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Local Obits for Tue. Jul 25, 2017


Helen Melton Anderson, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed on Sunday, July 23, 2017. She was born June 11, 1917, in Vonore, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, John “Jay” Anderson and her
ANNISTON — Jerry Don Babb services will be held today, July 25, 2017, at 11 a.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.
ROSSVILLE — William Edward Blevins Sr., 84, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 23, 2017. He had lived in the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas for most of his life
SYLVANIA — Wilma Jean Bryan, 64, died Friday, July 21, 2017, at her residence. Funeral services are today at 1 p.m. at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in Beulah Chapel Cemetery. Family will receive friends
Minister Dr. Mamie A. Cooper, 78, passed away July 22, 2017. She was a faithful member of Greater Friendship Primitive Baptist Church for more than 65 years. She was a teacher and administrator in Chattanooga for
Virginia Faye Cordell, 75, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, July 23, 2017, in a local health care facility. Mrs. Cordell was born in Decatur, Tenn., but had lived in Chattanooga most of her life. She was retired
GREER, S.C. — William (Bill) Carl Doyle Jr., 68, died Monday, July 24, 2017, at McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville, S.C., following a recent stroke. He was born and raised in Knoxville, Tenn., the son of
RINGGOLD — Robert “Shorty” Sheridan Freeman, 77, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he was of the Baptist faith. He was a former employee of the U.S. Postal Service
Geneva Gordon, 99, went to be with the Lord Thursday, July 20, 2017. She was a faithful member of Greater Tucker Baptist Church. She leaves to cherish her memories her loving daughter, Teresa "Terri"; sons, Henri (Monica),
Steve Samuel Gravitt, 73, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017, in a local hospital. Steve was born in Lookout Mountain, Ga., on June 23, 1944, to his late parents, Willis Haskell and Gladys Lucille
HIGDON — Arnold Emmett "Pops" Hill, 85, died Sunday, July 23, 2017, at his residence. Funeral services are today at 3 p.m. CT at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with Bro. Phillip Trask and Bro. A C
The family of Mr. James Thomas Johnson Sr. would like to thank all of you for all acts of kindness, flowers, cards, calls, and food shown to our family. We have all been blessed by
Bill Reed Lollar, 85, of Ooltewah, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Friday, July, 21, 2017. He was born in Sparta, Tenn., in 1932. He owned and operated Bill’s Barber Shop in Chattanooga for
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Barry Lee Miller, 64, died unexpectedly on July 17, 2017, at his home in Gainesville, Fla. He is survived by his children, Adam Gerald Miller and Hannah Elizabeth Miller, both of Gainesville; as
CHICKAMAUGA — Bobby Pressly Moore, 85, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, July 24, 2017. He was born in Statesville, N.C., to the late William Carl and Beulah Mae Moore Sr.
Thomas E. Reno, 82, of Hixson, died Sunday, July 23, 2017, in a local health care facility. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, 423-531-3975.
Edna Rogers passed away peacefully on July 23, 2017, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Mrs. Rogers was a member of the Red Bank Church of Christ for more than 67 years where she taught children’s Bible classes for many
Evans Matthew Shelby, 88, of Ooltewah, Tenn., passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017. Survivors and complete funeral arrangements will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421.
MENLO — Merrie Jean Smith, 64, passed peacefully in her sleep on July 22, 2017. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Vickie Holland and husband, Jerry Smith; her parents, Milton and Othell Bunn;
Lebron Swint, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Charles W. Thurman, 96, of Chattanooga, died on Monday, July 24, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 28, in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Richard Mason officiating. Interment will follow in
Mr. L.V. Williams, services will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 2 p.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.
Earl Lewis Woods, 72, of Chattanooga, died on Monday, July 17, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel June Woods. Survivors include his brother, Donald Woods; stepdaughter, Michelle Young; grandchildren, Chieianne, Kashaye, and Nick;
Geraldine Elaine Adcox, 96, of Chattanooga, passed away at a local nursing home on Friday, July 21, 2017. A native of Clinton, Mo., Gerladine married Richard Adcox Jr. and moved to Chattanooga where both were active in
THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Jennie May Welch Corbin, 93, passed away peacefully on July 19, 2017. She was born March 14, 1924, to the late David Welch and Ida Shipley Welch in Bradley County, Tenn. Jennie is
Shirley Ann DiPasquale, 79 of Harrison, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017. Shirley is survived by her husband, Ronald Jerry DiPasquale; sister, Maybell Morgan, of Russellville, Ky. There will be no visitation or service. Share your memories at
SUMMERVILLE — David Garmany, 80, died July 22, 2017. Services: today, 2 p.m. July 24, 2017, Mason Funeral Home. Visitation: today, noon until service.
Jackie Gilbert, 65, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. Arrangements by John P. Franklin and Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.
