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Local Obits for Sat. Nov 02, 2013



Kristine Atcheson

Rossville
Kristine M. Atcheson, 58, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at her residence. She was a native of New Mexico and had lived most of her life in the Chattanooga and Rossville areas.
George Axmacher DUNLAP George Randell Axmacher, 77, passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by parents, Archie and Margaret Axmacher; wife, Nancy Axmacher. He
Raymond Grant Bumpass, 58, of Chattanooga, passed away, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, in a local health care facility. Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN

Elmer Chappell

Cleveland
Elmer Ray Chappell, passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in a Hamilton County healthcare facility. Please visit www.serenityfunerals.com and leave a message of condolence for the Chappell family. Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center LLC

Harlon Croy

Lyerly
Harlon Eugene Croy, 59, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. Survivors, mother, Kathrine McGuire; children, Jonathon Rosser, Nancy Adams, Jeanette Laney; brothers, Tommy McGuire, Billy McGuire, Jimmy, Hershel, Robert, and Earl Croy; sisters, Barbara Goss,
Helen Anita Hamilton, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in a hospital in Clarksville, Tenn. A memorial service will be at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with

Frances Hammontree

Rossville
Frances Hammontree, 85, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in a local hospital. She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and a member of Brainerd Baptist Church. Mrs. Hammontree was preceded in death
Susan Henson RINGGOLD Susan Henson, 49, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Texas. She was a Baptist and was an LPN. Survivors are husband, Mike Henson; sons, Richard Keen and Alec Henson; daughter, Erika
Charles Tommy Jackson Jr, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at his residence. Survivors include wife of 17 years, Christine; and seven children. Please visit www.serenityfunerals.com and leave a message of condolence for the Jackson family.
Ruben Jeremy "Tattoo" Johnston, 34, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Survivors, mother, Sherry Johnston; children, Jase Johnston and Storm Johnston; and a sister, Kristy Johnston. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8
Steve Allen Leffew, 56, of Hixson, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. Steve was retired from IBEW 175, Miller Electric. He was of the Church of God Faith. Steve is survived by his children,
Mae Elizabeth McBee, 63, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at her home. Mrs. McBee was a beautician for many years and a member of Calvary Independent Baptist Church. She was preceded

Donald Morgan

Dayton
Donald Oscar Morgan, 63, died early Friday morning, Nov. 1, 2013, at his home. Funeral were held at 4 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel. He was laid to rest in Rhea Memory
Edna Basham Richie, 89 of Hixson, formerly of Whitwell, passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at her home surrounded by family. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Leonard Layne; son,

Jerry Robbins

Rainsville
Jerry Ray Robbins passed away recently. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. CDT today at New Canaan Cemetery with W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel in charge.
Beth Amber Scarbrough, 36, of Soddy-Daisy, formerly of Knoxville, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. She was an electrician and a member of IBEW. She was preceded in death by her father,

Blythe Smith

Rossville
Blythe Faerie Stylez Smith, 10, was welcomed into heaven on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. She was born in East Ridge, to Christopher Shawn and Julie Elizabeth Smith and has lived in the Chattanooga

Wayne Stephens

Ringgold
Wayne Lebron Stephens, 87, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in a local health care facility. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church, where he served as

Lucile Webb

Jasper
Comfort Lucile Knight Webb died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at her home. Lucy was born Oct. 6, 1917, to the late Dero and Nettie Pearl Rogers Knight. She was honored to be the namesake of

Al West

dayton
Allison "Al" Barry West Jr., 80, passed away peacefully at his home late Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, surrounded by his family. Al was born in Rome, Miss. on Dec. 10, 1932, to the late Allison
Gertrude Magnolia Williamson, 73, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at her residence. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home.

In MemoryRandy White

May 5, 1956- Nov. 1, 2009 Its been four long years, and I miss you more each day. You are always in my heart. Love always, Judy
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - A former Massachusetts Institute of Technology computer science and electrical engineering professor who helped usher in the personal computing age has died. Robert Fano was 98.
SEATTLE (AP) - Forrest E. Mars Jr., who helped shape Mars Inc. into a multi-billion dollar confectionary empire with beloved brands such as M&M's and Snickers bars, has died. He...
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) - The man who founded the Christmas Tree Shops discount retail chain with a single store on Cape Cod has died. Charles Bilezikian (bihl-uh-ZIHK-ee-un) was 79.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's first black state senator, one of the state's most prominent civil rights leaders, died at his home in Oklahoma City, his daughter said.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Sam Wheeler, a renowned land speed motorcycle racer, has died after a racing accident at Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats. He was 72.
MIAMI - Miss Cleo, the late-night TV pitchwoman for psychic services on the telephone, died Tuesday in South Florida.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The actress who became famous playing the Jamaican psychic Miss Cleo, claiming to know callers' futures in ubiquitous TV infomercials and commercials 15 years ago,...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A major Democratic fundraiser, Clinton supporter and provider of merchandise to the Democratic National Convention has died in Rhode Island. Mark Weiner (WY'-ner) was 62.
NEW YORK (AP) - The man who built the Nederlander Organization into one of the largest producers of live entertainment and a dominant national theater chain that includes nine Broadway...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A longtime representative of South Dakota's Lakota people, Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr., has died on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. He was 97.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Former South Carolina Rep. Bill Cotty, a champion for public education who helped bring the Confederate flag off the Statehouse dome, has died. He was 69.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dr. Sherman Mellinkoff, who took the newly created School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and turned it into a powerhouse of medical...
NEW YORK (AP) - The woman whose ghostly singing was heard in place of the leading actresses in such classic movie musicals as "West Side Story," ''The King and I"...
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Thomas Sutherland, who was held captive in Lebanon for more than six years until he was freed and returned home to become professor emeritus at...
CHICAGO (AP) - Former investigative reporter William Gaines, who twice shared a Pulitzer Prize while at the Chicago Tribune, has died.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Bill Cardille, a local Pittsburgh TV personality nicknamed "Chilly Billy" who hosted late-night "Chiller Theater" as well as "Studio Wrestling," has died. He was 87.
Reaction to the death Tuesday of TV and film writer and director Garry Marshall of "Happy Days" and "Pretty Woman" fame:
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Actor and syndicated conservative talk show host Gerard "Jerry" Doyle has died in Las Vegas at age 60.
NEW YORK (AP) - James Alan McPherson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning story collection "Elbow Room" and a longtime faculty member at the University of Iowa's prestigious Writers' Workshop, has...