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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
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama businessman who started a one-of-a-kind store selling the contents of unclaimed airline baggage has died.
HONOLULU (AP) - "Hawaii Five-0" actor Keo Woolford has died three days after suffering a stroke. He was 49.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh-area McDonald's franchisee who created the Big Mac nearly 50 years ago has died. James Delligatti was 98.
NEW YORK (AP) - Grant Tinker, who brought "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and other hits to the screen as a producer and a network boss, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Elvis Presley's close personal friend and professional aide Joe Esposito has died. He was 78.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Fruit of the Loom Inc. says Rick Medlin, its president and CEO for the past six years, has died. He was 68.
MADISON, N.J. (AP) - A music executive who founded the industry's largest foundation for leukemia, cancer and AIDS research has died. Tony Martell was 90 years old.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ron Glass, a prolific character actor best known for his role as Detective Ron Harris, the handsome, good-natured cop in the long-running comedy series "Barney Miller,"...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is remembering actress Florence Henderson as a "lovely lady" who sang nearly two dozen times during Indianapolis 500 pre-race festivities.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Paul Sylbert, a talented production designer who won an Oscar for his work on "Heaven Can Wait," died Saturday at age 88 outside of Philadelphia, producer...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Theresa Manuel, the first black woman from Florida to compete in the Olympics, has died in Tampa. She was 90.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Peter Sumner, an Australian actor who had a small but memorable part as an officer on the Death Star in "Star Wars," has died at age...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans restaurateur, musician and civic leader Edgar "Dooky" Chase Jr. is dead at age 88.
NEW YORK (AP) - A big-voiced soul singer who performed with high energy onstage has died in New York after battling pancreatic cancer. Sharon Jones was 60.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Mentor Williams, the songwriter behind the 1970s pop hit "Drift Away," has died in Taos, New Mexico, at age 70.
HOUSTON (AP) - Dr. Denton Cooley, a Texas surgeon who performed some of the earliest heart transplants and implanted the world's first artificial heart, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert "Bob" Bennett, a broadcasting industry veteran who guided a TV station group that became the initial core of the Fox network, has died. He was...
NEW YORK (AP) - The chef who has been credited with inventing General Tso's chicken - a world-famous Chinese food staple that is not served in China - has died....