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Local Obits for Tue. Feb 09, 2016



Raymond Beasley

Ringgold
Raymond Edward Beasley, 88, passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. He was a life-long resident of Catoosa County and a member of the Ringgold United Methodist Church for the past 60 years, where he
Loretta Blancett, 56, of Harrison, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 4, 2016. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband and best friend, Kenny. The memorial service will
Michelle Christine Bosworth, 48, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in a local hospital. Survivors; mother, Lea Jo Bosworth; sister, Kimberlee Sue Bosworth, brother, Dale Scot Bosworth and several nieces and

Mack Bowen

Ringgold
Mack C. "Curt" Bowen, 73, passed away Friday in a Nashville Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.

Helen Boyd

Rossville
Helen Juanita Johnson Boyd, 83, departed this life Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. She was born in Dalton, Ga., to the late Jay and Agnes Johnson and has lived in Rossville for 47 years. Helen
Robert Lee "Bob" Brown Jr., 79, passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. Homegoing Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at New Hope Baptist Church. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at
Beatrice "Bea" Caldwell passed away Feb. 4, 2016, at Health Center at Standifer Place. She was born April 28, 1940, in Caracas, Venezuela. She was a graduate of Notre Dame High School and University of
Bonnie Carlton, 67, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. She was a member of Jones Memorial United Methodist Church. Bonnie was secretary to Ellsworth McKee of McKee Bakery, retiring after

Judy Ferriss

Rossville
Dr. Judy Ann Ferriss, 72, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. She had lived in the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas for most of her
Mary Fowler Gaither, a life-long resident of Chattanooga, passed away Feb. 8, 2016, at her home surrounded by loving family and caregivers. She was born in Chattanooga on Aug. 3, 1917. Mary attended

Jack Haskin

Chickamauga
Jack Houston Haskin, 87, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. He was born in Charlotte, N.C., to the late Carl E. and Ruth Haskin, but
George Hudgins Jr., of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Dana Denise White Kinamore, 57, of Chattanooga, passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. She was born May 22, 1958, in Cleveland, Tenn., and was a graduate of Chattanooga City
James Foster Mathis Jr., 72, passed Jan. 29, 2016. He leaves behind his wife, Glenda Mathis, along with other family and friends. He is a United States Army veteran.

Joe May

Dunlap
Joe Henry May, 80, died unexpectedly at his home Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. He was Sheriff of Sequatchie County for 16 years, as well as a longtime deputy in Bledsoe and Sequatchie Counties. He was

Mellisa McFalls

South pittsburg
Mellisa Ann McFalls, 65, passed away, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert G. McFalls Sr.; mother, Anna R. Edgil; and brother, Gregory D. McCord. Survivors include her children,

Hazel Meeks

Tracy city
Hazel Darlene Meeks, 57, passed away Sunday. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. CSTWednesday in the funeral home chapel with Elder Franklin Hill officiating. Burial:Meeks Family Cemetery, Flat Branch. Arrangements by Foster & Lay Funeral
Ricky Allen Plank, 54, of Chattanooga, passed away on Jan. 27, 2016. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Online guest book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.

Alfred Porter

Cleveland,
Ohio Alfred E. "Pokey" Porter, 69, passed away Feb. 8, 2016. Memorial Service will be held at noon on Feb. 13, 2016, at Greater St. John Baptist Church, with Elder Delford Hughley officiating. Courtesy
Scott Pyle Scott L. Pyle, 60, of Harrison, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.
Barbara Robinson, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at her residence. Graveside service is today at 1:30 p.m. in Chattanooga National Cemetery. Arrangements are by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga
Freddie G. Rogers went to be with the Lord Feb. 7, 2016. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, he retired from Miller Industries in Ooltewah and attended Peavine Baptist Church.

Janie Smartt

Coalmont
Janie E. Smartt, 76, passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. She was born in Coalmont on Dec. 17, 1939. She was a member of the Chestnut Springs Congregational Methodist

Robert Snider

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Robert Wayne Snider, 51, passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. Funeral Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at 2 p.m. from Wallis Memorial Chapel, Rev.

Donald Thomas

Valley head
Donald Lee Thomas, 52, passed away on Feb. 3, 2016. Funeral services: noon CST Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at St. Joes Episcopal Church, Mentone, Ala. Burial will follow at Magnusson Cemetery, Cloudland. Visitation: Tuesday from

Mary Lynn Turner

Chickamauga
Mary Lynn Patterson Turner, 48, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was of the Church of God

Fannie Watts

Chickamauga
Fannie Charlsie Wallace Watts, 90, went home to be with The Lord Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. She was a faithful and dedicated member of Old Bethel Baptist Church of Chickamauga for over 70 years.
Always on our mind, and forever in our hearts. Those we love dont go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear.

