILLE Sandra Jo Harrison Jenkins, 71 of Claxton Community near Riceville, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011.Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday, May 13, in chapel of Smith Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Athens.Visitation 6-8

Rick Johnson

Hamilton county
Sr.Rickey "Rick" L. Johnson Sr., 53, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, surrounded by his loving family, after a long battle with cancer.Rickey was a lifelong

Sharon Jones

Hamilton county
Sharon Jones, 47, of Harrison passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2011, in a local hospital.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors 423-265-4414.

Sue Lanham

Hamilton county
Mary "Sue" Lanham is in the presence of her Lord as she passed away on Monday, May 9, 2011 at her home.Graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m. today in National Cemetery with Ben

Estel Lewis

Hamilton county
Estel V. Lewis, who would have been 98 on May 27, of Soddy Daisy, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at her home.Services will be held today, May 13, 2011, at 3 p.m. in the

Sharon Mason

Hamilton county
ROSSVILLE Sharon Claudette Smith Mason, 63, left this world to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, in a local hospital after a battle with cancer.Sharon was strong in her

Luda Massey

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Luda Chastain Massey, 88, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2011.She was born to the late Hosea and Molly Miller Chastain in Chattanooga. Mrs. Massey was a member of Highland Park Baptist Church,

Sonny Meador

Tennessee
DAYTON Sonny Ray Meador, 59, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at his residence.Funeral will be 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with Brother Steve James officiating.Interment in Spivey Cemetery.Visit www.coultergarrison.com

Frona Mountain

Hamilton county
Frona "Fronzie" Rebecca Mountain, 69, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2011, at her Chattanooga home.She was born on Aug. 11, 1941, in Wilder, Va., the daughter of Bert and Beatrice Amburgey. Although a longtime resident

Betty Neal

Hamilton county
Betty Dixon Neal, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at her home.She was born on March 14, 1928.Mrs. Neal was a longtime resident of Chattanooga. She worked 13 years for South Central

Freddy Newport

Hamilton county
Freddy Newport, 69, of East Ridge, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2011, at his residence.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, Rossville.

Martha Poston

Hamilton county
Martha B. Poston, 84, of Knoxville, formerly of Soddy-Daisy, passed away peacefully on Mothers Day, Sunday, May 8, 2011, in Hilton Head, S.C.She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and a devout Catholic.She

Emily Price

Hamilton county
Emily Price, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011.She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was a former member of Fourth Avenue Church of God. She enjoyed talking politics, playing cards, laughing,

Gary Smith

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Gary Kent Smith died Thursday, May 12, 2011, at his family's summer home on the Hiwassee River.He was born on Jan. 24, 1938, in Athens, Tenn., a son of the late M.C. "Tip"

Ozelle Smith

Tennessee
JASPER Emma Ozelle Gass Smith, 86, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at her home.Mrs. Smith was born in Jasper, Tenn., the daughter of the late Rollie D. "R.D." and Lula Marie Laster

Betty Stringfield

Hamilton county
Betty J. Stringfield, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 11, 2011.She was preceded in death by husband, Freddie Stringfield. She is survived by son, David (Nancy) LeCroy; grandchildren, Dottie (Steve)

Keith Walker

Tennessee
DECHERD Keith Walker, 54, passed away Wednesday May 11, 2011. Funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. from the funeral home chapel.Interment will follow in Watson-North Memorial Park. Visitation today from

Katharine Watkins

Hamilton county
Katharine "Kay" Watkins, 91, of East Ridge, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2011, at her residence.Born to the late Lloyd William Platt Sr. and Mamie Ethel Mills Platt in 1920, she had spent the

In MemoryJeremy Morrison

In memory
Jeremy Hunter MorrisonForever YoungHappy Birthday Son! We love and miss you so much.Love Moma, Daddy and Zachery.

In MemoryDaisy Robinson

In memory
DAISY M. ROBINSONJanuary 18, 1925-May 12, 2002 I miss you, love you, and wish you were still here. Keep watching over us. Love, Andre, Rakesha and Brenda
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