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Local Obits for Mon. Mar 30, 2015


Jerry Randall "Randy" Allen, 51, of Ooltewah, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015. Randy was born Nov. 25, 1963, in Murfreesboro, Tenn., and graduated from Tyner High School where he played football and was a
Shelby Jean Barnes, 75, of Ten Mile, Tenn., passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015. The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Paul
Thomas W. "Tom" Bright Sr., 95, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord and reunited with his wife on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Tom was born on June 13, 1919, in Rockwood,
Patricia Elaine Bryan, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Mrs. Bryan was preceded in death by her son, Timmy Bryan. Survivors include her husband, Jim Bryan; daughter, Shannon E. Bryan.

Stanley Cagle

Whitwell
Stanley Wayne "Spiderman" Cagle, 56, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015. Family will receive friends 38 p.m. CDT, today, March 30, 2015. Funeral Services will be 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, with Rev.
Martin Henry Davis Sr., 83, died Saturday, March 28, 2015, after a brief illness in home hospice care. Born to Winnie Martin Davis and Linton Alexander Davis, he was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga.
Sharon Roden Eidson, 57, of Ooltewah, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, March 28, 2015. She was born April 14, 1957, in Rossville, Ga. She was a 1975 graduate of
Linda Gilbert RINGGOLD Linda Earline Gilbert, 70, died on Saturday, March 28, 2015. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Visit www.heritagechattanooga.com to share words of comfort to the family. Arrangements
Charlotte Leona Glenn, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, March 23, 2015, at a local hospital. She worked for Provident and the Hamilton County School System. She was a member of Thankful Baptist
Thelma Marie Grissom, 98, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015. She was a member of Burks United Methodist Church, and she loved to garden and plant flowers. She
Robert Orin Hale, 75, of Ooltewah, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015, in a local hospital. He was born January 4, 1940, in Soddy-Daisy to the late Orin and Ruth Newman Hale. Robert was
Mary Clarice Hartman, 79, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2015, in an area hospital. She was born on Sept. 20, 1935, in Hixson to the late Jimmy and Mary LeVan. Mrs.
Emily Marilyn Stroud Holton, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015. Marilyn was born in Kinston, N.C., the daughter of Clayton Stroud and Anna Smith Stroud of Pink Hill, N.C.

Josh Houle

Fort payne
Joshua Eli "Josh"Houle, 30, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015. Funeral service is set for 6 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, March 31, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, Rainsville. Visitation is 4-6 p.m. CDT
William Richard "Dickey" LeCroy, 85, of Hixson, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015. The service will be 1 p.m. today, March 30, 2015, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Barry Kidwell officiating.
Margaret McCutcheon Lockhart, 78, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015, at her home. Services will be 2 p.m. CDT Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Micah Roberts officiating. Burial to follow in
Alia Lee McAlister, 38, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, March 28, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Doctor Paul Anthony Nassour, 73, died peacefully at his home on Elder Mountain, Tenn., on March 26, 2015. He was surrounded by his loving wife of 40 years, Judi, and his beautiful daughter
William Patterson, 80, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Chattanooga. Forthcoming arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 623-9995.
Billy Prueitt, 79, a resident of Birchwood, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the family residence. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his son, Stanley Eugene
Luradell Robinson, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015, at a local hospital. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith, Funeral Directors.

Betty Ross

Rossville
Betty Lorine Abney Ross, 83, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015, in a local health care facility. She was born in Gadsden, Ala., in 1931 to the late John and Myrtle Abney and

Steven Scissom

Whitwell
Steven Eugene Scissom, 65, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015. He was a member of the Church of Christ at Whitwell. Mr. Scissom was preceded in death by his father, Lonnie
Rowena Lowery Scott, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, she was the daughter of the late Forrest and Janie Lowery and was a

Dorothy Smith

Dayton
Dorothy Mae Connor Smith, 88, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the Life Care Center of Rhea County. Services will be Tuesday, March 31, at the funeral home chapel. Visitation noon-2 p.m. Tuesday at
Debra Jean Townsend, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015, at her residence. She was a member of Union Chapel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her

Chuck Waters

Ringgold
Charles Richard "Chuck" Waters Jr., 52, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and was a member of North Whitfield Missionary Baptist Church.

