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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 28, 2012

Johnnie Bell

FYFFE Johnnie Q. Bell, 84, died Friday, July 27, 2012 at Huntsville Hospital.Funeral services at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 29, from Nazareth Baptist Church.Burial in Nazareth Baptist Church Cemetery.Visitation will be at Rainsville Funeral

Aldean Blackmon

Hamilton county
Jr.Aldean "John Willie" Blackmon Jr., 62, passed away in his home on Tuesday, July 17, 2012.He was preceded in death by his father, Aldean Blackmon Sr.; and mother, Mrs. Bessie Blackmon.His survivors include

Juanita Brock

LaFAYETTE Juanita Brock, 84, died peacefully in her home on Thursday, July 26, 2012.Juanita was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Wayne Brock.She is survived by her daughter, Phyllis (Jimmy) Stancil,

Paul Cass

Hamilton county
Paul Sedwick Cass, 73, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family.Paul was born and raised in Augusta, Maine and was a graduate of Cony High School, class of
RINGGOLD Kathryne "Granny Kat" Chastain, 93, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at her residence.She was a native of South English, Iowa, being born there on July 19, 1919, a daughter of the
HENAGAR Michael N. Cheatwood, 58, died Thursday, June 26, 2012.He is survived by father, Charlie D. Cheatwood, of Henagar; ex-spouse, Debra Cheatwood, of Section; brother and sister-in-law, Junior and Evelyn Ford, of Henagar; niece,

David Davenport

FORT OGLETHORPE David Luther Davenport, 52, died Friday, July 27, 2012, in a local hospital.He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga, North Georgia area and of the Baptist faith. David co-owned/operated T.H.E.

Cora Dickerson

Hamilton county
Cora Dickerson, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012, in a local health care facility.Cora was a long time member of First Calvary Baptist Church on Bell Avenue and retired from Signal Knitting

Mary Harvey

KNOXVILLE Mary Carol Harvey, 79, formerly of Griffin, Ga., passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012, in Knoxville.She was born Sept. 13, 1932 in Griffin, Ga., the daughter of the late Ellis and Hettie Colquitt.

Marjorie Krebs

Hamilton county
Marge Krebs, 89, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, in Chattanooga.Marge was born to Mary and Edward Barthel in Chicago, Ill. She married Kurt Krebs, and they had celebrated nearly 50 years of marriage.

John Lankford

SOUTH PITTSBURG John Daniel Lankford, 86, died Thursday, July 26, 2012, at Grandview Medical Center.He was born July 24, 2012, He was preceded in death by mother, Mae Lankford; daughter, Janice Lankford; and sister,

William Muse

Hamilton county
William Walton Muse, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 27, 2012 at his residence.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Susie Owens

Hamilton county
Susie Careathers Owens, 82, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 22, 2012, in a local hospital.She was a graduate of Howard High School. She was employed by S&W Cafeteria for

Diane Peterson

Hamilton county
Diane Fletcher Peterson, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012.She leaves behind husband, Ronald Peterson Sr.; daughter, Simone; son, Ronald Jr.; siblings, Dennis Fletcher, Calvin (Brenda) and Jesse (Marnita) Foster, all of Chattanooga

Billy Posey

HUNTLAND Billy Wayne Posey, 56, passed from this life on Thursday, July 26, 2012, at his home.A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. today, July 28, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment in Beech

Anthony Price

Hamilton county
Anthony Price, 57, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at his residence.The body will lie in state at 11 a.m. today with the funeral to follow at noon in the chapel of Taylor

Dixie SimpsonBroyle

Hamilton county
sDixie Lea Simpson-Broyles, infant daughter of Kathalene Simpson and Devin Broyles passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012.She was loved by her moma and daddy very much and will be missed by everyone. She was preceded

Ricky Walker

Hamilton county
Ricky Dale Walker, 59, of Sale Creek, passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2012.He was preceded in death by his parents, Truman and Doris Walker; and brother, Wayne Walker.Survivors include sons, Ricky Walker Jr., Robbie

Victoria White

LaFAYETTE Victoria Ann "Vickie" White, 46, lost her battle with breast cancer, Friday, July 27, 2012. But in doing so won her victory in Heaven.Vickie was a deeply loved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt,

Benjamin Wine

Hamilton county
Benjamin Fredrick Wine, 87, of McDonald, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord Thursday, July 26, 2012.Ben was born in Logan, Ohio, and had been a resident of the Chattanooga area since 1968. He

In MemoryKathy Delaney

In memory
KATHY JEAN DELANEYJuly 28, 1951 - Dec. 28, 2005Happy Birthday Mama!We love you and miss you.Love, Kim, Freeman Anthony, Cicely, Jamila

In MemoryJames Thomas

In memory
James Tate Thomas

In MemoryJames Williams

In memory
INMEMORY , Jr."JMoney" Jan. 30, 1988 -July 28, 2011I can not put into words how heavy my heart is. How day after day I ask myself why? How could this be, Lord? My
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