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Local Obits for Mon. Jun 04, 2012

Vivian Citty

Hamilton county
Vivian Walls Citty, 91, died peacefully Thursday, May 31, 2012. She was born March 26, 1921 in LaFayette, Ga., but had lived in East Ridge since 1937. She was a long time member of South

Patricia Coulter

GRAYSVILLE Patricia "Pat" Coulter, 78, died Saturday June 2, 2012.A lifelong resident of Rhea County, and member of the Graysville First Baptist Church, she loved her family and served in the health care industry

Richard Craig

Other areas
GREENVALLEY Richard "Ricky" W. Craig, of Green Valley, Ariz., formerly of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Tuesday May 29, 2012 at the University of Arizona Hospital at the age of 58. He was born July

Sally Cranmore

Hamilton county
Saralyn J. "Sally" Cranmore, 73, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2012.Graveside services will be Wednesday, June 6, at 11 a.m. at Hamilton Memorial Gardens with Minister David B. Smith officiating. Visitation
RINGGOLD Cassie LeaMay Culpepper, 11, Ringgold, passed away, June 2, 2012. She was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and of the Methodist faith. She loved animals, horseback riding and spending time with her

Carlton Farmer

ROSSVILLE Carlton J. Farmer, 92, went home to his Lord and Savior Saturday, June 2, 2012.Mr. Farmer was raised in Adairsville Ga. area but has lived in the Chattanooga and North Ga. area for

Dorothy Gallaher

DECTAUR Dorothy B. Gallaher, 94, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 2, 2012 in the Athens Regional Medical Center.Funeral service, Wednesday, 2 p.m. in the Decatur United Methodist Church. Interment will

Joe Green

Hamilton county
Joe Green, of Wildwood, Ga., passed away Sunday, June 03, 2012. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.

Ruby Guffey

VALLEY HEAD Ruby E. Guffey, 79, of Valley Head Ala., passed away Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Gadsden Regional Medical Center.Survivors, son David (Lisa) Guffey; daughters, Peggy (Jim) Hawkins, and Melissa (Roy) Fay; grandchildren,

Newbie Hixson

Other areas
CHESAPEAKE Newbie H. Hixson, 86, died Thursday, May 31, 2012 in Virginia Beach, Va.A resident of Chesapeake Va., formerly of Dayton, Tenn., of the Baptist faith.Preceded in death, parents, Mead Hammond and Smith Martin

Lois Horne

Hamilton county
Deloris G. "Lois" Horne, 70, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Horne. Lois loved to throw darts and will be greatly

Patricia Johnson

Hamilton county
Patricia Johnson, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2012. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.

Chester Kaifas

Hamilton county
Chester Kaifas, of Chattanooga, formerly of Niagara Falls, N.Y., died at home on Friday, June 1, 2012, at the age of 89.Chet was a World War II Navy Veteran serving in the Philippines.Mr. Kaifas is

Ross Lankford

TENMILE Ross Lankford, 55, of Ten Mile, Tenn. died on June 1, 2012 at the Sky Ridge Medical Center.Funeral service, Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Bowers Funeral Home Chapel.The family will receive

Kimberly Lewis

Hamilton county
Kimberly Diane Lewis, 54, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, June 2, 2012. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated,

Norma Mahaffey

Hamilton county
Norma Fay "Goggy" O'Rear Mahaffey, 78, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord Friday, June 1, 2012 from a local health care center.She was a member of Wilda Lewis's Sunday School Class at Oakwood

Marlee Meeks

MONTEAGLE Marlee Sartain Meeks, 74, died Saturday, June 2, 2012.Funeral, Tuesday June 5, 2 p.m. in the Cumberland Funeral Home Chapel.Burial, Winton Cemetery, Pelham.Visitation today 5 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.Online condolences,

Joe Morrison

Hamilton county
Joe Wayne Morrison, 65, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Saturday, June 02, 2012.Joe had recently retired after 42 years with Velsicol Chemical. He was a veteran of the United States Army and also

Reba Moses

DECATUR Reba Maire Moses, 75, died Friday, June 1, 2012, in the Athens Regional Medical Center.The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today, at the Bowers Funeral Home.Funeral service will be

Louis Owens

Hamilton county
Louis Owens, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2012 in the Hospice Care Center.He was an Army veteran and retired from General Motors. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded

Vernon Pickett

CLEVELAND Vernon L. Pickett, 56, passed away Friday, June 01, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry & Mildred Pickett; sister, Onita Davis; brothers, Wendell Pickett and Jeff Pickett.Those left

Allen Quarles

CHICKAMAUGA Allen Clemmons Quarles, 80, died Saturday, June 2, 2012.Funeral from the Wallis Memorial Chapel, Wednesday, June 6, at 2 p.m. Interment at LaFayette Memory Gardens.Visitation at the funeral home Tuesday, June 5 from

Lennell Sheheard

Hamilton county
Lennell Sheheard, Sr., 72, passed away on May 30, 2012 at a local hospital. He was a graduate of Howard High School. He was the son of Lena Igo and Roosevelt Shepheard.He leaves behind

Gordon Smith

Hamilton county
Gordon W. Smith, 96, of East Ridge passed away Saturday, June 2, 2012. He was a member of the Church of Christ and was retired from Bechtel Power Corporation.He was preceded in death

Charles Smith

FALLING WATER Charles Thomas Smith, 80, of the Falling Water Community died Thursday, May 31, 2012 at his home.Mr. Smith was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was retired from Dixie Yarns. He

James Smith

TRENTON James Breland Smith, 79, died early Sunday morning, June 3, 2012. Mr. Smith was retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Tec Sargent after 25 years of service.Surviving are wife Margaret Usry

Loretta Thacker

WHITWELL Loretta Jean "Rah" Henry Thacker, 47, passed away Friday, June 1, 2012. She was preceded in death by her father, Bobby Carl Henry; daughter, Laura Nicole Henry; sister, Brandy Leanne Parker;

Ronald Tinker

TRENTON Ronald Earl "Ronnie" Tinker, 66, passed away Friday, June 1, 2012.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today, June 4, 2012 in the Wallis-Stewart Chapel of Wilson Funeral Homes with Pastor Kris

Myrtle Washpon

Hamilton county
Myrtle Lee Washpon, 84, went to home to be with the Lord May 26, 2012 after a lengthy illness. She was born February 18, 1928 in Chattanooga, Tenn. to the late Walter and Matilda Ford.

Gregory Watkins

Hamilton county
Gregory Watkins, 28, of Chattanooga and formerly from Jackson , Ala. passed away Friday, June 1, 2012 .Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to the care of Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin Strickland Pinkard

Lawrence Wood

Hamilton county
Lawrence Earl Wood Jr., 89, of East Ridge passed away Sunday, June 3, 2012 in a assisted living facility.Funeral Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to the care of Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin

Mildred Woodall

LYERLY Mildred "Nanny" Woodall, 95, Lyerly, Ga. died June 2, 2012. Survivors, children, Bob Woodall Jo Ann Mitchell, Jeff Woodall; 2 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren.Funeral services 2 p.m., Tuesday, at Mason Funeral Home

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tonJuly 30, 1990-June 4, 2011OUR LOVING SONIts been a year now since you went Home to be with the Lord. Time is passing, but yet the love and memories we shared still fill our hearts
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