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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 22, 2012



Edith

Hamilton county
Edith Harmon Leamon, 85, died Tuesday Aug. 21, 2012, in Chattanooga.She was born Dec. 14, 1926 in Dunlap, Tenn., to Joe Cleveland and Annie Rachel Standifer Harmon, and married Ralph James Leamon on July

Agnes Anderson

Tennessee
TRACY CITY Agnes Inez Anderson, 62, passed away Tuesday.Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday in Foster & Lay Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ralph Shrum officiating.Burial: Gregg Cemetery.Visitation: 4-9 p.m. today. Foster & Lay Funeral Home

Dewey Bass

Hamilton county
Dewey W. Bass, 88, passed away Monday Aug. 20, 2012, at a local hospital.He was preceded in death by his parents, Finas and Beulah Bass; brothers, Vestal Bass and Paul Bass; and a nephew, Terry

Damond Beck

Hamilton county
ROSSVILLE Damond Anthony Ray Beck, 18, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012.Survivors are his mother, Janna Parker, Soddy-Daisy; grandparents, Glenn and Norma Barton, Rossville; brother, Christian Parker, Soddy-Daisy; sisters, Carrie Beck and Samantha Beck, both

Lamart Bolden

Hamilton county
Lamart Danilo Bolden, 59, departed this life on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at a local hospital.He was born on Feb. 11, 1953 in Decatur, Ala.Lamart was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Stewart; and

Elizabeth Cartwright

Hamilton county
Elizabeth Ann Light Cartwright, 87, passed away on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012.She was born at home in Nolan Valley, Bell County, Texas on Sunday, Aug. 9, 1925. She was the oldest of six children. She

Pauline Colaizzi

Hamilton county
Pauline Teresa Colaizzi, 96, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012.She was of the Catholic faith.She is survived by her daughters, Diane Tomkins, of California, Cheryl Harbadin, of Pennsylvania, Mary Lou Buoymaster, of

Chuck Collis

Georgia
ROSSVILLE C.J. Collis "Chuck", 86, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012.Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. today in the South Crest

James Crowe

Hamilton county
DAYTON James Crowe, 61, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Billy Day

Hamilton county
RINGGOLD Billy Harold "Daddy Bill" Day, beloved husband and father, went to be with Jesus, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga at the age of 75.Billy attended Gordon Lee High School and

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

Gary Fillers

Hamilton county
Gary B. Fillers, 74 of Chattanooga passed away Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, in a local hospital.He was a member of South Seminole Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was a prominent business

Louise Fleming

Hamilton county
ROSSVILLE Mary Louise Fleming, 87, Rossville, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, in a local hospital.Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday in the Lakeview First Baptist Church with Rev. Patrick Cooper and Rev.

Melba Googlesby

Alabama
PISGAH Melba Dean Keener Goolesby, 71, passed away Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at her residence.Funeral service will be 2 p.m. CDT Thursday, Aug. 23, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with burial at Kenner Hill
FLINTSTONE Elizabeth Ellis Guffey, 84, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012.She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was a member of Old Bethel Baptist Church,

Alvin Harwood

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Alvin Harwood, 63, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Hazel Hester

Georgia
RINGGOLD Hazel H. Hester, 81, passed away Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at her home.She was born in Greensboro, Ala. She lived most of her childhood in Cedartown, Ga. She graduated from Cedartown High School.Hazel

Alleene Hill

Hamilton county
Alleene Hill, 96, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012.She was a member of the Falling Water Baptist Tabernacle.Ms. Hill was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Julian Hill.She is survived by

Bobby Hudson

Hamilton county
Bobby James Hudson, 66, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at a local hospital.He was born June 17, 1946 in Bashi, Ala. He was the sixth of seven children born to James and

Beverly Johnson

Hamilton county
Beverly Johnson, 58, of Harrison, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

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

Laura LaRosa

Tennessee
DAYTON Laura LaRosa, 88, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 at Laurelbrook Nursing Home. Mrs. LaRosa was laid to rest with her husband at Chattanooga National Cemetery.Vanderwall Funeral Home in Dayton was in

Ida Lee

Tennessee
HUNTLAND Ida K. Lee, 89, passed away on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester.A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. today in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester, TN.

