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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 03, 2012



Reaver Brown

Hamilton county
Reaver E. Brown, 83, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2012 in Zayoo City, Miss.He is survived by his brother, Lawrence H. Brown and his wife, Angela Brown, of Chattanooga.Funeral services will be at 11

Lillian Carter

Hamilton county
Lillian Ann Baskette Carter, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012.She attended East Ridge Baptist Church and was a member of the Chapel Sunday School Class. Mrs. Carter was retired from Dupont where

Chester Clark

Tennessee
ATHENS Chester "Check" Lee Clark, 86, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 1, 2012, at Athens Regional Medical Center.Funeral 11 a.m Saturday in the chapel.Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery.Visitation 5-7 p.m. today at

Margaret Deli

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Margaret L. Deli, 70, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012.She was born in New Castle, Pa., but had lived in the North Georgia area for the last 16 years. She was of

Ray Farmer

Hamilton county
Sr.Raymond Lee Farmer Sr., 65, a resident of Chattanooga for over 55 years, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012.He was the owner of R&R Auto Electric on North Market for over 26 years. He

Juan Flores

Hamilton county
Juan Flores, 82, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family and friends.Born in San Antonio, Texas, he was raised in Eagle Pass, Texas and had lived in Austin,

Darryl Flynn

Georgia
Darryl A. Flynn, 48, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

Winston Gant

Hamilton county
Harold Winston Gant, 65, of Red Bank, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012.Graveside services will be at noon today, Aug. 3, 2012, in Chattanooga Memorial Park.In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Atlas Foundation,

Rosaria Geraci

Hamilton county
Rosaria P. Geraci, 101, of Chattanooga, formerly of New Orleans, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at a local healthcare facility.She was a loving and giving person who loved to cook for both her family

Betty Glass

Hamilton county
Betty Jeanne Briscoe Glass, 92, died peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at her home in Chattanooga.Born Sept. 24, 1919 to Walter Cole Briscoe and Abigail McKean Briscoe in Westfield, Ill., she graduated from Purdue University

Opal Green

Hamilton county
Opal Quick Green, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away at her home on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012.Mrs. Green was born in Culman, Ala., the daughter of the late Jewel and Hester Henslee Quick. She grew up

Percy Hariston

Georgia
Percy Hairston Jr.DALTON Percy Hairston Jr., 68, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2012.Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Willis Funeral Home with Bishop Reuben Graham officiating.Interment in West Hill Cemetery.Arrangements

Regina Harrington

Hamilton county
Regina Russell Harrington, 58, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Sarah Hilliard

Hamilton county
Sarah Ruth HilliardSarah Ruth Hilliard, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012.She had a natural talent for music and was an accomplished pianist. She always saw the beauty and goodness in everything and

Clifford Hitchcock

Hamilton county
Clifford "Fuzz" Hitchcock, 72, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at home in Chattanooga.He retired from Provident Insurance Co. after 20 years of service.He was preceded in death by his parents, Otis Hitchcock and

Mary Hyatt

Georgia
DALTON Mary Belinda Stephens Hyatt, 38, passed away Monday, July 30, 2012.Funeral will be 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Willis Funeral Home with the Rev. Tony Westmoreland officiating.Interment in West Hill Cemetery.Arrangements

Shirley Johnson

Alabama
BRYANT Shirley Ann Johnson, 72, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. He was born Aug. 3, 1939.She was a loving mother and grandmother and was of the Baptist faith.She was preceded in death by

Glynn Kilgore

Tennessee
WHITWELL Glynn Kilgore, 54, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012.He was employed by Lodge Manufacturing.Those left to cherish his memories daughters, Gelonda Rogers and Jessica Kilgore; sister, Kathy Alder; grandchildren, Hannah and Chloe Bailey,

Karen Kollmansperger

Hamilton county
Karen Kollmansperger, a well-known and highly respected Capitol Hill aide for more than 30 years, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, after a brave and lengthy struggle with cancer. She recently celebrated her 71st

Lucille Mason

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Lucille Mason, 77, passed away Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012.Survivors include her husband, Silas Mason; two sons, Charles Mason and Stan Mason; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.Funeral services 11 a.m. Saturday in

Clois Medley

Georgia
STOCKBRIDGE Clois Mildred Medley, 95, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012.She was born March 15, 1917, to the late Robert and Samantha Chumney in Dothan, Ala.She was reared on farms in the area, meeting

William Muse

Hamilton county
William Walton Muse, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 27, 2012, at his residence.Funeral 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral home.Burial in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Lois Parks

Hamilton county
Lois Dean Parks, 74, passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in Chattanooga, after an extended illness.Mrs. Parks was a longtime member of Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist

Ralph Payton

Hamilton county
Ralph H. Payton, 83, of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012.Ralph was born in DeKalb County, Ala., the youngest of 10 children born to James Daniel and Leila

James Penney

Hamilton county
James B. "Jay" Penney, 80, passed peacefully at home Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, surrounded by family.He was born Aug. 29, 1931 in Hixson; James was the second of five children to Albert G. Penney and

Michael Reece

Hamilton county
Michael Reece, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 27, 2012, in Atlanta. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc. Monetary donations for Michael may be made directly to

Joyce Rievley

Hamilton county
Joyce I. Rievley, 75, of Sale Creek, was called home by our beloved Savior on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. She was a member of Sale Creek First Baptist Church. She loved her music

Norman Settles

Hamilton county
Norman R. Settles, 65, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012.Funeral arrangements will be announced by Williamson & Sons Funeral Home in Soddy-Daisy.

Lila Taylor

Hamilton county
Lila B. Taylor formerly of Chattanooga, departed this life on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. She was born on May 26, 1917 in Lexington, Ga., to the late Sallie J. Aiken and James Bryant. She was

Fred Thompson

Hamilton county
William Frederick Thompson, 94, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, surrounded by his family and friends.He was a proud Navy veteran who joined the Navy in September 1941 and served throughout World War II.

Patricia Ward

Hamilton county
Patricia Ponder Ward, 48, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at a hospital in Knoxville.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Nell Williams

Alabama
TENBROECK Nell Williams passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in Gadsden Regional Hospital.Funeral will be at 2 p.m. CDT today, Aug. 3, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial in Beulah Cemetery.

Paula Worth

Other areas
ALBEMARLE, N.C. Paula Antoinette Whittle Worth, 65, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012.Funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ Episcopal Church in Albemarle.Visitation in the church fellowship hall following the service.Interment 2 p.m.

In MemoryHERMAN ARENDALE

In memory
INMEMORYJULY 10, 1926 - AUG 03, 2011I miss you every day!Love, Jo

In MemoryELIJAH FLEMING

In memory
ELIJAH FLEMING, Jr. Dec. 30, 1947-July 25, 2011 Sadly missed by Renittia Fleming and Renesha Owens

In MemoryABIGAIL SANDOVAL

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Abigail SandovalAug. 3, 2010Happy 2nd BirthdayOur Little Angel.Love, Mommy, Daddy, Nana, Papa, and Family.
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