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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 14, 2013

Jim Boatman James Darwin (Jim) Boatman Sr., 82, of East Brainerd went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. A longtime resident of Chattanooga, Jim was raised in Chickamauga, Ga., as

Roy Bowen

Rev. Roy T. Bowen, 82, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at his residence. Rev. Bowen was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga and north
Marguerite Cox carter, 91, of Chattanooga, died on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.
Alfred Calvin Copeland, 77, passed away Friday Dec. 6, 2013 in the Hospice Care Center. He was formerly employed by Bell South. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and

Virginia Evitt

Fort payne
Virginia Evitt, 82, passed away Thursday Dec. 12, 2013. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday Dec. 15, from Liberty Hill Baptist Church at Adamsburg, with burial to follow in Adjoining Cemetery with W.T. Wilson
Julia "Feetsie" Reilly Fields, 53, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 after her valiant fight with cancer. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the
Robert Wayne Ghorley, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at Cumberland Medical Center. Visitation: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday Dec. 16, at the funeral home. Survivors: wife, Faye Ghorley; daughter, Kimberly Goins; two sons, Bobby

Glen Hill

Glen Hill, 81, passed away Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Visitation: 4-9 p.m. today. Funeral services: 1 p.m. Sunday Dec. 15, at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow at Franklin Memorial Gardens. Moore-Cortner Funeral

Troy Hutton

Troy Douglas Hutton, 83, passed away Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at a local hospital. Mr. Hutton was a native of Hale Town, Tenn., and had lived most of his life in the Chattanooga

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

Barbara Mays

Barbara Ann Mays, 72, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Services: Sunday Dec. 15, at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial: Cove Cemetery. The family is being served by the Vanderwall Funeral Home,
Rodney Lamar Moorer, 44, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in a local hospital. Funeral service at 1 p.m. today in the chapel with Pastor Calvin White as the eulogist. Burial: Highland Memorial
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.
David Lee Pardue, 73, of the Sandy Springs Community, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at his home. Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Austin & Bell
Joyce Colleen Caves Raulston, 83, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Visitation: Sunday, Dec. 15, Noon-2 p.m. CDT at Rudder Funeral Home in Bridgeport, AL. Funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. in the
Kloran (Robby) Dean Robinson, 89, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. He was born Aug. 24, 1924 in Plymouth, Oh., and graduated from Greenwich High School in Greenwich, Ohio on Aug. 20, 1944. He married
Raymond Louis Simpson, 83, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away, Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at his home. He was the son of the late Samuel C. and Myrtle Simpson and was preceded in death by his
McDONALD Joseph Slavic, 98, 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
Latasha Monica Todd, 31, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at her residence. Funeral at 1 p.m. today at Holy Temple Church of God In Christ with Bishop James Scott as the eulogist.

Gayther Watts

Fort payne
Mr. Gayther Watts Sr., 48, passed away Thursday Dec. 12, 2013 at DeKalb Regional Hospital. Visitation: today from 10 a.m. to Noon at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Graveside service will follow at Walkers Chapel Cemetery.

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DETROIT (AP) - Grace Lee Boggs, known as an international activist for justice, has died at her Detroit home. She was 100.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Don Edwards, a longtime champion of civil rights and the environment during his three decades in Washington, has died at the age of...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Guillermin, a veteran British director best known for bringing to life big budget adventure films like "The Towering Inferno" and the 1976 "King Kong" has...
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A jazz saxophonist known for touring and recording with Quincy Jones, Billy Joel and others has died. Phil Woods 83.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Rock and roll and rhythm and blues singer Frankie Ford, whose 1959 hit "Sea Cruise" brought him international fame, is dead at the age of 76.
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) - Catherine E. Coulson, an actress best known as the quirky Log Lady in the TV series "Twin Peaks," has died.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Former Gov. Walter Dale Miller has died at the age of 89.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Fred Stickel, who turned The Oregonian into one of the country's best regional newspapers during his long stint as its publisher, has died.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Richard Rainwater, the son of a North Texas grocer who went on to amass a fortune as an investment manager before becoming a billionaire investor...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York lawyer who helped state inmates win a $12 million settlement three decades after the bloody 1971 prison riot in Attica has died. Elizabeth...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Trumpeter Ben Cauley, a member of the Stax Records group the Bar-Kays and the only survivor of the 1967 plane crash that killed most of his...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A top-ranking Mormon leader, 86-year-old Richard G. Scott, has died from natural causes.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Willie Mae Seaton, a chef recognized for her classic American food and whose neighborhood restaurant helped put fried chicken on the culinary map, has died.
RESTON, Va. (AP) - Robert E. Simon Jr., who lent his initials to the northern Virginia community he founded more than 50 years ago, has died. He was 101.
LOS ANGELES - Alan Purwin picked up his taste for flying early.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Joseph Morrone, a Hall of Fame coach who led the Connecticut men's soccer team to the 1981 national title and the semifinals the next two years,...
NEW YORK (AP) - Subway says its co-founder Fred DeLuca died Monday evening after being diagnosed with leukemia two years ago, He was 67.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Former Philadelphia NAACP president J. Whyatt "Jerry" Mondesire, a longtime civil rights activist, editor and publisher, has died. He was 65.
DETROIT (AP) - Al Abrams, the founding press officer and publicist for Motown Records, has died at 74.