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Local Obits for Sat. Nov 16, 2013


Bobby Glenn Ables, 65, a lifetime resident of Soddy-Daisy went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. He was a member of Gospel Assembly Church. His passions in life were hunting,
Guy Beatty Jr. died on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was a highly respected and successful business lawyer and a partner with Miller & Martin PLLC for over

Johnnie Brown

Winchester
Johnnie Mack Brown, 56, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester. Visitation from 5 to

Billie buchanon

Summerville
Billie Buchanon, 72, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Survivors: Children, Clifford Dickerson, Raymond Dickerson, Rebecca Eisert, Billie Beaver, Melissa Gilliard, Marie Emerson; sister, Ernestine Wilson; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral, 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov.

James Burris

Athens
James C. Burris, 89, died Thursday night, Nov. 14, 2013. Funeral service will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Smith Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation Sunday from 1-2:30 p.m. at funeral home. Burial in Cedar

Arrie Cates

Whitwell
Arrie Virgie Green Cates, 94, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Services will be 2 p.m. CST today at Whitwell Church of God. Burial in Whitwell Memorial Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com.
Jackie Lee Feagans, 66, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. An Army veteran, he served in Vietnam. Jackie was a brick mason and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded

Madeline Gist

Ringgold
Madeline Elizabeth Gaston went to be with God in a new glorious body on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at 5:40 a.m. She was born the third child, Nov. 25, 1926, in Chicago, Ill., to the
Nellie L. Griffith, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, 423-531-3975.
Edwin Lee Harris, 81, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. He was the son of the late James Walter Harris Jr. and Ollie Torbett Harris. Ed was an army veteran
Ida M. Lanier, 78, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Carolyn Ann Lansden, 60, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at a local hospital. Survivors include two children, Jasmine (Robert) Jones, Willie Lansden; sister, Annetta Lansden; brother, Randolph (Rosanna) Thomas; grandchildren;
Jerry Mark Law, 56, of Chattanooga, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. Jerry was born Oct. 29, 1957 in Montezuma, Ga., to Marcy Nelson and the late Neal

Riley Lee

Menlo
Riley Samuel Lee, 65, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Survivors, wife, Gwen Bridges Lee; children, Jason Lee, Shaun Lee, Jamie Lee, Aaron Lee, Shelly Lee Kemp; sister, Connie Smith; 21 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Freda Mae Bost Lowe, 65, on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, Freda passed through the gates of Heaven and met her Lord. She was welcomed by her daddy, Fredrick Lee Bost. She was born on Jan.
Paul Winston Lowman, 84, fell asleep in death on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. Paul was born in Cowan, Tenn., on Feb. 25, 1929, was baptized as one of Jehovahs Witnesses in 1950, was a member

Carolyn Mangrum

Whitwell
Carolyn Raulston Mangrum, 69, passed away Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, in Sale Creek with family by her side. She was born June 30, 1944 in Whitwell as the daughter of the late Sherman Raulston
Irene Nelson, 88, of Hixson, died Thursday afternoon Nov. 14, 2013, at Memorial North Park Hospital. www.vanderwallfh.com. She will be laid to rest next to her husband at Hamilton Memorial Gardens in Chattanooga today. The

Beatrice Riggs

Grandview
Beatrice M. Riggs, 78, died Friday, Nov. 5, 2013. Funeral services at 3 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation from 1 to 3 p.m.
Phillip Glenn Samples, 66, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. He was born on March 24, 1947 to Alice Samples, and the late Sam Samples Jr.
Clarence "Teddy" Jerome Shepherd, 58, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in a local hospital. Graveside: at 1 p.m. today in Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Thomas Snow Jr.

Chickamauga
Thomas William Snow Jr., 66, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Survivors, fianc, Diane Allen; former wife, Lynn Ivie Snow; sons, Ashley Snow, Clayton Snow; sister, Peggy Williams; brothers, Kent Snow, James Snow, David
Jack L. Watson of Signal Mountain, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Born June 5, 1918, in Charlotte, N.C., he graduated from Duke University and proudly served as a Naval submarine lieutenant commander during World War
Berge Wade Wooldridge, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away 11:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Sweetwater Hospital. Retired from Public Service Commission and graduated from Vonore High School and Hiwassee College. He was an Elder
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NEW YORK (AP) - Michael Herr, whose visceral nonfiction novel "Dispatches" exposed the ravages of the Vietnam War in the 1970s, has died after a long illness. He was 76.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ralph Stanley, a patriarch of Appalachian music who with his brother Carter helped expand and popularize the genre that became known as bluegrass, died Thursday. He...
ST. JOHN'S, ANTIGUA (AP) - A brother of former United Nations General Assembly President John Ashe of Antigua says the former official of the world body has died amid an...
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - One of the last two surviving members of the Doolittle Raiders, who bombed Japan during World War II in retaliation for the attack on Pearl Harbor,...
Trumpet player Wayne Jackson, who formed one half of the famed Memphis Horns with partner and tenor saxophonist Andrew Love, has died. He was 74.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Trumpet player Wayne Jackson, who played standout horn lines on rock 'n' roll, soul, R&B and pop mainstays along with Memphis Horns partner and tenor saxophonist...
BOUND BROOK, N.J. (AP) - A champion show jumper who competed in six Olympics before coaching the United States to Olympic gold has died. Frank Chapot was 84.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Pennsylvania animal cruelty officer who starred in two reality TV shows has died.
LOS ANGELES - Actor Anton Yelchin, perhaps best known for his role in the new "Star Trek" films, died early Sunday after his vehicle rolled down his Los Angeles driveway...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Anton Yelchin, a charismatic and rising actor best known for playing Chekov in the new "Star Trek" films, has died at the age of 27. He...
NEW YORK (AP) - Attrell Cordes, who formed the hip-hop duo P.M. Dawn with his brother and was also known by the name Prince Be, has died.
HONOLULU (AP) - Richard O. Linke, longtime personal manager for Andy Griffith and an associate producer of the TV series "The Andy Griffith Show," has died. He was 98.
NEW YORK (AP) - Ann Morgan Guilbert, beloved as the next-door neighbor on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and seen recently on CBS' comedy "Life in Pieces," has died.
SEATTLE (AP) - Robert "Bob" Paine, an influential ecologist best known for introducing the concept of "keystone species" and who nurtured a generation of scientists, has died. He was 83.
NEW YORK (AP) - A former inspector general fired by President Barack Obama over his handling of an investigation into a former NBA star and Obama supporter has died. Gerald...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Longtime Ohio newspaper publisher John F. Wolfe, whose family sold The Columbus Dispatch last year and still owns television and radio stations, has died at age...