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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 14, 2012

James Alligood

Hamilton county
James M. "Jimbo" Alligood, 50, passed away Monday, June 11, 2012 at his residence in Rossville, Ga. "Jimbo" loved the outdoors, the "Big Orange", the Atlanta Braves and, most of all, his family. "Jimbo",

Hope Bible

Hamilton county
Hope M. Bible, 87, of Hixson passed away June 11, 2012.She was a member of the Middle Valley Church of Christ and was retired from Brunswick Bowling Lanes as the general program director.She was

Earl Bradshaw

Hamilton county
Earl C. Bradshaw, 83, passed away June 9, 2012 and will be dearly missed.Born February 25, 1929 he grew up in Mascot, Tenn., and graduated from Tennessee Tech. He was a business owner for over

Betty Branum

Hamilton county
Betty Sue Spann Branum, 87, passed away on Monday, June 11, 2012 surrounded by her loving family.Funeral services will be held today at 1 p.m. in the chapel with Dr. David King. Burial will

Kemper Butler

SUMMERVILLE Kemper Lee Audrey Butler, 79, died June 12, 2012. Survivors, children, Alan (Cheryl) Butler, Steve (Rita) Butler, Janet (Rickey) Ellison; sisters, Maxine Gordon, Norma Willingham, Roxie Green; 8 Grandchildren; 19 Great-grandchildren; 2

Gerald Chambers

Hamilton county
Gerald Max Chambers, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2012. He was born in Crossville, Ala., to the late Jeannie W. and Lutealia Jarmon Chambers and moved to the Chattanooga area in

Tommie Cook

Hamilton county
Tommie Mae Cook, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 11, 2012. She was 80 years old.Tommie was born in Pelham, Tenn. to the late Tom and Vergie Gallagher. She

Chadwick Dean

TRENTON Chadwick "Chad" DeVaughn Dean, age 44, was born May 30, 1968, Tifton, Ga. Chad fought hard and bravely for the past 18 months and on Tuesday evening June 12, 2012 he walked into

John Devine

Hamilton county
John Devine, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012 in a local hospital. He was a member of Avondale Church of Christ. Family visitation at 12 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home with a

Robert Easterly

Hamilton county
Robert (Bobby) F. Easterly, 61, a resident of East Ridge, Tenn., died on Tuesday, June, 12, 2012.Robert was the son of the late Robert Lee Easterly and Mary Frances Dietzen Easterly, of Chattanooga, Tenn.Survivors include

Betsey Farley

Hamilton county
Betsey Steffner Farley, 86, of Lookout Valley, died June 10, 2012 following a lengthy illness.Mrs. Farley was preceded in death by her first husband of 47 years, Dr. Sam O. Steffner; parents, Lee L. and

Willis Fusaro

Hamilton county
Willis Howard Fusaro, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2012 in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Avenue, 423-265-4414

Amanda Jackson

CLEVELAND Amanda Travis Jackson, 100, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Survivors, children, James Nelom Jackson, Amanda B. Jackson and Mary Caroline McGee; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.Funeral services are 12 p.m. Friday June

Marlene Jackson

Marlene L. Jackson, 66, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012.Funeral service will be Saturday, June 16, at 12 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, with pastor Kenneth Scaife officiating. Interment, West Hill Cemetery.Arrangements by Willis

Lois Moore

Hamilton county
Lois Moore, 74, of Chattanooga departed this life Tuesday, June 5, 2012.Survivors include 4 children; and 2 siblings; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held Wednesday, June 13, at 1 p.m. at
TRENTON Elizabeth Castleberry Newton, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2012 in Crooksville, Oh. She was a member of the Eastern Star in Fultonham, Oh.She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Newton; parents,

Bernita Otinger

FORT PAYNE Bernita Ann Otinger, 48, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Highlands Medical Center.Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today from W.T. Wilson Chapel with burial in Old Sardis Cemtery.Family received friends

Doris Rankin

Hamilton county
Doris Elizabeth Rankin, 58, passed away Monday, June 11, 2012 in a local hospital.She will have a memorial service Friday June 15, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.Arrangements have been entrusted to Advantage

John Rhys

SEWANEE Rev. Dr. John Howard Winslow Rhys, Professor Emeritus of New Testament at The School of Theology of the University of the South, died at his home on Sunday, June 10, 2012, after

Mattie Shoulders

Hamilton county
Mattie Shoulders, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2012 in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Lois Smith

Hamilton county
Lois Ann Smith, of Soddy Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 in a local healthcare facility. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Leva Smith; sister, Tina Doss; brothers, Author,

Kimberly Watkins

Hamilton county
Kimberly Kay Watkins, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday June 9, 2012.She was preceded in death by her father, Earl Harris and mother, Barbara Harris.Survivors are the sons, Gerald Watkins, Jr., Terence "Tanney" Watkins, and Albert

James Weathers

Other areas
PONCACITY James Larry Weathers, 55, of Ponca City, Okla., passed away Monday, June 11, 2012 peacefully at his home.He was born on July 18, 1956 in Chattanooga, Tenn., the son of James Marshall and

Jewel Wood

Hamilton county
Jewel Wood, 82, of Hixson, Tenn., formerly of Bogalusa, La., passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. His family dearly loved him and he will be deeply missed. Jewel loved kids, everyone that he would


In memory
INMEMORYDARYL L. MURPHY SR.Oct 31 , 1973 - June 14, 2007Our love for you will never fade. You are missed each and every day.Dad, Mom, uncle Dan, Nonnie, Diane, Vickie, Bobby, James, Carolyn and other


In memory
INMEMORYRuth JamesMay 22, 1924 - June 14, 2011God called you Home on a special day to you and Dad, Flag Day. So when they took you away that morning, I went out and hung the

In MemoryEric Colen

In memory
INMEMORYERIC A. COLEN, SR."Pops"Sept. 8, 1956 - June 14, 2009In ever loving memory of a dear husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend whose presence is greatly missed. Loving thoughts of you will always linger

In MemoryRobert Delmore

In memory
n March 22, 1937 -June 14, 2010 Our memories for today and every day. Remembering you as time goes by, sadly missed and always in our hearts. In loving memory, the Brown Family.
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