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Local Obits for Sat. Nov 23, 2013

James Bailey

Gardencitybeach, s.c.
James Russell Bailey, 70, formally of Winnsboro, S.C. pass away peacefully, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 at Waccamaw Community Hospital surrounded by his family and friends. Born in Soddy Daisy, Tenn., he was the son of

Sonny Barber

Charles "Sonny" A. Barber, 75, passed away Thursday Nov. 21, 2013. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, he was a former employee of Shaw Industries where he retired after 26 years and
Jo Ann Bibines, 61, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in a local healthcare facility. She was formerly employed by McKee Foods Corporation and a member of Olivet Baptist Church. She was preceded
Robert L. (Bob) Booth, 90 of Chattanooga went to be with the Lord Friday Nov. 22, 2013. Bob was a longtime faithful member of Red Bank Church of Christ serving as a Deacon,
Galyn Perry Brown, 55, formerly of Chattanooga passed away Thursday Nov. 21, 2013 in Nashville, Tenn. Gayln presently lives in Franklin Tenn., and was a member of Brentwood Baptist Church. She was preceded in
Betsy Jane Claridy, 55, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was of the Baptist Faith. Betsy was preceded in death by

Turrah Eldridge

Columbia, s.c.
Turrah Bonita Eldridge, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 at Providence Hospital. Funeral: Sunday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. in the chapel. Burial to follow in Pond Hill Cemetery. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. today at funeral
Eric LaVerne Gulick, 69, of Chattanooga departed this life Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. He was born in Prairie Du Chien, Wisc., to the late Arland and Dorothy Gulick. Eric received his Bachelors Degree from Wisconsin
Marilyn McCuiston Hixson, 82, passed away on Wednesday morning Nov. 20, 2013 at a local healthcare facility. Mrs. Hixson was born on April 4, 1931 along with her twin sister in Chattanooga. She lived
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

John Hutchison

LaFAYETTE John Duchaine Hutchison, 82, born in Chicago, Ill., on June 28, 1931, passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 20, 2013. He met the love of his life, Charlotte
James Andrew Jackson, Jr., 72, of North Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. He was of the Church of Christ Faith. James was a former employee of Pro Group, Inc. He was an avid
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
Deani "DJ" Ann Jackson Locke, 45, Soddy-Daisy died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. She was an employee of Wells Fargo Financial Advisors and a member of Unbridled Motorcycle Club. She started the oncology playroom

Betty Luttrell

Betty Mae Morris Luttrell, 76, passed away on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

Janice McDaniel

Janice McDaniel, 61, passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 at her home. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory located at the end of Historic Missionary Ridge,
Dessa McQuinn, 77, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, in a Sewanee, Tenn., hospital. Funeral: Today at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home
Dorothy J. Oliver, 61, of Chattanooga passed away Friday Nov. 22, 2013 in a local hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors.

William Parks

William Thomas "Tom" Parks, 82, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Survivors: wife, Wilma Baker Parks; daughter, Janice Fain. other relatives and friends. Service will be Sunday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. from the Chapel.

James Richey

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
Bethann Maree Rose, 59, of North Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. She was daughter of the late Ella M. Rose. Bethann is survived by her father, Gene Rose; sister, Kaye Rose; brothers,
Bertha Cox Scroggins, 64, of Signal Mountain, passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 at her home. She was a member of the former Signal Mountain Church of God of Prophecy. She was preceded in death

Carl Smothers

Carl Anthony Smothers, 75, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Smothers had worked at US Pipe and Foundry. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Anthony and Kattie

Lera Ward

Lera Jane Ward, 66, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 surrounded by her family. She was born to the late Charles Bryan and Gladys Barrett Ward in Chickamauga and was a member of
Jack Eugene White, Sr., 85, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was of the Baptist Faith. Jack served his country in the U.S.

In MemoryWillie Hicks

Willie Mae Barnett Hicks Sept. 13, 1925 - Nov. 23, 1988 Twenty five years today, you went home to be with the Lord up above. We miss you more but he loved
Turhan McKenzie, Jr. Nov. 5, 1972-Nov. 23, 2002 Turhan, Jr., Your mom thought of you as: Tenderhearted, thoughtful Understanding, universal Respect, radiant Helpful, harmless Awesome, amusing Nifty, neutral Jolly, joyful Ready to
Those we love dont go away. They walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved still missed and forever dear. Love, Mom, Your Family, Sons, Nieces, Lily and Jenna.

In MemoryBernard Wigfall

Aug. 23, 1955 - Nov. 23, 1994 Thanking God for your loving memory. Missed by, Armpernellia, Walter Jr. Lenard, Larry, Twana, Cathy, Aunt Mary and a host of love ones and
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Douglass C. North, a St. Louis economist who was a co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, has died. He was 95.
NEW YORK (AP) - Adele Morales Mailer, an actress and artist who studied under Lee Strasberg but found unwanted fame as the stabbing victim of her then-husband Norman Mailer, died...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - James C. Lagier, a former Associated Press bureau chief in the U.S. and Japan whose four-decade career included covering nuclear tests in the Pacific, filing the...
NEW YORK (AP) - A former New York City deputy mayor and real estate developer whose namesake plaza in Manhattan became the home base of the Occupy Wall Street movement...
Mal Whitfield, a Tuskegee airman who won Olympic track and field titles in the 800 meters in 1948 and 1952 and served for decades as a sports affairs officer for...
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Henry S. Rowen, an American policymaker and Stanford University economist who was president of the RAND think tank when it produced the Pentagon Papers, has...
BOSTON (AP) - Former New England Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie says both of his parents died within an hour of each other.
ATLANTA (AP) - Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained many of the U.S. military's Tuskegee Airmen, has died in Georgia. He was 96.
PHOENIX (AP) - Anne Walsh, who broke through gender barriers as a reporter covering the home front during World War II, has died at the age of 93.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Gross, an artist who created two of the most distinctive pop culture images of the 20th century, has died at age 70.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - P.F. Sloan, the songwriter behind such classic 1960s tunes as Johnny Rivers' "Secret Agent Man" and Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction," has died. He was 70.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Vincent Margera, known to MTV viewers as "Don Vito" from the series "Viva La Bam" and "Jackass," has died. He was 59.
CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Nancy Irsay, the second wife of late Indianapolis Colts owner Robert Irsay, has died. She was 65.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Bruce Dayton, the father of Minnesota's governor and a key figure in building his family's company into the massive retailing business that became Target Corp., has died....
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries nearly two weeks after he crashed a pickup truck and was ejected in rural Nevada, authorities...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries following a crash last month in rural Nevada.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) - A former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration whose work is credited with highlighting the fragility of the world's oceans, has died. John A....
BOSTON (AP) - The longtime leader of the Boston St. Patrick's Day parade and the plaintiff in a 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed organizers to bar gay groups...