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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 28, 2012



Elizhah Anderson

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Elizhah Jakob Anderson, age 3 months, passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012.Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the church.Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at Decherd Church of God.Interment at

Billy Barnes

Tennessee
WHITWELL Billy Ray Barnes, 73, passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012.He was preceded in death by his wife, Lora Avalee Barnes; parents, Forrest and Millie Ann Barnes; brother, J.H. Barnes; sisters, Eva Lusk, Martha

Lorene Blankenship

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Lorene Blankenship, 81, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012.Service at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with burial in Blankenship Cemetery.Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com.Visitation from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. CDTtoday.Arrangements

Hazel Brock

Hamilton county
Hazel Brock, 66, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Funeral services are 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, in the chapel with Rev. Don Taylor officiating. Burial is in Hamilton

Bernadette Corneil

Tennessee
SOUTH PITTSBURG Bernadette Casey Corneil, 74, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, after an extended illness.The daughter of the late Thomas and Ethel Engleman Casey, she was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic

Thelma Cox

Hamilton county
Thelma Cox, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 at a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Andrew Croft

Tennessee
Jr.CLEVELAND Andrew T. Croft Jr., passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.He is survived by his wife, Patricia Croft.An informal family service will be announced at a later date.Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and

Goldie Cunningham

Hamilton county
Goldie Mae Parks Cunningham, 97, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012.She was born on Feb. 4, 1915 in Luther, Okla. She was married to Clarence Cunningham in

Stanley Davis

Hamilton county
Stanley Byron Davis, PH.D, 48, of Hixson, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.Family requests in lieu of flowers donations to be made to Grace Church of the Nazarene, 6310 Dayton Blvd., Hixson, TN 37343.Arrangements

Peggy Deakins

Hamilton county
Peggy Shrum Deakins, 78, of East Brainerd, went home to be with family, friends and her Lord Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012.A native of Palmer, Tenn., Mrs. Deakins was a daughter of the late Andrew Jackson

Raymond Farley

Tennessee
DUNLAP Raymond "Buck" Farley, 77, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012.He was a member of Ewtonville Baptist Church where he volunteered on several mission trips. He established Farley

Elsie Fortune

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Elsie Geraldine Fortune, 80, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. Survivors include children, Gary Fortune, Marilyn and Danny Hill; grandchild, Kerrie Hill.Graveside service is 11 a.m. (EDT) today, Aug. 28, 2012 at Union

Sarah Gilbreath

Alabama
ALTOONA Sarah Busby Gilbreath, 92, passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012.Her funeral at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial in Town Creek Cemetery.Her family will receive friends from 4 until 8 p.m.
GROVE OAK Warren C. Gilliland, 90, passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at Dekaib Regional Hospital.Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today, Aug. 28, 2012, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with burial in

Brenda Hafley

Hamilton county
Brenda Kay Black Hafley, left this earth and entered heavens gate on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.After graduating from Red Bank High School, Brenda entered the Chattanooga Police Academy. She graduated and served the city of

Bobby Hinds

Hamilton county
Bobby Lamar Hinds, 59, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2012, at his residence.A native and lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Bobby was a self-employed auto mechanic and enjoyed riding motorcycles. He loved spending

Robert Hodge

Tennessee
SPRING CITY Robert Leo Hodge, 86, died Thursday Aug. 23, 2012 at his home. A graveside funeral service, was at 1 p.m. Saturday at Spring City Memorial Gardens,where he will be laid to rest

Anna Johnson

Hamilton county
Anna "Ann" Mae Johnson, 81, passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at The Terrace at Mountain Creek in Chattanooga.She was a member of Chickamauga Church of Christ.She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard

Ruth Lewis

Tennessee
ROCKWOOD Mildred Ruth Hagler Lewis went home to be with her Lord Jesus on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, after a brief stay in a local hospital.Ruth was the daughter of the late Oliver F. and

Martha Little

Hamilton county
Martha Jane Little, 85, of Spencer, Tenn., went to be with her Lord on Saturday, August 25, 2012.Funeral services will be held on today, Aug. 28, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with MSGR Al Humbrecht

Larry Mayhew

Hamilton county
KENSINGTON Larry Edwin Mayhew, 67, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Don McClain

Tennessee
SOUTH PITTSBURG Donald Clayton McClain, 76, died at his home on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012.Born in South Pittsburg, Don married his wife in 1956 at Holly Avenue United Methodist Church. Don retired from TVA,

Jane McGriff

Hamilton county
Jane Knox Prestwood McGriff, 70, passed away at the Haven Hospice House in Lake City, Fla., on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.Jane retired as a service manager from the Chattanooga Gas Co. She was of the

Rigsby Miller

Hamilton county
Rigsby Miller, 92, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, in a local health care facility.Funeral services will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with Rev.

Homer Neely

Georgia
ROSSVILLEHomer Edgar Neely, passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.A resident of the Harrison area for most of his life, he was a former employee of the Cavalier Corporation and was of the Baptist faith.He is

Ronald Pruett

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Ronald Pruett, 57, passed away on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, in a local hospice facility.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located at the end

Laura Rothwell

Hamilton county
Laura Rothwell, 84, of Red Bank, passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Funeral services are 1 p.m. today in the chapel with Richard Floyd officiating. Burial is in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Please

Blanch Strickland

Hamilton county
Blanch Flemister Strickland passed away Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012.She was preceded in death by her son, Johnnie Washington Strickland Jr.; parents, Bill and Pearl Flemister; brothers, Marvin, Edward, Willie B., Bill and Willie Floyd;

Marchant Terrell

Hamilton county
Marchant Terrell, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at a local nursing home.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Vivian Travis

Tennessee
TULLAHOMA Vivian Jean "Viva" Travis, 77, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, in Tullahoma.A graveside service was at 1 p.m. Monday at Dayton City Cemetery.Please share your memories of Viva on her on-line guest

Virginia Wakefield

Other areas
WALKERTOWN, N.C. Virginia Wall Wakefield, 87, devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, went home on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, to be with the Lord she loved and served faithfully all her life.She is survived

Willie Walker

Hamilton county
Willie J. Walker, 79, passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at his residence.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Jessie Woodard

Hamilton county
Jessie Lee Woodard, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Theresa Wynn

Hamilton county
Theresa Huguley Jones Wynn, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away suddenly on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

In MemoryJAMES A

In memory
April 17, 1933-Aug. 28, 2010In loving memory of a wonderful Husband, Father and Papaw. Your loving wife Jessie, Children Tony, Stephanie, Gina and Angie, Grandchildren Austin, Jared, Jessica, Justin, Will, Mattie and Dylan

In MemorySara Bodkin

In memory
Sara Jo McWhorter BodkinFeb. 8, 1948-Aug. 28, 2011Since you went home to be with our Lord, There is not a day that goes by that I dont miss you, my best friend, lover, partner, and

In MemoryCARL SWAFFORD

In memory
INMEMORYMay 28, 1908 - Aug 28, 1964Sadly missed by family and friends.
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