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Local Obits for Mon. Dec 30, 2013



Brian Cameron

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Officer Brian Cameron, son of Richard and Shelia Cameron, died suddenly the morning of Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. Brian was raised in Naomi, Ga., and resided there at the time of passing.
Reginald Nathanial Carter, Sr., 52, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 in a local hospital. The body will lie-in-state today at 10 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home with the funeral to follow
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.
Jimmy Leon Clayton, 67, of Suck Creek Community, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at his home. "Leon" as he was known by countless family members,
Howard Daniel Coulson, 94, passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, Cowan First Baptist Church. Visitation: 5-8 p.m. today, Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, and 10:30-11 a.m. at Cowan First Baptist Church.
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

Louise Cutts

Risingfawn
Louise Hattie Cutts, 64, died Saturday evening Dec. 28, 2013 at her home. She was a member of Lookout Mountain Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of 48 years Terry Cutts, of Rising
Brenda Davis Shropshire Ellis, 55, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 at the Hospice Care Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mose and Iola Davis. Survivors include her
Robert Lee "Bob" Garner, Jr., 78, of Chattanooga died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. He was born Sept. 25, 1935 in Walker County, Ga., son of the late Robert L. Garner, Sr. and the late Susie

Verneena Gibbons

Rossville
Verneena Loretta Gibbons, 83, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was a member of South

Patricia Heath

Rossville
Patricia Ann Young Heath, 65, passed away on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga Area and was of the Baptist Faith. Patricia was an avid gardener, using her green
Shirley Ann Hill, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. An alumnus of GPS and the University of Chattanooga, Ms. Hill was a CPA and worked as a computer programmer for TVA. She

Hoyett Hurley

Gaylesville
Hoyett Hurley, 89, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. Survivors: wife, Pauline Jennings Hurley; children, Larry Hurley, Betty Schatz; brother, John Hurley Jr.; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Service 3 p.m. (E.S.T.) today, Mason Funeral Home. Visitation

Irene Jarnagin

Chickamauga
Irene Landreth Jarnagin, 80, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas and was a member of
William "Rob" McLean, Jr., 69, passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents Margaret and W.R. McLean; and his sister Susan McLean.
Rev. Betty Jean Millsaps, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 in a local healthcare facility. Funeral: Today at Noon in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Brenda Millsaps as

James Morgan

Dayton
James Morgan, 67, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. Services: today at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial: Tuesday, 11 a.m. in Rhea Memory Gardens. www.vanderwallfh.com The family is being served by Vanderwall Funeral
Seniyah Deshay Peak, 1 month, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 in a local hospital. Survivors include mother, Christina Peak; father, Jarvis Shropshire; grandparents, Candis Martin, Tommy and Penny Peak, Jacqueline Moore; godmother,
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.
Ralph Strickland passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. He was born Jan. 12, 1927 to Horace and Addie Strickland in (Shepherds) Chattanooga, Tenn. A graduate of, Booker T. Washington High School in

Paul Swafford

Etowah
Paul Edward Swafford, 79, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 31, in the funeral home chapel. Visitation:5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. www.serenityfunerals.com Serenity Funeral Home

Linda Thacker

Whitwell
Linda Thacker, 70, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. Mrs. Thacker was preceded in death by two children, Vanessa Graham, Sheddy Thacker, Jr.; parents, Lewis and Gladys McGowan; brother, Billy Frank McGowan; sisters, Reita
William Williams William Rufus Williams, 91, of Chattanooga, Tenn., died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 1, Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church. Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort

In MemoryGeorge Calfee

George E. Calfee Dec. 30, 1920-May 3, 1986 Thinking of you on your Birthday. Missing you Love your wife, daughter and grandson

In MemoryJohn Sullivan

April 3, 1984-Dec. 30, 2006 Not a day passes that we dont think of you and how proud we are of you for your service to our country Mom, Charlie, John Jr.
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, a former professional wrestler who earlier this month was found not competent to stand trial in the 1983 death of his girlfriend, has died....
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