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Local Obits for Tue. Nov 05, 2013

Efrem Caballero

Lookout mountain
Efrem Caballero, a resident of Lookout Mountain, died peacefully at his home on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. He was 91. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory,

Brayden Douglas

Brayden Isiah Douglas born Oct. 28, 2013, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at Parkridge E. Medical Center. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home with graveside services at 2

Margie Godsey

Margie L. Godsey, 86, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at home. Fuenral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Caroll officiating. Interment in Johnson Stand Cemetery.
Mary C. Goines, 91, passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Mary Ruth Henley, 85, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Survivors, brother, Homer Evans; sisters, Frances Van Horn, Glenis Miller, Sue Bearden JoAnn Anderson, Faye Byrd. Funeral is 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, atMason

Claude Henley

Claude Willis Henley, 80, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow in Mount Garner Cemetery, Decherd.

Flora Hull

Flora Sue Hull, 78, passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at the Winchester Center. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Entombment in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester.
Vangel K. Johnson, 100, died Monday,Nov. 4, 2013, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN37404.
June Frances Jones, 81, passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Patricia Vaughn Laney, 61, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arnett and Mary Ada Vaughn; brothers, Wesley Vaughn and Larry Wayne Vaughn; sisters-in-law,
James "Jim Ed" E. Lawrence, of Harrison, passed away on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Jim was born in Rockwood, Tenn. on Sept. 23, 1934, to the late Will Edd and Ruth Ellison Lawrence. He was
Margie Luttrell, 79, a longtime resident of Chattanooga went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. A graduate of Tyner High School, Mrs. Luttrell was a member of Silverdale Baptist Church

George Moore Jr.

George Elvis Moore Jr., 35, passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, in a local hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents George Elvis Moore Sr. and Brenda Prigmore; grandparents, Deward and Dovie Lambert
Martha Elizabeth Jones Morrison, 103, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. She was the widow of Oscar O. Morrison, he was a WWII veteran. She attended Dickinson and Second District Schools and retired from
Diane Marie Nolan, 61, of Chattanooga, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. She was formerly of Montgomery and Washington Counties, Maryland. Diane enjoyed baking Holiday cookies and crafting and was

Gerald Norwood

Gerald Dwight Norwood, 59, passed away Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in Vanderbilt Hospital. Funeral will be 2 p.m. CDT today, Nov. 5, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial in Davistown Cemetery.

Jill Nunley

Jill A. Nunley, 62, passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at her home surrounded by family. Mrs. Nunley was preceded in death by her father, Albert H. Layne; granddaughter, Beth Ann Brown. Those left to

Robert Sain

Robert Franklin "Bob" Sain, well-known business man, civic leader and loving husband, father and grandfather died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. A native of Mocksville, N.C., he was the son of the late Frank and Marie
Michael Scott Serna, 56, of Chattanooga, made his journey home to the arms of his Creator on Nov. 3, 2013, at 11:05 a.m. He was surrounded by the love of his wife and daughters at

Joel Stover

Joel Randall Stover, 33, passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. He faithfully served his country as a full time Tech Sergeant at the 134th National Air Guard Refueling Wing. Joel attended Brainerd Baptist Elementary,

Anderson Watts

Anderson Watts, 23, died Wednesday,Oct. 30, 2013. Arrangements will be announced later by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404.
Ashby GRUETLI-LAAGER Mr. Y.B. Ashby, 92, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was born in Madisonville, Texas on March 3, 1921 to Yancy Barton and Nettie
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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...
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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.
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CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Nancy Irsay, the second wife of late Indianapolis Colts owner Robert Irsay, has died. She was 65.
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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries following a crash last month in rural Nevada.
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WILTON, Conn. (AP) - Longtime soap opera actor David Canary, best known for his role as twin brothers on "All My Children" has died at age 77.