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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 04, 2013

Robert Anderson Agnew Sr., passed away Sunday night, Dec. 1, 2013. He was 89 years old. Bob Agnew was a World War II veteran. He served in the Naval Air Corps from 1943 through 1947.

Sara Akridge

Sara Baker Akridge, 86, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, with the Rev. Tommy Messer and the Rev.

Danny Baker

Danny Matthew Baker, 47, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and was employed by Knight Fabricating of Bryant, Ala. He attended Flat Rock Holiness Church. He was
Charles Edward Frederick Brannon I, 88, formerly of the Chattanooga area, died in a Houston hospital on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, after an extended illness. He was born in Estelle, Walker County, Ga., on Dec.
James A. Chamlee, 92 of East Ridge, passed away Nov. 30, 2013, at the VA Hospice in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Jim was born in Sweetwater, Tenn., March 30, 1921 the son of Richard and Maggie Chamlee.

George Davis

George Davis, 79, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge,
Barbara Jo Davis, 56, on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2013, the Lord opened His arms to receive her into His rest. She was preceded in death by her father, Willie James Seals. She leaves behind the
McDONALD James Arthur DeFur, 65, a lifelong resident of McDonald, passed away on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, in the VA hospital in Nashville. James was born on June 23, 1948 a son of the
Mary Owen Ellis, 91 of Chattanooga, died on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Dec. 4, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. David

Paul Elswick Sr.

LaFAYETTE Paul Allen Elswick Sr., 69, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. Preceded in death by wife, Peggy Jo Elswick; parents, Homer and Zelda Elswick; one sister; and four brothers. Survived by wife, Sandra

Cora Evans

LaFAYETTE Cora Parker Evans, 83, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Funeral from the Wallis Memorial Chapel at 3 p.m. today. Conducted by the Rev. R.D. Wallin. Visitation at the
Paul Larry Fletcher, 70, of East Ridge, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Fletcher was a United States Army veteran who served
Geraldine Janeway Foulks, 71, of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. The family will conduct a private memorial service. There will be no services or visitation at the funeral home. Visit
Johnny Ray Freeman, 61, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Retired Lt. Larry Gann, 71, of Hixson, passed away at his home Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. Larry was a retired Lieutenant with the Chattanooga Police Department and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was

Barbara Gorman

Barbara L. Gorman, 60, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at her residence. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. CST Thursday, Dec. 5, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends from
Nora Lard MOUNT CARMEL Nora Harris Lard, 79, went to her heavenly home on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at her home. Nora was born on March 23, 1934, in Culleoka, Tenn., to the late Joe

Johnny Herd

Johnny William "Willie" Herd, 68, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec 5, 2013, with Johnnys daughter; Rev. Jeannie Brown officiating. The family will
Gregory "Dick" Hines, 61, passed away Sunday, Nov. 29, 2013, in the VA Hospital in Nashville. He was a veteran of the United State Navy and a graduate of Riverside High School in the Class

Connie Lester

Connie Lester, 65, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Clovedale Manor Nursing Home. Survivors include daughter, Marla Smith; brother, Darwin Lester; sisters, Marie Brasher, Lynn Ashmore; grandson, Zachary Smith Funeral was 1 p.m CSTTuesday, Dec.
Lawrence Donald Levine, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, after spending a blessed Thanksgiving and Hanukkah weekend with his beloved family: Anita Siskin Levine, his wife of 61
Patricia Springfield Mauldin, 76, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. She was daughter of the late Jessie Graham and Carlos L. Springfield Sr. Patricia was a loving mother, and grandmother. Patricia
Patricia Anne Springer McDaniel, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. Mrs. McDaniel was born and raised in Chattanooga and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband,

Nancy McKeehan

LaFAYETTE Nancy Bowman McKeehan, 73, formerly of Trion died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. She was of the Methodist faith. Preceded in death by parents, Charles and Mrytis Bowman; and
Lisa Kaye Palmer, 42, of Flintstone, Ga., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in a local hospital. She was a graduate of East Ridge High School and loved to shop and decorate. She was preceded

Catherine Roberson

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Margaret Catherine Roberson, claimed her heavenly crown on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. The 90 years, she spent here on earth were simple yet full years. She loved God, her family and people from all walks
Brenda Joyce Scott, 65, passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Pamela G. Smith, 51, passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 at her residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Jasper Snyder, 85, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. He formerly attended Christ Family Church. Jasper previously worked at Coble and S&H Erectors. Mr. Snyder is preceded in death by his wife of
Judith Finley Stone, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, after a brief illness. She was a founder, deacon, past treasurer and finance chair of Rivermont Presbyterian Church. Judy was born in Chattanooga
Lee Lang Tucker, 67, of Chattanooga, passed Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in local hospital. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-StricklandP-inkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 MeCallie Ave., 423-265-4414
Glenda L. Wilson, 91, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. She was a graduate from Howard High Class of 1940. She was also a faithful member of Prospect Baptist Church. Glenda was preceded

In MemoryRoland Simpson

Roland Hayes Simpson Aug. 14, 1964 - Dec. 4, 2012 Silent memories keep you near. As times unfolds another year. Out of our lives you may be gone, but in our hearts you
Mrs. Vickey Strickland. Aug. 2, 1954 - Dec. 4, 2011 No words will ever describe our loss... Love, husband Edward Strickland, family and friends.

In MemoryEddie Upshaw

Eddie Mae (Shorty) Upshaw Dec. 2, 1920- May 20,2013 Departed this life at the age of 92. You have always been there for everyone. I know you are watching over us
A comedy writer and producer who spent 15 years on "The Simpsons" has died in Los Angeles after a long illness. Kevin Curran was 59.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Tom Hayden, the famed 1960s anti-war activist who moved beyond his notoriety as a Chicago 8 defendant to become a California legislator, author and lecturer,...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Lucia Perillo, an award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, has died at the age of 58.
CHICAGO (AP) - One of Chicago's earliest African-American disc jockeys, Herb Kent, has died at age 88 after a seven-decade career.
Qatari state television says the country's former ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, has died.
FORESTBURGH, New York (AP) - Comic Kevin Meaney, who worked the standup circuit, was a late-night TV staple and starred in the short-lived 1990s series "Uncle Buck," has died. He...
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Simone Schaller, an American hurdler who competed at the 1932 and 1936 Summer Games and was believed to be the oldest living Olympian, has died. She...
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University says the Ivy League school's 17th president has died. William Bowen was 83.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Clyde Holloway, a former congressman and chairman of Louisiana's utility regulatory agency, has died. He was 72.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Mystery and crime fiction writer Edward Gorman has died.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The former longtime head coach of the Connecticut Huskies ice hockey team, who transitioned them to Division I status, has died. Bruce Marshall was 54.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Dennis Byrd, the former NFL defensive lineman whose career was ended by neck injury, was killed Saturday in a car accident. He was 51.
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) - The onetime underboss of Pittsburgh's dwindling Mafia family has died. Charles "Chucky" Porter was 82.
ATLANTA (AP) - Thomas Ford, the actor who played Martin Lawrence's best friend Tommy Strawn on the hit '90s sitcom "Martin," has died in Atlanta. He was 52.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Costume designer Janet Patterson, a four-time Oscar nominee for period films like "Bright Star," ''The Portrait of a Lady" and "The Piano," has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot who became an aviation legend for his skills in testing aircraft and demonstrating their capabilities in...