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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

Dayton
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. www.coultergarrisonfuneralhome.com.
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

Gainesville
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

Cartersville
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

Chickamauga
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

Decatur
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. www.bowersfh.com.
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

Riceville
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

Belvidere
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

Dayton
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.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana musician Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr., who introduced zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ed Temple, the former Tennessee State track and field coach who led the U.S. women's team to 15 Olympic gold medals and helped break down racial...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Longtime Nebraska politician Bill Barrett, who helped shape the nation's farm policy during his 10 years in Congress, has died at age 87.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Curtis Hanson, who won an Oscar for the screenplay for "L.A. Confidential" and directed Eminem in the movie "8 Mile," has died at age 71.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An influential community activist who turned San Francisco's Asian-American population into a political power in the city has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charmian Carr, the actress best known for portraying the eldest von Trapp daughter in Rogers & Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music," has died. She was 73.
NEW YORK (AP) - Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee has died in suburban New York City at age 88.
PHOENIX (AP) - A former spokeswoman says Arizona's first female governor, Rose Mofford, has died at age 94.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Kim McGuire, who played the character known as "Hatchet-Face" in the John Waters film "Cry-Baby," has died. She was 60.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stanley K. Sheinbaum, a former economics professor whose drive for Mideast peace had him mingling with presidents, royalty and movie stars, has died. He was 96.
OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - The man who turned the Crazy Eddie electronics stores into a retail giant before it collapsed amid federal fraud charges has died. Eddie Antar was...
NEW YORK (AP) - The woman kissed by an ecstatic sailor in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's father has died at age 95.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Ska pioneer and Jamaican music legend Prince Buster has died at 78, several years after suffering a stroke, his wife Mola Ali said Friday.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The Lady Chablis, the transgender performer who became a celebrity for her role in the 1994 best-seller "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," has...
NEW YORK (AP) - John Hostetter, an actor, painter and musician best known for playing the steady stage manager in "Murphy Brown," has died.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Robert R. "Bob" Timberg, a Marine Corps veteran who survived horrific injuries in Vietnam and became a Washington reporter for The Baltimore Sun, has died at...
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) - Sam Iacobellis, the Rockwell International engineer who met President Ronald Reagan's challenge to deliver 100 B-1 bombers as fast as possible in the early...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A pioneering physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has died.
TOTOWA, N.J. (AP) - The Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, says the world's oldest Roman Catholic bishop has died. The Rev. Peter Gerety was 104.