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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 01, 2015

Billy Baker Allen, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2015. Bill was born on Jan. 5, 1925, in Nashville. Bill was preceded in death by his wife of more than

Sarah Baggett

Sarah H. Baggett, 80, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015, at SkyRidge Medical Center. She was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by her husband, E.P. Baggett; and one son, Randy
Doyle E. "Tim" Bass, 56, of Hixson, loving husband and father to Donna Barnes-Bass and son Daniel Wilson, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015 at his home. He was of the Baptist faith. Tim
Douglas Eugene Beuoy, 50, of Chattanooga, completed his earthly journey, after a courageous battle with cancer, on Sunday, June 28, 2015, surrounded by family. He attended UTC and was a graduate of McCallie School

Donna Byrd

Rock spring
Donna F. Byrd, 56, died Monday, June 29, 2015 at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and attended Noble Fellowship Church. She is survived by her loving husband of 16 years,

Sandra Fuller

Grove oak
Sandra Fuller, 69, of Eastover, N.C., formerly of Grove Oak, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015. The family will hold a memorial service and burial at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to W.T. Wilson Funeral
Amanda Godin, 37, resident of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday June 22, 2015, at her home after a lengthy battle with cancer. Amanda was born on Feb. 14, 1978 a daughter of Jeff and Rachel
Teresa Annette Harris, 53, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015, at her residence. She is survived by her loving mother, Eula Mae Harris; son, Christopher Harris; two brothers, David (Carla) Harris, of Flintstone, Ga., and
Fulton Hill Fulton Hill, 72, passed away on June 29, 2015, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
James Latham Jr. SMSGT James Milton Latham Jr., of Sale Creek, was born into this life April 7, 1940, in Chattanooga. On Sunday, June 28, 2015, he went to be with the Lord and his

Michael Long

Michael Eugene Long, 57, of Decatur (formerly of Fyffe) passed away Monday, June 29, 2015. Funeral services will be at noon today, July 1, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Rev. Paul Long
Lee Battle Martin, 89, died in his home on June 27, 2015 in Chattanooga. He was born in Chattanooga. Lee was a 1943 graduate of Chattanooga High School and a 1958 graduate of the University
Charles Litton Massey, 85, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 29, 2015 in a local health care facility. Mr. Massey was born in Harriman, Tenn., on July 23, 1929, was retired

Gaspar Mateo

Gaspar Felipe Mateo, 61, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. CDT today, July 1, from the New Home Cemetery in Fyffe. Burial to follow. Arrangements
Reba Jo Moffitt, 88, went to be with the Lord, June 29, 2015, in her home. She was surrounded by her family, whom she deeply loved. She was born in Hixson, to
Carrie Lancaster Moore, 52, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015, in a local hospital. She will lie-in-state today at 10 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home with the funeral to follow at 1 p.m.
Violet Louise Holmes Mull, 90, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June, 28, 2015. Violet was born and raised in Abilene, Kan., on March 23, 1925. Violet was preceded in

Pat Page

Patricia "Pat" Ann Page, 66, passed away June 30, 2015. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. She loved her flowers, sewing, and going to the beach, but her special devotion
Jonathan "Jon" Bruce Pelham, 40, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2015. Jon was born and raised in Chattanooga. He was a graduate of Boyd Buchannan High School and received his Associates in

Peggy Place

Fort payne
Peggy Marlene Hixon Place, 82, passed away on June 29, 2015, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. Graveside service at 11 a.m. CDT today, July 1, at Glenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Ronald Berry officiating. Visitation
Shirley D. Pounds, 57, of Takoma Park, Md., formerly of Chattanooga was released by our heavenly Father from her struggles with a long illness on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver
Mary Lillias Garretson LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN Mary Lillias Garretson, 104, passed away on June 24, 2015. She was born in Oklahoma City on Oct. 5, 1910, but resided most of her life in Atlanta. She
Shirley Ann Kittle Rhinehart, 80, passed away Sunday June 28, 2015. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, Shirley was a former employee for Bill Love Attorney office, a member of the Ringgold First Baptist

Michael Roberson

Tunnel hill
Michael Frank Roberson, 73, a resident of Tunnel Hill, passed away on July 25, 2015, at his home. Michael was born on July 16, 1941, a son of the late Benton and Aline Roberson. Michael
Lily Sparks, infant, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015. Survivors include her parents, Brandon and Ashley Sparks; maternal grandparents, David and Sheri Brown and Beverly and Ron Norris; paternal grandparents, Mark and Lynn Sparks. Her
Raymond Maxwell Swinford, 66, died June 29, 2015. Survivors, wife, Diane Swinford; stepchildren, Randy and Lorretta Brock, Wes and Jeannine Brock; four stepgrandchildren; one stepgreat-grandchild; sister, Theresa Murray; brother; Greg Swinford. Funeral at noon
Joe Teague TRION Joe Frank Teague, 53, died Monday, June 29, 2015. Survivors are brother, Robert (Margie) Teague; sister, Debra (Eddie) Beaver; several nieces and nephews. Memorial services are 1 p.m. Thursday, July

Mary Watkins

Mary H. Watkins, 88, died Friday, June 26, 2015. Service 2 p.m. Thursday at Damacus Baptist Church, 174 Gaston Westbrook Avenue, Emerson, Ga. Visitation at the church 6-7 p.m. today. Interment on Friday

Julian Wright

Julian B. Wright, 77, passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at his residence. Mr. Wright was a lifelong resident of the north Georgia area and was a member and deacon at Union Avenue Baptist

