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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 15, 2013

Carolyn Nadine Boland, 63, died Saturday morning Dec. 14, 2013. She was employed by Walmart of Lookout Valley. Mrs. Boland was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Boland was preceded in death by her parents

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

Cindy Brown

Cindy Campbell Brown, 48, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Survivors: husband, Scott Brown; daughters, Jessica Grimes, Mashell Willis; father, Tony Campbell; Brother, Anthony "Zipper" Campbell; sisters, Angela Campbell, Nicole Howard; grandchildren, Maddox Willis, Maverick

John Cagle

John "Tommy" Cagle, 61, died Friday Dec. 13, 2013. Service: Monday Dec. 16, at 1 p.m. CST in funeral home chapel. Burial: Dodson Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral
Marguerite Carter passed away on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. She was born April 5, 1922 in Greeneville, Tenn., but was a long time resident of Chattanooga. She will be remembered as a beloved wife, mother,
Melba Elaine Chrisman, 59, of Nashville, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. Meg attended Brainerd High School and participated in many non-profit groups such as Thistle Farms, Reconciliation, Dismas House, and
Jerrie Collins, of Chattanooga, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at a local hospital. She was 66. Mrs. Collins was a member of Red Bank Baptist Church and former member of Graysville First Baptist Church.

Betsy Collins

Betsy L. Robertson Collins, 86, passed away on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Services: 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester, TN. Visitation: 5-8
Carolyn Rothwell Congdon, 69, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at Erlanger Medical Center. Carolyn was a wonderful mother, loving daughter and devoted wife. She was a caring and compassionate

Willard Cooper

Willard Cooper, 94, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. He was surrounded by his family who loved him dearly. He was a lifelong committed Christian member of the First Baptist
Alfred Calvin Copeland, 77, passed away Friday Dec. 6, 2013 in the Hospice Care Center. Funeral: Today at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Steven Bearden as the eulogist.
Joseph Porter Elrod, 79, of Chattanooga went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. He was born in Maryville, Tenn., to the late John William and Christine
George Carl Ferrell, 84, of Red Bank, passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at his home. He was born in Murfreesboro, Tenn., on May 26, 1929 to William and Bernice Ferrell. He was employed
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
Edward Joseph Hensley 65, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at his home. Mr. Hensley was a veteran of the United States Navy and a retired Fire Captain with the Federal

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

Alexis Jackson

LaFAYETTE Infant Alexis Faith Joyce Jackson, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Preceded by grandmother Brenda Jackson. Survived by parents, Grant and Jennifer Jackson; sister, McKenzie Jackson; brothers, Hunter Jackson, and
Willie Ledford Willie M. Ledford, 106, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at a local health care facility. She was preceded in death by husbands, Raymond Kelly and W.L. Ledford; half-brother, George Bell; half-sister, Ruby
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
Rosalie B. Mooneyham, 90, of Ooltewah, Tenn., passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Turney Boyd and was preceded in death by her husband,
Jack Lenard Morris, Jr., 69, of Chattanooga, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,

Bob Mowrey

Robert A. "Bro. Bob" Mowrey, 87, passed away Friday Dec. 13, 2013. Visitation and services to be held at Park Ave. Baptist Church, Nashville, Tenn. For more info visit West Harpeth Funeral Home, 615-352-9400.

Emma Neal

Emma Jean Neal, 51, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Mrs. Neal was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and the owner and operator of H&L Cleaners for 25 years. She
Lois Evelyn Odom, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. She was born to the late Agnes and Clyde Lusk on Dec. 7, 1926 in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Lois earned a degree

Alton Perry

Alton Lee Perry, 72, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 17, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Franklin Memorial

Brian Powell

Brian Keith Powell, 36, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 in an Augusta, Ga., hospital. He was a native and lifelong resident of the north Georgia area and was a self-employed auto mechanic and

Tommy Saylors

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Tommy Wayne Saylors, 61, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family. A retired employee of TVA and US Gypsum, he was also a former employee of the Jasper Police
Sandra Swafford Seymour, 75, of Signal Mountain, passed away in a local hospital surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, after an extended illness. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and
Anthony Edwin Soucie, of Chattanooga, passed into glory on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. He was born Feb. 17, 1962 in Abilene, Texas, He had lived in the Chattanooga area for the last 19 years

Frank Tarvin, Sr.

Frank DeForrest Tarvin, Sr., 94, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of the Chickamauga area and was a member of Oakwood Baptist
Arthur Frank Valley, Jr. 62, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at Erlanger Medical Center after battling pneumonia. Art was born in Salisbury, N.C., on Dec. 31, 1950
Shelby Jean Vanpevenage, 76, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 in Huntsville Hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday Dec. 16, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery with
Dec. 15, 1993 - Dec. 7, 2011 Happy Birthday! We love and miss you very much. Davey and Angela, Great Mamaw and Great Papaw Daddy and Josh and Mamaw And Everyone Who
Miss you everyday. Love you always. Daddy, Lena and Gran

In MemoryGerturde Newby

Mrs. Gertrude G. Newby July 13, 1929-Dec. 15, 2009 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes, there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more
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...