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Local Obits for Tue. Mar 27, 2012



Armen Abernathy

Hamilton county
Armen Edwin Abernathy, 63, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2012.He was a 1966 graduate of Red Bank High School and a graduate of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Armen was a member of the

Jim Anderson

Alabama
POWELL Jim Billy Anderson, 59, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2012.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in Kirk Memorial Gardens with

Clara Arthur

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Clara Delores Arthur, 77, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus on Sunday, March 25, 2012.She was a lifelong resident of Rossville and was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church
RAINSVILLE Rhonal Blackwell, 90, died Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Shepherds Cove.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, March 27, from Antioch Baptist Church.Burial in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery with Rainsville Funeral Home Inc.

Katrina Blondin

Tennessee
TULLAHOMA Katrina "Katherine" Malesh Kruger Blondin, 91, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2012.Visitation 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. today at St. Pauls Catholic Church.Services at 11 a.m. today at St. Pauls Catholic Church.Burial

Hayleigh Brown

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Hayleigh Elazabeth Elexis Brown, infant, passed away Friday, March 23, 2012, at Dekalb Regional Hospital.Funeral service 2 p.m. CDT Friday, March 30, 2012, from W.T. Wilson Chapel with burial in Walnut Grove

Alyne Burris

Hamilton county
Alyne Smith Burris, 96, of Soddy-Daisy, passed from this life to her eternal home in Heaven, Monday, March 26, 2012.She was born May 21, 1915, to the late Sam and Ethel Barnes Smith.Alyne was also

Patricia Cook

Tennessee
MANCHESTER Patricia R. Tucker Cook, 93, died Sunday, March 25, 2012, in Medical Center of Manchester. Services 11 a.m. CDT Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Clayton Jones officiating,Burial in

Betty Downer

Alabama
FLAT ROCK Betty F. Downer, 75, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2012.She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. She was of the Methodist faith.Mrs.

Tony Ellis

Hamilton county
Joseph Anthony "Tony" Ellis, 51, of Tunnel Hill, Ga., died Saturday, March 24, 2012, in a local hospital.He was born in Tucker, Ga., to the late William and Shirley Ellis. He worked at Abra

Clinton Fitten

Hamilton county
Clinton Fitten, 56, passed away on Monday, March 26, 2012, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Mamie Fricks

Georgia
RINGGOLD Mamie J. Queen Keener Fricks, 69, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2012.Funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home.Interment in Flat Creek Baptist Church cemetery in Ellijay, Ga.Visitation

Roscie Geter

Hamilton county
Roscie Geter, 93, passed away Monday, March 26, 2012, in a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Alice Hicks

Hamilton county
Alice Faye Stinnett Hicks, 76, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, March 24, 2012.She was a dedicated 50-year member of Riverside Baptist Church. She loved unconditionally and was loved by many.She was predeceased by husband, Robert Hicks.Survivors

Nancy Lee

Hamilton county
Nancy Irene Lee, 58, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2012, in an area hospital.Nancy was formerly employed with Olan Mills as a printer.She was preceded in death by her mother, Martha Frye;

John Miller

Hamilton county
Sr. John Forest Miller Sr., 81, of Chattanooga, passed Monday, March 26, 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.

Frances Monroe

Tennessee
DECATUR Frances Delphene Monroe, 79, died Sunday, March 25, 2012, at her residence.Funeral service will be 1 p.m. today, March 27, in the Bowers Funeral Home Chapel.Interment in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Please go to

Louella Mooneyham

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Louella Angel Mooneyham, 86, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 26, 2012.She was a member of Calvary Freewill Baptist Church. She was retired from Taft Youth Center.Louella was preceded

JoAnn Nelms

Georgia
TUNNEL HILL JoAnn Marie Clayton Nelms, 83, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, March 25, 2012.A resident of the Tunnel Hill area for the past 58 years, she was a homemaker and

Pete Neyman

Hamilton county
H. K. "Pete" Neyman, 84, of Apison, beloved husband and father, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2012, after a brief illness.Pete was a local businessman, most recently having owned Parker-Allison Co., in Cleveland, Tenn.

