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Local Obits for Sat. May 27, 2017


Marguerite Burt, 89, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Services will be held in the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. today, May 27, 2017, with Minister Scott Pendergrass presiding; interment to follow at Spence
Marilyn “Rita” Forrester, 65, of Ooltewah, Tenn., passed away Friday, May 26, 2017, in a local hospital. She was a native of Chattanooga and was of the Church of God faith. Rita was preceded in death by
Emma Lee Hodge, 73, of Sale Creek, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas M. Hodge. Survivors include her son, Matthew Hodge (Tracy), of Soddy-Daisy;
Thomas Bennett Jackson, 81, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in a local hospital. He was a distinguished veteran of the U.S. Navy serving our country for more than 25 years. Mr. Jackson had
James Albert Johnston, 82, proudly calling his home Soddy-Daisy, as he was one of the incorporators of the two cities in 1969, passed away at his home on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Jim spent many years
Sharon Lee, 63, passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
LaFAYETTE — Clarice Littlejohn, 92, died May 26, 2017. Survivors: daughter, Brenda (Aaron) Sprayberry; brother, Leroy (Lydia) Witt; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral will be held at 1 p.m. today, May 27, 2017, at the Mason Funeral
David R. Lunsford, 82 of Ooltewah, died on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.
DAYTON — Wilma Elizabeth Manning, 90, passed away May 26, 2017. The family is being cared for by Vanderwall Funeral Home, www.vanderwallfh.com.
Reba Jean Maynor, 85, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at her residence. She was a member of Mile Straight Baptist Church and loved her church family dearly. Jean was a member of
NORWOOD, Mass. — Joan (Gant) Moore, 83, formerly of Signal Mountain, Tenn., and Boynton Beach, Fla., passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Born in Lincoln, Neb., Joan was the daughter of the late George
Ella Moore, 86, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Phyllis M. Pearson, 91, of Hemel Hempstead, England passed away May 2017 in Marietta, Ga. Phyllis, the daughter of George and Doris Minter was born on Oct. 17, 1925, and raised in Hemel Hempstead, England. She
FLINTSTONE — Ronald Lee "Pedro" Pryor passed away May 19, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Grady Lee Pryor Jr. Ronnie was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Sept. 28, 1957. Ronnie was of Christian
Anna Margaret Rice, 98, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
WV Roberson, 80, passed away May 25, 2017, in the comfort of his own home surrounded by family. He was retired from DuPont. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of the American Legion, and
CLEVELAND — Pauline “Polly” Scoggins, passed away on May 18, 2017, at a local healthcare facility. She was the owner of the Belle n’ Beaux Children’s Boutique, a member of the Magnolia Garden Club,
DUTTON — Charles E. “Sonny” Shirey, services will be held today, May 27, 2017, at 11 a.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.
Mary “Frances” Sinor, 88, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 27, 2017. She was born on Aug. 2, 1928, in Fairmount, Ga., and grew up in Eton, Ga., before graduating
RINGGOLD — Andree Jean Stone, 81, died Thursday, May 25, 2017, at her residence. She was a native of North Carolina and a member of the Battlefield Parkway Church of the Nazarene. She was an Equestrian
PIKEVILLE — Felton Stringer, 77, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Online condolences at www.reedfamilyfh.com. Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Pikeville, Tenn.
