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Local Obits for Mon. Jul 27, 2015



Shanna Abbott

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Shanna Michelle Abbott, 32, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015. Preceded in death by a brother, Shad Houston

Brandi Andes

Whitwell
Brandi Nicole Andes, 31, left this life too soon on Saturday, July 25, 2015. She was a graduate of Whitwell High School. She is preceded in death by her grandmothers, Nancy
Phyllis Train Applewhite passed away on Thursday, July 23 , 2015. Born Oct. 10, 1928, in house now occupied by the Red Bank City Hall, Phyllis attended Red Bank Elementary, Normal Park Junior High

Willard Biddle

Rainsville
Willard L. Biddle, 85, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015. Services will be held today, July 27, at 2 p.m. CDT from Kerby Funeral Home Chapel, Henegar. Burial will follow in
Pamela Lee Brandenburg, 49, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 25, 2015. She was a loving mother, daughter and sister. She graduated from United Christian School, Garden City, Mich., and was employed by
Eugene Norman "Gene" Christian, 81, of East Ridge, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving wife and family. Gene was born May 8, 1934, and was raised on a
Esther Daniels, 82, a native of Chattanooga, departed this life Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Ms. Daniels was born April 24, 1933, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Angus Benjamin and Nicey Flippin. Over
Craig Alan Depken, 72, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2015, at a local hospital in Chattanooga. Craig was a proud graduate of Sewanee Military Academy, Class of 1960. He graduated with a degree in Mechanical

Phillip Hardin Sr.

Tunnel hill
Phillip Henry Hardin Sr. passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015. He was born March 31, 1939, to the late William H. and Helen Hardin in Hall County, Ga. He was preceded in death

Jerry Hooks

Dunlap
Jerry Oliver Hooks, 98, passed away at his home Saturday, July 25, 2015. Retiring with 20 years service in the U.S. Air Force, he fought with the Army Air Corps during WWII and also

Julia Howell

Trion
Julia Howell, 88, died July 25, 2015. Survivors: children, Judy Hathorn, Joyce Goodson, Betty Suits; three sisters; 18 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service: 3 p.m. today, July 27, Mason Funeral Home
Sara Oster Sara "Granny"Oster, 82, went home to the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 24, 2015, surrounded by family and friends. "Sassy," as she was known by
Lynn Chapin Patten, 89, died peacefully at home on Thursday, July 23, 2015. The daughter of Edward Young Chapin Jr. and Dorris Carter Chapin, who predeceased her, she was the sister of the late Edward

Maynard Powell

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Maynard Powell, 86, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015. He was of the Baptist faith and attended

Katie Quinn

Palmer
Katherine Rebecca "Katie" Potts Quinn, 72, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015, at the Sheltering Arms Home in Palmer, Tenn. She was born in Vienna, Ill., on Jan. 6, 1943, to Joe and
James F. Rymer, 84 , of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015. O wretched man that I am, who will deliver me from this body of death? I thank God through Jesus Christ
Loraine Ewton Sanders, 67, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015. She was a member of Hall Church of Christ. Mrs. Sanders was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Allie Hoodenpyle Ewton;
Victoria M. Scott, 79, Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Saturday, July, 25, 2015. Mrs. Scott retired from Dixie Yarns after many years of service and was a member of Sequoyah Baptist Tabernacle. She was
Mark Snoey, 65, of Apison, passed away on July 24, 2015. Survivors include his loving wife, Tonda Snoey; three children; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Services for Mark are pending.
Patricia "Patty" Hudson Streip, 59, died Friday, July 24, 2015. She was born April 28, 1956, in East Ridge, Tenn., to Leon L. and Betty T. Hudson. Patty attended East Ridge High

Carol Thomas

Rising fawn
Janice Carol Thomas, 62, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015. She was a homemaker and member of Rising Fawn Baptist Church, where she was a member of the choir and Ester Sunday School Class.

