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Local Obits for Tue. Jul 24, 2012



Clifford Black

Georgia
TRENTON Clifford Burnell "Butch" Black, 55, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2012.He was a fork lift operator for Kenco Logistics, enjoyed fishing and member of Higdon Holiness Church.He was preceded in death by his
FLINTSTONE James Buffington, 51, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012, at his residence.He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Buffington; brother, Danny Buffington and wife, Brenda; nieces, Miranda Crochet and her husband, Manny, Brandy

Van Buren

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Van Buren Roden, 96, formerly of Powell, Ala., died Monday, July 23, 2012 at The Health Center at Standifer. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. CDTWednesday, July 25, 2012, from Rainsville

Hillard Coleman

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Hillard E. Coleman, 93, died Monday, July 23, 2012, in a local hospital.He was retired from Combustion Engineering and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II. Mr.

Arvil Cook

Hamilton county
Jr.Arvil William Cook Jr., 73, of Chattanooga, a beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather went home to be with the Lord Friday, July 20, 2012.He was preceded in death by his mother, Dessie

William Davis

Hamilton county
Jr.William Davis Jr., 72 of Harrison, passed away Friday, July 20, 2012, at his residence.He was a member of Faith Baptist Church and was owner of Davis Asphalt Co. for over 30 years. He

Jerry De

Hamilton county
Jerry J. De Lap, 73, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, July 20, 2012, after an arduous but courageous battle with Parkinson's disease.Born April 25, 1939 in Victory, Wis. to Berlie and Kathleen De Lap,

Frances DurhamUrffe

Hamilton county
rFrances E. Durham-Urffer, passed on to be with Jesus at 8:40 a.m. on Sunday, July 22, 2012.She was a native of Chattanooga and a member of Elizabeth Terrace Baptist Church.Surviving are her husband, Ron Urffer;

Maxine Gang

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Maxine Gang 79, died Monday, July 23, 2012, in a local health care facility.She devoted the majority of her life as a wife, mother, grandmother and servant for the Lord. Mrs. Gang was

Wallace Hodge

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Wallace Hodge, 75, died Sunday, July 22, 2012, at his residence.Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel.The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Heritage Funeral

Fred Hooper

Georgia
TUNNEL HILL Fred Hooper, 78, departed this life Sunday, July 22, 2012.He was born in Towns County, Ga., to the late Oscar and Bertha Hooper. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean

Barbara James

Hamilton county
Barbara Sue James, 74, a lifelong resident of Sale Creek, died Monday, July 23, 2012, at her home.She attended Sale Creek Church of God.She was preceded in husband, Charles James; parents, George and Lucille Townsend.Survivors

Samuel King

Hamilton county
Samuel King, 65, of Chattanooga, passed peacefully at home Monday, July 23, 2012, surrounded by his family.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 423- 877-3524.

Darlene Lacy

Alabama
STEVENSON Darlene Mitchell Lacy, 53, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2012, at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga.Darlene was the daughter of the late Marvin Edward and Betty Joan Batron Mitchell born June 27, 1959 in

Virginia Lewis

Hamilton county
Virginia Mae Lewis, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012, in the hospice care center. Funeral at 11 a.m. today at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Wayne Johnson as the eulogist.Burial: Chattanooga

Donnie Matthews

Tennessee
JASPER Donal "Donnie" Matthews, 83, went home to be with the Lord and his loving wife, Carolyn on Monday, July 23, 2012.Donnie served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army from 1950-1952 and was

Otis Morris

Hamilton county
Otis Morris, 53, passed away on Monday, July 23, 2012, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

James Morris

Alabama
GROVE OAK James "Jim" Morris, 82, passed away Monday, July 23, 2012, at Crossville Health Care.Funeral will be at 11 a.m. today, July 24, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial will be in Mount Pleasant

Shirley Mullis

Hamilton county
Shirley Jean Mullis, 77, of Chattanooga, died Monday, July 2, 2012 at her home.Mrs. Mullis was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was of the Baptist faith.She was the wife of the late, John A.

Susie Owens

Hamilton county
Susie Freeman Owens, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2012, in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Hoyt Parker

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Hoyt Parker, 81, passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2012.Survivors include daughters, Janie Brewer and Bobbie Bischoff, five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of

Bobby Patterson

Georgia
CHATSWORTH Bobby Ray "Slab" Patterson, 71, died Monday, July 23, 2012, at his residence.He was preceded in death by his parents, Erskin and Lola Patterson; brothers, Robert and Virgil Patterson; and a sister, Lucy

Margie Pierce

Georgia
RINGGOLD Margie Pierce, 90, died Monday, July 23, 2012, in a local health care facility.Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

Jim Poplin

Georgia
ROSSVILLE James Harold "Pop" Poplin Jr., 58, died Saturday, July 21, 2012, in a local hospital.He had been a resident of north Georgia for the past 35 years and was of the Baptist faith.

Teddy Sanders

Tennessee
TRACY CITY Teddy Ray Sanders, 59, passed away on Friday, July 20, 2012.Services were 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel.Interment was in Plainview Cemetery.Online condolences may be made atwww.fosterlayfuneralhome.net.Arrangemetns by Foster &

Margaret Skinner

Hamilton county
Margaret N. Skinner, 70, of East Ridge, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012, at her home.She enjoyed gardening, flowers, cooking and she was devoted to her family and NCIS. She was of the Baptist

Mary Smith

Georgia
RINGGOLD Mary C. Smith, 93, died peacefully Sunday, July 22, 2012, surrounded by her loving family in NHC in Fort Oglethorpe.She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Wright Smith; son, Jimmy Lee

Tawana Stoner

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Tawana Lynn Blair Stoner, 57, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2012, at her home.She was active with her late husband at the Alhambra Shrine Center. She worked for many years at DeSoto

Ida Stoner

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Ida Stoner, 91, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012, at a local health care facility.Mrs. Stoner was a native of Whitwell, Tenn., and had lived the past 29 years in the north

Ida Strickland

Hamilton county
Ida Richards Strickland, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, July 22, 2012, at a local hospital.Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home.

In MemoryINMEMORY

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INMEMORYHOSIE LEE ALEXANDERJuly 24, 2001Hosie Lee Alexander departed this life twelve years ago today, July 24, 2001."God saw he was getting weary, so He did what He thought was best; He came and stood beside

In MemoryBESSIE REDMON

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INMEMORYBessie M. McKibbens RedmonJuly 24, 1924-Nov. 11, 2009Mom, Happy 88th Birthday.We will always celebrate this day with a smile, remembering the joy and the tears on your face, so happy to have all of

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