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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 15, 2012

Grady Cagle

Hamilton county
Grady Bradley Cagle, of Hixson, peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 12, 2012.Grady served our country in the U.S. Navy. He was retired from DuPont with 43 years of

Bessie Carter

Hamilton county
Bessie Carter, 88, of Chattanooga, passed Tuesday March 13, 2012, in a local health care facility. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414

Ray Cartwright

WHITWELL Ray "Papa Ray" Cartwright, 74, passed away Tuesday March 13, 2012, at his home.He was a member of Palmer Church of God, member of Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department, and a Marion County

Bernice Craig

Hamilton county
Bernice Delores "Rabbit" Craig, 85, departed this life Friday, March 9, 2012.She was preceded in death by beloved husband, DeArmond Craig Sr.; parents, Elbert and Carrie Spratling; siblings, Blanche (Fred) Jordan, Lucille Spratling, Leland Spratling,

Bennett Dobbs

DAWSON Bennett Dobbs, 70, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Trinity Medical Center.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. CDT Friday, March 16, from Rainsville Funeral Home will be today, March 15,

Mary East

ROSSVILLE Mary ONeal East, 73, died Monday, March 12, 2012.She and her former husband were founders of ONeal Publishing. Mrs. East was a member of Mountain View Church of Christ.Survived by her husband, David

Pauline Eberle

Hamilton county
Pauline Treola Eberle, of Hixson, passed away at her home surrounded by family and friends on Tuesday. March 13, 2012. She was born on Aug. 28, 1928 in Winding Gulf, W.Va. Pauline was 83.Pauline

Terry Echols

Hamilton county
Terry L. Echols, 68, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 14, 2012.Terry was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and a graduate of Red Bank High

Myree Ervin

Hamilton county
Myree "Myra Jo Smith" Ervin, of Ypsilanti, Mich., 66, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 12, 2012, after a lengthy illness.She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Fannie

Maria FloresRogers

Hamilton county
Maria Victoria Flores Rogers passed from this life to her eternal home in Heaven on Friday, March 9, 2012, at Dana Farber/Brigham and Womens Hospital in Boston, Mass., surrounded by her family.Ms. Flores was born

Peggy Gipson

CHICKAMAUGA Peggy Sue Gipson, 78, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2012, at her residence.Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with Pastor Randy Pitts officiating.Burial will follow in

Jackie Hill

Hamilton county
Jackie "Jack" Hill, 76, of Tiftonia, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Erlanger Medical Center surrounded by his family.Mr. Hills greatest interest and joys in his life were his family, especially his

Claudie Jared

Hamilton county
Claudie Ray "Shorty" Jared, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012. A native of Lois, Tenn., he has been a resident of the Chattanooga area for the past 59 years and was

Herbert Kay

SUMMERVILLE Herbert Kay "H. K.", 87, passed away Monday, March 5, 2012. Funeral at 1 p.m. today, March 15, 2012, from the chapel Interment will be in Greenhills Memorial Gardens, Summerville.Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home

Dr Leo

Hamilton county
Dr. Leo Ray Van Dolson, a 20-year resident of Chattanooga, on Sunday, March 11, 2012, fell asleep to await the call of his Savior.A native of San Francisco, Leo received a B.A. from Pacific Union

Inez Mallory

Hamilton county
Inez Mallory, 85, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Michelle Masterson

Hamilton county
Michelle Marie Masterson, 43, of Hixson, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, after a long courageous battle with illness.She was born and raised in South West, Mich.

Bradyn McCarter

Hamilton county
Bradyn Roy McCarter, infant son of Chris and Courtney McCarter, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2012.Survivors also include his grandparents, Tammy Bradley, Gary McCarter, Deborah Brady and Randall Minor.Visitation begins at 10 a.m. with a

Sarah McGill

VERNON Sarah Loraine Springfield McGill, 89, (Bedford Community) passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, in Winchester, Tenn.Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.The funeral at 1 p.m. Friday, at Chandler Funeral Home in

Dorothy Miller

GRANDVIEW Dorothy P. Miller, 74, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012.Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.Interment in Spring City Memorial Gardens.Visitation is from 6 to

Rubye Nabors

Hamilton county
Rubye Eileen Bradburn Nabors, 92 of Ooltewah, died Sunday, March 11, 2012, in a local hospital.She was born Oct. 3, 1919 in Union, S.C. to Florence Vaughn and William Mckinley Bradburn. One younger brother, Hay

Clark Ridge

Other areas
RICHMOND, Va. Clark D. Ridge 52 of Richmond, Va., formerly of Rainsville, Ala., assed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at The Bridge Health Care, South Pittsburg, Tenn.Memorial Service 8 p.m. CDT Saturday, March

Sharon Scissom

COALMONT Sharon Rose Scissom, 61, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. She was born in Coalmont on Aug. 18, 1950 to Raymond and Ethel Meeks Sweeton who preceded her in death along

Mary Sutherland

RINGGOLD Mary Ruth Sutherland, 87, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2012.Mary lived in Catoosa County all her life. A member of First Baptist Church, Ringgold, Ga.She enjoyed the Joy Choir and her Love

Cheryl Thompson

Hamilton county
Cheryl Thompson, 60, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Christy Uren

Hamilton county
Christy Lee Uren, 41 of Hixson, died at an area hospital and began her celebration with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. She had courageously fought an illness for several years.Christy

James Williams

TRENTON James Cecil Williams, 65, died Tuesday March 13, 2012.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday.Family will receive friends 4 until 8 p.m. today and 11 until 2 p.m. Friday at Ryan Funeral

David Wimpey

DALTON David Junior Wimpey, 61, passed away Monday, March 12, 2012, at his residence.He was preceded in death by his mother, Laura Kirk Wimpey; and his grandparents, Ruby and John Kirk.David was of the

In MemoryJames Carroll

In memory
INMEMORYJames "Sammy" CarrollNov 29, 1944- Mar 15, 2011It has been a year. We still have broken hearts when we think about you. But then we think of all the good times, and what a good

In MemoryGregory Dino

In memory
Gregory "Dino" Dean GrahamMarch 15, 1976 - May 16, 2010Happy Birthday Dino!I can never lose you, my son, one whom I have loved unto the end; one to whom my soul cleaves so firmly that

In MemoryCARD OF

In memory
The family of the late Jevon Montrel Sturdivant wishes to say "Thanks for any act of kindness shown during this most trying time. We solicit your continued prayers. A special thanks to Taylor Funeral


In memory
April 12, 1933 - March 15, 2006Even though you are at rest, our hearts still long for you.Our love, Mother, Georgia Harris and family.


In memory
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOMA!March 15, 1942 Missing you always. Love your Family.
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