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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. The family is being served by the

William Dugger

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

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

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

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

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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
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 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
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...