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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
WASHINGTON, Conn. (AP) - A journalist and author who covered Charles Manson's arrest, the Lebanese civil war and dissident activities in the Soviet Union and who later wrote about media...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Charlie Liteky, an Army chaplain in Vietnam who won the Medal of Honor for rescuing more than 20 wounded men but later gave it back in...
William Onyeabor, the elusive Nigerian musician who pioneered a stuttering style of electronic funk in the '70s and '80s before retreating from the spotlight to focus on his faith and...
HOUSTON (AP) - Funeral services are set for former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last person to have walked on the moon.
BALTIMORE (AP) - George Beall, the federal attorney who headed the investigation and prosecution that led to Spiro Agnew's resignation as vice president, has died, his wife says.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo, whose reign over the Philadelphia Mafia in the 1980s was one of the bloodiest in its history, has died at a federal medical...
LOS ANGELES - Former California State Librarian Kevin Starr, who produced rich social, cultural and political histories that chronicled the origins and rapid transformation of the Golden State, has died....
NEW YORK (AP) - Dick Gautier, the Tony-nominated actor who found fame as Hymie the Robot on the 1960s sitcom "Get Smart," has died. He was 85.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, a former professional wrestler who earlier this month was found not competent to stand trial in the 1983 death of his girlfriend, has died....
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor Dick Gautier, who gained fame playing an Elvis-like singer in the Broadway musical "Bye Bye Birdie" and went on to play Hymie the Robot on...
LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) - Eddie Long, the pastor of a Georgia megachurch whose reputation was tarnished after former congregants accused him of sexual misconduct, has died. He was 63.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Genetics researcher Oliver Smithies, who won the Nobel Prize for medicine in 2007, is dead at age 91.
NEW YORK (AP) - William Peter Blatty, the author of "The Exorcist," has died. He was 89.
HOUSTON (AP) - Tommy Allsup, a guitarist best known for losing a coin toss that kept him off a plane that later crashed and killed rock 'n' roll stars Buddy...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Film historian and author Betty Lasky has died. She was 94.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Genetics researcher Oliver Smithies, who won the Nobel Prize for medicine in 2007, is dead at age 91.
MIAMI (AP) - Edwin Pope, an award-winning sports columnist who covered the first 47 Super Bowls and spent more than 50 years with the Miami Herald, has died at 88.