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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 27, 2012

Carl Adams

DUNLAP Carl Ray Adams, 88, passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2012.Born in 1924 in Townsend, Tenn., he graduated from Townsend High School, served his country in the United States Army, and graduated from

Jessie Amos

TULLAHOMA Jessie L. Amos, 95, passed away Wednesday night, April 25, 2012, at her residence Visitation will be noon until 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.Funeral Services will be conducted at 1 p.m.

Maurice Beavers

Hamilton county
Maurice Glen Beavers, 75, of Hixson passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at his home. Mr. Beavers retired from EPB after 33 years of service. He was an U.S. Army veteran of 101st Airborne Division

James Bell

TRACY CITY James "Jim" Fredrick Bell Sr., 93, passed away April 26, 2012.Services are 2 p.m. CDT today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Clayton Jones and Rev. Danny Coffelt officiating.Arrangements by

Bernard Cheatham

Hamilton county
Bernard L. Cheatham, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at Erlanger Hospital.He was born in Mississippi on March 6, 1933. After high school he worked in Chicago for the railroad and then joined the military

James Cochran

CONYERS James "Cha Cha Bug" Cochran, 54, diedWednesday, April 25, 2012. Survivors: Debra Cochran; children, Taft Cochran, Abby Parker, Donna Crosby; Parents, Grady and Sara Allene Cochran; two grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m.

Donald Coffman

WHITWELL Donald "Goose" Coffman 63, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2012.He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer Coffman. Those left to cherish his memories: girlfriend, Debbie Brown, of Whitwell; four sons, James

Leota Cox

SOUTH PITTSBURG Leota Moore Turner "Miss Leota" Cox passed away, Wednesday, April 25, 2012.Miss Leota was one of those rare people that once you met her, you considered yourself lucky, and you had

William Culver

Hamilton county
Sr.William Clifton Culver Sr., 71, of East Ridge, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, from his earthly home. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8

Thelma Dover

TRION Thelma Lucindia Dover, 83 died Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Survivors: son, James Lamar Dover; daughters, Brenda Joyce Dover, Mary Ann Shuler; brother, Joe Smith; sisters, Tina Shaffer, Faye Smith, Mary Wright, Josie Nichols,

Joyce Ellis

ROSSVILLE Joyce Fielding Ellis, 84, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at a local health care facility.Condolences may be sent to services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the South

Geanell Evans

RINGGOLD Geanell McAdams Johnson Evans, 93, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.She was born in Haralson County, Ga., to the late Anderson and Bessie McAdams,

Betty Fairchild

Hamilton county
Betty A. Fairchild, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2012 in a local health care facility.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located at

Rev Gary

Hamilton county
The Rev. Gary Reed McKinney, 59, who loved and faithfully served his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, went home to live with Him eternally on Monday, March 26, 2012.He was a longtime resident of Cohutta

Mary Grier

Hamilton county
Mary Frances Grier, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, April 23, 2012 at her residence. She retired from Danube-Yarntex, Inc. and was a member of Washington Hills United Methodist Church. She was preceded in

Henry Harden

Hamilton county
Jr. Henry N. Harden Jr., 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2012, in a local hospice center. He was born, Dec. 4, 1924 in Nashville, to the late Mary and Henry Harden

John Harris

FORT OGLETHORPE John Mark Harris, 54, passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at his residence.Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with Rev. Joe Brown officiating. Burial

Thomas Jenkins

RINGGOLD Thomas Clifton Jenkins, 71, a lifelong resident of Ringgold, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012.He was born in Ringgold to the late James Andrew and Dorothy Mae Lands Jenkins on October 5, 1940.

Sue Johnson

HIGDON Glenda Sue Johnson, 81, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2012.She was a member of Shiloh Nazarene Church, a loving mother and grandmother.She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Johnson; parents, Comer

Sandra Lackey

LaFAYETTE Sandra Jo Haddock Lackey, 67, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012, after a year long battle with cancer.Funeral services will be 3 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Chuck Romain officiating.

