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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 23, 2012



James Arnold

Hamilton county
James W. Arnold, 83, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 22, 2012.He was born Oct. 5, 1928. James grew up in Dayton, Tenn., before moving to Hixson where he

Mary Benton

Hamilton county
Mary Ellen London Benton, 89, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with the Lord on Friday morning, June 22, 2012.She was born on March 7, 1923 in Chattanooga. Mary was a member of Sequoyah Baptist

Thelma Brown

Georgia
RINGGOLD Thelma H. Brown, 94, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2012 in a local healthcare facility.Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today, June 23, 2012 at in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.Arrangements by

Christy Brown

Hamilton county
Christy Gail Brown Burr, 42, a longtime resident of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, June 20, 2012.She was a graduate of Chattanooga Christian School. Christy

Edna Cerasi

Hamilton county
Edna Mae Cerasi, 73, of Ooltewah, passed away peacefully in her sleep Thursday, June 21, 2012.She was born May 6, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pa., to the late Thomas and Dorothy Sparks.Mrs. Cerasi was retired

Mildred Chapman

Georgia
Mildred G. Chapman, 97, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2012.Mrs. Chapman was a native of South Pittsburg, Tenn., but had spent most of her life in Chattanooga. She was a lifelong member

Ralph Foster

Hamilton county
Ralph "Jermaine" Foster, 39, of Rossville, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2012.Family visitation will be at 2 p.m. today with the funeral service to follow at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home

Ora Foster

Georgia
FAYETTEVILLE Ora Mae Foster, 101, formerly of Rainsville, Ala., died Friday, June 22, 2012, at her residence.Funeral at 2 p.m. CDT Sunday from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in Mountain View Memory Gardens
LaFAYETTE Elizabeth Nell Wilson Gilbreath, 73, died Friday, June 22, 2012.Visitation after noon Monday with a funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. in the chapel. Interment will be private.In lieu of flowers, donations

Frances Johnson

Hamilton county
Frances Johnson, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2012, at her residence.Funeral service is noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Miles Bivins as the eulogist.Burial: Forest Hills Cemetery.

Jim Jumper

Hamilton county
James Calhoun Jumper, 84, of Red Bank, our beloved father, passed away Thursday morning, June 21, 2012.He was preceded in death by his parents, Edna and Robert Lee Jumper, along with brothers, Bob and Tom

Ernie Keith

Georgia
TRENTON Ernie Lee Keith, 60, died Thursday afternoon, June 21, 2012.He was retired from Astec Industries of Chattanooga. Mr. Keith is a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Germany. He was
PISGAH Johnnie Faye McKenzie, 66, died Friday, June 22, 2012, at Cloverdale Manor.Survivors: one son, Danny Brian McKenzie and wife, Brook, of Signal Mountain; one daughter, Angela Hart and husband, Mike, of Chattanooga; three

Peggy Morgan

Tennessee
JASPER Peggy Jean Noel Morgan, 85, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 20, 2012.Peggy was born in Marion County, and attended Marion County High School

Sophon Sao

Hamilton county
Sophon Sao, 59, of East Ridge, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2012, in a local healthcare facility.He was preceded in death by his parents, Chin Sao and Reoum Sao and he was of the Buddist

Robert Saylors

Hamilton county
Robert A. Saylors, 63, of Chattanooga, died at his residence Friday, morning June 22, 2012.He was retired from the city of Chattanooga where he was a heavy equipment operator and was a member of the

Velma Shearer

Hamilton county
Velma Jordan Shearer, retired registered nurse of Hixson, died Thursday, June, 21, 2012, in a local hospital surrounded by her loving family.She was 87 and had battled Alzheimers Disease for approximately the last 10 years.Born

Morris Simpson

Hamilton county
Morris Simpson, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2012.He was chief of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Rescue Squad and served as an instructor for the Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads.Survivors include his wife, Nicki;

Gene Slayton

Hamilton county
Jr.Frank Eugene "Gene" Slayton Jr., of Harrison, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 19, 2012. He was 84 years old.Gene was a 1946 graduate of Central High School and served

Josie Stewart

Tennessee
SOUTH PITTSBURG Josie Mae Kirk Stewart, 93, died Friday, June 22, 2012 in a local healthcare facility.She attended Battle Creek Baptist Church and spent much of her time quilting, cooking and gardening.

In MemoryCoral Leverett

In memory
INMEMORYOct. 17, 1938 -June 20, 2010Our Mother, Our Angel, We Love You and Miss You, the Leverett Family.

In MemoryRUDY MASSENGILL

In memory
Aug. 30, 1927 - June 23, 2008Its been four years since you left us. We miss you and we love you. Marie, Children, Grandchildren, and Great Grandchildren.In Loving Memory

In MemoryIN MEMORY

In memory
Dorothy SmithJune 18 1937- June 23, 2011. Who departed this life one year ago . We love you, we miss you. You will always be remembered. Your sister, Willie Mae Ferguson, Family and a
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