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Local Obits for Wed. Jun 20, 2012



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

Thelma Anderson

Tennessee
DAYTON Thelma Viola Anderson, 93, died early Tuesday morning, June 19, 2012 at her home with her son at her side.She was born Jan. 18, 1919 to the late Jerd and Ruth Richmond Sanders
RINGGOLD Anthony "Tony" Wayne Argenbright, 47, passed away Friday, June 15, 2012, at his home.A native of Chattanooga, Mr. Argenbright was born on June 4, 1965 the son of Roy Wayne Argenbright and Brenda

Hettie Bales

Tennessee
TEN MILE Hettie Leona Waller Bales, 87, died Monday, June 18, 2012, at Sweetwater Hospital.Funeral at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel.Burial in Roberts Cemetery.Visitation 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.Ziegler Funeral Home,

Ivey Bradshaw

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Ivey Crystal Bradshaw, 76, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Monday, June 18, 2012, at his residence.He was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corp. and a

Mildred Brem

Hamilton county
Mildred Brem 93, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2012, in a local healthcare facility.Professional arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Mike Campbell

Tennessee
JASPER Michael "Mike" Campbell, 57, died Wednesday, April 18, 2012.He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Elizabeth Layne Campbell; and brothers, James and William "Speck" Campbell.Survivors are siblings, Martha Long and

Irene Caylor

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Irene Tankersley Caylor, 82, died Tuesday, June 19, 2012.Funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday from Wallis Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Bud Martenn.Interment inLaFayette Memory Gardens.Visitation at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. today.Arrangements

Mary Clinton

Hamilton county
Mary Patton Clinton, 74, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2012, at her Signal Mountain residence.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wann Funeral Home Inc. in St. Elmo 423-821-7551.

Irene Dean

Hamilton county
Irene Betty Dean, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.

Susan Dickenns

Other areas
Susan DickensCHAPIN, S.C. Susan Neal Dickens departed her earthly home in Chapin to her heavenly home on Tuesday, June 19, 2012.Susan was born Aug. 26, 1955 in Asheville, N.C. and most recently lived in

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.She leaves to cherish her memories sons, Phillip Smith and Charles King; daughters, Wanda

Ralph Foster

Hamilton county
Ralph Jermaine Foster, 39, of Rossville, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2012, at his residence.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Steve Gasaway

Hamilton county
Sr.Steve Gasaway Sr., 58, of Symrna, Tenn., passed away Saturday, June 16, 2012.He was a truck driver for over 30 years, a U.S. Army veteran and was formerly of Chattanooga.He was preceded in death

Vesta Hass

Tennessee
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

Tennessee
RICHARD CITY Elizabeth "Libby" Hogan, 69, died Friday, June 15, 2012 at her home.Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. CDT today, June 20, 2012 at Rogers Funeral Home in South Pittsburg

Sally Holloway

Hamilton county
Sally Rae Holloway, 63, of Dunlap, Tenn., passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2012.The memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 21, 2012 at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Smith

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.Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today, June 20, 2012 at Lane Funeral

Darryl Johnson

Hamilton county
Darryl Leander Johnson, 58, formerly of Knoxville, passed away on June 6, 2012 at his home in Chattanooga.Darryl was a graduate of Farragut High School where he was a member of the Key Club and

Crystal Jordan

Alabama
SYLVANIA Crystal Lynn Jordan, 31, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at her residence.Funeral service will be 4 p.m. CDT Thursday, June 21, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery.Family will receive

David Kingry

Hamilton county
David Arnold Kingry, 73, of Chattanooga, passed Wednesday, June 13, 2012, in a local hospital.He was a cherished member of the New Life Seventh-day Adventist Church on East Main Street. David devoted his life to

Randall Luedke

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Randall Smith Luedke, 58, died Friday, June 15, 2012, in a local hospital.Randall was a resident of the Chattanooga North Georgia area for over 40 years. He loved God as a member

Floyd Luna

Tennessee
KNOXVILLE Floyd Douglas "Loonie" Luna, 72, passed away June 16, 2012 in Birmingham, Ala.Loonie was a heavy equipment operator for many years. He was a loving, husband, father and grandfather, and was loved

