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Local Obits for Mon. Oct 15, 2012

Miranda Bivens

PALMER Miranda Faith Bivens, 35, passed away Saturday Oct. 13, 2012. She was born in Palmer on Jan. 2, 1977. She was preceded in death by her sister, Pam Nolan. She is

Mary Carter

Hamilton county
Mary Pack Carter, 85, of East Ridge died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 in a local healthcare center.Services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 1 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Don Porter officiating. Burial

Ann Chasteen

Hamilton county
Delores "Ann" Chasteen, 66, of Soddy-Daisy passed away Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. She retired from Gold Bond and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Neal and brother,

Joyce Cooper

Hamilton county
Joyce R. Cooper, 79, of Ooltewah, passed away Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. A native of Hickman, Ky., she resided in Lexington and Paducah, Ky., areas before moving to the Chattanooga area 12 years ago.
FLATROCK Geraldine Shepard Cornett, 94, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.Funeral: Today at 1 p.m. in Kerby Funeral Home chapel.Burial: Green Haven Memorial Gardens at Pisgah.Visitation: Today at 11 a.m. until time of service.

Charles Graham

Hamilton county
Charles Graham, 69, passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Stanley Howard

CHICKAMAUGA Stanley M. Howard, 78, passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 at his home.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, Rossville.

Mattie Mahoney

DALTON Mrs. Mattie Elizabeth Trotter Mahoney, 98, passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012.She was preceded in death by her husband, R.L. Mahoney; son, Jimmy Mahoney and son-in-law, J. Randell Hammontree.She was a member of

James Morgan

, Jr.,CHICKAMAUGA James Robert Morgan, Jr., 49, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. Services: Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 1 p.m. in the chapel. visit to view full obit and to share memories and condolences.Visitation:

Lynda Morrow

KIMBALL Lynda Faye Holtcamp Morrow, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until 9

Grace Parris

CHICKAMAUGA Grace Parris, 91, formerly of Rainsville, Ala. died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.Services: today, at 11 a.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Rainsville Church of Christ Cemetery with Rainsville

Hazel Reeves

CROSSVILLE Hazel Reeves, 95, passed away Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at Marshall Medical Center South.Funeral Service will be today at 2:30 p.m. from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Liberty Cemetery

Jesse Roberts

TENMILE Jesse Clarence Roberts, 88, died on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.Services: 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Bowers Funeral Home Chapel.Visitation: 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.Interment: Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery

Louise Slaughter

CAGLE Louise Sherman Slaughter, 90, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.Mrs. Slaughter was preceded in death by her husband Floyd "Aubry" Slaughter; son, Aubry Dale Slaughter; sister, Matilie Boyd; brothers, I.B. Sherman and Willard Moffitt.Survivors

James Stanfield

Hamilton county
James Edward Stanfield, 71, ofChattanooga passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 at his residence.Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Avenue, 423-265-4414.

Leslie Townsend

Hamilton county
, Jr., Leslie Bernard Townsend, Jr., 25, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2012. He was formerly employed by Pilgrim's Pride. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Sylvester Kitchen, Sr.,

James Tucker

, Jr.,BELVIDERE James Edward Tucker, Jr., 60, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.Services: 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment: Belvidere Cemetery, Belvidere, Tenn. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. today

In MemoryCORA B

In memory
In loving memory of Cora B. Lackey. The Lord took Mama home twenty-four years ago. October 15, 1988.Sadly missed by Sons, Family and Friends.

In MemoryBarry D

In memory
, who departed this life ten years ago on Oct. 15th. You will never be forgotten. We love you and miss you so much. Sadly missed by your Mother, Elizabeth Crum; Sister, Zandra Strickland Crum;

In MemoryRoberta Reeves

In memory
INMEMORYMrs. (Baker)October 15, 2012Its been two years today. We love you and miss you.Your sister, Jessie Boyd, and your loving family
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