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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 19, 2013

Iris Manette Grace Adams, 100, of Hixson, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. She was born in Mayfield, Ky., on July 12, 1913, the daughter of Kenton Grace and Johnie Holbrook Grace.
Clyde B. Bush, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. Mr. Bush was born and raised in Chattanooga. He was a founding member of the former Westview Baptist Church now called Shelter
Mable Gladys Cannon, 85, of Chattanooga died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. She was born Aug. 17, 1928 in Rome, Ga., to Claude Mathis and Bessie Worthington Mathis. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Pearl Elizabeth Carver, 93, of Chattanooga, went peacefully to be at home with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. Born in Columbia, S.C. on July 31, 1920 to the late Arthur and

Jerry Clark

Jerry Scott Clark, 66, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Survived by sister, Jimmie Andrena Leiderman, of Jasper; and brother, Jack Vernie Clark, of McMinnville. Graveside 10:30 a.m. CST Friday, Dec. 20, at Shiloh Cemetery. High
Janice S. Condra, of Rossville, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. She was 59 years old. Janice was born in Independence, Mo., before moving to McMinnville, Tenn., and has been a longtime resident of

Donald Derryberry

Lookout mountain
Donald "Donnie" Henry Derryberry, 65, passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. He was born in Chickamauga, Ga., to the late John Henry and Bertha Etta Mae Kilgore Derryberry. He was a lifelong resident of Lookout
Helen Gross Etter, 94, of Red Bank, passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. She was born in Sale Creek in 1919 and moved to Red Bank a few years later. She joined Red Bank Baptist
Norman Alex Gallman, 39, of Ringgold, Ga., passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. He was born Feb. 24, 1974 in Dalton, Ga. He was a 1991 graduate of Southeast Whitfield High School where
Robert L. Gamble, 74, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. He was born on June 29, 1939 to the late Grady and Ina Beene. Robert was a lifelong resident of the
James Goodson KNOXVILLE James Franklin "Jeff" Goodson, 71 , passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, with family and friends at his bedside. He was a member of St. Johns Cathedral. Jeff was born

Tim Guthrie

Spring city
Tim Guthrie, 75, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Spring City United Methodist Church. The family will
Leonard Helton Jr. Leonard Jefferson Helton Jr., 89, of Chattanooga died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, in a local hospital. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Mr. Helton was former owner of Helton Auto Air for many
Gordon B. "Jack" Henderson arrived in heaven Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, after a hard fought battle with cancer. Born Oct. 12, 1937, in North Georgia, Jack graduated from Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe High School and trained
George Lee Henwood, 75, a former resident of Spring City, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. A graveside service with military honors will be held 1:30 pm on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at Chattanooga
Ida Mae Houston, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 17, 2013, at a local healthcare facility. She was a member of Miracle Baptist Church. Ida was born in Five Points, Ala., and
Clarence Howard, also known as "C.J.", 54, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on Jan. 20, 1959 to the late Claybun and
Wynell Humphreys, 78, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. Funeral at 11 a.m. Friday from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Mountain View Memory Gardens. Visitation 4-8 p.m today.
Lucille M. Keasler, 93, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. Lucille was an active member of Middle Valley Church of God for more than 18 years where
"Scrap" Ledford Alton Lebron "Scrap" Ledford, 81, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at home. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at Williamson & Sons
Ronnie Lee Leffew, 57, of Chattanooga, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. He was born Aug. 29, 1956 in Germany. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys Leffew. Ronnie was a member of Our

Ray Loyd

LaFAYETTE Ray Loyd, 76, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. Member of Ridgeview Baptist Church. Survived by wife, Billie Loyd, of LaFayette; daughter, Renee Hill, of Rainbow City, Ala.; sons, Tim

Peter Mallen

Peter James Mallen passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, in Atlanta. He was born Jan. 16, 1946 in Chattanooga, to Saul "Twom" and Muriel Goldberg Mallen, both of blessed memory. Peter attended college at
Bobby Gene McDaniel surrounded by his loving Family went home to be with his heavenly Father Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. As his Family prayed and thanked God for this wonderful man-- Heavens gates opened.
Mary Gary Newby, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Janice Ogle

Janice Ogle, 60, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at Huntsville Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Dec. 19, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Town Creek Cemetery with Rainsville Funeral

Barbara Orsbourn

Barbara Ann Brown Orsbourn, 78, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. She was a member of Chattanooga Valley Church of the Nazarene. Barbara was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a foster mother

Ethel Pyburn

Ethel Mae Dotson Pyburn, 76, died recently at NHC Healthcare in Dunlap after a lingering illness. She was a member of Daus church of Christ. Ethel was preceded in death by her parents, Cleveland and
Archie Robinson, of Chattanooga, departed this life, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at NHC Nursing Home, Chattanooga. Preceded in death by wife, Lillian Robinson; daughter, Geneva Muckle. Survivors, children, daughter, Olivia Jamison; sons, Archie Jr., Edward
Mabel Robinson, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at her residence. She retired from South Central Bell and was a member of Olivet Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by
In Precious Memory Doris Ann Ryals Nov. 1, 1952-Dec. 19, 2010 Doris was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend. We love and miss you, but God loved you best. Your loving Family.

Sprauley Shook

Sprauley "Butch" Shook, 72, formerly of Benton, Tenn., passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Holcomb-Shook; daughter, Jewell Ellison; grandsons, David and Robert Ellison; two great-grandsons; brothers, Jack
Euna P. Stephens, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. She was a native of Trenton, Ga., and was the daughter of the late Charlie and Bertha Page Stephens. She was retired

Mary Tatum

Mary Magdaline Swafford Tatum, 83, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at her home surrounded by family. Mrs. Tatum was preceded in death by her husband, William Winston Tatum; children, Marcella, Marilyn and William Bryant

David Walker Sr.

South pittsburg
David "Bigun" Walker Sr., 66, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. A retired employee of the South Pittsburg Housing Authority, having worked for many years in their maintenance department, he was considered to be part of
Ella Mae "Hand" Ware, 86, peacefully passed away on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, in Chattanooga. Arrangements made by John P. Franklin Funeral Home 1101 Dodds Ave. Chattanooga, TN 37404.
Kenneth West RINGGOLD Kenneth "Ken" Odell West, 69, passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at a local hospital. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. West

Mary Wilson

Mary Carlene Wilson died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. Viewing noon-2 p.m. Sunday for friends and family. Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Decatur.
Susie Mae Kirk Winston, 86, went to sleep on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. She was born in Chamber County, Ala., on July 26, 1927, to Robert and Jimmie Lee Kirk. She accepted Christ at an
James Winston, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

In MemoryJeffrey Todd

Jeffrey L. Todd July 7, 1968-Dec. 10, 1989 We love and miss you! You will always be in our hearts! We think of you all the time and you always bring a smile to our


Pastor Stanley Reuben Williams Dec. 19, 1946-May 17, 2013 Founder of Eastdale Village Community UMC and co-host of "Butt Naked Truth". We love you.
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...