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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 29, 2012

Otis Beene

Hamilton county
Otis Beene Jr., 84, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2012 in a local hospital.He was a lifelong resident of Soddy-Daisy and of the Christian faith. Jr. retired from Teddy Jenkins Construction.

Deborah Blevins

Hamilton county
Deborah Jean Blevins, 57, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at her residence.Deborah was born and spent many years in Ypsilanti, Mich., before moving to Chattanooga. She attended Hillcrest Baptist

Lewis Bolt

CHICKAMAUGA Lewis Milton Bolt, 87, departed this life Friday, July 27, 2012.He was born in Chickamauga to the late William and Arizona Bolt. Lewis served in the U.S. Army during WWII and later retired

Constance Carson

Hamilton county
Constance Morello Carson, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2012 in a local hospital. She retired from the Washington D.C. Police Department as a Mother Patrol. Survivors include her sons, Stephen (Sandra) Carson,

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

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.

Vernon Davis

Hamilton county
Vernon Curtis Davis, 53, of Soddy-Daisy went home to live with his Lord and Savior on Friday, July 27, 2012 at 11:20 a.m.Curtis worked for Tulake Beverage for 12 years. Left to forever cherish his

Arlettie Edwards

Hamilton county
Arlettie "Lettie" Edwards, 87, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at a local health care facility.A native of New Jersey, Mrs. Edwards lived in the Chattanooga area since 1995 and worked much of that

Glynn Harris

RINGGOLD Glynn Michael Harris, 57, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2012. He had lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life and was of the Christian faith. He was previously employed

Timothy Henry

Hamilton county
Timothy W. Henry, 55, of Chattanooga died Friday, July 27, 2012. He was preceded in death by his father Bill Henry; grandparents Herschel and Ruby Childress and Moanna Henry.Mr. Henry was a graduate of Brainerd

Emma Humphreys

FORTPAYNE Emma Jean Humphreys, 73, passed away Friday, July 27, 2012 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Rev. Randy Salisbury officiating.
FORTPAYNE Lester R. Humphreys, Sr., 79, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Rev. Randy Salisbury

Lenice Jones

Other areas
UPLAND, Calif. Lenice T. Jones passed away July 2nd, 2012. A native of Chattanooga, she attended Chattanooga Public Schools, graduating from Riverside High School in 1966. Local relatives include her father, James

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.


RINGGOLD C L Akers, 77, died Saturday July 28, 2012 in a local hospital. Mr. Akers was a lifelong resident of the Apison and Ringgold area and was of the Methodist Faith.He was

Betty Langlitz

Hamilton county
Betty Jones Langlitz went home to be with our Lord on June 27, 2012, while at St. Barnabas Rehab Center.Born on June 8, 1931 in Chattanooga, she lived there with her family until she was

Mattie Maxey

SUMMERVILLE Mattie Maxey, 94, died Friday, July 27, 2012. Survivors, daughter, Barbara Knowles; 6 Grandchildren; 8 Great-Grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren. Graveside, 2 p.m. today, July 29, 2012, West Hill Cemetery.

Cathy Moore

ATHENS Cathy Sneed Moore, 48, died Friday, July 27, 2012.Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 30 at Ziegler Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m.Graveside service is 10 a.m. Tuesday

Troy Moore

Hamilton county
Troy Moore, Sr. Troy E. Moore, Sr, 50, of East Ridge passed away Friday, July 27, 2012 at his home. He was a graduate of East Ridge High School class of 1980. He had

Joseph Nunn

Hamilton county
,Joseph Richard Nunn, Jr., 60, of Hixson, died Friday, July 27, 2012. He was predeceased by his wife, Deanna Egan Nunn.Survivors include four daughters, Trina Rene Cullings, Sabrina Louise Higgins, Samantha Ann Nunn and

John Olmstead

WINCHESTER John Edwin Olmstead, 60, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2012. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 31 in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. on

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.Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. today in the chapel with Pastor Timothy Careathers
MENLO, Ga. Charles Darrell Patterson, 60, died Thursday, July 26, 2012. Survivors, wife, Nancy Patterson; children, Jurome Patterson, Crystal Patterson Tucker; brothers, Steve Patterson, Ricky Patterson, Timothy Patterson; grandchildren, Leanna Porter, Zack Tucker.

William Purkey

Hamilton county
William "Bill" Eugene Purkey, 82, of Ooltewah, Tenn., went to live in Glory Saturday, July 28, 2012. He was born on Sept. 15, 1929 in Gastonia, N.C., to the late Hubert and Iva McCarver Purkey.

John Raab

ROME, Ga. John Raab, 77, died Saturday, July 28, 2012 at his home. He was born Sept. 18, 1934 in Rome, Ga. John was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a

Ruby Richardson

LaFAYETTE Ruby Lanier Richardson, 92, went to be with her Lord Saturday July 27, 2012 at her home.Member of the New Harvest Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her

Mary Rockholt

FORTOGLETHORPE Mary Gray Rockholt, 87, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, July 27, 2012. She had lived in the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas for most of her life

Tommie Rucks

GERALDINE, Ala. Tommie Rucks, 76, passed away Friday, July 27, 2012 at his residence.Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. today, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial will follow in the Skirum Cemetery.The

Lori Siltz

Hamilton county
Lauren Fay "Lori" Siltz, 49, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2012 at her residence. She lived in Indiana most her life prior to moving to Chattanooga in 1993. Lori enjoyed her

Melvin Tilley

Hamilton county
Melvin Tilley, 79, of East Ridge, Tenn., passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012 at his home.He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Aris Vernell Tilley; sons, Mike Tilley and John (Marilyn) Tilley; grandchildren,

Sandra Watkins

Hamilton county
Sandra Gail Ware Watkins, 55, passed away on July 22, 2012 in Chattanooga, Tenn. She was an employee at Carestone Living.She was preceded in death by her father, Sylvester Ware, Sr. and sister, Sylvia Green.Survivors

John Williams

LaFAYETTE John Williams, 64, died Friday, July 27, 2012.Survived, wife Virginia Williams; daughters Kerrie Cooper, Terri Kilgore, Amelia Burchett; sisters, Thelma Brown, Edna Sherwood, Ruth Asher, Louise Thomas, Loretta Helton, Maxine Harris; brother, Charlie

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INMEMORYJoann WilsonMay 25, 1940-July 30, 2011It has been a year ago that you left us to be with the Lord in heaven. Each day we miss you more and more. Your love is in our

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