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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 24, 2017


Martha Jo Adams, 81, of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, 423-531-3975.
LaFAYETTE — Shawn Ainsworth, 40, passed away Feb. 17, 2017. Shawn was born in Augsburg, Germany on Nov. 8, 1976, to parents, Richard and Sandra Ainsworth. She was a graduate of Lafayette High School. Shawn worked as
Maggie Logon and Hudson Theo Ballew, infant twin children of Ashley Ballew were born and passed away on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. They were preceded in death by their great-grandparents, Logon Thomason and William
Shirley Jo Black (Kerr), of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed peacefully in her sleep on Feb. 9, 2017, at Tennova Hospice in Knoxville, Tenn. Shirley was born on Nov. 27, 1940, the eldest child of the late Nina
Henry Wesley Bowles Sr., 80, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away from a lengthy illness on Feb. 19, 2017. During his illness, there were so many who took care of him and made his journey a little
BRYANT — Debora Diane Atchley Cooper, 58, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at Parkridge Medical Center. Family will have a visitation today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel. A memorial service will
Edwina K. Cranfield, 93, of Franklin, Tenn., and formerly of Hixson, Tenn., died Feb. 17, 2017. Edwina was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., on March 8, 1923. She graduated from City High School. She was a wonderful
TITUSVILLE, Fla. — James (Jim) L. Crowell, 83, passed away on Feb. 18, 2017, at his home in Titusville, after suffering a stroke several months ago. Jim was born on Aug. 29, 1933, to Claude P.
Darla M. Russell Ferrell, 50, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. She was employed as a nurse at Chattanooga Kidney Center on Highway 58. She was of Baptist faith and a member of Rose of Sharon. She
Daniel (Danny) Webster Gray Jr., 71, of Ooltewah, went home to be with the Lord, Feb. 22, 2017, surrounded by family and friends. Danny graduated from Kirkman High School in 1965. Danny was preceded in his death
Eunice Lucille Henderson Greene, 83, of Chattanooga, Tenn., experienced the joy of entering into the presence of the Lord on Feb. 23, 2017. She lived her early years in Eutaw, Ala., and was a longtime resident
Mary L. Groover, 93, of East Ridge, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Mrs. Groover was born and raised in Marion County. She was owner and operator of her own beauty salon for many years
LaFAYETTE — Derek Kash Hancock, 56, passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Derek was a member of Trinity Gospel Tabernacle of Noble and was employed with Syntec Industries in LaFayette for 23 years. Preceded in death by
EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Susan Elaine Bunch Henderson, 55, passed away Feb. 20, 2017. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Anita Bunch. Survivors include father, Joe Bill Bunch and son, Daniel (Melodi) Taylor, of Hixson;
Delicia Lopez Holmes, 71, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in a local health care facility. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Chattanooga, Tenn., 423-877-3524.
James William Humberd, 66, of Hixson, entered peacefully into the presence of the Lord, his Savior, on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Bill was born Nov. 11, 1950, in Hixson where he grew up and graduated from
RAINSVILLE — Awilda Mae Roberts Keyt, 69, formerly of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert Keyt; parents, David and Gladys Blackburn
Raymond “Danny” Kilgore, 33, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Funeral services are 2 p.m. today, Feb. 24, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. James Ramsey officiating. Interment at Griffith Creek Cemetery. Share photos and memories at
MENTONE — Linda Yvonne Biddle Lawton, 66, passed away Feb 23, 2017. Burt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. www.burtfuneralhomes.com.
Lucile Mae Malarcher, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at her home at Southern Heritage Assisted Living. She was born Dec. 29, 1923, in Convent, La., to the late James W. and Lilian
Stephen Michael Mapes, of Chattanooga, passed away Jan. 21, 2017. Stephen had been a resident of Chattanooga since 1999 and worked at Erlanger hospital as a Computer IT. A memorial service will be 1 to 3 p.m.
NASHVILLE — The Hon. Douglas Alexander Meyer, 84, passed away peacefully on Feb. 12, 2017, following a lengthy illness. Born in Chattanooga, Tenn., he graduated from Chattanooga City High School. After a stint in the U.S.
