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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 01, 2012

James Akers

Hamilton county
James Curtis "J.C." Akers Sr., 82, passed away at his residence on Sunday July 29, 2012. "He fought a good fight, finished his course, and kept the faith". Mr. Akers was a native of Matoaka,

Vicky Carr

Hamilton county
Vicky Gayle Carr, 51, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2012 at her home.She was preceded in death by her parents, James Victor and Barbara Womack Adams. Vicky was a loving mother

JB Chance

DALTON J.B. Chance, 86, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012.He was the son of the late Glenn and Mary Bell Chance and was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years Geneva Chance on

Odean Christian

Hamilton county
Odean Humphries Christian, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2012. She was 84 years old.She was born in Lupton City, a graduate of Hixson High School and was a longtime resident of the

Clyde Clark

Sr.GRAYSVILLE Clyde Edward "Studebaker" Clark Sr., 60, passed away unexpectedly Monday evening, July 30, 2012.Clyde enjoyed going to Car shows, NASCAR races, fishing and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was

Johnny Clem

Hamilton county
Johnny Clem died Wednesday, July 25, 2012.We will miss you, dad. You were unique and lived life not yielding to what others expected. Those who knew you will appreciate the lack of information concerning your
teetCOHUTTA Margaret Eslinger Collette-Poteet, 96, passed away Sunday July 29, 2012, in a Dalton Ga. hospital.She was preceded in death by her first husband, Alton Cecil Collette; and by her second husband, Earl Poteet.

Barbara Cook

Hamilton county
Barbara Ann Cook, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012, in a Nashville hospital.She was a 1960 graduate of Howard High School and was a member of Olivet Baptist Church.She was preceded in

Leatrice Copeland

Hamilton county
Leatrice Maeona Copeland, 87, a lifelong resident of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Monday, July 30, 2012, in an area healthcare facility.Mrs. Copeland retired from DuPont after 30 years of service.She was preceded in death by her

Doretha Crossman

Hamilton county
Doretha Dial Crossman, 65, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2012.She is survived by her husband, Warren S. Crossman; three sons; and three granddaughters.The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m.

Mary Cummings

TUNNEL HILL Mary Elizabeth Cummings, 73, died Monday, July 30, 2012.Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday from the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Tunnel Hill.The family will receive friends from 5

Betty Dawson

JASPER Betty Warren Dawson went to be with her heavenly Savior at 9:41 p.m. CDT on Monday, July 30, 2012, in Chattanooga due to complications after surgery.Betty was born Elizabeth Jean Warren on

Deborah Dillard

DAYTON Deborah Earlene Dillard, 47, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Erlanger.Funeral will be 11 a.m Friday in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with Speaker Carol Henderson officiating.Interment in Cove Cemetery.Visitation from

Clara Ellison

Hamilton county
Clara Mae Cuzzort Ellison, 81, of Lookout Valley, entered into the gates of heaven for her eternal life on Monday, July 30, 2012, at Memorial Hospital after a long battle with Alzheimers.She was a native

Jared Goldin

FORT PAYNE Jared Landon Goldin, infant son of Jeannie Lee Goldin Smith and Rolando Mendoza, died Thursday, July 26, 2012.Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. today, Aug. 1, from Rainsville Funeral Home Parlor.Burial

Kenneth Grubb

Hamilton county
Kenneth D. Grubb, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at a local healthcare facility.Visit to share words of comfort to the family.Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East

James Harbin

Hamilton county
Jr.James Edward Harbin Jr. 63, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2012.He is survived by his son, James Harbin III and his wife, Melinda; daughter, Becky Harbin Harris and her husband, Chuck, of Birmingham, Ala.Advantage

Billy Harper

Hamilton county
Billy F. Harper, 69, of Red Bank, went to the loving arms of Jesus on Sunday, July 29, 2012.He was a Vietnam Veteran in the Marine Corps and a member of the Vietnam Veterans.

Corey Henry

PALMER Corey Scott Henry, 29, passed away Sunday July 29, 2012. He was born in Chattanooga on Jan. 21, 1983 to Larry and Debbie McDaniel Henry. He was employed by Yorozu in

Wade Holcomb

RAINSVILLE Wade Holcomb, 26, died Monday, July 30, 2012, at Erlanger.Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in Green's Chapel Cemetery, will be from

Arthur Howard

Hamilton county
Arthur Lee Howard, 72, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 30, 2012.He was a member of Sequoyah Church of God, and he was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He attended Chattanooga State and

Brenda Jackson

LaFAYETTE Brenda Joyce Gallahan Jackson, 60, died Sunday, July 29, 2012.Survived by husband, Billy Jackson; daughter, Tracy Finch; sons, Grant and wife, Jennifer Dawn Jackson and Richard

John Leland

Hamilton county
John H. Leland, M.D. passed away July 30, 2012 at his residence in Ooltewah.He was born 1924 in San Diego, Calif.John served his country as a medic in the South Pacific during World War II.

