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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 01, 2015

Jerry Randall "Randy" Allen, 51, of Ooltewah, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015. Randy was born Nov. 25, 1963 in Murfreesboro, Tenn., and graduated from Tyner High School where he played football and was a

Ella Rose Bartlett

LaFAYETTE Ella Rose Bartlett, 77, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Preceded in death by son, Timothy Delane Ezell. Survived by daughters and
Mary "Jody" Bible, 87, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2015. A native of Jackson, Miss., she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Lillian James Brewer. She was a former resident
Betty Rhea Brown, 91, of Hixson, passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Betty was a Charter member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She retired from J.C. Penny. Betty is preceded in death by her husband,

Donna Bunch

LaFAYETTE Donna Faye Bunch, 72, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015 at her residence. Memorial services will be held Thursday at 5 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel. To share expressions of sympathy,
George Edward Davis, 89, of Chattanooga died Monday, March 30, 2015. He was born April 11, 1925 in Chattanooga to the late Earl O. and Mary Bernice Davis. He was preceded in death by

Leslie Davis

LaFAYETTE Leslie Kay Williams Davis, 36, passed away Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. She was born Sept. 8, 1978, in Iowa City, Iowa. A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 3, in

Patricia Dills

Patricia Dills, 71, died Tuesday March 31, 2015. Services will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.

Albert Frank

Albert Richard Frank, 82, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Survivors include wife, Helen Daniel. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. EDT today, April 1, at Poplar Springs Cemetery. Memories and prayers
Odessa Mitchell Greene, 86, passed away on March 30, 2015, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Michelle Lynn Guffey, 29, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Funeral 6 p.m. Thursday at Ziegler Funeral Home. A private graveside service will be held in Guffey-Shell Cemetery. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Thursday at funeral home. Ziegler

Annie Johnson

Annie Ruth Lancaster Johnson, 88, died March 31, 2015. Visitation will be Thursday, April 2, at 1 p.m. CDT at Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson, Ala. Funeral will begin at 2 p.m. CDT on
Ronald Eugene Johnson, 70, of Chattanooga went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 30, 2015. Mr. Johnson served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1965-1968 as a Tele Type repairman; he

Virginia Killian

Fort payne
Virginia S. Killian, 88, passed away at DeKalb Regional Medical Center on March 31, 2015. Funeral at 2 p.m. CDT Thursday at Burt Chapel with Rev. Ricky Smith and Rev. Jim Russell officiating. Visitation noon-2
Lewis Layne WHITWELL Leslie Lewis Layne, 88, left this life Monday, March 30, 2015. He was retired from Signal Mountain Cement Plant. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Knox Layne;
William Lester "Boomer" Lockhart, 64, died Thursday morning March 26, 2015, at home. Born in Memphis, grew up in College Park, Ga. After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam.
Ada Marie Marcum, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2015, just two days after her 88th birthday. She loved to garden, cook and play cards. Survivors include her husband of 69 years, Elza Louis Marcum;

Connie McGill

Connie G. McGill, 86, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at NHC of Athens, Tenn. Preceded in death by her husband, Roth H. McGill Jr. She was of the Baptist faith and a believer

Michael Mooney

Michael James Mooney, 60, departed this life Monday, March 30, 2015. He was born in Chattanooga to the late Bill and Pearl Mooney. Michael was of the Pentecostal faith and loved fishing, NASCAR and playing

Joyce Moore

Joyce Stovall Moore, formerly of Huntland, passed away on March 29, 2015. Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home with Funeral Services following at 1 p.m.

Gracelyn Morgan

Gracelyn Bree Morgan passed away March 26, 2015, in a local hospital. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2015, in Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on
Mary Alice Overton, 61, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2015, in a local healthcare facility. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Sylva Overton; and a sister, Beth Stokes.

Lola Parker

LaFAYETTE Lola Parker, 92, died Sunday, March 29, 2015, in a local health care facility. She was the daughter of the late James Marion and Eula Dunn Parker. She was retired from 3M
Lora Pickett Ridge, 88, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 29, 2015. She was a member of Meadowview Baptist Church. She will be remembered as Mama to everyone that walked
Luradell Finney Robinson, 62, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, March 28, 2015, in a local hospital. She was born to the late Charles Sr. and Charlie Finney-Anderson in Chattanooga, and the youngest of five siblings. She

Betty Ross

Betty Lorine Abney Ross, 83, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015, in a local health care facility. She was born in Gadsden, Ala., in 1931 to the late John and Myrtle Abney and was
Malinda Simmons PIKEVILLE Malinda L. "Mindy" Simmons, 54, passed away on March 30, 2015. She was of the Church of God faith and was a member of the West End Church of God.
John Steele, 63, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015, at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga where he worked for Randy Wilson Painting for over 20 years. He was
Dr. Sharlinda Turner Sharlinda Beach Turner, MD, 63, a resident of Harrison, passed away suddenly Saturday evening, March 28, 2015, at her home. A celebration of life service will be conducted at 1 p.m. today,
Clarence Dell Ward, 85, died March 30, 2015. Survivors: daughter, Diane Blackmon; sister, Faye Smith; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2015, at West Hill Cemetery. Friends are asked
Charles L Kennedy Aug 17, 1955-April 1, 2014 Its been a year since you left our side. Still in our hearts you reside. The pain we can hardly bare. However even in
April 1, 1932 - November 14, 1999 What we would give to see your face, hold your hand or just whisper we love you. From her Children Hilly and Wilma, Sparkle, Ronald

