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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 07, 2016

Betty "Sue" Berry, 68, of Red Bank, graduated to glory on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at home, surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, James Berry Sr.; parents, Charles
memorial celebration for the late Martha Babcock James Bird, who died on Sept. 21, will be held at First-Centenary United Methodist Church on Sunday, Feb. 14, at 3 p.m. Her daughter, Charlotte Ellis, invites
Loretta Blancett, 56, of Homewood, Ala., and a resided of Harrison, went to be with our Lord on Feb. 4, 2016. Loretta grew up in Homewood, and attended Homewood High School. Loretta had

Lillian Bodkin

Lillian T. Bodkin, 96, passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in a local hospital. She was a life-long resident of Rossville and retired from Lovemans. Lillian was a member of the East

James Bolton

James Bolton, 72, passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Survivors: wife, Linda Bolton; children, Dennis Bolton, Carlton Bolton, Sheila Barnett; brothers, John and Larry Bolton; sisters, Mary Stanley, Debbie Campbell; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral:
Joyce Bownds PIKEVILLE Joyce "Honey" Forbes Bownds, local radio personality and visual artist bid farewell on Jan. 31, 2016. Formerly of Chattanooga, Honey was born in Pearland, Texas, on Oct. 6, 1934.

Loyd Bradford

Loyd Bradford, 82, passed away Feb. 5, 2016. Survivors: wife, Sue Bradford; children, Mark Bradford, Joyce Hughes, Brenda Adams, Sherry Hughes, Anthony Hughes; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral; 11 a.m. CST Monday, Feb. 8, 2016,

Lorene Bradley

LaFAYETTE Lorene Bradley, 62, passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Funeral from the Wallis Memorial Chapel, LaFayette, at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8,

Don Capps

Donald Clayton Capps, 79, died unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Don served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Funeral services: 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel.

Devon Colwell

Ill. Devon Keith Colwell, 23, passed away suddenly on Jan. 14, 2016. Devon was born in New Albany, Ind., on Feb. 27, 1992. Devon graduated in 2011 from Larkin High School in Elgin.
Betty Jane Combs, 82, of Hixson, passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. She was born Feb. 17, 1933, to the late Chester and Nellie Mae Martin. Ms. Combs was preceded in death by brothers,
Thomas Farrell Courtney 73, of Ooltewah, passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam. Survivors include his son, Jason Courtney;
Charles Jackson "Bud" Cox, 98, of Hixson, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 Charles was a member of the Alpine Baptist Church. He was a member of the Red Bank Loins Club.

Leon Dale

Holland "Leon" Dale, 80, passed away on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Mr. Dale was a member of East Ridge Baptist Church. He was an agent for the Life Insurance Company of Georgia
Michael Wallace Davis, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Feb. 4, 2016, after a long illness. Mike was born in Chattanooga, the son of Thomas Lee and Maurice Jernigan Davis. He was a
Jerry Arthel Doss Sr., 67, passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at the Tennessee Veterans Home, Murfreesboro. A veteran, Mr. Doss served in the United States Army, the Tennessee National Guard and the
Brother Ron McIntyre Fender, of Chattanooga, left this life for his eternal home on Jan. 29, 2016. "The Monk," as he was affectionately called by many, was born in Asheville, N.C., on Oct.


In loving memory
Carrie Mae "Granny" Green Feb. 7, 1932-Aug. 7, 2012 Death leaves a heartache that will never heal. Love leaves memories that no one can ever steal. Granny will always be loved and truly missed,
John Dale Greer, 91, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Dale served our country during World War II in the Army Air Force. Dale was an interior designer and owned
Claude Warner Griffith, of Signal Mountain, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Corryton, Tenn. He was a lifelong resident of Signal Mountain. Mr. Griffith was retired from Hill Floral Products Company after
Leonard Haggard passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m. CST Monday, Feb. 7, at the funeral home. Visitation: 2-6 p.m. CST today, Dec. 6, at Tate Funeral Home, Jasper.
Mark Hammond, 47, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at his residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Terry Lynn Harvey, 57, of Sale Creek, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home
Lila Lee Cagle Houts, of Lookout Valley, passed away, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jakie Houts; parents, Otis Lee and Fearn Dobbis Cagle; and a brother, Burlous Cagle.
Anthony Hudgins, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
David Kammer, Jr., 77, a fourth-generation native of Chattanooga, passed away Feb. 4, 2016, in Draper, Utah. He was born Aug. 14, 1938, in Chattanooga, the son of the late Elmer David Kammer
Dana Kinamore, 56, of Collegedale, passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in a Chattanooga hospital. Survivors and arrangements to be announced by M.D. Dotson & Sons Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Sandra Massengale

