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Local Obits for Mon. Apr 09, 2012



Darryl Beard

Hamilton county
Darryl Beard, 49, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2012 at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
FORTPAYNE Luther Newman Brownfield, 78, formally of Stevenson, Ala., passed away at his residence Sunday, April 8, 2012. Funeral services will be held at Rainsville Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 10, at 2 p.m.

James Bryan

Hamilton county
James T. Bryan, Jr., also known as Timmy, passed away Friday, April 6, 2012.He was born in Chattanooga on Aug. 21, 1959.He was a veteran having served in the US Army for three years.

Lisa Carroll

Alabama
FLATROCK Lisa Renae Cates Carroll, 48, died April 6, 2012. Lisa was born October 10. 1963 in South Pittsburg Tenn. She was the of Roy Estill "Monk" Cales, Jr. and the late Lillie

Mildred Chapman

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Mildred Christian Chapman, 96, went to her heavenly home on April 5, 2012. Funeral services will be 1 p.m., today in the funeral home chapel with Dr. David Harr, Rev. Max Parrish, Dr.

Earl Dickey

Hamilton county
Earl Lee Dickey, 87, of Chattanooga, died on Saturday April 7, 2012, at a local health care facility.Earl was a WWII Army Veteran, as well as having served in the Merchant Marines.He is survived by

Robert Eason

Hamilton county
Sr.Robert Harold Eason Sr., 90, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 5, 2012, from his earthly home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10,

Jasmine Griffith

Tennessee
WHITWELL Jasmine Seaair Griffith, 21, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2012. She was preceded in death by her father, James "Chuck" Scott. Jasmine was a member of Christian Worship Center and employed by

James Holder

Alabama
TUSCALOOSA James Elam Holder, 86, died April 6, 2012 at his home. Bro. Holder is survived by his daughter, Deborah, and her husband, Major General (Ret) Russell Cotney, of Memphis, Tenn; his son, Clay

Johnny Johnson

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Johnny "Pud" Johnson, 71, died Sunday, April 8, 2012. Service Wed., April 11, at 1 p.m. CDT with burial following in Iron Hill Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com. Arrangements by

Joey Jolly

Georgia
TUNNELHILL Joey A. Jolly, 55, died Saturday April 7, 2012.Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. today from Tunnel Hill 1st United Methodist Church.The family will receive friends from Noon until 2:30 p.m. today,
ROSSVILLE Christopher Carson McCurry, infant child, died Thursday April 5, 2012.The Lord decided that on this day he needed this precious angel to return to heaven. He only got to make

Charles Moore

Georgia
TRENTON Charles Moore, age 71, moved up to his heavenly home surrounded by his wife of 52 years and family Friday April 6, 2012 evening.Mr. Moore was retired from Shaw Industries, Trenton Spinning Mill.

Woody Mullins

Hamilton county
Woody Mullins,67, of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn. formally of Dunlap, Tenn. left this earth to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 7, 2012. He served in The United States Air Force. He was a

Bernice Nelson

Hamilton county
Bernice Pitts Nelson, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2012, in a local hospital.She was preceded in death by her parents, Curtis and Willie Mae Pitts. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Bernice

Donald Pendleton

Hamilton county
Donald G. Pendleton, 78, of Ooltewah went home to be with the Lord on Thursday morning, April 4, 2012.Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Bruce

Stella Poteet

Georgia
DALTON Stella A. Poteet, 68, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2012 at her residence.She was preceded in death by her parents, William O. & Ethel Stewart Poteet; sister, Billie P. Whitener.Survivors include her nieces

Lura Precise

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Lura Bell "Lou" Precise, 77, died April 7, 2012 after a long battle with emphysema and other health issues. She was born May 5, 1934 in Hamilton, Ala. She was the daughter of

Helen Scannell

Hamilton county
Helen Scannell, 85, of Lakesite passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2012 in an area healthcare facility.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

Mark Scott

Hamilton county
Mark Christopher Scott, 33, of Signal Mountain, went to Heaven, Friday, April 7, 2012 in Columbia, S.C. after a brief illness. Born in Augusta, Ga., he had lived in Chattanooga for most of

Francis Smith

Hamilton county
Francis J. Smith, 80, of Chattanooga died Wednesday April 4, 2012, at his home.He was born Nov. 3, 1931, in Chattanooga, son of the late R. Frank and Florence C Smith. He attended the Riverside

Carolyn Turner

Tennessee
JASPER Carolyn Webb Turner, 71, died Friday, April 6, 2012 in a Chattanooga Hospital.The daughter of the late Walter Samuel and Blanche Trent Webb, she was a member of and pianist of both Baptist

Herby Wallace

Tennessee
SEVIERVILLE Herbert Hill (Herby) Wallace Jr., 64, died Thursday April 5, 2012 in Sevierville, Tenn. Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday April 10, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doug Jernigan

Janet Woolley

Hamilton county
Janet Wilson Woolley, 46, of Chattanooga died on Saturday, April 7, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist, East Brainerd Chapel.

In MemoryRamone Hogan

In memory
INMEMORYRamone C. "Sam" Hogan, IApril 6, 1959 - April 9, 2011Uncle Sam, we miss you. Our memories are so deep, as you now sleep.Sadly missed by: Aisha, Christian, Christoffer, Tyisha, Charles, III, Kristi, and friend,

In MemoryCarolyn Jones

In memory
INMEMORYCAROLYN VARNER JONESNov 6, 1940 - April 9, 2010In loving memory from an old friend.

In MemoryJohn Mitchell

In memory
JOHN MITCHELLWho went home to be with the Lord on April 9th.Sadly missed by, The Mitchell Family

In MemoryErskine Mullins

In memory
INMEMORYErskine H. (Papaw Fred) MullinsJune 9, 1924- April 9, 2011Precious memories, how they linger. Its been a year since you went Home to be with Jesus.The love and joy that you shared with each member
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