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Local Obits for Sat. May 26, 2012

Guy Aycock

Hamilton county
Col. Jr. Col. Guy R. Aycock Jr. passed away on Monday, May 21, 2012, at the age of 85 in Port St. Lucie, Fla.Col. Aycock, born in Chattanooga, was a veteran, serving 37 years

William Bennett

Jr.BELVIDERE William Elmore Bennett Jr. passed away Oct. 11, 2011.There will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. CDT today, May 26, 2012 at the Belvidere UCC Church.Interment will follow in

Joseph Blocker

Hamilton county
Joseph William Blocker, 92, of East Brainerd died Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at his residence.Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

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

Olivia Brown

Hamilton county
Olivia Brown, 58, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior the morning of Thursday, May 24, 2012.She is survived by her children, Joe and Tonya Brown; stepchildren, Donna and Darlene; grandchildren,

Barbara Bryson

Hamilton county
Barbara Jean Davis Bryson, 77, of East Ridge, passed away Friday, May 25, 2012.She had been employed with CD Genter Co. as a seamstress.She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Bryson; a son,

Ronnie Carper

Hamilton county
Ronnie Wayne Carper, 64, a resident of Georgetown, passed away on Wednesday night, Saturday, May 19, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his family.Ronnie was born in Corinth, Miss., a son of Sampson and May

Edith Cook

RINGGOLD Edith C. Cook, 91, left this life on Thursday, May 24, 2012, to go to her heavenly home.She is better known as "Red", "Aunt

Omega Cureton

Hamilton county
Omega Cureton, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2012 in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc

Bill Hayworth

Hamilton county
Sgt. Sgt. Bill Reed Hayworth, 77, of Red Bank, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2012, in a local hospital.Bill was a 20 year veteran of the US Army. He was an avid Alabama fan,

Betty Hegwood

ROSSVILLE Betty Yevonne Tate Hegwood, 77, died Friday, May 25, 2012, peacefully surrounded by family at Erlanger hospital.A resident of Rosewood of Fort Oglethorpe, she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.A graduate of

Sharon Lovell

Hamilton county
Sharon Roark Lovell, 62, of Harrison, a beloved wife to Coach Jim Lovell and mother, died on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at home, after a year and a half long battle with melanoma.Sharon was the

Edna May

RINGGOLD Edna Gordo Cummings May, 91, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2012.A lifelong resident of the Catoosa County area, she was a former employee of Edgewood Chenille, and was a member of Pine Hill
RINGGOLD Clayton Tilden McDaniel 85, joined his Heavenly Father on May 24, 2012, after a short illness.He was born July 30, 1926 to Ira Tilden and Florence Cook Mr. McDaniel and was a lifelong

Frances Osteika

Hamilton county
Frances Rothwell Osteika, 80, died Thursday, May 23, 2012, at the residence in Ooltewah.Born in Pikeville, Tenn., she was formerly of Queens, N.Y., and Seminole, Fla., She had lived in Ooltewah for the past four

Arvell Posey

HUNTLAND Arvell Posey, 85, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2012.Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Carmel Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Huntland.Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Huntland. Visitation

Elsie Rymer

CLEVELAND Elsie Rymer, 88, died Thursday, May 24, 2012.Survivors include children, Virginia Kaye (Johnny) McClanahan, Sarah Emily (Chuck) Suits, Elizabeth Ann (Kenneth) Fortner, Frank William (Natalie) White.Services are 11 a.m. today in the

Norma Sears

ROSSVILLE Norma Dell Townsel Sears, 74, passed away Friday, May 25, 2012. She was born in Henegar, Ala., to the late Thomas Markus and Plumer Jane Fowler Townsel before moving to the North

DeWayne Smith

Hamilton county
DeWayne Smith passed away Friday, May 25, 2012 at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors. 1724 McCallie Ave. 423-265-4414

Victoria Steakley

JASPER Victoria Steakley, 59, passed at her residence in Marion County on Wednesday, May 23, 2012.Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland Pinkard-Bryan Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 MeCallie Ave., 423-265-4414

Eugene Stover

PIKEVILLE Eugene Stover, 77, passed away at his residence on Thursday May 24, 2012.Services will be on Sunday May 27, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. Visitation will start at 1 p.m.Please share your thoughts online

Dorothy Trimm

Hamilton county
Dorothy Trimm, 90, of Grove, Okla., passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at a Oklahoma healthcare facility.She was of the Church of God faith, and she loved her family dearly. She was an avid gardener.She

Betty Vandergriff

Hamilton county
Betty Q. Vandergriff, 75, of Hixson passed away Thursday, May 24, 2012, at a local healthcare facility.She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. She was a very humble lady and will be sadly missed

Ricky Waters

BENTON Ricky Waters, 51 died Wednesday, May 23, 2012.Survivors: wife, Dawn; daughter Krystal Wooden; mother, Geraldine Moats Waters; sister, Keisa Davidson.Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. today, May 25, at First

Hattie Westfield

CLEVELAND Hattie Ann Westfield died Sunday, May 20, 2012.Body may be viewed at Patton Funeral Home Chapel, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. today.Service at 5 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, East Inman Street,

Roy Wood

Hamilton county
Roy Newman Wood, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 25, 2012.Roy was 94 years old. Roy was born in Diana, Tenn., and was a longtime resident of Chattanooga.Roy was

John Wynn

Hamilton county
Jr.John Louis Wynn Jr., 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in a local hospital.He was a 1966 graduate of Howard High School, a member of Second Missionary Baptist Church and retired

In MemoryJC Carringer

In memory
INMEMORYJ.C CarringerMay 26, 1934- Nov 1, 2011We remember the good, the bad, the happy, the sad, but most of all we remember Dad. Your daughters, Teresa and Glenda.


In memory
INMEMORYNell CrownoverFeb. 23, 1931 - May 26, 2002This day is remembered and quietly kept. No words are needed, we shall never forget. For those we love dont go away, they walk beside us every day.


In memory
KENNETH BREWSTEROct 5, 1936 - May 26, 1971We love and miss you.The Brewster family.
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