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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 31, 2013

Nellie Abel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
FORESTBURGH, New York (AP) - Comic Kevin Meaney, who worked the standup circuit, was a late-night TV staple and starred in the short-lived 1990s series "Uncle Buck," has died. He...
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Simone Schaller, an American hurdler who competed at the 1932 and 1936 Summer Games and was believed to be the oldest living Olympian, has died. She...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Clyde Holloway, a former congressman and chairman of Louisiana's utility regulatory agency, has died. He was 72.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Mystery and crime fiction writer Edward Gorman has died.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The former longtime head coach of the Connecticut Huskies ice hockey team, who transitioned them to Division I status, has died. Bruce Marshall was 54.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Dennis Byrd, the former NFL defensive lineman whose career was ended by neck injury, was killed Saturday in a car accident. He was 51.
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) - The onetime underboss of Pittsburgh's dwindling Mafia family has died. Charles "Chucky" Porter was 82.
ATLANTA (AP) - Thomas Ford, the actor who played Martin Lawrence's best friend Tommy Strawn on the hit '90s sitcom "Martin," has died in Atlanta. He was 52.
Thomas J. Mackell Jr., former chairman of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and the executive director of the Maritime Labor Alliance, has died.
PLUM, Pa. (AP) - A former NFL defensive lineman who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants has died. Lorenzo Freeman was 52.
NEW YORK (AP) - The family of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says he has died after a battle with cancer, just days after announcing he would be undergoing treatment.
NEW YORK (AP) - One of the most influential American scholars of Judaism has died.
Aaron Pryor, the relentless junior welterweight who fought two memorable bouts with Alexis Arguello, has died.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - One of the last living crew members on the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died. Raymond Haerry was 94.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts woman who pushed for a statewide anti-bullying law after her 11-year-old son committed suicide has died following a battle with cancer. Sirdeaner Walker was...
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - UFC fighter Josh Samman has died after spending nearly a week in a Florida hospital. He was 28.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A retired Roman Catholic bishop in Vermont who lost his television-producer brother on 9/11 has died. Kenneth Angell was 86.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The man who oversaw Yellowstone National Park during the wildfires that burned across the park in 1988 has died.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Lowell Thomas Jr., a former Alaska lieutenant governor, author, adventurer, glacier pilot and son of the legendary broadcaster, has died.
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University says the Ivy League school's 17th president has died. William Bowen was 83.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56.