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Local Obits for Sat. Nov 30, 2013



Janice Ainsworth

Rossville
Janice Ainsworth, 66, passed away on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary
Earl Allen, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 27 2013. A native of LaGrange, Ga., he had lived in Chattanooga for the past 40 years. He was the owner of Allens Stop 'N'
Maxine Block Alper, who recently celebrated 90 years of being a much loved, much admired and respected member of our community, died on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, in a local hospital. Maxine was a vital,

Kathy Angel

Pikeville
Kathy Mae Gibson Angel, 59, went to be with God on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. She was born June 4, 1954 in Rogersville, Tenn., the daughter of the late Jake and Mae Gibson. Kathy was
Mr. James Nimrod "Jim" Blaylock, 81, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at Emerald-Hodgson Hospital in Sewanee, Tenn. He was born in Palmer on Dec. 6, 1931, to James Robert "Bob" and Allie Cagle
Becky Branum Rebecca "Becky" Ann Branum, 54, of East Brainerd, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.
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. He was

Harold Cordell

Whitwell
Harold Cordell, 61, passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Preceded in death by his parents, Opal Virginia McCullar and Andrew Jackson Cordell Jr.; sister, Doris Angel; and brothers, Mitchell and Carl Cordell. To cherish his
Barbara Jo Davis, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in a local hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.
Ronald H. "Ron" Drew, 82, of East Ridge, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at his residence. He was born in Utica, N.Y., and has been a resident of the Chattanooga area since 1989 and
Peggy Sue Ellenburg, 66, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. Survivors, husband, Eugene Ellenburg; children, Gregory Taylor, Corey Crabtree, Robbie Ellenburg, Jeff Ellenburg, Lori Pirkle, Kelli Narramore; brothers, Carl Sumner, Ralph Sumner; sister, Charlene Scoggins;
Ruth Marie Elsea, 97, of Sale Creek, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at her home. The burial will be at 11 a.m. today at New Providence Cemetery with the Rev. Cecil Baxter officiating.

Donald Ford

Fort oglethorpe
Donald Ray Ford, 61, departed this life Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. He was born in Chattanooga to the late Frank and Winona Ford. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Virgil Ford. Survivors
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

Roy Hall Sr.

Trenton
Roy Lee Hall Sr., 66, died Thursday evening, Nov. 28, 2013. He was retired from Kenco of Chattanooga, and was a member of Rising Fawn Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Hall, of
Betty Jo Hawkins passed away on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at a local hospital surrounded by family. She was born June 1, 1940, to the late John Herschel Hawkins Sr. and Helen M. Hawkins. Betty
Vickie Janae Hein, 64, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. She was a member of Union Fork Baptist Church and worked as a supervisor for Regis Corporation in the Mastercuts

Sherard Marsh

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Sherard Ann Allgood Marsh, 71, passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. Survivors are her three children, Inida (Ronnie) Shaw, of Loganville, Winston Marsh Jr., of LaFayette and Eursla Marsh, of Smyrna; stepdaughter, Charlotte
Genevia Christine Thomas Mason, 82, passed away Thanksgiving day, Nov. 28, 2013, at her home in Soddy-Daisy. She was born April 27, 1931, to the late Joseph F. Thomas and Lillie Mae Jones Thomas of
Gayle Hall McCullough, 75, of East Brainerd died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. A native of Chattanooga, she retired from Olan Mills. She was a longtime member at Morris Hill Baptist Church and active in
Talitha "Talli" McLain Montgomery, 45, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at Parkridge Hospital. Funeral at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wolf Creek Baptist Church with her pastor, Rev. Paul Forgey officiating. Visitation one hour prior to
Bob Phillips Robert "Bob" Louis Phillips, 83, of Hixson, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. Bob was born in Sale Creek, Tenn., on Dec. 1 , 1929. He was a veteran of the U.S.
Joseph Russell Scheivelhud, 99, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. He was born in East Ridge, to the late George and Jessie Scheivelhud. He was drafted into the U.S.
Emmett Ray Seaborn, 87, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at his home. Emmett worked for Southern Railroad and Norfolk Southern Railroad for 38 years in the Freight Claims Division.
JoAnn Shaver ROSSVILLE JoAnn Mansfield Shaver, 81, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lakeview and was a retired bookkeeper. Mrs. Shaver was preceded in
Patsy R. Simpson, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at a local health care facility. She was the daughter of the late Louis and Menzie Reed and was preceded in death by
Martha Stone, 67, passed away peacefully at her home Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. The funeral mass will be held at 1 p.m. today at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Father Augustine Idra
Mary Evelyn Taylor, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in a local hospital. A Celebration in Songs will begin today at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with

Hortense Traylor

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Hortense Traylor, 58, passed away Monday evening, Nov. 25, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Nathaniel Traylor and Ruth White Traylor. Her grandparents, Wilson White and Viola White, Phil Lee Traylor
Charlotte Hamilton Walker, 93, passed away on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 at Methodist Hospice in Memphis, Tenn. She was born in Prescott, Ark., and raised in Little Rock where she graduated from Little

Ronald Westbrook

Chickamauga
Ronald A. Westbrook, Lt. Col. USAF, (Ret.), 72, of the High Point Community of Chickamauga, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. Mr. Westbrook was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area where he

DeLois Womac

Athens
DeLois "Lois" Webb Womac, 76, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at Erlanger. Graveside service will be 3 p.m. today at McMinn Memory Gardens. Visitation 1:30-2:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens,

In MemoryDale Anderson

Dale Antonio (Tony) Anderson Sept. 22, 1963- Nov. 30, 2006 Its been 7 years that God called you home. We think about you everyday. We miss the jokes and your smile. But most of

In MemoryINA MAE SHELBY

-Walker We cherish the memory of a remarkable mother, who went home to glory six years ago today, Nov 30, 2007. Mama (MaDea), we honor your memory this day. Elaine,
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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.