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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 15, 2012


Hamilton county
RidgeKay Ridge, 50, of Falling Water, went to be home with the Lord, Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Kaleb Ridge and grandmother, Charlene Gallups.She was

Judy Armstrong

SECTION Judy Armstrong, 57, passed away Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at her residence.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial will follow in New Canaan Cemetery.

James Dean

RINGGOLD James Eblen Dean, 77, passed away Monday, Aug. 13, 2012.A native of Fort Monroe, Va., he has lived in the Ringgold area for the past 45 years. James was a former employee of

Fred Eskew

SUMMERVILLE Fred Eskew, 58, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012.Funeral will be at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.

James Flowers

CLEVELAND James Albert Flowers, 72, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. Survivors include son, Richmond Flowers; grandchildren, Chandler, MacKenzie and Gabriel Flowers; great-grandchildren, Marley Flowers and Colton Murphy; and sister, Karen Marcum.Funeral services are 10

Ernest Hateley

Hamilton county
Ernest "Leon" Hateley Jr., 76, went home to be with his Lord and Savior after a long illness on Monday, Aug 13, 2012, with his loving family by his side.He was a lifelong resident of

Clee Hazelrig

Hamilton county
Clee Wesley Hazelrig, 51, passed away Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at his home in Woodbridge, Va.He was born on May 10, 1961. He grew up in Chattanooga and later moved to Woodbridge after his retirement
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,

Eleanor Hobbs

Hamilton county
Eleanor May Vass Hobbs, passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at the age of 82.She spent her working life as a RN and relocated to Chattanooga two years ago to be near family.She leaves

Timothy Johnson

Hamilton county
Timothy A. Johnson, 46, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, after a lengthy illness.He was a veteran of the US Navy.His father, James E. Johnson Jr., preceded him in death.He leaves to cherish

Margaret Latham

BELVIDERE Margaret May Thompson Latham went home to be with Jesus on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012.Services will be held 3:30 p.m. CDT today, Aug. 15, 2012, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel with interment to follow

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.

Nettie McBurentt

Hamilton county
Nettie McBurnettNettie Ruth Blankenship McBurnett, 92, of Largo, Fla., died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at Palms Hospital.She was a graduate of Tennessee Temple College. Nettie moved to Chattanooga in 1948 then to Ringgold in 1989

David Milner

Sr.MONTEAGLE David Matthew "Matt" Milner Sr., 30, of Corpus Christi, Texas, formerly of Sewanee passed away Sunday, Aug. 13, 2012.Services: 4 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.Burial: Monteagle Cemetery Online condolences: www.cumberlandfuneralhome.Arrangements

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,

Frederick Patterson

Hamilton county
IIIFrederick Douglas Patterson III, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, in a local health care facility.Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. today in Chattanooga National Cemetery with Pastor Ezra Maize

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 1967 graduate of Red Bank

Catherine Pope

Hamilton county
Catherine Pope, 65, departed this life Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, after a lengthy illness.She was born April 25, 1947 in Chattanooga.She was preceded in death by her mother, Lizzie Carter; father, Alex Carter; and sister,

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

Minnie Sauer

Hamilton county
Minnie Sauer, 95, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at her residence.Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel.Complete arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd

Ovell Shaw

Hamilton county
Ovell Shaw, 103, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at her residence. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband, Will Shaw; daughter, Willie Mae

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

Dorothy Steele

Hamilton county
Dorothy Gibson Steele of Signal Mountain, widow of Dr. Willard Hinds Steele Jr., passed away on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012.She was born in Bellaire, Ohio on June 28, 1916. She attended public schools in

Lurul Stewart

Hamilton county
Lurul Stewart, 82, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Virginia Sutton

Other areas
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Virginia Parks Sutton, 99, passed away Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, following a brief illness. Virginia was an avid (Life Master) bridge player, gardener, musician and proud native of Nova Scotia, Canada.She was

John Tallant

KNOXVILLE John A. Tallant, 65, passed away Sunday, Aug. 13, 2012, at Embracing Hospice in Cumming after a short battle with cancer.He graduated from Meigs Consolidated High School, Decatur, Tenn., where he was president

JC Tankersley

Hamilton county
J.C. Tankersley, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at his residence.Mr. Tankersley was born in Tipton, Okla., and was a WWII US Army veteran. He was a member of Spring

James Wilson

Hamilton county
James Wilson, 77, of Chattanooga passed away Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at his home.He was a member of St. Paul Episcopal Church, and retired from the U.S. Post Office. He was preceded in death by

Carolyn Woodard

Hamilton county
Carolyn Shull Woodard went to be with the Lord Friday, July 27, 2012 at Suncoast Hospice House, Magnolia Division after a lingering illness.She graduated from Central High School in Chattanooga in 1955. Moved to St.

Roscoe Young

RAINSVILLE Roscoe Young, 94, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at Collinsville Nursing Home.Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Entombment in Mountain View Memory Gardens at

Joseph Zvanut

Other areas
PEARLAND, Texas Joseph Martin Zvanut, 91, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012.Joe was born in St. Louis, Mo., to Frank and Margret Zvanut. He served in WWII veteran of the U.S. Navy,


In memory
Timothy Shropshire AllgoodApril 26, 1968 - Aug. 15, 2011Gone to soon but not forgotten. Loved by his Mother Katie Allgood, and Siblings.


In memory
MICHAEL P. BENNINGSept. 15, 1975 - Aug. 15, 2004We dont know how it happened or why, but what we do know, we miss you.Mom, Dad, Pooh, Mariah, Carmon, Michael, and family

In MemorySteven Scheunemann

In memory
INMEMORYSTEVEN SCHEUNEMANNAug. 15, 1970 - Oct. 25, 2011Beloved son andbrother, loving father and trusted friend. We miss the sound of your voice, your laugh and your smile.Your time with us was much too short, but


In memory
Doris Marie SmithMarch 23, 1951 - Aug. 9, 2012Memorial Service to be held at Lynnwood Baptist Church, Lafayette, GeorgiaSaturday, Aug. 18th at 2pm.For information call 423-364-3303.
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