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Local Obits for Sun. May 20, 2012

James Boles

Hamilton county
James Robert Boles, 68, a resident of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn. passed away on Friday night, May 11, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family.James was born in Miami, FL on April 27, 1944 a son

Opal Booth

Hamilton county
Opal Burgess Booth, 98, of East Ridge, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 17, 2012.She was a member of Calvary Bible Church and taught Sunday School for several years at

Lucy Depew

RINGGOLD Lucy Anna Depew, 97, formerly of Johnson City, Tenn., passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2012.Mrs. Depew was a lifelong resident of Johnson City and was retired from Smith Nursing Home as an

Tammy Dowd

PLAINVILLE Tammy Kay McGaha Dowd, 48, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012, at Gordon Hospital.She was born in LaFayette, Ga., on Sept. 16, 1963, daughter of the late Russell McGaha and Frances McGaha Thompson.Before

Victor Ford

Hamilton county
Victor Ford went to be with his Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, May 17, 2012.He lived 97 years and is rejoicing in joining his wife of 71 years, Lorraine, in heaven. He lived

Tommy Fugate

CALHOUN Tommy R. Fugate, 53, died Friday May 18, 2012.Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Ziegler Funeral Home.Funeral Services will follow at 8 p.m.Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 22.Ziegler Funeral

Donna Gass

RINGGOLD Donna Faye Sprayberry Gass, 71, passed away Thursday May 17, 2012, at her residence.A native of Trion, Ga., Donna has lived in the Ringgold area since 1962. She was a member of East

Henry Gordon

Hamilton county
Henry Lee Gordon, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, May 14, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home. Burial will be at

George Griggs

Hamilton county
George Wilburn Griggs, 69, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, May 10, 2012, at his home.A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Mr. Griggs was a veteran of the Army serving in Vietnam.He held memberships at Mountain City Masonic

William Healy

Hamilton county
William J. Healy passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at the age of 84.He was born in Worcester, Mass., and lived there until he enlisted in the Air Force in 1949. He served durning

Connie Henry

ROSSVILLE Connie Sue Henry, 52, passed away Monday, May 14, 2012.She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was of the Christian faith. She was preceded in death by

Geneva Hensley

Geneva HensleyLUPTONCITY Geneva S. Hensley, 86, passed away, Friday, May 18, 2012 in a local health care facility.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike 423-531-3975

Eloise Hixon

FORT OGLETHORPE Eloise Crawford Hixon, 87, died Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at her residence.She has been a founding member of the First Baptist Church of Fort Oglethorpe since 1952. Since

Daniel Holloway

Hamilton county
Daniel Garland Holloway, 30, of Signal Mountain, Tenn., passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012.He was preceded in death by his brother, Derrick Alexander Holloway; grandmother, Vera Holloway; grandmother, Polly Ferguson. Daniel grew up in Alabama

Betty Johnson

Hamilton county
Betty Penney Johnson, 83, of Soddy-Daisy, went to her Heavenly Home to be with her husband on Friday, May 18, 2012. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother, and will be missed by everyone who

Steve Lee

Hamilton county
Stephen Porter "Steve" Lee, 69, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, in a local hospital.Born Aug. 14, 1942 in Springfield, Ohio he moved to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with his parents, Joseph Speck

Joan Ott

Hamilton county
Clara Joan Ott, 76, of Lookout Valley, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2012 in a local health care facility.She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and attended the United Church of God.

Kathleen Panter

PIKEVILLE Kathleen Foster Panter, 88, died Friday May 18, 2012 at NHC Health Care of Sequatchie in Dunlap.She was a resident of Bledsoe County (Pikeville) for nearly 80 years where she loved the farm

Wendell Parrish

FORTOGLETHORPE Wendell Keith Parrish, 44, passed away Friday, May 18, 2012. He had lived in West Virginia and the North Ga. areas for most of his life and was of the Methodist faith.

Joseph Persinger

Hamilton county
Joseph Samuel "Joe" Persinger Sr., lifelong resident of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., died Tuesday morning, May 15, 2012, at the The Terrace at Mountain Creek. He was 84 on April 27.Joe was the son of Rachel

James Precise

ROSSVILLE James Robert Precise, 89, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, May 18, 2012. He was born in Scottsboro, Ala. to the late, Rorex & Mae Belle Precise,

Edna Sargent

FORT OGLETHORPE Edna Erlene Sargent, 71, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012 at her home.She was a homemaker, and Member of Cloud Springs Baptist Church.Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Robert Sargent; Sons,

Mary Scott

LaFAYETTE Mary "Glenda" Scott, 61, died Friday, May 18, 2012.She was a member of Fairview South Baptist Church.Preceded in death, mother, Ruth Lawson; and brother, Lester Lawson.Survived, husband,

Eugene Shaw

Hamilton county
Eugene R. Shaw, 91, of Chattanooga died Wednesday, May 16, 2012.He was born May 1, 1921 in Waco, Texas to L. P. and Louise Shaw. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lee Shaw;

Louise Shriver

Hamilton county
Louise Marzelia Shriver, 89, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 17, 2012.Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Bill Greer and the
PISGAH Clarence W. Skinner, Jr., 68, passed away Friday, May 18, 2012 at Gasden Regional Medical Center.Graveside funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. today, May 20, from the Pisgah Cemetery.Arrangements entrusted to

Caroline Staggs

Hamilton county
Carolyn Ann Staggs, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012.She was preceded in death by her first husband, Verna M. Staggs; parents, Rev. Henry C. and Pearl DeBord Hensley; sisters, Verna Sexson

June Stickle

Other areas
June Frances Stickle, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 14, 2012 after fighting a battle with ovarian cancer. She was born June 21, 1946 in Athens, Texas.She leaves to cherish

Edward Vandergriff

Other areas
BLACKSBURG Edward "Mr. Ed" Newell Vandergriff, 95, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2012 surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Chattanooga, Tenn. on June 2, 1916 to the late Edward Vandergriff

Mary Ward

Hamilton county
Mary Ann WardMary Ann Ward, 82, of Hixson, died on Thursday, May 17, 2012.She had lived most of her life in the Chattanooga area.Mary Ann had been employed for 20 years as Dietician at the

Bertha Wells

RAINSVILLE Bertha Wells, 98, died Friday, May 18, 2012 at her residence. Funeral services will be held today, May 20, at 4 p.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jerry Brown & Bro.

Juanita Wright

DALTON Juanita Chaney Wright, 59, passed away Thursday May 17, 2012.Service will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Willis Funeral Home.Family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 5

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INMEMORYJAMES W. GUSTUSSept. 17, 1946- May 20, 2003Only the best. A heart of gold stopped beating. Two shining eyes at rest. God broke our hearts to prove that he only takes the best. Love

In MemoryDonna Lassetter

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INMEMORYDonna Jaynes LassetterMay 18, 2006We have many wonderful memories of how God used you to enrich our lives. We miss your loving and caring ways.Will, Christa, and FamilyRomans 8:28

In MemoryEulin Matthews

In memory
INMEMORYDeacon Eulin Berg MatthewsHappy Birthday and Death AnniversaryIn loving memory of a wonderful husband, dad, papaw, who is missed so much and will be cherished forever. You will never be forgotten, and will forever live

In MemoryD Rogers

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INMEMORYD. MACK ROGERS May 18, 1951 - Dec 2, 2011MARY ANN ROGERSMay 18, 1957-March 7, 2012BOB ROGERSApril 15, 1985 - Aug 22, 2007 Your family misses you so much.Remember this too will passif I can
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