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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 13, 2012


LaFAYETTE Rev. Robert Lewis Bledsoe, departed this life to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012. He was born May 20, 1922 in LaFayette, Ga. He

Helen Bosley

GEORGETOWN Helen Bosley, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, she was 95. She was a native of Gassaway, W. Va., but had lived in the Chattanooga area for the past several years.She was of the

Howard Brown

Hamilton county
William Howard Brown, 90, of Hixson passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012.Howard lived most of his life in the Hamilton County area and was retired from Roadway Express. He was a member of

Elizabeth Cipielewsk

Hamilton county
i Elizabeth Cipielewski, born July 26, 1924 in Detroit, Mich., died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 due to complications from surgery.She was preceded in death by her husband, father, mother, sister and brother.She will always be

Bruce Farmer

WHITWELL Bruce A. Farmer, 74, passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012.He was preceded in death by his wife, Hassie Nunley Farmer; father, Woodrow Farmer; mother and step-father, Lillian and Junior Mosier; grandson, JacobTate.Those left

Carl Gill

, Jr., WILDWOOD Carl Jackson "Jack" Gill, Jr., 81, died at his residence Sunday morning Aug. 12, 2012. Mr. Gill was a retired farmer. Graveside family services will be held 11 a.m. today in

Shirley Guthrie

CLEVELAND Shirley Alene Guthrie, 74, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 at a local hospital.Survivors: husband, Franklin D. Guthrie; son and daughter-in-law, Newton and Jennifer Guthrie; four grandchildren; three sisters and four brothers.Services: 11:00 a.m.

Sophia Harmon

ROSSVILLE Sophia Marie Harmon, 85, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 at her residence.Mrs. Harmon was a native of Hastings, N.Y., but had lived most of her life in the Rossville area and

Brenda Judge

SPENCER Brenda Mae Judge, 52, formerly of Winchester passed away on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at Highlands Medical Center in Sparta. She was born May 22, 1960 in Chicago, Ill. Services will be

Betty Lemons

Hamilton county
Betty Suzanne Lemons, passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Twice married and widowed, she was the wife of the late James E. Lemons, Sr., and the late 1st Lt.

Andrew McClendon

SPRINGCITY Andrew McClendon, 53, died Saturday Aug. 11, 2012.Funeral services will be today at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. The family will receive friends today from 5 to 7 p.m.

Ricky Nippers

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

Bill Nolen

Hamilton county
William "Bill" Lawrence Nolen Jr., 65, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Saturday July 14, 2012. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, Bill graduated from Rossville High School and served four years in the U.S.

Melvin Parrish

CHICKAMAUGA Melvin Franklin Parrish, 66, passed away Saturday Aug. 11, 2012.He was born in Chickamauga to the late Melvin Thomas Parrish and Tressie Amy Shannon Parrish. He was a lifelong resident of the Chickamauga

James Parton

Hamilton county
James Parton, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away at his home on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Ed

Rebecca Rigsby

DUNLAP Rebecca Bell Harville Rigsby, 93, died in a Pikeville hospital Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012. She was of the Baptist faith.Preceded in death by her husband, John Thomas Rigsby; sons, George Rigsby, John Burton

Ornatta RobinsonSpa

Hamilton county
rksOrnatta Darlene "Nikki" Robinson-Sparks, 49, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012 at a local hospital. She was a former employee at Pilgrims Pride.She was preceded in death by her mother, Johnnie Kate Reid; father,

Sheila Roe

Hamilton county
Sheila Pauline Roe, 50, of Chattanooga passed away on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Shelley Blevins; brother-in-law, Jackie Lewis and two grandchildren.Survivors include her

James Shannon

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

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, Valerie Decree, Jesse De Moorer, LaToya Kirkwood, Sylvester Kirkwood, Tommie Hale and

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: wife, Vickie Talley; sons, Michael and Jerome Talley,

Hattie Terrell

Hamilton county
Hattie B. Terrell, 85, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 in Chattanooga, Tenn.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Paul Tilley

Hamilton county
Paul Raymond Tilley, 73, of Hixson went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. He grew up in Dayton and had lived in the Chattanooga area his adult life.Paul was retired

Kelly Underdown

Hamilton county
Kelly Gene Underdown, 63, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Friday Aug. 10, 2012. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was a retired employee of EPB where he worked for 34 years, a retired

George Upton

, Jr. FORTOGLETHORPE George Monroe Upton, Jr., 71, passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012. He was a member of New Haven Baptist Church. George was a Master Mason, Past Master of the East


In memory
INMEMORYDONALD V. MARBURYDON-DONAug. 13, 1967-June 28, 1994HAPPY BIRTHDAYWe all love and miss you each day, but God had a better plan.Momma, Barbara, Sister, Brothers, Nieces, Nephews and other Relatives


In memory
INMEMORYJan. 27, 1954-Aug. 13, 2011In Loving RemembranceIts been a year-and yesterday.We will never be the same as we were before our loss, but we are ever so much better for having had you to lose.Forever


In memory
INMEMORYHattie B. PuckettApril 10, 1910 - Aug. 13, 2007We love and miss you so much.Inez, Rosalind, Beulah, Carolyn, and Families.
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