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Local Obits for Sun. Jun 24, 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

Louise Bilbrey

Hamilton county
Louise Bilbrey, 96, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2012.Services will be 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, at the funeral home.Visitation, Wednesday, from 4 to 8p.m. and Thursday 11 a.m. to 1

Christy Burr

Hamilton county
Christy BrownChristy 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.

Joyce Bushman

Hamilton county
Joyce Bushman, entered into heavens gates on Friday, June 22, 2012.Joyce was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church and the Cornerstone Class.She was preceded in death by her parents, Granvile and Catherine Brannen; her devoted

Rosa Byrd

RINGGOLD Rosa Lee Hullender Byrd, 87, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2012. She was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and was of the Baptist Faith. Rosa Lee was preceded in death by her

Fred Carder

VILLA RICA Fred Mitchell Carder, 57, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.Fred, an Atlanta native, grew up in the Sandtown area of South Fulton County, and was preceded in death by his

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

Lillian Chambers

Hamilton county
Lillian N. Chambers, 69, of Ooltewah, passed away Friday, June 22, 2012 in a local hospital. She was born July 12, 1942 in Ooltewah. Lillian was a member of Ooltewah United Methodist Church.Her mother,

Mary Clinton

Hamilton county
Mary Patton Clinton, of Signal Mountain, passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, June 16, 2012.A native of Chattanooga, she attended Girls Preparatory School, St. Marys School in Sewanee, and The University of Georgia. Mrs. Clinton

Anna Collins

Hamilton county
Anna Bell "Peggy" Collins, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2012.A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, she is survived by her husband, Henry "Buddy" Collins; four sons, eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one

John Crabtree

Hamilton county
John Albert Crabtree, Jr., 91, of Chattanooga died on Friday, June 22, 2012 in Decatur, Ala.He was preceded in death by his parents John and Arbana Crabtree; and his wife Clara Anna Hicks Crabtree; and

David Dalton

Other areas
PONTEVEDRABEACH David Landress Dalton, died suddenly on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. David was born on February 17, 1944 in Chattanooga, Tenn., to the late Sethur White Dalton and Elizabeth Landress Dalton. He is survived

Ethel Daniel

Hamilton county
Ethel Daniel, 89, transitioned peacefully from earth to glory on Thursday, June 21, 2012.She was a member of Greater Tucker Baptist Church for many years where she served faithfully. She was a member of

Edward Endres

RINGGOLD Edward P. Endres, 85, passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2012 in a local healthcare facility.He was a 31 year veteran of the United State Army and was a member of St. Gerard

Hoyte Finney

WINCHESTER Hoyte Finney, 62, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at VA Hospital in Nashville. A memorial service will be conducted 3 p.m. today, in the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home. Visitation will be

James Fritz

CLEVELAND James (Jim) Fritz, 84, died Friday, June 22, 2012. Survivors are his wife, Betty Fritz and step-daughter, Connie (Lloyd) Davis.A graveside service will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at the
LAFAYETTE Elizabeth Nell Wilson Gilbreath, 73, passed away Friday, June 22, 2012. She was born to the late Gordon and Katherine Wilson, on November 4, 1938. She was of the Church of God of

Bernard Haas

RINGGOLD Bernard Joseph Haas, 86, died Thursday, June 21, 2012. Local arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated,

John Hiatt

Hamilton county
John Cecil Hiatt, 87, of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, June 21, 2012.Cecil was born in Kansas on Dec. 19, 1924. He served in the United States Navy during World War II as a Petty

Thomas Hoerner

ROCK SPRING Thomas William Hoerner, 89, died Thursday, June 21, 2012, in a local hospital.He was a member of Peavine Baptist Church and the NCOA American Legion - Moose Club. Mr. Hoerner enjoyed woodworking

Ernest Igou

Hamilton county
Ernest Igou, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, June 18, 2012. Ernest was born at Stamp, Ala., on June 28, 1917, to Grover and Cora Chitwood Igou. His grandparents were George A. and Sally Igou

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

Raymond Kelleher

Hamilton county
Raymond H. Kelleher, 83, of Hixson, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2012.He was a former 60-year resident of Beverly, Mass., and former member of St. Margarets Church in Beverly Farms, Mr. Kelleher was a 40-year
PISGAH Johnnie Faye McKenzie, 66, died Friday, June 22, 2012 at Cloverdale Manor.Preceded in death by parents, John and Opal Benson; and sister, Margie Jones.Survivors include, 1 son, Danny Brian McKenzie and wife Brooke,

Elizabeth Milburn

NASHVILLE Elizabeth (Lisa) Elaine Milburn, 45, died Thursday, June 14, 2012 at her home in Nashville, Tenn. She is survived by her parents, Judge and Mrs. H. Ted Milburn, of Signal Mountain; and her

Nellie Morris

Hamilton county
Nellie Madina Morris, 100, passed away June 21, 2012. Funeral service will be conducted Monday, June 25, at 1 p.m from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Keith Springs Cemetery.

Patrick Reinshagan

Hamilton county
Patrick Bernard "Pat" Reinshagan 65, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2012.Pat was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and a Graduate of Norte Dame High School, Pat had worked in the insurance field for many years,

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

Darlene Shipp

Hamilton county
Darlene Shipp, 56, of Ridgeside, passed over to her own native Country, Sunday, June 17, 2012, where she joined the celebration with the great cloud of witnesses of her Everlasting Father.Darlene was the daughter of

Marlene Stoddard

Other areas
LONGWOOD Marlene Sue Galovics Stoddard, 73, of Longwood, Fl.a, died Friday, June 22, 2012. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated,

Katherine White

Hamilton county
Katherine Burns White, 94, of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, June 23, 2012. She was a member of Northminster Presbyterian Church.Katherine grew up in East Chattanooga where her father owned a grocery store on Glass Street.

Antonina Womack

CARTERSVILLE Antonina Alberta Womack, 54, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2012.Services on Monday June 25, at noon, at Creekside Fellowship Church, Cartersville, Ga.The family will receive friends at the church from 5 to 7

Karl Yatooma

GUILD Karl Yatooma, 84 of Guild, Tenn., died at his residence, Friday, June 22, 2012.Funeral Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.

In MemoryLavonne Griffin

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INMEMORYLAVONNE GRIFFINJune 24, 1942 - April 6, 2008Happy Birthday MomLove, Kids and Family


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HOWARD L. MEEKS JR. Dec. 3, 1941-June 24, 2005In loving memory. You will always be in our hearts. Your loving wife, Mary E. Meeks, Son Michael D. Meeks Sr., Daughter-in-law Tania, Grandchildren Jessica, Haley

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The family members of the late Warren Harrell wish toexpress their appreciation to everyone who shared in their grief. Your love, prayers, presence, calls, cards, flowers, food and expressions of sympathy meant more to the


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DEANGELO (MAN) SMITHJune 24, 1967 - Sept. 11, 2010Happy Birthday Deangelo,There is not a day when I dont think about you. I love you and miss you with all my heart. Love, Allen

In MemoryMarilyn Stevens

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In MemoryJuliet Sturnes

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INMEMORYMrs. Juliet R. Sturnes"All is Well"Two years ago today you slipped away, to go to your Heavenly home. Loved and still missed by your family;Cooper, Moore, Readus, Sturnes, and Williams
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