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Local Obits for Mon. Dec 23, 2013

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

Larry Calaway

Larry Wade Calaway, 59, passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 in a local hospital. He was an employee of AutoZone for 20 years and was of the Baptist faith. He loved drag racing, watching
Donna Marie Grissom Easterly, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. She was 79 years old. She was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area and retired from Olan Mills with over

Robert Lane

Robert "Rocky" Lane, 85, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Survivors, children, Mark Lane, Charles Lane; brother, Clarence Lane; sister, Mildred Wilkerson; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. today at Mason Funeral
In Memory Mother Willie Mae Smith who departed this life December 23, 1981. Precious memories, how they linger, how they ever flood my soul. In the stillness
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

Homer Miller

Homer Manuel Miller, 86, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 at his residence. A native of Ellijay, Georgia, Mr. Miller was a charter member of Anchor of Hope Baptist Church
Patsy Mitchell, 79, of Hixson, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, Tennessee 37343. 423-531-3975
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.
Mary Pearl Gary Newby, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at her residence. The body will lie-in-state today after 9:30 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home with the funeral to follow at

Janet Oliver

Janet Nora Oliver, 72, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. Funeral services and burial for Janet will be held today at 1 p.m. at Buttram Cemetery with Rev. David Hobbs officiating. The family
Helena Paris, 102, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at a local nursing facility. Arrangements are by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home, 423-267-1244.

June Payne

June Marilou Payne, 86, passed away on Friday morning, Dec. 20, 2013 at her home. June was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., on June 17, 1927 a daughter of the late Haymond and Marilou Cross. She

Robin Seymour

Robin Michelle Sutton Seymour, 52, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held today at 5 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Pastors Jim Bennett and
Angela Sue Sharp, 43, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Thomas and Elizabeth Sharp. Survivors include her parents Carolyn and Buford Cabrera;
Sherry Stokes Porter, 55, formerly of Chickamauga, Ga., died on Friday, Dec. 21, 2013 at Tennova Hospital in Knoxville. Sherry was the daughter of the late Billy and Jackie Stokes. She was an avid
Ruby Lee Trewhitt, 90, of East Ridge passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at her residence Funeral services will be held Tuesday Dec. 24, at 12:30 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Pastor Joe
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. Funeral: Today at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Brother Ken Willis as the eulogist.


May 1, 1956 - Dec. 23, 2007 We miss you now, our hearts are sore, as time goes by, we miss you more. Your loving smile, your gentle face, no one


Melvin "Bubba" Dickens May 12, 1944-Dec. 23, 2008 Merry Christmas to my loving husband Bubba Dickens. We love and miss you. Your wife Patricia and family. Until we meet again.

In MemorySusan Wood

Jan. 19, 1967 - Dec. 23, 2009 Missing you and Dad at this special time of year. Love your family
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...
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.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts woman who pushed for a statewide anti-bullying law after her 11-year-old son committed suicide has died following a battle with cancer. Sirdeaner Walker was...
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - UFC fighter Josh Samman has died after spending nearly a week in a Florida hospital. He was 28.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A retired Roman Catholic bishop in Vermont who lost his television-producer brother on 9/11 has died. Kenneth Angell was 86.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The man who oversaw Yellowstone National Park during the wildfires that burned across the park in 1988 has died.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Lowell Thomas Jr., a former Alaska lieutenant governor, author, adventurer, glacier pilot and son of the legendary broadcaster, has died.
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.