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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 16, 2012



Jimmy Arnold

Tennessee
Sr.WINCHESTER Jimmy Wayne Arnold Sr., 72, passed away Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at Harton Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness.Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at Scott Cemetery

Mildred Avery

Tennessee
DAYTON Mildred Williams Avery, 93, passed Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, in Dayton.Funeral at 5 p.m Sunday in the funeral home chapel.Burial in Rhea Memory Gardens.www.vanderwallfh.com.Arrangements by Vanderwall Funeral Home in Dayton where they will

Bobby Calloway

Hamilton county
Sr.Bobby Gene Calloway Sr., 77, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, in an Atlanta hospital.He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was preceded in death by his father,

Georgie Clack

Tennessee
SPRING CITY Georgie Clack, 94, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.Funeral services at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. Interment in Glen Alice Cemetery.Visitation is from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday

Betty Dennis

Hamilton county
Betty Hammonds-Dennis, 67, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, in hospice care in Marietta, Ga.Her funeral will be at noon Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church with Burial following at

Jackie Drew

Hamilton county
Jackie Drew, 87, of Jasper, Tenn., went home peacefully to be with the Lord and her family members on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012.A former resident of Lookout Valley, Jackie was an active member of Lookout

Kathy Everett

Tennessee
GRAYSVILLE Kathy Danette Everett, 43, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at her home.She was a lifelong resident of Graysville, and of the Church of God faith.She was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, J.P.

Ethel Farrow

Hamilton county
Ethel E. Farrow, 101, died on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in Chattanooga.Survivors include her children, Shirley Evans and Joyce Dunnigan; eight grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; five nieces, three nephews.Funeral services will held at 11

Alice Golden

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Alice Irene Golden, 80, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.Survivors: children, Ronnie Golden, Joyce Golden, Robert Golden, Debra Pak, Lesia Schreckenghost, Regina Bivens, Renee Golden.Services are 5 p.m. Friday at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.Visitation

Austin Griffith

Hamilton county
Austin "Mac" Griffith went Home to be with the Lord after battling cancer on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012.Mac was a resident of Chickamauga, Ga. He was a devoted son, father and grandfather. Mac in his

Joe Jones

Tennessee
BELVIDERE Joe Milton Jones, 79, passed away Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.The funeral at Watson-North Funeral Home at 4 p.m. Saturday.Interment in Shady Grove Cemetery in Flintville. Visitation from 5-9

Tommy Jordan

Tennessee
Sr.JASPER Tommy D. Jordan Sr., 73, longtime owner and operator of Tommy Jordan Roofing, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at his home following an extended illness.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced

Thomas King

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Thomas L. King, 91, passed away Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at a healthcare facility in Rossville.He was born on Dec. 1, 1920 in Dunlap, Tenn.. He was a member of Big

Jayne McBride

Hamilton county
Jayne Edwina McBride, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at her home.She was born Oct. 9, 1919 in White County, Tenn., to the late John E. and Hester Pruitt McBride.She was a

Lois McGan

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Lois "Joy" McGan, 71, departed this life on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012.She was born in Chattanooga to the late John and Pearl Reel and was of the Baptist faith.She was also preceded in

Wanda Miller

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Wanda Muriel Smith Miller, 57, of Alamogrdo, N.M., died Sunday, May 6, 2012.She was a former native of Pikeville.A graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. CDT Friday at Collier Cemetery.Announcement by Putnam-Reed

Hazel Mizelle

Hamilton county
Hazel Haughton Mizelle, 88, of Hixson, died on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012.Interment will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery. There will be no services.Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson,

Becky Newsome

Tennessee
MONTEAGLE Becky Newsome, 55, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at her nieces home.Graveside service 11 a.m. today in Monteagle Cemetery with Minister Carl Brown officiating.Arrangements by Cumberland Funeral Home, 207 Mabee Ave., Monteagle, TN37356,

Charles Quarles

Hamilton county
Charles A. Quarles, 82, of Hixson, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in a local hospital.Charles was of the Baptist faith. He was a retired city of Chattanooga Police officer with 26 years of service.Survivors

Minnie Sauer

Hamilton county
Minnie Sauer, 95, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.She was born on Aug. 7, 1917 near London, Ky., to Adam and Louisa Konitzer Schott.Minnie was an avid

Cheryl Seats

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Cheryl Seats, 66, passed away Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Charlene Shadden

Hamilton county
Charlene Crowe Shadden, 73, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.Charlene was born in Chattanooga to the late Charlie and Queen Crowe. She was a graduate of Red

Ovell Shaw

Hamilton county
Ovell Shaw, 103, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at her residence.Funeral at 1 p.m. today at Westside Baptist Church with Pastor Timothy Careathers as the officiant and Pastor Reginald Poindexter, eulogist.Burial: Highland

Girlie Smith

Tennessee
DAYTON Josephine "Girlie" Smith, 83, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Rhea Medical Center.Funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel. She will be laid to rest in Rhea

Glenford Snead

Hamilton county
Glenford W. Snead, 46, of Ooltewah, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012.Survivors: mother, Georgia Snead; life partner, Michael Dunn; brothers, Mark Adam Snead and Preston (LaChrista) SneedGraveside service is 2 p.m. Friday at Lee Cemetery in

JC Tankersley

Hamilton county
J.C. Tankersley, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at his residence.Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. today, Aug. 16, 2012, at the funeral home with Dr. Raymond Hodge officiating.Burial will

Hattie Terrell

Hamilton county
Hattie B. Thompson Terrell, 85, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at her home. She was retired from Blue Cross.She was preceded in death by her husband, T. C. Terrell; son, William Darneel Thompson

Leslie Walker

Hamilton county
Leslie Lebron Walker passed away Monday, Aug. 6, 2012.Survivors: wife, Ivoy; children, Nabron, Leslie Jr., Elgin, Michelle, Anndra; father, Dan; aunt, Ella Lay, other relatives and friends. The body will lie in state from 8:30-10

William Wann

Hamilton county
William Lowery Wann, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012.Born Feb. 18, 1936, Mr. Wann was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga.He was a loving son, husband and father. He was a graduate of

Willie Warren

Alabama
JASPER Willie Reid Warren, 69, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at Baptist Medical Center Walker.He work in the trucking industry for 47 years in Illinois, Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia. Was rewarded 3 million

Annie Williams

Tennessee
SOUTH PITTSBURG Annie Mae Hale "Miss Bunk" Williams, 93, died Tuesday, Aug, 14, 2012, at her home.The daughter of the late Harry and Pearl Hale, she was also preceded in death by her husband,

In MemoryJAYDEN

In memory
INMEMORYJAYDEN LEE EAVESAug. 16, 2006 - Aug. 17, 2006I Miss YouEvery second of every day for the rest of my life, I will miss you until we meet again, Iwill carry your memory in my

In MemoryDORIS SMITH

In memory
Doris Marie SmithMarch 23, 1951 - Aug. 9, 2012Memorial Service to be held at Lynnwood Baptist Church, Lafayette, GeorgiaSaturday, Aug. 18th at 2pm.For information call 423-364-3303.

In MemoryFred Wyatt

In memory
MR FRED WYATT SR.July 22, 1932 - Aug 16, 2007Deepest Love and Fondest Memories.Wife, Virginia Wyatt; Children, Joel, Austin, Sharon, Taunia, Darryl, Kelvin and Grandchildren.
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