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Local Obits for Mon. Oct 01, 2012



Cary Abram

Hamilton county
Cary Abram, 27, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at a local hospital.Funeral today at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Victor Parker as the eulogist.Burial: Greenwood Cemetery.

Reita Cleghorn

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Reita Tarvin Cleghorn, 90, passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at her residence.Mrs. Cleghorn was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Cleghorn; and a granddaughter, Renice Cleghorn.She was a member of Macedonia

Frances Cook

Hamilton county
Frances Cook, 86, of Chattanooga Tenn., passed away Sunday, Sept.30, 2012.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory located at the end of Historic Missionary

Ralph Dilbeck

Alabama
FORTPAYNE Ralph Wayne Dilbeck, 67, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at Crown Health Care.Funeral: today, at 11 a.m. in Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Mountain View Memory Gardens.

Kelsey Ford

Hamilton county
Kelsey Ross Ford, 24, of East Ridge, Tenn., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. He attended Covenant Life Worship Center in Chickamauga. Survivors include his father, Wayne Ford, of East Ridge; siblings, Crystal (Steven)

Mary Fricks

Georgia
FLINTSTONE Mary Fricks, 87, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory located at the end of Historic Missionary

Ollye Goodner

Hamilton county
Ollye Jo GoodnerOllye Jo Goodner, 85, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. She was born in Rome, Ga., daughter of the late Colonel Cleo Gilley and Maude Mae ORear

Clara James

Hamilton county
Clara James, 94, passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Savannah Johnson

Other areas
STANLEY, Oh. Savannah "Pat" Johnson, 83, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012.Funeral Service will be today, Oct. 1, 2012 at 11 a.m. EST Coldren-Crates Funeral Home Chapel. Interment Knoll Crest.

Richard McKevie

Hamilton county
Richard L. McKevie, 44, passed away Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. Survivors: sisters, Maeretta, Janice, Louise, Priscilla; brothers, Jerry, Ceasar, James, Jerome, Charles; other relatives and friends.The family will assemble at noon Tuesday, Oct. 2,

William Oden

Hamilton county
William Arthur Oden, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 at his residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Ray Roberts

Hamilton county
William Ray Roberts, 77, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Juanita Sheble

Hamilton county
Juanita Hughes Sheble, 77, of Chattanooga passed away Friday, Sept. 28, 2012.Juanita was raised in the Crow Creek Valley of Middle Tennessee. She once worked for the Winchester Hat Corporation where she inspected the hat

Cynthia Smith

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Cynthia Victoria Smith, 53, passed away Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. Cyndy was a 1977 graduate of North Hills High and operated her pet grooming shop, "Paws Place" in the 80s. She was an

Gloria Spencer

Hamilton county
Gloria M. Spencer, 83, of East Ridge, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.Mrs. Spencer was born and raised in New Orleans, La. She was a member of First SDA Church, and was formerly

Margaret Stevens

Hamilton county
Margaret Lucile Johnston Stevens, 98, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.Arrangements will be announced later by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Richard Stinnett

Tennessee
DAYTON Richard "Red" Stinnett, 57, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 at a Chattanooga hospital.Services: 7 p.m. today in the Chapel of Coulter Garrison.Visitation: today from noon until 7 p.m. at funeral home.Arrangements by Coulter-Garrison

Travis Sullivan

Hamilton county
Travis Lee Sullivan, 38, of Flintstone, Ga., passed away at home on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike,Hixson, TN 37343. 423-531-3975.

William Taff

Hamilton county
William Miller (Bill) Taff, of Lookout Mountain, passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. He was born in Chattanooga in 1923 to Euda Miller Taff and Otis Drake Taff, Mr. Taff graduated The Baylor School in

Brenda Vaughn

Tennessee
MCDONALD Brenda Louise Thompson Vaughn, 65, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Robbyn Walker

Alabama
COLLINSVILLE Robbyn Fern Walker, 58, passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 at her residence.Funeral services are 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, from the Jesus New Covenant Church with Rev. Autry Barnhill officiating. Burial will

Theda Womac

Tennessee
ATHENS Theda Mae Shamblin Womac, 87, formerly of Calhoun, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today at Hiwassee Baptist Church in Calhoun. Burial will follow in the Calhoun Cemetery.Ziegler Funeral

Ishmael Wright

Hamilton county
Ishmael "Ish" Worth Wright, 86, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012.He was born in Flat Rock, Ala., to the late Barbara Ann and James Driscoll Wright. Ishmael

In MemoryMel Carboni

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Jan. 30, 1927-Oct. 1, 2003Forever Missed, Forever Loved,Your Wife Lucille, Sons Ken, Russ, and Steve, and Grandchildren
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