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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 29, 2016



Norma Amacher

Hendersonville
Norma Jo Mason Benz Amacher, age 80, passed away on Sept. 27, 2016. Visitation is 11:30 a.m., and the service will be at 2:30 p.m., on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.

Hoyt Lee Bailey

Summerville
Hoyt Lee Bailey, 80, passed away Monday, September 26, 2016. According to Mr. Baileys wishes, he will be cremated. Coffman Funeral Home-Petitt Chapel is in charge of services.
Raymond W. Bible, Jr, 69, of Soddy Daisy, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at his home. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Edith Bible and Mary and Harvey Williams;
Mark Burnum, 47, of Harrison, died on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. A private service will be held at a later date. Survivors include his mother, Shirley Burnum; brother, Mike Burnum; two aunts, Cathleen (Henry) Potter,
Octavain Bynum, 11 months, passed away on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. Funeral service will be Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at Noon at Mountain Ridge Baptist Church, 1401 Martin L. King, Jr. Blvd., Dalton, Ga.
Iyanna Bynum DALTON Iyanna Bynum, 2, passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. Funeral service will be Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at noon, at Mountain Ridge Baptist Church, 1401 Martin L. King, Jr. Blvd., Dalton,
Annie Ruth Calhoun, 89, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at her residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Lorraine "Gray" Carter Yearwood, 92, passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. She is survived by her children, Frank (Dru) Carter, of Athens, Ga., Dan (Gerts) Carter, of Ellijay, Ga., and Laura Carter, of Hilton Head,
Clara Mae Rollins Dorsey WHITWELL Clara Mae Rollins Dorsey, 82passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. Family will receive friends from 1 to 8 p.m., today, and from noon until 8 p.m., Friday, Sept.
Joseph "Allen" Duffey, 65, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was of the Baptist Faith. Allen was the lead guitarist for
Charles Kenneth "Ken" Ellis, 84, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. He was born on April 13, 1932 in Harrison, Tenn., where he lived his entire life. Ken was a retired auto
Daniel U. Flores Sr., age 88 of Soddy Daisy, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. A funeral service for Daniel will be held on Sunday at 1 p.m., in the funeral home chapel. Burial
Joan Gaither, 94 passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. The family will receive friends today from 10 a.m. until noon, at the Highway 58 Chapel of Turner Funeral Home. There will be no

Everett Grant

Winchester
Everett Renegar Grant, 93, passed away Sept. 27, 2016. Graveside service will be held at Winchester City Cemetery today, Sept. 29, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Gary Tubb officiating. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave

Patricia Greene

Ringgold
Patricia Erin Greene, 77, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at a local hospital. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., today, Sept. 29, 2016, at the Tennessee

Helen Greeson

Ringgold
Helen Greeson, 88, a resident of passed away June 8, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elzie Greeson; son, Jerry Greeson; grandsons, Jesse Nix, Michael Greeson and Lee Greeson. Survivors include her
g ROSSVILLE Marjorie Jean Ereckson Gregg, 79, passed away on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. She has lived most of her life in the Chattanooga Area and was of the Christian Faith.

Judith Hawkins

Chickamauga
Judith Romona Hawkins, 65, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. She was born to the late Lawrence Raymond and Frances Irene Denton Hawkins, in Dayton, Tenn., and has lived most of her
John Harold Johnson, Sr John Harold Johnson , Sr, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sept. 26 , 2016, John was preceded by his son, Stanley Johnson John is survived by his son
Ellis Red Lamb, passed away peacefully not far from where he was raised in Natchez, Miss., on Sept. 22, 2016, at the age of 90. He had a cardiac arrest while cruising
Nina Ledford SUMMERVILLE Nina Ruth Dilbeck Ledford, 80, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. Funeral service is today, at noon, in the Chapel of Coffman Funeral Home. Interment in Rock Spring Cemetery. Coffman Funeral
Dynasty Sharee Mohammed, 5 months, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at her residence. She will lie-in-state today after noon at Taylor Funeral Home with the funeral to follow at 5 p.m. in
Larry "Matthew" Mooney RINGGOLD Larry "Matthew" Mooney, 33, passed away Tuesday Sept. 27, 2016. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area and attended Liberty Baptist Church. Matt was a 2001 graduate of Ringgold
Tish Bryson Morgan, 66, of Red Bank, passed away at her residence on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. Tish was born in Norton, Va., on July 9, 1950. She was a nuclear engineer with TVA from

Leon Morgan

Cleveland
Leon D. "Lee" Morgan, 77, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at his home with his family by his side. He was born Nov. 12,
William "Bill" Pippin William (Bill) T. Pippin, 73, of Red Bank, went Home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 at his home. William was a retired Captain Commander with the Chattanooga Fire

Marlin Russell

Lafayette
Marlin Stayton Russell LaFAYETTE Marlin Stayton Russell, 84, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, surrounded by his family. He served in the Korean Conflict and was awarded several medals; he was very proud
Steve Russell, of Signal Mountain, passed away July 16, 2016. A memorial service will be held in Nashville, Oct. 1, 2016, at Hodge House, Percy Warner Park 1900 Chickering Road, from 3 to
Leon Herbert Shealy, Sr. CLEVELAND Leon Herbert Shealy, Sr., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at the family residence. He was born Jan. 4, 1925, in Batesburg, S.C., and was the eldest
Paula Jane Stone, 88, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at a Knoxville Health Care facility. She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga. Moving there at a
Albertine Buyck Thompson, 71, formerly of Chattanooga, departed this earthly life on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, with her daughter by her bedside at St. Luke Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., due to her failing health.
Dorothy "Dot" Wade, 86, Chattanooga, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. Dot was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area. She was a long time member of the Chattanooga Musicians Union Local 80.

