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Local Obits for Mon. Dec 02, 2013



Janice Ainsworth

Rossville
Janice Ainsworth, 66, passed away on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge,
Sara Akridge ROSSVILLE Sara Baker Akridge, 86, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.
Capt. James R. "Jimmy" Clemons, 87, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and a 30 year veteran and captain with the Chattanooga Police Department. He

Freda Cunnyngham

Cleveland
Freda M. Cunnyngham, 92, passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 in a Chattanooga healthcare facility. She was a member of the Blackfox United Methodist Church and also attended Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. She served
Dorothy Gordy Degler, of Chattanooga, Tenn., died peacefully at the age of 87 on Friday Nov. 29, 2013, with her husband and son at her side. Dot Degler was born in Rossville, Ga., on Sept.
Vincent Eldridge, Sr. Vincent "Hoss Cat" Wayne Eldridge, Sr., 74, of Soddy-Daisy passed Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. Mr. Eldridge retired from TVA in 1990 after many years of service. He was a member
Anna Ruth Gross, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 in a local nursing home. Mrs. Gross worked at Interstate Life Insurance Company 25 years and the Coca Cola Company for several years.

Doris Hanna

Dayton
Doris Hanna, 61, died Friday Nov. 29, 2013 at her residence. Memorial services will be Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will receive friends two hours prior to services.

Mary Hester

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Mary Crosswhite Kidd Hester, 78, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. Survived by daughters, Rita (Eddie) Stanfield, Chickamauga, Denise (Richard) Asher, LaFayette, and Brenda (Julian) Hicks, Rossville; sons, Todd
Leonard Henderson, Jr. Leonard Lindsey Henderson, Jr., 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 in a local hospital. Visitation: Today at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with the
Rev. B. L. Kelley, 78, resident of Ooltewah, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, in a Chattanooga hospital with his loving family by his side. He was a member of Redemption Point Church
Mary Ruth Kyle, 89, of Red Bank formerly of Sweetwater, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday Nov. 30, 2013, at Wood Presbyterian Home. She was a member of Red Bank Baptist Church
Dolores Rose McDaniel, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, Tennessee. 423-531-3975
Jimmie Ruth Varner Nolan, 79, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. Services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Chaplain Frank
Wayne M. Potter passed away at home in the care of his family Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 after a courageous, determined battle with lung cancer at the age of 69. The funeral service will be
James "J.R." Ricketts, 60, of Chattanooga passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at a local hospital. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was a United States Army Veteran with the

Johnny Russell

South pittsburg
Johnny M. Russell, 69, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at his home following a brief illness. He was a beloved husband, Daddy and "Pop". The son of the late William Howard and Lenolia Russell,
Wanda Dean Acuff Smith, 80, of Chattanooga passed away on the morning of Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. Wanda was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was an incredible lady, with
Laura Anna Turner, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, in a local healthcare facility. Funeral: Today at 12:30 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Sandra Bramlett as the

Lois Walker

Rossville
Lois Marie Walker, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. She lived in the North Georgia area most of her life and was a member of Lakeview First Baptist Church. She was a loving mother,

Ronald Westbrook

Chickamauga
Ronald A. Westbrook, Lt. Col. USAF, (Ret.), 72, of the High Point Community, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. Condolences may be sent to www.lanesouthcrestchapel.com. Contributions may be made in Mr. Westbrook's
Arby Eugene Wright, Sr., 83, of East Ridge died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at his home. He was born Nov. 12, 1930 in Soddy Daisy to the late Tilford Wright, Sr. and Pearl Sims Wright.

In MemoryDOROTHY HOWARD

Dec. 2, 1929-Aug. 31, 2007 Happy Birthday Mama It's the holiday season, your favorite time of the year. We're giving thanks for a woman who was the best mother and grandmother ever. You
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A former reporter and columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer who mentored scores of aspiring journalists and helped found local and national organizations that advocate for African-American journalists...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A former reporter and columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer who mentored scores of aspiring journalists and helped found local and national organizations that advocate for African-American journalists...
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Indiana University says Violette Verdy, a distinguished professor who was principal dancer for New York City Ballet for 20 years and former artistic director of the...
Daniel Gerson, who co-wrote several Walt Disney animated films including "Monsters, Inc." and "Big Hero 6," has died. He was 49.
BEDFORD, N.Y. (AP) - A builder whose company worked on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Century City complex in Los Angeles and Walt Disney's EPCOT center...
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend Charles Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's sidekick in his "Peanuts" comic strip, has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge who presided over Martha Stewart's criminal trial in New York has died. Miriam Cedarbaum was 86.
MIAMI (AP) - Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and...
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Police say veteran X Games biker Dave Mirra has died in North Carolina. He was 41.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Former Indiana Gov. Edgar Whitcomb, who escaped a prisoner-of-war camp during World War II and sailed around the world in his 70s, has died.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Jack Riley, a former Army hockey coach who won guided the U.S. team to its first Olympic gold medal in 1960, has died. He was...
BOSTON (AP) - A Boston woman best known as the mother who called for her son to come home for dinner in a classic Prince pasta television commercial of the...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A funeral home in Maine says Bob Elliott, half of the enduring television and radio comedy team Bob and Ray, has died. He was 92.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - An ailing New Hampshire woman who won permission to buy medical marijuana in Maine before it was available in her home state has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Aiken, an executive director of the Authors Guild who served for nearly 20 years as it confronted such digital age issues as copyright, e-book royalties...
NEW YORK (AP) - Michael J. Feeney, a former reporter for The New York Daily News and former president of the New York Association of Black Journalists, died Sunday. He...
NEW YORK (AP) - Signe Toly Anderson, a vocalist and original member of the Jefferson Airplane who left the band after its first record and was replaced by Grace Slick,...
DALLAS (AP) - Rusty Rose, a former co-owner of the Texas Rangers with former president George W. Bush, has died at the age of 74.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A relative says Christy O'Donnell, a single mom with lung cancer who became a prominent figure in the California right-to-die debate, has died. She was 47.