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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 27, 2013


Hamilton county
Herschel WoodburnRev. Herschel Woodburn, 85, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday Aug. 24, 2013."The best is yet to come," speaking of the born again believer. Herschel Woodburn often made the statement in


Tommie TurnerFRANKLIN Tommie Marlowe Turner, 89, died on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at NHC Healthcare in Franklin.Funeral services 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester, Tenn.Visitation 11

Mark Barber

Hamilton county
Mark Barber, 39, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Services, 1724 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, 423-266-2131.

Grover Bledsoe

Hamilton county
Grover William Bledsoe, 91, of East Ridge passed away Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. He and his wife were active members of Ridgedale United Methodist Church which later became East Ridge United Methodist Church.

LH Dantzler

Hamilton county
L.H. "Tot" Dantzler, 99, of Signal Mountain, passed away Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Virginia Deakins

Virginia DeakinsWHITWELL Virginia Deakins, 89, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013.Graveside services will be held today at 2 p.m. CDT at Red Hill Cemetery. Chaplain Picky Vaughn will be officiating. Online condolences can be made

Robert Delaney

SOUTH PITTSBURG Robert Ray Delaney, 62, unexpectedly departed this earth on the afternoon of Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.He was a distinguished, disabled Army veteran of the Vietnam War.Mr. Delaney was preceded in death

Gordon Everett

PIKEVILLE Gordon Everett, 89, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013.He served during World War II and retired from the United States Navy and Army Reserve after serving his country for 20 years. He

Larry Farmer

Hamilton county
Larry Melton Farmer, 61, of Soddy-Daisy, went to his heavenly home Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013.He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was preceded in death by his father, Melton Farmer.Larry was a special child

Vernon Hall

VILLANOW Vernon Jackson Hall, 76, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013.He was a member of Welcome Gap Baptist Church. Vernon retired from the U.S. Forestry Service, where he

Gladys Higgins

FORT PAYNE Gladys Y. Higgins, 80, passed away Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at Sheppherds Cove Hospice.Funeral was 2 p.m. Monday from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Brian Harris officiating.Burial in Kirk Memorial

Mack Hodge

RISING FAWN Billy "Mack" Hodge, 71, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013.He came from very poor beginnings to become a self-made successful businessman who was the owner and operator of Hodge Construction. Mr. Hodge

John Hoodenpyle

Hamilton county
John Franklin Hoodenpyle, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013.John worked for the Chattanooga Times Free Press for 46 years, retiring as President and CEO from their printing company Target Graphics Inc

Carol Ivester

CHICKAMAUGA Carol "Nesse" Farley Ivester, 58, passed away Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home, Rossville.

Freddie Johnson

FYFFE Freddie Jean Johnson, 72, passed away Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in Kindred Hospital.Funeral was 3:30 p.m. Monday, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Paul Little officiating.Burial in Haigwood Cemetery.
CHICKAMAUGA Christine Collins Johnson, 39, departed this life Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013.She was born in Alexander, Ill. to the late Embro Paul and Jean Ann Johnson.Survivors include her loving husband, James Collins Jr., of

Sarah Kitchens

Hamilton county
Sarah Jean Kitchens, of Chattanooga, passed away in Augusta, Ga., at a local hospital Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Ernie Leonard

Hamilton county
Ernest "Ernie" Leonard, 79, of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. Ernie is survived by his wife of 55 years, Martha Byles Leonard; brothers,

Ruth Lester

FLINTSTONE Ruth Lester, 88, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at her residence.Funeral will be at 4 p.m. CDT today from Kerby Funeral Home, Henagar, Ala., with the Rev. George Gates officiating.Burial in Friendship Cemetery.Visitation

William Linam

Hamilton county
William "Peanut" Linam, 55, passed away Sunday, Aug, 25, 2013.He was of the Church of God of Prophecy faith.He was preceded in death by his father, Avery Linam; and a brother, Bill Linam; one aunt,

