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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 21, 2012


William ArmitageCAVE SPRING William Thomas "Tom" Armitage, 76, died Thursday, July 19, 2012.Survives include his wife, the former JoAnn Hale Morgan; a son, Darren Armitage and his wife, Kim, of Ringgold; a daughter,

Betty Bethune

Georgia
RINGGOLD Betty June Gilley Bethune, 79, went home to be with her Lord, Thursday, July 19, 2012.She has lived in the Ringgold area since 1965 and was a member of Gateway Baptist Church.Betty was

Gladys Brite

Tennessee
ATHENS Gladys "Sally" Brite, 93, died Thursday, July 19, 2012.A graveside service will be, 2 p.m. Sunday at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Rev. Dennie Humphreys officiating.Family suggests memorials to Tri-County Center, 3030 Lee Highway, Athens,

Robin Cavin

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Robin Cavin, 56, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, July 19, 2012, at Erlanger Hospital.Robin was a lifelong resident of the East Ridge and North Georgia area, was a 1974

Emmett Coker

Georgia
Rev. LaFAYETTE Rev. Emmett L. Coker, 88, passed away Friday, July 20, 2012, at his home.Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. today and 1-2 p.m. Sunday.Funeral from Corinth Baptist Church

George Collier

Georgia
FLINTSTONE George Lee Collier, 89, died Thursday, July 12, 2012, in a local hospital.He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 42 years of service and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr.

Vernie Colvard

Alabama
ROSALIE Vernie Colvard, 103, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2012.Funeral at 2 p.m. Sunday from Rosalie Baptist Church.Burial in Greenhaven Memorial Garden Mausoleum.Body will lie in state 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the church.Visitation from

June Conway

Hamilton county
June Conway, 83, of Hixson, passed away Friday, July 20, 2012, in an area hospital.Mrs. Conway was a member of Dallas Bay Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl J. Conway.Survivors include

Christeen Dean

Alabama
BLAKE COMMUNITY Christeen Roden Dean, 85, passed away at her home on Thursday, July 19, 2012.Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. today, July 21, 2012, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Family will receive friends

Helen Hill

Hamilton county
Helen Dimple Hill, 92, a lifelong resident of Ooltewah went to sleep and awoke in her heavenly home on Thursday night, July 19, 2012, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.Helen was born in

Mildred Jackson

Hamilton county
Mildred Stinson Jackson, 88, of Red Bank, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012.Mildred was born in Cookeville, Tenn., and had lived all of her adult life in the Chattanooga area and was employed with the

Mike Jones

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Mike Earl Jones, 60, passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2012, in a local hospital.A native of Oneida, Tenn., Mike had lived most of his life in the Rossville area and was of

Mary Kathleen

Alabama
lIDER Mary Kathleen Russell, 80, died Thursday, July 19, 2012, at her residence.Survivors include sons, Jack and Shelia Russell, Roger and Kathy Russell; grandchildren, Jason Russell, Jared Russell, Colby Russell and Nicolesha Russell; great-grandchild,

Anthony Kyles

Hamilton county
Anthony Kyles, 61, passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2012, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Doug Marcum

Hamilton county
John Douglas "Doug" Marcum, of Hixson, passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2012. He was 69 years old.Doug moved from Roanoke, Va. to Chattanooga in 1987 and retired from Norfolk Southern Railway with over 35

Wilma Montgomery

Hamilton county
Wilma Clarice Jones Montgomery, 87, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2012, at her home.Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Carlene Moore

Alabama
HIGDON Carlene Lance Moore, 72, died Thursday, July 19, 2012, at Erlanger Hospital.Survivors include daughters, Malana (Gerald) Whited, Marlene (Robert) Williams, Melissa Anderson (Roger Clines); grandchildren, John Whited, Robert Wade, James Whited, Shane Fitzgerald,

Virginia Ramsay

Hamilton county
Virginia Bowers Ramsay, 90, widow of Andy Bowers and of David Ramsay, died at her residence early Sunday morning, July 15, 2012.Virginia is remembered as a beloved mother, grandmother and friend.She is survived by her

Roberta Skillman

Hamilton county
Roberta Helen Shimko Skillman, 61, of Sale Creek, passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2012, with her loving family by her side.Survivors include her daughter, Tonya Skillman; brother, Steve Shimko; nieces, Laurel (Keith) Nyman, Theresa

Thomas Skipper

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Thomas "Skip" Lebron Skipper, 63, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, July 20, 2012.He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was a member of

Joseph Wagner

Hamilton county
Joseph Church Wagner, 97, of Signal Mountain, died Thursday, July 19, 2012.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2012, at St. Augustine Catholic ChurchThe family will recieve friends at the funeral

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STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Joyce Carol Thomas, a prize-winning children's author and champion of multiculturalism, has died. She was 78.
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NEW YORK (AP) - Stage and screen character actor Fyvush Finkel has died. He was 93.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Peter Finney, a sports writer whose award-winning career in New Orleans spanned nearly 70 years, died Saturday at the age of 88.
The manager for singer Ruby Wilson says the blues, soul and gospel performer known as "The Queen of Beale Street" has died. She was 68.
Glenn Yarbrough, a founding member of folk trio The Limeliters, has died. He was 86.
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