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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 22, 2013



Juan Acosta

Dalton
Pastor Juan Barrera Acosta, 53, formerly of Aguascalientes, Mexico, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Funeral will be noon Saturday at Torre Fuerte Pentecostal Church. Family will receive friends at the church from noon- 9
Thomas Edward Allen, 68, of Ooltewah, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in a local hospice care center. A longtime resident of Peru, Indiana, Mr. Allen had lived in Oak Ridge, Tenn., for the past 6
Leslie Jean Benton, 66, died on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. She is survived by her son, Clark (Kara) Benton; granddaughter, Kaitlyn Benton, of Chattanooga, sisters, Reba Roden, of Chattanooga and Joyce (Thomas) Floyd of Jasper;

Larry Beville

Henagar
Larry Moss Beville, 72, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at his residence. Survivors include wife, Mary Fike Beville; daughter, Regina (David) Frasier; sons, Greg (Brenda) Woodall, Dewayne Fike; sister, Carolyn Beville; grandchildren, Penny and Heath

Wilma Bibbey

Tunnel hill
Wilma Margaret Bibbey, 97, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 at the comfort of her home with her family by her side. She passed away from complications with congestive heart failure. "Till death
Galyn Sue Brown, 55, of Franklin, Tenn., passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Vanderbilt Hospital. Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Annie M. Carlton, 89, passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Mary Coffman

Whitwell
Mary Louise Coffman, 83, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, with her family by her side. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Hubert Coffman; son, Donald Coffman; parents, Walter and Margaret Stokes.

Kevin Creamer

Ringgold
Kevin Deron Creamer, 43, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Survivors are his wife, Vara Brindisi Creamer; children, Malcolm, Dallas, Madison, Antonio, Xena and Jennifer; mother, Mae Sue Creamer; father, Charlie Creamer; sisters, Hope
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
Wayne Gordon Early, 92, of Hixson, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. Services will be held on at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in the funeral home chapel with

Luther Geren

Cleveland
Luther Edward Geren, 83, passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at the family residence. Visitation 5 until 7 p.m. today and the Remembrance of Life Service will be at 7 p.m. today all at
Marion Elizabeth Gilmore, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
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,
Leonard Hale Hale, Leonard, 83, of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord and was reunited with his wife Marcella on Wednesday Nov. 20, 2013. He was a member of Morris Hill Baptist Church.
Robin Hines TULLAHOMA Robin Hinton Hines, 76, a Coffee County commissioner, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at his home in Tullahoma. He was born in Nashville on July 18, 1937, the son of C.
Billy G. Hogue, of Signal Mountain, passed away Thursday morning Nov. 21, 2013 at his home. He was 73 years old. Billy was born in Sayre, Okla., to the late L. V. and Edna Sites
Edgar Sanders Holmes Jr., 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Lawrence Hopkins

Granite city,
Ill. Lawrence E. Hopkins, 83, passed away at 3:42 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City. He was born March 9, 1930, in Newcomb, Tenn., a son of
James Andrew Jackson, Jr., 72, of North Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013. He was of the Church of Christ Faith. James was a former employee of Pro Group, Inc. He was an avid

Pete Johnson

Spring city
Darrell L. "Pete" Johnson, 61, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Spring City United Methodist Church. Visitation one hour Saturday prior to the service at the church. Vaughn Funeral
Andre L. Johnson, 26, of Chattanooga passed away on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at his residence. He was born Feb. 17, 1987. Andre graduated from Ooltewah High School. He was employed at the Health Center
David Kilpatrick passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at his residence. Survivors include his wife Donna Kilpatrick; daughters, Andrea and Amy; and five stepchildren. David chose to be cremated and service will be handled by
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, Nov. 19, 2013, at Life Care Center of Red Bank. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Martin-Boyd Christian Home, 6845 Standifer Gap
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
Dessa McQuinn, 77, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, in a Sewanee, Tenn. hospital. She was born in Salem, Ala., to Charlie and Smithie Ogletree on July
Stephanie Costello Moore, 57, of McDonald, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at a local hospital surrounded by her family. A native of Chattanooga, she was born on Dec. 3, 1955 and attended Brainerd
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

Edna Parker

Geraldine
Edna Parker, 78, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at DeKalb Regional Hospital. Funeral is set for noon CST Saturday, Nov. 23, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Visitation from 5-8 p.m. CST today. Burail
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

