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Local Obits for Thu. May 09, 2013



William

Hamilton county
William MageeWilliam Magee, 23, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., died on Saturday, May 4, in Nashville.William was a 2008 graduate of McCallie School and a 2012 graduate of the University of Mississippi with a degree

Harold Austin

Tennessee
DUNLAP Harold Dean Austin, 76, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013.He was preceded in death by his mother, Ethel Austin.Survivors include his wife, Virginia Jo Martin Austin, Dunlap; daughter, Patsy Gail Long, Powells Crossroads;

Jerry Brite

Hamilton county
Jr.Jerry W. Brite Jr., 59, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, May 5, 2013, after a brief illness.Survivors include his father, Jerry Brite Sr.; brothers, Larry Brite and Ken Brite.Family services are private.Visit www.lanefh.com to share

Pamela Burrill

Hamilton county
Pamela Susan Burrill, 55, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013.Survivors: her children, Emily Herrell and Damien Burrill; mother, Sue Parrott; father, Kenneth Parrott; half-brother, James Parrott; two grandchildren.Services to be announced. Visit www.lanefh.com

William Clingan

Hamilton county
William "Bill" Keith Clingan, 74, of Hixson, died on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, as a boy in Highland Park, as a young adult in East Ridge, and for the past 45

Eva Crabtree

Alabama
MENTONE Eva Helen Cash Crabtree, 81, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center.Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday, at Burt Chapel, Valley Head.Burial in Bankhead Cemetery.Visiation from 6-8 p.m. today at

Windel Dalton

Alabama
ALBERTVILLE Windel Dalton, 74, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at his residence.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, May 9, 2013, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in New Home

Houseal Doux

Hamilton county
Houseal Doux, 96, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.She was preceded in death by her husband, Jules T. Doux Sr.; and a sister, Lillian Wood.Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Jules T.

Linda Doyle

Hamilton county
Linda Kay Cassidy Doyle, 66, of Red Bank, passed away at her home on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.Linda was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She worked at Southern Data for many years.The daughter of

Victor Graham

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Victor Van Graham, 46, passed away Monday, May 5, 2013.Vic was born in Fort Oglethorpe, where he spent the majority of his life. He was a gifted musician who was known from

William Greiner

Hamilton county
William Emerson Greiner, 58, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 4, 2013, after a lengthy battle with ALS.Bill was born and raised in NY State. He graduated from Clarkson University in 1976 then joined the

Lester Hicks

Georgia
RISING FAWN Lester G. Hicks, 62, of the New Salem Community passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013.He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and was of the Christian faith.He was preceded in

Alma Hoback

Hamilton county
Alma Shavers Wheeler Hoback, a longtime resident of Chattanooga, died on Monday, May 6, 2013. She was 85 years old.Alma was born on Sept. 30, 1927, to the late A. J. and Kittie Shavers. She

Herman Luckey

Georgia
CHATSWORTH Herman Luckey, 82, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013.Funeral will be at 2 p.m Saturday from chapel of Willis Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry L. Burse officiating.Interment in West Hill Cemetery.Arrangements by Willis

Samuel Madison

Hamilton county
Samuel Madison, 62, passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2013 in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Alicia Mullica

Hamilton county
Alicia Kay Hickey Mullica, 46, of Klamath Falls, Ore., formerly of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 28, 2013, after a long, courageous battle with cancer.She was a

Claude Patterson

Hamilton county
Jr.Claude M. Patterson, Jr., 71, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013.He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude M. Patterson Sr. and Dorothy Mae Patterson.Survivors include his sisters, Ruth Patterson and

Helen Payne

Hamilton county
Helen Mahoney Payne, 79, died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.She is now with the Lord she served so well. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, she was born May 16, 1933 to

Rose Pillows

Hamilton county
Rosa PillowsRosa Mae Pillows, 72, entered into eternal rest on Friday, May 3, 2013.She was born on Sept. 16, 1940 in Rome, Ga., to the union of John W. Jones Sr. and Nobia McCoy Jones.She
RINGGOLD Rhonda K. Richardson, 47, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in a local hospital.Rhonda was a graduate of LaFayette High School and was preceded in death by her brother, Steven McGhee.Survivors include

Buddy Sartain

Hamilton county
Buddy (Howard T.) Sartain, 61, of Chattanooga, went home to his heavenly home Wednesday, May 8, 2013, after a long battle with cancer.He was born April 15, 1952 in Talladega, Ala., to the late

Thomas Sims

Hamilton county
Thomas Edgar Sims II died in Chattanooga, on Monday, May 6, 2013, after suffering a stroke.He was born in Tucumcari, N.M. on Sept. 28, 1925.Tom was a Pharmacist's Mate 2nd Class in the U.S. Navy

