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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 20, 2012



Paul Anderson

Hamilton county
Jr.Paul Otey Anderson Jr. passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, April 16, 2012.He was born in Newbern, Ala., on March 25, 1919 to Margaret Winston and Paul Otey Anderson Sr. He graduated

Roney Anthony

Georgia
MENLO Roney Lee "Rudy" Anthony, 75, died Thursday, April 19, 2012.Survivors include daughter, Debbee (Don) Carlson; grandchildren, Rebecca Copp, Danielle Hurd, Rachel Carlson; and four great-grandchildren.Memorial service is 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2012

Antonia Bass

Hamilton county
Antonia Bass, 40, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995,

Mary Bookout

Hamilton county
Mary Francis Bookout, 68, of Soddy-Daisy, and a member of Mowbray Baptist Church, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, surrounded by the love of her family.She was born Nov.

Allen Bullard

Hamilton county
Everett Allen "Doc" Bullard, 87, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away at his home, Tuesday, April 17, 2012, after a courageous battle with ALS.Dr. Bullard was a veteran of WW II serving in the United States

Troy Caldwell

Tennessee
GRUETLI-LAAGER Troy Lee Caldwell, 48, died Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at his home.He was born in Palmer on July 23, 1963 to Lee and Christine McDaniel Caldwell.He was preceded in death by his father,

Jannie Caves

Alabama
WETUMPKA Jannie Hall Caves, 61, formerly of Scottsboro, Ala. died Wednesday, April 18, 2012.Visitation will be today from 5-9 p.m. CDTand the funeral will be Saturday, April 21, 2012, from the Valley Funeral Home

James Chadwick

Georgia
RISING FAWN James Edward Chadwick, 56, died Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel with Rev. DeWayne Moon officiating.Interment will be in Sulphur Springs Cemetery.Visit www.RyanFuneralHome.net

Earlene Cosper

Hamilton county
Earlene Kae Cosper, 68, Apison, died Thursday April 19, 2012.She was a native of Witchita, Kan., and a daughter of the late Roland and Betty Van Buskirk Tucker.Mrs Cosper had lived in Baton Rouge, La.,

Bridgitte Davis

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Bridgitte Davis, 52, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012.Survivors: sons, Randy Phillip Coffelt Jr. and Randall Davis; grandchildren, Riley Davis and Randall Coffelt; three brothers; and three sisters.Graveside service is 11 a.m. Saturday at

Bernard Delashmitt

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Bernard Delashmitt, 83, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012.Bernard served in the United States Army and was awarded the Soldiers Medal for driving an ammunition truck away from a danger zone in Korea,

Arlivia Dixon

Hamilton county
Arlivia B. Dixon, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2012.Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. today in Chattanooga National Cemetery with Rev. Henry Hampton officiating.Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.Visitation 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday

Vernon Garrett

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Vernon Eugene Garrett, 81, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2012, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Dr.

Gertrude Gee

Hamilton county
Gertrude Gee, 88, of Ooltewah, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at a local health care facility.She was born in Detroit, Mich., to her parents, William and Margaret Donkervoet. She was a licensed practical nurse

Donald Guffey

Hamilton county
Chief Donald W. Guffey, 67, retired United States Navy of Houston, Texas, and formerly of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2012, at the Vitas Hospice Center in Houston. Mr. Guffey grew up in

Melvin Hardy

Hamilton county
Melvin Hardy, 61, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2012, at his home. Melvin was a 1969 Howard High School graduate.He was preceded in death by his parents, Evada and Robert.Survivors include

Mark Howard

Tennessee
DECATUR Mark Sherman Howard, 36, died Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at his residence. Services will be 7 p.m. today at Cottonport Baptist Church.The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. today at the church.Ziegler

Napoleon Jackson

Hamilton county
Sr.Napoleon B. "PO" Jackson Sr., 65, passed away Friday, April 13, 2012.He attended Howard High School and was a devoted worker for National Linen for many years.He was preceded in death by: parents,

Jason Johnson

Tennessee
DUNLAP Jason Lee Johnson Jr., infant son of Jason Lee Johnson and Monica Alane Foster of Dunlap, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012.He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Kimberly Robin Johnson.Survivors other

