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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.
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Mentor Williams, the songwriter behind the 1970s pop hit "Drift Away," has died in Taos, New Mexico, at age 70.
HOUSTON (AP) - Dr. Denton Cooley, a Texas surgeon who performed some of the earliest heart transplants and implanted the world's first artificial heart, has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - Ruth Gruber, a journalist, author and humanitarian whose long, trailblazing life included helping to bring Jewish refugees to the United States during World War II, has...
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HONOLULU (AP) - "Hawaii Five-0" actor Keo Woolford has died three days after suffering a stroke. He was 49.