Alvin Malone

Hamilton county
Alvin Malone, 58, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Angel McAllister

Hamilton county
Angel Annetta McAllister, infant daughter of Latasha McAllister and Danstan Davis passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012.Survivors also include aunts, Larasha McAllister and Bria Davis; uncles, Terrance Jones and James Davis; grandparents: Charles and

John McCain

Tennessee
DUNLAP John Fredrick McCain, 81, passed away Monday, Aug. 20, 2012.He was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. Mr. McCain was preceded in death by his parents, Harold H. and Bertha Englehardt

James McDaniel

Tennessee
DUNLAP James "Jamie" McDaniel, 32, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012.He was a member of Thans Chapel Independent Church. He was a loving perfect husband.He was preceded in death by mother, Diane McDaniel; brothers, Maurice

Frances McPherson

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Frances Loretta McPherson, 88, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. Survivors: husband, John McPherson; children, Carolyn Hodges, Kerry McPherson and Rodney McPherson; seven grandchildren; and sister, Louise Baker.Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m.

Annette Millwood

Hamilton county
Annette Lynn Nelson Millwood, 49, of Signal Mountain , passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 at her home.She was of the Baptist faith. She attended Soddy-Daisy Class of 81 and loved traveling and helping

John Murray

Hamilton county
John F. T. Murray, Col. U.S. Army (Ret.) died at the Hospice of Chattanooga Hospital in Chattanooga, on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012.He was born in 1918 to John and Catherine Hagan Murray of Elmhurst, N.Y.,

Charlotte Russell

Hamilton county
Charlotte Ann Russell, 83, passed away Monday, Aug. 20, 2012.Charlotte worked as a school secretary for Kirkman Tech High School and the Central Office; she was a member of Hixson United Methodist Church and

Edward Scoggins

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Edward Eugene Scoggins, 74, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012.Survivors, children, Terry (Kerri) Scoggins, Tim (Naomi) Scoggins, Rhonda Milam, Sheila (Harvey) Duncan; brothers, Donny Scoggins, Johnny Scoggins; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.Funeral service is 2

Sam Skipper

Hamilton county
Samuel Jefferson Skipper, 88, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012.He was a native of Chattanooga and a member of First Baptist Church, Golden Gateway.Mr. Skipper was a U.S. Navy

Nancye Smith

Hamilton county
Nancye Guyton Smith, 72, of Chattanooga (formerly of South Pittsburg), passed away peacefully surrounded by her husband Ben Smith, her three children and friends on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at 6:55 p.m. EST.Visitation is

Margaret Smith

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Margaret Ann Spence Smith, 71, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012.Funeral at 2 p.m. today from Wallis Memorial Chapel. Service by the Rev. Melvin Bridges officiating.Interment in Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery.Arrangements by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral

Bryant Stevens

Hamilton county
William Bryant Stevens, 77, died on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 in a local hospital.He was the son of the late William and Eleanor Stevens. Mr. Stevens was a retired Real Estate Executive. He worked

Sam Tate

Tennessee
KNOXVILLE Sam R. Tate, 72, passed away peacefully at home Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, after short bout with lung cancer.He was born in Whitwell, Tenn., and was of the Methodist faith. He was

Kenneth Underwood

Hamilton county
Kenneth Hayes Underwood, 66, died peacefully on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, of cancer after a brief period of hospice care.His son Michael preceded him in death.He leaves his wife of 25 years, Carol; his daughter,

Thelma Vaughn

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Thelma Mae Tinker Vaughn, 92, passed away Monday, Aug. 20, 2012.She was born in Jackson County, Ala., to the late Henderson Parmley Tinker and Mary Anne "Molly" Edwards Tinker. She had resided in

In MemoryFrances Henry

In memory
INMEMORYNov. 1, 1921 - Aug. 22, 2011Its been a year, and you are still greatly missed. Loving mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother, aunt, sister and friend. The Henry, Moss, and Carpenter families.

In MemoryLouise Mapp

In memory
Nov. 19, 1940 - Aug. 22, 2010Loved and dearly missed. James, Diane, Devin, Phillip,Jonathan, Trinity, family and friends.
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