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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 09, 2012



John

Hamilton county
John Harry Wallace, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2012, in a local healthcare facility. Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. today, June 9, at White Oak Baptist
RINGGOLD Patricia Kell Ambrose, 83, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012.She was born to the late Mr. and Mrs. Otis M. Smith on Dec. 29, 1928 in Chattanooga. She retired from Anesthesiologists Associated with

Mable Bethune

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Mable M. Bethune, 88, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012.She was a resident of Cleveland for the past seven years and was of the Church of God faith.She was preceded in death by

Walter Clepper

Hamilton county
Walter D. Clepper, of Ooltewah, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, June 4, 2012, at Pikes Peak Hospice in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was 83 years old.Walter was born in Oswego, Kan.,

Mildred Crabtree

Tennessee
ATHENS Mildred Lucille Miller Crabtree, 91, died Thursday, June 7, 2012, at Sky Ridge Medical Center.Funeral 4 p.m. Sunday chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home Burial 2 p.m. Monday in McMinn Memory Gardens.Visitation 2-4 p.m.

Homer Dever

Tennessee
DUNLAPHome Dever passed away Thursday, May 24, 2012.Memorial service will be 4 p.m.CDT Saturday, June 16, at Cupbearer Ministry Church.Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com.Arrangements by StandeferReed Funeral Home, 50 May Road, Dunlap. The

Annice Dodson

Hamilton county
Annice Dodson, 60, of Ooltewah, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012.A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, she was employed as a Registered Nurse with Hospice of Chattanooga and had also worked for Erlanger Medical

Joseph Drain

Hamilton county
Joseph Nathaneel Drain, 32 of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Parkridge East Medical Center.Mr. Drain is survived by his son, Brandon Charles Drain; parents, James Drain and Esther Drain; brother, David Samuel
ADAIRSVILLE Ronald Mack Edgeworth, 65, passed away Friday, June 8, 2012.He was a retired Captain with DeKalb County Ga. Fire Department, and an avid fisherman.He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and

Mary Graham

Hamilton county
Mary Sue Graham, 57, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, June 4, 2012, at her residence.Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Bobby Hampton officiating.Burial: Highland

David Haney

Hamilton county
David Alton Haney, 76, of East Ridge, formerly of Valley Head, Ala., died Friday, June 8, 2012.Funeral at 1 p.m. Monday, June 11, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Valley Head Cemetery.www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.Visitation will be

Clara Hester

Georgia
MENLO Clara Nell Hester, 87, died Friday, June 8, 2012. Survivors include son, Ernie (Debbie) Hester; sister, Wille Hogg; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral is 2 p.m. today, June 9, 2012, at Mason Funeral

Frank Jackson

Hamilton county
Frank Vincent Jackson, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.Mr. Jackson was the founder of Jackson Bakery, which he started in 1973. The family business continues to thrive in Brainerd Village. He

Darryl Johnson

Hamilton county
Darryl Leander Johnson, 58, of Chattanooga, formerly of Knoxville, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at his residence.To share expressions of sympathy, visit www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.A memorial service will be held at a later date and

Ollie Kendricks

Hamilton county
Ollie Dee Chatman Kendricks, 70, passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2012, in Indianapolis, Ind.Local survivors include her brothers, Ralph and Ronald Chatman.Courtesy announcement by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Frances Krauhs

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Huie Frances Smith Nichols Krauhs, 64, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2012.A lifelong resident of the Catoosa County area, she was a former employee of Mohawk Industries and attended North Whitfield Baptist Church.She

Floyd Lewis

Alabama
Floyd LewisSYLVANIA Floyd F. Lewis, 69, died Thursday, June 7, 2012 at his residence.Funeral services will be held today, June 9, at 2 p.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in Town Creek

Douglas Mathis

Georgia
ARMUCHEE Douglas Leon Mathis, 65, died Thursday, June 7, 2012.Survivors, wife, Sue Mathis; children, Tim (Leann) Mathis, Kim (Chris) Godfrey; three grandchildren.Funeral is 4 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Little Sand Mountain Baptist

Ray McAllisterr

Hamilton county
Ray McAllisterWatson Ray McAllister, 71, of East Ridge, passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2012.Mr. McAllister was born in East Ridge and was a graduate of East Ridge High School. He retired from Rossville chemical

Sarah Mullins

Alabama
DUTTON Sarah Gwin Mullins, 71, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012, at her residence.Funeral will be 2 p.m. CDT Saturday, June 9, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial will follow in Dutton Methodist Cemetery.

Ronald Odom

Hamilton county
Ronald "Chris" Odom, 40, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at a local hospital.He was of the Baptist faith and was a machinist with Anderson Machine Shop for many years. Chris fought a long hard

William Overall

Hamilton county
.,William Overall Jr., 86, passed away on Friday, June 8, 2012 in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
TRENTON Norwood Phillips, 73, died at his residence Thursday afternoon, June 7, 2012.He was employed by Borg Fabrics of Rossville, and was retired from Freds Discount of Trenton. He was a veteran of the

Len Sparks

Georgia
TRION Len Earl Sparks, 81, died Thursday, June 7, 2012. Survivors, wife, Rachel Sparks; children, Jack (Karen) Sparks, Delaine (Nolan) Crisp; sister, Darnell Amico; brothers, Wayne, Dale and Garlis Sparks; four grandchildren; three

Inez Strickland

Hamilton county
Inez StricklandInez G. "Peaches" Strickland, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, June 4, 2012, in a local hospital after a motor vehicle accident.Funeral service will be 1 p.m. today at Pilgrim Rock Baptist Church with

Virginia Westmorelan

Hamilton county
dVirginia Lee Westmoreland, 88, of Englewood, Fla., formerly of Cleveland, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2012 in Florida.Mrs. Westmoreland was a member of Woodland Heights Baptist Church and the Eastern Star.She was preceded in

Frances Wilcox

Tennessee
DECHERD Frances Demarice Clark Wilcox, 87, passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2012.Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment in Mt. Garner Cemetery, Decherd.Visitation noon to 2 p.m.

Louise Wooten

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Louise Elvia Wooten, 89, died Thursday, June 7, 2012, in a local health care facility. She was a lifelong resident of Rossville. Mrs. Wooten was a member of Mission Ridge Baptist

In MemoryFRANK ADAIR

In memory
Oct. 26, 1928 - June 9, 2011Sadly Missed. Love: Wife, Sons, The Grands, Angela, Chris and Beth
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