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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 25, 2012



Nate Bell

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Nate Bell, 33, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. Survivors: wife, Brandy Bell; children, Kayla Cooke and Evan Bell; parents, Robert and Karen Bell; and sisters, Shannon Brown and Lauwana Myers.Funeral services

James Blevins

Georgia
RINGGOLD James Henry "Chub" Blevins, 74, departed this life Monday, Oct. 22, 2012.He was born in Deer Head Cove, Ala., to the late Noah and Minnie Mae Blevins. Chub retired from Signal Mountain Cement

Harold Blythe

Hamilton county
Harold E. Blythe, 39, of Chattanooga passed away Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, after a long battle with cancer.He was a graduate of Soddy-Daisy High School, Class of 92. He was a member of the

Waymond Boyd

Hamilton county
IIWaymond Lewis Boyd II, of Evensville, Tenn., died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home Chapel with Rev. James Blackman officiating.Burial will follow in Rhea Memory

Winston Caine

Hamilton county
Jr.Winston Paulding Caine Jr., MD, FACP, of Signal Mountain, died at home on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012.Born in Chattanooga on April 16, 1937, he attended the Bright School and received his secondary education from

Earl Carr

Other areas
Jr.AIKEN, S.C. Earl Carr Jr., 73, entered into rest Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at his residence.Survivors include his companion, Yvonne Hairston, Aiken; two daughters, Terri Carr and Carol Carr, both of Chattanooga;

Anthony Catapano

Hamilton county
Anthony Catapano, 84, of Signal Mountain, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012.He was the loving husband of Dorothy Catapano and much beloved father of Anthony (Deborah) Catapano, Maria Catapano and Gina Sanjines (Thomas) Self.The family

Dorve Croft

Georgia
RINGGOLD Dorve Robert "Shorty" Croft, 73, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 in a local hospital.The family will receive from 3-7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.Complete arrangements will be announced by the

David Cummings

Hamilton county
David Craig Cummings, 62, of Lookout Valley, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012.He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was of the Baptist faith. He was an appliance technician for Martin Service

Vernon Davis

Hamilton county
Vernon Thomas Davis, 67, of Soddy-Daisy, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, in a local hospital.Mr. Davis was a lifelong resident of Soddy and was a son of the late Wilvon and Maggie Davis, he was

Jo Dawson

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Jo Alice Dawson, 89, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at Crowne Health Care.Funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday at Burt chapel, Fort Payne, with the Rev. Jim Griffin officiating.Burial in Glenwood Cemetery.Visitation 5-8

HF Dunaway

Tennessee
CLEVELAND H. F. "Speck" Dunaway, 84, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012.He retired from Bowater after 36 years where he was an electrician and supervisor. Speck also served in the National Guard. He

David Eley

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE David Eric "Gypsy" Eley, 40, passed away Sunday,oct. 21, 2012.Funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home.Burial in Spring Creek Cemetery.Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home

Joyce Ferry

Tennessee
CROSSVILLE Joyce Lavern Ferry, 72, passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.She was born Oct. 24,1939 in Ringgold, Ga., daughter of the late Woodrow and Helen Eldridge Howard.Mrs.

Jeanne Geraghty

Hamilton county
Jeanne Kirkpatrick Geraghty, 90, left to be with God and join her husband Tom on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012.She left peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family.Mrs. Geraghty was the widow of her beloved

Kimberly Grimme

Alabama
HENAGAR Kimberly Delynn Phillips Grimme, 52, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at her residence.Survivors include, husband, Val Edward Grimme Jr.; son, Ryan (Whitney) Grimme; daughter, Jessica (B.J.) McGee; mother, Eddie Mae Wade Tanner; sisters,

Arie Harris

Hamilton county
Arie Eberhardt Harris, 96, passed away on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at a local healthcare facility. She was born Oct. 3, 1916 to the late Samuel and Willie Seals Eberhardt in Star, S.C.She was a

