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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 12, 2016


Tommie Lynn Owen Allen, 61, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, with her family by her side. A celebration of life service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in
Albert Baker, 55, passed away Feb. 11, 2016, in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Lisa Dawn Bell, 52, of Soddy Daisy died Friday, Feb.5, 2016. She was preceded in death by her father, David Mincey; brother, Travis Mincey; and grandparents, Stancel and Hazel Thompson. Survivors include her
memorial celebration for the late Martha Babcock James Bird, who died on Sept. 21, will be held at First-Centenary United Methodist Church on Sunday, Feb. 14, at 3 p.m. Her daughter, Charlotte Ellis, invites
Mary Beatrice Borneman, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Mrs. Borneman was a sweet spirit, who selflessly gave to others through her talents of sewing and cooking.

Mack Bowen

Ringgold
Mack C. (Curt) Bowen, 73, gold, died Friday, in a Nashville Hospital. He was a graduate of Central High School and served in the U.S. Army. He was a baseball and soccer
Anne Feeny Bullard, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Arrangements to be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Thomas J. Bussing

Warnerrobins
Thomas J. Bussing, 86, entered the gates of heaven, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. He was the loving son of the late Halsey and Sarah Potter Bussing. Thomas was born in Rossville, Ga. on Jan.
George Dillard, 24, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at his residence. He was a graduate of Howard High School, Class of 2009. He was formerly employed by Olsten
Dennie Leon Fritts, 64, of Soddy Daisy passed away Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Louise Davis Fritts; sister,
Dr. John Larry Hamby was born July 12, 1926, the only child of John E. Hamby and Bessie Edmondson. He began school early, attending his mother's classes at Bess T Shepherd School, and graduated from
Bishop George Edward Hudgins, Jr., 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in a local hospital. He was born August 2, 1932 to the late George and Rosa Hudgins, Sr.
Alan Jones, 59, of Chattanooga,passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at his home. Alan was nearly a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, where he graduated from Chattanooga (City) High School in
Stuart J. Lamb, USN Ret., 57, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at his home. He was a linguist for the U. S. Navy where he received service medals for both Gulf Wars
James Thomas "Jimmy" Miller, 58, of Soddy-Daisy passed away on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. He retired from Astec Industries, and he was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was of the Baptist

Kelly Payne

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Kelly Payne, 56, passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Funeral from the Wallis Memorial Chapel Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, at 2 p.m. Interment

Robert Perry

gruetli - laager
Robert Edward Perry Jr. 59, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at Erlanger Sequatchie Valley in Dunlap. He was born in Painesville, Ohio on Aug. 25, 1956. He was preceded in death by
Alfred E. Porter, 69, entered into eternal rest on Feb. 8, 2016. He attended Riverside High School. He was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Willie Mae and James Terrell; father,

Lisha Roake

Calhoun
Lisha Modean Roake, 55, died Feb. 8, 2016. She was born in Nashville, to the late Red and Lucille Roake. Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in the chapel.

Eula Rogers

Niota
Eula Marie Miller Rogers, 93, of the Tranquility Community, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at NHC Healthcare of Athens. A native and life-long resident of McMinn County, she was a daughter of
Johnnie Mae Ross, 75, passed away Feb. 10, 2016, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Wendell Sherrill

Spring city
Wendell R. Sherrill, 52, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 3016, at his home. He is survived by an uncle; and two aunts. Wendells cremains will be interred next to his father grave, at Johnson Stand
Adrian Lemann Silvels, 35, passed away Feb. 3, 2016, in a local hospital. He was a graduate of City High School and a member of New Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include wife,
Donald Stoker FORT OGLETHORPE Donald "Pop" Stoker, 76, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. He was a native and lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was
Ira James Stone, 64, passed away Jan. 31, 2016, at his residence. He graduated from Howard High School in 1971. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth Stone and Shirley Calloway; brothers,

