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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 23, 2017


Maggie Logon and Hudson Theo Ballew, infant twin children of Ashley Ballew was born and passed away on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. They are preceded in death by their great grandparents, Logon Thomason and
ROSSVILLE — Georgia Josephine “Jo” Burns, 84, passed away on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Georgia was born in Chattanooga on July 9, 1932, to parents, Rawls and Gretchen Durham. She was a lifelong resident of the
Rosa Burts, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Phyllis Ann Smith Campbell, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in a local hospital. Mrs. Campbell was a member of the Miracle Lighthouse Church of God for 25 years and she loved
Debra Cline, 64, of Chattanooga, died on Feb. 20, 2017, at a local healthcare facility. A private service will be held at a later date.
ROCK SPRING — Lois Broom Forester, 96, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, in a local health care facility. Mrs. Forester was born in Chattooga County, Ga., on June
Joann Kolker Gerold of Red Bank, Tenn., passed away peacefully at home in the early morning hours of Feb. 18, 2017, at the age of 81. Daughter of the late, Carl Kolker Sr., and Mabel Williams,
DALTON — Brenda Olivia Goins, 63, passed away on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Service will be Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at noon at Community Fellowship Church, 409 North Fredrick Street, Dalton. The family will
ROSSVILLE — Gary Edward Griffin, Sr. 60, passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. He was born in Chattanooga, but had lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life. He was a
CLEVELAND — Barbara Gail Howard, 68, passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at her home surrounded by her children. She was a devoted and caring mother who loved being with her family and friends,
James William Humberd, 66, of Hixson, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Cremation Center of Chattanooga, 1345 Hickory Valley Road, 423-362-5999.
RINGGOLD — Robert Wayne “Bob” Kenyon, 59, passed away on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. He was born on Oct. 14, 1957, to the late Donald Elijah Kenyon II and Eleanor “Ginger” Kenyon. He was greatly
Stephen Michael Mapes, of Chattanooga, passed away Jan. 21, 2017. Stephen had been a resident of Chattanooga since 1999 and worked at Erlanger hospital as a Computer IT. A memorial service will be 1 to 3 p.m.
RISING FAWN — Hester Gaines McKaig, 95, of Rising Fawn, passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. She was of the Methodist Faith. Hester loved her family, cooking, crosswords, gardening, sewing and making beautiful quilts. She
HENEGAR — Bobby Dale Morelock, 68, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at Crestwood Medical Center. Funeral service is today, at 2 p.m., at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel, with Bro. Rodney Dalton and Bro. Ronald
John Franklin Mount, 76, of East Ridge, died Sunday in a local hospital. He was retired from the City of Chattanooga after 36 years of service. He was preceded in death by a brother, Archie Hall; and
ATHENS — Thomas Robert “Bob” Oliver, 77, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. A native of Athens, he was the son of Thomas Parks Oliver, of Athens and the late Beatrice Kay Oliver. He was preceded in death
Charles W. Parker, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away early Monday morning, Feb. 20, 2017, at the Hospice of Chattanooga Care Center. Charles was born in Hixson, Tenn., to the late Ray and Clara Parker. He served
BRIDGEPORT — Jerry R. Patton passed away Feb. 17, 2017. He was born March 16, 1946. “When a person becomes aware of their genius and they live it and they give generously from it, they change
Alice L. Petty, 96, passed away Feb. 13, 2017. Funeral service will be held at 12 noon Saturday, February 25, 2017, at Holy Temple COGIC. Please visit johnpfranklinfh.com for full obit details. Arrangement by John P. Franklin
JASPER — Sandra Lee Shoemaker Pittman, 70, passed away in her home Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. She was member of the Bible Baptist Church of Jasper. Sandra was preceded in death by her parents, Lindsey and Frances
SYLVANIA — Paula “Polly” Poole, passed away Tuesday. Services will be Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at 2 p.m., from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.
Tammy Rector, 51, East Ridge, died Friday, Feb. 17. Graveside is 6 p.m. Friday, at West Hill Cemetery. Visitation is Friday, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Coffman Funeral Home.
Constance Pauline Rooks, 67, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in a local hospital. Funeral: today at 12:30 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Elder Ronald O. Rooks as the eulogist. Burial
Josephine "Josie" Elder Storey, 78, passed away Feb. 19, 2017. She was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Basilica. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wiley Storey; parents, James Elder and Christine
D.L “Tom” Sylvester, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away at his residence on Feb. 21, 2017 He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served in World War II. He was serving aboard the USS
Betty Sue Wood, 99, of Chattanooga, formerly of Knoxville, passed away Feb. 20, 2017. Preceded in death by husband, Ivan Wood. Survivors: daughters, Elizabeth Ann Bell Henry and husband Jack, of Chattanooga and Connie Sue Bell Wyrick
Margaret Ohm Bird, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, Tenn., 37415, 423-877-3524, www.lanefh.com.
