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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 30, 2016


Esq. James Alfred Anderson, Jr., Esq., of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in a local hospital. He was a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, and was an attorney and former Magistrate

Burma Brewer

Pikeville
Burma Brewer, 75, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. Services are Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at 10 a.m., CDT in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Beach Cemetery. Online condolences at www.reedfamilyfh.com. Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral

Sharon Bryson

Rossville
Sharon Mathis Bryson, 69, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. Surviving include her daughter, Rhonda Puckett; and grandson, Blake Puckett, both of Rossville, Ga.; also several nieces and nephews. A celebration of

Laurence Cahill

South pittsburg
Laurence "Larry" Cahill, 74 died Sept. 22, 2016. A graveside service is planned for Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at 11 a.m., in Orme Mount Church of God Cemetery. www.rudderfuneralhomes.com

Carey Clark

Ringgold
Carey Miller Clark, 69, passed away Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, Carey was a 1965 graduate of Ringgold High School, and a 1970 graduate of the Ringling

Deborah Cook

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Deborah "Debbie" Lynn Cook, 60, passed away Thursday morning, surrounded by her loving family. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elbert
Virgil Eugene Crawley Virgil Crawley, 90, of Soddy-Daisy, entered his eternal rest on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was born to the late Ernest and Inez Crawley on Aug.
Virginia Debrocke, 94, of Signal Mountain, passed away at her home on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. Memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted by Lane Funeral Home on

Alvin Dunn Sr.

Luminary
Alvin Raymond Dunn, Sr., 83, died Sept. 28, 2016. Funeral service is today, at 1 p.m., at Frostbite House of Prayer. Burial in Dunn Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at
Charles Kenneth "Ken" Ellis, 84, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. The funeral service will be today at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Minister James Hughes officiating. He will
Jerome "Jerry" Elmore Jerome Bouquard (Jerry) Elmore, 28, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Sept. 8, 2016, in Laramie, Wyo. Jerry was born in Farragut, Tenn., on Jan. 20, 1988. He graduated from Farragut High
Joan Gaither, 94, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Ethel Sexton; two sisters, Connie Gross and Kay Chapman. Survivors are her
Delores Harris, 68, passed away Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. Funeral service is today, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home. Interment in Rhea Memory Gardens. Visitation is today, from 11 a.m.
Eugene Hartsfield, 84, passed away Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
John "Bud" Howard, 83, of Georgetown, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. The funeral service will be Saturday Oct. 1, 2016, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Bowers Funeral Home. Burial to follow in Beta
Calvin Venoy Jones, Sr., 57, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at his residence. He was an Army veteran and was formerly employed by Tennessee Temple University. He was

Robert Kanady

South pittsburg
Robert Lee "Minnesota" Kanady, 58, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. A Retired U.S. Navy Veteran of Desert Storm and a member of the VFW, he worked as a welder in the construction industry and will
Terry R. Kilgore, Sr., 77, of Red Bank, passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at his home. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Lane
Myrtle Louise Lane, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in a local hospital. She was formerly a nurses assistant at Erlanger Hospital and also formerly employed by Southern Management Company. She was
Beulah LaTour was ushered into the presence of her Lord and Savior Wednesday evening, Sept. 28, 2016. Born in 1935, she spent much of her life in Ticonderoga, NY, where she graduated first in her

Randy Medley

Fort payne
Randy Gene Medley, 50, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. Funeral is Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at 2 p.m., at Burt Chapel-Fort Payne. Visitation is today, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Burt Chapel- Fort
William "Bill" Pippin William (Bill) T. Pippin, 73, of Red Bank, went Home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 at his home. William was a retired Captain Commander with the Chattanooga Fire
Steve Russell, of Signal Mountain, passed away July 16, 2016. A memorial service will be held in Nashville, Oct. 1, 2016, at Hodge House, Percy Warner Park 1900 Chickering Road, from 3 to
Brigette H. Shankles, 71, of Hixson, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Ruby Hensley. She was employed for many years by Buster
Jerry Lee Sparks, Sr., 59, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, in a local hospital. He attended Howard High School and was a member of Pneuma Christian Center. He was
Paula Jane Stone, 88, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at a Knoxville Health Care facility. She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga. Moving there at a
Albertine Buyck Thompson, 71, formerly of Chattanooga, departed this earthly life on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, with her daughter by her bedside at St. Luke Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., due to her failing health.
Mary Lou Pauline Trionfo, 76, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. Services will be Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at 1 p.m., in the chapel. Visitation is today, from 5 to 9

