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Local Obits for Mon. Nov 04, 2013



Billy Cochran

Cleveland
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

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

Max Cox

Summerville
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

Summerville
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

Trenton
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

Albertville
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

Altamont
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

Ringgold
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

Pisgah
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
WHITNEY, Texas (AP) - Former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Dave Edwards has died. He was 76.
NEW YORK (AP) - Margaret Whitton, who starred as a former showgirl who became owner of the Cleveland Indians in the 1989 comedy "Major League," has died. She was 67.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert "Bob" Bennett, a broadcasting industry veteran who guided a TV station group that became the initial core of the Fox network, has died. He was...
NEW YORK (AP) - The chef who has been credited with inventing General Tso's chicken - a world-famous Chinese food staple that is not served in China - has died....
HONOLULU (AP) - "Hawaii Five-0" actor Keo Woolford has died three days after suffering a stroke. He was 49.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh-area McDonald's franchisee who created the Big Mac nearly 50 years ago has died. James Delligatti was 98.
NEW YORK (AP) - Grant Tinker, who brought "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and other hits to the screen as a producer and a network boss, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Elvis Presley's close personal friend and professional aide Joe Esposito has died. He was 78.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Fruit of the Loom Inc. says Rick Medlin, its president and CEO for the past six years, has died. He was 68.
MADISON, N.J. (AP) - A music executive who founded the industry's largest foundation for leukemia, cancer and AIDS research has died. Tony Martell was 90 years old.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ron Glass, a prolific character actor best known for his role as Detective Ron Harris, the handsome, good-natured cop in the long-running comedy series "Barney Miller,"...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is remembering actress Florence Henderson as a "lovely lady" who sang nearly two dozen times during Indianapolis 500 pre-race festivities.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Paul Sylbert, a talented production designer who won an Oscar for his work on "Heaven Can Wait," died Saturday at age 88 outside of Philadelphia, producer...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Theresa Manuel, the first black woman from Florida to compete in the Olympics, has died in Tampa. She was 90.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Peter Sumner, an Australian actor who had a small but memorable part as an officer on the Death Star in "Star Wars," has died at age...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans restaurateur, musician and civic leader Edgar "Dooky" Chase Jr. is dead at age 88.
NEW YORK (AP) - A big-voiced soul singer who performed with high energy onstage has died in New York after battling pancreatic cancer. Sharon Jones was 60.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Mentor Williams, the songwriter behind the 1970s pop hit "Drift Away," has died in Taos, New Mexico, at age 70.
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama businessman who started a one-of-a-kind store selling the contents of unclaimed airline baggage has died.