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Local Obits for Wed. Jun 12, 2013



Ronald

Hamilton county
Ronald Edward Paris Sr. passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 in a local hospital.Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors 1724 McCallie Ave., 423- 265-4414.

Percy Allen

Hamilton county
Percy Allen, 66, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday,June 11, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Ralph Armstrong

Hamilton county
Ralph Russell Armstrong died Saturday,June 8, 2013, at Chattanooga Standifer Place Hospice facility. He was born July 24, 1929.His body was donated to the University Of Tennessee School Of Medicine in Memphis, Tenn.Graduate

Lance Beckmann

Georgia
MACON Lance D. Beckmann departed this world on Saturday afternoon, June 8, 2013, while hiking with his son, Ryan, in Vogel State Park in Blairsville, Ga.He was born Oct. 9, 1964, in Chattanooga, and

Barbara Bice

Hamilton county
Barbara Jewell Bice, 76, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away June 9, 2013.A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. today, June 12, 2013, in Dividing Ridge Cemetery with Rev. Aaron Simmons officiating. Condolences and

Shawn Bryan

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Shawn Bryan 29, died Saturday, June 8, 2013.Survived by mother, Susan Sanchez; stepfather, Henry Trivino; wife, Deloris Bryan; sisters, Lachrisha Adams and Chrystal Kirk; great-grandparents, Don and Kathy

Priscilla Bucher

Hamilton county
Priscilla Jo Bucher, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Ray Burton

Georgia
WILDWOOD Ray Burton, 75, passed away Monday, June 10, 2013 at his home.He retired from Industrial Plating and renovated homes, enjoyed farming, fishing, hunting, gardening and spending time with his family. He was

Glen Campbell

Hamilton county
Glen "Sparky" Campbell, 61, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013, in his home.He was born May 26, 1952 in Chattanooga. He owned his own company, Allied Steel Detailing LLC. A graduate of Hixson
ROSSVILLE Barbara Elizabeth Chambers, 73, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, June 10, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was

Rev Charles

Hamilton county
Rev. Charles H. Blevins, of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, June 10, 2013. He was 81 years old.Charles was born and was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga

Joyce Cowart

Alabama
FYFFE Joyce Cowart, 78, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in Collinsville Health Care.Funeral is set for Thursday, June 13, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial in Corinth Cemetery in

Floyd Creasman

Tennessee
DAYTON Floyd Ray Creasman, 82, died Tuesday morning, June 11, 2013, at Rhea Medical Center.Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Pleasantview Cemetery.www.vanderwallfh.com.The family will receive

Curtis Crowder

Hamilton county
Curtis Ward Crowder, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. He was a member of Red Bank Church of Christ and a hairdresser in the Chattanooga area for over 50 years. He

David Estes

Hamilton county
Jr.David A. Estes Jr., 75, of Apison, went home to be with the Lord Monday, June 10, 2013 after battling Parkinsons for months.He was born in Rossville on Aug. 3, 1938. He was a

Glenn Ezell

Hamilton county
Glenn Ray Ezell, 85, of Hixson, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 10, 2013.He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was an active member of Central Church of Christ,

Johnny Fleming

Hamilton county
Johnny Fleming, 67, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2013, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Virginia Floyd

Hamilton county
Virginia Louise James Floyd, 85, passed at a local hospital after a brief illness on Saturday, June 8, 2013.She was born in Chattanooga, to the late Charlie James and Alice Walton James on Oct.

Robert Frye

Hamilton county
Robert Dale "Lerch" Frye, 63, of Ooltewah, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Hospice of Chattanooga.He was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church and Ooltewah Masonic Lodge F&AM #741 and had worked at Top Flight

Carl Gouger

Hamilton county
Carl Edward "Jack" Gouger, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. He was 83 years old.Carl was born and has been a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area. He was the owner

Billy Hart

Hamilton county
Sr.Billy Leon Hart Sr., 75, of Soddy-Daisy, was welcomed into Heaven on Monday, June 10, 2013.He was born in Bridgeport, Ala.; however, he was a lifelong resident of Soddy-Daisy. He was retired from

Betty Lawrence

Hamilton county
Betty Jean Lawrence, 75, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

James Massengale

Tennessee
Sr. WHITWELL James Edward Massengale Sr., 63, passed away Monday, June 10, 2013.He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Fannie Massengale; brother, Alfred Massengale, Bill Massengale; sister, Elizabeth Carter; nephew,

Billie McDonough

Tennessee
DUNLAP Billie June McDonough, 79, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013, at NHC Healthcare.Billie was retired from TVA.She was preceded in death by her parents, Creed and Mary McDonough; two brothers, Jimmy and John

Chester Mooneyham

Tennessee
WHITWELL Chester Coolidge Mooneyham, 84, passed away Monday, June 10, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Mooneyham; parents, Thomas Lee and Lela Marilyn Mooneyham; brother, Freeman Leon Mooneyham, Theo Mooneyham;

Jane Parks

Hamilton county
Jane DeLoach Parks, 86, of Chattanooga, died on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Born in Atlanta, Jane was the daughter of Lora Lee DeLoach and John "Jack" Keller DeLoach. After graduating from Girls High

Howard Ridgeway

Alabama
FYFFE Howard "Shine" Ridgeway, 88, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Huntsville hospital.Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday,June 13, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial in KirkMemory Gardens.Family will receive friends 5-8 p.m.

George Roberts

Hamilton county
George Richard Roberts passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in a local hospital.Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors 1724 McCallie Ave., 423- 265-4414.
RINGGOLD Margaret Louise Stratigos, 85, passed away Monday June 10, 2013, at a local hospital.A resident of the Ringgold area for over 30 years, she was a longtime member of Ringgold United Methodist Church.She

Barbara Stevens

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Barbara Ann Stevens, 63, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, June 10, 2013.She had lived in the Chattanooga and North Georgia area for most of her life and

Lynda Tucker

Hamilton county
Lynda TuckerLynda Margaret Young Tucker passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013 in a local hospital.She was born in Chattanooga. She attended and graduated from Chattanooga City High School and attended Hiwassee High School in
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