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Local Obits for Wed. Feb 27, 2013



Sarah

Georgia
Sarah BeardenSUMMERVILLE Sarah Ruth Bearden, 79, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.Survivors, children, Virginia Stratton, Tony Bearden, Jimmy Bearden, Donald Bearden; sisters, Gail Wade, Louise Wade; brother, Clarence Rollins; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.Funeral is 11

Billy Anderson

Georgia
TRENTON Billy Joe Anderson, 60, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 26, 2013.He was employed with Accellent Inc. of Trenton as a mechanic in the maintenance department. Mr. Anderson was a veteran of the U.S. Air

Fred Andrews

Hamilton county
Dr. Dr. Fred Andrews, 62, of Chattanooga after fighting the good fight, after finishing his course, after keeping the faith, went home to be with his Savior on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.He was born on

Mildred Baggett

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Mildred Clayton Parkins Baggett, 94, passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at her residence.She was a homemaker. Preceding her in death were her parents, Sam and Bess Parkins; husband, William Cecil Baggett; daughter,

Isabelle Baras

Hamilton county
Sarah Isabelle Frier Baras, of Chattanooga, died on Thrusday, Feb. 21, 2013.She was a longtime resident of Chattanooga. Mrs. Baras was a member of Rivermont Presbyterian Church and she volunteered at the Partnership Homemaker Program.Preceded

William Burris

Tennessee
NIOTA William N. "Bill" Burris, 100, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at his home.Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Meadow Fork Baptist Church.Burial following in church cemetery.Visitation 5-8 p.m. today at the

Brenda Davis

Hamilton county
Brenda J. Davis, 69, of Chattanooga, received her angel wings on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.Brenda was a retired nurse who was dedicated to taking exceptional care of her patients. She was a member of Olivet

Gary Davis

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Gary Quinton Davis, 61, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in a local health care facility.He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was of the Baptist faith.Gary was my first date and

Muriel Detty

Hamilton county
ROSSVILLE Muriel E. Detty, 89, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at her residence.She was a native of Chicago, Ill., had lived in Hawaii for several years before moving to the Chattanooga and North

Wilbur Dickert

Hamilton county
Jr.Wilbur Wilson Dickert Jr., of Hixson, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at the age of 58, after a long battle with cancer.A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, he will be widely mourned. Wilbur was an

Lura Ferguson

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Lura Mae Ferguson, 54, passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Erlanger hospital in Chattanooga.Funeral service will be noon Thursday, Feb. 28, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Visitation 6-8 p.m today and 10

William Fryar

Hamilton county
Sr.William Thomas Fryar Sr., 84, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at a local healthcare facility.He was of the Baptist faith, and he was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a wonderful

Dorothy Fults

Tennessee
JASPER Dorothy E. Fults, 60, passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at her home.She was an active member of the Mineral Springs church of God. Where she worked in the wellness ministry, Faith Will

Ezra Glenn

Hamilton county
Ezra F. Glenn, 55, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Chattanooga.Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, 28, 2013, in chapel with Brother Timothy Wright Officiating.Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation

Jennifer Glover

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Jennifer Glover, 53, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.Survivors: husband, Jerry Glover; mother, Sylvia Whitehead; children, Christopher Brooks and Wesley Glover; and brothers, Robert, Donald and Gregory Whitehead.Funeral services are 7 p.m. Thursday at

Frank Harris

Tennessee
Sr.CLEVELAND Frank O. Harris Sr., 91, passed away on Sunday morning, Feb. 24, 2013, in a local hospital.A celebration of his life is planned at 1 p.m. today, Feb. 27, 2013, at the

Nancy LeCroy

Hamilton county
Nancy R. LeCroy, 84, of East Ridge, passed away on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Charles S. and Ina Sanders.Nancy was a home maker, loving wife, mother and

Patrick Lennon

Tennessee
Patrick Joseph Lennon of Cleveland, Tennessee died at SkyRidge Medical Center in Cleveland on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.Patrick was the eldest child of Michael John Lennon and Elizabeth Gallagher Lennon. The Lennons came to the

