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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 31, 2013

Margaret Welch Anderson, 97, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at a local nursing home. She was a longtime member of East Ridge Baptist Church and the Chapel Sunday School Class. She
Helen Chappin Bartley, 88, a former resident of North Georgia 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
Brenda Davis Shropshire Ellis, 55, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 at the Hospice Care Center. The body will lie-in-state today after 9:30 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home with the funeral to

Donald Forbes

Donald Edwin Forbes, 85, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at his residence. Funeral will be 5 p.m. today in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with Speaker Derrick Hamilton officiating. Interment in Ogden Cemetery.
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

Tommie Helton

Mrs. Tommie Jean Whitmire Helton, 83, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at her residence. Mrs. Helton was a native and lifetime resident of Gainesville, Ga., was a homemaker and a member of Dewberry Baptist
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

Flora Johnson

Flora B. Johnson passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. Services at 1 p.m. Thursday at New Hope Baptist Church, Rydal, Ga. The family will receive friends at the church from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday. Interment in

Jeffrey Kokoszka

Jeffrey William Kokoszka, 50, passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in a local hospital. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Jeffrey was an avid fisherman, a member of

Jimmy Kyle

Jimmy Kyle died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. Visitation 4-7 p.m. Thursday with the funeral to follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment in Concord United Methodist Cemetery at 11 a.m. Friday.
Gerald Matthews, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at a local hospital. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 423-265-4414.
Charles E. McCurdy, 83, Chattanooga, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. He retired from the United States Army as a Lt. Colonel. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Ruth McCurdy. Survivors include
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.
Samuel Clinton "Sam" Mills, 80, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Soddy-Daisy Health Center. Born in Soddy, Oct. 20, 1933, he was the son of the late Harry S. Mills and Ruth Davis Mills. He
Joanne Groover Mossburg, 79, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. She was a graduate of Tyner High School and Tennessee Wesleyan College. Mrs. Mossburg was a member

Sandra Pierce

Sandra Faye Lewis Pierce, 65, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Erlanger. Funeral at 1 p.m. Thursday at Short Creek Baptist Church. Burial in Short Creek Cemetery. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Ziegler
Dr. Wallace Samuel Prescott, 93, past president of Tennessee Tech University, died Friday evening, Dec. 27, 2013. at Life Care Center of Sparta. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014,

Mary Roberts

Mary Ann Roberts, 80, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester. Funeral services 10 a.m. today, Dec. 31, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow in Maxwell

Dallas Smith

Dallas Smith, 65, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Rhea Medical Center. Dallas was a lifetime resident of Rhea County, attended Morgan Springs Baptist Church, worked for TVA for 20 years and Combustion in Chattanooga
Emily Anne Smith, 26, of Chattanooga, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. Her sister, Shelley, along with her grandparents were anxiously awaiting her arrival. She was
Loyd Austin Sutton, 83 , of Henegar, Ala., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, with his three children by his side. He was preceded in death by his loving
Donnell Woodruff, 62, passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) - A former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration whose work is credited with highlighting the fragility of the world's oceans, has died. John A....
BOSTON (AP) - The longtime leader of the Boston St. Patrick's Day parade and the plaintiff in a 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed organizers to bar gay groups...
NEW YORK (AP) - Adele Morales Mailer, an actress and artist who studied under Lee Strasberg but found unwanted fame as the stabbing victim of her then-husband Norman Mailer, died...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - James C. Lagier, a former Associated Press bureau chief in the U.S. and Japan whose four-decade career included covering nuclear tests in the Pacific, filing the...
NEW YORK (AP) - A former New York City deputy mayor and real estate developer whose namesake plaza in Manhattan became the home base of the Occupy Wall Street movement...
Mal Whitfield, a Tuskegee airman who won Olympic track and field titles in the 800 meters in 1948 and 1952 and served for decades as a sports affairs officer for...
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Henry S. Rowen, an American policymaker and Stanford University economist who was president of the RAND think tank when it produced the Pentagon Papers, has...
BOSTON (AP) - Former New England Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie says both of his parents died within an hour of each other.
ATLANTA (AP) - Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained many of the U.S. military's Tuskegee Airmen, has died in Georgia. He was 96.
PHOENIX (AP) - Anne Walsh, who broke through gender barriers as a reporter covering the home front during World War II, has died at the age of 93.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Gross, an artist who created two of the most distinctive pop culture images of the 20th century, has died at age 70.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - P.F. Sloan, the songwriter behind such classic 1960s tunes as Johnny Rivers' "Secret Agent Man" and Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction," has died. He was 70.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Vincent Margera, known to MTV viewers as "Don Vito" from the series "Viva La Bam" and "Jackass," has died. He was 59.
CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Nancy Irsay, the second wife of late Indianapolis Colts owner Robert Irsay, has died. She was 65.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Bruce Dayton, the father of Minnesota's governor and a key figure in building his family's company into the massive retailing business that became Target Corp., has died....
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries nearly two weeks after he crashed a pickup truck and was ejected in rural Nevada, authorities...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries following a crash last month in rural Nevada.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jack Yufe was separated from his identical twin, Oskar Stohr, just six months after their birth.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Former Associated Press reporter Elon Torrence, who covered the trial of two men hanged for murders that inspired the Truman Capote book "In Cold Blood," has...
WILTON, Conn. (AP) - Longtime soap opera actor David Canary, best known for his role as twin brothers on "All My Children" has died at age 77.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Douglass C. North, a St. Louis economist who was a co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, has died. He was 95.