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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 01, 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 also served in the
Elizabeth Binford, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015, at her residence. She was a devoted wife and loved her family. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Payne; sisters, Sonja
Virginia Frances Cox, 80 of Ooltewah departed this life Thursday, July 30, 2015. She was born in Marion County, Tenn., to the late Lawrence Massengale and Mary Brimer. Virginia retired from Galaxy Carpet after 30
LaWanda Leelee Renee Keith Hughley Davis, 57, passed away, July 28, 2015, after a brief illness. She was born Sept. 23, 1957, in Boise, Idaho, the daughter of the late George Willis Keith Sr.
Thaddeus Dixson, 60, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, July 20, 2015. Funeral at 1:30 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Marvin Tucker as the eulogist.

Mary Doggette

Fort payne
Mary Ellen Reeves Doggette passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2015. Funeral is Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 2 p.m. from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Beulah Cemetery. Visitation

Donnie Felton

Sylvania
Donnie Edward Felton, 61, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. Services will be held today, Aug. 1, at Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Wesley's Chapel Cemetery. Visitation today,
Alexis Camron Ford, age 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
Crutcher W. Gardner, "Hawk Eye", 88, transitioned Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at NHC of Chattanooga. He was a World War II Veteran, United States Army. He was retired from U.S. Pipe Foundry after 38

Robert Glover

Sylvania
Robert C. "Bobby" Glover, 81, died Thursday, July 30, 2015, at his residence. Funeral services will be held today, Aug. 1, 2015 at 11 a.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Rainsville Memorial
Charles William "Bill" Hassler, 82, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, July 30, 2015, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike. (531-3975)

Frank Henegar

Centre
Frank Henegar, 80, passed away on Thursday, July 30 2015. Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. CDT on Sunday, Aug. 2, at Henegar Cemetery. Arrangements by W.T. Wilson Funeal Chapel.

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
Theda M. Jones, 87, of Chattanooga, died July 31, 2015, at NHC Parkwood Nursing Facilities. She was a member of Second Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Home.
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 and
Diana Dauksch Mick, born Sept. 30, 1944, ended her battle of 23 years with MDS on July 29, 2015. Family and friends were with her at her home as she slipped into eternity and into
Lebron Morgan Sr., 56, passed away July 26, 2015, at a local hospital. He is a graduate of Howard School class of 1976, where he was a dominate football and basketball player. He attended Alabama
Mary Jones Mosier, 84, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, July 30, 2015, at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike.
Roy L. Newman, 83, lifelong resident of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Services will be held today, Aug. 1, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the Soddy Church of God with

Deborah Nichols

Mentone
Deborah Diana Nichols, 48, died July 30, 2015. Survivors, husband, Rod Nichols; children, Joseph Howell, Jamie Haney, Kayla Nichols, and Krysta Stancil; six grandchildren; brother, Jamie Kitchens; sisters, Irene Leath, Tracy Kitchens. Memorial service
Betty Jo Oakes Mrs. Betty Jo Oakes, of Chattanooga, passed away July 29, 2015 in High Point, N.C. Betty Jo was a native and lifelong resident of Chattanooga, born on May 3, 1932 to parents
Raymond J. Quarles, 88, of Hixson, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 30, 2015. Raymond was a twenty year retired Naval Officer who served his country greatly. He also, retired from Dixie

Stella Rollins

South pittsburg
Stella Mae Kilgore Rollins, of Russellville, Ky., formerly of South Pittsburg, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015. She was born on April 25, 1930 to the late Clyde and Grace Cleveland Kilgore. Mrs. Rollins was preceded

Barbara Shields

Ringgold
Barbara Jean Dickson Shields, 84, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2015, at her residence. A resident of the North Georgia area most of her life, she was of the Christian faith. She was preceded in
Katherine Elaine Smith Thomas, 90, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2015, at Life Care in Sparta, Tenn. Mrs. Thomas was born in Lytle, Ga., on Jan. 30, 1925. She was a member and pianist of
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
Richard Tramale Williams, 49, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015 at his residence. Funeral today at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Nathaniel Carter as the eulogist.

Michelle Womac

Decatur
Michelle "Shelly" Lee Womac, 44, died Thursday, July 30, 2015, in a car accident, Decatur. Funeral at 5 p.m. today in Bowers Funeral Home. Interment today in Short Creek Cemetery. Visitation 2

In MemoryANTHONY HERRING

Anthony "Stick" Lebron Herring February 26, 1957 - July 29, 2014 Its been one year since you passed away. We love and miss you very much. Your wife Mary, children, grandchildren, other family

In MemoryQUIM HUDGENS

August 1, 2007 You have been gone eight years. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone, for part of us went with you the day God called you Home.

In MemoryAISHA KNIGHT

Aug. 1, 1980 - Dec. 1, 2005 Happy Birthday We miss you. With love, Mom and Family

In MemoryGRADY YEARGAN

Aug. 1, 1945-April 15, 2005 Remembering you is easy, missing you is hard. Kay and Family, Brad and Pam
Carmela Berard, 87, of Signal Mountain, formerly of Silver Spring, Md., died on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson 423-531-3975.
Elizabeth Binford, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015, at her residence. She was a devoted wife and loved her family. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Payne; sisters, Sonja

Billie Boss

Lafayette
Billie Faye Swanson Boss, 83, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2015. She was born on July 7, 1932 to
Curtis Brown Sr., 60, passed on July 24, 2015 at a local hospital. He attended Riverside High School and was a member of New. Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Curtis was employed for 42 years at

Edith Burt

Fort payne
Edith Burt, 80, passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2015. Funeral is set for Saturday, Aug. 1, at 11 a.m. from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Brother James Ledwell officiating. Burial in Walkers Chapel Cemetery.

Wanda Coker

Decherd
Wanda Gail Coker, 54, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at her residence. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, in Moore-Cortner Chapel with burial at
Thaddeus Dixson, 60, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, July 20, 2015. He was formerly employed by Ross-Meehan and was a veteran of the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his father,

Michael Ellis

Chickamauga
Michael "Mike" Ellis, 65, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015. He was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and was previously employed with Dow-Reichhold in Chattanooga. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn "Kitty"
Alexis Camron Ford, 23, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., formerly of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga
Crutcher W. Gardner, 88, passed away July 29, 2015 at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Rebecca Hammontree

Rossville
Rebecca Lynn Goss Hammontree, 34, departed this life Wednesday, July 29, 2015. She was a 1999 graduate of Red Bank High School and graduated from Chattanooga State with an Associate Degree a few years later.
Charles William "Bill" Hassler, 82, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, July 30, 2015, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike. (531-3975)

Bill Higgins

Whitwell
Bill Higgins died Monday, July 27, 2015 with his loving family at his side. He was born May 18, 1946 in Whitwell, Tenn., the son of William and Timmie (Painter) Higgins. Bill was a life
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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.