Jim Uselton

Palmer
Jim Uselton, 84, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at his home. He was born in Altamont, Tenn., on Sept. 27, 1932, to Alton and Octie Hobbs Uselton, who preceded him in death along
James Ward, Jr. James William Ward, Jr., "Hollywood", 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at his residence. He was known as the singing bus driver, and retired from Carta Bus after
Betty Manners West, 81, died peacefully at home, following a valiant battle with cancer, with her loving husband, James (Jim) West, at her side. Their love spanned over 62 amazing years. Betty was born
Avis Michelle Pleasant Williamson, 35, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. She was preceded in death by her father, John L. Pleasant, Jr.; paternal grandparents, John L. Pleasant, Sr., and Avis Pleasant;

Myrtle C. Wright

Pikeville
Myrtle C. Wright, 90, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. Services are Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at 1 p.m. CDT in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Wheeler Hill Cemetery. Online condolences at www.reedfamilyfh.com. Arrangements by

David York

South pittsburg
David York, 59, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at his home after several years of illness. The son of the late James Haskell York and Donna Mae Rowalt York, he was a former employee of

In MemoryTIFFANY NORRIS

July 8, 1978 - Sept. 30, 2002 I hide my tears when I say your name, but the pain in my heart is still the same. Although I smile and seem care free, there

In MemoryMITCHEL PHARR

Mitchel Hobart Pharr Sept. 23, 1955 - Sept. 30, 2011 MY BROTHER, MY FRIEND Its been a while since youve been gone, Things just havent been the same. This just does not
December 30, 1953 September 30, 2014 Your life was a blessing. Your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure. Love, Family and Friends

Norma Amacher

Hendersonville
Norma Jo Mason Benz Amacher, age 80, passed away on Sept. 27, 2016. Visitation is 11:30 a.m., and the service will be at 2:30 p.m., on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.

Hoyt Lee Bailey

Summerville
Hoyt Lee Bailey, 80, passed away Monday, September 26, 2016. According to Mr. Baileys wishes, he will be cremated. Coffman Funeral Home-Petitt Chapel is in charge of services.
Raymond W. Bible, Jr, 69, of Soddy Daisy, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at his home. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Edith Bible and Mary and Harvey Williams;
Mark Burnum, 47, of Harrison, died on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. A private service will be held at a later date. Survivors include his mother, Shirley Burnum; brother, Mike Burnum; two aunts, Cathleen (Henry) Potter,
Octavain Bynum, 11 months, passed away on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. Funeral service will be Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at Noon at Mountain Ridge Baptist Church, 1401 Martin L. King, Jr. Blvd., Dalton, Ga.
Iyanna Bynum DALTON Iyanna Bynum, 2, passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. Funeral service will be Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at noon, at Mountain Ridge Baptist Church, 1401 Martin L. King, Jr. Blvd., Dalton,
Annie Ruth Calhoun, 89, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at her residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Lorraine "Gray" Carter Yearwood, 92, passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. She is survived by her children, Frank (Dru) Carter, of Athens, Ga., Dan (Gerts) Carter, of Ellijay, Ga., and Laura Carter, of Hilton Head,
CHICAGO (AP) - The man who got generations of hot dog lovers humming along to the Oscar Mayer Weiner song has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The executive producer of TV's "NCIS" and creator of "NCIS: New Orleans" has died. CBS says in a statement that Gary Glasberg died in his sleep...
Herschell Gordon Lewis, the horror filmmaker known as the 'godfather of gore,' has died. He was 87.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Bataan Death March survivor, artist and educator Ben Steele has died in Montana. He was 98.
Arnold Palmer brought a country-club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch, At ease with both presidents and the golfing public, and on a...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jean Shepard, "the grand lady of the Grand Ole Opry" who had a long recording career as an influential female in country music, died Sunday, according...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A spokeswoman for the Grand Ole Opry says Country Music Hall of Fame artist Jean Shepard has died. She was 82.
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...
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.
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.
The grand dame of daytime television drama, Agnes Nixon liked to say that "everyone's life is a soap opera." For proof, she offered up her own.