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Local Obits for Thu. Nov 21, 2013

James W. Adams, 78, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at his home. James was a graduate of Central High School. He retired from Chattanooga City Police force on Dec. 30, 1988.

Patricia Basham

Patricia Diane Johnson Basham, 66, departed this life Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. She was born in Chattanooga to the late Marvin and Pebbles Johnson and she was a member of Fellowship Church of God in
Larry Phillips Bass, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, in Nashville. Larry was born in Chattanooga to the late Hubert W. and Francis Bass. Larry served our country during World War
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

Robert Beene

Robert "Bob, Poppy" Beene, 82, of the Fairview Community went to his heavenly home Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at his residence in Rossville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 21, at
Jo Ann Bibines, 61, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Joe Black aka Joaquin Eduardo Varner, 60, passed away Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, in a local hospital, surrounded by family and friends. Joe was born in Chattanooga and attended Riverside High School. He lived both
Sigmund Blatt, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at NHC of Chattanooga. A native of Mount Vernon, N.Y., he was a son of the late David and Shirley Askt Blatt. In

Frances Clark

Frances Sue Bean Clark, 90, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave. NW, Winchester.
Georgia Mae Cochran, 81, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at Petitt Chapel of Coffman Funeral Home. Interment in Concord Cemetery, Villanow, Ga. Visitation 6
Kathleen Cook LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN Sarah Kathleen Mitchell "Katie" Cook died on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, in Arlington, Va., from complications of an infection and dementia. She was born in Fyffe, Ala. on Sept. 19,
Nellie Ruth "Tincy" Hawkins Davis, 78, of Chattanooga, went to meet James D. Davis, husband of 42 years and to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Nell was born on
Carmileta Decker, 69, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. She was born Jan. 14, 1944, in Chattanooga to the late Houston Hubert and Willie Ruth McNabb. Carmileta worked for

Robert Dilbeck

Robert Dale Dilbeck, 58, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 21, at Petitt chapel. Interment will be in Rock Spring Cemetery, Rock Spring,Ga. Coffman Funeral Home- Petitt
Wayne Gordon Early, 92, of Hixson, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. He was of the Baptist faith. Wayne was born in Chattanooga on Feb. 15, 1921, and the son

Betty Golliher

Betty Sue Case Golliher, 87, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Betty was born to Bessie and Jack Case on Jan. 16, 1926, she attended Chattanooga High School. Following graduation Betty was employed at Western
Lucille Goodloe passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, in Florence, Ala. The funeral will be noon CST Friday, Nov. 22, at Bethel Colbert MBChurch, Leighton. Interment in Bethel Colbert Church Cemetery. Sign guestbook at
Clifford Howell "Butch" Hager, 70, formerly of Chattanooga, died on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at his residence in Johnson City, Tenn. A descendant of pioneer settlers, including Daniel Boone, he was born on Dec. 11,
Jerry Michael Hendon, 58, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Nov.18, 2013, in a local hospital. He was born Aug. 13, 1955, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., to the late Hershel and Helen Marie Hendon. He was a

Elizabeth Hinton

Elizabeth Ann Harris Hinton, 72, has gone to be with "her Jesus " on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. She leaves behind one daughter, Jennie (Russell) Council; three grandchildren, Anthony Hinton, Miranda Younger, Sean Council and

Stanley King

Stanley Thurman King, 57, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. Funeral services will be noon today in the funeral home chapel. Burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the
Pearlie LeCroy, 89, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, surrounded by her loving family at her home. She was a member of the Methodist Faith. Pearlie retired from Signal Knitting Mill and
Robin Lynn Lewis, 27, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, as a result of an automobile accident. She was a loving mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend. She was preceded in death by
Evelyn Kerr Long, 97, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at Life Care Center of Red Bank. She was a member of White Oak church of Christ and was retired from
Susan McLean Susan McLean, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. Susan was a 1957 graduate from City High School and attended UTC, she was retired from the banking industry after 40 years

Lois Minnick

Lois Corrine Powell Minnick, 83, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roosevelt and Alta Powell; sister, Isabel Powell Grayson; brothers, Alta Powell, RV Powell, Richard Powell, Jim

Velma Mulkey

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Velma Dolores Denton Mulkey, 77, passed away on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. She has been a resident of North Georgia most of her life and attended Smith's Chapel United Methodist Church. Dolores retired from
Elaine ODell Elaine Lasley ODell, a lifetime resident of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., died Nov. 19, 2013, after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marshall Lasley and Augusta Allison Lasley, her
Era Jean Phillips, 66, of Chattanooga, formerly of Guild passed away on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. She was retired from DM Stewart of Chattanooga with over 30 years of service. She was of the Holiness

Bobby Prince

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Bobby Leroy Prince, 60, passed away on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at Alive Hospice, Nashville. Funeral services 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester, Tenn. Visitation
Inez Brindle Reardon, 92, joyously entered her eternal heavenly life Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. She was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas. She attended River of Life Church where she was

Carl Robinson

Carl James Robinson, 86, passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in a local healthcare facility. He served his country in the army in the early 1950s. He retired from Wheland Foundry with more than 40
George Edward "Fireball" Rogers, 81, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Nov.19, 2013. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was a member of Hixson Masonic Lodge #727. He
Barbara Jean Senters, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, and is now resting in the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. A celebration of life service will be noon Friday
Ronald William Upchurch, 64, died on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. He was a graduate of University of Tennessee. Ron worked as a CPA for several firms in town before starting with Joseph Decosimo in 1981,
Frank Varallo on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 19, 2013, passed from this life into eternity with Jesus Christ. Mr. Varallo started his jewelry career in 1939 when he attended Elgin Watch College following in
Katherine Lorene Shrader Wells, 61, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at Erlanger Medical Center. Mrs. Wells was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. Survivors include, husband, Jackie Wells; daughter, Teresa Lorene (Darin) Hatfield; son,
James Vernon Woody, 82, of Spring City and formerly of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Mr. Woody was retired from the construction industry and was a member of Dayton Church of God.

In MemoryAnthony Robinson

Anthony G. Robinson Nov. 21, 1958 - Oct. 31, 1990 Happy Birthday Forever in Gods presence. Forever in our hearts. Forever missed. Mom, Vincent, Greg, family and friends
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.
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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...