Willie Long

TULLAHOMA Willie Mae Long, 83, passed away Wednesday evening, April 25, 2012.Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at Tullahoma Funeral Home.Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel

Gladys Miller

Hamilton county
Gladys "Granny Rue" Lorndia Miller, 90, of Hixson, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at a local hospital.She was a member of Green Pond Baptist Church. She loved to attend gospel singing and loved everyone

Wilma Moore

CLEVELAND Wilma Griffith Moore, 84, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012.Survivors: children, Janet (W.C.) Whaley and Ronnie (Luci); five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Donald Griffith; and sister, Iva Dean Watson.Funeral services are 2 p.m.

Lelah Morton

TUNNEL HILL Lelah Pearl Dalton Flynn Morton passed to her rest at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga Wednesday, April 25, 2012, after a short illness.She was born at home to John and Pearl Dalton

Merrill Nelson

Hamilton county
Merrill Frederick Nelson, MD, 87, of Signal Mountain, died Friday, April 20, 2012, at Alexian Village Health Center.Merrill was born Dec. 8, 1924 in Iowa City, Iowa, where his father was an economics professor at

Dorothy Northington

Hamilton county
Dorothy Stines Northington, 94, of East Ridge, passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2012.Dots family and friends remember her as a kind-hearted, gracious woman whose loving spirit enveloped all those around her.She was born and

Gene Pierce

ATHENS Gene Ruth Pierce, 64, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012.Funeral services 7 p.m. today at Beulahs Chapel Church of the Nazarene in Niota.Burial 10 a.m. Saturday in the church cemetery. Visitation is 4-7 p.m.

Bobby Pittman

McDONALD Bobby "Stubby" Pittman, 54, passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 in a Cleveland hospital.Bobby was born on Dec. 19, 1957 in Wayne, Mich., a son of Charles "Musha" and Louise Pittman, of

Kathryn Riddell

COWAN Kathryn Elizabeth Garner Riddell, 86, passed away at her home Saturday, April 21, 2012.A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. CDT today April 27, 2012, from the chapel at St.

Icye Segraves

CLEVELAND Icye Lee Segraves, 104, a lifelong resident of Cleveland went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday night, April 24, 2012.Icye was born here in Cleveland on Sept. 1, 1907, a

Lovell Sexton

CALHOUN Lovell Ann Sexton, 67, died Tuesday night, April 24, 2012, at Hospice of Chattanooga at Standifer Place. Survivors include her loving husband, of 52 years, Joseph R. Sexton, of Calhoun; two daughters and

Noah Shields

Other areas
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. Noah Geoffrey Shields, 14, entered into eternal rest on Monday, April 23, 2012.He was born in Chattanooga on April 9, 1998 to Greg Shields and Jeana Bible. He enjoyed playing video games

Alvin Simmons

Hamilton county
Alvin Simmons, 72, passed away on April 23, 2012, at a local healthcare facility.He was formerly employed at Mountain City Club.He was preceded in death by his wife, Ommie Simmons; parents, Ruthie Mae Simmons and

Gerhard Steinbacher

Hamilton county
Gerhard Steinbacher, 87, of Chattanooga, passed Wednesday, April 25, 2012.Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Robert Stone

ROSSVILLE Robert J. Stone 90, passed away Oct. 12, 2011.He was a Veteran of World War II and a member of Canaan Baptist Church.He is survived by his wife, Lovella Stone; and two daughters,

Jimmy Swafford

Hamilton county
Jimmy Swafford, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2012 in a local healthcare facility.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Doris Whitehead

Other areas
DETROIT, Mich. Doris Whitehead 91, passed Wednesday, April 26,2012. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors.

Charles Wilson

FLINTSTONE Charles "Charlie" David Wilson, 74, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2012.He was born in Sweetwater, Tenn. to the late King David and Ruby North Wilson. He was an entrepreneur and


In memory
INMEMORYDawn Cheree ChandlerLife was taken away from you too early. You are daily thought of and deeply missed. We chose to follow Gods Words "Vengence is mine saith the Lord, and His will was done.


In memory
Departed life three years ago today, April 27, 2009. In our hearts, there is a picture, more precious to us than gold. Its our loved ones, whose memories shall never grow old. Sadly missed by,

In MemoryCARD OF

In memory
The family of the lateWilliam O. Player, of Lenexa, Kansas, acknowledges with grateful hearts the many expressions of condolence. Our thanks to Howard High classes of 59 and 60; frat brothers (Omega Psi Phi Fraternity,

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In memory
April 27, 1948-October 2, 2007Happy Birthday, Sis! Love, David, Candy and Kayleigh
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