In MemoryMICHAEL KELLY

Months have grown day by day, Its now a year since he went away, God knows how much we miss you, Never shall your memory fade, we think of you everyday, no
Shelby Jean Barnes, 75, of Ten Mile, Tenn., passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015. She was born and raised in East Brainerd. She was a Christian of the Baptist Faith and a member
Charlotte Gonia Blocker, 92, passed away in her home on March 25, 2015. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Paul Ritch and Chris Ehlers officiating.
Thomas W. "Tom" Bright Sr., 95, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord and reunited with his wife on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Tom was born on June 13, 1919, in Rockwood,
Danny Brown, 44, of Charlotte, N.C., died Saturday, March 28, 2015. Local arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Helen Green Buffington, 92, died at her home Friday, March 27, 2015, after a short illness. Helen was born in Chattanooga to the late Robert and Dewy Elliott Greene on Aug. 27, 1922. She married

Patrick Buffington

Rossville
Patrick Adams Buffington Jr., 66, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015. He enjoyed fishing and Southern Gospel Music. He was of the Baptist faith and a U.S. Navy veteran. He was preceded in death

Donna Bunch

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Donna Faye Bunch, 72, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015 at her residence. A native of Oak Ridge, Tenn., she had lived the greater part of her life in the Chattanooga area
Martin Henry Davis Sr., 83, died Saturday, March 28, 2015, after a brief illness in home hospice care. Born to Winnie Martin Davis and Linton Alexander Davis, he was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga.
Harriet Gagn Harriet "Pat" Towle Gagn passed away March 25, 2015. She was born in Worcester, Mass., on Jan. 21, 1916. She grew up in Exeter, N.H., and attended Wellesley College, receiving a Bachelors degree
Thelma Marie Grissom, 98, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015. She was a member of Burks United Methodist Church, and she loved to garden and plant flowers. She
Emily Marilyn Stroud Holton, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, March 30, and 1-2:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the North
Dixie Dale Bennett How, 86, of Chattanooga, died Friday, March 27, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Rebecca Viola Hubbard, 37, died on Tuesday March 24, 2015. She was of the Church of God faith. She loved the outdoors, particularly fishing and camping. Rebecca also enjoyed sports of all types. She
Kendra Deanne Knight, 48, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Mrs. Knight was born and raised in Chattanooga and had lived her entire life in the Lookout Valley area. She was preceded
William Richard "Dickey" LeCroy, 85, of Hixson, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015. The service will be 1 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2015, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Barry Kidwell officiating.
Helen McRee Helen Barnes McRee of Hixson passed away March 25, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Alice Barnes. Helen was also preceded in death by a loving husband of
Maj. Judson Moore WHITWELL Major Judson Moore, 93, of Missoula, Mont., formerly of Whitwell, Tenn., died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. CDT Monday in Red Hill Cemetery.
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DALLAS (AP) - Dorman Cordell, who served as chief of several bureaus in his career with The Associated Press, has died at the age of 83.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jerry Warren, the editor of San Diego's largest newspaper for 20 years and a White House press secretary during the Nixon and Ford administrations, died Friday...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Chuck Bednarik, a Pro Football Hall of Famer and one of the last great two-way NFL players, died early Saturday the Eagles said. He was 89.
Bob Kastenmeier, who represented Wisconsin's 2nd Congressional District for 32 years, died peacefully died Friday morning at his home in Arlington, Va. He was 91.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - The youngest half brother of late President Gerald Ford has died. He was 90.
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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The nation's oldest female military veteran is dead. She was 108.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - A publicist says Mike Porcaro, former bass player for the Grammy-winning group Toto, has died. He was 59.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Richard J. Brennan Sr., part of one of New Orleans' best-known culinary families, has died at age 84.
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Charles S. Rowe, the former editor and co-publisher of The Free Lance-Star and a leading voice for press freedom, has died. He was 89.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - William Asbury, the former editor of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, has died at age 90.
Jimmy Greenspoon, the keyboardist for rock band Three Dog Night, has died. He was 67.
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - An architect who designed modern and whimsical postmodern structures and later household goods sold at Target stores has died in New Jersey. Michael Graves was 80...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nan Tucker McEvoy, the last member of the founder's family to head the San Francisco Chronicle and a prominent olive oil rancher, died Thursday after a...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sally Forrest, an actress-dancer who graced the silver screen throughout the '40s and '50s in MGM musicals and films such as the 1956 noir "While the...