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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 03, 2015

James William "Jim" Anderson, 73, of Harrison, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The funeral service will be held today at 1 p.m. in the Highway 58 Chapel of Turner Funeral Home with Minister
AnnetteCopeland Annette Copeland, 62, passed away on July 2, 2015, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Wilma Bandy

Wilma Frances Whiteside Bandy, 94, passed away Wednesday July 1, 2015. A resident of the Ringgold area for the past 75 years, she was a former employee of the Bank of Ringgold where she
Carol Lynn Mannie Blackwelder, 54, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at her home. Memorial service scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Monday at funeral home.

Carrie Brooks

Carrie E. Brooks, 91, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at a local health care facility. She had lived most of her life in Walker County, retiring in the mid 1980s from Nation
Catherine Davis Brown, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015, in a local hospital. Funeral today at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home. Burial: Lakewood Memory
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
Marie Hickey Davis, 94, of Dewey, Okla., and formerly of Dunlap, Tenn., died Tuesday, June 30. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. CDT on Monday, July 6, 2015, at the Davis Family Funeral

Harvey Duncan

Harvey C. Duncan, 80, died Thursday, July 2, 2015. Survivors include wife, Mary Kathleen Duncan; children, Harvey Dewayne Duncan, Chris Duncan, Teresa Diane Blackwell, Louetta Millican; brother, Noah Duncan; sister, Linda Bonds; eight grandchildren; seven
Barbara Dunn, 83, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. There will not be any services. Arrangements are by Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.

Anne Epperson

Anne C. Epperson, 83, passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2015. She was a native of Atlanta, Ga., and was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Epperson, and grandson, Jacob Epperson. Survivors include her
Mary Catherine Morrison Gang, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, she was a charter member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church where she served

Debra Gilliam

Fort payne
Debra Paulette Joiner Gilliam, 56, died Wednesday, July 1, at The Bridge in South Pittsburg. Debra was a graduate of Northwest Georgia High School. She was preceded in death by her parents,
Billy Frank Hale, 94, passed away peacefully June 30, 2015, in Huntsville, Ala. He was a devoted, loving husband of his sweetheart wife, Irene, for 68 years. Billy was a WWII veteran having

Bobby Hartline

LaFAYETTE Robert "Bobby" Hartline, 56, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015, at his residence. A life-long resident of the North Georgia area, Bobby was born June 2, 1959, to the late Raymond and
Ronnie A. Hightower, 66, passed away on July 1, 2015, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
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
Louis Roy Hutchins, 64, of Chattanooga, a native of Stevenson, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Funeral services at 1 p.m. CDT at the Valley Funeral Home Chapel, Stevenson. Burial to follow in Stevenson

Marion Jacks Jr.

Marion Jacks Jr. 93, passed away July 1, 2015, in Cowan. Mr. Jacks served in the U.S. Navy in WWII. Visitation will begin 10 a.m. CDT Friday, July 3, at Moore-Cortner Funeral

Lee Johnson

Lee Dell Johnson, 83, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015. Funeral services will be today, Friday 3, at 11 a.m. CDT at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, Rev. L.A. Smith and Minister Brandon Renfroe officiating. Burial
Dalen R. Lee, 49, of East Ridge, went to be with our Lord on June 27, 2015, following a courageous battle with cancer. Dalen was born to Randy and Charlotte (Scruggs) Lee, who preceded him
Patty Ellen Marshall, 87, of Chattanooga, entered into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on July 1, 2015. She was born May 13, 1928, in Norton, Va., to the
Toby Allen McDaniel, infant son of Courtney McDaniel and Hollie Lynn Hanson, went to be with Lord on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Graveside service will be held on Sunday, July 5, at 2 p.m.
Annie McDonald, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015, in a Nashville Healthcare Facility. Visitation is today at 11 a.m. at Greater Friendship Primitive Church with the funeral to follow at noon with Pastor

Maude Millican

Maude Gertrude Millican, 91, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled Sunday, July 5, at 3 p.m. CDT from the chapel. Interment: Garrett Cemetery Visitation: 2-3 p.m. CDT Sunday, July

Rushie Moore

Rushie Mae Moore, 67, passed away Wednesday, July 1. She is survived by her son, Chris (Kathy)Moore and three grandchildren. Funeral: 2 p.m. CDT Saturday, July 4, from Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial follows
Paralee Otinger, 82, passed away on July 10, 2015. Funeral services were Thursday, July 2, at noon CDTfrom the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial followed in Old Sardis Cemetery. Arrangments by W.T.Wilson Funeral Chapel, Rainsville.
William Earl Presley, 93, of Apison, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015. A lifelong resident of Apison, he was the son of the late Ossie and Dora Presley. Earl was a veteran
James Melvin Smith, Sr. went to be with the Lord and his loving wife Betty on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. He was a devoted husband, loving Dad and Papaw. He will be greatly missed
Larry T. West, 54, of Flintstone, Ga., went home to be with the Lord on June 30, 2015. He was a member of Valley Memorial Baptist Church. He was a loving servant of the

