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Local Obits for Sun. Sep 02, 2012

Carl Allen

, Sr.,ROSSVILLE Carl Barnard Allen, Sr., 82, departed this life Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. He was born in Rhea Springs, Tenn., to the late John Benjamin and Cora Frances Allen. Carl graduated from

Marea Barker

DUNLAP Marea Hixson Barker, 88, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. She was born March 29, 1924 in Bledsoe County.Preceded in death by husband, Grady Barker; parents, Ed and Ova Hughes Hixson; brother, Ruben Hixson.She
r, Jr.FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. Frederick J. Baumgartner, Jr., 60, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012.Local arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated,

James Bundy

ROSSVILLE James Bundy, 70, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at a local hospital.Condolences may be sent to services will be held Monday, Sept. 3, at 11 a.m. in the South Crest Chapel.Interment

Iona Carlisle

Other areas
TAMPA, Fla. Iona E. Carlisle, 80, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. Local arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated,

Nancy Collard

Hamilton county
Nancy PollardNancy Pollard, 79, passed away on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Katherine Crane

Hamilton county
Katherine Lorrine Crane, 89, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012.Katherine was born on Nov. 6, 1922 in Chattanooga to E. H. and Jennie Rose Bradley Crane. She was a member of

Thomas Crosslin

Rev. CLARKSVILLE The Rev. Thomas R. "T.R." Crosslin, 71, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012.He was born Nov. 13, 1936 in Hot Springs, Ark., son of the late Florine and Harvey Crosslin. He was a

John Crutchfield

Hamilton county
John Joseph Crutchfield, 89, of Soddy-Daisy passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at his home.He was born on June 23, 1923 in Sequatchie County, Tenn. to the late H.A. and Virginia Crutchfield. He was a

Dick Dragoo

Hamilton county
Richard Lee "Dick" Dragoo, Jr. died suddenly at his home Friday night, Aug. 31, 2012 of a heart attack.He was born in Chattanooga to Nancy and Bud Dragoo in 1956. He grew up in Signal

Edwin Giacomozzi

Hamilton county
Edwin Giacomozzi, 81, of Collegedale, passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at a local healthcare facility.He was a retired electrician from Southern Adventist University, and a veteran of the Korean conflict, serving in the U.S.

William House

Hamilton county
Austin HouseWilliam Austin House passed away peacefully in his sleep Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. Austin had just celebrated his 85th birthday on August 28. The son of the late Harold Roy and Irene Elizabeth Austin

Charles Kelley

Hamilton county
Charles Granville "Charlie" Kelley, 84, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. He was a Chattanooga native.Charlie was a member of First Christian Church. He was a long-time teacher

Evelyn Kibble

Hamilton county
Evelyn L. Kibble, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, she was a member of the Bayside Baptist Church and was the daughter of the late

Lonnie Murphy

Hamilton county
Alonzo Alexander "Lonnie" Murphy Jr., of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. He was 92 years old.He was born and raised in Charleston, Tenn. He and his brothers were "river rats", playing

Larry Pittman

Hamilton county
Larry Wayne Pittman, 45, of Ooltewah, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.He was predeceased by brother, John F. Pittman, Jr.; grandparents, Earl and Nannie Miller, Sr., grandfather, John R. Pittman and

Lowell Plummer

CHATSWORTH Lowell "Poppy" Orin Plummer, 52, (formerly of Indianapolis, Ind.) passed away Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.He was born in Indianapolis, Ind., to the late Robert Gene and Carolyn Plummer. He attended Cross Point Christian

Daniel Preston

, Sr., CLEVELAND Pastor Daniel D. Preston, Sr., 80, made the glorious transition from earth to heaven on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. He was pastor of the Triune Assembly Church in Cleveland, Tenn., and

Jody Ray

Hamilton county
Jody Clinton Ray, 25, of Ooltewah, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012.He graduated from Ooltewah High School in 2006, and was involved in Drag racing and had many friends, also played football for the YMCA.

Violet Rogers

Hamilton county
Violet Anita Crabtree Rogers, 95, of Chattanooga passed away, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 in a local healthcare facility.She was born near Sweetwater, Tenn., in 1916 to the late Hugh and Rhoda Jane Crabtree. She

Reese Seagle

Hamilton county
Reese Dewania Seagle, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. Arrangements will be announced by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway. Please share
LAFAYETTE Margaret Lemeral Padgett Sprayberry, 72, of LaFayette, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. She was a resident of LaFayette for many years and a member of Old Bethel Baptist Church. The funeral

Beatrice Stinchfield

Hamilton county
Beatrice Mildred Wolfe Stinchfield, 95, of Ooltewah, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 of pneumonia.Bea was born April 21, 1917 in Madison, Wis., to Joseph and Edith Wolfe. Sadly, her mother died in childbirth. Shortly

Martha Swasey

Hamilton county
Martha Swasey, 95, of Signal Mountain, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. She was founder and Director of Signal School of Physical Education and a Senior Olympian. She had also been Director of Womens

Frances Tidwell

GATLINBURG Frances Caldwell Tidwell, 89, passed away Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012.Frances loved her family and devoted her life to them. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Gatlinburg.She was preceded in death by

Vera Wagner

FORT PAYNE Vera G. Wagner, 85, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 at her residence.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today from the Hawkins Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the

Jeff Woods

Hamilton county
Phillip Jeffery "Jeff" Woods, 53, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 31, 2102, at a local hospital.He was a member of First Church of The Nazarene and a veteran of the

Ronald Wright

Hamilton county
Ronald Lovell Wright, 32, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012.Ronald attended high school in Norfolk, Va.; was employed by Economy Honda, and had worked with Ashley Furniture for several years.He was preceded in death by

In MemoryDwana

In memory
INMEMORYDWANA LEE DIXONApril 12, 1964-Sept. 2, 2011Truly missed by her Mother, Ernestine Dixon; her two daughters, Danyel and Jenny Dixon; and her four Grandchildren LIVES FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS

In MemoryMISTY

In memory
MISTY DELOVE BENNETTSept. 2, 1985-April 10, 1989 Today is your birthday and I wish I were sharing it with you. I know Jesus is having a day with you that we could only imagine.

In MemoryMark Rouse

In memory
INMEMORYMARK D. ROUSE Sept. 2, 1958-June 26, 2012 HAPPY BIRTHDAYWe love and miss you.Children, Justin, Jennifer, and Maegan; Mom, Cecile Lowe; Sisters Janet Wright and Nancy Hale; GrandchildrenOther Family and Friends
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