Charles John Moore Jr., 66, lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. He was a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Nettie Fairbanks Moore;
Rev. Orman Lee Norwood, 85, of Chattanooga, Tenn., went to be with his Lord on Feb. 19, 2017. He was born in his parents’ home in Tuscumbia, Ala., on Feb. 20, 1931. On Dec. 27, 1952,
James A. Pagliaro, 84, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at his home in Ooltewah, Tenn. He was born May 24, 1932, in Boston, Mass., to the late Armando Pagliaro and Sophie Mazzei. He was a longtime
James Edward “Nubb” Patterson, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at his residence. He was a former Georgia Pacific truck driver and Mercury Cab driver. Survivors include his life partner, JoAnn Hughes; daughters, Beverly
Alice L. Petty, 96, passed away Feb. 13, 2017. Funeral service will be held at noon Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at Holy Temple COGIC. Please visit johnpfranklinfh.com for full obit details. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home,
Anthony Rice, 41, passed away Feb. 18, 2017. He attended Howard High School. Survivors include his wife, Victoria Gates; daughters, Alexis, Antiona, Angel and Khaliyah Rice; son, Tridarious Gates; mother, Terry Rice; grandmother, Carolyn Rice; one
WHITWELL — Phillip Allen Shadrick, 69, passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Gracie Mae Shadrick; brothers, Johnny, Paul, David and Joseph Shadrick. Phillip was a retired U.S.
Emily Rice Dixon Simmons, 87, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. A native of Carlisle, Ky., she was born on Aug. 14, 1929, to the late Floyd H. and
DECHERD — Thomas Denney (Tom) Swann, 86, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Watson-North Funeral Home in charge of arrangements www.watsonnorth.com.
Virginia “Nancy” Lucille Tate, 90, died in Christ on Feb. 15, 2017, in a local health care facility. Virginia was born Lankershim, Calif., on Dec. 2, 1926. She graduated from La Sierra College in pre-nursing and
Leslie Kay Vinson, 45, passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at a local hospital. She was a graduate of Notre Dame High School and went on to having her own daycare, where she cared for
Helen Bradford Wier, 86, died on Feb. 21, 2017. She was a resident of Alexian Village, Signal Mountain, where she lived for 10 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, James R. and Annie Mae
Maggie Logon and Hudson Theo Ballew, infant twin children of Ashley Ballew was born and passed away on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. They are preceded in death by their great grandparents, Logon Thomason and
ROSSVILLE — Georgia Josephine “Jo” Burns, 84, passed away on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Georgia was born in Chattanooga on July 9, 1932, to parents, Rawls and Gretchen Durham. She was a lifelong resident of the
Rosa Burts, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Phyllis Ann Smith Campbell, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in a local hospital. Mrs. Campbell was a member of the Miracle Lighthouse Church of God for 25 years and she loved
Debra Cline, 64, of Chattanooga, died on Feb. 20, 2017, at a local healthcare facility. A private service will be held at a later date.
ROCK SPRING — Lois Broom Forester, 96, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, in a local health care facility. Mrs. Forester was born in Chattooga County, Ga., on June
Joann Kolker Gerold of Red Bank, Tenn., passed away peacefully at home in the early morning hours of Feb. 18, 2017, at the age of 81. Daughter of the late, Carl Kolker Sr., and Mabel Williams,
DALTON — Brenda Olivia Goins, 63, passed away on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Service will be Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at noon at Community Fellowship Church, 409 North Fredrick Street, Dalton. The family will
ROSSVILLE — Gary Edward Griffin, Sr. 60, passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. He was born in Chattanooga, but had lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life. He was a
CLEVELAND — Barbara Gail Howard, 68, passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at her home surrounded by her children. She was a devoted and caring mother who loved being with her family and friends,
James William Humberd, 66, of Hixson, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Cremation Center of Chattanooga, 1345 Hickory Valley Road, 423-362-5999.
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NEW YORK (AP) - Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel,...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Former longtime Minnesota Orchestra music director Stanislaw Skrowaczewski (skroh-vah-CHEHF'-skee) has died at age 93.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, known as the "Godfather of Fusion," has died in New York City. He was 73.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, known as the "Godfather of Fusion," has died in New York City. He was 73.
NEW YORK (AP) - Brenda Buttner, host of Fox News Channel's "Bulls and Bears" has died after a battle with cancer. She was 55.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Former Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Charismatic has died at a thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Andrew Schneider, a public health reporter for Lee Montana Newspapers, has died at age 74.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Clyde Stubblefield, a James Brown drummer who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, has died. He was 73.
Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, a blind Egyptian cleric who died in prison Saturday, was convicted in 1995 along with nine followers of a conspiracy to blow up the United Nations, FBI...
DALLAS (AP) - Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The son of veteran actor Warren Frost, who played Dr. Will Hayward on TV's "Twin Peaks," says his father has died.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Tom Regan, the author of a noted book on animal rights and a professor emeritus of philosophy at NC State University, has died.
BALTIMORE (AP) - E. Clinton Bamberger Jr., a Baltimore attorney who argued a precedent-setting U.S. Supreme Court case about prosecutors' duty to turn over evidence, has died.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Clint Roberts, a South Dakota rancher who corralled cowboy roles on television and auditioned to be the "Marlboro Man," a nickname that stuck...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau has died in a Los Angeles hospital just days after announcing his retirement from touring due to exhaustion.
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Kenneth J. Arrow, the youngest -ever winner of a Nobel prize for economics, has died in California. He was 95.