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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 13, 2013



Earl Allison

Stevenson
Earl Russell Allison, 87, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at Grandview Medical Center in Jasper, Tenn. Visitation will be two hours prior to funeral service noon-2 p.m. CST today, Dec. 13, at Rudder Funeral Home
Margaret Jeanette Wyatt Arp, 88, of Red Bank, passed away peacefully to be united with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. She was born and raised in Roane County, Tenn.. Jennie was

William Ball

Jasper
William Ball, 53, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at a local hospital. He had lived most of his life in the Chattanooga area where he was a butcher at the Tracy City

Debra Benefield

Fort payne
Debra Jo Lingerfelt Benefield, 74 died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CST today, Dec. 13, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com. Visitation

Tommy Bohannon

Chickamauga
Tommy Roe Bohannon, 69, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. He was born to the late Roe and Ruby Ashley Bohannon on April 9, 1944, in LaFayette. He was of the Baptist faith and he

Linda Brogdon

Ringgold
Linda Nadean Strickland Brogdon, 69, passed away Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. She was born in LaFayette, Ga.,to the late Joseph and Edna Pauline Milligan Strickland. She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia
rGilbert Cecil Gilbert Cecil, 86, of Chattanooga went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, in a local hospital. A native of Pakistan, he immigrated to the United States

Daniele Cobb

Chatsworth
Daniele Cobb, 72, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, from the Chapel of Jones Funeral Home. Visitation after 6 p.m. today, Dec. 13. Jones Funeral

Joel Cruce

Henagar
Joel Martin "Marty" Cruce, 47, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, in Rainsville. Funeral service at 2 p.m. CST today, Dec. 13, from W.T Wilson Funeral Chapel with Brother Mike Adams officiating. Burial at Unity
George Nelson Dickinson III, 71, passed away, surrounded by family and friends, on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. Born on Feb. 26, 1942, in Roanoke, Va., George grew up in Lookout Mountain, Ga. He graduated
Cynthia Rose Eaker, 78, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. Cindy was born in Kankakee, Ill.; she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine Searle. Cindy was preceded in death
Sylvia Randolph Quinn Gass, 87, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., passed away on Monday Dec. 9, 2013. Tibby, as she was known to her friends and family, was born in Chattanooga, the daughter of the late
Dolores Beard Graham passed away Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. She was born on Oct. 24, 1924, in the state of Arkansas to parents, Jesse and Beatrice Chandler Beard. She was educated at the University of

Lester Griffith

Whitwell
Lester Edward "Lucky" Griffith, 57, passed Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. He attended Signal Mountain Junior High School. Lester worked at Melvin Worley Saw Mill in Signal Mountain, for most of his life and ended his
Donald P. "Bull" Hyatte, 62, passed away suddenly Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at his home. He attended Riverside High School and was a long time employee of Echols Furniture. He was preceded in death by

Tommy Johnson

Fort oglethorpe
Tommy Jerome Johnson, 69, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was a member
Thomas Wiley Keener Sr., 83, of Signal Mountain, passed away Thursday morning, Dec. 12, 2013, in the Partridge Medical Center. He was a Veteran of the Korean War where he served in the
Roberta Kay McKenzie Lancaster, 55, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at her residence. Funeral services at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Unity Cemetery www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com. Visitation will
Patsy Carole Lee, 70, of Harrison, passed away, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at her residence. She was the daughter ofthe late John and Daisy Pendergrass and was preceded in death by a son, Daryl Lee;
Odis Bell McMurphy, 98, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. Born on July 7, 1915 in Thomasville, Ga., to the late Clarence and Lucy Chance Murphy. His survivors are his sister, Teddy

Brenda McRoy

Ringgold
Brenda Jean McRoy, 59, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at her home. Mrs. McRoy was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was retired from the finance industry after 30 years. She was
Pastor H. Duane Miller, 97, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at his home in Apison. Survivors include his wife Marilyn; one daughter, Marilyn (Ron) Valleries; one son, Mark (Chris) Miller; four stepchildren,
Rodney Lamar Moorer, 44, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in a local hospital. He was formerly employed by Komatsu and was a member of the 704 Ironworker. He was preceded in death

Loretta Nelms

Rock spring
Loretta Ann Green Nelms, 67, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, she was a Bus Driver for the Catoosa County Board of Education for over 30
Lois E. Odom, 87, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, in a local health care facility. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike. 423-531-3975.

