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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 11, 2016


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
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
Jan Marshall, 59, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Memorial services are 11 a.m. Saturday, in the chapel followed by a visitation. Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences. Arrangements by
Mary Alice Mason, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Mrs. Mason was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She moved to Tennessee after college, married, and raised a family.
Ruth "Evelyn" (Parker) Newman, 60, of Soddy Daisy, passed away at home Tuesday, Feb.,9, 2016. She was of Baptist Faith, Evelyn was sweet and kind and loved her family dearly as they did her.
Ashley ONeal GAYLESVILLE Ashley Avery O'Neal, 27, died Feb. 8, 2016. Survivors, husband, Jonathon O'neal; daughter, Caytlyn O'neal; sister, Amanda Avery; grandmother, Willie Mae Cooper. Funeral, 1:00 p.m.(EST) Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, Mason Funeral Home.
Cathy (Woods) Oliver, 62, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 26, 2016. She was a longtime resident of Chattanooga and was of the Baptist faith. Cathy was
Scott LeRoy Pyle, 60, of Harrison, passed away, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Minot, N.D. He was born at Mercy Hospital in Long Island, N.Y. on Feb. 8, 1955. Scott was employed by Matrix Service
Virginia Catherine Quigley, 93, of Chattanooga died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in a local healthcare center. Services will be held Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Church, with Father Manuel

Gregory Shields

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Gregory Lynn Shields, 57, passed away Feb. 10, 2016. Preceded in death by his biological father, Vernon Shields. Survived by

Daniel Smith

Ringgold
Daniel "Danny" Roland Smith, 61, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. He was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and was of the Christian Faith. Danny was the owner/operator of Danny Smith
Anthony Wayne Smith, 55, of Soddy Daisy died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. He was preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy Ritchie. Survivors include his mother, Rachel Smith; father, Pete Smith; children, Justin
Retired Assistant Fire Chief George Edward Spencer George E. Spencer, 85, passed away Monday Feb. 8, 2016, surrounded by his family. Chief Spencer was a veteran of the Korean War and he was first principal
Lawrence "Larry" Swanson, 67, of Hixson, passed away at his home on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, Larry was a son of the late Ruel L. and Helen Vera

Mildred Tallent

Rossville
Mildred Denton Tallent, 96, Rosspassed away on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in a local health care facility. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end

Viva Webb

Dayton
Viva Lee Webb, 79, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Funeral services Friday, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Harris Cemetery. Visitation is Thursday,

Dorothy Wheeler

Ringgold
Dorothy Marie Chambers Fowler Wheeler, 83, passed away Wednesday Feb. 10, 2016. A native of Crossville, Ala. She has lived in the Ringgold area for the past 65 years and was formerly of Boaz,

In MemoryAngela Nelson

Angela Boddie Nelson Wishing my best friend a very special Happy Birthday! Rest In Peace until we meet in Heaven. Even though youre gone your memory lives on through Keith, Dallas, Chelsea

James Alder

Whitwell
James E. Alder, 82,passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. Visitation is 1-8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Funeral will be 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow
Tommie Lynn Owen Allen, 61, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, with her family by her side. "Fourth floor Tommie" served selflessly for 15 years at Erlanger Hospital as a registered nurse,

Frances Bedford

Lynchburg
Frances Marie Bedford, 92, passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at Life Care Center of Tullahoma. Graveside services will be Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Beech Hill Cemetery. Jennings Moore-Cortner Funeral
Loretta Blancett, 56, of Homewood, Ala., and a resided of Harrison, went to be with our Lord on Feb. 4, 2016. Loretta grew up in Homewood, and attended Homewood High School. Loretta had

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

Helen Boyd

Rossville
Helen Juanita Johnson Boyd, 83,departed this life Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 9a.m. Wednesday, in the chapel, with Dr. Vincent Estill officiating. Interment will follow in West Hill Cemetery

Thelma Burdette

Rockwood
Thelma L. Burdette, 98, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. Funeral services Thursday, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. Interment in Spring City Cemetery. Visitation Thursday, from noon
Beatrice "Bea" Caldwell passed away Feb. 4, 2016, at Health Center at Standifer Place. She was born April 28, 1940, in Caracas, Venezuela. She was a graduate of Notre Dame High School and University of

Rickey Couch Sr.

Winchester
Rickey Ray Couch Sr, 62, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at his residence. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at 1 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow
Jean Ray Ellis, 84, of Signal Mountain, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at her home. She was born Oct. 29, 1931 in Chattanooga to the late Ray Lester Ray and Maggie Jewell Jackson Ray.
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

Judy Ferriss

Rossville
Dr. Judy Ann Ferriss, 72, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. She had lived in the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas for most of her
Mark D. Hammond, 47, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at his residence. He graduated from Kirkman Technical High School, class of 1986 and received his B.S Degree from Bryan College in 2005.
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...