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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 06, 2016


Ruth Elizabeth Rice Bason, of Soddy-Daisy, went to meet Jesus in the morning of Jan. 25, 2016. Ruth was the daughter of Ada Eunice Simmons Rice and John Thomas Rice. Ruth will meet her husband,

Lillian Bodkin

Rossville
Lillian Bodkin, 96, passed away Friday Feb. 5, 2016, at a local hospital. Arrangements by Hertage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.
Joyce Bownds PIKEVILLE Joyce "Honey" Forbes Bownds, local radio personality and visual artist bid farewell, on Jan. 31, 2016. Formerly of Chattanooga, Honey was born in Pearland, Texas, on Oct. 6, 1934.
Sgt. 1st Class, Willie Charles Bragg, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2016, at his home in Tacoma, Wash., from a lengthy illness. He was the son of Georgia Ann Fallins (deceased
Ralph Newton Brown, 79, of Hixson, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Ralph was born in Greensboro, N.C., to the late Lula and Russell Brown. He spent his childhood in the Gold Hill community of
Beatrice Chandler, 93, passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Leon Dale

Rossville
Holland Leon Dale, 80, passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at his home. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel of the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home.

Todd Goins

Dunlap
Spencer Lee "Todd" Goins, 61, passed away Thursday morning, Feb. 4, 2016, at Hospice Care Center. He was a member of Dunlap United Methodist Church, Dunlap Lodge 693 F & A.M., Technology Coordinator

Russell Hamilton

Chickamauga
Russell F. Hamilton, 94, departed this life Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. He was born in Oak Park, Ill., to the late Woodman and Dorothy Hamilton. Russell served as a bombardier in the US

Raymond Harrington

Rossville
Raymond Dewight "Bridges" Harrington, 56, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Raymond was a resident of Catoosa County and was a driver for Shaw Industries for 15
Terry Lynn Harvey, 57, of Sale Creek, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. She was an employee of Amazon Corporation. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Brandy Harvey; and her father,
Emory Hawkins, 30, of Red Bank, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at his home. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, in the funeral home stateroom, with Rev. Rick Greene officiating. Interment

Phyllis Hensley

Lenoir city
Phyllis Anna Ruth Hensley, 82, passed away Feb. 2, 2016, at Baptist Healthcare Center. Funeral service set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at the Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home chapel. Rev. Clyde Fitzgerald will officiate.
Virginia Holton, 82, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Decatur, passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. Funeral service at noon Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in the Bowers Funeral Home Chapel. Interment in Decatur Cemetery. Visitation: 5-8
Doris Pitts Jones, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in a local hospital surrounded by her family. Viewing is today, at 11 a.m., with the funeral to follow at
Johnny Lee "Dink" Kelley, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, in a local healthcare facility. Funeral service will be today at 9 a.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home,
Minnie Lou Kilby, 95, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her loved ones on Sunday, January 31, 2016. She was born in Franklin, Ga., to the late Artis and
Mary Marshall, 84, passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Janette Cheek McClure, 83, passed away on Feb. 4, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on July 6, 1932, to the late William F. and Stella Lou Cheek.
Mary Earl Goodwyne "Meg" Owen, 99, formerly of Signal Mountain, died Dece. 16, 2015, in Winchester, Va. Mrs. Owen was born in 1916, in Forsyth, Ga., the daughter of the late Early Napoleon and Mary
Annie Ruth Watson Palmer, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in a local healthcare facility. She was a member of Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church for many years and later joined
Carolyn Jean Ray, 65, of Ooltewah, passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in a local healthcare center. Carolyn has lived in Chattanooga for most of her life and was a longtime member of Hilltop

Tom Reed

Jasper
Gunnery Sgt. Oscar Thomas Reed, 83, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. The son of the late Joseph Allen and Rebecca Lawson Reed, he was a retired Gunnery Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps,
Barbara Robinson, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Cynthia Rust

Coalmont
Cynthia Rose Rust, 64, passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga. She was born in Manchester, Tenn., on Nov. 8, 1951, to Howard Allen and Martha Sue Crabtree Brown, who
Doris Ann Harris Satterwhite, born Feb. 15, 1945, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. She retired from the city of public works. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Satterwhite;
Charles "Charlie" William Saylors, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and the son of the late William Carl and Mary Katherine Saylors. Charlie
Mary Joyce Sergeant, 67, of Hixson, died on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. A celebration of life will be held at Hixson United Methodist Church on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. Officiating will
Adrian Lemann Silvels, 35, passed away Feb. 3, 2016, in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Howard G. Swafford, 96, passed away at his home on Feb. 4, 2016. He was the son of the late John A. Swafford and Ida Graham Swafford of Marion County, Tenn. At the age

