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Local Obits for Fri. May 22, 2015


Herman Bivins Jr., 65, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in a local hospital. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin- Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.
Richard M. Burney, 84, passed peacefully at home with his family by his side, Monday, May 18, 2015. He was born in Nashville, to the late Joseph L. and Maybelle Hickey Burney. He retired
Suzette T. Carlisle, 46, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, May 15, 2015, at her residence. She graduated from Kirkman High School, Class of 1986. She was a member of New United Missionary Baptist Church and
Mr. Leslie Clay Clemons, 85, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at the Bridge Nursing Home in Monteagle. He was a U.S. Army and Air Force Veteran. Graveside funeral services will be 11 a.m. today
Evelyn Gertrude Collins, 92, of Harrison, died Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at her residence. She was educated in the Chattanooga City Schools. After graduation she attended the School of Cosmetology receiving a certified license as

William Dempsey

Whitwell
William C. "Cotton" Dempsey 74, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Prudy Dempsey; brothers, Johnny Dempsey, Howard Dempsey, Robert Dempsey; sisters, Corine Rheal, Pauline Castle.
Meredith Charles Dickerson, 82, of Chattanooga died on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson 37343.
Willie Dorrell, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015, at a local. Funeral: today at 1 p.m. at Westside Baptist Church with Pastor Timothy Caruthers as the eulogist. Burial: Today at Forest Hills
Teresa Ann Duckett, 49, passed away on Monday May 18, 2015, in a local hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joyce and Jr. Duckett; and

Bettye Duggan

Athens
Bettye Jo Green Duggan, 74, died Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens. Survivors: husband, Bill Duggan; and daughter, GiGi Perian, both of Athens. There will be no formal visitation or
Rev. Dennis Wayne "Preacher" Eggert, 61, went home to be with his Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ that he has loved and served for over 41 years, Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Rev. Eggert pastored at

Andrew Estus

Estill springs
Andrew "Andy" Estus, 83, passed away May 15, 2015. A memorial service will be conducted from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home at 2 p.m. CDT Saturday, May 23. Online condolences may be made

Euna Freeman

Rossville
Euna B. Collins Freeman, 76, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Funeral services will be held today, May 22, at 2 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Pastor David

Zona Gregory

Tellico plains
Zona Jeanne Carver Gregory, 79, died Thursday, May 21, 2015, at U.T. Medical Center in Knoxville. Graveside service at 1 p.m. Saturday at Towee Cemetery in Monroe County. Visitation 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at

James Haney Jr.

Summerville
James Louis Haney Jr., 67, died May 20, 2015. Survivors, children, Mark Lee, Lacey Haney, Shannon Ball, Eydie Rowland, Karen Broome, Beth Pressley; sister, Brenda Grogan; grandchildren, Clay Haney, Alex Helton. Funeral, 2 p.m. Sunday,

Irene Henley

Spring city
Irene W. Henley, 96 died Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at Rhea Medical Center in Dayton. A lifetime resident of Spring City, Irene was the daughter of the late Crit and Elizabeth Wasson Womack.
Clyde Neil Herrick, 83, of Signal Mountain, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory &Florist, 5401 Highway
Billie Mae Jones, 92, passed away at her daughters home on Mothers Day, Sunday, May 10, 2015. She leaves her daughter, Ethel Scalch; son-in-law, Stan Schalch; and grandchildren, Stan Jr., Bill, Steve and Cathy; 10

Mary Lou Kerr

Cleveland
Mary Lou Kerr, 88, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Survivors: friend, Elizabeth Kennett and her church family at Maple Street Baptist Church. The funeral is today at 6:30 p.m. at Fike Funeral Home with visitation
James Crayton Leming, 58 of Soddy-Daisy passed away on Friday, May 15, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, father and brother. Survivors include sisters, Pauline (Winford) Ireland and Margaret (Bill) Shirley; several

Samanthy Motley

Chickamauga
Samanthy Grace Motley, one month and two days old, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Survivors include her parents, Paul Motley Jr. and Emily Byrd Motley; brother, Paul Allen Motley III; sister, Skyler Alexis Motley;

Cynthia Powell

Sequatchie
Cynthia Yvonne Brown Powell, 59, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015. She was a member of the Jasper Church of Christ, taught Adult Education in Chattanooga and Head Start in South Pittsburg. She was

Ruth Shipley

Dayton
Ruth Shipley, died May 20, 2015, at the Veranda at Life Care Center of Rhea County in Dayton. Ruth was a longtime resident of Dayton and a member of the Dayton Church of
William V. Smith, Sr., 93, formerly of East Ridge, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Sweetwater after residing at Wood Village. Mr. Smith was born and raised in Chattanooga. He joined the Army
Ivan R. Spencer, 84, of East Ridge, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015. Mr. Spencer was born in Louisville, Ky., but lived most of his life in the Cleveland and Chattanooga area. He was

Alice Thornton

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Alice Faye "Petey" Martin Thornton, 74, "Granny" as she was lovingly known to all, passed away peacefully surrounded
LaFAYETTE Manley Romaine VanValkenburg, 77, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015. He was born in Scranton, Pa. to the late Jesse and Mary Carpenter VanValkenburg. He proudly served his country in the United States

