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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 20, 2013

Iris Manette Grace Adams, 100, of Hixson, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. Services will be held on at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in the funeral home chapel with Rev.

Timothy Buckles

Timothy "Tim" Buckles, 49, died as a result of a 4-wheeler accident Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. He was a graduate of Chattanooga Valley High School Class of 1983. He was a veteran of the U.S.
Pearl Elizabeth Carver, 93, of Chattanooga, went peacefully to be at home with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. Services will be held 1:30 p.m. today in the chapel with the Rev.
Janice S. Condra, of Rossville, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. She was 59 years old. Janice was born in Independence, Mo., before moving to McMinnville, Tenn., and has been a longtime resident of

James Cooper

James "Jimmy Lee" Cooper, 86, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. Services at 2 p.m. Sunday at Shiloh Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Arrangements by

Shirley Cordell

LaFAYETTE Shirley Wright Cordell, 75, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. A lifelong resident of LaFayette, member of Corinth Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Barney and Alice
aig Warren Kindervater, 57, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at his home. Craig was born on Feb. 17, 1956, to Gladys Duvall "Tibby" Kindervater and Julius "Jake" Kindervater in Fort Pierce,

Patricia Emerson

Patricia Annette Witherow Emerson, 66, passed away Saturday, Dec. 14,2 013. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Emerson; four children, Tommy, Philip, Paul and Tammy Emerson; other relatives. Service will be noon Saturday from
Mary A. Hayward, 94, passed away on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, in New Underwood, S.D., just three days short of her 95th birthday. She was born Dec. 16, 1918, to John and Stella Brown in

Mildred Heard

Fort payne
Mildred Burgess Heard, 88, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. Visitation 4-8 p.m. today, Dec. 20 at the funeral home. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at Burt Chapel,

Bettye Horton

Bettye Sue Horton, 65, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at her residence. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Rainsville Church of Christ Cemetery, Visitation 4-8
Roy Johnson, 67, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Ruth Johnson, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at her residence. She was one of Jehovahs Witnesses for over 40 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny
Elizabeth Ann "Tince" King, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. She was born on Feb.10, 1957, to the late Oscar Oneal Smith and late Beatrice King. She attended Chattanooga
Paul Jefferson Estus, 98, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. Preceded in death by wife, Dorothy Marie Young Estus; daughter and son-in-law, Doris (J.B.) Blevins, son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth (Tressie) Estus;
Helen Marie Land, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Land; and son, Robin Land. Survivors include her sons, Gordon Land and Joseph
"Scrap" Ledford Alton Lebron "Scrap" Ledford, 81, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at home. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Dec. 20, 2013, at Williamson & Sons

Mark Manning

Spring city
Mark Manning, 49, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. Masonic services will be at 7 p.m. today in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. The family will receive friends two hours today prior to the services
Ronald A. Miller, 78, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, 423-531-3975.

Paul Mitchell

Paul David Mitchell, 77, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Saint Vincent Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Kirk Memorial Gardens.

Barbara Orsbourn

Barbara Ann Brown Orsbourn, 78, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. She was a member of Chattanooga Valley Church of the Nazarene. Barbara was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a foster mother
Martha Ann Crowder ORear, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. Martha was born and raised in Chattanooga and was a very loving homemaker and faithful wife whose door was always open

Carolyn Roberts

Carolyn Roberts died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 at Erlanger-Bledsoe at the age of 77. She was born July 28, 1936. She was a Christian, a member of First Southern Baptist Church. She was one of
Mabel Robinson, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at her residence. Funeral 10 a.m. today at Olivet Baptist Church. Burial: Heflin City Cemetery in Heflin, Ala. Arrangements by Taylor Funeral Home of
Harold Douglas Southall, 77, passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. He was educated in the Birmingham school system in Alabama. He graduated from Fisk University in Nashville, where he became a member of
Frank "Frankie" DeForrest Tarvin Jr., 56, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. He was born in Chattanooga to the late Frank DeForrest Tarvin Sr. and Virginia Louise Neely Tarvin. He spent his childhood
Mary Elizabeth Tsatoke-Jones, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at the age of 79 years. Mary was born at the Kiowa Indian Hospital in Lawton, Okla. on Jan. 25, 1934, to

In MemoryBrennan Baker

Brennan Schuyler Nowell Baker We all miss you Brennan, our beautiful boy. May God bless and keep you always, May you stay forever young. Love from Daddy, Nana Willie and

In MemoryJamaha Garner

Jamaha A. Garner July 30, 1979-Nov. 19, 2009Miss You. -Mom


Sunrise: Dec. 20, 1938 Sunset: Oct. 21, 2010 Happy 75th Birthday To the one I love. In loving memories of Mr. Eartha B. Lewis. Gone in body, but not in spirit. Love now, forever


Aug. 16, 1926- Dec. 20, 2002 Eleven years ago, God took our Angel to Heaven (still hard to believe) Know that were forever remembering, loving and missing you. Your Family


Vandaryl Lebron Rivers Dec. 20, 1988-Oct. 23, 2011 We miss you and love you so much. Marvella Cox, Coach McGary, friends and family
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,...
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.
Thomas J. Mackell Jr., former chairman of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and the executive director of the Maritime Labor Alliance, has died.
PLUM, Pa. (AP) - A former NFL defensive lineman who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants has died. Lorenzo Freeman was 52.
NEW YORK (AP) - The family of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says he has died after a battle with cancer, just days after announcing he would be undergoing treatment.
NEW YORK (AP) - One of the most influential American scholars of Judaism has died.
Aaron Pryor, the relentless junior welterweight who fought two memorable bouts with Alexis Arguello, has died.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - One of the last living crew members on the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died. Raymond Haerry was 94.
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.