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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 24, 2016

Thomas Brown

Thomas Franklin Brown, 90, went home to be with his Lord Friday Sept. 23, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was of the Baptist faith and was saved and baptized at the Bibleway
Cheryl Ann Burton, 50, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. She is survived by her mother, Charlotte Morgan; sister, Tammy Morgan; and nephew, Tyler Essex. The family will hold a private graveside service.
Johnnie Lou Cargill, 77, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at local hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Johnnie was born March 10, 1939, in Cleveland, Tenn., a daughter of the late Sam and
Brenda Eloise Carter Brenda Eloise Carter, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Steven Carter, Jr. Steven Eugene Carter, Jr., 38, of Harrison, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Steven enjoyed playing cards and shooting pool. He was employed in the Landscaping business. He was

Annie Cook

Annie Lee Richardson Cook, (formerly of LaFayette), passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. She was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church. Annie was preceded in death by her husbands, Rufus Richardson and Charlie "Doc"
Patricia Ann Fox, 72, Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. A celebration of life service will be at 3 p.m., today, in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Richard Mason officiating. Visit

Toye Gibson

Toye W. Gibson, 78, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Services will be on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at 3 p.m., at Broad Street United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

Carlos Goins

Carlos Eugene Goins, 75, was called home to Heaven on Thursday Sept. 22, 2016. Mr. Goins was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Redemption Point Church, in Chattanooga. Mr. Goins was
Judith "Judy" Harwood, 72, passed away thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel on Sunday, at 3 p.m. Burial in Spivey Cemetery, Dayton, Tenn. The family is
Mary Alice Hash, 83, passed away on Tuesday, Sept, 20, 2016. Memorial service will be held 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at Chattanooga National Cemetery Mrs. Hash was born Mary Alice Slatton,
Arlie Edwards Herron, 88, of Ooltewah, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2016. He taught in the English Department of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for 37 1/2 years and retired as Head of the English
Lula Edna Jenkins, 81, of Chattanooga, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, in a local hospital. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, she was preceded in death by her parents, Elbert and Hermie Jenkins; and her son,
Sgt. Tommy Wright, Jr. Sgt. Thomas Douglas Wright, Jr., 23, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. Tommy lived in Ft. Oglethorpe, early in life attending Lakeview Ft. Oglethorpe High school

Clyde Latham

Clyde D. Latham, 73, passed away on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. Visitation will be today, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Sept. 26,
James Harold Luster, Sr., 92, of Ooltewah, passed from this life on Sept., 20, 2016. He was born August 27, 1924, in Jackson, Miss., where he graduated from Central High School and attended Millsap College.
Rev. H. Russell Mabry Rev. H. Russell Mabry, 75, of East Brainerd, died on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. A resident of Chattanooga for the past 21 years, Rev. Mabry retired after 22 years of
McDONOUGH Fannie Lee McClure Masoner, 89, went to be with the Lord, on Sept. 22,2016, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's. She was born in Evansville, Tenn., to the late
Carla Mazone DUNLAP Carla Jane (Zarow) Mazzone, 69, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at Memorial Hospital, in Chattanooga, surrounded by family and friends, after courageously fighting her final health battle. She

John McCabe

Spring city
John "Gordie" McCabe, 91, of Ohio, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. Funeral service is today, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. Interment in Spring City Cemetery. Visitation

Ruby Moats

Ruby Evelyn Winters Moats, 73, passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be conducted from the South Pittsburg Chapel of Rogers Funeral Home at 11 a.m.,

Wilma Petet

Wilma Louise Petet, 47, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at her residence. A native and lifelong resident of the Rossville area, she attended Kirkman High School and loved spending the weekends on the
Arthur Harold "Art" Reese, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the European Theater in World War II.
Mary Imogene Reeves, 82, of Lookout Valley, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at a local hospital. Mrs. Reeves, a native of Bryant, Ala., was born on
Michael David Reeves, 49, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, in a local hospital. Funeral is today, at noon in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home, with Brother John R. Taylor,
Blanche Peck Sanders, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, in a local healthcare facility. A lifelong resident of Red Bank, Blanche was a 1938 graduate of Central High School. Her love of
Mary Scott, 92, passed away Sept. 22, 2016, at her residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Rhonda Smith

Rhonda Faye Taylor Smith, 56, of passed away Monday Sept. 19, 2016. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area she was a member of the Standifer Gap Seventh-day Adventist Church. She was

Larry Smith

Larry Lee Smith, 51, passed away Sept. 22, 2016. Funeral service will be Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at 2 p.m., at Burt Chapel Valley Head. Visitation is Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, from 11 a.m. to

