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Local Obits for Wed. May 02, 2012


Hamilton county
Robert JamesonRobert "Bob" Fredrick Jameson, 71, of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, April 30, 2012.He was born in Denver, Colo., to the late Robert and Charlotte

April Branch

TULLAHOMA April Dawn Branch, 37, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. CDT Friday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens, Tullahoma.Visitation 5

Kenneth Brewster

Hamilton county
Kenneth Homer Brewster, 88, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, April 29, 2012.He was a member of First Baptist Church of Golden Gateway, served two years in the United States Army during WWII in the Pacific Theater,

Ruth Brock

Hamilton county
Ruth Lucille Brock, 93, of Signal Mountain, went home to heaven on Monday, April 30, 2012.Ruth was a member of Signal Mountain Church of the Nazarene.She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne C.

William Clark

Hamilton county
William Clark, 72, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012 in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home,1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Don Dickerson

Hamilton county
James Don Dickerson, 64, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2012, at home surrounded by family from cancer.He was of the Protestant faith. Don worked for the Icee Company, loved to play golf, make candles and

Robert Foster

Hamilton county
Robert Lee Foster 58, of Chattanooga passed Sunday, April 22, 2012. He is survived by brothers, John Foster, of Detroit Mich., Otis Foster, of Chattanooga; one sister, Rebacca Willis, of Clinton, Tenn.Graveside service will

Lee Gill

Hamilton county
Albert "Lee" Gill Jr. went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 30, 2012.He was preceded in death by his mother, Vonie Heath Gill; father, Albert Lee Gill; and his brother, Don Melvin

Jim Griffin

Hamilton county
James "Jim" Clark Griffin, 76, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 29, 2012.Jim was born in Little Rock, Ark., lived in Toledo, Ohio, for over 30 years where he

Helen Harr

Hamilton county
Helen Harriet Har, 94, of East Ridge, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at a local hospital. She was a native of Bristol, Va., Mrs Harr has lived in Chattanooga since 1985. She was
ROSSVILLE Robert Henson Honeycutt, 88, passed away Monday, April 30, 2012, in a local hospital.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, in the South Crest Chapel of Lane

Bill Jones

CHICKAMAUGA John William "Bill" Jones died Sunday morning, April 29, 2012.Bill was born May 4, 1921, in Atlanta, Ga., and lived in Signal Mountain, Brentwood, Tenn., and Oklahoma City, Okla., in his early years.

James Lankford

DECATUR James "Dock" Kenneth Lankford, 83, died on Sunday, April 29, 2012. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today in the Bowers Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Decatur Cemetery.

Barbara Lester

Hamilton county
Barbara Lane Lester, 76, of Hixson, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2012.Barbara was a devoted wife and a loving mom. She supported her husband throughout his 26 year military career, making homes for her family

Robert Lindsey

Hamilton county
Sr.Robert Lindsey Sr., 76, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Minnie Marshall

SOUTH PITTSBURG Minnie L. Marshall, 76, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 30, 2012.She worked for many years at the Tennessee-Alabama Restaurant and a graduate of the SPHS class of

Linwood McKinley

Hamilton county
Linwood McKinley, 61, of Chattanooga, passed Monday, April 30, 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.

Ernest Miller

Hamilton county
Ernest Mac Miller, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2012, at Erlanger Hospital.Mac was a member of the First-Centenary United Methodist Church and was employed for 35 years with DuPont before retiring.

Verna Mitchell

RAINSVILLE Verna Mitchell, 95, died Monday, April 30, 2012, at her residenceFuneral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 3, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial in Mountain View Memory Gardens. will

Diana Morgan

Hamilton county
Diana Morgan, 54, of Hixson, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2012, at her home.Diana was a loving wife, mother and friend. She never met a stranger and was the friendliest person you could have

John Morris

CHICKAMAUGA John Christopher Morris, 33, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012.Condolences may be sent to services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 3, in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral

Velma Parks

DELANO Velma Rubye Parks, 89, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Etowah Health Care Center.Graveside service will be held noon today, May 2 at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery. No formal visitation will be

James Raley

TRENTON James Levon "Von" Raley, 78 passed away Monday, April 30, 2012.He was a retired maintenance supervisor for Rock City Gardens after 43 years and a member of Trinity Holiness Church. He was

Betty Shattuck

LaFAYETTE Betty Jean Shattuck, 86, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012.Betty was in the furniture sales for over 60 years.Preceded in death by parents, Frank Shattuck Sr., Annie McDaniel

Dorothy Sims

Elaine SimsFORT OGLETHORPE Dorothy Elaine Sims went to meet the Lord on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from the comfort of her home.The compassion and unconditional love that she had for her family and friends

Mary Smith

Hamilton county
Mary Lee Hartsfield Smith, 85, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
CHICKAMAUGA Catherine Davis Stiles, 70, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2012, in a local hospital.Mrs. Stiles was born on Nov. 16, 1941 to the late Leroy Webb Davis II and Dorothy Wilson Davis in

Carolyn Stilwell

Hamilton county
Carolyn Stilwell, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2012.Mrs. Stilwell was a graduate of North Fulton High School and Auburn University. She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, a Master Bridge

Marianne Sullivan

Hamilton county
Marianne Sullivan, 77, of Chattanooga, wife of Robert Sullivan, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at her home. She was a member of St. Judes Catholic Church.Funeral plans are incomplete and will be announced in Thursdays

Ollie Wood

Hamilton county
Ollie B. Wood, 83, of Chattanooga passed away Monday April 30, 2012, at a local healthcare facility.She was of the Protestant faith. She was a volunteer at Erlanger Hospital in Red Bank for 20 years

In Memory

In memory
Buster HowardHe lived a great life. We will miss you Buster. We want to give special thanks to his brother, Jim Howard, who has always been there for Buster, day or night. We love you


In memory
May 2, 1991 - Oct 3, 2006Happy Birthday!We will never forget you.We will always love you.John and Marion


In memory
June 27, 1929 - May 2, 2009Sadly Missed ByHight, Mitchell, Lee, Bass, North, and Sewell, and Flemings Families.
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