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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 12, 2012



James Alred

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE James Samuel Alred, 87, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. Survivors, daughter, Janice (Mike) Bowers; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brothers, Earl Alred, Eugene Alred; sister, Betty Jo Hendrix. Services, today, 5 p.m. at

Teresa Austin

Hamilton county
Teresa Ann Payne Austin, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. Born Oct. 24, 1930 in Eastlake to Millard and Mary Sue Payne.She was a member of Calvary Bible Church and formerly

Frances Barbre

Other areas
FROSTPROOF, Fla. Frances G. Barbre went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. She passed peacefully at home at the age of 92 due to heart failure.She was a member

Janet Burkhart

Hamilton county
Janet Lee Burkhart, 52, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, after courageously battling a lengthy illness.She was born in Columbus, Ohio, and moved with her family to Chattanooga as

Bobby Calloway

Hamilton county
Bobby Gene Calloway, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 in Atlanta, Ga. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Katie Clark

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Katie Clark "Momma Katie", 79, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 at a local hospital. She was a native of Lafayette and was a lifelong resident

WA Cofer

Hamilton county
Jr.William Alfred Cofer Jr., 78, lifelong resident of Red Bank, went to be with his Lord Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012.He was a loving son, husband and father. He was a graduate of Tennessee Wesleyan

Kristen Crabtree

Hamilton county
Kristen Leigh Crabtree, 41 years old, passed away at her home in Birmingham, Ala. on Friday, July 13, 2012.She was of the Presbyterian faith. She was the beloved daughter of Carolyn Crabtree, Chattanooga, Jim

Butch England

Georgia
MARIETTA Clyde Norman "Butch" England passed away at his residence on Monday, June 25, 2012.He was a born March 12, 1948. He was of Catholic faith. He attended the Lutheran school, graduated from East

Shirley Guess

Alabama
STEVENSON, Ala. Shirley Diane Scott Guess, 63 passed away Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 at her home. Visitation: today 2-9 p.m. at Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson, Ala. Services will be Monday, Aug. 13,

JC Hill

Hamilton county
J.C. Hill, 89, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in a local health care center with his loving wife, Henrietta, of 65 years by his side.He was the son of the late Henry

Nicki Hovan

Georgia
WILDWOOD Nicki Lynn Hovan, 60, of lost her valiant battle with cancer Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. She was a college graduate with a B.S. in Education and was a member of the Dade

Virginia Hudson

Hamilton county
Virginia Hudson, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 in the hospice care center. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Marie Kniffen

Other areas
HAYESVILLE, N.C. Marie Kniffen - 96, passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at her residence.Arrangements will be handled by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, Valley View Chapel.

Amos McKeehan

Hamilton county
Amos M. McKeehan, 89, of Soddy-Daisy, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012.He was born Oct. 16, 1922 in Dalton, Ga.Mr. McKeehan was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years Hazel McKeehan. He was a

Kenneth Newsom

Hamilton county
, Sr.Kenneth Lee Newsom, Sr., 57, of Harrison passed away on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. He had lived most of his life in the Chattanooga area. He was retired from Wheland Foundry, currently

Ricky Nipper

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Ricky L. Nipper, 64, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at his home. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday Aug. 13 at Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester. Visitation: 9 to 10:30

James Parton

Hamilton county
James Parton, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away at his home on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. He was born May 7, 1943 in Chattanooga, Tenn. James was a United States Army Veteran and he retired from

Frederick Patterson

Hamilton county
, IIIFrederick Patterson, III, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 in a local health care facility. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Tommie Proctor

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Tommie Ellis Proctor (Red Rooster), 79, a resident of Cleveland, passed away at his residence on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was of

Lee Pultz

Hamilton county
Lee Dennis Pultz, 61, a resident of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 in a Chattanooga health care facility. Lee was born in Sacramento, Calif., on Oct. 13, 1950 a son of

Frances Ramsey

Georgia
TUNNELHILL Rev. Frances Louise Rivers Ramsey, 93, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012.Home Going Service will be Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 1 p.m. from Shiloh Baptist Church, with Rev. Rodney Weaver officiating.Interment: West Hill

James Shannon

Georgia
ROSSVILLE James "Jim" L. Shannon, 76, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012.Jim has been a resident of Rossville since 1973 and was of the Christian faith. He served his country in the U.S. Air

Ovell Shaw

Hamilton county
Ovell Shaw, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2012 at her residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Da Shawn

Hamilton county
Da Shawn LaBron Kirkwood, 2 months old, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012.Survivors include his parents, Labron Kirkwood and Javanae Decree; grandparents, Jesse De Moorer, LaToya Kirkwood, Sylvester Kirkwood, Tommie Hale and Detra Jackson;

Mary Smith

Georgia
TRENTON Mary Francis Smith, 77, died Saturday morning Aug. 11, 2012. Services will be Monday, Aug. 13, at 3 p.m. in the chapel. Visitation is today, 1 p.m. till 8 p.m. and noon Monday

Dorothy Steele

Hamilton county
Dorothy Gibson Steele of Signal Mountain, widow of Dr. Willard Hinds Steele Jr., passed away on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012.She was born in Bellaire, Ohio on June 28, 1916. She attended public schools in

Erma Strickland

Georgia
TRION Erma Norene Strickland, 93, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012.Survivors: daughter, Marlene Quinton; grandchildren, Jamie Quinton, Jason Quinton; Great-grandchildren, Caleb Weissmann, Kamron Evans, Victoria Evens.Graveside service 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at West Hill

Philip Swope

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Philip Earl Swope, 81, passed away Thursday Aug. 9, 2012, at his residence.A native of Twin Falls, Idaho, he has lived in the Chickamauga area for the past 59 years and was formerly

Jerome Talley

Hamilton county
Jerome "Sonny" Talley, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 at his residence. He was a Vietnam War veteran and attended Howard High School. Survivors include wife, Vickie Talley; sons, Michael and Jerome
ROSSVILLE Cecil Eugene Tankersley, 84, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was

Patricia Ward

Hamilton county
Patricia J. "Tricia" Ward, 48, died on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 in a Knoxville hospital.She is survived by her husband, Bennie Ward, Jr.; sons, Allen, Tory and Terence Underwood and Bennie Ward III; sisters,

Carolyn Woodard

Hamilton county
Carolyn Shull Woodard went to be with the Lord, Friday, July 27, 2012, at Suncoast Hospice House, Magnolia Division after a lingering illness.She graduated from Central High School in Chattanooga in 1955. Moved to St.

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In memory
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