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Local Obits for Tue. Jul 03, 2012



Ronald Byrd

Georgia
ROME Ronald Edward Byrd, 67, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012, of Lou Gehrigs Disease, of Rome, formerly of Chattanooga.Ronald was born in May 11, 1945, in Hamilton County a son of the late Claude

Norris Clift

Hamilton county
Norris E. Clift, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012. He was 94 years old.He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Mary Edna Martin Clift.Norris is survived by his three

Ruth Clifton

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Ruth E. Clifton, 85, passed away Monday, July 2, 2012, at the Cozy Manor Assisted Living.She was a member of Cloud Springs Baptist Church. Her passions in life were her family, cooking and

Lucile Crumpton

Hamilton county
Lucile Crumpton, 90, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, June 30, 2012, in a local health care facility.Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors 1724 McCallie Ave. 423-265-4414.

Wanda Finley

Hamilton county
Wanda Gail Finley, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, June 29, 2012 in Killeen, Texas.She was a graduate of Howard High School, Class of 1975. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Finley;

Carlton Garner

Tennessee
Jr.TULLAHOMA Carlton Garner Jr., 81, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012, at McArthur Manor in Manchester.Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Thursday at Tullahoma Funeral Home.Service will be conducted at

Boyd Guffey

Tennessee
DECATUR Boyd "Whistle" Edward Guffey, 62, died Saturday, June 30, 2012 at his residence.Visitation 5-8 p.m. today, July 3, at the funeral home. Graveside service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, in Mountain View

Norris Hamm

Hamilton county
Norris G. Hamm passed from this life to his eternal home in Heaven on Saturday, June 30, 2012.Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. today, July 3, 2012, at Heritage Funeral Chapel with Rev. Don

Charles Harrison

Tennessee
LYNCHBURG Charles Kenneth "Kenny" Harrison, 76, passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at home.Funeral service was at 11 a.m. Monday in the Jennings Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment in Lynchburg Cemetery.Jennings Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, Lynchburg.

Willie Hembree

Hamilton county
Willie S. Hembree, 97, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012 in Detroit, Mich. He was preceded in death by his mother, Emma Hembree Muckle Partridge; and father, Willie Hembree.Local survivors: sister, Janet

Richard Henshaw

Alabama
BRIDGEPORT Richard C. "R.C." Henshaw, 96, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2012, at his residence.Mr. Henshaw is survived by his loving, devoted wife of 66 years, Annie Kate Henshaw; daughters, Betty (Chester) Tate,

Blake Hicks

Georgia
RINGGOLD Christopher Blake Hicks 20, passed away Friday, June 29, 2012, in a local hospital.Blake was a 2010 graduate of Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe High School, was employed by Los Reyes Mexican Restaurant in Ringgold,

Donna Hughes

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Donna Leanne Leamon Hughes, 51, died Sunday, July 1, 2012, after a short illness.A longtime resident of Chattanooga, Donna later moved to North Georgia. She was a graduate of Tyner High school and

Charles Massengale

Hamilton county
Charles Leroy Massengale passed on peacefully at a local hospital on Friday evening, June 29, 2012.He was a devoted, fair, loving and responsible husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend.Born Aug. 26, 1930 in

Lila Poe

Tennessee
JASPER Lila Mae Roberts Poe, 88, passed away, Monday, July 2, 2012.She was a former employee of the Dime Store, Shoe Barn and Shop Rite.Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced.Tate

Robert Purcell

Hamilton county
Robert Purcell, 89, of Chattanooga, died Monday, July 2, 2012.He had owned and operated C&I Specialty Construction Co. of which he co-founded. He was past president of Association General Contractors of East Tennessee. He was

Ronnie Smith

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Ronnie Lynn Smith, 59, died Saturday, June 30, 2012.Per the wishes of the deceased, there will be no visitation or services.Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com.Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Highway 127

Connie Smith

Alabama
LANGSTON Connie J. Smith, 46, died Friday, June 15, 2012, in Riverview Hospital.Funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Langston Methodist Church with Rev. Randy Bottomley officiating.Burial in Langston Cemetery.Visitation from 10 until 11

Karen Wann

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Karen Elizabeth Wann, 49, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012, in a local hospital.Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave. 423-265-4414 is honored to serve the Wann family.

Ray Woodall

Alabama
SKYLINE Ray E. Woodall, 24, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Huntsville Hospital.Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today, July 3, at Skyline Church of God.Burial in Prince Cemetery.Visitation 10 a.m. until 2

In MemoryDORIS PINION

In memory
INMEMORYJuly 3, 1939 - Dec. 28, 2007Cakes, candles, fireworks and hats. Ice cream, a party, theres no need for that.Im sure birthdays in Heaven are much more fun.Youre spending them with Jesus, Gods only

In MemoryArthur Suttles

In memory
Arthur James Suttles, Jr.May 12, 1948 - July 3, 2011Precious Memories, How They Linger. I love you and miss you so much. Its been a year, but seems like yesterday. I love you, but God

In MemoryAntonio Trell

In memory
Antonio "Trell" TaylorJune 14, 1982 - July 3, 2010Trell,Our second year without you, and the pain is still in our hearts. Who would have known that losing you would feel like a heart-attack. Its
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