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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 02, 2015


Joe White Acuff, born May 18, 1933, went to be with the Lord on July 24, 2015, in Mesquite, Texas. He was a devout member of the Church of Christ. He served in the
Carmela DAlessio Berard, 87, died on Signal Mountain on July 29. She was born in New Haven, Conn., in 1927 to Carlo and Porciella Turi (Pauline) DAlessio, who were born in Italy. As president
Denson Burnum Broadfoot, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 31, 2015, in a local healthcare facility. He was born May 29, 1925, in Florence, Ala., to the late Hollis Lee and Bertha
Edward Russell Brown, 83, passed away July 31, 2015, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Kristina Renee Cameron, 36, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was a bright and positive light for many and will

Andrew Cielens

Ringgold
Andrew "Andy" Cielens, 74, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Collette Cielens, and brother, Ed Cielens. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Private services will be held at a
Jason Christopher Cook, 39, of Hixson, passed away on July 28, 2015. He was born on Sept. 4, 1975. Jason has been a resident of Hixson for 20 years. Jason loved to play his
Virginia DeLozier Curtis, 92, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at a local health facility. Mrs. Curtis was a graduate of Central High School, Class of 1940, a former

Mary Daniel

Winchester
Mary Lynn Daniel, 79, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2015. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. CDT Monday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, Winchester. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. CDT Tuesday,
Hazel "Imogene" Cannon Davis, 84, of Collegedale, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Ross Durham

Lookout mountain
Ross M. Durham, 84, a resident of Lookout Mountain, Ga., passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2015. Two words, spoken by my sister Crystal. She said them gently, as gently as snow falls on
Angela Holloway Ensley, 33, of Collegedale, passed away Friday, July 31, 2015. She was preceded in death by her mother, Brenda Whidden Callahan. Survivors include two children, Constance Ensley and Aiden

Kelly Ensor Sr.

South pittsburg
James Kelly Ensor Sr., 89, went to Heaven to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 29, 2015. Kelly was born on August 19, 1925 in Cookeville, Tenn., to the late James
Alexis Camron Ford, 23, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at her home. She was born Aug. 11, 1991, in Chattanooga. She was a 2010 graduate
Rosemary Gordon, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Detroit, Mich. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Josephine Haas

Winchester
Josephine Gullatt Haas, 90, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2015. Visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. CDT today, Aug. 2, 2015, at Watson-North Funeral Home. Services follow at 3 p.m.,
Frances Hammontree RINGGOLD Frances Ellen Hammontree, 87, died Friday, July 31, 2015, at her residence surrounded by family. Frances was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and member of
Charles William "Bill" Hassler, 82, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, July 30, 2015, in a local hospital. Mr. Hassler was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, having retired from Mueller Co. Bill served his country in
Charles "Len" Hawkins, 53, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Len was employed with Chattanooga Group for 28 years, and was a volunteer for the Walden Ridge Emergency Service for 35

Marion Hawkins

Sewanee
Marion Inez Brooks Hawkins, 84, passed away Friday, July 31, 2015. Graveside service at 1 p.m. CDTMonday in Eastern Star Cemetery with Brother Terry Long officiating. Please share memories and condolences with the Hawkins family

Dean Howard

Decatur
Dean Howard, 77, passed away Friday, July 31, 2015. Dean was a well-known farmer and auctioneer. He was a member of Short Creek Baptist Church. Son of the late Arthur Howard and Essie Sewell Howard
Harold E. "Tuffy" Hutcherson III, 47, died unexpectedly at his Chattanooga home Friday, July 24, 2015. Employed by Eastgate Car Wash. Preceded in death by his father, Harold "Sonny" Hutcherson Sr. Tuffy is
Bettye Johns, 83, of Ooltewah, passed away Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.

Tim Kilgore

Whitwell
Tim Kilgore, 59, died Aug. 1, 2015. He was surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was a member of Layne's Chapel Baptist Church, and was a salesman for 30 years at
Judy Kathleen Krystek, 68, born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., passed away peacefully on July 31, 2015, in her Chattanooga home, surrounded by her loving family. She proudly served in the U.S. Army and
Dorothy Jeanne Landfried, 87, of Hixson, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2015, in Mount Pleasant, S.C. She was born Dec. 30, 1927, in Cross Hands, Wales, to the late Harry and Dorothy Culliford.

