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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
DETROIT (AP) - Grace Lee Boggs, known as an international activist for justice, has died at her Detroit home. She was 100.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Former Philadelphia NAACP president J. Whyatt "Jerry" Mondesire, a longtime civil rights activist, editor and publisher, has died. He was 65.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Guillermin, a veteran British director best known for bringing to life big budget adventure films like "The Towering Inferno" and the 1976 "King Kong" has...
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A jazz saxophonist known for touring and recording with Quincy Jones, Billy Joel and others has died. Phil Woods 83.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Rock and roll and rhythm and blues singer Frankie Ford, whose 1959 hit "Sea Cruise" brought him international fame, is dead at the age of 76.
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) - Catherine E. Coulson, an actress best known as the quirky Log Lady in the TV series "Twin Peaks," has died.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Former Gov. Walter Dale Miller has died at the age of 89.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Fred Stickel, who turned The Oregonian into one of the country's best regional newspapers during his long stint as its publisher, has died.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Richard Rainwater, the son of a North Texas grocer who went on to amass a fortune as an investment manager before becoming a billionaire investor...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York lawyer who helped state inmates win a $12 million settlement three decades after the bloody 1971 prison riot in Attica has died. Elizabeth...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Trumpeter Ben Cauley, a member of the Stax Records group the Bar-Kays and the only survivor of the 1967 plane crash that killed most of his...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A top-ranking Mormon leader, 86-year-old Richard G. Scott, has died from natural causes.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Willie Mae Seaton, a chef recognized for her classic American food and whose neighborhood restaurant helped put fried chicken on the culinary map, has died.
RESTON, Va. (AP) - Robert E. Simon Jr., who lent his initials to the northern Virginia community he founded more than 50 years ago, has died. He was 101.
LOS ANGELES - Alan Purwin picked up his taste for flying early.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Joseph Morrone, a Hall of Fame coach who led the Connecticut men's soccer team to the 1981 national title and the semifinals the next two years,...
NEW YORK (AP) - Subway says its co-founder Fred DeLuca died Monday evening after being diagnosed with leukemia two years ago, He was 67.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Kerry Simon, a former "Iron Chef" champ who served up dishes to rock bands such as Led Zeppelin and Mötley Crüe, has died. He was 60.
DETROIT (AP) - Al Abrams, the founding press officer and publicist for Motown Records, has died at 74.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Don Edwards, a longtime champion of civil rights and the environment during his three decades in Washington, has died at the age of...