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Local Obits for Mon. Nov 04, 2013

Billy Cochran

Billy Mack Cochran, 82, passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 at Hospice Care of Chattanooga. Bill was a dedicated and faithful Christian and loved his church, North Cleveland Baptist Church. For 51 years, he served

Carol Cooper

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

Max Cox

Max Kellett Cox, 81, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Survivors include brothers, Ben Cox, Joe Cox, and Roy Cox. Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at Lyerly Cemetery. Visitation: 1-1:30 p.m. today at Mason
Lois Crow Fuller, 77, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Fuller was a member of Ider Garden Club and Ider Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Holice
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 during
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
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
Robert Jordan, 67, passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Doris Ledford

Doris Ledford, 79, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Survivors, sons Michael (Evette) Ledford, Randy Ledford, Jack Ledford; brothers, Bob Mahan, Jerry Mahan; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Funeral: 1 p. m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Mason
Benjamin "Sarge," McAdams Sr., 65, passed on Monday, October 28, 2013, in Prince William Hospital, Manassas, Va. Born on Jan. 19, 1948, in Chattanooga, Tenn., to the late Wesley and Eva McAdams, he is preceded
Diane Nolan, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.
Robert Ratliff, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Mack Rigsby

Spring city
Mack Rigsby, 80, died Saturday Nov. 2, 2013 at his home. Services are Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial: Spring City Memorial Gardens. Visitation: today 6-8 p.m.

Betty Rogers

Betty Jean Cureton Rogers, 84, passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. A lifelong resident of Trenton, Ga., she was an active member of Trenton United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women, including serving as a

Sharon Rogers

Mrs. Sharon Denise Rogers, 46, passed away Friday Nov. 1, 2013 in Huntsville Hospital. Funeral services are 7 p.m. today from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Hullett officiating. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. today.

Edith Sweeton

Mrs. Edith "Tabby" Sweeton, 95, passed away at the home of her daughter Saturday Nov. 2, 2013. She was born in Palmer, Tenn., on Feb. 15, 1918 to Hence and Rosa Fults Layne who

Wilma Urice

Wilma Eugene Beaver Urice, 95, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. She was a long time member of Boynton United Methodist Church. She was predeceased by her husband, George N. Urice. Survivors include her sister, Edna

Hugh Young

Hugh Henry Young, 80, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Young was retired from TVA as an Ironworker with Local 704. He was preceded in death by parents, William Earl

In MemoryNancy Oliver

Nov. 4, 1948-Nov. 19, 2003 HAPPY BIRTHDAY With every raindrop comes life, and with every life comes memories. Love, mother Louise Davis and family
A comedy writer and producer who spent 15 years on "The Simpsons" has died in Los Angeles after a long illness. Kevin Curran was 59.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Tom Hayden, the famed 1960s anti-war activist who moved beyond his notoriety as a Chicago 8 defendant to become a California legislator, author and lecturer,...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Lucia Perillo, an award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, has died at the age of 58.
CHICAGO (AP) - One of Chicago's earliest African-American disc jockeys, Herb Kent, has died at age 88 after a seven-decade career.
Qatari state television says the country's former ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, has died.
FORESTBURGH, New York (AP) - Comic Kevin Meaney, who worked the standup circuit, was a late-night TV staple and starred in the short-lived 1990s series "Uncle Buck," has died. He...
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Simone Schaller, an American hurdler who competed at the 1932 and 1936 Summer Games and was believed to be the oldest living Olympian, has died. She...
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University says the Ivy League school's 17th president has died. William Bowen was 83.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Clyde Holloway, a former congressman and chairman of Louisiana's utility regulatory agency, has died. He was 72.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Mystery and crime fiction writer Edward Gorman has died.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The former longtime head coach of the Connecticut Huskies ice hockey team, who transitioned them to Division I status, has died. Bruce Marshall was 54.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Dennis Byrd, the former NFL defensive lineman whose career was ended by neck injury, was killed Saturday in a car accident. He was 51.
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) - The onetime underboss of Pittsburgh's dwindling Mafia family has died. Charles "Chucky" Porter was 82.
ATLANTA (AP) - Thomas Ford, the actor who played Martin Lawrence's best friend Tommy Strawn on the hit '90s sitcom "Martin," has died in Atlanta. He was 52.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Costume designer Janet Patterson, a four-time Oscar nominee for period films like "Bright Star," ''The Portrait of a Lady" and "The Piano," has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot who became an aviation legend for his skills in testing aircraft and demonstrating their capabilities in...