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Local Obits for Wed. Jun 29, 2016



In MemoryEstill Evans

Estill Raymond "Ray" Evans, 77, died Friday, June 17 in a local hospital. He was born March 15, 1939 in Grandview, TN. He was preceded in death by his son, Edwin Evans. He is survived by his wife, Shirley McDonald Evans, daughter Emmaline Evans and granddaughter Carolina Evans, all of Red Bank, TN; a sister, Anna Shockley and his mother, Inez Evans, age 100, both of Corona, California; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Raymond attended school in Spring City, TN and joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1957. In the next year he was stationed with the 3rd Marine Division which opened the Marine compound at Da Nang Airbase, Vietnam. He traveled extensively in Southeast Asia during his time there and his perspectives on cultural diversity, politics and America's role in the world were largely shaped by his experiences there. He returned to California in the 1960s and became politically active. He was strongly supportive of the candidacy of Robert Kennedy whose murder and those of John F. Kennedy and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. further strengthened his resolve in support of racial equality and economic and social justice. He was strongly supportive of the work of the American political Left. During this time, he worked as a union organizer traveling across the country including work to unionize coal miners in Kentucky. He was until his death a tireless advocate for poor people, victims of police abuse and political oppression and he was an unapologetic opponent of predatory capitalism everywhere. Raymond's travels and experiences in Asia, Mexico and Central America which he termed "swimming in the sea of the people"; naturally led him to develop a strong interest in anthropology. After moving to Chattanooga around 1970, he entered the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and excelled in the study of sociology and cultural anthropology. He graduated Magna cum Laude and developed a strong friendship and working relationship with the late Dr. Jeffrey L. Brown and was involved in many significant projects undertaken by Dr. Brown's Institute of Archaeology. He was a founding member and longtime board member of the Tennessee Anthropological Association between 1976 and 1985. He also served as a board member, associate editor and vice president of the Tennessee Archaeological Society during this same period. He was a researcher with the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee, North Carolina and, along with Dr. Duane King, published many definitive articles for the museum detailing Cherokee history in their Journal of Cherokee Studies. More recently, he worked with advocates of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma to advance understanding of the historical importance of the Muscogee people who long predated the Cherokee in the Tennessee Valley and who interacted with the Spanish explorers who entered this area in the mid 1500s. He supported the Chattanooga Regional History Museum and greatly lamented its loss. His primary research interests were the Spanish Colonial Period, African-American Ethno-History and the American Civil War. He was a participating or principal field investigator working for Hensley-Schmidt Engineers, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Tennessee Division of Archaeology, The Urban Observatory of Tennessee State University, the National Park Service, and GAI Consultants of Pittsburgh, PA. His Curriculum Vitae lists over 70 field investigations; over 200 books and manuscripts; several Museum projects in Tennessee, Alabama and California; and many educational programs for schools. Over the last century, with the loss of nearly all of the irreplaceable archaeological resources in the Chattanooga area to vandalism and insensitive development, Ray called archaeology a "science rapidly losing its subject". He wrote a detailed "Cultural Synthesis of the Chattanooga Riverfront" for Hamilton County government to highlight the disappearing cultural resources in our communit
Lucy Barnes, 83, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 7, 2016. She was born in Simsbury, Conn., on Aug. 27, 1932, the youngest of five children. She studied Math Education at the University
Willena Mays Byrd, 81, of Ooltewah, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2016, after a long illness. She was a lifelong resident of Apison and Ooltewah, and was a member of Ooltewah Baptist Church, where
Bobby Nelson Calahan, 73, died on June 26, 2016, in Macon, Ga. Bobby was born on May 20, 1943, in Cumberland County, Tenn., to his parents, Tommie and Earlcil Calahan. Bobby and his wife
Harold Cothran, 74, passed away June 28, 2016, in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Walter Croy Walter "Poppie" Cecil Croy, lost his battle with lung cancer and went to live with the Lord on Sunday, June 19, 2016. Walt served during the Vietnam era and retired from the
Reba Edwards, 86, passed away June 26, 2016, in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Kenneth Gentry

Trenton
Kenneth "Bonz" Graylon Gentry, 61, passed away June 27, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Warren and Ruth Gentry; brothers, William (Sonny) Gentry and James Gentry; sisters Marlene Phillips, Edith Page and
Wilma Goode, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016, in the Hospice Care Center. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Timothy Hallman

Flintstone
Timothy Lee "Porky" Hallman, 50, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016. He was a lifelong resident of Flintstone and was of the Baptist Faith. He was a lifelong truck driver for Paul Hallman Logging,
James Hatfield James A. Hatfield, 85, of Ooltewah, passed away Monday, June 27, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Feb. 10, 1931 in Chattanooga, Tenn. He served in the U.S. Navy,
Bennie Holland CHICKAMAUGA Bennie Arnold Holland, 71, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. He lived in the Chickamauga area for most of his life and
Irvin Nicholas Holt, 96, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016, in a local healthcare facility. He was very active, still driving at the age of 96 and he enjoyed sports. He was preceded

