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Local Obits for Wed. May 25, 2016

Haskell "Bud" Babb GREENVILLE Haskell "Bud" Lee Babb, 86, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 23, 2016. He was a proud Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was
James Edward Ballard Sr., 72, of Chattanooga, passed Thursday May 19. 2016, in a local hospital. James "Master Blaster" Ballard, was a veteran of the United States Army and founder and CEO of
Thomas Henry Bonds, 58, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016. Thomas was born on Dec. 9, 1957, to the late Paul and Nancy Bonds. He loved the outdoors and became

Wenonah Buckner

Wenonah Elizabeth Buckner, went to see her Lord and Savior on Monday, May 23, 2016. She is survived by her sons, Lynn (Ann),
Christine R. Byrd, 86, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at her home. Christine was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, and was a member of Delray Baptist Church. She was a daughter of
Glenn R. Copeland, 82 of Chattanooga, went into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Sunday May 22, 2016. Glenn was born in Lakeland, Fla., and moved to Chattanooga, as a young

Lela Crownover

Lela Crownover, 79, died May 23, 2016. Visitation will be today, from 4 to 9 p.m. CDT at Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson, Ala. Funeral service will be Thursday, May 26, 2016, at 3 p.m.
Marjorie Allison Davis, 38, passed away, suddenly May 21, 2016. She is survived by her husband, R. Alan Davis; her children, Desoto Allison Lovett, Michael and Allena Davis and Caitlyn; one sister, Melissa A.
Charles "Charlie" Ewton, age 83, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Charlie was born in Dunlap, and was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area. He served our country in
Joanette Sanders Fitch, 58, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016, in a local hospital. A memorial service will be held today at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home,
Thomas David Gaddy Thomas David Gaddy, 56, of Chattanooga, died Friday, May 13, 2016. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,

Terry Griffith

Terry Griffith, 58, went to Heaven on Monday, May 23, 2016. He had worked for American Manufacturing for 16 years and was a former employee of Fletcher-Bright Realty. He was a member of Glory
Rubye Tate Henley, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016, at the familys home in Chattanooga. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Henley; parents, William and Ethyl Tate; and sister, Marian Derryberry. Survivors
Bobbie Ruth Hodges died Sunday, May 22, 2016. She was born June 2, 1923, in Chattanooga, to postal carrier Robert Murray Hodges and Ruth Evans Hodges and named Mary Ruth Hodges.
Mrs. Betty Ann Jackson, 82, of Harrison, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2016. Services for Mrs. Jackson will be arranged by Chattanooga Funeral Home North Chapel, 5401 Hwy 153. Please share your thoughts
Selmon Ted Franklin Jr. Selmon Ted Franklin Jr., 86, passed away on May 21, 2016, at Alexian Health Care. He was born in Chattanooga in 1929, and lived there all his life except for his

Paul Kilgore

Paul Francis Kilgore, 90, passed away May 23, 2016. Visitation will be today, from 5 to 8 p.m. Services will be May 26, 2016, at 3 p.m. both being conducted from the chapel

Timothy Bass Lee

Rock spring
Timothy Bass Lee, 57, passed away at his residence Monday, May 23, 2016. Condolences may be sent to Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in the South
Ronald Logan, 82, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, May 19, 2016. He attended the University of Chattanooga and Georgia Tech. He was an acclaimed artist during the 1950s,60s and 70s. His paintings hung in

Donna Marable

Donna Marable, 50, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Memorial service will be Thursday, May 26, 2016, from Clearview Wordship Center, 901 Cedar Bluff Road, Centre, Ala. Visitation is Thursday, from 3 to 5

Ann McEwen

South pittsburg
Ann Standifer McEwen, 84, died Monday, May 23, 2016, in a Chattanooga Hospice Center. The daughter of the late Hugh and Martha Walker Standifer, she was a longtime member of Kimball Baptist Church, where she
Lillie McKamey, 86, of Rossville, Ga., and formerly of Chattanooga, died Sunday, May 22, 2016. She was born Jan. 14, 1930 in Chattanooga, to the late George and Janie Smith. She was preceded

Thomas Page

Thomas Burton Page, 81, passed away, at Parkridge Hospital on May 20, 2016. Known as "Burt" by his family and friends, his kind heart and unbelievably witty sense of humor will live on in the
Betty Sue Lowe Paige, 87, passed away peacefully at her home on May 8, 2016. Born on Sept. 26, 1928, in Chattanooga, and a formal resident of Ringgold, Ga., until her retirement to
Bernadette L. Seibel, 91, of Ooltewah, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016. Bernadette was born and raised in Pittsburg, Pa., and of the Catholic faith. She and her late husband moved to

Ray Smalley

Ray Smalley, 72, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Funeral service will be Friday, May 27, 2016, at 2 p.m., at Rainsville Funeral Chapel. Burial in Rainsville Memorial Park. Visitation is
Billy Ray Smith, died tragically on April 6, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nev. Billy was a native of Cleveland, Tenn. Preceded in death by his son, Daniel Ray Smith. He is

