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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 22, 2013


Sarah Marie Aslinger, 57, of East Ridge passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 at her home. She lived all of her life in the Chattanooga area where she graduated from Kirkman High School.
Carolyn White Baggett, 64, of Signal Mountain, Tenn., passed away early Saturday morning Dec. 21, 2013 in the Memorial Heath Care Center. She was preceded in death by husband, Jimmy Baggett; parents, Clarence and
Elizabeth Ann Hudson Berry, 64, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of Ooltewah. She was the daughter of the
Wheeler Turner Cage, 84 of Hixson passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. Wheeler lived most of his life in the Hamilton County area. He was a member of the Central Church of Christ where he

Pamela Cannon

Ringgold
Pamela Stone Cannon, 49, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. Pamela was a lifelong resident of North Georgia. She was a former employee of Walgreens for more than 15 years. Pamela enjoyed crafts,

Elsie Chapman

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Elsie Mae Williams Chapman, 99, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. Preceded in death by husband, Fields Chapman; son, Marvin Chapman. Survived by daughters, Katie "Bob" Wilhelm, of LaFayette, Margie
Jack Clark, 86, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. Graveside services 10 a.m. Monday at Chattanooga National Cemetery. Family will receive friends 2-6 p.m. today at funeral home. Arrangements by Highway 58 Chapel of Turner
Marjorie Clark, 88, passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at her residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Ethel Jones Cross, 86, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, in Chattanooga where she had lived the past 40 years. She was born in Madisonville, Tenn., to Amanda Evelyn and William Simpson Jones on Aug. 16,

Charles Currin

carmel, in.,
Charles Richard Currin III, 79, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. He was born in Old Hickory, Tenn., on April 24, 1934, to Charles Currin II and Anne Chamberlin Currin. He moved to Lookout Mountain,

Iris Dave

Bridgeport
Iris Gail Dave, 62, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. Visitation: Noon to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, at Valley Funeral Home. Services are Tuesday, at 2 p.m. at the

Joseph Durrah

Atlanta
Joseph L. Durrah, passed away Tuesday Dec. 17, 2013. He is survived by 2 sisters; 3 brothers; 2 nieces; 2 great nieces; 1 nephew; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Elbert Griffith

Whitwell
Elbert Griffith, 93, passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at his home surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Lee and Maude Griffith; brothers, Otis Lee Griffith, Isaac Ellis Griffith,

Chuck Hawley

Trenton
Lavanson Charles "Chuck" Hawley, 63, passed away on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at his residence. A native of Springfield, Ill., he had spent several years in California and the past 30 years in the Trenton
Armon N. Hitchcock, 91, of Chattanooga passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was a devoted husband and a wonderful Christian man. He was an Elder at Red Bank
Helen Greavu Burbank Ipes, 95, of Collegedale, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, in a Chattanooga healthcare facility. She was a member of McDonald Road Seventh-day Adventist Church and a member of Adventist Retirees Club.
Carl Robert Janow, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ethel Ferry; step-father, Robert Lee Ferry; and brother, Charles Janow. Survivors include his daughter, Betty
Sammie Lee Jones, 59, of Chattanooga passed away Friday Dec. 20, 2013 at a local Nursing Home. He was a member of Branches and Praise Worship Center. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services,
Nancy Ann Hodge Kilgore, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. She was an RN, MSN, and a former employee of Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her husband,
Clara Louise Kilgore, of the Chattanooga area, departed this life and entered her heavenly home on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. She was 77 years old. She was born and raised in Whitwell, and has been
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
Doris Hixon McKaig, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. She was born in Valley Head, Ala., and moved to Chattanooga during her high
Ronald Anderson Miller, 78, of Signal Mountain, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. today in the funeral home
Jack L. Morris, Jr., died peacefully on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at his home in Chattanooga, Tenn. He was born on Feb. 11, 1944 in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and was the oldest of four children.

James Newberry

Rossville
James Ralph Newberry, 69, departed this life Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. He was born in Ringgold, Ga., to the late Ralph Newberry and Ethel Noblett. He was a member of Rossville Tabernacle Baptist Church. He
Mary Pearl Gary Newby, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at her residence. She retired from Erlanger Medical Center after 30 years of service. She was a faithful member of

Donna Nunley

Powells crossroads
Donna Faye Lofty Nunley, 60, passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ervin and Hester Keener, Mitchell and Addie Lee Lofty; brother, Wilburn Junior Lofty; niece, Tanya
William Edwin Owens, 85, passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, at Holy comfort Episcopal Church, Gadsden. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery, Fyffe. Arrangements entrusted to W.T.

