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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 29, 2013

Michael Ray Ballard, beloved husband, father, brother and friend passed from death unto life Christmas morning Dec. 25, 2013. And now abideth faith, hope, charity (love), these three; but the greatest of these is charity

Barney Barnett

Albert Edward "Barney" Barnett, 77, passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. He was born in Dalton, Ga., to the late Harvey and Minnie Williams Barnett. He was a former employee of E.T. Barwick,
Helen Chappin Bartley, 88, a former resident of North Ga., and the Chattanooga area, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. She has been living for several years in Cape

Gladys Bonds

Gladys Pardlow "Goldie" Bonds, 89, passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. Service will be Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 2 p.m. at the Mountain Ridge Baptist Church with Dr. Jerry D. Jones, Sr. officiating.
Robert "Bob" E. Burger, 58 of Chattanooga, Tenn., ended his life journey on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2013. Bob was an RN at Moccasin Bend Hospital. He leaves behind a son, Brandon R. Burger, of
Cynthia Hilke Cagle, 58, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. Cynthia had a deep love for her family, and spent the last fifteen years devoted to the
Reginald Nathanial Carter, Sr., 52, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 in a local hospital. He was a Chattanooga High School graduate and was a carpenter/handyman. He was preceded in death
Janalene Clark RINGGOLD Janalene Riddell Clark, 73, passed away on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at her home. Mrs. Clark attended the United Methodist Church and also operated antiques by Calico & Lace.
Catherine A. Cox, 70, passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at home. She was born Aug. 10, 1943 to the late Sam and Ruth Rolland. She was an active member of Greater Tucker Baptist

James Davis, Jr.

James Davis, Jr., 37, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of the Cleveland, Chattanooga, and North Georgia area. He was in the Class of 1995 at Cleveland High School
Jason Michael Delgado, 38, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. He was a US Navy veteran, and attended Silverdale Baptist Church. He is survived by his father Hernan Delgado and stepmother
Jackson Tanner Fahl, 92, of Chattanooga, Tenn., died Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2013, in Chattanooga after his long life ended with a short illness. He was born March 31, 1921, in Kimball Tenn. He was
Iris Gay, 57, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Mary Joyce Gossett, 75, of Chattanooga passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 in an area hospital. Mrs. Gossett retired from Pye Acura/Mazda after many years of service. She was a member of

Leona Green

Leona Marie Henry Green, 63, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Burial: Plainview Cemetery. On line condolences may be made at Foster & Lay Funeral
Addie Bel Roark Gross, of Crossville, Tenn., went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. Her mother and father were the late Grover and Willie Roark. She was also preceded in death

Alan Hogan

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Alan Lee Hogan, 50, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. He loved cooking out and grilling, and was a dedicated drag racer, especially at the Brainerd Optimist Drag Strip. Survivors include his wife, Stephanie Champion Hogan;
James G. Holder, Jr., 89, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. He was born June 23, 1924. He was a member of Bayside Baptist Church and formerly a member of E.
Ronald "Hap" Inman, 71, of Chattanooga and formerly of Johnson City, Tenn., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. Mr. Inman was a veteran of the United States Air Force and retired from T

Hollis Johnson

Hollis Douglas, 82, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 in Nashville, Tenn. He was born May 25, 1931 in Calhoun County, Ala. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Beatrice Glenn Johnson; two
Roy Johnson Jr. Roy Johnson Jr., 67, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, in a local hospital. The body will lie-in-state today after 9:30 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home with the funeral
Donna Jo Jones, 61, of Hixson, Tenn., passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 Donna is preceded in death by her husband Michael A. Jones. The family will receive friends today from Noon to 2

Bill Lackhouse

William "Bill" James Lackhouse, 66, passed away Wednesday Dec. 25, 2013. A resident of the North Georgia area for over 30 years, he was formerly of Calumet City, Ill. Bill was a retired employee
Mildred Wofford Langston, 66, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. Service will be Tuesday at Noon at the Community Fellowship Church. Visitation Monday at the funeral home, 6-7:30 p.m. Interment: West Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by

Bert Lohr

Va. Bert Emerson Lohr, 90, passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at Novant Prince William Medical Center. He was born on April 9, 1923 in Loveland, Colo., the son of the late Charles S.
Jonathan Wesley Vande Lune, 29, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 from injuries sustained in a car accident. Jonathan was born Sept. 3, 1984 in Birmingham, Ala., and was a graduate of Oak Mountain High School.
Joe L. Marble, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, in a local hospital. Funeral at 2 p.m. today at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Wayne L. Johnson as the eulogist.
Rev. Betty Jean Millsaps, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 in a local healthcare facility. She was a member of New Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church, an evangelist, choir member, choir secretary

Teresa Money

Teresa Gayle McCurdy Money, 63, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Survivors, children, Hagan Griffin, Natalie Pike; mother, Virginia McCurdy: sisters, Linda Abbott, Diana Phillip, Deborah Anderson; 2 grandchildren. Graveside: 2 p.m. Monday, Greenhills Memory Gardens.
Ottis Dewey Penney, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. He was born in Soddy, Tenn., on Jan. 12, 1920 to the late Charles King Penney and Edna Morgan Penney. Mr.
Woody Ratterman, Jr., a longtime resident passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 in a Chattanooga Hospital. Woody was born in Louisville, Ky., and was the son of the late Mary Catherine Riggs Ratterman and Bernard
Earl Rodgers, 86, passed away on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Jennie Bell Schorr, 87, of Chattanooga died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. She was born July 18, 1926 in Toledo, Oh., daughter of the late Antol and Nina (Ethell) Barto. She was the fourth of
Lillian Smith, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at her residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Mabel Elizabeth Steele, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She was a nurse and retired from Erlanger Hospital, an excellent
Belinda Gail Stevenson passed away on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 in a local hospital. She is the daughter of Mary Ann Jones Collins. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services

Thomas Stinnett

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Thomas Burton Stinnett, 63, passed away on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at his residence. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Minister Reece Fauscett officiating.

Fay Timmons

Fay Timmons, 71, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. Survivors, daughter, Denise Browder; grandchild, Leslie Rogers; great-grandchild, Nathan Rogers; brothers, Larry Timmons, Danny Timmons, Bobby Watkins; sisters, Linda Bethune, Evelyn Timmons, Patricia Bandy, Sue Stephens, Betty
Donald "Don" Enos Todd, 78, of Hixson, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dr. Eugene R. Todd. Survivors include his wife, Judy Bean-Todd; daughter, Tonya Justice,
Carl Owsley Treppard, 73, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. Carl was born in Madison, Tenn., Nov. 13, 1940. He graduated from Chattanooga High School
Harold Wilkey, 74, died Friday Dec. 27, 2013. Complete survivors and arrangements will be announced later by Chattanooga Funeral Home East Chapel, 404 S. Moore Rd Chattanooga, TN

In MemoryArletha Jones

Arletha Gomma Jones Aug. 10, 1918-Dec. 29, 2006 Its been 7 years, still loving you and missing you, your daughter, and the Jones and Shelmon family.
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...