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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 20, 2012



Bill Britton

Tennessee
KNOXVILLE Billy Joe (Bill) Britton, 76, passed away Friday afternoon, Aug. 17, 2012 at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. Bill was an avid golfer. He also loved UT Football and the Boston Red

Harold Corbin

Hamilton county
Harold Corbin, 74, passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Sarah Deloney

Hamilton county
Sarah Deloney, 85, passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Margaret Dillender

Hamilton county
Margaret S. (Polly) Dillender, of Signal Mountain, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012 at Alexian Nursing Home.She was born Aug. 16, 1929 in Dade City, Fla., to William P. and Margaret Stevens. The family moved

Anita Farmer

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Anita "Louise" Farmer, 77, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012.Service: Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 10 a.m. CDT in the funeral home chapel.Burial: Iron Hill Cemetery.Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.comVisitation: today 4

Stuart Hallock

Hamilton county
Stuart Dale Hallock, 72, of Sale Creek, formerly of New York, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at his home.Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. today in National Cemetery with Rev. Don Ferguson officiating.

Lillian Hedges

Tennessee
MONTEAGLE Rev. Lillian Gladys Hedges, 92, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012.Visitation: today from 2 to 9 p.m. at Cumberland Funeral Home, in Monteagle.Services: Tuesday Aug. 21, at

Jade Hennessee

Hamilton county
Infant Jade Michelle Hennessee, of East Ridge went to be with Jesus Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. The Hennessee family attends Brainerd Presbyterian Church.Survivors include her parents, Philip and Tara Hennessee, of East Ridge; sister, Kailey

Richard Hughes

Hamilton county
Richard Delmonte Hughes, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully from this life on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, and went to be with our Lord. A native of Chattanooga, Tenn., Mr. Hughes graduated from City High

Mary Jones

Tennessee
DAYTON Mary Ann Neal Jones, 60, died on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 at Rhea Medical Center.Services: today at 2p.m. in the Chapel of Coulter Garrison Funeral Home, with Rev. Audie May officiating.Interment: Smyrna Cemetery.Arrangements

James Lawson

Georgia
LaFAYETTE James Lee Lawson, 83, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012.Preceded in death by wife, Ruth Lawson; daughter, Glenda Scott; and son, James Lester Lawson.Survived by daughter, Barbara Carter, Summerville; Thomas Lawson, Soddy-Daisy, Bobby Lawson,

Mattie Mowery

Hamilton county
Mattie Faye Mowery, 97, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012.Mattie Faye was of the Church of Christ faith.There will be no visitation at the funeral home.Graveside services for Mattie Faye will be

Eula Redden

Hamilton county
Eula Mae Redden, 86, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 at a local health care facility. She was a member of Brainerd Hills Church of God. She was preceded in death by her

Ralph Ricketts

Hamilton county
Mr. Ralph Ricketts, 91, of Port Wentworth, Ga., formerly of Soddy-Daisy, passed away peacefully at his home Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. Mr. Ricketts was retired from the 165th Air Guard and was an Army

Nancye Smith

Hamilton county
Nancye Jo Smith, 72, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday Aug. 18, 2012. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Charles Stone

Hamilton county
Charles C. Stone, 80, of Harrison, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 at his home.Survivors: wife, Dora Barnett Stone; daughter, Anne Woody; two granddaughters and one sister.Memorial Service: 7 p.m. today at Fike Funeral Home with

Raymond Taylor

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Raymond Lee Taylor, 61, departed this life Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 at his home. He was born in Chattanooga to the late Otis and Ivy Taylor and was a member of Fellowship Baptist

Lynn Thompson

Hamilton county
Lynn Thompson, 82, of Soddy-Daisy passed away on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. He was a graduate of Spring City High School, Tennessee Technology University and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He was an Army

Shirley Timmons

Hamilton county
Shirley Timmons, 63, passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

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

Syble Turner

Tennessee
KINGSTON, Tenn. Syble Louise (Adkison) Turner, 84, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday Aug. 18, 2012 at Parkwest Medical Center. A member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church for over 50 years,

Sylvia Walker

Tennessee
REDBANK Sylvia Louise Walker, 47, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 at her residence.She was a graduate of Rossville High School, class of 1983. A member of the Great Park City Baptist Church and

Betty White

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Betty Gravitt White, 82, passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. She was born to the late Huey and Cecile Rogers Hampton on March 21, 1930 in LaFayette. She was a member of Shattuck

In MemoryVENNER ALLEN

In memory
Aug 20, 1936 Happy Birthday!Mom, We love and miss you so much. We just want newspaper readers to know that today is your birthday. Your Family

In MemoryJACKIE FOWLER

In memory
Aug. 20, 1941 - Feb. 18, 2012HappyBirthday DadLove And Miss You.Tammy and Timothy

In MemoryRODNEY HOWARD

In memory
Feb. 27, 1954-Aug. 20, 2007You are in our hearts always. Love you, Your Mother, Brother,Sisters and FamilyIn Loving Memory of My Son
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