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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 19, 2012



Lucille Brown

Hamilton county
Lucille Priddy Brown, a long time resident of the Chattanooga area, went to heaven to be with her Lord on Wednesday, July 18, 2012.She was born and raised in Memphis, where she met and married

Elsie Collins

Hamilton county
Elsie Collins, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2012, in a local health care facility.She was a member of Greater Faith Temple Baptist Church where she was on the No.1 Usher Board, Pastors

Tom Cooley

Tennessee
DUNLAP Tommy "Tom" Cooley, 61, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at his home.He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Cooley; stepfather, John Paul Ashley; brother, Leon Cooley; and sisters, Mary K.

Delmont Deyhle

Tennessee
McDONALD Delmont David Deyhle, 74, passed away Wednesday morning, July 18, 2012, at his residence.Survivors and arrangements will be announced by Companion Funeral & Cremation Service who has charge of those arrangements.

Willie Ford

Hamilton county
Willie Beaty Ford, 79, East Ridge, died Monday, July 16, 2012, in a local hospital.She was a member of the River of Life Church. Mrs. Ford was a loving mother and grandmother, and a compassionate

Barbara Graham

Hamilton county
Barbara Jean Steagall Graham, 67, passed away on Feb. 21, 2011 in Chattanooga.Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Greenwood Cemetery.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
FLAT ROCK Martina Eloise Street Smith Hawthorne, 91, went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, July 17, 2012.She was a graduate of Dade County High School. Mrs. Hawthorne has been employed

Robert Hilt

Hamilton county
Robert Hilt, 72, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Betty Holcomb

Alabama
FLAT ROCK Betty Anderson Holcomb, 80, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Sylvania.Ms. Holcomb was retired from Lee Apparel. She was preceded in death by parents, Ulyess Greland and Olie Jane Hawkins Anderson; brothers,

Mildred Jackson

Hamilton county
Mildred Stinson Jackson, 88, of Red Bank, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012.Mildred was born in Cookeville, Tenn., and had lived all of her adult life in the Chattanooga area and was employed with the

Temple James

Tennessee
ETOWAH Temple Stewart James, 92, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Etowah Health Care Center.Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Green Hill Cemetery.No formal visitation will be

Barbara Johnson

Hamilton county
Barbara Louise Johnson, 45, passed away Friday, July 6, 2012.She gave her life over to Christ at an early age.Preceded in death by her father, Jimmy Green Sr., brother, Jimmy Green Jr.; sister, Shoran Howard.Survived

George Lane

Hamilton county
Jr.George Ulysses Lane Jr., 62 (Attorney) entered into rest Saturday, July 14, 2012.Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, July 20, at Murray Brothers Funeral Home-Cascade Chapel.Interment will take place at Greenwood Cemetery, Atlanta.Public Viewing

Robbie Lewis

Hamilton county
Robbie Dean "Mickie" Lewis, 78, of Graysville, Tenn., passed away on Monday, July 16, 2012. The funeral service will be 1 p.m. today, July 19, 2012 at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Ted

George Maddox

Hamilton county
George Maddox, of Chattanooga, was given his wings Friday, June 29 2012, after a lengthy illness.George attended East 5th Street Elementary and Junior High School. He was a graduate of Howard High School class of

Rubie Martin

Hamilton county
Rubie Cate Dilbeck Martin, 98, a longtime resident of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2012, in Stockbridge, Ga.She was a J.C. Penney retiree and active in the East Lake community as a member

Dean McCartt

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Dean McCartt, 83, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012.Survivors include children, Sandra Richmond and husband, Troy, Andra Pippenger and husband, Terry; four grandchildren.Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.Visitation is 11

Margaret McDonald

Hamilton county
Margaret McDonald, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at her home.Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Chattanooga Memorial Park with Chaplain Jack Nichols officiating.No visitation is scheduled.Visit www.heritagefh.com to

Anthony Paris

Hamilton county
Sr.Anthony DeWayne Paris Sr., 50, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 13, 2012.The body will lie-in-state after 9 a.m. today with the funeral to follow at noon in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home.Burial

Myrtle Parks

Georgia
RINGGOLD Myrtle Ramona Dunn Parks, 83, passed away Tuesday July 17, 2012.A lifelong resident of the Catoosa County area, she was a former employee of Parkside Nursing Home and was a member of Cornerstone

Ethan Reeves

Alabama
BRYANT Ethan Blake Reeves, 21, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012.He was a lifelong resident of Bryant, he was known for his generosity and was a member of Floral Crest Seventh-Day Adventist Church.He was

George Schmidt

Hamilton county
George B. Schmidt, 87, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012, joining his beloved wife, Wynetta, in the presence of the Lord.A native of Beloit, Kan., he had lived in Chattanooga for many years.George was a

Terry Shannon

Hamilton county
Terry Lawrence Shannon, 47, passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2012, at Hospice of Chattanooga.He was employed at McKee Foods.Survivors include his parents, Henry C. and Mildred W. Shannon; sisters, LaJune S. Ray, Fayetteville, N.C.

Deborah Sheppard

Hamilton county
Deborah Sue Sheppard, 58, of Ooltewah, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in a local health care facility.She retired from McKee Bakery and was a member of Field Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church. She was

Mayme SmelserReed

Hamilton county
Mayme Elizabeth Smelser-Reed, of East Ridge, passed away at home Saturday, July 14, 2012.She was born to her parents on Dec. 22, 1969 in Germany while her father served in the United States Army.She was
ROSSVILLE Mitchell Strawbridge, 73, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 18, 2012.He had lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life and was a member

Jacqueline Twilley

Hamilton county
Jacqueline "Jackie" Denise Twilley, 51, passed away on Friday, July 13, 2012, at a local hospital.She was employed at the Chattanooga Housing Authority.She was preceded in death by her father, David Twilley Sr.Survivors include her

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