Aszlee Mann

Georgia
CALHOUN Aszlee vonette Davis Mann, 65, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2012.Funeral will be noon Thursday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Calhoun.Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the church.Interment in Mount

Louise McCullough

Other areas
OHARA TOWNSHIP, Pa. Louise Bishop McCullough, 88, passed away Monday, June 18, 2012.She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. McCullough Jr.Survivors include children, John L. (Pamela) McCullough III and Rev. Mary Louise

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

Sammy Moncier

Hamilton county
Sammy "Be-Bo" Moncier, 65, of Chattanooga, died Monday, June 18, 2012 at his home.Sammy was born in Crossville but had lived in Chattanooga most of his life. He was of the Presbyterian faith and had

Willie Montgomery

Hamilton county
Willie J. Montgomery (Retired Army, Sgt. 1st Class), 71, formerly of Chattanooga passed away suddenly at his residence in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, June 15, 2012.He was a 1958 graduate of Howard High School.Services

Charles Randolph

Hamilton county
Charles Lee Randolph, 71, passed away Monday, June 18, 2012, in a local hospital.Charles was a graduate of the Cleveland State with a degree in Criminal Justice; was a Marine Corp veteran; retired as a

Joe Ridge

Hamilton county
IIIJoe Ridge III, 42, of Rossville, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his family.Joe was a huge fan of Tennessee Vols, he loved fishing, camping, his dogs and country

Wanda Rochester

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Wanda Gayle Rochester, 75, passed away Monday, June 18, 2012 at a local healthcare facility.She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga, North Georgia area and member of East Ridge Church of Christ

Barry Sherwood

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Barry Wayne Sherwood, 62, died Monday, June 18, 2012.Funeral from the Wallis Memorial Chapel at 2 p.m. Thursday. Service conducted by the Rev. Tim Dennison and the Rev. James Stephens.Interment in Naomi Cemetery.Visitation

Darlene Shipp

Hamilton county
Darlene Shipp, 56, of Ridgeside, passed over to her own native Country, Sunday, June 17, 2012 where she joined the celebration with the great cloud of witnesses of her Everlasting Father.Darlene was the daughter of

Mike Smith

Hamilton county
Mike W. Smith, 65 years of age, died on Fathers Day, 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 graduated

Allen Tatum

Hamilton county
Allen Louis Tatum, 51, lifelong resident of Chattanooga area, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2012.He was a graduate of Red Bank High School and of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He had been an

Beverly Thompson

Hamilton county
Beverly Joy Thompson, 65 passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at her home in Spring City, Tenn. She was preceeded in death by her parents, Doris Brooks and R.L. Thompson; and two

Dane Watkins

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Dane Keef Watkins, 63, passed away Sunday June 17, 2012.A lifelong resident of the North Georgia Chattanooga area, Dane was a Veteran of the U.S. Army where he served during the Vietnam War,

Pete Weldon

Alabama
IDER Davis P.H. "Pete" Weldon, 86, died Monday, June 18, 2012, at his residence.Survivors include, wife of 65 years, Betty Satterfield Weldon; son, Jeff (Misty) Weldon Sr.; daughters, Sandra Allison, Rita (Hugh) Floyd; grandchildren,

Larry Williams

Hamilton county
Larry "Tub" Williams, 61, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012 in a local hospital.He was formerly employed by Memorial Hospital and was a member of Mt. Canaan Baptist Church. He was preceded

Joyce Woodburn

Hamilton county
Joyce Woodburn, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, June 18, 2012. She was 74 years old.Joyce was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area and was employed with Town and Country Restaurant for several years

In MemoryINMEMORY

In memory
INMEMORYJohn "Danny" AndersonJan. 25, 1941-June 20, 2011In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. Loving missed by Family and Friends

In MemoryLINDA KEITH

In memory
INMEMORYLINDA FAYE KEITHJan 27, 1949 - June 20, 2009The young child has not died, but is sleeping. Maiden, I say to you get up! Faye will hear his voice and get up! We will always
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