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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 26, 2012



Robert Akins

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Robert L. Akins, 80, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012, at his residence.Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Saturday from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial in Walkers Chapel.Family will receive 5-8 p.m. today,

Percy Billings

Hamilton county
Sr.Percy Lee Billings Sr., 70, (Retired, M.Sgt.) of Titusville, Fla., passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2012.He is survived by two daughters, Areita Rena Billings and Patricia Billings; one son Percy Billings Jr.; a

Diane Brown

Tennessee
DELANO 0151 Diane Brown, 51, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at her residence.Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday, July 27, in the South Chapel, Bordwine Funeral Home.Interment following service at Delano Cemetery.Visitation 6 to

David Butler

Georgia
TRENTON David Eugene Butler, 58, died Monday, July 23, 2012.Visit www.RyanFuneralHome.net to share memories and condolences and to view full obituary.There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Mr. Butler will be cremated

Barbara Cobble

Georgia
RINGGOLD Barbara Christian Potts Cobble, 77, died on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at her residence.She was the daughter of the late Roy and Clara Christian. Barbara was a member of Rock Spring United

William Coleman

Georgia
Sr.MOULTRIE William Preston Coleman Sr., 69, passed away Oct. 7, 2010, in Albany, Ga.He was preceded in death by his parents, David Preston Coleman and Odessa Parks Coleman MeLemore; and son, James Daniel

Wayne Conley

Georgia
SAVANNAH SFC Wayne Conley, U.S. Army (Retired), 72, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, under the care of Hospice Savannah.Mr. Conley was born on July 25, 1940 in Chattanooga, the son of the late John Ishmael

Jerry Daugherty

Hamilton county
Jerry "Barney" Daugherty, 61, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012.Survivors: wife, Charlotte Daugherty; and son, Nick Daugherty.Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Friday at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.At Barneys request he wanted all car club members

Doyle Davis

Tennessee
POWELLS CROSSROADS 1 Doyle Davis, 70, died Wednesday morning, July 25, 2012, at his home.He was a member of Kellys Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder.He was preceded in death by

Bertram Ferrell

Alabama
BIRMINGHAM Bertram Frank Ferrrell, 93, died on Tuesday, July 24, 2012.Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Avondale United Methodist Church in Birmingham. The family will receive friends

Therman Hudson

Hamilton county
Dr. Dr. Therman Parks Hudson, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, July 23, 2012, at his home.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today in the Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Dean

Calvin Janssen

Hamilton county
Dr. Calvin Janssen went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday, July 23, 2012.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev.

Don Kessler

Alabama
IDER Russell Donald "Don" Kessler, 53, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at his residence.Survivors include, wife, Debby Holland Kessler; father, Russell Kessler; brothers, Danny Kessler and Clayton O'Neal, aunt, Marjorie Cook; step-father, Wayne Duke;

Samuel King

Hamilton county
Samuel King, 65, of Chattanooga, passed peacefully at home Monday, July 23, 2012, surrounded by his family. Samuel was a tile setter for all his life. He loved the Lord and his family. He

Anthony Kyles

Hamilton county
Anthony "Red" Kyles, 61, passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2012.He was born on May 29, 1951 in Chattanooga, to Marie and Edward Kyles who preceded him in death. Also, preceding him in death are

Kathy Lawson

Alabama
BRIDGEPORT Kathy Lawson, 57, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012. Visitation will be from 10-9 p.m. CDT today and the Funeral will be at 2 p.m. CDT Friday, July 27, from the Valley Funeral Home

Tennyson Mack

Hamilton county
Tennyson Mack, passed away Monday, July 23, 2012, at his residence.Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

William Manning

Hamilton county
Sr.William W. "Bill" Manning Sr. 90, of East Ridge, died Monday, July 23, 2012, at his home.He was born Feb. 21, 1922, in Chattanooga to the late Robert P. and Mona Manning. He was

Rodney Miller

Hamilton county
Rodney Dale Miller, 30, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 22, 2012.Services will be at noon today, July 26, 2012, in the funeral home chapel with Jeff Gann officiating.Burial

Doug Miller

Georgia
Trenton James Douglas "Doug" Miller, 82, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2012.He was a lifelong resident of Dade County, retired from Combustion Engineering, former Dade County Commissioner of Roads and Revenue 1972-1976, was

