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Local Obits for Sat. Nov 02, 2013

Kristine Atcheson

Kristine M. Atcheson, 58, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at her residence. She was a native of New Mexico and had lived most of her life in the Chattanooga and Rossville areas.
George Axmacher DUNLAP George Randell Axmacher, 77, passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by parents, Archie and Margaret Axmacher; wife, Nancy Axmacher. He
Raymond Grant Bumpass, 58, of Chattanooga, passed away, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, in a local health care facility. Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN

Elmer Chappell

Elmer Ray Chappell, passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in a Hamilton County healthcare facility. Please visit and leave a message of condolence for the Chappell family. Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center LLC

Harlon Croy

Harlon Eugene Croy, 59, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. Survivors, mother, Kathrine McGuire; children, Jonathon Rosser, Nancy Adams, Jeanette Laney; brothers, Tommy McGuire, Billy McGuire, Jimmy, Hershel, Robert, and Earl Croy; sisters, Barbara Goss,
Helen Anita Hamilton, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in a hospital in Clarksville, Tenn. A memorial service will be at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with

Frances Hammontree

Frances Hammontree, 85, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in a local hospital. She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and a member of Brainerd Baptist Church. Mrs. Hammontree was preceded in death
Susan Henson RINGGOLD Susan Henson, 49, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Texas. She was a Baptist and was an LPN. Survivors are husband, Mike Henson; sons, Richard Keen and Alec Henson; daughter, Erika
Charles Tommy Jackson Jr, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at his residence. Survivors include wife of 17 years, Christine; and seven children. Please visit and leave a message of condolence for the Jackson family.
Ruben Jeremy "Tattoo" Johnston, 34, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Survivors, mother, Sherry Johnston; children, Jase Johnston and Storm Johnston; and a sister, Kristy Johnston. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8
Steve Allen Leffew, 56, of Hixson, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. Steve was retired from IBEW 175, Miller Electric. He was of the Church of God Faith. Steve is survived by his children,
Mae Elizabeth McBee, 63, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at her home. Mrs. McBee was a beautician for many years and a member of Calvary Independent Baptist Church. She was preceded

Donald Morgan

Donald Oscar Morgan, 63, died early Friday morning, Nov. 1, 2013, at his home. Funeral were held at 4 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel. He was laid to rest in Rhea Memory
Edna Basham Richie, 89 of Hixson, formerly of Whitwell, passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at her home surrounded by family. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Leonard Layne; son,

Jerry Robbins

Jerry Ray Robbins passed away recently. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. CDT today at New Canaan Cemetery with W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel in charge.
Beth Amber Scarbrough, 36, of Soddy-Daisy, formerly of Knoxville, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. She was an electrician and a member of IBEW. She was preceded in death by her father,

Blythe Smith

Blythe Faerie Stylez Smith, 10, was welcomed into heaven on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. She was born in East Ridge, to Christopher Shawn and Julie Elizabeth Smith and has lived in the Chattanooga

Wayne Stephens

Wayne Lebron Stephens, 87, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in a local health care facility. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church, where he served as

Lucile Webb

Comfort Lucile Knight Webb died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at her home. Lucy was born Oct. 6, 1917, to the late Dero and Nettie Pearl Rogers Knight. She was honored to be the namesake of

Al West

Allison "Al" Barry West Jr., 80, passed away peacefully at his home late Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, surrounded by his family. Al was born in Rome, Miss. on Dec. 10, 1932, to the late Allison
Gertrude Magnolia Williamson, 73, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at her residence. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home.

In MemoryRandy White

May 5, 1956- Nov. 1, 2009 Its been four long years, and I miss you more each day. You are always in my heart. Love always, Judy
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.
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.
Thomas J. Mackell Jr., former chairman of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and the executive director of the Maritime Labor Alliance, has died.
PLUM, Pa. (AP) - A former NFL defensive lineman who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants has died. Lorenzo Freeman was 52.
NEW YORK (AP) - The family of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says he has died after a battle with cancer, just days after announcing he would be undergoing treatment.
NEW YORK (AP) - One of the most influential American scholars of Judaism has died.
Aaron Pryor, the relentless junior welterweight who fought two memorable bouts with Alexis Arguello, has died.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - One of the last living crew members on the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died. Raymond Haerry was 94.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts woman who pushed for a statewide anti-bullying law after her 11-year-old son committed suicide has died following a battle with cancer. Sirdeaner Walker was...
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - UFC fighter Josh Samman has died after spending nearly a week in a Florida hospital. He was 28.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A retired Roman Catholic bishop in Vermont who lost his television-producer brother on 9/11 has died. Kenneth Angell was 86.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The man who oversaw Yellowstone National Park during the wildfires that burned across the park in 1988 has died.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Lowell Thomas Jr., a former Alaska lieutenant governor, author, adventurer, glacier pilot and son of the legendary broadcaster, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The manager for folk singer, writer and longtime New York radio host Oscar Brand says that he has died. Brand was 96.
CHICAGO (AP) - The man who got generations of hot dog lovers humming along to the Oscar Mayer Weiner song has died.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.