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Local Obits for Mon. May 14, 2012



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Other areas
SOUTHLAKE, Texas A. B. Harper, 96, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2012, in Southlake.A. B. was born on July 15, 1915 in Clarksville, Tenn., to Burr and Nettie Harper.He was preceded in death

Wallace Beard

Hamilton county
James Wallace Beard, 87, of Hixson, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2012.Wallace was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was a graduate of the 1943 class of Central High School where he

Kristin Bishop

Hamilton county
Kristin Leann Bishop, 27, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2012 in a local healthcare facility.Kristin is survived by her daughter Brianna Bishop; mother Catherine; father Jim ; and a host of family and friends.Graveside services

Bethel Brown

Hamilton county
Bethel C. Brown, 83, of Ooltewah, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was retired from Johnston Southern Company as Sr. Vice President and CFO and was

Janet Byrd

Hamilton county
Janet Basinger Byrd, 57, went home to be with her Lord and family, Thursday, May 10, 2012 at a local hospice facility with family and friends at her bedside.Funeral services will be held at 1

Betty Carnes

Hamilton county
Betty CarnesBetty June Carnes, 80, of Hixson went to be with her Heavenly Father, Friday May 11, 2012. Betty was preceded in death by parents Alton and Ola Campbell and three brothers Walker, Ben

Jessie Castle

Alabama
BRIDGEPORT Jessie Mae Hodge Castle, 86 died Saturday May 12, 2012 at Parkridge East Hospital in East Ridge, Tenn. The family will receive friends today 3-9 p.m. CDT at Rudder Funeral Home in

Larry Chubbs

Hamilton county
Larry Chubbs, 54, passed away on May 7, 2012. He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Chubbs. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Kimberly Chubbs, Fredrick Chubbs, and Bryant

George Creek

Hamilton county
George Henry Creek, 85, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, May 12, 2012 in a local health care facility.He was preceded in death by his parents, Ligel and Maggie Creek, and wife, Louise Creek.He is survived

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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 on Tuesday,

Debbie Gallagher

Hamilton county
Debbie Ruhling Gallagher, 44, of Signal Mountain, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 10, 2012.Debbie was born in Kettering, Ohio and graduated from Collegedale Academy. She attended Chattanooga State, UTC and

Joe Griffin

Georgia
DALTON Joe Louis Griffin, 71, passed away Thursday May 10, 2012.Funeral Services Wednesday May 16, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Willis Funeral Home with Dr. Jerry D. Jones, Sr. Eulogist.Interment, West Hill

Marcella Hale

Hamilton county
Marcella Hale, 81, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord on Mother's Day, May 13, 2012.She was a member of Morris Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her

Brenda Harrison

Hamilton county
Brenda Miller Harrison, 65, also known by her CB friends as "Baby Doll" went home to be with the Lord and her son Robbie on Thursday May 11, 2012. She was a lifelong resident of

Barbara Johnston

Hamilton county
Barbara Bazemore Johnston, a longtime resident of Signal Mountain, died Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at a health care facility in Church Hill, Tenn.She was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney F. Johnston Jr.She is

Oneal Kyle

Hamilton county
Oneal Kyle, 79, of Chattanooga, went to be home with the Lord Monday, May 7, 2012, at his residence.Funeral today at 12:30 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home, with Rev. Emmit Lofties as

Christine Lambert

Other areas
ROCK HILL, S.C. Christine Lambert, 57,passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Duke Medical Facilities. Philippians 3:20-21........ "But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who

Steve Langston

Hamilton county
Stephen "Steve" Dale Langston, 64, of East Brainerd, died Thursday, May 10, 2012, at his home.Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Tyner United Methodist Church with Rev. Charlie Harrison officiating. A

Martha Law

Hamilton county
Martha Caroline Newton Law died peacefully at her home on Lookout Mountain, Tenn., on May 9, 2012 and would have been 97 years of age on Mothers Day.She was born on May 13, 1915 in

Annie McCloud

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Annie Ruth Potter McCloud, 90, passed away Saturday morning, May 12, 2012 at her home. She was born July 10, 1921 in Chattanooga, Tenn., and she was a member of South Rossville

Charles Nipper

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Charles Jackson "Jack" Nipper, 86, died Saturday May 12, 2012.He was a member of the Bethel Church of Christ. Charles was a World War II Veteran, he served in the Third Army

Clarence Partin

Tennessee
ENGLEWOOD Clarence "Bud" Partin, 76, died Saturday May 12, 2012 at Athens Regional Medical Center.A native of Chattanooga, and a longtime resident of Englewood, he was a son of the late Clarence Eugene and

Bobby Peoples

Hamilton county
Rev. Bobby Peoples, 79, of Chattanooga went to Glory on Friday, May 11, 2012. Rev. Peoples was born and raised in Enterprise, Ala. He moved to Chattanooga in 1963 to serve as a

Dorainda Raines

Hamilton county
Dorainda Raines, 82, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, May 12, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Myra Scroggins

Tennessee
ALTAMONT Myra Jeanetta Caldwell Scroggins, 86, passed away at her home Saturday May 12, 2012.She was born in Palmer on August 28, 1925 to Werner Layman and Annie Layne Layman who preceded her

Betty Stewart

Georgia
RINGGOLD Betty Frances Mackie Stewart, 82, went home to be with the Lord Jesus on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at her residence. She was born June 13, 1929 in Chattanooga, but lived

Dorothy Straughn

Hamilton county
Dorothy Brewer Straughn, 87, died Friday, May 11 at a local hospital. Dot was an active member of Brainerd Church of Christ, where she was a Sunday School Teacher for many years. She taught

Virgil Thomas

Tennessee
KIMBALL Virgil C. Thomas, 99, died Friday, May 11, 2012.Funeral, Tuesday, May 15, 2 p.m. Central at South Pittsburg Chapel of Rogers Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens.Visitation, Today from

Diane Trotter

Hamilton county
Diane McCoy Trotter, 68, of Chattanooga died surrounded by her family on Friday May 11, 2012 from complications resulting from a life long battle with Diabetes. She was born in Milledgeville, Ga. on July 15,
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