Peggie Jones

Hamilton county
Peggie Sue Jones, 88, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012.Mrs Jones was a member of Brainerd United Methodist Church and founding member of the Friendship Class. She was a 1941 graduate of Central High

Jim Martin

Hamilton county
James "Jim" A. Martin, 45, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at his residence.He was born Aug. 3, 1966 in Chattanooga. Jim was a dedicated employee at Blue Cross for 21 years as a

Stanley McCready

Hamilton county
Rev. Stanley "Stan" Carlton McCready died Tuesday, April 17, 2012, after a lengthy illness.Born Jan. 12, 1938, Stan was the eighth of nine children born to Wyndham P. McCready and Almeda Ruth DeBusk McCready, of

Mercedita Mitchell

Hamilton county
Mercedita "Cedi" Mitchell, separated from this life to join her sister, Anne Woodall and mother, Mercedita Shellem on Monday, April 16, 2012, after a battle with lung cancer. She was born June 9, 1946

Akbar Muhammad

Hamilton county
Akbar A. "Candy Man" Muhammad, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, April 16, 2012, in a local hospital.Survivors: caregivers/guardians, Larry Ashford and Glenda D. Helton.Burial in the Muslim Cemetery.Arrangements are by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga

Gladys Newsome

Tennessee
MONTEAGLE Gladys Bell Brown Newsome, 92, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at The Bridge At Monteagle. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Brother Wayne Simpson officiating.Arrangements

Kirkland Patterson

Tennessee
SOUTH PITTSBURG Kirkland Douglas Patterson, 83, died at his residence Wednesday morning, April 18, 2012. He retired from TVA as assistant shift engineer after 24 years of service. Mr. Patterson was a veteran

Ingrid Peter

Hamilton county
Ingrid Morris "Library Lady" Peter, 63, received her angel wings on Monday, April 16, 2012.She was born in Chattanooga, on April 5, 1949.Ingrid was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Lee Howard; her father,

Patty Rector

Hamilton county
Patty Rose Rector passed away sadly in a local hospital, Tuesday, April 17, 2012.She was born in Dayton, Tenn., on Dec. 6, 1937.She was a graduate of the Central High School class of 1956, member

Talley Ridley

Tennessee
CROSSVILLE Talley Gene Ridley, 57, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2012, after a recent hospitalization.He was born on July 2, 1954.His career was in car sales, and he was most at home on

Florence Robinson

Hamilton county
Florence McHenry Robinson, 95, died on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at NHC.Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sabbath, April 21, 2012, at Orchard Park SDA Church with Elder Joseph W. McCoy officiating.

Emma Sanders

Hamilton county
Emma Lee Sanders, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2012. She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and of the Baptist faith. She loved gardening, the outdoors and her grandkids.Emma was preceded
ROCK SPRING Geraldine Grubbs Carter Shields, 77, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2012.She was born to the late Harley D. and Georgia Grubbs Carter in Jasper, Tenn., on Jan. 19, 1935. She was a

Glenda Skiles

Hamilton county
Glenda Jeanette Harvey Skiles, 61, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2012.She lived in Soddy-Daisy for over 35 years and worked for Kayser Roth Corporation for 37 years. Glenda was a Christian and

Durand Smith

Hamilton county
Durand "Mickey" Smith, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at his residence.He was a faithful member and deacon of Olivet Baptist Church. He retired from Koch Foods as a truck driver after 53

Helena Taylor

Tennessee
SEWANEE Helena Taylor, 60, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at Willows at Winchester.Funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in University Cemetery, Sewanee.Visitation 1 to 2 p.m.

Robert Walker

Hamilton county
Robert Sparks Walker, 81, of East Brainerd, passed away on Thursday April 19, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike at Hamill Road. 423-531-3975.

Jewell Ward

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Jewell Cannon Harris Ward, 97, died Wednesday, April 18, 2012.Preceded in death by parents, Flonnie and Artie Cannon; husbands, Ralph Harris and Berry Ward; daughter, Janet

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