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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 05, 2012

Lula Allen

Hamilton county
Lula Allen, 96, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2012 in a Nashville hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Jane Ardelean

EVENSVILLE Jane Ann Brown Ardelean went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 2, 2012. Jane was born in Oliver Springs, Tenn., on Dec. 18, 1935 to Martin Ernest Brown

Paula Carlisle

Hamilton county
Paula L. Carlisle, 62, of East Ridge, passed away on Tuesday, July 3, 2012.Mrs. Carlisle was born in Norfolk, Va., and graduated from Carol City High School in Miami, Fla. She was a member of

Juanita Cate

Hamilton county
Juanita Denton Cate, 61, of Chattanooga passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2012, after a short battle with cancer. Originally from west Tennessee, Mrs. Cate had lived in theChattanooga area since 1973. She was a

Adah Cates

Hamilton county
Adah Sue Cates, 58, of Chattanooga passed away on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at a local hospital with her loving family by her side.Mrs. Cates was a loving mother, sister and grandmother. She loved fishing,

Frances Cochran

SUMMERVILLE Frances Strange Cochran, died on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at a Chattanooga hospital.She was predeceased by her husband, Charles H. Cochran; her parents, Allen E. and Mamie Worsham Strange; one sister, Mae Earle

Patricia Colvin

Hamilton county
Patricia Ann Wilson Colvin "Granny Pat", 62, died Thursday, June 28, 2012 in a local hospital. She was employed by Rose of Sharon Senior Villa.She was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Colvin;

Minnie Common

Hamilton county
Minnie Pearl Common passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2012 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 11010Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Jeffrey Crackel

CLEVELAND Jeffrey Russell Crackel, 26, died Monday, July 2, 2012. Survivors, parents, Jeffery and Trish Crackel; children, Kaylee Crackel and Keagyn Crackel; brother, Ryan Crackel; and girlfriend, Kayla Greene.Funeral services are 8 p.m. Friday

Betty Davis

TULLAHOMA Betty Davis, 79, passed away Monday, July 2, 2012 at her residence.Visitation, Friday July 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Tullahoma Funeral Home.Graveside services are 9:30 a.m. Saturday July 7.Tullahoma Funeral Home

Myrtle DeVaughn

Hamilton county
Myrtle Ann "Peggy" DeVaughn, 82, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at a local healthcare facility."Peggy" worked as a Meter Maid for the city of Chattanooga.She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank

Leila Dicks

Hamilton county
Leila McClure Dicks, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 423-877-3524.

Melvin Dunn

DECHERD Melvin Eugene Dunn, 67, passed away on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at his home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday July 6, at Decherd Church of God. Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester,

Clarence Durand

ROSSVILLE Clarence S. Durand, Jr., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 3, 2012. He was 89 years old.Clarence was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., and proudly served our country in

Donald Holbrook

Hamilton county
Donnie HolbrookDonald Lee "Donnie" Holbrook, 52, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, June 30, 2012, from injuries sustained in a plane crash.A longtime resident of Chattanooga, Donnie was owner of Holbrook Performance Inc. since 1992. He was

William Jackson

FRIENDSVILLE William G. Jackson, Jr., 64, passed away Monday, July 2, 2012. Bill was a Vietnam Veteran and was a retired from The Postal Service. Preceded in death by his parents, William and Pauline

Alston Jones

STEVENSON Alston Jones, 67, passed away July 3, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family. Memorial Service, Saturday, July 7, at 2 p.m. CDT Visitation is 1 p.m. at Cumberland Presbyterian

James Jones

Jr.FORT OGLETHORPE James Jones Jr., 81, died Monday, July 2, 2012, in a local hospital.He had been a resident of Fort Oglethorpe for 50 years. Mr. Jones was a truck driver for

Ransom Jones

RINGGOLD Ransom E. Jones, 53, died on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at his residence.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 6, at Brainerd Presbyterian Church, 1624 Jenkins Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421,

Harold Jones

Hamilton county
Jr.Harold Douglas Jones Jr. died Friday, June 22, 2012, at the Odyssey Hospice House after a long courageous battle with multiple myeloma cancer. He was 72.Doug was preceded in death by his father, the

David McGowan

Hamilton county
David Junior McGowan, 65 went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 with his loving family by his side.David was a native of Chattanooga, he resided in NHC of Sequatchie Co., he

William Oleck

Hamilton county
Deacon William Anthony Oleck went rejoicing to the house of the Lord on Thursday, June 28, 2012. He was 90.He leaves a legacy of love for the Lord and faithful service in the Catholic

Robert Purcell

Hamilton county
Robert Purcell, 89, of Chattanooga, died Monday, July 2, 2012.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Patrick Cooper and Dr. LeRoy Spinks officiating.Burial to follow

Sadie Ramsey

Other areas
CLEVELAND, Oh. Sadie Mae Ramsey, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012 in Cleveland, Oh.Mother of, Luke, Walter, Sharon, and Cristal. Services will be Friday, July 6, 2012 at Strowder's Funeral

Corrine Rheal

WHITWELL Corrine Dempsey Hamilton Rheal, 79, passed away Tuesday July 2, 2012.She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Robert Hamilton; second husband, JDRheal; son, James "Buck" (Peggy) Hamilton; granddaughter, Lacey Hamilton;

Jesse Ridley

Hamilton county
Jesse Ridley, 61, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2012, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

William Shadwick

DECATUR William D. Shadwick, 40, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 2, 2012, at his residence.Memorial Service between 6 and 7 p.m., today, at Seventh Day Adventist Church in Decatur,

Estes Smith

BAKEWELL Estes "Bunt" Smith, 76, died on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 surrounded by family and friends. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Estes was a man with

Jimmy Sprouse

PIKEVILLE Jimmy Sprouse, 68, passed away on Monday July 2, 2012.Services will be today at noon at the Frostbite House of Prayer. Visitation one hour prior to service.Please share your thoughts online with the

Jane Still

Hamilton county
Jane Sutton Still, 95, died on Friday, June 29, 2012 in Charleston, S.C. An esteemed local musician and educator, Mrs. Still served as a teacher in the Chattanooga City Schools, the Junior League

Robert Thomas

MONTEAGLE Robert C. Thomas, 85, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012.Funeral, 11 a.m. Friday July 6, in the funeral home chapel.Burial Monteagle Cemetery with full military honors.Visitation, today 5 to 9 p.m. at funeral


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