Barbara Hoover

Fortoglethorpe
Barbara Louise Hoover, 65, passed away Monday, June 27, 2016, in a local hospital. She attended the Gathering in Fort Oglethorpe and enjoyed shopping. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and her "fur-baby"
Kristy Knox, 46, of Hixson passed away Friday June 24, 2016. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, she graduated from Red Bank High School in 1987. Kristy worked at McKee Bakery for many

Edward Laird

Trussville
Edward Don Laird, 78, passed away on June 26, 2016. A retired Baptist minister, Don served several churches across Georgia and Alabama as their pastor. His deep, beautiful, baritone singing voice also blessed many over
Mary Ann Lindsey, 79, passed away June 28, 2016, in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Donald McCrary

Estill springs
Donald David McCrary, 83 passed away Monday, June 27, 2016. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, June 30, 2016, at
James "Jimmy" D. McPherson, 55, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016. He was born in Chattanooga, was a graduate of Red Bank High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Atlas Wilburn Mealer, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2016, at the age of 93. He was born on May 9, 1923, the son of the late Lucy Payne Mealer of Signal

Raymond Ownsby

Maryville
Raymond Eugene Ownsby, 90, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2016, at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, Tenn., after a brief illness. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in the Pacific

Kenneth Pack

Monckscorner, southcarolina
Kenneth Ray Pack, 70, entered into eternal rest Thursday, June 23, 2016. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2016. Visitation was held 12 p.m. Sunday. Interment is Saturday, July 2, 2016
Evelyn Doris Parks, 81, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016, at her residence. A native of Riceville, Tenn., she lived in Soddy-Daisy since 2006. Evelyn was of the Baptist faith.
Harry Rawlings Sr., 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, June 27, 2016, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc
Jonah Senn, 43, of Chattanooga, formerly of Troy, Ala., died Sunday, June 26, 2016, in Kennestone Regional Medical Center in Marietta, Ga. He is survived by his wife, Mandy Senn, of Chattanooga; son, James
Lila Ann Sims, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at her residence. Funeral service is today at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home. Burial:
Christopher Sean Storey, 48, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016. Funeral service will be held Friday, July 1, 2016, at 1 p.m., at Mountain Ridge Baptist Church, Dalton, Ga. His remains will lie in

Hugh Tallent

Gaylesville
Hugh Don Tallent, 70, died June 27, 2016. Survivors, mother, Maggie Tallent; children, Michelle Tallent, Donnie Webb; sister, Carol Tallent; brothers, Larry Tallent, Charles "Fuzz" Tallent. Funeral was 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at
Evelyn Thornhill, 92, passed away June 27, 2016, at her residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

John White

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE John "Doodley" Allen White, 77, passed away Monday, June 27, 2016, surrounded by his family and friends. Doodley was an avid golfer and hunter. He was a truck driver for Dixie Color

In MemoryMary Matthews

Mary Elizabeth Matthews Mar. 9, 1932-June 29, 2000 We will always love you, and still miss you very much! From your loving family: Husband, William; daughter, Venitia; and grandchildren, DeMitress and
April 15, 1926 - June 29, 2009 I do alright most of the time. I learned to move on. When it is late and Iam alone and Ineed some place to be, I leave

Jerry Anders

Ringgold
Jerry Randell Anders, 61, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016, at his home. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at 11 a.m. in the St.
Jerry David Beard, 61, of Soddy Daisy, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016. He was born in Mishawka, Ind., on Sept. 8, 1954. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and
Lylburn Booker, 98, of Chattanooga, passed Monday June 27, 2016, in a local Health Care Facility. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors; 1724 McCallie Avenue;

Faydell Brown

Rossville
Faydell Brown, 77, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2016, at her residence. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, from the chapel, with Rev. Steve Camp officiating. Interment will follow

Harvey Brown

Fort payne
Rev. Dr. Harvey C. Brown, 94, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2016. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at Second Baptist Church in Fort Payne. Visitation is

Joann Burns

Ringgold
Joann Knowles Burns, 86, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, June 26, 2016, at her home. She was born in Tallassee, Ala., and lived most of her life in Montgomery, Ala., before
Willena Mays Byrd, 81, of Ooltewah, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2016, after a long illness. She was a lifelong resident of Apison and Ooltewah, and was a member of Ooltewah Baptist Church, where

David Cain

Ringgold
David Edward Cain, 75 went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, June 26, 2016. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia, and was a deacon and former choir director of Nellie

David Chandler

Rossville
David Chandler, 66, passed away on Saturday June 25, 2016, at his home. David was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sarah and James Chandler
Darrel Eric Chapman, 49, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2016. Darrel served in the military and became a Radiology Technician after leaving the military. He was preceded in death by his mother, Brenda
Ray Crutchfield Jr. Raymond "Ray" Wilson Crutchfield Jr., 72, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, June 25, 2016, at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area
Evelyn Dalton Evelyn Henson Dalton, of Hixson, beloved wife and mother, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, June 25, 2016. She had been a faithful member of North Chattanooga Church of God
Annie Edwards, 86, passed away June 26, 2016, in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
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DETROIT (AP) - Mack Rice, composer of "Mustang Sally" and co-writer of "Respect Yourself" has died in Detroit at the age of 82.
Buddy Ryan, who coached two defenses that won Super Bowl titles and whose twin sons Rex and Rob have been successful NFL coaches, has died. He was 82.