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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 19, 2012



Marion Baldwin

Tennessee
COLLEGEDALE Marion Zelda Martz Baldwin, 86, passed away Friday, Aug. 17, 2012.The family will receive friends today at 1 p.m. at Calvary Gardens Mausoleum in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Funeral service to follow at 2

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

Arvella Crutchfield

Hamilton county
Arvella Crutchfield, 82, passed away on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 at a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

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

Patricia Giles

Tennessee
FRANKLIN Patricia Forsyth Giles, 68, passed away at her home on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, after an extended illness.Pat was born on June 13, 1944, the daughter of the late Dr. Robert H. and

Dorothy Gravitt

Tennessee
WHITWELL Dorothy Boyd Gravitt, 89, 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, formerly of New York, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at his home.Mr. Hallock was an engineer, retiring from Monarch Machine Tool Co. with12 years of service. He was

Treena Hester

Georgia
RINGGOLD Treena Hazel Hogue Hester, 81, died Thursday. Aug. 16, 2012. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Reba Hoodenpyle

Hamilton county
Reba Hoodenpyle, 87, of Tallahassee, Fla., formerly of Signal Mountain, Tenn., passed away Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. She was born in Bledsoe county Pikeville, Tenn., on Nov. 15, 1924. She was 1 of 21 children

Perry Irwin

Georgia
, Jr.ROSSVILLE Perry F. Irwin, Jr., went to be the Lord Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. He was preceded in death by his father, Perry F. Irwin, Sr.; and grandparents, Oscar and Tennie Belcher and

Lynn Johnson

Hamilton county
Lynn David Johnson, 74, of Harrison, passed away Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 from complications during a brief illness. A resident of the Chattanooga area most of his life, he was retired from the U.S. Air

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

Charles King

Hamilton county
, Sr.,Charles King, Sr., 83, passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Karen Kollmansperger

Hamilton county
Karen Kollmansperger passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in Arlington, Va.She is survived by her sister, Katherine Klein, of Signal Mountain and was proceeded in death by her parents, Frank and Freda Kollmansperger and

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

Thomas Lawson

Hamilton county
Thomas Lee Lawson, 63, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday July 22, 2012. Private services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 21. Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Glenn McDaniel

Alabama
ROSALIE, Ala. Glenn Ray McDaniel, 54, passed away Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 at his residence.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Rev. Randy Grider officiating. Burial

Shirley Montgomery

Hamilton county
Shirley Elizabeth Montgomery, 86, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012.Mrs. Montgomery was born in Kilbourne, Ill. She was a member of Hamilton Baptist Church and was preceded in

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;

Mattie Mowery

Hamilton county
Mattie Faye Mowery, 97, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012.Arrangements will be announced later by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.
WILDWOOD Roberta Lavonne Pettyjohn, 77, died at her residence Friday afternoon Aug. 17, 2012. She worked as a ward clerk in hospitals in Michigan before moving to Wildwood, Ga. She was a member of

Mae Roden

Alabama
PISGAH Mae Roden, 83, passed away Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 in Huntsville Hospital.Service will be Monday, Aug. 20, at 1 p.m. CST in Kerby Chapel. Interment in Pisgah Cemetery.Family will receive friends today 5

Jonathan Rollins

Tennessee
WHITWELL Jonathan Ray Rollins, 33, passed away Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012.He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Pat and Cook Rollins, Andrew and Minnie Ella Goforth.Those left to cherish his memories are two
TRENTON William E. Rosenbalm, 86, died late Friday evening Aug. 17, 2012. Mr. Rosenbalm was retired from the U.S. Postal Service, a WWII Veteran serving in Central Europe with the U.S. Army, a

Fred Singleton

Hamilton county
Fred Singleton, 82, former teacher of Howard High School passed on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012 in Atlanta.Services will be held on Saturday Aug. 25, 2012 in Atlanta. Arrangements by H. M. Patterson & Son, Inc.

Lurul Stewart

Hamilton county
Lurul Hughley Stewart, 83, the Lord called her on Tuesday morning, Aug. 14, 2012. She was born in Camp Hill, Ala., and was a member of The Christian Fellowship C. P. Church, where she served

Charles Stone

Hamilton county
Charles C. Stone, 80, of Harrison, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 at his residence.Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Fike Funeral Home.

Richard Turner

Hamilton county
Richard Zane Turner, 80, of Hixson and formerly of Ringgold, Ga., passed away Friday, Aug. 17, 2012.Mr. Turner was born and raised in Chattanooga. He was a graduate of Chattanooga High School and a

Ruth Walden

Hamilton county
Ruth Alene Walden, 91 of Lookout Mountain, passed away Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Survivors include, children, Linda (Rick) Stevens, Buddy (Debbie) Walden, Paula Conaway; brother, Lamar Gladden; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.Services are 3

In MemoryAubie Joiner

In memory
INMEMORYAUBIE JOINERIn memory of my loving husband and sweetheart who departed this earthly life one year ago, August 19, 2011. Sad and lonely are the days and nights. Sadly missed by wife,

In MemoryCARD OF

In memory
Brent Marcel Taylor"Lil Money"Words can not express our deepest gratitude to each of you for your kindness shown during our time of sorrow. The numerous calls, prayers, visits, gifts and food were so comforting
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