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Local Obits for Tue. Nov 12, 2013

Alonzo Davis Aker Jr., 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in a local hospital. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was formerly employed by TVA as well as the
Sabra L. Blancett, 65, of Chattanooga passed away on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at a local health care facility. Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, 423-531-3975.

Clara Bohanon

Clara Bohanon, 98, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. Funeral at 3 p.m. today, Nov. 12, from graveside in Summerville Cemetery. Visitation 2 until 2:45 p.m. at Earle Rainwater Funeral home.

James Boss

James Edward "Jimi" Boss Sr., 57, passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, in a local healthcare facility. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Boss and Jean Trusley; and brother, Larry Boss.

Marvin Bradford

Marvin A. Bradford, 79, passed away on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. A native of Dade County, Georgia, Mr. Bradford had spent the latter part of his life in the Ringgold area following a long-time career
Mae Betty Bridgers Mae Elizabeth Nelms Bridgers, 96, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. She was born in Knoxville, Tenn., on March 5, 1917. She was the daughter of Lemuel

Mackie Brown

Spring city
Arthur M. "Mackie" Brown Jr., 74, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Gainesboro, Tenn., while hunting with his grandson, Brad Collins. A lifetime resident of Spring City, Mackie was the son of the late Arthur

Tonya Clemmer

Tonya Clemmer, 42 of Cleveland, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. Survivors: husband, Tim Clemmer; son, Tanner Clemmer; mother, Brenda Smith; stepchildren, Josh and Ashley Clemmer. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ralph Buckner Funeral
Mitchell Rogers Crase, 80, of Pikeville, Tenn., died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church. He is preceded in death by
Mary Epps passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404.

Jeannie Hale

Jeannie Hale, 67, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Dayton. Funeral services at noon Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Rhea Memory Gardens. Please share your memories on her on-line guest register

Dorothy Haynes

Dorothy Mae "Dot" Haynes, 82, passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. Funeral at noon today from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home. Interment in Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens, Jasper, at 3 p.m.
William "Bill" Hill, 79, of Hixson, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in an area health care facility. Bill was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was retired from DuPont with over 30 years of service.
Justin Glenn Logan, 26 of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. He was a quadraplegic young man who was an inspiration to all who knew him. Although Justin could never walk or speak,

Deborah Long

Deborah "Debbie" Lynn Williams Long, 50, passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at her residence. She was born in Ringgold, Ga., to the late Jessie Lee and Mary Ruth Cook Williams. She was a housewife

Raymond Mercier

Rock spring
Raymond Mercier, 70, formerly of Groton, Mass., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. To share expressions of sympathy, visit Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at St. Gerard Catholic
Robert Lee Moates Jr., 68, died at his home on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, after a long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his family. He was the son of the late R.L.
Eddie Parham, 74, of Chattanooga, went to be with his Lord on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Eddie was retired from Eureka Foundry. He was an Army Veteran, and he was a faithful member of Middle
Wesley James Parker, 75, passed away on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at a local healthcare facility. He was born and raised in Whiteside, Tenn., and had lived in Chattanooga most of his adult life. He
Cecil Douglas Pearce Jr., 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, in a local healthcare facility. He was born June 19, 1935 in Chattanooga to the late Helen and Cecil

Vera Reagan

Vera Reagan, 94, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. Service at 1 p.m. Thursday in the chapel with burial in Blankenship Cemetery. Visitation 9 a.m.-9 p.m. CST Wednesday. Online condolences can be made at

Rick Richmond

Ricky "Rick"Terrell Richmond, 45, passed away Saturday Nov. 9, 2013. Survivors include his daughter, Amanda Leigh Oliver, Knoxville, Tenn.; son, Isaac Brock Richmond, Henegar, Ala.; mother, Rose (Jerry) Henegar, Trenton; sister, Terry Richmond, Trenton;