Chattanooga area businessman and minister John Aaron Swafford Jr., 85, died peacefully at home Thursday afternoon, May 25, 2017. He was born on Oct. 13, 1931, in South Pittsburg, Tenn., to the late John Aaron and
Esther Ann Overton Teal, 85, was called to heaven surrounded by love on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, just six years and one day after her late husband, Walter B. Teal Sr. was called. Ann was born
George Reece White Jr., 49, of Ooltewah, went home to be with the lord Wednesday, May 24, 2017. George was preceded in death by his mother, Eva White; sister, Sheila Nunley; grandparents, Opal and Willie
Richard Wilson, 73, of Harrison, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017. He was the son of the late Charles Wilson Sr. and Josephine Lamb Wilson and was also preceded in death by his brother, Charles Wilson
Edythe Madeline Swimley Wilson, 95, of Hixson, Tenn., died at home May 26, 2017, after a 14-year battle with Alzheimer's and macular degeneration. On her earthly journey, Edythe walked with the Lord on the sunny side
LaFAYETTE — Derrell DeWayne Brooks, 50, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Betty Brooks; his adopted parents, Willard and Louise Brooks; brother, Jeffery Brown; aunt, Lottie
WHITWELL — Benton Edward Brown, 79, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Benton Estell K. and Carrie Lee Brown; daughter, Brenda Borden; grandson, Cal Tate; sister, Frankie Jane
Marguerite Burt, 89, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Burt; her sons, Ricky and Joel Burt; and two brothers, James and Broyles Pendergrass. She was a
Betty L. Davis, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away into eternity on Thursday, May 18, 2017, in her home surrounded by her loving family. Funeral service is today at 1 p.m. at Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church
Dorothy I. Swanson Campbell Elrod, passed away at her East Ridge home early Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at the age of 94. Dot, born on Sept. 22, 1922, in Young Harris, Ga., was the youngest
Ervin Joe Harrison, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
CHICKAMAUGA — Ida "Marty" Wade Hawkins, 88, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017. She was of the Baptist faith. Ida loved working in her flower garden and attending craft fairs. She loved visiting with her family. She
James D. Herring, 86, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2017. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Emma Lee Hodge, 73, of Sale Creek, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas M. Hodge. Survivors include her son, Matthew Hodge (Tracy), of Soddy-Daisy;
Thomas Bennett Jackson, 81, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in a local hospital. He was a distinguished veteran of the U.S. Navy serving our country for more than 25 years. Mr. Jackson had
Robert Jackson, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Barbara Jean Mines Johnson, 75, passed away May 12, 2017. She attended Howard High School and was a member of the World’s Church of the Living God. She was preceded in death by her husband, James
James Albert Johnston, 82, proudly calling his home Soddy-Daisy, as he was one of the incorporators of the two cities in 1969, passed away at his home on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Jim spent many years
Mr. James W. “Tommy” Joyner, 87, of Hixson, passed away May 24, 2017. James was born in Ohio on Sept. 2, 1929. He graduated from South Pittsburg High School. He retired as a millwright at Dupont
Billy Eugene Manus, 72, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and a retired plumber. He was a member of Grace Avenue Church of God. He was preceded in death
Reba Jean Maynor, 85, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at her residence. She was a member of Mile Straight Baptist Church and loved her church family dearly. Jean was a member of
William P. “Billy” Mayse, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. He was 75-years-old. Billy was born in Chapel Hill, N.C., and was a long time resident of the
Hoyle “Tony” McNabb Jr., 73, of Harrison, died on Thursday, May 25, 2017. He was a car salesman with Marshall Mize and Standifer Nissan. Survivors include his wife, Teresa Ann McNabb; sons, Marc W. McNabb and Wesley
Mrs. Gwenda L. Murphy, 56, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 in a local hospital. She was a graduate of Howard High School and attended Friendship Primitive Baptist Church for more than 40 years.
MIAMI (AP) - Sergio Bendixen, a pioneer in public opinion polling of Latinos who also was the first Hispanic to run a U.S. presidential campaign, has died.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Jim Bunning, a former Hall of Fame pitcher who went on to serve in Congress, has died. He was 85.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Patti Upton, founder of home fragrance company Aromatique, has died in Arkansas at age 79.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A professor at Southern California's Occidental College, who was credited by Barack Obama with sparking the future president's interest in politics, has died at age 69.
STRATHAM, N.H. (AP) - Arthur St. John, who at 96 was the oldest employee of a New England grocery chain and among its most beloved, has died.
LOS ANGELES - Andrew Jerrold Perenchio, the man behind the curtain who deftly pulled the levers of power to create cultural defining media events, propel political candidates, collect masterpiece artworks...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jerry Perenchio, a billionaire media mogul who helped produce hit TV shows and sporting events and turned Univision into a major Spanish-language network, has died. He...
JACKSON, N.J. (AP) - An actress who starred in the 1994 award-winning movie "Clerks" has died. Lisa Spoonauer was 44.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Reaction to the death of Roger Moore, who died Tuesday at age 89:
NEW YORK - When Rupert Murdoch launched a 24-hour news channel nearly two decades ago, he turned to Roger Ailes, a brash, veteran TV producer and strategist for Republican presidential...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Swiss scientist Albert Hofmann may have invented LSD in the 1930s, and Timothy Leary was clearly its most prominent frontman in the 1960s.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Swiss scientist Albert Hofmann may have invented LSD in the 1930s, and Timothy Leary was clearly its most prominent frontman in the 1960s.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jared Martin, who played a cowboy and was a fan favorite on the 1980s soap opera "Dallas," has died. He was 75.
NEW YORK (AP) - Denis Johnson, the prize-winning author best known for the classic story collection "Jesus' Son," has died. He was 67.