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Local Obits for Sun. Mar 29, 2015


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.
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

Odis Partin

decherd
Odis Partin Jr., 58. of Decherd, passed from this life on March 27, 2015. Visitation will be Monday, March 30, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. the funeral service will follow at 2
Danny George Perry, 73, of Soddy-Daisy, crossed over peacefully March 24, 2015. Danny was preceded in death by parents, George and Juanita Perry; and sister, Crystal Turner. He is survived by wife of 53 years,
Mary K. Rind passed away on March 26, 2015. She recently celebrated her 90th birthday. She was born in Knoxville, Tenn., to Isaac and Ada Katchen. She graduated from City High School in Chattanooga. She

Tom Roberts

Rock spring
Thomas Anthony Roberts Jr., 84, died Saturday, March 28, 2015 in a local hospital. He was a retired veteran of The United States Marine Corps with 20 years of service.

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
Jonah "Rex" Sanders, 77, Veteran newsman and former sportswriter for the Chattanooga News-Free Press, passed peacefully away in Augusta, Ga., on March 8, 2015, surrounded by family. Born in Opp, Ala., he was the son
Jonah "Rex" Sanders, 77, Veteran newsman and former sportswriter for the Chattanooga News-Free Press, passed peacefully away in Augusta, Ga., on March 8, 2015, surrounded by family. Born in Opp, Ala., he was the son
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

Elizabeth Silvers

Chickamauga
Elizabeth Mary Silvers, 79, passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2015. A resident of North Georgia for more than 35 years, she was of the Catholic faith and a member of Saint Gerards Catholic Church
Billie Ann Partin Spencer, 79, Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015, surrounded by her husband and children. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, she graduated from Chattanooga High School in 1953. For many years
Lillian Jane Zupancic Szczukowski, 88, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, March 28, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Anita Venza Anita McBrayer Venza, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015, at NHC Healthcare. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nick Venza; parents, Albert and Nancy McBrayer; sister, Martilia

William Whitson

Riva lake
William Whitson, 77, passed from this life on March 21, 2015, at his residence. A private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Watson North Funeral Home, Winchester.

Thomas Woodruff

Rocky face
Thomas Woodruff, 62, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015. Funeral services from the Wallis Memorial Chapel 2 p.m. Monday, March 30, Rev.
Chasity Marie Yaeger, 34, passed away at home from medical conditions on March 18, 2015. Chasity was born in Lebanon, Mo. Dec. 8, 1980. She loved to draw and practice calligraphy. She was also working

In MemoryBrenda J. Davis

March 29, 1943 - February 24, 2013 Its been two years and our hearts still ache to hear your voice and see that beautiful smile. Today we celebrate the Mother you were. Happy

In MemoryMarleitha Naylor

March 29, 1954 - March 12, 2010 Happy Birthday Love, Mom and Family
April 24, 1925- March 29, 2014 Daddy, One year ago the Lord took you away; Now you dwell in that place beyond the stars. A hole you left in my heart that day. A
Jan. 12, 1928-Mar. 30, 1990 Its been 25 years since we lost our beloved mother. We love and miss you very much. Tony and family; Teresa and family; Jeff and Debbie, Duane

In MemoryKelsey T. Thomas

Sept. 28, 1990- March 29, 2014 Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall

Jewel Adams

Stevenson
Jewel McCrary Adams, 79, died March 26, 2015, at her home. Funeral service will be held at First Baptist Church in Stevenson, at 1 p.m. today, March 28. Viewing will be one hour prior
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
Theresa Beck RINGGOLD Theresa Elizabeth Beck, 65, died Thursday, March 26, 2015, at a local hospital surrounded by family. Theresa was a life-time resident of the northwest Georgia area. She was preceded
Dennis Bennett Sr., 50, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 23, 2015, at a local hospital. Funeral today at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with
Kevin Biggs, 58, of Ooltewah, passed away Thursday, March 25, 2015. Survivors include his son, Drew Biggs; grandson, Jaiden Biggs; brother, Kennard (Rachel) Biggs; sisters, Donna (Larry) Wilson, Mary (David) Wagner, Susan (Cary) Hodnett; and
Demetrius Birt, 32, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015, at a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Charlotte Gonia Blocker, 92, passed away in her home on March 25, 2015. Born in Chattanooga, Charlotte graduated from Central High School and attended Secretarial School. She worked for Ragland Brothers, TVA and
SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) - Arnett Doctor, a key figure responsible for securing reparations for victims of the Rosewood massacre, has died in the Tampa Bay area following a long...
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...
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.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - A woman who was among 13 selected for training as possible astronauts in the early 1960s has died at her northern Michigan home. She was...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Bob Kastenmeier, an early and staunch opponent of the Vietnam War who served 32 years in Congress, has died. The Wisconsin Democrat was...
The drummer for the heavy-metal band Twisted Sister has died. A.J. Pero was 55.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The nation's oldest female military veteran is dead. She was 108.
LOS ANGELES - Mike Porcaro, a bass player who performed along with his two brothers in the rock group Toto, died Sunday at his Los Angeles home. He was 59.
TEMECULA, Calif. (AP) - Andy Fraser, who co-wrote the rousing rock anthem "All Right Now" when he was the teenage bassist for the British rock band Free, has died in...
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...
CHICAGO (AP) - Longtime civil rights activist the Rev. Willie Barrow has died in Chicago.
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...
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A financial planner who worked with the University of Pittsburgh to create the Live Like Lou Center for ALS Research, has died of the disease he fought...