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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 02, 2012



Marjorie

Hamilton county
Marjorie HeadrickMarjorie Ann Headrick, 85, of Hixson died on Wednesday, May 30, 2012.She was a lifelong resident of Hixson, daughter of the late Lawrence and Nellie Woods Pitts. She was a member of Signal Mountain

Bill Adams

Hamilton county
William "Bill" Winston Adams, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 30, 2012.Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with Rev. Bert Jones officiating.Interment will follow in

Carmon Beecham

Hamilton county
Carmon Clifton Beecham, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at his residence.He was retired from Combustion Engineering with many years of service as a design draftsman. He was a member of East

Farrell Burrows

Alabama
STEVENSON Farrell Troy "Pete" Burrows, 60, died Friday, June 1, 2012. The graveside service will be at noon CDT Saturday, June 2, at Stevenson City Cemetery officiated by Rev. Don Cooper.Rudder Funeral Home in

Walter Carlton

Georgia
RINGGOLD Walter Carl Carlton, 77, of Ringgold and Arcadia, Fla., passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2012.He was born in Flat Rock, Ala., to the late William Walter and Ruby Elizabeth Akins Carlton. He served

Johnny Chitwood

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Johnny Green Chitwood, 63, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2012.Funeral services will be 11 a.m. CDT today from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial in Mountain View Memory Gardens.

Richard Craig

Hamilton county
Richard Craig of Green Valley, Ariz., formerly of Chattanooga died Tuesday May 29, 2012.Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. in East Ridge Baptist Church with Dr. Ronnie Mitchell officiating.Interment will

Dorothy Darby

Hamilton county
Dorothy Louise Darby, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2012.She was the daughter of the late Isaac and Emma Davis and was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Denzil L.

James Elder

Hamilton county
Sr.James "Pokey" Elder Sr., 70, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2012.He was born on March 5, 1942 to Ellen Bragg and Sims Elder in Chattanooga.He was preceded in death by his parents, Sims

Doris Hardie

Hamilton county
Doris Marie Hardie, 90, of East Ridge, died Wednesday May 30, 2012.She was born May 8, 1922 in Chattanooga to the late George and Odell Ketner. She was preceded in death by her husband, James

Jannette Harris

Hamilton county
Helen Jannette Harris, 83, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012. She was born on Sept. 11, 1928 to the late Louie and Ina Boyd. She was also preceded in death

Howard Hyatte

Hamilton county
Howard Lewis Hyatte, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at his son's residence.Funeral service will be today at 1 p.m. at Stoney Point Baptist Church in Soddy-Daisy with Pastor Edward Thrasher as

George Jackson

Tennessee
ESTILL SPRINGS George William Jackson, 92, passed away on Friday, June 1, 2012, at his home. A graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Eastern Star Cemetery, Sewanee, Tenn.Visitation from 5

Pauline Kelley

Hamilton county
Pauline J. Kelley, 67, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

John Lowry

Hamilton county
John "Bob" Lowry, 80, died Thursday, May 31, 2012, at his homeFuneral service at 11 a.m. Monday, June 4.Visitation from 4 until 8 p.m. Sunday, June 3.Interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 5,

Willie Mae

Tennessee
JASPER Willie Mae Barker Beattie, 89, long-time resident of Jasper, died Saturday, May 19, 2012, in a nursing facility near Florence, Ala., following an extended illness.Mrs. Beattie, affectionately known as "Billie" or "Baby Mae",

Valerie Matthews

Tennessee
SOUTH PITTSBURG Valerie Ann Matthews, 47, passed away, Friday, June 1, 2012 after a courageous battle of cancer.Valerie had worked as a waitress for most of her life.She was preceded in death by her

Helen McPhail

Hamilton county
Helen Lorraine McPhail was finally called home on Monday, May 28, 2012, to meet her Heavenly Father and her Savior.For her 98 years on this earth, she served Him in all that she did. She

