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Local Obits for Tue. Feb 21, 2017


TRENTON — William Guinn “Slim” Allen passed peacefully in the early hours of Feb. 20, 2017. He was 94-years-old and enjoyed a loving relationship with his savior Jesus Christ. He looked forward to joining his lovely wife
Thomas Dewitt Ayers Jr., 87, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. Dewitt was born in Chattanooga and as a young child, sang for a local radio station. He
BRIDGEPORT — Buford Burrows, 101, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted from the First Baptist Church, South Pittsburg today, Feb. 21, 2017, at 2 p.m. CT with visitation from noon until service
CARTWRIGHT — Etta Bernice Davis, 89, passed away Sunday Feb. 19, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Elizabeth Davis; brothers, Grady, John, Haskel, Basil and J.B. Davis; sister, Sadie Davis Brown; Survivors
GERALDINE — Rayburn H. Ellis, private family grave side services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, from Geraldine Cemetery, www.geraldinefuneralhome.com.
Rose Fitz, 96, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. Rose was born in New York City on Jan. 21, 1921. She was married to Roscoe Linton Fitz Jr., for 52 years. Rose was
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 8,
ROSSVILLE — James William “Jim” Guy, III, 58, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas
JASPER — Gregory Michael Hammer, 55, passed away, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. He had worked at Herb Adcox Chevrolet as General Manager in Chattanooga for several years. Greg loved coaching The Cobra’s Select Softball Team
Nora Hampton, 65, passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
RINGGOLD — Melissa Sue Jones, 28, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. She was born in to South Bend, Ind., and lived the majority of her life in
Lynda Lovelady, 68, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Minnie Garner Dobbs; husband, Wayne A. Lovelady Sr. Lynda was a member of Middle Valley Church
SOUTH PITTSBURG — Miranda Moore of South Pittsburg, TN died Feb. 11, 2017. Services are Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. Central at Rogers Funeral Home, South Pittsburg.
PISGAH — Brenda Fay Shavers O'Dell, 69, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at Memorial Hospital. Funeral services are Wednesday, at 2 p.m., ct at New Home Baptist Church at Pisgah with Bro. David Smith and
Charles W. Parker, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away early Monday morning, Feb. 20, 2017, at the Hospice of Chattanooga Care Center. Charles was born in Hixson, Tenn., to the late Ray and Clara Parker. He served
SOUTH PITTSBURG — Bettye Jo Young Partin, 83, passed away peacefully the evening of Feb. 18, 2017, surrounded by her family. She and Joseph Partin were married June 12, 1957. A beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and
ROSSVILLE — Ida B. Perry, 96, went home to be with her heavenly father, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. Mrs. Perry was born in Floyd County, Ga., on June 24, 1920, a daughter of the late William
Raymond (Ray) Hopkins Pirtle, 89, of Chattanooga, passed from this life on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, to his eternal home. He was born in Tracy City, Tenn., to the late William Lee Pirtle and Malinda Lappin
GRAYSVILLE — Roger Curtis Rush, 82, passed away Saturday Feb. 18, 2017. A native of Nashville, he has lived in the Graysville area for the past 7 years and was formerly of Chattanooga. He was
LaFAYETTE — Edith Stubbard, 92, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, O D Studdard; grandson, Cecil Ray Suddard, Jr.; parents, Thomas Sumner and Malinda Sumner; nine brothers and
Joshua Daniel Sutton, 24, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his father, Darrell (Melanie) Sutton Jr.; mother, Sandie Myers Sutton; brothers, Brandon and
Timothy Lee Swafford, 55, of East Ridge, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. He graduated from Kirkman Technical High School in 1979 and then attended Cleveland State on a baseball scholarship. He worked for Charles
Leslie Kay Vinson, 45, passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Charles Steven “Steve” Wiggins, 61, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. He graduated from South Pittsburg High School and a Technical School in Electronics. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force
LAKEVIEW — Theron “Terry” Williams, 69, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of the Lakeview area and served in the U.S. Army where he was
FLAT ROCK — Billy Joe Williams, 71, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at his home. Funeral services are Wednesday, at 11 a.m., ct at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel, with Bro. Jim Hixon officiating. Burial
Mary Nell Ferguson Wright, 81, of Chattanooga, Tenn., went to be with her “Best Friend”, her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Feb. 16, 2017. Mary was born to Pete and Willie (Belk) Ferguson on July
Geoffrey Gardiner Young, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in a local hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, Muriel Schwab and Gardiner Young. He is survived by his wife, Jean Burke Young; his
Henry Bowles, 80, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 622-9995.
FYFFE — Steve Brinkley services were held Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, from Dancey Chapel Cemetery, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.
BRIDGEPORT — Buford Burrows, 101, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted from the First Baptist Church, South Pittsburg on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at 2 p.m. CT with visitation from noon until
Euthema Haddock Deaton, 99, of Chattanooga, Tenn., died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at her home. She was a member of Brainerd Baptist Church, the Grace Sunday school class, Keenagers, telephone committee and a volunteer for CONTACT.
ETOWAH — Dorotha “Dot” Mae Rogers Dunkle, 87, was called home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at Etowah Health Care Center. Dot was a member of Etowah First Baptist
Cleaster Foster Jr., 51, passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home,1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Betty Jo Hatcher, 76, of Hixson, Tenn., went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Annie Mae;
Hazel Cleo Hicks, 90, passed away Feb. 15, 2017, at her residence. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Johnny Hicks; nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at 11:30 a.m.
COTTER, Ark. — Judy Fay Ray McDonald went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus on Feb. 18, 2017, in Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 71. She was born Sept. 9, 1945,
Ola Shadwick Morgan, 89, died at The Villages Hospice House, Florida, on Feb. 15, 2017. Although she had lived in Leesburg, Fla., since 2005, Soddy-Daisy was always home. She was the youngest child of the late
Betty Ann Nix, 92, of Chattanooga, died on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in a local hospital. Betty was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was a member of Lake Drive Baptist Church. She was the wife
Shelba Helms Parks, 79, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord Saturday morning, Feb. 18, 2017. Mrs. Parks was a native of Fort Payne, Ala., and has lived in Chattanooga since 2001. She, along
SOUTH PITTSBURG — Bettye Jo Young Partin, 83, passed away peacefully the evening of Feb. 18, 2017, surrounded by her family. She and Joseph Partin were married June 12, 1957. A beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and
ROSSVILLE — Ida B. Perry, 96, went home to be with her heavenly father, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. Mrs. Perry was born in Floyd County, Ga., on June 24, 1920, a daughter of the late William
EVENSVILLE — James A. Pickett, 88, passed away on Feb. 16, 2017 at Erlanger Hospital. James was a longtime resident of Rhea County and was of the Baptist faith. He was a veteran of the U.S.
Ernest Roland Quinn, 82, passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, to his eternal home after a courageous battle with cancer. He leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Dorothy; and children, Pat (Randy) Wilson, Carolyn (Allen)
Sharon “Sheri” Charlene Welchance Redden, 54, of East Ridge, Tenn., passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, she was a former employee of Catoosa County School System where she worked
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.
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.
Retired Lt. Gen. Harold G. "Hal" Moore, the American hero known for saving most of his men in the first major battle between the U.S. and North Vietnamese armies, has...
LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Edward Tipper, a World War II paratrooper who was portrayed in the HBO series "Band of Brothers," has died. He was 95.
READING, Pa. (AP) - The chairman of a century-old department store chain has died. Albert Boscov was 87.
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.