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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 20, 2017


Henry Bowles, 80, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 622-9995.
FYFFE — Steve Brinkley services were held Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, from Dancey Chapel Cemetery, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.
BRIDGEPORT — Buford Burrows, 101, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted from the First Baptist Church, South Pittsburg on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at 2 p.m. CT with visitation from noon until
Euthema Haddock Deaton, 99, of Chattanooga, Tenn., died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at her home. She was a member of Brainerd Baptist Church, the Grace Sunday school class, Keenagers, telephone committee and a volunteer for CONTACT.
ETOWAH — Dorotha “Dot” Mae Rogers Dunkle, 87, was called home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at Etowah Health Care Center. Dot was a member of Etowah First Baptist
Cleaster Foster Jr., 51, passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home,1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Betty Jo Hatcher, 76, of Hixson, Tenn., went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Annie Mae;
Hazel Cleo Hicks, 90, passed away Feb. 15, 2017, at her residence. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Johnny Hicks; nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at 11:30 a.m.
COTTER, Ark. — Judy Fay Ray McDonald went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus on Feb. 18, 2017, in Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 71. She was born Sept. 9, 1945,
Ola Shadwick Morgan, 89, died at The Villages Hospice House, Florida, on Feb. 15, 2017. Although she had lived in Leesburg, Fla., since 2005, Soddy-Daisy was always home. She was the youngest child of the late
Betty Ann Nix, 92, of Chattanooga, died on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in a local hospital. Betty was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was a member of Lake Drive Baptist Church. She was the wife
Shelba Helms Parks, 79, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord Saturday morning, Feb. 18, 2017. Mrs. Parks was a native of Fort Payne, Ala., and has lived in Chattanooga since 2001. She, along
SOUTH PITTSBURG — Bettye Jo Young Partin, 83, passed away peacefully the evening of Feb. 18, 2017, surrounded by her family. She and Joseph Partin were married June 12, 1957. A beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and
ROSSVILLE — Ida B. Perry, 96, went home to be with her heavenly father, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. Mrs. Perry was born in Floyd County, Ga., on June 24, 1920, a daughter of the late William
EVENSVILLE — James A. Pickett, 88, passed away on Feb. 16, 2017 at Erlanger Hospital. James was a longtime resident of Rhea County and was of the Baptist faith. He was a veteran of the U.S.
Ernest Roland Quinn, 82, passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, to his eternal home after a courageous battle with cancer. He leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Dorothy; and children, Pat (Randy) Wilson, Carolyn (Allen)
Sharon “Sheri” Charlene Welchance Redden, 54, of East Ridge, Tenn., passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, she was a former employee of Catoosa County School System where she worked
Anthony Rice, 41, passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
SUMMERVILLE — Homer Edward Lee Stamper, 70, passed away on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Funeral service will be Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 1 p.m. at Prospect Baptist Church, LaFayette. The family will receive friends at the church
Josephine Storey, 78, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
ROSSVILLE — Allen C. Webb, 65, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. He was of the Baptist faith and loved watching sports and NASCAR. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rosa Lee Webb. Survivors include his
Lillian Ann White, 61, passed away Feb. 12, 2017, at home in her sleep. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Velma Spence; brother, George; sister, Darlene. She is survived by her children, Jeff
ROANOKE — Rev. John L. "Johnny" Williams Sr., 81, passed away on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at his home. Funeral services for Rev. John L. “Johnny” Williams Sr., will be held today, Feb. 20, 2017, at
Jeffery Lamar Adamson Jr., 15, of Ooltewah, Tenn., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. He was a freshman at Ooltewah High School where he played on the football team. For many years, Jeffery participated
JASPER — Virginia Alder, 94, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Services will be today at the Jasper Chapel of Rogers Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. CT with visitation from noon until service time. Interment will be at
Emma Jane Banks, 97, went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 14, 2017, after a brief illness. She was born Oct. 11, 1919, in Newnan, Ga., to the late Lewis and Mary Osborne. She
ROSSVILLE — Billy Wayne Blakemore, 62, passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. He was born in Victoria, Texas to the late, Harold and Juanita Blakemore but had lived in the North Georgia area for most of
ROSSVILLE — Zenade Kathleen “Kathy” Blalock, 54, went to be with the lord Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. Kathy was an amazing person, she had a heart of gold; she was a loving mother, grandmother, sister,
John Henry Bohannon Jr., 92, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. He was a graduate of Central High School and worked with the Coca-Cola Bottling Company for many years delivering
PALMER — Mr. Jerry Cannon, 80, passed away, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Thursday, in the funeral home chapel with Brother Keith McBee officiating and military honors provided by the Sequatchie
Kenneth DeWayne Cavin, 64, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Billy J. Chesnut, 84, of Hixson, passed away at his residence on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Billy was born in Gadsden, Ala., on June 17, 1932. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from
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
Euthema Haddock Deaton, 99, of Chattanooga, Tenn., died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at her home. She was a member of Brainerd Baptist Church, the Grace Sunday school class, Keenagers, telephone committee and a volunteer for CONTACT.
James Howard Devine Sr., 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. He was the son of the late Roy and Mary Smith Devine and was also preceded in death by his son, James Howard
Christopher Theadore (Ted) Ebert passed away suddenly from complications of pneumonia in Tyler, Texas, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. He is survived by wife, Paula Ebert, Tyler, Texas; mother and father, Alta Ruth and Gene Ebert, of
OSCEOLA, Ind. — Charles C. Esperseth, 87, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Rose Fitz, 96, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. Rose was born in New York City on Jan. 21, 1921. She was married to Roseoe Linton Fitz Jr., for 52 years. Rose was
DALTON — Brenda O. Goins, 63, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Arrangements will be announced later by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Ga.
LaFAYETTE — David W. Green, 67, passed away Saturday Feb. 11, 2017. Survivors include his ex-wife, Joan Green; children, Sherri West and Christina Green; stepchildren, Robin Moran and Gene Anderson; and seven grandchildren. Graveside inurnment services will
Lonnie Ben Hardeman Jr., 58, lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, from heart complications. He was a loving family man and rock star dad. Lonnie was a man of the people. He
Betty Jo Hatcher, 76, of Hixson, Tenn., went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Annie Mae;
FLINTSTONE — Mrs. Nancy Ann Hawkins, 81, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday. Mrs. Hawkins was a lifelong resident of the area and of the Baptist faith. Nancy was retired from Olan mills with
CLEVELAND — Thelma Jane Miller Schick Davis Hurry, 87, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Christine B. Jonakin, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away on, Feb. 5, 2017. A graduate of Chattanooga Central High School, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Kenneth W. Jonakin; her parents, Rosa
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.
Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, a blind Egyptian cleric who died in prison Saturday, was convicted in 1995 along with nine followers of a conspiracy to blow up the United Nations, FBI...
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...
LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Edward Tipper, a World War II paratrooper who was portrayed in the HBO series "Band of Brothers," has died. He was 95.
READING, Pa. (AP) - The chairman of a century-old department store chain has died. Albert Boscov was 87.
DETROIT (AP) - Mike Ilitch, founder of the Little Caesars Pizza empire and owner of the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Tigers, has died. He was 87.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Anthony Marquez, an Associated Press intern who rose to Los Angeles bureau chief where his calm hand brought stability to AP's news coverage in Southern California...
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - An internationally known runner who completed 744 marathons has died. Don McNelly was 96.
FLEMINGTON, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman who was the oldest American person has died at age 114.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Packy, the Asian elephant who drew international attention when he was born in 1962, including an 11-page spread in Life magazine, died Thursday at the Oregon...