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Local Obits for Mon. Apr 08, 2013



Rodney Bailey

Hamilton county
Rodney Vernon Bailey, 51, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in Atlanta, Ga. He was born Jan. 17, 1962 in Chattanooga, Tenn.Vernon was a 1980 graduate of Kirkman Technical High School and a
FLINTSTONE Robert Ballanger, 75, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at a local hospital.Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Willie "Bill" and Betty Ballanger; brothers, Enoch and Jerry Ballanger.Survivors include

Norma Bancroft

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Norma Bancroft, 81, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, located at the end of historic

Anna Binns

Tennessee
TENMILE Anna Carol Binns, 75 passed away Thursday April 4, 2013 at Erlanger Hospital.She is survived by her husband Richard "Dick" Binns; daughter Dianna Kilgore; and nieces, nephews and cousins.The funeral service will be

Katherine Blair

Hamilton county
Katherine Faye Smith Blair, 83, of Chattanooga, died on Friday, April 5, 2013. She was the daughter of the late J.O. and Rachel Overby Smith. Katherine was a Teacher's Aide at Highland Park Elementary.

Frank Cofer

Hamilton county
Coach B. Frank Cofer, 93, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Manorhouse Assisted Living. He was born to Laura Bell Crawley Cofer and William Franklin Cofer on July 3, 1919 in Sale Creek,

Rebekkah Curlee

Georgia
ELBERTON Rebekkah Sinclaire Curlee, Heaven received a beautiful angel with the passing of Rebekkah Sinclaire Curlee on Friday, April 5, 2013. Born in Athens, Ga., on April 7, 1998, to Tracy Coley Giese and

Marlene Davidson

Hamilton county
Marlene Davidson, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at her home.She lived in Chattanooga her entire life and a member of Harrison United Methodist Church.Survivors include daughter, Kim Watkins; grandchildren, Jerry Wayne

Thomas Duvall

Georgia
ROCKSPRING Thomas "Tom" Murphy Duvall, 75, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013 at his home. He was a life long resident of Rock Spring and was of the Baptist faith. Tom retired from North

Ruth Freeman

Other areas
ROCK HILL, S.C. Mrs. Ruth Guess Freeman, 96, died Sunday, April 7, 2013 at White Oak Manor in Rock Hill.Services are private.Born in Signal Mountain, Tenn. Mrs. Freeman was preceded by her parents, William

Brenda Giddens

Hamilton county
Brenda Rose Giddens, 70, Lookout Mountain, Ga. passed away Friday, April 5, 2013 at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, North Georgia area and member of Lookout Mountain United Methodist Church for

Frieda Hannah

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Frieda Marie Hannah, 101, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2013.Services: today at 1 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will be in Winchester Memorial Park, Winchester, TN. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300

Nathan Hensley

Hamilton county
Nathan Blake Hensley, 27, died on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson,

Beulah Hinton

Hamilton county
Beulah Carolyn Hinton, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in a local hospital. She was formerly employed by Dupont. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. She was

Vinson Hughes

Georgia
TRION Vinson Edward Hughes, 52, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013.Survivors, Father, Allen Hughes; children, Hannah Hughes, Zackery Hughes; brothers, Wayne Hughes, Jeff Hughes, Raymond Hughes; sister Renee Lanham; grandchild, Naomi Hughes.Gathering of Family

Eddie Kitchen

Hamilton county
Eddie J. Kitchen, 32, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013 in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Ona Langston

Alabama
MENTONE Ona Louvina Langston, 90, died Saturday, April 6, 2013.Survivors, children, Alfred Langston, Linda Mitchell, Betty Tipton; brother, Bobby Goodridge; sisters, Sue Tucker, Vera Alexander; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren.Funeral will be 2

Lauren Ling

Hamilton county
Lauren O'Dell Ling died Saturday, April 6, 2013 after a brief illness.She was born March 25, 1955 in Chattanooga, Tenn. She grew up on Lookout Mountain and was educated at Girl's Preparatory School where she

Robbie Lucas

Tennessee
DAYTON Robbie M. Lucas, 46, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2013.She attended the First Pentecostal Church in Dayton, Tenn.She is survived by her brothers, Tommy Dennison, John McConkey, Ray Watts, Paul Davis, Darrell

Risa Manery

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Risa Jill Baine Manery, 50, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013. She was born in Wallingford, Conn.She had resided in California, Washington, Arizona, Oklahoma, Missouri and had lived most of her life in

Desmond McClure

Hamilton county
Desmond N. McClure, 28, was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, in Chattanooga. He was born on March 22, 1985.He was preceded in death by his son, Desmond Nigel

Tillie Newman

Hamilton county
Tillie Jeanette Newman, 81, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 6, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was a member of the

Mina Pritchard

Hamilton county
Mina Hudson Posey Pritchard, 85, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at home surrounded by family and friends. She was of the Baptist Faith. Mrs. Pritchard retired from Miller Brothers Department Store

Madallne Rogers

Hamilton county
Madallne Mills Rogers, 87, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2013.Madallne was a hairdresser for over 50 years.Past President of Tennesee Cosmetology Association. She attended Wayside Presbyterian Church.Madallne is preceded in death by her husband

