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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 16, 2012



Walter Adams

Hamilton county
Walter Strong Adams III, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away at his residence. He was born January 7, 1924, in Chattanooga to Walter Strong Adams Jr. and Inez Catherine Gray Adams at their home on Cameron

Lola Austin

Tennessee
SOUTH PITTSBURGH Lola Coley Austin, 90, died on June 14, 2012.She walked into her Heavenly Father's arms while being a resident at The Bridge of South Pittsburgh.Visitation will be on Monday June 18,

Jessie Babb

Hamilton county
Jessie Babb, 93, of East Ridge died Thursday, June 14, 2012. She was born April 17, 1919 in Rocky Face, Ga., to Robert and Lillian (Woodall) Davis. She was preceded in death by her husband

David Barnes

Georgia
RINGGOLD Ronald David Barnes, 70, passed away at his home June 13, 2012. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Dr. David Sampson officiating. Interment in
ROSSVILLE Mildred A. Cardiasmenos, 85, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2012. She was born to the late E. E. and Mable Alice Copal Witherspoon, in Richmond, Va. She moved to the

David Chapman

Hamilton county
David Chapman, of Chattanooga, died Friday, June 15, 2012 at his residence.Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home.

Alan Conaway

Tennessee
JASPER Clay Alan Conaway, 54, went home to be with his Lord and Saviour, Friday, June 15, 2012.He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Delores Gresham Conaway; and brothers, John and

Bette Dodd

Georgia
DALTON Bette Dodd, 79, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012 at her residence.She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard "Bill" Dodd; parents; brother and sisters.She was a member of Grove Level Baptist

Roberta Drake

Hamilton county
Roberta Drake, 83, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2012 in Chattanooga, Tenn.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Freda Fraley

Hamilton county
Freda Fraley, 72, formerly of Chattanooga went to heaven Thursday, June 14, 2012. She had lived in Madison, Ala., since 1989. Freda was a teller with American National Bank in Chattanooga for many years.Survivors include

John Griffin

Hamilton county
John William Griffin 83, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away Friday, June 8, 2012, at his residence.He was the son of the late John and Bernice Griffin and was preceded in death by his daughter,

Henry Howell

Hamilton county
Henry Lee Howell, 89, of Apison, Tenn., passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012 in a local Hospice Care Unit. Mr. Howell was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Howell; parents, John Claude and Hettie

David Kingry

Hamilton county
David Kingry, 73, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2012 in a local hospital.His arrangments will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pickard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Avenue, 423-265-4414

Nancy Lewis

Hamilton county
Nancy Vandergriff Lewis, 67, of Hixson died on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. She was a lifelong resident of the Hixson area and a 1962 graduate of Hixson High School, class of 1962. She was preceded

Judy Lowe

Hamilton county
Judy Morris Lowe, 74, formerly of Chattanooga and Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., went home to meet her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, June 15, 2012 in Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Ala. She was a

Mildred Mcgill

Georgia
ROCKSPRING Mildred Nichols Mcgill, 88, died Friday, June 15, 2012.Was a member of the Rock Spring Baptist Church.Preceded in death by her husband, Ara Mack "Buck" McGill; sisters, Clarice Hawthorn, and Mavis

Minette Millwood

Tennessee
MURFREESBORO Minette Hiener Millwood, 84, went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 13, 2012 in Murfreesboro, Tenn., following a long battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.A former resident of Chattanooga, she was the

Kathy Mitchell

Georgia
TRION Kathy Mitchell, 51, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012.Funeral services will be Sunday, June 17, at 3 p.m. from the Funeral Home Chapel.Visitation will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the

Lee Mitchell

Hamilton county
Lee Mitchell, 80, of Chattanooga died on Friday, June 15, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Corbin, Ky., to the late William and Maggie Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell was a veteran having served in

Orene Perry

Hamilton county
Orene Hill Perry, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away at her home Thursday June 14, 2012.The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home at 1 p.m. today. Interment will follow at

Marilyn Poff

Hamilton county
Marilyn Ann Poff, 55, entered in to Heaven Thursday, June 14, 2012. Marilyn loved the Lord and was a member of Midway Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by parents, Melvin and Flossie Lynn;

Tony Reed

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Tony Lee Reed, 47, died Thursday, June 14, 2012.Service will be Sunday, June 17, CDT in the funeral home chapel.Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com.Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Highway 127 South,

Bruce Renner

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Bruce D. Renner, 65, a well-known realtor, local business man, and developer of Cleveland for 30 years, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012 in a Chattanooga hospital. He was a member of Mount

Dorothy Rucker

Hamilton county
Dorothy Vivereite Rucker, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away Friday, June 15, 2012.She was a long time resident of Longwood, Fla., and had also lived in Ormond Beach, Fla., before moving to the Chattanooga area. Dorothy

Mary Sherrill

Georgia
FORTOGLETHORPE Mary Frances Sherrill, 76, passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2012.Graveside services will be held Monday June 18, at 10 a.m. at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday

Mattie Shoulders

Hamilton county
Mattie Clara Shoulders, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2012 in a local hospital. Funeral, today at noon in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor James E. Calhoun as the

Dennis Snyder

Hamilton county
Dennis Murl Snyder, 61, of Apison, Tenn., passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012. He had lived in the Chattanooga area for most of his life and was employed with Qualls Masonry for more than 20

Ruth Steel

Tennessee
DAYTON Ruth Ellen Steel, 92, died Friday morning, June 15, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral services for Ruth will be Sunday, June 17 at 2 p.m. in the funeral home

Donnie Summars

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Donnie Summars, Sr., 66, died Thursday, June 14, 2012. Survivors, wife, Sue Summars; children, Rhonda Clark, Donnie (Ginger) Summars, Jr. and Tim (Sharon) Summars; 7 grandchildren; and one great granddaughter.Funeral services are

In MemoryINMEMORY

In memory
INMEMORYWILLIE B. ELLISSadly missed by your wife, Dorothy Ellis, and family.

In MemoryForrest Green

In memory
INMEMORYForrest E. GreenDec 13, 1941- June 16, 2007Happy Fathers Day Daddy and PaPa! We miss you alot. Love, your Family and Friends.
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