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Local Obits for Mon. Dec 16, 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
Joseph Carson, 71, of Hixson, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, Tennessee 37343. 423-531-3975
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.
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
Mabel Frances Creasman, 76, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Services: Tuesday Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial: Pleasantview Cemetery, Graysville. www.vanderwallfh.com. The family is being served by the

William Dugger

Bridgeport
William "Billy" Harold Dugger, 65, passed away on Friday Dec. 13, 2013. Survived by brother, Daniel (Lynn) Dugger; and sister Elizabeth Dugger, of Bridgeport, Ala. There will be no formal services held.
Julia "Feetsie" Reilly Fields, 53, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 after her valiant fight with cancer. Services are 11 a.m. today at Saint Peters Episcopal Church, 848 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Melody Gail Gaut, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. Survivors and complete funeral arrangements will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga,

Paul Johnson

Rossville
Paul Ray Johnson, 73, passed away on Saturday Dec. 14, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas, he was a son of the
Ruth Johnson, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Tahereh Nahid Karimian, 77, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at Erlanger Medical Center. Tahereh was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother who was loved by everyone who crossed paths with her.

Billy Lester

Rossville
Mr. Billy Ray Lester, 71, passed away on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Preceded in death parents, Grady B. and Ruth Lester. He is survived by wife, Vickie Lester, of Rossville, Ga.; sons, David B.
Harvey Elliott Lingerfelt, 60, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 17, Ziegler Funeral Home. Service to follow at 7 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Newnan,

Henrietta McDaniel

Chatsworth
Henrietta McDaniel, 76, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today from the Chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Chatsworth. Visitation was held on Sunday Dec. 15, 2013. Online condolences may
ers, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace. 423-877-3524
Lois Evelyn Odom, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Chris Hansen officiating. Interment will be
Fred Perdue, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at his residence. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. He
Fred Gilbert Rorex, 84, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 in a local hospital. He was a Master Barber for 55 years and owned Tiftonia Barber Shop. Fred was a veteran of

Tommy Saylors

South pittsburg
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
Mary Nell Smedley, 71, of Apison Tenn., went to be with her Lord on Saturday Dec. 14, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced in Tuesday's edition by Heritage Funeral Home 7454 E. Brainerd Rd.

In MemoryGLADYS GIBSON

"In Precious Memory Gladys Gibson Aug. 19,1931- Dec. 16, 2012 Not a day goes by that we dont think of you, whether in tears of loneliness or laughter at things you would say

In MemoryGracie Jones

Gracie Mae Penney Jones April 2, 1921-Dec. 16, 2008 In Loving Memory of our Mother. We miss you each day. Linda H. Williams (Homer), Herbert Jones (Doris), Lewis Jones (Dottie), and grandchildren
NEWPORT, Ark. (AP) - Albert "Sonny" Burgess, who was an early pioneer of what became known as rockabilly music, has died in his native Arkansas.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Rev. Francis X. DiLorenzo, who served as bishop of the Diocese of Richmond for 13 years and made a return to conservative values his top...
NEEDHAM, Mass. (AP) - Gunnar Birkerts, an internationally acclaimed modernist architect who designed buildings including the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis, the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York,...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A founder of modern neuroscience who studied Einstein's brain has died.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Vern Ehlers, a research physicist who served 17 years representing a western Michigan congressional district, has died. He was 83.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jo Walker-Meador, a matriarch of country music who led the Country Music Association for nearly three decades, has died. She was 93.
BOSTON (AP) - A lawyer who entertained U.S. radio listeners with brief tales of interesting court cases has died. Neil Chayet was 78.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Singer Natalie Cole's only child, Robert Yancy, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 39.
PHOENIX (AP) - Oscar-nominated writer Joe Bologna has died. He was 82.
NEW YORK (AP) - Alan Peckolick, an innovative painter and graphic designer whose creations included the bold, underlined logo for General Motors and typefaces for Pfizer and Revlon, has died.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - David Maslanka, a composer who was renowned for his music written for wind ensembles, has died in his Montana home at age 73.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The first female member of the Alabama Supreme Court has died.
MIAMI (AP) - Rafael "Felo" Ramirez, a Hall of Fame baseball radio broadcaster who was the signature voice for millions of Spanish-speaking sports fans over three decades, has died. He...
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - Bajram Rexhepi, Kosovo's former prime minister and interior minister, has died in a hospital in Turkey following a stroke. He was 63.