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Local Obits for Mon. Jul 06, 2015


Evangeline "Vangie" Wood Allison, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015, in a local health care facility surrounded by her loving family. She was born Feb. 10, 1931, in Chattanooga to the late
Emory Bolden, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015, in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Sandra Kay Kelly Brown, 62, of Ooltewah, died on Sunday, July 5, 2015. She was the daughter of the late James Lewis and Marie Kelly, who was born in Chattanooga on Aug. 13, 1952.
Owen Thomas Burke, born on March 19, 2015, left us and this world to become an angel on July 3, 2015. Owen, the Young Warrior, fought bravely for 106 days, and charmed the hearts of

Avery Cardin

Ringgold
Avery Harper Cardin, infant daughter of Chad and Amy Lewis Cardin, passed away on Friday, July 3, 2015, surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Donnie Cardin.

Mary Cleveland

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Mary Lee Cleveland, 90, died Thursday, July 2, 2015, in a local health care facility. She was a lifelong resident of the Tenn-North Georgia area, and a member of the Church
Max Edwin Coffey, 84, of Ooltewah, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015, in a Chattanooga hospital. He was a member of Brainerd Baptist Church, a retiree of Bowater, and a veteran of the
Norma Webb Cooper, 95, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2015, after a long, well-lived life. Norma was born to Henry and Lula Webb on Feb. 22, 1920. She was one of five children

Rickey Goza

Fyffe
Rickey "Goose"Goza, 61, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. CDT Tuesday at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, Brother Paul Long and Timothy Richey officiating. Burial to follow in Greens

Ruth Gudger

Kimball
Ruth L. Gudger, 90, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015. Mrs. Gudger was a charter member of Kimball Baptist Church and had worked as a cashier at Red Food Store. She was preceded in

Lucille Hall

Tullahoma
Rhoda "Lucille" Hall, 66, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015. Visitation will be Monday from 5-8 p.m. CDT at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, July 7,
Emily Jane Bush Huckabee Harding, a longtime resident of Ooltewah, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015. She was 78. Emily was a member of Bayside Baptist Church. Long time secretary of BF Goodrich and Red
Thelma Hyatte, 88, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Janice "Jan" Holland Jumper, 70, of Ooltewah, went home to be with the lord on July 4, 2015. She was of the Baptist faith and retired from Olan Mills. Janice was preceded in death by
Beatrice Hickman Keefe, 95, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, died on July 3, 2015. She attended Ridgedale Baptist Church where she was a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class. Beatrice graduated
Maxine Elizabeth Kelly, nee Bonenberger, 86, passed peacefully into the arms of her Savior on Thursday, July 2, 2015. Maxine was born July 31, 1928, and was a devoted wife to her

Anna Parrish

Fyffe
Anna Ruth Parrish, 84, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. CDT Wednesday, July 8, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, Rainsville. Burial to follow in New Canaan Cemetery.
DeJion Marquel "DJ" Roberson, 21, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Bridgeport, Ala. He attended Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe and South Pittsburg High Schools. Survivors include his mother, Tammey Cummings; father, Reginald
Lucretia Ann Roberts,55, of Buford Ga., and formerly of South Pittsburg, passed away July 3, 2015. The ceremony service will be held at2 p.m. CDT on July 7, atRudders Funeral Home in Bridgeport, Ala. Visitation
Lydia Smith, 66, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015, in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Willie Swicegood

Ringgold
Willie Frances Swicegood, 88, departed this life Saturday, July 4, 2015, at her home. She was born in Ringgold to the late Willis and Lillie Teems and she was of the Baptist faith. She
Betty McKamey Wolff, 88, of Hixson, passed from this life to be with her heavenly father on Friday, July 3, 2015, at a local hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was born July
Evangeline "Vangie" Wood Allison, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015, in a local health care facility surrounded by her loving family. She was born Feb. 10, 1931, in Chattanooga to the late

Pat Brogdon

Fort oglethorpe
Patricia Ann Brogdon, 75, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015. She was a life-long resident of North Georgia. She was a life-long member of Victory Baptist Church and a member of the Huskey Bible

Tim Brown

Collinsville
Timothy Lee Brown, 42, passed away July 3, 2015, in Chattanooga. Funeral set for Monday, July 6, at 3 p.m. CDT in the Burt Funeral Chapel, Valley Head. Burial to follow in Head Springs Cemetery.

