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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 14, 2012

Howard Brown

Hamilton county
William Howard Brown, 90, of Hixson passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012.Howard lived most of his life in the Hamilton County area and was retired from Roadway Express. He was a member of John

Mary Clark

Mary ClarkMENLO Mary Elizabeth Clark, 74, passed away Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in a local hospital.She had lived in Menlo for the last 16 years and was previously from Rossville. She retired from Synthetic

Frank Ellison

Hamilton county
Jr.Frank Ellison Jr., 61, of Birchwood, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012.A lifelong Birchwood resident, he was a farmer and of the Christian faith.Surviving are his wife, Anita Ellison; mother, Martha Ellison; daughters, Janet Ellison,

Bobby Ellison

ROCK SPRING Bobby Lewis Ellison, 67, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012.Graveside service at Coulter Memorial Cemetery at 5 p.m. Wednesday.Interment in Coulter Memorial Cemetery.Visitation from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.Arrangements

Ethel Farrow

Hamilton county
Ethel Farrow, 101 passed away on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012 in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Thomas Fergerson

COWAN Thomas Mike Fergerson, 59, passed away Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at Southern TN Medical Center.Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment at

Louise Gilliam

WINCHESTER Louise Gilliam, 93, passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester.Funeral services, at 11 a.m. today, Aug. 14, 2012 in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment to follow at Mt. Garner

Nellie Godfrey

MENLO Nellie Mae Godfrey, 87, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012.Survivors include son, John Godfrey; sisters, Faye Thomison, Frances Parden; brother, Parks Wrape; grandson, Bence Godfrey; two great-grandchildren.Funeral is 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012,

Jack Green

SEWANEE Jack Easter Green, 70, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at his residence, surrounded by family.Services will be at 2 p.m. CDT today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Thomas George officiating.Arrangements

Granvil Headrick

Hamilton county
SUMMERVILLE Granvil Eugene Headrick, 77, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his family.He was of the Baptist faith and a former deacon. Mr. Headrick had been employed with Salem Carpets,

Barbara Hill

DAWSON Barbara Ann Hill, 77, passed away Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in Gadsden Regional Hospital.Funeral will be 11 a.m. CDT today, Aug. 14, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mickey Shaun Hill

Nicki Hovan

WILDWOOD Nicki Lynn Hovan, 60, lost her valiant battle with cancer Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012.She was a college graduate with a B.S. in education and was a member of the Dade County Teachers Association.

Rosa Jacks

WINCHESTER Rosa Marie Jacks, 71, passed away on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at her home.Funeral at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment in Cowan Montgomery Cemetery, Cowan, Tenn. Visitation 5 to 8 p.m.

Darrell Lane

Hamilton county
Darrell T. "Dollar" Lane, 29, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012.He attended Howard School of Academics and Technology.He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Paul and Rose Dewberry; grandparents, Charlie W. Daniel

Tyrone Lansden

Hamilton county
Tyrone Lansden, 63, passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in a local healthcare facility.Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414, is honored to be serving the Lansden family.

Betty Lemons

Hamilton county
Betty Suzanne Lemons passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, after a lengthy battle with cancer. The funeral service will be 2:30 p.m. today, Aug. 14, at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 3210 Social Circle, Chattanooga

Barbara Matic

Hamilton county
RINGGOLD Barbara Matic 79, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in a local healthcare facility.She was born in Oostanala Ga. on Oct. 30, 1932, a daughter of the late Marlin Chester and Tennie Bell

Edwina McBride

Hamilton county
Edwina McBride, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Andrew McFall

WHITESIDE Andrew McFall, 75, passed Monday, Aug. 13, 2012.Mr. McFall was a member of Guild First Baptist, where he had served as an usher for 12 years. He retired after working for more than

Harry Mixson

Hamilton county
Harry Allen Mixson went to be with the Lord Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at 11:44 a.m. at Memorial Hospital due to complications from heart surgery. Harry was 87 years old.He was born in Chattanooga,

Margaret Morris

BRIDGEPORT Margaret Jo Hill Morris, 82, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at Grandview Medical Center in Jasper, Tenn.Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. today at Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson, Ala.The funeral service will be

Frederick Patterson

Hamilton county
IIIFrederick Douglas Patterson III, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, in a local health care facility. He was a veteran of the Air Force and was formerly employed by Erlanger

Bobby Perkins

BRIDGEPORT Bobby Allen Perkins, 74, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at The Bridge at South Pittsburg.There will be a visitation 5-9 p.m. today at Pafford Funeral Home in Lexington, Tenn.Funeral service at

Joe Pickett

Hamilton county
Warner Joe Pickett, 63, of Red Bank, went to be with the Lord Monday, Aug. 13, 2012.He was the son of the late Joseph and Betty Pickett. Joe was a member of Red Bank Presbyterian

Ronald Pittman

Hamilton county
Ronald "Ron" Pittman, 58, of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012.He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was of the Baptist faith. He

Kay Ridge

Hamilton county
Kay Denise Ridge, 50, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012.She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Kaleb Ridge.Survivors include her daughters, Keeli Ridge and Katelyn Ridge; parents, Jessie Harrell and

Louise Rimel

Hamilton county
Louise Tankersley Rimel, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. She was 94 years old.She was born on Feb. 11, 1918 in Cullman County, Ala., to the late

Donald Sanford

ETOWAH Donald Curtis Sanford, 60, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at Etowah Health Care.Graveside service were 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 13, at Green Hill Cemetery.Arrangements by Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah.

Shelia Smith

Hamilton county
Shelia Fay Smith, 68, left this life to be with her Lord on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at her home.She was a lifelong resident of Signal Mountain.An active member of Welcome Hill Baptist Church, Shelia

Naomi Sorrells

CHARLESTON Naomi Ruth Sorrells, 78, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012. Survivors: children, Monica Sue Cawood, Barty (Elizabeth) Sorrells and Nina (Nick) Phillips; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister, Edna Flohr.Funeral services are 10

Gracie St

ROSSVILLE Gracie Evelyn McDowell St. George, 87, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated,

Jerry White

Hamilton county
Jerry Allen White, 58, of Maryville, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, Tenn.Jerry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother.


In memory
Aug 8, 1942 - Aug 14, 2008In Loving Memory, We miss you more everyday.Diane, Mundy and Laurel

In MemoryKenneth Mayes

In memory
KENNETH PHIL MAYESOur beloved brother and uncle, who departed this life August 14, 1956.Sadly missed by sister, Louellen Remson, devoted nephew, Kenneth, Sr., family and friends

In MemoryAlan Willingham

In memory
Alan "Sneaky" WillinghamJune 27, 1963 - Aug 14, 2010Its been two years, and we still miss you. Love you, Mama, Daddy and Family and Friends
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