Nile Limbaugh

Georgia
Sr.LaFAYETTE Nile Joe Limbaugh Sr., 74, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.Preceded in death by daughter, Annerose Limbaugh.Survived by loving wife of 48 years, Helga Roos Limbaugh, of LaFayette; daughter, Terri Markland and

Duaine Long

Hamilton county
Duaine Long, 64, of Ooltewah, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.He was born in Chattanooga on July 14, 1948 and graduated from East Ridge

Paul Long

Hamilton county
Sr.John Paul Long Sr., 81, of Hixson, a devoted husband, beloved father, grandfather, uncle and great-grandfather peacefully departed this life on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at the Tennessee State Veterans Home in Knoxville, following

Joshua McBryar

Hamilton county
Joshua Corey McBryar, 35, a resident of East Ridge, passed away on Friday evening, Feb. 22, 2013 at his home.Josh was a lifelong resident of the area being born in Chattanooga on April 5, 1977,

Hubert McNabb

Hamilton county
Hubert "Herb" McNabb passed away on Friday evening, Feb. 22, 2013 at his residence.Funeral services will be held 12:30 p.m. today, Feb. 27, in the Chapel.Burial will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery with Military Honors.Visitation

Sonnyapos Moats

Tennessee
Rev. Sonny MoatsCLEVELAND Rev. "Sonny" Clyde Moats, 87, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.Survivors are children, Archie Moats, Golda Coward, Edward Moats and Thelma Valencia.Services 2 p.m. Thursday at Chestuee Baptist Church. Interment in Chestuee

Edward Morgan

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Edward Morgan, 80, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Trinity Medical Center.Funeral services at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial in Wesleys Chapel Cemetery, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.Visitation from 5-8 p.m.

Mildred Myers

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Mildred Myers, 77, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Mamie Patton

Hamilton county
Mamie Ruth Patton, 96, of Signal Mountain, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace 877-3524.

Carroll Rader

Hamilton county
Dewey Carroll Rader, 89, Chattanooga died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in a local health care center.A longtime resident of Chattanooga, Mr. Rader was retired from the U.S. Postal Service and was a veteran of the

Sharon Rankins

Hamilton county
Sharon Rankins, 68, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 in a local hospital.A native of Kokomo, Ind., the daughter of the late Charles and Mabel Suits Hatt, she graduated from Kokomo High School. She

Nancy Ray

Hamilton county
Nancy Lucille Jones Ray, 91, a lifelong resident of Knoxville, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in a nursing home in Chattanooga after a sustained period of declining health.Born June 22, 1921 to

James Sears

Tennessee
ESTILL SPRINGS James "J. T." Sears, 60, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens

Dorothy Smith

Tennessee
COALMONT Dorothy Smith, 83, passed away at her home Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill Myers and Fannie Nunley Myers; five brothers; and five sisters.She is survived

Frances Swafford

Tennessee
ATHENS Frances Elizabeth Frye Swafford, 70, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at her residence.Funeral 7 p.m. today at Oak Grove Baptist Church.Burial 11 a.m. Thursday in church cemetery.Visitation 5-7 p.m. today at the church.Ziegler

Constance Swanson

Hamilton county
Constance "Connie" Dolores Swanson, 92, departed this life for her heavenly home Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.Beloved wife of the late Chester "Chet" Swanson.Loving mother of Judy (Larry) Zehnder, Erik (Pamela) Swanson, Kirsten (Tom) Miley and

Ida Swearengin

Tennessee
HUNTLAND Ida Lou Swearengin, 77, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.Funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment in Henshaw Cemetery, Estillfork, Ala.Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. today, Feb. 27,

Eula Walker

Hamilton county
Eula Mae Walker, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in a local hospital.She retired from the Department of Human Services after 30 years of service. She became a Christian in 1960 and

