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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 29, 2012

Carl Adams

DUNLAP Carl Ray Adams, 88, passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2012.Born in 1924 in Townsend, Tenn., he graduated from Townsend High School, served his country in the United States Army, and graduated from

Murtie Bedell

RINGGOLD Murtie Lee Bedell, 79, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012.She was born to the late Pliney Eugene and Lena Agnes Gargus in Oneonta, Ala., on April 2,1933. She was a member of New

Hal Biggs

Hamilton county
Aubrey Harold "Hal" Biggs passed away at a local rehabilitation facility on Thursday, April 26, 2012, four days after celebrating his 86th birthday.Hal was born in Poughkeepsie, Ark., served in the Navy during World War

Mamie Bryant

LaFAYETTE Mamie Shepard Bryant, 83, LaFayette died Friday April 27, 2012. Survived, daughter Reta Thompson; sons Ralph Russ, Sr.; Randall Russ; Rocky Russ; eleven grandchildren;, twenty one great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral, Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home

Adolph Canales

Hamilton county
Adolph Besserra Canales, 75, of Hixson died Friday, April 27, 2012. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated,

Billie Chapman

Hamilton county
Mrs. Billie Barnes Chapman, 97, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.She lived in Lenoir City, Tenn., and was formerly from Chattanooga. Her husband of 67 years, Carl I. Chapman, passed

Alma Conner

Hamilton county
Alma Conner, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012.She was a beloved mother and grandmother to all of her family. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, she was a member of the

Mary Darby

Hamilton county
Mary Ordra Darby, 83, of Signal Mtn. passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2012 in Rockledge, Florida.Funeral Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral

Daniel Dodson

Hamilton county
Daniel Dodson, 66, of Lookout Valley, Tenn. died Thursday April 26, 2012. He was retired from CSX Railroad, after which he was owner and operator of Pappy's Bar-B-Q in Wildwood, Ga. Mr. Dodson was of

Sheri Dolan

CLEVELAND Sheri Ann "Richardson" Dolan, 80, a resident of Cleveland passed away Friday April 27th 2012 at the home of her daughter.A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family

Bert Ensley

Hamilton county
Bert Wayman Ensley, 83, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord Friday, April 27, 2012. Arrangements will be announced by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414

Betty Fairchild

ROSSVILLE Betty A. Fairchild, 81, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2012 in a local healthcare facility.She was a member of Way of the Cross Baptist Church and her passions in life were making ceramics,

Robert Foster

Hamilton county
Robert Foster passed away Sunday, April 22, 2012, in a local hospital. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave.. 423-265-4414.

Frances Foust

DAYTON Frances G. "May" Foust, 75, passed away Friday April 27, 2012 at her residence in Dayton, Tenn.Services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, Chapel of Coulter Garrison Funeral Home, with Rev.

Martha Green

SCOTTSBORO Martha Ridgeway Green, 72, formerly of Fyffe, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2012 at her residence. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. today, April 29, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial

Ernest Green

eDUNLAP Ernest Franklin Greene, 82, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012. Mr. Greene was born August 18, 1929 in Augusta, Ga. to Austin and Katrina Greene. He attended school in Harlem, Ga. and joined

Henry Harden

Hamilton county
Jr. Henry N. Harden Jr., 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2012, in a local hospice center. He was born, Dec. 4, 1924 in Nashville, to the late Mary and Henry Harden

Gerald Hayes

SUMMERVILLE Gerald Eugene Hayes, 72, , died Thursday, April 26, 2012. Survivors, his wife, Loretta Hayes; daughters, Margaret Loard, Kathryne Rice; brother, Billy Hayes; sister, Beta Greenwood; granddaughter, Emily Kathryne Rice.

Edna Holden

TULLAHOMA Edna Holden, 102, passed away Friday morning at NHC Healthcare in Murfreesboro. Visitation with the family will be Monday, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Tullahoma Funeral Home. Graveside services will

James Huitt

ROCKSPRING James Everett Huitt, 86 passed away Thursday, April 26, 2012. He was a life long resident of North Georgia and served his country in the U.S. Navy during W.W. II. James

Jerrold Jenkins

Hamilton county
Jerrold "Jerry" Jenkins, 58, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd RoadChattanooga, TN 37421.

Michael Johnson

Hamilton county
Michael Johnson passed away Monday April 23, 2012 in a local hospital.Funeral Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors. 1724 McCallie Avenue 423-265-4414.

Bonnie Keith

Hamilton county
Bonnie Lou Clark Keith, 91, of Chattanooga, formerly of Pisgah, Ala., died Thursday, April 26, 2012 in a local health care facility.Bonnie was a homemaker and a member of Pisgah Baptist Church.She was preceded in

James King

ROCKSPRING James "Bill" King, 86, died at his home Thursday April 26, 2012. Mr. King enlisted in the Navy at the age of 17 and served in the South Pacific, and in Korean War,
RIVERDALE Charlotte Alma Cordell Marshall, 73, resident of Riverdale Ga. passed away on Friday, April 27, 2012 at a Georgia healthcare facility. She was born in Decatur, Tennessee on October 5, 1938 to the

Alice McKinney

Hamilton county
Alice Grace Moses McKinney, 97, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012 at her residence.She was a member of the Tyner United Methodist Church, a member and past teacher of the Tom Dye Sunday

Virginia Melton

Hamilton county
Virginia "Jean" Melton, 84, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 27, 2012, from a local health center. The family will receive friends today up to the hour of service at

Judy Miller

WINCHESTER Judy E. Miller, 68, passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Southern Tenn. Medical Center in Winchester. A graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. on Monday at the Shady Grove

Alberta Palmer

FORTPAYNE Alberta V. Palmer, 78, passed away Saturday April 28, 2012 in Crossville Health Care.Funeral Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.