James Lewis

Hamilton county
James Edward Lewis, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012, in a local health care facility.He was an Army veteran and retired from Huntsville Hospital as well as Cummings Warehouse. He had also

Melvin Lomax

DALTON Melvin Truett Lomax, 85, passed away Monday, July 30, 2012, at his residence.He was the son of the late, Henry and Bessie Young Lomax and was preceded in death by his son Bobby

Helen McJilton

Other areas
GREENWOOD, Ind. Helen E. McJilton, 86, passed away Monday, July 30, 2012.Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Center United Methodist Church, Indianapolis. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Singleton Community Mortuary and

Peggy Meador

Hamilton county
Peggy Evans Meador, of East Ridge died Sunday, July 29, 2012.Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday Aug. 2, at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home Burial will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery. The

Eleanor Morgan

SUMMERVILLE Eleanor High Morgan, 93, died Monday, July 30, 2012.Survivors include daughter, Deane (Clint) Young; granddaughter, Kellie (Jamie) Renslow; one great-grandchild; niece and nephew.Graveside services are 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at Pleasant
ROCK SPRING Kathleen Stanley Mitchell, 81, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012.Preceded in death by father, Walter Stanley.Survived by loving husband, Robert Mitchell; mother, Maudine Barnes Stanley, daughter, Pattie Davenport, of

John Parks

COALMONT John T. Parks Jr., 77, passed away Monday July 30, 2012.He attended Coalmont United Methodist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran. He retired from U.S. Express. He was born in Chattanooga on

Tresea Pickett

WHITWELL Tresea Gayle Pickett, 53, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012, surrounded by her family.She was preceded in death by her father, Clarence "Onix" Green; sister, Veda Thomas; aunt, Violet Thacker. Those she loves

William Pitts

Hamilton county
William Jimmy Pitts, 72, of Chattanooga and a resident of Cape Coral, Fla., for the past 12 years, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2012, at his home in Cape Coral surrounded by family members.He

Gerald Raulston

Hamilton county
Gerald E. Raulston, 74, former resident of Hixson, went to be with Lord on Sunday, July 29, 2012.He lived in Clarkrange, Tenn., and was a member of Crab Orchard Church of God. Gerald retired from

Anna Stewart

Hamilton county
Anna Mae Farrow Stewart, 61, of Signal Mountain, passed away peacefully in her sleep Saturday, July 28, 2012.She had lived in the Ringgold area for most of her life but was a current resident of

Cora Stovall

HUNTLAND Cora Stovall, christened Johnnie Cora Stovall but called "Cora" all her life died Monday, July 30, 2012.Funeral at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment in Moore Memorial Cemetery, Huntland. Visitation

John Taylor

Hamilton county
John A. Taylor, 84, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2012 in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Brent Taylor

Hamilton county
Brent Marcel "Lil Money" Taylor, 23, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2012.He was employed by Volkswagon-Compucom. He was also a member of Sin City Disciples, Chattanooga Chapter.He was preceded in death by his

Eugene Townsend

Hamilton county
Eugene Townsend, 82, passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2012, at a local health care facility.He was a former employee of Chattanooga Glass Co.He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Mary Townsend; and

Muriel White

Hamilton county
Georgia Muriel "Woody" White, 88, went to be with her Lord on Monday, July 30, 2012 at Memorial Hospice in Chattanooga.She was born April 24, 1924 in Bridgeport, Ala. Muriel was the youngest daughter of
RINGGOLD Myrtle Elaine Ferguson Whittemore, 81, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2012.A native of Young Harris, Ga., Myrtle has lived in the Ringgold area for most of her life. She was a former employee

Terry Yates

Hamilton county
Terry D. Yates, 57, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2012.He was a retired city of Chattanooga policeman of over 26 years. He was a founding member of Unwanted Motor Cycle Club, consisting of retired

Cleston Zirkle

ESTILL SPRINGS A. Cleston Zirkle, 87, passed away Tuesday morning, July 31, 2012, at Morning Pointe of Tullahoma.Graveside services with military honors will be conducted Friday, Aug. 3, at Little Arlington Cemetery, in Elkins,

In MemoryAlbert Alexander

In memory
INMEMORYALBERT ALEXANDERAug. 1, 1922 - June 15, 2005Happy 90th BirthdayBrother and Uncle Lee. We love and miss you. Sadly missed by sister, nieces, nephews, and friends


In memory
Aug 1, 1993We love and miss you.The Brewster Family.


In memory
August 1, 2007You have been gone five years. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God called you Home.We

In MemoryAisha Knight

In memory
INMEMORYAisha Latreece KnightAug 1, 1980 - Dec 1, 2005HAPPY BIRTHDAY!Love Mom and Family.

In MemoryBarbara Norwood

In memory
Happy Birthday .We love and miss you. From Aunt and Family.


In memory
Aug. 1, 1945 - April 15, 2005In our hearts, youll be so much more than a memory.Kay and Family, Brad and PamIn Loving Memory
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