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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 21, 2012

Dewayne Bethune

TRION Dewayne Bethune, 76, died Tuesday, June 19, 2012. Survivors, wife, Katherine Bethune; children, Mark Bethune, Pamela Naughton, Cheri Jett, Michelle Bicknell; brothers, David, Raymond, Doyle and Vanlee Bethune; sisters, Charlotte Huguley, Mary Day,

Ronald Bradley

CHICKAMAUGA Ronald Eugene Bradley, 57, passed away Tuesday June 19, 2012.A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, he was a former employee of Custom Designs, a member of The Sons of Confederate veterans

George Chapman

Hamilton county
George Mack Chapman, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2012.He was born Dec. 1, 1934 to the late Harry and Lena Monroe Chapman. Mack was a devoted husband to Nancy Lynn Proffitt Chapman and a loving

David Chatman

Hamilton county
David Charles "D.C." Chatman Sr., 70, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, June 15, 2012.He was born in Fackler, Ala. on Feb. 24, 1942 to the late Derice Chatman and the

OD Cupp

DECATUR Odra Dee "O.D." Cupp died Tuesday, June 19, 2012.Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 22, at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. The family will meet at the funeral home at

Irene Dean

Hamilton county
Irene Betty Dean, 83, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, after an extended illness. She was born on July 17, 1928 in New Britain, Conn., to Joseph

Kingston Flavin

Hamilton county
Kingston Ryan Flavin, 5-month-old son of Michael and Courtney Flavin went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 19, 2012.Survivors include his parents; grandparents, Michael and Cynthia Williams, James and Cheryl Westerwal

Euna Freeman

FORT PAYNE Euna Pell Freeman, 85, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Mrs. Freeman was born March 1, 1927 in DeKalb County, Ala. to the late Charlie Pell and Zelma Kilgore Pell.

Loraine Giles

MARIETTA Loraine "Shorty" Williams Giles, 96, died Monday, June 18, 2012.She was born July 1, 1915 in Harriman, Tenn., to Rufus Clark and Ethel Mae Wilson Williams. She was one of six

Brent Godsey

Hamilton county
Lewis Brent Godsey, 61, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at his home.He was born in Chattanooga June 17, 1951. He grew up in Whitwell, Tenn., and was a 1969 graduate of

JW Greenwood

TRION J. W. Greenwood, 84, died Monday, June 18, 2012. Survivors include son, Robin (Donna) Greenwood; daughter, Ginger (Stephen) Lanier; three grandchildren.Funeral is 3 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2012 at Mason Funeral Home, Summerville.Visitation

Felix Guntherberg

ELORA Felix Ophelia Guntherberg, 89, passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at her home.A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. today in Elora Cemetery with Brother Travis Creasey officiating.Arrangement by Moore-Cortner Funeral

Mary Henderson

SUMMERVILLE Mary Doris Henderson, 78, died Tuesday, June 19, 2012.Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23, in the chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.Interment in Greenhills Memory Garden.Visitation 12:30 p.m. until 2

Charles Holder

Charles HolderCOWAN Charles Eugene Holder, 67, passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester.Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Franklin Memorial Gardens with

Ernest Igou

Hamilton county
Ernest Igou, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, June 18, 2012. Ernest was born at Stamp, Ala., on June 28, 1917, to Grover and Cora Chitwood Igou. His grandparents were George A. and Sally Igou

Ann McBryer

Ann McBrayerATLANTA Ann Patton McBrayer passed away Monday, June 18, 2012, at the age of 67.Ann was an Atlanta debutante and graduated from The Westminster School. She later developed a love for the sea

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

Clarence Nease

CLEVELAND Clarence Nease, 81, died Tuesday, June 19, 2012.Survivors: wife, Faye Nease; children, Penny Alawat and Todd Nease; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brother, Harley Nease.Funeral services are 3 p.m. Friday at North Cleveland

Billy Noles

BIRMINGHAM Col. Retired Billy Jack Noles, 79, formerly of Fort Payne, Ala., died Saturday, June 9, 2012.Graveside funeral will be 10 a.m. CDT today, June 21, at Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery, Grove Oak, Ala.Arrangements

Ronald Pope

CEDARTOWN Ronald Joe Pope, 57, died Tuesday, June 19, 2012, in a Rome, Ga., hospital.He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and had been employed with Mohawk Industries for 30 years. Mr. Pope

Lois Puckett

Other areas
CROWLEY Texas Lois Puckett, 86 formerly of Trenton, Ga. passed away April 23, 2012.She was born March 2, 1926 the 5th child of the late Alonzo and Alice Hammett Taylor of Trenton.She leaves to cherish

Theresa Reel

Hamilton county
Theresa Ann Reel, 62, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at her home.Theresa was the owner and operator of the Hair Gallery in Soddy for many years. She was a member of Delashmitt

Jason Rumble

CLEVELAND Jason Rumble, 29, died Tuesday, June 19, 2012.Survivors include wife, Jenny Rumble; parents, Michael and Jackie Rumble.Services are 11 a.m. today at North Cleveland Baptist Church.Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory is in

Leo Sharp

Hamilton county
Leo L. Sharp, 63, of Ringgold, Ga., passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 19, 2012.Mr. Sharp was a native of Chattanooga, a graduate of Central High School and attended East Ridge Presbyterian Church. He also

Patsy Simpson

LaFAYETTE Patsy Regenia Railey Simpson left her family on Tuesday, June 19, 2012.She was born Dec. 24, 1947.Funeral at 2 p.m. Friday from Wallis Memorial Chapel with Rev. Casey Westra officiating.Interment in LaFayette Memory

Gene Slayton

Hamilton county
Jr.Frank Eugene "Gene" Slayton Jr., of Harrison, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 19, 2012. He was 84 years old.Gene was a 1946 graduate of Central High School and served

Josephine Stephens

Hamilton county
Josephine Stephens, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2012.She was the widow of Miles "Wimpy" Stephens.Arrangements are pending and will be announced by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory &
ndTRION Sarafrances Boyd Strickland, 93, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, after a brief illness.Sadie was born July 18, 1918 in Augusta, Ga. She was the daughter of Randolph Bradford Boyd and Lena Godbee Boyd.

Allen Tatum

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

Eber Ventura

DALTON Eber Ramirez Ventura, 14, passed away from a swimming accident on Sunday, June 17, 2012.Funeral services at 4 p.m. today from the chapel of Willis Funeral Home.Family will receive friends from noon until

Gregory Whitten

Hamilton county
Gregory Whitten, 55, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2012, in the local hospital.He attended Howard High School and Chattanooga Area Vocational School. He was also employed by Pilgrims Pride Corporation.He was preceded in

Larry Williams

Hamilton county
Larry "Tub" Williams, 61, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012 in a local hospital.Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Ternae Jordan as

Tammy Xanders

Hamilton county
Tammy Jean Skyles Xanders, 49, East Ridge, died Monday, June 18, 2012 at her residence. She had lived in Chattanooga most of her life.Survivors are husband, David Allan Xanders; sons, Cecil Skyles Jr., Steven


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