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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 02, 2012



Don Abbott

Alabama
BRIDGEPORT Grady Don Abbott, 81 a lifelong resident of Bridgeport, passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday, July 31, 2012, after a lengthy illness surrounded by his loving family.Don was the son of the

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.Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today, Aug. 2, 2012 with David Smith officiating at Varner Cemetery on

JB Chance

Georgia
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

Barbara Cook

Hamilton county
Barbara Ann Cook, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012, in a Nashville hospital.Funeral service will be at noon Thursday at Olivet Baptist Church with Pastor Kevin L. Adams, Sr. officiating.Burial in Forest

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.Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev.

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

Raymond Farmer

Hamilton county
Sr.Raymond L. Farmer Sr., 65, of Hixson, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at a local hospital.Arrangements to be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 423-877-3524.

Juan Flores

Hamilton county
Juan Flores, 82, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family and friends.Born in San Antonio, Texas, he was raised in Eagle Pass, Texas and had lived in Austin,

Winston Gant

Hamilton county
Harold Winston Gant, 65, of Red Bank, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012.He was actively involved in the Chattanooga area automotive industry for over 40 years.He was preceded in death by parents, Helen Peek and

Rosaria Geraci

Hamilton county
Rosaria P. Geraci, 101, of Chattanooga, formerly of New Orleans, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at a local healthcare facility.She was a loving and giving person who loved to cook for both her family

Peggy Glover

Hamilton county
Peggy Lee Glover, of Chattanooga, 60, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012.Funeral will be 5 p.m. EDT today at Mountain View Church of God with Rev. Brad Bridges officiating.Burial in adjoining cemetery.Visitation 2-5 p.m. today

Carol Graham

Alabama
BRIDGEPORT Carol Denise Graham, 62, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012.The family will visit from noon-9 p.m. CDT today and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. CDT Friday and the funeral will be at 2 p.m. CDT Saturday

Kenneth Grubb

Hamilton county
Kenneth Davis Grubb, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 31, 2012.He was the son of the late George Dewey Grubb and Grace Lee Powell Grubb.He was preceded

Arthur Howard

Hamilton county
Arthur Lee Howard, 72, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 30, 2012.The funeral service will be noon Thursday, Aug. 2, in the funeral home chapel with Bishop Calvin Nunley officiating.Interment will follow in Chattanooga

William Hughes

Georgia
TUNNEL HILL William Hughes, 77, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012.Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday from the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Tunnel Hill.The family will receive friends from 5 until 9

James Lewis

Hamilton county
James Edward Lewis, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012, in a local health care facility.Funeral at 12:30 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor J.W. Cole as the

David Liner

Tennessee
SMYRNA David Allen Liner, 41, formerly of Cleveland, Tenn., passed away Sunday, July 29, 2012.He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lena Liner, Milburn Liner, James H. Amsbary, Mary Elva Amsbary; sister-in-law, Debbie

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

William Muse

Hamilton county
William Walton Muse, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 27, 2012, at his residence.He was a United States Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his father, John W. Muse and mother, Matilda

Betty OQuinn

Hamilton county
Betty Jean OQuinn, 86, of Collegedale, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012.She was a wonderful wife and my best friend and is resting in Jesus until the resurrection. Betty, I am looking forward to meeting

Lois Parks

Hamilton county
Lois Parks, 74, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in a Chattanooga Nursing Home.Survivors and arrangements will be announced by Patton Funeral Home at a later date.

Robert Passley

Georgia
CALHOUN Robert Lewis "Pogo" Passley, 60, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2012.Funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday from the Bible Way Learning Center with Bishop Jackie Wilson officiating.Interment at 2 p.m. at Georgia National Cemetery.Arrangements

Ralph Payton

Hamilton county
Ralph Payton passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at his home in Red Bank.Funeral arrangements are incomplete; a full obituary will appear in Fridays Times-Free Press. Arrangements by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral

Charles Pearson

Hamilton county
Charles Edward Pearson, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away, Tuesday, July 31, 2012.Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, in Lakewood Memory Gardens East.Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland

James Penney

Hamilton county
James B. Penney, 80, of Hixson passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at his home with his loving family by his side.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services,

Leona Porter

Tennessee
EVENSVILLE Leona Barger Porter, 80, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012.Funeral service are 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.Interment in Porter Cemetery.Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the

Michael Sampson

Georgia
DALTON Michael Shane Sampson, 40, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga.He was a member of Highland Church of Christ and was a very given man with a big heart

Brent Taylor

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

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

Melinda Whiteman

Hamilton county
Melinda C. Whiteman, 60, of Lookout Mountain, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

In MemoryAnnette Filmon

In memory
Aug. 28, 1958I know today is not your birthday, but I was just letting you know that I still love and miss you, and the memories of you still live on inside of me. I

In MemorySamuel L

In memory
INMEMORYSAMUEL L. RAY SR.Dec 10, 1932 - Aug 2, 2011Gone, but not forgotten. We love you, but God loved you best.Sadly missed by, Wife, Children, Grandchildren, great-grandchildren and family.

In MemoryANNIE Robinson

In memory
INMEMORYAnnie S.Walker RobinsonJan. 5, 1928 - Aug. 2, 2010My Darling Grandma,we will forever hold you in our hearts.The Walker, Robinson, Matthews and Moore Family

In MemoryJEFF SLOAN

In memory
INMEMORYMay 21, 1977 - Aug 2, 1998We miss Jeff. Every day, every month, every year for fourteen years.Mom, Dad, Jessica, Tim, Jennifer and Mia.
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