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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
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WILTON, Conn. (AP) - Longtime soap opera actor David Canary, best known for his role as twin brothers on "All My Children" has died at age 77.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jack Yufe was separated from his identical twin, Oskar Stohr, just six months after their birth.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Former Associated Press reporter Elon Torrence, who covered the trial of two men hanged for murders that inspired the Truman Capote book "In Cold Blood," has...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Legendary stripper Carol Doda, who helped introduce topless entertainment more than 50 years ago, has died at age 78.
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...