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Local Obits for Tue. Jun 19, 2012


RINGGOLD Anthony Wayne Argenbright, 47, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2012 at his residence.Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Mr. Ron Haley officiating. Burial


Hamilton county
Anna Sue AblesAnna Sue Ables, 87, Chattanooga, died Monday morning June 18, 2012, in a local healthcare facility.She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and a member of Brainerd Baptist Church.Mrs. Ables was retired

Raymond Akins

Hamilton county
Raymond W. Akins, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2012, after a hard-fought battle with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Alzheimers.Mr. Akins was a native of Chattanooga and had moved to Florida for

George Anthony

FORT PAYNE George Rufus Anthony, 71, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2012, at his residenceFuneral 11 a.m. Wednesday June 20, 2012, at the funeral home.Visitation from 4-8 p.m. today. June 19, at Burt Chapel

Charles Bess

ALTAMONT Charles Danny "Dan" Bess, 64, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2012, at his home.He was born on March 12, 1948 to Shelvy and Margie Lockhart Bess who preceded him in death along with

Jerry Burton

LYNCHBURG Jerry Burton, 55, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2012.Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. today at Jennings Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment will be in Lynchburg Cemetery.Arrangements by Jennings Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 181

Timothy Clontz

ALBERTVILLE Timothy Clontz, 61, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Shepherds Cove Hospice.Funeral will be 2 p.m. CDT today, June 19, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James Herring officiating.Burial will

Evelyn Crisp

Hamilton county
Florence Evelyn Currie Taylor Crisp, of Hixson passed away Saturday, June 16, 2012 in an area healthcare facility. Mrs. Crisp retired from DuPont after 32 years of service. She was a member of Hixson Presbyterian

Margaret Douglas

Hamilton county
Margaret M. Douglas, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, June 15, 2012 at her residence.She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Douglas Sr.; two sons, Larry and Marvin Douglas; and her mother, Cora

Roberta Drake

Hamilton county
Roberta Drake, 83, departed this life to be with the Lord on Friday, June 15, 2012. She was born on Oct. 22, 1928.Roberta was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School. She was employed

William Ewton

SMYRNA William "Reece" Ewton, 84, went home on Monday, June 18, 2012.Mr. Ewton was a loving husband, devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather.He was the son of the late Grady B. and Lora R. Austin

Seth Forbord

TULLAHOMA Seth David Forbord went to be with his Lord and Savior in Heaven on Monday, June 18, 2012.Funeral will be at 11 a.m. CD at FaithLuthern Church.Interment in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.Visitation from

Steven Gasaway

Steven Lyle Gasaway, 58, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2011 in Bowling Green, Ky.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located at the

Vesta Hass

MURFREESBORO Vesta Elizabeth Hass, 93, passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2012, at Middle Tennessee Medical Center.She was a native of South Pittsburg but lived most of her life in Murfreesboro. Elizabeth was a

Libby Hogan

RICHARD CITY Elizabeth "Libby" Hogan, 69, died Friday, June 15, 2012 at her home.Born in Russellville, Ala., to the late John Riley and Ila Mae Willis Hutchins, Libby attended the Catholic Church and taught

Sally Holloway

Hamilton county
Sally Rae Holloway, 63, of Dunlap, Tenn., passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2012.Sally retired from Red Bank Hospital.She is survived by her husband, Johnny Holloway; daughters, Michelle (David) Zaragosa, Heidi Lynne (Rex) Hickman; brothers,

Mary Hudson

Hamilton county
Mary Sue Hudson, 92, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, went to be with the Lord peacefully on Thursday, June 14, 2012.She was born in Meigs County and was a graduate of Meigs County High

George Jennings

Hamilton county
George Andrew Jennings, 92, of East Ridge, died Saturday June 16, 2012.He was born Jan. 8, 1920, in Chattanooga to the late James Ruben and Jessie Laura Jennings.Mr. Jennings was a member of Jones Memorial
LaFAYETTE Ira Albert Livingston Jr., 64, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2012.He was born on March 18, 1948 in LaGrange, Ga., retired from Shaw Industries after 28 years and was of the Baptist faith.

Carl McKaig

Hamilton county
Sr.Carl J. McKaig Sr., 75, of East Ridge, died Sunday, June 17, 2012, at his home.A lifelong resident of Hamilton County, Mr. McKaig was retired from TVA as a Public Safety Office after

James McPherson

Hamilton county
James O. McPherson, 91, of Chattanooga died Saturday, June 16, 2012. He was born March 25, 1921 in Nashville, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his parents G. E. and Minnie McPherson, brother G.

