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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 06, 2013


Syble Pearl Blaylock, 84 of East Ridge, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at her home. A native of Americus, Ga., she was a member of LaFayette Second Baptist Church. She was a licensed practical

Lois Borchert

Waynesville, n.c.
Lois Wilson Borchert, 91, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at Creekside Villas. A native of Alexandria, La., she was the daughter of the late Bartholomew and Elva Gilbert Wilson. Lois was a
Horace Boyd, 90, passed away on Nov. 5, 2013, at a local health care facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Susan Winfree Bryan, 62, of Chattanooga, died at home on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Survivors include her son, Ian (Emily); grandchildren, Max and Evelyn and sisters, Lucy (Tim) and Katie. A private memorial to celebrate
Harold Burke Sr., 60, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at a local hospice facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Mable Carmen Burkhalter, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. She was a 1943 graduate of Central High School and retired from the U.S. Government as a cartographer. Carmen was preceded in

Efrem Caballero

Lookout mountain
Efrem Caballero died peacefully at his home on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. He was 91. He was born in Colombia, South America and had lived in the U.S. since 1956. He was a teacher

Carrie Croft

Ringgold
Carrie Mae Smith Croft, 90, passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at her residence. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Willis Funeral Home, Dalton.
Rodney Fletcher, 46, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in Andalusia, Ala. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Nancy Flory

Harrisonburg,
Va. Nancy Sue Newton Flory, 76, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. Nancy was born in Chattanooga on May 25, 1937 and was the only child of William and Bernice Newton. Nancy

Wayne Goodwill

Cleveland
Wayne J. Goodwill, 82, a longtime resident of Cleveland, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday morning, Nov. 3, 2013. Wayne was born in Union City, Pa., on Feb. 12, 1931 a

Joe Higgins

Dayton mountain
Herscle Claude "Joe" Higgins, 73, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 at his home. Funeral services Joe were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Vanderwall Funeral Home chapel. Burial in Rhea Memory Gardens. Please share
Herschel "Papaw Corky" Highsmith, 80, of Algood, Tenn., passed away suddenly on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Herschel previously lived in Chattanooga and Nashville. He was a great and loving husband, father and grandfather. He

Robert Ives

Ringgold
Robert "Pappy" Thomas Ives, 57, departed this life Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. He was born in Watertown, N.Y., and served in the United States Navy. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dawn
Glenda Sue Ivey, 69, of Chattanooga, went to be with her Lord on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Glenda was a member of North Hixson Church of God. She was a loving wife, mother. Glenda

Jesse James

Jasper
William Jesse James, 81, passed away at his home, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. A family man and business man he was much loved and will be missed. He was a veteran of the Korean
Gwendolyn Johnson, 92, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Survivors, children, Rayburn (JoAnn) Mitchell, Ron (Teri) Johnson, Patricia (Phillip) Smith; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral is 6 p.m. today, Nov. 6, 2013, at Mason
Rosa Mae Moore Lavette, 60, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at a hospital in Houston, Texas. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Edward Leamon passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. A memorial service will be held at Lakewood Memory Gardens, East, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.
Jessie McCoy, 87, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at a local hospice facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Gloria McRae

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Gloria Jean Gray McRae, 66, passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. She was born March 23, 1947 in Chattanooga to the late Charles and Mary Gray. She was a member of Rock
Nellie Margaret Mitchell, 88, of Hixson and formerly of Greeneville, Tenn., passed away on Saturday evening, Nov. 2, 2013, at North Park Memorial Hospital, Hixson. She was a member of Red Bank United Methodist Church

George Moore Jr.