Iva Scissom

Tennessee
JASPER Iva Faye Massengale Scissom, 66, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013. She was preceded in death by her mother Hallie Sanders Ramsey, husband, William Joseph Massengale.Those left to cherish her memories

Mary Seals

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Mary Ann Seals, 78, died Saturday, April 6, 2013.Service: Wednesday, April 10, at 1 p.m. CDT in funeral home chapel.Burial: Myers Cemetery.www.reedfamilyfh.comVisitation: Tuesday, 6-9 p.m. Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Highway 127 South,

Sybil Sentell

Hamilton county
Sybil R. Sentell, 90, of Chattanooga, passed on to heaven on Saturday April 6, 2013, to join her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for eternity. She recently celebrated her milestone birthday with her extended family,

Ernest Shaver

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Ernest Leroy Shaver, 88, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013 at a local healthcare facility. Mr. Shaver was a lifelong resident of Rossville and longtime member of Lakeview First Baptist Church. He

Tommy Shepherd

Georgia
LAFAYETTE Tommy Joe Shepherd, 74, died Sunday, April 7, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Elizabeth Smith

Hamilton county
Elizabeth Deane Williams Smith died peacefully on Friday, April 5, 2013 with her family at her side.Deane was born May 11, 1923 to Musa Pettus Whitfield Williams and William Benjamin Williams in Limestone County, Ala.

Mary Smith

Hamilton county
Mary Dell Blevins Smith, 68, died Saturday, April 6, 2013. She was the daughter of the late John and Ruth Blevins, of Kimball, Tenn. She loved her family, the outdoors, arts and crafts, and

Dorothy Stinger

Alabama
CROSSVILLE Mrs. Dorothy Jean Stinger, 70, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013.Services: today at 2 p.m. from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Randy Peppers and the Rev. Bobby Williams officiating. Burial

Robert Thrasher

Hamilton county
Robert J. "Tatum" Thrasher, 73, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013 in a local hospital. He retired from Dixie Savings Warehouse. Survivors include his wife, Sophia Thrasher; sons, Pastor Edward (Gloria) Thrasher and

Charles Westbrook

Hamilton county
, Sr. Charles Holt Westbrook, Sr., 69, of Lookout Mountain passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wann Funeral Home & Cremation Center, St. Elmo.

In MemoryBELINDA

In memory
BELINDA RUFFINApril 8, 1950 - Sept. 19, 2012HAPPY BIRTHDAY!As we opened our eyes this morning, we looked to the Heavens above, we whispered "Happy Birthday Mom," and we sent you all of our love.Happy Birthday

In MemoryGwendolyn Brown

In memory
INMEMORYGwendolyn Houston BrownApril 30, 1947 - April 8, 2011I miss you. True friendshipis rare and never ends.Love, Ruby

In MemoryROSIE TOWNS

In memory
April 8, 1930Happy Birthday, Mother.Love and miss you greatly, From daughter, son-in-law, sons, and family.
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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Dr. Howard Jones, who pioneered in vitro fertilization in the United States, has died. He was 104.
SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) - William R. White, a former member of the famed squadron of African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 88.
MIAMI (AP) - Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87.
SEATTLE (AP) - True-crime writer Ann Rule, who wrote more than 30 books, including a profile of her former co-worker, serial killer Ted Bundy, has died at age 83.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - James L. White, who wrote the screenplay for "Ray," the 2004 movie about singer Ray Charles, has died in California. He was 67.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville civil rights advocate, businessman and state commissioner Francis Guess has died. He was 69.
ATLANTA (AP) - Chick-fil-A officials say Jeannette McNeil Cathy, the wife of the restaurant chain's late founder, Truett Cathy, has died at age 92.
NEW YORK (AP) - Writer E.L. Doctorow, who wryly reimagined the American experience in such novels as "Ragtime" and "The March" and applied its lessons to the past and future...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Tom Moore, the "Archie" cartoonist who brought to life the escapades of a freckled-face, red-haired character, has died in Texas. He was 86.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Emmy-winning character actor best known for playing the bespectacled Las Vegas mobster Moe Greene in "The Godfather" has died. Alex Rocco was 79.
EUFAULA, Ala. (AP) - Perry "Buddy" Buie, a songwriter and producer who helped form the Atlanta Rhythm Section and worked with artists like Roy Orbison, has died. He was 74.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The voice of the Buffalo Bills from the team's earliest days in the AFL has died at age 87.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Claudia Alexander, a brilliant, pioneering scientist who helped direct both NASA's Galileo mission to Jupiter and the international Rosetta space-exploration project, has died at age 56.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A woman who was the oldest Irish-born person in the world has died at 113 at a central New York nursing home.
DALLAS (AP) - A former television news producer whose interest in the death of President John F. Kennedy helped launch a museum at the warehouse where Kennedy's assassin opened fire...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Composer Michael Masser, who wrote and produced of some of Whitney Houston's biggest hits, has died. He was 74.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," has died. She was...
SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) - William R. White, a former member of the famed squadron of African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 88.