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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 26, 2015


Rev. Lloyd Blackwell Rev. Lloyd L. "Boddie" Blackwell, 72, of Chattanooga went to be with the Lord on March 24, 2015. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Rev. Blackwell was a Minister of the Gospel for
Joann Bowen, 88, of Hixson, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in an area health care facility. Survivors include her daughter, Jane (Willis) Sanders; two grandchildren, Michael Sanders and Tracy (Derek) Carlson; two great-grandchildren, Cash and

Rev. Fred Bradford

Rising fawn
Rev. Fred A. Bradford, 91, peacefully passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015. He was born Aug. 6, 1923, at New Salem, on Lookout Mountain, Ga., to Walter and Lora Kilgore Bradford. Fred was an Army
Virgie Mae Buffington, 82, died Wednesday morning, March 25, 2015, at a Chattanooga hospital. She was retired from Barwick Carpet Mills in LaFayette, Ga. She was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Buffington loved antiques and
Larry E. Copeland Jr., 50, of Memphis, passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Larry was a Criminal Attorney working in Memphis, at the time of his death. He graduated from Notre Dame High School
Charles Dennis Cornett, 61, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, with his loving family by his side. Arrangements are by Cremation Center of Chattanooga, 1345 Hickory Valley Road, Chattanooga, 423-362-5999.
Butch Dye George William "Butch" Dye, 65, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 25, 2015. He was a native of Signal Mountain and lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area.
Mary Frances Fryar, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2015, at her residence. Funeral services will be held today at 1 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Pastor Andrew Towe
James Ramin Ghaffari, 49, of Hixson, received a new body on Monday evening, March 23, 2015. God called him home to be with Him in Heaven. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.
Frances Monica Golec, 68, of Soddy-Daisy, went to be with the Lord Sunday, March 22, 2015. Frances was a faithful member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church where she directed the choir at Saturday evening mass.
Mrs. Amalia "Amy" Slocum Gostin, of Chattanooga, passed away on March 24, 2015, at the age of 101. Amy was born on Sept. 10, 1913, in Macon, Ga., to the late Karl Reemelin Slocum and

Iva Herron

Chickamauga
Iva McDaniel Herron, 79, departed this life Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Born in Rome, Ga., to the late Sam and Clementine Elliot, she had lived in Chickamauga for most of her life and was a

Christine Hill

Winchester
Christine Hill, 86, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Southern TN Skilled Care. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015 at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will
Paul Bryant Hutchings, 58, of Hixson, made his transition to be with the Lord on Monday, March 23, 2015. Funeral services will be held today at 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Sheriff

Geneva Johnson

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Geneva Green Johnson, 83, Ellis Spring, Tenn., formerly LaFayette, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Survivors: daughters, Sandra Kirk, Estill Springs; Debbie Kaylor, Ringgold; sisters, Ruth

Nancy Lang

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Nancy Elizabeth Campbell Singleterry Lang, 76, passed away Monday, March 23, 2015. She was born in Walker County to the late Paul M. and Bertha Lou Parker Campbell. She was a former resident
MarieGamble Marie Austin Gamble, of Signal Mountain, died on March 19, 2015. Marie was born Jan. 31, 1920 in Dunlap, Tenn. Formerly residing in Chattanooga, she was married to the late Jack Gamble with residence
Cecil Marshall Ceccil Howard Marshall, 88, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and a member of Edgewood Baptist Church for 60
Gregory Alan Marter, 49 of Chattanooga departed this life Wednesday, March 25, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, James Marter and stepfather, James Walden. Greg was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include
Jane Southwell Martin, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, March 23, 2015. She was born on Sept. 18, 1923, in New York City, N.Y. to the late Harry J. and Florence Greene Southwell. She
(Retired) James M. McGrann, 81, of Hixson, passed away on March 24, 2015, after a courageous battle with numerous forms of cancer. He was born in Harrisburg, Pa., to the late Joseph Michael and Dorothy
Benjamin Franklin Moore Jr., 62, of Ooltewah, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in a local hospital. Bennie was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was retired from King Foods with 15 years of service.

