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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 14, 2012


Velma BowlingIDER Velma Dee Brown ODell Bowling, 82, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at her residence.Mrs. Bowling was a member of Pilgrims Home Baptist Church.She was preceded in death, husband, J. L. ODell,

Barbara Alt

ROSSVILLE Barbara Ann Alt, 74, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, in a local hospital. She was a native of Brooklyn, N.Y. and moved to the Chattanooga area in 1972.Barbara was a wonderful mother,

Thomas Bak

Hamilton county
Thomas Louis Bak, 65, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, in a local hospital.He was born July 7, 1947 in Pittsfield, Mass., to the late William T. and Caroline Bak.Mr. Bak was a

John Baker

ROSSVILLE John Eugene Baker, 67, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2012.He was of the Baptist faith, a longtime electrician and member of the IBEW in Chattanooga and Chattanooga's first hippie.He was preceded in death

Jean Ballard

Hamilton county
Jean Mae Snyder Ballard, 81, died on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at her residence.She was born in Chattanooga, to the late Wed E. Snyder and Joyce Benton Snyder.Mrs. Ballard was a member of Newnan

Essie Banks

Hamilton county
Essie E. Banks, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at her residence.She retired from The Pancake Man as the head Chef. She was a faithful member at Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church

Kenneth Cowan

Sr.DECHERD Kenneth Doyle Cowan Sr. died at home on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, surrounded by his family. Graveside service will take place at 10 a.m. CDT today, Sept. 14, at Franklin Memorial Gardens.Moore-Cortner

Charles Cronon

Hamilton county
Sr.Charles Andy Cronon Sr., 75, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, after a long battle with multiple myeloma. Charles was the retired president of Cleveland Metalworks, Inc., formerly Chattanooga Sheetmetal. Charles was born in

Billy Daniel

RISING FAWN Billy Lumpkin Daniel, 77, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.Survivors: daughters, Deanna Strole and Beverly Laiacona; son, Curtis; sisters; brothers; grandchildren.There will be no visitation and no service.Please share your thoughts

Evelyn Douglas

TULLAHOMA Evelyn Douglas, 78, passed away Wednesday night, Sept. 12, 2012.Memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. CDT Monday at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church with Pastor David Rash officiating.Online condolences may be

Sharon Dubois

Sharon Irene Keller Norman Dubois, 56, of Chattanooga, peacefully drifted to heaven on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.She loved life, family, friends, all animals and the oceans majesty. She was known for her quick wit,

Raymond Fox

Hamilton county
Raymond Allyn Fox, 86, passed away on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. A visitation will be held at the church from 2:30 to 4 p.m. with a reception to follow the 4 p.m. service.A

Mary Frye

CLEVELAND Mary Jefferson Frye, 92, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.Survivors include: children, Donald (Cynthia) Frye Jr. and James (Jackie) Frye; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Ralph Buckner

Frankie Hall

Hamilton county
Frankie Irene Hall 79, of Red Bank, passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at her residence.She was a member of One Accord Church.Survivors are her sons, James baggett, Freddy Baggett, Frank Baggett; daughter, Peggy Morgan;

Marshall Hewitt

LaFAYETTE Marshall Hewitt, 68, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.Survivor: wife, Mary Hewitt; son, Eric Hewitt; sisters, Ann Fountain, Linda Hewitt; brother, Ronnie Hewitt; several nieces and nephews.Funeral 4 p.m. Saturday at Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home with

Mary Hicks

ROSSVILLE Mary Christine Hicks, 88, departed this life Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. She was born in Walker County, Ga., to the late George & America West, and was a member of Old Bethel Baptist

Bobbie Hughes

SUMMERVILLE Bobbie Lee Hughes passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2012.Funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Mountain View Baptist Church, Trion.Interment in Greenhills Memory Garden.Visitation 6-8 p.m. today at Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home and noon

Paul Hurt

Hamilton county
Paul L. Hurt passed away Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.He was born May 23, 1935 in Dekalb County, Ala.He was a member of Bayside Baptist church and retired from Blood Assurance where he worked as a

Betty Hutcheson

DAYTON Betty Louise Reed Hutcheson, 67, passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at his residence.Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with the Rev. George Morgan officiating.Arrangements by

Eugene Layne

WHITWELL Eugene Layne 58, expired Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at a local hospital.He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Gracie Layne; maternal grandmother, Anniebelle Cox, Jasper, Tenn.He is survived by sister,

Jessie Lowe

Hamilton county
Jessie Lowe, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at a local Healthcare facility.No service will be held.Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343.

