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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 24, 2013

Jeffery Ashley, 50, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Chapel with Rev. Bill Owens officiating. Interment at Cowan Montgomery Cemetery . Moore-Cortner
Robert Edward Burger, 58, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,
Tommy Carpenter, 93, of Hixson, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. He was the oldest member of Friendship Baptist Church Hixson. He loved fishing and gardening, his family and talking
Robbie Nelson Cothran, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at a local healthcare facility. She was a retired LPN having worked at Erlanger Hospital for many years. She was preceded
Catherine A. Cox, 70, passed away on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at her residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Jannie Dunn

Jannie Lynn Dunn, 53, passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at her home. Services: 11 a.m. today in the Chapel of Coulter-Garrison, with Rev. Chad Holtz and Rev. Von Dunn officiating. Interment: Pierce Cemetery. Arrangements

Lena Flegal

LaFAYETTE Lena Mae York Flegal, 67, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. She was born to the late James Newborn York and Etta Lorene Liles York on Sept. 28, 1946 in Valley Head, Ala.
Edward "Ed" Hinsdale Gleason, 86, of Ooltewah, passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.
Glenn Hamill, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. He was born and raised in Hixson and moved to Soddy-Daisy in 1984. Glenn was a farmer. He was
Kurt Richmond Hughes, 45, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday Dec. 21, 2013 suddenly and completely unexpectedly. He was born on July 4, 1968 and was a firecracker

Clifford Johnson

Clifford Lee Johnson, 91, passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. Service will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Pine Grove Independent Church with Pastor Frank Johnson officiating. Interment: Oak Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Willis Funeral
Lois Longley Lois Longley, 91, of Apison, Tenn., passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 in a local healthcare facility. She was born April 28, 1922 in Middleburg, South Africa to missionary parents, and was a
Del. Katherine Lucille Boston Markum, formerly of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away at home Monday, Nov. 23, 2013. Born in Dunlap, Tenn., on July 3, 1925, Lucille was the daughter of the late George and
Mich. William H. McKeehan Jr. "Bill", 97, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Born on March 4, 1916 in Chattanooga. Husband of the late Betty. Dear;

Hattie Miller

Hattie Gregory Miller, 92, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Funeral services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester, TN. Visitation: 10-11 a.m. Thursday at
Betty Jean Douglas Petty, 71, of Chattanooga, widow of Rev. William B. Petty, Jr., passed away suddenly Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 in Chattanooga. She was the valedictorian of the Madisonville High School Class of
Mildred Louise Stallings, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.

Lamar Swaney

Lamar Swaney, 83, passed away in his home on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. He was a beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather who valued God and family above all. Lamar taught his family about the

Harvey Sweeton

Harvey Morgan Sweeton, 80, died Sunday evening, Dec. 22, 2013 at his home. Funeral: Today at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ben Curtis officiating. Burial: Coalmont Cemetery. Online condolences can
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


Dec. 24, 1956-May 6, 2009 You were a special baby born on Christmas Eve. We are blessed to have the time we spent with you. Friends and family all love and miss you. Happy

In MemoryHowell Dalton

Howell "Barry" Dalton It is hard to believe that it has been four years ago today that we lost you. We miss you! Love, Tracie and George


In loving memory of my daughter, Keelie.
ey Dec. 24, 1983-Oct. 3, 2003 Happy 30th Birthday! It doesn't seem like ten years have passed without you. We will always miss you. You are forever in our hearts!
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Lucia Perillo, an award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, has died at the age of 58.
CHICAGO (AP) - One of Chicago's earliest African-American disc jockeys, Herb Kent, has died at age 88 after a seven-decade career.
Qatari state television says the country's former ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, has died.
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...
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.
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.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Tom Hayden, the famed 1960s anti-war activist who moved beyond his notoriety as a Chicago 8 defendant to become a California legislator, author and lecturer,...