Eddie OShields

Rainsville
Eddie J. OShields, 61, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Funeral service will be at noon on Friday, March 27, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Brother Bradford officiating. Burial in Straight Creek Cemetery.
Dollie D. Patterson, 85, formerly of Chattanooga, passed in Atlanta on March 19, 2015. She was preceded in death by husband, Elmer Patterson Sr.; daughter, Marilyn Patterson; parents, Byron and Bertha McClure; brothers, R.L. and
Fred M. Pratt, 78, of Ooltewah, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2015. Mr. Pratt was born on Feb. 19, 1937 in Chattanooga. He graduated from Chattanooga Central High School in 1955, attended Tennessee
Reggie Rankin has passed away. It happened sometime Friday, March 20, 2015. It was confirmed to be from an undetected heart condition coupled with valve blockage. Everyone that knew him loved him. Everyone that knew
Bud Stokes, 69, a resident of Birchwood, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga. Bud was a son of the late Orlando and Zillie Sims Stokes and was retired from
Dixie Marie Stalvey Thornburg, 85, of East Ridge, died March 23, 2015, in a local health care center. A native of Rising Fawn, Ga., Mrs. Thornburg spent most of her life in East Ridge. She
Roschelle Ware Roschelle Williams Ware, 54, was called home by the Lord on March 20, 2015. She was born in Chattanooga on July 29, 1960. She was the fourth child of five, born to Freddie

In MemoryDOROTHY SMITH

Dorothy (Reen Nanny) Smith March 26, 1925 - April 6, 2005 Today we celebrate your 90th birthday. It has been ten years since God called you Home to fly among the angels. Greatly missed

In MemoryFred Vandiver

March 26, 1948- September 3, 2014 Love and Peace Dear Freddy
Thomas Allen Jr CHICKAMAUGA Thomas David Allen Jr. died Monday, March 9, 2015, at Erlanger hospital. He was of the Methodist faith. He loved to fish, hunt, trap, and was a great outdoorsman. He

Lisa Barton

Athens
Lisa Ann Griggs Barton, 56, died March 24, 2015. Survivors; husband, Keith Barton; son and wife, Marc and Jessica Barton; mother, Ida Lou Wilson Griggs; sister, Karen Maughon. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at
Betty Lou "Bebe" Beavers passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2015, in the presence of her family. She was born in Chattanooga, April 7, 1925, to the late Harry L. and Julia McAmis Hooper.

Nick Benefield

Rainsville
Nick Benefield, 41, died Monday, March 23, 2015, at Birmingham, Ala. Funeral services will be Friday, March 27, at 2 p.m. CDT from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Mountain View Memory Gardens, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.
Dennis Bennett, 50, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, March 23, 2015, at a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
BettieRudder STEVENSON Bettie Fay Smoot Rudder, 84, died March 23, 2015. Visitation will be today 5-9 p.m. CDT at Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. CDT Thursday
Lloyd Blackwell, 72, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.
Ray Jones Braziel, born March 10, 1926, has gone home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 19, 2015. He fought the good fight, he kept the faith and he is seeing sweet Jesus
Edward "Ed" Brogan, 72, of Ooltewah, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 22, 2015, after fighting a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was a lifelong resident of Ooltewah and graduated
Jimmie Hope Slack Brownsey, 92, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, went to be with the Lord, Sunday night, March 22, 2015, at Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens. She was a native of Monroe
Larry E. Copeland Jr., 50, of Memphis, passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Larry was a Criminal Attorney working in Memphis, at the time of his death. He graduated from Notre Dame High School

Lamar Essex

Athens
Lamar Essex, 65, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Lamar was well-known for being an extraordinarily good carpenter. Lamar was preceded in death by his mother and father, as well
Judy Rogers Fowler went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Sunday, March 22, 2015. She was born in Pulaski, Tenn., on May 29, 1946, and graduated from Columbia Central High School.
Mary Frances Fryar, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2015, at her residence. A native and lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Mrs. Fryar was retired from Laco Sportswear following many years of service
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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.
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.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - William Asbury, the former editor of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, has died at age 90.
Jimmy Greenspoon, the keyboardist for rock band Three Dog Night, has died. He was 67.
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - An architect who designed modern and whimsical postmodern structures and later household goods sold at Target stores has died in New Jersey. Michael Graves was 80...
CHICAGO (AP) - Longtime civil rights activist the Rev. Willie Barrow has died in Chicago.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The man credited with saving lives when six people were killed and 13 injured in the shooting of former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords has died.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) - The grandmother of television host Ryan Seacrest has died at a Pennsylvania assisted-living facility. Virginia Glass was 91.
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.