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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 18, 2012

Kathryn Choate

DAYTON Kathryn Bryan Choate, 93, died Friday afternoon, July 13, 2012, at her home.She was born Nov. 9, 1918 in Amity, Ark., to the late W.C. and Clara Ligon Allen. She was also preceded

Ross Christison

ROSSVILLE Ross Evelyn Davis Christison, 96, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012. She was born in Dayton, Tenn., on May 11, 1916. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and she enjoyed

Stacey Cooley

CARTWRIGHT Stacy Bruce Cooley, 37, died Monday, July 16, 2012, at his home.He was preceded in death by father, Larry Bruce Cooley; grandparents, Willard and Mable Joyce Cooley and Matthew and Lena Healan.He is

Vera Coulter

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

Lula Crye

BENTON Lula Cleo Crye, 87, departed this life on Tuesday, July 17, 2012.Cleo cherished her many friends from Central Service in Cleveland where she worked for many years and her friends at the First

Mollie Curry

Hamilton county
Mollie Curry, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012 in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Jerry Dixon

Hamilton county
Jerry Edward Dixon, 65, passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2012.He was born in Chattanooga, on Nov. 17, 1946 to the late Willie and Pearlie Mae Clay Dixon. He worked for Combustion Engineer and

Willie Ford

Hamilton county
Willie Beaty Ford, 79, East Ridge, died Monday, July 16, 2012, in a local hospital.She was a member of the River of Life Church. Mrs. Ford was a loving mother and grandmother, and a compassionate

Orlo Gilbert

Hamilton county
Orlo Raymond Gilbert, 73, of Detroit Lakes, Minn., died May 28, 2012, in his home surrounded by family and dear friends after a 10-year battle with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL).Orlo was born Oct. 8,

Dale Goodwin

NORMANDY Dale Goodwin, 61, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2012, at Harton Regional Medical Center.Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. CDT today at Grace Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim McGeehee.Burial will follow
FLAT ROCK Martina Eloise Street Smith Hawthorne, 91, went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, July 17, 2012.She was a graduate of Dade County High School. Mrs. Hawthorne has been employed

Sandra Holland

PIKEVILLE Sandra Gail Holland, 67, died Monday, July 16, 2012.She was a member of Pikeville Church of God of Prophecy.She was preceded in death by parents, Howard and Mary Ross; brothers, Teddy, Gary and

Gene Hughes

Hamilton county
Gene Hughes, also known as "Powpow" died Sunday, July 15, 2012 at his Ooltewah home at the age of 85.Services will be at 11 a.m. today, July 18, in the funeral home chapel

Mary Jo

WHITWELL Mary Jo Webb, 69, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family.Mary Jo is a member of Crossroads Baptist Church, Eastern Star and a lifetime member of PTA.

Barbara Johnson

Hamilton county
Barbara Louise Johnson, 45, passed away Friday, July 6, 2012.She gave her life over to Christ at an early age.Preceded in death by her father, Jimmy Green Sr., brother, Jimmy Green Jr.; sister, Shoran Howard.Survived

Susan Lewis

Hamilton county
Susan Michelle Lewis, 68, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 8, 2012 surrounded by family.Susan retired from the Masonic Homes of California in 2007 after 18 years of service.

Robbie Lewis

Hamilton county
Robbie Dean "Mickie" Lewis, 78, of Graysville, Tenn., passed away on Monday, July 16, 2012. She was a member of the Graysville First Baptist Church.Her husband, Oliver E. Lewis; parents, Frank and Florence Higgins; and

Donald Long

Hamilton county
Donald Lee "Dumpy" Long, 80, of Chattanooga, died Monday, July 16, 2012, at his home.Mr. Long was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and retired from the Chattanooga Police Department with 30 years of service. He

Vinita Long

Hamilton county
Vinita Ann Long, 65, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in local hospital.Vinita was a member of the Red Bank Baptist Church and she worked over 20 years in the music department for the church.Vinita

George Maddox

Hamilton county
George Maddox, of Chattanooga, was given his wings Friday, June 29 2012, after a lengthy illness.George attended East Street Elementary and Junior High School. He was a graduate of Howard High School class of 1961.

Nell Manor

DUNLAP Nell Wiseman Manor, 90, of Searcy, Ark., formerly of Dunlap, died March 4, 2012. Mrs. Manor was preceded by parents, Edward and Dessie Walker Wiseman; son, Edward Kirk Manor; brother, James Wiseman; sisters,

Elmer Meaker

WINCHESTER Elmer Meaker, 84, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2012, at his residence.Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. today, July 18, from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home.Visitation will be from 11 a.m.

Gertrude Mignery

SEWANEE Gertrude "Trudy" French Mignery, 92, formerly of Sewanee, died on Monday, July 16, 2012 in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.She was born in Wayne, N.J., the daughter of the late Andrew Van Sice French and Mella
STEVENSON Charles Glen Morrison, 62, passed away Monday, July 16, 2012, at the Alvin C. York VA Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tenn.Charles was the son of the late Olis Edward and Virginia Beatrice Johnson Morrison

Anthony Paris

Hamilton county
Sr.Anthony DeWayne Paris Sr., 50, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 13, 2012.He will always be missed and remembered by his family and friends. Survivors include his son, Anthony Paris Jr.; mother, Helen Jones;

Carlene Payne

ROSSVILLE Carlene Kay Lawson Payne, 50, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012.She was born Dec. 15, 1961 in Fort Valley, Ga. and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her

Drew Peppers

PEAKS CORNER Drew Allen "Butch" Peppers, 68, passed away Monday, July 16, 2012, at Jacksonville Medical Center.Funeral will be at 1 p.m. today, July 18, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.

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

Michael Smith

RINGGOLD Michael Earl Smith, 53, passed away Monday, July 16, 2012.A resident of the North Georgia Chattanooga area for the past five years, he was formerly of Dahlonega, Ga. He was a former employee

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 three-time Golden Glove Champion and coached boxing in Chattanooga.
RINGGOLD Kenneth Leon Thomison, 77, went home to be with his Savior Jesus Christ, Monday, July 16, 2012, surrounded by his loving family.He was a native and lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North

Willene Waddell

Hamilton county
Rosa Willene Waddell, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, July 16, 2012.Willene was born and raised in Chavies, Ala., before moving to Chattanooga in 1952, where she and her husband owned and operated W

Marquerite Warlick

Hamilton county
Marquerite Taylor Warlick, 70, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2012.Marquerite was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, the Catholic Woman Club and Legion of Mary.She was preceded in death by her

Mary Whisman

Other areas
MURRAY, Ky. Mary Sue Sherrard Whisman, 81, died Monday, July 16, 2012.Funeral at 2 p.m. today, July 18, at J.H. Churchill Funeral Home.A graveside service will be a t 1 p.m. EDT Thursday


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