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Local Obits for Mon. Jun 18, 2012

Lola Austin

SOUTH PITTSBURGH Lola Coley Austin, 90, died on June 14, 2012, she walked into her Heavenly Fathers arms while being a resident at The Bridge of South Pittsburgh.She was born on May 11, 1922

Florence Bray

Hamilton county
Florence Bray, 83, of Chattanooga died on Saturday, June 16, 2012. She was born in Etowah County, Ala., daughter of Paul and Nellie Hubbard Nelson. She was retired from Days Inn in the Accounting Department.Florence

Robert Clark

WINCHESTER Robert Monroe Clark, 84, passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at his home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Tuesday June 19, at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will be in Franklin Memorial Gardens,

Evelyn Crisp

Hamilton county
Florence Evelyn Currie Taylor Crisp, of Hixson passed away Saturday, June 16, 2012 in an area healthcare facility. Mrs. Crisp retired from DuPont after 32 years of service. She was a member of Hixson Presbyterian

Rachel Dill

Hamilton county
Rachel Dill, 75, of Signal Mountain, went to be with the Lord Thursday, June 14, 2012 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Rachel was a loving mother to her own children as well

Margaret Douglas

Hamilton county
Margaret M. Douglas, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, June 15, 2012 at her residence.She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Douglas, Sr.; two sons, Larry and Marvin Douglas; and her Mother, Cora

Jean Fisher

Hamilton county
Jean C. Fisher, 98, of Chattanooga died Saturday, June 16, 2012 at her home.She was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on January 26, 1914 and she was the daughter of the late Thomas M. and Marion

Mary Hale

DAYTON Mary Ellen Hale, 66, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2012 at her home.She was a lifelong resident of Rhea County Tenn., a member of Friendship Full Gospel Church.Preceded in death by, her parents

Judy Harris

RINGGOLD Judy Ware Harris, 62, went to be with her Lord Saturday, June 16, 2012. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, she was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death

George Jennings

Hamilton county
George Andrew Jennings, 92, of East Ridge died Saturday June 16, 2012. He was born January 8, 1920 in Chattanooga to the late James Ruben and Jessie Laura Jennings. Mr. Jennings was a member of

Ann Johnson

Hamilton county
Ann M. Johnson, 82, of Soddy-Daisy passed peacefully at her home on Saturday, June 16, 2012. Mrs. Johnson retired from Sears at Northgate Mall after many years of service. She was a graduate of Notre

Randall Luedke

FORTOGLETHORPE Randall Smith Luedke, 58, died Friday, June 15, 2012 in a local hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.

Barbara Marshall

Hamilton county
Barbara Ann Marshall, 72, of Harrison, died Friday, June 15, 2012.Preceding her in death were her parents, Luther and Myrtle Mae Frye Ramey.Surviving are four daughters, Tammy (Darryl) Hood, Maria (Mark) Jones, Rita Lambert, and

Louise Mastrangelo

Hamilton county
Louise "Lou Lou" C. (Infante) Mastrangelo, 85, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2012.Sandra Wilsey regrets to inform that her mother departed this earth to be with the Lord while residing at The Consulate Healthcare

Carl McKaig

Hamilton county
Carl J. McKaig Sr., 75, of East Ridge died Sunday, June 17, 2012 at his home.Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.

James McPherson

Hamilton county
James O. McPherson, 91, of Chattanooga died Saturday, June 16, 2012. He was born March 25, 1921 in Nashville, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his parents G. E. and Minnie McPherson, brother G.

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

William Murray

Hamilton county
William C. "Deacon" Murray, 70, of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 16, 2012 from injuries received in a motorcycle accident.A native of Knoxville, Tenn., he was a resident of

Billy Phillips

GRUETLI-LAAGER Billy E. Phillips, 58, died Saturday, June 16, 2012.He was of the Church of God Faith. He was born March 2, 1954, to David F. and Ruby Nell Davis Phillips, who preceded him

Johnny Rash

ROSSVILLE Johnny Dale Rash, 52, went home to be with the Lord Friday, June 15, 2012. He was born August 16, 1959 in Danville, Kentucky to the late Richard S. and Thelma B. Rash.

Andrew Rich

Hamilton county
ROSSVILLE Andrew Preston "Andy" Rich, 64, formerly of the Lakeview Community of Rossville, passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2012 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.Funeral services will be held Wednesday June 20, at 12:30 p.m.

Debbie Sanders

Hamilton county
Debbie White Stewart Sanders, 60, of Apison died Friday June 15, 2012 at her home. She was born December 11, 1951 in Chattanooga to the late Paul and Ruth White. She was preceded in

Gene Satterfield

Other areas
JACKSONVILLE Gene Thomas Satterfield, 68, died Sunday, June 17, 2012 in a local hospital. He was of the Baptist Faith.Mr. Satterfield was a native of Jacksonville, Fla., and grew up in Chattanooga. Gene

Mary Sherrill

Hamilton county
FORTOGLETHORPE Mary Frances Sherrill, 76, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 14, 2012.Graveside services will be conducted today at 10 a.m. at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with Rev. Christopher King

Charles Stanfield

Hamilton county
Sr.Charles D. (Cowboy) Stanfield, Sr., 87, of Hixson, Tenn., passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2012 in a local hospital. He was born September 25, 1924 in Walnut Grove, Ala., to the late Charles
SUMMERVILLE Christine Strange, 71, died June 15, 2012. Survivors, husband, Raymond Strange; son Butch Austin; daughters, Kathie Landyers, Christine Goldwater; 8 Grandchilren; 4 Great-grandchildren; sisters, Emma Rathbun, Martine Bogle.Funeral is 2 p.m. Tuesday, June

Jack Tapp

FORTOGLETHORPE Jack R. Tapp, 87, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2012, peacefully at his home. He was born August 23, 1924 to the late JR and Mary Ellen McCauley Tapp. He was a member

Jesse Ware

Hamilton county
Jesse Charles "Jake" Ware, 83, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. Funeral, Today at 1 p.m. at Mt. Ollie Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Owen Smith as

Gregory Whitten

Hamilton county
Gregory Whitten, 55, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2012 in the local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

In MemoryIn Memory

In memory
JUSTINE PRIESTJan. 18, 1937 - June 18, 2010You will always be missed. Love always, Your Kids, Grandkids, Family and Friends

In MemoryCarleen Oldaker

In memory
Carleen Blancett OldakerFebruary 16, 1948-June 18, 1997It has been fifteen years since God took your hand. We think about you every day, and cherish our memories. Mom, Judy, Jerry, Kristie, Amie, and Harold.

In MemorySandra Whitaker

In memory
Sandra (Minor) Whitaker June 6, 1947-June 18, 2010Its been two years. Love and miss you Sis. Martha, Louise, Roy, David, Children, Randy, Teresa, Jeff, Grandchildren, and Great Grandchildren.
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