Mildred Tallent

Fort oglethorpe
Mildred Louise Thomas Denton Tallent, 96, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at Parkside Nursing Home. Born Oct. 10, 1919, to the late Daniel Riley Thomas and
Mrs. Hattie Ellerby Rivers Taylor, 93, went to be with the Lord Feb. 1, 2016, at Consulate Health Care Nursing Home from Alzheimer. She was a member of the First Corinthians Missionary Baptist Church

Robert Trusley

Decatur
Robert Roosevelt Trusley, 83,died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Visitation is from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, at the funeral home. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016,
Dan Ray Varner CLEVELAND Dan Ray Varner,77, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at his residence with his loving family by his side. He was a veteran of the United States

Theresa Waller

Ten mile
Theresa Ann Waller, 43, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at her residence. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, at the funeral home. Funeral service will be at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13,
Betty Adair Betty Eldridge Adair, passed away Feb. 9, 2016, at Elmcroft Senior Living Facility in Chattanooga after a long battle with Alzheimers. She was born on June 3, 1925 in Chattanooga and

Juanita Allison

Stevenson
Juanita Parks Allison, 89, died Feb. 9, 2016. Visitation will be Thursday, 6-8 p.m., CST, at Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson. Funeral service Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at 2 p.m., at First Baptist
Mary Ash-Taylor, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Hattie Beasley

Tunnel hill
Hattie Louise Beasley, 91, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Wood Dale LTC and Rehab where she was a patient since 2006. She was a member of Tunnel Hill First United Methodist Church.

Bobbie Bell

Rossville
Bobbie Joan Bell, 78, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at her residence. She had lived most of her life in North Georgia where she taught Special Education

Clarence Benton

Lafayette
Clarence "Bo" Benton LaFAYETTE Clarence "Bo" Eugene Benton, 88,passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. He was born on July 29, 1927 in Boynton, Ga. Bo was a beloved husband, father,

Claudine Bowen

Flat rock
Claudine "Bootsie" Lambert Bowen, 84, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Erlanger Medical Center. Funeral services are Friday, at 2 p.m., CST at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel, with Bro. Charles Smith officiating. Burial

Mack Bowen

Ringgold
Mack C. (Curt) Bowen, 73, gold, died Friday, in a Nashville Hospital. He was a graduate of Central High School and served in the U.S. Army. He was a baseball and soccer
Odessa Chaney, 71, of East Ridge, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com
Austranda Lee Davis, 58, passed away Feb. 3, 2016. Austranda served 20 years in the U.S. Army. He moved to Chattanooga in 1994 where he lived until his untimely death. Survived by
Dorothy Clayton Elsea, of Red Bank, went to be with her Lord and Savior and was joyfully reunited with her beloved husband, Joe Elsea, on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. Joining them in
Dr. John Larry Hamby was born July 12, 1926, the only child of John E. Hamby and Bessie Edmondson. He began school early, attending his mother's classes at Bess T Shepherd School, and graduated from
s LaKita Ranice Hicks, 25, departed this life Jan. 31, 2016. She was a 2009 graduate of Ooltewah High School. Survivors include a son; mother, Pauletta Hicks; father, Randall Hicks; brother and extended family.

Chuck Honeycutt

Rossville
Charles T. "Chuck" Honeycutt, 55, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at a local hospital. Chuck was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area and was known to sit on his
Edmund John Jakopchek, 85, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Emerald Hodgson Hospital. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. A memorial service
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A relative says Christy O'Donnell, a single mom with lung cancer who became a prominent figure in the California right-to-die debate, has died. She was 47.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Indiana University says Violette Verdy, a distinguished professor who was principal dancer for New York City Ballet for 20 years and former artistic director of the...
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.
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...
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...
Daniel Gerson, who co-wrote several Walt Disney animated films including "Monsters, Inc." and "Big Hero 6," has died. He was 49.
BEDFORD, N.Y. (AP) - A builder whose company worked on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Century City complex in Los Angeles and Walt Disney's EPCOT center...