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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 06, 2013



Jerome Acklin

Hamilton county
Jerome Acklin, 66, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2013, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Fred Archer

Hamilton county
Fred Van Buren Archer, 97, of Signal Mountain, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013.Memorial services will be held at a later date.Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences. Arrangements are by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace,

Paula Birt

Hamilton county
Paula Michell Birt, 25, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at her residence.Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. today at Olivet Baptist Church with Pastor Owens Smith officiating and Pastor Kevin Adams

Don Bowman

Georgia
Sr.Don C. Bowman Sr. went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 5, 2013.He was an insurance consultant for more that 35 years. In the 1950s, Don was well known for his boxing

Dorothy Boydston

Hamilton county
Dorothy "Dottie" Boydston, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by the valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Ric Chambers

Hamilton county
Richard Lee Chambers of Ooltewah, died Thursday April 4, 2013. He was born in East Ridge, to Joyce Ivey and Fred Chambers.Ric was in the hotel business in his early career. During his association in

Pauline Collins

Georgia
RINGGOLD Pauline Young Collins, 65, was called home to be with the Lord Thursday, April 4, 2013.She was preceded in death by her mother, Thelma Hale Young; and three brothers; Tommy, Bobby and

Velma Cordle

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Velma Mae Williams Cordle, 94, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013.She was born to the late Scott and Gertrude Campbell Williams on May 1, 1918. She was a member of Ringgold Primitive Baptist

Thomas Duvall

Georgia
ROCK SPRING Thomas "Tom" Murphy Duvall, 75, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013, at his home.He was a lifelong resident of Rock Spring and was of the Baptist faith. Tom retired from North Georgia

Juanita Edgemon

Hamilton county
Juanita A. Edgemon, 91, of East Ridge, died Thursday, April 4, 2013.She was born April 18, 1921, in Chattanooga the daughter of the late Arthur and Sally Allred. She was preceded in death by her

Mary Folkner

Hamilton county
Mary Katherine Folkner, 96, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, April 1, 2013.Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery.Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.Visitation

Robert Harris

Hamilton county
Robert D. Harris, age 69, of East Ridge, died Monday, April 2, 2013, at a local health facility.Survivors: children, Michael Harris, of Nashville, William Harris, of Chattanooga and Angela Harris, of East Ridge.No services will

Cynthia JohnsonDews

Hamilton county
Cynthia Ann Johnson-Dews, 58, departed this life on Monday, April 1, 2013.She leaves to cherish her memories her husband, Melvin "Perk" Dews; mother, Mrs. Elaine Johnson; four children, Phyllis (Alvin) Burgess. Brian Sylvester (Scherrie) Johnson,

Colvin Little

Hamilton county
Colvin Little, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013.Arrangements are by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Betty Lockhart

Hamilton county
Betty Jean Lockhart, 81, of Chattanooga, was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 29, 2013 at her residence.Funeral service is at noon today at New Emmanuel Baptist Church with Minister Kenneth

James McManus

Hamilton county
IIJames John McManus II, 26, of Ooltewah, died on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, from injuries received in an accident.James was a welder and fabricator at Palidin Heavy Construction Group in Ooltewah; his co-workers will

Wanda Moore

Hamilton county
Wanda Council Moore, 86, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013.She was a member of the City Church where she sang in the choir. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years,

Kenneth Pettyjohn

Hamilton county
Kenneth Lamar Pettyjohn, 69 of Chattanooga, passed away in his home on Monday, April 1, 2013.Kenneth was a member of the United States Marine Corps and retired from the United States Post Office with 38

Madallne Rogers

Hamilton county
Madallne RogersMadallne Mills Rogers, 87, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2013.Madallne was a hairdresser for over 50 years.She attended Wayside Presbyterian Church.Madallne is preceded in death by her husband James Will Rogers; parents C.D.

Gary Templeton

Alabama
ALBERTVILLE Gary Allen Templeton, 61, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in Marshall Medical Center.Funeral will be 1 p.m. today from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. J.T. Williams officiating.Burial will be in

Janie Turner

Hamilton county
Janie E. Turner, 78, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.

Lynn Whitman

Georgia
Lynn Edward Whitman, 70, passed away unexpectedly at 11:10 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2013.Preceded in death by parents, Conrad and Esther Wyher Whitman; and grandson, Gavin James Whitman.He is survived by his loving

Tommie Wilbanks

Alabama
PISGAH Tommie Joyce Wilbanks, 77, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013, in Highland Medical Center.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial will follow in Kirk Memorial

Odie Willis

Alabama
STEVENSON Odie Watson Willis, 95 of Corbin, Ky., formerly of Stevenson, died Thursday, April 4, 2013.Visitation will be Tuesday, April 9, 10-11 a.m. CDT at Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson, Ala.Graveside service will begin

In MemoryLavonne Griffin

In memory
INMEMORYLAVONNE GRIFFINJune 24, 1942 - April 6, 2008 Of Our Dear MotherWith Love, Kids and Family

In MemoryGARY SCHOOLEY

In memory
Gary Dean SchooleyIn loving memory of my father who passed away on April 4, 2013, at age 58.He left behind his two daughters, Amanda and Michelle and two brothers, Kerry and Perry.We celebrate his life
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