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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 29, 2013


James Berry James Carnice "Jim" Berry, left this earth for his eternal home with his loving wife holding his hand early Tuesday morning Nov. 26, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy
William Arthur Brown, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 in a local hospital. He was a member of Orchard Knob Baptist Church and was employed by Ocie Brown Plumbing.
Ruth Marie Elsea, 97, of Sale Creek, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Elsea; parents, Fred and Ruth Shipley; brother, Truitt Shipley; and sister,
Ella Jane Gentry, 88, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. Services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Carl Hunsucker officiating. Burial will follow
Deanie Hall, 84, of Hixson, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. She was of the Baptist faith and preceded in death by her husband, Sam; granddaughter, Tammy; siblings, Jewel, Ruth, Mary and Grady.
Willie A. Haslerig Sr. departed this life on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 at Lafayette Healthcare in Lafayette, Ga. He was born on Dec. 12, 1921 in Chickamauga, Ga. Willie was the seventh of eight children

Ellane Heflein

Crestview,
Fla. Ellane Workman Heflin, beloved mother, sister and friend, passed to Heaven on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 in Destin, Fla., at the age of 85. Her early years were spent in Chickamauga, Ga., and
Eunice Hill Eunice Elizabeth Tatum Hill, 88, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Elick Rueben and Eula Beatrice Wolfe Tatum.

Audrea Keltch

Dayton
Audrea Keltch, 65, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Rhea County, Tenn., and attended Corvin Road Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by, father James
Johnnie Lawley, 85, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 Johnnie worked for DuPont for 30 years as a control operator. He was a veteran of the army and served during

Gina Miles

Rossville
Gina Dionne Hayes Miles, 43, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at her residence. Funeral services are Sunday Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with Bro. Mike York officiating. Burial to

Pete Muir

South pittsburg
Fred Pete Richard Muir, passed away, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred W. and Virginia White Muir; brother, Rany Muir and sister, Angela Muir. Pete is survived by
Ida Pauline Oathout, 94, of Chattanooga died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 in McEwen, Tenn. She was born July 23, 1919 in Bethany, Ill., a daughter of the late Walter Cole and Alma Marlow Cole.
Jo Pippin Rooks, 82, with open arms our Lord received our beautiful and loving mother and nana on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. Memorial contributions may be made to Amedysis Hospice. Funeral services are
Patsy R. Simpson, 79, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. Survivors and complete funeral arrangements will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, Valley View Chapel.
Martha Stone, 67, passed away peacefully at her home Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Martha was a faith filled woman dedicating her life to her little sister Jeanette and teaching hundreds of children over the years.
Georgia Alexander Stroud, 92, of 3411 Delong Avenue passed away on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. She was a member of Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church. She was best known for her sewing and her delicious
Wanda Janette Sutherland Swift, 69, of Rhea County, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. Services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial
Mary Evelyn Taylor, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in a local hospital. She retired from the Chattanooga City School System, having served as a teacher's aide. She was co-owner of Taylor
Richard Lee Waters, Sr. of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 at his home. He was a member of Brainerd United Methodist Church. Mr. Waters was a graduate of Emory University and
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Ann Mara, the matriarch of the NFL's New York Giants for the past 60 years, has died. She was 85.
By Erin Allday and Carolyne Zinko, c. 2015 San Francisco Chronicle
ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - Andrew Fischer was a stock clerk earning less than $100 a week in 1963 when a doctor explained why his pregnant wife's belly had grown so...
SEATTLE (AP) - Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, one of four surviving Doolittle Raiders who attacked Japan during a daring 1942 mission credited with rallying American morale during World War II,...
NEW YORK (AP) - Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose music and verse recordings won him an Oscar nomination and made him one of the best-selling poets in...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The founding dean of Brown University's medical school has died. Neuropathologist Dr. Stanley Aronson was 92.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Charles Hard Townes, the co-inventor of the laser and a Nobel laureate in physics, has died. He was 99.
Charles Townes, the Columbia University physicist who transformed modern society with his invention of the maser and the laser, receiving the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for his effort, has...
PHOENIX (AP) - Sue Clark-Johnson, a pioneering figure in the newspaper industry who served as publisher of the Arizona Republic and Reno Gazette Journal during a lengthy career at Gannett...
COVINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. John Myers, who represented western Indiana's 7th District for three decades, has died.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Luke Martin Jr., whose father was an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died - 179 years after his father was born.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Luke Martin Jr., whose father was an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died - 179 years after his father was born.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theologian known for his unabashed liberal stands on various church teachings and his popular books on...
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theology professor known for his popular books on Catholicism and unabashed liberal stands on various church...
NEW YORK (AP) - Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they...
CHICAGO (AP) - Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks, the two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams, died...
BOSTON (AP) - The founder of Action for Children's Television who waged a decades-long fight to improve the quality of children's programming has died. Peggy Charren was 86.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stan Irwin, a Las Vegas producer and manager for such celebrities as Johnny Carson, has died at age 94.
NEW YORK (AP) - Prominent liberal theologian and Biblical scholar Marcus Borg has died at age 72.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Frank Mazzola, the real-life tough guy who taught James Dean how to stage an authentic-looking fight scene for the 1955 film classic "Rebel Without a Cause,"...
Wendell Ford, a former governor and U.S. senator who was the dominant figure in Democratic politics in Kentucky for 30 years, has died. He was 90.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Arthur L. Alarcon, who was the first Latino appointed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has died. He was 89.