Annie Morris

Hamilton county
Annie Lynn Morris, 80, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Monday, May 21, 2012, at her home.A memorial service will be 7 p.m. Monday, June 4, at First Baptist Church of Soddy-Daisy.Share your memories, stories and photos

Virginia Morris

Hamilton county
Virginia "Ginny" Morris went home to be with her Lord on a beautiful sunny day, Wednesday, May 30, 2012.After a long journey with Alzheimers, Virginia is enjoying a restored body and mind today.She was

Lorene Richardson

Hamilton county
Lorene Robinson Richardson, 72, passed away on Friday, June 1, 2012, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Annette Ricketts

Tennessee
DAYTON Annette Hodge Ricketts, 52, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at her residence.She was a longtime resident of Rhea County, and a member of Sale Creek Baptist Church. She loved to cross stitch

Sandra Robbins

Tennessee
DAYTON Sandra Robin "Sug" Robbins, 58, died Thursday, May 31, 2012, at her residence.Funeral will be 5 p.m. today in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Audie May officiating.Burial in Smith-Wilkey

William Rogers

Hamilton county
William Hoover Rogers, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away at home on Monday, May 28, 2012, in the care of his family. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. today in the funeral home chapel with

Charlie Smith

Tennessee
DECHERD Charlie Wayne Smith, 23, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012.Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment in Cowan Montgomery Cemetery, Cowan, Tenn.Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. today,

Charles Smith

Hamilton county
Charles Thomas Smith, 80, of Hixson, died Thursday, May 31, 2012 at his home.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike at Hamill Road. 423-531-3975.

Elizabeth Summers

Hamilton county
Elizabeth "Liz" Jackson Summers, of Falling Water, passed away on Friday, June 1, 2012. She was 93 years old.Elizabeth was born on Montlake Mountain, and has been a lifelong resident of the Falling Water

Carl Thompson

Georgia
TRENTON Carl Elmer Thompson, 77, passed away Friday, June 1, 2012.He was a lifelong resident of Trenton. He was a former employee of Gaither Machine in Chattanooga. He was of the Pentecostal faith.He was

Ronald Tinker

Georgia
TRENTON Ronald Earl "Ronnie" Tinker, 66, passed away Friday, June 1, 2012.He had lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life and was of the Pentecostal faith. He was a Draftsman

Jerry Turbeville

Tennessee
RICEVILLE Jerry Wayne Turbeville, 70, died Thursday evening, May 31, 2012, at his residence.Funeral will be 8 p.m. today in the chapel.Burial 2 p.m. Monday CDT in Bethlehem Cemetery in Whelen Springs, Ark.Visitation 6-8

Jack Walker

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Jack G. Walker, 76, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012.Survivors: wife: Debbie Walker; children, Steve Walker, Jaime Walker, Brigitte Miller, Kensley Walker, Kayden Walker; stepdaughter, Stephanie Tinsley.Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Ralph Buckner

Willie Walker

Hamilton county
Jr.Willie Walker Jr., father of Bo (Pat) Walker, died Thursday, May 31, 2012, in Selma, Ala.Arrangements will be announced through Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan and Smith Directors.

Fred Worley

Tennessee
DAYTON Freddie Lee Worley, 55 died Thursday afternoon, May 31, 2012, at Skyridge Medical Center in Cleveland. Funeral services Sunday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.Burial in Spence Cemetery

In MemoryINMEMORY

In memory
INMEMORYCECELIA ROSEWOODRUFF-SMITHJuly 14, 1955 - June 2, 2002In loving memory of Cecelia Rose Woodruff-Smith, of your passing for ten years. We are still holding on to your bright smile and the bright sunshine that you

In MemoryJohn Gideon

In memory
INMEMORYJOHN H. GIDEONWe are all thinking of you today, recalling all of the happy memories we shared before you passed away.Your loving wife, and family
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