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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

Rossville
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

Summerville
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

Ringgold
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

Dayton
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. www.vanderwallfh.com. 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

Cleveland
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

Rossville
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.

In MemoryMARY DAVIS

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

In MemoryMELVIN DICKENS

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
SEATTLE (AP) - Forrest E. Mars Jr., who helped shape Mars Inc. into a multi-billion dollar confectionary empire with beloved brands such as M&M's and Snickers bars, has died. He...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Actor and syndicated conservative talk show host Gerard "Jerry" Doyle has died in Las Vegas at age 60.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's first black state senator, one of the state's most prominent civil rights leaders, died at his home in Oklahoma City, his daughter said.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Sam Wheeler, a renowned land speed motorcycle racer, has died after a racing accident at Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats. He was 72.
MIAMI - Miss Cleo, the late-night TV pitchwoman for psychic services on the telephone, died Tuesday in South Florida.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The actress who became famous playing the Jamaican psychic Miss Cleo, claiming to know callers' futures in ubiquitous TV infomercials and commercials 15 years ago,...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A major Democratic fundraiser, Clinton supporter and provider of merchandise to the Democratic National Convention has died in Rhode Island. Mark Weiner (WY'-ner) was 62.
NEW YORK (AP) - The man who built the Nederlander Organization into one of the largest producers of live entertainment and a dominant national theater chain that includes nine Broadway...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A longtime representative of South Dakota's Lakota people, Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr., has died on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. He was 97.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Former South Carolina Rep. Bill Cotty, a champion for public education who helped bring the Confederate flag off the Statehouse dome, has died. He was 69.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dr. Sherman Mellinkoff, who took the newly created School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and turned it into a powerhouse of medical...
NEW YORK (AP) - The woman whose ghostly singing was heard in place of the leading actresses in such classic movie musicals as "West Side Story," ''The King and I"...
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Thomas Sutherland, who was held captive in Lebanon for more than six years until he was freed and returned home to become professor emeritus at...
CHICAGO (AP) - Former investigative reporter William Gaines, who twice shared a Pulitzer Prize while at the Chicago Tribune, has died.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Bill Cardille, a local Pittsburgh TV personality nicknamed "Chilly Billy" who hosted late-night "Chiller Theater" as well as "Studio Wrestling," has died. He was 87.
Reaction to the death Tuesday of TV and film writer and director Garry Marshall of "Happy Days" and "Pretty Woman" fame:
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Writer-director Garry Marshall, whose TV hits included "Happy Days" ''Laverne & Shirley" and box-office successes included "Pretty Woman" and "Runaway Bride," has died. He was 81.
NEW YORK (AP) - James Alan McPherson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning story collection "Elbow Room" and a longtime faculty member at the University of Iowa's prestigious Writers' Workshop, has...
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) - The man who founded the Christmas Tree Shops discount retail chain with a single store on Cape Cod has died. Charles Bilezikian (bihl-uh-ZIHK-ee-un) was 79.