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Local Obits for Fri. Jun 01, 2012


Hamilton county
Marjorie HeadrickMarjorie Ann Headrick, 85, of Hixson died on Wednesday, May 30, 2012.She was a lifelong resident of Hixson, daughter of the late Lawrence and Nellie Woods Pitts. She was a member of Signal Mountain

Bill Adams

Hamilton county
William "Bill" Winston Adams, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 30, 2012.Two days after commemorating our great nation's fallen heroes, another veteran and hero has left this life to experience greener pastures.

Robert Amatangelo

Hamilton county
Robert AmatangeloRobert Anthony Amatangelo, 80, of Fort Meyers, Fla., died on Wednesday, May 30, 2012.Born in Canton, Ohio on Oct. 20, 1931, Mr. Amatangelo served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He

Carmon Beecham

Hamilton county
Carmon Clifton Beecham, 94, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at his home.Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Pam Betz

Hamilton county
Pam Betz, of Hixson, passed away Friday, May 25, 2012, surrounded by her family after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer.She is survived by her husband, John, Hixson; son Alexander, Hixson; son, Brandon and grandson,

Emma Burnette

Hamilton county
Emma Sue Hudson Burnette, 71, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, May 26, 2012.She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved her books, history, and anything pertaining

Walter Carlton

RINGGOLD Walter Carl Carlton, 77, of Ringgold and Arcadia, Fla., passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2012.He was born in Flat Rock, Ala., to the late William Walter and Ruby Elizabeth Akins Carlton. He served

Carolyn Cashion

WINCHESTER Carolyn Lee Cashion, 83, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2012.A Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester.Visitation noon to 1 p.m.

James Coulter

ROSSVILLE James Lee Coulter, 75, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was an avid University of Georgia Bulldog fan. He was

Sandra Deerman

VALLEY HEAD Sandra T. Deerman, 74, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012.She was born Aug. 14, 1937 in Fyffe, Ala. Sandra was preceded in death by her parents, Olin F. Taylor and Mary M. Taylor;
SUMMERVILLE Lillian Marie Alexander Drummond, 97, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Survivors include husband, Jackie Drummond; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 2012, at Mason Funeral Home.Visitation

James Elder

Hamilton county
James Elder, 70, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Sue Giles

Hamilton county
Sophia Sue Giles, 94 years of age, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at Memorial North Park Hospital.Sue received the last rites of the Catholic Church.She was preceded in death by her husband, John Joseph Giles.Sue

Marjorie Gray

Hamilton county
Marjorie Libby Gray, 94, lifelong resident of Red Bank, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2012.She had been a member of White Oak United Methodist Church since 1947. Also, she was a member of the

Rachel Hopkins

Hamilton county
Rachel Hopkins, 82, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Howard Hyatte

Hamilton county
Howard Lewis Hyatte, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at his son's residence.He was retired from Wheland Foundry and was a member of Stoney Point Baptist Church. He was preceded in
SUMMERVILLE Marcus Leon Lenderman, 84, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Survivors include wife, Dorothy Lenderman; son, Phil (Becky) Lenderman; sister, Ann Coleman; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Graveside services, 4:30 p.m. today, June 2,

Jerry Marshall

Hamilton county
Sr.Jerry Marshall Sr., 62, of Chattanooga, departed this life on Sunday, May 27, 2012.He was a graduate of Howard High School. He was a member of Washington Park Missionary Baptist Church. He worked

Eva Meyers

POWELL Eva Jones Meyers passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at her residence.Funeral services was 4 p.m. Thursday from the funeral home chapel.Arrangements entrusted to W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.

Agnes Miller

ENGLEWOOD Mary Agnes Fain Miller, 85, died Sunday, May 27, 2012, at Etowah Health Care Center.Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.Visitation 1-3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.Ziegler Funeral

Rose Neal

ATHENS Rose Celia Ball Neal, 77, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Athens Regional Medical Center.Funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel.Burial in McMinn Memory Gardens.Visitation 6-8 p.m.