Tennie Mitchell

ROME Tennie Mozelle Mitchell, 88, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. Survivors are nieces and nephews.Funeral service is 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, Mason Funeral Home, Summerville, Ga.Visitation is noon until the service hour

Virginia Nelson

MARYVILLE Virginia Knight Nelson, 92, died on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.Graveside services for Virginia and her husband, Gordon will be Friday at noon. They will be laid to rest in Rhea Memory

Gordon Nelson

MARYVILLE Gordon Stillman Nelson, 94, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, three days following the death of his wife, Virginia Nelson.Graveside services for Gordon and Virginia will be at noon Friday. They will be laid
TRENTON Margaret Pittman, 77, died Friday night Aug. 23, 2013.Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. today, Aug. 27, 2013. Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until service time at Ryan Funeral

James Plemons

RICEVILLE James Lewis Plemons, 80, passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at his residence.Funeral services 7 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church.Burial 1 p.m. Wednesday at Manilla Chapel Cemetery.Visitation 5-7 p.m. today at the

Vicky Russell

LaFAYETTE Vicky Wallin Russell, 61, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013.Funeral from the Wallis Memorial Chapel at 3 p.m. today. Service conducted by Rev. John Alvertson.Interment in Naomi Cemetery.Arrangements by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home,

Emory Shipp

Hamilton county
Emory Lee Shipp, 71, of Chattanooga passed away on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, in a local hospital.He was preceded in death by his father, John Shipp; step-father, Harvey Close.He is survived by his mother, Virginia

Joyce Stafford

WINCHESTER Joyce Ann Stafford, 66, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at Winchester Center in Winchester.Funeral services at 3 p.m. today in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment in Manchester City Cemetery, Manchester, Tenn.Arrangements are

Deborah Trussell

ESTILL SPRINGS Deborah Ann Trussell, 52, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at Southern TN Medical Center in Winchester. Funeral services 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester.Visitation

Mark Westbrook

Jr.ROSSVILLE Mark Westbrook Jr., 65, passed away Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at his home.He was called the "Junk Yard Dog" by his many automotive friends and was a U.S. Navy veteran and he

Mary White

Hamilton county
Mary B. White, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away in a local healthcare facility on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Carol Woodfin

SOUTH PITTSBURG Carol Woodfin, 66, went to be with our maker in the late hours of Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy Knight and her parents, Jack


In memory
INMEMORYCassie Ann MooreAug. 27, 1985 - Jan. 27, 2002A smile of sunshineA heart filled with kindnessAn Angel given to usHappy Birthday to our sweet CassieWe miss you so much


In memory
Oct. 7, 1925 - Aug. 27, 2006Time passes by so quickly, but our wonderful memories of you will last through eternity.We love you and miss you. Mary Jane, Judy, Jerry, Kristie, Amie and Harold.

In MemoryCharles Holder

In memory
INMEMORYCHARLES JACK HOLDERThose we love dont go away....they walk beside us every day; unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.Love, PeggyJack and Barbara, Steve and Melinda, Gary and Vickie, DaVonna


In memory
Loretta Moore "Pumkin"Happy BirthdayLove you alwaysTina, BJ, Brittany, Keisha, Shay and Mya
A comedy writer and producer who spent 15 years on "The Simpsons" has died in Los Angeles after a long illness. Kevin Curran was 59.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Tom Hayden, the famed 1960s anti-war activist who moved beyond his notoriety as a Chicago 8 defendant to become a California legislator, author and lecturer,...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Lucia Perillo, an award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, has died at the age of 58.
CHICAGO (AP) - One of Chicago's earliest African-American disc jockeys, Herb Kent, has died at age 88 after a seven-decade career.
Qatari state television says the country's former ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, has died.
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...
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.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Costume designer Janet Patterson, a four-time Oscar nominee for period films like "Bright Star," ''The Portrait of a Lady" and "The Piano," has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot who became an aviation legend for his skills in testing aircraft and demonstrating their capabilities in...