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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
NEW YORK (AP) - Veteran actor Marvin Kaplan has died at 89.
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (AP) - Jim Hardin, a Secret Service agent who protected President Lyndon B. Johnson and his family during and after their White House years, has died in Texas....
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former "Law & Order" star Steven Hill has died. He was 94.
WESTON, Conn. (AP) - An Oscar-nominated filmmaker who developed a technique to transform illustrations from children's books into moving images for films has died. Morton Schindel was 98.
The American epidemiologist who led the successful international effort to eradicate smallpox has died. Dr. Donald "D.A." Henderson was 87.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Mark R. Chellgren, who covered Kentucky state government for about two decades for The Associated Press, has died at age 62.
WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) - Guitarist Matt Roberts, a founding member of the rock band 3 Doors Down, has died in Wisconsin.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Joyce Carol Thomas, a prize-winning children's author and champion of multiculturalism, has died. She was 78.
WESTON, Mass. (AP) - The former director of the Boston College Jesuit Institute whose research helped to revive the Jesuit religious order's musical tradition has died. Rev. T. Frank Kennedy...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former Travelers Group chief executive who became a national advocate for Lou Gehrig's disease research after being diagnosed with the disease has died at his...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Retired Army Gen. John W. Vessey, who rose through the ranks in a 46-year military career to become chairman of the joint chiefs of staff under President...
MIAMI (AP) - John Timoney, who grew up in New York and served stints as police chief in Philadelphia and Miami, has died of lung cancer. He was 68.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bobby Hutcherson, the bricklayer's son who became one of the greatest, most inventive jazz vibraphonists to pick up a pair of mallets, has died. He was...
NEW YORK (AP) - John McLaughlin, the conservative political commentator and host of the namesake long-running television show that pioneered hollering-heads discussions of Washington, D.C., politics, has died. He was...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Deborah Foland, a former longtime administrative assistant for The Associated Press in New York state, has died after a brief battle with cancer. She was 61.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A man at the center of a lawsuit that culminated with the U.S. Supreme Court outlawing segregated public schools has died. Harry Briggs Jr. was 75.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stage and screen character actor Fyvush Finkel has died. He was 93.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Peter Finney, a sports writer whose award-winning career in New Orleans spanned nearly 70 years, died Saturday at the age of 88.
The manager for singer Ruby Wilson says the blues, soul and gospel performer known as "The Queen of Beale Street" has died. She was 68.
Glenn Yarbrough, a founding member of folk trio The Limeliters, has died. He was 86.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Warren Hinckle, a muckracking journalist who drew the wrath of mayors, police or anyone who got in his way, has died, his daughter said Thursday.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Former Biloxi, Mississippi, Mayor Jerry O'Keefe, who received the Congressional Gold Medal for his service as a fighter pilot in World War II, died Tuesday. He...