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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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Max Ritvo, a poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, has died. He was 25.
NEW YORK (AP) - Veteran actor Marvin Kaplan has died at 89.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Former Biloxi, Mississippi, Mayor Jerry O'Keefe, who received the Congressional Gold Medal for his service as a fighter pilot in World War II, died Tuesday. He...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former "Law & Order" star Steven Hill has died. He was 94.
WESTON, Conn. (AP) - An Oscar-nominated filmmaker who developed a technique to transform illustrations from children's books into moving images for films has died. Morton Schindel was 98.
The American epidemiologist who led the successful international effort to eradicate smallpox has died. Dr. Donald "D.A." Henderson was 87.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Mark R. Chellgren, who covered Kentucky state government for about two decades for The Associated Press, has died at age 62.
WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) - Guitarist Matt Roberts, a founding member of the rock band 3 Doors Down, has died in Wisconsin.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Joyce Carol Thomas, a prize-winning children's author and champion of multiculturalism, has died. She was 78.
WESTON, Mass. (AP) - The former director of the Boston College Jesuit Institute whose research helped to revive the Jesuit religious order's musical tradition has died. Rev. T. Frank Kennedy...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former Travelers Group chief executive who became a national advocate for Lou Gehrig's disease research after being diagnosed with the disease has died at his...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Retired Army Gen. John W. Vessey, who rose through the ranks in a 46-year military career to become chairman of the joint chiefs of staff under President...
MIAMI (AP) - John Timoney, who grew up in New York and served stints as police chief in Philadelphia and Miami, has died of lung cancer. He was 68.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bobby Hutcherson, the bricklayer's son who became one of the greatest, most inventive jazz vibraphonists to pick up a pair of mallets, has died. He was...
NEW YORK (AP) - John McLaughlin, the conservative political commentator and host of the namesake long-running television show that pioneered hollering-heads discussions of Washington, D.C., politics, has died. He was...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Deborah Foland, a former longtime administrative assistant for The Associated Press in New York state, has died after a brief battle with cancer. She was 61.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A man at the center of a lawsuit that culminated with the U.S. Supreme Court outlawing segregated public schools has died. Harry Briggs Jr. was 75.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stage and screen character actor Fyvush Finkel has died. He was 93.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Peter Finney, a sports writer whose award-winning career in New Orleans spanned nearly 70 years, died Saturday at the age of 88.
The manager for singer Ruby Wilson says the blues, soul and gospel performer known as "The Queen of Beale Street" has died. She was 68.
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (AP) - Jim Hardin, a Secret Service agent who protected President Lyndon B. Johnson and his family during and after their White House years, has died in Texas....
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Warren Hinckle, a muckracking journalist who drew the wrath of mayors, police or anyone who got in his way, has died, his daughter said Thursday.