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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 04, 2015



Betty Arnold

Athens
Betty Jo Brown Arnold, 78, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at her residence. Family and friends meet at Idlewild Cemetery at 11 a.m. today for a graveside service. Ziegler Funeral Home, AThens, in charge of
Irene Barger Arnold, 95, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. She was an avid tournament badminton player with her brother, Warren Barger;, and sister-in-law, Alta Barger and others at Red Bank Baptist.
Robert W. Bowden Sr., 91, of Chattanooga died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. Bob was a pilot in WWII, retired from L&N Railroad after 43 years and was a member of Brainerd Baptist Church. He was
"Maxine" Deakins, 84, of Hixson, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. She lived in the Falling Water community and was very active in Falling Water Baptist Church in the
Edward Tom Elmendorf III, 58, passed away Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at his home. He was a loving husband, father, Big Daddy and pastor. He was Assistant Pastor and Music Director at Bible Way Baptist

Irene Fulton

Monteagle
Irene Lewisy Bean Fulton died peacefully Aug. 1, 2015 at her home in Monteagle, surrounded by her three children. A memorial celebration of Reenies life will be planned later in the fall at Morton
Kenneth Lamar "Kenny" aka "Big K" Harris, 70 of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was of the Christian faith. He was a
Delila Yow Jeffress, 81, of East Brainerd went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. A longtime resident of Chattanooga, she was retired from Chapman Drug Co. and a member of East

James Loden

Grandview
James Lee Loden, 67, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Funeral service at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Johnson Stand Cemetery. Visitation today from 6 to 8
Thaddeus Anthony "Butch" Lucas, 60, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2015, in a local hospital. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was employed by the United States
Lossie David Mahaffey Jr., 80, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. He was a resident of Soddy-Daisy since 1978 and a member of Rechoboth Baptist Church. David served his country in the
Charlotte Diane McCombs, 62, of Hixson, a beloved wife, mother, nana, sister and dearest friend went to make heaven brighter, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Born and raised in Chattanooga, she loved cooking, reading, spending time
Frank Henry Millsaps, 53, of Harrison, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Kellie Sanders, 78, passed away Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
William "Bill" Slatton, 68, of Ooltewah, died on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. He was the son of the late Paul and Helen Key Slatton. Bill was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend

James Smartt

Monteagle
James Franklin Smartt Sr., 85, passed away at his home Saturday evening, Aug. 1, 2015. Funeral services were 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Daryll Smiley officiating. Online condolences at www.cumberlandfuneralho
Gypsy L. Toth, 66, of East Ridge, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2015, in a local hospital. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Aug. 4, 2015,

Billie Tumlin

Rainsville
Billie Tumlin, 76, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at her residence. Survivors: one son, Michael Tumlin of Rainsville; one daughter, Beverly Shrader, of Rainsville; four grandchildren, Chris Tumlin, of Gadsden, Ala., Brent Tumlin, of Rainsville,

Clayburn Wilson

New zion
Clayburn Wilson, 80, of the New Zion community, passed away Saturday morning, Aug. 1, 2015, at his home. The son of the late Woodrow and Lily McCormack Wilson, he was a native and lifelong resident
Leeman Eugene Wilson Sr., 77, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Margaret Ryon Wofford, 90, of Chattanooga, passed on to her heavenly home on Friday, July 31, 2015. She was an 80-year member of Concord Baptist Church and was born in St. Elmo on Jan.
Denson Burnum Broadfoot, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 31, 2015, in a local healthcare facility. He was born May 29, 1925, in Florence, Ala., to the late Hollis Lee and Bertha
Jane Sutton Bush, 86, of Ooltewah, passed away Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. A lifelong resident of the Ooltewah area, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Sam" Bush. Survivors
Rosie Mae Clemons, 93, departed this life July 27, 2015, peacefully at a local healthcare facility. She was born May 25, 1922, to the late Nathaniel Ervin and Mary Sandford. Mrs. Clemons
"Maxine" Deakins, 84, of Hixson, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. She lived in the Falling Water community and was very active in Falling Water Baptist Church in the

Barbara Dean

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Barbara Carol Richardson Dean, 66, passed away Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. Funeral services from the Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home

Kelly Ensor Sr.

