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Local Obits for Sun. Nov 03, 2013


Esther Louise Steiner Auge, 91, of Ooltewah, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Nannie Booth

Huntsville
Nannie Booth, 86, died Friday Nov. 1, 2013 on Signal Mountain surrounded by her family. she was a retired teacher, gardener, Alabama fan and member of Latham United Methodist Church. Survivors: son, Hale
Susan Winfree Bryan, 61, of Chattanooga, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Narkescia L. Chambers, 38, of Chattanooga died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 at a local hospital. She was a 1973 graduate of City High School, and she received her Associate Degree in Early Child Education. She

Carol Cooper

Jasper
Carol Runyan Cooper, 69, died at her home Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 following a lengthy battle with Parkinsons Disease. The daughter of the late A.K. and Norma Cloud Runyan, she was a retired employee of
John Wesley Gentry, 86, of Sale Creek, Tenn., passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. He was a member of the Sale Creek United Methodist Church. John was a United States Army Veteran, serving

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

Connie Haney

Rossville
Connie Elizabeth Haney, 51, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was of the Baptist faith.
Mary Hardin Kenyon Houghton, 89, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 at Memorial Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and a graduate of Central High School. She was a member of First Alliance Church.
Lois Huskey, 77, of East Ridge died Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. She was born Sept. 8, 1936 in Chattanooga to the late William Franklin Eaves and Betty Wallace Eaves. She was preceded in death by

Curtis Ireland

Chickamauga
Curtis Doyle Ireland, 75, passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Walker County to the late Henry Maxey and Dorothy Mae Jarnigan Ireland. He served his country in the
Julian Warren Johnson, 88, of East Ridge, Tenn., passed away Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church and the Fellowship Sunday School Class. Mr. Johnson was a veteran of

Clarence Mantooth

Winchester
Clarence Paul "Bill" Mantooth, 84, passed away Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Services: 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester, TN. Visitation: 5-8 p.m.
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
Jimmy Wayne Melton, 72, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 in a local hospital. Jimmy was a roofer by trade and had worked for J. T. Helton Roofing and J. W. Brooks and Sons.
Mike Poe JASPER Michael L. "Mike" Poe, 52, went home to be with his Lord, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, after fighting a battle with cancer. Mike was a member of Baptist Hill Baptist Church,
David L. Miller, 82, of Chattanooga, Tenn., died Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, having attended Ooltewah High School. He served in the U.S. Air
George Elvis Moore Jr., 35, passed away on Friday, Nov. 2, 2013 at a local hospital Arrangements are being entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors 1724 McCallie Ave
Alvin M. Morford, 82, of Collegedale, passed away Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Al graduated from Valley City High School in Valley City, N.D. He served four years in the U.S. Navy, spending time in Korea.
David Munday FORTMYERS, Fla. David Russell Munday passed away on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. He was born on March 29, 1939 in Johnson City, Tenn., to his parents, Roy Lee and Lenos Harmon Munday.
Sarah Elizabeth Green Poindexter passed on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in Ypsilanti, Mich. She was born May 21, 1935 in Richland, Ga., to the union of Willie B. and Erma Green. Sarah was educated

David Raines

Trenton
David Joseph Raines, 66, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday Nov. 2, 2013. He owned and operated Trenton Tire and Auto since 1980, and served on the Trenton City Council for
James Odis Sales, 54, formerly of Chattanooga, died, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Pittsburgh, Pa. He was an electrical engineer at Westinghouse and a graduate of Brainerd High School. He is survived by his wife
Kathy Way Moorer Thompson, 58, of Chattanooga, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Pauline Townsend

Cleveland
Nannie Pauline "Polly" Campbell Townsend went home to be with her heavenly Father on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 at the age of 94. She began her journey on July 10, 1919 in Cleveland, Tenn. Her
Marlene Wilson Marlene Wilson, 51, of Chattanooga died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 in a local hospital. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Marlene was preceded in death by her father, J.W. Rice. Marlene touched the lives

In MemoryAndrew Bullard

Happy Birthday, Daddy Rev. (Dr.) Andrew J. Bullard, Jr. November 3, 1933 - June 21, 2013 This is our father. This is the man who married our mother and five

In MemoryRUBY JACKSON

Mrs. Ruby K. Jackson "Sue" May 2, 1942 - Nov. 3, 1993 Preceded in death by: James "Bogie" Gurley I Son Mary "Mae Puddin" Smith Mother Pauline Freddie Bates Sister Samuel "Lil Bro" Herring Cousin

In MemoryHarold Shapiro

Harold M. Shapiro, formerly of Chattanooga, died on Sept. 27, 2013, in Baltimore, MD. He was 89. He was born in Boston, MA, on April 11, 1924. Following high school, Harold enlisted in
TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - The widow of former U.S. Vice President and New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller has died. Margaretta "Happy" Rockefeller was 88.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prashant Bhargava, a deeply humane filmmaker and artist perhaps best known for the 2011 film "Patang" ("The Kite"), died Friday of cardiac arrest in New York....
NEW YORK (AP) - A physical therapist who popularized the Lamaze method of childbirth in the United States and helped change the way women and doctors approached the delivery room...
LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) - The Rev. John Lo Schiavo, former president of the University of San Francisco who presided over the university's resurgence and a shutdown of its basketball...
As a youth he toiled in the cotton fields of Mississippi, earning 35 cents for every 100 pounds he picked. When the plantation owner one day offered to advance him...
LOS ANGELES - When he was 32, it was a very good year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gill Dennis, the screenwriter who co-wrote the Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line" and studied film alongside Terrence Malick and David Lynch, has died. He was...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - B.B. King's physician and the coroner in Las Vegas say the 89-year-old blues legend died of a series of small strokes attributable to his longstanding battle...
DES PLAINES, Ill. (AP) - Joseph Kozenczak, the suburban Chicago police detective credited with leading the investigation that nabbed serial killer John Wayne Gacy, has died. He was 75.
NEW YORK (AP) - Franz Wright, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet known for his concise and penetrating style and wide and powerful range of emotions, has died. He was 62.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Blues legend B.B. King has died in Las Vegas at age 89, his lawyer says.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Fran Fisher, who broadcast Penn State football games on the radio for many years, has died. He was 91.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rachel Rosenthal, the performance and theater artist who embraced environmentalism during a half-century career devoted to the avant garde, has died in Southern California. She was...
NEW YORK (AP) - Million-selling author and writing coach William Zinsser has died in New York City at age 92.
NEW YORK (AP) - Bernard Madoff's former right-hand man has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - William Bast, a TV writer who co-created the 1980s "Dynasty" spin-off "The Colbys" during a four-decade career, has died. He was 84.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Joanne Carson, the second wife of "Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson, has died in Southern California. She was 83.
DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (AP) - Renowned fiddler Johnny Gimble, whose career included a stint as a Texas Playboy with the legendary Western swing musician Bob Wills and then gained fame...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Guy Carawan, a folk singer and social-justice advocate credited with turning the African-American spiritual "We Shall Overcome" into a unifying anthem of the 1960s civil rights...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The musician and folk singer who promoted the song "We Shall Overcome" and is credited with helping it rise in popularity as an anthem during the...
DETROIT (AP) - Detroit R&B and jazz singer Ortheia Barnes-Kennerly has died. She was 70.