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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 13, 2017


Elizabeth Brannan Booth, 93, of Soddy Daisy, passed away Monday, Dec. 11. Elizabeth was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a longtime member of St. Jude Catholic Church. She worked as an
Richard L. Boyd, 84, of East Ridge passed away on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. He was a member of Jones Memorial United Methodist Church where he loved to sing in the choir. He
ROSSVILLE — Robert Benjamin Clarkson, 65, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Dec., 10, 2017. He was an auto mechanic. Robert came to know the Lord as his Savior while under hospice care before
ROSSVILLE — Danetta Maylene Cochran, 37, of Rossville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. She attended Kingdom Heirs Tabernacle in Fort Oglethorpe. She loved and cared for others and had a big heart for everyone. She touched
John Crisman, 93, passed away Dec. 11, 2017. He was a native of Chattanooga and a graduate of the McCallie School and The University of Chattanooga. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army in
Timothy Davenport, 52, passed away Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
RISING FAWN — Kay Patterson Green died at home in Rising Fawn, Dec. 10, 2017. She was a faithful Christian, wife, mother, and lifelong teacher in Dade County. She was born in Rogersville, Ala., Sept.
Warren Anderson Hunt, our favorite little guy, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Warren was born on July 14, 2017. Warren is the beloved son of William and Logan Hunt.
Eloise Knight, 90, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995
HENAGAR — Virginia Drake Lea, 83, of Henagar died Monday, Dec. 11 at Dade Health and Rehab. Funeral services are Thursday at 11 a.m. CT at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with the Bro. Steve Lea officiating. Burial
Barbara Cooper Love, 81, of Chattanooga, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 at a local health care center. Visitation will be today, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 at 1 p.m. with a memorial service following at 1:30 p.m.
FORT OGLETHORPE, GEORGIA — Margaret Inez Haney McDaniel, 79, of Fort Oglethorpe, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 in a local health care facility. She was retired from Dupont Corporation after 28 years, and also
Nancy Williams Owens, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. Nancy was born in Chattanooga, May 22, 1947. She was a member of the Lakeview High School class of 1965. She graduated
Helen Brown Porter, 91, passed away Dec. 10, 2017 at her home. Although she had been in bad health for years, she always had a smile on her face. She was one of the nicest,
Rev. Jerry Alvin Shadrick Sr., 70, of Chattanooga went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. He was retired from the City of Chattanooga Public Works Department and was a member of the
ROSSVILLE — Stanley Sisk, 65, of Rossville, passed away Monday Dec. 11, 2017 at his home. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home, Rossville.
Ronald Smith, 63, passed away Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. He was a member of the Church of God. He is preceded in death by his wife; Eva Jo Smith; a grandson, Wyatt Rollins; and a granddaughter, Kylie
Randolph Mitchell “Junior” Smith Jr., passed away on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 at his home on Soddy Mountain. He was 79 and born June 27, 1938. Junior was retired from Hamilton County. He was
GREENVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA — Donald Wesley Strickland, 67, died Friday, Dec. 9 in Greenville, N.C. where he lived with his devoted wife of 16 years, Antonina Pavlovna Strickland. Don, as he was known to his friends
WINCHESTER — Willie Mae Arnold Sweeney, 98, of Winchester passed away Wednesday Dec. 6, 2017 at Sheltering Arms Home in Palmer. She and her husband, Guy Sweeney, were residents of the Hickory Valley/Tyner community before relocating
CHICKAMAUGA — Valorie Marie Triplett, 64, of Chickamauga passed away Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. Mrs. Triplett worked as a paralegal, was a airplane pilot who enjoyed flying and playing the piano. She deeply loved her
NORCROSS — Vivian Wright Welker, 59, of Norcross and formerly of Calhoun, passed away Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. Funeral service will be on Friday at 1 p.m. in the chapel. The family will receive friends at the
William Thomas "Tom" Wilson, 87, of Soddy-Daisy passed away on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 in an area healthcare facility. Tom retired from Cumberland/Cannon after 46 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents,
ROSALIE — Lorene Barrentine Benefield, 85, of Rosalie died Sunday, Dec. 10 at Highland's Health Care. Funeral services are Wednesday at 1 p.m. CT at Corner Stone Funeral chapel with the Bro. Bill Bass and the
Elizabeth Brannan Booth, 93, of Soddy Daisy, passed away Monday, Dec. 11. Elizabeth was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a longtime member of St. Jude Catholic Church. She worked as an
ROSSVILLE — Robert Benjamin Clarkson, 65, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Dec., 10, 2017. He was an auto mechanic. Robert came to know the Lord as his Savior while under hospice care before
WILDWOOD — Susan Shivers Davis, 65, of Wildwood, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at CHI Memorial in Chattanooga. Susan was born in Griffin, Ga. on July 19, 1952 to the late Lanier and Barbara
Carlos Devane, 58, of Chattanooga passed on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 at Parkridge Hospital. He was the loving, kind, son of Mr. Shelly and Ernestine Daniels and the late John Ray DeVane. He was a graduate of
Ruth Eddinger, 74, of Soddy Daisy, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Ruth was a loving wife and mother. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Ruth and Nic DiMartio; granddaughter, Elizabeth Hannah Eddinger. Ruth
Billy G. Edens, 94, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at Memorial Hixson Hospital after a brief illness. A retired U.S. Air Force Colonel, Billy and his wife Kitty settled in Chattanooga after a 32-year
J.D. Evans, 93, of Cleveland, died Dec. 11, 2017. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.