South pittsburg
James Kelly Ensor Sr., 89, went to Heaven to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 29, 2015. Kelly was born on August 19, 1925 in Cookeville, Tenn., to the late James
Charlotte Lee Fossett, 69, passed away Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. She was a homemaker who loved being with her loving family. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda (Dusty) Nelson; sons, David Moore
Dureta Joy Griffith Hartman, 68, died at her home Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. She was born in Chattanooga, graduated as a four-year Honor Student from Chattanooga Central High School in 1964, and earned a
Charles William "Bill" Hassler, 82, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, July 30, 2015, in a local hospital. Mr. Hassler was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, having retired from Mueller Co. Bill served his country in
Charles "Len" Hawkins, 53, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. this day, Aug. 3, 2015, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor

Martha Hawkins

Dayton mountain
Martha Ruth Hawkins, 79 died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Funeral services are noon Monday in the funeral home chapel. She will be laid to rest next to her
Jewell Elizabeth Douglass Hogue, 101, departed this life on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at a local healthcare facility. Jewell was born June 10, 1914 in Chattanooga, to the late Charles and Sally Douglass. Jewells
Harold Hutcherson III Harold E. "Tuffy" Hutcherson III, 47, died unexpectedly at his Chattanooga home Friday, July 24, 2015. Employed by Eastgate Car Wash. Preceded in death by his father, Harold "Sonny" Hutcherson.
Bettye R. Johns, of Ooltewah, departed this life in her residence surrounded by her family on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, following a prolonged battle with Alzheimers Disease. She was born on May 26, 1932, in

Tim Kilgore

Whitwell
Tim Kilgore, 59, died Aug. 1, 2015. He was surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was a member of Layne's Chapel Baptist Church, and was a salesman for 30 years at
Judy Kathleen Krystek, 68, born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., passed away peacefully on July 31, 2015, in her Chattanooga home, surrounded by her loving family. She proudly served in the U.S. Army and
Dorothy Jeanne Landfried, 87, of Hixson, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2015, in Mount Pleasant, S.C. She was born Dec. 30, 1927, in Cross Hands, Wales, to the late Harry and Dorothy Culliford.
Peggy A. Mathis, 70, passed away Aug. 1, 2015, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds. Ave., 423-622-9995.
Charlotte Diane McCombs, 62, of Hixson, died on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, 423-531-3975.
Willie Mae McDay, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away Aug. 1, 2015, at a local hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith, funeral directors.
Charleyne L. Moore, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully into the arms of her Savior on Friday, July 31, 2015. Mrs. Moore was born and raised in Chattanooga. She was a devoted Christian and
Mary Jones Mosier, 84, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, July 30, 2015, at her home. Mrs. Mosier was retired from Olan Mills with 34 years of service and attended Red Bank Presbyterian Church. She was a
Bill Slatton William "Bill" Slatton, 68, of Ooltewah, died on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Chapel.
Charles Thompson, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Aug, 1, 2015, at a local hospital. Funeral arrangements are forthcoming from Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors.
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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Dr. Howard Jones, who pioneered in vitro fertilization in the United States, has died. He was 104.
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SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) - William R. White, a former member of the famed squadron of African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 88.
SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) - William R. White, a former member of the famed squadron of African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 88.
MIAMI (AP) - Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87.
SEATTLE (AP) - True-crime writer Ann Rule, who wrote more than 30 books, including a profile of her former co-worker, serial killer Ted Bundy, has died at age 83.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - James L. White, who wrote the screenplay for "Ray," the 2004 movie about singer Ray Charles, has died in California. He was 67.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville civil rights advocate, businessman and state commissioner Francis Guess has died. He was 69.
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NEW YORK (AP) - The Emmy-winning character actor best known for playing the bespectacled Las Vegas mobster Moe Greene in "The Godfather" has died. Alex Rocco was 79.
EUFAULA, Ala. (AP) - Perry "Buddy" Buie, a songwriter and producer who helped form the Atlanta Rhythm Section and worked with artists like Roy Orbison, has died. He was 74.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The voice of the Buffalo Bills from the team's earliest days in the AFL has died at age 87.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Forrest Bird, an inventor whose medical respirators breathed life into millions of patients around the world, has died. He was 94.
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