In Memory IN MEMORY

Sept. 07, 1948-Feb. 09, 2015 We cant believe a year has come and gone. We will forever remember this day that the Lord called you home. Your life was a blessing and your memory

In MemoryIN MEMORY

In Heaven! DAD and GRAND DAD Not a day goes by that we dont think of you. Loved and Missed by the Family, Leslie and Randy and grandchildren, Raven, Randi, Orrie

Jackie Almon

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Jackie Melvin Almon, 64, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. He was formerly employed by The LaFayette

Randall Black

Ringgold
Randall Edward Black, 83, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Winnona Black; father and mother, Joseph and Irene Black; brothers and sisters, Bobby Jo

Lillian Bodkin

Rossville
Lillian T. Bodkin, 96, passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in a local hospital. She was a life-long resident of Rossville and retired from Lovemans. Lillian was a member of the East
Clara J. "Tootsie" Castelow, 83, passed away Feb. 5, 2016. Funeral service scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home. Interment:Tuesday at Chattanooga National Cemetery. Visitation: 5-7 p.m.
Charles Jackson "Bud" Cox, 98, of Hixson, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 Charles was a member of the Alpine Baptist Church. He was a member of the Red Bank Loins Club.

Dan Curtis

Fackler
Dan Curtis, 78, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Funeral services set for 1 p.m. CST Tuesday, Feb. 9, at the Bethel Baptist Church, Carnes, Ala. Burial to follow in the Pinehaven Memorial Gardens, Hollywood.
Ruth Daniels, 85, passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Martha Jo Dawn

Flintstone
Martha Jo Dawn, 84, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at her residence. She was born Dec. 15, 1931, and was a member of Calvary Memorial Baptist Church in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. She was
Monserrate Ferrer III, 16, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Leonard R. Haggard, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, surrounded by family. He was a World War II veteran who served his country in the U.S. Army during the Battle of the

Georgia Henley

Winchester
Georgia Edna Garner Henley, 96, passed away Feb. 4, 2016, at her home. Services were held Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 at 2 p.m. CST at Watson-North Funeral Home. Burial followed in Providence UMC Cemetery. Visitation

Edward Hunter

Detroit,
Mich. Edward Lee Hunter passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Wayne Jones

Whitwell
Vernon Wayne Jones, 68, passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and had been employed by TVA. He was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth

Rev. Leola McClain

Pikeville
Rev. Leola McClain 88, went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 4, 2016. A former pastor of the Wheeler Addition Church of God, she pastored for over 55 years of her life. She

Jackie Moore

South pittsburg
Jacquelyn Carrier Moore, 58, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. She was a CNA. She was preceded by her mother, Bonnie Samples Carrier. Jackie is survived by her husband, Robert "Bawlie" Moore Sr.; father, Paul
Daniel Gerson, who co-wrote several Walt Disney animated films including "Monsters, Inc." and "Big Hero 6," has died. He was 49.
BEDFORD, N.Y. (AP) - A builder whose company worked on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Century City complex in Los Angeles and Walt Disney's EPCOT center...
MIAMI (AP) - Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and...
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Police say veteran X Games biker Dave Mirra has died in North Carolina. He was 41.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Former Indiana Gov. Edgar Whitcomb, who escaped a prisoner-of-war camp during World War II and sailed around the world in his 70s, has died.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Jack Riley, a former Army hockey coach who won guided the U.S. team to its first Olympic gold medal in 1960, has died. He was...
BOSTON (AP) - A Boston woman best known as the mother who called for her son to come home for dinner in a classic Prince pasta television commercial of the...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A funeral home in Maine says Bob Elliott, half of the enduring television and radio comedy team Bob and Ray, has died. He was 92.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - An ailing New Hampshire woman who won permission to buy medical marijuana in Maine before it was available in her home state has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Aiken, an executive director of the Authors Guild who served for nearly 20 years as it confronted such digital age issues as copyright, e-book royalties...
NEW YORK (AP) - Michael J. Feeney, a former reporter for The New York Daily News and former president of the New York Association of Black Journalists, died Sunday. He...
NEW YORK (AP) - Signe Toly Anderson, a vocalist and original member of the Jefferson Airplane who left the band after its first record and was replaced by Grace Slick,...
DALLAS (AP) - Rusty Rose, a former co-owner of the Texas Rangers with former president George W. Bush, has died at the age of 74.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A prominent civil rights leader in Kentucky who became the state's first woman and African-American elected to the state's Senate has died. Georgia Davis Powers was...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Paul Kantner, an original member of the 1960s rock group Jefferson Airplane who stayed with the San Francisco-based band through its transformation from hippies to hit...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Paul Kantner, an original member of the seminal 1960s rock band Jefferson Airplane and the eventual leader of successor group Jefferson Starship, has died at age...
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend Charles Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's sidekick in his "Peanuts" comic strip, has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge who presided over Martha Stewart's criminal trial in New York has died. Miriam Cedarbaum was 86.