Raymond Burkhart

Rossville
Raymond "Ray-Ray" Burkhart, 36, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015. He was a self-employed handyman and was loved by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his father, Freddie Joe Burkhart; uncles,
Betty Quintrell "Betty Q." Chadwick, of Ooltewah, died peacefully in her home with family at her side on June 25, 2015. Betty was born June 9, 1922, in Fonde, Ky. She is survived by
William Andrew "Bill" Chepul, 45, of Chattanooga, passed away July 1, 2015, peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Bill was born in Chattanooga but moved to

Mary Cleveland

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Mary Lee Cleveland, 90, died Thursday, July 2, 2015, in a local health care facility. She was a lifelong resident of the Tennessee-North Georgia area, and a member of the Church

James Cook Sr.

Estill springs
James Allen Cook Sr, 76, passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2015, at his residence. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. CDT on Monday, July 6, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral Services follow

Archie Corvin

Dayton
Archie Boyd Corvin, 94, passed away at home in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., June 28, 2015, after a long battle with prostate cancer. Born April 19, 1921, in Bridgeport, Ala., to John H. and Victoria
James E. Crumble Jr., 91, passed away on June 13, 2015 in Silver Spring, Md. having succumbed to cancer. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Rosabelle Williams and mother, Eugertha Crumble. He

Carrie Davis

Whitwell
Carrie Mae "Doll" Davis, 96, passed away, Friday, July 3, 2015. She was a former resident of Whiteside, Tenn. for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mose and Rosie York; two

Larry Durham

South pittsburg
Larry Houston Durham, 63, died unexpectedly on Friday, July 3, 2015, at his home. He was preceded in death by his mother, Alma Joyce Durham. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, JoAnn
William Peter "Bill" Ferrel, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015. A longtime resident of Chattanooga, living in Green Acres Trailer Park. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Naoma
Dorothy Maybelle Combest Foote, age 100, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015, in a local healthcare facility. She was born June 11, 1915, in Peoria, Ill. to the late Albert and Mae Combest.
Helen Josephine Teninty Gammel, 87, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, July 4, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Kelsie Ava Garrigues, 11, of Travis Air Force Base, Calif., died Thursday, June 25, 2015. Local arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Savannah Rae Garrigues, 9, of Travis Air Force Base, Calif., died Thursday, June 25, 2015. Local arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Florio Andrew Giolli, 69, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015. He was a loving and devoted husband and father who will be greatly missed by his many friends. Florio is
Sara Jane Hunt, 30, of Hixson, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Sara was born in Great Lakes, Ill., and was a graduate of Hixson High School and the University of Tennessee
Annie M. Johnson, 84, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015, at her residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Janice Jumper, 70, of Ooltewah, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 423-877-3524.
Beatrice Hickman Keefe, 95, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, died on July 3, 2015. She attended Ridgedale Baptist Church where she was a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class. Beatrice graduated
Ronald Jay "Ronnie" Kiselik, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, July 3, 2015, with his loving wife of 59 years, Lois Winer Kiselik, his devoted son, Robert Kiselik, and many kind
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Diana Douglas, the first wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, has died in Los Angeles. She was 92.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Claud Johnson, son of legendary Mississippi blues artist Robert Johnson, has died at age 83.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - His publicist says comedian Jack Carter died of respiratory failure over the weekend at his Beverly Hills home.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Macnee, star of the 1960s TV series "The Avengers," has died. He was 93.
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NEW YORK (AP) - Gunther Schuller, the leading proponent of the Third Stream movement fusing jazz and classical music, has died at age 89.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - The president of Washington State University, Elson Floyd, has died at 59.
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer, president of the faith's highest governing body, has died. He was 90.
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - The husband of former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman has died. John Whitman was 71.