Wilma Kathryn Hallas, 73 of Georgetown, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. She was predeceased by her parents, Marion and Mary Shoemake; brothers, Harry and Lamar Shoemake and sister-in-law, Margie
DAYTON — Besse K. Patton, 78, died July 22, 2017, at Parkridge Hospital. Service will be held Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with speakers Tom Kerry and
Bonnie Catharine Ray, better known as “Nanny Ray”, passed away at her home surrounded by her family Saturday, July 22, 2017. She was 96. She was born in Neshoba County, Miss., on July 18, 1921. She
Thomas E. Reno, 82, of Hixson, died Sunday, July 23, 2017, in a local health care facility. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, 423-531-3975.
Edna Rogers passed away peacefully on July 23, 2017, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Mrs. Rogers was a member of the Red Bank Church of Christ for more than 67 years where she taught children’s Bible classes for many
Frances Vaughn Tucker, 90, of Chattanooga, went home on Friday, July 21, 2017. A devoted Christian lady, Mrs. Tucker was a former member of Ridgeview Baptist Church and had been a member of Lupton Drive Baptist
Geraldine Elaine Adcox, 96, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away at a local nursing home on Friday, July 21, 2017. A native of Clinton, Mo., Gerladine married Richard Adcox Jr. and moved to Chattanooga where both were active in
CLEVELAND — Robert “Bobby” Bacon, 83, died Friday, July 21, 2017. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from L&N Railroad later becoming CSX after 33 years of service. Survivors: wife, Betty Jo Ross
Harry Lee Balzan, 97, a resident of Chattanooga since 1947 and Alexian Village since 2003, died June 3, 2017. He was a member of St Peters Episcopal Church most of his life, joining Signal Mountain Presbyterian
LaFAYETTE — Shirley Sue Bing, 79, passed away Friday, July 21, 2017. She was a member of Harbor Lights Baptist Church. Mrs. Bing was co-owner of Shirley’s Truck Stop for 51 years. She was preceded in death
Donald Lee Brown Sr., 78, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017. Donald was a loving father and grandfather. He was a member of Union Springs Baptist Church. Donald retired as a machinist for
Rufus Leroy Bryson, born Jan. 25, 1943, passed away Dec. 5, 2016. Services are pending. Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral, Home, Crematory, and Florist: Valley View Chapel.
ESTILL SPRINGS — Jimmy D. Burch, 57, passed away July 20, 2017. Online condolences may be sent to www.watsonnorth.com. A completed obituary is forthcoming.
Eric Christopher Burchfield, 28, of Hixson, went to be with the Lord Friday, July 21, 2017. He was a graduate of Red Bank High School and Chattanooga State Community College. He was a member of the
Joe Martin Cook, 81, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, with his loving family by his side. Mr. Cook graduated from Palmer High School, in Palmer, Tenn., and then served in the U.S.
Rev. Dr. Mamie A. Cooper, 78, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017, in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
PIKEVILLE — Gennalee Daniel, 81, died July 20, 2017. Online condolences at www.reedfamilyfh.com. Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Pikeville, TN.
PITTSBURG, Texas (AP) - Lonnie "Bo" Pilgrim, who grew a one-time feed store into the world's largest poultry producer before losing the company in bankruptcy, has died at 89.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - James A. Finley, an acclaimed photojournalist who served as a mentor to countless others during his 22 years as The Associated Press staff photographer in St....
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Actor and songwriter Robert Gene "Red" West, a longtime confidant of Elvis Presley, has died in Memphis.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A pediatrician and University of Pittsburgh researcher who linked lead exposure in children to health and intelligence issues has died. Dr. Herbert Needleman was 89.
SOUTH BRISTOL, N.Y. (AP) - A 100-year-old woman honored at a New York air show last weekend for her World War II service as a civilian pilot flying military aircraft...
CLINTON, Tenn. (AP) - Jake Butcher, who helped bring the Word's Fair to Knoxville before his family's East Tennessee banking network collapsed amid a federal investigation, has died. He was...
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - The co-founder of Purdue Pharma, a Connecticut company that markets the powerfully addictive painkiller OxyContin, has died at age 97.
NEW YORK (AP) - Harvey Atkin, the Canadian actor who played the summer camp director Morty in "Meatballs," has died. He was 74.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Wal-Mart greeter who took the retail giant all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in the largest gender bias class-action lawsuit in U.S. history...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A member of the New England Mafia who was convicted for his role in the shakedown of Rhode Island strip clubs for protection money has died....
CORBIN, Ky. (AP) - Former Kentucky basketball player Jerry Bird, who was a member of the school's Athletics Hall of Fame and had his No. 22 jersey retired to the...
LOS ANGELES - It was the night of April 4, 1968, and George A. Romero was driving to New York City from Pittsburgh on a mission: In the days to...
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Maryam Mirzakhani, a Stanford University professor who was the first and only woman to win the Fields Medal in mathematics, has died. She was 40.
MIAMI (AP) - A founding member of the Miami hip-hop group 2 Live Crew has died. Christopher Wong Won, known as Fresh Kid Ice, was 53.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) - A former Ohio congressman elected to 18 terms in the U.S. House has died. Ralph Regula (REH'-gyoo-luh) was 92.