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Local Obits for Sat. Nov 02, 2013

Kristine Atcheson

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

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

Harlon Croy

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) - A former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration whose work is credited with highlighting the fragility of the world's oceans, has died. John A....
BOSTON (AP) - The longtime leader of the Boston St. Patrick's Day parade and the plaintiff in a 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed organizers to bar gay groups...
NEW YORK (AP) - Adele Morales Mailer, an actress and artist who studied under Lee Strasberg but found unwanted fame as the stabbing victim of her then-husband Norman Mailer, died...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - James C. Lagier, a former Associated Press bureau chief in the U.S. and Japan whose four-decade career included covering nuclear tests in the Pacific, filing the...
NEW YORK (AP) - A former New York City deputy mayor and real estate developer whose namesake plaza in Manhattan became the home base of the Occupy Wall Street movement...
Mal Whitfield, a Tuskegee airman who won Olympic track and field titles in the 800 meters in 1948 and 1952 and served for decades as a sports affairs officer for...
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Henry S. Rowen, an American policymaker and Stanford University economist who was president of the RAND think tank when it produced the Pentagon Papers, has...
BOSTON (AP) - Former New England Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie says both of his parents died within an hour of each other.
ATLANTA (AP) - Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained many of the U.S. military's Tuskegee Airmen, has died in Georgia. He was 96.
PHOENIX (AP) - Anne Walsh, who broke through gender barriers as a reporter covering the home front during World War II, has died at the age of 93.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Gross, an artist who created two of the most distinctive pop culture images of the 20th century, has died at age 70.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - P.F. Sloan, the songwriter behind such classic 1960s tunes as Johnny Rivers' "Secret Agent Man" and Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction," has died. He was 70.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Vincent Margera, known to MTV viewers as "Don Vito" from the series "Viva La Bam" and "Jackass," has died. He was 59.
CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Nancy Irsay, the second wife of late Indianapolis Colts owner Robert Irsay, has died. She was 65.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Bruce Dayton, the father of Minnesota's governor and a key figure in building his family's company into the massive retailing business that became Target Corp., has died....
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries nearly two weeks after he crashed a pickup truck and was ejected in rural Nevada, authorities...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries following a crash last month in rural Nevada.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jack Yufe was separated from his identical twin, Oskar Stohr, just six months after their birth.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Former Associated Press reporter Elon Torrence, who covered the trial of two men hanged for murders that inspired the Truman Capote book "In Cold Blood," has...
WILTON, Conn. (AP) - Longtime soap opera actor David Canary, best known for his role as twin brothers on "All My Children" has died at age 77.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Douglass C. North, a St. Louis economist who was a co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, has died. He was 95.