Rossville
George Elvis Moore Jr., 35, passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, in a local hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents George Elvis Moore Sr. and Brenda Prigmore; grandparents, Deward and Dovie Lambert
Martha Elizabeth Jones Morrison, 103, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. today, Nov. 6, 2012. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends
Steven Scott "Steve" Neal, 51, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. A native of Oneida, Tenn., he lived in Soddy-Daisy most of his life. Steve worked for Capitol Toyota and Advanced Auto
Diane Marie Nolan, 61, of Chattanooga, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. She was formerly of Montgomery and Washington Counties, Maryland. Diane enjoyed baking Holiday cookies and crafting and was

Lenora Page

Poquoson,
Va. Lenora Harris Page, 91, a native of Powells Point, N.C., and Poquoson resident for 73 years, passed away Monday, November 4, 2013 and Heaven received another angel. She was an active

Cecil Pankey

Chickamauga
Cecil Vergil Pankey, 88, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at his residence. A native of Albertville, Ala., he has lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life. He was a former

Eloise Parrish

Chickamauga
Eloise Pankey Parrish passed away Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at her residence. A native of Albertville, Ala., she has lived most of her life in the North Georgia area and is a member of Solid
Marie Smiley Pettigrew, 73, formerly of Chattanooga, died on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at her residence in Milwaukee, Wis. She was a graduate of Howard High School in 1959. Arrangements will be announced
Tamara Jean Pittman, 72, of Dunlap, passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. She was the wife of the late William Pittman. Survivors include her daughter, Dondi Gukeisen; son, William Troy Pittman; sisters, Soni
Shaila McKenzie Rutledge, 3, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Survivors: brothers, Christofer Elias, Bryson Rutledge, Jay Diaz; grandfather, Jerry Rutledge Jr.; grandmother, Cindy Lovett; great-grandparents, Jerry and Charlotte Rutledge. Funeral is 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov.
Ashley Nicole Rutledge, 27, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Survivors: children, Christofer Elias, Bryson Rutledge, Jay Diaz; father, Jerry Rutledge Jr.; mother, Cindy Lovett; brothers, Zachary Rutledge, Ronnie Lura. Funeral is 2 p.m. Thursday,

Gary Sartin

Ringgold
Gary David Sartin, 68, died at his home on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Mr. Sartin was born in Dalton, Ga.; he was the son of the late Andrew and Nellie Chadwick Sartin. Mr.

Barbara Smith

Dallas,
Texas Barbara Lee Smith passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. She was born Oct. 25, 1925, in Chicago, Ill., and lived much of her life in Chattanooga. Predeceased by her mother, Barbara Caskin Smith;
Edward McCoy Stepp, 73, of Soddy-Daisy, aka Papa, KC4EL, husband, Daddy and brother, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at his home. Mr. Stepp was a member of Millwright Local Union #1554 and a
Thomas Frederick Stimson died peacefully Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, after an unexpected fall. He was surrounded by his loving family, "the most important people in my life" as he once said. Tom was the first

Miriam Stone

Ringgold
Miriam Love Stone, 84, a lifelong resident of Ringgold, died on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. Mrs. Stone was a member of Ringgold First Baptist Church for more than 50 years. She was a longtime Sunday
The Rivers and Bonner families would like to express their sincere appreciation to everyone for their kindness shown during the illness and death of their mother, Mrs. Porter Bonner. Whatever acts of expression you rendered,
"June" Watkins Jr. passed away on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 in Chattanooga. He attended Howard High School. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cora C. Watkins Owens and SA Watkins Sr.; sisters, Annie
Carolyn O'Daniel White (Mama Caroline), 75, of Chattanooga, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by parents, Clyde and Patricia ODaniel. Mrs. White is survived by husband,

Corinne York

Trenton
Corinne Reeves York, 79, died at her residence Monday afternoon, Nov. 4, 2013. She was a member of the Floral Crest Seventh-Day Adventist Church and loved by everyone who knew her. Mrs. York was preceded

In MemoryVennie Mae Jones

Dec. 25, 1910-Nov. 6, 2003 Happy Birthday! We recall this day, it was a very sad time for family and friends. But God saw fit to come and take you home. When holidays come around

In MemoryDorothy Smith

Mother, it was 3 years ago today you left for Heaven's Gate; You saw an angel flying and knew he couldn't wait. You gave him a name; you called him "Flappy." We miss you
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.