Billy Parker

Hamilton county
Pastor, Bro. Billy Parker entered into heavenly rest at his home on Saturday April 28, 2012. He was born on March 8, 1943 in Larksville Ala. He grew up in Huntsville until he was about

James Ramsey

CLEVELAND James Lafayette Ramsey, 90, a longtime resident of Cleveland went to be with his Lord on Thursday, April 26, 2012 in a local health care facility.Jim was born April 6, 1922 in Checotah,

Donald Rogers

CLEVELAND Donald Eugene Rogers, Jr., 46, passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.He was of the Christian faith and enjoyed the outdoors. He loved fishing, collecting arrowheads and going to the mountains.He was

Amy Sanders

Hamilton county
Amy Frances Sanders, 72, of East Ridge, died on Friday, April 27, 2012. She was the daughter of the late Paul and Betty Kendrick Gannaway. Amy was of the Baptist faith and was

Mary Sargent

MONTEAGLE Mary M. Sargent, 87, slipped into the arms of her Savior on the early morning hours of Friday, April 27, 2012, surrounded by her family, after an extended illness.She was a beloved wife,

Tommy Scoggins

Hamilton county
Tommy Ed. Scoggins, 52, of Lookout Valley passed away in a local hospital on Saturday April 27, 2012. He was a life long resident of Lookout Valley and was of the Baptist faith.He was

Alice Skelton

SWEETWATER Alice Glaze Skelton, 87, died Saturday April 28, 2012 at Sweetwater Hospital.The family will receive friends on Monday April 30, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sweetwater Memory Chapel, with Funeral to follow

Albert VanMaanen

Hamilton county
Albert Van MaanenAlbert Leon Van Maanen Sr, also known as "Van", passed away Sunday April 22, 2012, at the age of 74. He was preceded in death by his father, Albertus Van Maanen; mother, Margaret

Eloise Wells

SYLVANIA Eloise Wells, 94, of Sylvania, Ala. died Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Crowne Health Care. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 30, at 2 p.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will

Dotty Wilson

BIRCHWOOD Dotty Wayne Carvin Wilson, 53, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2012 at a local health care facility.Dotty was born in Athens, Tennessee on December 22, 1958 to the late R.H. and Dana

Lona Worley

Hamilton county
Lona Dean Worley, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.Ms. Worley was born in Chattanooga to the late Ralph and Pearlie Worley. She was retired as a Pharmaceutical Technician and was a

In MemoryElizabethShetters

In memory
Elizabeth (Shetters) MurrayOct. 21, 1932 - April 29, 2011Our souls bleed unseen tears, never knowing such sorrow, finding life hard without you to help face fears, struggling on to each new tomorrow.Love, Your Family

In MemoryEarlineSalesMarsh

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INMEMORYEarline Sales Marsh RobertsIts only been a year since you been gone, but it seems like yesterday you were here at home. We know youre in a Better Place. We know youre watching over


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CARDOFTHANKSThe family of the late Dr. Martel L.Davis extends appreciation and gratitude to our family, our friends, our associates, and business establishments, for condolences of prayers, phone


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INMEMORYMODINE B. KENDRICKSNov. 18, 1919 - April 29, 1998We miss and love you always.The Kendricks family: grand-children, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends.


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INMEMORYDawn Cheree ChandlerLife was taken away from you too early. You are daily thought of and deeply missed. We chose to follow Gods Words, "Vengence is mine saith the Lord, and His Will was done.

In MemoryElla Kelso

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INMEMORYELLA B. KELSOJan.18, 1919-April 30, 2011No one knows how much we miss you. No one knows the bitter pain. We have suffered, since we lost you. Life has never been the same. In our hearts,


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SHERRY MARLERDec. 31, 1963 - April 29, 2011To my Wife with love. We miss you. Your Husband, and Marler Family.


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INMEMORYANNA PEKALAELI KEWONIn memory of my beloved Daughter and Grandson. Death leaves a heartache that will never heal, Love leaves memories no one can steal. Love and miss you both, Happy Birthday

In MemoryMarion Walker

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INMEMORYMARION WALKER JR.JUNE 30, 1939-APRIL 29,2011There is not a day that passes by that you are not in our hearts, always, and forever. Truly missed.Love Always, Your Family

In MemoryHenry Wick

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Henry Wick "Bucky" Williams Jr.April 24, 1971 - Oct 19, 2007Happy Birthday "Bucky"Not a day goes by that we do not think of you.Sadly missed by family and friends
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