Mildred McBryar

SOUTH PITTSBURG Mildred LaVern McBryar, 74, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.Memorial service will be 3 p.m. EDT today, Sept. 14, in the chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Jerryn Schmidt officiating.Please share your

Jerry Morrow

CLOUDLAND Jerry W. Morrow passed peacefully with his entire family surrounding him on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, after a brave battle with cancer.The Rossville native graduated from Rossville High School in 1965, attending

Barry Owens

Hamilton county
Barry D. Owens, 50, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.Survivors and complete funeral arrangements will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, Valley View Chapel.

Vernon Peek

Hamilton county
Vernon Garry Peek, 59, formerly of Fort Payne, Ala., died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at his residence.Funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday graveside at Pine Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Ronald Berry officiating.Visitation 10 a.m.

Olga Podgorski

Hamilton county
Olga A. Podgorski went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.She was born on Feb. 23, 1921, and was an accomplished horticulture enthusiast. She enjoyed the many God created wonders of the

Stanley Price

Stanley PrinceHUNTLAND John Stanley Prince, 85, passed away after a short illness on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.Graveside services at 11 a.m. Saturday at Moore Memorial Cemetery, Huntland. Visitation from 1 to

Debra Rhodes

ROSSVILLE Debra Powell Rhodes, 55, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at LaFayette Nursing Home.Survivors include husband, Floyd Rhodes; brothers, Jimmy (Marilyn) Powell, Terry (Peggy) Powell; sister, Peggy (Don) Lowrance; stepdaughter, Lorrie Rhodes; stepson, Kenneth

Wayne Roark

ESTILL SPRINGS Wayne Roark, 74, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home.Interment will follow in CowanMontgomery Cemetery.Visitation

Faye Robinson

Hamilton county
Mary Faye Robinson, 85, went to be with her Lord on Friday, Sept. 12, 2012, after a lengthy illness.She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Dr. Cliff Robinson who was the

McArthur Robinson

Hamilton county
McArthur "Mac" Robinson, of Chattanooga, completed his earthly journey in the early morning hours on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, after a brief illness. Funeral 11:30 a.m. today at First Corinthians Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor

Damon Sartin

CLEVELAND Damon Harvey Sartin, 34, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012 at home.Survivors: fiance, Bethany Garrison; father, Neil Sartin; sister, Rachel Ethridge; and brother, Jonathan Sartin.Graveside services: 4 p.m. today at Candies Creek Cemetery.Visitation will

Patrick Scanlan

Hamilton county
Patrick Henry Scanlan, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 in his home. He was 85.He was born in Chattanooga, the son of William Emmett Scanlan and Mary Gertrude Cullen Scanlan. He was preceded in

Charlotte Shadrick

Hamilton county
Charlotte Rebecca "Becky" Dale Shadrick, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.She was born to the late Marion and Barbara Dale on Sept. 2, 1950 in Chattanooga. She was a member of Calvary

Lebron Spain

ROSSVILE Lebron "Pete" Spain, 87, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. Condolences may be sent to services will be at 2 p.m. today, Sept. 14, in the

Shirley Steele

Hamilton county
Shirley Pierce Steele, 73, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at a local hospital. She was a member of the Red Hat Ladies Organization and on the Mother Board at her church. She

Kenyetta Tramble

Hamilton county
Kenyetta Tramble passed away on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012.She was born to Jan. 15, 1991 to Keenan Tramble and Renee Buckner.Kenyetta was raised by her grandmother Alma Tramble and father from the time she was

John Walker

WHITWELL John Macy Walker, 23, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.Those left to cherish his memories children, Madlyn and Blake Walker; parents, David and Joyce Walker; sister, Jennifer Walker; brother, Gene Britton, all of

Chester Wooten

Jr.CHICKAMAUGA Chester Louis Wooten Jr., 87, died on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 at his residence, surrounded by his loving and devoted family.He was born in Lupton City, Tenn., to the late Chester and

In MemoryTJ

In memory
INMEMORYT. J. TALLEYApril 1, 1931-Sept. 14, 2011It has been one year since you left us. We love and miss you every day.Our family is not the same without you.Wife Sara, Son Gene, and granddaughter Sarah

In MemoryMaria Bullard

In memory
INMEMORYEvangelist Mamie (The Only 1 Mamie)Oct. 18, 1960 - Sept. 14, 2008Roses are still red, violets are still blue. Sugar is sweet, and we still love you.Daddy and Mother, Rev. (Dr.) and Mrs. Andrew J.

In MemoryAnnie Fielder

In memory
INMEMORYANNIE FRANK FIELDEROct 30, 1932 - Sept 14, 2011Only one year has passed since our dear loved one departed this earth for her Heavenly Home.We think of her daily and will always have wonderful memories
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