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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 23, 2012

Pauline Adams

TRION Pauline J. Adams, 85, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012.Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Funeral Home.Interment in West Hill Cemetery.Arrangements by Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home.

Valerie Bell

Hamilton county
Valerie N. Bell, 55, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Malcolm Blair

KINGSTON Malcolm C. Blair, 83, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at the Renaissance Terrace.He was retired from TVA as an assistant plant manager; an avid golfer, he was part owner of the Lakeside

Timothy Bookout

Hamilton county
Timothy Herrell Bookout, 51, of East Ridge, departed this world peacefully Tuesday morning, Aug. 21, 2012, surrounded by family in a local hospital.Tim was a beloved father, son, brother and friend. He was a graduate

Thelma Bowman

TEN MILE Thelma Jean Roberts Bowman, 81, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 22, 2012, at Erlanger in Chattanooga.Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel.Burial in Mountain View Memorial Gardens.Visitation 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral

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

Karen Combs

DECATUR Karen Jennings Combs, 45, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at her home.Funeral services at 5 p.m. today, Aug. 23, in the Meigs County High School Gym.Burial in Cottonport Cemetery. Sign the guest book

Betty Crane

HUNTSVILLE Betty Sue Glass Crane died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012.Preceded by husband KennethCrane.Survivors: sons, Gregory Scott Crane, St. Petersburg, Fla., Douglas Lamar Crane, Madison, Ala., and Phillip Andrew Crane, Huntsville.Funeral 2 p.m. today graveside

Gary Dailey

CLEVELAND Gary D. Dailey, 55, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. Survivors: mother, Geraldine Dailey; brothers, Edward Dailey and Ronnie Dailey; and sister, Christiane Buczkowski.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. on Friday at Grissom

Roulos Davis

Hamilton county
Roulos Cedric Davis, 49, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2012 at a local hospital.He was employed at with the city of Chattanooga as a captain in the Fire Department and he also worked at Loomis.

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
RINGGOLD Barbara Smith Edenfield, 79, formerly of Ringgold, went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at the Henry Etta & Bruce Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington, N.C.She

Gary Fillers

Hamilton county
Gary B. Fillers, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, in a local hospital.Funeral services will be at noon today in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Perry

Louise Fleming

ROSSVILLE Mary Louise Fleming, 87, left her earthly life and entered heavens gates to spend eternity with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012.After having blessed countless people with her

Scott Gibson

Hamilton county
Scott Gibson, 35, passed away on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, as the result of a brain aneurism.Born Thomas Scott Gibson, May 16, 1977 in Chattanooga, Scott confessed his faith in Christ and joined the Methodist

Darrell Gibson

Hamilton county
Darrell Owen Gibson, 45, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at his residence.Darrell was of the Christian faith and a carpenter by trade. He was a loving father to his son and loving brother to

Reba Hoodenpyle

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

Charles Hubbard

Sr.SEWANEE Charles Allen Hubbard Sr., died at home on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, in Sewanee.Services will be held at All Saints Chapel, Sewanee, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, followed by interment

Bobby Hudson

Hamilton county
Bobby James Hudson, 66, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at a local hospital.Visitation at 11 a.m. today with the funeral to follow at noon at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor

Oat Johnson

DUNLAP Oat Clintion Johnson, known as "Junior" or "O.C.", 87, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012.He was a member of Lone Oak Church of God. Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his wife,

Charles King

Hamilton county
Sr.Charles King Sr., 83, passed on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 in Chattanooga.Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Stephens Temple.The body will lie in state after noon on Friday and the family

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

Cecil Lawson

Hamilton county
Cecil G. Lawson, 78, of Chattanooga, completed his earthly journey Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012.He retired from Southern Centrifigul.He leaves behind his wife of 53 years, Lou Ann; two daughters, Denise (Johnny Padgett) and Lori (Ray)

Vicki Lovell

Hamilton county
Vickie Lynn Ford Lovell, 52, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012. She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was of the Baptist faith.Vickie was preceded in death by her mother, Emogene

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.,

Tommie Peeler

CHATSWORTH Tommie Peeler, 72, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2012.Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday from Mount Zion United Methodist Church.Online condolences may be offered at: will be from 1 until 9

Dorotha Perry

La FAYETTE Dorotha "Dot" Ann Crutchfield Perry, 87, departed this earthly life for her eternal home in heaven Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012.She was born to the late H.A. "Alec" and Virginia Crutchfield on

Nancy Reed

Hamilton county
Nancy Ann Reed, 70, of East Ridge, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at a local hospital.She was a longtime resident of East Ridge and was preceded in death by her four brothers and sisters

Odell Richardson

WHITWELL Virginia Odell Belk Richardson, 83, went home to be with her Lord and family, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012.She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie A. Richardson, parents, James Albert and Edith

Nina Russell

Hamilton county
Nina M. Russell, passed from this life on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, into the loving arms of her Lord. Nina was 84 years old.She was born in Cordele, Ga., but lived the last 60 years

Charles Shook

BENTON Charles Edward "Bill" Shook, 77, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012.Survivors: children, Riley Shook, Janet Goins, Shelia Charlene Luther, Charles Shook Jr., Billy Jo Shook and Curtis Shook.Graveside services at 11 a.m. Friday in

Bryant Stevens

Hamilton county
William Bryant Stevens, 77, died on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 in a local hospital.A celebration of life service will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at the Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory &

Shirley Timmons

Hamilton county
Shirley Ann "Lady" Timmons, 63, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at a local hospital.She was formerly employed at Eastgate Car Wash.Preceded in death by mother, Alice O. Battle; brothers, Charles Timmons, Ervin Timmons;

Joy Varner

Hamilton county
Joy Hetzler Varner, 68 of Hixson, passed away Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, in Maryville.She was born Nov. 20, 1943 in Chattanooga, to Ralph and Joyce Yarbrough Hetzler.She is survived by her children, Nicole (Ken) Sargent,

Charleen Whitmire

CLEVELAND Charleen Whitmire, 80, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012.Survivors: husband, William H. Whitmire; children, William H. Whitmire Jr. (Peggy) and Julia Whitmire (Ron Jones).Services are 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Ralph Buckner

Violet Williams

LaFAYETTE Violet Jones Williams, 83, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at her home in LaFayette.Violet was a wonderful Christian woman. Her fruits of the Spirit were always evident. She was a loving, generous friend


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