BRYANT — Gary Leon Bomian, 60, passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. He was a beloved husband, father, son and brother. His presence will be missed forever. Gary loved to hunt, fish and was a huge Alabama
ROSSVILLE — Georgia Josephine “Jo” Burns, 84, passed away on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Georgia was born in Chattanooga on July 9, 1932, to parents, Rawls and Gretchen Durham. She was a lifelong resident of the
Sharon Ruth Thomas Cecil, 63, died in Christ Feb. 19, 2017. She was born in Niles, Mich., on July 24, 1953, and grew up in Paris, Ill. After graduating from Paris High School, Sharon attended Bob
CLEVELAND — William “Garvin” Cheek, a lifelong resident of Polk County, born March 14, 1935, passed away peacefully at the home of his longtime companion and caregiver Sharon Roberts, on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. He affectionately
WINCHESTER, Va. — Ellen McCallie Cochrane, 100, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at her residence. Ellen was born in Chattanooga just over 100 years ago in 1916, the daughter of the late Spencer
Thomas Gavin Cole, on Feb. 17, 2017, surrounded by his loving family and friends at his home, Tom left his battle with cancer behind and went to be with his Lord and Savior. Tom was brave,
Edwina K. Cranfield, 93, of Franklin, Tenn., and formerly of Hixson, Tenn., died Feb. 17, 2017. Edwina was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., on March 8, 1923. She graduated from City High School. She was a wonderful
Darla Russell Ferrell, 50, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
LaFAYETTE — Martha Jane Fraser, 81, entered her heavenly home Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, where she could hear again and was welcomed by The Saviour, her parents and sisters. She was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., to
Joann Kolker Gerold of Red Bank, Tenn., passed away peacefully at home in the early morning hours of Feb. 18, 2017, at the age of 81. Daughter of the late, Carl Kolker Sr., and Mabel Williams,
RINGGOLD — Robert Wayne “Bob” Kenyon, 59, passed away on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. He was born on Oct. 14, 1957, to the late Donald Elijah Kenyon II and Eleanor “Ginger” Kenyon. He was greatly loved
Jewel Damron Mahan, 87, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. She was born in Beauty, Ky., to the late Frank and Vernie Damron but had lived
Stephen Michael Mapes, of Chattanooga, passed away Jan. 21, 2017. Stephen had been a resident of Chattanooga since 1999 and worked at Erlanger hospital as a Computer IT. A memorial service will be 1 to 3 p.m.
John Franklin Mount, 76, of East Ridge, died Sunday in a local hospital. He was retired from the City of Chattanooga after 36 years of service. He was preceded in death by a brother, Archie Hall; and
Rev. Orman Lee Norwood, 85, of Chattanooga, Tenn., went to be with his Lord on Feb. 19, 2017. He was born in his parents’ home in Tuscumbia, Ala., on Feb. 20, 1931. On Dec. 27, 1952,
Thomas Robert “Bob” Oliver, 77, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. A native of Athens, he was the son of Thomas Parks Oliver, of Athens and the late Beatrice Kay Oliver. He was preceded in death by his
Lloyd Andrew Post, 84, passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 15, 2017. He was the son of the late, George W. and Mary Post and the loving husband of the late, JoAnn O’Dell Post. He is
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NEW YORK (AP) - Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, known as the "Godfather of Fusion," has died in New York City. He was 73.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, known as the "Godfather of Fusion," has died in New York City. He was 73.
NEW YORK (AP) - Brenda Buttner, host of Fox News Channel's "Bulls and Bears" has died after a battle with cancer. She was 55.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Former Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Charismatic has died at a thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Andrew Schneider, a public health reporter for Lee Montana Newspapers, has died at age 74.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Clyde Stubblefield, a James Brown drummer who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, has died. He was 73.
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DALLAS (AP) - Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The son of veteran actor Warren Frost, who played Dr. Will Hayward on TV's "Twin Peaks," says his father has died.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Tom Regan, the author of a noted book on animal rights and a professor emeritus of philosophy at NC State University, has died.
BALTIMORE (AP) - E. Clinton Bamberger Jr., a Baltimore attorney who argued a precedent-setting U.S. Supreme Court case about prosecutors' duty to turn over evidence, has died.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Clint Roberts, a South Dakota rancher who corralled cowboy roles on television and auditioned to be the "Marlboro Man," a nickname that stuck...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau has died in a Los Angeles hospital just days after announcing his retirement from touring due to exhaustion.
Retired Lt. Gen. Harold G. "Hal" Moore, the American hero known for saving most of his men in the first major battle between the U.S. and North Vietnamese armies, has...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Former longtime Minnesota Orchestra music director Stanislaw Skrowaczewski (skroh-vah-CHEHF'-skee) has died at age 93.