In MemoryLessie Ware

Happy Birthday, Grandmama! We miss you and love you. From The Family
Jerry Randall "Randy" Allen, 51, of Ooltewah, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015. Randy was born Nov. 25, 1963 in Murfreesboro, Tenn., and graduated from Tyner High School where he played football and was a

Eva Blankenship

Spring city
Eva Reighn Blankenship, 4 1/2 months, died Sunday, March 29, 2015. Funeral service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, at Bethel Baptist Church. Interment in Glen Alice Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday one hour before the service
William "Bill" Lawrence Bowman, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 29, 2015, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Bill graduated from Baylor and went to Cumberland College, where he met his

Patrick Buffington

Patrick Adams Buffington Jr., 66, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015. Condolences may be sent to Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today, March 31, 2015, in the South Crest Chapel of

William Burns

William Franklin "B.B."Burns, 88, a veteran of World War II, passed away March 29, 2015, at Morning Pointe Assisted Living Facility in Collegedale. He was born a son of the late Charles and Tennie Walker
Sharon Roden Eidson, 57, of Ooltewah, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, March 28, 2015. She was born April 14, 1957, in Rossville, Ga. She was a 1975 graduate of

Ruth Ellison

Ruth Percilla Ellison, 79, died March 30, 2015. Survivors, son, Rickey (Janet) Ellison, sisters, Lena Ingle, Betty Brown; brother, Joe Winters; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral is 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, at
Charlotte Leona Glenn, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, March 23, 2015, at a local hospital. Funeral service will be today at noon in the Chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Oscar

David Goodland

David C. Goodland, 85, died Sunday, March 29, 2015. He was a member of Dayton Church of Christ where he a very active roll in the church. David was a graduate of the University of
Thelma Marie Grissom, 98, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015. The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev.
Lucille Harris, of Hixson and formerly of Dayton, died Sunday March 29, 2015. Funeral services at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Sam Youngblood officiating. Burial in
Carolyn Imrie, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015. She was a warm loving mother and grandmother. Survivors include her son, Gary (Connie) Donovan Sr.; grandchildren, James A. "AJ" (Stephanie) Jones and Lt
PATTERSON, Calif. (AP) - Leslie A. Williams, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen, has died in California. He was 95.
SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) - Arnett Doctor, a key figure responsible for securing reparations for victims of the Rosewood massacre, has died in the Tampa Bay area following a long...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nan Tucker McEvoy, the last member of the founder's family to head the San Francisco Chronicle and a prominent olive oil rancher, died Thursday after a...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sally Forrest, an actress-dancer who graced the silver screen throughout the '40s and '50s in MGM musicals and films such as the 1956 noir "While the...
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A financial planner who worked with the University of Pittsburgh to create the Live Like Lou Center for ALS Research, has died of the disease he fought...
DALLAS (AP) - Dorman Cordell, who served as chief of several bureaus in his career with The Associated Press, has died at the age of 83.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jerry Warren, the editor of San Diego's largest newspaper for 20 years and a White House press secretary during the Nixon and Ford administrations, died Friday...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Chuck Bednarik, a Pro Football Hall of Famer and one of the last great two-way NFL players, died early Saturday the Eagles said. He was 89.
Bob Kastenmeier, who represented Wisconsin's 2nd Congressional District for 32 years, died peacefully died Friday morning at his home in Arlington, Va. He was 91.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - The youngest half brother of late President Gerald Ford has died. He was 90.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - A woman who was among 13 selected for training as possible astronauts in the early 1960s has died at her northern Michigan home. She was...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Bob Kastenmeier, an early and staunch opponent of the Vietnam War who served 32 years in Congress, has died. The Wisconsin Democrat was...
The drummer for the heavy-metal band Twisted Sister has died. A.J. Pero was 55.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The nation's oldest female military veteran is dead. She was 108.
LOS ANGELES - Mike Porcaro, a bass player who performed along with his two brothers in the rock group Toto, died Sunday at his Los Angeles home. He was 59.
TEMECULA, Calif. (AP) - Andy Fraser, who co-wrote the rousing rock anthem "All Right Now" when he was the teenage bassist for the British rock band Free, has died in...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A publicist says Mike Porcaro, former bass player for the Grammy-winning group Toto, has died. He was 59.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Richard J. Brennan Sr., part of one of New Orleans' best-known culinary families, has died at age 84.
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Charles S. Rowe, the former editor and co-publisher of The Free Lance-Star and a leading voice for press freedom, has died. He was 89.
NEW YORK (AP) - A guitarist for Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts has died a day before the release of the band's debut album. Jeremy Brown was 34.
IRONTON, Ohio (AP) - A man accused of starting a 1996 fire at an Ohio fireworks store that killed nine people has died in a mental health facility.