J.C. Stephens

Trenton j.c.
Stephens, 71, passed away, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. He had worked for Wheland Foundry and was a member and past Master of Trenton Masonic Lodge No. 179. He was preceded in death by his wife,
Albertine Buyck Thompson, 71, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, in St. Louis, Mo. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Frances Hughes Trammel, passed away Sept. 13, 2016, in Smyrna, Ga. Survivors include, Leroy Hughes, Sharon Starr; children, other relatives and friends. Visitation and homegoing services will be noon, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at

David Walker

David Roy Walker, 85, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. He was a big Nascar fan and also loved horses, farming, and storytelling. David was a "member"
Ross Edward Walker, 85, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Interment in National Cemetery, with military honors, will be on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at 10:30 a.m., with Minister Grady Cooper officiating. Arrangements are
James W. Ward, Jr. James W. Ward, Jr., 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Joe M. Wilkinson, 60, departed for Heaven on Sept. 1, 2016. He had battled numerous health problems for several years, but died suddenly as a victim of a hit-and-run automobile accident. Joe was born
Walter C. Williams Walter Curtis Williams, 69, of Lake Nickajack, died suddenly Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. A longtime resident of Atlanta, Ga., Mr. Williams has been a resident of Nickajack for the past three
Sarah Rose Eaton Zeanah Sarah Rose Zeanah, 74, passed away peacefully Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. She was predeceased by her parents, mother, Bettye J. Rose; father, Robert C. Eaton, Sr.; grandparents, Grover and Willie Rose,

In MemoryRobert Baine

Robert William Baine Sr. July 27, 1928- Sept. 24, 2011 Sadly missed by your devoted wife, Ida Baine , and Family


In Loving Memory Of Mother Mrs. Zettie M. Cotton October 15, 1923 - September 24, 2002 Brother Mr. Bobby Cottom September 8, 1943 - September 20, 1991 Sister
Mary Jo Bumpass, 74, passed away Sept. 21, 2016, at her residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Stephen Carroll, 69, passed away Sept. 19, 2016. He was the son of the late Sanford and Mattie Carroll. Stephen was born in Chattanooga, on Dec. 4, 1946. He graduated high school from

Geneva Conry

Geneva Etta Conry, 86, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, in the funeral home chapel. Burial to follow in the Fall Creek Cemetery. Visitation is today, from

Jo Davis

South pittsburg
Virginia Josephine Davis, 85, passed away, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at her home. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Floyd Davis, Sr.; parents,
Garabed "Garo" Demerdjian Garabed "Garo" Nourijan Demerdjian, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Celebration of life will be held in the fellowship hall of Lee Station
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana musician Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr., who introduced zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ed Temple, the former Tennessee State track and field coach who led the U.S. women's team to 15 Olympic gold medals and helped break down racial...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Longtime Nebraska politician Bill Barrett, who helped shape the nation's farm policy during his 10 years in Congress, has died at age 87.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Curtis Hanson, who won an Oscar for the screenplay for "L.A. Confidential" and directed Eminem in the movie "8 Mile," has died at age 71.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An influential community activist who turned San Francisco's Asian-American population into a political power in the city has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charmian Carr, the actress best known for portraying the eldest von Trapp daughter in Rogers & Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music," has died. She was 73.
NEW YORK (AP) - Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee has died in suburban New York City at age 88.
PHOENIX (AP) - A former spokeswoman says Arizona's first female governor, Rose Mofford, has died at age 94.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Kim McGuire, who played the character known as "Hatchet-Face" in the John Waters film "Cry-Baby," has died. She was 60.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stanley K. Sheinbaum, a former economics professor whose drive for Mideast peace had him mingling with presidents, royalty and movie stars, has died. He was 96.
OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - The man who turned the Crazy Eddie electronics stores into a retail giant before it collapsed amid federal fraud charges has died. Eddie Antar was...
NEW YORK (AP) - The woman kissed by an ecstatic sailor in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's father has died at age 95.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Ska pioneer and Jamaican music legend Prince Buster has died at 78, several years after suffering a stroke, his wife Mola Ali said Friday.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The Lady Chablis, the transgender performer who became a celebrity for her role in the 1994 best-seller "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," has...
NEW YORK (AP) - John Hostetter, an actor, painter and musician best known for playing the steady stage manager in "Murphy Brown," has died.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Robert R. "Bob" Timberg, a Marine Corps veteran who survived horrific injuries in Vietnam and became a Washington reporter for The Baltimore Sun, has died at...
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) - Sam Iacobellis, the Rockwell International engineer who met President Ronald Reagan's challenge to deliver 100 B-1 bombers as fast as possible in the early...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A pioneering physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has died.
TOTOWA, N.J. (AP) - The Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, says the world's oldest Roman Catholic bishop has died. The Rev. Peter Gerety was 104.