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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
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - Jerry Nelson, an astronomer who designed advanced telescopes that help scientists glimpse far reaches of the universe, has died in California. He was 73.
SCIENCE HILL, Ky. (AP) - A funeral home in Kentucky says the first red-haired Miss America has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The family of Stephen Furst says the "Animal House" actor has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - John G. Avildsen, who directed "Rocky" and "The Karate Kid," the hugely successful underdog fables that went on to become Hollywood franchises, has died at age...
NEW YORK (AP) - A.R. Gurney, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright whose work offered a window into the inner lives of the upper-crust white Anglo-Saxon Protestants he grew up among, has...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Rosalie Sorrels, a Grammy-nominated folk singer and native of Idaho who recorded more than 20 albums and performed at top folk festivals around the country, has...
MIAMI (AP) - Gloria Estefan says her mother, Gloria Fajardo, has died at age 88.
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. (AP) - Former Kansas City Star editor and University of Kansas journalism educator Tom Eblen has died. He was 80.
RICE, Va. (AP) - Retired Lt. Gen. Samuel Wilson, who had a long military and intelligence career and was president of Hampden-Sydney College from 1992 to 2000, has died, the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Celebrities reaction to the death of actor Adam West, who died late Friday at age 88:
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cinematographer Fred Koenekamp, who won an Oscar for the 1974 disaster epic "The Towering Inferno," has died. He was 94.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Violinist and restaurant owner Henry Helyong Lee, whose now shuttered Korean restaurant in New Orleans was known for operatic waiters and performances by Lee and other...
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama toddler who drew worldwide attention after he was born without a nose has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - William Krisel (KRYE'-sel), an architect whose mid-century Southern California designs are found in some 40,000 homes, has died. He was 92.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A former New York journalist who spent most of his decadeslong newspaper, radio and television career in Albany has died. Dan Lynch was 71.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Donald Vidrine, who was one of two BP supervisors on the Deepwater Horizon when the drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010,...
CINCINNATI (AP) - An American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma has died in Ohio. Otto Warmbier was 22.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A former Miss America who helped rally the nation during World War II by selling millions of dollars' worth of war bonds and whose likeness...