John OttenJr

Alabama
John Otten Jr.FLAT ROCK John Louis Otten Jr., 54, passed away Sunday, March, 25, 2012.He was born Aug. 30, 1957.He was a self employed heating and air technician. A loving husband, father, brother and

Leon Phillips

Hamilton county
Roy "Leon" Phillips, 68, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Friday, March 23, 2012, surrounded by his loving family.Leon was a retired member of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 43, a member of Daisy Lodge #706 F&AM and

Marjorie Prince

Hamilton county
Marjorie Elizabeth Moore Prince, 85, died Friday, March 23, 2012.The daughter of Voss and Irene Kington Moore, was born Aug. 13, 1926. All but she acknowledged there was no one like her.Possessed of an

Ralph Randle

Georgia
CRANDALL Ralph A. Randle, 87, met Jesus Monday, March 26, 2012.Mr. Randle was a WWII Air Force veteran; and was retired from Combustion Engineering after 25 years of service.He was preceded in death by

Valerie Ray

Hamilton county
Valerie Ray, 59, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2012, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Willard Smith

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Willard Robert Smith, 80, a native of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 24, 2012. He died peacefully at his home in Cleveland.Willard was an Army veteran who

Elizabeth Tryon

Other areas
Elizabeth J. "Julie" Tryon, 47, of Leesburg, Va., passed away on Friday, March 23, 2012, at Loudoun Hospital.Julie was born Feb. 4, 1965 in Atlanta and lived most of her childhood in Chattanooga. She

Alice Wagoner

Tennessee
JASPER Alice Cunningham Wagoner, passed Sunday, March 25, 2012.She was a homemaker. When she was young, she traveled to several different states singing.Mrs. Wagoner husband of 60 years, Marvin Edward Wagoner, preceded her in

Randall Wilkey

Hamilton county
Randall DeWayne Wilkey, 44, of Hixson, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at his home.Randall was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was a son of the late Vernon L. Wilkey, and was also preceded

Lloyd Wooten

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Lloyd "Big Daddy" Wooten, 74, formerly of Rainsville, Ala., died Sunday, March 25, 2012, at his residence.Funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial in Town Creek

In MemoryJackie DabbsBurson

In memory
CARD OFTHANKSThe Family of would like to thank everyone for taking the time to come and visit with us at the funeral home. Thanks for the most beautiful flowers, cards and food that was

In MemoryJairum Douglas

In memory
INMEMORYJairum Duran DouglasJuly 20, 1980 - Mar. 27, 2002Just when his days seemed brightest,Just when his hopes seemed best,God called him Home to his Eternal Rest.Sadly missed by Johna, Michael, Jakenya and Jadarron

In MemoryCassandra Evans

In memory
Cassandra Sue Evans (Cameron)Mar. 27, 1954 - Aug. 14, 2001Happy BirthdayYour brothers, sisters, and I, and your mother, miss you very much. We all love you, and we will see you again.

In MemoryCorrine Gilmore

In memory
Corrine F. GilmoreJune 17, 1911 - March 27, 2011Its been a year today since you left us. We love you, but God loves you best. God saw the road was getting rough, the hill was

In MemoryVincent Mikes

In memory
Vincent "Redman MikesMarch 27, 1964Some birthdays shouldalways be celebrated. Remembering you on this special day.Happy Birthday!Love, your family.

In MemoryLorraine Parmes

In memory
INMEMORYLORRAINE PARMES1924 - 2009Hi Mom, its us again. Just came to say hello. We miss you, Mom, so very much, more than youll ever know. We see your face almost every night, in every twinkling

In MemoryBetty Settles

In memory
INMEMORYMrs. Betty Greer SettlesJuly 14, 1889 - March 27, 1988Like His mountains He made her a fortress; From His rivers He gave her sweet tears. He rooted her feet in Eternal Soil, and blessed her
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