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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 27, 2012

Hazel Brock

Hamilton county
Hazel Brock, 66, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Hazel was born in Cleveland, Tenn., but spent most of her life on Signal Mountain. She was a very loving

Harry Davis

LaFAYETTE Harry Leon Davis, 91, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.He was a Jehovah's Witness, and attended the LaFayette Congregation of Jehovah's Witness.Preceded in death by parents, Bert and Abbie

Bernice Elliott

Hamilton county
Frances Bernice Crowden Elliott, 74, of Apison, Tenn., passed from this life Sunday morning, Aug. 26, 2012, at her home.She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Elliott; mother, Anna Crowden; father, Claude Crowden;

Judy Fults

MONTEAGLE Judy D. Fults, 65, passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.Funeral: 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, in the funeral home chapel.Burial: Pryor Ridge Cemetery.Visitation: today 6 to 9 p.m.Foster & Lay Funeral Home in

Richard Gadbury

Hamilton county
Richard Eastman Gadbury, 59, a resident of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away on Friday morning, Aug. 24, 2012 at his residence. Richard was born in Traverse City, Mich., on Sept. 13, 1952 a son of the

Millie Gilliam

BRYANT, Ala. Millie Beatrice Winters Gilliam ended her journey on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. She was a life-long resident of Bryant, retired seamstress from the H.D. Lee Company and a faithful member of Ebenezer

Brenda Hafley

Hamilton county
Brenda Kay Black Hafley, 49, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 at her Chattanooga home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, Tennessee,

Ken Hankins

Hamilton county
James Kent "Ken" Hankins, 63, a lifelong resident of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Friday, Aug. 24, 2012.The funeral service will be 2 p.m. today at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, with Brother Jason Brown officiating.Burial will

Donald Johnson

Hamilton county
Donald G. Johnson, 74, of East Ridge passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 in a local healthcare facility.Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors 1724 McCallie

Anna Johnson

Hamilton county
Anna Johnson, 81, passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012.Arrangements to be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 423-877-3524.

Ethel Kennedy

ATHENS, Tenn. Ethel "Boots" Kennedy, 75, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at Athens Regional Medical Center. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, McMinn Memory Gardens. No formal visitation will be held.

Carol Kitts

Hamilton county
Carol Kitts, 82, of Harrison passed away Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. Carol was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of the Bayside Baptist Church. Carol is preceded in death

Jim Klassen

Hamilton county
James Ronald "Jimmy" Klassen, of Chattanooga passed away at his home on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Mr. Klassen was born in Chattanooga to Lewis and Bernadette Klassen.He attended Notre Dame Elementary and High Schools. He

James Leonard

RINGGOLD James Robert Leonard, 80, went home to be with his Lord, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. He was a resident of the Chattanooga North Georgia Area since 1965 and was a member of

Martha Little

Hamilton county
Martha Jane Little, 85, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.She was a resident of Spencer, TN, however she spent most of her adult life in Knoxville and later in Chattanooga.

Don McClain

SOUTHPITTSBURG Donald Clayton McClain, 76, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Rogers Funeral Home in South Pittsburg.Condolences may be

Jaquelene McInnis

Hamilton county
Jaquelene "Jackie" R. McInnis, 83, of Chattanooga passed away on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 at her home.Jackie worked as a Caregiver and a CNA, sitter for the elderly. She was a member of

Homer Neely

ROSSVILLE Homer Edgar Neely, passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.A resident of the Harrison, Tenn., area for most of his life, he was a former employee of the Cavalier Corporation and was of the

Ford Preston

Hamilton county
, Sr.,Ford Preston, Sr., of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. Visitation and Service: Today from 6-8 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home. Burial: Tuesday Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. in

Laura Rothwell

Hamilton county
Laura Rothwell, 84, of Red Bank, passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, she was of the Baptist faith. Laura is survived

Judy Russell

Hamilton county
Judy Russell, of Gallatin, Tenn., formerly of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at her residence.Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. today, Aug. 27, 2012, in Chattanooga National Cemetery with Pastor Ed Shook officiating.Interment

Bessie Simpson

RINGGOLD Bessie Ellivie Simpson, 92, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Funeral services will be today, 11 a.m., in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Danny Henson

Bobbie Smith

FORTOGLETHORPE Barbara Jean (Bobbie) Smith, 79, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 at the home of her son in Murfreesboro, Tenn. She was a loving mother, Grandma, friend and wonderful Christian example for

Albert Solomon

Hamilton county
Albert B. Solomon, 83, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 in Chattanooga, Tenn.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Elijah Trapp

ROSSVILLE Infant Elijah Samuel Trapp, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Preceded in death by great-grandfather Charles Trapp. Survived by mother Hailey Trapp, of Rossville; grandmother Amanda Carreathers, of Rossville;

Odessa Werner

BRIDGEPORT Odessa Lawhorne Werner, 83, passed away peacefully at her home Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.Mrs. Werner was a life-long member of the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport, Ala. She owned and operated Lawhorne

Harold White

FLINTSTONE Harold Lee White, 85, passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.A resident of the North Georgia area most of his life, he was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy Seabees where he served during

Charlie Williams

Hamilton county
Charlie B. Williams, 57, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated,


In memory
Oct. 7, 1925 - Aug. 27, 2006Time passes by so quickly, but our wonderful memories of you will last through eternity.We love you and miss you. Mary Jane, Judy, Jerry, Kristie, Amie and Harold.


In memory
Tony L. (Big Gill) GilliomMay 20, 1975-Aug. 27, 2010God is the Source of all creativity. He made only one "you". He didnt use a mold to form you-He used His Hands, and He will never
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