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Local Obits for Mon. Dec 22, 2014


Stanley Jack Brewster, 64, passed away Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Funeral services at 11:00 a.m. CST on Tuesday, Dec. 23, from Kerby Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Pisgah Cemetery. Visitation

Betty Brown

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Betty Gene Smith Brown, 76, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was of the Church of God faith. Betty graduated
Harold Hoke Cantrell Sr., 89, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Hoke was a beloved husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend. A veteran of WWII, Hoke served

Maurice Christian

Fort oglethorpe
Maurice Lebron Christian, 91, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Dec. 22, in the funeral home chapel with
Linda Faye Coulter passed away Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. She was previously employed by the Internal Revenue Service in New Orleans prior to moving to Chattanooga. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from the

Marie Cross

Cedar grove
Mrs. Foye Marie Millican Cross, 84, passed away Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving
James "Jim" Dietz, 63, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at his home. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga-North Georgia Area and a lifetime member of Boynton United Methodist Church.
Martha McDaris Dooley died peacefully at her residence on Sunday, Dec. 21, following a brief illness at the age of 92. She was preceeded in death by her husband of 49 1/2 years, James William
James Fischer James H. Fischer, 71, Chattanooga, died at his residence on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, after a brief bout with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Linda; daughters, Laura (Ron) Frencho, Leigh (Mark)
Melvin Frost Jr., 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in the Hospice Care Center. The body will lie in state today after 10:30 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home. A graveside service will

Bertha Gonce

South pittsburg
Bertha Russell Gonce, 99, died Friday, Dec 19, 2014. She was the daughter of Alexander Gaines and Barbara Raulston Russell of Anderson, Tenn. Bertha and Marion lived on their farm near

Mary Hess

Cleveland
Mary M. Hess, 79, formerly of Cleveland, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Survivors: husband, Clyde Hess; children, Jimmy Breeden, Jeff Breeden, Jerry Breeden and Debbie Cox; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Funeral services: Tuesday

Dorothy Hunter

Decatur
Dorothy Ford Hunter, 88, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Services will be 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 23, in the Bowers Funeral Home Chapel. Interment in the Bethsadia Cemetery. Visitation: noon-1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 23,
Lloyd M. Johnson Jr., 72, of Chattanooga, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Dec. 18 2014. Mr. Johnson was born and raised in Chattanooga. He was of the Baptist faith and was a retired self-employed
Rebecca Ann Lively Kyle, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Dec. 22, in the South Crest Chapel.
Robert L. "Rabbit" Moore, 73, formerly of Sale Creek, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. He loved riding his lawn mower, fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Cecil Moore;
Albert Allen Morgan, 70, of Hixson, passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Allen was born on Jan. 27, 1944, to the late William L. Morgan and Catherine Cherry Morgan. He was the owner of Morgan
James A. "Jim" Neighbors, 69, of Ooltewah, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, in the funeral home chapel. Burial
Barbara Williamson Newton, 77, of Signal Mountain, faithful wife, mother and grandmother, celebrated her homecoming in heaven on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Barbara has been a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and Signal Mountain area.
Louellen Mayes Remson, 75, passed on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. She was a graduate of Alabama A&M with a Masters degree in education. She was an educator
Cecil B. "Big Cecil"Skyles Sr., of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at the age of 58. Big C was born in Chattanooga on Feb. 17, 1956, to I.Z. Skyles and Josephine Shaw,
Ruth Smith, of East Ridge, passed away Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Hurley Ray Smith, 79, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at his home. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area. He had worked at Standard-Coosa-Thatcher
Edward C. "Eddie" Turbyfill, 90, of Ooltewah, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at his home. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Pastor Don Gettys
Virginia Perry Turner, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, following a lengthy illness. Virginia was a longtime active member of First Presbyterian Church and Its a Wonderful Life and Women of the Church

Jerry Underwood

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Jerry Wayne Underwood, 69, passed away Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. He was the son of the

In MemoryONEIDA MAE GREEN

Dec. 24, 1909- Dec. 22, 2005 Its been nine years since you left us to be with the Lord. Our love for you will always be here in our hearts and memories. Loved and sadly

In MemoryHubert Harrison

Dec. 22, 1946 - July 4, 2010 Happy Birthday Dad And Granddad! We love and miss you. Love Always, Ann, Edward, Shay, Sasha Steele, Jakel and Rileigh

Judy Anderson

Rossville
Judith Ann Anderson, 66, departed this life Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Her passion in life was taking care of and spending time with children. She was of the Church of God faith. Judy was
Pearl L. Billingsley, 89, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. She was born in Heflin, Ala., to Goree and Hattie Fowlkes. She was a faithful member of Tucker
Robert Brown Jr. Robert Glenn Brown Jr., 91, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away at his Marietta,Ga., home on Dec. 17, 2014, after a long illness. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, at
Archie Burchard Sr. Archie Harold "Bood" Burchard Sr., 93, of Flat Top Mountain, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. He was a member of Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church. Mr. Burchard retired from U.S. Air
Betty Harris Cambron, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Mrs. Cambron was born and raised in Chattanooga. She was a member of Brainerd Baptist Church, a graduate of Central High
Harold Hoke Cantrell Sr., 89, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Hoke was a beloved husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend. A veteran of WWII, Hoke served

Jeff Chandler

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Jeffrey David "Jeff" Chandler, 51, lifelong resident of LaFayette, passed away Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, surrounded

Maurice Christian

Fort oglethorpe
Maurice Lebron Christian, 91, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Dec. 19. Maurice was a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church and attended First Presbyterian Church. He was a lifelong resident
Randy Wayne Dockery Sr., born July 26, 1949, and lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, following a long-term illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie Mills Dockery and
Roosevelt "TJ" Dossett Jr. departed this life on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Greensboro, N.C. He was born April 1, 1931, in Kensington, Ga., to Roosevelt Dossett and Anna Mae Young. He was

William Dye

Rossville
William Edward Dye, 80, passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 in a local hospital. He was born April 4, 1934, in Shelbyville, Tenn. Mr. Dye was a retired in 1974 from the United
Jim Dietz James Ira "Jim" Dietz, 63, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Heritage Funeral & Crematory, Battlefield
James Edward Filyaw, 67, of Birchwood, passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. James was born on Jan. 20, 1947, to the late Bessie Lowe Filyaw and Roy Lee Filyaw Sr. Along with his parents, James
James H. Fischer, 71, Chattanooga, died at his residence on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, after a brief bout with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Linda; daughters, Laura (Ron) Frencho, Leigh (Mark) Baxter, Jennifer
Mary Alice Freeman, 62, passed away Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Melvin Frost Jr., 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in the Hospice Care Center. He was formerly employed by The Bakery. He was preceded in death by his son, Melvin Frost III.
James William "Bill" Gass, 79, of Chattanooga, went home to with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, after a short illness. He was born in Chattanooga on Nov. 9, 1935, to the
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NEW YORK (AP) - Ken Weatherwax, who played the child character Pugsley on "The Addams Family" television series in the 1960s, has died. He was 59.
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L. Stephen Coles, a researcher who studied supercentenarians - the rare breed of humans who have managed to stay alive 110 years or more - has died. He was 73.
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Claudia Emerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, died early Thursday morning at age 57 after a long battle with cancer, the...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Claudia Emerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, has died. She was 57.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rabbi Harold Schulweis, an influential Conservative synagogue leader, has died in Los Angeles at age 89.
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