Dorothy Morris

Dorothy Winston Morris, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2012.She was born in Maryville, Tenn., to the late, George Thomas and Martha Ann Hammonds, but had lived in the Chattanooga area for most

Willie Moses

Hamilton county
Rev. Willie James Moses, 67, passed away in a local hospital on Monday, June 11, 2012.The Rev. Moses has pastored for over 50 years with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He also served in the

William Murray

Hamilton county
William C. "Deacon" Murray, 70, of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 16, 2012, from injuries received in a motorcycle accident.A native of Knoxville, Tenn., he was a resident of

Lawrence Parry

Hamilton county
Jr.Lawrence Meade Parry Jr., 85, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on

Johnny Rash

ROSSVILLE Johnny Dale Rash, 52, went home to be with the Lord Friday, June 15, 2012.He was born Aug. 16, 1959 in Danville, Ky., to the late Richard S. and Thelma B. Rash. Johnny

Charles Rhea

Sr.COOKEVILLE Charles Kenneth Rhea Sr., 92, Assisted Living Resident of Life Care Center of Sparta Mr. Rhea died, after a lengthy illness, April 23, 2012. He was born Oct. 13, 1919 to the

Andrew Rich

ROSSVILLE Andrew Preston "Andy" Rich, 64, formerly of Ringgold and the Lakeview Community of Rossville, passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2012 in Albuquerque, N.M.Andy was born in Marion County, Tenn., and attended Tyner

Gene Satterfield

Other areas
PORT ORANGE, Fla. Gene Thomas Satterfield, 68, died Sunday, June 17, 2012 in a local hospital.He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Satterfield grew up in Chattanooga and was a graduate of

Ronald Scott

STEVENSON Ronald Scott, 66, died Sunday, June 17, 2012.Visitation will be 10 a.m.-9 p.m. CDTtoday and the funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday from Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Stevenson with Frankie Carroll and

Darlene Shipp

Hamilton county
Darlene M. Shipp, 56 of Chattanooga died Sunday, June 17, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Charles Slaven

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN Charles Anthony "Tony" Slaven, 61, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2012.He was born in Chickamauga, Ga., to the late Charles Edison and Vera Mae Boss Slaven. He graduated from Rossville

Mike Smith

Hamilton county
Mike W. Smith, 65 years of age, died on Fathers Day Sunday, June 17, 2012, at a local hospital.He was born on March 8, 1947 in Waynesville, N.C., to James V. and Martha June Smith.He

Charles Smith

Hamilton county
Charles F. Smith accepted his heavenly wings on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at his home.He was born July 18, 1946. He was a Vietnam Veteran who served his country proudly receiving the National Defense Service

Charles Stanfield

Hamilton county
Sr.Charles D. "Cowboy" Stanfield Sr., 87, of Hixson, passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2012 in a local hospital. The funeral service will be 11:30 a.m. today at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with

Jack Tapp

FORTOGLETHORPE Jack R. Tapp, 87, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2012, peacefully at his home.He was born Aug. 23, 1924 to the late J.R. and Mary Ellen McCauley Tapp. He was a member of
LaFAYETTE Sandra Kay Dallas Underwood died Friday, June 15, 2012.Service at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Happy Home Baptist Church in LaFayette with Rev. James Brown officiating.Family will receive friends at the church one hour

Pete Weldon

IDER Davis P.H. "Pete" Weldon, 86, went home to be with his heavenly Father Monday, June 18, 2012, at his residence.He was a lifelong resident of Ider, a veteran of the U.S. Army as

In MemorySandra Corvin

In memory
INMEMORYSANDRA ROGERS CORVINAug. 26, 1949 - June 19, 2011Love you and miss you very much. I will always be here for you.Your loving husband, James


In memory
INMEMORYDwartha Lewis GraysonJan 7, 1933 - June 17, 2003No one knows how much we miss you. No one knows the bitter pain we have suffered since we lost you. Life has never been the same.


In memory
INMEMORYLOUISE SWAFFORD LEE Nov. 1, 1920- June 19, 2011 Miss me but let me go for this is a journey that we all must take, and each must go alone. Its all a part


In memory
YRUTH E. SHELTONDec 29, 1914- June 19, 1980In loving and beautiful memories of our mother. Mother, we will always love and miss you.Your


In memory
Sarah Alice WalkerDec. 20, 1941-June 19, 2007"Five years later and we still feel the warmth of your touch. We still remember the comforting words and the big smile that lets you know everything will be


In memory
INMEMORYShauniqua Javonne WestYour memory is a keepsake, from which well never part. God has you in His Arms and we have you in our hearts always, and never be forgotten.Sadly missed by your family and
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