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Local Obits for Wed. Jun 06, 2012

Jo Anne

TRENTON Jo Anne Tankersley, 65, died Saturday, May 30, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated,

Hazel Buchanan

MANCHESTER Hazel L. Buchanan, 85, passed away Monday night, June 4, 2012.Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Thursday.The funeral procession will leave at 1:30 p.m. for a graveside services beginning at

Douglas Burns

Hamilton county
Douglas C. Burns, 85, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2012.He served during WWII in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific on the USS Lawrence. Was retired from the U.S.

Doris Carter

Hamilton county
Doris M. Carter, 88, formerly of Atlanta, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 3, 2012 surrounded by her family.Mrs. Carter was born in Vonore, Tenn., but spent most of her life

Danny Clements

Hamilton county
Danny Robin Clements passed away Friday, May 5, 2012.He was born May, 1949. Danny grew up in Chattanooga and attended Brainerd HS, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and received a bachelor of philosophy degree

Betty Clemons

Hamilton county
Betty L. Clemons passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at her residence.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave. 423-265-4414.

Anthony Collins

ROSSVILLE Anthony Collins, 66, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at his residence.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, Rossville.

Jessie Dails

Hamilton county
Jessie Dails, 94, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Joe Green

Hamilton county
Joe Green, 54, of Wildwood, Ga., passed away Sunday, June 3, 2012.A native of Chattanooga, he was formerly employed by T& TProduce Co.Joe was preceded in death his father, George Green; and sister, Kathy Morgan.Survivors

Nancy Hardaway

TULLAHOMA Nancy Hardaway, 69, passed away Monday, June 4, 2012, at Memorial Health Care.Services will be at 11 a.m. CDT Friday at Wesley Heights Funeral United Methodist Church.Burial in Maplewood Cemetery.Visitation from 5 until

Dennis Herman

Hamilton county
Dennis Carl Herman, 60, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, June 4, 2012, at his home.Mr. Herman was a lineman with Elliot Construction Co. He was of the Baptist faith.He was preceded in death by his

Bruce Hughes

Hamilton county
Bruce Hughes, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at his residence.A native of Relief, N.C., he has been a resident of the Chattanooga area for the past 61 years and was a

Pauline Jenkins

ROCK SPRING Pauline Jenkins, 90, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.

Charles Kilgore

DUNLAP Charles Allan Kilgore, 49, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2012.Graveside service will be at 12:30 p.m. CDT Thursday, June 7, at Davis Chapel Cemetery.Visitation 10 a.m.-noon Thursday at the funeral home.Arrangements by Ewton

Ruby Lance

HIGDON Ruby Jay Lance, 91, died Monday, June 4, 2012, at Parkridge Medical Center.Survivors include sisters, Grace West and Dorothy Sharpton; numerous nieces and nephews.Mrs. Lance was preceded in death by parents, Richard

Sheila Murphy

Hamilton county
Sheila Mae Murphy, 60, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2012, in a local healthcare facility.She was a hard worker and enjoyed knitting and computers and loved her grandchildren.Preceded in death by her

Mary Palmore

Hamilton county
Mary Kate Mann Palmore, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2012, at her residence in Chicago.Preceding her in death were her sisters, Eva Mann Franklin and Emily Mann Buford.She is survived by her

Newell Reed

FORT OGLETHORPE Newell Reed, 70, departed this life Monday, June 4, 2012 at his home.He was born in Dayton, Tenn., to the late James Arthur and Azzie Reed. He retired from Chattanooga Truck Parts

Phillip Rivera

Hamilton county
Philip George Rivera, 55, of Harrison, died Sunday, June 3, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated,

Rebecca Scroggins

Hamilton county
Rebecca B. Scroggins, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2012 in Los Angeles, Calif.Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today in Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.Arrangements are by Taylor Funeral Home.

Kathy Smith

Hamilton county
Kathy Irene Smith, 58, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, June 4, 2012 in a local hospital.She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, talking on the phone, dancing and visiting casinos. She enjoyed life to

Charles Smith

Hamilton county
Charles Thomas Smith, 80, of the Falling Water Community died Thursday, May 31, 2012 at his home.Services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Arville Hurst and Rev.

Alice Springer

CUMMING Alice Springer, 77, formerly of Rossville, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012. She was born May 2, 1935, to the late George and Pattye Springer.Miss Springer was a graduate from

Nancy Wheeler

Hamilton county
Nancy Ellen Erwin Wheeler, 93, of East Ridge, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated,

Monroe Wilks

FORT PAYNE Monroe Edward "Ed" Wilks, 80, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at Crown Health Care.Funeral will be 5 p.m. today from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial in Straight Creek Cemetery.Visitation 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Thomas Williams

Hamilton county
Thomas E. Williams, 56, formerly of St. Elmo, passed away Friday, June 1, 2012, after a long illness.He was preceded in death by his father, Orbie Williams.He is survived by his mother, Katherine Williams; siblings,

James Wilson

DECATUR James Earl Wilson, 68, died Sunday, June 3, 2012. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday in the Chapel of Bowers Funeral Home.The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral


In memory
INMEMORYDARREN L. LEASTERMarch 12, 1966 - June 6, 1991The Pearly Gates were opened, A Gentle Voice said, "Come, and with farewells unspoken, He gently entered Home.Sadly missed by Mother, Annie Nard; sisters and brother

In MemoryWilliam Franklin

In memory
William Glendale Franklin"Twettie"Born: October 11, 1976Laid to Rest: June 6, 2008In Loving Memory We love you but God loved you best.Dorothy "Moma Dot", Charles "Bookey", Ann, Vet, Tugg (Renee), Nancy, Jwanna, AKaysha, Jacolbre, Lil Twettie,

In MemoryKyler Reed

In memory
January 11, 2008-June 6, 2008You have been gone four years today. We love and miss you sweet baby. You will never be forgotten. Love, Mommy, Daddy, Kelsey Rae, Kason, Granny, and Papaw..

In MemorySandra Whitaker

In memory
Sandra (Minor) Whitaker June 6, 1947-June 18, 2010Happy Birthday. Love and miss you. Your Family and Friends.
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