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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
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (AP) - Jim Hardin, a Secret Service agent who protected President Lyndon B. Johnson and his family during and after their White House years, has died in Texas....
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Warren Hinckle, a muckracking journalist who drew the wrath of mayors, police or anyone who got in his way, has died, his daughter said Thursday.
WESTON, Conn. (AP) - An Oscar-nominated filmmaker who developed a technique to transform illustrations from children's books into moving images for films has died. Morton Schindel was 98.
The American epidemiologist who led the successful international effort to eradicate smallpox has died. Dr. Donald "D.A." Henderson was 87.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Mark R. Chellgren, who covered Kentucky state government for about two decades for The Associated Press, has died at age 62.
WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) - Guitarist Matt Roberts, a founding member of the rock band 3 Doors Down, has died in Wisconsin.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Joyce Carol Thomas, a prize-winning children's author and champion of multiculturalism, has died. She was 78.
WESTON, Mass. (AP) - The former director of the Boston College Jesuit Institute whose research helped to revive the Jesuit religious order's musical tradition has died. Rev. T. Frank Kennedy...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former Travelers Group chief executive who became a national advocate for Lou Gehrig's disease research after being diagnosed with the disease has died at his...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Retired Army Gen. John W. Vessey, who rose through the ranks in a 46-year military career to become chairman of the joint chiefs of staff under President...
MIAMI (AP) - John Timoney, who grew up in New York and served stints as police chief in Philadelphia and Miami, has died of lung cancer. He was 68.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bobby Hutcherson, the bricklayer's son who became one of the greatest, most inventive jazz vibraphonists to pick up a pair of mallets, has died. He was...
NEW YORK (AP) - John McLaughlin, the conservative political commentator and host of the namesake long-running television show that pioneered hollering-heads discussions of Washington, D.C., politics, has died. He was...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Deborah Foland, a former longtime administrative assistant for The Associated Press in New York state, has died after a brief battle with cancer. She was 61.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A man at the center of a lawsuit that culminated with the U.S. Supreme Court outlawing segregated public schools has died. Harry Briggs Jr. was 75.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stage and screen character actor Fyvush Finkel has died. He was 93.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Peter Finney, a sports writer whose award-winning career in New Orleans spanned nearly 70 years, died Saturday at the age of 88.
The manager for singer Ruby Wilson says the blues, soul and gospel performer known as "The Queen of Beale Street" has died. She was 68.
Glenn Yarbrough, a founding member of folk trio The Limeliters, has died. He was 86.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Former Biloxi, Mississippi, Mayor Jerry O'Keefe, who received the Congressional Gold Medal for his service as a fighter pilot in World War II, died Tuesday. He...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former "Law & Order" star Steven Hill has died. He was 94.