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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 25, 2013

Annie Alder

Annie Johnson Alder, 79, passed away, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Lee Alder; grandsons, Andrew Alder and Michael Paul Davis, parents, James Virgil and Mary Price
In Memory Marlon Jermaine Appling May 9, 1972 - Dec. 21, 2008 From your Dad; James H. Appling (Elizabeth) and Family
Pamela Barrett, 35, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 at her residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Cynthia Cagle, of Chattanooga died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.
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
Walter Edward Casavant, 66, of Signal Mountain died on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. Edward was born Aug. 12, 1947, in Chattanooga to the late A.R. "Cas" and Nancye Casavant. He attended Chattanooga High

Battie Coleman

Battie Jane Coleman, 89, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. Battie was a lifelong resident of Rossville and enjoyed spending her time with family. Mrs. Coleman was a charter member of Bible Baptist Church.
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

Rhonda Covington

Fla. Rhonda Peters Covington, 62, originally of Stevenson, Ala., died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 Visitation will be Saturday, Dec. 28, at 1 p.m. CDT at Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson, AL. The
Roger Curtis Roger Curtis, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. Arrangements have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors. 1724 McCallie Ave. 423-265-4414.
Marianne Douglas, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.

Taylor Eberhardt

Taylor Ross Eberhardt, 23, went home to be with The Lord Sunday evening, Dec. 22, 2013. He was born in Decatur, Ga., and had resided most of his life in Chickamauga, Ga. He was
Brenda D. Shropshire Ellis, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 at her residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Garland Everett

Garland B. Everett, 64, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. He was born to the late TJ and Vonnie Everett in Gadsden, Ala. He attended Lakeview High School in Fort Oglethorpe class of 1967. He married
Edward Hinsdale Gleason, Jr., "Ed", 86, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. Born in 1927, in North Adams, Mass., Ed and his wife of 63 years, Virginia Stanley Gleason, have
Glenn Hamill, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Services will be held Thursday, Dec. 26, at Noon in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Gary Farris officiating. Burial will

Faye Hubbard

Faye Hubbard, 78, passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. Graveside services will be Friday Dec. 27, at 1 p.m. CST at McGlothen Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at Arrangements by Standefer-Reed Funeral
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 his
Carrie Evalyn (Becky) Kelsay, 80, a long-time resident of the Chattanooga area went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. She was born on March 20, 1933 in Graysville and attended Central

Gladys Lamb

Gladys Arlene Lamb, 81, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. She had lived in the North Georgia area for most of her life and was of the
Hiram Laws, III Hiram Adoniram Laws, III died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 in Chattanooga, Tenn. He was born in Lynchburg, Tenn., Oct. 23, 1913. He was preceded in death by his parents Doctor Hiram
Raymond Curtis Moser, 87, of Middle Valley, Tenn., went home to be with His Savior on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. Ray was born and raised in Red Bank and served our country during World War

Malcolm Payton

Malcolm Lewis Payton, 62, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. Survivors, children, Amanda Payton, Carrie Payton; brothers, Wayne, Marvin, Steve, Anthony, and Tim Payton; sisters, Sheila Hayslip, Janice Sink, Kathy Marbutt, Sharron Gabriel; 3 Grandchildren. Funeral
Richard Purcell ROCK SPRING Richard "Dickey" Lloyd Purcell, 77, passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. Richard was a lifelong resident of Walker County and a member of Rock Spring United Methodist Church.
Charles "Chuck" Willard Rankin Jr., 50, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Arrangements have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors. 1724 McCallie Ave. 423-265-4414.

Rickey Riddle

Rickey Lamar Riddle, 60, passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. Funeral services: Noon Friday, Dec. 27, from the Starnes Chapel Holiness Church in Blountsville, AL. Visitation: Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service
Suzanne B. Shomaker, 85, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 after a brief illness. She was a resident of Signal Mountain, Tenn., since 1954. Suzanne was born in Homestead, Fla., and attended Florida State College
Mildred Louise Stallings of Chattanooga, went home to be with Jesus Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. She was born on March 27, 1936 and raised in the Whiteside, Tenn., area. Wife of Pastor Edmon
Sherry Stokes-Porter KNOXVILLE Sherry Stokes-Porter, 55, formerly of Chickamauga, Ga., died on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at Tennova Hospital in Knoxville. Sherry was the daughter of the late Billy and Jackie Stokes, and was

Alysia Townsel

Alysia Ann Townsel, 25, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Funeral Services: Friday, Dec. 27, at 2 p.m. from the W.T.Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Antioch Cemetery, Fyffe. Visitation: Thursday, Dec.

In MemoryBen Beasley

Dec. 25, 1979-Jan. 26, 2006 Happy Birthday! Still loved and missed by Mom, Stephanie and your boys

In MemoryMinta Beene

Minta Belle Beene Doyle M. Housley Sr. Corinne E. Housley William E. Housley Carolyn E. Linam George E. Calfee David K. Sale MERRY CHRISTMAS We think of you daily and miss you all very

In MemorySteven Brumlow

April 17, 1985 - June 10, 2005 Buddy Brumlow January 30, 1936 - March 29, 2012 You both are never forgotten. Forever loved, Your Family

In MemoryFrances Dorward

March 4, 1922 - Dec. 25, 2008 Its been five years today that the love of my life has been gone, but the deep love for my Frances goes on and on.

In MemoryMildred Prater

Mama, as we celebrate the Birth of Christ, we also acknowledge your Homegoing on December 25, 2000. We love you and will always thank God for the power of your

In MemoryLucy Smith

Born: Dec. 25, 1925 Departed her life on Nov. 3, 2011 Happy Birthday! We miss you. Children: Robert Lee, Bobby, Joe, Clarence, Patricia, Ernest, Mary, Billy, Deborah, Juanita, Shawntell, and William and

In MemoryJudy Ann Thomas

Kerley In memory of our loving wife, mother, daughter. You left us to be with the The Lord on Christmas Day. Not a day passes that we don't remember all the love, traditions,
Charles W. (Buddy) Tiller Sept. 11, 1935 Dec. 25, 1988 Because you are in Heaven, we wont mind going there. Forever in our hearts! With love from your
Terra M. Vandergriff Francella March 15, 1974- Nov. 22, 2013 "Im Spending Christmas With Jesus This Year." I see the countless Christmas Trees, Around the world below. With Tiny lights, like Heavenss stars,
A comedy writer and producer who spent 15 years on "The Simpsons" has died in Los Angeles after a long illness. Kevin Curran was 59.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Costume designer Janet Patterson, a four-time Oscar nominee for period films like "Bright Star," ''The Portrait of a Lady" and "The Piano," 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,...
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot who became an aviation legend for his skills in testing aircraft and demonstrating their capabilities in...