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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 28, 2015



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
Abe Looney Davis Jr., 65, of Chattanooga, died on Friday, March 27, 2015. Arrangements are by Cremation Center of Chattanooga, 1345 Hickory Valley Road, Chattanooga. 423-362-5999.

Linda Downs

Fyffe
Linda Louise Barksdale Downs, 83, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2015. Funeral services will be held at noon CST today March 21, 2015 from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in Corinth

Raymond Egan

Pikeville
Raymond Thomas "Tommy" Egan, 74, passed away on March 22, 2015. He was of the Baptist faith. He lived in Washington, D.C. for most of his adult life until retiring here in Pikeville. He

Betty Farmer

Collinsville
Betty A Farmer, 77, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Funeral is set for 1 p.m. CDT Sunday, March 29, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial in Straight Creek Cemetery. Visitation from
Leonard H. Green Jr. peacefully transitioned March 25, 2015, at a local hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard H. Green Sr. and Catherine Morgan Green; and a loving wife, Selestine Green.
Charles Hoyt Griffin, 81, of Hixson, died Thursday, March 26, 2015, in a local hospital. Mr. Griffin was retired from TVA with 32 years of service and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force

Jerry Grogan

Trion
Jerry Lee Grogan, 56, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015. Visitation 3 to 5 p.m. today at Coffman Funeral Home. Funeral at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Interment in AMI Cemetery. Coffman

Red Hurtt

Trion
Red Donovan Hurtt, 67, died March 26, 2015. Survivors: daughters, Tamberly Millican, Tina Gray, Tonya Gilbride; sister, Yvonne Horner; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at Mason Funeral Home

Opal Jones

Benton
Opal O. Jones, 73, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga. She loved to clean and cook. Her familys Thanksgiving meal was not complete without her delicious dressing. While working as the
Rodonna Brock Locklear, 73, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today, March 28, from Lighthouse of Hope Church with Brother Mike Adams officiating. Arrangements entrusted to W.T.
Frances J. Meinert, 74, of Chattanooga, went to her eternal rest on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Frances was born and raised in Texas. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and a
Taurus Pollard, 37, passed away on March 26, 2015, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Dolores Race, 95, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2015. Services for Dolores are private. Interment was at Chattanooga National Cemetery. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com. Arrangements are by

Donald Rankin

Whitwell
Donald Rankin, 55, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Thelma Rankin. Mr. Rankin was a member of Cumberland Mountain Church of God.
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

Jo Robinson

Rossville
Jo Ladell Robinson, 78, departed this life Thursday, March 26, 2015. She was born in Chattanooga to the late Marcus and Myrtle Crye. She worked in retail for Miller Bro., Hesss Department Store, and retired
Rowena Lowery Scott, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015. Please share your memories at: ChattanoogaValleyViewChapel.com. Arrangements will be announced by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414

Carolyn Sells

Decherd
Carolyn Grace Sells, 74, passed away March 25, 2015, at St. Thomas Hospital. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral at 1 p.m. Sunday at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Burial in Warren Cemetery

Clifford Slatton

Whitwell
Clifford "Slick" Slatton, 83,passed away, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Graveside service 3 p.m. today, March 28, 2015. Family will receive friends 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today, March 28, 2015. Share memories and photos at www.whitwellmemorialfuneralhome.com.
Billie Spencer Billie Ann Partin Spencer, 79, Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015, surrounded by her husband and children. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Dr.

Pamela Stinnett

, spring city
Pamela Jean Stinnett, 55, died Friday, March 27, 2015, in Knoxville. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon in the funeral home chapel. Please share your memories of Pam on her online guest register at
David Leonard Swanner, 67, of Bakewell, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015. David was self-employed logger for many years. He was preceded in death by his father, Bud Swanner; mother, Ruby Swanner; sister, Patsy Bowman;
Anita McBrayer Venza, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away March 27, 2015. Complete arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, where the family will receive friends Sunday, March 29, from

Shirley Wallin

Gray court, s.c.
Shirley Mae Wallin, 75, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015. Visitation None Funeral service at 2 p.m. today, March 28, at the funeral home. Interment in Macedonia Cemetery Coffman Funeral Home-Petitt Chapel is
James Wiggins, 59, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015, at his residence. Funeral tourday at 12:30 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Calvin Walker as the eulogist. Burial: Forest
Clifton "Buck" Wooten, 79, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Shepherds Cove. Funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday, March 27, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Carl Butler, Rev. Stanley Reeves and

In MemoryJAMES JONES JR

March 28, 1987 - June 10, 2008 Seven years ago today, the Lord called you to be with Him in Glory. Were so grateful you were ready to answer His Call. The presence

In MemoryIN MEMORY

March 28, 2012 It seems like it was just yesterday when you went to be with the Lord. Our hearts are full of great memories. Missing you daily. Happy Birthday OO7 from your

In MemoryWANDA PICKENS

Its been two years. Gone But Not Forgotten. Love Your Niece, Yolanda
Dennis Bennett Sr., 50, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 23, 2015, at a local hospital. He was a Brainerd High School graduate and was a veteran of the
Rev. Lloyd Blackwell Rev. Lloyd L. "Boddie" Blackwell, 72, of Chattanooga went to be with the Lord on March 24, 2015. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the chapel with Rev.

Jo Blevins

Jasper
Billie Jo Campbell Poe Blevins, 78, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015. She was preceded in death by her son, Carroll Edward Poe; grandchild, Brandy Poe; parents, Dewitt and Ollie Campbell; husband, Roy Blevins; brothers,
Charlotte Goins Blocker, 92, of Chattanooga, died on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 30, in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Arvil Burns

Painter
Arvil Burns, 82, passed away on Thursday, March 25, 2015. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11 a.m. from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Visitation is set for today,

David Cabe

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE David Cabe, 57, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Survived by loving wife of 37 years, Jan Cabe, of LaFayette; son
Patricia Dianne "Meatball" Davis Clark, 60, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, March 19, 2015, at her residence. She was preceded in death by mom, Evelyn Virginia Page Davis; father, Ernest Jones; brother, Ernest Lee Davis; and
Larry E. Copeland Jr., 50, of Memphis, passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Larry was a Criminal Attorney working in Memphis, at the time of his death. He graduated from Notre Dame High School
Charles Dennis Cornett (aka Denny, Charlie, Chas), 61, died at his home in Chattanooga, on March 24, 2015, after a recent cancer diagnosis. He was born on March 27, 1953, in Macon, Ga., and grew
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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...