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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 28, 2015


Spencer A. "Spud" Abercrombie, 89, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, surrounded by his family. He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army, retired from the L&N Railroad,
Shelley Andrews Shelley Andrews died on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. A resident of Signal Mountain, she was 65 and had suffered from ovarian cancer since 2012. Shelleys personality was effervescent, and she had the proverbial
Billie Brockman Arnold, 85, formerly of Chattanooga, surrounded by her children and grandchildren, went home to be with the Lord on Monday evening, Jan. 26, 2015 in Nashville, where she lived at Brighton Gardens, Brentwood,
Audie Mattingly RISING FAWN Audie C. Mattingly, 94, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Fairview Church of

Leon Bowen

Flat rock
Leon Bowen, 58, passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. CST today and the funeral will be 3 p.m. CST Thursday, Jan. 29, from Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Stevenson. Jeff

Benny Bradford

Fort oglethorpe
Benny Joe Bradford, 81, passed away on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Fort Oglethorpe. He was born on Oct. 16, 1933 in Dade County, Ga. the son of Walter Alexander Bradford and Lora Kilgore Bradford.

Marvin Brannan

Monteagle
Marvin Brannan, 77, died Sunday morning, Jan. 25, 2015, in Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral service 11 a.m. CST today in the funeral home chapel with Brother James Collins and Brother Jerry Crownover officiating.

Floyd Byers

Knoxville
Floyd Mitchel Byers, 85, passed away on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Chief Warrant Officer Byers (CW4) retired from the U.S. Army with 30 years of service. He was awarded the Legion of Merit; Distinguished

Mae Christopher

Summerville
Mae Willie Christopher, 72, passed away Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today at West Fifth Street Church of Christ. Interment in Allgood Cemetery. Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home, Dalton,
Virginia C. Cleek, 82, of Manhattan, Kan., died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born on Jan. 22, 1933, in Chattanooga, the daughter of Dewey and Allie

Glenda Collins

Rossville
Glenda Sue Collins, 73, departed this life Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. She was born in Chattanooga to the late Gordon and Thelma Ballard and was of the Baptist faith. She was also preceded in death

Donald Gadd

Pikeville
Donald Robert Gadd, 85, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. There will be a memorial service at Brayton Seventh-day Adventist Church at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, with Pastor Mike Pattengill. Please share your

Fletcher Hughes

fort oglethorpe
Fletcher Hughes Sr., 78, died peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at his home. He was a 1953 graduate of Kirkman Vocational School and worked faithfully at Mueller for 40 years. Fletcher was a member

Suzanne Iserman

, rossville
Suzanne Fitzwater Iserman, 88, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. She was born to the late Joseph Kaylor and Beulah Mae Fitzwater. She has been a resident of Rossville for the past seven

Sandra Jones

Draketown
Sandra Alice Stallings Jones, 75, passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. She was born on Monday, Dec. 4, 1939 in Macon, Ga. She was the daughter of the late Henry Porter Stallings Sr. and the
Shirley McBroom "Peggy" Jorges, 90, slipped peacefully into eternity and met her Savior face-to-face on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, after a brief illness. Peggy was born in Chattanooga, March 21, 1924. She was preceded in

James Kelly

jasper
James Kelly Jr. passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Mary Kilgore

Rossville
Mary Kilgore, 85, passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in a local healthcare facility. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Funeral services will be held at noon today, Jan. 28, 2015, in the South
Charlie Leslie, 92, passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in a local health care facility. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors.

Charles Logan

Trenton
Charles Neal Logan, 80, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 21, 2015. He was self-employed small engine and chainsaw repairman and operated Charlies Saw Shop for many years. He was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

Enrique Santa Maria

Fort oglethorpe
Enrique "Ricky" Santa Maria, 78, of Crossville, Tenn., passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at the Cumberland County Medical Center. Mr. Santa Maria was a native of Lima, Peru and relocated to this country 50
Brenda Robinson Martin, 51, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. She is survived by husband, Jeffrey Martin; and son, Carl Parks; and other relatives and friends. Graveside service at 10:30 a.m. today at
David Mack Maynard, 58, of Rossville, Ga., passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. David was born Dec. 1, 1956 in Chattanooga to Eva Kirby Maynard and the late Guy Edward
Tonnie Mayo, 82, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Cloverdale Manor. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Betty Mayo and Allon Johnson, Martha Mayo and Frankie Durham, Janet Mayo and Rickey Boydston; grandchildren, Rebecca (Rick) Sproat,
Harold Willis McDaniel, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. He was born on Sept. 17, 1932, in Marion N.C., to Clyde Marvin and Georgia Willis McDaniel. They moved to

Sally Meeks

Cartersville
Sally Kaye Meeks, 64, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, in the chapel of Parnick Jennings Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 430 Cassville Road, Cartersville.
Mildred Moon Montague, of Lookout Mountain, moved on to the next life Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, days short of her 97th birthday. Resting peacefully at home, she enjoyed the companionship of her family, friends and
Larry Darrell Mulkey, 69, of Soddy-Daisy, was called home to meet his heavenly father on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at his residence. He was preceded in death by his parents, Darrell and Irene Mulkey; and
Mary Pankey, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at a local hospital. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Ga.
Patricia Payne, 55, of Hixson, passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. She was a loving mother and sister and will be missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her

