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Local Obits for Tue. Jul 17, 2012



Leon Ball

Hamilton county
Leon Ball, 62, passed away Monday, July 16, 2012, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995

Robert Bishop

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Robert Aubrey Bishop, 80, passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2012.Surviving are sons, Scott and Sam; brothers, J.C., Bill and Charlie; sister, Sybil Hinman; friend, Janie Woodall of Winchester; granddaughter; nieces;

Thomas Boswell

Tennessee
TULLAHOMA Thomas Bowell, 84, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2012.Visitation with the family will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday at Tullahoma Funeral Home.Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the

Johnny Corbin

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Johnny Douglas Corbin, 70, died Saturday, July 14, 2012.Survived by daughter, Genny Goodman, of LaFayette; son, Johnny Corbin, of Centre, Ala.; brothers, Robert Corbin, of Fort Oglethorpe, and Kenneth

Vera Coulter

Georgia
KENSINGTON Vera Cannon Coulter, 91, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2012.She was born in Whitfield County on Dec. 19, 1920, to late James W. and Lucy Reed Connon. She was the widow

Helen Davis

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Helen Davis, 85, died Saturday, July 14, 2012.Survivors include children, Jane Hixson, Janice Skipper, Daniel Davis, Nancy Bowman and Lynda Dwyer.Visitation will be held 11 a.m.-1 p.m.on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Ralph

Rita Davis

Hamilton county
Rita Frances Davis, 82, of Hixson, went to Heaven on Sunday, July 15, 2012.She was a beloved wife, mother and born again Christian.Survivors include her beloved husband of 68 years, Bob Davis; three sons, Scott

Spencer Duggan

Tennessee
RICEVILLE Spencer Duggan, 72, passed away Sunday morning, July 15, 2012. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ziegler Funeral Home, with Funeral services following at 8 p.m.Graveside services will be at 11

Lovie Ensley

Tennessee
SPRING CITY Lovie R. Ensley, 92, died Monday, July 16, 2012 in Spring City Care Center.Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Spring City Cemetery.There will be no visitation at

Judy George

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Judy Mae Ashley George, 68, of Jacksonville, Fla., passed away Thursday, July 12, 2012.Viewing and celebration will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.Burial at "The Hill" at 2 p.m. today,

Colby Green

Hamilton county
Colby Ray LaAtrio Green, infant son of Tesla Green and Taylor Willbanks, of Birchwood, died Sunday, July 15, 2012, in Chattanooga.He is survived by his grandmother, Michelle Green; great-grandparents, Troy and Sandra Green; aunts, TaLeah

Marlon Higgins

Alabama
RAINSVILLE Marlon Wayne Higgins, 70, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2012, at his residence.Funeral service will be 2 p.m. CDT today, July 17, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial in Wesleys Chapel Cemetery.

Gene Hughes

Hamilton county
Gene Hughes, also known as "Powpow" died Sunday, July 15, 2012 at his Ooltewah home at the age of 85.Born on the family farm in Ooltewah on July 7, 1927 to the late

Pamela Hutcheson

Hamilton county
Pamela Renee Hutcheson, 54, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2012, at a local hospital.She was a Chattanooga native and lived here all her life.Pamela was preceded in death by her father, Billy Joe

Doris Mitchell

Hamilton county
Doris O. Mitchell, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2012, in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by a son, Gary and three brothers. Survivors include two daughters, Donna (Chuck)

Rev Norvin

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Rev. Norvin Albert Tinsley, 83, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2012, in a local hospital.He was a member of New Union Baptist Church in Hamilton County where he served as pastor for 35

Anthony Paris

Hamilton county
Sr.Anthony Paris Sr., of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 13, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Hattie Plank

Hamilton county
Hattie Massengale Plank, 90, of Chattanooga, went to be with Jesus, Saturday, July 14, 2012, surrounded by her loving family.Hattie along with her late husband, Leon, were long time and faithful members of Delashmitt Road

William Quick

Hamilton county
William Gregory Quick, 86, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., died Saturday, July 14, 2012, at his home.The son of Paul and Ruth Gregory Quick, he was born Nov. 28, 1925 in Gloversville, N.Y. He was educated

Annie Quinn

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Annie Quinn, 95, died Monday, July 16, 2012, at her residence.She was born April 11, 1917, in Knoxville, to the late Andrew and Estella Skelf. Mrs. Quinn was a lifelong member of the

Lisa Robinson

Hamilton county
Lisa Gail Robinson, 49, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, July 9, 2012, at her residence.She retired from Turnbull Bakery and was a member of the Church of Christ.She was preceded in death by her mother,

Amanda Shell

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Amanda Caroline Asbury Shell, 70, passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2012.A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today, July 17, 2012, at Sunset Memorial Gardens.Online condolences can be shared by

Larry Sparks

Hamilton county
Larry Steven Sparks, 66, lifelong resident of Red Bank, died Saturday, July 14, 2012. He was a graduate of Red Bank High School, was a 3 time Golden Glove Champion and coached boxing in

Charles Stephens

Tennessee
DUNLAP Charles William "Chuck" "Buddy" Stephens, 65, died Sunday, July 15, 2012. He was a Christian of the Baptist faith. He was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Vietnam Veterans

Willene Waddell

Hamilton county
Willene Waddell, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, July 16, 2012.Arrangements are pending and will be announced by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist.

Marian Williams

Georgia
DALTON Marian Lorice Williams, 83, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2012.Funeral service will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Willis Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Bagley and Dr. Jerry Jones officiating.Interment

Margaret Woodlee

Tennessee
COALMONT Margaret Woodlee, 90, died Saturday, July 14, 2012, in Emerald-Hodgson Hospital in Sewanee.Services will be 2 p.m. today in the funeral home with the Rev. Rick Hawkins officiating.Burial will be in Coalmont Cemetery.Arrangements

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INMEMORYMARION M. WATKINSWho passed away six years ago today.Her loving face I hope to see again, though the days have passed away. Sleep on, dear wife, and take your rest, we miss you most who

In MemoryPearl Burnett

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INMEMORYPEARL E. BURNETTSept. 25, 1912 - July 17, 2011One year ago today, the Lord called you to be with Him in Glory. Were so grateful you were ready to answer His Call. The presence of

In MemoryREGINA DAVIS

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INMEMORYMarch 4, 1949 - July 17, 2008Forever In Our HeartsMissing you, Brin and Bron (2012)

In MemoryVincent Mikes

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VINCENT MIKES, Sr.March 27, 1964-July 17, 2010Months have grown, day by day, thoughts are full and hearts do weigh, without him to share the way. Time may dull the hands of fate, recall the

In MemoryMichael Wigfall

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INMEMORYMICHAEL V. WIGFALL, SR.Sept. 2, 1953 - July 17, 2011Missed by Family

In MemoryNettie Winston

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INMEMORYNETTIE WINSTONMay 1, 1926 - July 17, 2007"The Family"
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