William Noles

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE William Floyd "Billy" Noles, 72, died July 24, 2012. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday, July 27, 2012 at Mason Funeral Home.Visitation is 6 until 8 p.m. today. For guestbook, please go online

Dale Payne

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Dale J. Payne, 75, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2012.He was a member of Bible Baptist Church and had retired from Astec Industries after 20 years of service. His passions in life were

Dorsey Pittman

Hamilton county
Dorsey Young Pittman, 68, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2012 at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Louisa Powell

Georgia
RISING FAWN Louisa Jane Powell, a lifelong resident of Rising Fawn, 91 passed away July 25, 2012.She was a homemaker and attended Sulphur Springs Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband,

Jewell Preston

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Jewel "Judy" Preston, 75, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012. She had lived most of her life in the Chattanooga and North Georgia area where she retired from Roper in 2002 with 10
RINGGOLD Gearldean Putnam 73, made her transition from this life to her heavenly father on Tuesday, July 24, 2012.She was courageous in her battle against Rheumatic Heart and Pulmonary Hypertension.She was a
FRANKLIN SPRINGS Elmaise T. Register, 81, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 12, 2012, after a lengthy battle of cancer.She was raised in Quincy, Fla., but lived in Franklin Springs, Ga., at the time

Virgil Sanders

Alabama
RAINSVILLE Virgil C. Sanders, 80, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at his residence.Survivors include wife, Glenda; children, stepchildren grandchildren and stepgrandchildren.Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. CDT Saturday, July 28, from Mountain

Karen Sarg

Georgia
RINGGOLD Karen Lynn Sarg, 48, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at her residence.Karen grew up in Florida, lived in California for 12 years, and was a resident of Catoosa County for five years.

Garland Sexton

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Garland Ray Sexton, 76, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at his residence.Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with Pastor Chris Hulsey, Clarence

Briggs Smith

Hamilton county
Briggs Smith, 53 of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 23, 2012.Briggs was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was the son of the late Charles and Clyde Smith. He

Joseph Smith

Hamilton county
Sr.Joseph Allen Smith Sr., 57, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2012.He was the son of the late Glyn Willard and Mary Bell Smith.Joseph was born in Waycross, Ga., grew up in

Agnes Terry

Georgia
EVANS Agnes Wren Terry, 95, wife of 62 years to the late Fred L. Terry Sr., entered into rest on Monday, July 23, 2012.Agnes was a resident of Chattanooga from 1963 until 1986. She

Charles Williams

Hamilton county
Jr.Charles Williams, Jr., of Chattanooga departed this life Thursday, July 19, 2012.Mr. Williams was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force and retired after 22 years of service for his country.He was preceded

Eugene Wooten

Hamilton county
Eugene Wooten, 82, of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, July 24, 2012.He was born on Dec. 15, 1929, son of the late Walter and Beulah Wooten.

In MemoryWilliam aposBuckyapos

In memory
William "Bucky" E. HousleyJuly 26, 1954-Feb. 21, 1996HAPPY BIRTHDAY little brother. Miss you every day!Your Sisters and Brothers,Bernice Sale

In MemoryROLAND BAKER

In memory
INMEMORYSGT. "BROTHER"May 18, 1958-July 26, 2011We thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. We thought of you yesterday and the the days before that too. We think of you in

In MemoryBill Brown

In memory
INMEMORYJuly 26, 1934 - June 27, 2012"Happy Birthday"We love you today, tomorrow and forever.You had a heart of gold and we miss you dearly.We know you are singing with the angels now with your beautiful

In MemoryKENNETH RORY

In memory
July 26, 1957-April 8, 2010Sadly Missed!Love, Mom, Brothers, Nieces and Nephews, Friends Chris, Beth and Angela

In MemoryBARBARA RUSSELL

In memory
INMEMORYSept 12, 1927 - July 26, 2011Mother, Its only been a year but if feels like its been a lifetime. We love you and miss you and will see you soon.Love, Your Family

In MemoryJames Thomas

In memory
James (Jim) Thomas

In MemoryPATRICK WAVER

In memory
Patrick WeaverMay 17, 1969 - July 26, 2010A heart of gold stopped beating, two shining eyes at rest. God broke our hearts to prove, He only takes the best. God knows you had to leave
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