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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 18, 2012



Evelyn Borst

Hamilton county
Evelyn Snyder Borst, 83, of East Ridge, passed away Friday, Aug. 17, 2012.Mrs. Borst was born in Winston County, Ala., but was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area where she was a former member

Velma Brown

Tennessee
DAYTON Velma Louise Brown, 80, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at Erlanger Hospital.She was a lifelong resident of Rhea County, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sale Creek.She was preceded

Ruth Bryan

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Ruth W. Bryan, 98, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2012.Survivors: children, Patricia (Jim) Thompson and Judy Bryan; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.A graveside service at 4 p.m. Monday at Sunset Memorial Gardens

William Bryan

Hamilton county
William Randolph Bryan, 70, of Lookout Mountain, passed away Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at home. He was born Jan. 16, 1942 in Geneva County, Ala. He grew up in Phenix City, Ala., where he

Daisy Bryant

Alabama
FYFFE Daisy E. Bryant, 85, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at Genesys Convalescent Center in Michigan.Funeral at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial in Mountain View Memory Gardens. www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.Visitation 2-8

Monroe Edgeman

Hamilton county
Monroe Edgeman, 60, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 27, 2012.Private services will be held Tuesday.Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace 423-877-3524.

Joan Garrett

Hamilton county
Joan Hickey Garrett died peacefully at home in Chattanooga on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at age 83.She was born in West Chester Pa., to the late George and Glenoline Brownlow Hickey. She was a retired

William Garrison

Tennessee
DAYTON William Lloyd Garrison, 78, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at Rhea Medical Center.He was a lifelong resident of Rhea County, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, was retired from the state of

Sylvia Gloer

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Sylvia Gloer passed away Friday morning, Aug. 17, 2012, from complications of cancer, diabetes, kidney and liver disease.She was loved by everyone especially by her many friends, children and her husband of
STEVENSON Gertrude "Trudy" Goforth Gossett, 75, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at Cumberland Health and Rehabilitation.Funeral at 2 p.m. today, Aug. 18, at the funeral home

Dorothy Gravitt

Tennessee
WHITWELL Dorothy Boyd Gravitt, 78, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012.She was a member of First Baptist Church of Whitwell for 73 years, a graduate of MTSU, retired from the Marion County School System after

Stuart Hallock

Hamilton county
Stuart Dale Hallock, 72, of Sale Creek, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 as home.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home& Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike. 423- 531-3975.

Pauline Hampton

Tennessee
TRACY CITY Pauline Hampton, 87, passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012.Funeral at 2 p.m. CDT today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ernest Lockhart and the Rev. Bobby Winton officiating.Online condolences www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net.Arrangements

Raymond Hickman

Hamilton county
Raymond Lee Hickman, 68, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, and Harrison, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012, following an accident.A celebration of life in his honor will be held at 2 p.m.

Virginia Hudson

Hamilton county
Virginia Bernice Hudson, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 10, 2012.She was a 1941 graduate of Howard High School and a 1943 graduate of the National School of Business. She was a Notary Public

Bobby Hudson

Hamilton county
Bobby Hudson, 66, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Tommy Jordan

Tennessee
Tommy Jordan Sr.JASPER Tommy D. Jordan Sr., 73, longtime owner and operator of Tommy Jordan Roofing, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at his home following an extended illness.He was preceded in death by his

Frank Kelly

Hamilton county
Jr.Frank Kelly Jr., 92, of Ooltewah passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at his home.He was born April 13, 1920 in Chattanooga to the late Grace and Frank Kelly.He was a member of First-Centenary

Tyrone Lansden

Hamilton county
Tyrone Lansden departed this earthly life on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012.He was the son of the late James Howard Lansden Sr. and Louise Thomas was born on Feb. 20, 1949, in Chattanooga. Tyrone attended

Herman Lasley

Hamilton county
Herman E. Lasley, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012.Herman was born in Montcoal, W.Va., to the late Sherman and Dora Cooper Lasley. He served our country during World War II in

Mildred Montgomery

Hamilton county
Mildred Jean Smith Montgomery, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at the residence of her niece.Funeral at 1 p.m. today at Pilgrim Rock Baptist Church with Pastor Timmy Sykes as the eulogist.Burial:

Jerry Montgomery

Hamilton county
Jerry Montgomery, of Hixson, passed away Friday, Aug. 17, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Richard Morgan

Hamilton county
Albert Richard Morgan, 80, of Ooltewah passed away Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in a local hospital.He was retired from McKee Baking Co.He was preceded in death by his parents, Ollie and Grace Morgan; sister, Bessie;

Randy Norman

Tennessee
SOUTH PITTSBURG Randall Walter Norman, 53 years of age, fell asleep in Jesus arms on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012.He was employed by Wheland Foundry for 23 years and was a crane operator. He was

Mildred OBrien

Hamilton county
Mildred "Millie" OBrien, 95, passed away Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012.She was preceded in death by her husband, Mickey OBrien; sisters, Nell Bennett and Wanda Etherton; and brother, Buster Bilbrey.While she had no children of her

Sue Roach

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Sue Seabolt Roach, 68, passed away Friday, Aug. 17, 2012.She moved to the Chickamauga area from Bryant, Ala., in 1967 and was of the Christian faith. Sue enjoyed being around children and was

Jacqueline Sutton

Tennessee
ATHENS Jacqueline "Jackey" Alexandria Sutton, 20, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.Funeral at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel.Burial in Mount Pisgah CemeteryVisitation noon-4 p.m. Sunday at the

Sylvia Walker

Hamilton county
Sylvia Louise Walker, 47, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 at her home.Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 MeCallie Avenue,423-265-4414 is honored to he serving the Walker family.

Edith Wilson

Tennessee
JASPER Edith Wilson, 69, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2012.She was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. Wilson; parents, John F. and Edith Meredith Hurst; and siblings, Robert Hurst and Vivian Cauley.She

Edward Woodgett

Hamilton county
Edward Eugene "Tan" Woodgett, 59, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today in the chapel with Pastor Calvin B. White officiating.Interment at

In MemoryKathy Mack

In memory
KATHY MACK SANDERSApril 20, 1960-August 18, 2007 Kathy, its been five years since you went Home to be with the Lord. I will always love and miss you. Love, Alfreda Austin

In MemoryIN MEMORY

In memory
RUBY E. WILSONJuly 5, 1924 - Aug 17, 2007Happy 5th Birthday in Heaven.Love Your Children,James and Katie, Henderson, Marshall and Bobby Wilson

In MemoryRB WRIGHT

In memory
INMEMORYR. B. WRIGHTAug. 18, 1940 - Aug. 15, 2002You have been gone ten long years, but it seems like yesterday. God called you Home to Him, and you quietly slipped away.Many things have changed since
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