Bo Whaley

Wilburn "Bo" Whaley, 83, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. He had lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life and was
Sanford Willoughby, 80, passed away July 2, 2015, at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
July 3, 1959- October 27, 2014 Happy Birthday! We love and miss you! Tisdale, Smith, Hunt, Wilkerson and Johnson Families
Kimberly N. Boykin July 3, 1969 Happy Birthday! In memory from Mom, Antwone and Henderson family.


June 14, 1982-July 3, 2010 Trell, its hard to believe its been five years since you left us. I wish you could have stayed longer... But your mission was complete. Ill see you


Your laugh could touch all around you. Your faith in God was an inspiration to all. Your love of life was felt by everyone. You are truly loved and missed. Calvin, Shanna and


August 25, 1949- July 3, 2013 Those we love dont go away. They walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and forever dear. We Love You,

In MemoryDebra Scoggins.

July 3, 1959- July 15, 2013 Happy Birthday! Those we love dont go away. They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed, and very dear.
May 12, 1948 - July 3, 2011 We love you and miss you everyday. Your love will forever dwell in our hearts and on our minds. Love, your wife Victoria, children and
Feb. 8, 1959-July 3, 2014 To my loving wife, mother, and sister San, I never believed that our dance would end so soon. I miss you and I will always be in love
Matthew Gerald Alexander, 68, of Soddy-Daisy, and Monroe, La. since 1986, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at the Northeast Louisiana War Veterans Home. Mr. Alexander served his country during the Vietnam War, 1966-1968. He was
James William "Jim" Anderson, 73, of Harrison, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. He was a member of Savannah United Methodist Church. He served in the Army National Guard for six years and retired
Douglas Eugene Beuoy, 50, of Chattanooga, completed his earthly journey, after a courageous battle with cancer, on Sunday, June 28, 2015, surrounded by family. He attended UTC and was a graduate of McCallie School
Catherine Davis Brown, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015. Catherine Brown Catherine Davis Brown, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 in a local hospital. She was proceeded in

Donna Byrd

Rock spring
Donna F. Byrd, 56, died Monday, June 29, 2015 at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and attended Noble Fellowship Church. She is survived by her loving husband of 16 years,
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.
CHIMNEY ROCK, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say anti-vaccine Dr. Jeff Bradstreet has been found dead in an apparent suicide in North Carolina.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Macnee, star of the 1960s TV series "The Avengers," has died. He was 93.
NEW YORK (AP) - A longtime New York congressman who was forced to resign after two corruption convictions has died. Mario Biaggi was 97.
Celebrity colleagues and admirers of film composer James Horner tweeted their reactions to his death in a plane crash at age 61:
NEW YORK (AP) - Dick Van Patten, the genial comic actor best known as the patriarch of TV's "Eight is Enough," has died, according to his publicist Daniel Bernstein.
BOSTON (AP) - The creator of the pink plastic lawn flamingo, the ultimate symbol of American lawn kitsch, has died. Donald Featherstone was 79.
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.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Laura A. Myers, a veteran Associated Press reporter and editor who led the news cooperative's coverage of foreign affairs as the country reeled from the Sept....
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Danny Villanueva, a former NFL kicker and a pioneer of Spanish-language television, has died. He was 77.
NEW YORK (AP) - James Salter, the prize-winning author acclaimed for his sophisticated, granular prose and sobering insights in "Light Years," ''A Sport and a Pastime" and other fiction, has...
BALTIMORE (AP) - Wendell Holmes, the guitarist, pianist and singer and songwriter of the soul and blues band The Holmes Brothers, has died.
LEEDS, Ala. (AP) - The mother of NBA great Charles Barkley, Charcey Glenn, has died at her home in Alabama.
NEW YORK (AP) - Ralph Roberts, a businessman with a gentle demeanor who built Comcast from a small cable TV system in Mississippi into one of the nation's largest entertainment...
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - A stepbrother of Jacqueline Kennedy has died. Hugh D. Auchincloss (AWK'-in-klahs) III was 87.
NEW YORK (AP) - Nelson Doubleday Jr., the publishing scion who bought the New York Mets and shepherded the team to a 1986 World Series title, has died. He was...
NEW YORK (AP) - James "Jimmy" Lee, the JPMorgan Chase banker who helped arrange some of the biggest corporate deals for companies including General Motors, News Corp. and Facebook, died...
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.