Mildred Rives

Mildred Benton Rives, 90, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in a local hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church and worked at several manufacturing companies.
Mary Gene Roberson PIKEVILLE Mary Gene Roberson, 92, died on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of Pikeville, Tenn. A pioneer in women's athletics, she coached women's basketball for 25

Marie Sapp

Marie B. Sapp, 65, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. Service at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Visitation noon-9 p.m. today CST. Online condolences can be made at Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral

Beulah Simmons

Beulah L. Simmons, 86, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. Service at 1 p.m. CSTtoday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Beech Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at Visitation 2-9 p.m. today and
n Charlotte Oaks Skillington went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, after suffering a long battle with RA. Charlotte lived in Chattanooga all of her life and was a graduate of

Dean Smith

Dean Tate Smith, 72, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Jan Smith; daughters and sons-in-law, Shari Lynn and Michael Cook, of Lawrenceville, Sandi and
Donald "Don" Clyde Smock Jr., 58, passed away Friday morning, Nov. 8, 2013, at his home. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens, in charge
Mrs Tommie Springs July 18, 1918 - Nov. 12, 2007 Who departed this life six years ago. We love you and we miss you. You will always be remembered. Sadly missed by daughter,
Jean Deloris Steagall, 76, of Ooltewah, passed away on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, with her family by her side. She was born in Lynchburg, Va., on March 2, 1937. Jean graduated from E.C. Glass High
Rachel Vincent Rachel Farr Vincent, retired elementary educator, passed away on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. Rachel was born Feb. 25, 1935 in Chattanooga. She graduated from City

In MemoryEarline Campbell

Nov. 12, 2009 Four years and we still miss you so much We love you, David, Guinn, Pam

In MemoryVirginia Jordan

Virginia K. Jordan November 12, 1941 - August 15, 2004 Wishing you were here to share this special day. We love and miss you very much. Kristy, Ron, LaCondra, and DeMario


William J. Hill June 13, 1932 - November 12, 2005 We still can't believe you are not with us on earth, but you are in our hearts. We love and miss you very much!
A comedy writer and producer who spent 15 years on "The Simpsons" has died in Los Angeles after a long illness. Kevin Curran was 59.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Tom Hayden, the famed 1960s anti-war activist who moved beyond his notoriety as a Chicago 8 defendant to become a California legislator, author and lecturer,...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Lucia Perillo, an award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, has died at the age of 58.
CHICAGO (AP) - One of Chicago's earliest African-American disc jockeys, Herb Kent, has died at age 88 after a seven-decade career.
Qatari state television says the country's former ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, has died.
FORESTBURGH, New York (AP) - Comic Kevin Meaney, who worked the standup circuit, was a late-night TV staple and starred in the short-lived 1990s series "Uncle Buck," has died. He...
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Simone Schaller, an American hurdler who competed at the 1932 and 1936 Summer Games and was believed to be the oldest living Olympian, has died. She...
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University says the Ivy League school's 17th president has died. William Bowen was 83.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Clyde Holloway, a former congressman and chairman of Louisiana's utility regulatory agency, has died. He was 72.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Mystery and crime fiction writer Edward Gorman has died.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The former longtime head coach of the Connecticut Huskies ice hockey team, who transitioned them to Division I status, has died. Bruce Marshall was 54.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Dennis Byrd, the former NFL defensive lineman whose career was ended by neck injury, was killed Saturday in a car accident. He was 51.
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) - The onetime underboss of Pittsburgh's dwindling Mafia family has died. Charles "Chucky" Porter was 82.
ATLANTA (AP) - Thomas Ford, the actor who played Martin Lawrence's best friend Tommy Strawn on the hit '90s sitcom "Martin," has died in Atlanta. He was 52.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Costume designer Janet Patterson, a four-time Oscar nominee for period films like "Bright Star," ''The Portrait of a Lady" and "The Piano," has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot who became an aviation legend for his skills in testing aircraft and demonstrating their capabilities in...