Janet Torstenson

Winchester
Janet Jacqueline Bishop Torstenson, 74, passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. She was a founding member of the Multi-County Cancer Support Group Network. Visitation: 3-6 p.m. CST Sunday from Harmony Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

In MemoryPam Lane Markum

Feb. 6, 1961 - Oct. 25, 2008 Happy Birthday to our beautiful, precious, loving daughter. Our lives were changed forever when God called you Home. We love and miss you so much because our

Clarence Baggett

Rossville
Clarence Winfield Baggett, 75, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, he was retired from Dupont where he worked for 30 years, a former employee of Hertz where
Frances Elaine Baulding, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, in a local hospital. Funeral service is today, at 1 p.m., at Thankful Missionary Baptist Church, with Pastor Oscar Lockhart as the
Garry Lee Belk, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Jan. 31, 2016. He was a good friend and he will be missed. Go to www.bowersfh.com and sign the guest book and offer your condolences. Arrangements by

Martha Benton

Athens
Martha Kate Fagg Morphew Benton, 92, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at McMinn Memorial Nursing Center, Etowah. Funeral is Saturday, at 7 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial is Sunday, at 11 a.m.,
Barbara Klassen Blair, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at her residence. She was born July, 10, 1945, in Chattanooga and was a graduate of Central High School. Barbara retired from TVA

Jerry Brooks

Bridgeport
Jerry Wayne Brooks, 64, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga. Jerry was the son of the late Edgar Thomas and Virginia Lee Rollins Brooks born November 24, 1951,

Margaret Creighton

Tracy city
Mrs. Margaret L. Creighton, 94, passed away Thursday, Feb. 5, 2016, at the Sheltering Arms Home in Palmer. She was born in Palmer, Tenn., on April 26, 1921, to Dee and Susie Tucker Cleek
Austranda L. Davis, 58, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Virginia Dean

Gruetli-laager
Virginia Lee Dean, 83, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at NHC in Dunlap. Born in Long Island, Ala., she was a daughter of the late James Mahan and Bertha Smith Mahan, she was also

John Derryberry

Monteagle
John Eddie Derryberry, passed away on Feb. 3, 2016, at his home after a series of illnesses over recent years. Born Aug. 3, 1938, in Lewisburg, Tenn. Eddie was the only child of the
George Dillard, 24, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Reba J. Elsea Reba J. Elsea, 76, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Dec. 16, 2015, in North Charleston, S.C. She was of the Jehovahs Witness faith and formerly a member of the Soddy- Daisy Congregation.

Georgia Fox

Ringgold
Georgia Fox, 89, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. She was the widow of the late Lewis T. Fox, and was of the Baptist Faith. She was a telephone operator in Ballground,
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend Charles Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's sidekick in his "Peanuts" comic strip, has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge who presided over Martha Stewart's criminal trial in New York has died. Miriam Cedarbaum was 86.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Police say veteran X Games biker Dave Mirra has died in North Carolina. He was 41.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Former Indiana Gov. Edgar Whitcomb, who escaped a prisoner-of-war camp during World War II and sailed around the world in his 70s, has died.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Jack Riley, a former Army hockey coach who won guided the U.S. team to its first Olympic gold medal in 1960, has died. He was...
BOSTON (AP) - A Boston woman best known as the mother who called for her son to come home for dinner in a classic Prince pasta television commercial of the...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A funeral home in Maine says Bob Elliott, half of the enduring television and radio comedy team Bob and Ray, has died. He was 92.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - An ailing New Hampshire woman who won permission to buy medical marijuana in Maine before it was available in her home state has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Aiken, an executive director of the Authors Guild who served for nearly 20 years as it confronted such digital age issues as copyright, e-book royalties...
NEW YORK (AP) - Michael J. Feeney, a former reporter for The New York Daily News and former president of the New York Association of Black Journalists, died Sunday. He...
NEW YORK (AP) - Signe Toly Anderson, a vocalist and original member of the Jefferson Airplane who left the band after its first record and was replaced by Grace Slick,...
DALLAS (AP) - Rusty Rose, a former co-owner of the Texas Rangers with former president George W. Bush, has died at the age of 74.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A prominent civil rights leader in Kentucky who became the state's first woman and African-American elected to the state's Senate has died. Georgia Davis Powers was...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Paul Kantner, an original member of the 1960s rock group Jefferson Airplane who stayed with the San Francisco-based band through its transformation from hippies to hit...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Paul Kantner, an original member of the seminal 1960s rock band Jefferson Airplane and the eventual leader of successor group Jefferson Starship, has died at age...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The former Providence mayor who dominated Rhode Island politics for parts of four decades before serving time for corruption has died. Vincent "Buddy" Cianci Jr., was...
MIAMI (AP) - Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and...