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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
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Olene Smith Walker, Utah's first and only female governor, has died. She was 85.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A former speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates whose political career spanned decades has died.
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.
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...
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.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) - A former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration whose work is credited with highlighting the fragility of the world's oceans, has died. John A....
BOSTON (AP) - The longtime leader of the Boston St. Patrick's Day parade and the plaintiff in a 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed organizers to bar gay groups...