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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 21, 2012



Lucille Black

Hamilton county
Lucille Black, 66 , passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Reubon Brock

Georgia
RINGGOLD Reubon Brock, 93, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Nellie Head Baptist Church with the Rev. Herschell Hicks and Rev.

Norma Carroll

Georgia
WILDWOOD Norma Williams Carroll, 90, died Wednesday evening, Sept. 19, 2012.She was a homemaker for the majority of her life and a lifetime member of the Wildwood United Methodist Church.She was preceded in death

Mildred Charles

Tennessee
DECATUR Mildred Ann Charles, 84, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. A funeral service will be at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Saturday with interment to follow at Beta Cemetery.Visitation 5-8 p.m. today

Michael Cowart

Alabama
RAINSVILLE Michael David "Mike" Cowart, 21, of Wisconsin, formerly of Rainsville, passed away Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, in Wisconsin.Funeral will be 2 p.m. CDT Saturday, Sept. 22, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Visitation will be

Dale Darby

Hamilton county
Dale Dupre Darby, of Ringgold, Ga., 54, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in a local hospital.He was born Jan. 25, 1958 in Spartanburg, S.C.He was a member of Cowboy Church of Lafayette.His father, George

Helen Durham

Hamilton county
Helen Deiser Durham passed away peacefully at her home in the presence of her family and friends on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.Born in Hunting, Ind., Helen move to Chattanooga at a young age. She retired

Bobby Ford

Hamilton county
Jr.Bobby E. Ford Jr., 47, departed this life on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Ford; grandparents, Annie and Charles Ford and Pearlie and Alfred Sims; sister, Sarah

Junior Gallion

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Junior Joe Gallion, 74, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.He was the son of the late David and Margaret Caraway Gallion. Junior was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and member of

Virginia Garner

Tennessee
ESTILL SPRINGS Virginia Uselton Garner, 72, passed away Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012.Visitation will be from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. CDT Saturday at Tullahoma Funeral Home.www.tullahomafuneralhome.com.Graveside service at 2:30 p.m. CDT Saturday at Rose Hill

Carl Godfrey

Georgia
Rev. IIIATHENSRev. Carl Dewitt Godfrey III went to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. Born in Charlotte, N.C. on Nov. 30, 1952, Mr. Godfrey is the son of the late Carl

Sara Hembree

Tennessee
DAYTON Sara Hembree, 91, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at Memorial North Park Hospital.She was a longtime resident of Rhea County, a member of the Dayton First United Methodist Church. She was active

Alice Huckabee

Alabama
BRYANT Alice Huckabee, 72, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.She had worked at South Pittsburg Hospital as Respiratory therapist.She was preceded in death by her son, Jerry Darrell, Jeffery and Terry Huckabee; parents,

Paul Lee

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Paul J. Lee, 84, passed away on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at his residence.A native and lifelong resident of the Rossville area, Mr. Lee was a member of St. Gerard Catholic Church

Willie Lewis

Hamilton county
Willie H. "Billy" Lewis, 84, passed away Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at a local hospital.Willie was born in Decatur, Ala., to the late Damon Lewis and Velma Lewis Young. He was married to Thelma who

Mary Louise

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Mary Louise Smith, 101, longtime resident of the Fairview Community of Rossville, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in a local hospital.Mrs. Smith would have celebrated her 102nd birthday on Oct. 12.She

Paul McKay

Hamilton county
Paul David McKay, 57, died peacefully at his home on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012.Paul graduated from Louisiana State University with a B.A. in English and earned his Juris Doctorate at LSU Paul M. Hebert Law

Loretta McShan

Hamilton county
Loretta Taylor McShan, 57, passed away on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, in a local health care facility.She was the daughter of Lindy Browder Taylor and the late Adolph Usher.She was a 1973 graduate of Howard

Charles Neal

Georgia
Sr.RINGGOLD Charles Edward Neal Sr., 63, departed this life Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012.He was born in Asher Branch, Ky. to the late Clearence and Hazel Neal. He served in the United States Army

Martha Payne

Hamilton county
Martha Connally Payne, 94, of Harrison, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012.A native of Chattanooga, she was born to Robert Lee and Bertha McClure Connally on Nov. 8, 1917.

Juanita Pilgrim

Tennessee
SOUTH PITTSBURG Juanita Webb Pilgrim, 69, passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. She was preceded in death by son, Terry Goins; father, Johnathan Turner Webb; mother, Rosa Lee Webb Baker; sister, Peggy Gibson;

Izaiah Reynolds

Hamilton county
Izaiah Wayne Reynolds, 19-day old infant son of Toshia Perkins and Joshua Reynolds, returned to Heaven Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, in Nashville. Other survivors are brother, Xavier Adams; grandparents, Linda Perkins, Gary Perkins, Karen Reynolds

Robert Shewell

Georgia
RINGGOLD Robert Montgomery Shewell, 69, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Avenue. 423-265-4414.
RINGGOLD Mary Lucille Williams, 92, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.She was born in Hayesville, N.C. the daughter of Thomas and Bessie Carter Cook. She married Holbert N. Williams of Ringgold and they lived

Maggie Wilson

Georgia
RINGGOLD Maggie Ann Stargel Wilson, 64, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, she was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles

In MemoryDarrell Eason

In memory
INMEMORYDARRELL LEE EASONMarch 1, 1959 - Aug. 2, 2010As most people know, present-day funerals are often different from the traditional ones. For many, this is to save money and/or to comply with the wishes

In MemoryMyron Favors

In memory
Myron Lebron Favors, Jr."Tootsie Roll"Mar. 25, 1971 - Sept. 21, 1991Twenty-One YearsAs I sit here tonight and remember what happened on the night of Sept. 21, 1991, I say to myself, "What is a

In MemoryNATALIE SITTON

In memory
INMEMORYNATALIE NICOLE SITTONMy dear Natalie, its been 2555 days or seven years. I miss you so much. I think of you every day, every hour. I miss the hugs and kisses. I love you, Daddy
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