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Local Obits for Tue. Jul 26, 2016

Clark W. Billingsley Clark W. Billingsley, 74, passed away July 19, 2016, in local hospital. He was formerly employed at Seaboard Farms. He served his country in the U.S. Army.
Douglas "Doug" W. Blevins, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 22, 2016. Funeral service for Doug will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Internment to follow to Chattanooga
Allen Campbell Brown "My honor is dearer to me than my life." Allen Campbell Brown, a man known for his high integrity and wonderful sense of humor, died unexpectedly Saturday while walking to see two

Henley Cawood

Raymond Henley Cawood, 89, of passed away Sunday July 24, 2016, at his residence. Born June 2, 1927, to the late Wash and Lillie Armstrong Cawood in Spring City, Tenn., he moved to Ringgold, Ga.,
Paul Edward Cooke, 57, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 24, 2016. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was of the Baptist faith.
Helen Ruth Cox, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2016, in Hendersonville, N.C. To offer online condolences please visit
Josias Henry Hawkins, 91, died peacefully on Thursday July 14, 2016, in West Hartford, Conn. Born in Washington, D.C. on June 30, 1925, he was the son of the late Josias Henry Hawkins
Oscar Buford Henderson "Obie" Obie Henderson, 86, passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 24, 2016, with his sister, Marty at his bedside. Obie was born on April 21, 1930 in Kenvir, Ky., to
th ROSSVILLE Margaret Louise Arp Hollingsworth, 90, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016, in a local health care facility. A native and lifelong resident of Rossville, Ga., Miss Margaret, as she was known
Larry W. Hutcheson Larry Hutcheson, 52, of Ooltewah, passed peacefully at home on Friday, July 22, 2016. He worked at Angelica Textile, as a mechanical maintenance worker. He was preceded in death by
Connie Johnson, 68, of Apison, died Sunday, July 24, 2016, in a local healthcare center. A longtime resident of Hamilton County, Connie retired from McKee Foods after 20 years. She was a member
William "Grant" Lovelace, 51, passed away suddenly Saturday, July 23, 2016. Grant was preceded in death by his grandparents, William "Oran" and Orene Lovelace and Leroy and LaRue Cherry. He is survived by his

George Luttenberger

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George Robert Luttenberger Jr., 62, of Spring City, died Friday July 22, 2016. The family is being cared for by the Vanderwall Funeral Home in Dayton, where they will receive friends Wednesday, from
Cony Sue MacKenzie, 44, Decherd, passed away July 24, 2016, in Nashville. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 27, 2016, from 4 to 5 p.m with services following at 5 p.m from the Watson-North
Nancy Cannon Martin, 85, of Chattanooga, Tenn., went to be with Jesus unexpectedly Saturday, July 23, 2016. Nancy was born in Chattanooga on April 28, 1931, was raised in St. Elmo and attended St. Elmo

Jake McCullough

Jake McCullough, 19, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016. Visitation is today from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., with funeral service at 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Valley Funeral Home Chapel Stevenson.
Carol Cleveland Newman Carol Newman, born on Nov. 28, 1942, in Chickamauga, Ga., departed this life on July 17, 2016, at VNA Hospice of Philadelphia, Pa. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert
Mr. Benjamin F. Nowlin, Jr. "Benny", 69, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, he began his career with Combustion Engineering in 1973. After 17 years of dedicated service in

Pamala Oglesby

LaFAYETTE Pamala Oglesby, 60, passed Saturday, July 23, 2016. Survivors include her son, Johnny (Sherry) Oglesby; eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two brothers, and six sisters. Memorial services will be Friday, July
Bettye Jean Radden Bettye Jean Degraphenreed Radden, 84, of Chattanooga, passed Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Heheadon Radden. Services will be held today
Hugh Donald Ritchey, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016, at a local health care facility. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson 423-531-3975.
Alice Robinson, 89, passed away July 24, 2016, in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Darius Edward Simmons DAYTON Ed Simmons (Deerhunter), 69, of Dayton, died July 24, 2016. Services will be noon CDT, Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Simmons
Mary Louise Truitt, 73, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2016, in a local healthcare facility. She was a member of Second Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include her children, Patricia Truitt
Reginald Marvin White, 102, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016, at his residence. Arrangement entrusted to Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home 423-267-1244.
Burma Millican Whitmire, 90, of Chattanooga went to be with her Lord, Saturday, July 23, 2016. She was born Sept. 2, 1925, in Kensington, Ga. Mrs. Whitmire was retired from Provident Life Insurance Company and
Maxine Hobbs Wickham, 89,died Saturday, July 23, 2016, at her residence. Graveside services are Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. at Green Haven Memorial Gardens, with Bro. Lee Bryant officiating. Survivors
Josephine Radwanski Wotasek FORT OGLETHORPE Josephine Wotasek, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. She was born in Bound Brook, N. J. Feb. 8, 1916, and was preceded in death

George Young

George Young, 88,passed away, Sunday, July 24, 2016. He retired from Hormel and Lowes Produce Company and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Young was preceded by his wife Geraldine Peoples


July 26, 1957-April 8, 2010 Sadly missed by Mother, brothers, friends Chris and Beth.
May 18, 1958 July 26, 2011 We love and miss you very much. Your devoted mother Rosa Baker, daughter, sisters, family and friends


July 26, 1943-Oct. 19, 2014 HAPPY BIRTHDAY! From husband Robert Booker, daughter Donna Booker, grand daughter, Daniele Jackson, great-grand daughter, Cadance White, and rest of the family.