Lena Wilson

Athens
Lena Coleman Wilson, 82, died July 26, 2015. Funeral Services are today, July 27, at 7 p.m. at Ziegler Funeral Home. Burial: 11 a.m. Tuesday in South Liberty Cemetery. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Monday at

Paul Wishon

Chickamauga
Paul Wishon, 69, passed away in a local hospital on Saturday, July 25, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of

In MemoryJanice Changa

July 27, 1950-Dec. 25, 2013 Happy Birthday Jan My best friend for 40 years, and my best friend and wife for over 30 years. I will always love and miss you. Love Ed,

In MemoryFRED M. PITTS SR

April 2, 1924 - July 27, 1988 We all miss and love you so much. We hope to be with you again someday. Your family and friends.

Inmemory gary kelly
As you celebrate in Gods Kingdom, we so love and miss you on your Birthday, July 28 Your loving family!
Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith FORT OGLETHORPE U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith, 26, of Paulding, Ohio, stationed in Chattanooga, selflessly sacrificed his life Saturday, July 18, 2015, in Chattanooga,

Faye Alley

Spring city
Faye Jones Alley, 89, died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at her residence. Born in Liberty Hill in Grainger County, Tenn., she was a lifelong resident of Spring City. Faye was the daughter of the
Phyllis Train Applewhite passed away on Thursday, July 23 , 2015. Born Oct. 10, 1928, in house now occupied by the Red Bank City Hall, Phyllis attended Red Bank Elementary, Normal Park Junior High
Elizabeth Juanita Binford, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Curtis Brown Sr., 60, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015, in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 633-9995.
Norma Jean Woods Carver, 69, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Angel Casteel Infant Angel Rose Casteel passed away on July 21, 2015 at Erlanger. She was born July 14, 2015 to Tiffany Casteel and Terrence Franklin and brother, Zion McDonald. She was preceded in
Betty Lou Caughron, 76, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015, in a local hospital. Betty was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga. She was retired from Jerry Bogo Company with 15 years of service.
Eugene Christian, 81, East Ridge, went home to be with the Lord July 24, 2015. Visit www.Heritagebattlefield.com to share words of comfort with the family and view the Memorial tribute. Arrangements will be
Lawrence L. Clark, 84, passed away Sunday, July 25, at Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga. Funeral service set for 1 p.m. CDT Monday, July 27, at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial in Head Springs Cemetery, Valley
Yvonne Crocker, 63, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2015, after a battle with lung cancer. Yvonne grew up in Chattanooga and worked at Kmart for many years. She loved the simple
Rev. Raymond Elton Crowley, 92, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at his home on Chincoteague Island, Va. He was an honored and widely respected pastor, administrator and leader in the Church of
Carol Renee Davis, 79, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Carol was of the Methodist faith. She loved square dancing, was a frequent patron of the library, and enjoyed playing with her dogs. Carol
Craig Alan Depken, 72, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2015, at a local hospital in Chattanooga. Craig was a proud graduate of Sewanee Military Academy, Class of 1960. He graduated with a degree in Mechanical
Charles E. Ditzler III died Monday, July 20, 2015, in Chattanooga after a lengthy struggle with Multiple Sclerosis. He was born in Gettysburg, Pa., to Ethel and the late Charles Ditzler Jr. He was
Dr. Charles Van Eaton Dr. Charles D. Van Eaton, 79, of Hixson, passed away Monday, July 20, 2015, at his residence. He was preceded in death by father, Leonard W. Van Eaton; mother, Lettisha C.

Estora Fritts

Rossville
Estora Orene Fritts, 86, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015, in a local health care facility. Born in Chattanooga in 1928 to the late Robert C. and Elizabeth Moore Fritts, she was a member

Phillip Hardin Sr.

Tunnel hill
Phillip Henry Hardin Sr., 76, died Saturday, July 25, 2015. Local arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Gary Hart

Rossville
Gary W. Hart, 54, died on July 22, 2015. There will be a service at a late date. Arrangements announced by Cremation Center of Chattanooga, 1345 Hickory Valley Road, Chattanooga, 423-362-5999.
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.
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.
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ATLANTA (AP) - The artist tapped to sculpt a Martin Luther King Jr. statue for the Georgia Capitol grounds has died after being hit by a suspected drunk driver.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - D'Army Bailey, a lawyer and judge who helped preserve the Memphis hotel where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and turn it into...
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) - Veteran newspaper editor Bob Fallstrom, who spent 66 years with the (Decatur) Herald and Review, has died at age 88.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville civil rights advocate, businessman and state commissioner Francis Guess has died. He was 69.