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Local Obits for Mon. Nov 18, 2013

Lowell Anderson, 72, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. He was the son of the late Edmond and Pauline Anderson. Lowell graduated from the University
Betty Frances Gillins Baker, departed her earthly life on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 at a local nursing home. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Ruby Morton; and nephew, Obie Morton Jr. Betty
Ethel M. Barrow, 97, died on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Ethel was born on the south side of Chicago on Oct. 25, 1916. Her father, Arthur Bresin, was German American and her mother, Marie,

Robert Beene

Robert "Bob" Beene, 82, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, located at the end of Historic Missionary Ridge. To
Samuel Denton Burgess Jr. went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 at the age of 84. Funeral service will be held at Heritage at 1:30
Ruby Clendenen, 91, of Harrison, Tenn., passed away on Saturday Nov. 16, 2013. Ruby was an avid gardener, quilter, and loved working in her country store. She was preceded in death by, husband
Latasha Nicole Gilmore Garner, 31, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in a local hospital. Funeral: Today at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Nathaniel Carter

Iris Gordy

Estelle Werndli Gordy, 81, died Thursday Nov. 14, 2013. Mrs. Gordy was a longtime resident of Chattanooga area before retiring to Paluski. She was a daughter of the late Fred and Ruby Wood Werndli

Gary Grimsley

Gary Lee Grimsley, 68, died Friday Nov. 15, 2013 in a local hospital Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday Nov. 19, in the funeral home chapel with Eulogy being delivered by
Philip Leroy Guess, 71, of Harrison, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,

Floyd Harper

Floyd Harper, better known as Harpo, 85, passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at his residence. Visitation: 5-8 p.m. today at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at

Elizabeth Hinton

Elizabeth Ann Hinton, 72, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,
Virginia Jo Scott Hodge, formerly of Sale Creek, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, from injuries she received in an automobile accident. She was 80 years old. Virginia
Paul DeWitt Kelly, Jr., passed away on Saturday Nov. 16, 2013. He was born on Sept. 16, 1927, in Jasper, Tenn. His parents were Paul DeWitt Kelly, Sr. and Elizabeth Miller Kelly. He was a
Ingrid Kitchens, 71, of Chattanooga passed away on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, Located at the end of Historic Missionary Ridge.

JoAnn Lanier

Mrs. JoAnn Lanier, passed away Saturday Nov. 16, 2013 at her residence. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in Lusk Chapel Cemetery.
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
Dessa McQuinn, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at a Sewanee, Tenn., hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Faye Meeks

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Mrs. Faye Barrett Meeks, 72, passed away Friday Nov. 15, 2013. Funeral: Today at 2 p.m., Foster & Lay Chapel. Burial: Pryor Ridge Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at Foster & Lay Funeral
Judy Ann Mitchell, 75, of Chattanooga died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 at a local hospital. She was born Sept. 19, 1938 to the late Arthur L. Williams and Mildred Jones Williams. She was preceded
Thomas W. Montooth, known as "T", "Tom", and "Can Man", 85, of East Ridge flew away on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. He was born in Roane County, Tenn., where he was a member of
Johnny Lloyd Pack, 68, passed away on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Erlanger Medical Center. Johnny was retired from U.S. Postal Service as a Postmaster in Trenton, Ga. He was currently working for Walden Security
Harvey W. Reynolds, 86, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 in a local health care facility. Mr. Reynolds was born in Oakdale, Tenn., but had lived in Chattanooga most of his life. He

Vera Rhodes

Vera Lee Rawls Rhodes (Mickey) Nov. 26, 1941-Nov. 18, 2011 "Tomorrow Starts Without Me" When tomorrow starts without me, and Im not there to see, if the sun should rise and find your eyes
Thomas Stokes Seay, our beloved Papa, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Tom will be remembered by all who knew him as a kind, generous Southern gentleman who
Lester Singleton, 79, of Chattanooga went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. He was a Baptist and retired as Custodian from Hamilton County Schools. He was preceded in death by his
Patricia Neligan Tohill, 82, a devout Catholic, passed peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, surrounded by family. Devoted wife, loving mother and doting grandmother and proud great-grandmother, she moved to Maryville after the death

Carole Vines

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Carole Yvonne Vines, 59, passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. She has lived most of her life in the North Georgia area, but had also lived in Pensacola, Fla., for more than 14 years


Our dearest Mom, You left us ten years ago, but we still miss you so. Love, Jerry, Teri and Dimple

In MemoryBruce A Murphy

Apr. 12, 1962- Nov. 18, 1990 23 years of missing you, but our love will last forever. Mom, Dad, Uncle Dan, Nonnie, Diane, Vickie, Robert, James, Carolyn, and other family members.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.
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.
Thomas J. Mackell Jr., former chairman of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and the executive director of the Maritime Labor Alliance, has died.
PLUM, Pa. (AP) - A former NFL defensive lineman who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants has died. Lorenzo Freeman was 52.
NEW YORK (AP) - The family of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says he has died after a battle with cancer, just days after announcing he would be undergoing treatment.
NEW YORK (AP) - One of the most influential American scholars of Judaism has died.
Aaron Pryor, the relentless junior welterweight who fought two memorable bouts with Alexis Arguello, has died.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - One of the last living crew members on the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died. Raymond Haerry was 94.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts woman who pushed for a statewide anti-bullying law after her 11-year-old son committed suicide has died following a battle with cancer. Sirdeaner Walker was...
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - UFC fighter Josh Samman has died after spending nearly a week in a Florida hospital. He was 28.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A retired Roman Catholic bishop in Vermont who lost his television-producer brother on 9/11 has died. Kenneth Angell was 86.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The man who oversaw Yellowstone National Park during the wildfires that burned across the park in 1988 has died.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Lowell Thomas Jr., a former Alaska lieutenant governor, author, adventurer, glacier pilot and son of the legendary broadcaster, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The manager for folk singer, writer and longtime New York radio host Oscar Brand says that he has died. Brand was 96.
CHICAGO (AP) - The man who got generations of hot dog lovers humming along to the Oscar Mayer Weiner song has died.
The grand dame of daytime television drama, Agnes Nixon liked to say that "everyone's life is a soap opera." For proof, she offered up her own.
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.