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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 31, 2013



Nellie Abel

Dayton
Nellie Sedman Abel, 86, died Monday afternoon, Oct. 28, 2013 at her home. She was born March 6, 1927 in Rhea Springs to the late George and Elizabeth McNutt Sedman. She was

Teresa Cagle

Rock spring
Teresa Ann Headrick Cagle, 54, passed away on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was a member of Rossville Church of God. Teresa was a graduate of
Bobby Joe Culpepper, 86, formerly of Rainsville, Ala., passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. Funeral will be 2 p.m. CDT today,Oct. 30, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mark Haynes and the Rev.

Stewart Galus

Altamont
Mr. Stewart Anton Galus, 62, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. He was retired from the U.S. Air force after 22 years service and The Big Creek Utility District in Coalmont. He was a member

June Gray

Rossville
June Ballard Gray, 86, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in a local hospital. She had lived in Rossville since 1956 and was retired from Rossville Mills (Culp, Inc.) and was a member of the

Jason Holliday

Murfreesboro
Jason Dale Holliday, 28, passed away on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester, Tenn. Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. today

Ivymay Jeske

Benton
Ivymay Jeske, 86, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. Survivors: children, Raymond Jeske, Richard Jeske, Donald Jeske, Daniel Jeske, Terrilyn Jones and Keith Jeske; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral service is 2 p.m. today at Higgins

Glenda Smith

Fort payne
Glenda Sue "Susie" Smith, 69, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, Oct. 3, 2013, at her home in Bullhead City, Ariz. She was a loving mother, wife, sister and grandmother and although she departs us in

Rev. J.D. Stump

Cleveland
The Rev. J.D. Stump, 78, passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. Survivors: wife, Brenda Stump; daughter, Alinda LaMar; granddaughters, Kimberly Brooke Lankford (Curtis) and Kristin Lynn Rader(Eric); great-granddaughter, Alayna Brooke; sisters, Bernice Rice an

Ann Whan

Richard city
Elizabeth Ann Case Whan, 66, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at her home surrounded by family. Those left to cherish her memories are daughters, Tracey Lynn (Eric) Sutton, Stephanie Zoe Woodfin; grandchildren, Stephen "Luke"

Gene Yates

Ringgold
William Eugene "Gene" Yates, 86, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he was a member of Ringgold United Methodist Church for almost 67 years and was a retired

In MemorySharon Gardner

Sharon Woods Gardner Oct. 30, 1953 - Happy birthday, baby! We all miss you so much I thank GOD fifty-nine years ago, when he put you in my arms. You where a blessing and
SAN DIEGO (AP) - J. Robert Beyster, who founded a small technology firm called Science Applications International Corp. and built it into one of the largest defense contractors in the...
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - Renowned jazz clarinetist Buddy DeFranco - who collaborated with Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and other top singers and musicians of his era - has died...
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - A northern Illinois resident recognized as the oldest man in the U.S. has died at 110.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A 114-year-old woman who challenged Facebook after the social media site wouldn't let her list her real age has died in Minnesota.
Even by the wild and woolly standards of rock music in the late 1960s, there was nothing right about Joe Cocker's career-making performance at the Woodstock summer music festival in...
WEST NEWBURY, Mass. (AP) - Mike Mokrzycki, a former journalist and election polling specialist at The Associated Press who later started his own survey research business, has died. He was...
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - Lowell Steward, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen who flew nearly 200 missions over Europe during World War II, has died in California. He was...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rabbi Harold Schulweis, an influential Conservative synagogue leader, has died in Los Angeles at age 89.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A member of the German rocket team that helped build America's space program in north Alabama has died.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Billy Milligan, believed to be the first person to use multiple personality disorder in an insanity defense, has died. He was 59.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Richard C. Hottelet, the last of the original "Murrow's Boys," the pioneering group of wartime journalists hired by CBS radio newsman Edward R. Murrow, has died....
CORONA DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) - Larry J. Cano, the founder of the El Torito restaurant chain who helped popularize Mexican food with the U.S. masses, has died at age...
NEW YORK (AP) - A powerful political adviser who was influential in the elections of several New York City mayors has died. David Garth was 84.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Phil Stern, an award-winning photographer who lugged his camera into combat during World War II and later became known for candid shots of Hollywood stars like...
NEW YORK (AP) - The father of the modern baseball trading card who designed the famed Topps versions in the 1950s has died. Sy Berger was 91.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Rose Cochran, the wife of Mississippi Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, has died. She was 73.
PHOENIX (AP) - Former Phoenix Mayor John Driggs, who is credited with helping establish a group of mountain parks in the desert city, has died at the age of 87.
CHICAGO - In an era of politicians who are wedded to the party line, coiffed and packaged to sell to voters, colorful and outspoken Judy Baar Topinka spent 3½ decades...
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Family members say Ernest Brace, a civilian who was captured during the Vietnam War while flying supplies for the CIA and tapped code through a...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - James B. Edwards, South Carolina's first Republican governor since Reconstruction and later energy secretary for two years in the Reagan administration, has died. He was 87.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - James B. Edwards, South Carolina's first Republican governor since Reconstruction and later energy secretary in the Reagan administration, has died. He was 87.