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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 04, 2015



Pat Brogdon

Fort oglethorpe
Patricia Ann Brogdon, 75, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015. She was a life-long resident of North Georgia. She was a life-long member of Victory Baptist Church and a member of the Huskey Bible

Carrie Brooks

Rossville
Carrie E. Brooks, 91, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at a local health care facility. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Rev. Jeff
William Andrew "Bill" Chepul, 45, of Chattanooga, passed away July 1, 2015, peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Bill was born in Chattanooga but moved to

Anne Epperson

Ringgold
Anne C. Epperson, 83, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. She was a native of Atlanta, Ga., and was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Epperson, and grandson, Jacob Epperson. Survivors include her
Dorothy Maybelle Combest Foote, age 100, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015, in a local healthcare facility. She was born June 11, 1915, in Peoria, Ill. to the late Albert and Mae Combest.
Heather Fuller passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2015. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements will be entrusted to W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, Rainsville.

Peggy Hall

Flat rock
Peggy Ann Hall, 63, passed away, Thursday, July 2, 2015. She was employed by McKee Foods and was a member of Rosalie Baptist Church. She loved animals and gardening. She is survived by
Rheba "Jeri" Hammack, 87, of Madison, Tenn., formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2015. She was of the Seventh day Adventist faith and a leader in the church. She was employed by

Steve Holcomb

Section
Steven Ray Holcomb passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015. Funeral is set for 2 p.m. CDT Saturday, July 4, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Macedonia Cemetery. Arrangements by W.T.
Margaret Sies Knowles, of Richmond, Va., originally from Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 29, 2015, at the age of 62. Margaret was born to parents Henrietta and Durwood Sies on Feb. 1, 1953,

Lucille Lewis

Pikeville
Lucille Boston Lewis, 101, died July 2, 2015. Services set for Sunday at 2 p.m. CDT. Visitation is scheduled for Friday, 6-9 p.m., Saturday, 5-8 p.m. and Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Please

Margaret Mavity

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Margaret Porter Mavity died June 28, 2015, after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of almost 67 years, Leonard Kenneth Mavity. She was also predeceased by
Toby Allen McDaniel, infant son of Courtney McDaniel and Hollie Lynn Hanson, went to be with Lord on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Graveside service will be held on Sunday, July 5, at 2 p.m.
Kenneth Frederick Morick, 92, of Chattanooga, a World War II veteran and retired reliability engineer, passed away June 27, 2015, at his home in Chattanooga. After a lengthy battle with dementia, Kenneth succumbed to

Patrick Murphy

Cleveland
Patrick Jay Murphy, 78, died Thursday, July 2, 2015. Survivors include: children, Pam Bibee, Becky Brinkley, and Patrick Steven Murphy; brother and sister, Robert Murphy and Carol Farley; sister-in-law, Peggy Murphy.
Jean Wyrick Napolitan, 92, of Chattanooga, formerly of Knoxville, Tenn., died Thursday, July 2, 2015, in a local hospital. Born in Morristown, Tenn., to the late Dr. and Mrs. M.L. Jenkins, she received her Bachelor
Kendall Lebron Reed, 39, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Robert Stewart

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Robert Earl Stewart, 46, passed away Thursday, June 25. He was a lifelong resident of LaFayette and left many family members and friends. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Cristina
Martha Faye Tomlinson, 74, formerly of LaFayette, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Survived by husband of 53 years, Billy

Tommy Walker

Cowan
Thomas Edward "Tommy" Walker, 87, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. CDT Saturday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Sunday, July 5, 2015 at
Attie Jane West, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, July 3, 2015. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 6, 2015, in the funeral home chapel. Visitation will be from 4-8
Geraldine White, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Janeane Wilson

Ringgold
Janeane Myrl Halvorsen Wilson, 72, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2015 at her home. Born Aug. 13 1942, to George Hall and Beulah Halverson of Cass County Mich., she is the second oldest
Dec. 22, 1946 - July 4, 2010 Dad, its been five years and we miss you dearly. We love you and miss you. Love Always, Ann, Edward, Shay, Sasha Steele, Jakel and Rileigh
Espisito "ZEKE" McClarty May 27, 1945 - July 4, 2009 You remain in our hearts. Sadly missed by wife, Sharron, brothers, Bobby, John and Thomas, and entire McClarty, Jackson, and Sims Families.

