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Local Obits for Thu. May 10, 2012

Raymond Bolles

CROSSVILLE Raymond Gray Bolles, 80, died on Monday, May 7, 2012, at Standing Stone Care & Rehab Center in Monterey, Tenn.Born Saturday, Aug. 29, 1931 in Hartford, Conn., he was the son of the

Harold Broome

ROCK SPRING Harold C. Broome, 71, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012.Preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Louise Harris Broome; sister, Carolyn Penson; and brother, Bobby Broome.Survived by

Arizona Browder

SWEETWATER Arizona "A.Z." McCroskey Browder, 90, departed this life on Monday, May 7, 2012.She was a member of North Point C.P.C.A. Inc. of Sweetwater. Mrs. Browder worked for many years as a

Larry Chubbs

Hamilton county
Larry Chubbs, 54, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2012, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Raymond Dameron

Hamilton county
Raymond H. Dameron, 88, had his church membership transferred to the Church Triumphant on Monday, May 7, 2012.He was loving husband to Dorothy E. Dameron; father of Beth Dameron Carroll; grandfather of Laura E. Allen,

Dorothy Davidson

Hamilton county
Dorothy McAllister Davidson, 81, of East Ridge, passed away peacefully at a nursing home Saturday, May 5, 2012.A lifelong resident of Chattanooga and East Ridge, she was retired from managing her rental business.Dorothy was

Edna Fairbanks

Hamilton county
Edna M. Fairbanks, 90, of Ooltewah, passed away Monday, May 7, 2012.She was the daughter of the late Robert and Lena McBee and was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene "Gene" Fairbanks; three brothers,

J Fred

Hamilton county
Jr.J. Fred Johnson Jr., former Tennessee State Representative, decorated war veteran, influential civic leader, successful businessman, distinguished church leader and beloved Sunday School teacher went home to be with his Savior Jesus Christ on

Ann Freeman

SOUTH PITTSBURG Ann Hill Freeman, 76, died Monday, May 7, 2012, at her home. The daughter of the late Pierce Alexander and Margaret Bradford Hill, she was also preceded in death by

Jessie Garrett

Hamilton county
Jessie Lee Garrett, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012.She was a loving mother and grandmother. Mrs. Garrett was born in Whitwell, Tenn., to the late Jess and Mary Morrison. She retired from Brock

Roy Gary

Jr.TRION Roy "David" Gary Jr., 47, died May 9 2012.Survivors, wife, Tracy Gary; son, Zachary Gary; father, Roy (Marie) Gary; brothers, Jerry Gary, Marty Gary; one grandchild.Funeral is 4:30 p. m. Friday, May

Terry Goforth

CALHOUN Terry D. Goforth, 62, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012, in a Chattanooga hospital.Survivors include his wife, Karen Goforth.Funeral services at 8 p.m. Friday, May 11, at Fike Funeral Home.Family will receive friends

George Grant

Hamilton county
Sr.George Henry Grant Sr. of Hixson, passed away Monday, May 7, 2012. at his home with his family.A mass of Celebration will take place at 1 p.m. today at St. Jude Catholic Church with

Charles Hall

Hamilton county
Charles Edward "Jim" Hall, 83, of Fort Oglethorpe, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, in a local health care facility.Mr. Hall was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was a member of Clearview Baptist Church. Jim

Ron Ingham

Hamilton county
Ronald George Ingham, 75, of Signal Mountain, died Sunday, May 6, 2012 at Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. Ron was born in Maplewood, N.J. on Oct. 26, 1936. He spent most of his childhood

Colin Kennedy

Hamilton county
Colin Patrick Kennedy, 36, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2012.He was born in Dublin, Ireland and had lived in the Chattanooga area for the past 10 years.Colin was a loving son, brother,

Shannon King

Hamilton county
Shannon Denise King, 41, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at her home in Chickamauga, Ga.A native of Chattanooga, Shannon was a Paramedic and served with Hamilton County EMS for 15 years. She was of

James Lindsey

Hamilton county
James Raymond "Bud" Lindsey, 85, died on Tuesday, May 8, 2012.Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Hamilton Memorial Gardens Cemetery.The family will receive friends from noon until 1 p.m. today

Beverly Lovelady

Hamilton county
Beverly Lovelady, 51, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, May 7, 2012.She was employed with Waffle House for 29 years. She was a loving mother and grandmother.Survivors include her two mothers, Polly Framer, Louise Haily; children,

Betty Lynch

Hamilton county
Betty Ringel Lynch, 85, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Rev Marlin

SUMMERVILLE Rev. Marlin Leroy Starnes, 86, died Tuesday, May 8, 2012.Rev. Starnes came to Summerville from Delta Junction, Alaska where he pastored the First Baptist Delta Junction. He was former pastor of Pleasant Grove

Karen Martin

Hamilton county
Karen E. Martin, 63, passed away Friday, May 4, 2012.She was born March 2, 1949 to the late Harold and Sadie Miller. She was a graduate of Riverside High School, 1967. Karen retired from Memorial

Jerry Mashburn

ATHENS Jerry Lee Mashburn, 54, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Etowah Health Care.A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Clearwater Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Davis.Ziegler Funeral Home has

John McClain

Hamilton county
John Nowlin McClain, 95, of Signal Mountain, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 7, 2012, at home.Born in Lakeland, Fla., he was the son of William and Ruth McClain. He graduated from high school in

Helen Mullenix

Hamilton county
Helen Jessica Miller Mullenix, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, May 7, 2012. Mrs. Mullenix was 91 years old.She was born in Dalton, Ga., the daughter of the late Walter Baxter Miller and Martha Petty Miller

Billie Nowlin

Hamilton county
Willie Ruth "Billie" Nowlin, 77 of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in a local health care facility.Mrs. Nowlin was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and a member of Mountain Creek Baptist Church.She was

Joseph Rowe

Hamilton county
Joseph Henry Rowe, 79, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, May 6, 2012, at his residence.He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and retired from Tennessee Hotel Supply after 32 years.He was preceded in

Betty Sawyer

RINGGOLD Betty Jean Head Sawyer, 82, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at Hospice Shepherd Cove in Albertville, Ala.She was born June 12, 1929 in Dalton to the late Aldeane and Lois Head and

Breanna Sims

FORT PAYNE Breanna Hope Sims, daughter of Daniel and Katie Boman Sims, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at UAB Medical Center. Graveside funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. CDT Friday,

Kay Webb

Hamilton county
Katherine "Kay" Webb, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012.She was several years seasonal and permanent resident of Fort Pierce, Fla., by way of Tennessee and Ohio. She was a career accountant and

Betty Wilkey

Hamilton county
Betty Lou Wilkey, 85, passed from this life on Sunday, May 6, 2012.She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul J. and Rena Gann; her husband, J. Ralph Wilkey and grandson, Christopher J. Wilkey.She

Alice Wilson

Hamilton county
Alice Virginia MacDonald Wilson, 87, died on Saturday, May 5, 2012.Alice was born and grew up in Norfolk, Va.She married A.C. Wilson and moved to Chattanooga in 1946. She was an active member of Concord

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In memory
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