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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, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
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

Evensville
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
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

Cartersville
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

Winchester
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

Rossville
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

Tracycity
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

In MemorySHERRY ADAMS

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 MemoryIN MEMORY

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!
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - A former Massachusetts Institute of Technology computer science and electrical engineering professor who helped usher in the personal computing age has died. Robert Fano was 98.
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.
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.
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.