C.J. Lea

Henegar c.j.
Lea, 87, died Friday, July 31. Mr. Lea was retired from Ironworkers Local 704, a member of Ider Ashlar Lodge and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his
Edna Anna Scharlemann Lehman, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away July 30, 2015, at her home. Born on April 28, 1924, in Friedheim, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Rev. Ernst Scharlemann
Anthony Lucas, 60, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 31, 2015, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Tyecha Domonic-Appertice McCullough, 23, passed away July 29, 2015, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Sheila Coffelt McCurdy, 58, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2015, in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Stella Slatton Coffelt; sisters, Brenda Garner and Fredia Coffelt; brothers,
Earl McDonald, 80, of Chattanooga and Chicago, Ill., passed away suddenly on July 31, 2015. He was born July 2, 1935, the oldest of four boys in Fayetteville, Tenn., to the late W.H. and

Bertha Minor

Rising fawn
Bertha Irene "Bert" Minor, 76, from the New Salem Community, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2015. She worked at Shop Rite, Cavalier Corporation and Food Lion. She was preceded in death by
Mary Jones Mosier, 84, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, July 30, 2015, at her home. Mrs. Mosier was retired from Olan Mills with 34 years of service and attended Red Bank Presbyterian Church. She was a
Louise Meyer Nelson, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 31, 2015. Mrs. Nelson was born and raised in Chattanooga. She was a member of First Lutheran Church where she belonged to

Donna Nunley

Bridgeport
Donna Lynn Nunley, 53, passed away Friday, July 31, 2015. Funeral services 2 p.m. CDT Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Valley Funeral Home, Stevenson. Burial to follow in Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens. Visitation:1-9 p.m. CDT Monday
Raymond J. Quarles, 88, of Hixson, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 30, 2015. Raymond was a 20-year retired Naval Officer who served his country greatly. He also retired from Dixie Saving

Gary Reece

Cleveland
Gary Lamar Reece, 67, passed away unexpectedly July 11, 2015, in Cleveland. He was born on Sept. 11, 1947, in Valley Head, Ala., a son of the late G.C. Reece and Ruth Selvey
RobertBryant TULLAHOMA Robert D. Bryant, 77, passed from this life on July 31, 2015. Visitation is today, Aug. 2, 2015, from 4-6 p.m. DT. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. CDT Monday

Bobby Slaton

Crossville
Bobby Wayne Slaton, 60, of Crossville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at Shepherds Cove. Arrangements by W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.
Carl Teague, 97, passed away in a local hospital on Aug. 1, 2015. Carl was born and raised in Monroe County, Tenn. He earned a B.A. degree from Tennessee Wesleyan College. He
Gypsy L. Toth, 66, of East Ridge, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2015, in a local hospital. She was a member of the Cowboy Church of LaFayette and had been a manager in financial businesses
Kenneth William Vandergriff, 76, of Chattanooga, left this life to begin his heavenly life with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, July 31, 2015. Mr. Vandergriff was from Signal Mountain and has been

Beulah Willaims

Lafayette
Beulah Williams LaFAYETTE Beulah Virginia "Billie" Denton Williams, 95, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, July 27, 2015. She was born in Chattanooga to the late John Lee and Florida
Dorothy Wills, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away on July 16, 2015. Services will be held at a later date at her home in Pennsylvania. Local arrangements by Cremation Center of Chattanooga, 1345 Hickory Valley Road,
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Alan Cheuse, a longtime literary critic whose reviews and commentary were featured on National Public Radio for more than 25 years, has died at age 75.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Dr. Howard Jones, who pioneered in vitro fertilization in the United States, has died. He was 104.
SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) - William R. White, a former member of the famed squadron of African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 88.
MIAMI (AP) - Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87.
SEATTLE (AP) - True-crime writer Ann Rule, who wrote more than 30 books, including a profile of her former co-worker, serial killer Ted Bundy, has died at age 83.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - James L. White, who wrote the screenplay for "Ray," the 2004 movie about singer Ray Charles, has died in California. He was 67.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville civil rights advocate, businessman and state commissioner Francis Guess has died. He was 69.
ATLANTA (AP) - Chick-fil-A officials say Jeannette McNeil Cathy, the wife of the restaurant chain's late founder, Truett Cathy, has died at age 92.
NEW YORK (AP) - Writer E.L. Doctorow, who wryly reimagined the American experience in such novels as "Ragtime" and "The March" and applied its lessons to the past and future...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Tom Moore, the "Archie" cartoonist who brought to life the escapades of a freckled-face, red-haired character, has died in Texas. He was 86.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Emmy-winning character actor best known for playing the bespectacled Las Vegas mobster Moe Greene in "The Godfather" has died. Alex Rocco was 79.
EUFAULA, Ala. (AP) - Perry "Buddy" Buie, a songwriter and producer who helped form the Atlanta Rhythm Section and worked with artists like Roy Orbison, has died. He was 74.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The voice of the Buffalo Bills from the team's earliest days in the AFL has died at age 87.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Claudia Alexander, a brilliant, pioneering scientist who helped direct both NASA's Galileo mission to Jupiter and the international Rosetta space-exploration project, has died at age 56.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A woman who was the oldest Irish-born person in the world has died at 113 at a central New York nursing home.
DALLAS (AP) - A former television news producer whose interest in the death of President John F. Kennedy helped launch a museum at the warehouse where Kennedy's assassin opened fire...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Composer Michael Masser, who wrote and produced of some of Whitney Houston's biggest hits, has died. He was 74.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," has died. She was...
SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) - William R. White, a former member of the famed squadron of African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 88.