Barbara Ann Cook July 19, 1942 - July 26, 2012 Momma, Its been 4 years and we miss you and love you very much. Your sons Mark and Marvin


William "Bucky" Housley Remembering you on your birthday today. We love you and miss you! Love, Your family

In MemoryPatrick Weaver

May 17, 1969-July 26, 2010 In life we loved you dearly In death we love you still In our hearts we hold a place that only you can fill. Love, April, Kayla
Richard Henry Andrews, Sr., 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, July 18, 2016, in a local hospital. He will lie-in-state today after 9:30 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home with the funeral to follow at
Douglas Walker Blevins (Doug), 81, of Chattanooga, was suddenly called home by his Heavenly Father on Friday, July 22, 2016. He was the son of the late Chester Ellis Blevins and Rosa Lee Walker Blevins.
Allen Campbell Brown, 66, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church. Family will receive friends from 9:30

Henley Cawood

Raymond Henley Cawood, 89, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016, at his residence. Born June 2, 1927, to the late Wash and Lillie Armstrong Cawood in Spring City, Tenn., he moved to Ringgold, Ga., in
Thomas " T T" Daniels, 48, of East Ridge, passed away, Saturday, July 23, 2016. A member of Lake Way Baptist Church, he was a self-employed truck driver. T T was also an avid Braves

Jerry Gulley

Jerry Ray Gulley Sr., 67, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2016. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Moore-Cortner
th ROSSVILLE Margaret Arp Hollingsworth, 90, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016, in a local health care facility. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory,

Jackie Ingle

Jackie "Jack" Dowell Ingle, 72, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2016. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in the Moore-Cortner

Patricia James

LaFAYETTE Patricia "Tric" James, 63, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016. Funeral from the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel Tuesday, July 26, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Chris Spears officiating. Interment: LaFayette City Cemetery. Family will
Brenda Carnes Kell, 67, of Red Bank, died on Friday, July 22, 2016. She was born on June 15, 1949, in Chattanooga and was a lifelong resident. She was a 1967 graduate of Red Bank
MIAMI - Miss Cleo, the late-night TV pitchwoman for psychic services on the telephone, died Tuesday in South Florida.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The actress who became famous playing the Jamaican psychic Miss Cleo, claiming to know callers' futures in ubiquitous TV infomercials and commercials 15 years ago,...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A longtime representative of South Dakota's Lakota people, Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr., has died on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. He was 97.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Former South Carolina Rep. Bill Cotty, a champion for public education who helped bring the Confederate flag off the Statehouse dome, has died. He was 69.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dr. Sherman Mellinkoff, who took the newly created School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and turned it into a powerhouse of medical...
NEW YORK (AP) - The woman whose ghostly singing was heard in place of the leading actresses in such classic movie musicals as "West Side Story," ''The King and I"...
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Thomas Sutherland, who was held captive in Lebanon for more than six years until he was freed and returned home to become professor emeritus at...
CHICAGO (AP) - Former investigative reporter William Gaines, who twice shared a Pulitzer Prize while at the Chicago Tribune, has died.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Bill Cardille, a local Pittsburgh TV personality nicknamed "Chilly Billy" who hosted late-night "Chiller Theater" as well as "Studio Wrestling," has died. He was 87.
Reaction to the death Tuesday of TV and film writer and director Garry Marshall of "Happy Days" and "Pretty Woman" fame:
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Writer-director Garry Marshall, whose TV hits included "Happy Days" ''Laverne & Shirley" and box-office successes included "Pretty Woman" and "Runaway Bride," has died. He was 81.
Former Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins says punk pioneer Alan Vega has died.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Former Minnesota Gov. Wendell Anderson, a Democrat who was seen as embodying his state when he posed for an iconic Time magazine cover only to...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A publicist for Bonne Brown, one of three siblings whose smooth harmonies as the Browns influenced generations of singers from the Beatles to Lady Antebellum,...
LILLINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Robert Morgan, a former U.S. senator who also served in the North Carolina Legislature and as the state's attorney general, has died. He was 90.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nate Thurmond, a Hall of Fame center and longtime Golden State Warrior, died Saturday after a short battle with leukemia. He was 74.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A major Democratic fundraiser, Clinton supporter and provider of merchandise to the Democratic National Convention has died in Rhode Island. Mark Weiner (WY'-ner) was 62.
NEW YORK (AP) - The man who built the Nederlander Organization into one of the largest producers of live entertainment and a dominant national theater chain that includes nine Broadway...