Sandra Faye Massengale, 68, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. She was of the Baptist faith. Sandra is survived by her husband, Bill Massengale; her mother, Alice Payne Perkey; a son, B.J. (Brittany) Massengale;
Sharon Lee Baldwin Moore, 62, transitioned from this earthly life peacefully on Jan. 30, 2016, at home. She attended Olivet Baptist Church, where she was on the greeter committee. She leaves to cherish
Nikki Morgan, 43, of Hixson, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. Survivors include her husband, Scott Morgan; children, Blaine and Clay Ellis, and Chase Morgan; parents, Thomas Ellis Sr. and Patsy Davis; brothers, Scott

Lillie Motis

Lillie Ray Motis, 77, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. Visitation Monday from noon-2 p.m. at the
Vance Edward "Eddy" Newell, who retired from the Chattanooga Fire Department as battalion chief after 43 years of service, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Eddy was born in Chattanooga on Aug. 25, 1934, the son
Annie Ruth Watson Palmer, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in a local healthcare facility. Funeral service is today at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor

Carolyn Peek

Carolyn Black Peek, 70, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at her residence. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Feb. 7, 2016, from her graveside in Wesleys Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements by W.T. Wilson Funeral
John Henry Ragsdale, 85, of Hixson, passed away on Feb. 3, 2016, in a local hospital. John's early years were on a small rural farm in Sylvania, Ala., where he longed to see the
Carolyn Jean Ray, 65, of Ooltewah, passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in a local healthcare center. Carolyn has lived in Chattanooga for most of her life and was a longtime member of Hilltop
Caroline Lenox Roddy, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. She is the daughter of Christopher and Lacie Linz Roddy of Soddy-Daisy. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather,
Zonna Chadwick Sholts passed away on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in a local hospital. She was a loving mother, sister, and aunt who will be greatly missed. Zonna was preceded in death by her mother,

Betty Smith

Betty Rose Smith, 87, went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 5, 2016. Betty was born in Birmingham, Ala., but was a lifelong resident of North Georgia. She was a
Brendan Joseph Splaine, of Signal Mountain, made his loving transition to Heaven on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. Born in Monson, Mass., Brendan graduated from Belmont High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1941-1945.
Howard G. Swafford, 96, passed away at his home on Feb. 4, 2016. He was the son of the late John A. Swafford and Ida Graham Swafford of Marion County, Tenn. At the age

Patricia Utt

Patricia Ann Utt, 74, passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at her home. She was a member of Unity Baptist Church. She was born Jan. 17, 1942, to the late Jack and Lula Petty.

Mitchell White

Mitchell White, 68, passed away Friday, Feb. 6, 2016. Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. CSTSunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Valley Funeral Home chapel, Stevenson. Burial to follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Visitation:today from


James (Jimmy) Bice March 5, 1937Feb. 7, 2012 You were loved and now you're gone but our love for you still goes on. In God's arms was love so true but our hearts do still
Ruth Elizabeth Rice Bason, of Soddy-Daisy, went to meet Jesus in the morning of Jan. 25, 2016. Ruth was the daughter of Ada Eunice Simmons Rice and John Thomas Rice. Ruth will meet her husband,
BEDFORD, N.Y. (AP) - A builder whose company worked on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Century City complex in Los Angeles and Walt Disney's EPCOT center...
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend Charles Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's sidekick in his "Peanuts" comic strip, has died.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Police say veteran X Games biker Dave Mirra has died in North Carolina. He was 41.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Former Indiana Gov. Edgar Whitcomb, who escaped a prisoner-of-war camp during World War II and sailed around the world in his 70s, has died.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Jack Riley, a former Army hockey coach who won guided the U.S. team to its first Olympic gold medal in 1960, has died. He was...
BOSTON (AP) - A Boston woman best known as the mother who called for her son to come home for dinner in a classic Prince pasta television commercial of the...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A funeral home in Maine says Bob Elliott, half of the enduring television and radio comedy team Bob and Ray, has died. He was 92.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - An ailing New Hampshire woman who won permission to buy medical marijuana in Maine before it was available in her home state has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Aiken, an executive director of the Authors Guild who served for nearly 20 years as it confronted such digital age issues as copyright, e-book royalties...
NEW YORK (AP) - Michael J. Feeney, a former reporter for The New York Daily News and former president of the New York Association of Black Journalists, died Sunday. He...
NEW YORK (AP) - Signe Toly Anderson, a vocalist and original member of the Jefferson Airplane who left the band after its first record and was replaced by Grace Slick,...
DALLAS (AP) - Rusty Rose, a former co-owner of the Texas Rangers with former president George W. Bush, has died at the age of 74.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A prominent civil rights leader in Kentucky who became the state's first woman and African-American elected to the state's Senate has died. Georgia Davis Powers was...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Paul Kantner, an original member of the 1960s rock group Jefferson Airplane who stayed with the San Francisco-based band through its transformation from hippies to hit...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Paul Kantner, an original member of the seminal 1960s rock band Jefferson Airplane and the eventual leader of successor group Jefferson Starship, has died at age...
NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge who presided over Martha Stewart's criminal trial in New York has died. Miriam Cedarbaum was 86.
MIAMI (AP) - Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and...