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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 24, 2013



Betty Bay

Other areas
ANDERSON, S.C. Betty Ruth Bay, 73, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013, at her residence.Born in Sherwood, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Henry Guess and Lillie Mae Garner Guess Ritchie.

Lula Belle

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Lula Belle "Lou" Kelley, 79, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at her residence.Ms. Kelley was a member of North Cleveland Baptist Church. She was a retired hostess at Shoneys of Cleveland.She was

Bill Carter

Hamilton county
William C. "Bill" Carter, 67, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 22, 2013.He and his wife owned and operated Extendlife, Inc.Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday

George Floyd

Hamilton county
George Washington Floyd, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013. He was 83 years old.George was born in Jasper and has been a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area. George worked with TVA

Jeff Gadd

Tennessee
Sr.BRAYTON MOUNTAIN Jeffrey Lee Gadd Sr., 60, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at his home.Funeral at noon Friday in the funeral home chapel.Burial in Brayton Cemetery on Brayton Mountain.www.vanderwallfh.com.Visitation from 5 until

Ethel Gaines

Tennessee
SWEETWATER Ethel Gaines, 85, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Sweetwater Hospital.She was a member of North Point Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Sweetwater.Preceded in death by her father, Med Thompson; mother, Mattie
Susie HowardCHICKAMAUGA Susie Howard, 74, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at her home.She was a lifetime member of McFarland United Methodist Church and a retired nurse with the Lookout Mountain Community Services where

Earl Hudson

Tennessee
DUNLAP Wilbert "Earl" Hudson, 87, formerly of Chattanooga, passed Saturday, April 20, 2013, on to "eternal patrol" at home surrounded by his loving family members in Dunlap.Born July 1, 1925, and raised in Sequatchie
STEVENSON George "Duck" Hutchinson, 68, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013.Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Friday and the funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday from Valley Funeral Home in Stevenson.Burial will be in

Jerald Joyner

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Jerald Windle Joyner, 73, died Sunday, April 21, 2013.Survivors: wife, Dorcas Joyner; children, Sabrina Joyner-Lynn and Christopher Joyner; two granddaughters.Funeral 2 p.m. Thursday at Westmore Church of God with visitation one hour

Arthur Moody

Hamilton county
W. Arthur Moody, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013. He was 94 years old.Arthur was born in Rogers, Ark., and raised in Webster Groves, Mo. He attended Columbia University and received his

Annie Moore

Alabama
STEVENSON Annie Louise Moore, 77, died Monday, April 23, 2013.The funeral will be 2 p.m. today, April 24, from Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Stevenson. James Johnson will officiate.The burial will be in Harris

Anthony Nunley

Tennessee
ALTAMONT Anthony Dean Nunley, 56, passed away Monday, April 22, 2013, at his home.He was born in Whitwell on Nov. 27, 1956, preceded in death by his father, Donald Ray Nunley. He is

Roosevelt Pettit

Hamilton county
Roosevelt Pettit Jr.Roosevelt Pettit Jr., 63, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at a local hospital.He was born on Feb. 13, 1950 in Alvin, Texas to the union of

Wilma Pope

Tennessee
WHITWELL Wilma Joyce Pope, 66, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013.Mrs. Pope was a member of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by mother, Zorena Yarber; adoptive parents, Roosevelt and

Ira Reed

Hamilton county
Ira Reed, 58, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Ricky Robinson

Hamilton county
Sr.Ricky Robinson Sr., 60, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

David Sartin

Tennessee
GEORGETOWN David A. Sartin, 35, died Thursday, April 18, 2013.The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. Thursday at Wildwood Chapel of Jim Rush Funeral Homes. Graveside services will be conducted 3
ROSSVILLE Monday Michelle Schreiber DeBord, 35, lost her life Friday, April 19, 2013 in an automobile accident in Dixon Tenn. She was a passenger in a vehicle which left the road

Ray Shelton

Tennessee
DAYTON Ray "Dean" Shelton, 53, died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at his home.Funeral will be 4 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with Dr. Danny Ruehling officiating.Visitation from noon until time

Ethel Sivels

Hamilton county
Ethel J. Sivels, of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, April 20, 2013.Survivors include sons, Edward and Bobby Sivels; brother, Columbus Sivels.Burial: at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 25, in Ruth Cofer Cemetery.Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral &

Kathy Summers

Hamilton county
Kathy Jean Summers, 57, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2013.Services will be held at noon today at Ridgedale Church of Christ, located next door to John P. Franklin Funeral Home.Interment in Highland Cemetery.Arrangements

Robert Thornton

Other areas
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. Robert L. Thornton 83, passed away on Monday, April, 22, 2013.He was born in Pleasant Hill, Tenn., and he and his family moved to Franklin Lakes in 1968. He was a

Ralph Ward

Hamilton county
Ralph Davis Ward, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013, in a local hospital.He was employed by the Tennessee Protection Services as a police officer. He was a member of Galilee Missionary Baptist

Mary Williams

Hamilton county
Mary Florence Martin Williams, born May 5, 1931 went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 joining her husband, Forrest A. Williams who preceded her in death in 2001. She

In MemoryMagnolia McCaulley

In memory
INMEMORYApril 24, 1939 - April 21, 2008You are truly missed!Love Shelia, Chris, grandchildren, family and friends
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Max Ritvo, a poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, has died. He was 25.
NEW YORK (AP) - Veteran actor Marvin Kaplan has died at 89.
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (AP) - Jim Hardin, a Secret Service agent who protected President Lyndon B. Johnson and his family during and after their White House years, has died in Texas....
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Warren Hinckle, a muckracking journalist who drew the wrath of mayors, police or anyone who got in his way, has died, his daughter said Thursday.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Former Biloxi, Mississippi, Mayor Jerry O'Keefe, who received the Congressional Gold Medal for his service as a fighter pilot in World War II, died Tuesday. He...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former "Law & Order" star Steven Hill has died. He was 94.
WESTON, Conn. (AP) - An Oscar-nominated filmmaker who developed a technique to transform illustrations from children's books into moving images for films has died. Morton Schindel was 98.
The American epidemiologist who led the successful international effort to eradicate smallpox has died. Dr. Donald "D.A." Henderson was 87.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Mark R. Chellgren, who covered Kentucky state government for about two decades for The Associated Press, has died at age 62.
WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) - Guitarist Matt Roberts, a founding member of the rock band 3 Doors Down, has died in Wisconsin.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Joyce Carol Thomas, a prize-winning children's author and champion of multiculturalism, has died. She was 78.
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Retired Army Gen. John W. Vessey, who rose through the ranks in a 46-year military career to become chairman of the joint chiefs of staff under President...
MIAMI (AP) - John Timoney, who grew up in New York and served stints as police chief in Philadelphia and Miami, has died of lung cancer. He was 68.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bobby Hutcherson, the bricklayer's son who became one of the greatest, most inventive jazz vibraphonists to pick up a pair of mallets, has died. He was...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Former New England Patriots offensive lineman and team dentist Bill Lenkaitis has died.
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