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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 16, 2012



Janice Adkins

Tennessee
JASPER Janice Y. Dalton Adkins, 50, passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.She had worked in customer service at Blue Cross.Janice was preceded in death by her mother, Nancy Belk Dalton.She leaves to cherish her

Linda Atchley

Hamilton county
Linda Gay Atchley, formerly of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at her home in Greenville, Tenn. She was 57 years old.Linda was born in Chattanooga and

Louise Bowerman

Tennessee
DECATUR Louise Bowerman, 92, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.Visitation noon-1 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bowers Funeral Home Chapel.Interment at Mountain View Memorial Gardens.www.bowersfh.com.Arrangements by Bowers

Elsie Carver

Georgia
FLINTSTONE Elsie Ruth Carver, 91, passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.She was born in Florence, Ala., to the late C.E. and Pluma Gardner and was of the Baptist faith.She was also preceded in death

Mary Casteel

Georgia
RINGGOLD Mary Ellen Alley Casteel, 81, passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.A native of Etowah, Tenn., she spent most of her life in Atlanta before moving to Blairsville, Ga., then settling in Ringgold

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,

Del Clark

Alabama
ROSALIE Del J. Clark, 70 , died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at his residence.Survivors include, wife Kathy Samples Clark; mother, Ida Clark; daughters, Trenna Somers (Matt), Christine Mosack (Allen), Uraina Mosack (Harold), Della

Charles Clark

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Charles Phillip Clark, 72, passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at his residence.Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Friday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment in Farris Chapel

Angela Clift

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Angela "Angie" Michelle Edmond Clift, 42, passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012.She was born in Chattanooga, on July 13, 1970 and was a member of East Ridge Church of the Nazarene. She

Marlene Cradic

Other areas
TAMPA, Fla. Marlene Nunn Cradic, 60, former resident of Chattanooga, passed away suddenly on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.She was an active member of Unity Church in Fort Myers, Fla.She is survived by her loving

Ken Curtis

Hamilton county
Gordon Kenneth Curtis, 83, of Hixson, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.Arrangements to be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 423-877-3524.

Robin Durham

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Robin J. Durham, 58, passed away on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge,

Lula Edwards

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Lula Mae Edwards, 83, passed away, Monday, Oct. 15, 2012.She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia, was a member of Chattanooga Valley Baptist Church and was employed at Davenport Hosiery Mill for

Charlie Graham

Hamilton county
Charlie Louis Graham, 69, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at a local nursing home.He was affectionately known as "Sonny" was born in Madison County, Ala., to the late Edna Ozell Graham and Charlie

Frances Haynes

Hamilton county
Frances Woodard Haynes died peacefully Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at the Lakeshore Meadows Nursing Home in Nashville. She was 100.She was a resident of Chattanooga for most of her life, graduating from Central High School

Octavia Holloway

Hamilton county
Octavia Sherenna Holloway, 49, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 in a local hospital.She was a member of Pilgrim Rock Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her mother, Margret Ann Rogers; grandparents,

Stanley Howard

Georgia
Sr.CHICKAMAUGA Stanley Moore Howard Sr., 78, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at his residence.Mr. Howard was a member of McFarland United Methodist Church, was a veteran of the U.S. Army and

Johnnie Johnson

Hamilton county
Johnnie Mae Johnson, 83, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 at a local health care facility.She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Essie Nolen; sisters, Margaret Davis, Georgia A. Mason and

Joe Keith

Hamilton county
Joe James Keith, 98, of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.He had lived in the Chattanooga area for most of his life and was a very

Sheila Kennedy

Georgia
CALHOUN Sheila Eloria Kennedy, 56, passed away Friday,Oct. 12, 2012.Funeral service will be at noon today in the chapel of Willis Funeral Home with Bishop Claude Jones officiating.Interment in Haven of Rest.Arrangements by

Bobbie Lee

Tennessee
MADISONVILLE Bobbie Jean Dillard Lee, 77, passed away 3:44 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga.She was retired from McMinn Central High School after 13 years as a cafeteria cook and

Lynda Morrow

Tennessee
KIMBALL Lynda Faye Holtcamp Morrow passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.Lynda was born in Whitwell, Tenn. May 11, 1951, she was

Juanita Pace

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Juanita Kean Pace, 50, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 at Ooltewah.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CDT today, Oct. 16, 2012, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in Walnut

Leonard Penley

Hamilton county
Jr.Leonard Arnold Penley Jr., 82, of Hixson, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, in a local hospital.Mr. Penley attended Lupton Drive Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard A. Penley Sr.