Randall Oney

SPRING CITY Randall Lee Oney, 61, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2012, in the Spring City Care & Rehab Center.Of the Baptist faith, he was a member of the Communication Workers of America and

Louis Owens

Hamilton county
Louis Owens, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2012 in the Hospice Care Center.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Ronald Palmer

Hamilton county
Ronald Charles Leonard Palmer, 80, of Red Bank, went to be with his Savior on Tuesday, May 29, 2012.Known by his family and friends as "Captain Ron".Mr. Palmer was a veteran of the Korean War.

John Peters

ROSSVILLE John Hayes Peters, 79, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at his residence.He was a native and lifelong resident of North Georgia. Mr. Peters was a member of Friendship Primitive Baptist Church. He

Hubert Pickle

Hamilton county
Jr.Hubert Ralph Pickle Jr. 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2012.He was preceded in death by his parents Flora and Hubert Pickle Sr.; and brothers, Jerry and Jack Pickle.As a 54 year

The Rev

Hamilton county
ROSSVILLE The Rev. John Paul Emrick, 82, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 30, 2012.John was born to the late William and Cora Emrick in Fort Wayne, Ind. John attended

William Rogers

Hamilton county
William Hoover Rogers, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away at home on Monday, May 28, 2012, in the care of his family.He was preceded in death by his parents, William Landon and Catherine Elizabeth Rogers.He was

Rachel Sealey

VALLEY HEAD Rachel Sealey, 83, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Marshall Medical Center South.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in Mount Tabor

Lennell Shepheard

Hamilton county
Lennell Shepheard, 72, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Jalia Smith

Hamilton county
JaIia Lanya Smith, was an angel sent from heaven born on July 19, 2011. God call his angel home on May 28, 2012.She was preceded in death by her great-granddaddy, Floyd M. Polk and great-great-granddaddy,

Russell Story

Hamilton county
William Russell Story, 88 of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at his home.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chuck Tanner officiating. Interment will follow

Dub Thompson

Hamilton county
William A. "Dub" Thompson, 84, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord Monday, May 28, 2012.He was born Jan. 14, 1928 in Athens, Tenn., to the late William L. and Agartha Rowland Thompson.He

Patricia Trew

OCOEE Patricia Trew, 82, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012.Suvivors include husband, Willis Trew; daughters, Mary Carringer and Patricia Widmann.A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 3, 2012, at Jones Chapel

Judith Watson

TRION Judith Rebecca Watson, 67, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Survivors, daughters, Kimberly Watson, Allison Little; son-in-law, Scott Bennett; daughter-in-law, Treasie Eggerichs; brothers, Luther, Lonnie and Leon Ledford; sister, Marie Mayez.Funeral services

Billy Webb

Hamilton county
Billy Harold "Coon" Webb, 74, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2012, at a local nursing home.He was employed at Cherokee/Kenco Warehouse.He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert Webb Sr. and Emma Webb;

Fred Wichman

Hamilton county
Frederick William Wichman Jr., 77, of Chattanooga, died May 30, 2012 at his home.Fred served as owner of Wichman Monuments on Brainerd Road for the past 35 years. At Freds request, there will be

Marlea Winn

LYNCHBURG Marlea Alice Winn, 64, passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2012.Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment in Crawford Cemetery, Estillfork, Ala. Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. today,


In memory
INMEMORYEdward Vincent Campbell April 8, 1966-June 1, 2011You are dearly missed by your Mother, Brothers and Friends You live in our hearts.

In MemoryWilliam Davis

In memory
William Ed DavisJUNE 1, 1927-FEB. 13, 1995HAPPY BIRTHDAY, EDWe love and miss you.From your wife, Louise, and Children


In memory
DEAN A. McCLENDONJanuary 21, 1962 -June 1, 1997The years pass and life goes on; but your memory lives in those who loved you and miss you every day.Rest well my son,Love,Mom, Debo, Ginger, Shea, Elijah,


In memory
Mildred Hammonds HurstJune 1, 1924 - March 2, 2011HAPPY 89TH BIRTHDAYYou are forever in our hearts. Love, Ida L. Baine and Family

In MemoryDarrius Townsend

In memory
INMEMORYDarrius Devontay "Dee" Pulliam TownsendJuly 23, 1993 - June 1, 2011My precious "Dee" you will forever be in my heart. We miss and love you. Your G. Momma, mother, John-John, Kee-Kee, and all
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