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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 10, 2012

Sarah Abbott

Hamilton county
Sarah Elizabeth Abbott, 91, of Red Bank, went to Heaven Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in a Chattanooga hospital surrounded by her loving family.She was a longtime member of White Oak Baptist Church and the Saved

Claude Birdwell

GRUETLI-LAAGER Claude Douglas Birdwell, 63, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.He was born in Palmer on April 9, 1949 to Leonard and Willette Brewer Birdwell who preceded him in death along with his brothers,

Thelma Calambro

Hamilton county
Thelma Zulueta Calambro, 82, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.Thelma was born on Oct. 7, 1930 in the Philippines. She was full of life and lived life to its fullest.Thelma enjoyed her independence.

Paul Campbell

Hamilton county
, Jr.Paul Campbell Jr. died at home on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012.Born in Chattanooga on Dec. 23, 1915, he was predeceased by his parents, Paul Campbell Sr. and Margaret Meriwether Campbell; by his sister, Margaret

Violet Cate

ATHENS Violet Arabella Cate, infant daughter of Bobby Joe Cate Jr. and Amy Cate died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at Athens Regional Medical Center.Graveside 12:30 p.m. Thursday in Clearwater Cemetery.Visitation 11 a.m.-noon Thursday at

JE Cook

Hamilton county
J.E. Cook, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at his residence.A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was a former employee of Dalton Carpets and was of the Church of God

Virginia Fehn

Hamilton county
Virginia M. Fehn, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012. She was 89 years old. Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Orvell Garner

Jr.TRENTON Orvell Rufus Garner Jr., 45, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012.Funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Moore Fuenral Home.Burial in Shantytown Cemetery.Visitation 1-8 p.m. by Moore Funeral

Troy Gilliam

MONTEAGLE Troy Neal Gilliam, 26, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.Funeral: 4 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Ministers Ralph Shrum and Albert Nunley officiating.Burial: Orange Hill Cemetery.On line condolences may be

Zachary Henry

PISGAH Zachary Taylor Henry, 9, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.He was a member of Word of Life Assembly of God. He was preceded in death by grandparents, David and Gwen Rollins, and

Frank Hise

LaFAYETTE Leon Franklin "Frank" Hise, 86, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at his home.He was born in Chickamauga, Ga., Dec. 1, 1925, son of Joseph H. H. "Joe" and Aggie Belle Mullinax Hise.He was

Timothy Kane

Hamilton county
Timothy Alexander "Tanz" Kane, 23, much loved son of Timothy Sean Kane and Chappell Guerry Kane died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.He was preceded in death by grandfather, Alexander Guerry Jr.He also is survived by his

Bessie Lloyd

Hamilton county
Bessie Lloyd, 94, of Chattanooga, died Monday,Oct. 8, 2012, in a local health care facility.Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral and Cremation Service Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Richard McClung

LaFAYETTE Richard Arlen McClung, 77, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.He was born to the late Lyman F. and Hazel Furby McClung in Harrison, W.Va. He attended the Assembly of God Church in LaFayette,

Vickie McKinney

Hamilton county
Vickie Lynn McKinney, 63, passed away on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 after a short illness, surrounded by her loving family. She was a member of Delashmitt Road Baptist Church.Vickie was a kind and caring

Robert Montgomery

Hamilton county
Robert Montgomery, 71, passed away on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Bill Newberry

LaFAYETTE Bill Newberry, 60, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012.Bill was a member of The Cowboy Church of LaFayette.Preceded in death by his parents, Humpy and Phyllis

Herman Parris

ROSSVILLE Herman Lamar Parris, 77, went home to bewith his Lord and Savior on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.He had lived in the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas for most of his life and was

Dorothy Peoples

NEW HOPE Dorothy Blevins Peoples, 88, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.Funeral services will be conducted from the South Pittsburg Chapel of Rogers Funeral Home at 2 p.m. today, with Rev. Troy Luttrell officiating.Interment

Mary Pierce

BELVIDERE Mary Ruth Matlock Pierce, 84 passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at Willows at Winchester.Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Jennings Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment in Lynchburg Cemetery.

Veanna Ray

Hamilton county
Veanna B. Ray, 82, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away in San Diego, Calif., on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012.Memorial services are to be announced at a later date.Courtesy announcement by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101

John Ray

Hamilton county
John Ray, 72, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, died on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at his residence.Mr. Ray graduated from City High School in 1958 and then he attended the University of Chattanooga. He was

Tony Rodriguez

Hamilton county
Tony A. Rodriguez, 70, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.He was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church, the Covenant Sunday School Class and had served as

Joseph Rotureau

Hamilton county
Joseph Lawrence Rotureau Sr., 84, went to be with his risen savior Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, in Chattanooga, following an extended illness.The Savannah, Ga., native was born Nov. 7, 1927. He was the son of

Lucille Smith

McDONALD Lucille "Lucy" Smith, 71, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.Survivors: husband, Gary Smith; children: Debbie Johnson, Justine Couch, Marty Welch, Gail Gravitt, Bobby Welch; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren.Services: 2 p.m. Thursday in Fike

Deborah Tabor

Hamilton county
Deborah Ann "Debbie" Tabor, 43, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at a local hospital.A native of Bluefield, W.Va., she was a longtime Chattanooga resident.Debbie was a member of

Edna Taylor

Hamilton county
Edna Westbrooks Taylor, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in a local health care facility. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with

Joyce Veal

OLD FORT Joyce Ann Veal, 61, passed away Tuesday morning, Oct. 9, 2012.She is survived by her husband, Roy Veal, of Old Fort, her son, Jerry Weathers Jr.; her daughter, Lorie Harris; eight grandchildren; her

Taylor Veal

RINGGOLD Ashlynn Taylor Veal, 15, went home to be with the Lord on her birthday, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. You have to be a special angel to go on your 15th Birthday.Ashlynn was born

In MemoryDeborah Collier

In memory
INMEMORYDEBORAH A. COLLIEROct. 10, 1954-March 15, 2012Today as you celebrate your 58th birthday in the Presence of our Lord, Our Savior Jesus Christ and His Heavenly Host, we celebrate you with loving thoughts and everlasting

In Memorycathy dutto

In memory
Cathy DuttoOct. 10, 1936 -July, 5 2007Happy BirthdayYour family misses you so much.Love youNancy

In MemoryAnnie Putman

In memory
INMEMORYANNIE JO PUTMANMarch 22, 1933 - Oct. 10, 2010Mother, we love you and miss you.Calvin and Family

In MemoryDorothy Ramsey

In memory
Dorothy "Bumphy" RamseyIts been eleven years since you went home to be with the Lord above; how do we continue to go without the presence of your grace and serenity. Because you are our special

In MemoryLonny Ward

In memory
LONNIE WARDThen, now, and forever, a friend that neither time norspace can impede upon. Your Friend Alvin and Mrs. Johnette Smithe
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