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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 29, 2013



Jimmy Brown

Alabama
TENBROECK Jimmy Dale Brown, 71, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at his residence.Funeral is 2 p.m CDT today at Kellys Chapel.He will lie in state 1-2 p.m. today at the church. Burial will follow

Helen Clark

Tennessee
WHITWELL Helen Ann Clark, passed away Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 at a local hospital.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel of Wilson Funeral Homes.www.wilsonfuneralhome.com
RINGGOLD Clarence Ray Collins, 71, passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Services will be private.Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Homes - LaFayette Chapel, LaFayette, Ga., 706-638-1122.

Robert Crowe

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Robert Floyd Crowe, 70, died Friday,Oct. 25, 2013, at Erlanger.Visitation 6-8 p.m. CDT today at Burt Chapel, Fort Payne.Burial in Fischer Cemetery.Funeral will be at 2 p.m. CDT Wednesday at Burt Funeral

Deborah Deimling

Hamilton county
Deborah Deimling, 60, of Signal Mountain, passed away Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. A loving mother, wife and friend is survived by her husband, Craig; and children, Aaron (Stephanie), Adam, Alexandria (Dallas) and Alicia (Shaunacie).She

Donald Dickson

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Donald Jackson Dickson passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.Funeral at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Petitt Chapel.Visitation noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.Interment in Greenhills Memory Garden.Coffman Funeral

Thalia Eddings

Hamilton county
Thalia Eddings, 84, of Soddy-Daisy, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at her residence.Survivors include her daughter, Diana (Franklin) Sevy, Soddy-Daisy; grandchildren, Willa (Barry) Pohl, Gale (Donnie) Tinsley, Amanda (Mike) Nafzinger, Kylene Sevy; and great-grandchildren, Mikey

Mary Gates

Georgia
RINGGOLD Mary Harris Gates, 80, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.She was born on March 9, 1933 in Chattanooga, to the late Jessie and Gertie Harris.

Linda Green

Hamilton county
Linda Kaye Smith Green departed this earthly life to be with her creator on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.She was born on March 19, 1948, in Alabama where she and her five siblings were raised in

Estella Jackson

Hamilton county
Estella Jackson, 90, passed away on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at a local health care facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Linda Kendricks

Hamilton county
Linda Jo Massengale Kendricks, 53, of Hixson, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.She was preceded in death by her father, J. C. Massengale; son, Eric Songer; and husband, Fred Lynvall Kendricks Sr.Survivors include her daughter,

David Lawson

Georgia
LaFAYETTE David "Dave" Deleon Lawson, 82, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013.He was born to the late William Macon Lawson and Nancy Montine Cannon Lawson on Dec. 10, 1930, in Auburndale, Fla. He

Edward Leamon

Hamilton county
Edward Leamon passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at home in Clarksville, Tenn., at the age of 71.He was preceded in death by father, John and mother, Elmina Mull Leamon; brothers, RC.and Johnny Leamon.Survired by

Charlie Leslie

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Charlie Mae Leslie, 69, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in a Rome, Ga., hospital.Funeral: at noon today at Greater New Home Baptist Church with Elder G.M. Spotts as the eulogist.Burial: Forest

Rachel Mannon

Tennessee
DUNLAP Rachel Mannon, 77, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.A giver to the homeless, Rachel was always collecting clothing to take to homeless shelters. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.She

Bonnie Martin

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Bonnie Martin 70, died Sunday, Oct 27, 2013.Services at 1 p.m. CDT Wednesday in the funeral home chapel.Burial in Pendergrass Cemetery.Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. CDT today.Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com.Arrangements

Wilburn McClure

Hamilton county
Sr.Wilburn McClure Sr., 90, of Lakesite, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.He was a Jehovahs Witness.Memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Soddy-Daisy Kingdom Hall.Share your memories at www.legacyfuneralhome.com.Legacy Funeral

David McKaig

Georgia
ROSSVILLE David Lee McKaig, 60, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in a local health care facility.He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia.Mr. McKaig was a respiratory therapist and RN.Survivors are father, Clyde (Mary)

Lucille Peace

Hamilton county
Lucille Layne Peace, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. She was a member of Calvary Memorial Baptist. After 35 years of service, she retired from Provident Insurance Co. and later

Robbie Tolbert

Hamilton county
Robbie Mae Tolbert, 67, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at a hospice facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home,1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Charlotte Whitmire

Hamilton county
Charlotte Louise Clayton Whitmire, 68, of Signal Mountain, died at her home Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.Mrs. Whitmire was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Joe Whitmire; parents, Chester and Mary Louise Rigsby Clayton;

Lionel Zachery

Hamilton county
Lionel Zachery transitioned from this life on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013.Lionel was born to the union of Leonard Zachery and Dale Rooks-Zachery on Oct. 20, 1971, in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Leonard proceeded in death on April
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - A former Massachusetts Institute of Technology computer science and electrical engineering professor who helped usher in the personal computing age has died. Robert Fano was 98.
NEW YORK (AP) - James Alan McPherson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning story collection "Elbow Room" and a longtime faculty member at the University of Iowa's prestigious Writers' Workshop, has...
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) - The man who founded the Christmas Tree Shops discount retail chain with a single store on Cape Cod has died. Charles Bilezikian (bihl-uh-ZIHK-ee-un) was 79.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's first black state senator, one of the state's most prominent civil rights leaders, died at his home in Oklahoma City, his daughter said.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Sam Wheeler, a renowned land speed motorcycle racer, has died after a racing accident at Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats. He was 72.
MIAMI - Miss Cleo, the late-night TV pitchwoman for psychic services on the telephone, died Tuesday in South Florida.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The actress who became famous playing the Jamaican psychic Miss Cleo, claiming to know callers' futures in ubiquitous TV infomercials and commercials 15 years ago,...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A major Democratic fundraiser, Clinton supporter and provider of merchandise to the Democratic National Convention has died in Rhode Island. Mark Weiner (WY'-ner) was 62.
NEW YORK (AP) - The man who built the Nederlander Organization into one of the largest producers of live entertainment and a dominant national theater chain that includes nine Broadway...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A longtime representative of South Dakota's Lakota people, Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr., has died on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. He was 97.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Former South Carolina Rep. Bill Cotty, a champion for public education who helped bring the Confederate flag off the Statehouse dome, has died. He was 69.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dr. Sherman Mellinkoff, who took the newly created School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and turned it into a powerhouse of medical...
NEW YORK (AP) - The woman whose ghostly singing was heard in place of the leading actresses in such classic movie musicals as "West Side Story," ''The King and I"...
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Thomas Sutherland, who was held captive in Lebanon for more than six years until he was freed and returned home to become professor emeritus at...
CHICAGO (AP) - Former investigative reporter William Gaines, who twice shared a Pulitzer Prize while at the Chicago Tribune, has died.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Bill Cardille, a local Pittsburgh TV personality nicknamed "Chilly Billy" who hosted late-night "Chiller Theater" as well as "Studio Wrestling," has died. He was 87.
SEATTLE (AP) - Forrest E. Mars Jr., who helped shape Mars Inc. into a multi-billion dollar confectionary empire with beloved brands such as M&M's and Snickers bars, has died. He...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Actor and syndicated conservative talk show host Gerard "Jerry" Doyle has died in Las Vegas at age 60.