Evelyn OShields

Fort payne
Evelyn Jo OShields, 76, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Funeral at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Burt Chapel, Fort Payne. Burial in Mountain View Memory Gardens. Visitation from 2-4 p.m. today at the Burt
Fred Perdue Sr., 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Brian Powell

Rossville
Brian Keith Powell, 36, of Rossville, the Lakeview Community, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at
Larry M. Radden, 71,of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, after an illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lollys Radden and Ruth Radden Smith. He is survived by his wife,
Lorraine Ruth Roberson, 90, of Graysville died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. She was a devoted Jehovahs Witness and was preceded in death by her husband, Houston Eugene Roberson; and grandson, Robert Roberson. Survivors include
Samuel Lynn Royse, 57, of Hixson, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at his home from his battle with cancer. Samuel was beloved husband, father and brother. He served in the United States Marine
Joseph Slavic, 98, of McDonald, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. A native of Yugoslavia, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States on Jan. 28, 1938. He was a member of Ooltewah

Patricia Smith

Summerville
Patricia Ann Smith, 60, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. Survivors, husband, Jerry Smith; children, Shawn Rubi, Jerry Smith, Freedom Nabors; mother, Bertie Gayler; brothers, Milton Livingston, Robert Gayler; 10 grandchildren. Funeral 2 p.m. today, Dec.
Martha Carter Thatcher, of Lookout Mountain, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at age 96. Martha was the daughter of Matt L. Carter and Nancy Martin Carter. She grew up in Chattanooga and graduated
Latasha Monica Todd, 31, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at her residence. Survivors include her husband, Markus Wynn; daughter, London Addison Wynn; mother, Marilyn (Sylvester) Washington; father, Willie Lee (Sharon) Todd Jr.,
James Thomas "Tommy" Uptain, of Hixson, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. He was 63 years old. Tommy was born in Chattanooga, and was a 1968 graduate of
Calvin Dewayne "Bugsy" "Lil' Calvin" Ward, 17, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. He was born in Winona, Miss., to Ruby Jean Anderson and Calvin Junior Ward. He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents,
Ruth Howorth Wells, 95, of East Ridge, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. She was a member of First Christian Church for 65 years, past president of CWF and a member of the

Edward Yonkman

Pikeville
Edward Dale "Eddie" Yonkman, 85, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at Life Care of Rhea County. He was born March 11, 1928 in Detroit, Mich., to the late Edward and Ouida McClure Yonkman.

In MemoryFELECIA R. PETTY

Felecia R. Petty March 14, 1967-Dec. 13, 2012 Sadly missed by your parents, children, siblings, and friends. We love you The Petty Family

In MemoryGloria Postell

Dec. 13, 1931 - Feb. 22, 2012 Happy Birthday Mama Always loved, forever missed , your family
In Memory of Our Mother March 1, 1924-Dec. 13, 2006 There isn't a day goes by that you are always on our mind. We miss you. Carolyn and Evelyn
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana musician Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr., who introduced zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ed Temple, the former Tennessee State track and field coach who led the U.S. women's team to 15 Olympic gold medals and helped break down racial...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Longtime Nebraska politician Bill Barrett, who helped shape the nation's farm policy during his 10 years in Congress, has died at age 87.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Curtis Hanson, who won an Oscar for the screenplay for "L.A. Confidential" and directed Eminem in the movie "8 Mile," has died at age 71.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An influential community activist who turned San Francisco's Asian-American population into a political power in the city has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charmian Carr, the actress best known for portraying the eldest von Trapp daughter in Rogers & Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music," has died. She was 73.
NEW YORK (AP) - Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee has died in suburban New York City at age 88.
PHOENIX (AP) - A former spokeswoman says Arizona's first female governor, Rose Mofford, has died at age 94.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Kim McGuire, who played the character known as "Hatchet-Face" in the John Waters film "Cry-Baby," has died. She was 60.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stanley K. Sheinbaum, a former economics professor whose drive for Mideast peace had him mingling with presidents, royalty and movie stars, has died. He was 96.
OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - The man who turned the Crazy Eddie electronics stores into a retail giant before it collapsed amid federal fraud charges has died. Eddie Antar was...
NEW YORK (AP) - The woman kissed by an ecstatic sailor in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's father has died at age 95.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Ska pioneer and Jamaican music legend Prince Buster has died at 78, several years after suffering a stroke, his wife Mola Ali said Friday.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The Lady Chablis, the transgender performer who became a celebrity for her role in the 1994 best-seller "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," has...
NEW YORK (AP) - John Hostetter, an actor, painter and musician best known for playing the steady stage manager in "Murphy Brown," has died.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Robert R. "Bob" Timberg, a Marine Corps veteran who survived horrific injuries in Vietnam and became a Washington reporter for The Baltimore Sun, has died at...
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) - Sam Iacobellis, the Rockwell International engineer who met President Ronald Reagan's challenge to deliver 100 B-1 bombers as fast as possible in the early...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A pioneering physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has died.
TOTOWA, N.J. (AP) - The Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, says the world's oldest Roman Catholic bishop has died. The Rev. Peter Gerety was 104.