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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 31, 2012



William Allen

Hamilton county
William Brooks Allen, 88, of Chattanooga died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, in a local healthcare center. Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Tim Tinsley officiating.Burial will

Earlene Bailey

Alabama
RAINSVILLE Earlene Pope Bailey, 78, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, at Shepherds Cove, Albertville, Ala.Funeral at 3 p.m. CDT Saturday from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial in Mount View Memory Gardens.Visitation 6-8 p.m. CDT

Gregory Brown

Tennessee
Sr.DAYTON Gregory Alan Brown Sr., 46, died unexpectedly Monday afternoon, Aug. 27, 2012, in Dayton.He was born March 11, 1966 in Chattanooga and was preceded in death by his father, Victor Earl Brown

Gary Brown

Hamilton county
Gary L. Brown, 52, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Eva Churchwell

Other areas
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. Eva Gladys Churchwell died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at 93 years of age.She is survived by numerous relatives including Bill Roper of Hilton Head who cared for her over the past

Mary Cobb

Hamilton county
May Elna "Sister" Cobb, 85, of Soddy-Daisy, formerly of Dyersburg, Tenn., died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, at Soddy-Daisy Healthcare.She was a retired telephone operator for Bell South, member of North Cleveland Baptist Church in Cleveland,

Thelma Cox

Hamilton county
Thelma "Tiney" Lee Cox, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, in a local hospital.Funeral at noon Friday in the chapel of the Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Terrance Hannah as the eulogist.Burial:

willie Craighead

Hamilton county
Willie CraigheadWillie Craighead, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Ronald Creek

Hamilton county
Ronald Boyd "Ron" Creek, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at his home.He was born Feb. 11, 1932.Ron was an engineer and retired from Combustion Engineering.He was preceded in death by his parents, Byron D.

Stanley Davis

Hamilton county
Stan Byron Davis, PH.D died Aug. 25, 2012 at his home in Hixson.He was born in Anniston, Ala., on Aug. 2, 1964. During his 48 years on this earth, he lived every day to the

Mary Duffey

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Mary Rebecca Fletcher Duffey, 97, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.She was a lifelong resident of the Rossville area and was a member of Grand Center Baptist Church, Chickamauga.She was preceded in
ROSSVILLE Charlotte Ann Flannigan, 77, went home to see Jesus on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.She was born Jan. 3, 1935, to the late George and Mildred Patterson. She was employed by W.M. Cline Photo

Buford Fox

Georgia
TRION Buford Adolphus Fox, 87, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2012.Survivors include wife, Maggie Fox; sons, Buford (Maria) Fox, David (Holley) Fox; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at

Clarence Hale

Alabama
DAWSON Clarence Casper Hale, 62, passed away Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at DeKalb Regional Hospital.Funeral will be 1 p.m. CDT Saturday from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial at a later date.Visitation noon today.

Howard Hamby

Hamilton county
Harvey "Howard" Hamby, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. at his home.He was born Nov. 30, 1937 in Dayton, Tenn., to the late Arley Hamby and Katherine Lucy Howard-Hamby. He was

Thomas Jenkins

Hamilton county
Thomas Cordell Jenkins, 66, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, at his residence.Tom was a graduate of Kirkman Technical School and Chattanooga State and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He

Charlie Jones

Hamilton county
Charlie Lee Jones, 86, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012.He was of Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nathaniel and Pearl Jones; five sisters, four

Judith Ketchersid

Tennessee
ATHENS Judith Corvin "Judi" Ketchersid, 67, was welcomed into the loving arms of her Savior on Friday, Aug. 30, 2012, She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Jeanette Anderson Corvin.She is

Pat Malone

Hamilton county
Pat Malone, 77, died Tuesday, August 28, 2012, in a local nursing home.Long in mortgages and finance in New Jersey and Georgia, Pat worked for Hamilton County after moving back to Chattanooga. Pat was of

Dandy Millwood

Tennessee
Dandy Lavon Millwood, 64, of Signal Mountain, died at his home Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. He was preceded in death by a son, Pete Millwood; parents, Allen and Annie Lamb Miliwood; and two brothers.Survivors

Audra Norris

Tennessee
DAYTON Audra Lee Norris, 76, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at Rhea Medical Center.Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Clyde Fitzgerald officiating.Visitation from 11

Larry Pittman

Hamilton county
Larry Wayne Pittman, 45, of Ooltewah, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

George Ransom

Hamilton county
George Ransom, 68, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Demetrius Rooks

Hamilton county
Sr.Demetrius Lawan Rooks Sr., 47, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, in a local hospital.He was employed by Chattanooga Housing Authority. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Cillius Scott, Geneva

Juanita Smith

Georgia
Juanita Joyce Smith, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at her residence.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with Rev. Leon Champion and Rev.

Willie Swint

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Willie Cecil Swint, 76, passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at his residence.He was born in Carrollton, Ga., to the late Mr. Mose and Mrs. Willie Mae Favors Swint on June 9, 1936.Funeral service

Freddie Teague

Other areas
OWASSO, Okla. Freddie Ray Teague, 78 years young, went home to be with the heavenly father on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.He was born Jan. 8, 1934 in Soddy-Daisy. He is the son of Fred

Marchant Terrell

Hamilton county
Marchant Nelson Terrell, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at a local nursing home.He was a 1968 graduate of Howard High School. He was employed by the Chattanooga Fire Department for 17

Dan Tolliver

Hamilton county
Dan Tolliver, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, in the Hospice Care Center..Funeral service at 10 a.m. today in the Taylor Funeral Home chapel.Burial: Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Cynthia Tripp

Hamilton county
Cynthia Barbara McCoy Tripp, 93, of Chattanooga went home peacefully to be with her Lord, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Greenwood Cemetery with Pastor Scott Young officiating.Arrangements

Willie Walker

Hamilton county
Willie James Walker, 79, passed away on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, in Chattanooga.He was formerly employed with Tennessee Alloy Chemical Co. of Bridgeport, Ala. He was a member of New Vernon Grove Baptist Church.He was

Jessica Ward

Hamilton county
Jessie Emily Ward, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Megan Weaver

Tennessee
GRUETLI-LAAGER Mrs. Megan OBrien Weaver, 42, died Wednesday Aug. 29, 2012. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Brother James Caldwell officiating with burial to follow in Burketts

Jessie Woodard

Hamilton county
Jessie Lee Woodard, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at a local hospital.She was formerly employed by Erlanger Hospital and was a member of Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church.She was preceded in

Teresa Young

Georgia
RINGGOLD Teresa Dianne Young, 59, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.She was a lifelong resident of the Ringgold area and was a member of Community Baptist Church, Rock Spring.She was preceded in death by

Jim Young

Hamilton county
James "Jim" Donald Young, 59, of Red Bank, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012.He was of the Baptist faith.He was preceded in death by his parents, O.D. and Odell Young.Survivors include

In MemoryDOROTHY HOWARD

In memory
Dorothy L. HowardDec. 2, 1929 - Aug. 31, 2007There are some events that you never forget. When you left us that was a life-changer. You remain in our thoughts daily. Till we meet again,

In MemoryAnthony L

In memory
Anthony L. BennAug. 31, 1964- Oct. 25, 1999"O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good; for His Mercy endureth forever." Psalm 136:1You are forever in our thoughts and hearts. We all love and
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