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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 15, 2013


Carolyn Nadine Boland, 63, died Saturday morning Dec. 14, 2013. She was employed by Walmart of Lookout Valley. Mrs. Boland was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Boland was preceded in death by her parents

Roy Bowen

Rossville
Rev. Roy T. Bowen, 82, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at his residence. Rev. Bowen was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga and north

Cindy Brown

Trion
Cindy Campbell Brown, 48, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Survivors: husband, Scott Brown; daughters, Jessica Grimes, Mashell Willis; father, Tony Campbell; Brother, Anthony "Zipper" Campbell; sisters, Angela Campbell, Nicole Howard; grandchildren, Maddox Willis, Maverick

John Cagle

Pikeville
John "Tommy" Cagle, 61, died Friday Dec. 13, 2013. Service: Monday Dec. 16, at 1 p.m. CST in funeral home chapel. Burial: Dodson Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral
Marguerite Carter passed away on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. She was born April 5, 1922 in Greeneville, Tenn., but was a long time resident of Chattanooga. She will be remembered as a beloved wife, mother,
Melba Elaine Chrisman, 59, of Nashville, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. Meg attended Brainerd High School and participated in many non-profit groups such as Thistle Farms, Reconciliation, Dismas House, and
Jerrie Collins, of Chattanooga, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at a local hospital. She was 66. Mrs. Collins was a member of Red Bank Baptist Church and former member of Graysville First Baptist Church.

Betsy Collins

Huntland
Betsy L. Robertson Collins, 86, passed away on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Services: 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester, TN. Visitation: 5-8
Carolyn Rothwell Congdon, 69, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at Erlanger Medical Center. Carolyn was a wonderful mother, loving daughter and devoted wife. She was a caring and compassionate

Willard Cooper

Cohutta
Willard Cooper, 94, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. He was surrounded by his family who loved him dearly. He was a lifelong committed Christian member of the First Baptist
Alfred Calvin Copeland, 77, passed away Friday Dec. 6, 2013 in the Hospice Care Center. Funeral: Today at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Steven Bearden as the eulogist.
Joseph Porter Elrod, 79, of Chattanooga went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. He was born in Maryville, Tenn., to the late John William and Christine
George Carl Ferrell, 84, of Red Bank, passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at his home. He was born in Murfreesboro, Tenn., on May 26, 1929 to William and Bernice Ferrell. He was employed
Julia "Feetsie" Reilly Fields, 53, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 after her valiant fight with cancer. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the
Edward Joseph Hensley 65, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at his home. Mr. Hensley was a veteran of the United States Navy and a retired Fire Captain with the Federal

Troy Hutton

Rossville
Troy Douglas Hutton, 83, passed away Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at a local hospital. Mr. Hutton was a native of Hale Town, Tenn., and had lived most of his life in the Chattanooga

Alexis Jackson

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Infant Alexis Faith Joyce Jackson, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Preceded by grandmother Brenda Jackson. Survived by parents, Grant and Jennifer Jackson; sister, McKenzie Jackson; brothers, Hunter Jackson, and
Willie Ledford Willie M. Ledford, 106, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at a local health care facility. She was preceded in death by husbands, Raymond Kelly and W.L. Ledford; half-brother, George Bell; half-sister, Ruby
Lawrence Donald Levine, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, after spending a blessed Thanksgiving and Hanukkah weekend with his beloved family: Anita Siskin Levine, his wife of 61
Rosalie B. Mooneyham, 90, of Ooltewah, Tenn., passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Turney Boyd and was preceded in death by her husband,
Jack Lenard Morris, Jr., 69, of Chattanooga, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Bob Mowrey

Nashville
Robert A. "Bro. Bob" Mowrey, 87, passed away Friday Dec. 13, 2013. Visitation and services to be held at Park Ave. Baptist Church, Nashville, Tenn. For more info visit www.westharpethfh.com. West Harpeth Funeral Home, 615-352-9400.

Emma Neal

Rockspring
Emma Jean Neal, 51, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Mrs. Neal was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and the owner and operator of H&L Cleaners for 25 years. She
Lois Evelyn Odom, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. She was born to the late Agnes and Clyde Lusk on Dec. 7, 1926 in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Lois earned a degree

Alton Perry

Winchester
Alton Lee Perry, 72, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 17, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Franklin Memorial

Brian Powell

Rossville
Brian Keith Powell, 36, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 in an Augusta, Ga., hospital. He was a native and lifelong resident of the north Georgia area and was a self-employed auto mechanic and

Tommy Saylors

South pittsburg
Tommy Wayne Saylors, 61, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family. A retired employee of TVA and US Gypsum, he was also a former employee of the Jasper Police
Sandra Swafford Seymour, 75, of Signal Mountain, passed away in a local hospital surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, after an extended illness. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and
Anthony Edwin Soucie, of Chattanooga, passed into glory on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. He was born Feb. 17, 1962 in Abilene, Texas, He had lived in the Chattanooga area for the last 19 years

Frank Tarvin, Sr.

Chickamauga
Frank DeForrest Tarvin, Sr., 94, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of the Chickamauga area and was a member of Oakwood Baptist
Arthur Frank Valley, Jr. 62, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at Erlanger Medical Center after battling pneumonia. Art was born in Salisbury, N.C., on Dec. 31, 1950
Shelby Jean Vanpevenage, 76, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 in Huntsville Hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday Dec. 16, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery with
Dec. 15, 1993 - Dec. 7, 2011 Happy Birthday! We love and miss you very much. Davey and Angela, Great Mamaw and Great Papaw Daddy and Josh and Mamaw And Everyone Who
Miss you everyday. Love you always. Daddy, Lena and Gran

In MemoryGerturde Newby

Mrs. Gertrude G. Newby July 13, 1929-Dec. 15, 2009 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes, there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more
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.
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.
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.
Video game creators and colleagues of Nintendo President Satoru Iwata shared their reactions to his death from a bile duct tumor at age 55:
ATLANTA (AP) - The artist tapped to sculpt a Martin Luther King Jr. statue for the Georgia Capitol grounds has died after being hit by a suspected drunk driver.
MIAMI (AP) - Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87.