Maebell Pilgrim

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Maebell York Pilgrim, 92, passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 in Dahlonega, Ga.She was born on March 4, 1920 in Chattooga County, Ga. She was the seventh of 15 children born to Arch

Dorothy Ratledge

Hamilton county
Dorothy Clark Ratledge, 88, longtime resident of Hixson, passed away peacefully Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 surrounded by her family.She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Hixson Ward.She

Charles Reed

Hamilton county
Charles W. Reed, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away with his family by his side on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012.Charles was born March 2, 1940, to Eugene and Alma Mattie Reed.Charles served in the United

Jesse Roberts

Tennessee
TEN MILE Jesse Clarence Roberts, 88, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.Funeral at 8 p.m. today in Bowers Funeral Home.Visitation 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.Interment in Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery at 11 a.m.

Hazel Shaw

Tennessee
SPRING CITY Hazel Shaw, 89, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.Survived by daughters, Betty Kamin, of Evensville, Ann Violett, of Harriman and Eva Chapman, of Woodstock, Ill.There will be no visitation or services.Her remains were

Brenda Short

Hamilton county
Brenda Faye Short, 69, of Chattanooga, went to be Lord on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, from her earthly home.She was a member of The Fraternal Order of Eagles.She was the co-owner of Kinneys Automotive with

Era Smith

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Era Evelyn Hughes Smith, 85, passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, in DeKalb Regional Medical Center.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. CDT Wednesday from Walkers Chapel Church.Burial in adjoining cemetery.Visitation from

John Southwood

Tennessee
NASHVILLE John Eugene "Gene" Southwood, 82, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, peacefully after a brief illness.Mr. Southwood was born Nov. 7, 1929 in Evansville, Ind., to the late Walter and Vera Southwood. He attended
CHATSWORTH Wainell England Stevenson, 77, went to be with the Lord on Friday morning, Oct. 12, 2012, at her home.Wainell was born on May 13, 1935 in Chatsworth. She was preceded in death by

Clyde Stubblefield

Tennessee
Jr.TULLAHOMA Clyde "Snub" Stubblefield Jr., 62, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at his residence.Visitation will be noon-4 p.m. Wednesday at Tullahoma Funeral Home.Memorial services will be conducted at 4 p.m. in the chapel

Leslie Townsend

Hamilton county
, Jr., Leslie Bernard Townsend, Jr., 25, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.The body will lie-in-state at 10 a.m. today with the funeral to follow at 11 a.m. at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church

Johnnie Uren

Hamilton county
Johnnie Wayne Uren, 69, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.Mr. Uren was retired from Detroit Diesel after many years of service. He was an avid biker.He was preceded in death by

James Vittetoe

Hamilton county
Jr.James W. Vittetoe Jr., 83, of Chattanooga, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, in a local healthcare facility.The son of the late James Warren and Clara Cureton Vittetoe, he was a U.S. Army veteran. He

Artell Watkins

Georgia
Sr.CARTERSVILLE Artell Watkins Sr., 86, passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012.Service at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Damascus Baptist Church with the Rev. William Q. Watkins officiating.Visitation from 7-8 p.m. today at the church.Interment

Landrew Webster

Hamilton county
Landrew Greyson Webster, 20, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.He was born April 18, 1992 in Orlando, Fla.Landrew was very happy; his chuckle was joyful, if you heard it you had to laugh.He was

Sarah Wise

Tennessee
SEWANEE Sarah Mooney Wise, 92, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at her home.Funeral at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Grace Fellowship, Garner Town Road, Sewanee.Interment in O'Dear Cemetery, Sewanee.Visitation 4 to 8

Louis Zumstein

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Louis Lawrence Zumstein, 87, died in a Crossville hospital on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.Mr. Zumstein was a veteran of World War II serving in the Air Force.He was a retired Nursing Home Administrator.He

In MemoryCharles Ron

In memory
Charles "Ron" JohnsonOct. 16, 1946-Oct. 14, 2011Happy BirthdayIt has been 1 year since you have been gone. Our hearts will always be with you. We love and miss very much. Mother & John,
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