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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 20, 2012



Joyce Bethune

Georgia
TRENTON Fannie Joyce Bethune, 81, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2012.She was a homemaker and of the Church of God faith.She was preceded in death by her husband, Birdie B. Bethune, daughter, Betty Joyce

Percy Billings

Hamilton county
Sr.Percy Lee Billings Sr., 70, passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2012 in Titusville, Fla.Local arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Aldean Blackmon

Hamilton county
Jr.,Aldean Blackmon Jr. passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Robert Bowman

Hamilton county
Robert Bowman, 66, of Pikeville, passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2012.He was of the Church of God faith and preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Bowman; parents, Newt and Lona Mae Bowman and

Elsie Collins

Hamilton county
Elsie Collins, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2012, in a local health care facility.Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Nathaniel Carter

Marjorie Covington

Hamilton county
Marjorie Mahoney Covington, 86, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 19, 2012, in a local hospital.Mrs. Covington taught 4th Grade at McBrien Elementary for 25 years. She was a member of

Marie Easterly

Tennessee
WHITWELL Marie Minter Easterly, 78, of North Augusta, S.C., formerly of Whitwell passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012.Marie was a member of Hillview Methodist Church and The Eastern Star. She was preceded in death

Fred Gordon

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Fred Chester Gordon, 69, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at a local hospital.His passions in life were his family, woodworking, sports especially football and teaching the Gospel.He was preceded in death

Richard Hairston

Hamilton county
Richard Hairston, 73, passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Wendell Higgins

Tennessee
WHITWELL Wendell W. "Firecracker" Higgins, 65, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012.He was preceded in death by his father, Ott Higgins; "other, Martha Higgins Kilgore; three brothers, Willie "Tootler" Higgins, Howard "Beaver" Higgins, Haskel

Donald Hobbs

Hamilton county
Donald Marion Hobbs, 74, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, July 14, 2012.Survivors include his wife, Faye Hobbs.A graveside service was held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Cofer Cemetery.Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services,

Leroy Hogan

Tennessee
McDONALD Leroy Hogan, 69, a resident of McDonald, was escorted by the angels to claim his place in Gods heavenly kingdom on Sunday, July 15, 2012. Leroy was born in South Pittsburg, Tenn.,

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

Greg Johnson

Hamilton county
James Gregory "Greg" Johnson, 43, a resident of Ooltewah, passed away on Sunday morning, July 15, 2012.Greg a lifelong resident of this area was born in Cleveland Tenn., on July 30, 1968 a son of

Wendell Jones

Tennessee
SHELBYVILLE Wendell Thomas Jones, 21, formerly of Decherd, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Heritage Medical Center. Visitation is noon-2 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at Moore-Cortner Chapel with funeral services at 2 p.m.

William Knight

Georgia
ROCKY FACE William "Fatty" Knight, 45, died Thursday, July 19, 2012.Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. Saturday, July 21, from the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Tunnel Hill. The family will receive

Addie Lea

Tennessee
SOUTH PITTSBURG Addie Lea Hookey Moore, 93, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012.Funeral services will be 10 a.m. CDTSaturday, July 21, at Rogers Funeral Home, South Pittsburg Chapel. Interment will be in Cumberland View Cemetery.Condolences

Virginia Lewis

Hamilton county
Virginia Lewis, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012, in the hospice care center.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Doug Marcum

Hamilton county
John Douglas "Doug" Marcum, of Hixson, passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2012. He was 69 years old.Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Shannon McDowell

Hamilton county
Shannon Drew McDowell, 27, of Chattanooga passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012.He was born Jan. 2, 1985 in Dalton, Ga., and was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia Area.Shannon was a member

Nealie McTaggart

Hamilton county
Nealie Ruth McTaggart, 92, of East Ridge, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012.She was a homemaker, and a loving wife, mother and grandmother.Mrs. McTaggart was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Lee McTaggart.Survivors include

Lula OShields

Hamilton county
Lula Mae OShields, 73 of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 18, 2012, surrounded by family. Originally from Peeks Corner, Ala., she lived her adult life in the Chattanooga area, retiring from DM Steward. She

Gary Palmer

Tennessee
DAYTON Gary Gene Palmer, 59, died Friday, July 13, 2012.Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today, July 20, 2012, at Morgan Springs Cemetery, Dayton.Arrangements by Vanderwall Funeral Home.

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

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

Ian Verhey

Hamilton county
Ian Patrick Verhey, infant son of Megan and Dustin Verhey of Hixson, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012.A memorial service may be at a later date.Condolences and memories may be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com. Arrangements

Wanda Wilbanks

Alabama
FYFFE Wanda Wilbanks, 83, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at Rose Manor Assisted Living Center at Geraldine.Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday from Kirk Memorial Garden.Visitation from 1 p.m. until time of

Charles Williams

Hamilton county
Jr.Charles Williams Jr., of Chattanooga, died Thursday, July 19, 2012, at a local hospital.Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home.

In MemoryLULA HAMILTON

In memory
INMEMORYLULA BELL HAMILTONNov. 16, 1919-July 20, 2011Forever in our hearts.Love, your Family and Friends

In MemoryERIC LAYNE

In memory
INMEMORYJuly 20, 1970-March 29, 2011We thought of you with love today, but that was nothing new. We thought about you yesterday, and days before that too.We think of you in silence, we often speak your

In MemoryWILLIE MAE

In memory
April 22, 1918 - July 20, 2007Love from your husband and family. The Howards, Owens, Griffins, Moores, Sparks and Jacksons

In MemoryBILL WINKLER

In memory
Bill WinklerWho went Home to be with the Lord July 20th, 2011.It broke our hearts to let you go. You did not go alone, for part of us went with you the day
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