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Local Obits for Thu. May 24, 2012



Harold

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Harold Franklin Blakemore, 80, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 23, 2012.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 26, in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel

Irene Atchley

Tennessee
Irene Townsend Atchley, 72, passed away Wednesday morning, May 23, 2012, at Athens Regional Medical Center.Funeral at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel.Burial in Short Creek Cemetery.Visitation noon-2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.Ziegler Funeral

Arthur Bethke

Hamilton county
Arthur L. Bethke peacefully passed away with his children by his side Sunday, May 20, 2012, at 71 years of age.Art was born Dec. 30, 1940, in Sedalia Mo. He proudly served in the United

Darrel Boyd

Hamilton county
Darrel E. Boyd, 54, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, May 21, 2012, at an Atlanta health care facility.Darrel was born to the late James Arthur Boyd Sr. and Thelma Louise Boyd

Patricia Brouse

Hamilton county
Patricia Ann Brouse, 77, of Tampa, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and loved ones on Wednesday, May 16, 2012.Pat was born in Chattanooga, on July 8, 1934. She attended the University

Billy Chambers

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Billy "Bill" Chambers, 77, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012.Bill was a member of The First Church of God in LaFayette, and a avid fisherman.Bill started a working career at Wade

Charles Clark

Georgia
RINGGOLD Charles Andrew "Andy" Clark, 28, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, May 20, 2012.He was born on Oct. 2, 1983 to Ann Stoker and Raymond Clark and was a lifelong resident

Samuel Cross

Tennessee
BENTON Sammy "Sammy" Cross, 48, died Monday, May 21, 2012.Survivors: parents, Sam and Janice Cross; children, SamanthaYawn, Patricia, Felicia, ad Veda Cross; grandchildren, Dakota Yawn, Kaylee, Devin, and Kayden Cross; sisters.Visitation will be 6-8

Evelyn Durand

Hamilton county
Evelyn D. Durand, 98, has gone home to live with her Lord Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Born Evelyn Teresa Denis in Central Village, Conn., in 1914, she resided in New Haven, Hamden and Clinton,
RINGGOLD Katherine Haddock, 86, departed this life Tuesday, May 22, 2012.She was born in Pikeville, Tenn., to the late Holland and Florence Corvin. She lived in Ooltewah before moving to Boynton Community where she
RINGGOLD George Carl Humphries, 55, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012, at a local healthcare facility.Memorial services will be held at a later date.Arrangements by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home &

Harry Joe

Tennessee
WHITWELL Harry Joe Hooper, 84, died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at his home in Whitwell.As a lifelong member of Whitwell Church of Christ he had served the church in many capacities and with his

Charlotte Johnson

Hamilton county
Charlotte Lively Johnson, long-time Chattanoogan, died Friday, May 18, 2012, at 103 years of age.Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 25, at Forest Hills Cemetery, with Pastor William Boykin, Chaplin of Wildwood

Nancy Lawrence

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Nancy Lawrence, 77, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012.Preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Lawrence; and son, Ronald Roberts.Survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Pat (Terry) Smith,

Frederic Manning

Hamilton county
Rev. Jr.The Rev. Frederic Easley Manning Jr., 85, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 22, 2012.Born in Newberry, S.C. in 1927 to Rev. Fred E. Manning Sr. and Josephine Boozer

Kenneth Martin

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Kenneth Wesley Martin, 79, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012.Graveside service Thursday 1 p.m. CDT in Oak Grove Cemetery.In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Oak Grove Cemetery at First National Bank

Carl Mee

Other areas
IIIPICKENS, S.C. Carl Mee III, 77, husband of Lynda Mee, died peacefully at home, with family, Sunday May 20, 2012.Born in Rockwood, Tenn., Friday, Jan. 25, 1935, the son of the late Carl

Mary Nell

Other areas
PENSACOLA, Fla. Mary Nell Wilson Smith, 94, died Saturday, May 19, 2012.The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.Funeral services will be held. 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral

Robert Parks

Hamilton county
Robert Calvin Parks left this life to be with our Lord on Saturday, May 19, 2012.Robert is retired from the city of Chattanooga.Preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Ethel Parks.Survived by: niece, Sandra

Bill Prince

Tennessee
SHERWOOD Bill Mike Prince, 84, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at his residence.He had served as a corporal in the U.S. Army and was retired from Shaw Industries in Stevenson, Ala. He was

Gary Roache

Hamilton county
Gary Alvin Roache, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, May 14, 2012, of natural causes.He was born in July of 1947 to Juanita and Robert Roache in Kingsport, Tenn. A 1965 graduate of Lynn View

Ruth Ruthland

Hamilton county
Ruth Rutland, 67, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2012 in a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Jeremy Savage

Hamilton county
Jeremy Savage, 17, passed away Monday, May 21, 2012, in a local hospital.He was a junior at Signal Mountain High School.He is survived by his parents, Charles and Melanie Savage; brother, Charles Savage (Noelle); sister,

Eddie Schrader

Hamilton county
E. Edward "Eddie" Schrader, 63, of Chattanooga went to be with the Lord Monday, May 21, 2012, after a brief battle with cancer. He died peacefully at a local hospital surrounded by those he loved

John Steckle

Alabama
HENAGAR John Wade Steckel, 55, passed away Monday, May 21, 2012, at UAB medical Center.Family will receive friends from 2-9 p.m. today, May 24, and funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, May

Jim Stephenson

Hamilton county
James "Jim" Melvin Stephenson Jr., died peacefully on Monday, May 21, 2012.He was born on July 14, 1928, to James Melvin Stephenson Sr., and Ruby Barham Stephenson in Chattanooga. Jims younger years were spent

Barbara Trotter

Hamilton county
Barbara Jean Trotter, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012, at her residence.She was a member of Abyssinian Baptist Church in Gary, Ind., and was employed by In-Town Suites.She was preceded in death

Suzanne Watson

Hamilton county
Suzanne DeLoach Watson, of Ooltewah, passed away at home on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, after a lengthy illness.She was born Dec. 9, 1955 in Varnville, S.C. Suzanne attended The College of Charleston, The Medical University

Carol Whiteaker

Hamilton county
Carol Virginia Whiteaker, 79, of Hixson, went home to Jesus on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. She died peacefully, surrounded by family and friends.Carol was born in Woodsfield, Ohio in 1932. She moved to the Chattanooga

Lena Womack

Hamilton county
Lena Schultz Womack, 94, of Ooltewah, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, May 21, 2012.A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 24, in Greenwood Cemetery, with

In MemoryCASSIE BALL

In memory
INMEMORYCASSIE SMITH-BALLSept. 3, 1970-May 24, 2011Its been one year since she passed away. Sadly missed but never forgotten by Husband George, Son Nicholas, Mom Viola, Dad James, Sister Robbin, Brother Donte Host of Family

In MemoryStephen C

In memory
INMEMORYStephen C. AllisonJan 1, 1928- May 24, 2011One year ago, Heavens gain was our loss. June, Kathy, Stephenia, and Dennis.

In MemoryDorothy Houston

In memory
INMEMORYDOROTHY A. HOUSTON1933 - 1992Gone twenty years. We love and miss you.Edward Houston and Family
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