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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 13, 2016

Jared Allen ROSSVILLE Jared Lee Allen, 40, passed away suddenly from a short illness on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 He is survived by his wife, Teresa; three sons, Bishop, Deacon, Jaxon; and parents,
Ivan Barrow Ivan M. Barrow passed away Monday Feb. 8, 2016, at a health facility. Arrangement are by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home (423) 267-1244.

Ruby Beard

LaFAYETTE Ruby Whaley Beard, 95, passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. She was born in Walker County, Ga., to the late William L. Whaley and Martha Emma Bird Whaley. She was a homemaker

Terry Belk

Terry Lee Belk, 70, passed away, Thursday, Feb, 11, 2016, at his home. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 917 and Owner/Operator of Terry Belk Trucking. He was preceded
Allen Thomas Bloodworth, 77, passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. He was born in Thomasville, Ga. to the late Earney Freeman Bloodworth and Catherine Benton Bloodworth. He served his country in the U.S.
Gregory Boston, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace. 423-877-3524.

Hazel Buffington

Hazel Lord Buffington, 92, passed away Thursday Feb. 11, 2016, at her home. Hazel was a life-long resident of North Georgia and was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed animals and loved spending time

Arthur Campbell

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Arthur Campbell, 70, passed away, at his home on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Mr. Campbell served on the Chattanooga Hamilton County Planning Commission and as a Hamilton County Commissioner. He worked on important projects
Loretta Anne Copeland, 50, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Betty Crouch

Betty Lynn Crouch, 89, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at her residence. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb.

John Crumly

John Crumly, 91, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at his residence. Funeral service will be Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, at 1 p.m., at Crossville Methodist Church. Burial in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation is
Ruth "Ruby" Daniels, 85, passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in a local hospital. Survivors include her daughters, Karen Thorton, of Alabama; Mary King, of Chattanooga; Allison Smith-Kelly and Carolyn Dogget, both, of Ooltewah,
George Dillard, 24, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at his residence. Funeral service is today, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home, with Pastor Timothy Careathers as
Opal (Judy) Epperson, 92, of East Brainerd went home to be with the Lord Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. A longtime resident of Chattanooga, Mrs. Epperson was a member of Silverdale Baptist Church and a former

Ava Fults

Ava Lee Tucker Fults, 79, passed away Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Maebell Harvey Hatfield; son, Jerry "Tick" Tucker; daughter, Debra Cheryl Tucker Seals and son-in-law,

Jackie Green

Jackie Miles Green, 41, passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Visitation is Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, from 2-9 p.m. Funeral is Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, at 2 p.m., from Valley Funeral Home. Burial
Laura Pauline "Polly" (Craig) Henson, 93, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 11, 2016. She was a lifelong member of the Chattanooga area, and was a member of The
Hurdest Harold Horne, 68, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. The obituary can be read and condolences and memories can be shared at Arrangements are by Williamson and Sons Funeral
Deidria Y. Jackson, 49, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, in a healthcare facility. Arrangements will be announced later by Advantage Funeral and Cremation Service, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Avenue,
Alan Jones, 59, of Chattanooga,passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at his home. Alan was nearly a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, where he graduated from Chattanooga (City) High School in
Bishop George Edward Hudgins, Jr., 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 in a local hospital. Funeral service is today, at 12:30 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home,
Stuart J. Lamb, USN Ret., 57, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at his home. He was a linguist for the U. S. Navy where he received service medals for both Gulf Wars
James William Lewis, 45, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Jan Marie Marshall,59, passed away on Feb. 9, 2016, among family and friends, after an ardent six year battle with cancer. Jan was born Oct. 11, 1956, in Chattanooga, the daughter of Bill Kirklen

John Nance

John D. Nance, 75, formerly of Decatur, died Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at Shiloh Baptist Church. Visitation is from 1-2 p.m. Interment in
Elizabeth Parker passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at a local hospital. Arrangement are entrusted to Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home 423-267-1244.

Jean Robinson

Jean Jeanette Robinson, 88, passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Life Care of Rhea County. Jean was born in Elyris, Ohio, on June 20, 1927, and married her sweetheart Robby, on Aug. 20, 1944.
Clayton Morris Rowe, 91, of Chattanooga passed away Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. He was born March 28, 1924 in Stearns, Ky. to the late Ledford and Dora Rowe. He was a United States
Edna Ann Hollaway Salmons, 86, of East Brainerd, passed away from this life Feb. 10, 2016, at a local hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.

Patricia West

Patricia A. West, 73, passed away on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic

Vesta Wilbanks

LaFAYETTE Vesta Lou Marshall Wilbanks,70, passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. She was born on July 02, 1945. Vesta was a beautician for
Vicki Lynn Miller Woods, 64, a life-long resident of Hixson, slipped peacefully from Earth to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Vicki was born in Athens, Tenn.

In MemoryRickey Carson

Rickey Lebron Carson Happy Birthday Feb. 13, 1984 - Jan. 3, 2011 We miss you, Love you Love, Hodge and Walker Family


William Ed Davis June 1, 1927-Feb. 13, 1995 We love and miss you. From your wife, Louise, And Children.


February 13, 2011 Our hearts were broken five years ago today, the pain we felt still lingers in so many ways. Memories are what we have stored deep in our hearts. Memories... um... beautiful


Velma J. Henderson Feb. 13, 1955 - April 17, 2004 "Happy 61st Birthday Mom" Mom, I just wanted to say "Happy Birthday" to my mom on her special day. I will always


(Ant Man) Jan. 19, 1990 - Feb. 13, 2015 In memory of our great nephew. Rest in peace. We love you. Barbara Hicks and Delores Walker

In MemoryElime Leamon

In memory of our mother, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We love and miss you! Evelyn, Carolyn , Jr, Amy, and Misty


Those special memories of you will always bring a smile. If only I could have you back for just a little awhile. Then we could sit and talk again just like we used to do.
Tommie Lynn Owen Allen, 61, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, with her family by her side. A celebration of life service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in
Albert Baker, 55, passed away Feb. 11, 2016, in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Lisa Dawn Bell, 52, of Soddy Daisy died Friday, Feb.5, 2016. She was preceded in death by her father, David Mincey; brother, Travis Mincey; and grandparents, Stancel and Hazel Thompson. Survivors include her
memorial celebration for the late Martha Babcock James Bird, who died on Sept. 21, will be held at First-Centenary United Methodist Church on Sunday, Feb. 14, at 3 p.m. Her daughter, Charlotte Ellis, invites
Mary Beatrice Borneman, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Mrs. Borneman was a sweet spirit, who selflessly gave to others through her talents of sewing and cooking.

Mack Bowen

Mack C. (Curt) Bowen, 73, of Ringgold, died Friday, in a Nashville Hospital. He was a graduate of Central High School and served in the U.S. Army. He was a baseball and soccer
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A former reporter and columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer who mentored scores of aspiring journalists and helped found local and national organizations that advocate for African-American journalists...
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...
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.
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 DIEGO (AP) - A relative says Christy O'Donnell, a single mom with lung cancer who became a prominent figure in the California right-to-die debate, has died. She was 47.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Indiana University says Violette Verdy, a distinguished professor who was principal dancer for New York City Ballet for 20 years and former artistic director of the...