Virginia Hays

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Virginia Louise Bird Hays, 93, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in a local health care facility.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located

George Humphrey

Hamilton county
George Humphrey, 84, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012.He was a member of Red Bank Baptist Church and retired from DuPont after 35 years of service. He was a

Elizabeth Jackson

Hamilton county
Elizabeth H. Jackson, 89, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at an area hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Ruth Jenkins

Hamilton county
Ruth O. Rollins Jenkins, 89, formerly of Chattanooga passed in Clearwater, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. She was a member of Orchard Park Seventh-Day Adventist Church.She is survived by one daughter, Noretta Jenkins; one

David Jones

Hamilton county
David C. (DC) Jones, 94, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, surrounded by his family.He was born on March 31, 1918 in Leslie, Ga. He lived in Cleveland, Ohio for 55 years before moving

June Kazy

Hamilton county
June Patton Kazy, 78, of East Brainerd, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, after a long illness.Born on March 7, 1934, she lived her whole life in Chattanooga. She was a devoted wife and mother who

Connor Lewis

Hamilton county
Connor Lynn Lewis, 4-months of Birchwood, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, taken so suddenly to be one of his chosen angels.He was preceded in death by one cousin, Talon

Marilyn Morgan

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Marilyn Gail Morgan, 55, passed away Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012.She was born to the late Shirley Ann Trammell and Ferrell Nicholson in Atlanta, on March 18, 1957. She was of the Baptist

John Roe

Tennessee
LUSK COMMUNITY John Garfield Roe, 66, of the Lusk Community in Bledsoe, Tenn., left this earthly home for his eternal home Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at Erlanger hospital in Chattanooga.He retired after 45 years

Mike Roland

Tennessee
GRANDVIEW Michael M. "Mike" Roland, 57, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at his residence.A lifetime resident of Grandview, he was a graduate of the Spring City High School, Class of 1973. Mike was a

Randy Rowan

Hamilton county
Randall Jim Rowan, 52, of Hixson went to be with his Lord on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. Upon his profession of faith as a teenager, Randy was baptized at Park Avenue Baptist Church in Oneonta,

Charles Rutherford

Hamilton county
Charles Velton Rutherford, 75, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012.Charles retired from Chattanooga Glass and Chattanooga Boiler and Tank. He attended Community Baptist Church.He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack

Phyllis Scott

Georgia
RINGGOLD Phyllis Scott, 53, passed away Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at her residence.She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church. Phyllis was a

Christopher Sims

Hamilton county
Sr.Sergeant Christopher Thomas Sims Sr., of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 at residence.He served two tours in Vietnam in the United States Army. He was employed by TVA for 18 years and
TUNNEL HILL Holly Harrelson Stockburger, 38, passed from this life at her residence, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012.She leaves behind a legacy of abundant love and generosity. She is survived by her husband, Chris

Jerry Turner

Georgia
Jerry L. Turner, 74, beloved husband, Dad, brother, and Granddad went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, October 23, 2012.He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Thelma Turner.Jerry

Lynn Walker

Hamilton county
Lynn "Ragman" Walker, 70, passed away Monday, Oct. 22, 2012.He had been a resident of Chattanooga for over 46 years. He was the owner of Walker Enterprises, an Army veteran and a member of

Julia Wooten

Georgia
RINGGOLD Julia Margaret Wooten, 91, departed this life Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at her home.She was born in Ranger, Texas to the late William and Vida McCullough, and later graduated from Tyner High School

In MemoryETHEL MCKISSIC

In memory
INMEMORYETHEL MAE MCKISSICApril 26, 1920 - Oct 25, 2009Sadly missed by her Son, Daughter-in-law; Brother, Sister-in-Law; Grand-children, Nephews, Nieces and Friends

In MemorySteven Scheunemann

In memory
INMEMORYSTEVEN SCHEUNEMANNAug. 15, 1970 - Oct. 25, 2011Loved and missed by all who knew you. Your family and friends
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