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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 26, 2013

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
Cooper VILLAGES, Fla. F.B. Cooper, 86, died Monday Dec. 23, 2013. He was a born in Rossville, Ga., on Jan. 21, 1927 a son of the late J.D. and Thelma Wooden Cooper. Mr. Cooper

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
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
Joyce Gossett, 75, of Chattanooga passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 in an area hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wann Funeral Home and Cremation Center.
Glenn Hamill, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Services will be held today, Dec. 26, at Noon in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Gary Farris officiating. Burial will

George Hipple

George A. Hipple, 87 formerly of Honesdale, PA, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. His widow is the former Georgiana Resseguie. They had been married for 64 years. He was
Sammie Lee Jones, 59, of Chattanooga passed away Friday Dec. 20, 2013 at a local Nursing Home. He was preceded in death by his mother, Idella B. Jones and father, Phil Jones Sr.; brothers, John
Omega Davis Jordan, 103, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at her residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc..
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

Wilson Mann

Wilson McKinley Mann, 69, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. Graveside service Noon today at West Hill Cemetery, Trion, GA. Visitation was held Wednesday at the residence, 1187 Mountain View Road, Trion, GA.
Joe Marble, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 in a local hospital. He was the owner of Mr. Happy's Restaurant. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga,
Patsy Marie Mitchell, 79, of Hixson, Tenn., passed away on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. A native of Cleveland, Tenn., Mrs. Mitchell was a daughter of the late Erb Roy and Maude Ratcliff Battle. In addition
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
Helena Collier Paris died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. Born in Barnesville, Ga., on Oct. 11, 1911 to Seaborn and Beanie Burnett Collier, Helena is preceded in death by her late husband, Walter Paris; and
Charles "Chuck" Willard Rankin Jr., 50, died on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. He was a landscaper by trade and caregiver of his grandmother, Doris Nelson, of Lookout Valley. He was Baptist of faith. Preceded
Johnnie Wilson Rogers, 76 of Chattanooga lost her battle with cancer on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband and childhood sweetheart Fred O. Rogers; her parents L.F. and Irene

James Rogers

James Thomas Rogers, 53, passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. Homegoing service is Friday Dec. 27, at 2 p.m. at the Mountain Ridge Baptist Church with Dr. Jerry D. Jones, Sr., officiating. Interment: West Hill
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

Alysia Townsel

Alysia Ann Townsel, 25, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Funeral Services: Friday, Dec. 27, at 2 p.m. Antioch Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Antioch Cemetery, Fyffe. Visitation: today, Dec. 26, 11

In MemoryBeulah Eldridge

In loving memory of Beulah Eldridge, who went to be with Jesus on December 26, 1983. Sadly missed and loved by the entire Eldridge family.

In MemoryShawn Washington

Shawn Sewell Washington Sept. 18, 1981-Dec. 26, 2005 Dearly missed by his family and friends. Rest In Peace Shawn. Gone but not forgotten.
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.
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.
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.
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...