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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 09, 2012

Cassie Berry

FLINTSTONE Cassie Lucille Chancy Berry, 94, went home to be with the Lord. on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012.Survivors include son, Lawrence "Butch" Berry, Flintstone; grandchildren; great-grandchildren.Services were 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery

Woodrow Bledsoe

Hamilton county
Woodrow Wilson Bledsoe, 86, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012.Mr. Bledsoe was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during WWII.He retired from Plumbers

William Blevins

CLOUDLAND William J. "Buck" Blevins, 84, departed this life Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012.He was born in Dade County, Ga., to the late Noah and Minnie Mae Blevins. He served in the U.S. Marines Corp.

Billy Bonds

Hamilton county
Billy Bob Bonds, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012 at his home.He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, and was a retired welder with Combustion Engineering.Billy was preceded in death by

Nash Boshears

Sr., HIGHPOINT Nash Eugene Boshears Sr. passed away Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012.He has lived in Highpoint for the past 42 years and attended Wallaceville Church of God. He was an avid hunter

Joan Bush

Hamilton county
Joan Bush, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012.Mrs. Bush was born and raised in Knoxville. She was a longtime resident of Chattanooga where she retired from Miller Bothers Department Store as

Ruby Byrum

Hamilton county
Ruby Jean Byrum, 82, of Chattanooga passed away Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at her home.She was a native of Blountsville, Ala., to the late Onus Rogers and Ruby G. Hudson.She was a member of Mile

Nina Dills

ATHENS Nina Sue Thompson Dills, 64, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at U.T. Medical Center.Funeral 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel.Burial in McMinnMemory Gardens.Visitation 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.Ziegler Funeral Home

Ronald Farrow

GEORGETOWN Ronald Steven Farrow, 51, a resident of Georgetown, passed away at his residence on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012.He was born in Chattanooga on Sept. 5, 1960 a son of the late Patricia

Carrie Green

Hamilton county
Carrie Green, 80, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Dorothy Herrman

Hamilton county
Dorothy Eleanor Herrman, 86, of Signal Mountain, passed away Monday, Aug. 6, 2012.Dorothy was a beloved wife and mother. She was a member at Trinity Lutheran Church.Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur

Maurice Higdon

Hamilton county
Montine HigdonMaurice Montine Higdon, 85, a resident of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday afternoon, Aug. 5, 2012, in a local hospital.Montine was born in Columbus, Ga., on Sept. 2, 1926 a daughter of the late James

Bettye Holloway

Hamilton county
Bettye J. Holloway, 70, left her earthly tabernacle on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, after an extended illness.She was born July 5, 1942, the daughter of the late Clyde and Paralee Goodsby. Sister Holloway accepted Christ

Sheryl Langford

Hamilton county
Sheryl Lynn Cooke Langford, 63, of Ooltewah, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at a local healthcare facility.She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Donald N. Cooke and Jessie Fletcher Cooke; her

Neil McCallie

Hamilton county
Sr.Neil Lee McCallie Sr., 69, a resident of Birchwood, went home to be with his Lord on August 7, 2012.He was retired from McKee Baking Co. He also drove for Hamilton County Schools for

Darlene McGill

ROSSVILLE Levis Darlene McGill, 51, died on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012.She was preceded in death by her father, Eugene McGill; and a brother, David Leon McGill. Darlene was an avid Tennessee Vols fan.Survivors include

Helen Phillips

CALHOUN Helen Ann Phillips, 72, passed away Monday, Aug. 6, 2012.Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Friendship Baptist Church in Calhoun with Bishop Claud Jones officiating.Interment will be in Haven of Rest

Olivia Scott

Hamilton county
Olivia Y. Scott, 73, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 in a healthcare facility in Atlanta.She was a member of the 1956 Class of Howard High School.She was a former employee of Home Instead

Dorothy Smith

Hamilton county
Dorothy Smith, 89, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012.She was born Nov. 18, 1922 in Chattanooga. She had been an active member of Missionary Ridge Baptist Church for many years and was involved in

Ross Smith

FORT OGLETHORPE Ross Everette Smith, 60, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012.He had lived in the North Georgia area for the last 20 years and was of the Protestant faith. He was a

Eugene Storey

MARIETTA Eugene Graham Storey, 74, passed away Monday, Aug. 6, 2012.Gene Storey was a 1956 graduate of Rossville High School. He worked at Combustion Engineering in Chattanooga, from 1956 to 1962. He began working

Barbara Tallent

Hamilton county
Barbara Armeda Tallent, 67, of Soddy-Daisy, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in a local hospital.Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Tom Shoemate officiating.Interment will be in

Lemon Thomas

Hamilton county
Lemon Thomas, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in a local hospital.He retired from Electric Power Board.He was preceded in death by his father, Lemon Thomas Sr.; mother, Ethel Burns; son, Andre

Rick West

HIGDON Luther Richard "Rick" West, 60, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012.He was formerly employed at BI-LO in Tiftonia, he was an avid reader, enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of Shiloh


In memory
CHARLOTTE D. BLAKEHappy 59th BirthdaySadly missed by husband, Joe, son, Kevin (Rose), daughter, Tonya, Granddaughters,Jasmine, Alexis, Desiree Great-grandchildren , other family and friends.We love you and miss you.


In memory
INMEMORYSept 6, 1946 - Aug 9, 1998 Mr. Mason , you are and always will be so sadly missed. There is not a day that goes by, you are forever thought of. The emptiness in
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