Mitchell Standifer

Sale creek
David Mitchell Standifer, 56, passed away Tuesday morning, May 24, 2016, at Memorial North Park Hospital. Mitchell was born on Oct. 27, 1959 in Chattanooga to the late Billy Mac and Betty Irene

Dean Thomas

Ringgold h.
Dean Thomas, 80, died Monday, May 23, 2016, at a local health care facility. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and had worked at the Chattanooga Times-Free Press and retired from TVA
Walter Thompson, Jr. Walter Hoyt Thompson, Jr., 67, passed away at his home Saturday, May 21, 2016. Born in Dayton, Tenn., he was the only son of the late Walter H. Thompson, Sr. and Ruby

George Walters

George Damon Walters, 61, passed away Monday May 23, 2016, at his home. He was born in Detroit, Mich., on July 14, 1954. He was employed by Exceptional Enterprise and Save A Lot.
Madgie Tucker Watkins Madgie Tucker Watkins, 88, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016, at her residence. Funeral services will be Sunday, May 29, 2016, at 1:30 p.m., at Canaan Missonary Baptist Church, 16040 AL
Charles R. Yates SEWANEE Charles R. Yates, 75, passed from this life on May 22, 2016. Visitation will be May 26, 2016, from noon to 2 p.m. A memorial service will follow

Rebecca Young

Fort payne
Rebecca Prestwood Young, 70, passed away Moy 23, 2016, at her residence. At her request, her funeral services will be private. Burt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


James (Blondie) Alford April 14, 1930 - May 25, 2014 Its been two years since you went away. You left us with alot of great memories we think of every day. Youll always

In MemoryJajuan Rivers

Hard to believe it's been five years. The pain we experience turns into joy knowing you are with God. We miss and Love you, Your Family
Charlotte Ann Campbell Acuff, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Charlotte was a member of Central Church of Christ in Chattanooga. Charlotte was preceded by her husband, Robert J. Acuff; parents,

Betty Anderson

Betty Jean Anderson, 80, passed away May 21, 2016, at her residence. Funeral services will be today, at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, with burial to follow at New Canaan Cemetery, with W.T. Wilson Funeral
Thomas Henry Bonds, 58, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016. Thomas was born on Dec. 9, 1957, to the late Paul and Nancy Bonds. He loved the outdoors and became
Mary Elizabeth Brown Bradley, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016, in a local healthcare facility. She was of the Baptist Faith and a cat lover. She was preceded in death
Steven "Dale" Copeland Steven "Dale" Copeland, 59, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016. Arrangements will be announced by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 8214 East Brainerd
Glenn Ray Copeland, 82, of East Brainerd, died Sunday, May 22, 2016, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.
John E. Dean, of Chattanooga, died after a brief illness on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at Alexian Village of Signal Mountain. He was 92. He was born in Chattanooga on Sept. 15, 1923, to the
Jean Hansen Edgar, 99, a longtime East Tennessee resident, died May 18, 2016. Jean was born in Marquette, Mich., and grew up in the lumbering community of Big Bay, Mich. She
Gene Eustice, 74 of Soddy Daisy, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016. He was a member of Rechoboth Baptist Church. He was also a United States Army Veteran. Survivors include his
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - The actress who was best known for her role as a ditzy waitress on the 1970s and '80s CBS sitcom "Alice" has died. Beth Howland...
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - Serbian state television says Velimir Bata Zivojinovic, former Yugoslavia's best known film star who was also popular in China, has died. He was 82.
Former Kentucky lawmaker and longtime thoroughbred breeder Fred Bradley whose stable of stakes winners included champion female sprinter Groupie Doll, has died. He was 85.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A survivor of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp who was the wife of the founder of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and a passionate advocate of Holocaust...
Patricia M. Derian, who actively supported Mississippi public school desegregation and served as assistant secretary of state for human rights during the Carter administration, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Alan Young, who played straight man to a talking horse in the 1960s sitcom "Mister Ed," has died.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota businessman and former Vikings co-owner Wheelock Whitney Jr. has died. He was 89.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - Founding Beastie Boys member John Berry has died at the age of 52.
In his mind, Morley Safer wasn't a television newsman. He didn't have an affinity for the camera and, in fact, admits he simply wasn't fond of it. He was a...
NEW YORK (AP) - CBS says veteran journalist and "60 Minutes" correspondent Morley Safer has died at age 84.
NEW YORK (AP) - Fritz Stern, a refugee from Nazi Germany who became a prominent historian and a longtime professor at Columbia University, has died. He was 90.
NEW YORK (AP) - Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Guy Clark has died.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Grammy-winning Tejano star Emilio Navaira (nah-VY'-rah) has died in South Texas. He was 53.
Julius La Rosa, a pop singer known for hits including "Eh, Cumpari," who was fired live on the air by Arthur Godfrey in 1953, has died at age 86.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Darwyn Cooke, the comic book artist best known for his richly imaginative work on DC superheroes and noir crime stories, has died. He was 53.
NEW YORK (AP) - Scottish-born baritone saxophonist Joe Temperley, a former member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra and a founding member of Wynton Marsalis' Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, has...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A family spokesman says Nick Menza, former drummer for influential metal band Megadeth, died after collapsing on stage during a performance of his progressive jazz trio...