Pat Whitman

Hamilton county
Sr.Pat H. Whitman Sr., 64, of East Ridge, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.Mr. Whitman was born in Black Oak, Ark., and raised in St. Louis County, Missouri. He was a

William Williams

Hamilton county
David WilliamsWilliam David Williams passed away on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, after a prolonged illness.Born Aug. 30, 1921, to Frederick Albert and Inez Peterson Williams in Tulsa, Okla., David grew up in Ferguson, Mo., then

Sibyl Woebbeking

Hamilton county
Sibyl Woebbeking, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.She was born in Fort Payne, Ala., the oldest of seven children to Martha Barkley Dupree and Alfred L. Dupree, Rainsville, Ala.She was employed

Hattie Worthington

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Hattie Jo Worthington, 86, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.She was a member of Wheeler Hill Church of Christ.Jo was preceded in death by husband, Robert (Bob) Worthington; sisters, Jean Gonda, Wilma Mitchell Annie

In MemoryJohnny Johnson

In memory
INMEMORYJohnny B. Johnson March 25, 1933-Feb. 27, 2009We love and miss you!Your children and grandchildren

In MemoryIN MEMORY

In memory
Michael CrawfordFeb 27, 1957 - Sep 6, 2012On the day that you were born, God blessed us with you. But God took you home and youre dearly missed. By all your family and friends, youll

In MemoryDerrick Tillison

In memory
Derrick Letrell Smith-TillisonFeb. 27, 1986 - Aug. 9, 2003Today we pay tribute to a life, shortly lived but full of love, energy, happy times and memories. Memories that now fill our lives with joy, and

In MemoryGERALDINE WALKER

In memory
Feb. 27, 1938 - Sept. 25, 1998What a great gift our home in heaven is! How sweet the one who come to lead us there. What greater promise than to see our Lord.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Alan Cheuse, a longtime literary critic whose reviews and commentary were featured on National Public Radio for more than 25 years, has died at age 75.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Dr. Howard Jones, who pioneered in vitro fertilization in the United States, has died. He was 104.
SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) - William R. White, a former member of the famed squadron of African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 88.
MIAMI (AP) - Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87.
SEATTLE (AP) - True-crime writer Ann Rule, who wrote more than 30 books, including a profile of her former co-worker, serial killer Ted Bundy, has died at age 83.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - James L. White, who wrote the screenplay for "Ray," the 2004 movie about singer Ray Charles, has died in California. He was 67.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville civil rights advocate, businessman and state commissioner Francis Guess has died. He was 69.
ATLANTA (AP) - Chick-fil-A officials say Jeannette McNeil Cathy, the wife of the restaurant chain's late founder, Truett Cathy, has died at age 92.
NEW YORK (AP) - Writer E.L. Doctorow, who wryly reimagined the American experience in such novels as "Ragtime" and "The March" and applied its lessons to the past and future...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Tom Moore, the "Archie" cartoonist who brought to life the escapades of a freckled-face, red-haired character, has died in Texas. He was 86.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Emmy-winning character actor best known for playing the bespectacled Las Vegas mobster Moe Greene in "The Godfather" has died. Alex Rocco was 79.
EUFAULA, Ala. (AP) - Perry "Buddy" Buie, a songwriter and producer who helped form the Atlanta Rhythm Section and worked with artists like Roy Orbison, has died. He was 74.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The voice of the Buffalo Bills from the team's earliest days in the AFL has died at age 87.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Claudia Alexander, a brilliant, pioneering scientist who helped direct both NASA's Galileo mission to Jupiter and the international Rosetta space-exploration project, has died at age 56.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A woman who was the oldest Irish-born person in the world has died at 113 at a central New York nursing home.
DALLAS (AP) - A former television news producer whose interest in the death of President John F. Kennedy helped launch a museum at the warehouse where Kennedy's assassin opened fire...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Composer Michael Masser, who wrote and produced of some of Whitney Houston's biggest hits, has died. He was 74.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," has died. She was...
SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) - William R. White, a former member of the famed squadron of African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 88.