Ophelia Ruth Hargrove, 84, of Red Bank, passed away Dec. 9, 2017. Ruth will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother who loved people and always had a smile on her face. She was a
Minnie Hickman passed away Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. The family will receive friends Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at noon in the Highway 58 Chapel of Turner Funeral Home
Billy Randolph Huskey, 84, of East Ridge died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 surrounded by loved ones at the Rosewood in Fort Oglethorpe. Billy was born Nov. 26, 1933 in Dalton, Ga. to the late Isaac Bennie
CHICKAMAUGA — Thomas David Johnson, 66 passed away Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. He was born in Pikeville, Tenn., has been a resident of Chickamauga for the past 18 yrs., and was of the Church of
WHITWELL — Billie Jean Kilgore, a lifelong member of the Whitwell community, passed away Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at the age of 81 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Billie Jean was preceded in death by her
FLAT ROCK — Melanie Gwyn Landers, 53, of Flat Rock died Sunday, Dec. 10 at her residence. Funeral services are Thursday at 2 p.m. ET at Corner Stone Funeral chapel with the Bro. Charlie Kerns officiating. Burial
Connie June McDade of Walden passed away Dec. 8, 2017 with her loving husband, Lee McDade, family, and friends by her side. A Celebration of Life service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 at 10 a.m.at
LAFAYETTE — Kenneth “Kenny” Ray Mitchell, 70, of Chatsworth/LaFayette, passed away Sunday – Dec. 10, 2017. He was born in LaFayette to the late Earl Ray and Carmie Gertrude Gilreath Mitchell. He served his country in
SPRING CITY, VIRGINIA — LTC. (Ret) William “Bill” Nathan Nall Sr., 79, passed away Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. He was the son of the late Cecil Otto Nall and Johnnie Pearl Fridell Nall, and was also preceded
Elvin Wilbur O’Quinn, 95, of Cleveland, died Dec. 9, 2017. Graveside services will be Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, 1 p.m. at Chattanooga National Cemetery. Services provided by Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, Chattanooga. 423-265-4414
Dorothea Mae Owens, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away quietly on Dec. 7, 2017. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Beautiful Greenwood at 1954 Greenwood Road. Following burial, family will receive friends from noon to
BOAZ — Mrs. Vilma Reiss, 79, passed away Dec. 9, 2017. Memorial services will be held at a later date. www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.
ROSSVILLE — Milam Douglas "M.D." Schubert, 91, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday morning. He was born 14 of Feb. 1926 in Appalachi, Va. At the time of his death,
PIKEVILLE — Carolyn Mills Terry passed away on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 at the age of 71. She was a life long resident of Bledsoe County and member of Wheeler Hill Church of Christ.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Susan Linnee, a groundbreaking Associated Press bureau chief in Madrid and Nairobi, has died at age 75.
Richard Wilbur, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator who intrigued and delighted generations of readers and theatergoers through his rhyming editions of Moliere and his own verse on memory, writing...
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) - Robert Fenn, a Milwaukee-based speedskating coach who mentored two-time Olympic gold medalist Shani Davis, has died. He was 73.
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) - The Latest on the death of a Navajo Code Talker (all times local):
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Jerry Kleczka, a liberal Democrat who represented a Wisconsin district that included his hometown of Milwaukee for 20 years, has died. He was 73.
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) - A Navajo code talker who used the Navajo language to outsmart the Japanese in World War II has died in New Mexico, Navajo Nation officials...
Y.A. Tittle, the Hall of Fame quarterback and 1963 NFL Most Valuable Player, has died. He was 90.
MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) - Jimmy Beaumont, the lead singer of the doo-wop group the Skyliners who co-wrote the iconic ballad "Since I Don't Have You" has died. He was 76.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rufus Hannah, a formerly homeless alcoholic who fought and performed dangerous stunts in the notorious "Bumfights" videos, has died. He was 63.
PHOENIX (AP) - Basketball great Connie Hawkins has died at 75.