In MemoryTONI STRICKLAND

July 6, 1951 - March 9, 2001 Its not a day that goes by that I dont think about you. Im not gonna never sleep on you. Continue to watch over your baby boy. Love

OraLee Ayers

Rossville
OraLee Estell Johnson Ayers, 86, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2015. She was born to the late Wallace and Pauline Dobbs Johnson in Dutton, Ala., lived most of her life in Rossville and was

Juanita Barclay

Rossville
Juanita Jarnagin Barclay, 92 departed this life Tuesday, May 19, 2015. She was born in Mississippi to the late John and Cecil Jarnagin and later retired from Signal Knitting Mills after 32 years as a
Lillian Barnett Lillian Magill Barnett, 100, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015. There will be a graveside service for Lillian at 2:30 today at Forest Hills Cemetery. Rev. Chris Ehlers of The First Presbyterian

Johnnie Britt

Pikeville
Johnnie Britt, 68, died Monday, May 18, 2015. Services at 1 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel. The burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. Online condolences at www.reedfamilyfh.com. Arrangements by Putnam- Reed Funeral Home,
Margaret Ann Brown ROSSVILLE Margaret Ann Brown, 63, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, May 18, 2015. Had she not lost the battle to cancer, she wouldve been 64

Carliss Buice

Summerville
Carliss Leroy Buice, 76, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015. Funeral will be at 4 p.m. today, May 21, from Summerville First Baptist Church. Visitation will be 2 p.m. today until the hour of service
Marie Zimmerman Bunch, 73, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2015, after a championship battle of 25+ years with cancer and never retiring from being a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in

William Burk

Rossville
William Knox Burk, 88, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of Rossville and was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church. Knox was a graduate of Rossville High School, before
Frank E. Burnette, 83, of Ooltewah, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. He was born in Knoxville, Tenn., on May 19, 1932. He served our country in the United States Air Force

Carolyn Callaway

Gaylesville
Carolyn Callaway, 60, died May 19, 2015. Survivors: daughter, Christie Selman; mother, Bonnie Callaway; brother, Jimmy Callaway; granddaughters, Angelina Sims, Anna Beth Hurley. Funeral, 4 p.m. (EDT) today, May 21, at Mason Funeral
Meredith Charles Dickerson, 82, of Chattanooga died on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson 37343.
Willie Harold Dorrell, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015, at a local hospital. He was the son of the late Jimmy Young and Diana Jenkins; Ethel Burgess Dorrell, his wife of 40
Dorothy Fielder, 84, passed away on May 7, 2015, at Doctors Hospice in Riverdale, Ga. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. She was formerly employed with UPS for 22 years. She was

Euna Freeman

Rossville
Euna B. Collins Freeman, 76, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. She was a member of Victory Christian Church in Chattanooga, worked as a kindergarten teacher and an L.P.N. for
Marion G. Fryar, 78, died on May 14, 2015, at his home in High Springs, Fla. He was a co-founder with Joe Decosimo and Jerry Adams of the DECOSIMO CPA firm. Marion headed the tax

Joann Gatlin

Cleveland
Joann Gatlin, 67, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at Skyridge. Funeral at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 23, in the Chapel. Her remains will lie in state at the funeral home on Friday after

Kelvy Helton

Powell
Kelvy Helton, 88, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Funeral on Friday, May 22, at 1 p.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Straight Creek Church of God Cemetery. www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com. Visitation today, May 21,
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prashant Bhargava, a deeply humane filmmaker and artist perhaps best known for the 2011 film "Patang" ("The Kite"), died Friday of cardiac arrest in New York....
NEW YORK (AP) - A physical therapist who popularized the Lamaze method of childbirth in the United States and helped change the way women and doctors approached the delivery room...
LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) - The Rev. John Lo Schiavo, former president of the University of San Francisco who presided over the university's resurgence and a shutdown of its basketball...
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NEW YORK (AP) - Franz Wright, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet known for his concise and penetrating style and wide and powerful range of emotions, has died. He was 62.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Blues legend B.B. King has died in Las Vegas at age 89, his lawyer says.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Fran Fisher, who broadcast Penn State football games on the radio for many years, has died. He was 91.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rachel Rosenthal, the performance and theater artist who embraced environmentalism during a half-century career devoted to the avant garde, has died in Southern California. She was...
NEW YORK (AP) - Million-selling author and writing coach William Zinsser has died in New York City at age 92.
NEW YORK (AP) - Bernard Madoff's former right-hand man has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - William Bast, a TV writer who co-created the 1980s "Dynasty" spin-off "The Colbys" during a four-decade career, has died. He was 84.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Joanne Carson, the second wife of "Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson, has died in Southern California. She was 83.
DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (AP) - Renowned fiddler Johnny Gimble, whose career included a stint as a Texas Playboy with the legendary Western swing musician Bob Wills and then gained fame...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Guy Carawan, a folk singer and social-justice advocate credited with turning the African-American spiritual "We Shall Overcome" into a unifying anthem of the 1960s civil rights...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The musician and folk singer who promoted the song "We Shall Overcome" and is credited with helping it rise in popularity as an anthem during the...
DETROIT (AP) - Detroit R&B and jazz singer Ortheia Barnes-Kennerly has died. She was 70.