Sammie Parry

Birchwood
Sammie Parry, 67, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. He is survived by one sister, Priscilla Seeler of Birchwood. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at the

June Payne

Cleveland
June Payne, 86, passed away on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at her home. Survivors and arrangements will be announced later by Companion Funeral Home who has charge of those arrangements.
Jane C. Phillips, 83, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at Erlanger Medical Center following a brief illness. Jane was born in Pine Hill, Tenn. She is preceded in death by her
Mildred Shaver Raines, 89, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. A native of Dayton, Tenn., she was born to Dima Sparks and John Hudson Shaver, July 25, 1924 in Dayton. She was preceded in
Mildred Louise Colosia Reed, 88, of Chattanooga died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. She was a graduate of Notre Dame High School and a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by

William Russell

Monteagle
William Samuel Russell, 59, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Greenville, S.C. He was born in Chattanooga. Bill was proceeded in death by his father, Arnold Russell. He is survived by his loving

Diana Rutledge

Cleveland
Diana B. Rutledge, 63, passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 in a local healthcare facility. She was a member of Westwood Baptist Church and worked with the AWANA group. She was retired from
Bonnie Sue Greene Seagraves, 90, of Chattanooga, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Robin Seymour

Rossville
Robin Michelle Sutton Seymour, 52, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 in a local hospital. Robin grew up in the Fairview Community of Rossville and was a graduate of Rossville High School where she
Card of Thanks The family of the late Mr. Donald Strickland would like to thank all members of the community who shared kindness through our time of need. We would like to send

Donald Thurston

Murray,
Ky. Donald Fred Thurston, 79, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Thurston was born Nov. 27, 1934, in Chattanooga, Tenn., to the late Donald H. Thurston and Mary Elizabeth

Robert Tipton

Evensville
Robert Neil Tipton, 61, passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. Services: 3 p.m. today in the Chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Rusty Revis and the Rev. Jerry Levengood officiating. Visitation: 1-3 p.m.
Ruby Lee Trewhitt, 90, of East Ridge, passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at her residence. She was born on July 21, 1923, to the late Rev. Samuel Melton and Ella Melton in Cleveland, Tenn.,
Agnes Ruth Trusley, 86, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Life Care Center of Cleveland. A longtime resident of Chattanooga, Mrs. Trusley was a 1945 graduate of Chattanooga Central High School
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
Ella Mae Ware (Hand), 86, peacefully passed away on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 in Chattanooga, Tenn. She was born July 21, 1927 in Roanoke, Ala. She retired from Erlanger Hospital after 30 plus years
Manual Lee Watson, 70, of Harrison, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. He was a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m.
Ruth Howorth Wells, 95, of East Ridge, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. She was a member of First Christian Church for 65 years, past president of CWF and a member of the prayer group.
Jarvis Brandon Whitfield passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 in Chattanooga, Tenn. Dr. Whitfield was a loving father to his two daughters and a loving husband to his wife Juanita. He was born July
James E. Winston, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 at his residence. He was a member of Ridgedale Church of Christ. He was a WWII veteran, serving in Italy, France, and

In MemoryONEIDA MAE GREEN

Dec. 24, 1909- Dec. 22, 2005 Its been eight years since you left us to be with the Lord. Our love for you will always be here in our hearts and memories. Loved and sadly

In MemoryHubert Harrison

Dec. 22, 1946 - July 4, 2010 Happy Birthday Dad And Granddad! We love and miss you. Love Always, Ann, Edward, Shay, Sasha Steele, Jakel and Rileigh

In MemoryMartin Ribbins

Rev. Martin Ribbins October 15, 1961 "God is Good"

In MemoryJ.W. Ribbins

Dr. J.W. Ribbins April 8, 1950 "Amazing Grace" Dorothy- July 2, 1964 Velma- Sept. 4, 1978 Missed by brother and grandson "Good night we will meet in the morning Love, M.R.

In MemoryEdwina Ribbins

Mrs. Edwina Ribbins October 13, 1983 Greatly missed by grandchildren and son.

In MemoryJames Williams

James "Jimmie" Williams March 27, 1926- Dec. 20, 2012 Husband, Father, Friend
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Diana Douglas, the first wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, has died in Los Angeles. She was 92.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer, president of the faith's highest governing body, has died. He was 90.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - His publicist says comedian Jack Carter died of respiratory failure over the weekend at his Beverly Hills home.
CHIMNEY ROCK, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say anti-vaccine Dr. Jeff Bradstreet has been found dead in an apparent suicide in North Carolina.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Macnee, star of the 1960s TV series "The Avengers," has died. He was 93.
NEW YORK (AP) - A longtime New York congressman who was forced to resign after two corruption convictions has died. Mario Biaggi was 97.
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BOSTON (AP) - The creator of the pink plastic lawn flamingo, the ultimate symbol of American lawn kitsch, has died. Donald Featherstone was 79.
NEW YORK (AP) - Gunther Schuller, the leading proponent of the Third Stream movement fusing jazz and classical music, has died at age 89.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - The president of Washington State University, Elson Floyd, has died at 59.
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LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Danny Villanueva, a former NFL kicker and a pioneer of Spanish-language television, has died. He was 77.
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BALTIMORE (AP) - Wendell Holmes, the guitarist, pianist and singer and songwriter of the soul and blues band The Holmes Brothers, has died.
LEEDS, Ala. (AP) - The mother of NBA great Charles Barkley, Charcey Glenn, has died at her home in Alabama.
NEW YORK (AP) - Ralph Roberts, a businessman with a gentle demeanor who built Comcast from a small cable TV system in Mississippi into one of the nation's largest entertainment...
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - A stepbrother of Jacqueline Kennedy has died. Hugh D. Auchincloss (AWK'-in-klahs) III was 87.
NEW YORK (AP) - Nelson Doubleday Jr., the publishing scion who bought the New York Mets and shepherded the team to a 1986 World Series title, has died. He was...
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - The husband of former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman has died. John Whitman was 71.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Claud Johnson, son of legendary Mississippi blues artist Robert Johnson, has died at age 83.