In MemoryWendell Hicks

We miss and love you! Your children Larry and Kheisa Penn


Remembering you, missing you and loving you ten years. Sharon Hicks Moore
Rhodes Sept. 2, 1923 - July 1, 2010 We thought of you today but that is nothing new. We thought of you yesterday and will tomorrow too. We think of you in silence

Shirayuki Agostino

Shirayuki Grace Agostino, infant daughter of David and Abigail Jones Agostino, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Other survivors are grandparents, Bonnie Agostino, Robert and Kathy Agostino, and Steve
Janice June Hitchcock Baskett, 78, died at Erlanger, Chattanooga, on Sunday, June 28, 2015, after a brief illness. Mrs. Baskett was born in Sequatchie County on Jan. 24, 1937. She was a member of Ewtonville
Douglas Eugene Beuoy, 50, of Chattanooga, made his final journey on Sunday, June 28, 2015. Survivors and complete memorial arrangements will be announced by the Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, Valley View Chapel.
Helen Cheney, 93, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2015, in an area healthcare facility. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Cheney. Survivors include her daughter, Sharon Coleman; grandchildren, Scott

Oliver Cordell

Oliver J. Cordell, 80, died Sunday, June 28, 2015. Services Wednesday, July 1, at 1 p.m. CDT in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Blankenship Cemetery. Online condolences at Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home,

Dianne Daniels

Land olakes, fla.
Dianne G. Daniels, 79, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015. She was born in Chattanooga. Dianne moved from Georgia to Florida in 1991. Dianne loved to collect dolls and enjoyed being creative with
Jerry E. Davis, 71, of East Ridge, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. He was a retired truck driver and liked to fish, camp,
Karen Ramsey Edens died on June 28, 2015, at the age of 57. She was born in Chattanooga in 1957. She was the daughter of Joseph and Sarah Ramsey. Karen graduated from East Ridge High

Valerie Heckel

Valerie Mary Daldry Heckel, 90, formerly from New Orleans, died June 29, 2015. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday 1-2:30 p.m. at Rudder Funeral Home, Bridgeport. Funeral at 3 p.m. Friday at Lady of

Marian Helm

Fort payne
Marian Elizabeth Helm, 65, passed away at UAB Hospital on June 28, 2015. Funeral at 5 p.m. CDT today, June 30, at Burt Chapel, Fort Payne. Visitation from 2-5 p.m. CDT today at the funeral
Shirley Bailey Jernigan, 70, passed away on Friday June 26, 2015. She was a resident of Rising Fawn, Ga. She was preceded in death by her parents, David Bailey and Kathryn Weekley Bailey. Survivors include

Frances Johnson

Frances Cash Johnson, 63, died at her residence on June 29, 2015. Funeral at 2 p.m. CDT Wednesday at Burt Chapel, Valley Head with Pastor Tim Miller officiating. Burial in Little River Cemetery. Visitation from
Christopher Lamar Jolly, 36, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Chris was an amazing husband, father and son. He lived life to the fullest, never meeting a stranger. Chris loved his family
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Claud Johnson, son of legendary Mississippi blues artist Robert Johnson, has died at age 83.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - His publicist says comedian Jack Carter died of respiratory failure over the weekend at his Beverly Hills home.
NEW YORK (AP) - A longtime New York congressman who was forced to resign after two corruption convictions has died. Mario Biaggi was 97.
Celebrity colleagues and admirers of film composer James Horner tweeted their reactions to his death in a plane crash at age 61:
NEW YORK (AP) - Dick Van Patten, the genial comic actor best known as the patriarch of TV's "Eight is Enough," has died, according to his publicist Daniel Bernstein.
BOSTON (AP) - The creator of the pink plastic lawn flamingo, the ultimate symbol of American lawn kitsch, has died. Donald Featherstone was 79.
NEW YORK (AP) - Gunther Schuller, the leading proponent of the Third Stream movement fusing jazz and classical music, has died at age 89.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - The president of Washington State University, Elson Floyd, has died at 59.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Laura A. Myers, a veteran Associated Press reporter and editor who led the news cooperative's coverage of foreign affairs as the country reeled from the Sept....
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Danny Villanueva, a former NFL kicker and a pioneer of Spanish-language television, has died. He was 77.
NEW YORK (AP) - James Salter, the prize-winning author acclaimed for his sophisticated, granular prose and sobering insights in "Light Years," ''A Sport and a Pastime" and other fiction, has...
BALTIMORE (AP) - Wendell Holmes, the guitarist, pianist and singer and songwriter of the soul and blues band The Holmes Brothers, has died.
LEEDS, Ala. (AP) - The mother of NBA great Charles Barkley, Charcey Glenn, has died at her home in Alabama.
NEW YORK (AP) - Ralph Roberts, a businessman with a gentle demeanor who built Comcast from a small cable TV system in Mississippi into one of the nation's largest entertainment...
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - A stepbrother of Jacqueline Kennedy has died. Hugh D. Auchincloss (AWK'-in-klahs) III was 87.
NEW YORK (AP) - Nelson Doubleday Jr., the publishing scion who bought the New York Mets and shepherded the team to a 1986 World Series title, has died. He was...
NEW YORK (AP) - James "Jimmy" Lee, the JPMorgan Chase banker who helped arrange some of the biggest corporate deals for companies including General Motors, News Corp. and Facebook, died...
CHIMNEY ROCK, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say anti-vaccine Dr. Jeff Bradstreet has been found dead in an apparent suicide in North Carolina.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Macnee, star of the 1960s TV series "The Avengers," has died. He was 93.