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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

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

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

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

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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
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) - The mother of Grammy-winning singer-songwriter James Taylor has died. Gertrude Woodard Taylor was 92.
DETROIT (AP) - Grace Lee Boggs, known as an international activist for justice, has died at her Detroit home. She was 100.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Former Philadelphia NAACP president J. Whyatt "Jerry" Mondesire, a longtime civil rights activist, editor and publisher, has died. He was 65.
DETROIT (AP) - Al Abrams, the founding press officer and publicist for Motown Records, has died at 74.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Don Edwards, a longtime champion of civil rights and the environment during his three decades in Washington, has died at the age of...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Guillermin, a veteran British director best known for bringing to life big budget adventure films like "The Towering Inferno" and the 1976 "King Kong" has...
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A jazz saxophonist known for touring and recording with Quincy Jones, Billy Joel and others has died. Phil Woods 83.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Rock and roll and rhythm and blues singer Frankie Ford, whose 1959 hit "Sea Cruise" brought him international fame, is dead at the age of 76.
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) - Catherine E. Coulson, an actress best known as the quirky Log Lady in the TV series "Twin Peaks," has died.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Former Gov. Walter Dale Miller has died at the age of 89.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Fred Stickel, who turned The Oregonian into one of the country's best regional newspapers during his long stint as its publisher, has died.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Richard Rainwater, the son of a North Texas grocer who went on to amass a fortune as an investment manager before becoming a billionaire investor...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York lawyer who helped state inmates win a $12 million settlement three decades after the bloody 1971 prison riot in Attica has died. Elizabeth...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Trumpeter Ben Cauley, a member of the Stax Records group the Bar-Kays and the only survivor of the 1967 plane crash that killed most of his...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A top-ranking Mormon leader, 86-year-old Richard G. Scott, has died from natural causes.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Willie Mae Seaton, a chef recognized for her classic American food and whose neighborhood restaurant helped put fried chicken on the culinary map, has died.
RESTON, Va. (AP) - Robert E. Simon Jr., who lent his initials to the northern Virginia community he founded more than 50 years ago, has died. He was 101.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Paul Prudhomme, the Cajun who popularized spicy Louisiana cuisine and became one of the first American restaurant chefs to achieve worldwide fame, died Thursday. He was...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Billy Joe Royal, a pop singer who popularized the song "Down in the Boondocks," and crossed over into country music, has died. He was 73 years...