Nila Wallin

Lafayette
Nila Ruth Wallin LaFAYETTE Nila Ruth Wallin, 82, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was a loving mother and
Deneisha Shawanda Washington, 25, passed away on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. Funeral service will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at Noon, at Mountain Ridge Baptist Church, 1401 Martin L. King, Jr. Blvd., Dalton, Ga.
Jay McClure "Mickey" Willingham, 87, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30,2016, at Harts Mortuary at the Cupola, 6324 Peake Road, with

Connie Womack

Riceville
Connie Vernica Womack, 56, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at her parents home. Funeral is 7 p.m. today, at the chapel. Burial at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, Upper Spring Creek Cemetery.
Professor Johnny Wayne Wortham, departed this life on Sept. 26, 2016. A native of Jackson, Tenn., Johnny was born on April 4, 1947, to Johnny and Bernice Wortham. A graduate
Sept. 29, 1927-July 30, 2016 HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We miss you and love you forever. Your family, Martha, Sheila, Jim, Barabra. Steve. Scott and Preston

Frances Bacon

Ringgold
Frances Rebecca Bacon, 86, passed away Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. She was a life-long resident of the North Georgia area. Frances was a former member of East Lake Baptist Church and had attended Peavine
and Evelyne Barnett Albert B. Barnett, Jr., passed away Jan. 11, 2002; his wife, Evelyne Moore Barnett, passed away June 17, 2015. A committal service and interment of their cremains will be held at
Buford Eugene Bradford Sr., 88, of Dunlap, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at his home. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy and member of Dunlap Masonic Lodge Post 693.

Lisa Cabrera

Rossville
Lisa "Taz" Cabrera, 44, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was a

Charles Caldwell

Whitwell
Charles Wayne Caldwell, 68, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents, Hillard and Ruby Worley Caldwell; sister, Virginia Faye Caldwell; brothers, Clyde, Lewis and Ed Caldwell; special nephew
Brenda E. (Watkins) Carter, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully from this life the morning of Friday, Sept. 24, 2016, at her residence. She was born Aug. 19, 1952, in Chattanooga to Robert Lewis Watkins,

Harry Crump Sr.

Flintstone
Harry Crump Sr., 75, passed away on Friday evening, Sept. 23, 2016, at his home. Harry always loved the family softball game and loved chasing the kids around the bases. He was
The grand dame of daytime television drama, Agnes Nixon liked to say that "everyone's life is a soap opera." For proof, she offered up her own.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Bataan Death March survivor, artist and educator Ben Steele has died in Montana. He was 98.
Arnold Palmer brought a country-club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch, At ease with both presidents and the golfing public, and on a...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jean Shepard, "the grand lady of the Grand Ole Opry" who had a long recording career as an influential female in country music, died Sunday, according...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A spokeswoman for the Grand Ole Opry says Country Music Hall of Fame artist Jean Shepard has died. She was 82.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana musician Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr., who introduced zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ed Temple, the former Tennessee State track and field coach who led the U.S. women's team to 15 Olympic gold medals and helped break down racial...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A pioneering physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has died.
TOTOWA, N.J. (AP) - The Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, says the world's oldest Roman Catholic bishop has died. The Rev. Peter Gerety was 104.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Longtime Nebraska politician Bill Barrett, who helped shape the nation's farm policy during his 10 years in Congress, has died at age 87.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Curtis Hanson, who won an Oscar for the screenplay for "L.A. Confidential" and directed Eminem in the movie "8 Mile," has died at age 71.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An influential community activist who turned San Francisco's Asian-American population into a political power in the city has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charmian Carr, the actress best known for portraying the eldest von Trapp daughter in Rogers & Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music," has died. She was 73.
NEW YORK (AP) - Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee has died in suburban New York City at age 88.
PHOENIX (AP) - A former spokeswoman says Arizona's first female governor, Rose Mofford, has died at age 94.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Kim McGuire, who played the character known as "Hatchet-Face" in the John Waters film "Cry-Baby," has died. She was 60.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stanley K. Sheinbaum, a former economics professor whose drive for Mideast peace had him mingling with presidents, royalty and movie stars, has died. He was 96.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The executive producer of TV's "NCIS" and creator of "NCIS: New Orleans" has died. CBS says in a statement that Gary Glasberg died in his sleep...
Herschell Gordon Lewis, the horror filmmaker known as the 'godfather of gore,' has died. He was 87.