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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
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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....
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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...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Legendary stripper Carol Doda, who helped introduce topless entertainment more than 50 years ago, has died at age 78.
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Tim Valentine of North Carolina has died at age 89.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint easily adopted multiple musical roles during a legendary career that took him from the Crescent City to the world stage, writing...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The poet and spoken-word performer Derrick Gilbert has died. He was 45.
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...