Carl Sitz

Tennessee
TRACY CITY Carl Houston Sitz, 69, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013.Funeral 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel.Burial: Meeks Family Cemetery.Visitation after 1 p.m. today.Online condolences may be made at www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net.Arrangements by

Anna Sue

Georgia
ROCKY FACE Anna Sue Shaw, 79, died at home on Tuesday May 7, 2013, after a long battle with cancer.Born on Oct. 21, 1933, in Rome, Ga., Anna Sue was the first daughter of

Brenda Swafford

Tennessee
SWEETWATER Brenda Gail Meadows Swafford, 55, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at U.T. Medical Center.Funeral 7 p.m. today in the chapel.Burial 11 a.m. Friday at Pisgah Cemetery.Visitation 3-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.Ziegler

Louise Townsel

Alabama
HENAGAR Louise Townsel, 90, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at her residence.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 10, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial in Henagar Memorial Gardens www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.Visitation will be

Brenda Walters

Tennessee
DUNLAP Brenda Lenae Walters, 47, passed away suddenly Tuesday, May 7, 2013.She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie Ray Walters.Survivors include parents, Glenn and Anita Cookston, Dunlap; son, Stephen (Lindsey) Cookston; daughter,

Wendell Washington

Hamilton county
IIWendell Washington II, 20, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013.Viewing: Friday after 1 p.m. and family hour from 6-7 p.m. on Friday.Funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. in the chapel.
CALHOUN Jocelyn Latoya Washington, 22, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday from True Gospel Pentecostal Church with Suffragan Bishop Reuben Graham

Charlie Watkins

Hamilton county
Charlie Watkins, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at his home.Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today, May 9, 2013, in the South Crest

Martha Watts

Hamilton county
Martha Marie Watts, 92, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2013.She was a member of Green Pond Baptist Church and a 1940 graduate of Soddy-Daisy High School. Martha was preceded in death by

Lois White

Alabama
IDER Willie Lois "Wick" White, 88, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at her residence.Mrs. White was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.Survivors include son, Danny (Anne) Marston; daughters, Sandra Colvin, Teresa (David)

Lillian Whited

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Lillian Shankles Whited, 92, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2013.She was a member of Gault Ave. Baptist church.Funeral service will be today, May 9, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial in Unity

Carrie Williams

Other areas
WASHINGTON D.C. Carrie Williams, 93, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013.Survivors, four grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren.Funeral is 1 p.m. today, May 9, 2013 at Mason Funeral Home, Summerville, Ga.Visitation is noon until 1 p.m.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The founding dean of Brown University's medical school has died. Neuropathologist Dr. Stanley Aronson was 92.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Charles Hard Townes, the co-inventor of the laser and a Nobel laureate in physics, has died. He was 99.
COVINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. John Myers, who represented western Indiana's 7th District for three decades, has died.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Luke Martin Jr., whose father was an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died - 179 years after his father was born.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Luke Martin Jr., whose father was an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died - 179 years after his father was born.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theologian known for his unabashed liberal stands on various church teachings and his popular books on...
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theology professor known for his popular books on Catholicism and unabashed liberal stands on various church...
NEW YORK (AP) - Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they...
CHICAGO (AP) - Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks, the two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams, died...
BOSTON (AP) - The founder of Action for Children's Television who waged a decades-long fight to improve the quality of children's programming has died. Peggy Charren was 86.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stan Irwin, a Las Vegas producer and manager for such celebrities as Johnny Carson, has died at age 94.
NEW YORK (AP) - Prominent liberal theologian and Biblical scholar Marcus Borg has died at age 72.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Frank Mazzola, the real-life tough guy who taught James Dean how to stage an authentic-looking fight scene for the 1955 film classic "Rebel Without a Cause,"...
Wendell Ford, a former governor and U.S. senator who was the dominant figure in Democratic politics in Kentucky for 30 years, has died. He was 90.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Former Iowa and Utah head football coach Ray Nagel has died at age 87.
CHICAGO (AP) - The CEO of Tootsie Roll Industries has died at age 95.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Reies Lopez Tijerina, a champion of Chicanos' land-rights claims and the leader of a group that raided a northern New Mexico courthouse nearly 50 years ago,...
NEW YORK (AP) - A member of the New York-based rap collective that includes A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg has died.
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) - One of the last of the Marlboro Men has died in Wyoming.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A high-ranking member of the Philadelphia radical group MOVE has died in prison while serving a decades-long sentence for the 1978 killing of a police officer.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - An eastern Iowa man has died of cancer just months after he was convicted for growing medicinal marijuana for his personal use.
Charles Townes, the Columbia University physicist who transformed modern society with his invention of the maser and the laser, receiving the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for his effort, has...
PHOENIX (AP) - Sue Clark-Johnson, a pioneering figure in the newspaper industry who served as publisher of the Arizona Republic and Reno Gazette Journal during a lengthy career at Gannett...