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Local Obits for Sun. Sep 23, 2012



Betty Adams

Tennessee
JASPER Betty Jo Condra Adams, 77, passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at her home from a long illness with Cancer.She was a retired insurance representative. She was preceded in death by her

John Alley

Hamilton county
John Robert Alley, 89, of East Brainerd, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in a local hospital.A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Mr. Alley was retired from Rock Tenn Co. and was of the Baptist faith and

Quincy Bell

Hamilton county
Quincy Bell, 20, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Charlie Boone

Hamilton county
, Jr.Charlie Joseph Boone, Jr., formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012 in Sacramento, Calif. Survivors: wife, Josephine Boone, of Sacramento, Calif.; brother, Matthew Boone, of San Jose, Calif.; sisters, Jessie B.

Belinda Bowman

Alabama
BIRMINGHAM Ms. Belinda Hope Bowman, passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at Cooper Green Hospital. She was born on Dec. 21, 1969.Funeral: Today at 1 p.m. at Burt Chapel, Fort Payne. Burial at Liberty

LaGabrion Boykin

Hamilton county
LaGabrion Fitzgerald Boykin, 7, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Ellia Cain

Hamilton county
Ellia Mae Cain, 79, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 in a local healthcare facility.She was of the Seventh Day Adventist faith and her whole life was about church.Surviving children, William Ingram

Edward Casto

Hamilton county
Edward E. Casto, 64, of Ooltewah, passed away Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Albuquerque.Edward was born on Nov. 7, 1947 in Stumptown, W.Va.He is survived by his wife, Debbylee; five children. Rachelle Casto Dye (Lt.

Easter Cooper

Hamilton county
Easter Muriel Cooper, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.She was a member of Prospect Baptist Church and retired from Erlanger Hospital.Survivors include sons, Karl Warren and Allen Warren; daughters, Antoinette

Don Dick

Hamilton county
Donald David Dick, 80, of Collegedale, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, with his wife, Joyce, holding his hand.Born in Lincoln, Neb., to history professor Everett Dick, and wife Opal, Don graduated from Union College,

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 moved to Chattanooga at a young age. She retired

Iretta Fuller

Tennessee
SALECREEK Iretta Layne Fuller, 67, died Friday morning Sept. 21, 2012 at Memorial North Park. She was a member of Lusk Church of God of Prophecy. She was preceded in death by husband, Sammie

Grady Gant

Georgia
FLINTSTONE Grady Edward Gant Jr., 74, passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at his residence.Grady attended St. Elmo Presbyterian Church; and was retired from Marshal Mize Ford.Survivors include his children: Brian Gant, of Flintstone,

Virginia Hickman

Hamilton county
Virginia Ruth Long Hickman, 83, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. She was of the Christian Faith.Ms. Hickman retired from Dupont. She loved her beloved bird Snowball and her cat Dink,

Kathleen Hughes

Georgia
RINGGOLD Kathleen Elizabeth Hughes, 80, passed away Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at a local hospital. She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and member of Calvary Memorial Baptist Church.Mrs. Hughes retired from Met

Warren Hughes

Georgia
RINGGOLD Warren Gamaliel Hughes, of Chattanooga, Tenn., area for many years, died in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. He was the son of the late Henry Edgar and Mary Lusk
RINGGOLD Franklin D. "Smokey" Hullander, 78, passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 in a local health care facility.He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Hullander; parents, Boyd and Josephine Hullander; brother and

Malery James

Tennessee
PALMER Malery E. "Jesse" James, 83, passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 surrounded by his family.Jesse retired from Signal Mountain Cement Plant and was of Congregational Methodist faith.He was preceded in death by his

Barbara Laettner

Hamilton county
Barbara Jean Laettner, 66, of Hixson, Tenn., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 following a courageous battle with lung cancer.Memorial services will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, at noon at St. Thaddaeus Episcopal Church.

Sadie Long

Hamilton county
Sadie Quinn Long, 95, a resident of East Ridge and widow of E. Marell Long, died on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.She was a long-time member of Jones Memorial United Methodist Church and retired from

Johnnie Lyons

Tennessee
DUNLAP Johnnie Jewel Lyons, 87, went to sleep and woke up in Heaven on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area who was baptized into the Baptist

Kay Marshall

Georgia
FLINTSTONE Kay Scott Marshall, 75, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 following a courageous fight with Leukemia.Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Ministers John

Steve Morrow

Hamilton county
Steve F. Morrow, 64, of Harrison, Tenn., passed away Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, in a local hospital.He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Irma Morrow; and grandson, Jonathan Murray.Steve worked as a

Perry Neal

Tennessee
GRAYSVILLE Augustus Perry Neal, 73, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. He was a lifelong resident of Hamilton and Rhea Counties and of the Church of God

Doyle OKelley

Georgia
RINGGOLD Doyle Clarence OKelley, 71, passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and a member of Mission Ridge Baptist Church. Doyle served his country in the U.S.

Pearl Pellam

Tennessee
SOUTHPITTSBURG Anna Pearl Nelson Pellam, 82 died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 in a local hospital. The daughter of the late "Abe" and Martha Gibson Nelson she was a member of the Battle Creek

Daphne Peterson

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Daphne "Momma Pete" Peterson, 104, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.Funeral from the Wallis Memorial Chapel Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 2 p.m. Interment in the Lakewood Memory Gardens South.Visitation at the funeral home

Eleanor Porter

Hamilton county
Eleanor Holloway Porter, 93, of East Brainerd, passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at her residence.She was a graduate of Central High School Class of 36; and retired from REA Express, and was a member

Belinda Ruffin

Hamilton county
Belinda Fowler Ruffin went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 at a local hospital. She was formerly employed with Bunge Foods and was a lifelong member of Bethlehem

William Shelton

Hamilton county
William E. Shelton (Colonel, USAF Retired), 90, died peacefully on Thursday morning, Sept. 20, 2012, while under Hospice care at Standifer Place Health Center.Col. Shelton is a veteran of WWII and served with distinction and

Robert Shewell

Georgia
RINGGOLD Robert Montgomery Shewell III, 69, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in a local hospital.Robert graduate of 1960 Class of Chattanooga City High School, was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, National Guard

Charles Skinner

Hamilton county
Charles E. Skinner, 63, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 in a local healthcare facility.He was retired from the City of Chattanooga as painter with 21 years of service. He was

Mary Sottong

Hamilton county
Mary Louise Sottong, 90, passed away Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012.She had been a long-time resident of Signal Mountain. Mary Lou was the widow of Dr. Philipp Sottong, who died in 2006. She was a

Betty Webb

Hamilton county
Betty F. Webb, 78, passed away Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at Morning Point Assisted Living, Chattanooga.She was of the Methodist faith and was a lifetime resident of Hamilton County.Preceded in death by, Husband, Frank Webb;

Thomas Whitmire

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Thomas Lynn Whitmire, 56, passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home. Interment will follow in

In MemoryBryant Baker

In memory
INMEMORY Jr.Happy 82nd Birthday! We Miss and Love You Very Much! From Your Loving Wife Rosa Baker, Daughters, Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren, Family and Friends.

In MemoryL Potter

In memory
INMEMORYL. J. POTTERJan. 8, 1916-Sept. 20, 1987Long after we said our good-byes, our hearts remember. All the wonderful memories are ours forever.Margaret, Sandra, Lynn, Benton H., Greg and Lisa, Jeff and Robin, Grace, Cate, Grady
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