James Richey

Evans
James Hamilton Richey Jr., 90, widower of Cornelia Robinson Floyd Richey, of Emerald Gardens and formerly of Augusta, Ga., died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Self Regional Healthcare in Greenwood, S.C. Mr. Richey, a native
Ruby Jean Roberts, 42, of Chattanooga, "went home" on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. She was a believer of Jesus Christ loved and cherished by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by
Daisy Mae Smith, 97, died on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. Daisy was born in Rome, Ga., on Nov. 18, 1916. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joy T. Smith; parents, Elisha and
Mildred Ida Roth Snodgrass, 93, passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. She attended church at Word of Life Assembly of God. Mrs. Snodgrass was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell "Doc" Snodgrass; parents,
Lillie Griffin J. Stone, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at the Hospice Care Center. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Joe Stone, of Chattanooga; daughter, Cathy
May Streiter, 98, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. She was born and raised in New York City. Sadly, both her parents died at an early age. There were three sisters
Mary Evelyn Taylor, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

James Taylor

Chickamauga
James Arnold Taylor, 74, of Chickamauga, Georgia passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. He was born in DeKalb County, Ala., to the late James Ira and Mary Norris Taylor. He had resided most of his
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

Levonne Varner

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE - Levonne Hathorn Varner, 80, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. Preceded in death by first husband, Bill Hathorn; second husband, Paul Varner; parents, Aut and Georgia Wallin; sons, William "Billy" Hathorn, Jerry Hathorn; special
Willie Lee Walker, 67, of Ooltewah, passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at a local hospital. He was a self-employed painter. He was predeceased by his parents, Ira and Margaret Walker; three sisters and two

Ronald Williams

Fort payne
Ronald "Butch" Williams, 57, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at his residence. Visitation 1-8 p.m CST today, Nov. 22. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. CST on Saturday, Nov. 23, from W.T. Wilson Funeral
James Vernon Woody, 82, of Spring City, and formerly of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, Nov, 19, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Chaplain Mike

James Wyatt Jr.

Athens -
James "Junior" Wyatt Jr., 90, passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 21, 2013. Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday at Hilltop Baptist Church. Burial to follow in Hilltop Cemetery. Visitation 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Hilltop Baptist Church. Ziegler
Ms. Virginia J. Crutcher-Gillispie July 18, 1928-Nov. 22, 2012 In loving memory of our beloved mother and grandmother. We miss you.
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NEW YORK (AP) - Veteran actor Marvin Kaplan has died at 89.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Former Biloxi, Mississippi, Mayor Jerry O'Keefe, who received the Congressional Gold Medal for his service as a fighter pilot in World War II, died Tuesday. He...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former "Law & Order" star Steven Hill has died. He was 94.
WESTON, Conn. (AP) - An Oscar-nominated filmmaker who developed a technique to transform illustrations from children's books into moving images for films has died. Morton Schindel was 98.
The American epidemiologist who led the successful international effort to eradicate smallpox has died. Dr. Donald "D.A." Henderson was 87.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Mark R. Chellgren, who covered Kentucky state government for about two decades for The Associated Press, has died at age 62.
WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) - Guitarist Matt Roberts, a founding member of the rock band 3 Doors Down, has died in Wisconsin.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Joyce Carol Thomas, a prize-winning children's author and champion of multiculturalism, has died. She was 78.
WESTON, Mass. (AP) - The former director of the Boston College Jesuit Institute whose research helped to revive the Jesuit religious order's musical tradition has died. Rev. T. Frank Kennedy...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former Travelers Group chief executive who became a national advocate for Lou Gehrig's disease research after being diagnosed with the disease has died at his...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Retired Army Gen. John W. Vessey, who rose through the ranks in a 46-year military career to become chairman of the joint chiefs of staff under President...
MIAMI (AP) - John Timoney, who grew up in New York and served stints as police chief in Philadelphia and Miami, has died of lung cancer. He was 68.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bobby Hutcherson, the bricklayer's son who became one of the greatest, most inventive jazz vibraphonists to pick up a pair of mallets, has died. He was...
NEW YORK (AP) - John McLaughlin, the conservative political commentator and host of the namesake long-running television show that pioneered hollering-heads discussions of Washington, D.C., politics, has died. He was...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Deborah Foland, a former longtime administrative assistant for The Associated Press in New York state, has died after a brief battle with cancer. She was 61.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A man at the center of a lawsuit that culminated with the U.S. Supreme Court outlawing segregated public schools has died. Harry Briggs Jr. was 75.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stage and screen character actor Fyvush Finkel has died. He was 93.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Peter Finney, a sports writer whose award-winning career in New Orleans spanned nearly 70 years, died Saturday at the age of 88.
The manager for singer Ruby Wilson says the blues, soul and gospel performer known as "The Queen of Beale Street" has died. She was 68.
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (AP) - Jim Hardin, a Secret Service agent who protected President Lyndon B. Johnson and his family during and after their White House years, has died in Texas....
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Warren Hinckle, a muckracking journalist who drew the wrath of mayors, police or anyone who got in his way, has died, his daughter said Thursday.