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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 17, 2013



Charles

Alabama
Charles MasonBRIDGEPORT Charles Russell Mason, 98, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at his home.Charles was the son of the late Charles Anderson and Sarah Francis Alverson Mason born Aug. 13, 1915 in Bridgeport, Ala.

Doyle Blair

Hamilton county
Doyle Blair 68, of Ooltewah, passed away surrounded by family and friends on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at his home.He was born Nov.24, 1944 to the late Floyd and Noel Blair. He was a

Ron Boone

Hamilton county
Ronald H. Boone, 62 of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, surrounded by his family.A native of Louisville, Ky., Mr. Boone lived in the Chattanooga area since 1982. He was a Jeweler by

Timothy Coffman

Hamilton county
Timothy "Tim" Samuel Coffman, 55, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013.He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga Area and was an avid NASCAR fan. Tim was a car enthusiast and collector,

Jerry Freeman

Alabama
VALLEY HEAD Jerry Wilborn Freeman, 70, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.Funeral at 2 p.m. CDT Sunday, Aug. 18, with the Rev. David Durham officiating.Burial in Violet Hill Cemetery.Visitation from 4-8 p.m. CDT today at

Patricia Garner

Tennessee
SEQUATCHIE Patricia Elaine Garner, 71, passed away, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.She was the daughter of the late Albert and Eleanor Lee Warner; and siblings, John Warner and Esther Marie Henley.She is survived by

Adee Green

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Adee Mims Green, 79, passed away Friday, Aug, 16, 2013, at the Genesis Health Care Winchester Center. Funeral services 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Mt. Garner Cemetery, Decherd, Tenn.Visitation

Sallie Holden

Hamilton county
Sallie Tarvin Holden, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, in a local hospital. Funeral at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Jeffery Wilson as the

Margaret Housley

Hamilton county
Margaret Ann Housley, 61, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at Life Care of East Ridge while battling cancer.She was born on April 6, 1952 in Galesburg, Mich. She graduated from Galesburg/Augusta High School in 1970

Katherine James

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Katherine "Maw" James, 88, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, in a local hospital.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Aug. 17, 2013, in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral

Sharon Jewell

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Sharon M. Jewell, 56, passed away Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, in a local hospital.She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and Rossville areas and was currently employed with BlueCross BlueShield for the

Hubert McCrary

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Hubert Ray McCrary, 75, departed this life Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.He was born in Stevenson, Ala., to the late Jesse Lee and Robbie Velma McCrary and was of the Baptist faith.He was also

Doyle Merciers

Georgia
Jr.CHICKAMAUGA H. Doyle Merciers Jr., 65, passed away Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at his home.He retired from Wrigleys Manufacturing and U.S. Pipe-Soil Pipe Division and was a U.S. Army Veteran during the

Mary Morgan

Georgia
RINGGOLD Mary Eberhart Morgan, went home peacefully to be with her Lord on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at the age of 73.She was a native of Fort Payne, Ala., and had resided in Ringgold,
TRENTON Millard Almon Pennington, passed away Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at Dade Rehabilitation Center.He retired from Southern Centrifugal after 26 years of service. Mr. Pennington was an ordained Deacon at Union Baptist Church, Flat
SUMMERVILLE Nicklos Jethro Pettyjohn, 91, passed away Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today, Aug. 18, at Pennville Church of Christ.Interment in Macedonia Cemetery.Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. today, Aug.

Levon Register

Georgia
Sr.FRANKLIN SPRINGS Levon Calvin Register Sr., 85, (formerly of Signal Mountain) passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at the St. Marys Hospital in Athens, Ga.Mr. Register was born in Vero

Princess Rhea

Hamilton county
Princess Rhea, 80, passed away on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995

Elbert Rhodes

Georgia
Jr.DALTON Elbert "Beat" Rhodes Jr., 66, passed away Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013.He is survived by his sisters, Patricia Washington, Grace D. Carson and Brenda Dwight; one brother, Michael Lane Rhodes; stepmother, Minnie Rhodes;

Dick Smith

Hamilton county
Orval Richard "Dick" Smith, 90, passed away at Consulate Health Care in Chattanooga on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.He was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and Albert as well as his first wife, Casey.He

David Stone

Tennessee
BENTON David W. Stone, 57, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013.Survivors: mother, Reba Stone; siblings, John Stone, Sheree Stone, Bobby Stone, Mary Adams, Susan Dale and Tammy Jones.Funeral at 2 p.m. Monday at Higgins Funeral

Majel Templeton

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Majel Louise Silvey Templeton, 76, passed away on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and attended Shields Baptist Church. She retired from Dixie Yarn in

Shelby Thompson

Hamilton county
Shelby Thompson, 73, of Soddy-Daisy, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.She was preceded in death by her parents, Marion Sweeton and Myrtle Sweeton Lightfoot; her husband, Mickey Thompson;

Katheryn Walker

Tennessee
DAYTON Katheryn Marie Walker, 68, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at her residence.Funeral 3 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Herrell.Interment in Dayton City Cemetery.Visitation 5 to

Gloria Welter

Hamilton county
Gloria A Welter, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at a local health care facility.She was a longtime resident of Chattanooga, Gloria loved to paint and was a loving mother, grandmother and

In MemoryINMEMORY

In memory
INMEMORYAnnie OdomSunrise Aug. 17, 1946 Sunset July 6, 2013Remembering Annie Sister, Alma Knowles and family

In MemoryVIVIAN PATTERSON

In memory
VIVIAN D. PATTERSON"TOOKIE"Oct. 19, 1963 - Aug. 17, 2008We miss and love you.You are still in our heartsMom, Dad, Sisters and Brothers
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SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) - William R. White, a former member of the famed squadron of African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 88.
SEATTLE (AP) - True-crime writer Ann Rule, who wrote more than 30 books, including a profile of her former co-worker, serial killer Ted Bundy, has died at age 83.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - James L. White, who wrote the screenplay for "Ray," the 2004 movie about singer Ray Charles, has died in California. He was 67.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville civil rights advocate, businessman and state commissioner Francis Guess has died. He was 69.
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NEW YORK (AP) - The Emmy-winning character actor best known for playing the bespectacled Las Vegas mobster Moe Greene in "The Godfather" has died. Alex Rocco was 79.
EUFAULA, Ala. (AP) - Perry "Buddy" Buie, a songwriter and producer who helped form the Atlanta Rhythm Section and worked with artists like Roy Orbison, has died. He was 74.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The voice of the Buffalo Bills from the team's earliest days in the AFL has died at age 87.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Claudia Alexander, a brilliant, pioneering scientist who helped direct both NASA's Galileo mission to Jupiter and the international Rosetta space-exploration project, has died at age 56.
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DALLAS (AP) - A former television news producer whose interest in the death of President John F. Kennedy helped launch a museum at the warehouse where Kennedy's assassin opened fire...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Composer Michael Masser, who wrote and produced of some of Whitney Houston's biggest hits, has died. He was 74.
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ATLANTA (AP) - The artist tapped to sculpt a Martin Luther King Jr. statue for the Georgia Capitol grounds has died after being hit by a suspected drunk driver.
MIAMI (AP) - Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87.