Wesley Smith

Ringgold l.
Wesley Smith, 70, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Wes was born in Whitwell, Tenn., a son of the late J.W. and Billie Faye Moiser Smith. He has

Johnnie Talley

Hollywood
Johnnie Beatrice Talley, 78, passed away Jan. 25, 2015, at Huntsville. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. CST today, Jan. 28, at Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Stevenson. Burial in Pine Haven Memorial Gardens
Carolyn Walker, 65, of Soddy-Daisy passed away on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jay and Ruby Walker; brother, Ray (Judy) Walker; sister, Evelyn (Mack) Hawkins. Survivors include her
Shirley Darlene Estes Weaver, 51, passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Survivors include her husband, Marty Weaver, of Dunlap; parents, Warren and Wilda Estes; daughter, Megan Weaver, of Dunlap; sisters, Virginia Persaud, of Virginia, and
Thressa Marie Williams, 93-year-old resident of Chattanooga, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at a local nursing home. Born Dec. 4, 1921, in Wickes, Ark., she was the daughter of W.O. Felts and Nora Duncan Felts.

Randall Wilson

Rossville
Randall Lee Wilson, 52, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic
Benjamin Franklin Witherspoon, 82, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

In MemoryErica M Bush

Aug. 17, 1971-Jan. 28, 2014 The depths of sorrow we cannot tell, Of the loss of one we loved so well, And while she sleeps a peaceful sleep, Her memory we shall

In MemoryDorothy Preston

June 9, 1939 - Jan. 28, 2011 Thinking of you always Mama. Your Children

In MemoryRaphael S.White

Aug. 27, 1988-Jan. 28, 2014 Today is the 1st anniversary of the death of my son, Raphael Sinclair White. Though he is gone, I feel his presence every single day. I miss our talks,

Kitty Bradshaw

Chickmauga
Pearl Kathleen "Kitty" Bradshaw, 84, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. She was a native of North Carolina and has lived in Chickamauga for the past 50 years. Mrs. Bradshaw

Marvin Brannan

Monteagle
Marvin Brannan, 77, died Sunday morning, Jan. 25, 2015, in Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Brother James Collins and Brother Jerry Crownover officiating. Visitation
Gina Bullard RAINSVILLE Gina LaShae Black Bullard, 37, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at her residence. Funeral services at 3 p.m. Wednesday from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in

Mike Burns

Rossville
Mike Burns, 55, passed away Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry Burns and Lee Gardner. Survivors include his brothers, Steve and Danny Burns; stepfather, Mike Gardner; companion, Johanna

Sadie Burris

Etowah
Sadie Horton Burris, 84, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Visitation noon-2 p.m. today at Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Etowah. Funeral service follows at 2 p.m.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The founding dean of Brown University's medical school has died. Neuropathologist Dr. Stanley Aronson was 92.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Charles Hard Townes, the co-inventor of the laser and a Nobel laureate in physics, has died. He was 99.
COVINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. John Myers, who represented western Indiana's 7th District for three decades, has died.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Luke Martin Jr., whose father was an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died - 179 years after his father was born.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Luke Martin Jr., whose father was an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died - 179 years after his father was born.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theologian known for his unabashed liberal stands on various church teachings and his popular books on...
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theology professor known for his popular books on Catholicism and unabashed liberal stands on various church...
NEW YORK (AP) - Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they...
CHICAGO (AP) - Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks, the two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams, died...
BOSTON (AP) - The founder of Action for Children's Television who waged a decades-long fight to improve the quality of children's programming has died. Peggy Charren was 86.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stan Irwin, a Las Vegas producer and manager for such celebrities as Johnny Carson, has died at age 94.
NEW YORK (AP) - Prominent liberal theologian and Biblical scholar Marcus Borg has died at age 72.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Frank Mazzola, the real-life tough guy who taught James Dean how to stage an authentic-looking fight scene for the 1955 film classic "Rebel Without a Cause,"...
Wendell Ford, a former governor and U.S. senator who was the dominant figure in Democratic politics in Kentucky for 30 years, has died. He was 90.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Former Iowa and Utah head football coach Ray Nagel has died at age 87.
CHICAGO (AP) - The CEO of Tootsie Roll Industries has died at age 95.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Reies Lopez Tijerina, a champion of Chicanos' land-rights claims and the leader of a group that raided a northern New Mexico courthouse nearly 50 years ago,...
NEW YORK (AP) - A member of the New York-based rap collective that includes A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg has died.
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) - One of the last of the Marlboro Men has died in Wyoming.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A high-ranking member of the Philadelphia radical group MOVE has died in prison while serving a decades-long sentence for the 1978 killing of a police officer.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - An eastern Iowa man has died of cancer just months after he was convicted for growing medicinal marijuana for his personal use.
Charles Townes, the Columbia University physicist who transformed modern society with his invention of the maser and the laser, receiving the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for his effort, has...
PHOENIX (AP) - Sue Clark-Johnson, a pioneering figure in the newspaper industry who served as publisher of the Arizona Republic and Reno Gazette Journal during a lengthy career at Gannett...