In MemoryBobby J. Mobley

Happy Birthday in Heaven Today the angels are singing Happy Birthday to you. I love and miss you each and everyday. You are forever in my heart. Your loving Wife, Linda

In MemoryJEROME TIMMONS

Aug. 29, 1978-July 4, 2010 You are missed and loved by the world. Your heart beats on. Love mom, kids, grandkid, brothers and sisters and family members
James William "Jim" Anderson, 73, of Harrison, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The funeral service will be held today at 1 p.m. in the Highway 58 Chapel of Turner Funeral Home with Minister
AnnetteCopeland Annette Copeland, 62, passed away on July 2, 2015, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Wilma Bandy

Ringgold
Wilma Frances Whiteside Bandy, 94, passed away Wednesday July 1, 2015. A resident of the Ringgold area for the past 75 years, she was a former employee of the Bank of Ringgold where she
Carol Lynn Mannie Blackwelder, 54, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at her home. Memorial service scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Monday at funeral home.

Carrie Brooks

Rossville
Carrie E. Brooks, 91, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at a local health care facility. She had lived most of her life in Walker County, retiring in the mid 1980s from Nation
Catherine Davis Brown, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015, in a local hospital. Funeral today at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home. Burial: Lakewood Memory
William Andrew "Bill" Chepul, 45, of Chattanooga, passed away July 1, 2015, peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Bill was born in Chattanooga but moved to
Marie Hickey Davis, 94, of Dewey, Okla., and formerly of Dunlap, Tenn., died Tuesday, June 30. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. CDT on Monday, July 6, 2015, at the Davis Family Funeral

Harvey Duncan

Lyerly
Harvey C. Duncan, 80, died Thursday, July 2, 2015. Survivors include wife, Mary Kathleen Duncan; children, Harvey Dewayne Duncan, Chris Duncan, Teresa Diane Blackwell, Louetta Millican; brother, Noah Duncan; sister, Linda Bonds; eight grandchildren; seven
Barbara Dunn, 83, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. There will not be any services. Arrangements are by Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.

Anne Epperson

Ringgold
Anne C. Epperson, 83, passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2015. She was a native of Atlanta, Ga., and was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Epperson, and grandson, Jacob Epperson. Survivors include her
Mary Catherine Morrison Gang, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, she was a charter member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church where she served

Debra Gilliam

Fort payne
Debra Paulette Joiner Gilliam, 56, died Wednesday, July 1, at The Bridge in South Pittsburg. Debra was a graduate of Northwest Georgia High School. She was preceded in death by her parents,
Billy Frank Hale, 94, passed away peacefully June 30, 2015, in Huntsville, Ala. He was a devoted, loving husband of his sweetheart wife, Irene, for 68 years. Billy was a WWII veteran having

Bobby Hartline

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Robert "Bobby" Hartline, 56, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015, at his residence. A life-long resident of the North Georgia area, Bobby was born June 2, 1959, to the late Raymond and
Ronnie A. Hightower, 66, passed away on July 1, 2015, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Sara Jane Hunt, 30, of Hixson, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Sara was born in Great Lakes, Ill., and was a graduate of Hixson High School and the University of Tennessee
Louis Roy Hutchins, 64, of Chattanooga, a native of Stevenson, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Funeral services at 1 p.m. CDT at the Valley Funeral Home Chapel, Stevenson. Burial to follow in Stevenson
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Diana Douglas, the first wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, has died in Los Angeles. She was 92.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer, president of the faith's highest governing body, has died. He was 90.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - His publicist says comedian Jack Carter died of respiratory failure over the weekend at his Beverly Hills home.
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.
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...
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - The husband of former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman has died. John Whitman was 71.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Claud Johnson, son of legendary Mississippi blues artist Robert Johnson, has died at age 83.