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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
WEST NEWBURY, Mass. (AP) - Mike Mokrzycki, a former journalist and election polling specialist at The Associated Press who later started his own survey research business, has died. He was...
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - Lowell Steward, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen who flew nearly 200 missions over Europe during World War II, has died in California. He was...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Billy Milligan, believed to be the first person to use multiple personality disorder in an insanity defense, has died. He was 59.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Richard C. Hottelet, the last of the original "Murrow's Boys," the pioneering group of wartime journalists hired by CBS radio newsman Edward R. Murrow, has died....
CORONA DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) - Larry J. Cano, the founder of the El Torito restaurant chain who helped popularize Mexican food with the U.S. masses, has died at age...
NEW YORK (AP) - A powerful political adviser who was influential in the elections of several New York City mayors has died. David Garth was 84.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Phil Stern, an award-winning photographer who lugged his camera into combat during World War II and later became known for candid shots of Hollywood stars like...
NEW YORK (AP) - The father of the modern baseball trading card who designed the famed Topps versions in the 1950s has died. Sy Berger was 91.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Rose Cochran, the wife of Mississippi Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, has died. She was 73.
PHOENIX (AP) - Former Phoenix Mayor John Driggs, who is credited with helping establish a group of mountain parks in the desert city, has died at the age of 87.
CHICAGO - In an era of politicians who are wedded to the party line, coiffed and packaged to sell to voters, colorful and outspoken Judy Baar Topinka spent 3½ decades...
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Family members say Ernest Brace, a civilian who was captured during the Vietnam War while flying supplies for the CIA and tapped code through a...
NEW YORK (AP) - Ken Weatherwax, who played the child character Pugsley on "The Addams Family" television series in the 1960s, has died. He was 59.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A video game pioneer who created both the precursor to "Pong" and the electronic memory game "Simon" has died. Ralph Baer also was leader of the...
L. Stephen Coles, a researcher who studied supercentenarians - the rare breed of humans who have managed to stay alive 110 years or more - has died. He was 73.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - William Heath, an award-winning journalist and former bureau chief for The Associated Press who oversaw news coverage during some of Latin America's most turbulent times, has...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Claudia Emerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, died early Thursday morning at age 57 after a long battle with cancer, the...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Claudia Emerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, has died. She was 57.
PHOENIX (AP) - L. Stephen Coles spent his career studying the reasons why supercentenarians - or those who live to 110 or more - survived as long as they did.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rabbi Harold Schulweis, an influential Conservative synagogue leader, has died in Los Angeles at age 89.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A member of the German rocket team that helped build America's space program in north Alabama has died.