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Local Obits for Mon. Dec 23, 2013

Wheeler Turner Cage, 84, of Hixson passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. Wheeler lived most of his life in the Hamilton County area. He was a member of the Central Church of Christ where he

Larry Calaway

Larry Wade Calaway, 59, passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 in a local hospital. He was an employee of AutoZone for 20 years and was of the Baptist faith. He loved drag racing, watching
Donna Marie Grissom Easterly, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. She was 79 years old. She was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area and retired from Olan Mills with over

Robert Lane

Robert "Rocky" Lane, 85, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Survivors, children, Mark Lane, Charles Lane; brother, Clarence Lane; sister, Mildred Wilkerson; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. today at Mason Funeral
In Memory Mother Willie Mae Smith who departed this life December 23, 1981. Precious memories, how they linger, how they ever flood my soul. In the stillness
Doris Hixon McKaig, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. She was born in Valley Head, Ala., and moved to Chattanooga during her high

Homer Miller

Homer Manuel Miller, 86, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 at his residence. A native of Ellijay, Georgia, Mr. Miller was a charter member of Anchor of Hope Baptist Church
Patsy Mitchell, 79, of Hixson, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, Tennessee 37343. 423-531-3975
Jack L. Morris, Jr., died peacefully on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at his home in Chattanooga, Tenn. He was born on Feb. 11, 1944 in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and was the oldest of four children.
Mary Pearl Gary Newby, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at her residence. The body will lie-in-state today after 9:30 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home with the funeral to follow at

Janet Oliver

Janet Nora Oliver, 72, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. Funeral services and burial for Janet will be held today at 1 p.m. at Buttram Cemetery with Rev. David Hobbs officiating. The family
Helena Paris, 102, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at a local nursing facility. Arrangements are by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home, 423-267-1244.

June Payne

June Marilou Payne, 86, passed away on Friday morning, Dec. 20, 2013 at her home. June was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., on June 17, 1927 a daughter of the late Haymond and Marilou Cross. She

Robin Seymour

Robin Michelle Sutton Seymour, 52, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held today at 5 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Pastors Jim Bennett and
Angela Sue Sharp, 43, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Thomas and Elizabeth Sharp. Survivors include her parents Carolyn and Buford Cabrera;
Sherry Stokes Porter, 55, formerly of Chickamauga, Ga., died on Friday, Dec. 21, 2013 at Tennova Hospital in Knoxville. Sherry was the daughter of the late Billy and Jackie Stokes. She was an avid
Ruby Lee Trewhitt, 90, of East Ridge passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at her residence Funeral services will be held Tuesday Dec. 24, at 12:30 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Pastor Joe
Jarvis Brandon Whitfield passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 in Chattanooga, Tenn. Dr. Whitfield was a loving father to his two daughters and a loving husband to his wife Juanita. He was born July
James E. Winston, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 at his residence. Funeral: Today at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Brother Ken Willis as the eulogist.


May 1, 1956 - Dec. 23, 2007 We miss you now, our hearts are sore, as time goes by, we miss you more. Your loving smile, your gentle face, no one


Melvin "Bubba" Dickens May 12, 1944-Dec. 23, 2008 Merry Christmas to my loving husband Bubba Dickens. We love and miss you. Your wife Patricia and family. Until we meet again.

In MemorySusan Wood

Jan. 19, 1967 - Dec. 23, 2009 Missing you and Dad at this special time of year. Love your family
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Olene Smith Walker, Utah's first and only female governor, has died. She was 85.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A former speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates whose political career spanned decades has died.
WILTON, Conn. (AP) - Longtime soap opera actor David Canary, best known for his role as twin brothers on "All My Children" has died at age 77.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Douglass C. North, a St. Louis economist who was a co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, has died. He was 95.
NEW YORK (AP) - Adele Morales Mailer, an actress and artist who studied under Lee Strasberg but found unwanted fame as the stabbing victim of her then-husband Norman Mailer, died...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - James C. Lagier, a former Associated Press bureau chief in the U.S. and Japan whose four-decade career included covering nuclear tests in the Pacific, filing the...
NEW YORK (AP) - A former New York City deputy mayor and real estate developer whose namesake plaza in Manhattan became the home base of the Occupy Wall Street movement...
Mal Whitfield, a Tuskegee airman who won Olympic track and field titles in the 800 meters in 1948 and 1952 and served for decades as a sports affairs officer for...
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Henry S. Rowen, an American policymaker and Stanford University economist who was president of the RAND think tank when it produced the Pentagon Papers, has...
BOSTON (AP) - Former New England Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie says both of his parents died within an hour of each other.
ATLANTA (AP) - Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained many of the U.S. military's Tuskegee Airmen, has died in Georgia. He was 96.
PHOENIX (AP) - Anne Walsh, who broke through gender barriers as a reporter covering the home front during World War II, has died at the age of 93.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Gross, an artist who created two of the most distinctive pop culture images of the 20th century, has died at age 70.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - P.F. Sloan, the songwriter behind such classic 1960s tunes as Johnny Rivers' "Secret Agent Man" and Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction," has died. He was 70.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Vincent Margera, known to MTV viewers as "Don Vito" from the series "Viva La Bam" and "Jackass," has died. He was 59.
CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Nancy Irsay, the second wife of late Indianapolis Colts owner Robert Irsay, has died. She was 65.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Bruce Dayton, the father of Minnesota's governor and a key figure in building his family's company into the massive retailing business that became Target Corp., has died....
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries nearly two weeks after he crashed a pickup truck and was ejected in rural Nevada, authorities...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries following a crash last month in rural Nevada.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) - A former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration whose work is credited with highlighting the fragility of the world's oceans, has died. John A....
BOSTON (AP) - The longtime leader of the Boston St. Patrick's Day parade and the plaintiff in a 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed organizers to bar gay groups...